This whole blogging thing is hard work.
I thought that since my cupcake business had slowed down I'd have so much more time to dedicate to writing about all of my great adventures and inventive recipes.
Not the case.
I've kind of lost my inspiration.
I just can't think of anything good to make.
And every time I see a recipe that I think sounds good, I feel like I'm being a copy cat so I don't blog about it.
How do you guys feel about that issue?
When you see a recipe online on someone elses blog that you'd like to try, do you try it and then blog about it? Of course giving props for the recipe!
Is there a time frame that you allow yourself before posting about it?
I still feel like I'm new at this blogging thing. I don't know all of the rules.
I don't even know if there really are rules.
I know there are common courtesies, but I don't really know all about it yet.
So...fill me in.
What's the one "rule" that you've learned from the blogging community that you think every new blogger should know?
And since I've kind of lost my creative streak, who do I rely on for ideas.
Well, mostly other's living in my house.
Today was one of those days.
After doing a cupcake order yesterday, I had some mint gonache left over.
Now. Here's one thing about dear hubby that you should know.
If there's a cupcake sitting on the counter, he has enough willpower to leave it alone. In fact, I don't think he even has the slightest problem with it being there.
(I know. I think he's from another planet)
But when it comes to mint gonache...he is all in!
Most of the time, it just involves hubby, bowl of gonache, and a spoon.
However, today was a little different.
And to our surprise it was UNBELIEVABLE!!
As in, I had to pry dear hubby away from the bowl and beg him to save some for me for later
(you know. pictures for the post!)
I couldn't believe how good this simple little mix was.
I don't know why I was so surprised.
Besides, after the peanut butter and chocolate combination, the chocolate and pretzel combination comes in a pretty close second place.
So. If you need a little inspiration just look to all those simple little things sitting around your kitchen and throw something together.
You might be a little surprised at how it turns out!
Mint Chocolate Pretzel Bites
A bunch of pretzels
A bunch of Andes Mints
1/2 cup heavy cream
Unwrap Andes Mints and place in a bowl (I used about 25).
Bring heavy cream just to a boil in a sauce pan.
Pour cream over Andes mints and stir until smooth.
Allow mint gonache to come to room temperature and then dip, top, or dunk pretzels (also tastes great off of a spoon!)