Sometimes I feel like I should change the name of this blog to I LoveSmittenKitchen.com; more often than not, the recipes there are inspiring, well written, and above all delicious. So it’s little surprise that many of the recipes I’ve written about here came to me via Deb. Most of her recipes are near perfect written as is, so I’ll only make minor tweaks, but sometimes I just can’t leave well enough alone.
When I was little, my grandpa liked to say, (please excuse my paraphrasing) that it’s a shame that by the time you’re old enough to buy as much ice cream as you want, you can’t eat it all. Now, it’s possible that he meant something a bit more expansive than that statement’s literal interpretation, but odds are, despite my grandpa’s generally serious disposition, he meant exactly what he said. The man loves his ice cream.
I’ve always liked Hot Tamales, and made an almost daily (at least during the school-week) snack of them in high school. Likewise, I’m a fan of cotton candy, although I can’t recall ever purchasing it packaged like this; my memories consist of its freshly spun counterpart either in a clear plastic bag or on a paper cone at a fair or sporting event. Cinnamon is appealing to me both in its natural form (I go through ground cinnamon far more rapidly than any other spice) and as an artificial candy flavor.