Category Archive: Dessert

Molasses Cookies

December 15 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

There are a few ingredients in my pantry that get very little action over the course of the year. The star players like sugar and cinnamon are seen almost every week, but there are some bench players that deserve a little more credit than they are usually given. This is how I feel about molasses. […]

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cookie? I mean really. And by the way, if you were going to raise your hand there, I’m not sure we can be friends any more. Chocolate might as well be an essential food group. Or at least, it is to me. These cookies are kick ass. They are […]

12 Days of Cookies!

December 12 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays, News

Are you guys ready for Hanukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/whichever holiday you prefer? On the present front, Mike and I have been slacking this year. We’ve both been so freaking busy with work and everything else going, we haven’t done much shopping yet. However, I have been ON TOP of the holiday baking! Every weekend has been a mini […]

The Best Biscotti

December 11 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

The holidays are all about traditions. Some people chop down trees, others wear ugly sweaters. In my house, it’s about the biscotti. If biscotti are baking, it’s officially the holiday season. This is the one cookie that is on my baking agenda every single year. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s really […]

You know Homer from the Simpsons? You know how he liked to drool at delicious things? That’s what this bacon did to Mike and I. It was so fantastic. Chewy, crispy, salty, sweet, spicy goodness. Oh my lawwwwwd. Amazing. And this was also week 43 of the cooking challenge, which was themed “candied.” You could […]

There are times in life when something you do seems so wrong, and so yet so right. This is typically how I feel about eating dessert. Do I really need that piece of cake, or that bite of creme brulee? Nope. But I want it. And so when the theme for the cooking challenge was […]

100th Post!

October 29 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Healthy, News, Reviews

Wow, this is my 100th post. I’m pretty excited to have gotten this far, and I am even more thrilled to keep going with The Spicy Spatula. Please keep sharing/posting/RTing my posts. Reaching a wide audience is  one of the ways to make the blog grow, and I’m all about that. Here is a quick […]

Halloween is just about my favorite holiday. Plus, this time of year the weather is starting to turn cool, fall is in the air, and both Mike and my birthday’s are in the 10 days leading up to Halloween. It’s just always a great time. For several years now, I’ve been working on my spooky […]

When I was younger and just trying to get on my feet, I worked as a waitress in a couple of restaurants. One of my favorite parts of that type of gig (besides the free food when you made friends with the cooks, heh) was watching the prep cooks handle their business. They sliced, diced, […]