link love - 12.30.11

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and/or Hanukkah! We had a fantastic first Christmas with Emma, and are now back east visiting family. Despite the massive amounts of holiday goodness I've been jamming into my mouth the past couple of weeks, I've been eyeing even more seriously delish things on Pinterest lately. Here's what caught my eye...

  • S'mores Cake in a Jar on How Sweet It Is -  That's right, I said S'MORES CAKE IN A JAR. Marshmallows, chocolate cake, graham cracker crust, in a freaking mason jar. It's the kind of thing Pinterest was invented for, and there's a cold Saturday night in my future that will involve trying to scrape every last morsel of this cake out of a mason jar.
  • Peking Pork Dumplings on Food52 - Dumplings are one of my favorite foods but I've never tried making them at home. I'm excited to try this recipe, and I think the only thing I would do differently is to do a quick pan fry after boiling the dumplings to give the bottoms a nice little crisp. (Because really, everything's better fried.)
photo courtesy of Food52
  • Salted Caramel Ice Cream on Brown Eyed Baker - I saved the best for last this week. I don't even know if I need to explain why I'm posting this. This will absolutely be my next ice cream. And if I can manage to get it into the container before eating it all out of the ice cream maker, I'll consider it an excellent sign that my will power is making a comeback in 2012. :-)
Have a great weekend, and a very happy and safe New Year!!!