Peanut Hottie

Howdy! I’m Patty, a professor of Psychological Sciences at a small college in the midwest. Some important background information: I’m absolutely obsessed with peanut butter. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t keep any sort of nut butter in the house, or I’ll enter into a nut-butter-induced-fugue-state…within a few hours, the nut butter will…

Sunbelt Sweet & Salty Granola Bar

When I was contacted about getting samples of Sunbelt’s Sweet & Salty granola bars to review on ZOMG, Candy!, I told their PR contact that granola bars were outside the domain of this blog. I did, however, offer to review them on Sugar Savvy, which I also write for. Soon, a generous shipment of 3…

Non-Candy Related Help?

Dear Readers, I know y’all come from all over the country/world. Maybe y’all can help me out with a quandry? I had been using Cheez-It Stix in my senior thesis research. They are of crucial size, shape, and composition for my research apparatus, and I really, really, really need them. Unfortunately, they are now nowhere…

Best cookies EVER

This is only tangentially related to candy: I just discovered the best cookies ever. From the Chicago Tribune’s cookie contest, 2nd place (only 2nd?!) winner: Dorie’s Dark and Stormies. They are a chocolate revelation when they’re still warm and gooey out of the oven.

Yes We Can!

And yes we cake. Back in February, I got to hear Obama speak at a rally in Hartford. I’m so glad I decided to put my schoolwork on hold to make that trip. Because now I get to tell my future kids that I got to hear and see President Obama speak, live, back when…

Sweet! A cookbook review

When I got the chance to review a free copy of Sweet!: From Agave to Turbino, Home Baking with Every Kind of Natural Sugar and Sweetener by Mani Niall, I took it because the interest email I got from their PR said that the book contains candy recipes. And it did, including recipe for meringues,…

I have awesome timing

Of course my traffic would triple the day I announce I’m taking a week off because my computer died. Forget time off; I’m capitalizing on my good StumpleUpon fortune. I’ll be posting as usual (my roommate doesn’t know it yet, but she’s going to be very understanding and sharing), so all you new readers, stick…