A pretzel is what I tied myself into, trying to come up with something original for this month’s Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge (here), with the theme ingredients of pretzels and caramel. My bacon — which doesn’t appear in this recipe, but could! — was saved by the discovery at the 99 Cents Only of frozen soft pretzels.
A soft pretzel is a bread-like substance. From bread-like substances, it’s a short step to bread pudding.
To get ourselves in the proper festive mood, let’s try the very first live performance of a song from Cassadee Pope’s upcoming album. “Good Times” is the kind of party song I usually avoid, but there’s something about sounding as if Avril Lavigne took up the kind of 1970s rock that was influenced by country’s Bakersfield Sound… it just amuses me. Read the rest of this entry »