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Busy bee lauren: my favorite quinoa dish. The Best Chocolate Cake. The Best Chocolate Cake is combines cocoa and coffee to create a chocolate lover’s dream. The rich buttercream frosting makes it perfect! We’re a family that loves to double down on chocolate. Peanut butter is a favorite, too, and my No Bake Cookies combine both with oatmeal. But since there was a birthday, I felt like I really needed cake. Deep, dark, chocolate cake. For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. My family enjoys watching me flit from one thing to another like I’m their own personal reality show for entertainment. They love to point out when my missing spatula can be found at the computer desk, or my phone in the pantry, and helpfully letting me know that the oven timer has dinged at least 15 times.

I also like to do things in excess – you know a little mound of frosting will never do in this household. I need to swirl on a pile of it on top, and then top it off with ganache just for the fun of it. Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes Notes: Frozen Berries With Hot Chocolate. I couldn’t suppress a smile when a friend of mine raved about this ‘special’ dessert she had eaten during one of her recent trips to London. “Frozen fruit with warmed up cream? “, I smirked. “You’re kidding, right? Oh, but that’s bound to be a real culinary triumph“, I said, trying my best not to sound too sarcastic but failing miserably. She shrugged her shoulders, waved her hand and said that when she ordered it, she couldn’t believe something so easy could taste this fantastic either. I agreed with her. So here we are… Ingredients: 1 cup strawberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 5 tbsp heavy cream 3 oz white chocolate Optional: 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (I didn’t feel it needed it) Directions: It’s no rocket science, really.

Clean the fruit. Put it in the freezer and leave it there for at least 4 to 5 hours. Combine the heavy cream with the chocolate and either melt it au bain marie, or use your microwave. Pour the hot chocolate sauce over the frozen berries and serve immediately. Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. 98K+Pin It With Outrageously Rich Chocolate Indulgence Frosting. AKA The Mega. Extreme. Chocolate.

Overdose. Cupcake. Almost immediately after making the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes, I got the idea for a rich, decadent massively chocolate brownie batter cupcake, and I haven’t been able to get them outta my head since! To all the chocolate lovers in the house… This is for you. It all starts with the brownie batter – this is seriously one of my favorite chocolate batter mixes ever. It only calls for 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk though, and since I hate recipes that only call for a little bit of something in a can, leaving me wondering what the heck I’m supposed to do with the rest of it, go ahead and make this easy, no machine required homemade ice cream. Use your trusty 1.5 tbsp scoop to drop spoonfuls of brownie batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze overnight. The next day, get ready to bake the best chocolate cupcakes ever. Mmm, chocolate chips. Here it is. Unfriendly Skies and a Banana Cardamom Cake « Bob Vivant.

Damn, I forgot to order the Thanksgiving turkeys. Will those brown spotted bananas turn to mush while I’m away? Crud, Meghan’s wedding RSVP is sitting on the counter. Those were the thoughts parading through my mind in the moments before the Airbus A320 dropped in the sky. And in a flash my thoughts switched from when I land, to if I land. “Flight attendants please be seated. Flight attendants take your seats immediately.” The captain’s urgent demands fell like sharp pellets from the speaker over my head. I’m no stranger to turbulence in the air. My petty thoughts immediately yielded to the nephew I was on my way to meet for the first time, to the way Greg had hugged me goodbye earlier that morning. I’ve got friends in low places.

I desperately scanned my mental playlist for something less honky-tonk, and a bit more hopeful. Where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away. I was singing out loud, but I hadn’t noticed until the second verse. Ingredients Preparation Like this: Can You Stay For Dinner? Cute & Easy Mini Santa Hat Brownies. | Your Food Network - Food Video Recipes Blog. Roasted Mediterranean vegetable lasagne Recipe. French Onion Mac & Cheese | Cake, Batter, and Bowl | Cake, Batter, and Bowl. Umm, so if you’re watching your weight, you may want to click back to the last page you viewed right about now…. I tend to cook healthy dishes most of the time, but decided to go all in on this one and it was so worth it! I was in the mood for some comfort food this week, and my cute little French Onion Soup bowls were begging to be used again, so I dreamed up this French Onion Mac & Cheese! Uh huh, cavatappi pasta mixed with a creamy fontina, asiago, and mascarpone cheese sauce and a healthy dose of caramelized onions (which just make everything better!).

I didn’t stop there though. In order to mimic the soup, I filled up the bowls with my mac & cheese and topped them with some croutons and grated gruyere cheese. So rich and indulgent and definitely my favorite mac & cheese recipe so far. French Onion Mac & Cheese Printable Recipe Directions: Heat 2 tablespoons butter and olive oil over medium low heat in a large nonstick skillet. Heat oven broiler.

Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pot Pie. I have a thing for pot pies :) They are the ultimate comfort food right? This pot pie is not your traditional pot pie, but a Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pot Pie :) You wanna know my favorite part of this dinner? It takes about 5 minutes to get into the oven. I LOVE dinners like that! It also comes out looking fantastic and quite impressive. With school back in full swing, I like to have quick and easy dinner recipes on hand to feed my hungry boys. Here’s your line up. Here we go. Add some Italian Seasoning. Like so Add some kosher salt. ….and some fresh ground black pepper.

Give it all a little stir to combine. Use about 3 cups shredded cooked chicken. Add it to the sauce. Give it a little stir. Add some Parmesan cheese. …and lots of mozzarella Time for the pie crust. Roll it over and press the edges around the skillet. Cut some slits into the crust. Brush a light coat egg wash over your crust. Top with a little Italian Seasoning. ….and a little Parmesan cheese, now it’s time to bake! 1 egg white 1. 2. Recipes. Classic Comfort Foods, Lightened Up : Recipes and Cooking. Homemade French Fries « Naturally Ella. Why there is no need to purchase pre-made fries in the freezer aisle – in pictures and rhyme: One potato (find a potato) Two potato (cut the ends off) Three potato (cut slices) Four (cut fries from slices) Five potato (Toss in herbs and olive oil) Six potato (Bake) Seven potato (Eat!)

More! See how easy? Baked French Fries Author: Erin Alderson Recipe type: Side Dishes Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 2 1 large Potato1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon garlic1 teaspoon black pepper1 tablespoon oregano1 teaspoon mustard powder1 teaspoon parsleysalt to taste Preheat oven to 425˚.Before cutting potato, rinse well under water. Related. Recipe: Spicy Oven Fries. Zucchini Noodles with Pesto | This dish is a play on pesto spaghetti! I used a spirooli to make thin zucchini noodles and tossed it in a creamy pesto sauce. Pesto is usually made exclusively from pine nuts but holy cow they were really expensive at my local store!

So I only managed to use part pine nut and added cashews as their poorer alternative. Preparation time: 20mins (plus standing time for noodles)Serves 2 You’ll need: A blender or food processor Spirooli/spiral slicer or you can just use a vegetable peeler to make thin strips Ingredients: 3 medium sized zucchinis (approx 3 cups)1 cup of loosely packed Sweet basil3/4 pine nuts (or cashews or mix) (reserve a few for garnish if you like!) Zucchini Noodles Use a spiral cutter or vegetable peeler to make thin strips of zucchini and place in a strainer over a bowl. Pesto Combine all other ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Toss the pesto with the noodles and serve immediately. Best Guacamole Ever | California Avocado Commission. Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts. I am a HUGE Brussels Sprouts fan. You could almost call me a fanatic.

I literally jump at the chance to order or makes these delicious little morsels all the time. Last year for Thanksgiving I was in Chicago with a bunch of my extended family. I announced that I was going to be make Brussels Sprouts for one of the many side dishes and my Uncle just about freaked out. At first I was totally offended and then came to terms with the fact that most people probably haven’t ever had life changing Brussels Sprouts. Well, it’s safe to say that my Uncle is now a total Brussels Sprouts convert. Here’s my step by step guide on how to make the perfect Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts… First you’re going to cut off the bottoms of each one, and then cut them in half. Throw them into a 450 degree oven and let them start working their magic.

About 15 minutes until the roasting process, take the baking sheet out and give the Brussels a little shake or move them around with a wooden spoon. Lime Chicken Tacos Recipe. There are so many different ways to make tacos but lime chicken tacos are some of the best. These tacos are a delicious and light meal, great for summertime. The flavors of lime and various seasonings blend perfectly with the chicken. You can cook the chicken just in the pan or leave it whole, grill it, slice it and then transfer it into the pan for a few minutes. These delicious tacos will only take about 30 minutes total to prepare.

Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into small pieces) 1/8 cup red wine vinegar ½ lime (juiced) 1 teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 green onions (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (minced) 1 teaspoon dried oregano 10 (6 inch) flour tortillas 1 tomato (diced) ¼ cup shredded lettuce ¼ cup Monterey jack cheese ¼ cup salsa Sour cream (optional) Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Add a little oil to the pan and sauté chicken pieces in the pan for 20 minutes over medium-high heat. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce {My Go-To Dinner Saver!} I am not (not!) Exaggerating when I say this quick, creamy garlic alfredo sauce has changed how I view non-dinner nights. You know. Those nights when dinner just ain’t happening.

Too many things going on. Too lazy (who, me??). The problem is, on nights like that, I just can’t handle the thought of dinner approaching and knowing I’m going to have to scrounge up something my kids will eat but I’ll probably find gag-worthy. Enter this sauce. We’ve made this no less than 10 times in the last month, and I have never, and I mean never, seen my kids gobble up anything so quickly. Embarrassingly, I have to admit, this sauce is even on the menu this week. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce Note: I've only ever used 1% milk in this sauce and it works great for our tastes. Ingredients Directions In a medium pot or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe ( Baked Zucchini Sticks and Sweet Onion Dip: that bloomin’ zucchini!

Today, class, it being late July and all, we’re going to examine our zucchini facts: •Zucchini is always at the end of any A-to-Z food list; •Zucchini and fruitcake are the undeserving targets of many a joke; •The zucchini plant literally grows like a weed, making it absolutely ubiquitous in vegetable gardens across America; •And for that reason, enterprising cooks have discovered ways to turn it into muffins, and cake, and pancakes, and… Baked Zucchini Sticks. You know that onion appetizer that came into bloom back in the late ’80s? Outback Steakhouse claims it invented the “Bloomin’ Onion” back in 1988, and it wasn’t long before quasi-fast food restaurants adopted it as the hottest appetizer since artichoke dip baked in a bread bowl.

These zucchini sticks, with their melty-soft interior and crisp crust, are reminiscent of those onions – and equally addictive, especially when served with their special onion-mustard dip. Ready to go beyond muffins, bread, kebabs, and frittata? Warning! Spaghettini with Garlic and Lemon Recipe at Epicurious. Magic Sauce Recipe.

I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that veered off the rails in a big way. Much tweaking has rendered it a distant second cousin. If that. In fact, the hallmark of that sauce, parsley, I skip entirely. But I love this. Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. . - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot.

Makes ~2/3 cup. Prep time: 5 min - Cook time: 5 min Print Recipe. Pie crust 101. To begin, I want to make a note about the zillions of pie dough recipes out there: I barely buy it. Not the value of a recipe, mind you, but that new ones will ever come to pass. At their very base, they’re all just some type of solid fat (butter, shortening or lard) cut with powdery ingredients (flour, sometimes salt and sugar) bound with a liquid (usually water, but some folks get creative with milk, cream, buttermilk or vodka), and I’m amused that every year, so many cooking publications feel a need to pronounce that By Golly, They’ve Got It! They’ve found the perfect pie dough. In my mind, it was never lost.

That said, Cooks Illustrated is really onto something grand this year, so thank you to all who pointed me in this recipe’s direction. So let’s get started shall we? First, measure your flour. Now is the point where I suppose I should jump in on the Great Butter versus Shortening, but yawn, you can get that elsewhere. Next comes the moment you have all been waiting for: vodka. Mint Chocolate Chip Cake. Chocolate cake and I have had a very interesting romance. I started off with quite an intense dislike of chocolate cake. I KNOW. But try not to judge me too harshly, I had many bad experiences with store-bought dry, dense mudcakes covered in grainy baking chocolate icing. So every year when I asked Regex Man what cake he would like for his birthday and every year he replied me with "Chocolate So this year for Regex Man's birthday I offered to do a chocolate cake even though he said it didn't have to be chocolate this year.

I used David Lebovitz's devil's food cake recipe again, my new favourite chocolate cake since making it for my raspberry cupcakes when I launched the new site. Originally I was going to arrange the scoops of icing around the edge of the cake, but I realised I didn't have quite enough icing to do that so I ended up just doing a few of them in the middle. Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix together the coffee and milk. Happy Birthday Regex Man! Chocolate Quake Cake. <title>“Meyer Lemon Tart”</title> | The Official Site of Chef Georgia Pellegrini | Food, Travel, Lifestyle, Hunting and Redefining Slow Food. <title>“French Apple Tart”</title> | The Official Site of Chef Georgia Pellegrini | Food, Travel, Lifestyle, Hunting and Redefining Slow Food. Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! » Impressive recipes made simple.

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