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The best site for recipes, recommendations, food and cooking. DIY Homemade Herb Soap Tutorial. White Chicken Enchiladas. Welcome Pinners!

White Chicken Enchiladas

Thanks for visiting. There have been hundreds of comments and questions on this recipe (White Chicken Enchiladas) so I want to make some of the answers known up front. Potato Rings with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch. If french fries and onion rings ever got married and had a baby, I think it would be something like this…a potato ring.

Potato Rings with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch

You have a light and crispy outer coating with a soft potato and caramelized onion center…why? Cheddar Bay Biscuits. A couple of months ago I wanted to make the coveted Red Lobster biscuits but I didn’t have Bisquick at the time so I made these Cheese Muffins instead.

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

They tasted great but to simplify things even more (Yes, I’m that lazy) here’s an awesome recipe if you have Bisquick on hand that tastes just like Red Lobster’s. These are grub. They would be great with an Easter ham. Austin said he wanted the last biscuit but then got distracted and went outside to play. Million Dollar Spaghetti. Million Dollar Spaghetti is my family's FAVORITE meal, so I thought I would share it with all of you!!

Million Dollar Spaghetti

Ingredients 1 lb. of Ground Beef 1 can of Spaghetti Sauce 8 oz of Cream Cheese 1/4 cup of Sour Cream 1/2 lb. of Cottage Cheese Whole Stick of Butter 8 oz. of Noodles Bag of Sharp Chedder Cheese First: Go ahead and put your over on 350! Craving > Dutch Baby for Breakfast. Growing up my family didn’t do many baked breakfasts.

Craving > Dutch Baby for Breakfast

We weren’t the pancake or waffle crowd, it was more bacon and eggs for us. So when we head for our friend’s mountain cabin, it’s all about what we’re going to eat. Dutch Babies is a traditional breakfast that my friend Sherrie has made for her kids for years, and once I got a taste of it’s sweet but custardy goodness, it was like a whole new world appeared.

The puffed pancake with crispy edges rounding out the eggey-custard-gooey-ness, with a light sweetness from a sifting of powdered sugar and a tart note from fresh squeezed oranges (or lemons if you like it tart) is a must-have whenever we head to the hills. How To Make Wine In Just One Week. Ok, there are tons of homemade wine recipes on the internet.

How To Make Wine In Just One Week

This is the lazy man's recipe that only requires TWO ingredients available at ANY grocery store and your wine will be ready to drink in one week or less. The taste will improve and alcohol content will increase if you let it age longer, but it's not necessary. Flashback: One-Week Wine. With berry season right around the corner, I got to thinking back on Alastair Bland’s One-Week Wine tutorial from the pages of CRAFT Volume 03.

Flashback: One-Week Wine

Alastair crafted his first batch using wild-harvested mulberries, while bike-touring around the Greek countryside. Doesn’t get much eco-friendlier than that! What The Fuck Should I Make For Dinner? Vanilla Extract Recipe, How to Make Vanilla Extract. Commercial vanilla extract usually has simple syrup (sugar water) added to the extract to give it a sweet aftertaste.

Vanilla Extract Recipe, How to Make Vanilla Extract

You can do this if you want, but if you are using the vanilla for baking, there really is no need. Method 1 Use kitchen scissors or a sharp paring knife to cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an inch at the end connected. 2 Put vanilla beans in a glass jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid (mason jars work well).

Cover completely with the vodka. 3 Give the bottle a good shake every once in a while. How to Make Your Own Homemade Jam or Jelly. One of the best ways to save money is to cook from scratch as much as possible.

How to Make Your Own Homemade Jam or Jelly

Many people consider cooking from scratch to be when you cook dinner yourself, as opposed to eating out. I consider it to be when you use no prepackaged items in your meal. Store bought jam and jelly would be considered prepackaged to me, because someone else made it and it is ready to use right out of the jar. Recipe: Homemade peanut butter granola bars. Hummus Recipes for Kids - 5 Hummus Recipes Your Kids Will Love. When I am cooking for my children, I really try to think about what foods they like and what new tastes I can introduce to them.

Hummus Recipes for Kids - 5 Hummus Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Hummus is probably the one thing I like to surprise them with because there are several kid friendly varieties that I know my children will love. Hummus is a great food for kids because of the dipping involved. I can lay out a bowl of hummus and surround it with a plate of veggies, crackers, or pita bread and let my kids experiment with different textures and flavors. Not only that, the different variations of hummus allow for a blending of kid friendly flavors with Middle Eastern culture. 1. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe - How to Make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.

When you want hummus with a little "kick", you should make roasted red pepper hummus. It is the easiest recipe! You can buy fresh roasted red peppers in the deli of your supermarket or on the shelf in a jar. The recipe also contains tahini, which can be made easily, or also purchased in a supermarket.More hummus recipes Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans (15 oz)1/3 cup tahini1/4 cup lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil2 garlic cloves, crushed1/2 cup -3/4 cup roasted red peppers (depending on taste) Preparation: In a food processor, combine beans, tahini, lemon juice and olive.

Garnish with parsley. Roasted red pepper hummus can be made up to two days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. How to Make Ice Cream (with video) Steps Making Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker <img alt="Image titled Make Ice Cream Step 14" src=" width="728" height="485" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Make a custard base with your favorite mix-ins. The Secret For Making Your Own BBQ Sauce. You can develop your own signature BBQ sauce Wednesday, April 16, 2014 BBQ sauce is one thing every grill chef is particular about. The perfect BBQ sauce adds flavor and moisture to meat, but every area has its own varieties.

How to Make Pretzels. How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother Recipe. If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto from a real Italian grandmother last week and now I understand the difference and what makes it so. My friend Francesca makes the trip from her small town near the pesto-epicenter of Genoa, Italy to San Francisco once or twice a year - this time (lucky for us) she brought her mom and two-year old son Mattia. Her mom makes a beautiful pesto (and perfectly light, potato gnocchi to go along with it) and offered to show me and my friend Jen how it is done. I have to say, I'll never look back, and will never make pesto any other way. If you love pesto, you really have to try this. Most of the pesto you encounter here in the U.S. is different for a few reasons.

Another thing, Genovese pesto is famous in part because it is often made with young, small basil leaves. Book signings & sightings! Makes about 1 cup. Oven-fried Potato Chips Recipe. Recipes. 3 DIY wines you can make at home. When you think of wine, more than likely you immediately think of the juice of fermented grapes, but excellent quality wine can be made from other ingredients including blackberries, plums, rose hips, cereals, flower petals — even root vegetables. While these wines may not be too common on the shelves of your local wine shop, the beauty of home winemaking is that the sky’s the limit.

You don’t have to be a master vintner or have a house full of expensive equipment to make wine. Here are three simple, all-natural recipes using strawberries, elderberries and dandelion blossoms. Use recycled wine bottles and local, organic ingredients for truly green homemade wine. 1. Contrary to what you might expect, strawberry wine is not syrupy or sickly sweet. Do a dance for yogurt that isn't in plastic tubs. As we approach the launch of the No Impact Man book and the film, I thought it would be fun to repost some of what I wrote way back in 2007 at the beginning of the No Impact Man year, back when I was just a newly dubbed No Impact Man.

Homemade peanut butter. Bad news for peanut butter lovers. How to Make Fresh Pasta - Gourmet Cooking Techniques. Making your own fresh pasta is easy to learn and a great skill for every cook to know. Fresh pasta is world's tastier than anything you can buy in the store. It's a very simple process and uses only three ingredients.

Your dinner guests, however, will be deservedly impressed. Simplest Homemade Beer. Recipe: Garden fresh pasta sauce.