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Fall Treats: Homemade Chai Tea Latte | Happy November everyone!! Now that we have officially begun this fun fall month, I am getting so excited about bundling up , cooking delicious fall food , and sipping on yummy, warm fall drinks . I was craving a delicious fall drink when one of my friends told me about this recipe for making chai tea lattes at home, and I just had to share it with you! The instructions seem pretty simple, so take a look and try to give it a go… Ingredients: 2 black teabags 3 tablespoons of sugar 8 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick, snapped in half 1 slice of dried ginger 5 whole cloves 4 whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon of honey How to: And voila…you’ve got your very own homemade chai tea latte!

Do you like chai tea lattes? Xoxo Blair Photo Credit: Stash Tea Blog. Good Eats: 7 Must-Serve Super Bowl Snacks. HI everyone, it’s Alex. I am engaged to a serious sports lover who is particularly obsessed with football. While I’d love to say that I, too, share his enthusiasm for the pigskin, I’d be lying (although I do enjoy a good game here and there). The good part about my fiancé’s football fascination is that I really enjoy all of the food that goes along with it… Bring on the nachos and jalapeno poppers! I especially love to cook these not-so-healthy delicacies. Over the years I’ve amassed an arsenal of go-to football-friendly recipes that have won over his sports-loving friends. Since the Super Bowl is this Sunday, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share my stash of man-friendly snacks to serve up come game time. Check them out below and be sure to tell me what you like to indulge in on game day, too!

Chicken Taco Pizza I originally found this recipe on the Whole Foods website and it’s been a must-make ever since. Buffalo Chicken Sliders These are so good. Jalapeno Popper Dip. A Different Kind of Smoothie. I sat down with a precious girlfriend for lunch at Fiddlecakes the other day and she told me about green smoothies. Huh? It was a smoothie, but was packed with greens such as spinach and kale, fruit, and sometimes even protein powder. Munching on my gluten free brownie, I listened as she told me about how much energy she and her husband have had since they’ve started drinking them.

Well, since trying one (which I was a bit nervous about, I’ll admit) I’ve been hooked and have really noticed a difference in my energy. There are a TON of variations for these things, but here is what I’ve been drinking for the last week. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) (Approximate Nutrition Info Per Serving: 185 Calories, 28g Carbs, 5g Fat, 11-22g Protein, 7g Fiber, 14g Sugar) You can also try switching out ingredients and incorporating things like blueberries (FULL of antioxidants), coconut oil, cacao powder, strawberries, peanut butter, cantaloupe, oranges, almond butter, chard, cucumbers, etc.

Cheeseburger Macaroni. This delicious, incredibly cheesy dish is another one of our favorite weeknight dinners. It’s beefy, hearty and whips up in less than 20 minutes. Hope you love this one as much as we do! Start with one pound of lean hamburger meat, browned and drained. Add a package of taco seasoning. And one can of this. You don’t even have to bother to drain it! Gosh, I really like Rotel. Add two cups of beef broth. (You can also just use water if you want.) And one cup of elbow macaroni. By the way, I’ve tried other shapes of pasta in this recipe, and none of them seem to work as well as good old macaroni. Stir to combine, and heat to boiling. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add 2 tablespoons of flour.

Whisk to combine, and continue to cook, whisking until the roux is fragrant and light brown in color, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 3/4 cup of milk. And bring the sauce to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Glorious! Easy as hell pizza balls by *1stFrostfirewolf on deviantART. Harry Potter recipes: Snacks, desserts and drinks inspired by the books and movies. View full sizeyotaPeppermint Toads created by member yota. Harry Potter mania comes to a head this week as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is released Friday in theaters nationwide.

The film is the last of eight films based on the seven-book fantasy series by British author J.K. Rowling that's produced sales of around 450 million books worldwide. Since the release of Rowling's first Potter book — published as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in the U.K. in 1997 — the cult of Harry Potter has spread in ever-widening circles, culminating at intervals with the release of new movies each year since 2001 or whenever a new book was published (the last was published in 2007). To help you celebrate the final installment of the Potter series in theaters, I've compiled a list of Harry-Potter-inspired recipes from around the Internet below.

"Food descriptions create atmosphere in JKR's books. ... The recipes below cover snack, dessert and beverage recipes. Harry Potter's Butterbeer Recipe Uncovered? Got butterbeer? Harry Potter fans are all abuzz about butterbeer, and they've got the foamy mustaches to prove it. The cold and creamy, frothy drink is the most popular food item at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, according to Universal spokesman Tom Schroder, with visitors lining up to try it. "Then they would walk around and have this mustache on," said Sabrina Sampson, 11, of Richmond, Va., who described the drink as tasting "like cream soda.

It was somewhat thick, and it was really sweet, and then it got salty as you swallowed it, like butterscotch. " Schroder said that about half the visitors to The Wizarding World sample butterbeer. "There may be no bigger product launch smash this year than butterbeer," said. "It's interesting that one small thing they can sell for a few dollars is getting as much attention as the rides," said Gabe Travers, who reviewed the park for, the NBC affiliate in the Orlando area.

Servings: 4 1/2 teaspoon salt. Two-ingredient Chocolate Pop-Tarts for the Holidays | Team Mom. Two-ingredient Chocolate Pop TartThe holidays are a time to indulge. And yet, they can also be a very busy time. So treat yourself and your special loved ones to a delicious treat that won't leave you slaving away for hours in the kitchen. Two ingredients is all you need to make these glorious confections, reminiscent of the chocolate-filled croissants you find in many a French bakery. They are simple, flaky, and perfectly divine. Chocolate Poptarts Ingredients: -2 prepared pie crusts -2 dark chocolate bars (I used Lindt with a hint of Sea Salt) Related: Instant desserts: 1-minute sundaes, 2-minute cakes, and more! Step 1. Step 1 Step 2.

Step 2 Related: 8 homemade Girl Scout cookie recipes - Samoas, Thin Mints, and moreStep 3.Bake poptarts in an oven preheated to 425 degrees for 9-11 minutes, or just until the edges are golden brown. Step 3 Serve poptarts hot or cold, with a glass of cold milk. . - By Brooke McLay Follow Brooke on Babble For 10 more homemade Pop-Tart recipes, visit Babble! It's the Life: Passion Fruit & Lemon Tea. Have you had the passion tea lemonade at Starbucks?

It's fantastic. Really fantastic. I searched on-line for passion tea and found that this Tazo tea is used and sold by Starbucks! I bought a couple boxes at my local grocery store for $3.49/box. I thought I'd give it a try on my own. Here is what I did. I did not regret! Each box of tea comes with 20 tea bags. Once your water boils, pour it over your tea bags. Once it is finished steeping, use one spoon to scoop out one bag at a time. Since the water is still hot, I use a second spoon to squeeze out more flavor from each bag before I toss them. It's such a nice color, and it smells delicious! While you wait, make yourself a nice sandwich. In order to get the right measurements, I used a starbucks cup. When you buy this drink at the store, they pump their "classic syrup" into the drink. This next part isn't necessary, but they do it at the store and it makes you feel fancy. Pour your tea mixture over your ice.

Foamy deliciousness! 40 Fabulous Restaurant Copycat Recipes ~ Eight By Five. Sopapilla Cheesecake. The Girl With A Curl & Blog Archive & Jar Cakes - StumbleUpon. Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Filling and Chocolate Buttercream. Every year, I manage to ruin Stephen's birthday cake. The first year we lived together, I decided to throw him a "surprise party". His family never made a big deal about his birthday when he was younger, so I wanted to give him the birthday party he never had. But, it wasn't really a party. It was just me, an apartment decorated with streamers and balloons, and a birthday cake. I don't remember for sure, but I'm guessing Betty Crocker had more of a hand in making the cake than I did.

What I do remember for sure is that I didn't level the cake layers. I don't recall what happened the next year, but I'm sure it was horrifying. By the third year we lived together, Betty and I had gone our separate ways. Last year, I tried to prevent disaster by making a single-layer rectangular cake. This year, I took every possible precaution in order to guarantee my success. I'm generally a very patient person, but when it comes to baking I'm uncharacteristically impatient.

Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes - StumbleUpon. If you enjoy cheesecake, then you will love these cupcakes. They consist of cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, a layer of homemade raspberry jelly, and are topped with cream cheese whipped cream. Can you say yum? Ingredients: Cheesecake (3) 8 Ounce Packages Cream Cheese 4 Eggs 1 Cup Sugar 1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream 1 Tablespoon and 1 Teaspoon Flour 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Fresh Raspberries for Garnish Cream Cheese Whipped Cream 2 and 2/3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream, liquid not already whipped 3 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, softened Raspberry Jelly 1 and 1/3 Cups Raspberries, fresh or frozen 3/4 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Water Graham Cracker Crust 1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 1/3 Cup Butter, melted 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon.

Salted Caramel Cupcakes & We are not Martha. One of my very favorite flavor combinations this time of year is salted caramel. I actually fell for the sweet/salty combo when I found myself always buying the salted caramel hot chocolate at Starbucks a few winters back. It was soul-warming and lovely and very easy to become addicted! Since fall is officially here now I decided what better way to end the weekend than by baking some seasonal cupcakes. I was caaaa-raaaa-ving cupcakes. And caramel. And salt? Yes. Salted Caramel Cupcakes (makes 15) Adapted from Sprinkle Bakes Print this Recipe! The Cupcakes: • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt • 1 stick (1/2 C) unsalted butter, room temperature • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed • 2 large eggs, room temperature • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1/2 cup buttermilk Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and sea salt together and set aside. Exhibit A: [Chels] Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes - StumbleUpon. So, after being gone all last week, this has been catch up on the house week. Mostly laundry actually. Man, who knew that a weeks worth of laundry from 5 people could be so daunting. Yikes!! But I am kind of behind on my cooking and baking as well since I've been gone and cleaning. Not to mention, I needed an Oreo fix! Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes 1 box brownie mix, 8x8 inch size 24 Oreo Cookies 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 muffin cup baker with paper liners.

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Makes 12 servings Recipe from Oreo Truffle Stuffed Cupcakes With Cookies & Cream Frosting. After making cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter balls this weekend, I had to come up with a nut free version for my nut allergy kiddo, who was feeling all kinds of left out of the stuffed cupcake enjoyment. Since we love making cupcake pops with the Oreo Truffle recipe, I figured I would try that. Worked like a charm! To make these, you will first want to make your Oreo Truffles. Follow the directions from this post – it’s super easy – basically just cream cheese and crushed Oreos (you can use a food processor or just put your Oreos in a big Ziploc and go at them with a rolling pin). For 24 cupcakes, I’d use an entire regular size bag of Oreos and about 3/4 to a whole 8oz block of regular cream cheese, and you should be able to get 24 one inch size truffles.

Once you have them shaped into balls, put them in the freezer. Next make up your cake. And cover with your remaining batter. After they have cooled you can get ready to frost. But surprise! Cheeky Kitchen & Slow Cooker Gooey Chocolate Cake - StumbleUpon. I’m meeting a new friend for lunch today. And an old friend for line-dancing tonight. And I’m feeling rather spoiled about it all. I mean, moms shouldn’t have TWO social events on the calendar for the same day, should we? Which brings me to the point of what moms should be doing anyway.

For a long time, I measured myself by what I remember of my own mom. The odd thing is, I’ve now reached the age in my life where I am exactly as old as she was. Such is the fate of all moms. And I realized then that everyday is really a bit like living in an imaginary world. Because, ancient people don’t do lunch with new friends. And they definitely don’t join in a on rousing night session of line-dancing with old friends. They don’t make oatmeal in the morning in bare feet and spandex shorts. And ancient people DEFINITELY do not fill their day’s with a slew of other snappy, bodacious activities. See? I’m crazy hip. Whatever are my kids thinking?

Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup cocoa powder. Dessert Recipes for Spring: Potted-Flower Cupcakes. By Lauren De Luca | 10 Summer Meals Gazpacho, pesto, pork recipes and more Perfect Summer Pesto Take advantage of the fresh herbs available in the summertime by making a wonderful pesto. This simple sauce packs a lot of flavor and all you need to do to make it a meal is boil a pot of pasta. Even on the hottest summer days, that’s a small price to pay for such a tasty dinner.

Make Pesto » 8-Layer Dinner Nachos While not entirely no-cook, these nachos represent the holy grail of family cooking: the one-dish dinner. Food. FOOD: Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake with Rose-Scented Cream Cheese Frosting. Grasshopper Fudge Cake Recipe from Betty Crocker. Mozzarella Stick Recipe. How to Make a Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll at Home | Shine Food. Harry Potter Mixology: Fred, George, Luna, Neville, Draco Cocktail Concoctions | Little Pink Blog.

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