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I’m sure you’ve heard of cakes that you make in a microwave in MINUTES. I have to admit the first time I saw a recipe for one I was skeptical. I mean how can you make a cake in just a few minutes in the microwave?
Soooooo… you know that episode of Sex and the City where Miranda has to dump dish soap on top of chocolate cake just so she will stop eating it?? Uh. Yeeeeeah. These are like… of that caliber.
Some people love fresh coriander - but a vocal minority hate the taste. S. Harolikar/Getty Images Julia Child loathed the stuff, one in six Nature staff (informally surveyed) says it tastes of soap, and a popular website collects haiku poems denouncing it. Now, researchers are beginning to identify genetic variants behind the mixed reception for the herb Coriandrum sativum , which North American cooks know as cilantro, and their British counterparts call coriander.
How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!)
Alber Elbaz speaks about “lightness” during interviews before his collections. I think his summation of what women need seems pretty accurate. Yes, we need lightness/ease/mobility. I love the way Elbaz makes clothes. His Lanvin spring 2008 collection made me cry.
If you're looking for a fresh, creatively chic method to serve alcohol at your wedding reception , then I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful world of Jelly Shots . Jelly Shots are classic cocktails translated into gelatin form, i.e. a grown-up version of the Jell-O Shot (sans Dixie cups, of course!). The hallmarks of a Jelly Shot include: a flavor true to the cocktail inspiration and a free-spirited jiggly form that makes them a delight to devour. Below are a few examples from the pros over at the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen . Blackberry Cosmo Jelly Shot, garnished with a paper-thin slice of raw cranberry and a little lime zest. Espresso Martini Jelly Shot
This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time. We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.
This recipe will got great with the Mama Mia’s Minestrone from yesterday or any other great Italian meal. It is a recipe that I adapted from one I found in an issue of Simple and Delicious. These are easy to make because they start off with a can of refrigerated biscuit dough. However, they look fancy because you shape the dough in a knot. Pretty, yummy and easy.
While searching for the perfect edible Valentine’s Day treat, I found countless cupcakes, candies, and cookies. Then a friend introduced me to CAKE POPS…a rolled up ball of cake dipped in candy coating on a lollipop stick. This was perfect and began my search for all things cake pop. There are numerous recipes out there, but they are all similar.
Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Purée one fourth of watermelon in a blender with 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, 4 cups ice, and a pinch of salt. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, discarding solids. Make 3 more batches. Add sugar to taste if desired and serve over ice.
Okay, so ever since I made those French Toast Muffins a little ways back, I’ve been strangely obsessed with things I can make in my muffin pan. I don’t know if it is the whole portability thing, or just the fact that anything with the word “cupcake” or “muffin” in the title automatically makes my stomach growl. You could probably show me a recipe for Brussel Sprout Cupcakes and I would get hungry. Okay, maybe not.
Remember when you were a kid and you would be outside in the snow for hours, sledding and making snow angels and generally clowning around until your mittens were caked with snow, and you couldn’t feel your ears, and there was melted snow in your snow boots? And you would go inside and by the time you had peeled off your snowsuit and your damp socks and your hat with the pom-poms and your hair was wild with static electricity and your nose was bright pink and you were out of breath from dragging the sled up the hill 500 times and screaming with excitement all the way down, your mama had a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows melting on top all ready for you? Yep, I remember that. So, what if you could recreate that perfect cup of hot chocolate, but instead of finding hot cocoa under the marshmallows, you spooned up a perfect bite of warm, slightly creamy chocolate cake instead?