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Hot Buttered Soft Baked Pretzels. Have you ever waited in one of those really long lines at the mall for a soft pretzel? You know…the ones for Auntie Anne’s, or Wetzel’s Pretzels? You just can’t help it, right? You can smell that darned cinnamon sugar and butter wafting over from like 100 feet away. Well try these at home, and you’ll never buy those mall pretzels ever again. There’s just no reason to anymore, because these homemade soft baked pretzels taste better and only cost a buck or two to make a whole tray. Start by making a simple yeasted dough, and shape it into a ball. Let the yeast work its magic and create these gorgeous bubbles. Sometimes I just stare at the dough because it’s sooooo prettyyyyyy… Divide up the dough into pieces, and roll each into a long rope.

Shape into pretzels by looping the rope through. Sprinkle each pretzel with coarse sea salt and send them into the oven. Bake until golden and puffed, then brush with butter. Enjoy while they are hot! Click here to check it out. Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels Notes. My Mother's Peasant Bread: The Easiest No-Knead Bread You Will Ever Make. Skip to Recipe When I tell you that, if forced, I had to pick one and only one recipe to share with you that this — my mother’s peasant bread — would be it, I am serious.

I would almost in fact be OK ending the blog after this very post, retiring altogether from the wonderful world of food blogging, resting assured that you all had this knowledge at hand. This bread might just change your life. The reason I say this is simple. I whole-heartedly believe that if you know how to make bread you can throw one hell of a dinner party. And upon tasting homemade bread, people act as if you’re some sort of culinary magician. So what, you probably are wondering, makes this bread so special when there are so many wonderful bread recipes out there? Genuinely, I would be proud to serve this bread at a dinner party attended by Jim Leahy, Mark Bittman, Peter Reinhart, Chad Robertson, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. Just-mixed dough, ready to rise: Dough after first rise: Dough, punched down: Prep Cook Total. Matchstickmolly: Mini PB&F: One fig Newton. 10 Slow Cooker Recipes that WOW. Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Dishes that Put the Blue Box to Shame.

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Snacks/Healthy. Breakfast. Dessert. PepperClip - The easy shopping list generator - login. 10 Holiday Appetizers to Whet Your Appetite. It's party time and as folks are gathering around, what do they look for? Appetizers! I'm a big fan of appetizers and can easily make a meal out of a handful of them. For me, a good spread of appetizers balances out different textures, flavors, colors and even temperatures. Here are 10 Holiday Appetizers to whet your appetite for the upcoming gatherings this season! These will go perfectly with a few wedges of good cheese, fresh fruit, toasted nuts and maybe a few slices of prosciutto, sopressata or even summer sausage. Pairing these cheese straws with these items is nearly effortless and allows you more time to focus on your holiday meal. If you love the classic Greek dish, Spanakopita, you'll love this bite sized version. When you're hosting a party, convenience is an important factor right? It's this time of year you'll see a lot of puff pastry used in making appetizers.

Vegetable crudites always seem to find a place at holiday parties right? Everything is better with bacon, right? Ultimate Gluten Free Bread & Veggie Wedgie. Even though I have no problems digesting gluten, I love baking gluten free.Why? Because our lives are filled with gluten : bread, pasta, couscous, cracked wheat, cakes, cookies, scones, pastries, seitan-you get the drill. So why not eating something that tastes familiar, but completely different? I was never a wheat-enthusiast anyway. I don’t like pasta, I rarely eat bread, cakes and cookies. So I figured that if they were made with different grains (not necessarily gluten free) maybe I would be more interested in eating something bread-y.

Gluten-free baking is especially challenging when it’s also vegan. This bread had very good results texture-wise and taste wise, thought the texture is also a bit stickier than regular wheat bread. In that case, make a vegan brioche panini and enjoy! Combine all the flours and powders (cornmeal flour, rice flour,potato starch, nutritional yeast, xanthan gum, salt, garlic powder) together and mix. Let it stand until is cools down before cutting. Enjoy! 7 Homemade Holiday Gifts That Are Good Enough to Eat | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice - StumbleUpon. Shoppers looking to save on holiday gifts may want to spend less time in the mall and more time in the kitchen. Despite a record Black Friday weekend, the average shopper is expected to spend about 2% less on gifts, decorations, and other things this year, says the National Retail Federation.

The industry group also reported an increase in shoppers heading to supermarkets and craft and fabric stores, among other venues, to get their gifts. That’s a pretty smart way to curb your spending hangover and still end up with a gift that friends, family and coworkers will love. Homemade gifts can cost just a few dollars for a batch big enough to divvy up among several friends. We asked chefs, bloggers and other home cooks for their favorite recipes that double as holiday gifts. Tarragon vinegar “Fancy vinegars can sell for upwards of $15 per bottle, but you can make a few of your own for roughly $1 worth of ingredients apiece,” says Anne Maxfield of “The Accidental Locavore.”

Snowcap meringues. Top 10 Things Every Budding Foodie Should Know - StumbleUpon. Orange Chicken With Bulgur Pilaf. Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies - StumbleUpon. Remember when I told you I love chocolate? And then I proceeded to tell you I love all things guilt-free and delicious? Well here ya go, all that and more in these bite-sized cookies. Sure these cookies are filled with chunks of delicious chocolate and taste just as sinful as the next cookie, but in reality they are all ONE WW point each! These little cookies satisfy that must-have-chocolate-this-very-instant craving without packing on all the extra calories.

Oh, and the portion sizes are perfect for you and your kids! I may or may not of just had two with my morning coffee.Yum. Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers Ingredients 2 Tbsp salted butter, softened 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/8 tsp. table salt 1 large egg white 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 1/2 cup Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Nutritional Information. Planting A Pineapple — Tickled Red - StumbleUpon. Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. A plant that is not only impressive but will WOW! Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this.

You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple.

Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit.