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I LOVE LOVE LOVE when some of the most yummiest treats are also the most easiest to make. Ten years ago my friend Nancy gave each woman in our small group a beautifully packaged container of Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies. This was the first time I had ever had this “crazy good” treat. From the first bite I was hooked but also intrigued by what it was made of.
I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs.
Eggs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee soft-boiled with some kaya toast dipped into the runny yolk. And scrambled with some herbs and melty cheese.
Oh how I love a treat that can be whipped up in about 15 minutes. My boys and their buddies couldn’t get enough of these Chewy Oreo Bars we had as an after school snack this week. Sometimes my spontaneous recipe creations turn out to be the most fun, lol!
Coffee Cake Muffins Crusted with Cinnamon and Sugar (recipe from Tasty Kitchen ) *WARNING: They taste like a donut. Be prepared for euphoria. (makes 12) 1-¾ cup flour 1-½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon cinnamon ⅓ cup oil ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 egg ¾ cup milk For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
Hey Guys! So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT! Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy.
Garlic Knots Most of my early food memories had to do with all the garlic dishes that my grandmother made. Preschool-me was so fascinated by the fact that Grandma smelled like garlic 24/7 and I was always so amazed that something so small could create so much flavor. My grandmother’s native Shangdong province uses a lot of garlic in their cooking so it wasn’t surprising to see my mom or my grandmother use up an entire bulb of garlic for a small dinner. Loving garlic is in my blood.
Ok are you ready for Pizza Monkey Bread. It will kinda change your life. And maybe your waistline. But it’s 100% worth it and so freaking delicious! Imagine a pull apart pizza with herbs and cheese and a warm pizza dipping sauce. It’s good.
Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies
I'm actually laughing at myself! What have I got into?. Trying to make dumplings?? Well, I have seen my late grandmother make them a long time ago.
This time I decided to make it with those mini fruit flavored marshmallows. I had to sort them by colour first. I figured they would add a little bit of flavor to the fondant so I wouldn't have to add much flavoring oil. I use gel colours to dye my fondant but regular food colouring will work too.
Since one half of the blue-eyed baking squad is currently blogging from waaaay across the pond in London, we figured we'd bake you lovely duckies a British treat. Shortbread. Millionaire's shortbread (ooooh aaaah).
Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them.
There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it – use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your finger tips.
I think that if I wasn’t already married, I would have said yes to a marriage proposal between myself and Cheesecake. Oh that silky invention of divinity. I could give up every other sweet treat in the entire culinary world and only ever eat cheesecake for dessert from now on and I would die happy.