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EDDIE ROSS - Pink Ombre Cake - StumbleUpon. Here's a cake sure to sweeten up the Valentines in your life. Pick up three boxes of your favorite white cake mix—or work from scratch if you have the time—along with a bottle of Wilton's Icing Color in petal pink. Split each box into two batches for a total of six, then add increasing amounts of dye little by little until you achieve the ombre effect. For the outside of the cake, I used a piping bag fit with a basketweave tip. Happy baking, everyone! Images of the Week, January 30-February 3, 2012.

Homemade Snickers Bars | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon. Insanity. That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? They’re just so gooooood. Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. And I KNOW you know what I’m talking about. I spent the majority of my pre-pubescent and adolescent years scheming just how I would be able to steal my brothers’ Halloween candy. Then I went through a SERIOUS phase of those Snickers ice cream bars.

And that you can eat a million of them. These days, it’s rare that I crave actual candy, often preferring some chewy cookies or super rich cheesecake or a bar of amazing chocolate that costs thrice as much as the recent organic meyer lemons I purchased. They are the peanut butter to my jelly. The salt to my pepper.

The broccoli to my… wait, no. And the fabulous part? Nougat layer. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters | Bakers Royale - StumbleUpon. Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid.

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters As many of you know, my Lemon Drop Jell-O Shooters are my issued dish from my girlfriend who holds the annual tailgate kickoff amongst our friends. This year with Matt being in the hospital, I sent them forward to the gathering in our absence. Now that we can finally make the next one in two weeks, she has again requested Jell-O shooters. That being the case, I opted to try what you see here. Besides how cute and fun are these? Printthis recipe Saveto recipe box Yield: Makes 24-30 Shooters Ingredients: 24-30 Strawberries Margarita Mix Directions: Strawberry Prep: A few notes: Leave a Comment. - StumbleUpon. A word of advice | carrot soup | Food Loves Writing. If you don’t want anything in your life to change, say, for example, your food stereotypes? Don’t read this book. Because if you do, one chapter in, you might start saying things like, Maybe I could like mushrooms! Or fish! Or pickles!

And so you will, try some of those things, I mean, after a lifetime of not, and you won’t hate them, not even a little, and you’ll suddenly see an entire world of menus and restaurant options that you’ve always overlooked, and, really, everything will change. Now the second thing (which could seem unrelated): If you buy a birthday present six months early, don’t, please, make that present be for me.

(While we’re talking about my Le Creuset, which my wonderful plan-ahead mom had planned to give me in August, I may as well show you a picture:) Isn’t she lovely? Anyway, the pot isn’t really the purpose of this post—I just really like talking about it—but the thing I made inside the pot is: creamy, comforting carrot soup. However. Healthy Carrot Soup Recipe | Low Calorie Soup Recipes. Rich orange color, aromatic with pleasing appetizing look, the sweetness of the carrot counterbalanced beautifully by the potatoes, celery and a touch of saffron, very nutritious and immensely beneficial to palate, sight and health - That's the elevator pitch for this carrot soup which I am going to give you.

Not that it needs one! I classify recipes in a broader category of three. First - the ones which don't need anyone doing the PR work for them - they talk for themselves with their beauty and class. Second - They need slight help, a little intro - not much but a little push for ppl to look into its direction. Third - It needs heavy PR (for looks/taste/sense of smell etc)- but only till ppl hit the groove, after that they can talk for their own too This one, I think fits the first category beautifully!

I have made this recipe, the way I make most of my soups with all their nutrition intact. Basic Information Prep Time: Under 15 min Cook Time: Under 30 min Serves: 2 people Ingredients. Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup Recipe. Although spring is just around the corner, I am going to post just a few more soup recipes thanks to my recent soup exchange . I served and exchanged this vegetarian soup and some of our guests were nice enough to share their recipes with me. So, stay tuned for the final soup hurrah! Darn you never-ending winter – we WILL survive you with our warm, comforting soups to the last! This recipe is simple and flavorful – not too sweet and not too spicy.

I kept mine pretty thick so the consistency was just a touch more liquid than a sweet potato puree you might find at your Thanksgiving table. Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 Tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoe, peeled and diced 5 oz. carrots, diced 5 cups vegetable stock salt Sour cream or cilantro (optional garnish) Heat the oil in a pan. Super simple carrot soup - the new pumpkin [5 ingredients] Pumpkin soup. Such a wonderful comforting winter treat. Smooth and slightly sweet, with its warming sunny colour it’s one of those soups that can’t help but lift your spirits as the days draw short and dark.

The only problem is the pumpkin preparation. In particular hacking through that tough, tough skin. I have a really vivid memory from when I was little of my mother struggling to cut through a giant Queensland blue pumpkin. I remember thinking that this cooking thing sure looked like a lot of work. So I can’t tell you how excited I was the other day when I sat down to a simple lunch of carrot soup only to be greeted with a steaming bowl of sunshine and sweetness with just the right amount of savouriness to balance it out. To be honest I didn’t have very high hopes for this soup before I tasted it. We’re talking a soup that far exceeds expectations. If you can’t get your hands on baby carrots, regular carrots will be fine.

Simmer until carrots are tender, approx 20 minutes. Creamy Healthy Carrot Soup | Dianasaur Dishes. Have you ever heard of rainbow carrots? I hadn’t until I found out we would get some in our CSA. As we walked the rows our very first week, when there was nothing but rhubarb and greens, Nels and Becky told us what each plant would be and we laughed when they said rainbow carrots. “Rainbow?” “Yep, not just orange, rainbow.” I promptly forgot that little bit of information until we got our first carrots a couple weeks ago and they came in a myriad of pretty colors. I decided that since my swiss chard soup was such a huge success, I’d try making soup with carrots too. This carrot soup was so creamy and rich, you’d think it was full of tons of butter and cream, but it’s not! I first served it as a cold soup, perfect for a hot day. Ingredients 2 cups chopped carrots 1/2 TBS butter 1 tsp honey 1/4 tsp curry powder 2 cups milk salt and pepper to taste 1 TBS creme fraiche 1/2 tsp total of rosemary, thyme, chives onion greens Instructions Let cool a little and then puree in a food processor.

Blue-Eyed Bakers - Blue Eyed Bakers - StumbleUpon. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles | RecipeGirl.com - StumbleUpon. I’ve never liked chocolate chip cookies. Go ahead and throw tomatoes at me if you’d like, but I don’t like ’em. They’re just a plain old cookie, after all, with a few studs of chocolate chips in them.

They’re nothing special to me, unless you get some cookie dough-action before it meets its fate in the oven. Now you’re talkin’. I’d much rather drown my sorrows in a bowl of cookie dough than nibble a dozen “cookies” dipped in milk. I know there are plenty of cookie-dough-nay-sayers out there… you know, the salmonella scare and all . Chilled dough is rolled into 1-inch balls. Those chilled dough balls are dipped in chocolate and then placed onto waxed paper to set. I dipped a few in Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bark and a few in the Chocolate version too.

Oh yeah! Yield: 3 to 4 dozen truffles Prep Time: 45 min + chilling time Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Best served cold, these treats are for cookie-dough lovers. Ingredients: Directions: 1. 2. 3. Tips: Enchilada Bake: Quick Tex-Mex food for a weekday night. Margot Harris for the Jersey JournalLayers of corn tortillas, meat and cheese will win over even the pickiest eater.

Now that winter has officially set in its time to pull out the tried and true casserole dishes. Toss your favorite ingredients in a large baking dish, pop in the oven, and 30 minutes later – voila, dinner is served! I’ve been trying to reinvent the wheel with casseroles lately, because lets face it, the same old thing gets boring when you have it once a week. My husband was craving Tex-Mex one night, but I was in no mood to wrap individual enchiladas to fill his bottom-less pit of a stomach. After considering what ingredients go into a typical enchilada, I started making layer after layer in a large glass 9x13 pan and popped it in a preheated oven. Wouldn’t you know it was a hit? In addition to making things easier to cook, I’ve also tried cutting out calories where I can. Enchilada BakeServes: 6 Add chili powder, cumin and paprika. Food - Recipes : Chocolate chip cookies. Red Velvet Crêpes | Duhlicious - StumbleUpon. I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough.

I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update: Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder. If you add more baking powder, and omit the baking soda, you’ll end up with a heavy and dense crepe. Chocolate Ganache Topping- 75 gr bittersweet chocolate - 75 mL heavy cream - 1 tablespoon sugar Directions: For the Mascarpone Filling:1.

For Chocolate Ganche Sauce1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Easy As 1, 2, 3 | Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce & toasty biscuit - StumbleUpon. The other day my friend sent me a text and asked, “I want to try making doughnuts and want to make churros but they look difficult. Are they tricky to get right?!” I replied, “Nope! In fact, churros are the easiest doughnuts of all to make. There are only basic three steps!” She was so surprised that it only took me about twenty minutes to prepare a fresh batch of these delicious crispy doughnuts. For the doughnuts, I have a recipe that I’ve been using for years, and it never fails me. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Churros with Chocolate Dipping Sauce 2 cups plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder pinch of salt 500ml of boiling water 2 tablespoons of olive oil vegetable oil, to fry cinnamon sugar, to dust (just combine caster sugar with ground cinnamon) Chocolate Dipping Sauce 150g milk chocolate, chopped 100g dark chocolate, chopped 300ml of cream For the sauce: 1.

For the doughnuts, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3: 1. 2. 3. Serve warm with the sauce. [Print recipe] Valentine Cookies + PrintableThirty Handmade Days - StumbleUpon. Triple Chocolate Oreo Oatmeal Cookies | Heather's Dish - StumbleUpon. Let’s talk cookies, mmmmk? I like cookies. Duh. We know this. Nate loves cookies. Again, duh. I’ve harped on this a million times. But methinks the cookies tables have started a’turning because I’m about to you rock your world with this. These cookies are cookies with a little OOMPH! These cookies take texture and flavor to a whole new level and they don’t care who knows it. Crunchy? Gooey?

Buttery? Deeply rich and chocolatey? One of the best cookies ever? 2 sticks butter, softened3/4 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup water2 eggs1 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cups flour1/2 cup cocoa powder1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt3 cups old-fashioned oats1 cup chocolate chips1 heaping cup crushed Oreo cookies Preheat oven to 350. Y’all, I can’t eat these right now and I have to say it’s killing me. Right next to my sushi and red wine. Cinnamon Toast&Rolls - Circle B Kitchen - Circle B Kitchen - StumbleUpon. The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate.

I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Roll in any fashion you like (I’ve also folded them into little triangles) Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe.

Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Grilled Cheese Recipe. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Josh’s brother is visiting us from California and we are having a great time. Caleb sure loves having his uncle around and I love having another person to feed:) The other day the guys wanted a snack so I whipped up a bowl of guacamole and made homemade baked tortilla chips. The guys were still hungry so I offered to make grilled cheese sandwiches. There was still some guacamole left so I asked them if they wanted a Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I don’t know if they were crazy about the idea, but agreed to try it.

Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwiches sounded good to me:) I used crusty white bread to make the sandwiches. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Yield: 2 sandwichesPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5-7 minutes The guacamole takes this grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of goodness. If you like this Guacamole Grilled Cheese, you might also like: Baked Egg Boat recipe - StumbleUpon. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon.

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