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A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll: 3.14159.... Chocolate Chess Pie. I gave into temptation. I knew it was Pi Day. But unlike National Chocolate Cake Day, I told myself I would not succumb to the temptation of needing to bake a pie like I did a chocolate cake. That worked fine until 2PM. A Chocolate Chess Pie came through my newsfeed on Facebook. Chess Pie, what's that? Chocolate Chess Pie (Recipe source: Apartment Therapy) ((Printable Version)) Ingredients: Chocolate Gram Crust- 10-11 sheets gram crackers (I prefer the "original", not the honey.) 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder Filling- 1 stick unsalted butter 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate (or 3 tablespoons cocoa) 1 cup sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4.

So, the verdict is..... I still don't know what "chess" pie is or how it got it's name, but I don't care, it is to die for. Linked to: Mangia Mondays, Sweets for a Saturday, Weekend Potluck. Freezer Cooking | Ring Around the Rosies. First of all, I promise this isn’t turning into a food blog But, I asked on facebook what you all would like me to post next, and sharing my first attempt at freezer cooking won the vote!

If you want more freezer meal ideas, follow me on facebook now! So, yesterday I achieved my first ever attempt at “freezer cooking”. Stephanie, one of my favorite bloggers over at Mama and Baby Love did a post about it months ago, and I’ve wanted to do it ever since, but just haven’t taken the time. She just released her first E-Cookbook!

YOU will love it! I wish I would’ve done it a lot sooner, because I found that in “not taken the time” I was actually wasting a lot of time! I was pretty happy with my results! And my favorite thing, I can control all of the ingredients to make them as healthy as I want. So here is what I did…1) I made a list of my recipes. Yesterday, I made: 3)To start, I gathered all of the ingredients I needed. 4) Then, I chopped all of the veges first. Teriyaki Chicken Savory Chicken. Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread. I can't even being to tell you how cute we looked at our little coffee table yesterday with this beauty between us. We sat on the floor Indian-style across from each other, and one by one, without any utensils whatsoever, consumed the mighty pizza bread together (while catching up on the latest The Daily Show funnies).

We really liked it - the seasoned butter really adds an extra layer of richness to each bite. I also ended up using sourdough bread (they didn't have regular bread at the bakery at our local supermarket this time), and I think I'll stick with it next time! It was so cheesy and gooey - just how I like my pizza.

I thought it was a little funny yesterday when Ryan and I were making dinner. While I was stuffing the loaf of bread with pizza fixings, he asked me a simple question: "So... are you just getting bored? " This cracked me up. Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread Ingredients: 1 round loaf of sourdough bread 2 C Shredded mozzarella Cheese 1 package mini-pepperoni 3 T butter, melted. What's for Dinner Tonight? CW Extra! Tis the Seasonings. . . In the back of my mind, I have wanted to do this for a while.

And, I finally did! I made my own taco seasoning, dry onion soup mix, and dry ranch mix. It was pathetically easy. Why did it take me so long to try? I don't know. I found these recipes on Taco Seasoning: 1/2 cup chili powder1/4 cup onion powder1/8 cup ground cumin1 tablespoon garlic powder1 tablespoon paprika1 tablespoon sea salt Put ingredients into a jar and shake. Dry Onion Soup Mix: 2/3 cup dried, minced onion 3 teaspoons parsley flakes 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons turmeric 1 teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix.

Ranch: 5 tablespoons dried minced onions 7 teaspoons parsley flakes 4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder Mix together and store in an air tight container. Here are my finished products. Fresh Food Friday: 50 Easy and Delicious Chicken Breast Recipes. Make Your Own Mixes | Dirt Cheap Homemade Mixes from Budget101.com. Pumpkin Pie Spice mix is a blend of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger and nutmeg brought together to bring out the wonderful flavor of pumpkin in all it's autumn glory. Unfortunately, it's not available everywhere, but don't fret, you can make it at home, here are a couple recipes for making your own. ... Recipes. Mix recipes. Having everyday and convenience food mixes on hand are a great way to save time (no running to the store for something to serve last minute guests) and money (brownies for $.50 instead of $1.50 or more) in the kitchen.

Not to mention, making your own mixes allows you to control the quality and the ingredients making them adaptable to special diets or allergies. So where do you start if you want to stock your pantry with quick and easy mixes? First, look around your pantry and think about what convenience foods you would like to make mixes to replace. Do you love having brownies on hand for an after-school snack? Would having pancake mix on hand make Saturday morning breakfast more relaxing? Are you looking for a use for all those bread crusts the kids never seem to want to eat--turn them into bread crumbs or stuffing mix!

Next, decide how you want to package your mixes. Now the fun part, making all the mixes! Using a large, shallow bowl will make mixing your ingredients much easier. How to Make Mason Jar Meals: Part 1. Last week I placed the following photo on Big Red Kitchen’s FaceBook Page and received an overwhelming amount of requests on how I made these Mason Jar Meals. I aim to please… How many of you have poured over the web looking at this photo or that wishing it was your house, or pantry, or wardrobe, or garden? I do it all the time. It is so easy to click through Pinterest and say, “I wish I had that.” Then I realize, I can have all that by working within my means using what I already have, add a dash of contentment, a splash of money, and a pinch of time.

I have always wanted my refrigerator to look like that photo up there because I was tired of… 1. With a little work I made it happen. I have done those once a month cooking marathons in the past and hated it. What was different this time? Ready to start? Purchase and lay out all the food you are going to prepare, and wash and dry your jars and lids. Next, start cooking. Tips on Cooking 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hints on Filling the Jars 1. 2. 3. 4.

Fun Superbowl Recipe {let's eat ~ recipe swap} Excuse my fancy paper plate picture! This was hastily prepared for New Years Eve... making it again for Superbowl Sunday Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls aka Crack Bread Ingredients 1 unsliced loaf of sourdough bread (preferably round)8 to 12 ounces Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced3-ounce bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits1/2 cup butter, melted1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix Method Using a sharp bread knife, cut the loaf in both directions in a checkerboard pattern, being careful not to cut through the bottom crust.Place slices of cheese between cuts.Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get between cuts.Mix butter with ranch dressing mix. I found the recipe in blogland and then used this version for my recipe (and the NYT picture is more appetizing than mine!) Enjoy!! Disclaimer: We are Eagles fans in our household, but for the SB we have to root for our home team and for betting pool purposes.

18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook In A Mug. Cargile Family Favorite Recipes: Chocolate Vodka Soaked Strawberries. I found this idea online and couldn't stop thinking about them. I knew they would be perfect for our annual Super Bowl party. Ingredients: Chocolate infused Vodka Strawberries 1 tub Baker's Milk Chocolate Dipping Chocolate Directions: Rinse off strawberries. Marinate strawberries in air tight container with chocolate vodka for at least 24 hours<-----this is essential! Take strawberries out after 24 hours and pat dry. These are DELICIOUS! Source: Thoughtfully Simple. Cookie Dough for Preggies!

I was craving cookie dough today. Not really cookies, but just the cookie dough. Of course, I knew that I wasn't supposed to eat dough with raw eggs in it, so I lucked out when I found this recipe for cookie dough for ice cream. It didn't have all the extra ingredients that are important when you're going to cook the dough, stuff like baking soda. And it was eggless, and super simple to make. I made a few adjustments based on the reviews (and doubled it in the process), and am pretty pleased with the results. I'm excited that I have a bowl of this stuff in the fridge just waiting to be snacked on throughout the day. :-) Eggless Cookie Dough 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour Pinch salt 1/2 cup chocolate chips In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar and butter until smooth.

It's a bit wet right at first, chilling helps it to harden and get a better texture. One-Pot Mac and Cheese. Well, I have to say, I LOVE this version of Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese! Why? You put the noodles in dry, uncooked!!! Yep, you read that correctly! For me, dumping in the ingredients and starting the crock pot is the whole point!! I don't like crock pot recipes that require other cooking steps first.

This one is truly a one-pot dish. Photo Credit: 1bg.blogspot.com Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients: Cooking oil spray 2 cups skim milk 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 1/2 cups pre-shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni Directions: Spray the pot of the slow cooker or if using a liner bag, spray the bag well. Turn slow cooker on low and cook 3-4 hours, or until the custard is set and the macaroni is tender. Jans tips: between the 3-4 hour mark on low, the edges start to get that crispy, cheesy edge.

The original recipe called for 1/4 tsp. salt , but I increased it for my own taste preferences. Recipes & Resources. Below are some helpful resources and meal ideas that don’t break the rules. Also, it is important to know when serving yourself “real food” you don’t need to eat as much as you would of the processed stuff! Get ready to fill up fast. Click on the category you would like to view: Our Free “Real Food” Meal Plans Meal planning is KEY to cutting out processed food.

Low Cost Meal Plan Subscriptions: While the plans we developed above are great resources, we don’t crank them out on a regular basis! [back to top] Breakfast: Breakfast casserole bites with fresh fruit on the sideWhole-wheat toaster pastries (aka Pop Tarts) with scrambled eggs and side of yogurt with fresh berries and peachesWhole spelt lemon cottage cheese pancakes with a side of blueberries and farmers market baconTomato pie, with a side of scrambled or fried eggs Lunch: For portable school, picnic or work lunch ideas check out the posts in the “school lunches” category. Snacks and Appetizers: Salads and Soups: Dinner: My Top Secret Diet Weapon. Continuing the theme of my post-vacation shape up, I went home and drank my veggies for lunch in the form of a… Green Monster Spinach Smoothies are one of my top secret diet weapons, because although they’re packed with baby spinach, which make my skin, hair, nails, and overall self feel totally great, they do not taste healthy at all.

I repeat, they do not taste healthy at all. Spinach is fat free, cholesterol free, low in calories, and very low in sodiumSpinach is an excellent source of vitamin A, C, K, iron, fiber, folate, and luteinLeutin is an antioxidant that promotes good eye health, and may help prevent cancer of the liver, ovaries, colon and prostate, and even dementia.Dole lab tests found spinach juice has twice the chlorophyl, eight times the calcium, six times the magnesium, 10 times the potassium, 15 times the vitamin C and 43 times the vitamin A of wheatgrass juice! Are you convinced yet? First add 1 sliced frozen banana, and 1 Tablespoon peanut butter in a blender. Serves 1. Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe - Greek.Food.com - 427998. 50 Different Foods You Can Put in a Jar {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

A couple weeks ago I posted 50 different things to do with mason jars…though all the ideas were creative and fun, none of them had anything to do with food. I thought the whole concept of food in a jar deserved a post all of it’s own. So this weeks Saturday Inspiration post is dedicated to all the glorious foods … You can put in a jar: desserts in a jar, bread in a jar, appetizers in a jar, meals in a jar, drinks in a jar… I think you can pretty much put anything in jar and it instantly becomes a million times cuter! Now I want to save even more jars!

The Sunday Showcase starts tonight … I can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend ~Enjoy.

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Hungry Girl - Friday Newsletter. Cake Mix + Fat-Free Liquid Egg Substitute PER SERVING (1 piece, 1/12th of cake): 181 calories, 3.25g fat, 337mg sodium, 34.5g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 19.5g sugars, 3.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5* Ingredients:1 box moist-style cake mix (15.25 - 18.25 oz.)1 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original) Combine cake mix with egg substitute in a large bowl and add 1 cup water. Whisk thoroughly and transfer to a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray; bake in the oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. (Refer to cake-mix box for pan size and approximate bake time.) Best Flavor: Egg sub is like the little black dress of cake companions; it goes well with everything. The Texture: The first time we made this, we used only 1/4 cup of water; it was a little dry and dense, but it reminded us of pound cake, which isn't a bad thing.

With a full cup of water, it came out light and fluffy. The Taste: Good! Canning. Joyful Homemaking: Quick Blender Light Rolls. Test Kitchen Tuesday. The World's Best Blenders, Mixers & Grain Mills | Blendtec.com. NOURISH YOUR VESSEL: Say hello to HIPPIE JUICE! Boulder Distillery in Boulder, Colorado and their Vootbeer — Recipes & Photos - Creative Culinary - A Denver, Colorado Food & Cocktail Blog. Florida Keys Wedding Signature Cocktail: Blue Ocean | Floridian Weddings. Ninja Blender Recipes | Test Kitchen Tuesday. Ninja® Kitchen System Pulse™ Recipes. Sprouting the seeds of health « ByzantineFlowers. Tartelette. Homemade Bread Recipe: In an Upcycled Can for Fun! Recipe: Marbled Tea Eggs. 10 Spice Blend Recipes. Recipes/recipeframe.html. Outlander Kitchen. Anything But Haggis For Robbie Burns Day. Mr. Willoughby’s Coral Knob.

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