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The St. Patrick’s Day preparations are in full-swing at our house! My parents will be coming for a visit this weekend to help us celebrate, and my kids are about to burst with excitement!
I am not a very patient person, and it's come back to bite me more than a few times lately. When a recipe tells you to let something "cool completely," you probably shouldn't view it as an optional suggestion, but that's exactly what I've done on not one or two occasions, but three or four (or more)... You'd think I might have learned by now, but you'd be wrong :) When I see a pan of brownies on the counter, waiting 2+ hours to sample one is just plain torture. So, yes, I cut into these before they were completely cool, and as a result, the edges are kind of jagged and nowhere near as neat as the perfectionist in me would like them to be. You can avoid the same fate if you have more patience than me, but I'll warn you now - it's not easy when the smell of chocolate, peanut butter and toasted marshmallows is wafting through your kitchen!
Strawberry Banana French Toast I’ve been keeping a secret the past few weeks. You see, I made this Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole for my son who had his wisdom teeth pulled three weeks ago and wanted to share it with all of you, but I wasn’t allowed to until today. Today is “reveal day” for Group B of the Secret Recipe Club , created by Amanda of Amanda’s Cookin , and hosted by Suzanne of Thru the Bugs on My Windshield .
Want to know why I love the internet, specifically twitter? Because within 5 minutes of asking the world if strawberry soup seemed weird, I had over 15 replies that pretty much said “no, go for it!” The internet validates my crazy.
My sister-in-law Missy first introduced me to the concept of fruit pizza years and years ago, and here’s how: she brought one to my house and I proceeded to eat the whole thing. But it was small.
Every other week, new research claims one food is better than another, or that some ingredient yields incredible new health benefits. Couple that with a few old wives' tales passed down from your parents, and each time you fire up your stove or sit down to eat a healthy meal, it can be difficult separating food fact from fiction.
Toxins-free for life
Going to college requires a lot of your time, which doesn't allow you to cook your common four-course meal. Using the age-old college fallback, ramen noodles, you can cook yourself a tasty treat in a short amount of time without breaking the bank.
Hey, Check this out! Last week I made these sweet pancakes with premixed ingredients from the factory, and now I present you here sweet pancakes with fully homemade ingredients. To be correct, I don’t have a farm to grow wheat or sugar cane etc. The point is that I was able to make it from scratch. It has been only a week since I posted the premix version , but due to its popularity and unavailability of the premix in the United States, I rushed a bit to post this recipe. ..
I swear I’m trying to change myself. Become more innocent than I already am (near-dumb kind), be a very very nice person, pray more, eat less junk, do more exercise, be less sarcastic and therefore less entertaining, be neater and more organised, blah blah blah. You might also want to know my plan’s not exactly working. Not that I have one to begin with. I have a guideline (see 2nd sentence). Obviously guidelines are always overlooked.
As a person living in Japan, I feel sad at how ramen is treated in the west.
If I am ever fortunate enough to live in a tropical setting, I’m afraid I would never cook again. A hot climate just saps the energy out of me, and the desire to spend time in a hot kitchen is not exactly appealing. You see, intense heat has returned, as it always does in late September in the Bay Area, refusing to make way for the leaves to fall and the fog to cloak us in cool mist. Instead of relishing afternoons cooking comforting stews and baking apple cakes, I found myself cranky and hot, not wanting to cook at all.