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The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Iced coffee is my life.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. To say I couldn’t live without it is an understatement. It gives me the tools I need to cope. Iced coffee is a complicated thing, and there are many different approaches. 1. Given the previous set of facts, one would assume that the logical solution would be to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew to the fridge, allow it to cool, and use it to make iced coffee from there.

There are reasons this method results in a smoother, richer, more delicious concentrate than simply brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. (Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes. I start with a big ol’ container. Rip open a pound of ground coffee. Pour in the coffee. Hi, Julie! - StumbleUpon. Cup to Gram Conversions Article. Recipage. Cake Batter Martini. Thursday, May 24, 2012 Cake Batter Martini* Last week I was out having drinks with some girlfriends at a new swanky restaurant/bar.

Cake Batter Martini

And before we start, yes I am the type of girl that enjoys those $12 ridiculous drinks -judge away. I like the fun colors and the fancy alcohols…but I really love the creativity the bartenders (or as they now call themselves, mixologists) put behind the drinks. I started off with a Watermelon Punch Mojito, dove into a Passion Pop Rock Martini and then was checking the menu for my next conquest. I wasn’t quite sure about it…hello? So Aiden, if you are here, I made it…and with the addition of sprinkles, I definitely made it better! After a quick google session, I found this baby over on How Sweet Eats. Cake Batter Martini Yield: 2 martinis (or 1 BIG one!)

DIY Toggle Pendant Necklace. Recently my mom was wearing a necklace that she purchased a few years ago at Coldwater Creek.

DIY Toggle Pendant Necklace

I really liked the style and after looking at it, I realized that it would be simple to make my own version using the same construction concept. I love that this necklace is really quick to make, yet the result is very striking. Whip one up for yourself today...you can finish it in time to wear it out tonight :). Here's how you can make your own toggle pendant necklace... Materials BeadsPendant BeadToggle ClaspLong Headpin (I recommend sterling silver. Step 2: Grip the head side of the headpin with your flat nosed pliers and bend it straight up at at 90 degree angle as pictured below. Step 3: Use your flat nose pliers to grip the same portion of the pin, but this time grip it right above the bend you just made. Step 4: Use your round nose pliers to grip the pin right at the bend that you just made.

Step 8: String your beads onto the beading wire in any pattern that you like. Step 11: Almost done! Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels. Have you ever waited in one of those really long lines at the mall for a soft pretzel?

Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels

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. Green Scene No-Bake Energy Bites. I was on a mission.

Green Scene No-Bake Energy Bites

I needed more Green Scene No-Bake Energy Bites. I had been to the cozy organic market and deli just the week before. The half dozen Energy Bites I grabbed from the Green Scene deli lasted only minutes in the car on my way home. I did save a couple for the peanut butter monster I live with. Now, I was on the road to Walker for more of those addictive Energy Bites. The sweet fragrance of onions and garlic cooking together in a pan hit my nose when I walked into Green Scene. Green Scene was started by a woman with a mission. “I grew up in a food-obsessed family,” said Andrus. It was this appreciation for good-tasting food and her desire to educate people about good food that brought the energetic young mother from one garage to another.

I browsed the few short aisles of gourmet organic groceries. When Andrus looked over my purchases, she immediately kicked into her excited good-food educator mode. Goods in the Green Scene organic produce box I purchased. Round Challah for Rosh Hashana. Round challah (airy, eggy, braided bread) is served on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, to symbolize the cycle of life.

Round Challah for Rosh Hashana

I baked round challah for the first time last year, but neglected to do any research on the proper way to braid the challah. I had assumed that to braid round challah, I would take three strands, braid them (like I would my hair), and then coil them around each other. It worked, but the challah wasn’t all that pretty. This year, I learned the proper technique for braiding round challah. I also had an inspired thought: “Rosh Hashana challah is round and cupcakes are round – hey, why not make challah cupcakes?”

My challah cupcakes make a special addition to the High Holiday table, but they could also be served on Shabbat any week of the year or any time that you want delicious bread. How to Make and Braid Round Challah I got this challah recipe from a family friend, Marsha. Round Challah for Rosh Hashana Ingredients Instructions Notes How to Braid Round Challah Happy New Year. Supercook: recipe search by ingredients you have at home. Recipe Index — Savvy Eats. Mediterranean Restaurants Delivering To Your Address. Alphabet of Vegetables. A Veggie Venture Description Browse A-Z of Vegetables or by Course or Favorites or search by an on-hand ingredient Home|Recipe Box|Weight Watchers|Low Carb|Asparagus!

Alphabet of Vegetables

KITCHEN PARADEmy food column Alphabet of Vegetables Page Permalink | Email this post to yourself or a friend | 33 comments: Ann Abad on April 14, 2007 For someone who grew up with corn, green beans, and broccoli (rotated on my dinner plate every three days, with an occasional asparagus or cooked carrots thrown in), your alphabet of veggies is mighty impressive! Kalyn on April 14, 2007 What a fabulous job you've done on this. Anonymous on April 14, 2007 Wow, what a fabulous idea (says the sister). Alanna on April 14, 2007 For posterity: When the redesigned Alphabet of Vegetables was introduced in 2007, readers were enticed by a cookbook giveaway to leave comments about their favorite vegetables. Twisted Cinderella on April 14, 2007 This is wonderful!

Vtmnldy on April 14, 2007 earnie on April 14, 2007 My favorite vegetable – So many. Hi.

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Healthy Brown Bag Lunches For Kids and Adults. Be a healthy hero: Pack a daily lunch for yourself and your children.

Healthy Brown Bag Lunches For Kids and Adults

Not only will you give your diet a big nutrition boost, you’ll save money too. We’ve got ten expert-approved, easy-to-pack lunch ideas—five for kids, and five for adults—to get you started. Now get packing! MORE: Six Foods That Could Save Your Life For Kids: Healthy Turkey Sandwich 1. The American Dietetic Association has a simple rule for children’s beverages: “Drink milk with meals, and drink water with snacks.

QUIZ: Getting All Your Beauty Nutrients? For Kids: Ants On a Log 1. Ants on a log provides kids with protein from peanut butter and nutrients from a vegetable and fruit all in one. MORE: Sneak Beauty-Boosting Vegetables Into Your Meals For Kids: Spaghetti Surprise 1. Bananas are packed with potassium, necessary for proper nerve and muscle function and blood pressure regulation. MORE: Use Bananas in a Smoothie Recipe For Kids: Veggie Quesadilla 1. MORE: Start Your "Eat Pretty" Journey Here For Kids: Chicken Burritos 1. 88 Snacks Under 100 Calories Originally from The...

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