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I’ve seen various places around the web claim that in an emergency you can feed your family for only $10 or $20 a week. While I appreciate their intentions, I have noticed that they all assume you have certain supplies already on hand. In my experience this isn’t always the case. Forty-five dollars will seem outrageously abundant to some, while it will seem minuscule to others.
One of the things I’m still craving after our McDonald’s Blogher trip over last summer is Southwestern Chicken Salads. The Chicago on campus McDonald’s had the best McDonald’s food I’ve ever had. It was practically five star compared to our local McDonald’s or any other McDonald’s I’ve ever been to (not that we frequent McDonald’s that much).
There’s a chance you might just hate me for sharing this recipe. That’s a risk I am willing to take. These Oreo Truffles are THAT good.
Sunday night, I emailed off 497 pages containing 80,392 words to my editor (846 photos had been sent over before the weekend), went to bed at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m. and a few hours later came home to a completely empty apartment and two entire hours to myself — two hours to nap or just stare slack-jawed at the ceiling fan and think about nothing for a while — and decided instead that I’d had enough of this pumpkin-free November I’d been having and went back into the kitchen to make pudding. That’s normal right? That’s what normal people do, right?
Well, first of all, I’m having a fantastic time in New York, even if it is our third time here in three years. We were in the city for one night, then Brooklyn for 2 nights, and now we’re visiting some of Kramer’s family in Westchester. I should also mention that Kramer and I got engaged on January 2nd while in Central Park! We won’t be getting married until after I graduate from school (December 2009), but we’re going to enjoy our engagement for now and that’s plenty of excitement for me.
If you’re new here, welcome! I’m AmberLee, and Giverslog is my place to share recipes , gift ideas , pretty wrapping ideas, and whatever else is on my mind. I also own an online chocolate shop, The Ticket Kitchen . Stop by if you get a moment! Once you go homemade, you never go back. I love the process of making homemade caramel.
Going to the other side of the spectrum, from a vegetable garden to loaded with all things bad for you, but tastes so good cupcakes. You won't think I am such a genius anymore once I tell you how these are done. It really is easy and makes for such a visually appealing way to dress up cupcakes, not that cupcakes need to be dressed up as the name itself is cute and enticing!
If you’re new here, welcome. I’m AmberLee, and since writing this post, I’ve opened up a little chocolate shop . I’d love to have you stop by , don’t forget to send me a hot chocolate flavor suggestion .
On Thursday, we all learned how to turn our cheap Brita filtered vodka into a sweet Skittles infused vodka liqueur . Well today, instead of infusing the candy into the vodka, we're going to learn how to infuse the vodka into the candy. That's right, we're going to make Drunken Gummies! Huh? ;-)
Due to the popularity of the Infamous Skittles Vodka, I have decided to photograph my experiences making it. I decided to do a set of five different bottles, one for each Skittle color. I've heard of people mixing all colors in one, but I like the "rainbow" effect of five separate ones. I purchased five 8.5 oz. "swing-top" blue glass bottles at The Container Store.
And I’m not even kidding! Easiest. Recipe. Ever! Thanks to my sweet brother, Ramon, who recently came for a visit, I’ve finally learned to make this delicious recipe for homemade Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François .