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Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip - Eating Made Easy. A few years ago my friend Christa introduced me to the Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip at Trader Joe’s.

Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip - Eating Made Easy

I was instantly obsessed. This creamy dip was perfect with crunchy raw veggies, crackers, pita and even spread on wraps and sandwiches. It’s kind of like a grown up version of ranch, but with more flavor and tanginess. But since the Trader Joe’s dip is not organic, I knew I eventually wanted to create my own organic version at home. (Since for me, buying organic dairy is a must). 12 College Cocktails You Drank Against Your Better Judgment. College is an exciting, experimental time.

12 College Cocktails You Drank Against Your Better Judgment

For maybe the first moment in your life, you follow your own heart instead of the beat of the crowd. Easy Make-Your-Own Vitamin C Supplements. Cold and flu season is upon us, and the best way to fight off viruses is to strengthen the immune sy...

Easy Make-Your-Own Vitamin C Supplements

Cold and flu season is upon us, and the best way to fight off viruses is to strengthen the immune system. Vitamin C is perhaps one of the best ways to do just that! This important vitamin can detoxify the body, promotes healing, and helps us deal with stress. Vitamin C supports the healthy bacteria in our gut, has anti-viral and anti-bacterial compounds, kills cancer cells, and neutralizes free radicals, just to name a few. Everyone, especially children, can benefit from consuming more vitamin C. Where does YOUR FOOD come from? A topnotch WordPress.com site. Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe - Food.com - 48627. Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe : Alton Brown. Easy Lemon Dill Potato Salad. Hot from my oven. Yesterday marked the first day of Chinese new year….. the Year of Rabbit.Xin Nian Kuai Le—may this year of rabbit bring in Joy, happiness and prosperity to you all…` So I decided to celebrate the New Year by cooking one of my favorite Chinese snack, Sesame balls I have tasted two versions of sesame balls,one filled with red bean paste n the other with cooked mung beans..

Hot from my oven

I am sticking with Mung bean filing .. The crispiness from Sesame..Chewiness from the Glutinous rice..and the sweetness of beans...it tastes soo yumm when you bite into this delectable snack. Here goes the recipe 1 Cup Glutinous Rice flour 3/4 Cup water 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Spilt Mung beans 1/4 Cup White sesame seeds Oil for deep frying Bring the water to boil and add 3 tablespoon of brown sugar and stir well Transfer the rice flour to a bowl and make a well at center Pour the water and slowly mix in using a spoon.

Meanwhile cook the mung beans with 1/3Cup water and 1 table spoon brown sugar. Homemade Pork Buns! « I made that! Dear Pork, We meet again.

Homemade Pork Buns! « I made that!

This time things got intense. Red Bean Bao/Chinese Steamed Bun [With step by step photos] Finally I made the Red bean bao..This has been in my todo list for a long long time!

Red Bean Bao/Chinese Steamed Bun [With step by step photos]

I am a big fan of the light and sweet steamed buns, every time I have it for breakfast I always wonder why I haven’t ever tried making this! As always I chose the easy method and got the readymade red bean paste . Sweet filled buns. I did a quick search so as not to clutter this board with redundant posts but only found post about savory filled buns. Here are some pictures and instructions for Swedish-style filled buns.

Wrapping the dough around the filling of these is a considerable hassle but the end result is worth the trouble! You'll need: about 2 1/2 cups of flour (you'll need to judge the exact amount by the dough's consistancy), 3/4 cup whole milk, an egg, 5 tablespoons butter, 25 grams cake yeast, 3 tablespoons sugar. (Not pictured, 1 tsp salt) If you've got a powerful mixer you can really just dump all of this in the bowl and mix for about 20 minutes (adding the salt after 10 minutes).

Classic Biscuit Recipe: Butter Dips. This week we're turning away from all the holiday sweets to cook up some classic winter comfort food — food that is a little indulgent, perhaps, but nourishing nonetheless.

Classic Biscuit Recipe: Butter Dips

And I couldn't let the week go by without looking back at one of my favorite biscuit-y breads from childhood: Butter dips! Have you ever made these ultra-quick, ultra-easy biscuits? They're cloudlike and fluffy, with golden bottoms from baking in a pool of butter. Heavenly! Butter dips are an old Betty Crocker classic. Cheeky Kitchen » How To Make Butterflake Rolls if You’re Not Martha Stewart. Try as I might, I can’t make things perfect.

Cheeky Kitchen » How To Make Butterflake Rolls if You’re Not Martha Stewart

I can make one cupcake in a batch look pretty dang awesome. From time to time my junk drawer has all of the pens in the same slot. Cheesy Florentine Biscuit Cups. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter. Have you given up on making biscuits?

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter

Do they seem like too much trouble for the end result? I was kinda in that boat. Flour Tortillas. When I was growing up in South Texas we had this neighbor who would, on Saturday afternoons, make her tortillas for the week.

Flour Tortillas

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad. If you saw Ole’s Greek burger post, you may have been left wondering what kind of summer salad you’d pair that with. (I know you were.) It’s not like a regular, ol’ creamy coleslaw would do the trick there. And something about putting tzatziki sauce on your burger doesn’t scream potato salad. It screams pasta salad, naturally. THIS pasta salad. Now, you may ask yourself why thinly slice the peppers and the onions instead of dicing them like everything else? And some of my favorite cheese.

Add the kalamata olives in there too. No Weird Stuff Simple Potato Salad. Calypso Sweet Potato-Fruit Salad Recipe - Food.com - 373500. Potatoes Romanoff – A Fancy Twice Baked Potato. I’m totally ready for fall. Baked Mashed Potatoes with a Creamy Gruyere Topping. My friend Donna Natale Mason…what can I say other than that Texas is not nearly as colorful without her? She is a vibrant, loud, gorgeous bit of Texas stomping through the snow in Indiana in red cowboy boots. We were debutantes together in Wichita Falls and she keeps threatening to come back to Texas and have a get together where we all wear our (very small sized yet shockingly poufy) deb dresses and eat lots of food and tell raunchy jokes.

In the meantime she has given me a very decadent, yet simple recipe that is dear to her heart. You know I have a soft spot for recipes that are truly an embodiment of love. Skinny Mashed Potatoes. Horseradish and Dill Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes. A Cozy Kitchen » Portobello Fries. Avocado Fries. Oh dear. Green Bean Fries. A couple of weeks ago I was emailed by a reader to try Green Bean Fries, like the ones at T.G.I. Friday’s. Homemade Onion Rings « Straight from the Farm.

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Go ahead, take a shot of salad dressing.