Homemade Oreos Fact #1: I made Oreos. I didn’t think it was possible, either. Fact #2: They tasted just like the real ones.. on crack. chocolate banana crepes This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. Friends gathered from all around the city with chips and salsa and salads and popcorn and laughter and stories to share. The fire pit was aflame. The candles were lit on this (gluten free and vegan) carrot cake. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0.
The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread I once made the driest pancake in the world. I can see you sitting at home, staring at your computer screen, and scoffing at my bold statement. Driest pancake in the world? Virginia Willis' Cola-glazed Wings Image Credit: Jaden Hair This is a recipe that I return to time and time again -- it's a friends and family favorite, and the entire plate gets devoured every time. That makes me a happy cook! Instead of deep frying wings (though I love that, too), it's more convenient to bake or grill them. I'm always perplexed on what to do with a big vat of oil after deep frying. Grilling the wings gives them a nicely charred flavor and crisp bits that will delight any barbecue lover.
Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Calorie Count's Spicy Black Bean Burgers Calorie Count is not just a place to count calories, it's a fantastic resource for recipes and ideas and is where I found the nutrition facts for this recipe! Spicy Black Bean Burgers 5 large or 6 small burgers Ingredients: 1/2 small onion 2 cloves garlic 1/2 t oregano 1 T chopped jalapeno 1 T olive oil 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped 2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained and smashed 1/8 cup corn 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1/2 t salt 1 1/2 t chili powder 2 T parsley chopped 1/4 cup flour
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe As I mentioned on Friday, I have been doing some experimentation with the beer and chocolate combination. The Guinness-chocolate ice cream that I made totally kicked butt, so I couldn’t wait to see how I liked beer and chocolate in my cake. The answer? I like it, a whole heck of a lot. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes I’m not sure why my tastebuds so closely associate lemon with spring – citrus is a winter fruit, after all, but its brightness I suppose reminds me of the sun coming out again. Lemon ricotta pancakes seem to be particularly springy – maybe because brunch becomes more common once the ground starts to thaw, with longer days, Easter and baby showers and people more eager to leave their houses and get together. Spring weekend mornings beg for pancakes. With a sweet-tart citrus kick and a light spring in their step, these lemon ricotta pancakes are a celebratory step up from the usual. Grate the lemon zest as finely as you can to maximize flavor and avoid bits of zest in your pancakes. Ricotta cheese adds richness as well as a light airiness; light ricotta works fine, but use the real thing if you really want to do breakfast up right.
The Best Oils I love to lightly sauté, roast and toast veggies, grains and nuts. I also love to drizzle flavorful oils on salads and raw veggies. I’ve heard a little of this and that about the best oils to use for different styles of cooking, but I wanted to be sure so I researched it a little deeper. What I found is very interesting. Different oils perform differently depending on the temperature and use. I also found out that the concerns with using oil go way beyond fat and calories.
sweet saturday: one minute peanut butter cake Picture this scene: it’s 8:30 in the evening. The sky is just starting to get dark outside your living room window. You ate a delicious, healthy and veggie-filled dinner a few hours ago and now you are ready to sit down to the most recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance and dive into a decadent plate of dessert. Oh wait, you have no dessert. No chocolate, no cookies, no ice cream, no cake, no pie, not even a Jordan almond. No Yeast Bread Recipes No Yeast Bread If you need, or want, to remove yeast from your diet, but can't stand the thought of giving up bread, this recipe gives you an alternative. The Irish gave us this one, out of necessity when yeast was unavailable to them, but I've made a couple of refinements.
good for you breakfast loaf & Haute Box March 23, 2011 by allison n Raise your hand if you enjoy a warm slice chunk of quick bread in the morning or as a snack? Maybe it’s banana nut bread, blueberry bread, cinnamon swirl bread or pumpkin chocolate chip bread.