Boy-Approved Spiked Pasta (Spaghetti with Vodka Cream Sauce) My boyfriend P has a busy, active job and is often too busy to eat a big lunch, if any lunch at all. It's no surprise then that he comes home hungry at only 5 p.m. For those days especially, I have a list of go-to meals that can be whipped up in no time. P's not much of a foodie. I'd actually seen many versions of this dish long before, yet was always scared off by their copious use of heavy cream. Do you also have a go-to list of quick, delicious meals for those really hectic days? Spaghetti with Vodka Cream Sauce [Printable Recipe] Slightly adapted from Cooking Light Serves 3 to 4 XIAOLU'S NOTES: I HIGHLY recommend using fire-roasted canned tomatoes for this recipe -- it adds that much more depth to the flavor! Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. IF you have stick blender, you can now puree the sauce right in the pan (easy peasy!).
The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes : Cafe Fernando ? Food Blog - chocolate mousse recipe - herve this - Chocolate December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Chocolate Two ingredients (seriously, only chocolate and water) and five minutes later, you will be eating The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life. I promise. And you don’t even need any fancy kitchen gadgets. Patience and a bit of elbow grease are required, but we always need those in the kitchen, right? This amazing discovery was made by the famous French chemist, Hervé This, who is also known as the man who unboiled an egg. Since the recipe has only two ingredients, it all comes down to the quality of the chocolate you use. Don’t take this as a mousse recipe only. You can also flavor it with spices like cinnamon or cayenne pepper or add a tablespoon of liquor like Grand Marnier, Chartreuse or Tia Maria. Or boil the water first, take off heat, place a couple of Earl Grey tea bags, let infuse and then use it as your liquid. The most important part of the recipe is achieving the right consistency. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Caramel Cupcakes Woo-hoo! Thanks for all the well wishes and shout-outs about that half marathon business I told you about the other day. The race itself was a success. I had wanted to finish in under 2:15, and made it in 2:05, so I’m really happy with that. For once, I didn’t hurt anything, and I only cried three times (from joy, not misery)–at the start, crossing the finishing line, at the halfway point when I saw my friends, mom and husband cheering like crazy people as I passed, with my Little Coach C perched high up on her daddy’s shoulders. And then shoving caramel cupcakes into your face when you’re done. This combination is nothing short of dynamite, people. It’s just so lovely and balanced, all things considered. The not-too-sweet cake also creates the perfect canvas for toppings of all sorts, from traditional buttercreams to more sugar-heavy icings that might cause your molars to ache on a sweeter cake, like my great grandmother Ruth Enzenbacher’s other-worldly caramel icing. For the cupcakes:
Cookie Dough Dip Go put on your stretchy pants. Seriously. Do it now. Some days, I find that certain recipes speak to me. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies, Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles, Cake Batter Bark… those things excite me. This only has happened a handful of times and when I find or create a delicious recipe that I am so passionate about, I can hardly wait to share it with all of you. This is the situation I found myself in late Monday evening. Or the couch from which I was laying on after eating 16 snickerdoodles. You can only imagine what I did first thing yesterday morning. So let’s hit all the major points: 1. 2. 3. Or you can do dirty things like eat it with a spoon. Cookie Dough Dip makes about 1 1/2 cups 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cups chocolate chips Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds. Oh! I think I love this girl.
Recipe for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake When I noticed how many people are visiting my round-up of 20 Zucchini Recipes I knew it was time to share this fantastic new zucchini recipe called Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake, recommended by my sister Pam. She found the recipe in Penzeys Back to School 2011 Catalog , where it was submitted by Karen Niessing. Pam changed the recipe a little and then I changed it a tiny bit more, and we were both impressed with how this very basic idea of tossing zucchini with a few fresh and dried herbs and cheese and then baking it can produce a dish that's so delicious. I could make an entire meal of this, but it would also be perfect as a zucchini side dish, and Pam told me she ate some of her leftovers for breakfast one day. If you have zucchini from your garden or the farmers market, you must try this! This was my latest picking of zucchini and straightneck squash, and I used the four in the front in this recipe. The recipe called for dried basil. Instructions: Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
Chocolate Pancakes - ThatsSoYummy.com My kids were out of school for spring break this past week and even though they went out of town with my husband to sunny Miami knew I wanted to make something special for their return home breakfast… that’s when I knew Chocolate Pancakes were it! These babies were gobbled up in seconds and enjoyed by all… The good thing about these pancakes are that they are not entirely sweet by themselves… but when powdered sugars dusted on top and maple syrup is poured on top its sweetest pancake ever can be. Hope you make them enjoy as much as mine did! Gather your ingredients. In a small bowl, combine milk, egg, vanilla and butter. Whisk until blended. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Add milk mixture; whisk just until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be still lumpy… fold in chocolate chips. Heat skillet over medium heat until hot. For each pancake, pour a 1/4 cup batter onto skillet. Sprinkle pancakes with powdered sugar; serve warm. Ingredients
Party Food! Pizza in a Bite October 20th, 2008 by katie Getting together to watch a game? Or maybe watching a different sort of game? Pizza Bites 2 recipes pizza dough (or 2 cans refrigerated pizza dough)8 oz block mozzarella cheese4 oz thin sliced pepperoni2 tsp Italian seasoning (combine oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic)1/4 cup olive oil3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheesepizza or marinara saucePrepare pizza dough and roughly chop pepperoni. I used to use the refrigerated pizza doughs for this recipe, but I actually find the homemade dough far easier to work with. Basic Pizza Dough 1 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp loose yeast)1 cup warm water1 tbsp olive oil1 tsp salt2 3/4 cup flourCombine yeast and warm water, stir to dissolve.Add oil, salt, and flour. What’s for dinner this week? Don’t miss my other pizza creations: Pizza Bagels and Pizza Egg Rolls and Pizza Bread!
Nutella Mug Cake | The Family Kitchen Bring Your Child's Favorite Characters to Life with These Disney-Themed Lunches Healthy Mickey-Shaped PB&J Muffins: A Breakfast the Whole Family with Love A Yummy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Love This 3-Ingredient Coffee Fudge Is the Best Morning Pick-Me-Up
25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven't Seen Pt. 2 Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement. He’s like 007 on a spree of existential questioning. The Good, The Bad, And the Weird Two comical outlaws and a bounty hunter fight for a treasure map in 1940s Manchuria while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Tucker and Dale vs. A group of college students go camping for the weekend and, through a series of unlucky events, begin thinking that the harmless Tucker & Dale (pictured above) are trying to kill them. New Kids Turbo An absolutely nutty movie from the Netherlands. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang KKBB is a murder-comedy (?) Big Trouble Big Trouble is one of those movies where all of these different people end up intertwined at the end of the movie. Dr.
Espresso Chocolate Mousse | Flour Child Last night, it rained. It sounded like magic and love and dreaming and soup and kittens. I put on my fluffiest sweatshirt and cuddled up in bed and watched super classy shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom 2. Keepin’ things elegant, you know. I was joyous; absolutely blissful. Until, without any warning, some scary evil malicious malevolent forceful force came over me and I was craving chocolate frosting something fierce. No amount of Gossip Girl was going to help me and I knew it, so I gave in. It’s like eating chocolate clouds off a spoon. Espresso Chocolate Mousse 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder 2 large eggs, seperated 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar 3 tablespoons superfine sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream Set a medium sized bowl in the freezer- you will use this later to whip the cream. Eat some chocolate today. Jordana Like this: Like Loading...
10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world. Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Here are ten psychological experiments that spiraled out of control. 10. Prisoners and guards In 1971, social psychologist Philip Zimbardo set out to interrogate the ways in which people conform to social roles, using a group of male college students to take part in a two-week-long experiment in which they would live as prisoners and guards in a mock prison. 9. Wendell Johnson, of the University of Iowa, who was behind the study Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, also seen top 7. 6. The Milgram Experiment underway 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding Chocolate lovers – this one is for you! It’s seriously the most decadent and rich dessert I have ever eaten in my entire life! And man was it good. I mean how can you go wrong with butter, chocolate, Kahlua and ice cream? Right! There are just a few key things that make this recipe even better. 1. 2nd. And with that said, I leave you with the recipe and I will now go to the gym! Chocolate Brownie Pudding Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter4 large eggs2 cups sugar3/4 cup dutch cocoa powder1/2 cup AP flour2 tsp vanilla extract1 tablespoon KahluaVanilla ice cream, for serving Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Tags: american cuisine, Brownies, butter, cakes, Chocolate, chocolate brownie, chocolate brownie pudding, chocolate brownies, chocolate lovers, cocoa powder, Desserts, Ice Cream, kahlua, Pudding, vanilla ice, Vanilla Ice Cream
How To Make a Cool Cinemagraph Image in Photoshop No doubt you’ll have heard of the term Cinemagraph since it exploded onto the Internets. Originally coined by Photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, a cinemagraph is a clever revival of the classic animated GIF. It combines features of video and photography to create a the illusion of a still image but with cool motion effects. Let’s take a look at how to create your own animated GIF cinemagraph by playing around with Photoshop’s animation tools. Some of the best cinemagraph examples can be found on the creators’ own website. As the popularity of the cinemagraph grew we began to see mobile apps such as Cinemagram emerge, which allows the easy creation of amateur cinemagraphs using the device’s built in camera. Cinemagraphs require some kind of motion, so while the final image looks much more similar to a photograph than a video, we need to begin with actual video footage. Use a tripod. Alternatively you could always play around with existing stock video footage. Download this file
Nutella lava cookies | Kirbie's Cravings | A San Diego food blog sharing restaurant reviews and recipes Wednesday, June 1, 2011 I love lava cakes. For a while now I’ve had this idea playing in my mind to create lava cookies. I tried making nutella lava cookies before, but they didn’t come out exactly as I’d hoped, so I wanted to attempt it again. I took a chocolate cookie recipe that I love, which is thick and sturdy and put some nutella in the middle of the cookie dough. The fiancee really loved these cookies and couldn’t stop eating them. Recipe for cookie base is slightly adapted from the one found on Annie’s Eats. Author: Kirbie’s Cravings Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins 1 cup butter1¼ cup sugar2 large eggs1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder2¼ cups all-purpose flour1/4 tsp. salt1 tsp. baking powder1 1/2 cups large semi-sweet chocolate chipsnutella for filling Preheat the oven to 350F.Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.