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Beautiful Cookie Decoration Ideas : theBERRY - StumbleUpon

Beautiful Cookie Decoration Ideas : theBERRY - StumbleUpon
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Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries | cooking on the weekends I truly appreciate your visiting my site! If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post. You can also follow what I’m cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up there with Nutella and mangoes) is Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. Spicy, smoky, and oh-so-yummy! This french fry recipe is so flavorful that you really don’t need to dip them in anything. Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries Recipe 3-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1-1/3 -pounds Idaho Russet Potatoes Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Notes Exactly what are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? Like avocados and french fries?

Homemade Christmas Cookie Tips - Living on a Dime saw this recipe in the paper and thought it sounded good and easy. I like that it says not too sweet so will be making it, for christmas. I know she says Halloween but cookies are for whenever. I came up with this recipe about 5 years ago and I have been making them every Halloween since. They don’t last very long though. Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies ½ cup of butter, softened 1 cup of brown sugar 1 egg A dash of nutmeg 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of salt 11/4 cups of flour 1 ½ cup of quick oats 1 cup of pumpkin puree Preheat oven to 375 degrees Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl- Add the egg and continue to mix. Once all of your flour is incorporated, stir in the oats, and then the pumpkin. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a cookie sheet, flattening the mound a bit. Glaze 1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted. Mix the first three ingredients together. Drizzle over the cooled cookies and let the glaze set, an hour or 2. Then it is time to enjoy!

DIY Cupcake Frosting Color Chart The May issue of Food Net­work Mag­a­zine has one of the coolest fea­tures ever inside: a cup­cake icing color chart! The chart shows you how to make lovely pas­tel frost­ing shades in every color using a basic food col­or­ing kit (red, yel­low, blue, and green). The mag­a­zine also includes a recipe for white frost­ing to use as a base for the col­ors and a vanilla cup­cake recipe. Want to make the col­ors pop even more? Make the frost­ing metal­lic using lus­ter dust, a non-toxic edi­ble powder. For those who missed out when the issue hit the news­stands, Food Net­work posted the frost­ing color recipes on their web­site. Need help adding tex­ture to your col­or­ful new treats? Be sure to let me know how your new & improved cup­cakes turn out! Related

Ten Worst and Best Foods Do you want to know the best super foods to eat, for your better health? How to eat right by knowing — with candid and reliable information — what foods to eat regularly, so you are empowered to improve your overall health? Do you ever ask yourself “What should I eat?” Or “How can I choose a healthier diet?” Dear health-conscious consumer, Scientific research has proven the relationship between diet and disease. That’s exactly why you should learn what is best to eat. This special free health advice has been compiled especially for you by our expert staff of scientists and nutritionists, so eating the best foods is as easy as buying what’s best in the supermarket. Sweet potatoes top the list of best foods, but why? Download this free health advice right now, so you can add these best foods to your regular grocery shopping list, because this advice will help you stay focused — day in and day out — on the best foods for your health. Act now to get your free health advice about what to eat.

Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious.com - StumbleUpon photo by Roland Bello yield Makes 1 gallon (serves 16) active time 30 min total time 30 min You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon. This cooler is easy to make, beautiful to behold, and not too sweet. Garnish: lemon slices; mint sprigs Preparation Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Cooks' note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

Homemade Pizza Rolls I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I am a junk food junkie. I just might eat Ruffles and Rolos for dinner every night if it were PC…and if I wouldn’t gain 1,000 pounds. This trait runs in the family. While my little brother and Mom forget to eat at times (to which I always reply, really?) my Dad and I are always on the hunt for a sweet treat or crunchy snack. My older brother? As much as I love me some Doritos and Thin Mints though, I never EVER keep junk food in the house. Gretchen from the Real Housewives of the OC said it best, when asked if she’d have kids with her boyfriend who can’t even afford child support for his existing son, “I’m madly in love. Well said, Gretch. Because yes, while I’m madly in love with BBQ potato chips, Sour Patch Kids and Oreos, I’m not stupid. Not to mention, I feel like hell when I eat it. So, I try and do the right things. All of that to say… I made homemade Pizza Rolls tonight, and they were freaking fantastic. :) And you should too. Snug as a bug!

How to Make Royal Icing Video and Tips | The Bearfoot Baker I wanted to put together a little video for you today. It is called, “How to Make Royal Icing” because royal icing can be a wonderful thing or it can be your worst nightmare. When I began decorating cookies, I made batch after batch after batch hoping I would somehow find a magical formula that would allow me to make the perfect icing every time. Since I live in a humid climate, royal icing was not an easy thing to master. I don’t have all the answers but, I have turned my kitchen into a science lab preforming all kinds of experiments trying to get definite answers for us. If you want my royal icing recipe, click here for a full batch or here for a half a batch. Weigh your powdered sugar ever time you make a batch. I hope you have enjoyed my How to Make Royal Icing video. Happy Creating,

Homemade Drumsticks Share this image Share It Pin It As a kid, there was nothing that completed a summer day by the pool like the song of an approaching ice cream truck. While most of my friends would switch up their selections each time (between Astro Pops, Creamsicles and Klondike Bars), I'd always go with a Drumstick. Share this image Share this image 7 Super Snacks That Heal If some doctors had their way today, Americans would be more medicated than industrial feedlot cattle. But what most people don’t realize is that the first line of defense against stress, fatigue, depression, and so many other maladies is found in supermarket aisles, not in the drug store. Research shows that the vitamins, minerals, and active compounds specific to certain fruits, vegetables, and even chocolate and red wine have an immediate and lasting impact on your mood, your health, your fitness — even your sex life. Whether you have a big presentation at work, or the need to burn a few hundred extra calories a day (and who doesn’t want to do that?) 1. Eat This: 1 Cup of Low-Fat Yogurt or 2 Tbsp of Mixed Nuts Scientists in Slovakia gave people 3 grams each of two amino acids — lysine and arginine — or a placebo and asked them to deliver a speech. Not That! 2. Drink This:Green Tea Not That! Skipping meals lets your body's calorie-burning furnace go cold. 3. Not That! 4. Not That! 5. 6.

Cinnamon Toast&Rolls - Circle B Kitchen - Circle B Kitchen - StumbleUpon The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate. I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Roll in any fashion you like (I’ve also folded them into little triangles) Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe

cheesy baked artichoke dip in college i was a waitress and bartender at The Loring Bar & Cafe in Minneapolis. it is where i met alex, so it will always hold a very special place in my heart. it was a really great place to work - cool co-workers, great customers and excellent food. the one thing that we were known for was artichoke dip. i can't tell you how many times i ate that for dinner. it was incredible but since The Loring closed no other artichoke dip has even came close to replacing it. i have tried several recipes for artichoke dip that really sucked. too dry - to heavy - not enough flavor - i have covered them all. but this recipe is the last artichoke dip recipe i will ever need. it is similar to the Loring recipe - dare i say - it might be even better. let me put it this way - this is THE BEST artichoke dip! i apologize for the weird measurements - i doubled the original recipe because it just didn't make enough! alex did a beautiful job of modeling the dip :) Yield: Makes about 2 2/3 cups Preheat broiler.

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