Vegetarian Christmas Recipes | Pardon a Pig this Christmas! | Animals Australia While we prepare for the holiday season, it is also a peak time of production for factory farms that produce the 'products' that make up many traditional Christmas feasts. Inside factory farms, acts of cruelty such as severe confinement and surgical procedures without pain relief are legal and routine — despite the fact that if you were to treat a dog or cat this way you could be prosecuted for animal cruelty. Hope for these animals lies with each of us making compassionate choices, and refusing to buy into cruelty when we shop. Fortunately the growing variety of meat, dairy and egg-free alternatives at the supermarket are making this decision easier (and tastier!) For the animals’ sake, please join us in embracing a compassionate Festive Season. The Festive Season is a time of giving, kindness and good-will to others, which makes it an ideal time to put values into action by choosing cruelty-free meals these holidays. Bon appétit!
Peanut Butter Popcorn Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn We spent most of our Sunday watching football and the Golden Globes. I wanted a sweet treat, but was not in the mood to bake. Surprise, huh? I was going to make our Twix Caramel Popcorn, but didn’t have any Twix candy bars, so I made a batch of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn instead. I love how easy this popcorn is to make. I filled a bowl with popcorn and munched away while I watched the end of the Golden Globes. This popcorn is perfect for movie night, game day, or any day really. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn Yield: About 8 cupsPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 minutes Peanut butter popcorn with a drizzle of chocolate and Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. If you like this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn, you might also like: Chocolate Popcorn from Simply ScratchTwix Carmel Popcorn from Two Peas and Their PodSnickers Popcorn from Cookies and Cups
hasselback-potatoes These Hasselback potatoes looks beautiful, don't' they? Here, I also added several cloves of garlic to these Swedish version of baked potatoes to enhance the flavor. It turned out great, they were very delicious, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.. Updated: November 26th 2013 This is an updated post with a new video guide on How To Slice Hasselback Potatoes Hasselback Potatoes (Printable Recipe) Ingredients 6 Medium Size Potatoes 2 - 3 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 30 g Butter Maldon Sea Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper Method Preheat the oven to 220˚C (425˚F). Arrange the potatoes in a baking tray and insert the garlic in between the slits. Bake the potatoes for about 40 minutes or until the potatoes turn crispy and the flesh is soft.
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GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND BAKE!: PRETZEL BITES - Parmesan or Cinnamon and Sugar with glaze. Do you need a perfect snack for the big game? These Pretzel bites will hit the spot for sure. You can make a combination of Parmesan bites with a Cheese dip or Cinnamon and Sugar bites with a Vanilla glaze for dipping. I've finally used up my supply of Rhodes Roll dough . . . until I buy more. Simple . . . CINNAMON and SUGAR PRETZEL BITES Take a Texas size Rhodes roll that has been thawed. Roll it out in a four inch rope. Cut in four sections. I got tired of this method. so I simplified even more. Take your roll, and cut horizontally and vertically. You have four pieces. You will need: as well as: Once your bites are all cut, place on a large greased baking sheet. Let rise until double in size. Like this . . . Bring some water to boil in a large pot. Prepare a Baking sheet with a clean towel and Paper towels on top. Like this: Heat your oven to 375 Degrees. Plop about 10 bites into that boiling water. Toss gently so that all sides are shocked with the water. You will boil for about 45 seconds. Oh yum!
Street Party Sesame Street. Pop Party. This Tuesday, November 10th is the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street. And it didn’t hurt that just last week I found the perfect candy for Elmo’s ping-pong-like-eyes. Solid white. But don’t worry. To make your own Sesame Street Cake pops, follow the basic cake pop instructions and use the following tips to decorate. Elmo’s noses are simply orange jelly beans. To decorate all of these characters, dip them in colored candy coating first. While the coating is wet, attach the mouth and eyes and let dry. Let me stop here and tell you. But I took the long way, since this was a special occasion. Use the same technique for Cookie Monster. Oscar. Also, Oscar’s eyes are different than the others. Here are the candy melts and how you can cut them for each character. If you can’t find dark chocolate melts, then chocolate coins might work. I almost used these, but I stuck with the candy melts because I didn’t have enough coins. Now for Big Bird. Here are a few beaks. Yes.
Homemade Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Granola Bars - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Welcome! Come join us as we find beauty amidst the bedlam of every day life. We'll try and balance meal time, finances, home life, DIY and more. If you're new, you may like to subscribe for free updates. Subscribe via RSS to updates in your favorite feed reader, or via email to have new posts delivered directly to your inbox by email. One of the all time great “Eat on the Go” snacks in our home has always been the granola bar. This easy to make, homemade granola bar recipe will have you wondering why you didn’t try this simple recipe attempt long ago, especially since it whips up in less than ten minutes. There are many recipes available and just like my homemade granola recipe, the options are endless. Then the next recipe I will share will be with only all natural sweeteners and jam packed with healthy grains. This picture is proof that I was trying to be a good girl and so instead of stirring in the chocolate, I just sprinkled them on top. And those three miscellaneous M & M’s?
Chocolate Therapy: Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites Since I deprived you of any unhealthy goodies for a whole week, I figured I should double up this week. Your waistline may have thanked me for my absence, but I thoroughly believe chocolate is essential for a person's overall well-being. At least that's what I tell myself. I'm sorry in advance for these delicious bites of pure bliss. Oh my they are good. These are super easy to fix up quickly. And, of course, enjoy! Peanut Butter Cup Brownies Recipe from Nosh and Tell Makes 1 dozen brownies 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon water 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, plus about 1/3 cup more for garnishing 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized microwave-safe bowl combine sugar, softened butter, and water. Place peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl.
Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots) Homemade Crispy Potato Tots (Tater Tots) I went to a Sonic Drive In for the first time a few weeks ago and was surprised to see that they served tater tots. I just had to order some, and believe me I enjoyed every last tot. I knew then and there that I needed to make a homemade version in my own kitchen. So when the recent issue of Cook’s Country arrived in the mail, this recipe was the first one I bookmarked. Serve for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even an afternoon snack. I added a dash of cayenne pepper because I like things spicy, but feel free to leave it out. Crunchy on the outside, warm and fluffy on the inside. Ingredients: 1 cup water 2 1/4 teaspoons salt 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 4 cups peanut oil or vegetable oil Directions: In a small bowl, whisk water and salt together until salt dissolves. One Year Ago: Sweet Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter
Chocolate Bark Step 1: Prepare the Pan Line a baking sheet with foil, shiny-side up; smooth out the creases. Step 2: Pick Your Ingredients Chocolate: 1 pound Bittersweet chocolate Semisweet chocolate White chocolate Half bittersweet and half white chocolate (for swirled bark) Crunchy Toppings: 1/2 cup, chopped Almonds Walnuts Macadamia nuts Pecans Peanuts Pistachios Cashews Pine nuts Chewy Toppings: 1/2 cup, chopped Dried figs Dried apricots Dried cherries Dried cranberries Dried mangoes Raisins Mini marshmallows Candied orange peel Crystallized ginger Spices (optional) Red pepper flakes Flaky sea salt Crushed cardamom seeds Toasted fennel seeds Crushed pink peppercorns Hazelnuts Peppermints Toffee Nut brittle Toasted coconut flakes Peanut butter chips Banana chips Step 3: Melt the Chocolate A. B. C. Step 4: Spread It Out Pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet; use the rubber spatula to spread it into a 10-to-12-inch circle, about 1/4 inch thick. Step 5: Add Your Toppings
Chicken Wings With Honey BBQ Sauce Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies and Giveaway! | Crunchy Creamy SweetCrunchy Creamy Sweet Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies – my favorite cookies of late! Soft yet chewy. The orange-chocolate combo is irresistible! Also, enter to win a Microplane Zester and a stand mixer attachment from BeaterBlade! It took me three times to take good photos of these cookies. Not only was I chasing the light but in the same time I was running out of cookies because my kids keep sneaking in to grab one and run for it! And honestly, I don’t blame them. Personally, I would add more orange zest and more chocolate next time. I got to use my new zester from Microplane. It has a cover that also makes for a measuring tool. Ooh, I love the scent of freshly grated orange zest! My other new favorite tool is the Beater Blade for my KitchenAid mixer! Just look at that perfectly mixed cookie dough! Then the only thing left to do is to bake the cookies. Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies - soft and chewy cookies packed with citrus and chocolate! Ingredients Instructions Notes