Churro Bites Share on Pinterest Please tell me you’ve all tried a churro… a real churro? Not the long, freeze and bake churros they sale at theme parks, ball games or the mall. Churros can be made with or without eggs. Share on Pinterest Share on Pinterest Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 3 Tbsp butter, diced 2 tsp granulated sugar 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour vegetable oil, for frying Cinnamon Sugar Coating 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon Directions Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat to 360 degrees (Keep a close eye on the temp while you prepare the churro dough, you don't want it to become too hot, so you may have to reduce the temp or remove the pot from the burner for a moment).
idaho sunrise (baked eggs and bacon in potato bowls) I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.
Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal I recently read an article which stated that people who ate dessert for breakfast had less cravings throughout the day and they actually lost more weight than those who swore off sweets completely. When I read this I immediately began thinking about Valentine’s day desserts I could transform into breakfast. Chocolate covered strawberries, red velvet cake, chocolate mouse. The possibilities were endless. After having great luck with baked oatmeal, I thought it would lend itself well to other dessert flavours. I adore the combination of bitter chocolate and sweet cherries so I decided on making black forest cake baked oatmeal. These little cakes are incredible. Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)½ cup applesauce½ cup fat free milk (or dairy free milk, to make vegan)¾ cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)½ Tsp. vanilla extract¼ cup chocolate chips1 Tbsp. chia seeds1 Tbsp. cocoa powder Preheat oven to 375 Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Related posts:
Blueberry Crepes I imagine this is how my Tuesday morning conversations will go with my co-workers: “So what did you do this holiday weekend?” “Uhmmm…I made crepes.” “Oh that sounds tasty…what else did you guys do?” “I, uhmmm, wrote a blog post?” “Anything else?” “I finished reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma…great book.” “That’s it?” “Did I mention I made crepes? The Boy and I have been running ourselves ragged over the last few weeks, so this past 4th of July weekend, we decided to kick it on the home front. I’ve made crepes before , so that part was relatively easy (except for the first two attempts at flipping the crepes over…but we won’t discuss that). For the filling, I combined some of Keswick Creamery’s whole milk ricotta with powdered sugar, vanilla and some more blueberry puree. Blueberry Crepes with Blueberry Vanilla Ricotta Filling For the crepes: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup water 6 tablespoons butter, melted 3 large eggs For the filling: 2 teaspoons vanilla
Lemon Brownies I am constantly looking for different ways to fuel my rather unhealthy lemon obsession, and since I've already made an elephantine amount of lemon bars (don't worry, there will be more!), I decided to try something new...something kinda-sorta similar to a lemon bar but without the jelly-belly center. Low and behold, I stumbled upon this incantation of a lemon bar/brownie hybrid! They're not quite as lemony as lemon bars, which makes them perfect for silly people who don't like their recipes on the tart side, but they are still lavish enough to pacify citrus-y dessert longings. To paint a better picture, just imagine biting into your favourite brownie, only instead of a rich chocolate flavour, your teeth sink into a chewy, cakey, lemon bar. I'm almost 100% positive that you have everything needed to make a batch, so you have my permission to take a break from sunning & surfing. Lemon Brownies makes about 25-30 brownies method Preheat the oven to 350 F. Recipe adapted from Sweet Anna's
The Comfort of Eggs in a Basket Eggs in a basket was the first meal I ever cooked. I was in 5th grade, and it was a Sunday morning at my best friend's house after a sleepover. We woke up hungry, and for some reason his parents weren't home. This confused me--my parents would never do that--but more important than confusion was the fact that I was terribly hungry, and I didn't see how that problem was going to be solved, since his house never had any cereal in it. "We'll make eggs in a basket," my friend said, pulling out a loaf of bread, a jug of oil, and a carton of eggs. The resulting breakfast was awesome: runny yolk and crisp bread dripping with oil (we filled the skillet so much oil it was basically deep-fried). Ideally, make this with slices of toast cut thick. I guess I have a fondness for very fast and simple eggs + bread dishes, my love of "eggy bread" evidence of this, which is basically French toast without sweetness or spices. What are your go-to quick meals when hunger looms? Eggs in the Basket
Overnight, Slow Cooker, Banana & Coconut Milk Steel-Cut Oatmeal This cooks while you sleep, so you can wake up to the aroma of a delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast. The oats, flax seed, bananas, and coconut milk will give you the fuel to keep going all morning. It's lactose free and vegan, too. Last year I shared two recipes for Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats, one was apple-cinnamon and the other was cherry-almond. They are healthy, hearty breakfasts that have been very popular with readers. So I thought it was time to try out a new flavor. It was Yummy reader, Bella, who got me thinking about using coconut milk when she asked in the apple cinnamon oatmeal comments about substituting coconut milk for the skim milk in that recipe. Coconut Milk is good for you, too! A power breakfast! Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6 points per 3/4 cup serving Step-by-step photos for makingSlow Cooker, Banana & Coconut Milk Steel-Cut Oatmeal Step 1. *I recommend using very ripe bananas. *Canned coconut milk is located in the Asian aisle of most groceries stores. Step 2.
lemon poppy seed pancakes one of my favorite childhood memories was when my mom would make breakfast for dinner. i know that may not sound like a big deal, but i loved the idea of breakfast for dinner. it was out of the ordinary. even now, when i have a hard day or just need a pick-me-up i make breakfast for dinner. it is comforting. one of my favorite cookbooks is by Heidi Swanson - Cook 1.0: A Fresh Approach to the Vegetarian Kitchen. she delivers some truly wonderful recipes and the pancake section is amazing. if you have read picky cook for any amount of time, you will already know my love of lemon. i know it may seem like a lot of zest in this recipe but trust me - it is perfect! i served these lemon poppy seed pancakes with macerated berries (any mix of berries would work). just add a bit of sugar to the berries and let them sit at room temp while you make the pancakes. another serving option would be raspberry syrup. i hope you enjoy them as much as i do. butter, to serve (and for pan) lemon curd desserts
Fun with Food Friday - Dutch Pancake - Mama Chocolate Welcome to Week 7 of Fun with Food Friday! Check The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom for another recipe review this week! Today I’m sharing another old favorite of mine, (also a favorite of friend and reader Amanda.) I have some great recipes waiting in the wings from you guys, including Mexican Black Bean Burgers and Creamy Turnip soup, and when I do my big monthly shopping trip next week, I’ll be picking up the ingredients I need for those! This is a quick and easy breakfast that’s more nutritious than a bowl of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs for hurried mornings! We have started using this almost every Sunday morning. Getting her to sit still and behave well in church goes much better if she’s eaten a good breakfast, so this has been a life-saver! Dutch Pancake (I’ve also heard this called a Dutch Baby, Swedish Pancake, and German Pancake. 4 eggs1 cup milk1 cup flour (I usually use 1/2 whole wheat)1/2 tsp salt1 tsp vanilla2 Tb. butter 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.)
www.menshealth.com/mhlists/gourmet-sandwiches-for-guys/printer.php From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches. They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. (Who needs hot dogs, anyway?) Use each recipe as a basic road map, but bring your talent for finding creative routes. Think BLT, but better. More on MensHealth.com: 20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout 2. Layer pieces of ciabatta or a sturdy sandwich roll with grated fontina or mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced figs, and arugula. More on MensHealth.com: 100 Ways to Live Forever 3. In a bit of olive oil, fry a good-quality sweet Italian sausage until it's crisp and brown. More on MensHealth.com: 33 Simple Ways to Turn Her On 4. 5.
Coconut Whipped Cream « Nutty Kitchen We love our whipped cream in coffee, on berries for dessert, really on any of our primal desserts. But it’s nice to have an alternative to dairy and for our Paleo friends. Henry thought it would be good to have some cold coconut milk and stuck a can into the fridge for a couple of hours. When he opened it he noticed that it had gotten very thick on top, so he scooped it out and noticed that it had separated from the coconut water. So he added a little cinnamon and a little organic vanilla extract to the thick coconut and whipped it up. So since then we’ve been enjoying our morning cup of coffee with a spoon full. So here are a couple of pictures for you – try it, it is so incredibly easy and completely gluten and dairy-free. Step 1: Take a “full fat” can of Organic Coconut Milk and place it in the fridge for some time or best over night Refrigerated Coconut Milk being scooped out by Henry Coconut Water Step 4: Enjoy every bite, anyway you like! Like this: Like Loading...
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! Here’s a short video sharing how to make these delicious pancakes: If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day! How do you like your pancakes? But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake. And they cooked up just like a pancake- fluffy, but with craters of crusty, sugary cinnamon swirled within. You might find three of these stacked in a fancy breakfast restaurant, but I’m gonna tell you that one pancake is all you need. Oh yeah. Ingredients:
Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread We are in the middle of strawberry season and I love it! There are so many recipes on Pinterest that I can’t wait to try. This was one of the recipes I have been dying to make and it turned out really good. The recipe has cream cheese in it, making it yummy and moist! This bread was a little tricky but the trickiness was worth it because the bread was delicious! Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar4 ounces cream cheese, softened2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt1/2 cup buttermilk1 1/2 cups strawberries, rinse, dried and chopped Directions: 1. Ethan Allen Sandwiches Yes, I am still working my way through my post-vacation “cook every great thing I had to eat while in Vermont” syndrome. I think this might be the end of it, but it is a delicious and easy one. I should begin by saying I am a big fan of The Grilled Cheese Sandwich. So this concludes my retrospective of Meals I Ate On My Vermont Vacation. Ingredients Two slices country bread (I used ciabiatta bread) 1/4 cup shredded Vermont cheddar 2-4 slices thin-sliced ham (or more, if you want) 3 thin slices Granny Smith apple Butter Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.