How To Make Perfect Brownies | How To Cook Like Your Grandmother I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. I’m done looking. Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa powder (see note below) 3 eggs ¾ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter) ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (see note below) Directions A NOTE ON CHOCOLATE: You’ll notice the list of ingredients is very short. The assembly is about as easy as you can get. Do this by hand, until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet, and stop. Stir in the chocolate chips. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment. Pour the batter and spread it out. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes. Very carefully lift the parchment out of the baking dish. Peel the edges and let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Pour yourself a glass of milk, and that’s it. Make these in two minutes flat
Oreo Truffle Bites I’ve been seeing a lot of posts recently about Oreo Truffles. I guess chocolate and the month of love just go so well together that recipes such as this one are a wining combo! But what I love about this recipe is the convenience. Only and handful of ingredients. Would that make my friend Elle happy or what? And another thing I love about this recipe is the Oreo cookies. Even vegans enjoy comfort food from time to time. So three ingredients, easy to make, and Oreo cookies. I have a feeling I’m stuck with the metabolism I’ve got. I saved my red velvet heart-shaped Valentine’s Day box from last year. Ingredients: 1 package Oreo Cookies (regular or double-stuff is fine)1 8 oz package of Vegan Cream Cheese (I used Tofutti’s)2 Cups dairy free chocolate chips1 tablespoon Coconut OilSprinkles (optional) Directions: Put the Oreo cookies in a food processor and pulse until finely crumbled. Use your preferred method for melting chocolate chips. Other Great Sites with Oreo Truffle Recipes:
Super Skinny Pizza Pinwheels You don’t have to blow your ‘healthy eating’ all together when it comes to get-togethers with friends, or in this case a Super Bowl party… And you certainly don’t have to stay away from food altogether! The key is to bring your own healthy dish to pass, (and if it makes you feel ’strange’ you don’t even have to tell anyone it’s healthy!) These pizza pinwheels are sure to be a crowd pleaser with healthy eaters (and not-so healthy eaters) alike! It’s a great dish to pass, and can be made ahead of time, and re-heated in the microwave or oven just before serving. It’s estimated that American’s consume an extra 1,000 calories per person on game day! Bring these Super Skinny Pizza Pinwheels to your Superbowl get together, and you can be sure to get the party started!
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.
Dirty Vegan Foods "Naughty Food with None of the Guilt" © 2011 ~Dirty Vegan Foods ™~ Live within 20 miles of our Kitchen?? Find us at Lees Market in Westport, Clements Market in Portsmouth, The Green Grocer in Portsmouth and of course A Market in Newport and Manchester NH!! Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies & Betchacanteatjustone's Blog This just may be my new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s made with butter AND cream cheese. It’s dense, chewy, chocolatey and very delicious. I had half a package of cream cheese that needed to be used up and I really wanted chocolate chip cookies so I figured surely there must be a recipe… a quick google blog search led me to baking blonde and a really delicious recipe that’s definitely being added to my regular cookie repertoire! Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from BakingBlonde 4 oz cream cheese, softened (recipe called for 5-6 but I only had 4)3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt2 cups plus 3 tbsp all purpose flour1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugars until light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and then add them to the butter mixture. Enjoy!
Pancakes and Pinterest Doesn't looking at this Cinnamon Roll Pancake make you just swirl oops, I mean swoon! I saw a picture of this on Pinterest and I was drooling. Ok, some of you know about Pinterest and many of you asked about it. Pinterest is a "way to catalogue the things you love" as they say on Pinterest.com. I would describe it as a place to create your own personal bulletin board collages from internet images. To begin, visit Pinterest.com and request an invite. They may take a while to get back to you, but they will eventually send you an email and have you set up an account and choose a password. Next you create a "board" or a collection of interest, for example, I created a food board that I titled "Food As Art". clicking on beautiful photos I saw and Pinterest automatically catalogues those photos on my "Food As Art" board. boards as I want. a different board for every color and it was just a collection of inspiring photos in that color. When you click on someone's board then you I found the original post at Pancakes
lasagna-timpano.html from thefoodinmybeard.com - StumbleUpon I went to see tUnE-yArDs on Monday night with some friends, and as always we wanted to cook a meal that somehow related to the show we were heading to. Sometimes this is hard to do, but other times it seems to come naturally. Finding culinary inspiration in Merrill's lyrics seemed like it would be tough, but my sister knew what she wanted to make without hesitation. Start by making a lasagna crust. Finally got it together. Now it's easy, just start building the layers! Alfredo sauce with some salami goes first. After 3 alfredo layers, I switched to pesto. A cheese only layer, just for fun. Tomato sauce is last. It's important to press things down as you go. In my opinion, it can't be lasagna without at least a little ricotta! I painted on some alfredo at the end as a glue. All sealed up. After baking. The flip is always a scary moment. Unveiling. A thing of beauty. Cutting is another tense event. Glorious! I still can't believe how great this came out and how awesome it actually tasted!
Basic Pancakes Recipe - Recipe for Pancakes These basic pancakes are perfect for a weekend morning or holiday breakfast, along with sausages or bacon and your favorite toppings. Serve these delicious pancakes with plenty of butter and maple syrup, or use your own favorite syrup or fruits on them.Large Photo Yield: Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred or sifted before measuring2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder3 tablespoons granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon salt2 large eggs1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups milk2 tablespoons melted butter Preparation: Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. You Might Also Like Buttermilk Pancakes Cornmeal Pancakes Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes Index: Pancakes, Waffles, French Toast, Doughnuts, and Fritters
American Mini Fried Apple Pies Recipe courtesy of my granddaughter, Dessert Guru Alecia Baxter 3 large apples, finely choppedjuice of 1 lime1/2 cup sugar1 tsp vanilla extract1 Tbs flour1 package wonton wrappers egg wash:1 egg yolk1 tsp water vegetable oil for frying cinnamon sugar:1 Tbs cinnamon1/2 cup sugar In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Combine apples, lime juice, sugar, vanilla and flour. Combine egg yolk and 1 tsp water. Working on a large surface, such as a cookie sheet, lay out 1 wonton wrapper. Add vegetable oil to a skillet until 1/2" deep. American Beauty (1999) "American Beauty" is visually a beautiful film. The film "American Beauty" is American as apple pie or our American Mini Fried Apple Pies.
Detox and Cleansing Diets A Detox Diet (also called a cleansing diet) will remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the lymph, kidneys, and liver. All foods that hinder the regime should be avoided. Detox diets are controversial and risky. Popular Detox Diets Available Raw Food Cleanses Juice Fasts and Cleanses See our overview of liquid diets here. The Basic Detox Diet With a detox diet the following items are RECOMMENDED: Organic food and drink (no pesticides or fungicides).Whole unprocessed foods (grains, nuts, seeds, etc).High mix of vegetables and fruit.2 liters of water per day. Certain herbs such as Psyllium seed, Licorice root, Yucca root, Milk thistle seed, Gentian root, are often recommended to aid the detoxifying process. Witha detox diet the following items should be AVOIDED: Alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs.Processed and refined foods.Added sugars.Certain supplements (due to the amount of additives).
Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious.com 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. 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. Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Skillet The Proposal – Part 1 “Don’t forget about tonight.” “Okay.” “I picked up your suit at the dry cleaners, it’s in the closet.” “Yup. Vi flew back in, a tornado of Burberry and jasmine perfume. Everett put down his coffee and his gaze back at her was equally serious. “Ev-” “Violet,” he replied calmly. After she was gone, Everett ducked back into their bedroom for his bag. When he pulled the tiny velvet box from the drawer, however, there was a surprise attached. - No jumbo-trons.- Don’t put it in food.- Not at someone else’s wedding, that’s rude.- Don’t tie it to the cat, you know how she hates her collar.- No picnics. Everett stared at the list. With a smile he couldn’t help, he tucked the list into his pocket. When you look back on an old job, you’ll find that the places where you ate lunch regularly take on a peculiar sheen in your memory; all at once there’s nostalgia and a tinge of warmth for the old place and its walls, the menu you memorized, the familiar heft of the chairs. Ingredients