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After the holidays I have the hardest time falling back into the rhythm of my normal life. As I sit here looking around and the gift boxes, empty toy boxes and those dang twist-tie things ; and don’t even get me started on the holiday decorations that eventually need to be packed away, I’m feeling extremely disorganized and overwhelmed with it all. I have to work the next couple of days and New Year’s weekend at the hospital and I’m wondering when I’ll get to it all. In the same breath, didn’t I just put all this stuff up? I can tell ya with certainty that I’d rather curl up with these muffins, a cup of coffee and watch endless hours of The Cooking Channel than tackle the after math of Christmas. So with that said… who wants to come over and re-organize my life, or maybe just the cupboards? It all begins with a few basic pantry ingredients. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl, and add the mini chips. Stir to combine. Drizzle in the grapeseed oil. Add in the milk. 1 egg Related:  Goodies

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza Oh, haiyyy. Just gimme a minute to lick the final cinnamon streusel crumbs off my sticky fingers and attempt to be coherent enough to write something. Or get another slice. Cause coherent thoughts might not be happening. This pizza, and by pizza I mean subtly sweet thick crust topped with a heavy sprinkling of cinnamon streusel crumbs and drizzled with a warm maple glaze, is so distractingly good. I kind of cringed when I wrote that because I’m visualizing of all you fancypants readers sitting there drinking your tea with your pinkies out who will now judge me. Or more like GET JEALOUS. What I found out relearned at the Pizza Ranch is that dessert pizza is basically the world’s most lovable food. Thaaaa Textuuuure. “But when would I even eat this?” Okay. Eat it for breakfast. I think normal people have it for dessert or something. Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza Author: Pinch of Yum Serves: 8 Ingredients Pizza Glaze Instructions Crust: Preheat the oven to 425. Notes More from Pinch of Yum

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius. I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Then I saw the oranges, and it hit me “O-raang Shh-ikun”….that is orange chicken if you can’t understand the accent. I love orange chicken, and I almost always order # 14 Orange Chicken when we order Chinese take out and I wondered to myself if I could make it better at home. The sauce is sweet, tangy, there is no lack in orange flavor, and the red pepper flakes give it just a touch of heat. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. As you finish each batch, drain cooked chicken in a paper towel lined plate. In a large saucepan combine 1 ½ cups water, orange juice, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Ingredients Chicken

Clementine Cake Recipe : Nigella Lawson Directions Put the clementines in a pot with cold water to cover, bring to the boil, and cook for 2 hours. Drain and, when cool, cut each clementine in half and remove the seeds. Then finely chop the skins, pith, and fruit in the processor (or by hand, of course). Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Beat the eggs. Pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, when a skewer will come out clean; you'll probably have to cover the cake with foil after about 40 minutes to stop the top from burning. I've also made this with an equal weight of oranges and lemons, in which case I increase the sugar to 1 1/4 cups and slightly Anglicize it, too, by adding a glaze made of confectioners' sugar mixed to a paste with lemon juice and a little water.

The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. Either way, I made these and everyone that tried them went nuts. Edit: For more Jacques Torres deliciousness, check out my Jacques Torres Chocolate Mudslide Cookies! Your ingredients. Whisk together the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture, very gradually, until just moistened. Fold in your chocolate. Now, press plastic wrap down onto the top of the dough, being sure it is completely covered, and refrigerate for a minimum of 24 hours. Author: The Crepes of Wrath

Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine - StumbleUpon July is National Ice Cream month, and I’m so excited to show you how making your own homemade ice cream is easier than you may think! No ice cream maker? No problem. Out of rock salt? Don’t need it! You can make this ice cream in just four easy steps. And let me just get one thing straight. Homemade Ice Cream without the machine couldn’t be easier! Basically, you start with 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks… Add your flavors, toppings, and mix-ins to the sweetened condensed milk… Then fold in the whipped cream. That’s it! So what can you add to the cream & milk?? How about butter, cinnamon, and vanilla for… Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream! Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream Recipe Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream 2 cups heavy cream 1 (14 oz.) Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl. Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Print Recipe What about Nutella & Peanut Butter?? Nutella Peanut Butter Chip Ice Cream Recipe 2 cups heavy cream 1 (14 oz.)

Apple Sauce Mac & Cheese with Apple Sausage The weather here has been very back and forth lately. It was in the 80's this past weekend, with hail a few days before that, and today it's in the 50's and raining again. But I don't mind the weird weather so much because the brief high temperature managed to convince the tree in my backyard that it's spring, so it has now exploded with blossoms. The only unfortunate part is that the flowers don't smell very good, and by that I mean they smell like breaded fish. The cold weather we were having up until this weekend set me into hot-cheesy mode, and I remembered how much I loved that dish and decided to try and recreate it here. Ingredients: 3/4 lb Pork, Turkey, or Chicken Apple Sausage, removed from casings 3 and 1/3 Cups Whole Milk 1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce 12 Ounces Gruyere Cheese, grated, 1/2 cup of it set aside for garnish 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese, grated 1/2 Cup Flour 6 Tablespoons Butter 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon Salt Pinch of Cinnamon

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes, Ohhh Yeah! | 58 Day Dreams 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup evaporated milk 2/3 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup muffin tin with silicone liners, foil liners sprayed with cooking spray or just spray the cups with cooking spray. Either of these three methods will make it easy to take the cupcake out after it’s cooked. Paper liners make it difficult to remove the cupcakes. Mix the pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and milk. Check out the link below to see the originator or the recipe. Like this: Like Loading...

Seared Scallops with Garlic Beurre Blanc - Everyday Home Cook Seared scallops are even more special when served with this delicious, garlicky wine-butter sauce. So, when the folks over at Land O Lakes invited several bloggers to create new recipes using their new Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, I knew scallops would be the perfect accompaniment! Make sure scallops are very dry. Pat them with paper towels to help remove moisture. This will help them sear better, and more evenly. Gather the ingredients together before you begin cooking and keep them next to the stove, as the scallops and sauce cook quickly. In large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Cook scallops in butter about 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on outside and white and opaque inside. You may need to remove some of the smaller ones before the larger scallops, because you don’t want them to overcook. Remove scallops to serving plate; cover to keep warm. You’ll be left with this amazing browned butter and scallop bits stuck to the pan.

Robyn Long - Timeline Photos | Facebook Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings - Chew Out Loud I grew up in a kitchen where the fridge always showcased a prolific amount of hot sauces. My dad was the self-proclaimed King of Spice. His garden invariably boasted an abundance of hot peppers. All shapes, sizes, and colors – you name it, he grew it. A plethora of hot sauces was created out of those homegrown peppers. In addition to the DYI variety, Dad also kept an ample supply of store bought versions, like the currently popular Sriracha. Dad would consider Sriracha on the very mild side of the spice scale. Relevant side note: Hubby drowns his pho in Sriracha – yes, he’s that type of pho eater. This Peanut Sesame Noodles with Sriracha is a home run around here. These Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings leaves us no leftovers. These chicken wings are easy enough for weeknights, yet tasty enough for any weekend party. Kick it up and enjoy! Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings These honey sriracha chicken wings are the perfect balance of sweet ‘n spicy. From: Chew Out Loud Recipe type: appetizers