Braided Nutella Bread - Inspired by Charm We have been experiencing a bit of Indian summer these past couple days here in Central PA. Of course, this is the time I planned to do some baking for the blog. It never fails. Anyway, today I’m making bread that is slathered with Nutella. Oreo Cookies Made From Scratch – Just Like the Ones From the Box, Only Better Oreo cookies seem to be pervasive in this country. Oreo cookies showed up at every party while I was growing up, and they are still used in countless desserts. My personal favorite is Oreo cheesecake (not to slight my Oreo cupcakes). Oreo cheesecake was in the dessert cycle in our cafeteria on Semester at Sea and I just couldn’t resist it! I’ve always liked the Oreo, but since I could read and understand product labels, I’ve never been a fan of their ingredients. For this month’s Taste & Create, I was again paired with Heaven is Chocolate, Cheese, and Carbs.
Wallaby Darned So while I’ve been sipping on Melon Agua Fresca, Mango Lassi, Watermelon Frosties, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca and Mint Lassi, Eammon has had a different drink on his mind and in his hand. A couple of weeks ago we had dinner at Outback and Eammon enjoyed a couple of drinks called Wallaby Darned and he loved them so much he asked if I could make them at home. It didn’t take much searching as the recipe was all over the internet. So a quick trip to the store for ingredients and Eammon had his drink in hand.
Cottage Country Style Chelsea Buns There are two kinds of chelsea buns. There’s the traditional British style, which are sweet rolls with a sticky glaze and studded with currants. I’m sure they’re very good, but these aren’t those kind of chelsea buns. These are the kind of chelsea buns that you’ll find in small bakeries and Farmer’s Markets all over cottage country in the central Ontario regions of Muskoka, Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes (and probably beyond, but I can only speak with confidence about this area).
tastes of summer Some foods just go together. Grilled cheese and tomato soup, creamed butter and sugar, garlic and caramelized onions… for me, I'm addicted to raspberry and lemon. So when I saw these bars last year, I knew I had to make them. A little less than a year later and I finally made the recipe. Schnitzel Recipe ~ Spaetzle Recipe — A Spicy Perspective Trout Schnitzel with Spaetzle and Mustard Caper Cream Sauce What is October without Octoberfest? And what is Schnitzel without Spaetzle? Today’s crispy Trout Schnitzel Recipe and Spaetzle Recipe from Asheville’s Red Stag Grill will have you kicking up your Bavarian heals. One of my favorite parts about writing A Spicy Perspective, is getting to share all the wonderful experiences and food-finds I come across.
Caramel Macchiato (Starbuck's Copycat) When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a coffee shop in my hometown, and while I was at college in Panama City going through my first degree program, we only had local coffee shops. There were two in town, and were the perfect little hometown type coffee shops where local musicians came to play, and people congregated inside and shared delicious homemade desserts while playing cards or old board games. When we came to Orlando to go to the University of Central Florida (now the second biggest college in the nation for enrollment), we couldn’t find a little coffee shop anywhere.
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake Recipe - Cupcakes and Cutlery Yeah. You read that right. This is called a dump cake. Here is a delicious Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake recipe. Tzatziki - Cucumber Yogurt Dip Cool and creamy, this tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic is the perfect compliment to grilled meats and vegetables. It's served on the side with warm pita bread triangles for dipping, and is also used as a condiment for souvlaki. For an updated (different) version, click: Tzatziki Recipe | Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip Prep Time: 20 minutes Homemade Bubble Gum Recipe My daughter asked me the other day if she could have some gum, but after a look, I realized we were all out. Her response was, “Let’s make some then.” Typically, when we are out of something, we can make it ourselves like bread, crackers, and even hot dog buns, but I had no clue if you could make gum. We went to the internet and after a quick search, we found that we could. We didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand, so going out to buy gum would have probably been more productive, but not as much fun.
Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe : Ina Garten Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch oval baking dish.