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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies First of all, thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. I had a fabulous birthday weekend. These cookies are easy peasy. I baked the cookies and cut them into heart shapes while the cookies were still warm. Everyone deserves a special sweet treat on Valentine’s Day so make a batch of Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies and share the love. A few of my favorite blogging friends are also sharing Valentine’s Day recipes today. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies Yield: 2 dozen heart shaped cookiesPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutes Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies cut into heart shapes for Valentine's Day.

11 Awesome Hangover Cures | Hang Over Remedies | MANjr - StumbleUpon Hangovers are the worst. That nasty combo of headache, nausea and gut-pain can cost you precious hours of your life. While there are certainly preventative measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of a hangover (headache medication, food, lots of water before bed, etc.), inevitably you’re going to get stuck with a dirty hangover that you need to crush before it kills your day. 11. Ginger is an all-purpose digestive aid. 10. Honey is a great antioxidant that’s loaded with fructose and glucose. 9. For desert drunks, the prickly pear is a solid morning option that’ll help take the edge off the hurt. 8. Yep, eggs. 7. Oh the sweet, sweet nectar of Coca Cola can do wonders for a messed up belly. 6. Whether you’re pounding pancakes at IHOP, feasting on French toast at Norm’s or plowing through Moons Over My Hammy at Denny’s, greasy-ass diner food will help you booze-coated belly correct itself. 5. Electrolytes. 4. 3. 2. More rice noodle love here. 1. Related Posts

Snickerdoodle Muffins | Sweet Pea's Kitchen - StumbleUpon Snickerdoodle Muffins I have been obsessed with Pinterest lately! Pinning this and that all while trying not to drool all over my computer. While I like pinning lots of different things, as you can imagine, I love pinning recipes. I really need to stop looking at Pinterest after dinner! I found using an ice cream scooper with a release lever the easiest way to scoop out the batter. After the ball of dough is completely covered in cinnamon and sugar just plop it into the muffin liner and bake! Delicious muffins that combines the best of a snickerdoodle cookie with the comfort of a warm muffin, perfect for breakfast or dessert! Yield: 16 muffins Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 18 minutes Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup buttermilk Directions: Leave a Comment

Banana Split Cookies I love taking something that’s already good and making it better. There is something satisfying, for me, about looking at recipes as if they are always in beta, with things that can be tweaked or improved. I’m notorious for rarely making a recipe the same way twice so I always feel like I’m experimenting and growing. It’s one of the reasons that I kept remaking my goat cheese brownies. Sure the first version was delicious, but I couldn’t help but continue tinkering endlessly until I felt like perfection had been achieved. This time I felt inspired by the Banana Split Biscotti I made back in March. When I was doing searches for banana split-inspired goodies it became clear that everyone has a different idea of what that means. Delicious DQ soft serve nestled between sweet banana slices covered in luscious strawberry, pineapple, chocolate and whipped toppings. In my newest recipe, the fresh banana gets mashed and incorporated into the cookie dough. Ingredients: Method:

Green Kitchen Stories & Broccoli Pesto © 2011 Green Kitchen Stories If I say pesto you say … broccoli?! No, I didn’t think so. Like most people we are normally pretty conservative when we make pesto. For us, it might have something to do with the fact that it is one of Luise’s favorite things to eat. Why change a winning concept? Raw broccoli might sound repulsive to some of you, but it is in fact very good in salads. Broccoli Pesto2 cups of pesto We left out cheese to keep it vegan. 1 large broccoli (around 2 cups)A couple of stems fresh basil or sage1/2 lemon, juice1/2 cup hazelnuts (roasted chickpeas if you’re allergic) 2 cloves garlic1/2 cup olive oil2 tbsp watersalt & pepper Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Luckily Elsa loves vegetables (she always makes her ahmmmm sound whenever we pass the vegetable department), but if you are having problems getting your child to eat greens, pesto is a good trick.

Scientists Discover The Oldest, Largest Body Of Water In Existence--In Space | Fast Company - StumbleUpon Scientists have found the biggest and oldest reservoir of water ever--so large and so old, it’s almost impossible to describe. The water is out in space, a place we used to think of as desolate and desert dry, but it's turning out to be pretty lush. Researchers found a lake of water so large that it could provide each person on Earth an entire planet’s worth of water--20,000 times over. The water is in a cloud around a huge black hole that is in the process of sucking in matter and spraying out energy (such an active black hole is called a quasar), and the waves of energy the black hole releases make water by literally knocking hydrogen and oxygen atoms together. The official NASA news release describes the amount of water as “140 trillion times all the water in the world’s oceans," which isn’t particularly helpful, except if you think about it like this. That one cloud of newly discovered space water vapor could supply 140 trillion planets that are just as wet as Earth is.

Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies | Healthy Eats - Food Network Healthy Living Blog Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies, Sans The Artificial Ingredients Whether you want to avoid some of the highly-processed ingredients (like trans fats and palm oil) or you just can’t wait for the annual cookie sale, we’ve got some simple ways to make healthier versions of these classic treats. Why Make Your Own Though Girl Scout cookies boxes say “trans-fat free,” the term is officially defined by the FDA as a food that contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, meaning some varieties — including uber-popular Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs — still contain trace amounts of the fat. The giveaway: Look for “partially-hydrogenated” on the ingredient list. That ingredient list also contains palm oil and preservatives — your homemade ones will just taste better. 2 Recipes, 5 Different Girl Scout Cookies Many of the favorite Girl Scout cookies begin with the same base: The classic shortbread cookie. One Cookie Recipe, 4 Different Cookies Classic Shortbread Cookies: Trefoils

25 clever ideas to make life easier Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net

Nerdy Day Trips - StumbleUpon Add Your Day Trip Once you're happy with your pin position, you can save it to the map for everyone to see. Pin position cannot be changed later, so please take care to place it correctly.I am finished - place my spot. Please click on the map to drop your pin.If you get it wrong, you can move it by dragging the new pin to where you want it Once you're happy with the new pin position, please click I'm Finished, and the administrators will be notified of the change request.I am finished - request chqnge. Please click on the map to identify where you think it should actually be.If you get it wrong, you can move it by dragging the new pin to where you want it Too many spots! There are too many nerdy spots to show you (Over 1000!)

Brownie-Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies Last week’s visit to the Nestlé test kitchens definitely put me in the mood to bake cookies. I have been looking forward all week to share these with you, I was so pleased with how they came out. For these Brownie-Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies, I combined two on-the-package Nestlé recipes – Mini Morsels Cookies and Dark Chocolate Brownies – to create one pretty cool-looking cookie that tastes, if I may say, even better than the sum of its parts. If the idea of swirling brownie batter into cookie dough sounds to you like something Jenny from Picky Palate might have come up with, you’re right! My supremely creative friend Jenny is the reigning queen of combining treats to make exciting new ones (her Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies are all over the food blogs right now). When I got it in my head that I wanted to combine brownies and cookies I looked to the technique she shared several years ago that ensured big bold swirls without “muddying” the dough. Lastly, scoop out your cookies.

Design Crush & Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. French expressions you wont learn at school -- Expressions fran軋ises en Anglais - StumbleUpon Snickerdoodles First off, last week I started my food technology program. Sadly, this means I won't have a lot of time to update my food blog, and to read other people's blogs. I really love having a food blog though so I'm going to try to keep all this up. I made snickerdoodles not too long ago, and discovered that they are the most delicious cookies ever in existence. I've always wanted to make snickerdoodles, but for various reasons never did. When they first came out of the oven, they had slightly crispy outsides and perfectly soft cookie insides. Snickerdoodles(Adapted from Martha's Holiday Cookies 2005) makes about 20 (or 40, if you make the balls very small) 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar2 large eggs 3 tablespoons sugar3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1. 2. 3.

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower 'Wings' Looking for a healthier (and kinder) alternative to chicken wings? Try these juicy, tangy, and spicy buffalo cauliflower “wings”! Deliciously versatile and with just enough “kick,” these bite-sized pieces of cauliflower offer an eerily similar experience to eating chicken wings. SpicyBuffalo Cauliflower ‘Wings’ 1 cup water or soy milk 1 cup flour (any kind will work—even gluten-free!) Preheat the oven to 450°F.Combine the water or soy milk, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place in a shallow baking dish. Makes 4 servings How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel | Wandering Earl - StumbleUpon I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? Where does the money come from? And while I thoroughly enjoy communicating with readers (I’m being completely serious and encourage you all to continue sending your emails to me as often as you wish), the fact that these very questions are on the minds of so many of you out there has led me to believe that I need to do a better job at providing the answers. While it’s true that I’ve already written plenty of posts on the matter, clearly all of these posts, even as one collective entity, still fall well short of proving that a life of travel is not some crazy fantasy but a perfectly reasonable and easily attainable lifestyle option instead. So what am I to do? December 25, 1999: March 2000

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