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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

Valentine’s Day Cookie Cake Pops I am so excited to be celebrating Valentine’s Day today with some of my very favorite bloggers! Miss Shelly, the funny and super creative lady behind Cookies and Cups was so sweet to organize this little virtual get together, and I’m thrilled and honored to be partying with such talented women. I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. I love love. We’ve never been big Valentine’s Day celebrators in my house, but I still love it. Our Valentines are always homemade…homemade cards, homemade gifts. When I was a little girl, the Valentine’s Day party at school was always one of my favorite days of the year. I never felt like I had to have a boyfriend or a date for every, single Valentine’s Day, either. That’s why I’m so happy to be celebrating with my bloggie girls today! So be sure to click through all of the links at the end of the post and check out the amazing Valentine lovliness that my friends have created today. When I got Shelly’s invite, I knew right away what I wanted to share. Sprinkles

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.

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. They are so simple to whip up, and such a treat! Let’s make some right now :) All you really need for these fabulous cookies is your favorite cookie dough and a bag of chocolate chips. Since these cookies are absolutely gushing with delicious rich chocolate, my favorite chocolate chips for this recipe are the Hersey’s Milk Chocolate chips. Now let’s make some chocolate lava cookies! Place the flattened cookie dough in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin. Now for our gooey, rich milk chocolate filling. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Heaven help me. Mama mia. 1. 2. 3.

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: 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: Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: 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: Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via:

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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. Cookie dough dip - Chicago Food Warning! If you love the taste of cookie dough, M&Ms, peanut butter, and chocolate than you need to get out a pen and paper now to start your shopping list for these delicious dessert dip. Aptly titled “Monster Cookie Dough Dip” this dessert dip is reminiscent of cookie dough eaten straight from the bowl. This recipe makes a ton, so you have enough for one dip ball to take to a party and another to nibble on at home. It is best served with graham crackers, but I am sure it is just as tasty with Salerno butter cookies, flat pretzels, or cinnamon flavored pita chips. Monster Cookie Dough Dip (recipe from Skip to My Lou) Ingredients: 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup creamy peanut butter (such as Skippy) 1 cup powdered sugar 3 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. real vanilla extract 1 cup oats (regular or quick) 1 cup miniature plain M&Ms 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips (such as Toll House) Directions: Mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla and peanut butter until smooth.

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 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