Jamaican Banana Fritters - ThatsSoYummy.com There’s a thing in my house that when you have ripe ol bananas either you make banana bread or banana fritters. These delicious tasty treats can be eaten morning, noon, or night, as a snack or as dessert. These fritters are so easy to make and will satisfy any craving you may have. So if you have a few of these bananas lying around your hose… don’t toss them, put them to GREAT use! Enjoy! Peel and mash the ripe bananas. Valentine's Day Monster Cookies We all have those days - the ones where nothing seems to go right and each frustration is followed by another. The days that drag on forever with no end in sight. It is equally frustrating when these inevitable days happen to a loved one, leaving me helpless to offer better advice than, “Life sucks sometimes. I’m sorry.” While I may be at a loss in offering eloquent, inspiring words, I always know I can whip up a quick batch of cookies to provide comfort at the end of a bad day.
BLT Salad Here's a salad version of America's favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing--adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C. Ingredients 1 cup cubed whole-wheat country bread 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil encyclopedia of spices Spice Advice – how to make the most of spices, which spices to use with particular foods, when to add them, grinding, storage and more. Herbs and Spices Fight Disease — Most of us look at spices as a way to perk up the plate but are you aware of their potential to fight disease? Look here for some recent findings. All about Vanilla – and then some… history, curing, varieties, vanilla extract, essence, powder – even vanilla salt. How to cook with vanilla. including top 10 vanilla recipes!
Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): How to Make Pizza Without Dough I was getting kind of sick of ordering delivery pizza (this happens at least 2-3 times a month). It was time to put a spin on gourmet pizza, but I just didn't know what it would be. Without pizza dough or an oven that is capable of creating the perfect pizza crust (I don't have an oven that can go up to a 1000 degrees), I decided I would use potatoes instead. This recipe is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but easy enough that you can cook it within 5-15 minutes.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles I think it is safe to say that most of us have eaten our fair share of raw cookie dough. When I was a kid, my mother would purchase cookie dough balls from our school Market Day program. I think I ate more dough balls than freshly baked cookies:) However, with the safety issues of raw egg consumption, recipes have been created for us to have our raw cookie dough and eat it too. The only way to make it better is to cover it in chocolate--yum! Almond Crusted Fish Tacos I am a germaphobe. I’m attracted to straight teeth. I will always choose to go through food magazines versus gossip magazines. But, when I go to Barnes and Noble to peruse the magazines…I love catching up on the gossip. You know you do too! I’m a pescetarian, but for financial and for my dear ‘ole husband, I eat chicken and turkey.
Drunken Irish Stew It’s freezing here in Phoenix! I woke up this morning and it was 40 degrees! I didn’t know what to do with myself; I can barely get out of bed! Paint Chip Samples Crafts for Kids Top Ten Do you Pinterest? Oh my. It’s a virtual treasure trove of crafty, yummy and design deliciousness. If you need a creative idea, a little direction while suffering writer’s block or just want to immerse yourself in pretty, you will love Pinterest. Brazilian Lemonade This is my most favorite drink. Ever. Maybe I’d feel differently if I drank (as in alcohol), but there is nothing I love more than a warm, breezy afternoon and a pitcher of Brazilian lemonade. I didn’t try it for a long, long time because I was very put off by putting sweetened condensed milk in with citrus fruit.
Coca-Cola Cupcakes I don’t drink coca-cola. But I do eat it. Weird. Yeah, I dunno. It’s way better eaten. Let’s take a look, shall we? Garden Pasta Salad This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu (see Note) to add protein and make it more substantial.