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Carbonara - The Food in my Beard

Carbonara - The Food in my Beard
I love carbonara. It's fast, simple and cheap, yet very filling, warm and comforting. I generally don't like it when I get it at a restaurant which is surprising to me because it is so easy to make! We also made garlic bread. Usually we use raw garlic on garlic bread. The butter garlic mixture with some parsley added. Crushed red pepper on top and ready for the oven. My favorite pasta for this dish is linguine. I slice the bacon in half the long way, and then cut small pieces the short way. When the bacon has about 7 minutes left, I drop the pasta and add a few pieces of diced onion to the bacon. When the pasta has 1 minute left, add garlic to the bacon. Work quickly now. cup and a half of cream and 4 eggs. 3/4 cup of parm. Stir the pasta into the bacon for about 30 seconds. This bowl has been warmed until you are just barely able to hold it. Add the parsley. And cheese. And keep stirring. Yum. Top with more parsley and cheese and cracked black pepper. Recipe

Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes So… this whole sprinkles thing. It’s kind of getting annoying, right? Look at me! I’m obsessed with sprinkles! So sprinkles it is. They are sort of like trashy gossip tabloids. And making homemade funfetti cupcakes. Don’t mind my crumbs. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes makes 12 cupcakes 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 whole eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup assorted brightly colored sprinkles + more for top of frosting Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Vanilla Buttercream 2 sticks of butter, softened 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon of milk, if needed Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixture until completely smooth and creamy. If you come vacuum the trillions of sprinkles off my floors, I’ll love you forever.

Milky Way Brownies Recipe I began the day yesterday with a desire to create some sort of candy bar-infused brownie. ‘Snickers‘ first came to mind. The thought of all of that caramel oozing its way through a mass of fudgy brownie sounded like a good idea to me. There was a problem though… NUTS were ruining my vision of the most decadent brownie ever. So I went the route of the Milky Way instead and created:Milky Way Brownies The mini-sized Milky Ways were chopped up and added to the batter. I cut up a full-size Milky Way to include on the top- mostly for aesthetic purposes… …but then it turned out to be a really good idea anyways. I couldn’t resist digging into these brownies before they were cooled off. Somehow I managed to wrap up the rest and refrigerate them overnight. The Milky Way bars worked wonderfully in these brownies. These brownies are my new favorite. This recipe can be found here: Milky Way Brownies

26 Soft Pretzel Recipes For National Pretzel Day 19 Versions Of Pizza From Around The World German Style Soft Pretzels Maybe it is my German background… or maybe my love of all things salty, but I think nothing is better than a hot pretzel. Soft pretzels are great, but they are only good fresh. Luckily they are not too tough to make at home. The following recipe may look long, but it is easier than making bread. We made a batch for a Octoberfest party we threw and they were a huge hit. In order to give the pretzels a dunk in boiling water gives them their chewy skin. Ingredients:1 teaspoon instant yeast1 tablespoon malt powder or brown sugar2 to 3 cups all-purpose unbleached or bread flour1 teaspoon salt1 cup warm milk (approximately 110 degrees, which is 1 minute in my microwave)Directions:Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together until it forms a ball.

Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread Hasselback Garlic Cheesy Bread First thing: this Calphalon Giveaway ends on Friday! Enter enter enter! Second thing: this bread is the bomb. Last week, I got some evil Kerrygold Samples in the mail. Aw, shucks. What is a girl to do? To prevent myself from inhaling it all in a 24 hour period, I put some in the freezer, but then immediately thought of this bread I’ve been wanting to make. They hang out in my booty. {TMI? This bread is the very reason why I run. And believe it or not, this is super simple to make! So, that’s all the info you need to know, m’kay? First thing you’re going to want to do is grab all your ingredients. Into a mixer bowl, add in your water, yeast and honey. Once your yeast has gotten foamy, stir in the salt and the flour in 1/4 cup increments. Once the dough starts pulling away from the sides and the bowl is looking pretty clean, then it’s time to set the timer and walk away. 5 minutes later your dough should be tacky and smooth. And melt it down. Hello, lover. See?

- StumbleUpon How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. This bread takes a little bit of time to prepare, but in about half an hour I had filled my bundt pan with little dough balls, each with a piece of pepperoni and cheese stuffed within it. My new definition of bliss: warm dough with a cheesy center and a bite of pepperoni. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Breadfrom Confections of a Foodie BrideIngredients: -2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced -4 tbsp butter -2 lbs pizza dough (I used 2 balls of Trader Joe's fresh dough) -6 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (about 48 pieces) -pepperoni (about 48 slices) -2-3 cups marinara sauce for serving Directions: 1. 3. 4. This post is linked to Eat at Home.

Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream and Avocado Before we talk burgers, let me tell you what I’m doing. I’m eating some blueberry yogurt pretzels (which are oh-so awesome… but would be even awesomer if they were really coated in yogurt and not white chocolate disguised as yogurt) and drinking a san pellgrino aranciata that is spiked with um… vodka, malibu and tequila. With those pretty perfectly square ice cubes. I know. I just couldn’t decide! But what is up with all of these flavors? I mean, it was great, if you’re into that sort of thing that includes plastering yourself to the couch for so long that your body forms an identical indentation that’s semi-permanent, and ordering pizza Friday night which not only was dinner, but then also became lunch and then uh, dinner again on Saturday. This would have been the perfect time to do those things that I “never have time for” such as fold a massive pile of laundry that is sitting smack dab in our living room floor (classy. want to come over?) Welcome to my life. Print Save Yield: 4 burgers

Kiss Pies Only 5 days before Christmas! Woohoo, is everyone ready? What a great time of year. I’ve got such a fun little pie to share with you today that really couldn’t get any easier. I decided to use the rest of my Mint truffle Kisses, but ANY Hershey kiss will work beautifully here. Hope you enjoy! Here you have it, some refrigerated pie crust and any Hershey Kisses I used these bad boys! Unroll your pie crust after it’s been thawed and place the first group your kisses around like so. You’ll cut a 2 1/2- 3 inch circle for each kiss. You’ll brush a light egg wash over each little pie…. ….and sprinkle with sugar. Trying to do this with one hand while taking the photo=dumping of sugar, lol! Here they are, I seriously love these! Awhhhh, look at these little Kiss Pies Little cuties. One of my readers who lives in China sent me these adorable mini forks! 1 refrigerated pie crust, thawed 14 Hershey Kisses of choice, I used Mint Truffle today 1. 2. about 14 little pies. Other recipes you may enjoy...

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. I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate! These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure. 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. Author: The Crepes of Wrath Prep time: Cook time:

50 Things to Grill in Foil How to make a foil packet: 1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick foil where noted.) 2. Put the ingredients in the center of the foil. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Photograph by Charles Masters

31 Fun Treats To Make In A Muffin Tin Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Friday, February 24, 2012 Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken* Considering how well y’all took to me re-blogging the Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, I decided to proclaim this week throwback week. So far I have managed to watch season one of Buffy, drink a Sonic Oceanwater with vodka (helloooo highschool, err ummm college), and listened to as many boy bands as Pandora could dish up. Because of that, I now have LFO and Soul Decision back on my iphone. Anyywhoo, to keep on rolling down memory lane I had to bring back my favorite dish from all of 2009. The flavor is perfect, but it’s the simplicity that gets me. Maybe it’s because I worship all of those ingredients like they belong in their own food group, but this is probably one of my favorite things from the old archives. Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken Yield: Serves 4 Recipe Note: Notice the pattern!

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