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DIY Red Bull 100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!) 1. Remember, y'all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Tasteologie Home - Pastry Affair Mini Apple Pies | Zoom Yummy Would you like to know what I’ve been doing for the past two hours? Sitting in the kitchen and staring at the Mini Apple Pies I’ve just made. I LOVE the way they look… so cute, adorable and so much fun to make. And I haven’t even started talking about the way they taste – it’s left me speechless… up till now… Just try making them – your family will love you and your kids will surely be awed and remember them for quite some time. These are the ingredients: And this is how the story goes: 1. Stir with a spoon until combined (don’t use the mixer yet… unless you want to disappear in white, dusty fog forever). 2. 3. Mix for only about 30 seconds. 4. 5. Peel the apples (I am using Golden Delicious here), core them and cut them into teeny tiny dices. Place the cut apples into a bowl. 6. (What would I just be without cinnamon…? 7. 8. I am glad to inform you that now we’ve reached the apple filling perfection. Please, be stronger than me and try not to feast on this heavenly mixture at this stage. 9. 10.

Chicken Salsa Ranch Wraps James has been traveling for work quite a bit lately so I”ve been doing a lot of cooking for just me and Max. Normally that means I take a break from the kitchen and make things like hot dogs and poutines. But something has gotten into me lately and I”m finding myself wanting to make real dinners even when my hubby”s gone. Recipes like this one are what help me keep it healthy when it”s just me and the kids. I”m very lucky because Max is not a picky eater. I love the way the sauce coats the chicken and thickens up a bit once it hits the hot pan. Chicken Salsa Ranch Wraps 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into strips salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup salsa 1/4 ranch dressing tortillas shredded cheese, lettuce and sliced red bell peppers, to serve Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Serves: 4 Adapted from Kraft .

MOVIE BITES – QUIDDITCH PLAYER’S PIE Musical pairing – The Quidditch Match by John Williams I am completely in love with the world of Harry Potter. I wear my Gryffindor scarf with pride. I pick up sticks when I’m on walks with my husband just to wave them in the air at him and say “Expelliarmus!” So when I went search for Harry Potter-based recipes, I was excited to find so many. Quidditch Pie is one of the many culinary delights that I imagine Molly Weasley bakes in her charming cottage kitchen amidst all of her knitted potholders and dark wooden furniture. She uses magic. Anyone can be a great cook if they can wave a wand at their ingredients. First I spooned the ground beef/carrot/onion sauce mixture into a lasagna pan. The icing bags I was using were super thin. I slid the Quidditch Pie into the oven, settled into a comfy chair to watch “The Prisoner of Azkaban” and waited for the results. The Quidditch Pie was wonderful. I didn’t tell her about the instant mashed potatoes . . . © 2011 – 2013, Audrey.

30 Min. Clean Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs Today is not a story day. Today is super awesome meatballs day! I got my new dishwasher that can even make Thai meatballs.:) In all seriousness, we have a deal: I make the meatballs and he does the dirty job. And he knows his job really well. Meatballs don’t have to be smothered in tomato sauce, nor they have to be simmered for hours. They can have your favourite Thai flavours, be cooked in a skillet, within 30 minutes. They also do not have to contain eggs, bread or breadcrumbs. And a little secret, use any meat you have on hand. These Thai Turkey (or not) Meatballs are full of your favourite Thai flavours like curry paste, fish sauce, ginger, basil, green onions and coconut milk. You don’t even need to cook the meatballs through. Then you add the sauce… Very simple sauce: coconut milk, tomato paste, curry paste and fish sauce. We served the meatballs with organic short grain brown rice. 30 Minute Clean Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs Ingredients For Meatballs: For the Sauce: Directions

Creamy Caprese Pasta Sigh. It’s Monday. I know. You probably don’t have a smile on your face. Maybe you woke up 35 minutes late and couldn’t wash your hair. Dumped hot coffee on your new white shirt? That only means one thing. Mondays are for grown ups. But I have some good news! Monday just got a whole lot more tolerable. Shucks… I sort of like Monday now. So – the pasta! Am I gonna give it up or what? Creamy Caprese Pasta serves 4-6 1 pound whole wheat pasta (noodles such as penne work best) 1 cup of your favorite pasta/tomato sauce 1/3 cup heavy cream or half and half 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese + more for garnish 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes 1 pint of grape tomatoes (I cut some in half and left some whole) 1 bunch of fresh basil leaves Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. While pasta is cooking, heat tomato sauce over low heat in a large saucepan. Top with additional fresh basil and grated cheese. Take that Monday.

The Comfort of Eggs in a Basket Eggs in a basket was the first meal I ever cooked. I was in 5th grade, and it was a Sunday morning at my best friend's house after a sleepover. We woke up hungry, and for some reason his parents weren't home. "We'll make eggs in a basket," my friend said, pulling out a loaf of bread, a jug of oil, and a carton of eggs. The resulting breakfast was awesome: runny yolk and crisp bread dripping with oil (we filled the skillet so much oil it was basically deep-fried). Ideally, make this with slices of toast cut thick. I guess I have a fondness for very fast and simple eggs + bread dishes, my love of "eggy bread" evidence of this, which is basically French toast without sweetness or spices. What are your go-to quick meals when hunger looms? Eggs in the Basket 2 slices bread 1-inch thick 2 egg salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons oil, butter, bacon fat, etc. Cut a hole in the slice of bread about 2" x 2", reserving the piece you cut out. Serve immediately.

Cheap Eats At Home: 11 Good-For-You Recipes For Under $2 Per Serving (SLIDESHOW) Let’s set the record straight on one of the biggest nutrition myths out there: better-for-you food isn’t always more expensive. Eating well does not need to be a costly affair! To prove it, we worked with the Betty Crocker Kitchens to put together this collection of delicious and nutritious recipes, all for under $2 per serving. So put away your wallet and check ‘em out! Then, let us know in the comments: do you tend to splurge on healthier food? How do you save money on groceries while making sure to stick to a balanced diet? (Note: All pricing calculated by the Betty Crocker Kitchens software). Loading Slideshow Braised Chicken With Fennel And White BeansServings: 6 | Total Recipe Cost: $11.79 | Price Per Serving: $1.97 <em>(Source: Betty Crocker Kitchens)</em><a href=" Meals For Under $2 Per Serving 1 of 12 Hide Thumbnails 0 Points

31 Fun Treats To Make In A Muffin Tin Calabacines rellenos de atún con salsa de pimientos ¡¡ Qué tal amigos !! Después de la odisea de esas galletitas de la entrada anterior correspondía preparar algo salado (que no solo de dulces vive la blogosfera), y he aquí que un buen día me veo a la puerta de una fruteria, estos calabacines luna (creo que se llaman) tan redonditos ellos, tan monos y si me apuras hasta tuve la sensación de que me miraban y claro no me pude resistir a comprarlos. Tú ¿qué hubieras hecho...........? El calabacín es una hortaliza que siempre está presenta en mi cocina. Lo encuentro tan versátil, cómodo, va bien con casi todo lo que quieras acompañar y además bajo en calorías ideal para las dietas de adelgazamiento. La verdad es que precisamente hoy con el tiempo tan desagradable de frio, viento y lluvia o nieve apetece más un buen plato de sopa o legumbres que éste que hoy os propongo pero se habia quedado en el tintero completamente olvidado y eso no es justo hay que darle un poco de protagonismo.Y punto y aparte, ¡basta ya de tanta palabreria!. Preparación:

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