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no-bake energy bites I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.

- StumbleUpon Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2012 in Food Preparation | 211 comments In case you are not skilled with the food recipes and preparation, listed bellow are some of the easy food tips to make your meals delicious easy way. No matter you prepare breakfast, dinner or just a snack, the easy food tips are here to make your food even more attractive and awesome. Idea by Janice Kamide Images Source BuzzFeed Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread Looks yummy, right? And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely! I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven. Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. But that place actually, when I think about it, is a kind of little heaven… on earth. Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. If you wonder how, I’ll show you… Here’s the list of ingredients. 1. 2. 3. You can also melt the butter in milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 4. 5. I kneaded the dough by hand for about 10 minutes. You can, of course, use an electric mixer and have the job done in about half the time. 6. O-oh, we have a serious case of yeastafalitis here. Or, in other words, this is what happened after I let the dough rest for one hour. 7. 8. 9. 10. Melt the butter (in the microwave oven or in a saucepan). 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Living aboard a sailboat is living cheap Living aboard a sailboat was our favorite frugal retirement living lifestyle. For eight wonderful years we lived the life that Jimmy Buffett sings about. We will show you that we had very little experience when we started this adventure in 1994. We found the sailboat lifestyle to be healthy, safe, fun and a very inexpensive way of life... if we did it so can you. By little experience we mean we had never been aboard a sailboat in our lives when we took a four hour cruise ship shore excursion on a sailboat in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands, in 1990. The timeline of this major lifestyle change Here is a brief outline of the steps that we took to go from zero boat experience to actually living on a sailboat four years later. For more detail we recommend our e-book "Live the dream... live on a sailboat in the Caribbean" Sailboat living in the Caribbean We were pleasantly surprised at how frugal sailboat living was.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! Here’s a short video sharing how to make these delicious pancakes: If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day! Eat a short stack for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make a dinner out a manhole-sized pancake… guilt free… because you’re merely celebrating their existence. How do you like your pancakes? But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake. It’s like eating a cinnamon roll, and no one needs more than one cinnamon roll for breakfast.

...stumbled upon yesterday was a list of interesting drinks. | So, one of the things I... I told you guys that I'm wasting a lot of time nowadays looking at pretty pictures and interesting ideas on Pinterest.I already have a bunch of different boards for all kinds of stuff - be it food or interior design. But I especially liked the idea of someone making up Harry Potter related drinks. And then I googled the term and came up with a bunch of interesting stuff. WARNING:An Anonymous comment came that you shouldn't ingest anything that has dry ice in it. First off... For one serving you'll need:2 ounces Champagne1 ounce vodka2 ounces white grape juicePurple sugarOptional: Dry IcePour a small amount of grape juice onto a plate and a small amount of purple sugar on a different plate. The Severus Snape: 1.5 oz Cruzan Blackstrap Rum.5 oz falernum.5 oz Fernet Brancadash of lavender bittersCombine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice. The Goblet of Fire The Lucius Malfoy 1 oz Bourbon4 oz lemonade1 slice lemonAdd ice to glassPour in BourbonTop with lemonadeGarnish with lemon

handmade charlotte :: design for kids and the home Gotta Drink ‘Em All: Evolving Pokémon Cocktails The sophisticated Pokémon trainer demands a beverage that will meet the needs of his or her discerning palate. The Pokémon cocktails developed by the author(s) of the Drunken Moogle blog do just that, with a series that include three separate drinks inspired by each of the evolutionary stages of various pocket monsters. Each series begins with a shot, moves on to a midsize drink served in a tumbler, and then a highball-sized cocktail. It’s notable that each drink builds on the previous, so the Charmeleon contains the ingredients from the Charizard, and so on. The Charmander series looks particularly interesting, partly because it uses the truly excellent Fireball cinnamon whiskey, but also because you can light them on fire. Read on below to get the recipes for this and other intriguing Pokémon cocktails, but remember: Pokémon masters always drink responsibly. (The Drunken Moogle via Geekologie)

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