Pumpkin Bread Recipe Like most bakers, I become a little wrapped up in pumpkin during the fall months. Some may call it obsession, but I prefer the term adoration. Yep, I adore – wholeheartedly adore – pumpkin. If I’m completely honest, I love that gourd from January through December, but I definitely get a little preoccupied with this magical orange squash throughout October and November. I’m that weird chick at the grocery store with the cart full of pumpkin cans because I totally fear another shortage. One of the first recipes that I make every October is Pumpkin Bread. It fills the house with the most intoxicating aroma – that I swear needs to be bottled because I’d totally wear it as a perfume – although it may be a bit odd walking around smelling like a loaf of pumpkin bread, huh? This bread has an incredible texture that remains insanely moist for days. If you enjoyed this recipe, you may like...
8 Crafts Using Baby Food Jars A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a few recipes using leftover jar baby food. Now that all your baby food jars are empty here are a few baby food jar crafts that look pretty neat using the empty baby food jars. Baby Food Chandelier Halloween Votives Baby Night Lights Baby Food Jar Party Favors Personalized Tea Light Holders Snow Globes Soy Candle Place Cards Valentine Snow Globes Have you done any interesting crafts using baby food jars? (Visited 65 time, 65 visit today) Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice I have a DELICIOUS recipe for you all! I am so excited to share this one. I found this on Mels Kitchen Cafe about a year ago. Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken The chicken coating: 3-4 boneless chicken breasts salt + pepper 1 cup cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup canola oil The sweet and sour sauce: 3/4 cup sugar 4 tbs ketchup 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1 tbs soy sauce 1 tsp garlic salt Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Below is the greatness you will get when it's all cooked: Fried Rice 3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!) 3 tbs sesame oil 1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed) 1 small onion, chopped 2 tsp minced garlic 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/4 cup soy sauce On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.
Lucky Leaf Blueberry Coffee Cake I went to Camp Blogaway over the weekend, and to celebrate I baked a coffee cake! This year Luck Leaf sponsored* my trip to Camp Blogaway and asked me to create a new recipe perfect for a weekend in the mountains. Along with some fun items to give to some lucky campers – like muffin liners, pie carriers, samples of their Premium Fruit Pie Fillings, and funky retro timers – I brought this cake to share. This cake has a rustic, homemade look, and when you slice into the cake you fine layer upon layer of moist cinnamon cake, Lucky Leaf Premium Blueberry Pie Filling, and toasty flaked almonds. So, a HUGE thank you Lucky Leaf for sending me to camp. Lucky Leaf Blueberry Coffee Cake Author: Kelly Jaggers Recipe type: Dessert Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 12 Begin by mixing the topping. Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan, top with 1 can of Lucky Leaf Premium Blueberry Pie Filling and all of the sliced almonds. Enjoy! © 2013, Evil Shenanigans – Baking & Cooking Blog.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza I came across this cauliflower crust pizza on Pinterest, and was instantly intrigued. A low-carb pizza? Sign me up! I was skeptical, of course, but curious enough to try it and see how it tasted. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Now obviously, it is not quite the same as a traditional piece of pizza with soft, chewy crust, but it’s a great substitute when you’re watching your carb intake. My husband isn’t a huge fan of cauliflower, so I planned on making the pizza before he got home from work. So the general conclusion…Healthy, tasty and husband-approved? Cauliflower Crust PizzaYields: 1 serving* Ingredients: 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese* 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 tsp garlic salt Olive oil (optional) Pizza sauce Mozzarella cheese, shredded Other additional toppings of your choice *Many people have commented and said that the amount of cheese can be reduced by half, and still taste just as good! Source: Eat.
Cake Decorating Tip This is a tutorial to show you how to decorate a cake that makes you look pretty clever. The beauty of this method is that you can put anything you darn well want on a cake. Your kid likes a certain team and you don't trust Stuffmart Bakery? No problemo. All you need is a picture off the webz (or a coloring book page, or a drawing you did yourself) and you can make any design you want. In this case, Gater wanted a "Dora/Princess" cake. First, bake your cake and let it cool thoroughly. Make your icing; a buttercream made with butter is best. *When you make your icing, you will want to sift the powdered sugar and mix the icing up quickly so you don't get lumps. Ice your cake. Print out a coloring page, and make sure it is the right size for the top of your cake. It is a good idea at this stage to decide how many colors you want to use in your finished design. Trim your coloring page, and tape it to the back side of a flat piece of glass. Mix up the colors you will need for your design.
Grilled Avocado with Strawberry-Mango Salsa Recipe at Epicurious yield Makes 4 servings Editor's note: This recipe was included with two others from our roundup of great cookbooks for Dad. There are more than 80 varieties of the avocado fruit, with the Hass variety responsible for 85 percent of production. Preparation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Tip: Do not store unripe fruit in the refrigerator. Calories589 Carbohydrates55 g (18%) Fat44 g (67%) Protein5 g (11%) Saturated Fat6 g (31%) Sodium18 mg (1%) Polyunsaturated Fat5 g Fiber16 g (65%) Monounsaturated Fat30 g Cholesterol0 Reviews write your own review My husband and I really liked this salad. More Recipes from Bon Appétit
Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes “Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it? When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty. The first players up are: a few Russet potatoes (I’m sure other varieties will work equally as well), Parmigiano-Reggiano and butter. Start by scrubbing your potatoes good and clean. Then, using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato, being sure to stop before you reach its bottom. Cut up your butter. Then do the same with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Next, open the potatoes’ crevices and shove the parmesan and butter, alternating between the two. After they’re stuffed with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano, you want to bake them at 400ºF for about 45 minutes to an hour. When they’re done baking, you’re still a few minutes away from cheesy gloriousness! They’ll come out looking all cheesy and inviting.
Crock Pot Monkey Bread Pac-Man as an action film April 05, 2012, 3:48 PM — Fun video of the day if you're a fan of video games; the folks at Steelhouse Digital have created a fan film honoring everyone's favorite yellow beast that eats power pellets and chases ghosts. Yes, Pac-Man gets his own "movie", and it's definitely cooler than the Super Mario Brothers movie: Be sure to visit the Project Yellow Sphere official movie page for more fun. 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! 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. And they cooked up just like a pancake- fluffy, but with craters of crusty, sugary cinnamon swirled within. You might find three of these stacked in a fancy breakfast restaurant, but I’m gonna tell you that one pancake is all you need. Oh yeah. Ingredients: