Top Ten Recipes of 2010 I started this food blog a bit over a year ago with the notion of challenging myself to a new activity quite different from my 30-year career as a consultant to urban poverty alleviation programs in the developing world. Cooking and the creativity associated with recipe development have always been a joy to me. And so I settled on the idea of blogging about my own original spin on comfort food classics. I’ve loved every minute of this blog’s first year, the fun I’ve had experimenting in the kitchen, the new friends I’ve made, and the many things I’ve learned along the way. This post provides a recap of the ten most popular recipes at Modern Comfort Food during 2010 as a “thank you” to readers who’ve been kind enough to join me here. Carrot Cake with Pecan Coconut Frosting With a bit of help from my dear mom, a rich carrot cake with a German chocolate cake style frosting of toasted pecans and flaked coconut. Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers, 7-Layer Dip Style Key Lime Cheesecake Bars print recipe
Santa Hat Party Mix - Cookies and Cups This past weekend my husband and I got together with some friends and had a game night. Game nights are fun, aren’t they? Aren’t they? Well, they are supposed to be fun. Until… Men vs. Apparently as a married adult it gets all kindergarten on game nights. When you are in elementary school it’s always boys vs. girls. The sexes seem to come together in the mid teens through your twenties when you are wearing love goggles and you play “couples”. After you have been married for a while, you squeegee the steam off the goggles and it’s all boys vs. girls again. It all seems like good fun when the games start. Then, slowly but surely, the tide starts to turn. It would be remiss of me not to mention that I was on the losing side of the tide. Sometimes it happens like that. It would also be remiss of me not to tell you that this was a rematch. We have lost before. Losing is not so much fun. Especially when you were the ones that called for the rematch. We just knew that the first loss was a…fluke, if you will.
Chocolate French Toast with Panera Bread - StumbleUpon I'm back (already?!) with another post for Panera Bread! I know, two posts in one day - try not to faint. Whenever I'm out and about I like to stop by Panera Bread for a couple of artisan loaves; usually the Asiago Cheese and Three Seed Sour Dough. What could be better than Chocolate French Toast? Before I close, I'd like to take a moment to point you in the direction of some great resources. Me? Find more about Panera Bread on Facebook and Twitter. Chocolate French Toast Serves 4-6 [click to print] 10 slices Panera Bread Country Miche 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup hot water 5 large eggs 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips Prepared butter flavored pancake syrup In a small bowl, dissolve cocoa powder in hot water. In shallow pan (such as a 1 1/4 quart baking dish) whisk together eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt.
Recipes from Kevin & Amanda This post is in partnership with French’s Sweet Yellow Mustard and Spicy Yellow Mustard. I received compensation to write this post through the Sweet and Spicy Influencer Program. All content, photos, and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting sponsors that allow me to create new content for Kevin & Amanda! Today I’m partnering with French’s Mustard to bring you this fabulous Honey Garlic Shrimp. This quick and easy dinner is SO fresh and light for summer! How fabulous do these veggie noodles look?? Here’s all you need: Shrimp, garlic, honey, red bell pepper, zucchini, squash, parsley, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, and French’s Sweet or Spicy Yellow Mustard. You can use either one of these new mustard flavors from French’s today! First we’ll make a decadent sauce for this Honey Garlic Shrimp. Next, cut the zucchini and yellow squash into noodles (long, thin strips). Delicious yellow squash noodles! Next, dice up a couple red bell peppers and saute over medium high heat.
Veggie Christmas Tree STEP 1 - Hot glue your styrofoam cone to your plastictray (optional). This makes a stable base andmakes transportation very easy. STEP 2 - Cut your Broccoli, Cauliflower and Broccoliflower into dipping sized pieces. Sizes should vary but shouldn't be too large or too small. STEP 3 - Attach your Broccoli and Broccoliflower to the cone with ROUND toothpicks, grouped in clusters, with larger pieces at the bottom and graduating up to the top. Don't worry if there are small holes in your design, they will be filled in later with carrots and other decorations. When you get to the top, and toothpicks are not long enough cut skewers with a wire cutter or strong scissor to pick your veggies into place until you achieve a perfect tree shape. STEP 4 - Cut 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper into dipping size strips. STEP 5 - Poke carrot sticks intermittenly in holes between the broccili and broccoliflower florets. STEP 6 - Use FLAT toothpicks to secure cherry tomatoes and cocktail onions to the tree.
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares Let's start with the recipe. 1 package yellow cake mix 1/2 cup margarine melted 1 egg 3 cup (1 lb 15oz can) pumpkin pie mix (not just pumpkin pie filling) 2 eggs 2/3 cup milk 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup margarine Grease the bottom only of a 13x9x2 inch pan. Don't worry, I'll walk you through it. Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! » Impressive recipes made simple.
Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks | Easy Food Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2012 in Food Preparation | 8 comments Christmas is one of the happiest holidays during the year. Christmas Tree Out of Upside Down Waffle Cones Via Pie mug toppers for Mulled cider Via Santa Strawberries Via Freeze whipped cream dollops for a hot chocolate bar Via Create Christmas trees using melted chocolate Via Hot chocolate in the crock pot Via Rice krispie treats with hot chocolate Via M&M Christmas lights Via Potato peeler will make chocolate peels Via Batch of French toast in your oven for Christmas breakfast Via Via Marshmallows & Small candles Via Candy cane sticks Via Snowman Donuts Via Various pancake shapes Various Brownies too Via Gingerbread house Via Cinnamon rolls in the Waffle maker Via Gingerbread man jello shots Via Christmas food labels Via
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