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On Fridays, I teach cooking classes to two kids in our neighborhood. They are pretty knowledgeable-so my job is easy:) I think it is fantastic that they want to learn how to cook at such a young age-they are in the 3rd and 4th grade. Since we don’t have any kiddos yet, I am glad I get to work with these kids. We have a great time in the kitchen. On Friday we made homemade soft pretzels, the traditional salty ones and cinnamon and sugar pretzels.
Do you need a perfect snack for the big game? These Pretzel bites will hit the spot for sure. You can make a combination of Parmesan bites with a Cheese dip or Cinnamon and Sugar bites with a Vanilla glaze for dipping. I've finally used up my supply of Rhodes Roll dough . . . until I buy more.
Thinkstock Preparation: In a food processor, combine garlic and cannellini beans with lemon juice and process until smooth. Mix in oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and process until blended. Add 3 tablespoons cilantro and pulse until mixed. Place in bowl and garnish with cilantro. Preparation: Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher in a medium bowl.
I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough. I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update : Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder.
Step aside, Kellogg. Better crackers coming through. CHEEZ-ITS are wonderful–and we all know this because we’ve been eating them since we were ten (unless you’re 75).
Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean).
The road to good health has led you deep into the holidays — no doubt that it can be a challenge to maintain healthful eating habits during the Christmas season when there are so many festive events involving food. But there are many tips to follow that make it easier to make healthful food choices. First, be realistic. This is not the best time for most people to attempt losing weight. Instead think about healthful eating and weight maintenance during the season.
Sala Kannan for NPR I spent eight weeks in India this summer, and most of the time I was in other people's kitchens. I took more cooking classes than I have taken in my entire life — 13, to be exact. One of the concepts repeated in every class, whether taught by chefs, home cooks or food writers, was tadka .
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EatingWell If you're looking for an afternoon pick-me-up and trying to stay on a diet, a good snack can help you stay on track. Research suggests that nutritious snacks can stave off hunger by stabilizing blood sugar -- which may help you eat more sensibly at mealtimes. And when you keep snacks to 100 calories (or less), they can be a dieter's best friend, boosting your energy and keeping you satisfied without tanking your daily calorie tally.