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The Cook Abides. Italian sodas - StumbleUpon. June 30, 2011 | Sweet Recipes | Comments Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!!

italian sodas - StumbleUpon

My mom and I would always stop by a little coffee shack on our road trips to Oregon. I remember ordering the blueberry Italian soda in the summer instead of ice cream because they were so refreshing. I hadn’t had one of these since I was a kid, so I wanted to recreate the easy recipe. I even made my own blueberry and strawberry syrup instead of using Torani. Photo Credit: Sugar and Charm.

Holiday foods, etc

Random things. Vegetarian Recipes. The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread. I once made the driest pancake in the world.

The Pastry Affair - Home - Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread

I can see you sitting at home, staring at your computer screen, and scoffing at my bold statement. Driest pancake in the world? Yeah, right. How would you even know? But this is the truth, my friends. Let me share my story with you. A few years back, I made chocolate chip pancakes. Quickly flash to the next morning. Still cold. Confusion. Was the microwave broken? I got angry, as one will when they want food and want it now. When I took it out, the pancake was slightly less cool. It took me a few hours to realize what had happened. It only stands to reason that my pancake was so utterly dry that there wasn't enough water in it to be absorbed by the microwaves. Thus, the world's driest pancake was born. And to think I took a bite... Luckily, this Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread is definitely not dry. One Year Ago: Chocolate Orange Miniature Cakes Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Yields 1 loaf Punch down the dough.

World Hearth Recipe Collection.

Asian food

Desserts. Flower Power Eggs – Bell Pepper Ring Molds for Sunny Side Up Eggs! « Apron Strings. Digg Who needs expensive copper or stainless steel egg or pancake ring molds when you can use pretty, bright bell peppers?

Flower Power Eggs – Bell Pepper Ring Molds for Sunny Side Up Eggs! « Apron Strings

For those of you alive in the 1970′s, travel back in time with me for just a minute. Remember “Flower Power?” This was a slogan of the anti-war protest raging in the country when I was a teen.That is exactly what these eggs in pepper rings look like – the bright, round flowers that were plastered on posters, walls and even our clothes back then. You can even play some Simon and Garfunkel while you eat these Flower Power Eggs to complete the ambiance. There’s no recipe, really, just three steps: 1) Cut bell peppers into 1/2 inch rings; 2) Place in a non-stick lightly oiled skillet; and 3) Crack an egg in the middle of each ring and cover and cook over low heat until done.

We didn’t have Meatless Mondays in the 70′s, but if we did, we would have been making these for breakfast! Easy. Vegetarian Meatloaf Recipe. Most favorited all-time. Popcorn Cupcakes {Cupcake Carnival} Hello Cupcake Lovers!

Popcorn Cupcakes {Cupcake Carnival}

Here is the post I shared over at Attempting CreativeforKimberly’sCupcake Carnival! I love to take a theme and run with it for my little guys birthday parties. For his second year bash we held a Carnival Extraordinaire {here} and of course we had to have a themed cupcake to go along with the festivities; What carnival isn’t complete without some popcorn! These are very simple and easy to put together and they don’t require any special decorating skills, I promise! You want to begin with a cupcake of your choice. To create the ‘popcorn’ you will need {1} mini marshmallows as shown in photo above. {2} Using a knife cut the marshmallow in half. {3} Squish the two cut halves back together at one end. Working in a random pattern, begin placing the prepared marshmallows onto your cupcake. To add a ‘butter’ effect to the popcorn, take a tiny bit of water, add two drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.

Yummy Goodness! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend ~ Happy Friday !