Try these classic junk food favorites, made from scratch at home! That way you know what's in them and there aren't any hydrogenated oils or trans fats, artificial colorings, preservatives, or artificial flavorings in them.
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- Joanne of FifteenSpatulas.com | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 13, 2012 1:59 PM EDT
Have you noticed how cheap the seafood is lately? It's because many types of fish are in season during the summer. That's right, fruits and vegetables aren't the only ingredients that have seasons. Here are five seafood dishes for your summer night dinners!
Summer is in full swing and record heat waves are sweeping across the country. Stay cool with these frozen treats, perfect for a hot summer night!
- Joanne of FifteenSpatulas.com | Shine Food – Wed, Jun 13, 2012 12:24 PM EDT
Treat dad this Sunday with a homecooked meal. Here are ten recipe ideas for a big feast!
- Joanne of FifteenSpatulas.com | Shine Food – Thu, May 24, 2012 2:53 PM EDT
With Memorial Day coming up, plenty of people will get together in their back yards to grill, spend time with friends, and celebrate the holiday. From grilled meats to sides to dessert, here are 10 dish ideas for that outdoor party or BBQ.
Why are dessert bars so great?
Because you can layer several different flavors and textures, from peanut butter mousse to chocolate glazes to cheesecake to cookie crust, all in one bite.
Here's five dessert bars recipes to get you runnin' to the kitchen.
Bee Sting Bars Recipe:
Yield: One 8×8 pan
12 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
8.5 oz flour (1.75 cups)
Almond Topping Ingredients:Directions:
6 tbsp butter
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp amaretto liqueur
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.25 cups sliced almonds
Cream together the butter and sugar for 1 minute on medium speed. Add the vanilla extract and salt, and mix for another 30 seconds. Add the flour and mix until it disappears, and the dough looks crumbly. Press the dough out into an 8x8 pan, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Combine all almond syrup Read More »from Five Triple-Layer Dessert Bar Recipes
Not sure what to get mom for mother's day this weekend?
Surprise her with a tray of freshly baked morning pastries with a mimosa on the side. Here's 5 recipes ideas that are perfect for breakfast in bed.
Butterscotch Sticky Buns Recipe:
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp quick rise yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter (6 tbsp softened, 2 tbsp melted)
20 oz all purpose flour (4 cups)
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
Directions:Read More »from Breakfast in Bed Recipes for Mother's Day
Heat the milk to 110 degrees using an instant read thermometer. Place the milk in the bowl of a stand mixer along with the yeast. Add the sugar and 6 tbsp softened butter. Mix at medium speed until the butter is broken up, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and salt, and mix on low for 2 minutes. Bump the speed up to medium, and beat for another 2 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball and cover
Oil-Free Microwave Potato Chips
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
Crispy potato chips…with no oil???!?
…no fat whatsoever???
That's right, and these potato chips have got that robust crunch everyone loves when chomping on chips.
What's the secret?
They're cooked in the microwave and sliced super thin with a mandolin. Here's how to do it:
1 russet potato
Peel the potato if desired and thinly slice with a mandolin. Place the potato slices in a single layer on a parchment paper covered plate, and sprinkle with salt if desired. Microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on thickness, until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with remaining potato slices.
For more photos and step-by-step directions, the original post can be found on Fifteen Spatulas.
- Joanne of FifteenSpatulas.com | Shine Food – Fri, Oct 28, 2011 4:03 AM EDT
Read More »from User Post: Why You Should Make Your Own Vanilla Extract At Home
Vanilla extract is used in virtually all dessert recipes, so it's very important to use a good one. And I always make my own vanilla extract home. Why? Because it's cheap, high quality, and easy. And it only takes you 5 minutes to put together at home.
1. Homemade is cheaper. There are good quality vanilla extracts available for purchase at specialty food stores, but you're going to pay big bucks for a small bottle. To make vanilla extract at home, you'll spend under $5 for the vanilla beans, and another few bucks on the alcohol. What's even better is those same vanilla beans will last for a year, all you have to do is keep refilling.
To get a good price for high quality vanilla beans, order them online. I purchase my bourbon madagascar vanilla beans from this vendor on Amazon, and it's $10 for 7 beans. Much more reasonable than the beans you see at the grocery for $10 per bean!
2. Better quality for your money. If you look at the ingredients in the standard vanilla extracts sold