It's your turn to be princess! Word on the street is that Princess Kate Middleton has been taking cooking classes! With this cupcake recipe, you can follow in her footsteps and enjoy the (sweet) spoils of power.
Pink-frosted mini cupcakes
Mini yellow Laffy Taffy bars
Red decorator gel
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1. To make the crown, place a wrapped mini yellow Laffy Taffy in a cup of warm water for 2 to 3 minutes to soften it. Unwrap it, then flatten it with a rolling pin until it's 1-1/4 by 3-3/4 inches. Use a knife to straighten the strip's edges.
2. With the tip of a teaspoon, cut five arches along one edge, as shown. Join the ends to form a crown and seal the seam with a few drops of water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to harden slightly.
3. Dip the bottom of the crown into white
It's your turn to be princess! Word on the street is that Princess Kate Middleton has been taking cooking classes! With this cupcake recipe, you can follow in her footsteps and enjoy the (sweet) spoils of power.Read More »from Eat like Royalty with Crowned Cupcakes
A great combination of sweet and salty, these tasty banana bites will be a hit with Arrested Development fans.
2 cups chocolate chips (semi sweet)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 large pinches of sea salt + extra for sprinkling
4 bananas that aren't over-ripe
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 pinch granulated sugar for sprinkling
Before you start line 2 large plates with aluminum foil and clear some room in your freezer. It's always good to do these things before your hands are covered in chocolate.
Place the 2 cups of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds. Then add the coconut oil and the peanut butter and microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir with a spoon and make sure that everything is melted and creamy. If you have a few stubborn chips, wait a few seconds and see if the residual heat melts them. If not, give the mixture another 5-10 seconds in the microwave. Once creamy and wellRead More »from Arrested Development Inspired Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
1 pound boneless, skinless tilapia fillets, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1 lime, half finely zested and juiced, half cut into wedges
Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
12 corn tortillas
1/2 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh cilantro
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1. Heat broiler, with rack in highest position. Pat fish dry with paper towels and gently coat with oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Broil until fish is browned on top and flesh is opaque throughout, 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine sour cream, lime zest and juice, and a few dashes hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Toast corn tortillas over a kitchen burner using tongs or wrap inRead More »from Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Lime
To get serious about your cheeseburgers, don't simply slap a slice of cheese on top. We've found that mixing shredded or crumbled cheese directly into the raw beef before forming the patties adds more flavor.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Mixing cheese directly into the raw beef before forming patties guaranteed cheesy flavor in every bite. Dimpling the patties before throwing them on the grill prevented domed, dry-edged burgers.
Start to Finish: 25 minutes
Whatever you do, don't press on the burgers while they're on the grill -- they'll release their juice and end up dry and crumbly. For those who like their burgers well done, poking a hole in the center of the patty before cooking helps the burger cook through without becoming dry. In addition to serving burgers with the usual accompaniments of buns, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, consider some more unusualRead More »from Secret to Ultimate Cheeseburgers: Mix Cheese into the Patty Itself!
I recently read Mark Bittman's new book, Vegan Before 6, and really loved the general premise. In it he shares the reasons why he chose to adopt eating only a vegan diet before 6pm each day in order to improve his health. He also discusses how a vegan lifestyle positively impacts the environment. As you would expect, Mark shares many wonderful recipes for eating vegan during the daytime. They are all simple and delicious, true Bittman style. When I really thought about his idea I realized that eating vegan during the day might not be as difficult as I think. There are lots of delicious vegan meals that would be perfect for breakfast or lunch. Here are a few ideas for ways you can try out this vegan-ish lifestyle. Then, do what Mark does, have whatever you want for dinner! - Kelsey Banfield
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Quick and nutritious!The culinary arts are not my thing and I make no secret about that. It's a rare occurrence that I get excited about a recipe so you'd better believe it's a good one when I am actually IN the kitchen giving it a try.
In fact, I rarely bake and my husband LIKES to cook so dinner is mostly on him. Otherwise I tend make simple and quick dinners and snacks for myself and son. Having said that, when M was younger I did seek out and prepare yummy baby and toddler recipes that were both easy to make and nutritious - because I wanted only the best for my little guy.
Last week, fellow blogger and mummy Carolin of Mummy Alarm shared a recipe for baby broccoli muffins. I LOVE the simplicity of the recipe and the fact that it wasn't your typical sugary baked goods. I'm a big fan of savory treats and this one needed to be added to my simple and nutritious collection of recipes. After looking it over, I did make a few amends andRead More »from A Sneaky Snack: Broccoli Muffins Your Toddler Will Actually Like
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Yum!Celebrate the return of Arrested Development with a homemade frozen banana! It's perfect for a viewing party, and packs a healthy dose of fruit and potassium!Read More »from Try Your Hand at the Banana Stand: A Frozen Treat You Can Make at Home
1/3 cup creamy nut butter (I like a combination of almond and peanut)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
6 wooden craft sticks
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1. Mix nut butter and cinnamon together.
2. Cut each banana in half and then slice each half lengthwise.
3. On one side of each half, spread the nut butter mixture and press a stick flat onto it, about halfway up. Add other half of the banana and press together. Freeze for about 45 minutes.
4. In a small saucepan (or in a microwavable bowl), melt coconut oil and chocolate chips together, stirring until smooth. With a spatula or table knife, spread a thin layer of the
By Freya Bellin
This dish is full of striking flavor combinations. The red onions really absorb the balsamic vinegar and become ultra sweet, which works nicely to offset the bitter radicchio. Plus, the shades of dark purple are really beautiful. The fresh basil comes through surprisingly strongly here too, both in flavor and color. A half cup may seem like a lot, but it’s a great addition.
Notably, this dish is truly a pasta dish and not a steak dish. There’s only a half pound of meat for four servings, but it’s just enough to make it a filling entree. If you like your steak very rare, 2 minutes on each side should be plenty of cooking time. My steak looked quite rare when sliced, but once it was added back to the pot with the other hot ingredients, it seemed to continue cooking a bit too. When the weather is warm, I bet that the vegetables and meat could be grilled rather than seared for an extra smoky element. As mentioned below, it tastes great at room temperature, and while it works in cooler weather, I’ll be happy to make this again for a summer picnic. Recipe from The Food Matters Cookbook.
Spaghetti with Seared Radicchio, Steak, and Balsamic Sauce
Makes: 4 servings
Time: 30 minutes
You want the steak to be rare here, and give it at least 5 minutes to rest before you cut into it to capture all of the meaty juices for the sauce. I recommend spaghetti here—so you can twirl a little bit of everything into one bite—but use whatever shape you like. I think this is even better at room temperature than it is hot, which makes it one great picnic or entertaining dish.
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces sirloin, skirt, or other beef steak
1 pound radicchio, cut into ribbons
1 large red onion, halved and sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
8 ounces spaghetti or other long, thin pasta, preferably whole wheat
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
1⁄2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Put the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. WhenRead More »from Mark Bittman: Spaghetti with Seared Radicchio, Steak, and Balsamic Sauce
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2 coordinating fabrics
Iron on paper & printer
Needle for hand stitching
Pick out two coordinating fabrics, one plain and one patterned. Cut out one 16 in square from each piece of fabric. Print out your favorite Arrested Development quote on iron on paper (or use one of ours!), and cut it out to the desired shape. Following the instructions that came with your paper, iron the quote on to your plain square of fabric.
Pin the facing sides of fabric together, making sure to leave a space at the bottom for stuffing. Using a sewing machine, stitch together the sides of your pillow. Trim the corners of your pillow to ensure that is has nice, clean edges. Flip theRead More »from Arrested Development Quote Pillows
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