Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CAULIFLOWER SOUP

The above if from the ever creative Gail at Can't Stop Making Things.  It is a recipe from "The Joy of Cooking" that she created a horror movie type mini poster of to display it. 

CORN, LIME, JALEPENO & CILANTRO PIZZA

For something a little different to try the next time I find goat cheese on sale is the delicious sounding pizza with a standard crust topped with mozzarella then 2/3's of goat cheese and corn and jalepenos and cilantro then the remaining cheese then baked at 450 degrees for 12-15 mins then squeeze fresh lime juice on top.

For the recipe visit Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours

Photo:  Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours

Monday, August 29, 2011

PULL AWAY CHEESE ROLLS

I spotted this over at a Taste of Beirut and putting this on my to do list as it sounds delicious.  It is a bread dough that is slightly sweetened with honey and filled with two different types of cheese, herbs and sesame seeds.

For the recipe visit Taste of Beirut

Sunday, August 28, 2011

DIY MOD PODGE


As Modge Podge is used in all types of crafts, I found a tutorial over at Instructables user nkeda14 on how to make cheap homemade Modge Podge interesting and something to try some time.

It sound fairly simple; just combine 1 1/2 c flour, 1/4 C of a sugar, 1/4 of oil (veg or olive) and 1 cup water over low to medium heat 5-10 mins stirring constantly, without bringing to a boil until the desired consistency is obtained,, adding flour or water as need or oil if looking for a higher varnish and store in a glass jar. 
I don't know what the shelf life on this might be so if I try it, I would halve the recipe and try it on a small project.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

CASHEW DIP

I love cashews, but had never thought of putting them with a dip, let alone combining with ranch dressing flavor, but it sounds delectable!  I spotted this recipe over at The Spunky Coconut and it is a guest post by Hallie at Daily Bites. 

Even better, it doesn't have any cheese or mayo so you don't have to worry about it going "bad" after being out for awhile at a pot luck or carry-in.

Here is the recipe posted at The Spunky Coconut
"Cashew Ranch Dip
Makes about 1 heaping cup

I prefer to make this dip a few hours before I need it so that it can chill in the refrigerator and the flavors can deepen a bit. Serve it with your favorite seasonal veggies for dipping.

1 cup raw cashews, covered completely with water soaked at room temperature for 3-4 hours
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (packed) fresh dill
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
Sea salt, to taste


Drain the soaked cashews well and place in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons water and lemon juice. Process until very smooth, about 2 minutes, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Add the remaining ingredients and process to combine. Serve, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

POPPY SEED DRESSING

Poppy seeds
I had never heard of grating an onion for anything, but a recipe posted by Pictures of All My Princesses 
and it sounds intriguing and want to try it at some point in the future. 

It calls for poppy seeds, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, grated onion, sugar, honey, salt and prepared mustard.


The recipe is here

Photo:  Wikimedia Commons

Saturday, August 13, 2011

DIY PLAY KITCHEN FROM 2 BOOKCASES

This is going on my project list for when I have grandchildren.  This playset created by Jellyfish Jelly started out at two bookshelves.  For further instructions clickhere.

Easy Pad Thai



As my son loves Ramen noodles and the are cheap and easy to make, I am adding this to my "to try" list because if it something he ends up liking, it could make a good "study snack" when he goes off to college next year.


The recipe is from Budget101 and can be fixed in 5 minutes with 2 pkgs of Ramen noodles, 1/4 Wishbone Asian Sesame/Ginger dressing, 1/4 hot water and 1 TBSP Peanut Butter.

For the recipe click here.

Photo:  Budget101

Thursday, August 11, 2011

LEMON NUT BALLS

These were spotted over at The Ordinary Housewife and putting these on the list as a potential Christmas treat as it could bring a touch of summer on a cold winter's day or perhaps for my son's graduation party next year.   They have enough confectioner's sugar to put you into a diabetic coma, but it sounds so delicious with the lemon flavor and the nuts not to try this some time.

For the recipe click here.

Photo: The Ordinary Housewife

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Glow In The Dark Drink or Jello




One of the blogs I follow Our Best Bites posted that the above was achieved by adding tonic water (due to the quininein it) to Crystal Light Lemonade or jello it glows in black light - what a cool idea for Halloween or even a party.  I have to agree with her that I hate the taste of tonic water too - but she said it only take a bit.

She also had two more fun kids ideas for milk painting and giant bubbles.   For more details visit Our Best Bites.

Photo:  Our Best Bites

Tuesday, August 9, 2011