171 posts tagged cooking
Where I come from, ice cream floats are called Spiders. I don’t know why. But as a child, Spiders were the height of fun - especially when you got to make one at Pizza Hut! I haven’t had a Spider in years, but these three recipes have got me craving them! I particularly love the idea of strawberry ice cream with lemonade. Perfect for those hot Summer days!
There isn’t really anything I love to eat more than nachos! The sour cream, the chilli, the guacamole, the corn chips…and all those extra crunchy, spicy, delicious tidbits that make great nachos! This is a fantastic recipe and has all the good things that you like plus some tips on perfecting your chip to topping ratio (which we all know is quite important!)
Some people say it’s too cold for ice blocks right now in Australia, but I disagree! Anytime is a good time for ice blocks. Or ice pops if you are from the North! These ice blocks are so easy to make and bonus - healthy! That’s right, there’s no extra sugar, there’s no cream, additives, etc. Henry Happened has two flavours here - Cucumber Basil and Watermelon Strawberry - both have high water content (which is good for you in Summer!). This has given me inspiration to make a Strawberry, Lemon & Mint version! Yum!
Although healthy cookie dough dip seems like an oxymoron, this cookie dough dip has chickpeas as part of it’s base! Strange but I’ve been guaranteed you can’t taste them (tell people after they’ve eaten it and blow their mind).
How sweet are these?! And so easy to create, which is even better! Perfect for a birthday party or an Easter lunch, the base is made from pre-made cookie dough and is filled with chocolate ganache and topped with oreos. So not ony are they pretty but tasty sounding too!
Fruit curd is amazing. In fact, for about two months of my young life I ate lemon curd sandwiches for lunch every day. I do not recommend this. But I do recommend putting it on bread, croissants, ice cream, in pie cases, and straight into your mouth.
Sick of the sandwich for lunch? Here are 45, that’s right, 45 recipes to perk up your lunch box (and not just for kids!). There’s lots of delicious options here, including some sweet treats for those of us who need dessert with their lunch too!
I love any lemon based dessert, especially lemon bars! They are so easy to make and doesn’t require a ton of ingredients to make - in fact you’ve probably already got most of them in your kitchen!
Speaking of birthdays - how sweetly pastel are these little ice cream squares?! Before I read the tutorial I was thinking that the process would be really difficult. But the two tone look is created by…tilting the mold with a cup! Simple! The great thing about the small serving size is that people can take as much or as little as they want - great when you’re dealing with little ones who can’t finish a whole ice cream!
These cupcakes might take a bit more effort than your usual stir and pour, but oh my gosh they look so worth it! These cupcakes have a graham cracker base, sprinkled with chocolate…and a graham cracker top sprinkled with chocolate! Oh yeah, and of course you can’t forget that gooey marshmallow top. I wish I hadn’t seen this at 8PM because it’s all I want right now…
Guys, tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday! Not that I need an excuse to eat pancakes of course. What is Pancake Tuesday? The Mirror explains it best:
Shrove Tuesday is the day that precedes Ash Wednesday. As it is determined by Easter the actual date changes on an annual basis.
With Lent on the way and 40 days of fasting and religious obligations, Shrove Tuesday provides one last opportunity to splurge a little and eat whatever you want.
Why pancakes? Well they are supposedly a good way to use up all that leftover fat, sugar, eggs and milk. Regardless of whether you celebrate Lent or not, Pancake Tuesday is a great excuse to eat pancakes all day. If you’re looking for inspiration, BBC GoodFood has a ton of amazing recipes to try, from fluffy American style hotcakes to crepes, savoury and sweet pancakes and even a recipe for egg, dairy and gluten free pancakes so no one misses out!
But if you want my opinion, you can’t beat lemon and sugar. Yum. I think we might have to start Pancake Tuesday tonight…
Is it strange that I don’t like eating cold bananas, but hot bananas I find delicious!? I don’t care, I can’t get enough. I could eat a million banana fritters if you gave me the chance. So I think I would love these banana springrolls - how amazing do they look!? Time to break out the wok!
This kind of cake is what I imagine Marie Antoinette would dine on at one of her fancy parties! It looks so dreamy - light, creamy, soft. Delicious! This is one of those show stopper cakes that would be amazing for a birthday party. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to cook all the crepes and give them time to cool - hot crepes and cream will equal a big melty mess!
Onion rings aren’t as popular in Australia as they are in America, which sucks because it makes it all the much harder to find good ones. You can get some from Hungry Jacks (that would be Burger King) but they usually come out sad and soggy. So making your own is the only way to go. There are two cooking options in this recipe - deep fry and bake. The bake version is the one pictured above and if you’re wondering what the white stuff is, it’s panko crumbs. You can generally find these in the Asian food section of the supermarket. And I must insist you make the accompanying sauce of sour cream and BBQ sauce to dip in - so good!
For those of us who love cocktails but want to give the alcohol a miss, these mocktails are to die for - unless someone told me that these were alcohol free I wouldn’t know it! We’ve got a Cranberry Cutie, a Kiwi Lime Mojito (yum!) and a Baby Bellini - perfect brunch drinks!