79 posts tagged food
I know some people might think flowers in ice cubes is a little frivolous, but they’re so pretty that maybe it’s worth it! Perfect to pretty up Summer drinks (just make sure the flowers are edible - you don’t want to add flowers that might have been sprayed with insecticide to your drinks!)
In S.A. we call these Dagwood Dogs. I have no idea why. But you can get them at the Royal Adelaide Show dipped in tomato sauce (ketchup) and they are just the freakin’ best thing. Fair food is the best. Well, actually, it’s the worst for you, but it tastes so good! Wouldn’t these be a great finger food for a party? Oh man I want a Dagwood Dog so badly. When is the show again!?
As someone who doesn’t really love eating breakfast in the morning (even though it’s the most important meal of the day, I know, I know!) smoothies are a god send. You can mix in whatever you have in the fridge and even take it in the car with you if you’re running late…because you overslept again!
I love classic recipes that are simple yet delicious. Pineapple Upside Down Cake is all that and more! I love the idea of making mini versions of cakes, especially if you’re planning on sharing (or you just want to avoid eating a whole cake… though cupcakes can be incredibly moreish!))
I’ve been just staring at this cake for the last ten minutes, scrolling, scrolling, thinking, staring, So of course I just had to share it with you! It’s a tradition in my family that my mum always makes an Easter cake. She makes a chocolate cake in a bundt mold and then fills the middle with chocolate eggs and sprinkles it with chocolate shavings. This is like the mod, pastel version of that cake! I love tradition so i’m thinking this might be my version to continue it!
I’ve always been incredibly impressed by people who are able to decorate cakes and cookies like this. There are so many variables when it comes to food - having the correct tools, temperature, ingredients - and knowing how to combine them to create something so beautiful! Sweetopia has lots of recipes like this so make sure to check them out if you love cooking (or just love looking at things like this like me!)
Valentine’s Day is coming up, (well it’s soon, and I figure if the shops can have eggs out already, then I can post Valentine’s DIYs!) and even if you don’t have a significant other to celebrate with, it’s still fun to get in the spirit of love, and what better way than macarons!? They are seriously my favourite thing in the world. OK, so they’re really not that easy to make but I’ve been told that it’s a lot easier with the right tools.
Hands up if you love nutella! Hands up if you love cinnamon rolls! Ok everyone, put your hands down. Here is the recipe for you - a combination of these two amazing delicacies in one. Imagine these straight out of the oven… mmm. Time to get baking!
One thing I miss about America is appetisers. We don’t really do it here, and when we do it’s usually garlic bread! I loved getting those appetiser plates with all the really bad food for you on it - mozzarella sticks, potato skins, Buffalo wings. Yum! But what I really loved were Jalapeno Poppers. That mix of bacon, cheese and pepper, all crunchy and hot - yum. I have tried this recipe and have to say, even though I was a bit iffy about the goats cheese they were really tasty!
Oh boy, I lovecinnamon soft pretzels. They are like the ultimate comfort food and I’m sad that I can only get them if I travel an hour out of my way. I found this amazing kids recipe website called Weelicious and this amazing recipe for soft pretzels and squealed with delight! I haven’t had much luck in the past with bread recipes… I don’t completely understand the complexities of yeast and why it never wants to work for me. But I’m gonna try for the pretzels… for the pretzels.
If you’ve never had bubble tea, you have to try it! It’s like a sweet, milky tea that you can find at some Asian restaurants (in Adelaide there’s a Bubble Tea shop downstairs of the Myer Centre in the City!) If you want to try it but can’t find it from stores or you love it and want to have it whenever you want, this is a great recipe from The Kitchn. Have fun!
So far we’ve had cupcakes in a jar, cheesecake in a jar, and now we’ve got pancake in a jar! Seriously, pancakes are like one of the best foods in the world and in a jar means less clean up… and it’s fun too :-)
I’ll admit, I rarely cook mainly because cooking for one can feel like too much hassle sometimes. But I do still love to bake and quite a few of these tips are great - and straight from the mouths of some truly brilliant chefs! Some are pretty obvious (If you’re cooking for someone important — whether it’s your boss or a date — never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time) there are some great ones that will hopefully help you out! My favourite is this one: After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor. I wonder if this also works for onions because I can never get the smell off of my hands!
Microwave Brownie Lava Cakes | The Yummy Life
A while ago an email spread like wildfire through my office- Microwave Chocolate Cake In A Mug. People were excited. Cake! Quick cake! Yeah… Imagine what a cake made in a mug would look like…not pleasant. Also the ingredients were a little skew-iff so if you followed it directly and added one whole egg for one mug cake it turned into a weird gluey mess. Many were dissapointed. But I’m willing to try again with this recipe - it says it yielded 100% consistent results. And for such a delicious, gooey (on purpose!) chocolately dessert, I’m willing to try. If you decide to try too, let me know what your results are!
White Chocolate Heart Cups with Strawberry Ice Cream | Go Make Me
So these are meant to be for Valentine’s Day, but seriously, you shouldn’t ever have to wait a whole year to eat something this delicious! I think the thing that really caught my eye though is that little puff of fairy floss on top! Pretty and delicious, awesome!