15 posts tagged recipes
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’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!
Daisy Lollipops | Funkytime
When I was younger my sister and our next door neighbours would pick fetch from the side of the road to eat. Fetch was like a wild pea - it tasted terrible but we loved eating something ‘strange’ that you wouldn’t normally eat! These daisy lollipops make me think of that time. I never knew you could eat daisies! Funkytime also recommends using lavender, pansies or chamomile. Just make sure that what you’re adding to your pops is edible and not sprayed with pesticides (which is the reason why we stopped eating fetch!).
Whoopie Pies | Martha Stewart
You know how you get a real craving for something but you can’t find it at the stores? Well I really want a whoopie pie but the closest thing I can get here is… nothing. You can’t buy them here! So I guess I’m just going to have to make my own. Of course Martha has a great recipe, so I’m hoping my mum who is staying with me this week will make them for me?!
Ukulele Shortbread | Diamonds For Dessert
I think I’d like to learn how to play the ukulele. I love artists like Sophie Madeleine, Ingrid Michaelson, Kate Micucci and Clara Belle. Also I love playing instruments, and I figure the ukulele isn’t too far away from the violin (which I played for eight years!) But until I can convince my Dad to teach me how to play it, I’m going to cook mini ukuleles out of short bread and listen to youtube videos! Actually… maybe I can cook these and use them to bribe my Dad!…
The Sommerset | The Grilled Cheese Academy
You might not think so, but I believe Grilled Cheese to be quite an art! And now there’s a website dedicated to and only to this delicious cuisine. Featured here is the Sommerset, ‘Wisconsin Chipotle Jack with green and yellow summer squash complemented by crispy bacon’. Mmmm. Crispy bacon. There are 30 different recipes to try. To get out your sandwich press and get to grillin’!
Ah, s’mores. They seem to inspire the craft community regularly, because there are a ton of s’more recipes out there! because I’m craving chocolate and haven’t featured a recipe today, here is a roundup of my favourite s’more recipes!
Warning: will induce chocolately cravings
S’mores Cake In A Jar | How Sweet It Is
I’m scared about cooking glass in an oven, but this amazing recipe is well worth the fear. Mmm. Eat with a long spoon and a friend!
S’mores Pops | The Decorated Cookie
For those who need their s’mores on the go, here are s’mores pops! Quick to make and quick to eat. Delicious and fun.
S’mores Whoopie Pies | Smashed Peas & Carrots
There’s something about cakey biscuits filled with lashings of creamy icing that make me want to bake! These look so good - good enough to convince any dieter to break their vow!
That’s it for now! Go get cooking!
Hot Chocolate Wedding Favours | Ruffled
I know this is for a wedding but if you’re looking for a small and sweet (haha, sweet!) gift for someone during the winter, this is a perfect solution. And when you’re making favours yourself for a wedding, you want to make sure it’s not going to take you a million hours to make - trust me, you will thank yourself later! Now I’m craving a hot chocolate with marshmallows…
Mini Banoffee Pie | A Beautiful Mess
My gorgeous cousin Laura recently had her birthday and when I go over there for Tuesday tea I want to make something I know she will like, which is Banoffee Pie… though we know it as caramel & banana pie! Banoffee pie sounds so much more fancy though, doesn’t it? These look soooo good, and how good is it that they’re bite sized?
Also, I just realised that Laura will probably read this. Laura, don’t read this! Or forget that you read this!
Jam & Spread Recipes | Martha Stewart
My sister recently made some jam and now I’m all inspired to make some myself! My dad is a big marmalade fan, so I’d love to make some for him. I just realised he reads my blog so this won’t be a surprise for him now - dad, pretend you didn’t see this! Haha! Anyway, Martha of course has some fantastic tutorials here with not only marmalade but quick strawberry jam, peach-rosemary jam, apple & strawberry butter and one I really want to try - sour cherry jam. Yum! Righto, I think it’s time to investigate some jam jars!
Stuffed Portobellos by Esther Loopstra | They Draw & Cook
I’m a very picky eater but through the years I’ve been trying to enjoy more foods - like tomatoes, mushrooms & fish. OK so I’m still not reallly loving fish (little by little, right?!) but mushrooms are awesome. And I love stuffed mushrooms! The first time I had stuffed mushrooms was in America - one of the biggest things that I noticed when it came to food in America was that whenever you went out for tea at a restaurant, everyone always ordered entrees! Not that I’m complaining. But yes, stuffed mushrooms, a massive love. Also deep fried cheese. Terrible but delicious.
Rosemary Honey Jars | 100 Layer Cake
Adelaide is known for it’s food and wine, and it’s honey is one of the best, especially the organic honey from Kangaroo Island! I have never tried honey infused with rosemary, but I think it would be delicious. On the website they also suggest using mint, vanilla pods, or lemon zest. You’ll be making delicious gourmet infused honey in no time!
Recipe Binder | Prudent Baby
I wish I was the kind of person who wrote all their recipes down in a special book, creating a heirloom that I could pass down to my daughter, then she to her daughter, etc. Instead, I am the kind of person who rips recipes out of magazines in waiting rooms, writes recipes down on three post its stuck together with tape and has photocopies out of recipe books from friends. All of which are floating around my house, or stuck together in a big pile with pancake mix. Oh, to have a place to keep them all together neatly, and free from pancake mix. This is the perfect solution, an easy, pretty way to keep it all in order. And, Prudent Baby has free downloads for your new binder too!
Oh. My. Gosh.
Do you ever come across a blog and think… I can’t believe I didn’t know about this before!? Smitten Kitchen is such a blog. All the food looks so delicious, doesn’t use bizarre ingredients (if I can’t buy it at Coles, fuggedabowdit), easy to make and did I also say delicious looking? I think I’m going to have to make the Meatball Subs. And the chocolate-peanut butter spread. And the baked potato soup…
UPDATE: Also the Single Crust Plum & Apple Pie