Pancakes

There’s no time for chit-chat when there are hot pancakes on the griddle begging to be eaten. There’s barely time to make some bacon and set the table. Yum! Pancakes are one of my favorite foods and breakfast for dinner is the best. Blueberry are my current fav flavor, it was poppy seed before that, and before that chocolate chip. I can honestly say that apple has never made it into the top 10 list but I’m ready to give it another shot.

This video from WhatsUpMoms has me wishing it was breakfast/lunch/dinner time. I also wish I’d had this recipe yesterday; it was ‘national apple pie day’ but I’m sure this would have been fine as a substitute. In 20 minutes you can turn eggs, milk, flour, salt, butter, apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon into the most delicious apple puffed pancakes. I can’t believe how easy this recipe is and I’m so excited to try it! I bet you could do this with other fruits, maybe peaches.

National pancake day is March 4th. I missed it this year. Lame. I found this tasty roundup from Bakerita that I’m definitely going to bookmark. Don’t worry, you don’t have to wait until next March to make all of these. I know I’m not going to! Find all the recipes here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Onion

I love eating out. The food just seems to taste so much better. Probably because it’s full of delicious butter and cream or fried to perfection. Yum! Outback Steakhouse has one of favorite but unhealthy appetizers, the bloomin onion. There are ways to DIY at home that are healthier but they still involve batter and frying. Here is alternative, more healthy way to make one. It’s baked and not fried.

This recipe calls for an onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and optional salt and pepper. I have all of those things already! The tutorial shows how to peel and cut the onion so that when it bakes (25-35 minutes at 425 degrees) you will have a lovely, edible onion flower.

An onion flower would be an attractive and healthy appetizer to serve at your next party. As would these ones from All You. So Good! Check out the Vidalia Onion Tarts.

Here’s the ‘how-to’ video… Enjoy!

Sour Cream

I’m so hungry! What to make for dinner tonight? Hummmm…how about taco salad. Yumm! I think I have everything. Lettuce, beans, tomatoes, green onion, olives, cilantro, cheese, salsa, and sour cream. Ohhh no! I don’t have sour cream. Serving tacos without sour cream is a tragedy of Greco Roman proportions. Well maybe not in the big scheme of things but it feels like it at my house.

No need to panic family. I’m going to make my own! This looks tasty and oh so easy. Gather up some heavy whipping cream and some cultured buttermilk. You need two days of time too. (Scratch making this for dinner tonight) Leave it for 24 hours in a warm (not hot) spot and 24 hours in the fridge. Watch the video and that’s how you make creme fraiche aka sour cream

Two Peas And Their Pod has a yummy taco salad recipe. There is also a how-to for making tortilla bowls.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Bacon

Roses are red, violets are blue. Bacon is awesome, unless you’re a vegetarian. I know my poem doesn’t rhyme but it’s quite true. It’s very tasty and my heart goes out to those who can’t eat it. I love Bacon and these scrumptious little bites look like the best things ever! Let’s make some right now!

How could something so delicious, be so easy? These are a must try and you only need three ingredients. Bacon (duh), cheese (mozzarella), and Pillsbury biscuits. You could add other things to give them your own unique flair. I wonder if you could bake them in the oven? Less mess. For stove top frying I would use a deeper pan to prevent splatter.

I am of the opinion that anything wrapped in bacon is better. Can you imagine starting a party with delicious bacony wrapped hors d’oeuvres? I can! And so can the folks at the Food Network. They have 50 of the most amazing appetizers that are sure to start your party off right and get your guest talking. Find all the mouthwatering recipes here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

avacado

Ready for the best and most helpful post ever?! You will thank me for this one! Avocados are the best but they are temperamental. If you’re not careful they will turn brown on you and have to be tossed. What a waste! In this video from About.com, Brent Rose has some helpful tips on how to keep our avocados green and delicious. This was so helpful!

My personal preservation method… eat the whole thing! Lol. You can never have too much on your BLTA, salad, grilled cheese, or as a snack all by itself. If I do have any left, I tend to use the lemon juice method. How about you?

Avocados make me think of guacamole! Yum! Everyone loves that yummy party dip. Sadly, not all guac was created equal. The Huffington post has gathered together eight tips that I guarantee will make your guacamole legendary! Find them here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Smores

Why are s’mores a treat only enjoyed when camping or when cuddled up around the fire pit? Lame! They are so delicious that they should be enjoyed all year, every season, and everywhere. Don’t you agree? Gooseberry Patch has a terrific video that shows how to do just that. It shows how to make s’mores indoors! Yes please!

How wonderful would this be for sleepovers?! Safer than wild ones running around with pointy sticks and it takes only minutes to make. I’m so doing this easy peasy recipe. I can’t wait to mow down on this delicious gooey treat. Gather together some graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and some willing guinea pigs. You also need your oven, set to 400 degrees, and a cookie sheet. Yum! Are you going to make this?

I think my waistline is in trouble. It’s really in trouble after this roundup of s’mores dessert from Huffington Post. Yum. Find them all here.

Here’s the tasty video… Enjoy!

cake

Yum! “Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette had the jist of it…cake is delicious. And although that is taken out of context and not what she meant (or even actually said), I agree with the cake eating sentiment! Viralnova has one of the best cake related roundups and I am so excited to feature it here today. Again, yum!

These recipes/concoctions have me searching for my keys so I can go to the store and buy some mixes. I think the pancakes would be fun and the popcorn sounds delish! I’ve had the dipped pretzels before and they were pretty good. Which one of these recipes will you try first?

Here’s some shocking news…The famous cake eating quote, attributed to Marie Antoinette, has been proven to be a myth. What?! So what did she actually say? It was similar…’Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.’ Get the history and literal translation here.

Here’s the link to all 18 amazing recipes…

Viralnova: 18 Crazy Uniquely Delicious Cake Mix Recipes

Pinata

Arriba! Cinco de Mayo is next week and that means that it’s time to party! And no party is complete without a bright and colorful pinata. Think you’re too grownup for a fun party game/treat?! Booo! If paper mache isn’t your style how about flour, butter, and sugar? Make a pinata cake!

I love this cake! It looks delicious. I love cake in general but a cake that has a fun secret surprise of M&Ms inside is the best thing ever! I think this would be wonderful for a ‘gender reveal’ cake. Pink or blue?! Lol.

Brit and Co has an adorable collection of DIY pinatas. Edible is all good but there is just something satisfactory about smashing colorful paper mache creations and seeing candy scatter everywhere. I love the individual mini ones! Who has time to make those?! I hope that I do someday. Check out all of the ‘smashing’ ideas here.

Find the delicious video tutorial here… Enjoy!

ice cream sandwich

The best Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches I have ever had were at Disneyland. They were so good because the cookies were hot from the oven and they were still able to get the ice cream on there in those perfect circles. Maybe, it had to do with standing in Sleeping Beauty’s castle at the time, or the 95 degree day.

I have tried to duplicate those cookie sandwiches in the past. My cookies are amazing but I can never get the ice cream just perfect. Now I can. This is a great hack to get those perfect ice cream cookie sandwiches. I would never have thought of this myself. I’m excited!

This is the perfect snacks for a perfect summer day. You don’t need to limit yourself to vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip cookies either. Try some other combinations too, like sugar cookies and sherbet. I don’t think I can wait for a hot day to make these, I want one right now!

What are some combinations of cookie and ice cream you are going to try? Tell me in the comments so I can try them too. My new favorite flavor of ice cream is ‘The Tonight Dough.’ So good!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

zebra cake recipe

Healthy eating…boo! The only way I’m eating healthy is if I write “healthy” on top of a cake with frosting. That’s true for my life today. I am in need of cake/sugar/donut/candy. Those days hit me every once in a while and when that happens I’m glad that cakes like this pink zebra one exist. It make me happy just looking at it.

If you make this cake your guest will never be able to stop raving about it. It’s just that spectacular. I love baking! Sure, making chicken cacciatore is great but everyone can do it. A cake like this is truly terrific. It’s a little time consuming because you have to layer the colored batter but the end results are lovely. This technique reminds me or marbled nails.

Love the zebra? You will adore the cheetah! It’s the fastest mammal on earth and I think it’s fitting that this cake will be the fasted to be devoured. It would be at my house anyway. Lol.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!