eggs in microwave

I have to admit that I have never ever even thought of microwaving eggs until I saw this video. At first thought this seems just wrong but then I realized how much we use the microwave for all other sorts of foods. So why not eggs as well!

After some digging, I also discovered there’s literally hundreds of recipes just for the microwave. If you haven’t tried brownies in a mug… don’t miss it!

Additional Resources: Looking for more awesome microwave hacks?
Don’t miss this article by Viral Nova (20 Things You Had No Idea Your Microwave Could Do) and also this one from First We Feast (15 Microwave Tricks And Recipes).

watermelon carving

You gotta check out this video tutorial that shows you how to create some pretty incredible watermelon carvings. I have never even thought to carve a watermelon before but now it makes so much sense. It looks like it is even easier to work with than a pumpkin so I am excited to try.

The problem with pumpkins is that I am always afraid I will cut myself because of how tough the skin is. This should be much easier!

Watch the full video here…

Additional Resources: Looking for more watermelon carving ideas?
Don’t miss this article by Buzz Feed and also this one from Instructables.

27 Fun Snacks For A Halloween Party

Aren’t these snacks festive?! Just because they look gross doesn’t mean that they don’t taste delicious! My tummy is kind of sensitive so the ‘worms in dirt’ might do me in but all the rest look pretty safe. I love how Halloween brings out the creative Martha Stewart in us all.

There are so many variety of cheese balls and they all look brilliant! Look out party people! My spread is going to be a good one this year! It’s definitely the season to eat, drink, and be scary.

Here’s the link to BuzzFeed’s full article: BuzzFeed: 27 Fun Snacks For A Halloween Party

Halloween is a great time of the year for both kids and adults. You can make the time even more memorable by preparing some tasty Halloween appetizer ideas. This guide will look at several fun snacks for Halloween parties. These treats will go down a storm with children and grownups.

Some tasty treats for Halloween:

– Egg Eye Balls
– Sick Pumpkin
– Mummified Sausage Rolls
– Cheese Witches Brooms

Egg Eye Balls

For this recipe you will need:
– Eggs
– Mayonnaise
– Vinegar
– Black Olive
– Red Food coloring
– Toothpick
– Salt
– Mustard

Start by making deviled eggs by hard boiling eggs, shelling and then cutting in half. Put the cooked yolks into a bowl and mash with a fork until they are broken into crumbs. Then mix with mayonnaise, eggs, vinegar, salt and mustard. Then spoon this mixture into the egg whites.

With the deviled eggs prepared then add a slice of black olive onto the centre of the yolk to form the pupil. Then use a toothpick with some red food coloring to streak veins on the surface of the white eyeball.

Sick Pumpkin

A very fitting way to serve guacamole at Halloween is to have it thrown up from a pumpkin, this is also something that’s very easy to do. You will need:

– Large Plate
– Pumpkin
– Knife
– Guacamole
– Chips

Start by carving the pumpkin however you want. It’s works best if the mouth is quite large and low down. Wash the inside of the pumpkin out to remove all seeds. Then put the pumpkin onto a plate surrounded by the chips. In the middle spoon the guacamole inside the mouth of the pumpkin and out onto the plate. This makes it look like the pumpkin is being sick onto the plate.

Mummified Sausage Rolls

Mummified sausage rolls are the ideal finger snack at a Halloween party and they are adorable. You will need the following:

– Hot Dogs or Sausages or Veggie Dogs
– Biscuit Dough – either home made or store bought
– Mustard

Start by rolling out the biscuit dough so that it’s a large flat sheet. Then cut up into strips which are about 1 inch in width. Take your hot dogs and wrap the dough around them. Bake for around 12 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then all that’s left to do is add two dots of mustard for eyes. The same idea can be done using veggie dogs for a vegetarian option.

Cheese Witches Brooms

Cheese witches brooms are extremely easy to make and look amazing. They are one of my personal favorite snacks for Halloween parties because they look so cool. To make these you will need:

– Stringy Cheese, or a cheese which won’t break
– Thin bread stick
– String

To make these you need to use either a cheese which doesn’t crumble when it’s bent, or a cheese string. Cheese strings are perfect because they can be cut into strips which resemble the bristles of a broom.

Once you have done this wrap the cheese around a thin bread stick which forms the handle of the broom. Secure the cheese onto the bread stick by using a piece of thin string. This is the most difficult part of the recipe, but all your hard work will be worth it in the end.

Additional Resources: Looking for more Halloween snack ideas?
Don’t miss this article by and also this one from Martha Stewart.

Cream Puff Chocolate eclair Cake

Lately I can’t get enough sugar; it is all I crave. I was exploring the internet in search of the best sugary recipes when I found this awesome one from Amanda’s Cookin’. It is a winner! Cream puff + eclair + cake = WOW! Sometimes bigger is better.

This is like one giant delicious eclair. How have I missed this recipe my whole life?! Check out this great tutorial, great pictures, and a great all around idea.

Grab the recipe here… Amanda’s Cookin’ – Cream Puff Chocolate eclair Cake

Additional Resources: Looking for more cream puff cake recipes?
Don’t miss this one by Cast Sugar and also this post by All Recipes.

The Best 20 Mug Cake Recipes

Let them eat cake! Marie Antoinette had it right, cake it the best. Sure, that’s not really what she meant but it doesn’t change the fact that cake is delicious! Mug cakes are the best of all; they are speedy to make, single serve, and awesome for portion control. These look so yummy!

The double lemon sounds refreshing and zesty and I think I’ll try it first. The raspberry sour cream, cinnamon roll, chocolate lava, caramel apple, and all the rest of them are to die for and need to be made asap. This really is a the “best of” list!

See all 20 recipes here… DIY Candy – 20 Mug Cake Recipes: The “Best Of” List

mug cake

Chocolate Cinnamon Mug Cake

My favorite from the roundup that I most definitely want to try is the chocolate and cinnamon recipe by A Zezty Bite. That combo sounds just perfect on these cooling fall days!

Additional Resources: Looking for more mug cake recipes?
Don’t miss the roundup by Daily Burn and also this post by Table For Two.

21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

I can’t get enough of slow cooker roundups. My crockpot is one of my besties! Crock pots and budgets go hand in hand and for most meals you end up with so many delicious leftovers. #3 is making me famished! The apple cider chicken sandwiches look mighty fine too. Prepare to get your taste buds blown with these 21 recipes!

Find them all here…

BuzzFeed – 21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

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16 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray

I got a new fridge last year and it is pretty snobby; it’s too good for those old ice cube trays, what with a new ice maker. The trays have been gathering dust but now they can be put to good use! #7?! Peanut Butter Cups??? WOWZA! And individual cubed sauces, herbs, and cooking ingredients are all fabulous ideas that I will use over and over again! I can’t wait to try them all.

See the full roundup here: Diply: 16 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray

When you bought your new freezer it probably came with an ice cube tray. These hardly ever get any use apart from during the summer when people want to make ice cubes to cool their drinks down. There are lots of creative ways to use ice cube trays.

Some unique ways to use ice cube trays:

– To save leftover wine
– To cover strawberries in Chocolate
– Storing Buttermilk
– Storing Baby food

To Save Left over Wine

If you opened a bottle of wine and aren’t able to finish drinking it, then you could save it by freezing it. A great way to do this is to pour the wine into an ice cube tray and freeze it. The wine will keep for many months and can be used for cooking. Whenever you want to cook with wine, simply drop one or two cubes into your dishes.

To Cover Strawberries in Chocolate

Dipping strawberries in chocolate is quite a messy task. To make this much easier and less messy you can fill an ice cube tray partially with chocolate. Before putting the chocolate inside it is sensible to use a non-stick oil spray to coat the ice cube tray so that the chocolate slides out easily. Then drop your strawberries into the chocolate. This will cover the strawberries in chocolate without making mess everywhere. Once the chocolate is set you can remove the strawberries and use as normal.

Storing Buttermilk

Butter milk is a very useful ingredient called for in a number of recipes. However, it doesn’t get used much and this means that you will often waste quite a lot. Portion out the buttermilk by putting it into an ice cube tray and freezing. If you put two tablespoons in each ice cube it’s the perfect dose for many recipes.

Storing Baby Food

If you buy baby food then it can be very expensive. A cheaper option is to make your own, the problem is that making a small amount is quite difficult. You can make extra and then freeze it by putting it into ice cube trays. Then you can defrost exactly the right amount of food and warm it up for your baby.

Additional Resources: Looking for creative repurposing ideas?
Don’t miss this collection by Twisted Sifter and also this one from My Simple Minded Life.