A scrumptious and wow-worthy dessert doesn't have to involve hours in the kitchen. Creating a dessert using fruit and sorbet as the base is an excellent way to make a quick, tasty, and wonderful dessert. The cool fruitiness is perfect after a spicy Indian meal, or a hot day in the sun. Prepare the fruit mixture ahead of time and simply top with sorbet before serving. Get more details, just read more
Posts for May 21st 2007
You've probably seen various wine tags/charms that help you determine which wine glass is yours, but have you ever seen beer bands? These simple reusable bands, which come in packs of 12, stretch to fit around beer bottles. Now you'll never have to question whose beer is whose. There are four varieties to choose from: drunk terms, designated driver (2 driver bands and 10 drunk ones), personalities and mine. Each set of 12 is available for $6.49. Pretty cute, but I have a feeling my drunk friends would accidentally throw theirs out in the trash!
Hershey's is introducing a line of Fresh From The Factory candies, including Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzlers, Good & Plenty and Payday Bars. - Candyblog
I'm hosting my annual Memorial Day summer kickoff barbeque this weekend and guess what?! You're invited! Follow along all this week as I plan the bbq bash. Let's get this party started by making a simple invitation. I'll be sending this personalized digital flyer out as a mass email. To see how I did it, read more
What goes perfectly with Memorial Day and summer? Grilling of course! While I can do the standard BBQ hamburger and hot dog, I have yet to master the art of grilling steaks, vegetables, fish, and more. I usually leave that up to my dad: the grill master. The last time I used the grill, I noticed that he let things get a little messy and some of his tools were even rusty! That's why I want to surprise him with a new set of barbeque tools. Let's all head off to market in search of the best, manly bbq tools. He'll need tongs, a brush, a spatula, and any other special tid bits you find along the way. Bookmark what you find on the internet in the Yum Market on TeamSugar. Please tag your finds with the keyword, BBQ Tools.
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Last week I mentioned how to save wilted lettuce, but how do you keep it from getting that way to begin with?
- For starters you should discard any leaves that have brown or black spots.
- Then soak them in an ice water bath for 15-30 minutes.
- Spin them dry (or gently pat them dry with a kitchen towel) and wrap loosely in dry paper towels.
- Finally put them in a ziploc bag, squeeze as much air as possible (don't crush the leaves), seal the bag 3/4 of the way and store in your fridge's produce drawer.
This entire process will help slow the deterioration process down and will hopefully, depending on the state it was in when you purchased it, allow your lettuce to last for up to two weeks.
When the choices for dinner seem overwhelming, I usually tell myself, "I'll just have eggs." They're great because they're filling and hearty, and they always seem to hit the spot. When I was searching for a great recipe for my next indecisive dinner moment, I came across this one for an "egg roll-up." It consists of a baked seasoned egg that is filled with sautéed vegetables and rolled up like sushi. Visually I think it looks absolutely appetizing. The only downfall is that it takes a little bit of a time (there's a 30-minute cooling step), however It definitely sounds worth the wait - I know I'm going to try this recipe! To check out the details, read more
Curd is a dairy product obtained by curdling milk with rennet or an acid such as lemon juice or vinegar, and then draining off the liquid portion. Cottage cheese is an example of a curd product.
The word curd is also used to describe a creamy spread made from juice (usually lemon), sugar, butter and egg yolks - the ingredients are cooked together until the mixture is thick (getting even thicker as it cools).