October 1st, 2011
craftjunkie:

Hogwarts House Cake {Recipe & How to}
Found at: http://bakingdom.com

craftjunkie:

Hogwarts House Cake {Recipe & How to}

Found at: http://bakingdom.com

September 22nd, 2011

obsessionist:

Nutella Ice Cream
from the Food Network site, as seen on Gingerbread Bagels

 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Combine whole milk, heavy whipping…

bestdayofmylife:

hello saturday it’s sunny and in the 60’s in BK. i’m feeling a cold coming on, but i’m okay with it as long as this weather stays. 

what i’m craving this morning is tea and toast, and i’ll have that soon… but i wanted to start the day with one of my healthy GREEN smoothies : ) i started making them in the summer and have vowed to keep it up as the weather gets cooler because they’re just so super healthy. if you’re a person who does not really enjoy eating leafy greens but understands the need for them in your diet, you should try this.

for two large smoothies (one for me and one for isaac) i use:

  • 1.5 cups frozen organic strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen organic peaches
  • 3/4 cup frozen organic raspberries
  • 2 average size frozen organic bananas (i buy, peel, and freeze bananas on the regular for this)
  • 2 cups frozen organic kale* (you can also use spinach, but if you use kale make sure to freeze it first, the flavor gets so much less leafy after freezing!)
  • a squirt of agave to taste for added sweetness

Depending on the day and what i have handy i might change these ingredients up, all measurements are approximations. I throw everything into the blender, fruit first (and today i also added 1/3 cup of almonds for protein). then i add the kale on top, you can puree the fruit and almonds first and then add the kale or just throw it all in at once, i don’t think it matters. add a cup or so of water (you can use juice or something else liquid-y like yogurt, which i do sometimes, if you want) and puree until super smooth. pour into large glasses and enjoy : )

*i buy fresh kale, clean it, pull it off of the thick stems, and shove it into a ziploc bag to freeze. once it’s frozen you can break pieces off and throw them into your smoothies super easily!

September 21st, 2011
September 20th, 2011

radicaljojo:

Boba Fettuccine.
From my Star Wars party.


radicaljojo
:

Boba Fettuccine.

From my Star Wars party.

(Source: jojoseames, via jenocide666-deactivated20130520)

September 15th, 2011
September 9th, 2011
brit:

The Five Best Digital Recipe Boxes
As you may have noticed, I’ve been starting to cook a bit more lately. In doing so, I found that I needed a good place on the web to both discover new recipes, and to save some of my own.
After a week of scouring the interwebs for good online recipe apps, I’ve come up with my top five favorite sites to solve the problem.
Foodily - I just found this one today and am impressed with the clean and simple user experience and social capabilities. Though they don’t necessarily do anything new or unusual with the social features (you can heart things, share, etc), they have a leg up on the others simply due to the fact that they hook into your Facebook account. The one thing Foodily is missing is a place on the site where users can add their own recipes. Perhaps coming soon?
Plan to Eat - This site is great for adding recipes (both on your own and from around the web) and then mapping out your weekly meals with those recipes. Once you add recipes to your calendar, the site will auto-detect the ingredients and fill out a shopping list for you. The two big bummers about this site are: a) it’s hardly social, and b) it costs money, an obvious deterrent for a lot of people. I’m personally a fan of paying for services that I think add enough value to my life, but I’m not sold on this one just yet.
Gojee - Yes, I’ve already blogged about this one. But, it still remains one of my favorites as it is both beautiful and useful for figuring out what you can make with the ingredients already in your kitchen. I just have to be sure to eat BEFORE I play around on this site - otherwise, the delicious food pictures look way too tempting!
KeepRecipes - This site has the standard keep/add recipe functionality, and goes one step beyond with a Twitter-like feature that lets you “follow” popular chefs and food publishers (though there are only about a dozen so far). While there is a lot of interesting food content on the site, I wasn’t too impressed with the simplicity of the user experience. Like many of the others, they also aren’t using any sort of social integration for easy sharing among friends. Finally, the site was a bit slow for me, another hit on the user experience.
Pinterest - Even though it’s not necessarily a food/recipe site, many people told me that they used Pinterest to track things they wanted to cook. Social? Yes. Pretty? Yes. But, because it’s not a recipe site to start with, it doesn’t have structured fields to add your own recipes or to easily follow recipe directions. Gimme Bar could be a better solution, but as I said earlier today, I still haven’t formed a final opinion just yet.
So who is the winner? For me, Foodily seems most interesting. Now, someone just needs to convince them to add a personal recipe feature to the site and they’ll win my heart forever.

brit:

The Five Best Digital Recipe Boxes

As you may have noticed, I’ve been starting to cook a bit more lately. In doing so, I found that I needed a good place on the web to both discover new recipes, and to save some of my own.

After a week of scouring the interwebs for good online recipe apps, I’ve come up with my top five favorite sites to solve the problem.

  1. Foodily - I just found this one today and am impressed with the clean and simple user experience and social capabilities. Though they don’t necessarily do anything new or unusual with the social features (you can heart things, share, etc), they have a leg up on the others simply due to the fact that they hook into your Facebook account. The one thing Foodily is missing is a place on the site where users can add their own recipes. Perhaps coming soon?
  2. Plan to Eat - This site is great for adding recipes (both on your own and from around the web) and then mapping out your weekly meals with those recipes. Once you add recipes to your calendar, the site will auto-detect the ingredients and fill out a shopping list for you. The two big bummers about this site are: a) it’s hardly social, and b) it costs money, an obvious deterrent for a lot of people. I’m personally a fan of paying for services that I think add enough value to my life, but I’m not sold on this one just yet.
  3. Gojee - Yes, I’ve already blogged about this one. But, it still remains one of my favorites as it is both beautiful and useful for figuring out what you can make with the ingredients already in your kitchen. I just have to be sure to eat BEFORE I play around on this site - otherwise, the delicious food pictures look way too tempting!
  4. KeepRecipes - This site has the standard keep/add recipe functionality, and goes one step beyond with a Twitter-like feature that lets you “follow” popular chefs and food publishers (though there are only about a dozen so far). While there is a lot of interesting food content on the site, I wasn’t too impressed with the simplicity of the user experience. Like many of the others, they also aren’t using any sort of social integration for easy sharing among friends. Finally, the site was a bit slow for me, another hit on the user experience.
  5. Pinterest - Even though it’s not necessarily a food/recipe site, many people told me that they used Pinterest to track things they wanted to cook. Social? Yes. Pretty? Yes. But, because it’s not a recipe site to start with, it doesn’t have structured fields to add your own recipes or to easily follow recipe directions. Gimme Bar could be a better solution, but as I said earlier today, I still haven’t formed a final opinion just yet.

So who is the winner? For me, Foodily seems most interesting. Now, someone just needs to convince them to add a personal recipe feature to the site and they’ll win my heart forever.

(Source: brit)

climateadaptation:

Bittman nails the Obama administration today in this surprising (to me) piece on the current trend of profits over environment. He connects a lot of dots, but brings it together in the end. (I’d counter by saying that Obama was in a fix - he has had to choose jobs and stimulus over the environment).

I think this section is worth quoting in full: 

Sacrificing the environment for profits didn’t stop with Bush, and it doesn’t stop with genetically modified organisms. Take, for example, the Keystone XL pipeline extension. XL is right: the 36-inch-wide pipeline, which will stretch from the Alberta tar sands across the Great Plains to the Gulf Coast, will cost $7 billion and run for 1,711 miles — more than twice as long as the Alaska pipeline. It will cross nearly 2,000 rivers, the huge wetlands ecosystem called the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala aquifer, the country’s biggest underground freshwater supply.

If Keystone is built, we’ll see rising greenhouse gas emissions right away (tar sands production creates three times as many greenhouse gases as does conventional oil), and our increased dependence on fossil fuels will further the likelihood of climate-change disaster. Then there is the disastrous potential of leaks of the non-Wiki-variety. (It’s happened before.)

Proponents say the pipeline will ease gas prices and oil “insecurity.” But domestic drilling has raised, not lowered, oil prices, and as for the insecurity — what we need is to develop wiser ways to use the oil we have.

They say, too, that the pipeline could create 100,000 new jobs. But even the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Transport Workers Union oppose the pipeline, saying, “We need jobs, but not ones based on increasing our reliance on Tar Sands oil.”

Sounds as if union officials have been reading the writer and activist Bill McKibben, who calls the pipeline “a fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the continent,” and NASA scientist Jim Hansen, who says the oil Keystone will deliver “is essentially game over” for the planet.

Game over? No problem, says the State Department (read the rest below:

Source: NYTimes

bakeddd:

candy corn sugar cookies
click here for recipe

bakeddd:

candy corn sugar cookies