Everybody loves a barbecue! Nothing can beat the relaxed ambience of outside entertaining. Yet most of us associate barbecues with meat and then more meat. So what if you’re cooking for a vegetarian, or just want to try something totally different? Here are some wonderful ideas for vegetarian barbecue food. Make this the summer you transform your barbecue repertoire. You might never feel the need to cook with meat again. Читать дальше “Delicious Vegetarian Barbecue Ideas” »
A staple on just about everyone’s shopping list, butter is a great item to have on hand for a variety of dishes. Let’s get the butter ball rolling and cook yummy shortbread bites!
Unsalted butter 1 stick
Egg yolk 1
Sugar ¼ c
All-purpose flour 1 c
Baking powder ⅛ t
Salt ⅛ t or less
Fruit preserves or jam ⅓ c
Powdered sugar for garnish
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In a large bowl, add the stick of butter. Use a hand mixer to beat the butter until it is light and fluffy. Carefully incorporate the egg yolk and sugar until everything is thoroughly mixed together.
In a separate bowl, add the baking powder, salt, and flour. While mixing the butter mixture, slowly add the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Shape the dough into a large cylinder. Store in freezer for a minimum of 3 hours.
When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 F. Take the dough cylinder and grate off about half of the dough, placing the pieces at the bottom of a baking dish to form a base. Spread some fruit preserves or jam over this, but leave a border of about ½ on all sides. Grate the rest of the dough cylinder and place the pieces over the preserves or jam.
Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until the shortbread bites are a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and cool before sprinkling with powdered sugar and serving.
When it comes to spring cleaning, most of us would rather put it off until…whenever. But with just a simple shopping list and these great do-it-yourself techniques, you can quickly and easily clean up those everyday items that you use all the time but never actually clean. Yet if you learned just how dirty these common household items are, you would turn into Cinderella in a heartbeat. Here is how to have a spotless cell phone, keyboard, and more! Читать дальше “How to Clean the Things You Never Clean” »
Play dough is not only great fun, it also has numerous benefits for young children, from building creativity to the development of motor skills. The problem is purchasing the dough can become quite expensive if you want a range of colors. The good news: play dough is incredibly cheap and easy to make at home. Читать дальше “Homemade Play Dough Recipe” »
Dieticians, nutritionists, and doctors have long since been recommending green tea as the ‘must-have’ beverage every day. Green tea has been labelled as the healthiest beverage in the world and features in almost every diet and as a cure for most ailments.
With the warmer weather approaching, your shopping list is probably filled with some of the most delicious summer fruits. Berries and tropical delights are starting to fill the supermarket produce sections, so you should get on board with some of the freshest and tastiest recipes! Here are some ways to cook with summer fruits that will surprise and satisfy your friends and family. Good luck keeping enough for leftovers, because these recipes are irresistible! Читать дальше “Cooking with Summer Fruits” »
Cooking is an everyday task performed in every kitchen which serves as a mini industry of a house. The head of the kitchen must decide what items to include in the shopping list, what is to be cooked and when. Along with all the other dilemmas a home chef faces, one of the biggest one is how to get the most of your food or in other words, how to preserve the nutrients that are in your food. Yes, how you cook your food has a drastic impact upon the nutrients and the reason behind is that many of the vitamins are prone to heat and air especially vitamin B, C and folate but there are foods that are less nutritious when raw. One of the examples are raw dried beans which has an enzyme inhibitor which thwarts the activity of the enzymes that serve to digest the protein so they must be cooked before eating and meat or eggs raw can be pernicious to your health. The basic principle that works for most of the foods is that the loss of nutrients is directly proportional to cooking time and cooking temperature, these two factors how nutritious you food will be when you take it off the stove. Below are some tips to help you preserve as many nutrients as you can. Читать дальше “Tips to Retain Nutrients When Cooking Food” »
A lot of people looked to Coachella, the big spring music event of the year, for style inspiration. And while we saw plenty of awesome fashions, there were definitely many different hairstyles that we had our eyes on. So here is a run-down of some of the season’s hottest hairdos that will have you looking chic, fresh, and so on-point. We have got one style that is for those who consider themselves trendsetting daredevils, as well as another hairdo that is more sophisticated and classy. Bonus points for adding some fun new outfits to your shopping list! Читать дальше “How-to-Guides for the Latest Hairstyles” »
A wedding is certainly one of the most important and joyous occasion in one’s life which brings a union that lasts for a lifetime. It’s the time to celebrate the bond and wish the couple a happy journey. When one receives an invitation or hears the news about a wedding that will take place soon, the excitement and joy that flows in is followed by a worry of picking a good wedding gift.
Everyone wants to gift the couple something that will not only express love but also be useful in daily life but foraging for a gift like that can sometimes become a hectic task requiring a lot of thinking a research but there are certain things that everyone needs, especially when they are starting a new life and setting up a new house. Kitchen is one of those places which is filled with things that are crucial to daily life and are certainly appreciated as gifts on weddings. Here are a few ideas that you can include in your shopping list if you intend to get a wedding gift for someone. Читать дальше “Kitchen Related Wedding Gifts” »
Pancakes – one of those words that make you transform to Pavlov’s dog. Again and again. This text won’t criticise your weight, nor will advise you to reduce your intake of sweet and / or savory delights. Instead, here are some great ideas on how to surprise your friends with some different pancakes.
We’ll start with the grocery list of needed ingredients and preparation of dough (sweet and savory), and then we’ll only upgrade the magic! Читать дальше “Extraordinary Pancakes That Will Surprise Your Guests” »