Recipes

Easy Chocolate Icing Drizzle Recipe | Using Willy Wonka Chocolate

July 16, 2011
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I’m always working on new recipes–so when my son and I got on our cream puff kick, I worked on some different recipes for icings to use on our new favorite pastries. This recipe is one of my favorites at the moment because it’s got a great chocolate flavor, and because it’s usually applied in […]

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Potato Salad Recipe | Healthy, Easy to Make–with Egg and Diced Veggies

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Here’s one of my favorite potato salad recipes. The fresh dill and lime juice, together with the fresh diced veggies, give it a kick of flavor that’s miles away from the bland, mayonnaise-y stuff you find in most grocery stores.  Potato salad is one of America’s favorite summertime side-dishes: perfect for cookouts or a rainy […]

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Make Your Own Cream Puff Cream | Easy Homemade Recipe, Like Vanilla Custard

June 29, 2011
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The easiest recipes for cream puff cream are made with instant pudding mix. But once you’ve mastered that, you’re ready to move on to homemade recipes–and you’ll be be pleasantly surprised at how simple they can be! The reason I prefer homemade cream puff cream is that I can control exactly what I put into […]

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Chocolate Eclair Recipe | With Easy Vanilla Filling and Chocolate Frosting

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Chocolate eclairs are one of America’s favorite sweet treats. It was always true when I was growing up–and it’s certainly true with my son, today. When I make the eclairs shaped traditionally–several inches long, rather than in a cream puff shape–my son always says “I’ve got dibbs on Jackpot.” Jackpot, meaning “the big one” on […]

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Cream Puff Pastry Recipe | Easy-to-Make Pastry for Eclairs or Cream Puffs

June 26, 2011
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After visiting my grandmother in England a few years ago, I became determined to devise an easy recipe for cream puffs that I could make here at home. Having never had a cream puff before my visit overseas, I couldn’t get enough of them once I was there–for in England, cream puffs are eaten as […]

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Chocolate Frosting | Easy Recipe Using Ghirardelli Chocolate

June 26, 2011

This frosting is excellent for icing cupcakes, cakes, and cream puffs. It’s got a very high chocolate content, when compared to most other frosting recipes out there, so you may find that you won’t want to use quite as much as you’re used to. It’s extremely rich–and so delicious! Recipes on NindoMom.com that go well […]

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Busy Person’s Beef Stew Recipe | Easy Slow Cooker Recipe With Red Wine, Sirloin Steak (2-day version)

June 25, 2011
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As a working mom in a single parent household, I’m pretty busy. For a long time, I felt like I just didn’t feel like I had time to make food from scratch. But I’ve discovered that with better planning, I CAN make homemade meals for my son and myself. (And for those nights that I […]

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How to Make Thai Shrimp with Rice Noodles | Recipe With Shrimp, Rice Noodles, Coconut, Pineapple, Curry

June 19, 2011

Lately, my family has become quite fond of a certain Lean Cuisine meal in the grocer’s freezer section. It’s relatively affordable at $3/serving, and it’s ready to eat in only 8 minutes, so it’s great for those nights when we get home too late for cooking a meal from scratch. However, I decided to come […]

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