Recipes

Easy Cream Puff Recipe | Chocolate Cream Filling, White Chocolate Glaze

June 12, 2011

Prep Time: 30 Min Cook Time: 25 Min Ready In: 55 Min We have a great privately owned bakery near where I live, and my family enjoys stopping by every so often for a taste of one pastry this bakery has become locally famous for: their eclairs. These suckers are huge–about ten inches long–and about […]

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How to Make an Icy Cold Caramel Frappe Starbucks Drink | Recipe Using Coffee, Caramel, Whipped Cream

June 11, 2011

  Earlier this summer, my 10-year-old son discovered the joys of Starbucks’ Caramel Frappuccino–and my wallet discovered the “joy” of dropping 5 bucks on a single coffee drink. So, as usual, I decided to come up with a recipe that I could make at home for the Starbucks Frappuccino drink. Finding a cheaper way to […]

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Best French Toast Recipe | with Cinnamon, Strawberries, Whipped Cream

May 30, 2011

When I first started making french toast for my family, it was because my son was eating pancakes all the time and needed a break. It was a pleasant surprise that french toast was simpler to make than pancakes because you don’t have to worry about whether they rise properly. (The bread used is already […]

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Best Asian Chicken Salad Recipe — With Rice Noodle, Dried Cranberries, and Fresh Pineapple

May 23, 2011
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This recipe quickly became one of my favorites after I had a somewhat similar salad at Einstein Brothers Bakery a few years back. They stopped offering the salad shortly after I tried it–but by that time, I had already come up with my own version of this salad. My version only vaguely resembles Einstein Brothers’ […]

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How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs — Without Cracks!

April 22, 2011
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As anyone who has read my previous recipes from scratch can tell you, I always use Eggland’s Best eggs. The reason? First,  I find that they taste much better — and since I’ve been eating Eggland’s Best eggs, the other brands just don’t taste right anymore. And since my family always makes deviled eggs from […]

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – Made with Willy Wonka Chocolate

April 17, 2011
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I came up with this recipe even before the Easter holiday is upon us because I know it’s going to happen: there’s going to be leftover candy. And lots of chocolate, because that’s most of what the Easter Bunny brings us each year. You could actually use any kind of chocolate candy bar to make […]

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How to Make Japanese Ramen — the Way Naruto Uzumaki Eats It! | Healthy Ramen Recipe

April 10, 2011
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Naruto Uzumaki, the main character of the hit Japanese anime TV show Naruto, has a favorite food: ramen. His favorite ramen recipe? He LOVES the stuff made at the Ichi Raku Ramen shop in the Hidden Leaf village. (Of course, if Naruto can’t get Ichi Raku ramen, he never hesitates to eat the instant stuff […]

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Big and Tasty Homemade Baked Beans Recipe – Healthy and Delicious!

April 4, 2011
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I originally came up with this recipe because my son–who had never seemed very interested in baked beans before–was suddenly asking for them. And, as luck would have it, I didn’t have any baked beans in my cupboard. Eager to capture the moment to have my son eat healthy baked beans, I went ahead and […]

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