Tag Archive: cooking

Top 5 Picks for the Week, August 3, 2012

Italian Ice, Geeky Gifts, Make it Yourself, Fantastic Food, and Children’s Books 1. Rita’s: Ice. Custard. Happiness. This spring we were introduced to one of the East Coast’s culinary delights, Italian Ice.  Growing up in the rural Midwest, we did not have any businesses in our area that made this product or sold it regularly.  Hearing …

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Coconut Cream Pie Bars

I came across this recipe for Coconut Cream Pie Bars through Pinterest.  The Clever Housewife added it  to her boards, inspired by the original post from Dough Puncher. The bars looked too good to pass up, and I was even more excited when I saw a shortened version of the recipe. Dough Puncher has a wonderful post listing the full ingredients …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 6, 2012

Unique Design, Tasty Bagels, Food Apps, Relaxing Music, and Magnetic Walls 1. Design Milk The world of art and design is a fluid one, ever-changing and always evolving.  Trying to stay informed about the latest updates, advances, and the professionals at the forefront of their fields can be a daunting task.  Thankfully Jamie Derringer, founder and executive …

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Top 5 Picks for Independence Day, 2012

Photography, Fresh Fruit, Decorations, Fireworks, and Blockbusters 1. How to Take Good Pictures of Fireworks Most of us have experienced the disappointment of trying to capture an elaborate fireworks display on our phones or even using a high quality digital camera.  Out of hundreds of pictures you might get a few that are okay, but they don’t …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, June 22, 2012

App Connections, a Feast for the Eyes, Entertaining Art, Day Trips, and Online Education 1. IFTTT; If This, Then That We could all use a little help getting organized and eliminating extra steps in our daily lives.  The web service IFTTT (If This, Then That) is designed to save you time by creating connections between your favorite …

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Top 5 Websites for Dads

June is already half over and this Sunday is Father’s Day, our chance to give the outstanding men in our lives a big “Thank You” for all they do.  Fire up the grill and grab Dad a cold one, because he deserves a day to kick back, have a little fun, and know just how …

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Magic Cookie Bars

Looking for an easy dessert that would incorporate my husband’s request for “something with coconut” I decided to see what it would take to make the well-known Magic Cookie Bars. We have enjoyed these mainly as a sweet snack after a light sandwich at local delis, and it wasn’t until I looked up the recipe …

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Classic Cabbage Burgers; Grandma Would be Proud

Craving a taste of home and needing to have some quick options on hand when family came to visit, I decided to give my Grandma’s German Cabbage Burger recipe a try.  Back in Nebraska they actually have a restaurant chain that sells something similar, and many call them “Runzas“.  The name Cabbage Burger can be a little misleading for …

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Top 5 for Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to prepare for a fiesta this weekend.  If you need a reason to kickback, have some fun, and invite over the crew for great food and drinks, it’s Cinco de Mayo!  I love Mexican food, the culture, and festivities.  Here are some of my favorites: 1. Horchata I was blessed to grow up in …

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Easy Appetizers; Tortilla Roll-Ups

Here’s a popular appetizer that is quick and easy to make.  It’s perfect to whip up the day before a party.  There are several versions of this recipe out there; this is just the one Mom and Grandma always fixed.  I could not find where this exact list of ingredients came from.  So, if you …

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