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I adapted the following recipe from a
low carb microwave chocolate cake-in-a-mug
recipe, as usual modifying it for my own taste and pantry, but mostly for
my cookware (in this case corelle one-quart rectangular bakeware,
approximately 6.5" by 5.25" by 2.25" high).
Furikake chex mix is a Japanese-Hawaiian-style party mix.
It's sweet and buttery, a little savory, and really good.
Like any chex mix recipe, it's pretty much foolproof.
The key is to choose dry ingredients which taste good to you.
I got the idea for this recipe from kendo mom Janet's wonderful yum yum
cookies, made from white chocolate, crispy cereals, and peanuts.
Unfortunately, none of those ingredients is particularly good for a
Why not simply make dark chocolate clusters using tree nuts?
I saw a coworker using this contraption at work one day, and the
more I read about it, the more I wanted to get one.
The Amazon.com product description section
includes a very detailed comparison of the AeroPress to other brewing methods.
I like cauliflower, but it's a bit monotonous to eat a whole head steamed.
I also wanted a way to use some of the 3 pounds of salmon you typically end
up with when you buy fresh salmon at Costco.
I came up with this recipe for salmon cauliflower chowder.
This is a simple dessert recipe with a shortbread crust and layers of
cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and whipped topping. I got the recipe
decades ago from one of Dave's relatives, but it turns out you can find it
many places online, though with very different names.
I've been on the look out for desserts that don't involve adding flour and
sugar, so when I saw an easy recipe for chocolate pots de creme on the Food
Network, I knew I had to try it.
Pot de creme is a smooth French dessert custard (literally "pot of cream").
The first time I ate a fresh artichoke, it had been cooked whole in a pot of
boiling water. It tasted fine but did not quite seem worth the effort,
especially since most of it was inedible, and it was so difficult to
remove the choke (the hairy inner core) to get to the heart.
I recently read an awesome article on
how to produce perfectly boiled eggs with clean-peeling shells.
The secret is to boil water (in a full pot or at the bottom of a steamer),
add cold eggs, then simmer or steam for 11 minutes.