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Red Velvet Whoopie Cakes

Whoopie pies/cakes are a dessert I have enjoyed since I was a child. A soft cake texture mixed with cream in the middle. It’s similar to an Oreo, but the outside is made out of cake and is bigger than an Oreo. It’s one of the best desserts out there for a cake lover. I remember enjoying them while getting cake stuck to my fingers and having to lick it off my hands, which was the best part. I always enjoyed how soft it was and how you got some filling in each bite.
The whoopie pie is a Pennsylvania …

 

Mmm Muffins

These soft and ingredient filled muffins are good muffins to have for breakfast. Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients in these muffins, they actually all taste really good together. Nut butter and apples go well together, cinnamon and apples go well together, apples and chocolate go well together, nut butter and chocolate go well together, so why not mix them all together for a delicious muffin? It’s the right amount of nut butter, apples, chocolate chips, and cinnamon all in one bite. You will be surprised by how good they taste combined.
This recipe wasn’t originally allergy-friendly, but …

 

Japan Festival 2013

Despite the chilly weather, the Japan Festival, held at Copley Square in Boston, was a hit . People were roaming around the many white colored tents, all enjoying the showcase of Japanese Culture. There was bands, dancers and merchants selling japanese goods. This is the Japanese Festival second showing, the first time being last year which commemorated the 100 year anniversary

The food was on the far end of festival, the wafting aroma of cooked meats and spices filled the space, enticing festivals goers to travel further into the festival ground. There were about 34 food stands, each serving a few …

 

Garlic Goodness

garlic from eatingwell.com
One word: Garlic. I use garlic in so many things when I cook. Tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, stir-fried veggies; they all taste so much better when I add a little (but usually a lot more than a little) garlic.
For the amount of garlic I use when I cook it’s surprising that I don’t own a garlic press. Chopping garlic the old fashion way, mincing and slicing on my wooden cutting board, works pretty well. I still get the same delicious flavor, it just takes a little longer and leaves my fingers smelling like garlic for a couple days, …

 

Brownie Baking with a Little Help From Chile

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It all started with a tweet chat and somehow ended with me baking double fudge brownies with extra virgin Chilean olive oil in my kitchen. But I will get to the baking later.
During one of my weekly tweet chats (#HGEATS) moderated by @TheHungryGoddess, there was a special sponsor this time around. The people of Chile Olive Oil were present and willing to state their case on why Chilean olive oil is better than, say, the household imported one from the Mediterranean country of Italy.  I admit I was a bit skeptical and I had a very limited knowledge in olive …

 

Pork Perfection

grilled meat from myrecipes.com
For this years July 4th cookout my Dad decided to make a pork roast. After he marinated the meat for a day, he cooked the pork shoulder for nine long hours on the grill over hickory-smoked wood chips until it reached peak tenderness. Personally, being a vegetarian, pork isn’t my cup of tea. But the process to prepare this dinner was pretty interesting, none the less.
Something that was as time consuming to prepare as that piece of pork should have incredible flavor. Over-cooking it would be a disaster and a huge waste of time.
And so, the importance …

 

King of the Corn

grilled corn on the cob from myrecipes.com
When I think about summer cookouts I think pasta salad and corn on the cob. As a kid it was often my job to shuck the corn before tossing it into the steamer. Smothering on the butter and sprinkling on the salt made for the most delicious combination of sweet and savory. I hardly minded all the corn-hair that got stuck in my teeth.
Today, I tend to skip the butter and salt and just enjoy the au-natural sweetness of the corn itself. Maybe it’s the novelty of eating something with my hands that makes …

 

More Pancakes, Please!

chocolate chip pancakes from recipegirl.com
Chocolate chip pancakes were always my breakfast of choice when I was a kid. The thought of light and fluffy pancakes with sweet chocolate and warm syrup makes my mouth water. Any flavor pancakes, from banana to blueberry to lemon-ricotta, are a delicious breakfast treat.
But when I eventually roll out of bed on Saturday morning, pancakes often seem like a hassle to prepare. So instead of letting the laziness take over and reaching for the cereal box, this little gadget will solve any pancake problems you might have.
pancake dispenser from chefscatalog.com
The Stainless Steel Pancake Dispenser with …

 

Yummy Yogurt

Soy yogurt from fatfreevegan.com
The latest trend in yogurt has been showing up everywhere over the past few years, from grocery stores to coffee shops, convenient stores and more. At first I was skeptical. The plain, sugar-free flavor of greek style yogurt was boring and bland compared to the fruity flavors of Yoplait‘s apple turnover and boston-cream-pie-delights that I was used to.
But soon enough, greek yogurt worked it’s way into my heart and is now one of my most desired snacks. Chobani is definitely my brand of choice.
Vanilla Chobani
The “fruit on the bottom” makes it all worthwhile with flavors like peach …

 

Milk Chocolate Birthday Cake

This weekend I went home for my best friends birthday. I am always the one out of my group of friends who is put in charge of making the cake. ( I hope it would be obvious by now why this is!) Generally, my friend requests carrot cake, as it may very well be the best thing I make. However this year I heard not one peep from her regarding the cake so I decided to mix things up. I wanted to do something smore’s themed, since that is one of her favorite sweet treats, but I didn’t want the …