Posts Tagged ‘Homemade’

Banana Pudding with Cookie Wafers

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Serving of Banana Pudding with Wafers

Serving of Banana Pudding with Wafers

Thursday Throwback

Banana Pudding with Cookie Wafers

Growing up my mom would make this dessert when we had family gatherings.  For best flavor, I prefer to let the pudding sit overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
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Homemade Almond Milk

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is super simple to make, just think 1 day ahead to soak the almonds.  You can add sweetener if you wish, but it’s not necessary.  You could also add different spices for flavoring such as nutmeg, cocoa powder, or spices for chai flavoring.  So far I’ve only used it in a muesli type dish, but it adds a wonderful, slightly nutty flavor and is a nice change from milk, or for those you cannot have milk and nice alternative.
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Chicken Broth

Friday, June 10th, 2011
Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Chicken Broth

Broth and stock is a foundation in cooking.  A good homemade broth is useful in so many other applications, that it’s well worth the little effort required to make homemade broth.  Not only are broth and stocks used in soups and stews, it is also a base for most sauces.  Cooking rice, beans, barley, quinoa, and other whole grains in stock helps add flavor.  You can also sauté vegetables in stock to add additional flavor.
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Make Your Own Iced Tea

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Mango Tea and Mint Steeping

Mango Tea and Mint Steeping

Tuesday Tip – Make Your Own Iced Tea

Making your own ice tea is easy and will save you a lot of money buying bottled ice tea.  Plus, you can determine how much sugar, if any, to add.  You can make caffeinated, decaffeinated, green, black, or herbal.  Any kind you wish.  If you want flavored tea, buy flavored tea, or steep herbs in the hot water as you steep the tea bags.  You can also squeeze fresh lemon or lime into the tea.  If you want to take your tea on the go, pour some in a Nalgene bottle or water bottle.  You could even use a clean glass jar with a screw top lid.
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Chile Lime Popcorn

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Chile Lime Popcorn

Chile Lime Popcorn

Chile Lime Popcorn

Chile-Lime Popcorn offers a tangy, spicy, salty treat for a unique twist on buttered popcorn.  This flavor is similar to salt and vinegar, but with a touch of spice from the chile powder and the lime acts like the vinegar (since it’s an acid).  Best of all, you can do this in the microwave.
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