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Faking It On Valentine's Day
Here's a really cool idea for Valentine's Day: FAKE IT! For real! Guys can be either really lazy about V-Day or over-think it and determine to learn new skills, such as cooking, on one of the biggest hyped calendar dates in the year, February 14th. That's probably not the best approach to making the date night more than being memorable for being bad. Instead of trying to bake a cake or cookies, or dare yourself into making fudge, you could avoid a messy crisis and make your own Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. TRUST ME, IT'S EASY! You Will Need: Strawberries (washed and thoroughly dried) Candy Melts (pink and white) Chocolate chips (semi-sweet is best) Edible gold Edible glitter Edible embellishments (there's time to order from Amazon) Directions Melt the Candy Melts and chocolate (according to the package) in their own container/bowl. Dip strawberries into desired bowl and set aside. Drizzle a different color "melt" onto the dipped strawberries. Also, redip the strawberries in another "melt" at the tip and immediately dredge in edible glitter. Set these in a tray in the fridge and take out to de-chill a few moments before eating. These are fruity, gently sweetened with the chocolate and melts, and will look AMAZING with the edible embellishments! Who is going to do this for their Special Valentine!?!?!?! @InPlainSight @BeannachtOreibh @nicolejb @ChriSingularis @ButterflyBlu @Arellano1052 @alywoah @AkashBhojraj @jordanhamilton @MichelleHolly @caricakes @marshalledgar @VeronicaArtino @TessStevens @shannonl5 @NerukaWong @humairaa @buddyesd @TerrecaRiley @danidee @BluBear07 @thePinkPrincess @EasternShell @seouls @matildajgarrett @RobertMarsh @1FallenAngel @alyssastano @Adrienpie @RaquelArredondo @Luci546 @BivianaaChavez @Lushisushi @Danse @DeepakAswal @luna1171 @JPBenedetto @deefran @RogueLeigh @myguardian @Gacrus @MissB82 @Lizzeh @Kyokeo @Emealia @paulisadroid @ShinigamiSan @CurrySoop @baileykayleen @DestinaByrd @ChelseaAustin @xojuliettexox @netchtiBates @aabxo @KellyOConnor @Kamiamon @parktaemi @arnelli @NickySerban @visions2020 @JimTurpen @PrinceCampbell @2Distracted @Dynamo @VKookie47 @medley24 @ZackMcLaughlin @MoisEsGaray @KeziahWright @pppfittu13 @washmydishes @eoin8899 @amobigbang @LAVONYORK @orenshani7 @Alletaire @funnella @DamariusKelley @MariPili @InspirationalMe @Beeplzzz @SamratGolhar @MajahnNelson @hikaymm @AnimeLove300 @SeoInHan @TensaZangetsu98 @carmaa10 @cindystran @AshelyJewell @MaighdlinS @JamiMilsap @xDaisyDaysx @IMDEEPINIT @LisaMarissa @Emmeronsage @LemarDeco @Ash1998 @LessThanThree @TracyLynnn @KaiTakashima @saraortiz2002 @Zxenna @MelissaMae @atmi @Helixx @VanessaSimmons @JessicaChaney @mArshadKhan @MarvelTrashcan @MarkoKaRiambo @VarunNambiar
The Most Authentic Hummus Recipe You Will Ever Find (Vegan)
Growing up in a Palestinian-American family, hummus was such a staple. My mother used to make sure plenty of tahini and chickpeas were readily available in the kitchen for when it was time to whip up a fresh batch for visiting family and friends. I ate hummus while I watched Saturday morning cartoons. I ate hummus at birthday parties, graduation parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Sunday. I ate hummus in sandwiches or as a dip with carrot sticks and cucumbers. It was even a great alternative for onion dip when I needed something to dip my pretzels in. I recently 're-stumbled' across a book one of my cousins typed up from scribbled down Palestinian-style recipes passed around in my family for several generations. I figured there were probably tons of fellow hummus lovers on Vingle, so I've decided this would be a good opportunity to share the family recipe with others! --------------------------------------------------------- Chick Pea Dip (Hummus bi Tahineh) 1 lb. can of chick peas 1/3 cup tahineh Juice of 1 or 2 lemons 1 clove garlic Salt to taste 3 tbsp. olive oil A pinch of sumac (Note: Sumac is a dark-colored spice used in a lot of Arabic cooking. It's optional in this recipe, but if you're wanting to find some for yourself, I'd suggest looking in the ethnic ingredients section of your supermarket.) Boil chick peas in juice for 5 minutes on medium heat. Drain. Place chick peas, Tahineh, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in blender. Blend for 15 seconds to make an almost smooth, thick paste. Place Hummus in a plate and garnish with parsley, radishes, red pepper, and pickles. Cover dish with olive oil and sprinkle sumac. Or brown 3 tbsp. pine nuts in 2 tbsp. butter, and pour over Hummus instead of olive oil. --------------------------------------------------------- You can customize the garnish to your own personal tastes. I usually like to use olive oil, sumac, fresh chopped mint, whole chickpeas, and/or whole kalamata olives. The recipe is really easy and really inexpensive to make. (I'd suggest trying some in a fresh falafel sandwich!)
Korean 101: Christmas in Seoul
There is a department store in the center of Seoul called 신세계 (Shin-sae-gye) which means "New World." It decorates like crazy for Christmas so I'm going to use some pictures as inspiration for a few Learn Korean words today :D Christmas decorations: 크리스마스의 장식 (keu-ri-seu-ma-seu jang-shik) Christmas stocking: 크리스마스 양말 (keu-ri-seu-ma-seu yang-mal) Christmas tree: 크리스마스 트리 (keu-ri-seu-ma-seu teu-ri) Pretty: 예쁘다 (ye-ppeu-da) Beautiful: 아름답다 (a-reum-dap-da) Cool!: 신기하다 (shin-ki-ha-da) Do you guys have places with cool decorations (장식) near you?! @RobertMarsh @darcmana @thePinkPrincess @AmbieB @XergaB20 @Ercurrent @adikiller @darcmana @JohnEvans @BtsIsLife @sherrysahar @Bose @NickySerban @EvelynBravo @KellyOConnor @CloverShadows @JasmineWilliams @VixenViVi @EllieDean @SHINee808 @BabySheep @KiKi29 @WiviDemol @KarlythePanda66 @ChrystalA @ElizabethT @Sinique @merryjayne13 @exoxerox @robertakm64 @exoxerox @Sarahwifi @ArmyofKookie @unbreakable1109 @saraortiz2002 @JezziCrypt @jannatd93 @panouvang123 @herreravanessa9 @cherriblossom17 @kpopisnylife @Rhia @RainaC3 @viparm @StephyBAP @Emealia @DekaraMiller @mistymaity @themrshongki @AbbyCoday @Exoexo @DestinyGLove @RishaDC @Baekyeol27 @Ilikepancakes @meoutofme @JosieAnime15 @LilMcGriddle18 @Aripendragon @LizaNightshade @DasiaB @Diajuni @zoila205 @ChoHee1 @aguileragissel @mjmora8 @Taisa @Belenrodexo @SamanthaLimon @GuerlyReyes @NysA @ckienitz @kamijo @LelaCrockett @JasminMartinez @paigelynnmag @shantalcamara @JeonJungkook17 @Thelovelyscout @swoopingisbad99 @yxngjia @JessicaSchnipke @RihannaTiaMay @QueenLele @faith12246 @lizdickson @thedopeshow1994 @chrissimari @animelova346 @Lizluvspurple @staceyholley @NellaKim @jeppblackmen @Cattt @nerdykeira @izzy08290 @kanatm @drewmortem @Izab3lla @qlo2011 @nerdykeira @lupemontserrat @MaeganHickerson @angelicpsyche @namyoongi @KayLu @blockbbum @CyrahImaniRich @NoChillSavana @theseoulofkiara @KirstieHocker @kaehyun702 @aiisson @JinAsh @cheesyginger64 @clenkendrick @hana09 @LilyVang @kawaiieeyxre @BrianniWilliams @LaynicornLay @thedaylifeofana @MichaelLosquadr @TayDee @jinstaekookie @JustinaMclean @DejaunaeSiders @alientae1095 @Alysworld @mellowsmootheex @KiroTheNeko @CatherineBrooks @Banime21 @AnimeInhale @stirlingite @BereniceEsparza @AlleyWoozi17 @JoanneJr @mrsfullbuster @NinzeePhyu @gabriellarramos @ManiGray @jenjenkhreim @GeraldoJacobo @justcallmekyki @CeilidhHoadley @MandySpaulding @hazell1013 @shellyfuentes70 @ChansyVang06 @HayleyEastman @mudkip @Shadowsfyre @BrittanyBelken @cheersmacky @KayleeLong @Chocolat09 @KaiOppa @oreofrenzy09 @lovebluecolor @Xmochachip @KaylaBurge @BreeHubler @coyote122014 @kchavens09 @ChelestiEdwards @Ninado @Swhitta @desesoray @VaneRodriguez @JazminQuiroz @AnnaArai @ReiRei @DanHenley @FelicianaRomero @kelleyvinh @DustanCarpenter @Jimidiot @NatalyaRodrigue @maivtsov @yohanlee127 @squishypanda @MikeKusanagi @KatieRussell @namjoonswife @ivyheart13 @OliviaMcAuley @Venisce @Taehyungie @rosepinkerton16 @BrendaValdez @ShannonSaysHey @Tiyanekia @twinxon @Saeda1320 @k8mccombs @ZitaMahoney @kvnguyen @Solimar @jader @AngelaLaurent @mari7 @kraft226 @CristalTrujillo @JHOPE1435 @MakenzieBonney @notgucci3 @AnelVega @Rainbowlady16
Pumpkin French Toast, Fall Breakfast Perfection~
Cooking Classy, you have done it again. Seriously guys, this is one of my favorite food blogs ever, because every single one of Jaclyn's recipes are a total win. Like this mouthwatering pumpkin french toast, made with real pumpkin puree, fall spices, and thick, fluffy slices of bread. Can it get better than this, I ask, on a chilly fall morning? I'll take two (helpings, not slices. Teehee) and a steaming café latté. Happy to have you back, Fall :) Cooking Classy's Jaclyn recommends serving warm with butter and maple syrup. I personally love the idea of adding a dollop of whipped cream too ;) Pumpkin French Toast Prep Time: Cook Time: Difficulty: Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy // Photos by Cooking Classy Makes about 9 slices What You'll Need 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 4 eggs 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground ginger 9 slices Texas toast (or other white bread such as Challah or French bread) Butter, for griddle 1. Preheat your cooking surface (if it's an electric griddle, turn it to 350°F; or if you're cooking on the stove, place a nonstick skillet over medium heat). 2. Combine milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly combined. 3. After making sure griddle is well-buttered, dip slice of bread into egg mixture, allowing a few seconds for it to soak all the way through. Flip to coat both sides. 4. Cook until golden brown, then flip and do the same on the opposite side. For extra super yumminess, re-butter griddle between flips. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream and a side of maple syrup! :) Check out some other awesome fall recipes! Kimchi Jjigae by @RaquelArredondo – A delicious, spicy Korean soup to warm you up! Pumpkin Pie in a Pumpkin by @marshalledgar – Such an adorable concept!! Chicken-Flavored Vegetable Soup with Chive Dumplings by @DaniVO – Doesn't it sound just to die for?? Delicious! Have a great week everybody!!
Pikachu Buns
I was in a baking mood and decided to try to make these! They came out good for my first time 😁😁 I'll post my recipes below if you'd like to try and make them. If you'd like the recipe, message me 😘 My bun recipe: -200g milk (Lukewarm) -5g active dry yeast -30g sugar --240g bread flour -60g all purpose flour -30g butter (room temp) -Egg wash Step 1: put lukewarm milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl. Whisk and set aside for 5min Step 2: in a separate bowl, combine bread flour and all purpose flour. Then add milk mixture. Add a pinch of salt and knead dough Step 3: after dough can take ball form, knead in the room temp butter. Knead until butter is fully incorporated. After incorporated, put in a lightly greased bowl cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 30-40 min. Step 4: after 30-40 mins, take dough out. It should have doubled in size. Put flour on your finger and poke the middle of the dough. If it first bounce back, declare the air from dough and cut in 8 equal pieces. Form in to balls and set aside on a baking sheet for 10-15 mins. Make sure to cover with a lightly dampened cloth. Step 5: cut two areas on the doughball across from each other in a diagonal direction. Egg was the parts you cut in to. Sprinkle with sugar cover them again with a lightly dampened cloth and let them rest for 30 mins - an hour. They will double in size again Step 6: bake in an oven preheated to 400° for 10-12 mins and you're done! Chocolate pudding filling: -2 egg yolks -2 1/2 tbsp sugar -1 tbsp all purpose flour -1 1/2 tbsp corn starch -1 tbsp coco powder -200ml milk (hot) -2 tbsp butter -30g chocolate. I used four squares of semi sweet chocolate Step 1: whisk egg yolks and sugar together. In separate bowl, combine flour, corn starch and coco powder. Add mixture to yolk mixture and whisk together. Step 2: slowly add hot milk to the chocolate yolk mixture. When fully combined. Put yolk mixture through a strainer into a pot. Out put on burner and set to medium heat. Continuously whisk until mixture thickens to pudding consistency. Step 3: take off heat immediately and add butter and chocolate. Continue mixing until chocolate and butter mix in. Step 4: place plastic wrap directly on pudding and put in fridge to cool. After it cools, mix it again and add to piping bag.