Recently, my family bought a new Ninja coffee maker, and it conveniently came with a guide book of a few coffee and tea recipes. After flipping through it, I found one that was quick, easy, and also tasty (these were necessities since this was my first time making coffee). But, even though I was sure this recipe was going to taste nice on its own, I decided to spice it up a little bit, and add my own special twist.
3 tablespoons of ground coffee
As you set your coffee to begin brewing, you first, put your desired amount of ice cubes into your cup. Then, fill your cup about halfway with milk of any kind (I used whole milk). Once your coffee is finished, then pour it directly into your cup, and mix it altogether. Once you finish making the base of your coffee, it’s time to add in all the extras to make your coffee look (and taste) extra yummy! First, I added in a few teaspoons of sugar. The amount of sugar can vary based on how sweet you want it to be. Once that’s all mixed in, I proceed to make a nice whipped cream swirl on the top, and then drizzle the caramel drizzle on the whipped cream. Lastly, just for kicks, I sprinkled some sprinkles on the whipped cream to make it look Instagram-worthy. Once you’re done admiring how great your iced coffee looks, it’s finally time to drink it! You could simply just stick a straw in it, and start drinking it, or you could do what I do: mix in the whipped cream just so that all the yummy whipped cream and caramel get infused into the coffee, giving you that sweet sugar rush.
So what’s new? Just last week, my family and I celebrated our dog’s 4th birthday! I saw this as an awesome opportunity to explore the world of gourmet doggie treats and meals. After several days of research and dabbling in the kitchen I came up with an amazing recipe for a healthy doggy birthday cake. It’s easy put together.It’s also a carrot cake-inspired recipe.
The biggest upside to this recipe is that not only did our dog love it but so did my mom, dad and sister. This Doggie Birthday cake recipe is totally a human-friendly cake too, because of the choice of ingredients and nut free.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Serving size: 6 slices
¼ cup peanut butter (optional)
¼ cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup honey (optional)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup whole wheat or white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Secret ingredient: ½ cup precooked bacon bits (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and grease a 6-inch round pan. Combine the egg, oil, vanilla, and honey in a large bowl, and blend well. Mix in the carrots thoroughly. Then, sift together the flour and baking soda and incorporate carefully into the mixture. Then, put the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the top cracks, and then let the cake cool in the pan for 8 minutes after coming out of the oven.
Let’s talk about the secret ingredient: bacon bits. The bacon bits create a nice contrast to the sweetening flavor that comes from the carrots.
Regarding toppings, cinnamon or sprinkles, for the slices served to humans work well.
One last thought, this cake is not intended to be seasonal, so consider it an opportunity to come together, as family, to celebrate how much you love your furry BFF, even if it is not a birthday you are celebrating.
I participated in the Celebrity Chef Fundraiser on October 18, 2018, and let me tell you, it was a blast. There were three key parts to this amazing event. First there was the main event, which was the tasting and selling of chef’s creations, which was followed by an original play, and lastly the awards ceremony to acknowledge the chefs who raised the most donations.
As a chef who had her own table, I can tell you, to participate; it’s no walk in the park. The food preparation took me one week to plan, and three days to make. Designing my table took a lot of effort because I had to go to three different shops more than once to get the right items, and I also had to make sure that everything matched my theme. But the most challenging part was being prepared for a possible interview with NJTV Classroom Close-Up.
If, you’re like me, you just loooove that nacho goodness that come out of that Tostitos package. And if you’re that person that is constantly hosting house parties, then you know that nachos, is pretty much the one snack everyone looks forward to.
So, I saw this super-cool 5-Layer Mason Jar Taco Dip on Damn Delicious, and I just KNEW that it would be perfect for those house parties you love hosting every few nights.
1 tablespoon of olive oil
8 ounces of ground beef
1 tablespoon of taco seasoning
2 (9-ounce) cans Fritos Bean Dip, Original Flavor, warmed
1 cup of guac, homemade or storebought
1 cup pico de gallo
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 package of Tostitos Yellow Corn Bite Size
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the ground beef, and cook it until beef has browned for about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; stir it in taco seasoning, and drain excess fat.
Divide the ground beef into 4 (16-ounce) wide mouth glass jars with lids. Layer it with refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo and cheese.
I found these super yummy and super yummy-looking cake batter pops at: www.delish.com.
They are my favorite thing since the cake pops at Starbucks. If you think these taste as good as they look, here’s the recipe:
1 box of Funfetti cake mix
2 1/4 cups of whole milk
1/4 cups of whipped topping
1/4 cups of rainbow sprinkles (but, there are never enough sprinkles, so, just go ahead and splurge on them if you’d like)
In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and milk together until smooth. Add the whipped topping and whisk until just combined. (if you couldn’t tell, use a whisk)
Add a pinch of sprinkles to the bottom of each pop mold. Divide the mixture between the pop molds. Then insert the popsicle sticks, and place this yumminess in freezer until they are frozen. If they aren’t frozen in 6 hours, leave them overnight.
Again, these look and taste so good. Kudos to whoever came up with this!
When I found this recipe, the first thing I thought, was: UH-MAZE-ING! This recipe looked and tasted absolutely amazing, and I was very impressed at how easy this was to make. When I served this to my family, everyone devoured it. I think I’ll definitely be making this next week when I get to choose dinner again.
A few day ago, I found this delicious recipe on Damn Delicious. It was so easy to make and it made me look like a gourmet chef to my uncles and aunts. The combination is extremely healthy, and this is something I think almost anyone can make. I don’t see why this wouldn’t be the next breakfast you make.
Check this and other cool recipes out at Damn Delicious: