Monday, May 8, 2017

body wash

body wash

1/3 cup castile soap
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup olive, jojoba, refined avocado, or almond oil
30-60 drops essential oils (optional)

  1. Mix soap, honey and oil together.
  2. Heat 30 seconds in microwave until mixture comes together (might have to be done several times)
  3. Add essential oils if using.
  4. Use a small container in the shower, and store the remaining in a glass bottle.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

spinach artichoke dip

spinach artichoke dip
from Alton Brown via foodnetwork

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz artichoke hearts, sliced
6 oz frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional and adds some spice)
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until well combined.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese, garlic, artichokes, and spinach.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper (add red pepper flakes if desired)
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

chocolate ganache frosting

chocolate ganache frosting
from add a pinch

1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 cups dark chocolate chips (60% cacao)
  1. Put heavy cream, butter and vanilla in a sauce pan and heat until warmed through.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  3. Add some salt.
  4. Cool mixture.
  5. Once cooled, whip until light and fluffy.
  6. Frost cake.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

candied nuts

Candied Nuts
from co-worker

1 pound nuts (almonds. pecans, or cashews)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 250.
  2. Line sheet pans with foil.
  3. Whisk together egg white and water until frothy.
  4. Add nuts and stir to coat.
  5. Mix sugar and cinnamon until well mixed.
  6. Add cinnamon mixture to nuts and stir until coated.
  7. Bake for 1 hour.
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