Super Simple Homemade Turtle Recipe

by DIY Maven

Super Simple Homemade Turtle Recipe

I don't usually post recipes, but just look at that picture! Pecans, chocolate, caramel, pretzels...a balanced meal if there ever was one! What's even better about these turtles is that they're super easy to make, and, according to Twig and Thistle, they're addictive. They consist of only 3 ingredients, which are:

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How to Make Cold Brewed Iced-Coffee.

by Chris Gardner

How to Make Cold Brewed Iced-Coffee.
Apparently, there's QUITE a flavorful difference between brewing hot coffee and icing it down, and creating iced coffee through cold brewing techniques. From Lifehacker:

"Matthew Yglesias at the Internet Food Association blog writes that it's really a matter of overnight cold-brewing and straining. First gather up 1 cup of coarse-ground coffee and stir it into 4 1/2 cups of water, or strengthen the mix to taste. After that 'stick it in the...

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100 Things to Do with a Meyer Lemon.

by Chris Gardner

Meyer lemons

Meyer lemons, a hybrid of a lemon and a mandarin orange, are in season throughout the winter and the early spring. From Julie O'Hara at NPR: "the Meyer lemon has smooth golden skin the color of a fresh egg yolk. It also has a thin edible rind, a high volume of juice and none of the tartness of a regular lemon — yet its potential in the kitchen went unnoticed. Today, the Meyer lemon is a darling of farmers markets and beloved by chefs and...

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Make "Mrs. Fields'" Chocolate Chip Cookies

by DIY Maven

Make "Mrs. Fields'" Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm not big on posting recipes here on Curbly, but a recent tete a tete with my bud Kestrel resulted in a request for this yummy chocolate chip cookie creation. It was given to me with the title ‘Mrs. Fields’ Chocolate Chip Cookies.’ If it's one of the cookie queen’s authentic recipes, I’m really not sure. What I am sure of is, they are to DIE for. Warning: this recipe makes a very large batch, but it’s really easy to halve or even quarter. 

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It's All About the Nog: Egg Nog Recipes and Ideas for the Holiday Season.

by Chris Gardner

Egg Nog is a dichotomizing phenomenon: egg nog fans tout its contributions to holiday cheer, and those with a distaste are avid and vocal nog haters.

Perhaps the source of the schism is the source: those who love it have experienced true, homemade egg nog (most likely with some Christmas "spirits" added), and those who hate must only know the nasty storebought options. I'd always been in the latter category until last December, when I experienced...

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How to: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

by Chris Gardner

Get hip to the pumpkin's built-in recycling feature with this classic technique. 

How to: Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients
1/2 pound of pumpkin seeds, about 1 1/2 cups (I prefer to buy the green, hulled version from Latin markets, where they’re known as pepitas)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional: add 1/3 teaspoon smoked paprika)
1/4 teaspoon black...

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