What’s your favorite type of ice cream? Chocolate? Vanilla? Corn Flakes? You are probably looking back at that last flavor with confusion, but don’t worry, you read it right: Corn Flake ice cream!!!
“Seriously, Rachel? CORNFLAKE ICE CREAM?!?!”
Yes. Corn Flake ice cream.
TRUST ME! It’s awesome. The Corn Flakes provide a little crunch and extra sweetness, all of which is balanced by the delicious cream cheese ice cream. I kinda blended two recipes from here (blueberry cream cheese and cereal milk).
Here’s what i did:
Whip 8 ounces of softened cream cheese with two cups of milk. Then add enough cereal so that the cereal is fully covered in the milk/cream cheese mixture. Let this sit for 8-10 minutes. Next, strain the mixture to take out the cereal pieces, and whisk in 1 1\2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Add 3/4 to 1 cup of sugar (depending on your taste) and a pinch of salt to the mix. If you wish, you can stick the mixture into the refrigerator overnight to make it even creamier, although it tastes just fine without it. Finally, just stick the mixture into your ice cream machine until the mixture is the right consistency for you. In my machine, it took about 25 minutes. If you like, you can add a bit of cereal halfway through the process for a bit of crunch (I did!).
Here is the ice cream in the machine…
And here it is on a cone!!!
What do you think? What is the wackiest ice cream you have ever tried? Would you try this? Tell me in the comments!!!!!!
Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Now add the word mini at the beginning of that word: mini doughnuts. Now you have a treat that absolutely NO ONE can resist!!! A while back before Easter, I received a text message from Katrina showing me a picture of this:
A MINI DOUGHNUT MAKER!!!!! I knew that we needed to use that thing right away. And we did; the results were nothing short of perfect!!! We just used the recipe on the package, although I’m sure that you can use any other pourable doughnut batter. After that, to ensure easy pouring into the molds, we put the batter in a Zip-Lock bag and snipped the end of the bag off so it would serve as a pastry bag.
For the frosting, we just made a simple glaze consisting of powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and food coloring. We topped them with sprinkles and voila…
Mini doughnuts!!!! They had all of the crispiness of fried doughnuts, but without the gross oil. Since then, I was given my own doughnut maker for my birthday and have used it to make numerous varieties of doughnuts, including chocolate:
Do you have a doughnut maker? What types of doughnuts have you made? What is your favorite flavor? Tell me in the comments!!!!!!!!!!
The one quality that I admire (even just as much as the taste) in desserts is cuteness. And these desserts just might top the list; they are absolutely ADORABLE!!!! They are powderpuffs: tiny madeline-like cakes with fresh vanilla whipped cream and other toppings sandwiched between them. I used this recipe, and they turned out PERFECT. For the fillings, I used (my favorite) lemon curd, blackberry jam, and some leftover cupcake filling (raspberry jam and cream cheese) from these cupcakes. My favorite variation had to be with the lemon curd; I LOVE lemon curd!!! It was the perfect amount of tangy and sweet, and accompanied the spongy cakes fantastically. However, I loved all three of the sandwiches.
Thick marshmellowy meringue!!
Adding the egg yolks to the meringue…
Mixed and ready to scoop…
Ready to go in the oven…
Ready to eat!!!
What do you think of these delicious desserts? Have you made them yet? No?!?! Then get baking!!!
Wow. Looks like we’re on an unintentional raspberry kick here at eatpraydance…
Anyways, last Wednesday, my friend Margaret and I presented a demo speech in our drama class. What about, you ask? On how to make RASPBERRY FILLED CUPCAKES!!!! Margaret and I knew we wished to make cupcakes for our demo, but when I saw this awesome recipe from one of my favorite blogs (besides my own) abeautifulmess.com. On Sunday, I actually made the cupcakes for the first time. On Wednesday, I made the cupcakes again for the demo. And by Thursday, they were all gone! Ya. They were THAT good!! This recipe is definitely my favorite, and I will be making these much more often.
What do you think about this recipe? Have you tried them? How did they turn out? Tell me in the comments!!!!
Lately, being inspired by the coming of Spring and by some unseasonably hot weather we’ve been having, I have been trying to incorporate fresh fruit into the food I’ve been preparing; it seems like such a fresh change to my diet after having been sick for a couple of weeks. While this task may seem simple, it gets a little tricky when it comes to savory items such as chicken. That is when one of my favorite fruits of all time comes in: the lemon! I adore lemons; their tartness brightens up any dish, sweet or savory, and they are absolutely marvelous with chicken!!!
I used this recipe with the addition of a bit of lemon zest, dried parsley and thyme, and ,one of my favorite spice blends, Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute. Also, I cooked the chicken inside of a skillet instead of a grill, and only marinated it for about a half hour. Despite all the alterations I made to the recipe, it was AMAZING!!!!!!! I cannot even imagine how good this recipe would taste if it were marinated overnight as the recipe says to do!!!! The chicken was moist, tart, tangy and flavorful. Also, it had a bit of a kick from the pepper which was a pleasant surprise and cut through the tartness quite nicely. This chicken is definitely a new favorite recipe that I will be making often!
What do you think of this recipe? Have you ever made lemon chicken before? What’s your favorite warm weather recipe? Tell me in the comments!!!!
I’ve been wrapping quite a lot of gifts lately, with Valentine’s day, my friend Margaret’s birthday party tomorrow, my friend Madie’s birthday on Friday, and my Mom’s birthday coming up next weekend. I don’t mind all of the work, though; I LOVE wrapping gifts. Especially with the new gift wrapping kit my AWESOME cousin got me for Christmas:
Anyways, when you have that many presents to wrap, you tend to have to get a little creative in the way that you wrap them! Well today as I was wrapping my friend Margaret’s present, I realized I was out of wrapping paper!!!!!! I ran frantically around my house trying to find a single roll, but failed in the task. Finally, I fell back to Pinterest, where I saw a photo of an adorably wrapped gift using the comics page of a newspaper. I thought that the idea was soooo cute, so I got to work.
How to do it:
1. Remove the comics page from your newspaper (or any page, if you want)
2. Use to wrap a present like you would with wrapping paper, but be gentle! Newspaper is more fragile than regular wrapping paper and can tear easily!
3. Tie off with a ribbon and a gift tag!
It is that easy!!!! In three simple steps you will have a perfectly wrapped gift ready to give to anyone!!!!!
Have you ever tried this before? Do you have any tips or tricks of your own for gift wrapping? Do you have any questions? Tell me all of those things in the COMMENTS!!!!!!
Last weekend, Katrina and I competed at the Rainbow National Dance Competition. We preformed both our lyrical small group and our pointe duet together and had a BLAST!!!!!
I took this pic backstage… So glamourous! JK
Here we are about to go onstage!!!! (this is taken from the Rainbow Competition Instagram page)
This competition was our second time preforming those two numbers. Though our duet scored a bit lower than last time (last time we got first place overall), we scored much higher than expected with our small group, winning first place overall for the category of small groups. This occurrence completely caught us by surprise; we thought we didn’t do as well as the time before, because though you can barely tell in the video, one of the girls in our small group was kicked in the hand while doing a second turn. It was pretty ugly once we got offstage. For me, this competition was short of a miracle; I was dancing with a sprained muscle in my left thigh, pointe shoes that were many sizes too small, and to add to that, I was sick and extremely tired!!! Nevertheless, we succeeded and had a great time while doing so!
Here is a video showing both of our numbers (the small group is first, and our duet is second)
What do you think of the results of our competition? Have you ever competed before? How did you do? Did you love it (or hate it)? Tell us in the comments!!!
And now continuing with my unintentional series of recipes I made when I was sick: Orange Julius!!!
Katrina’s mom was actually the one who introduced me to this AMAZING explosion of orangeness in a cup (otherwise known as orange julius). Ever since then, I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it without much success. Well, as many of you readers may already know, I have been sick for TWO WEEKS now (ya, I know), and as I was thinking of things to make that used oranges (which are high in vitamin C), and I immediately thought, ORANGE JULIUS. Although the sugar in this drink most likely cancels out most of its nutritious value, It still tasted amazing and made me feel a little bit better. I made this drink by using a recipe similar to this one, and it turned out pretty good, although not perfect. It was a bit thinner than I aspired, but that didn’t affect the taste at all. It was sweet and orangey, all while being frothy and ice cold: the perfect drink to liven up a rather dreary day filled with nose-blowing and coughing non-stop.
Juicy blood oranges ready to be juiced…
Freshly squeezed orange juice using my new-found juicer I mentioned here…
That is all you need to do to have this perfectly creamy and orangey drink. One thing I might change next time is that I might swap out the milk in the recipe for heavy cream to make it a bit more frothier, or perhaps the addition of baking soda might help ( I’m thinking because of the orange juice, it might froth up like how it does with lemon juice). Do you have any ideas? Have you tried making this drink before? How did it turn out? Tell me in the comments!!!!
As I informed you guys back when I posted this, being sick SUCKS!!!! You may be thinking around now, “Wow, seriously!!! She’s still sick!!! She posted that like two weeks ago!!” and you are absolutely CORRECT!! I have been sick now for TWO WEEKS, plus a couple extra days here and there, and there is only one word to describe it: it SUCKS. Well that’s actually two words, but WHATEVER! I am officially sick of being sick: of blowing my nose like a vuvuzela nonstop, of coughing until my stomach hurts so much that I am convinced I have a full-blown six pack, and most of all, not doing ANYTHING!!! Despite being able to sleep for about five hours longer than I usually would, I HATE being a couch potato for longer than about a day. I can’t even dance!!! Rachel not being able to dance= saddness, and eventually, insanity (though one may argue I’m already insane in the first place…). Well, enough with my raging; Let’s get to the point of today’s post: chicken puffs!!!
A couple of days ago, I was beginning to become sick of eating microwaved meals and was bored out of my mind, so I decided to cook. I wanted to make something easy, something that would only take about a half hourish. That was when I came across this brilliant recipe using one of the quickest and easiest ingredients ever: crescent dough!! Ya, the stuff in tube. And it was DELICIOUS!!! The chicken was cooked perfectly, and the creamy filling was mouthwatering!!! I am DEFINITELY going to make this recipe again! A little tip that I want to mention is that you shouldn’t worry if your dough isn’t perfectly triangle when you unravel it; My dough ended up kinda morphed once I opened it, and I just stretched them into as triangle of pieces as I could, and they turned out just fine. One thing that I might try next time is adding a bit of bacon, and brushing the tops of the dough with an egg wash, which is recommended in the video at the bottom.
Cut up chicken bites!!!
My favorite part: cooking the chicken!!!
Ready to go in the oven!
Ready to eat!!!!
There you have it: easy but delicous chicken puffs!!!! Still have questions? Here is a video that allrecipes made to go along with this delicious recipe:
So, I wanna know: what do you think? Have you tried this recipe yet? Do you have any other easy crescent roll dough recipes that you love? Tell me in the comments!!!!