Category Archives: Cooking and Entertaining

FREE Dessert Decorating Workshop at the Amon Carter Museum — Saturday, November 19

‘Tis the season to decorate baked goods! Learn a few tips and tricks from museum educator and former America’s Test Kitchen recipe tester Mary Le during this hands-on dessert decorating session. Before decorating, draw inspiration from the Amon Carter’s collection during an interactive tour.

Please note that reservations are required — Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about this Crafting from the Collection event (here).   
When:  Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10:30am12:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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GREAT DEAL For Coffee Conisseurs — $19.99 For Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker & Permanent Filter

Amazon has a GREAT sale happening today on top rated (4.5/5 star user ratings) Bodum Pour-over coffeemaker with permanent filter for $19.99 (31% OFF MSRP).

Bodum made its name as making one of the best French press coffee makers, and they continue their reputation with this fantastic pour-over, slow brew design.  We love everything about this little maker —  from the beautiful sleek design to the ease of being able to put everything in the dishwasher, including the filter.

Secret sauce buyers’ tip The coffeemaker comes in a lot of colors and 3 sizes, but not every color or size is on sale.  Amazon inventory and prices change frequently, but at the time of this writing, the 34oz. black, red, and white versions were all marked down to $19.99.

Here’s what’s in the box:

  • Includes a permanent stainless steel mesh filter; no paper filters or capsules needed, and essential oils will not get trapped in the filter
  • Mouth-blown borosilicate glass container and silicone protective sleeve
  • Completely dishwasher safe 
  • Bodum Model #11571-01

There are lots of great Bodum deals to be found with this sale, too.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

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How to Make Snow Ice Cream — a.k.a. Winter Bliss in a Bowl

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I hope you are enjoying our beautiful snow today!

We are not posting our weekly Fort Worth Free & Cheap Weekend Events (for Feb. 27 & 28) since most events are cancelled or postponed due to this lovely winter weather.  Instead, we decided to “dust off” and share this archived post/recipe from a few years ago —  How to Make Snow Ice Cream.

Have fun and stay warm! : )

Something New to Try
On this fluffy-white, beautiful snow day, I thought it would be fun to make snow   ice cream for the first time.  I remember my parents sharing memories about making the treat when they were kiddos (they grew up where snow was a more frequent occurrence than here in Fort Worth), and I always thought it sounded like the ultimate “fun food!”

I do believe this is just the thing to try on this wonderful winter day, and have already set my largest bowl outside to catch a container-full of winter bliss.

Following is the recipe I used, which comes with great reviews from allrecipes.com:

Bon Appetite, y’all!

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk (or half and half for a richer taste)

Directions

  1. When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes.
  2. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency.
  3. Serve at once.

Options:  Personally, we like this recipe best, as is, but you can also try mixing other favorite ingredients such as cocoa powder, cinnamon, coconut, or chocolate chips. Get creative and the kids (big and small) will have a blast making it.

Did you try this recipe? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments section.

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Saltine Cracker Toffee Recipe — Delicious and Easy

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Saltine Cracker Toffee

Food blogger, The Girl Who Ate Everything, has a “you’ve got to try this” recipe and easy-to-follow instructions for Saltine Cracker Toffee ~ perfect for gift giving and making an easy last minute treat (only 5 ingredients)!  We made a batch last week for a Christmas party, and it was DELICIOUS and disappeared in minutes.

:: Go here to get  the recipe for Saltine Cracker Toffee.

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Fun Summer Recipe — Easy S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites

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If you are looking for a fun recipe to take to your next summer picnic or outing, here’s one of our favorites! These S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites are a fun treat to make with the kids, and are great for packaging up and giving as party favors, too.

 Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Following is a step-by-step picture tutorial, or just skip to the recipe and directions at the bottom of the post if you prefer.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

This quick-to-make, kid friendly treat requires only 3 ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate bars, and large marshmallows.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

First, coarsely crush 6-8 graham crackers with a nut chopper or rolling pin to make about 1 cup of chopped graham crackers.  Personally, we prefer using our trusty nut chopper for this process,  as it is quick, makes less mess, and chops the grahams to the perfect size.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Next, melt the chocolate. We recommend using a good quality dark chocolate, but milk chocolate and white chocolate are great substitutes. One of our favorite places to get a good deal on high quality European chocolate is Aldi — their Choceur brand runs about $1.99 for a 5.29 oz bar.  Chocolate chips work great too.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Chop the chocolate into smaller similar-sized pieces to make sure it melts evenly.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish or melt on the stove top using a double broiler over low heat. If using a microwave (our preference since it is much quicker), melt your chocolate on a low (50%) power setting in 30 second increments to avoid scorching or burning it. After each 30 second increment, stir the chocolate until it is completely melted and is smooth & shiny.

Note that it is important to stir between each 30-sec increment as chocolate is easy to burn & scorch.  Chocolate retains its shape even when melted (see pic above), so the only real way to know if it is truly melted is to stir it to see if it has become a liquid.  Once it is liquid you can proceed to the next assembly step.

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.

To assemble, dip one marshmallow at a time in the melted chocolate then place on the lined cookie sheet.

Sprinkle chopped graham crackers on top of melted chocolate.  

Set marshmallows off to the side for 1-2 hours to let chocolate harden and set. This process can be sped up by placing the cookie sheet of dipped & assembled marshmallows in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Marshallow S'mores Truffle Bites

Easy S’More Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped graham cracker crumbs (we used the Low-Fat Honey Maid Grahams, but regular grahams would be dandy, too)
  • 10 oz of dark chocolate bars or chips (can substitute milk chocolate or white chocolate)
  • 1 Bag of large marshmallows

Directions

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
  2. Melt chocolate in the microwave (see directions above) or on the stove in a double broiler over low heat.
  3. Dip one marshmallow at a time in the melted chocolate then place on the cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle chopped graham crackers on top of melted chocolate.
  5. Set marshmallows off to the side for 1-2 hours to let chocolate harden and set. This process can be sped up by placing the cookie sheet of marshmallows in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 24-30 S’More Marshmallow Bites.

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FREE Printable Vintage Baking Conversion Chart

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Fellow blogger, The Cake Blog, has a handy collection of FREE printable baking conversion charts ~ there are 4 color versions to choose from!  This is perfect for printing and hanging on the inside of your cabinet for quick reference. And, if you want to set it on your kitchen counter, this is designed to fit a standard 8 x 10 frame.

:: Get your FREE Vintage Baking Chart printables here.

P.S. You may also be interested in these FREE printable Cooks Helps from Martha Stewart ~ go here.

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Scotch Packaging Tape Deal, 1.8 Inches x 54.6 Yards, 4 Rolls — $2.12 Each

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Here’s a great deal if you need to restock on packing tape…

Get Scotch Packing rolls for $2.12 each! 

Amazon is giving an extra $1.50 OFF Scotch Packing tape 4-roll set (218 Yards Total). That savings is on top of the current discounted price of $9.97 for 4 rolls (Regular $21.99) that you’ll see from Amazon.

That brings the total for 4 tape rolls to
$9.97 – $1.50 Coupon = $8.47 total (or $2.12 per roll)

We compared the price per roll to Costco, where we normally buy our packing tape, and found that this is more than 55% OFF Costco’s discounted price of $4.99 per roll  and 75% OFF Staples price of $8.79 per roll!

Amazon Packing Tape Coupon 2

Secret Sauce Buying Tip: Do note, that you won’t see the extra $1.50 discount subtracted from the selling price until you clip the coupon (here), and then go to the final “Review Your Order”/Order Summary confirmation page (which is the last page you’ll see after you input your payment info, right before you actually approve the order to be placed).  It will look something like this :

Amazon Packing Tape Coupon 1

As always — if you plan to get this deal, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long this will be available at this price (Amazon prices can change often).

:: Go here to clip the $1.50 OFF coupon and grab this deal before it expires.

 

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