Friday, April 20, 2012

Fish Bowl

A fish bowl is a fun summer drink that is perfect for a party. People love it because its sweet and tropical. I decided to add some swedish fish to the pitcher so that it looks like actual fish are swimming throughout the fish bowl. Enjoy this drink at your next party!

  • 5 oz Vodka
  • 5 oz Malibu Rum (if you don't have rum, just double the vodka)
  • 3 oz Blue Curacao
  • 6 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 16 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 16 oz Sprite
  • Slices Lime, Lemon, and Orange
  • Swedish fish
  • I wanted the fish to float throughout the pitcher like it was an actual fishbowl, so I froze some swedish fish in icecubes. I like big iccubes in pitchers so I used cupcake tins as ice cube trays. I think this added a really fun and unique touch to the drink.

  • Place ice cubes on the bottom of a pitcher.
  • Add the vodka, rum, sweet and sour mix, juice, and sprite to the pitcher. Stir together.
  • Add the lime, orange, and lemon slices.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Zucchini Nutella Muffins

I LOVE zucchini bread and I LOVE Nutella so I knew these muffins would be over the top. They certainly did not disappoint. I'll be making these again soon. This recipe will make 12 muffins.

Recipe Source: A Spicy Perspective

  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • lemon zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with 12 liners.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon). Wisk together.
  • Using an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar together. Add the egg and mix until incorporated. This will be your wet mixture.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Add zucchini and lemon zest to mixture and stir until mixed together.
  • Place batter into muffin tins.
  • Place a tsp of nutella on top of each muffin and use a toothpick to swirl nutella around the top of each muffin. 
  • Bake muffins for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Three Layered Mexican Dip

This is the most delicious dip EVER. Its definitely one of my favorites. I've been making this since I was in high school. Every time I go to a party it is expected that I bring this dip, and it is literally gone in a blink in an eye. People go crazy over it.

The best part is that it literally only takes five minutes to put together and requires just three ingredients!

What you'll need:
8 X 8 inch square pan
One 8 oz package of cream cheese
One 15 oz can of chili with beans (I use Hormel Chili)
Shredded Mexican Cheese
Tortilla Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the entire package of cream cheese on the bottom of the pan. Pour chili on top of the cream cheese. Finally, cover the entire dish with shredded cheese. Bake the dip for 15 minutes or until all the cheese is melted. Serve with chips and enjoy!!

Look at this gooey goodness!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Food List Challenge

So there is a challenge going around on Facebook to test if you are truly a foodie. The Food List Challenge gives you 100 items that they believe you should try before you die. They hypothesize that most people have tried less that 20 items on the list. I was a little dissapointed that I've only tried 41 items on the list. Being the food lover that I am, I thought I would have tried more!

I don't know where they came up with some of the items on the list. I feel like I am pretty adventurous and open with food, but I would never try things on the list like squirrel or snake. Suprisingly though, most of the things I've crossed off are some of my favorite foods like baklava, cheese fondue, chile rellano, churros, clam chowder, crab cakes...ok I could continue, but you get the point..I have a lot of favorites!!

Here are the items on the list. I've crossed off the ones I have tried. How did you score?

(Grew up on this stuff!)
(Definitely on my list to try)
(Also grew up on this stuff haha!)
(Heard this was disgusting...its basically blood that has been congealed..NO THANKS)
(One of my favorite things!!)
(Delicious late night snack!)
(This is no joke one on my favorite foods...ever)
(Can't be from New England and not like Clam Chowder)
(Another favorite of mine..)
  (Unagi sushi is one of my favorites)
(Anything fried like his is delicious!)
(I think its funny that I've never tried any hostess mom never bought fun things like this when I was a kid!)
(This is seriously the best thing EVER. Its an Indian yogurt drink. Mango Lassi is my absolute favorite!!)
(Surprisingly enough, I don't like lobster....)
67. Paneer (Love this stuff. Its used in a lot of Indian cooking...its a type of cheese. I don't discriminate with cheese..)
(A Vietnamese soup. One of my family's favorites.)
(I have this all the time for breakfast!)
(Prickly Pear Margaritas are awesome!!)
(Also another favorite....I have a lot of favorites haha)
(I've heard these are good fried)
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