Vegetarian Nut Pâté

Categories : Vegetarian Cuisine

I have made this nut pâté ever since I had a vegetarian friend over for Christmas dinner several years ago. I just fell in love with it. At Christmas I eat it with the traditional food, it is really good with cranberries. This nut pâté is also great all year long I love to eat it on a slice of bread with some pickles.

The recipe has not changed one ounce since I first made it back in 2001, due to that the recipe works perfectly just like it is! A lot of people have enjoyed this recipe for my Christmas dinners and they have all been just as enthusiastic about it as I am. I’ve served it for so many people, and virtually all have loved it! If you are a new vegetarian or vegan and are unsure whether to bother with pâté, you should try this next Christmas. There is no reason to sit with some Christmas food you’re not crazy about, but every reason to impress your family with this delicious green food.

The ingredients of pâté are few and simple, but they complement each other perfectly! Because the ingredients are so simple, and since I basically only make pâté up to Christmas, I prefer to use good organic raw materials for the purpose.

Ingredients

450 g celeriac
350 g mushrooms
100 g onions
200 g hazelnuts
3 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. herbal salt
Freshly ground pepper
150 g peeled apples cut into slices
100 g whole prunes or sliced ​​in half

Preparation Method

Start by peeling of celery and cut then into large cubes. Boil them in salted water until tender. Then pour the water from the celery (use the celery water for vegetable soup. Save it if necessary in the freezer until you need it) and mash the celery cubes with a hand blender.

The hazelnuts are blended in a blender and added to the mass. I usually like to split the nuts into two groups and blend one half slightly finer than the other.

The onions (white or red) and mushrooms (white or brown) are chopped or blended finely and add too.

Finally taste the mixture and add herb salt, pepper and soy sauce accordingly. Don’t worry if the batter is not immediately moist. The pâté becomes very soft and delicious – without added liquid.

Half of the batter should be placed in the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Put the apples and prunes alternately on top of the pâté and then add the second half of the mixture on top .

Bake at 200 degrees Celsius in the center of the oven for approximately 45 minutes. The smell of the pâté is fantastic! … And once it spreads throughout the kitchen, you know it will soon be Christmas!

Bon Appetit!

 

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Chocolate-Strawberries With Yogurt-Custard

Categories : Desserts

This is a nice romantic dessert that only takes minutes to make. If you like strawberries then you might also like our asparagus and strawberry salad, try it out.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of sweet strawberries
  • Dark chocolate 225 g
  • 1/2 liter whipping cream
  • 2 dl plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla sugar
  • 4 pasteurized egg yolk
  • approx. 4-5 tbsp. sugar

Garnish: Mint leaves

Preparation Method

Melt the chocolate gently then dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate. If this is difficult you can insert a skewer in one end of the strawberries then it is easier to dip them in chocolate. Put them with the top up on a piece of wax paper and let the chocolate harden completely.

Whisk the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla sugar well together.
Whip the cream really stiff, stop just before it is too much. Mix this with the yogurt and add the egg mixture. Season to taste if you would  like the cream a little sweeter.

Served the strawberries on a platter and put the cream on the side. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Heavy Chocolate Muffins

Categories : Muffins

This is a recipe for some very chocolaty muffins. They are easy to make and can be baked in a Bake Pops pan if you want to make round chocolate cake pops. Read a full review of Bake Pops here.

Ingredients

  • 125 g of soft butter
  • 170 grams of sugar (about 1 ¾ cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g flour (about 4 ½ cups)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 100 g chopped dark chocolate
  • 50 g chopped nut kernels
  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream

Frosting

  • 150 g icing sugar (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons orange juice

Garnish

  • Small orange triangles

Tips: Garnish muffins with 200g melted dark chocolate instead of orange glaze

Preparation Method

Stir the butter and sugar well together. Whisk the eggs in one at a time. Beat well between each.
Mix flour, baking powder, orange peel, chocolate and nuts together and mix into the butter mixture alternate with the cream.
Spread the batter into paper muffin cups and set them on a baking sheet or you can use a Bake Pops pan.
Bake in middle of oven for approx. 12 minutes at 200 °.
When the muffins are cool decorate with the icing and orange triangles.

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Thai Pumpkin Soup

Categories : Thai Cuisine

pumpkinIf you like pumpkin then you will definitely like this pumpkin soup from Thailand. It not only tastes great it is also quick and easy to make. If you like this dish why not try a Thai Omelet it is just as easy to make and really delicious.

Ingredients

1 pumpkin (Hokkaido) or 1/4 large pumpkin
1 onion,
1 red sweet pepper,
3 dl. water,
2 dl. cooking cream or Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1-2 tsp. cumin,
a little grated fresh ginger or a dried ginger to be cooked whole
salt and pepper

Preparation Method

Cut the rind of the pumpkin and remove seeds. Chop it into cubes, do the same with the sweet pepper and onion. Boil for 15 minutes in the water with brown sugar, ginger, cumin, salt and pepper. Blend it until it is even let it boil again and add cream or yoghurt. Taste it, if necessary add more cumin, salt and pepper.

Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt and some chopped up spring onions as garnish.

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Asparagus And Strawberry Salad

Categories : Salads

 

This is a great summer and autumn dish that combines some of the seasons berries and vegetables you can find out more about the different fruits and vegetables that are in season in autumn in this article, Nature Is A Treasure Trove.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 tray 500 g of strawberry
  • 100 g of almond
  • ½ bag of tarragon
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup acacia honey

Preparation Method

Blanch the asparagus for 1 minute in boiling water. Then cut the asparagus in thirds.

Clean the strawberries and cut them into halves or thirds. Mix them with the asparagus.

Roasts the almonds for ca. 5 minutes on a hot, dry pan and sprinkle over salad.

Dressing:
Tarragon Vinegar: Mix the white wine vinegar with the tarragon 1 week before it should be used. Keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

On the day you serve the salad mix in the Acacia honey in the dressing and pour over the salad.

 

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Nature Is A Treasure Trove

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Simon Moller

When autumn is coming and it rains and is windy outside. But outside in nature or the greenhouse, this time however, is a positive period because this is the season for lots of fruits, nuts, mushrooms and so on, in other words, a treasure trove of nature’s delicious ingredients all for you and me.

Sweet lovely fruits like apples, plums, pears, we find in abundance in the gardens at this time of year. It’s a good time for these fruits, except some may have marks from heavy rain and hail, but this cannot be tasted in lovely desserts like apple pie, apple crumble cake, old-fashioned apple pie, porridge or you might try some more unconventional things like using apples for jam, stewed with horseradish as an accompaniment to venison or an apple chutney. You can even make small apple cake pops if you want just read this Bake Pops review to learn more. If you have a juice centrifuge apples can also be used for a delicious freshly made juices, for example, try to use apples with carrots, beets, celery and ginger in the juicer, and you get a super healthy juice packed with vitamins.

Plums are delicious to use for trifle, jam, porridge or try to soak the whole plums without stones in Madeira a few weeks or longer, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a delicious vanilla ice cream. Pears are great to cook whole, peeled with red wine or brandy and possible dipped in melted dark chocolate. Pears can also be pickled or used in more traditional things like the porridge, which may be frozen, so there will be delicious desserts or snacks throughout the winter. Pears can also be used creatively in salads, for example, with arugula, blue cheese and raspberry vinegar.

Blackberries, blueberries and elderberries are often found in the wild, and they are very expensive to buy, so it is good to get out and look for good places to pick these berries. Blackberries are excellent for jam, muffins, pies, or just fresh with vanilla ice cream and a piece of brownie, or blackberry sauce for venison, the possibilities are endless. The same applies to blueberries use them like blackberries in baked goods, pickled or again in a sauce with port wine for game meat. With elderberry you can make delicious elderberry drinks or a soup with apple pieces, it tastes good both hot or cold and is great to warm you with when you come in from the cold outside. Elderberry, when they are green and immature can also be used to make capers. Wild rose hips are in season at autumn, and rose hips can be used for jam and rosehip drinks.

Nuts can be found in the wild at the moment, this is especially hazelnuts and walnuts. Nuts are very healthy to put on the table as snacks, since it is the healthy fats you get from nuts. Otherwise, nuts can be used in most cakes and pastries with success, but also try to blend 10-15 nuts with frozen berries, a little honey and soy milk or yogurt and drink a healthy smoothie for breakfast or snack.

Mushrooms are a chapter in itself, because currently the woods are full of them, but this requires a little knowledge before you begin. So a good idea is to sign up for an arranged mushroom picking trip with an expert in the field. There are many such trips at this time of year, and on one you can learn the most common edible mushrooms you need to know. There are also many mushroom books on the market, they have both images of mushrooms, and information so that you know what to look for and where, and equally important, what to stay away from.

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Thai Omelet – Kai Djieow

Categories : Thai Cuisine

Here is the recipe for a Thai style omelet. If you like Thai food I think you will like this. It is quick and easy to make and you can add extra meat, chicken and seafood to it. If you like this you might also like this recipe for filled omelet.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • approx. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (grapeseed oil)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (Nahm Plah)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet oyster sauce (Nahm Mon Hoi)
  • 2 spring oninions
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • a bunch of fresh coriander leaves

Preparation Method

Whip the eggs together really well.
Finely chop the spring onions and the red onions.
Chop the tomatoes coarsely.

Cooking

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir it together.
Heat a frying pan with oil until it is smoking.
Pour egg mixture out to cover the entire frying pan
Turn down the heat and let the omelet bake for approximately 5 minutes.
Turn the omelet over and fry the other side for another 5 minutes.

Tips

You can add shrimp or ham to the omelet, which you should cut into small pieces and mix into egg mixture.

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Hazelnuts And Coconut Muffins

Categories : Muffins

These hazelnuts and coconut muffins taste great and are easy to make you can even turn them into cake pops using a Bake Pops pan or something similar. Just try them out I am sure you won’t regret it.

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla
  • 125 g melted shortening
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 50 g chopped hazelnuts
  • 4 cups coconut
  • 100 g chocolate

Preparation Method

Whip the eggs and sugar together until it is white and fluffy.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients and make sure it get well mixed.

Put the batter in paper muffin cups or a Bake Pops pan.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy.

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A Different Egg Salad

Categories : Egg Recipes

This is a really yummy egg salad that is easy to make especially if you use Eggies to boil your eggs. It doesn’t use any mayonnaise so it is low on fat. This is a healthy way to enjoy egg salad.

Ingredients

2 hard boiled eggs
3-4 tablespoons finely chopped pickled cucumbers
1-2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
3-7 finely chopped pickled garlic
1 tablespoon of the oil from the pickled garlic
1-2 tablespoons ketchup
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Method

Hard boil the eggs and when they are cold peel them. If you have trouble with or want to do it faster then consider using Eggies as they really speed up the boiling and peeling of eggs. Cut the eggs into very small cubes – the Eggies egg slicer is really good for this. Then stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and add salt and pepper as you like.

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Banana Chocolate Muffin Recipe

Categories : Muffins

If you like bananas and chocolate you should try this recipe it works really well as cake pops and can be baked in a Bake Pops Pan if you like. For more information read this Bake Pops review and you will see how easy it is to make cake pops.

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 200 g flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100 g Melted butter

Preparation Method
Beat the eggs and sugar until white and fluffy. Mix flour and baking powder. Chop the chocolate coarsely and mix with flour, then butter and finally the mashed bananas. Put the batter into muffin cups or a bake pops pan. Bake at 175 degrees Celsius for 20-25 minutes. Turned upside down on a rack when they have cool down.

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Filled Egg Omelet

Categories : Egg Recipes

eggies reviewI recommend you try this filled egg omelet it tastes great and really fills you up. You won’t be wanting any hard boiled eggs after this dish but in case you would then read this Eggies review as it can make your life a lot easier.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3-4 cold cooked potatoes, diced
  • Some leftover cold cooked vegetables cut into small pieces approx. 1 dl.
  • 4 large eggs (or 5-6 small)
  • 2 tbsp. flour (or potato flour)
  • 2 dl. milk
  • salt and pepper

For the garnish:

  • tomatoes wedges
  • chives

Preparation Method

Fry the bacon in a pan. After it is fried use some tissue-paper to remove some of the grease.
Pour out some of the fat from the pan and fry the onions in the rest.
Add the potato cubes and vegetables and let it fry a while.
The eggs are whipped together with flour, milk, salt and pepper and are then poured over the potato mixture in pan.
Let the omelet stiffens at low heat. Lift it up a bit once in a while so the liquid can run down under the omelet.
The omelet can if you want be turned over on a lid, and fried on the other side as well.
Garnish with tomato wedges, cut chives and bacon slices.

 

 

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Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Categories : Muffins

blueberry

Here is a really easy recipe for blueberry muffins you can even use it in a Bake Pop’s pan if you want, learn more about Bake Pops here. If you like blueberry muffins then I you should really try this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 50 g butter (shortening can be used but I prefer butter!)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups milk
  • 300 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g blueberries (preferably fresh)

Preparation Method
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Melt the butter in a pot. Beat the egg lightly together and mix it with milk and butter.

In another bowl mix 3/4 of the flour with the salt and sugar. Stir the flour quickly with the eggs, margarine and milk to make batter. The rest of the flour is mixed with the blueberries, which is then carefully mixed into the batter. Spread the batter into a muffin pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.

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Nuwave PerfectGreen Review

Hi there friend and welcome to my Nuwave PerfectGreen review,

I guess you came to this page because you want to learn more about PerfectGreen frying pan from Nuwave. If this is true then you have come to the right place. In this review I’ll tell you the whole truth about the Perfect Green pan so you can decide for yourself if you want to buy it.

Nuwave Perfect Green Fry Pan

This Nuwave PerfectGreen pan review will cover all aspects of the pan and you will learn all its pros and cons. Unlike most sales pages I won’t keep anything back. After you read through this you should have a clear picture of what the PerfectGreen pan can do for you. So keep on reading…

This is what this Nuwave PerfectGreen review will cover:

  • What is the Nuwave PerfectGreen Pan?
  • What does other people have to say about this pan?
  • Pros and cons
  • Where to buy Nuvawe PerfectGreen pans?

What Is The Nuwave Perfect Green Frying Pan? What Sets It Apart From Other Non-Stick Pans?

PerfectGreen reviewThe Nuwave Perfect Green pan is made by the makers of the world renowned Nuwave Oven. According to the producers it is made out of a high quality stainless steel with an all natural coating made out of diamond infused nano-ceramic Duralon.

This means that the PerfectGreen pans are non-stick, non-toxic and that they won’t flake or wear-off. They are supposedly very easy to clean and handle while at the same time being very durable.

The PerfectGreen manufactures claims that the cookware has got a non-stick natural ceramic surface that requires little to no oil or fat when cooking. As you can imagine this has made the pans very popular amongst health-conscious people and those who are trying to lose weight.

The use of a Duralon coating insures that the pans are free of the carcinogen chemical PFOA. PFOA is a synthetic chemical that is normally found in the conventional non-stick coatings. It has been linked to cancer in humans and animals. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has forced the industry to withdraw PFOA from the market by the year 2015. You are probably aware that being PFOA-free is one of PerfectGreen’s main features. This makes these pans safe alternative to other similar products.

Another thing that sets the Nuvawe PerfectGreen pans apart from its competitors is that its Duralon coating won’t flake, scratch or wear-off into your food. As you can imagine people find this a nice benefit because most people would like to eat food free from PFOA riddled non-stick coating?

Nuwave Perfect Green Fry Pan

What Does Other Nuwave PerfectGreen Reviews Have To Say?

As this pan has just arrived on the market I haven’t been able to find any unbiased reviews on the internet. I will update this part as soon as other people start give their opinions about this frying pan. The only quotes I can give you are from my fellow chefs at the restaurant as I brought the pan in to work to see what they had to say.

“It handles Ok, it is not as good as the pans we use here (at the restaurant) but on the other hand the Nuwave PerfectGreen doesn’t cost hundreds of dollars, and for household cooking I think it is fine.”

Anonymous Chef 1

“It feels a little heavier than a normal Teflon pan but the quality is good and it really is non-stick. I like that it’s safe to use and you can fry food without using a lot of fat.”

Anonymous Chef 2

Nuwave Perfect Green Fry Pan

Pros And Cons

Cons

  • A little heavier than other pans of the same size…
  • Due to its rising popularity, the shipping takes a little longer as the result of many orders.]
  • There are cheaper alternatives but they are often riddled with the carcinogen chemical PFOA…

Pros

  • Non sticky so they are presumably very easy to clean…
  • The natural Duralon surface is claimed to not scratch or flake off…
  • The Nuwave PerfectGreen pans are free from the carcinogen chemical PFOA…
  • Having a non-stick surface means you only need a little bit oil or none at all…

Where To Buy Nuvawe PerfectGreen Pans And Get The Best Deal

Nuwave PerfectGreenBy now you should have a clear picture of what the PerfectGreen pans can do. So maybe you are wondering where to get the best deal on these pans, right? I highly recommend that you buy directly from the Nuwave company’s website, and there are several good reasons why this is a good idea.

  • You are sure to get the genuine product; unfortunately there are several cheap imitations available. If you buy an imitation you have no way of knowing if it is safe to use for cooking. When you buy a PerfectGreen frying pan you want a pan that is non-toxic durable and safe. If you get a copy there are no guarantees for what you get.
  • When you buy directly from Nuwave, you will also get a 60 days money back guarantee and the best price available so if you for any reason are not satisfied with the product, you can simply return it.
  • In addition you will also get a 20 year warranty, which I hope you are aware is a long time and really shows that the company stands behind their product.

There is a special offer going on right now. Because Nuwave is promoting their new product, they are giving away a free extra pan and a ceramic knife that supposedly never needs sharpening. This offer will not last long so I recommend you go straight to their site and take advantage of this great offer or you can wait around and lose this great chance to get a free extra PerfecGreen pan…

–> CLICK HERE To Take Advantage Of This Special Double Offer On The Nuwave PerfectGreen Pan <–

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How to boil the perfect egg

Posted on March 12, 2012 by Mary A. Cornwell

eggiesIt is morning and you want to pamper yourself with a soft boiled egg. But when you put the spoon in the white surface, it appears that the egg is hard boiled instead. It can be a bit of an art to cook an egg, but now Norwegian scientists solved the problem.

How long to cook the egg? That is the big question that scientists at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oslo have found the answer to. If they wanted to make it easy to boil an egg they could have used Eggies. They have calculated a formula to guarantee you the perfect egg. By entering information such as the egg’s circumference and if the egg should be hard boiled or soft boiled, then the calculator can figure out how long the egg should boil.

‘This formula is worth gold. Have you for example bought a slightly larger egg than normal and not known how long it should be cooked, then just take the laptop into the kitchen and figure it out on the web. It is a great help.

Controlled by habits

He explains that it can be hard to figure out how long the egg should be boiled, because you cannot see whether it is complete or not. But we do have a clear view of how our eggs should taste, and that is something we do not compromise on.

“We are as consumers very conservative and want our eggs to be as usual. We are guided by our habits and boil our eggs, as we have done while growing up with.”

It is a shame, however, that we have so many different ideas about how an egg must be cooked.

Boiling water from start

“There is only one right way to boil an egg, and it is to get it in boiling water instantly, so you’re sure to avoid salmonella. Then you have to give it time, depending on whether you want to have soft boiled or hard boiled eggs.”

You can find the whole formula here.

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Create the perfect Easter egg

Posted on March 11, 2012 by Charles Parson

Treat friends, family and kids to delicious, homemade chocolate Easter eggs filled with marzipan.

Easter is upon us, and for most it means holidays, Easter dinners and especially Easter eggs. Easter Eggs are found today in all sizes, ranging from the smallest that can be eaten in a single mouthful like those made with Bake Pops and really big ones that weigh several kilograms; these are the ones that cause passersby to gape in front of the chocolate shop display windows.

Although the popular chocolate eggs today can be bought in any supermarket at Easter time, why not give your friends and family something special this year by making them yourself? Homemade chocolate Easter eggs with marzipan wrapped in a beautiful box is also the perfect host and hostess gift for Easter this year.

The best ingredients

It is quite easy to start making homemade Easter eggs, and with a few tips, it’s a cinch to make professional chocolate eggs that are both artful and taste superb.
One of the most important things to remember is to use the best ingredients you can get. This is especially true about marzipan, which should be made out of almonds to achieve the best result.

Please check the product label on the package as most of the marzipan, we find in the supermarket today is made from apricot kernels, since these are cheaper. Marzipan from apricot kernels have a tendency to be drier than marzipan which is made entirely of almonds.

The most beautiful chocolate

To get the most beautiful Easter eggs, it is important that tempers the chocolate, as it gives a brighter and shinier results. This is done by chopping up the chocolate, then one half is melted in a water bath. Thereafter you add the remaining chocolate, which cools the chocolate down.

Which cocoa percentage is best, this obviously depends on personal taste, but if you use a chocolate with a cacao percentage of around 70 percent, you are well on your way as chocolate with higher cocoa percentage may be too bitter for some tastes. Should the Easter eggs be eaten by children, a cocoa percentage at around 50 percent would be sufficient.

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Bake Pops Review

Find The Truth Here And Avoid Getting Scammed

Hi friend and welcome,

You have probably seen the infomercials about Bake Pops or maybe you heard about them from your friends and family. If now you would like to find out the truth and if they really are as great as you were told. Then guess what… you’ve come to the right place.

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Here you will read an unbiased review that covers all the aspects of the product from its benefits to all its drawbacks, I won’t keep anything back after you read through this you should be able to decide for yourself to buy a pan, and I will even show how to get a free Bake Pops pan.

Here Is What This Review Will Cover:

  • What are Bake Pops and how do they work?
  • The pans seem great! – There must be something wrong, right?
  • The pros and cons
  • Where to buy  and how to get a free Bake Pops pan?

What Are Bake Pops And How Do They Work?

Cake PopsIf you have seen the Bake Pops infomercial then you have a good idea of what it is. It is basically a pan that allows you to make the so-called ‘cake pops’, which are round cupcakes on sticks.

Before you had to make these cake pops by first baking a cake then crumble it up and mix it with frosting and then finally roll the mixture into small balls. This as you can imagine often ended up getting quite messy especially if you let your kids get involved.

This is why I tried out the Bake Pops pan as it would allow my kids to bake cake pops and decorate them without the kitchen ending up looking like a warzone. I have always thought it is important to include your kids in your daily activities such as cooking and baking so they can learn these skills while having fun with their parents.

Messy Cake Pops

The traditional way of making cake pops

Here is what one mom has to say,

“I absolutely love this product. It is super easy to use and my kids have a great time decorating the pops. Not only that, but the cake is moist and delicious. Great gift to give for the holiday season.”

Ms. B from Amazon Reviews

And as another mom stated,

“The pan worked perfectly…and is a great activity to do with young kids. We didn’t use the sticks…but rather made homemade “munchkins” which our girls thought was awesome.”

Emily L, from Amazon Reviews

In my opinion the Bake Pops pans live up to their promise and it is great to see your child beam with achievement when they have finished making their cake pops. You will notice that the kids will have just as much fun decorating the cake pops as they have eating them.

You will see that the pans are really easy to use; just fill them up with your favorite cake mix, put on the lid, and put in the oven. When the cake pops are baked and you have taken them out of the oven you will see that they cool really quickly because of their small size.

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When cold you can either decorate them yourself or give them to your kids for some family fun.  One important note about frosting is to use one that hardens as one mommy noted in her Bake Pops review,

“My biggest mistake with it all was that I didn’t have the right frosting/icing.  It’s best to use something that will harden.  Something like a candy coating.  I didn’t have that on hand, so I just used regular cake frosting.  While they tasted GREAT, they weren’t very pretty & were quite messy.  Oops!  The second time making these I used almond bark & it was yummy AND pretty!”

Missy, Our Kids Mom

Even if the pan is so easy to use it is a good idea to read through the instructions because this will insure your cake pops come out perfectly each time, as one consumer stated,

“One thing that I was thrilled about was that I messed up & filled the pan too full.  When the pops were done baking & I pulled them out of the oven, I was so bummed because I had cake batter oozing out the top & I thought they were ruined.  However, because I followed the directions & sprayed the top with baking spray, they extra batter popped right off!  I was SO impressed!  The cake balls weren’t ruined after all!”

Helen V, Consumer Reviews

balls

Also some Bake Pops reviews complain that the sticks fall out from their cake pops which I agree is annoying. But if you follow the instructions and coat the tips of the sticks with melted chocolate and then insert them they won’t fall out. Here is what one mom said,

“I found that it was very important to follow the instructions for inserting the sticks in the pop. Otherwise the sticks may fall out when you pick the pop up. I dipped the tips of the sticks in the melted chocolate and then inserted them in the pop. After they hardened, none of them fell out of the pop”

Eileen, booksrusonline

The Pan Seems Great! – There Must Be Something Wrong, Right?

In my opinion the pans work great and as promised. Unfortunately I am human and like to complain so here it is. The biggest problem I found with Bake Pops is the sticks; you only get eighteen sticks which is too few especially if you like to give away your cake pops as gifts. But don’t worry as I found that my local craft shop sold similar sticks. These sticks are usually used for lollipops but they work just fine and let you make as many cake pops as you want.

Another problem that some consumers point out is that if you only have one pan you have to wait will the cake pops cools before you can put the next batch in the oven. This is what one Bake Pop review wrote,

“I recommend the Bake Pops but if I could have everything “perfect” I would change a few little things. One would be to have 2 pans.  When the cake balls come out of the oven, they need to cool before removing & so I had extra cake batter sitting around waiting to be used.  I would prefer to have a batch ready to go in the oven right when the others come out to save myself some time.”

Missy, Our Kids Mom

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Pros And Cons

Cons

  • Not enough sticks but you can always get more from your local supermarket or craft shop…
  • It requires you to read and follow the instructions, but you would do this with any kind of kitchen tool…
  • You might end up eating too many cake pops but just bake a few less and this won’t be a problem 🙂 …

Pros

  • Bake Pops are really easy to use and can be used with any cake mix, and kids love them…
  • You won’t make a mess like you would if you were to make cake pops the traditional way…
  • The pans are cheap and can be used for the rest of your life…

Where To Buy The Pans – Where Do You Get The Best Deal?

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By now you should have all the facts about Bake Pops and you might be wondering where you can get the best deal. I recommend you buy directly from Amazon There are several good reasons why:

  • Firstly you are sure to get the genuine product. Unfortunately there are several cheap imitations available on the net and in stores. If you buy an imitation you have no way of knowing if it is safe to use for baking. When you buy Bake Pops, you want a kitchen tool that is non-toxic, durable and safe. If you get a copy there are no guarantees for what you get.
  • Another reason is that other online stores are known to mark-up the price.
  • Amazon is a known brand and has a great customer service.

Click Here To Buy Bake Pops From Amazon

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Our Honest Eggies Review – Read The Truth Here Before You Buy It!

Hi, and welcome!

I guess you came to this page to read an unbiased and fair review of Eggies so you know if they are worth buying. If you are like me back before I bought them, most of the information you got was from the TV infomercials and a few sales pages online. That is why I decided to write this review, this way I can tell the whole truth about Eggies so you can make an educated decision about buying.

In this Eggies review I’ll cover:

  • Do they really work?
  • Is it a scam.
  • The pros and cons.
  • Where to buy Eggies, should you decide to buy a set.

Do They Really Work?

pic1According to the company that produces Eggies they allow you cook hard-boiled eggs and not having the trouble of peeling the eggs. Now let’s be honest, we all know that peeling an egg is not that difficult but you are probably also aware that peeling several eggs where the shells get stuck can be a pain and this is where Eggies come into the picture.

When you saw the infomercial, you must have noticed that Eggies supposedly allow you to boil a bunch of eggs and have them ready to serve quickly and easily. You might be wondering if this is actually true? I will be honest with you; the first time you use them it is a bit of a hassle, but after using your them a couple of times you will get the hang of it and boiling eggs becomes really easy. As one consumer said,

“To use them is kind of difficult until you do it a couple of times. You’ll want to use medium to small eggs, or use one of your extras for the overflow egg white. When you get a hang of it you’ll never go back to peeling eggs again.”

Kay Powell, As Seen On TV Reviews

And here is another quote from a user,

 “Once you get used to the many pieces, it is just second nature to use them. Much like when you had to do formula bottles for your infant. Boil things, etc. But it was worth it!

You will love these if you have the same scenario as I do. Farm fresh eggs. Just remember not to remove the eggs right when finished. Let cool a bit since there is steam inside and you don’t want to get burned. They slide right out!”

Sharon, Amazon Reviews

The Eggies containers are made of quality plastic that can withstand the heat from the boiling water without leaking any dangerous chemicals into your eggs. Now if you buy them from an unauthorized re-seller you might end up with a fake product. This can be hazardous to your health but when you buy from the company, you are sure to get the real thing.

“There is an imitator out there that looks pretty much identical. The box looks the same. Both have the same pictures and all. The imitator doesn’t fit well together, is made from poor plastic that might not be made for boiling. The instructions is even missing letters and in some cases even words. Please be careful when you buy Eggies so you don’t get this imitator.”

From the Complaint Board


They are easy to clean; just soak them in hot soapy water for a while and you will see that washing them is really easy. You can also put them in the dishwasher which is even easier. As one consumer explains,

“Yes, some the egg white sticks inside but very little and I just put the whole batch of parts in warm soapy water. Let them sit a bit and then hand wash the bottom parts that may have a little egg. Most of the rest of the parts just take a swishing.”

EggieFan82, Amazon Reviews

One thing I really like is that you can season your eggs before boiling them. For this, I can come up with a whole bunch of new recipes I want to try out. Can you imagine boiled eggs with small pieces of bacon or ham inside? (If you have any good combinations for Eggies please send me an Email). Another thing you’ll like is that you can use bottled egg whites to make your boiled eggs, this makes for some healthy boiled eggs for those with high cholesterol.

“I LOVE eggies! They are a fool-proof method to make hard boiled eggs. I love to make cheesy egg salad!.. So here’s how I do it;

Boil eggs with cheese, slice and dice. Mix mayonnaise with paprika, garlic(and celery) and lightly stir in mustard. VIOLA!!!”

Azaki, As Seen On TV Reviews

What About The Eggies Scam That The Internet Talks About?

As Seen On TV Now some people complain and say that they don’t work. They even even refer to it as an Eggies scam. Now I almost agree with them, they don’t work if you use them in a wrong way. And this is the issue; many people just don’t take the time and read the instruction.

First of they need to be coated with a cooking spray so the eggs can easily slide out. Secondly always make sure that the containers are sealed tightly so the eggs can leak out or water get in. Thirdly don’t open them until they have had time to cool down. Now this might seem like common sense to you but there are several negative Eggies reviews that complained about getting burned by opening them right after taking them out of boiling hot water.

Now there are two complaints that I have to agree on. The first is that the hole you pour the egg through is small and the yolk can get stuck spilling egg whites on the counter. Fortunately there is an easy solution, crack the egg into a cup first and then pour it into the Eggies this has another benefit as well, should a piece of the shell fall into the cup it is really easy to pick it out making sure your eggs stay shell free.

“Not much success the first time I tried this but decided to try again. This time I poured the egg into a paper cup, made a spout, and poured the egg into the eggie. Not one drop spilled over! I also made sure all the pieces were put together TIGHTLY. Perfect hard boiled egg, nothing leaked in the pan, tasted great! Wonderful product.”

LCJAlaska, Amazon Reviews

The other problem is when you order your Eggies, they will try to make you buy a lot of other stuff, I think there were six other different offers that I had to say “no thanks” to. For me this was not a problem as I just click the “no thanks” button and progressed to the next page. I just wanted to mention this as some Eggies reviews complain about this as they somehow manage to mess this up.

Pros And Cons

Cons

  • Takes a couple of tries to get use to but after that you’ll see how easy and fast Eggies are to use…
  • The hole to pour the egg in is a little small but you can do like me and first pour the egg into cup and then into the container…
  • Ordering can takes some time as there are many other offers they want to sell you but just click the “no thanks” button and you will be fine…

Pros

  • They are easy to use and clean…
  • You can season your eggs before they are boiled. Just imagine the possibilities of what you can do…
  • They are really cheap, only $10…

Where To Buy Eggies And Get The Best Deal?

infoBy now you should have all the facts about Eggies and you might be wondering where you can get the best deal. I recommend you buy directly from the official company’s website. There are several good reasons why:

  • Firstly you are sure to get the genuine product. Unfortunately there are several cheap imitations available on the net and in stores. If you buy an imitation you have no way of knowing if it is safe to use for cooking. When you buy Eggies you want a kitchen tool that is non-toxic, durable and safe. If you get a copy there are no guarantees for what you get.
  • Another reason is that other online stores are known to mark-up the price.
  • When you buy them directly from the company (I’ll put the link below), you get a 30 days money back guarantee with the best price available so if you for any reason are not satisfied with the product, you can simply return it.

Right now there is a special double offer running on the official website; if you buy one set of Eggies you’ll get a second set of six for free, plus the company is giving away two egg slicers with you order. I don’t know for how long this offer is going to last so I recommend you go straight to their site and take advantage of this great offer or you can wait around and lose this great chance to get a set of Eggies and two egg slicers for free…

CLICK HERE To Take Advantage Of This Special Double Offer On Eggies

 

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Good food doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg

Posted on March 06, 2012 by Mary A. Cornwell

Chef Daniel Jeffersen gives his idea on what and how to cook a great dish for less than 20 dollars, a dish that will awaken joy in even the most discerning diners.

Is it the end of the month and your bank account is almost empty, then don’t worry if you have invite friends, in-laws or your sweetheart to dinner. You can always make some pasta as explained in this Pasta Boat Review. Even with a tight budget, it is possible to conjure up a delicious dinner, because good food doesn’t need to cost a lot. Explains Chef Daniel Jeffersen.

“You can eat at various gourmet restaurants and spend a fortune, but it does not necessarily mean the food was any good. For me, good food is something that starts with the choice of raw materials and the way you use them, “he says.

Daniel Jeffersen tries whenever possible to eat healthy and varied both on the job and at home by himself, it is important that all the ingredients are fresh and homemade. This applies to everything from the essence that makes béarnaise sauce to taste like it came from a bistro in France, to the bread and jams, he puts on the table at home.

Good food

It is also evident in his proposal for a delicious dinner for less than 20 dollars, which consists of a pot roasted chicken with beer, which is eaten with new potatoes. Besides beer the recipe also requires honey, carrots, scallions and bacon to be added. Daniel Jeffersen explains why the choice fell on exactly this dish:

“It is a dish we make often at home, and it is a nice dish that is filled with lots of flavor, and you use almost all the chicken.”

According to the chef, this delicious dinner first and foremost is cheap because it is a dish that is not full of ingredients. At the same time you get full value for your money and you get the full effect of the flavors, the combination of the smoky bacon, the sweetness from the honey and the bitter, caramel-like flavor from the beer.

Daniel Jeffersen also emphasizes that by using the hull from the chicken to make stock and getting the carrot peels and the tops from the spring onions into the pot rather than discarding them, saves you money on the ingredients that you would need to buy to give flavor to soup.

How?

To make Daniel Jeffersen chicken with beer, you have to debone a chicken, which is then split into four pieces. The soup is made by first browning the chicken hull in a little butter in a pot and then you season it with salt and pepper. Pour one liter of water into the pot; bring the soup to a boil and remove any impurities. Peel four carrots and remove the tops of eight scallions. The tops and the peel are added to the soup. Leave it to simmer for about two hours then filter it and it is ready for use.

Cut 200 grams of bacon into cubes and fry in a pan with a lid until crisp. Remove from the bacon from the pan and brown the chicken pieces in the fat and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Add 3 tablespoons of honey, which should be allowed to bubble up to let the flavor, penetrate into the chicken. Add 2-3 cups of beer, and again let the liquid boil. Let it simmer for approximately five minutes, add the chicken soup and let it all simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes.

When the chicken pieces are done, they removed and wrapped in tin foil. The liquid is sieved and boiled in a little bit. Boil the carrots until tender in the liquid, and do the same with the spring onions. When serving put the bacon in the bottom of a deep bowl in this is added a little soup. Add a few onions, a carrot and finally a piece of chicken and serve with new potatoes.

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Slap Chop Review – The Truth About This Popular Kitchen Tool

I assume that you found this page because you were looking for a Slap Chop review and wanted to learn the truth about this chopper apart perhaps, from what you’ve seen on the TV infomercials, read on sales pages or heard from others.  If you are looking for unbiased Slap Chop reviews and want to find out if this product really lives up to the expectations, then guess what… you’ve come to the right place.

Click Here To Get The Best Deal On Slap Chop At Amazon

In this Slap Chop review I’ll show you exactly what this product can and can’t do so that when you have read this review you can decide for yourself if the Slap Chop is for you.

Here Is What This Slap Chop Review Will Cover

  • How does it work and what can and can’t it do?
  • The Pros and Cons.
  • Where to buy the Slap Chop without getting scammed.

How Does The Slap Chop Work? What Can It Do?

Slap Chop CommercialIf you have watched the Slap Chop commercials you probably know how it works already. According to the company the Slap Chop is supposedly very easy to use.

Just put whatever you want to chop in the bottom of the Slap Chop and then simply push the plunger on the top, push the plunger several times and the thing you are chopping will come out finer. It is so easy to use and it’s the thing most people comment about,

“I found the slapchop to be a very pleasant surprise, exceeding all expectations for an item advertised on TV! The instruction sheet is a bit minimal, but after a little trial and error anybody can get the gadget assembled properly and from then on it works perfectly.”

By Stephen W. Robinson, Amazon reviews

 “It is easy to use and then I put it in the dishwasher. It really works like the commercial, the more you press it down the smaller the pieces get. You have to be careful not to get carried away because it really just chops it to nothing if you do too many times. It can be a bit tricky getting the piece on the end and ready to go, but only til you get the hang of it. I love it because it is so small and quick.”

By Patrick Phillips, Amazon reviews

Slap Chop ReviewOne drawback I have found is that it has some problems chopping overly ripped tomatoes and other soft fruits and vegetables. They often turn out a little mushy but I must admit even when I use a knife the result is not perfect when cutting very ripped fruits and vegetables.

What you’ll like about the Slap Chop is that it is easy to clean. It comes apart really easily so you can quickly clean it without any problems and it is even dishwasher safe. As one consumer noted,

“I really love the Slap Chop. And how great is the TV ad! I had another food chopper that was ok but impossible to clean so I never used it. I have used the Slap Chop so far for vegetables, fruits, and ice cream toppings and it works as advertised. Very easy to clean by just opening it up. Great item at a great price and fast shipping. Recommended!”

By Item Reviewer, Slap Chop reviews

The Pros And Cons

Pros

  • It chops almost anything and it does it really fast…
  • It is very easy to clean and you can put it in the dishwasher…
  • It will make you eat more vegetables which will make you healthier :)…
Cons
  • It has some problems cutting tomatoes that are overly ripped but I have never found a tool that can do that except a sharp chef’s knife…
  • There are other tools that are cheaper but the quality of the Slap Chop is much greater than any I have seen before. That is probably why there is a 10 years guarantee on the Slap Chop…
  • It is a little too small to be used in a professional environment but if you are only using to make food for your family then it is perfect…

Where To Buy Slap Chop? – Where Do You Get The Best Deal?

The Slap ChopBy now you have all the facts about the Slap Chop and you are wondering where to buy it without getting scammed, am I right? I recommend you buy directly from Amazon’s website. There are several good reasons why:

Firstly you are sure to get the genuine product. Unfortunately there are several cheap imitations available on the net. If you buy an imitation you have no way of knowing if it is safe to use for cooking. When you buy a Slap Chop you want a kitchen tool that is non-toxic, durable and safe. If you get a copy there are no guarantees for what you get.

“There is an imitator out there that looks pretty much identical. The box is the same. Both have a pictures of Vince, Say as seen on TY, Claim to both have a 10 year warranty. The imitator has weaker blades, flimsy plastic gard and no 10 year warranty inside. The write up is even missing words and has odd spaces. When u push it down it seems stiff. piece of crap! The one that i think is real….not sure though…has a bar going through the blades where as the other does not. The blades also seem a bit thicker.”

From Jenny’s reviews

That is why I recommend you buy from Amazon. There you can be sure you get genuine product and their customer service is great.

Click Here To Get The Best Deal On Slap Chop At Amazon

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Bring Your Children Into The Kitchen

Posted on March 03, 2012 by Charles Parson

childSpend some quality time with your kids while you at the same time cook some delicious food. Home economics teacher Kim Jackson gives her tips on how both young and old can have a good experience in the kitchen.

It can be hard to make new indoor weekend activities for the youngest family members after months of snow and cold. When all the board games have been played ad infinitum, and the family’s Playstation or Wii has been running non-stop since Christmas, it might be an idea to look somewhere else – more specifically towards the kitchen.

According home economics teacher Kim Jackson, there are many advantages in involving children in cooking, for besides that they learn to cook, most children likes to know that there is a need for them in the family.

“What can confirm this is than that by letting the children help with cooking they both get a great challenge and get to do something fun, even if it is only the easy part of the cooking the children feel they are part of helping the family.  After all we must have something to eat and it is good to learn that we can help each other in the family, “she explains and emphasizes that even the family’s youngest children can join in when working in the kitchen.

Young chefs

While the three-and four-year-old can help peel the carrots, serve food and stir cake batter, the children from the age of five and up can help by cutting and chopping vegetables, measuring ingredients and give a hand with the dishes.

“8-9-10-year-old can quickly become competent pancake bakers (but use a good pan like the one ffrom OrGreenic, click here for a full review), create great menus and they soon begin to think it is fun to help with spices and getting the right flavor of the food. When they are over 11-12 years, they make the most uncomplicated dishes by themselves, “says Kim Jackson.

Remember safety

However, one must remember that there is a difference between what a five year old and a nine year old can do in a kitchen. That is why it is important to introduce kids to the rules that apply when they are helping out in the kitchen.

“I usually do a fun safety course for children, where rules about what they can and cannot do are introduced. Of course tell them, do not play in the kitchen because it is a dangerous workplace. And of course they should not walk around with dangerous objects such as knives, hot pots and pans, “she says.

Another important aspect is hygiene. Kim Jackson emphasizes that it is important to show them how to wash hands correctly so they can see how they do it.

“When all the rules are incorporated then everyone can join in,” she says.

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