Posts Tagged ‘Pudding’
Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring this post. I like to make sure that my family gets as many veggies in as possible, even in unexpected places; along those lines, we enjoyed this Butternut Butterscotch Pudding and I hope your family does too.
There is no food that reminds me of school lunches as a kid more than pudding does.
(Except maybe tunafish sandwiches, which were ubiquitous in my lunchbox, despite my pleading with my mom for something else. It was a rare happy occasion when a fluffernutter found its way in there, but when it did, what a bartering tool it was! It was the gold of the lunch table, and anyone was willing to give up anything to get it. But back to pudding.)
I think my mom thought chocolate was my favorite flavor (which would make sense…me and chocolate go way back) because it’s what she used to pack most frequently. But butterscotch was what I was really after, at least when it came to pudding. Heck, to me it was even worth trading a fluffernutter for. (more…)
Here in the Middle East, hospitality reigns supreme.
This means that at any time a guest could pop by unannounced and you have to be ready to be hospitable. Which basically means you have to be willing to drop whatever it is you were doing before they arrived and entertain them, and of course you need to have a well-stocked fridge so you can offer them refreshments. (more…)
Today marks mine and Mike’s 8th wedding anniversary, which seems completely crazy to me. (Crazy that eight years have passed, not that we’ve stuck together that long. Although, maybe it is a little crazy since we were so young when we got married…who says kids can’t make good choices? Lol.) Anyway, people have been congratulating us all over the place for passing the “seven year itch”, so I’ll take our 8th anniversary as a really good omen.
I don’t like PDAs (which includes PDAs on the blog!) so not to worry, I won’t get all mushy here. But I will tell you a little something about our honeymoon… (more…)
One of my very first food memories is of radishes.
Grandma, I questioned, Do you really like radishes?
My grandmother was standing over her kitchen sink washing a bunch of radishes. She was lost in thought, looking out the window above the sink at a bird who was merrily chirping nearby. A refreshing breeze fluttered the curtains and brought with it the scents of freshly mown grass, lilac, and earth. It was late spring and we were about to enjoy what was probably our first meal of the season outdoors, in the backyard at my grandparents’ house. I was about six.
I continued. To me, they taste a little like spicy dirt.
She laughed, nodding her head. To me too, but I don’t mind them.
Since then I’ve never asked my grandmother if she actually likes radishes or just sort of tolerates them. I know for myself, despite the numerous healthy things I make myself ingest solely for the sake of health, radishes are still not something I like. Or eat.
But I do like to challenge myself.
It’s not new, but on the off chance that someone hasn’t made chocolate avocado pudding I wanted to share my version. If you’re on the fence about making it, give it a try! If the fact that it’s healthy doesn’t sell you, just know that its creaminess rivals that of any chocolate pudding you’ve indulged in. (And no, you can’t taste the avocado!) :) (more…)
The strangest thing happened the other day. My day was going along uneventfully until I suddenly found myself ravenous; it was between meal times so a little snack was in order. I went for one of my favorites, carrots + hummus. Normal enough, right? That little snack managed to somehow disgust – no, repulse – me. And I am shocked, shocked. (And a little horrified…I don’t want to give up hummus!) (more…)
Holiday mornings are always special in my family, and every year we try to come up with new festive dishes to serve at brunch. This pudding (which is really a porridge…but pudding sounds a little more indulgent, don’t you think? And what are holidays for, if not indulgence ;) ) is the perfect thing to wake up to on a snowy holiday morning; it features pumpkin and maple, and is thickened with semolina. (more…)
Happy April Fools’ Day!
After my last April Fools’ mistake, I decided it was high time to make a proper April Fools’ recipe (meaning one that doesn’t taste how a cabbage farm smells and is actually edible). So of course I decided on some form of chocolate. ;) I’ve been making Worms in Dirt with my mom and my sister for years now, and it’s one of my family’s tried and true favorites.
If you want to take this April Fools’ to the next level, you can buy flower pots to serve it in…just make sure to get food-safe pots or line the insides with plastic wrap. I served it in individual portions but you could easily turn it into a trifle by layering it in a trifle bowl.
There’s still time to enter your Easter recipes in our All Through the Year Cheer Event! (More details here.)
Worms in Dirt (Cookies & Cream Chocolate Parfaits with Gummy Worms)
(Yield: 4-6 servings)
2 c chocolate pudding (instant or homemade is fine)
10 cream-filled chocolate wafer cookies (like Oreo), crushed
1 c heavy cream
1 TB powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Gummy worm candy, for garnish
Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks, then mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Layer the pudding, cream, and crushed cookies in a serving container (you can use 1 large container or 4-6 individual containers), ending with a layer of crushed cookies. Decorate the tops with gummy worms.
Just as Delicious without the Worms ;)