FooDoodle Pens

I was on Tumblr and I found this post about fun products and one of these products were edible pens. I searched far and wide, but I could not find the exact product ANYWHERE. So, I searched for an alternative.

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Have you every wanted to draw a cool design on your food but the fear of ink poisoning stopped you? Well fear no longer because I just found the coolest thing! Its called the FooDoodle Pen (Food DOODLE, get it?) I found this product on Amazon for only $13.97. These are just like real pens except for the fact that you can DRAW ON YOUR FOOD AND NOT DIE WHEN YOU EAT IT! This pack of pastry painting pens comes with 10 colors: Red, Blue, Green, Black, Yellow, Brown, Orange, Purple, Navy Blue, and Pink. They are reusable and work on cookies, crackers, wafers, bagels, bread and MARSHMALLOWS!

These pens would be perfect for the artistic baker in your life or even as a craft idea for kids. There are many different uses for these pens. You could decorate holiday cookies with Santa’s face or Rudolph’s nose. You could put a school or company logo on them for a bake sale.

These pens are better than using frosting to decorate because they are thin and precise. You can draw more intricate designs on your baked goods. They are not as messy as frosting either. The FooDoodle pens also come with stencils so even if you are not the next Picaso you can still create a design that is pleasing to the eye (and the mouth!)

These would be a great addition to any upcoming holiday cooking decorating parties, or a great stocking stuffer idea for the future chef in your life! There are many reasons to buy these pens but I think the most convincing reason is that if you buy them, you have to try them out, which means you HAVE to eat cookies :)

The Perfect Gift for The Burger Lover

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I can’t wait for summer to arrive and I can start grilling outside again. It’s so nice to be able to take a break from cooking in the kitchen and be able to spend all of that time outside. The dogs sure love it and we do too! Last year, for my boyfriend’s birthday, I got him a charcoal grill. He’s gotten plenty of use out of it, but now I’m starting to get him more and more accessories for it.

The other day, I came across these burger stompers and knew I had to order them. This makes perfectly shaped hamburgers and sliders. I can’t wait to try this out. We can customize burgers of all kinds and really make them unique and cool.

What are some great accessories you’ve picked up for the grill?

 

Treat His Stomach and Taste Buds With These Easy-to-Make French Dip Croissants

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I think the best kinds of meals are ones that are super easy to make don’t taste like they’re easy to make. I love having great results for a meal with minimal work required. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, who has time to fuss over a meal for an hour or two a night? No thanks!

I found this recipe for French Dip Croissants. I got a lot of compliments on this meal and there were definitely no leftovers! I also got asked during the meal when we could have these again! Here is the recipe below if you are interested in making these for your family and friends.

You will need:
-1 package of crescent rolls (8 count)
-1 lb. deli sliced roast beef
-8 slices of provolone cheese
-1 14 oz. can beef broth OR 2 beef bouillon cubes w/ 2 cups of water
-1 tsp corn starch
-dash of garlic powder
-dash of pepper
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Unroll crescent rolls onto a cookie sheet. I always place aluminum foil on the cookie sheet to prevent messes and save time!
3. On each crescent, place 2 slices of roast beef and one slice of cheese. Roll up each crescent, starting at the wide end and ending at the narrow end.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes (until the crescents are golden in color).
5. While baking the crescents, prepare the Au Jus. I boiled two cups of water and put 2 beef bouillon cubes in the boiling water, stirring until they dissolved. Add the pepper, garlic powder, and corn starch. Whisk well over medium heat until corn starch dissolves.

This Blender is Just What I Need for My New Year’s Resolutions!

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It’s thirteen days into the New Year and I have to admit that I’m not doing too well with my New Year’s Resolutions. I wish I could say that I’ve been successful but at least I can say that I haven’t completely failed. My resolutions were to 1.) Save money 2.) eat healthier 3.) exercise.

I had some down time after work today and decided to look up some different recipes that are healthier food options that I can try out. I saw a lot of great things online about making smoothies and the fantastic benefits. The problem is that I don’t have a blender! I looked online and found a great selection of blenders. Once I get it ordered I can run down to the local food co-op and buy some fresh fruits and vegetables! Wish me luck! :)

Christmas is HERE!

Can you believe that it’s already Christmas Eve? I am always amazed at how quickly the holiday season seems to fly by.

Each year on Christmas I make eggnog cheesecake. I can’t stand eggnog so I only make it once a year. My family, however, LOVES it and patiently waits for it on Christmas day for dessert. As a Christmas surprise to them, I made TWO eggnog cheesecakes this year. They are going to get one today and one tomorrow and I have a feeling they are going to be thrilled about it!

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Here’s the recipe if your family likes this as much as mine does!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  5. In a food processor combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and eggnog; process until smooth. Blend in eggs, rum and nutmeg. Pour mixture into cooled crust.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat to 250 and bake for 45 minutes, or until center of cake is barely firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and immediately loosen cake from rim. Let cake cool completely before removing the rim.