No-bake cookies – Fallen Souffle http://fallensouffle.com/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:57:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://fallensouffle.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png No-bake cookies – Fallen Souffle http://fallensouffle.com/ 32 32 How Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi Achieves It https://fallensouffle.com/how-milk-bars-christina-tosi-achieves-it/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 12:00:10 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/how-milk-bars-christina-tosi-achieves-it/ Successful women talk about managing their careers and their lives. Illustration: Lauren Tamaki Christina Tosi is the mastermind behind some of the sweetest creations known to man: B’Day truffles, compost cookies and cereal milk, all in her bakery. Milk bar. The American chef, author and TV personality opened his shop in 2008 with seed money […]]]>

Illustration: Lauren Tamaki

Christina Tosi is the mastermind behind some of the sweetest creations known to man: B’Day truffles, compost cookies and cereal milk, all in her bakery. Milk bar. The American chef, author and TV personality opened his shop in 2008 with seed money from David Chang of the Momofuku restaurant group, his boss at the time. Back then, “Milk Bar” consisted of a modestly sized storefront in the East Village – when visiting, you had to cross your fingers that they weren’t sold out of your favorite treat. Today, Tosi has over 12 outlets across the US and Canada, with a brilliant flagship at NoMad. She wrote five books, at been a judge on Chef, and connects with fans through recipe sharing and Instagram live sessions she calls Pastry club. In addition to being a new mom, she is currently working on a memoir, Dessert can change the world, released in March 2022 (don’t worry, there are recipes too), as well as the filming of a new season of Cooking team on Netflix. She lives in New York with her husband, restaurateur Will Guidara, and daughter, Frankie.

Morning :
I usually wake up before or with the sun. I just had a puppy recently and this early in the morning usually includes cuddling and potty training a puppy. Getting up and working on a new recipe at 6 a.m., you’d be surprised at how well you can fit in. I make strong coffee. Sometimes I have breakfast. A lot of times I don’t because we’re tasting cookies or ordering ingredients for a new cookbook or whatever. I started stretching in the morning, which is a wonderfully old thing to say. It makes such a bloody difference, and no matter what I take with me from work the night before or how I slept, it just changes my reality.

The hilarity of it all is for a long time, I was a night owl when I was working. When you are a classically trained pastry chef and you climb the ladder in restaurants, you serve desserts from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., and you come home around 3 a.m. or 4 a.m.

In teleworking:
I’m still splitting my time between the office, cooking, cooking at home, the city, upstate, and then once in a while I get on the plane to film another season of Cooking team. I do a bit of everything, which I guess isn’t that different from what it was a few years ago, just there’s some time at home, which is nice as a new mom .

Writing his first memoirs:
Early in the morning or very late at night after everyone had gone to bed, I worked on these memoirs. It’s called Dessert can save the world, and it’s a collection of unique stories, lessons, and little recipes. It was really fun to do. Most of the time, neither of us slows down enough to backtrack, and I found value and importance in that backtrack. What has happened in the past 13 years? And how does it bind us? And what does all this mean?

Take time for family life:
Frankie holds us to a sluggishness at certain times of the day that we would probably have tried to cram too much into. Every morning, rain or shine, I wrap her in a baby carrier and go for a walk outside. Sometimes the walk is very long, sometimes 15 or 20 minutes, but she loves being outside. There’s a lovely kind of slowness and stillness that his presence has built in the early morning and evening that just gives me time and space.

To find inspiration and stay sane:
Doing everything from going to McDonald’s looking for the brand new limited edition dessert to thinking “I’m going to get fries and cereal milk” I kinda think about, How can I break the rules like a child? These everyday moments and decisions that make me feel lighter inspire me.

When checking in with yourself:
I never feel exhausted. I really feel heavy or worn out sometimes. My philosophy is to always measure myself at the end of the day, to say, How are you doing? It’s the same thing I ask myself in the morning: What do you need? then What does the team need? I kind of have a little chat with myself like, Did you leave a person, a place, a thing, the world better today than you found it? And I think that always gives me a levity. Checking in with myself is important.

Work with large teams in different cities:
It’s honestly very complicated and also very simple: it’s about having a team of incredible people. Finding them, recruiting them, and hiring them is definitely a big chunk of that. No matter how much I travel or not, there has to be a weekly commitment to contacting each other, calling each other on the phone, FaceTiming, treating them like you’re like family during the day. Maintain the relationship in a professional measure, but also connect with them as people who are really important members of your life. And then have the trust and confidence that they all connect with each other and that you are all walking towards the same vision.

On programming:
I always make time for myself at the beginning of my day and at the end of my day. And if that means waking up at four or five in the morning, I do that, because I’m much more calm and centered and at peace and ready to give my all to my team when I do that. I look at my calendar a week or two in advance – I really like being inspired in the moment and being present, but I never go a day without knowing what I’m getting into. I also spend a lot of time thinking about what serves me best from a timeline perspective. I usually try to pack a lot on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and leave Monday and Friday a little freer to catch up or wrap things up.

On the importance of snacking:
If I’m really honest, I eat one meal a day, and that’s dinner. I usually have dinner between 8 and 10 p.m. I love snacking. I never say no to that. As you can imagine, we have a crazy amount of desserts in our universe between stores, our R&D lab kitchen, recipe testing – especially in grocery this year. Our cereal game at our office is crazy. We always bring snacks to each other to say, “Oh, this wrapper is awesome”, “Look at this flavor”. That’s basically how I live my life when my husband and I go to and from daycare and when one of us is out of town. I’m like, “Oh, we’re going to miss you so much,” but also for me, it’s the best excuse to snack for so many days in a row without ever having to eat a real meal with another human. I lived for comfortable food and dinerish. I’m going to make myself some French toast sticks or little miniature pancakes so I can roll something in it and eat it.

On building community through sweets:
I continue to build the Bake Club community and create a space for people to use baking as a tool and as a path in the world to connect with each other. We recently launched our products in grocery stores. It was just really fun, doing more and doing better than what’s in the grocery stores, doing more colorful and more magical and more rule-breaking things, because we can and we must.

Be spontaneous:
Are we having dinner or snacking? What do I want to do with my night? I try to look at this with fresh eyes and new opportunities. And that’s how I approach each day. Whether it’s starting a fire or playing a game of cards or just being more determined about a specific routine. What do we want our night to be? Do we want to be ridiculous? Should we just put on some music right now and have a dance party? It’s just about stopping and thinking about what we want it to be and tossing around good and bad ideas, then picking one and committing to it for an hour, two or three. It’s funny to say out loud, but it’s something. If we’re in the countryside, do we want to get flashlights and just hang out, or should we just order six different ice creams on demand and do an ice cream tasting and decide which is the best ice cream now and forever? It keeps us on our toes and reminds us that we create our own reality.

At the end of the day :
I always watch TV in bed, for better or for worse. It’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures. You can usually find me with ice cream, cookies, or candy in bed watching a TV show. It’s like my security blanket. Beyond that, I usually stop to think about, Does anyone else need anything from me? Is there anything I left on the table in terms of an expression of gratitude or saying “Good job” or “Thank you” to someone? Once Frankie is downstairs and work is put away, if it’s not a late night or an all-nighter, I always like to put on a pair of pajamas that make me feel like a million bucks and go downhill in the pantry and make a bowl of something. I don’t need escape in my life, but I feel like I’m in a different universe and at a different time in a different space, because I don’t move and travel as much as I do. before.

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Apple Butter Snickerdoodles – Boonville Daily News https://fallensouffle.com/apple-butter-snickerdoodles-boonville-daily-news/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 12:13:24 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/apple-butter-snickerdoodles-boonville-daily-news/ Ingredients 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon cream of tartar ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon of salt ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 ¾ cups sugar, divided ½ cup unsalted butter, softened 1 large egg, room temperature ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ cup apple butter 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon Instructions […]]]>

Ingredients

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon of salt

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 ¾ cups sugar, divided

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg, room temperature

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ cup apple butter

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

Whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, ¼ tsp cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl until combined.

Combine butter and 1 ½ cups sugar in a large bowl. Stir in egg and vanilla until blended. Add the apple butter and mix until smooth. Pour in half of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until no more dry flour lumps remain.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix the remaining ¼ cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Drop tablespoon-sized pieces of dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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29 Genius Ways to Use Popular Trader Joe’s Ingredients https://fallensouffle.com/29-genius-ways-to-use-popular-trader-joes-ingredients/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 22:46:03 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/29-genius-ways-to-use-popular-trader-joes-ingredients/ Ditch the mandarin chicken sauce and make this instead. If you (like me) shop at Trader Joe’s often, you know there’s more to this magical market than meets the eye. There are many creative and delicious ways to use TJ’s most popular products. So I scoured the r/traderjoes subreddit and compiled some of the smartest […]]]>

Ditch the mandarin chicken sauce and make this instead.

If you (like me) shop at Trader Joe’s often, you know there’s more to this magical market than meets the eye. There are many creative and delicious ways to use TJ’s most popular products.

So I scoured the r/traderjoes subreddit and compiled some of the smartest tips for using your favorite products. Plus, I’ve added a few of my own. Here are some ingredient tips you’ll probably want to try.

1.

Reheat Trader Joe’s Tangerine Frozen Chicken, but omit the sauce. Instead, coat it with your favorite sauce, such as buffalo sauce, garlic parmesan, or lemon pepper. These are basically amazing boneless wings.

2.

Use the garlic spread as a pizza sauce (try it with sausage and leeks), or spread it on baguette and pop it in the oven for a shortened garlic bread.

3.

Turn Trader Joe’s pre-made pizza dough into a French baguette.

u/grapegeek/ Via reddit.com

“Take a ball of Trader Joe’s regular pizza dough, put it in a lightly oiled bowl and let it rise at room temperature for a few hours. Fold it and pat it down every few hours, then let it rise In the morning, fold into a baguette shape, let it rise for another hour, then score the top and bake on a hot pizza stone or baking sheet in a 450°F oven for 20 minutes .”

—u/grapegeek

4.

Air frying nearly all of Trader Joe’s frozen foods makes them exponentially crispier and more delicious. Set your air fryer to the temperature listed in the oven instructions and assume you can reduce the cooking time by about 25%.

5.

Instead of marinara or alfredo sauce, reheat Trader Joe’s Frozen Spinach & Artichoke Dip and toss it with your pasta.

6.

Instead of buying the Hatch Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese, buy the regular mac and cheese and add a heap of Hatch Chili Salsa. It gives you a lot more bang for your buck in terms of cheese.

seven.

Use TJ’s Organic Coconut Smoothie as the base for a creamy, delicious (and dairy-free) smoothie. Add any of your favorite ingredients like bananas, blueberries, nut butter and more.

8.

Turn a can of tuna and a can of Greek chickpeas with parsley and cumin into the easiest, most filling two-ingredient meal.

Hannah Loewentheil

If you want to take it a step further, add chopped vegetables like tomato and cucumber along with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon.

—u/jewmaz

9.

Microwave the Milk Chocolate S’mashing S’mores for about 10 seconds. Toss them between graham crackers and you have the fastest s’mores ever (no fire necessary).

ten.

For anyone who loves both onion crisp chili and skin care, save your empty Chili Onion Crunch jars and remove the labels. They are the perfect size to fit cotton rounds.

11.

Instead of tortillas, try using frozen Taiwanese green onion pancakes as taco shells, especially filled with scrambled eggs and hash browns for breakfast.

12.

Replace your average sandwich bread with frozen garlic naan bread and say hello to the best grilled cheese sandwich ever.

13.

Stuff wonton wrappers with Trader Joe’s Smoked Salmon Dip and air fry until crispy for a drool-worthy two-ingredient party app.

14.

Add chunks of Pound Plus Milk Chocolate Bar with Caramel, Pretzel Pieces and Sea Salt to your chocolate chip cookie dough for next-level cookies.

15.

Use Trader Joe’s Seasonal Butter Puff Pastry instead of classic batter to make the richest, fluffiest waffles ever.

16.

Mix the Italian Bamba sauce with mayonnaise and brush it on sliced ​​bread. It makes the absolute best spicy mayonnaise. After trying it once, you won’t be able to enjoy a sandwich without it.

17.

Turn TJ’s crunchy, crunchy chocolate chip cookies and frozen dark chocolate “Gone Bananas” into the most delicious mini ice cream sandwiches.

18.

Trader Joe’s Ube Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix is ​​also the perfect batter for making mochi donuts. Shape them then fry them in oil, bake them in the oven or do them in the air fryer.

19.

Turn frozen Brazilian cheese bun into chewy, cheesy, gluten-free sliders filled with everything from smoked salmon and goat cheese to ham and cheese.

20.

Bake TJ’s mochi cake mix in muffin tins for about 28 minutes at 350°F for the most envious muffins ever.

21.

Combine Artichoke Jalapeño Dip, half a tub of Chili Corn Salsa, and Elote Seasoning to taste for the perfect spicy, savory, and sweet party dip.

22.

Turn ready-to-bake pizza dough into insanely good garlic knots. Just shape the dough into small balls, top with garlic and Parmesan, and bake.

23.

Use a carton of Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup to make a casserole. Try a casserole of unstuffed peppers with ground beef, a casserole of tacos, or better yet, a casserole of grilled cheese and tomato soup.

24.

Chicken Tender Buns in Crushed Elote Corn Chip Dippers to instantly get out of your boring chicken rut.

25.

Rather than enjoying it as a dip, use Island Salsa to marinate anything from chicken to fish (like mahi mahi) for a main dish with a Hawaiian twist.

26.

Sprinkle Green Goddess seasoning over sour cream and chill for at least half an hour in the refrigerator. It’s even better than the ranch.

27.

Try dipping Bambas peanut snacks in jelly for the ultimate snack from PB&J.

28.

Take a container of Trader Joe’s Zhoug Sauce, toss it with breadcrumbs, and use it as a crust for everything from pork chops to lamb. If the breadcrumbs don’t stick, add a thin layer of Dijon mustard over the Zhoug.

29.

Reheat coconut shrimp or breaded fish nuggets, then wrap them in tortillas for the easiest, crispiest restaurant-quality shrimp or fish tacos.

Do you have a favorite Trader Joe’s ingredient hack that people should know about? Tell us in the comments below!

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WHAT IS COOKING? Dessert requests invite ‘look back’ column | What to cook https://fallensouffle.com/what-is-cooking-dessert-requests-invite-look-back-column-what-to-cook/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/what-is-cooking-dessert-requests-invite-look-back-column-what-to-cook/ TERESA HATCHELL WHAT IS COOKING? Two days before Christmas I called my sister Sharon to check that she was okay and ask her about any changes in her plans to host our Christmas afternoon reunion. I was pleasantly surprised that she and her husband Frank were making a batch of no-bake cocoa treats that my […]]]>

TERESA HATCHELL WHAT IS COOKING?

Two days before Christmas I called my sister Sharon to check that she was okay and ask her about any changes in her plans to host our Christmas afternoon reunion. I was pleasantly surprised that she and her husband Frank were making a batch of no-bake cocoa treats that my mom taught us to make for various bake sales, church events, and family gatherings. She explained that she was worried that we wouldn’t have enough desserts because a number of our families had places to share food and visit at lunchtime and in the early afternoon before. to come over to her house “That’s why we’re trying to make a big batch of these treats,” Sharon said. “If you want to make desserts, that’ll be fantastic.” I assured her I’d be happy to stir some candy. .

Well, she and Frank did a terrific job on these treats… so much so that I had to stop after eating three pieces. And, my youngest niece Lana, who delves into the art of making desserts, created a 9 x 13 inch pan of banana pudding. As you may know, banana pudding goes well with almost any meal you serve, and if your bananas are perfectly ripe, they still taste great if you use low fat or fat free versions of them. ingredients.

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Responding to people’s requests, I made a batch of chewies (AKA “chewy bread” or “blondies”). While neither is in the recipe, some people say these have a flavor reminiscent of peanut butter or caramel. Try to make a batch if you want, but let me warn you. Chewing gum easily becomes a habit-forming dessert. I also contributed a large cherry cheesecake and a pecan pie, two other desserts I had received requests for. With a few gifts brought by the guests, it became a sweet end to a day filled with a lot of love. Having said that, you might want to save this column as these are recipes people ask me when I’m on the go. In addition, they will go well on the dessert of your game table.

No-Bake Cocoa Fondant Treats

3 cups Quaker Quick Cooking Oatmeal

2/3 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

1 stick of butter or margarine

1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or foil. Measure the oats, peanut butter and peanuts (I omit the peanuts); put them aside. Combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove the pan from the fire. Immediately stir in oatmeal, peanut butter, peanuts (optional) and vanilla; stir quickly, combining everything well. Immediately drop the mixture by heaping teaspoons on waxed paper or aluminum foil. Let the treats cool. Store them in an airtight container. This recipe makes about four dozen treats.

No-Bake Simple Banana Pudding

1 large can instant vanilla pudding mix

8 ounce container of sour cream

Cool Whip 9 oz container

6 large ripe bananas, sliced

1 box of Nilla vanilla wafers

In large bowl, beat vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined. Stir in sour cream and Cool Whip to form a delicious “custard”. Layer a nice glass dish with vanilla wafers, then bananas, then custard, then vanilla wafers, then bananas, then custard. Sprinkle top with vanilla wafer crumbs. Refrigerate this pudding dish until ready to serve.

Chewies

1 stick of sweet cream and salted Land O’Lakes butter, melted

3 large eggs at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (“extract”, no flavoring)

1/2 or 1 cup chopped pecans

2-1 / 4 cups self-rising white lily flour

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. While the oven is preheating, place the stick of butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and turn it on for about 40 seconds – enough time to melt the butter. Let the butter cool for three or four minutes. Use a spoon to beat the three large eggs. Then stir in the brown sugar, vanilla extract and pecans. Stir until combined. Gradually add the flour, stirring to obtain a smooth and very thick dough. Pour batter into a buttered 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 to 45 minutes. Let them cool for about 20 minutes before cutting them.

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Homemade foods that taste better than store-bought foods https://fallensouffle.com/homemade-foods-that-taste-better-than-store-bought-foods/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 01:46:03 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/homemade-foods-that-taste-better-than-store-bought-foods/ “Every time I order the restaurant chic version, I feel like something crucial is missing.” While going out to eat or buy take out can be a treat, some things just taste better when made at home. So Redditor u / RumIsTheMindKiller asked, “What always tastes better at home than in a restaurant?” Here’s what […]]]>

“Every time I order the restaurant chic version, I feel like something crucial is missing.”

While going out to eat or buy take out can be a treat, some things just taste better when made at home. So Redditor u / RumIsTheMindKiller asked, “What always tastes better at home than in a restaurant?” Here’s what people had to say.

1.

” Mashed potatoes. They always taste better made from scratch in your own kitchen. “

2.

“Matzo dumpling soup. When you buy it at most Jewish delicatessens, matzo balls have been in the broth forever and therefore have lost their flavor and texture. In addition, the broth is often disappointing. Homemade broth with whole chicken and matzo balls cooked just to the right is amazing. “

3.

“Grilled cheese. When I order “fancy” grilled cheese in a restaurant, I always feel like something is missing. Homemade grilled cheese is simple, but it gets the perfect texture and flavor. “

4.

“Tamales. I’ve eaten some really good tamales in restaurants, but there’s just something about being home-made that the home-made version doesn’t compare. “

5.

” Vegetables. I love going out to eat, but the most disappointing thing is always the veg. I hate spending over $ 30 on an expensive dish to make the veggies steamed, unseasoned, and just plain sad. Sure, I’ve had some good veg, but I notice that when meat is the centerpiece of a dish, there is very little attention to veg. And I love my vegetables! “

6.

“Grilled corn on the cob. Every time I order it in a restaurant it always tastes chewy. “

seven.

“Chile. No restaurant chili can compare to homemade food. When you order it, it’s usually just a watery tomato soup with ground beef. “

8.

“Soup. I fell in love with soup once I started cooking it at home. Just about any type of soup you make from scratch is so much better than a soup. restaurant that has been in a large vat all day. “

9.

“Quesadillas. Every time I order them in a restaurant, I am always disappointed. Only I know how to season them the way I like it best, and only I know the perfect amount of cheesy guacamole and salsa that is right for them. “

ten.

“Lasagna. Unless the restaurant you find yourself in prepares a large platter every day, there’s a good chance you’re ordering lasagna that has already been frozen and thawed. “

11.

“Biscuits and gravy. They are so much better homemade. Every time I order them in a restaurant, they are disappointing. Never enough flavor. “

12.

“Mac ‘n’ cheese, homemade roux and all.”

13.

” Baked Potato. They never have such good, crispy skin in restaurants. Most restaurant potatoes taste like the microwave or soggy, like they’ve been cooked a long time in advance. “

14.

“Rice Krispie Treats. I don’t know why anyone would buy the kind in the wrappers. But even the bakery or restaurant version doesn’t taste as good as the ones you make at home.”

15.

“The steak, only because you can make it as good if not better than 99% of the restaurants, but for a much cheaper price.”

16.

“Chocolate chip cookies. I’m talking about semi-sweet, no-frills, medium-sized chocolate chip cookies. There’s nothing in the world quite like the homemade kind.”

17.

“The risotto. It’s so easy to prepare it well at home, but it’s this mystical side that baffles me. People think it’s hard to prepare, so they order it from a restaurant, but homemade is even better. “

18.

“Gumbo. Nothing beats homemade okra. Most restaurants either don’t do it right or try to make it too fancy. “

19.

“Omelets. If you order omelets at a restaurant, it is almost certain that they will taste overcooked and leathery. “

20.

“Roast chicken tastes phenomenal every time you make it at home, but it’s generally acceptable in most restaurants. They usually try to make up for the lack of flavor by going overboard with the sauces, IMO.”

21.

” Scrambled eggs. There’s nothing quite like eating them straight out of the pan. In addition, you can cook them precisely to the desired texture. “

22.

“Shepherd’s pie. It’s one of those dishes that beg to be prepared at home.”

23.

“Homemade cookies because you love them every step of the way when you bake from scratch: raw cookie dough, hot cookies fresh from the oven, then the same cookies when cool and a bit crisp. Oh, and then there’s my favorite: cold hard cookies straight out of the freezer. “

24.

“Homemade applesauce while still hot, in pieces and with cinnamon is 100 times better than what you buy in a store or restaurant.

25.

“Chicken noodle soup. You know it’s made with real ingredients, and you can fill it with lots of real pieces of chicken … not just two or three small cubes of minced meat. “

26.

“Homemade cocktails, especially when you use real ingredients like fresh squeezed citrus and simple syrup instead of that pre-bottled ‘sour mix’ shit.”

27.

“Potato Salad. Even the worst homemade potato salad is better than the best store-bought version.”

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Leona Lapomardo, 93, from Shrewsbury https://fallensouffle.com/leona-lapomardo-93-from-shrewsbury/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 16:09:16 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/leona-lapomardo-93-from-shrewsbury/ Shrewsbury – Leona (Terlizzi) Lapomardo, 93, died on January 5, 2022 of complications from Covid-19. She was born in Worcester and moved to Shrewsbury in 1961. She enjoyed spending many summers with her children and grandchildren in the family beach house in Green Harbor, MA. Leona was loved as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and […]]]>

Shrewsbury – Leona (Terlizzi) Lapomardo, 93, died on January 5, 2022 of complications from Covid-19.

She was born in Worcester and moved to Shrewsbury in 1961. She enjoyed spending many summers with her children and grandchildren in the family beach house in Green Harbor, MA. Leona was loved as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and “Nana” to many. In return, she brought love and happiness to all.

Leona was born in 1928 in Worcester to Michael and Maria C. (Zamarro) Terlizzi. She was married in 1948 to Michael G. Lapomardo who predeceased her in 1996. She was also predeceased by five brothers, Pantaleo, Michael A., Alberto, Silvio, Mario, and five sisters, Mary (Forget), Francesca (Rutigliano), Anna (Leone), Clara (Guertin) and Rose (Rutigliano).

Leona was the matriarch of a large family. As a traditional Italian housewife, she always had the Sunday “sauce” ready. No one left their table hungry. She could crochet a baby blanket, share tips, and play UNO with the kids, all at the same time. She and her husband Mike loved traveling to Bermuda, Aruba and later in life they spent many winters in Delray Beach, Florida. She was always up for a trip to Foxwoods or Las Vegas and loved to play Wheel of Fortune slots.

Her home and her family were the center of her universe. Preparations for Christmas Eve began the day after Thanksgiving when she and the “Italian Cookie Mafia” met in the kitchen and lovingly baking piles of Italian cookies nonstop. This crew was on guard, armed with wooden spoons, and God help anyone who tried to sneak a cookie before Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, the house was full of family. She believed that no one should be alone on Christmas Eve and that everyone was welcome, including those she affectionately called “orphans.” Everyone was looking forward to their manicotti and meatballs, and no matter how many people were there, there was plenty of food for twenty more.

She will be sadly missed by her five children, Leonora (Lee) Ryan and her husband Robert of Shrewsbury, Michael Jr and his wife Patricia (Lagerstrom) of Shrewsbury, Mark Lapomardo of Worcester and his partner Wendy, Clara Sheehan and her husband Michael of Shrewsbury, James Lapomardo of Shrewsbury and daughters-in-law Nancy Lapomardo of Charlton and Elaine Lapomardo of Plymouth.

She was a loving “Nana” to twelve grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Daniels and her husband Adam, Jessica Ryan and her husband Jesse, Lori (Lapomardo) Caputo and her husband Steve, Anthony Lapomardo and his wife Carley (Santella), Andrew Lapomardo, Daniel Lapomardo and his wife Brittany (Clifford), Peter Lapomardo, Patrick Sheehan, Dr Ryan Sheehan, Mikayla Sheehan, Haley (Charley) Lapomardo and Emily Lapomardo.

She was fortunate to have six great-grandsons, Christopher, Logan, Troy, Dominic, Eddie and Phil, and three great-granddaughters, Kaylana, Marion and Gianna Leona.

Leona was a long-time active member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Notre Dame Healthcare for taking care of Leona over the past few months. We would also like to thank the 3-ICU Lakeside staff at UMASS Medical Center for their compassionate care during this difficult time. Flowers can be accepted or donations can be made to the Notre-Dame Activities Fund.

Call hours for Leona will be on Monday January 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation Street. Her funeral will be on Tuesday January 11 at the funeral home with a procession to St Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike Rd Shrewsbury where her Christian funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment next to her husband Michael will follow at Mt View Cemetery.

Flowers can be sent or memorials made to the Notre Dame Healthcare Resident Activity Fund, 559 Plantation St. Worcester 01605. www.mercadantefuneralhome.com.

The live broadcast is available by going to www.mercadantefuneral.com/live services starting at 9:30 am Tuesday.


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Recommended Reading: Extend The Holiday Season With These Heartwarming Novels https://fallensouffle.com/recommended-reading-extend-the-holiday-season-with-these-heartwarming-novels/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:53:24 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/recommended-reading-extend-the-holiday-season-with-these-heartwarming-novels/ Fancy a calorie-free treat? Here are recommendations from some of the wonderful new reads in the Christmas Cookies series. Extend the holiday season with these heartwarming stories, including Cookies to die for snow (recipe included). A homecoming with maple cookies by Judy Ann Davis Can you ever go home? Julien Franklin recently left the military […]]]>

Fancy a calorie-free treat? Here are recommendations from some of the wonderful new reads in the Christmas Cookies series. Extend the holiday season with these heartwarming stories, including Cookies to die for snow (recipe included).

A homecoming with maple cookies

by Judy Ann Davis

Can you ever go home? Julien Franklin recently left the military and returned to his hometown of Linden, Vermont with a new puppy he named Mozart. He plans to stay “for a while” and renovate his adoptive parents’ house. He’s not ready to see Natalie Pinkett again. She was the one he regretted having run away. Now, years later, a lot of life has happened to them both, changed them both. Is there a possibility that they could rekindle their friendship, or even their cursed romance? What surprises do you have in store for the renovation of the house? Plans to stay awhile will be lengthened or shortened as her heart dictates.

Former high school sweethearts begin to reconcile over coffee and their forever favorite treat, maple cookies. Natalie runs her bookstore and rents the rooms above for extra money. She herself returned home after becoming a widow. She wants to raise her daughter in her own hometown. Julien looks for accommodation and moves into this apartment. The couple will remain in close contact, especially as Natalie’s daughter and Mozart quickly become friends.

Judy Ann Davis, the author of this charming story, depicts a small town and the details that make it unique. It’s easy to see why he’s a magnet for those characters who grew up there. The author creates intriguing characters and presents them to the reader, then slowly peels away the layers and reveals more and more about their origins, desires, dreams and buried secrets. As the plot progresses, the ripple effects of one person’s life on the lives of others are beautifully shown and thought-provoking. It’s such a gripping story, and it sparks an interesting debate about the possibilities and explores the idea of ​​the idyllic if you ever come home.

Merry Little Wishing Spritz

by Cherie Colyer

Cassie is about to lose everything. A big change threatens her present and her plans for her future. The house and job she loves faces a large yellow construction crane and plans for demolition, according to a premonitory vision leaked by her friend. Lakeside Books is a lovely store and living above it is perfectly suited to Cassie in the idyllic town of Mystic Creek. She had a beloved history with this bookstore and Bea, the current owner. On the verge of grief, his thoughts darken towards the anonymous buyer. The wrath of a witch like Cassie can be a worry, except that she’s bound by magic rules, or can those rules be extended?

Cassie and her friend just baked a batch of special cookies used to cast a dream come true spell. Deciding that it’s worth a try, Cassie throws in with enthusiasm and with the best of intentions. What could go wrong? Just like Cassie, you’ll be surprised at the response to this.

The first surprise is the beautiful new visitor to the city who is also very interested in the bookstore. Cassie’s attraction to this man grows stronger as she gets to know him better. She also has her own rules to apply in this aspect of her life. This dear witch has sworn not to date mortals. In this case, it is a difficult decision to make; romance has a magic all of its own.

It doesn’t take long before Cassie has her hands full to smooth out the wrinkles caused by her good mood spell. Some of the effects are unexpected and don’t seem to be happening due to its actions alone. Does anyone else do magic?

Author Cherie Colyer writes a delightful and alluring romance that plays from page to page as the reader frolic through the story of this charming witch Cassie. You’ll want to linger on each page with its vivid descriptions, sweet humor, and characters that you’ll wish were friends living in your own hometown. Spend the holidays with them in this happy little read.

Snickerdoodle snowmen

by Sarita Leone

It’s the busiest time of year at the North Pole, Alaska. Baker Kris Kringles certainly feels the pressure of deadlines as she prepares, packs and ships snickerdoodles all over the world. Keeping busy means she can make the wishes of all those people waiting for their candy come true, and she can bury her secret regrets in her job. She certainly doesn’t want to share the secret she’s hiding with anyone, and she doesn’t want to share it with her sometimes intrusive sister. After all, what good is a sister who believes in magic and happy endings?

The great New York journalist Santos Kloss does not hide his feelings about Christmas – hell bullshit! This is his last assignment before he leaves and with all the bad luck he is sent to the North Pole to do a report on Snickerdoodle snowmen from a certain world famous baker. He is not happy, but he will fulfill his last obligations.

The flour flies when these two strong-willed characters meet on the snow-capped terrain of the North Pole. It is the time of miracles, in the clear and icy tundra. Will a miracle bring peace between these two? Do they have something to afford that they didn’t even realize they might be missing out on? How could this have happened between two strangers, both so deeply rooted in their habits? It is the North Pole after all.

This author skillfully injects delicious humor into a sweet and romantic book. The frame is designed so vividly that you’ll want a steaming mug of hot chocolate nearby as you gleefully devour each page. The characters will steal your heart, including a mischievous sister who wants nothing but good. This dear story is absolutely a must have for stocking stuffers and a post holiday treat.

Krampus and the Kolaches

by JD Douwes

It’s anything but an expedition of harmonious chants, but these characters know how to make a reader have a good time. It was so much fun joining Khalie and her quirky group of friends on their way to the Figgy Pudding event and singing contest. They are all excited with the seasons, and so am I reading their antics in this vibrant and witty story.

One of the friends, Dina, brought her son Fred. He’s a mischievous pixie and Dina denies his pranks. This is when the action goes crazy. Who shows up as the sparks fly? Krampus appears. Of course, this is the costume that Khalie’s boyfriend Harry intended to wear for the Christmas carol event. His hairy appearance scares Fred, who runs away. Krampus helps Santa Claus by scaring the bad guys.

The hunt for Fred begins and reveals such a crazy adventure throughout the holiday event. Everyone also wants to taste Khalie’s delicious kolaches, but she has to deliver them intact to the event’s bake sale. It turns out to be easier said than done. Along the way, Khalie notices some curious idiosyncrasies about Harry in the Krampus costume. What’s wrong with him? What indeed? It’s very annoying, but some of the changes are actually endearing. With all the crowd and the commotion, will they find Fred? What wickedness will he have caused?

By the end of this crazy race, you will have exercised your funny bone. The mystery of the Krampus will be revealed and it will warm your heart. This author has created a delicious holiday story filled with funny characters.

– By Wendy Kendall

Wendy Kendall is an author for The Wild Rose Press. Its mysteries include Kat Out of the Bag and the prequel Purse-Stachio Makes A Splash. His latest ebook is Snow Kiss Cookies To Die For.


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Oreo teased a new ice cream product and Twitter panics https://fallensouffle.com/oreo-teased-a-new-ice-cream-product-and-twitter-panics/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 19:44:00 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/oreo-teased-a-new-ice-cream-product-and-twitter-panics/ Oreos are one of those classic wrapped treats that everyone apparently loves, whether they’re fans of the original chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookie, its many flavor variations, or derivative desserts like the Oreo donut from Krispy Kreme or Pillsbury Oreo Cake Mix. People can’t seem to get enough of any form the beloved cookie – so […]]]>

Oreos are one of those classic wrapped treats that everyone apparently loves, whether they’re fans of the original chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookie, its many flavor variations, or derivative desserts like the Oreo donut from Krispy Kreme or Pillsbury Oreo Cake Mix. People can’t seem to get enough of any form the beloved cookie – so it’s no surprise that earlier in the day a Twitter teaser posted by the brand, which hints at an upcoming ice cream, arouses more than little interest.

The post features a photo of a scoop of Oreo branded ice cream with the cryptic caption: “Any idea what we’re up to? In a matter of hours, the Tweet has already been shared dozens of times and liked by over 700 users. “Whatever it is, I’m going to eat it,” one person commented. “I bet it will be delicious!” another agreed.

Like many commentators underline, many ice cream brands already have Oreo products, such as chocolate and vanilla flavors with cookie chunks as well as an Oreo ice cream sandwich – so the idea of ​​an ice cream doesn’t seem so new. But, maybe the brand is releasing its own official version? Time will tell, but until then, we want that jazzy scoop.



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Is self-rising flour good to keep on hand? When to sharpen your knives? https://fallensouffle.com/is-self-rising-flour-good-to-keep-on-hand-when-to-sharpen-your-knives/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 17:02:56 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/is-self-rising-flour-good-to-keep-on-hand-when-to-sharpen-your-knives/ Washington Post Food Staff The Washington Post’s food staff recently answered questions about anything edible. Here are edited excerpts from this chat. I recently watched a master class episode with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Mary Berry commented on everyone who uses self-rising flour these days. I noticed this on British recipes. Your thoughts? Is […]]]>

Washington Post Food Staff

The Washington Post’s food staff recently answered questions about anything edible. Here are edited excerpts from this chat.

I recently watched a master class episode with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Mary Berry commented on everyone who uses self-rising flour these days. I noticed this on British recipes. Your thoughts? Is it just another bag of flour taking up space in our kitchens? Or is it a good addition?

It’s a bit confusing because British self-rising flour (you can also think of it as self-rising) is different from American self-rising flour. Over there it’s flour and baking powder. Here it is flour, baking powder and salt, usually with a flour with a slightly lower protein content. People love Americans (i.e. White Lily) mostly for things like cookies. If you want a dedicated flour for something like this, of course, go up it yourself. If not, you can make either version at home as needed.

– Becky Krystal

About two years ago I bought myself a set of Wusthof knives. They are just amazing. I wonder how often you would recommend having them professionally sharpened. I still haven’t sharpened them. Thank you very much!

I have my knife sharpened professionally once a year (I’m very late at the moment). I’ve talked to professional knife sharpeners about when you might need to sharpen your knife; one said “when you are not happy” and another said when you have a hard time cutting tomatoes without crushing them or when you cannot make a good clean cut in the skin of the chicken.

– Kari Probe

Avocado toast is basically guacamole on toast, right?

You can put guacamole on toast and call it avocado toast if you like. Guacamole tends to contain a mixture of chopped onions, tomatoes, lime juice, and salt. But there are so many different ways to mix your mashed avo – a lot of people make this mash just from lemon, avo, and salt, which isn’t guacamole. I put a mixture of avocado, lime, salt and dry garlic chutney, which is not guacamole.

– KS

Is there a tip for cleaning a garlic press that I haven’t thought of? That I peel the cloves, and even though my garlic press supposedly cleans itself with a built-in piece of nubby that should force out whatever is left over, I still end up having to use a toothpick or a finger to choose a layer of crushed garlic. I often choose to use a knife instead, but the idea of ​​the press tempts me back – and sometimes the recipes call for it.

The one thing that always works for me is dropping it in water immediately after use and letting it soak while I do the rest of my cooking and cleaning. Then it usually rinses off quite well.

– Joe Yonan

My kitchen is undergoing renovations and I currently have a two burner electric cooktop, microwave, and gas grill. How do I use my gas grill as an oven? It’s possible? I would like to barbecue chicken, not grill it, and is it possible to use the grill to bake cookies?

I am not very experienced in this area, but yes you can use your grill as an oven. The key is to make sure anything you cook up is as far away from the heat source as possible (indirect heat, if you know that term). So that means lighting only one side of the grill, then putting what you plan to cook on the other side (and on a higher grill, if there is one). Then from there just make sure you have a way to monitor the temperature of the grill environment, and you should be good to go.

-Aaron Hutcherson

I noticed that there were white spots on the inside of my electric toaster on the sides. Do they matter? Do you already clean the inside of your electric toaster? I never thought about it before emptying the crumbs sometimes. Obviously I can’t wash / scrub it like I would with a spoon or pan. BTW, the toaster sits between the blender and the electric kettle so it may have been exposed to moisture (kettle) or tiny droplets without me noticing.

If that was me, I would file it under “Things I can’t be bothered about.” ” To the right? Because what difference do the stains inside mean anyway? I think you’re right, it’s probably just a discoloration of the metal, maybe from the humidity, but I can’t imagine that it really matters.

– JY


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See how the stars celebrated: Photos https://fallensouffle.com/see-how-the-stars-celebrated-photos/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 08:16:24 +0000 https://fallensouffle.com/see-how-the-stars-celebrated-photos/ It’s the season ! It’s no surprise that stars love to celebrate Christmas like We. From cooking with their families to wearing the matching pajamas, celebrities embrace the joy of the holiday season and share photos of the festivities when December 25th arrives. Before Christmas, Jana Kramer became aware of marking the holidays for the […]]]>


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