Coconut flour mini cake

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I love having something sweet after dinner, but sometimes I don’t really feel like baking a whole big cake just to satisfy that sweet tooth. This recipe is super easy and great for entertaining.  My dad makes an almond version of this cake which is fantastic as well. The mini cakes basically come out looking like cupcakes.  I used my small food processor to make these. Its an easy clean up too. You can top this little delight with what ever your taste buds desire.  I know summer is now behind us but I am still a sucker for raspberries they have become one of my favorite fruits.  I made a raspberry sauce for this mini cake which is easy to prepare as well.  You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy with a glass of red wine or coffee. 

Makes only 4 Servings

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Coconut flour

1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1-2 tablespoons dark rum

1/4 cup almond milk

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees

In a small to medium food processor add the ingredients. Mix for about 1 Minute until well incorporated. Take 4 baking cups that are lined with parchment paper and foil (picture provided in slide show of cups). Pour mixture into cups and into the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown on top and toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool. Remove from paper and set on a plate. Turn mini cake upside down. This will give it more of a cake look.

Raspberry Sauce:

Ingredients:

2 pint fresh Raspberries, washed

1/4 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon lime or lemon juice

Preparation:

In a small saucepan on medium to low heat add ingredients. Stir occasionally and press down on raspberries.  Takes about 8 to 10 minutes until you get a good sauce. If it dries out add a splash of water and stir. I love the seeds so I did not strain it. But feel free to do so. Drizzle sauce over mini cake.

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Spaetzle (German Noodles)

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Oktoberfest is upon us. So I figured this would be a great recipe to share. A traditional noodle called Spaetzle. It’s super easy to make and you can get super creative with flavoring. I used some nutmeg in the dough which gives it that earthy taste. Also when making the Spaetzle you would need a Spaetzle maker but in this case I didn’t have one so I used a pasta colander. You need something that has little to medium holes on it so you can pass the dough through to make little Spaetzle noodles. I served the noodles with a fried pork tenderloin cutlet. I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Salt and white pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile take a large bowl and mix flour, eggs, nutmeg, s&p and milk, until smooth.

When the water has come to a boil season with salt (remember you want your boiling water to taste like the sea). Take the colander and hold above the boiling water. Pour some of the mix into the colander. You can use a spatula to help the batter pass through the holes. Cook noodles for about 5 minutes.

Next take a sauté pan and melt butter, add Spaetzle toss together with butter. Finally add the Parmesan cheese, parsley and scallions. Serve.

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Hosting a Food Should Taste Good Gathering

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One of the things I love to do the most, other than cooking, is to entertain for family and friends.  When I had the opportunity to get together with friends to host a party for Food Should Taste Good I was excited.  I made some different dips some salsa, cheese dip and cheese platter with fruits. Also a guacamole with some crabmeat and sliced cucumber with smoked salmon with capers.  I had a couple of bottles of wine for my wines drinkers and some beer for my beer lovers.  To entertain I placed my chips on a long party platter. I set 4 flavors of the Food Should Taste Good tortillas blue chips, guacamole, olive and sweet potato.  Everyone had their favorite flavor. Food Should Taste Good has a great variety for a get together and party. 

All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have zero grams trans fats. They are also certified Kosher.  Plus, many varieties are certified vegan. Which is a plus when purchasing chips for parties.

Remember to get creative with your parties.  People tend to eat with their eyes first so make the setting appealing and interesting.  Try and bring flavors of spice and sweet to the table.  If you don’t drink alcohol make virgin cocktails or provide refreshments of a sort.  Bottom line is you want to have fun and enjoy your guests.

For information about Food Should Taste Good check them out http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com/

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The Melting Pot in King of Prussia

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The family and I had the pleasure of going to dinner at The Melting Pot in King of Prussia last week. First off if you love fondue this restaurant is a must to try. We love cheese in our family so the kids were just as excited as the hubby and I were. The service at the King of Prussia Melting Pot was amazing. Our waiter was so helpful and super friendly with us and the kids. Melting pot has a great selection of cheeses, broths, meats and veggies. It’s a great place for a first date or for a family outing. There were 2 burners on our table where we were able to enjoy and cook our own food. We enjoyed a 4 course meal.

For the appetizer we had to choose different cheeses to melt in the fondue pot and a variety of veggies, tortilla chips and bread all for dipping.  Next was a refreshing delicious salad of our choice.  We all chose something different to enhance the experience.  Afterwards for the main course, we chose the “land and sea” and the “king of Prussia.”  We enjoyed lobster tail, chicken, filet mignon, pot stickers, shrimp, steak and lots of veggies. We cooked this in 2 amazing broths on the burners at our table.

To the grand finale where the best is for last… dessert.  We let our kids choose what kind of chocolate they wanted for dipping. My little guy choose the s’mores and my little girl choose dark chocolate salted caramel. The server brought out fruits, brownies, pound cake, cheese cake and rice Krispy treats.  My kids were in heaven but so was I.  All and all the restaurant is a must try in my book.  There is a wide selection of wines and a menu that will make you wanting to come back for more.  It is an experience not to be rushed, but to sit and enjoy with great company.  Check out their website here or video below.

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Food Should Taste Good Pairings

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 I have been enjoying Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips now for a couple of weeks. I Love working with a fantastic brand and am happy to have partnered up with this one. My kids and hubby are totally hooked. Below I have two recipes for you to pair with the chips (which are delicious on their own).  One of the recipes I’ve concocted is a spicy and the other a sweet.

I wanted to try to make different kinds of dip to enjoy along with the chips. The hubby and I enjoy jalapeño poppers so why not make a dip out of it?  The other reminds me of the Autumn season with some sweet potato chips; almost like a sweet potato casserole.  These are super easy recipes and great for future holiday and football parties get togethers.

Jalapeño popper dip

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Ingredients:
2 (8oz pkg) cream cheese, room temperature
2-3 jalapeño peppers, diced
4-6 pieces of cooked bacon, crumbled
Green onions, chopped for garnish, optional

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
In a medium bowl mix cream cheese and jalapeños together. Place the mixture in a oven safe dish. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes until bubbling.

Take out of the oven top with bacon and green onions. Serve warm.

Chocolate marshmallow dip

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Ingredients:
2 cups of chocolate chips, melted
1-2 large marshmallows, roasted
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1/4 cup of heavy cream

Preparation:
In a medium bowl cook the chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter.  Place the heat safe bowl over a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.

After chocolate is done place into a small bowl. Now roast the marshmallow and place it on top of the chocolate.

Braided Chicken Bread

 

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Talk about entertaining your guests. This braided chicken bread is super easy and looks so fancy.  Family and friends will think you spent lots of time making this, but it is such a simple recipe.  You can even make mini ones if you would like.  With kids back in school and parents trying to figure out quick meals this will definitely help.  If you’re feeling creative change some of the fillings with what you love.  This can also be turned into something sweet.

Ingredients:

1 Rotisserie chicken, shredded for meat

(2) 8oz can crescent rolls

1 cup frozen broccoli

1 cup frozen corn

1 egg, beaten

1 teaspoon of water

salt & pepper, to taste

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

8oz package cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup mayo

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.

Take a baking sheet and a piece of parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium to large bowl take shredded chicken, corn, broccoli, salt & pepper, cheddar cheese, mayo and cream cheese and mix everything together until well combined.

Next take the 2 crescent roll dough and roll it out on a flat surface. Sticking them together to form one big rectangle piece. Place the dough on the baking sheet. Take filling and place in the middle of the dough. Take the side pieces and cut them into even strips on both sides.

Starting at the top fold that piece in to cover the end. Next take the strips and start to fold them over like a braid. At the end fold that in to cover as well.

Take the egg and water and beat to make an egg wash. Brush it all over the braid. Place in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

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Feastival 2014

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Its back!! FringeArts announces the fifth annual Audi FEASTIVAL will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014. The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL will expose the region’s most influential business leaders and tastemakers to FringeArts by uniting dynamic and cutting edge artistic performances with world-class restaurants. This year’s event will be held at Penn’s Landing, 1 North Delaware Avenue on the Delaware River waterfront between Market and Chestnut Streets from 7:00-10:00 PM. More than eight hundred attendees are expected for what promises to be the cultural event of the year.  Tickets are now on sale at www.phillyfeastival.com 

The 2014 Audi FEASTIVAL, presented by Philadelphia Magazine/Foobooz, PECO, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, will once again be co-hosted by three culinary luminaries: Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire Taichman. Event co-chairs are Denise Di Simone of PNC Bank; Real Estate Attorney Tony Forte of Saul Ewing LLP; and Jesse & Beka Rendell.    Crystal and Truffle level sponsors include Amstel Light, The Governor’s Woods Foundation, Advanced Staging Production, COOK, Expert Events, Franklin Square Capital Partners, Hersha, Parx Casino, PNC Bank-Arts Alive, Sparks, and Susquehanna Bank.

Participants include:

1 Tippling Place, 10 Arts, Aldine, Alla Spina, American Sardine Bar, Audrey Claire, Bank & Bourbon, Bar Ferdinand, Bar Volver, Bibou, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Bistrot La Minette, Border Springs Farm, Brauhaus Schmitz, Buddakan, Butcher & Singer, Capogiro, Charlie was a sinner., C & R Kitchen, CoZara, Cuba Libre, The Dandelion, Di Bruno Bros, Drexel Culinary, Eclat Chocolate, El Vez, Ela, Ella’s American Bistro, Emmanuelle, Farmer’s Road Drive Thru, Federal Donuts, Fette Sau, Fork Restaurant, The Gaslight, Gozen Yogurt, Independence Beer Garden, La Calaca Feliz, La Colombe Torrefaction, La Peg, Lacroix, Laurel, Le Cheri, Le Virtu, Lotus Farm to Table,  Mamou, Matyson, Mercato, Metropolitan Café, Morimoto, Nectar, Noord, OIC, Opa, Oyster House, Parc, Percy Street BBQ, Pizzeria Stella,  Pod,  Poi Dog, R2L, Rouge, Russet, Sampan, Sancho Pistolas, Sbraga, Shake Shack, Society Hill Society,  Southwark, Square 1682, Sweetbox, Tavro 13, Tela’s Market, The Twisted Tail, Tria, Twenty Manning Grill, V Street, Verdad, Vernalicious, Vernick,, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Will, World Café Live, Zahav, and Zama.

I hope to see you there.

Winner of Food Should Taste Good

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Thank you to everyone that entered. Please keep checking back on more giveaways to come. It’s that time. Drum roll please………..Congrats Laura Jacobson you have won. I will email you. You have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks Again for entering and enjoy.

Giveaway with Food Should Taste Good!

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It’s been a while since Homemade Delish has held a giveaway.  Well its finally time. Homemade Delish has partnered up with Food Should Taste good for this awesome giveaway.  I did a review of some of Food Should Taste Good Tortilla chips check here. This is such a fun giveaway.  It’s packed with all the goodies you will need for a party.  Your guests will fall in love with Food Should Taste Good products all natural and healthy chips. Below you will find what is included in this giveaway for one lucky winner.

(1) 9-Piece Square Dipping Set

(1) Nostalgia Electric Fondue Pot, including 6 forks

(1) Stainless Steel Snack Bowl

(1) $100 Visa Gift card

And, of course, a variety of Food Should Taste Good product

All you have to do to enter, is leave a comment at one or more of the following Homemade Delish social pages, or this site.  Good luck everyone.

1. Join Homemade Delish and Food Should Taste Good on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.

2. Follow @homemadedelish and @FSTG_chips on Twitter. Leave a separate comment letting us know you are following if you haven’t already.

3. Subscribe to Homemade Delish via email. Leave a separate comment letting us know you subscribe via email. If you haven’t already.

The giveaway is open until Wednesday, August 27th  at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Food Should Taste Good. Good luck!

Buick Regal GS and Lacrosse

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I had the pleasure of trying out these 2 great cars back in June and July.  When you think Buick you automatically think of grandma’s car. I have to tell you when I saw these cars for the first time I couldn’t even believe that these were Buicks.  The style and sexiness (yes I said sexiness) these cars bring is outstanding.  Now I’m no car specialist but I know a good car when I see one. 

First up lets talk about the Buick Regal GS its sporty look is a plus.  Giving you that fresh fast car look. It was such a fun car to drive.  The seats were very comfortable, it has an excellent AWD as well. I really think this car can stand up to its competitors with all is has to offer.

Safety is important especially for my little family. The Buick Regal GS offers Innovative, sensor-equipped safety features see where you can’t to help you steer clear of potential collisions and obstacles, and eight air bags come standard for even greater confidence. So you can navigate every twist, turn and passing lane with consummate peace of mind.

The Regal helps you better enjoy everything you love most. With a word, Buick IntelliLink connects you to preferred smartphone contacts, MP3s, destinations on file and more. Optional Bose speakers enhance listening pleasure. And passive entry unlocks your Regal without the need for a key — proof that instant gratification isn’t limited to the gas pedal. Who doesn’t love some awesome technology in a car.

All in all if you want a car with speed, great performance and good looking. 

Next lets talk about the big brother to the Regal GS the Lacrosse.  This classy car has a elegant interior giving you a smooth and quiet ride. Respectable fuel economy, which is a must now a days; available all-wheel drive; many available safety features and top crash test scores.

I was loving the Side Blind Zone Alert it helps you stay on course, while Rear Cross Traffic Alert uses radar to detect vehicles behind you. Take care of business without taking your eyes off the road with next-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment.

My neighbor liked this car so much she went out and picked one up. Everyday now she is thanking me. 

Consumer reports just ranked the Regal one point behind BMW, tied with Mercedes and Audi, and ahead of Volvo.

Lacrosse was named 2014 consumer guide best buy in large car segment.

Both Lacrosse and Regal add in vehicle Wifi and OnStar 4GLTE for 2015. Talk about being connected.

Checkout more here for new models 2015 http://www.buick.com/

 

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