In celebration of International Hemp Day which was on 4/21 I got together with my friend from grad school that happens to be an expert hemp enthusiast and made some hemp-tastic food! We thought the cookies turned out particularly well! So well that we had to make another batch the same day because the first batch made too few cookies!
All the ingredients
A quick hempy recipe, these crunchy little oatmeal bars make a great snack – not too sweet! They got rave reviews from all our tasters!
While most people are familiar with the 4/20 holiday less people are familiar with the 4/21 Hemp Day Holiday. Hemp is a superfood that comes in many edible forms – seeds, hemp hearts, oil, butter, protein powder, milk and flour. There’s now hemp beer, hemp granola and a plethora of other healthy (and not so healthy) hemp snacks on the market these days. Yet hemp has a lot of other practical uses in many other industries. The same plot of hemp that you can make a variety of foods from can also be used to make lotions and soaps; the fibers can be used for textiles, insulation, bio-composites, rope; and the dust can even be used as a byproduct to soak up oil spills or compressed into a pellet and sold to coal companies as an energy source for carbon offsets. Additional products that can be made from hemp include: paper, carpeting, paints, ethanol/biofuel, diesel fuel, animal bedding and animal feed, mulch, flour, solvents and lubricants. Why do I know or care about all this hempy goodness? My roommate from grad school is a hemp-obsessed Fulbright Scholar that know more about hemp than anyone else I’ve ever met! So for hemp day we used some of these ingredients to make some tasty hemp food, all while enjoying hemp beer!
What could be better than a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie? A cookie made out of a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie! It’s cookie squared, which means they’re super intense so make sure you have some milk in the house!
After such a long hiatus, you’d think that we’d come back with some gourmet recipe to impress y’all with. Instead we’re offering this recipe in honor of James, a dear friend that died far too young. James had a penchant for good food, indulgent desserts and most all alcohol… with a soft spot for good vodka. This combines two of those loves quite beautifully.
Prepare the box mix of brownies as directed and add a tablespoon of vodka. Once you’ve taken the brownies out of the oven, let them cool just a couple minutes and then prick them all over with a toothpick. Brush a thin layer of vodka over the top of the brownies and let cool completely.
Slice and enjoy with a shot of your favorite vodka!
We found this recipe on Joy the Baker’s website and couldn’t resist trying it out for a girls night!
It’s as amazing as it sounds! Happy Valentines Day!
butter (for greasing the pan)
Melted brie wrapped in puff pastry on a stick. With just a smudge of jam. Need I say more?
Full recipe and instructions coming soon.
Last minute invite to a party, currently without a functioning oven, still needed to make a yummy dessert… wanted to make the Fresh Blueberry Pie, but couldn’t find blueberries at my local supermarket. So… no-bake cheesecake to the rescue! Stirred up the crust as instructed but added lemon zest, added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the filling and refrigerated for an hour. Mixed up some greek yogurt and honey to spread over the top, drizzled with a bit more honey and decorated with lemon slices! Fabulous last minute dessert!
Pictures from South America, as Tami travels through Chile and Argentina!
Grandma’s secret recipe!
1 cup oatmeal (either quick oats soaked in milk 1minute, or old fashion soaked overnight)
1 cup milk
juice of 1 lemon
½ cup orange juice
2 unpeeled apples, grated
2 oranges, sliced
2 pears, grated
handful of raisins
Mix everything together!
4 cups fresh blueberries
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 pre-made crust, baked
FoodPornDaily.com is our drool-a-day website.
The cookbook is just as beautiful and where we got the following recipe…
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
¼ cup granulated sugar (or in our case Maple Sugar)
½ tsp. salt
1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
1 large egg, beaten
½ cup lukewarm water (105 – 110 degrees F)
1 packet active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
3 ¾ cups flour, plus extra- as needed
4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
Yes, you read that right… if you’re even reading this. If you’re not still wiping the drool off your keyboard, here’s how easy these are to make:
Prepare brownie mix per the instructions on the back of the box
Pour just enough of the batter into the pan to cover the bottom
Shove as many oreos as you can, in a single layer, into the batter
Pour the rest of the batter over the oreos and smooth
Bake as instructed
Try to wait for the brownies to cool so you don’t burn yourself stuffing them in your mouth!
1 cup oatmeal
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. cold butter, cut up
2/3 cup buttermilk or yogurt or 2/3 cup milk + 2/3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
Mascarpone Cheese & Honey
Literally just mix the container of mascarpone cheese (usually 8oz) with 4 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Top with fresh fruit of your choosing!
Avocado and Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Yep. It’s easy and the little ones love it. Spread cream cheese on one slice of bread and avocado on the other. Put them together! Remember to cut off the crust!
This week we’ll be featuring recipes and tips making your own tea party!
This is what happens when someone super awesome has a birthday and mentions that he likes root beer…. a cookie is born!
1 cup butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 tsp. root beer extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Root Beer OR Vanilla frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. root beer OR vanilla extract
Yet again, Laurie has outdone herself. She whipped up a beautiful lemon berry trifle! The lemon curd she used in this recipe is quite simply to die for. You just want to keep eating it. And eating it. And eating it. Which is what we did!
1 vanilla bean cake (in a 10 in springform pan)
2/3 cup of raspberry preserves
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
2 cups of Lemon Curd
1/2 cup of sliced strawberries with 1 tsp of sugar
Scramble some eggs, whip up the bacon waffles and drench them in agave nectar! A perfectly decadent, yet easy, weekend breakfast.
A bag of leftover bagels – chopped into little squares
leftover cinnamon bread – chopped into little squares
3 cups half & half (or whole milk or heavy cream)
The world’s most ridiculous conversation took place while I was making this…
Peter asks what I’m making.I say “bread pudding with the left over cubed bread.” He eyes the bacon I’m frying and asks “with bacon?” “Well, yeah, bacon makes everything better!” I reply. “Even dessert?” he asks skeptically. “Dessert??? This has bacon, cheese, spinach and sun-sried tomatoes. I didn’t know where was such a thing as sweet bread pudding” I reply. Pause. “I didn’t know there was such a thing as savory bread pudding!” LOL
1 loaf bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (5-ounce) package spinach leaves
1 jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained well
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
(we threw in a mixture of all the cheeses we had on hand… gruyere, parmesan and a bit of asiago too)
3 cups milk
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
This is why we love Laurie so much… she brings the best strawberry shortcake ever! Ok… it’s not just the shortcake, but it helps! The recipe is from Martha Stewart!
Taken straight from the lid of the Quaker® Oats container!
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup raisins
We got the inspiration for this cheesecake from the Killer Bars! Mmmm… so decadent!
Two packages of graham crackers
1 stick melted butter
8 ounces 70% chocolate
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
8 ounces butterscotch chips
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup salted macadamia nuts (for decorating)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (for decorating)