8″ Rainbow & Kahlua Rice Crispy Treat Cake Recipe

 

kaluha rainbow rice krispy treats

A few weeks ago we had pride here in Washington DC so I figured what better way to celebrate my gay friends than by making a giant 8″ rainbow rice crispy treat cake with a Kahlua drizzle on top.  Not only was it delicious and amazing, but it was fun and easy to make.  Before you try to make the rainbow rice crispy treats cake though, I do have a warning for you so that it doesn’t fall apart when you try to cut it so make sure you read the recipe.   [Read more…]

Cupcake Print Aprons & Strawberry Rhubarb Pies

Last week I decided it was time to make a pie and figure out the easiest way possible.  I searched online for the best possible recipes for easy to make crusts as well as fillings for a fruit pie and decided that I would take a tricky strawberry and rhubarb pie and make it as simple as possible.  I’m also excited that my cupcake print apron from Flirty Aprons also got here so I included it in the picture.   It’s the same cupcake apron from this post, and when my cupcake print apron finally came in the mail I was excited enough that I had to bake.  I have an amazing apple pie ready for you next week.  Anyways, I’ve already told you how much I love cupcake print aprons for baking and for showing off and unfortunately the picture with it laying flat doesn’t show how fabulous it actually is.  Flirty aprons also sent me a fabulous matching oven mit for the cupcake print apron they sent me.  Anyways, click the image or link below and you’ll be able to buy this same fabulous cupcake print apron and oven mit and please remeber to use FlirtyAprons.com Coupons apronsshop20 to save when you buy cupcake print aprons.

cupcake print aprons

cupcake print aprons

What I loved about baking in my new cupcake print apron is that it completely helped me to add love into my food.  When I was looking at the fun cupcake print on this apron I could help but smile.  I love how colorful it is, I love the trim and the red neck straps and yellow waist straps that tie into perfect bows.  Because you can tie the neck and waist straps to whatever length you would like, you can tie it to adjust the apron to fit your perfectly.  I also loved that the yellow waist straps on this cupcake print apron match the pockets on the front of the apron perfectly.  When my friends came over they smelled the pie instantly and more importantly I was still wearing the gift from Flirty Aprons and they all wanted to know where they can buy cupcake print aprons for themselves.  The pie and the fabulous cupcake print apron were both hits and I love my new favorite cupcake print apron to wear when I’m baking.  I’m actually wearing it right now while making the apple pie for next week.  Anyways, here is the easy to make and easy to do strawberry and rhubarb pie.

The first thing I did was find the easiest possible pie crust recipe on earth which turned out to be this one.  All it is is

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Then you just take your dry ingredients and throw them into a huge bowl, then mix in your wet ingredients and the easy to make pie crust is done in less than a minute.  You just have to mix it together so that it turns into dough.  Then roll it out and fit it to your pie pan.  I also did another one (which didn’t look as good because I messed up placing it on top of the pie before measuring it which you can see in the picture) and then you bake your pie in the oven on 400 for about 15 to 20 minutes.  If you brush a beaten egg on the top I think it would brown even more.  For the top crust, you could always add a bit of extra sugar or just place it on top of the pie to make the top crust a bit more sweet.

The filling.

For the pie filling I just mused everything up and left some strawberry chunks in for texture and then mixed in my favorite preserves and then got it to taste how I wanted, then threw it into the pie crust.  After that I placed the top crust on and put it in the oven.

The strawberry rhubarb pie was a huge hit.  It was sweet, tart and the crust was perfect for it.  I loved the recipe and everyone loved my cupcake print apron and I told them all to come here, click on my link to buy cupcake print aprons and also to use the coupon code apronsshop20 to save until 9/30 on cupcake print aprons at one of my favorite apron shops.

Vintage Blossoms Apron and Mediterranean Burger Recipe

Although I should have used this black vintage flower blossoms apron for women with the chorizo burgers recipe in this post, it still makes me think Mediterranean food…except I’m going Greek and Italian with this one.  One of my favorite places to eat in the world is the Mediterranean.  You have Nice in France, Naples in Italy, Kudasi, Tunisia, Barcelona, Morocco and a ton of other places with amazing foods that are almost 100% unique from each other.  I cannot tell you how much I love the flavors that come from the area as well as the unique spices and how they all have one thing in common.  They are comfort foods that you can eat and relax with while soaking in sun, feeling good and you can actually taste the culture and love that has gone into these ingredients over the years.  That is why I also love this vintage flower blossoms apron for women.

The black vintage flower blossoms apron makes me think of an old time in a Spanish kitchen with an Abuela (Grandma).  It also makes me think of when I was walking through Italy and saw the moms wearing similar colors and fashions.  The flower market in Nice made me love the blossoms on this apron and the decorative fringes, straps and ruffles made me think of Turkey and Morocco.  For some reason this vintage black flower blossoms apron for women brings together all of my favorite things with food from the Mediterranean and made me think of doing my fabulous beef Mediterranean inspired burger.  The burger is more Greece and Italy than anything else, but you will love it and love serving it at a party or to your family.  The recipe is just below the apron.

vintage flower blossoms apron for women

Vintage Flower Blossoms Apron for Women – $34.95This vintage styled black, white and red flower blossom apron screams fun to me.  Not only can you use it to make something Mediterranean like the recipe below, but it is also perfect for you to use when you are cooking with your daughter since it also comes in girls sizes (and for less money!).You can wear the matching vintage flower blossom aprons to help bond with your daughter and teach her family recipes for desserts like apple pies or entrees like your secret meatloaf or sauce that has been passed down from mother to daughter.  Every family has a recipe, whether it is a Brisket, a Cookie, a Cake Batter or something else that is traditional for your family and there is no better way to share and teach it to the next generation than by doing it together with matching aprons that resemble history or vintage like this fun and fashionable vintage flower print apron for women.  I absolutely love it and know that you will too.With the gorgeous waist wraps that form a bow on the side and the red and white polka dot neck straps and front pocket, it is functional, fashionable and fabulous.  You’ll also love the matching fringe that runs along the bottom to complete the design and match the waist straps.  This is an amazingly gorgeous and fabulous vintage apron for women that you absolutely cannot pass up.

Mediterranean Burger Recipe

For the Mediterranean Burger, you will need a few things to get started.

  • Baby spinach
  • Ground beef
  • Chopped garlic
  • Diced red onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Chopped kalamata olives
  • Sliced brown heirloom tomatoes
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Now take a large mixing bowl and pour in a couple of table spoons of extra virgin olive oil.  Add in the ground beef and a few pinches of salt and pepper…depending on how many burgers you are making.  Mix all of this together (you can add in bread crumbs too if you want).  Now that its mixed, take half of your baby spinach and half of your feta cheese, all of the garlic and onions (measured to taste) and the chopped kalamata olives and mix them into the ground beef.  Once mixed well enough, create your burger patties.

Now grill or cook how you normally would and when they are almost ready, mix the remaining baby spinach leaves with the remaining feta cheese and place on top of the burger so it doesn’t fall.  Now place a lid over them so that they melt onto the burger nicely.  Now slice the brown heirloom tomatoes and place a slice on top then serve on your favorite bun.

Enjoy making these amazing Mediterranean burgers and don’t forget to buy the black vintage flower apron for women above to help keep this blog going with more fun and fabulous recipes.  You can also share this post on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook by clicking on the icons above.  This is one of my favorite summertime burger recipes and I hope you enjoy it as well.

High End Aqua Blue Aprons & Tea Cakes Recipes

I saw this aqua blue apron with a gorgeous chandelier pattern on it and instantly thought of a masquerade or a fancy dinner or even for preparing a fun high end tea party for the girls.  You could also use it to serve your own girls if you were doing a fun themed day of tea parties and spas with your daughter, or even for a tea party themed birthday party and have each of the moms or hostesses wear one. What’s also fun is that if you click on the image or link to view this one, there is also a pink version for girls to wear so that you can do a mother daughter cooking day or even for a fun day to teach her different things around the house.

I know it isn’t the modern woman thing to do, cooking and cleaning and teaching your daughter how to do it, but at the same time, cooking, tea parties and spa days are actually extremely fun and a great way for you to be able to bond with her.  Not only do you get to spend the day together doing things that will keep you both entertained, but you also get to talk and really catch up on everything.  Parenting can be hard which is why when you get a chance or can find a fun way to have some time to bond with your daughter, you should take it and use it to your advantage.  Not only will she remember it, but it’ll also help you to build more memories that you can bring up when she is older and both of you can think back and then do them again when she is ready to have kids as a three generation tea party.  It may sound old fashioned, but at the same time, some of these memories are what make families stronger and can help to bond generations of people together.

Designer blue aprons for women

Women’s Apron Aqua Damask– Just $34.95.If you’re like me then you loved Sex and the City when it was on.  If you’re Carrie, an apron would be an accessory that would be in the oven with her other storage items.  However, if you’re Charlotte, this aqua blue apron would be what you would use before dinner when serving your husband.Not only could I see Charlotte walking through a shop and stopping at this apron to go into one of her dreams about having a kid and buying the blue one for her and the pink kids version for her future daughter which she is always trying to have.  Not only is it completely a high class and conservative, but fun and fashionable aqua blue apron, but the black straps remind me of peacock feathers and the black waist straps that form a bow on your side are absolutely elegant.

The ruffled trip with a peacock patterned black fringe compliment the look of this apron and add in a sexy feel to the overall design while the black pouch on the front help to break up all the patterns and provide balance to this gorgeous aqua blue apron.  Because the waist straps wrap around to tie in the front, this aqua blue apron will help to show off your figure and if you are a larger person, you can tie it higher to help hide some of the curves that show in the wrong places and enhance your features where you want in the right places.  That is one of the reasons I am absolutely obsessed with the aqua blue apron.  It is classy, flattering and absolutely elegant and affordable.  It is above and beyond one of my favorites and a must have if you are the person who liked to look amazing while entertaining.

Ok, here are a couple of simple snack foods you can make and serve to show off the apron as well as your ability to entertain at a tea party with your guests or family and friends.

Cucumber Sandwhiches done my way

This is a recipe I altered for when I need to make something fast, simple and for when it is cool out.

  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • low fat cream cheese
  • Dill
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Campari Tomatoes or Heirloom (the dark ones)
  • Olive oil

Take the loaf of french bread and cut slices out of it.  I like to do it at angles so I can do more with the arrangement for plating.  Then drizzle olive oil over them and put them in the oven at 350 to toast.  You can also just toast them in a frying pan on the stove.  Now, while they are toasting, take the cream cheese and work it in a mixing bowl so it becomes soft.  You can also throw in a little bit of sour cream if you want.  Chop your dill and add it to the cream cheese and then throw in a bit of sea salt and pepper.  Now take the cucumber and tomatoes and slice them so they are round and fit on the toasted bread slices perfectly.  Spread the cream cheese mixture on the toast slices, top with either a tomato or cucumber, arrange on a plate and you’re done.

Two other fun foods to serve with this apron for a tea party are petitfores in pink and blue or if you can find animal shaped ones and you can also do iced cookies.  They match perfectly with the sandwiches and also for summer.  If you can match your aqua and blue apron, you’ll look even more impressive when you carry them out and everyone will want to know where you bought it.

The aqua and blue apron with the chandelier print and black straps is absolutely one of the most classy aprons you can find.  It is elegant, fun and has a great cut and features a ton of high end patterns.  You absolutely cannot go wrong with the aqua ablue apron for your tea party or day of cooking with your daughter.  You can also order the same one in pink if you’d like to have a matching one for your daughter to help bond even more.