Posts tagged "Earth Balance vegetable shortening"

The IKEA Effect: Mid-week Swedish Meatballs

The IKEA Effect: Mid-week Swedish Meatballs
Schaumburg’s IKEA is the Disney World of furniture for my kids. The bright colors, interesting shapes, and inventive toys are almost as irresistible as the Swedish Meatballs wafting from the 4th floor above. While I contemplate the effort involved in building a Hensvik for my daughter’s bedroom, the kids move from display to display, sitting... Read more »

Rise n' Shine with Paula's Lightened Up French Toast

Rise n' Shine with Paula's Lightened Up French Toast
Love her or hate her, there is no denying that Paula Deen has become a food icon. Her easygoing attitude, southern charm,  and penchant for party food have made her recipes a favorite amongst family gatherings across the country. There is also no denying that her recipes have become synonymous with butter, cheese, and sugar….anything... Read more »

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes
If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you know I have a penchant for anything chocolate. Giving it up will never appear on any of my New Year’s resolutions.  As evidenced by the success of Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate and peanut butter are a delicious combination. By the way, Reese’s peanut butter cups are... Read more »
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Chocoholics Unite! Ghirardelli's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe done Gluten and Dairy Free

Chocoholics Unite! Ghirardelli's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe done Gluten and Dairy Free
Attempt after failed attempt, I could not seem to re-create the taste and texture of the gooey, gluten filled chocolate chip cookies I remember from childhood. Most times, it was the gluten free flour mixture. Too grainy. Too crumbly. Too dry. Too greasy. No rise. Finally! I found a flour mixture that results in chocolaty... Read more »