Friday, July 25, 2014
When I saw this recipe from the "Damn Delicious" blog, I thought I'd give it a try. It would be the first time I used this multi chopper and I wasn't disappointed in it's performance.
I first saw this multi chopper being used by Rae Drummond, a/k/a Pioneer Woman. I quickly did a search to see if I could find it. There were similar ones on other sites, but the exact one was on the Williams-Sonoma site. Here is a link to the product: http://tinyurl.com/m4ykaju I wasn't in a hurry to get it, so I waited for it to go on sale and with free shipping.
I do have other choppers, but what makes this one different is that you can lift the top part up high enough to put in larger pieces of your potato or vegetables.
I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. Where I varried, is that I put all the seasoning ingredients into a zip lock bag, then added the zucchini sticks; shake it up, took them out and put them on the cooling rack.
The other tip I would suggest, is to line the cookie sheet with foil.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
(Video) Margarita Machine; Not Just For Margaritas! Try This Frozen Mocha Coffee Drink - Frappuccino Style
It's sum, sum, summertime!
Here are two of my favorite non-alcoholic coffee drinks. The $'s you save making your own will more than pay for your Margarita Machine! It's so much fun and such a conversation starter.
I figured 38 drinks would pay for the machine and one 3 lb. Mocafe container. $165 & 25 = $190 divided by $5 per Starbucks frozen drink = 38 at home drinks and you can make them anytime!
Recipe for blender: Yawn, but if you must, you must. :-)
1. 2 cups ice, 2/3 cup Mocafe, 4oz. milk, water, leftover coffee (I find coffee gives it a richer flavor)
2. Blend until smooth.
You can also create your own signature drinks by adding Kahlua, flavored syrups, espresso beans.....
Margarita Machine Method: Much more fun!
1. Add ice to the ice reservoir on the top of the machine
2. Blend thoroughly 4 oz. of coffee with 2/3 cup powdered mix, pour into the blender.
3. Press "Start" and enjoy the show! (see video below)
The two 3 lb. containers of Mocafe shown in my photos are:
Original Mocafe: Exotic Trinidad Nib roasted cocoa notes blended with robust Brazilian coffee, hints of cinnamon.
Wild Tribe Moka: Rich toasted African Forastero Cocoa notes blended with mild Colombian coffee.
|We have had our Margarita Machine for three summers and have put it through it's paces!|
There's plenty of summer left, I highly recommend you give one a try.
|I like to thoroughly mix the powder with the coffee(water, or milk)|
before adding it to the blender.
|Makes about 2 cups of frozen drink.|
See video below to see the machine in action!