Monday, June 19, 2017

New blog!


I have started a new blog! You can find me over at annielikes.com. I started Annie Likes because I wanted to get back into blogging (I know it has been a ridiculously long time since I have posted anything here and I have really missed it!) and I wanted to have a space to share all of my many interests and not just limit it to baking. I will still share recipes on Annie Likes, but I'm excited to include other fun things as well. Come on over and say hi!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Green Juice


I love fresh green juice, especially during the winter months. It always makes me feel refreshed and ready for the day. Although I have to admit it has been way too long since I've pulled out my juicer, making this juice has served as a great reminder to juice more often. My goal is to make a refreshing juice at least once a week, let's call it a New Year's Resolution or is it too late for that?



Recipe
1 granny smith apple
1 celery stock
1/2 cucumber
1/2 lemon
1/4-1/2 inch fresh ginger (depending on taste)
4 kale leaves

Directions
Thoroughly wash all the produce, then juice according to the manufacturer's instructions and enjoy. If you don't have a juicer give this method a try.



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tiny Caramel Apples

When I spotted these Lady Apples at Whole Foods the other day I had to grab a few and turn them into the cutest little caramels apples for Halloween. To make these tiny caramel apples you will need four lady apples, 15 caramels, one teaspoon of water, and a variety of toppings if desired.

Step 1:
Wash and dry the apples.

Step 2:
Prepare caramel apple dipping station: Pour toppings into small bowls (I used coconut, sprinkles, and pecans). Line a plate with wax paper so you have a place to set the apples after they have been dipped and topped. Microwave caramels and water in a microwave safe bowl for two minutes or until caramel has melted, stirring after each minute.

Step 3:
Dip apple.

Step 4:
Immediately roll apple in topping after it has been dipped then place on wax paper and allow caramel to completely cool and set.

Serve apples on a tray or place in cupcake liners.


ENJOY! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Dinner Plans



Every Sunday I make a list of dinners to make for the week. Here's what's on the menu this week.

Monday: Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs (I use these chicken meatballs)

Tuesday: Curried Coconut-Pumpkin Stew

Wednesday: Portobello Mushrooms, Kale, and Black Beans

Thursday: Roasted Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Stuffing

Friday: Out to dinner with friends

Saturday: Turkey Burgers

Sunday: Dinner at my parent's house

GROCERY LIST 
PRODUCE
spaghetti squash
1 large container baby spinach
red onion
garlic
pumpkin
red bell pepper
6 medium portobello mushrooms
onion
acorn squash
shallot
celery

DAIRY
goat cheese
greek yogurt
milk

MEAT
chicken meatballs
8 oz mushrooms
1 lb ground turkey

BAKING
yeast
bread flour
white whole wheat flour
whole wheat flour
pecans

CANS & PACKAGES
chicken stock
1 can light coconut milk
1 package extra-firm tofu
1 can black beans
wild rice
cranberry sauce

*THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE EVERYTHING NEEDED TO MAKE THE ABOVE RECIPES. CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL LINKS TO FIND ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS NEEDED.