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Oct
14
2017
Oct 14, 2017
Posted in: Recipes

thingsthatwedo.com - cheddar cheese scones

Occasionally, my baking results surprise me. It’s no secret that I like to tweak recipes, I can’t help it. I’m always trying to either cram more things in or take things out. Often, I find baked goods too sweet so I always fiddle with the sugar content. I also try to add ground flax, ground almonds or something else that’s a little heartier in to the recipes to see if I can buff them up a bit more. Sometimes, I make things happen and don’t even realize I’m doing it (like the time I misread a recipe and added 1 cup of milk instead of the ½ cup recommended and yet the cake was delicious!). They don’t always turn out but at least I can say I tried.

Lo and behold, a success story: I made cheddar scones!

Pardon me? Yes, you heard correctly. I made cheddar scones from a basic scone recipe that I was familiar with. The family loved them and they suited our taste buds – cheesy but not insanely so with subtle flavours that made us happy as can be. I mean, really, that’s the best part about baking – making flavours that work for you! - Continue Reading

Oct
7
2017
Oct 7, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - pc pesto

I’m a big fan of pesto. Fragrant, flavourful, and so versatile, pesto is a culinary lifesaver.  Years ago, I used to make my own pesto but nowadays I just don’t have fresh basil lying around and truthfully, I’m the only one in the family that appreciates it. It’s a great lunch saver especially if I have some leftover pasta lying around. Add a spoon of pesto, a bit of parmesan, throw in a few veggies, and I’m good to go. It’s so much better than picking up takeout!

I’ve tried to find a store bought pesto sauce that works for me but it hasn’t been easy. I’m not a big fan of the pre-made pesto sauces with almonds or pine nuts because I can’t be sure it’ll stay fresh long enough for me to use it all before it all goes funky in my fridge. After all, I’m the only one that’ll use it and while I love pesto, I’m not eating every day.

It’s taken me a while but I finally found this PC Pesto sauce made without pine nuts or almonds. - Continue Reading

Oct
2
2017
Oct 2, 2017

thingsthatwedo.com - betty crockers lemon flavoured dessert bar mix

There I am standing at the grocery store pondering all the boxed stuff on the shelves and this box catches my eye: Betty Crocker’s Lemon Flavoured Dessert Bar Mix.

You see, I make lemon bars and while I’m no expert baker by any means, I’d have to say my lemon bars are pretty tasty. So, if I can make lemon bars that means they’re relatively easy to make.

Thus, my brain has to ask: what’s inside this box of Betty Crocker’s Lemon Flavoured Dessert Bar Mix? If I was in a rush, would I use this box? - Continue Reading

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