Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wake Up, Tastebuds!

One word:  Pinterest.  When I first heard about it, I rolled my eyes.  "Another social media site", I thought and shook my head.  A friend of mine constantly talked about all the amazing things she would find on there.  When I first glanced at it, I thought it was just albums of pictures found around the internet.  When I discovered the pictures linked back to actual information, I was like a kid in the candy store.  Recipes!  SO MANY RECIPES!  I can die happy now.  :)

Now without further ado, for your reading pleasure I give you a nifty little recipe I found on Pinterest (here). 

Cajun Fire Crackers

1 box saltines
1 1/3 cups canola oil
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 packet ranch dressing mix

*You will need a large Tupperware or disposable container or at least a 2 gallon Ziploc bag.  I prefer the Ziploc, myself.


1.)  Add all ingredients to the bag.  Seal shut and mix well. 

Be sure to break up any of the powdery clumps.  Add the crackers, using all four sleeves.  Turn the bag over a few times to coat the crackers.

2.)  Let it sit for a few hours, turning the bag about every 15 minutes.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Truly Perfect Egg Timer

Being a member of (i.e. subscriber to) the Cooking Club of America, I get the pleasure of testing products from time to time.  Recently the club bestowed the Maverick Egg-Perfect Color Changing Eggtimer on my doorstep.  I must admit I was in no way shape or form "wowed" by the packaging.  I found it to be bland, boring, and 80s-esque.  This was definitely an instance of "you can't judge a book by its cover."
When I used it for the first time, I half expected it to melt in the pot of boiling water.  To my surprise, the egg timer really did what it advertised to do.  It changed colors and when it said the eggs were hard boiled, they really were.
Being someone who is notorious for under cooking my hard boiled eggs, this is definitely a product I can stand by.  No more runny interiors for me!