Tips-y Tuesdays: Storing Cilantro Longterm

Have you ever had a bit of cilantro leftover and wanted to use it before it went bad, but didn’t have a need for it? Or maybe another fresh leafy herb like basil? I came across this idea awhile ago, and then prepped the cilantro awhile ago, but didn’t use it immediately. I discovered that it worked in a pinch (pun intended) for this chicken recipe. I decided to pass along the tip here for others who might be interested.

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Jerk Chicken

To be honest, I don’t think this is really close at all to traditional jerk chicken. At least, not from what I’ve seen previously. But, I do think it is a tasty sweet and slightly spicy chicken dish. You can certainly add extra spice to it, but as usual….we tone things down a bit in this house. More of a 1 star kind of restaurant here, haha.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 1 Year Old!

The big day happened this week. The Fudgelet went from baby to toddler! After making very small changes over the last month or two, he definitely made some big changes this past month. It’s like he knew the big day was coming, and he wanted to be prepared.

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Cookie Butter Spice Cupcakes with Chocolate Meringue Buttercream

They say that girls are sugar and spice and everything nice. I think boys are also full of all of that good stuff. Well, these cupcakes have all of that, and not for a little girl. For my little boy. That’s right. He is no longer a baby, but today is a little boy. Sigh. Today’s post is to celebrate his birthday. I have filled this month so far with many chocolatey recipes in honor of his first birthday. Here is another one that I hope to make for him when he is a bit older.

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Fudgelet Food: Part 2

I haven’t written about the Fudgelet’s food for awhile. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been making him food, but I have just been lazy about sharing it on here–sorry! He has been getting a whole variety, with different meats, vegetables, fruits, and snacks from the store. I started him on some store food because 1) it was easy finger food to give him practice picking up and chewing (especially before he had a tooth) and 2) I knew that when we visited Maryland I would want to just buy store food and give it to keep things easy. Eventually he will be doing regular table food, but since he is not ready yet, we wanted to make sure he would eat the store purees, and not just Mommy’s. :)

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Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream

Do you know what is happening one week from today? A very big deal. Part of the reason we need to have more fudginess today.

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So much fudginess…

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One-Pot Brownies

These are not related to the substance that is legal in my state, along with Colorado. It is also not related to One Direction, although I served these brownies to some of their fans. They are tasty, and they are able to be adapted to your favorite flavors. For instance, I have added a bit of instant coffee in the first step. I also like to add mint chips and give it an Andes kind of flavor. These are super easy and fast, ranking them up with my favorite brownies. I like my fudgy ones a bit better because they are taller, but if I am in the mood for a really gooey brownie that is fast, these are the right ones.

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