Topic-Changing-Thursdays: Snacking

You might have noticed that this has been a funny week of posting. Well, we are going away for an extended weekend to visit a friend (one I haven’t seen since our wedding!) and I decided to make this week special for my vacation week. So, you had a tips-y Tuesday post and now a Topic-Changing-Thursday post!

One of the best parts of M&M cookies is eating the leftover M&Ms.

One of the best parts of M&M cookies is eating the leftover M&Ms.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: How to Save a Cake

Let’s say you have great plans to make a cake and you really want to make chocolate buttercream frosting. You might take an existing recipe you know and love and mix it up a bit for chocolate frosting. Let’s say you try it a few times before finally getting it right…well, I have a few tips to help you with chocolate buttercream, particularly the Italian Meringue kind that I make. Then, I have a way of rescuing a cake that needs to be saved with some chocolate buttercream. Feel free to hop in for these ideas…

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Pan-Roasted Corn and Tomatoes

On Wednesday I shared a corn recipe and promised one today. Well, here you go! Another easy corn recipe to enjoy your summer corn, and your summer tomatoes! I love cooking tomatoes. They taste good raw, but they get really sweet after they cook down a bit. With such sweet ingredients, I kept the recipe simple. I actually threw it together on a night when we were eating leftovers. Normally leftovers mean a night off from cooking, but I was in the mood to have something fresh, and K had picked up some fresh corn.

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Easy Corn Guacamole Side Dish

Call this week corny if you will, but I will be sharing 2 corn recipes for you. I always feel like the season for good sweet corn is too short, but sometimes I get bored with just having it on the cob. I started jazzing it up this summer and discovered a few tasty methods that were easy. One method (not shown) is simply mixing the corn with a salad vinaigrette. You know, like the one Joanna gave me. That inspired today’s dish. You sometimes have corn in a salad, so the vinaigrette made sense. Why not mix the corn with other foods it is commonly consumed with, like on a taco? So, I made a guacamole recipe with corn and it was a really nice creamy side. Bonus, it tastes super rich but is healthy because it’s just from the avocado!

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Tips-y Tuesdays: How to Fill Your Waffles

Have you heard of Taiyaki before? Basically, picture a waffle in the shape of a fish with a filling inside. A traditional filling is red bean paste, but you can find many kinds. At a food stand near us, they even have one filled with bacon! I was inspired to fill some waffles of my own with some American-style fillings. For today, I am sharing my successes with cookie butter and jam, and this brings back a first Tips-y Tuesday in a while!

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