Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Review: Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Alcohol-infused ice pops. Wait, but alcohol doesn’t freeze…right? Actually, Erin Nichols shows that you can with her cocktail-inspired ice pop recipes.

I was ecstatic to be chosen as the SKC contributor to review this book! My 21st birthday is in a few weeks, and I have been waiting for this day more than ever. Graduating from college as a 20-year-old really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…especially when you couldn’t legally drink with your friends during college and still can’t drink with them after graduation.

What is one to do during that awkward phase before turning 21? My solution is boozy ice pops (after all, Erin Nichols claims you can’t a get a hangover from them!). Check out my review of Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick at Small Kitchen College…there’s a Tequila Sunrise poptail recipe at the end!

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Taiwanese-Style Shaved Ice

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

I wasn’t a big fan of shaved ice until I tried the Taiwanese version. Far different from American or Italian styles made with simple syrup, Taiwanese shaved ice consists of flavored shaved ice topped with chopped fruit, ice cream, lots of sweetened condensed milk, and any other goodies you can think of for toppings. The key ingredient is the sweetened condensed milk, which takes Taiwanese-style shaved ice to a whole new level in my opinion. It’s almost in a class of its own, rivaling ice cream or fro-yo for its mouthfeel. If you want to make a frozen dessert this summer and don’t have time to make ice cream, try my far-from-authentic (but really quick!) recipe for Taiwanese Shaved Ice at Small Kitchen College. No need for a special shaved ice machine – just whip out your blender!

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

June has finally arrived. That means it’s time for graduation, summer, and picnics! Picnic food has always been a favorite of mine. But really, what’s there to complain about when you’re munchin’ on Italian cold cuts, potato salad, macaroni salad, and watermelon?

Nothing really. Except for the fact that picnic food isn’t exactly the healthiest! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your picnics healthier. (more…)

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