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Foodie Friday: Brown Butter Churro Fries with 3 Minute Salted Brown Butter Drizzle | Cooking For Keeps

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Brown Butter Butter Churro Fries with 3 Minute Salted Brown Butter Caramel

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1/2 cup fries

These are the cheese fries of the dessert world! Tiny churro fries are covered in a super easy and quick brown butter caramel sauce.

Ingredients

Churro
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
Brown Butter Caramel Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon fleur de sel
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, melt the butter over a medium-high heat. Swirl the butter until it begins to brown, once it smells nutty and becomes a deep brown, add the water and brown sugar. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and stir occasionally until the brown sugar is melted. Add the salt and almond extract. Add in the flour all at once, and stir vigorously until combined. Remove from heat and add eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously until completely combined before adding the next egg.
  2. Fill a large pastry or ziplock bag fitted with a small star tip with the dough.
  3. In a large deep pan, heat about an inch of canola oil. Heat to 375 degrees. Pipe dough into oil, using scissors to cut off each straw. Fry in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. On a plate, combine sugar and cinnamon. Coat churro fries in cinnamon sugar.
  5. To make the sauce. Add butter to a non-stick skillet. Melt over a medium-high heat. Swirl the pan until it begins to brown, once it smelly nutty and becomes a deep brown, add the brown sugar and cream. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally until brown sugar has melted.
  6. Remove from heat and add fleur de sel.
  7. Arrange “fries” on platter and drizzle with caramel sauce. Sprinkle with a little bit of fleur de sel. (You can also just use the sauce to dip)



(Source: cookingforkeeps.com)

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Wedding Venue of the Week | Niverville Heritage Center - Niverville, MB

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The Niverville Heritage Centre is a gorgeous all-inclusive venue that is able to take care of all your event needs. We have heard time and time again that our clients appreciate how much we are able to do for them, and relieve them of the stress of planning! 

Centrally located within 20 minutes of Winnipeg and Steinbach, in the heart of Southeastern Manitoba, the Niverville Heritage Centre offers convenient access for all your event guests. 

The Niverville Heritage Centre includes catering, set up, decor, linens; even event planning! We take care of everything to ensure your wedding day is just what you want it to be. Choose the convenience of a ceremony and reception in the same venue using our beautiful timber frame atrium and elegant ballroom.

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Wedding Ceremony fees range from - $1,000 - $1,500 (CAD).  Reception - Atrium or Ballroom fees range from - $600 - $900 (CAD).

*Check with venue for current pricing.

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This venue is perfect for: Rustic, Country or Western themed weddings. 

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Travel Tuesday: Travel Tip – Surviving 15 Hour Flights in Economy | Hitha on the Go

Prep your entertainment.  Charge up all your devices.  Download movies or seasons of your favorite shows (I highly recommend The White Queen and Continuum).  Stock up on paper and books on your e-readers, as internationally departing flights don’t allow the use of small devices yet.  Invest in a quality pair of headphones.  And don’t plan on getting any work done on your laptop – there’s no such thing as elbow room.

Get comfortable.  Change into a super comfortable outfit before you board.  I opt for stretchy leggings (Lysseare my favorites), a cotton tank top and long-sleeved tee, a lightweight blazer or cardigan, and compression socks.  Layers, baby.  I also carry a pair of cashmere socks if my feet get cold (common for window seat aficionados and a scarf to use a blanket.

How to actually get some sleep.  Speaking from personal experience here – alcohol will only make your sleep worse on a long haul flight.  Do.  Not.  Drink.  Booze.  Chamomile tea actually proved quite helpful in lulling me to sleep, as did the world’s best eye mask and neck pillow.  I use the airline provided pillow as a lower back support, my own neck pillow to cradle my head, and used my steeped chamomile teabags (wrapped in tissues) as compresses for my eyes before I slipped the eye mask on top.  The skin under your eyes is the most delicate, and this tip significantly helps keep it hydrated in flight.

Quench your thirst.  I purchase the largest bottle of water available before boarding the flight, and will usually have it refilled by the flight attendants during the flight.  Hydration is everything.  I try to avoid heavy foods (read – bread, rice, meat) in flight as well – you’re not burning many calories by sitting on your bum for hours on end.  Pre-ordering the strict vegetarian/vegan option is key – the food is usually decent (and vegetable-rich) and it’s served before everyone else gets their meals.  As for snacks, I’ll bring along vegetable sticks, fresh fruit (NOT bananas – the smell is too strong), and almonds.

Stay healthy.  Planes are incubators for viruses, and I’m all about prevention.  I wipe down my arm rests, seat belt fasteners, tray table, window pull, and wall next to my seat with these sanitizing towels.  I’ll add an E BOOST to my water bottle after I’ve woken up for a boost of vitamins.  And I ALWAYS use a paper towel to open the bathroom door from the inside as I’m leaving.

Pre-pack THIS.  An in-flight toiletry case with the basics (toothbrush and toothpaste, your eyeglassesface wash and lotioneye creamfacial spraylip balmhand cream, a spare set of contacts) is something you should have with you on any flight longer than 5 hours.  Mine is an old United Business First toiletry kit, but you can use any waterproof-lined bag (or even a Ziploc baggie) to make one of your own.  I’ll also throw some makeup (concealer, powder, eyeliner, mascara, and eyebrow pencil) into it.  This case, along with my tablets and headphones, stay in the seat back pocket in front of me.

Pack it best.  If you don’t read anything else, READ THIS.  I keep a Baggu pre-packed in my travel bag.  Prior to boarding, I’ll put everything I’ll need during the flight inside it – my iPad and Kindle, headphones, snacks, water, my in-flight toiletry kit, neck pillow, eye mask – and place the Baggu in the space in front of me.  My other bags go in the overhead bin, thus yielding more leg room AND with everything easily accessible.  To prevent items from falling out of the Baggu, tie it closed using your scarf.  Also, lie a magazine flat at the bottom of the bag, to ensure it stays upright.  There are few things worse than rummaging through your bag, looking for something lodged at the very bottom, while jabbing your neighbor.  Being in the middle seat may be one of them.

And there you have it, folks.  My tried-and-true tips for surviving those awful and long flights.  I’m thankful for the surplus of United miles it yielded me, so I can book my next trip to Australia in the upstairs business class cabin.  Because there’s nothing like being on the second floor of an airplane AND sleeping horizontally.

(Source: hithaonthego.com)

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DIY Project: Autumn Leaf, Mason Jar Candle Holder | Sparkle & Chemistry

Mason jars are all the rage for home decoration.  There are a million ways you can decorate with them and here I’ll show you a Fall craft that even your kids can take a stab at.  This decoupaged mason jar project cost me less than $5.  I always have the Mod Podge on hand, and the mason jars only cost me a dollar each from my local Dollar Tree.  These Autumn leaves aren’t real, but try using real leaves too.  I find that faux leaves work better because the decoupage medium soaks through the fabric leaf, allowing for easier application.  I purchased the pack of fake leaves from the dollar store as well.  If you know how to decoupage, you know how to do this project!  It may take some time, but this craft makes great Autumn decor for the home.

A sponge brush is optional for this project, as some people tend to just use their fingers to apply.  Personally, I like using a sponge brush over a paint brush, and I also use my fingers when necessary.  First, make sure the outside of your jar is clean.  Wipe it gently with rubbing alcohol to get any grease and grime off the outside of the jar.  The leaves won’t stick if the jar is oily or dirty.  Then make sure your leaves are malleable.  Bend them a little bit to loosen them up.  Stiff leaves won’t stick either.  If they are thin, fabric leaves, they should easily form around the jar.  If they are real leaves, you may want to dampen them slightly (almost the way leaves become after it rains) to unstiffen them.   You can also iron fabric leaves as well to loosen the fibers. To decoupage, dip your brush in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer on a section of the jar.  Once that layer becomes quite sticky (check by dabbing your finger on it), place a leaf on the jar.  Paint more Mod Podge on top of the leaf in thin layers, making sure to smooth out the edges.  Start in the center of the leaf, and push your way out to the edges with your fingers.  It may take a few layers, but the leaf should stick to the jar.  I had to press a few times to get the leaves to stick; but as the Mod Podge dries, it should.  Don’t be afraid to use your fingers to smooth out the leaf so that it is fully secure.  Layer more leaves on top, filling the jar with as many as you desire.  I didn’t cover my jar fully, as I liked some of the negative space in between the leaves.  Once all the leaves are on, it will take a few hours to dry completely.   The tiny edges of the leaves may not stay completely down, but when the look is complete, you may barely even notice.  

Finish off the top of the jar with rafia or ribbon to complete the look.  Place a candle inside and watch it light the room with beautiful orange, red and green fall colors!
Some tips for completing:

  • Don’t try to get too perfect with laying the leaves down.  Leaves by nature have imperfections and it looks more rustic when all the corners are not completely flush against the jar.
  • If you’re pulling your hair out with getting them to stick, another option is to cut out pieces of napkin (with leaf designs); napkins are much easier to adhere.
  • Wet or iron your leaves before you adhere them so they become more bendable.
  • Let the Mod Podge become very tacky to the touch before applying the leaves.
  • Use your fingers.  It helps when trying to mold the leaf around the jar.
  • You shouldn’t need to but if you’re concerned about falling leaves, spray the jar with a clear varnish, when you’re done to seal it.

- See more at: http://www.sparkandchemistry.com/craft-it-blog/leaf-mason-jar-candle-holder#sthash.y8A2VB0i.dpuf

TIP: Adapt this project for the spring and summer by using silk flowers or green leaves. 

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Foodie Friday: Pumpkin French Toast | Cooking Classy

Pumpkin French Toast

Yield: About 9 slices

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 9 slices Texas toast (or other white bread such as Challah or French bread)
  • Butter, for griddle

Directions

  • Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees (a non-stick skillet set over medium heat also works fine). In a mixing bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until well combined. Pour into a shallow dish.
  • Butter griddle and dip bread into egg mixture (allowing a few seconds for it to absorb mixture. I also squeeze gently to soak the mixture to center), then rotate and coat opposite side. Transfer to griddle and cook until golden brown on bottom, then lift, butter griddle once more and flip french toast to opposite side and cook until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and maple syrup.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

(Source: cookingclassy.com)

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