Let’s call this the “Stroke of Genius Edition” of Things That Made Me Go Mmmm…a couple of brilliant ideas that stopped me in my food blog browsing tracks recently.
>> Have you ever caramelized onions in the slow cooker?? Me neither. But how smart is that?! I absolutely love having a stash of sweet caramelized onions on hand to add to sandwiches, pizzas, pastas. The only problem is that it’s hard to find time to stand over the stove for an hour while they cook. As Kathy from Electrified Cooks describes the slow cooker approach, “Just thinly slice sweet, yellow onions and put them in the Crock Pot with just a little olive oil and butter. Cook on the high setting 6 to 8 hours and you will have wonderful caramelized onions.” I’m so doing this!
>> Using toasted marshmallows to “frost” cupcakes. Again…brilliant! I don’t know what entices me more – giving cupcakes the s’mores treatment, or the ability to frost a whole batch in a matter of minutes. Yet another creative gem from Kate at Framed Cooks.
Just two links this time around, but I didn’t want to hold off on sharing them. Have a fabulous weekend!
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