Garlic Mushroom Gnocchi

Merry belated Christmas! Christmas baking is done for this year, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves – New Year’s is just a few days away, and more cooking must be done. An amazingly cheap and fast dinner that the whole family can enjoy is Gnocchi, in all of it’s related recipes.

This particular Garlic Mushroom Gnocchi is extremely time-and-cost efficient, healthy, and full of flavor. Gnocchi takes only 3 minutes to boil, and don’t cook it too long otherwise it will get chewy and harder to consume.

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Beer Bread

Beer Bread is one of the quickest bread recipes out there, with a distinct flavor and an awesome moist texture.

Beer has rising agent in it already, but most store-bought beer will not have enough of it to make the bread rise; for this, most beer bread recipes include baking powder, which reacts with the beer to lets the bread rise and develop air pockets. Because of this process, Beer Bread is certainly a ‘quick bread’ – the recipe consists of mixing the dry ingredients together, then mixing in the melted butter & beer, then baking right away. There are no rising times or kneading.

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Apple Cake

The holidays are just around the corner, and this simple sheet cake is a great way to celebrate with baking. It doesn’t need much apples, and besides slicing, coring, and peeling the apples, the rest is easy and the result is a perfectly moist cake full of apples and cinnamon flavor.

 

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Breakfast Egg Muffins

These Egg Muffins are an awesome way to have a quick and healthy breakfast. You can also make these ahead of time, and plan out a few mornings worth.

They are relatively easy and quick to make and require basic ingredients like hash browns, lots of eggs, cheese, and sausage.

Enjoy!

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Blogger Recognition Award

I’m excited today to respond to Blogger Recognition Award that I received (actually a while ago) for the first time since starting my food blog in October. I will also nominate 15 others for the award.

First off, the rules for the nominees:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their website.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a short story of how your blog started.
  4. Give 2 pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers that you would like to nominate.
  6. Comment on the blogs and let them know that you have nominated them, and make sure you provide a link to the post you made about it.

 

Next, thank you so much, Nicolas for nominating me for this award! Nicolas is an amazing and talented chef who owns the food blog “Blogtastic Food” in which he posts delicious recipes with AMAZING food photography. So make sure to check out his website. I learned lots of things from him just by reading a post of his on Food Photography tips and tricks.

I started my blog just last October as a way to further follow my passion with baking–mainly desserts–and a bit of cooking. I started when I was 10 years old, and have continued ever since, eventually creating my own recipes, which you can see on my blog. Being a beginner, and an amateur, I’m trying to further my audience and become better acquainted with the language of Social Media. But for now, I create my own recipes for (mostly) desserts I love to make, shoot some pictures with my sister’s (she has a writing blog: http://www.ateawithtumnus.wordpress.com) dslr camera, and post both on my blog, and Instructables.com.

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Me filling in cookies with an Instructables apron 😀

Now that I’ve mentioned it, Instructables is a great way to get your projects out on the internet with easy step-by-step instructions that you create. In fact, I was posting on Instructables a full year before I decided to create my food blog; Instructables is a great way to get more traffic on your blog, especially for beginners like me 😀 I recommend you check it out.

Since I’m a beginner, I can’t really give my own advice to others on how to run a food blog, only things I’ve heard from more advanced bloggers:

1. Develop your target audience

2. Post consistently

3. Take at least decent pictures (the better the picture, the more likely someone will want to eat it!)

4. Do what you love to do

Not that I can really attest to having done all of these, but those are some things I’ve heard that helps a ton. And of course there are so many different things that go into making your blogging successful.

Now for the bloggers who I’ve nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award 3:

  1. Revolutionary Pie
  2. Sarah Vassallo
  3. Agatha Chocolats
  4. Lithuanian in the USA
  5. Artsy Teen
  6. The Grapefruit Glow
  7. La Cuisine d’Eli
  8. Cooking Without Limits
  9. My Yellow Apron
  10. Swetha’s Culinary Trials
  11. Simply Made Kitchen and Crafts
  12. Midwest Nice
  13. Frugal Hausfrau
  14. So Beautifully Real
  15. Absolutely Muffin

And there you have it! Be sure to check out this awesome food bloggers, and lastly, make sure to check out my blog at Michael’s Test Kitchen!