Tag Archives: Food coloring

Confetti Spaghetti

28 Jan

Remember colored ketchup? It came in green and purple, blue, yellow…it threw me off. Every time I tasted it, I didn’t expect it to taste like ketchup. But it always did! Go figure. Now I can say the same for noodles. No matter what color, they still taste like noodles.

I won the Cool Mom award for dinner, and an astounded, “Mom! How did you do that?!!!” from my kids. AND it took me all of two minutes prep, and maybe ten minutes cook time. Fun for birthdays or just to add a little ‘color’ to your plate!

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Ingredients:

spaghetti noodles

water

food coloring of choice

Depending on how many colors of noodles you want, prepare separate pots of water – adding food coloring of choice to each (5-10 drops depending on how vibrant you want the colors). Add noodles and bring to a low boil. Cook until al dente. Drain excess water and place noodles on a paper towel, dabbing dry. Combine all colors of noodles and serve with sauce of choice.

*Note: If you don’t dry the noodles well the colors will bleed into each other.

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Buttercream Frosting

19 Sep

I am not a frosting fan. I like the kinds made with whipping cream and pudding, but regular, sugary frosting makes me gag. Too sweet and the texture is too grainy. My four year old and I make the perfect team when it comes to frosting – she scrapes it all off and I eat what she left – basically everything but the frosting. 🙂 I made this recipe because I had to make something to decorate my cake with, and the whipping cream frosting doesn’t have enough structure to it to write words with – or should I say ‘intelligible’ words. “Happy Birthday” turns into “Blah blah blob blah,” in about two seconds flat. So, I did a little searching, and settled with this recipe, not thinking much about it; only, that it would suit my purposes and that was that. And then, I made the life changing gesture of licking my finger when a little of my frosting spilled. Oh. My. Heavenly. Frosting. It is good – really, really good. I am a frosting convert.

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Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp vanilla

2 Tbsp heavy cream, or milk

food coloring of your choice

Beat butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar gradually until the sugar has been fully incorporated. Add vanilla, salt, and cream/milk and beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired.

Original recipe found here: http://www.copykat.com/2012/02/11/cheesecakes-with-buttercream-frosting/