11 comfort food and cocktail recipes to make if you’re super stressed on election night
It doesn’t matter who or what you’re voting for in the 2020 election, if anything is clear, it’s that Americans are STRESSED about the results. White Claw mimosasJust because it’s election night doesn’t mean you can’t have a mimosa, right? Once it’s warm, add it to a glass and add in an ounce of your favorite whisky or spiced rum. Slow roasting a pork shoulder and turning it into carnitas is the perfect thing to do on election night. Bonus: A Washington appleIt’s election night, so why not have a drink that shares the name with America’s very first president?
5 banana bread recipes we’re drooling over
No, it’s just not you -- it seems that everyone is making banana bread during quarantine, and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. Banana bread is really more of a cake than a bread, but regardless, it’s the perfect thing to make if you’re wanting to dip your toes into the wonderful world of baking bread. Most bread recipes are generally the same, but we searched the internet high and low to find the easiest-looking banana bread recipes, so you can impress your friends and family with your new-found baking skills. This is another easy banana bread recipe. It combines two of the greatest breads that have ever existed: cinnamon swirl bread, and obviously, banana bread.
This is how you make the internet-famous whipped coffee
You might have seen people posting about making a whipped coffee at home, otherwise known by its proper name, Dalgona Coffee. Dalgona Coffee is a whipped coffee concoction floating on top of your specific choice of milk with ice. You mix together 2 tablespoons of instant coffee and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar with 2 tablespoons of hot water. Mix the ingredients in a bowl with a hand mixer or by hand until the mixture is whipped and fluffy. Pour in hot or cold milk -- whichever you like -- and top it with the whipped coffee mixture.
These pantry staples are cheap and will last you a long time
But there are some other grocery store items that you should take note of -- items that will help get you through this time of social distancing, lockdowns and self-quarantine. Make sure you have the following:PastaWe all know that a box of pasta (it doesn’t matter if it’s spaghetti or penne) is always pretty cheap at the grocery store, and its shelf life is pretty long, too. These are inexpensive, quite filling and have a pretty long shelf life. In addition to the nostalgia, jars of peanut butter are pretty cheap at the grocery store, it has a decent shelf life and it’s a fantastic source of protein. Three recipes you should make:Mushroom zucchini frittata from Taste of HomeCountry-style scrambled eggs from Taste of HomeAvocado toast with a sunny-side egg from Skinny Taste
Want to bake bread but you’re nervous? These easy recipes are perfect for beginners
Once you execute one of these simple recipes, we guarantee you’ll be hooked on making your own bread. It’s a perfect bread to make for the first time if you’ve never done it, and the best part is that you don’t have to knead the dough, which can be one of the most difficult things about making homemade bread. Once you make this bread, you’ll wonder why you ever brought the pre-sliced kind from a grocery store. This recipe does require you to knead the bread, but eventually you’re going to have to do it, so this is a great, simple recipe to introduce you to the task. Once you bake your way through these three recipes, we have a feeling you’ll be able to conquer any future bread recipe you want to try.
5 easy, delicious treats you can make for your dog at home
There's no better feeling than when our four-legged friends do something good and we can reward them with a treat for that nice behavior -- but sometimes, those pre-packaged treats can be flavorless, stale, and who knows what's actually inside of them?