When I was about 12, my family traveled to England to visit family friends. One afternoon, we went to a tea room—you know, when in Rome—and tucked in to a full spread. There were pots of tea, platters of scones, bowls of jam, and—the crown jewel, as far as I was concerned—clotted cream. I had never had it before, and the buttery, tangy, whipped cream spread blew my mind. If I weren’t hyper aware of conducting myself in a deeply proper manner, I would have spooned the whole jar into my mouth. And then possibly licked the lid.
We have fried, frittered, chipped, mashed, stewed, smashed, layered, noodled, boiled, and burritoed potatoes. We’ve stuffed them with a whole bar of toppings, decorated them with caviar. They are an awesome canvas for so many things.
One of the purest ways to eat a potato for breakfast is the humble hash brown. It’s one of the quicker ways to cook a potato, and simultaneously crispy and tender. Great with just a splat of ketchup, or maybe some maple syrup that meandered off the accompanying pancakes, hash browns are the ideal potato vehicle for other toppings, too.
So, Pokémon still seems to be taking over the world. You can't look at social media, the news, or out your own window without seeing someone scurrying around face down to their phone playing Pokémon Go. So why not embrace the
insanity nostalgia and pack yourself (or, ya know, your child) a Pokémon bento?
No picnic or potluck dessert table is complete without a coconut pie. Full of flavor and (usually) piled high with whipped cream or meringue, this nostalgic dessert is a favorite. Below are a few of the best recipe variations, from classic cream to chocolate and everything in between.
You can't go wrong with a classic coconut cream pie. The creamy base and crunchy toasted coconut atop provides a world of coconut flavor with varying textures.
As the weather warms up, it's time to think about cool treats for the upcoming summer days. And what's better for beating the heat than a pudding pop? In my humble opinion, it's actually this less processed dairy-free version that is packed with vitamin C and fiber.
Avocado is the base of the creaminess for this recipe. Don't freak out, the flavor can't be detected due to the cocoa and vanilla, and you don't even have to worry about it browning! The kids will gobble these down and be none the wiser.