Cauliflower Salad with Mint, Pomegranates, and Nigella Seeds

Bella Breakdown Shave the cauliflower for this salad recipe within an hour of serving so that it won’t have time to discolor, and make quick work of that task by using a mandoline. Ingredients 8 SERVINGS 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 head of cauliflower (about 1½ pounds), broken into large florets, sliced as thinly as possible 1 cup pomegranate seeds ½ cup coarsely chopped mint ½ cup coarsely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives ¼ cup nigella seeds (buy HERE or at any Indian food market)...

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Quick Kitchen Hack: How to Salvage Rock-Hard Brown Sugar in 30 Seconds Flat

  Bella Breakdown This hack for softening brown sugar will save your cookies. Is your brown sugar hard and lumpy? Here is a solution for you! Measure the amount of sugar you need in a bowl and cover it with a damp paper towel, and then plastic wrap. Microwave for 30 seconds and remove the plastic wrap and paper towel. Mash it up and you are ready to...

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Creme Brûlée Cookies Taste So Much Like the Real Thing, It’s Scary!

Bella Breakdown Caramelized sugar is our new favorite frosting sub. INGREDIENTS COOKIES 3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 1/2 c. light brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 c. sugar 1 large egg 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt FROSTING 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 c. sugar Directions In a bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. With a hand mixer, beat well until the mixture is smooth. Using a measuring spoon, scoop out tablespoon-sized amounts of dough...

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Too Cute to Eat DIY Pineapple Sprinkles

Bella Breakdown We all scream for ice cream, but you’ll be jumping for joy with these easy DIY pineapple sprinkles. To make these cuties, you will need: wax paper green and yellow royal icing 2 piping bags Wilton #3 tips black edible food writer Here’s what to do To begin, pipe yellow ovals onto your wax paper. Be sure to make the top portion narrower than the bottom. While the icing is still wet, pipe your leaves with the green icing, making them look like an upside down arrow. Allow these to dry overnight. Next draw a few black...

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How to Make Healthy Banana Split Nachos

Bella Breakdown Holley Grainger is a registered dietitian and mom from Birmingham, Alabama who’s creating healthy, delicious recipes for busy families. These Banana Split “Nachos” are an afternoon snack idea, and they’re packed with protein and fruit. Here’s How to Make Banana Split Nachos Slice a banana into “chips”. Drizzle the banana slices with peanut butter or almond butter, then sprinkle with chopped pecans, ground flax seed, fresh sliced cherries and shaved chocolate. Add a dollop of whipped cream and finish it with a little more shaved chocolate....

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The Key to the Flakiest Buttermilk Biscuits

Bella Breakdown This is your lucky day. Claire, an expert baker, is about to share with you the secrets to the flakiest buttermilk biscuit. Never has a pastry had so many layers. Buttermilk Biscuits How-To Ingredients 2½ teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons sugar ¼ teaspoon baking soda 3½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces, plus more, melted, for brushing 1 cup chilled buttermilk Directions Start by combining 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking...

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