Crispy Fried String Beans

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But it’s also in the morning where we get very little time (especially us working moms) in preparing healthy meal for the family. So often, we prefer to go for  the easiest to make breakfast – fried egg, fried sausage, fried bacon, fried hotdogs, fried beef loaf – anything fried and I don’t want to deprive the kids to all these because whether I like it or not, they love fried stuff.

And so to break the monotony I devised a new addition to my fried recipes and this time with a twist. Say hello to my Crispy Fried String Beans!

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I call this “Making something special out of something ordinary” so an ordinary meal won’t have to look boring.

This is a not-so time consuming recipe. Simply cut string beans about 2 inches long. Coat it with a mixture of flour and eggs with salt and pepper to taste and fry it until golden brown. From the pan, allow it to sit on a  table napkin for a minute or so to remove excess oil. Then serve with a dip of your choice and let the kids enjoy.

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DIY Choco Pops

The past few weeks I’ve been doing pastries. This time around I’ve decided to do something sweet that  I’m a hundred percent sure the kids would love.

So here is my personal version of this no-baking required chocolate pops. For variations I used both the white and semi-sweet black chocolates.

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For the ingredients I have to use the following: White and Black chocolates, crushed grahams, egg, butter, rice crispy and vermicelli sprinkles.

First step of the preparation is to mix crushed grahams, eggs and butter together and then make bite-size balls out of the mixture. Let the balls sit in the fridge for two hours. For coating simply add rice crispy to the chocolate melt, mix and toss the balls to coat and sprinkle some vermicelli on top. Back to the fridge for another hour and that’s it. That simple!

You may also make chocolate bars instead of balls if you’re not up to it. That’s DIY after all.

Like our kids at home I’m sure yours and even the kids-at-heart will surely love this treat.

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Cathedral Windows [First Attempt]

This is probably a very common gelatin recipe for many but this is my first time trying it out. I’m not big on jellies really but the kids does and they’re whom I am doing all this weekend cooking thing for.

The Ingredients: Gelatin (the more flavors, the better), all purpose cream, evaporated milk and sugar

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Dissolve each pack of powdered gelatin into hot water, let it cool and sit in the fridge until it gets firm. Slice jellies as  shown above.

In a pan dissolve 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin. As it begin simmering add 2 cups of water, evaporated milk, sugar and finally the all purpose cream.Mix well. Pour the mixture in a container and add in slowly the sliced gelatin. Mix, remove the bubbles and let it sit again to fridge for another two hours or so.

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 This is how my first attempt went. Glad they loved it!

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