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Buttermilk Recipes

Yesterday at around noon, our friend Franz from Hat Treats told us that there is Buttermilk available here in Guatemala by Parma. Look for it as “Cultura”. This was a product that was available for some time but we couldn’t find it for a long time… until now. So, to celebrate that we can get a good quality buttermilk (even though you can make our own following our recipe), we decided that we would share our best buttermilk recipes with you.

Now, go get some buttermilk and start baking!

Kitty & Helga

Buttermilk Recipes

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Vietnamese Style Beef Kebabs with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

I had some ground beef in the freezer that I needed to use for one of our weekday meals, and I really wanted to try something different with it. I started browsing around for recipes, which usually means hitting something like “ground beef recipes” on Google, and going to Images to see what catches my eye.  I saw some kebabs and went to a reliable source for a recipe, that usually means Martha Stewart, or Simply Recipes.  I used Martha Stewart’s recipe as a guide line, using my own ground beef mix to make meatballs. These kebabs are pretty easy to make, and they were ready in no time. For those of you with kids, I am happy to report that it is a kid friendly recipe, if you leave the Sriracha sauce out of it. They can dip their kebabs in regular tomato sauce, and they love the idea of eating from a stick.

Tip: My wooden skewers burnt a little bit under the broiler. Even though I knew I should coat them with vegetable oil… I forgot. Coat yours with vegetable oil and that should keep them from burning too much.

Helga

Vietnamese Style Beef Kebabs with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

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News on Saint Lorenzo Patron Saint of Cooks

It’s August 10th, and today we celebrate the day of Saint Lorenzo Patron Saint of Cooks. Through a post we published a few years ago,  we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from our followers about where they can get their Saint Lorenzo statue, so we are happy to inform all of you that you can get it through our website!   Wouldn’t it look lovely in your kitchen?

We partnered with DemiArt Woodcarvings from Santa Cristina Valgardena in Italy so you can buy Saint Lorenzo statues directly from here. All you have to do is click on the image bellow and you’ll be taken directly to their store.  They are beautiful wood carved statues, exactly like the one seen on the film. If you use our link, we will get a little tiny bit of the profits. You will be paying the same price. If you order your Saint Lorenzo Statue today (August 10th), you will get a 15% discount.

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Kitty & Helga

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Homemade Marshmallow Creme

I recently tried to make Marshmallow Creme at home, I have to say I didn’t have high expectations. It involves making a syrup and I still have a long way to go in terms of mastering confectionery techniques, but I am improving! I haven’t had syrup crystallize on me for a while now. When in doubt, there is always YouTube to help me out.  I looked for a recipe, and also a YouTube video to get a good idea of the steps involved.  It seemed easy, and the good new is… it was!

This is dangerously easy to make, and it tasted exactly like the jarred marshmallow creme you get from the store… at a fraction of the cost.  We only get imported marshmallow creme here, no local brands make it, so it is quite expensive.  To keep myself  from eating the whole thing in one sitting, I saved it to make Rocky Road Bars… I’ll be posting the recipe soon!

What can you do with Marshmallow Creme?  Well, grab a spoon and make yourself comfortable, serve it over chocolate ice cream, sandwich it between two cookies, or dip strawberries in it.

Helga

Homemade Marshmallow Creme

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