Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Rice Cooker Japanese Hotcake-cake

I thought it would be fitting to have a Japanese food post on my birthday, haha.  As soon as I saw this post about using a rice cooker to make a gigantic Japanese hotcake, I knew that I HAD to try it.  It sounded like the perfect amount of delicious and ridiculous haha.

The recipe really is SO easy as the blog posts and review claim - I mixed all of the ingredients directly in the rice cooker bowl, and hit "Start" to bake.

And here's the final result! It was actually pretty funny how this big round cake just pops out of the bowl, haha.  Because the rice cooker bowls are nonstick bowls, it really does pop out very easily. 

If you've ever had a Japanese hotcake before, you'll know already that they are normally thick and on the sweeter side.  This is like an extreme version of that, as you can see in the photo above.  The cake wasn't dense at all though, and remained nice and fluffy throughout.  The slices of cake freeze really well too, and overall I'm very happy with this giant hotcake recipe! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

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Georgetown Cupcake - Chocolate-dipped Banana Cupcake

This Chocolate-dipped Banana cupcake was a recent free secret flavor at Georgetown Cupcake, and it was delicious!  The banana cake with chocolate ganache was a perfect pairing, and it reminded me of a chocolate chip-studded banana bread.  I like that their banana cake doesn't taste artificial at all, and I hope they continue to use it for different flavor combinations! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Chips

If you've browsed the chip aisle at your local grocery store recently, you may have noticed some new Lay's flavors being stocked on the shelves.  The Chicken & Waffles chips are from last spring, but the Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese are new this year.  

The first smell upon opening the bag is cheese, cheese, cheese, haha.  The cheese compliments the chips well, and I'm sure people will like this especially if you're a fan of Cheetos and other cheese-y snacks.  I have to say I didn't get any of the bacon taste at all, until I shook the bag around a little bit and got some bacon flavor towards the bottom.  However, with the thin shape of Lay's chips, I wouldn't recommend shaking the bag too hard to distribute the flavors haha.  

The other flavors that are currently being sold as "flavor finalists" are: Cappuccino, Mango Salsa, and Wasabi Ginger.  If you're a fan of unusual potato chip flavors, be sure to try them out while they're available in stores, and vote for your favorite! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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