Foolproof Crepes & Fillings | Recipe

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As a cook, crepes have always intimidated me. The flipping and the thin texture seemed like a recipe for a big mess. When I mustered enough courage, I turned to my kitchen guru, Alton Brown for a recipe. He did not let me down. So this recipe I’m sharing is his, however I am also providing my own filling options and cooking tips.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter

Method:

  1. Place ingredients in blender as listed.
  2. Blend 7 to 10 seconds – no longer!
  3. Place blender in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to rise and mixture to settle.
  4. Heat a small non stick pan on the stove. I used the #4 on my stove, you want low to medium heat.
  5. When the pan is good and hot, take a stick of butter and rub it on the surface. The butter will bubble and start to brown.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup of batter in your pan.
  7. Pick up the pan and rotate it so the batter fills the bottom of the pan evenly.
  8. Place on the heat and cook for 30 seconds to a minute. Eye it,  you can tell it’s ready to flip when the sides pick up off of the pan and the crepe starts to becomes solid.
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  9. Flip with a silicone spatula or if you’re really talented flip it out of the pan!
  10. Cook on the other side until browned and cool on a rack.
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  11. Once you decide what you want for a filling, place a crepe back in the warm pan and put down your ingredients, whether it is cheese, nutella, peanut butter,  yogurt, cream cheese, etc…
  12. Top with fruit or vegetables.
  13. Roll up and serve immediately.

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Check out a few filling ideas from my family:

Tori’s Apple Pie & Ice Cream Crepe:

Cinnamon Apple Crepes

Fill crepe with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon, fold sides up and top with hot apple filling.

Cinnamon Apple Topping:

  • 1 Apple, sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Method:

  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. In a bowl mix apple cinnamon and brown sugar.
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  3. Add apple mixture to the pan and cook until apples are soft.

Lacie’s Nutella and Strawberry Crepe:

Strawberry Nutella Crepes

Strawberry Nutella Crepe

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Nutella
  1. Fill warmed crepe with nutella and top with strawberries.
  2. Flip sides up and top with strawberry sauce.

Lindsay’s Banana and Almond Crepe

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Banana & Cocoa Almond Crepe

  • Bananas, sliced
  • Cocoa Almond Spread, Trader Joe’s
  1. Fill warmed crepe with almond spread and top with sliced bananas.
  2. Flip sides up and top with chocolate sauce.

Kathy’s Yogurt Crepe

Yogurt Crepe

  • 1/4 Cup yogurt
  • Fruit topping
  1. Fill warmed crepe with your favorite yogurt and top with fruit.
  2. Flip sides up and top with fruit to garnish.

What are your favorite crepe fillings?

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How to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker

 Cook Dried Beans in a Slow Cooker

Cooking dried beans is an easy way to save money. All it takes is a little prep time and a day of crock pot cooking.

Supplies:

  • 16 oz dried beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes. Whatever spices you like. Use a teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon of each of your favorites.
  • Crock pot

Method:

  1. Rinse and soak dried beans in a large pot over night.
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How To Clean a Pomegranate

How to Clean a Pomegranate.

On Monday, we discussed the healthy benefits of pomegranates and then on Tuesday we shared a recipe to use them in a fruit parfait. Today I’m showing you how to clean the seeds out of a pomegranate. It can be really frustrating when getting the delicious seeds out of a pomegranate and the juice can stain everything. It doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s an easy way to get to those yummy seeds.

What you’ll need:

  • Large bowl
  • Large knife
  • Water

Method:

  1. In the bowl, cut your pomegranate in half. Then cut those halves again, you are quartering your pomegranate.
  2. Fill your bowl with water. Keep pom quarters in the bowl after cutting, you’ll want to keep everything in the water to avoid staining your clothes, hands, and the counter top. Continue reading
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How to Make an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub

How to Make an Exfoliating Sugar Scrub - Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive.

Sugar scrubs can be expensive at the little shops even though they really aren’t all that difficult to make. This is a really quick DIY gift for friends and family. Who doesn’t love soft smooth skin?

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups olive oil
  • Essential oil – whatever you enjoy

Method:

  1. Combine olive oil and sugar in a bowl, stir until evenly distributed.
  2. Add essential oils. I ended up using 10 drops of orange and 10 drops of lavender in mine. I think it depends on the strength, so add a few, stir, and sniff.
  3. Place sugar scrubs in pretty mason jars or glass containers. I used a bit of scrapbook paper and cut a circle to put in between the pieces of the lid.
  4. You’re done!

It’s really easy, the biggest part of the process is acquiring the supplies. This recipe filled 3 8 oz mason jelly jars. I made two batches; orange lavender and citrus with lemon and orange. I think grapefruit would be a nice scent too!

Note: I would skip using Extra Virgin Olive Oil and go for the regular Olive Oil because it is a lighter in color. My scrubs had a green tint to them, which isn’t bad and would even be better if you used peppermint flavoring.  You can also use other types of oil like coconut oil, grape seed, but not plain vegetable oil (I have read that this is not a good oil to moisturize your skin).

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How To Create an Amazing Aroma in Your Home

 

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Make your kitchen and whole house smell amazing with this simple method.

Supplies:

  • Orange Peel
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • A couple Whole All Spice
  • Apple peels (good for pie scraps!)

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan with water.
  2. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until your house smells like heaven.
  4. Don’t forget to add more water as needed!

You could also use this method in a crockpot. Just use more of the supplies. Don’t stop here, you can also add lemon peels, greens from your tree, vanilla, or even slices of ginger. Whatever you enjoy.

I have also read that you can deodorize your home by briefly boiling water and white vinegar.

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