Monday, February 2, 2009

Tasty Tools: Measuring Tools Round Up!

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With the new year, folks are probably making an effort on healthier food choices and watching their food portions. To go along with the mindsets of many, January's Tasty Tools event was all about measurements and measuring tools! We got quite a few recipes where bloggers measured their way through the recipes. Check them out and give these recipes a try!



Erin of Dinner & Dessert
from South Carolina
Pear Spice Cake with Walnut Praline Topping
When I first saw Erin post this recipe I think I dribbled on my keyboard. Erin used both liquid and dry measuring tools to prepare this cake and an amazing cake this is. You must check her blog for the recipe. Who knows, you just might dribble on your keyboard like I did!

Marla of A Pinch of This & That
from Florida Chicken Bowtie Pasta
Marla joins us to share a delicious pasta dish! Kudos to Marla for using both types of measuring cups accurately. I'll be the first to admit I use the dry and liquid measuring cups interchangeably which I know is not correct. So check out Marla's how her proper measuring resulted in a delicious dinner!

Psychgrad of Equal Opportunity Kitchen
from Canada Oatmeal Saskatoon Berry Applesauce Muffins
Psychgrad shares with us a great muffin recipe to start our day and perfect for any brunch menu. Chock full of blueberries, applesauce and hints of cinnamon, this is sure to be a delicious way to start your morning. Check out her blog for the recipe!

Rachel of The Crispy Cook
from New York
Savory Rice & Cheese Muffins
Not all muffins have to be sweet and Rachel shares with us a wonderful savory muffin to start the day! Using ingredients she had on hand, she whipped these fabulous muffins for her family to enjoy. Check out Rachel's blog for the recipe and what measuring tools she used!

Amy of Skinny Food by Amy
from Louisiana Cuccidati (Italian Fig Cookies)
For the holidays, Amy prepared these special cookies from her childhood. If you're a fig fan, these are cookies you'll definitely want to make! Check out Amy's blog for the recipe and how she carefully measured ingredients for perfect cookies!

Erin of Erin's Food Files
from Tennessee
Spicy Honey Brushed Chicken Thighs
Erin has a great recommendation for a fun measuring tool, especially when she used it for the honey called for in her recipe. Check out her blog for more details on her recommendation and for the delicious looking recipe!

Karen of Loves To Eat Weblog
from Florida
Warm Double Chocolate Brownie Cake
Do you own a kitchen scale? If not, it may be something to consider when you do a fair bit of baking. Karen carefully weighed the chocolate called for in the recipe. Want the recipe? Check out her blog!

Laura of Laura's Home Cookin
from Minnesota
Perfect Party Cake
We all know how baking requires some presicion in measuring out ingredients. Laura does exactly that as she prepared this delicious and festive Perfect Party Cake. Check out her blog for details on what the cake was for and the recipe!

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