There’s just something about food that’s made from scratch. We all know that a bag of Chips Ahoy doesn’t stand a chance against your mom’s gooey, homemade chocolate chip cookies and that Eggos don’t a hold a candle to freshly made Belgian waffles. The same holds true for pasta sauce. This recipe for a light lemon cream sauce is our secret weapon when it comes to cooking, and it couldn’t be easier to make! But don’t tell everyone because we’ll loose some street cred. So take your penne from Chef Boyardie to Top Chef just by starting from scratch.
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Planning a great party is all about the details. A few touches of charm, craft and creativity can transform your regular old solo cup crushing, keg draining, beer pong playing frat party into something a little more special. (Disclaimer: We love fraternity parties. In fact, nothing stands between us and a good party on a friday night.) If you’re in the mood to shake up your upcoming weekend soiree, read below for the tips that will unlock your true party planning potential!
What’s our #1 planning go-to? Adding a dash of sugar to our to-do list. Whipping up a quick batch of fun themed treats is not only delicious, but it makes for beautiful table decor. Plus, it doesn’t matter how old you are, nobody’s ever grown out of cupcakes at a birthday party.
We couldn’t resist these pink and white striped candy shop straws, so we used them up to dress up our moscow mule cocktails!
Balloons, balloons, balloons! Fill your room to the brim with them. For only $2.50 at the den, you can show off tons of bright colors. The best part? They hide all the weird stains that cover your kitchen walls. Unless that’s just our apartment…
What’s a party without a little bubbly? Not only is popping champagne fun, but it gives your party guests a reason to cheers to something! And we all know the world needs more opportunities to toast to the things we love.
How can you transform your late night studying into an evening of fun and deliciousness? Ditch your laptop for a cookbook, your pencils for a whisk, and your Bunsen burner for a kitchen torch. You guessed it, we’re making our favorite espresso crème brûlée. Packed full with sugary, creamy, caffeinated goodness- this recipe has everything a college kid needs in a dessert. Now, which sounds like more fun? Starting your organic chemistry homework or inviting your cute neighbor over for some midnight crème brûlée? That’s what we thought. Follow our advice and check out the recipe here.
We all have those weeks when it seems like nothing is going our way and sometimes the only solution to all the angst is to mix up a delicious cocktail. Luckily here at Purduelala, we believe there’s nothing like a well-made libation to ease your stress, rest your mind, and put things into (a slightly hazy) perspective. So we’re sharing with you one of our favorite simple drink recipes sure to cure your mid-week blues. Cause it’s five o’clock somewhere, right?
Introducing LaLa’s new snack obsession, the terremoto. Hailing from South America, this heavenly combination is one part pineapple ice cream and one part white wine. From the picky to the open-minded, the terremoto boasts perfection for all tastes. A dessert and a cocktail all in one? Who said the magic of spring break ever had to end? With a recipe like this, that celebratory feeling can be achieved year round!
1. Fill up container with large amount of pineapple ice cream
2. Fill the rest of the container to the brim with sweet white wine
3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Us LaLa girls will make any excuse to fix ourselves a fun cocktail. Friday night? great! Done with finals? Even better! Bored on a Tuesday evening with nothing to do? That works!
Luckily, the holiday season gives us an excuse all our own to gather with best friends and family, wear our holiday best, blaire Ella Fitzgerald and experiment with delicious cocktail recipes!
From the classic to the imaginative we have gathered our 5 favorite holiday drinks to make your season extra merry and bright.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Bulldog and Bailey’s Holiday Cocktail
For this week’s recipe we decided to channel our inner summer and make a simply perfect treat that would make our day a bit cheerier. We swear even the name tastes good! What are s’mores pops you ask? A delicious sprinkling of summer nostalgia on a stick? A dessert god’s gift to earth? An evil ploy by LaLa to get you to trade dinner in for dessert? Well the truth is s’mores pops are all of the above and then some.
1 bag large marshmallows
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 package cinnamon or honey graham crackers or just buy graham cracker crumbs
-Begin by twisting the lollipop sticks until they are securely in the middle of the marshmallows.
-Then place the graham crackers in a strong ziplock bag, and use a rolling pin to crush them until they are finely ground. Then place them in a small bowl.
-Then heat the chocolate chips in a double-boiler or in the microwave until they are melted and somewhat runny.
-While holding the stick, carefully dip a marshmallow in the chocolate mixture until completely covered.
-Then gently roll the sides and top of the marshmallow in the graham cracker crumbs until they are well-coated.
-Place on a plate or on wax paper to let cool and dry. Repeat with remaining marshmallows.
Recipe and picture can be found at Gimmesomeoven
Autumn punch. Just the simple sound of the name brings excitement to our ears!Picture sipping on a glass champagne flute of this beautiful berry colored cocktail on a cool autumn evening. Throw in some best friends, good music, pink lipstick, and a string of christmas lights (for some ambience lighting) and you’ve just transformed your Wednesday study session into a mid-week soiree!
Follow these simple directions from bhg.com
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1/2 of a vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 64 ounce bottleapple-cranberry juice
4 medium purple and/or green plums, pitted and sliced
1 750 milliliter bottleGewurztraminer, or other fruity white wine*