It’s almost here: Sharknado 4! I’ve been slowly getting ready for this weekend, and I thought I’d share with you a little of what I’ve been up to, including this free printable I’ve designed for serving up some fun Sharknado themed snacks.
I’ll freely admit my design is more fun than functional. And, I was heavily inspired by this AWESOME, free printable Shark Bait Snack Cups at MyPrintly.com.
I’m also going to try this popcorn recipe for the watch party I’m going to. I thought Nerd Love Maggie’s Shark Bait Ocean Party Popcorn Mix looked pretty tasty, though I think I might substitute red candy melts instead of white. What’s Sharknado party food without a little gore, right?
Have you got plans to “celebrate” the fourth installment in this epically ridiculous movie series? Share your Sharknado party ideas in the comments below!
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I’ve been on a bit of a cooking kick lately, thanks to a couple new cookbooks, but this recipe…I need to squeeze this one into the menu. It’s Rey’s Portion Bread, from The Force Awakens!
Now you can recreate this magical meal by making your own version of Rey’s Portion Bread in under a minute. Pour the ingredients into a cup, add liquid and heat, and just like that — you’ve got a fluffy, sweet, portable bread ready to take with you to the junk fields. In reading the recipe, I can only guess the pistachio green color comes from the matcha powder.
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 tablespoons cake flour
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Place the oil in a mug and swirl around to grease the inside.
2. Add the cake flour, sugar, matcha powder, baking powder and salt into the mug, stirring together.
3. Pour in the milk and vanilla, then cook in the microwave on high for 45 seconds.
4. Let cool slightly and serve.
It’s the perfect little snack to make for your own little scavenger after a busy day of work.
So it’s the time of year when you may be busting out your holiday baking supplies, ready to get your peanut butter blossom and jam thumbprint cookie on. That’s cool, if you want to be like everybody else. But we here at GeekCrafts are prone to take it up a notch. A rather geeky notch. In which case, this project will probably appeal to you.
Callye Alvarado at Sweet Sugar Belle has come up with a clever way to repurpose several ordinary holiday cookie cutters into Star Wars greatness. In the picture above, check out how a candy corn becomes an Imperial Cruiser, a wrapped candy becomes a Tie Fighter, an ornament becomes the Millennium Falcon, and a bell becomes Darth Vader. On her blog, also see examples of a morphing tombstone, Santa Claus, spider, and skull.
Will you be doing any holiday baking this month, either geeky or generally festive?
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The next time you’re having a dinner party, how about serving Potatoes Diana, courtesy of The Kitchen Overlord.
Doesn’t that look amazing?! I love the lasso! Want to make it yourself? How could you not? You’re in luck. The recipe is found over on The Kitchen Overlord. They have tons of edible art for you to drool over. Think of the party you could throw! They even have vegan jerky crackers. You know you want it. Be sure to come back and let me know how it was!
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While dressing up for Halloween is my all-time favorite part, making scary Halloween food runs a close second. Many people know about using spagetti for guts and peeled grapes for eyeballs, but my favorite is making Zombie eyes (aka deviled eggs with green food coloring and red squiggles on the egg whites and a black olive slice on the yolks). For all of you Ghostbusters fans, Nerd by Night (who you might remember from my Don’t Panic towel messenger bag post) has a great recipe and idea to make Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man meringue cookies.
Slightly smaller than the 100ft tall terror that rampaged through New York, these Stay-Pufts are just the right size to impress your friends AND be eaten! All you need is some sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar, (Nerd by Night links to a great meringue recipe as well), and some colored icing. Good luck, and great eats!
You know what it’s like…you get an invitation to a Halloween party and are asked, “Can you bring a dessert?” But what to bring? Your best option might be to bring a tried and true recipe: Chilled Monkey Brains, from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but in cake form.
Love that little underbite!
Bubbleandsweet posted a tutorial over at Instructables on how to put together this great Indian delicacy.