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Ishwari Ranasinghe

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Think Halloween. Think visits to your grandparents, or your grandparents visiting you. Simpler times, right? Well, simpler times had simpler treats, and this is one of those classics. Remember malt balls? Here’s how to make these not-so-tricky treats at home! What are malt balls? Malt balls are little malt centers covered by a white chocolate shell, with the whole thing dipped in milk chocolate. That’s the original recipe, but it has changed over time. After…

Bananas are a staple in every fruit bowl. And you can’t have a proper meal course without a soup starter. But what if you combine the two? In this article, we’ll talk about how to make banana soup at home, plus some health benefits and more. What is banana soup? Banana soup, as you can guess, is made with bananas as its flagship ingredient. It is creamy and smooth in texture and has a slightly…

Looking to mix a sweet yet oaky cocktail in less time than it takes to clean up afterward? Here’s how you can make the perfect Crown and Coke, plus a few fun ways to play around with the taste. What is Crown and Coke? First and foremost, Crown and Coke is a variation of rum and coke where you replace the rum with Crown Royal whiskey. What’s the difference between rum and whiskey? It’s mostly…

Need a bit of booze that’ll warm you right up? Here’s how to make coffee nudge, plus some nutrition info and cool history! What is a coffee nudge? Coffee nudge is a member of the same family of fiery spirits as Spanish coffee, Kioki coffee, to the point that some dives use the names interchangeably. If you know your way around a bar, you’ll know that coffee nudge is best enjoyed in cold weather—this drink…

We’ve all been made to taste lemons as kids. Our parents must have had a good laugh at our expense. But while the tartness of the lemons must have scarred us for life, here’s a novel way to turn that sharp flavor into a sweet and soft cake. In this article, we’ll go over how to make lemon dream cake at home. How to make lemon dream cake at home There’s a reason why the…

The Spanish have their seafood figured out. “We know you love shrimp and prawns and crabs,” they say. “But what about a whole plate piled high with a mountain of seafood?” The Spanish dish mariscada is just that—an appetizing avalanche of seafood-y goodness. In this article, we’ll be talking about what mariscada is, and a few different ways you can make it at home. What is mariscada? Mariscada was first served to hungry diners in…

Need a quick and simple soup recipe for a camping trip or a cold winter evening? This Hot dog soup recipe should hit the spot. Here’s how to make hot dog soup in the comfort of your home. What is hot dog soup? At a glance, it’s simply a soup with some wieners popped in. But the actual end product of this recipe is a mix of potatoes, green beans, and sausages that’ll fill your…

“What are we having for dinner?” We’ll bet you’ve answered this at least a few times with, “what about Chinese?” If you’ve got a hankering for something oriental, look no further. In this article, we’ll talk about how to make a Chinese dish called moo shu shrimp at home. What does “moo shu” mean? Ever dropped into a Chinese restaurant after a night on the town? Chances are, while you were perusing the menu you…

In this article, we’ll be talking about dry curd cottage cheese, its health benefits, and how to make it at home. What is dry curd cottage cheese? This versatile dairy product goes by many names. You might not have come across “dry curd cottage cheese” in your local supermarket or at your grocer. But you might have seen it called by other names: farmer cheese, baker cheese, or if you’re feeling a bit fancy, fromage…

Emperor, Empress, General, beggar… Sounds like the character list for a play, doesn’t it? Guess what—these aren’t the dramatis personae for a Broadway production. These are all Chinese chicken dishes! The newest addition to this cast: the Princess. Want to know how to prepare Princess chicken at home? Read on… What is Princess chicken? No, it’s not what you’d call a cowardly female heir to the throne. Jokes aside, Princess chicken is a Chinese chicken…

What fried side do you order at your favorite fast-food joint? While some people go for the fries, others reach for the onion rings. If you fall into the second category, you’ll love this article. Not many fast-food joints serve onion rings. But luckily for onion ringers all over the world, Burger King does have onion rings on its menu. And boy, is it delicious. Want to enjoy the golden, crispy snacks from the comfort…

Are you a fan of Parks and Recreation? If so, you might have asked yourself this question: “what is a German Muffin?” While fans of the show are still baffled, we have the answer. Not just that, but we’ll show you how to make delicious German muffins right at home. What is a German Muffin? Sadly, the internet’s opinion is divided. All the sources we looked at agree that yes, at least it’s a muffin.…