Pumpkin and Zucchini bread …

 

pumpkin-sliced-2Fall is in the air and so is the smell of baked goods, homemade soups, hearty chili’s, savory Crock-Pot dishes, casseroles and everything and anything that pumpkin can find its way into.

It’s the perfect time of year for foods that warm and comfort us. Best way to describe it : FOOD FOR THE SOUL

I’ll be sharing some of my favorite fall foods including some other awesome Autumn recipes from other bloggers who have shared their Fall favorites.

That being said I had recently been craving some Pumpkin Zucchini Bread so I decided to make a loaf. I got the Pumpkin and zucchini last weekend when I went to the Pumpkin Patch which is also a farm. They had lots of fresh goodies for a little of nothing. I love getting produce for a bargain. The remaining ingredients needed, I already had and didn’t have to purchase.

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Call Donkey… IT’S WAFFLES ON HALLOWEEN!!!!

How awesome is this …

Pumpkin Pie Waffles.. have em for breakfast or a late night MUNCHIE TREAT lol.

2 Tbsp. melted butter, plus extra for griddle
1/2 Cup pumpkin puree
1/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or combine ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove to make your own)
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 Tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 egg
1 Tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat waffle iron. If you want to keep your waffles warm until serving time, preheat your oven to 150 F. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan or bowl in the microwave and set aside.

2. In a bowl combine the pumpkin puree with the sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix well.

3. Beat in the egg. Add the milk, yogurt and vanilla and stir with a spatula to combine. It is OK if the mixture is lumpy.

4. Combine the flour with the baking powder and baking soda. I do this right in the measuring cup and give it a little stir. Then add the dry ingredients into the liquid and stir until combined. Fold in the melted butter.

5. I do recommend lightly greasing the plates of your waffle iron with some melted butter. I have never before done this with any other waffle recipe, but these ones are really sticky!  Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to spoon the batter onto your iron, and spread them with a spatula a bit to even them out. They are usually done when the iron stops steaming.

Optional Toppings: Whipped cream, toasted nuts, toasted pecans, pure maple syrup and cinnamon. Also goes lovely with a cup of Chai tea too.

This cake will really set your Halloween party OFF!!!

repost from from 5 YEARS AGO ..WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU … !!!!!

If you are into yummy desserts, like us here at Bamboobanga420, you must understand that this jawn will completely BODY your party.. just add this, THE PERFECT DJ.. and Voila’..

The cake itself is an illustrious MARBLE.. FEAT both VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE… Nutella buttercream and  ganache spiders complete this ghoulish delight..

If you need to know what GANACHE is it’s okay.. we have other recipes coming up for the NOVICE CHEF.. so just look at the pretty pictures lol..

Now..this here is not for the NEW COOK.. your skills must be ready lol.. You should be a lowkey Patti Labelle or Duff Goldman on the 1’s and 2’s .. .Complete Recipe after the Jump!!! Continue reading

White Chocolate Ghost!!!!!

It’s HALLOWEEN YAAAYYY…. !!!!!

THESE STILL ARE AWESOME!!!!!!      MAKE THEM TODAY !!!!!

Here are some wonderful Munchies for the Holidaze!!!

Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over medium-low heat or in the microwave for about 1 minute. Just make sure to stir it often to keep the chocolate from burning. For the best results, chill ghosts until you’re ready to serve them.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks, melted
3 dozen pieces dried fruit (such as banana chips, prunes, apricots or pineapple slices)
2 tablespoons dried blueberries or currants
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

Method

Line two large sheet trays with parchment paper. Transfer chocolate to a small, deep bowl.

Working with one piece of fruit at a time, dip one end into the chocolate, leaving only the last quarter inch or so exposed; shake off excess chocolate and transfer dipped fruit to prepared sheet tray. Drizzle a bit of extra chocolate around the bottom left and right sides to form the shape of a ghost, then use the blueberries, currants or sunflower seeds to make eyes. Repeat process with remaining fruit and chocolate then chill until completely set, about 1 hour.

Enjoy!!!! TRICK OR TREAT!!!!!

This is Halloween… yaayyyyyy… one of our favorite joints here at BAMBOOBANGA…

 

REPOST FROM 2011.. WHY because YOU FUCKERS MISSED IT … ENJOY

 

This song has been reworked by everyone from The Simpsons to Marilyn Manson..

awesomeness..  Nightmare Before Christmas is another Tim Burton Classic.. This week we plan on catching his exhibit here in LA.. MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.. just check out Jack, Sally, and the rest of the gangs influence.. it’s BOO-TIFUL LOL..

another awesome costume idea.. JACK AND SALLY!!!

NIGHTMARE TATTS.. some people are really inspired.. word to Tim Burton..

Tattoo image courtesy of Christmas Pictures Gallery Blogspot

Nightmare Before Christmas Cake

HAPPY HALLOWEEN… HERE IS SOMETHING THAT WILL HAVE U ON ZOMBIE STATUS..

REPOST FROM HALLOWEEN 2011 .. THESE WERE JUST TOO GOOD TO NOT REPOST FOR  YOUR HALLOWEEN FUN …. thank us later !!!

The Corpse Reviver Shot… OOOOHHHHH !!!

How about a creepy cocktail to serve the adults at your Wicked/Haunted Halloween Party, the “Corpse Reviver Shot” kills it every time! The Corpse Reviver family of cocktails were quite popular around the turn of the century, the 20th century that is– as a “hair of the dog” reviver, to pick you up and refresh you after a heavy night out. Times have certainly changed and now Corpse Revivers are back and waking up the dead. LOL.

As part of an old family of cocktails “The Reviver” began to die out after prohibition when complex “up” drinks went out of fashion, and now the category is all but dead. I actually stumbled across three different drink recipes for the Corpse Reviver Shot 1 & 2. Pick Your Poison and ENJOY!

Corpse Reviver Shot 1
1 ounce Brandy
1 ounce Orange Liqueur
1 ounce Lemon Juice
1 dash Grenadine

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass or shaker. Shake with ice, strain, and load plastic, food-grade syringes. To serve, keep syringes on ice. Scale as needed to serve 1 or 100.

Of course if you are more afraid of syringes than Dr. Conrad Murray .. try this simple option:

Another recipe for Corpse Reviver #1 sans  syringe and over ice.
Corpse Reviver (No. 1)

2 shots Cognac

1 shot apple brandy or Calvados

1 shot sweet vermouth

Stir well with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass.

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Yes Crockpot Coconut Lime Chicken…

Crockpot-Coconut-Lime-Chicken-1It’s summertime , and clearly it’s too damn hot to be toiling over the stove or oven all day.. The perfect remedy for the girl on the go , or the homemaker who also happens to hold down a full time job.. coupled with a hungry family ; A CROCK POT.. ( hears angels sing) …. The Crock Pot has been the key for me , my mama , her mama , yo mama etc, they have all utilized this amazing piece of culinary PLUG IN wizardry for beans and greens while they sleep in. It makes Oxtails and Beef rib tips just slide off the bone. Nothing can compare to the free feeling of simply  tossing some seasonings, veggies, and meat of choice .. ( or not) into that big ole pot , simmer it on low and carry on with the day ( or take your ass to sleep)  .  It works for Sunday dinners and those quick weekday dinners after work , when you are too tired to look at a pot and too HUNGRY to stand for 30 minutes cooking ANYTHING.. Cook while you work or twerk .. but just let it sim simmahh by itself for a few hours.. During the summer we will be hooking you guys up with all kinds of Crock Pot ideas.  We cater to the comfortable stoner here . we need breaks and we also like food HA!!    The wonderful people over at The CrockPot Gourmet have prepared a delicious Coconut Lime Crock Pot Chicken that is truly divine.. just pair it up with a quick salad and there you have it .. Dinner is served !!!

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Fruit Shot Glasses.. ER MAH GAWD…

watermelonstrawcantNothing better in the summertime than cool drinks with fruit.. This is a SIMPLE yet perfect combination for the hot and sweaty days in the backyard or out on the patio. Today the girls over at Delish.com offered up some sunny day inspiration with these little natural shot glasses..  .. Fill these cute little scooped out fruit bits with your favorite Vodka or Tequila and Enjoy ..Hey it’s the healthy way to get drunk.. HAHAHH.. Make these for BBQ’s, Poolside functions ,Baby Showers or just old-fashioned kick backs and Turn Ups… Grab ya fruit , Grab ya bottle and LET’S GO. YUMMMMMM…

Slice off the very tip of the strawberry (be careful not to do too much), then slice off the tops and hollow out the center. Fill with shot.

Slice off the very tip of the strawberry (be careful not to do too much), then slice off the tops and hollow out the center. Fill with shot.

Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2

Halve cantaloupe and scoop out seeds and stringy flesh, then cut into 1″ pieces. Use a melon baller to scoop out a hole big enough for a shot. Fill with shot.

Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2

Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2″ pieces and use a melon baller to scoop out a hole big enough for a shot. Fill with shot

Heyyy Popsicles are for GROWN UPS…

It’s hot.. summer is upon us.. and there is nothing better than getting turned up ..while turning your OWN TEMPERATURE.. WAAAYYY DOWN..  We present to you  VODKA FRUIT POPSICLES.. yummers…   This comes from the awesome people over at Tipsy Bartender ….. you should follow their blog.. they have all kinds of spirits over there to keep you ON for the summer LOL….

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INSTAGRAM PHOTO CREDIT: @pookie_90sbaby

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vodka, grapefruit, basil variation

DAIQUIRI PARADISE POPS

Red Layer:
1 cup Frozen Raspberries
1/2 cup Guava Rum
1/4 cup Simple Syrup

Orange Layer:
1 Sliced Mango
1/2 cup Passion Fruit Rum
1/4 cup Passion Fruit Mix

Yellow Layer:
1 cup Frozen Pineapples
1 1/2 cup Pineapple Rum
1/4 Simple Syrup

You can follow them on Facebook  …

 

Tipsy Bartender is also on Instagram, where they hold a monthly contest! Post your original recipe and photo on Instagram using ‪#‎TipsyBartender‬ and they will repost the best ones. Each month, the pics with most likes wins $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place: $100.

SHOTTTTTTTTTTTSS… for the Realm

Okay guys , it’s almost time.. let us a form a prayer circle around Jon Snow.. AND TURN UP .. HAHAHAHA….. Come back to us later for our recap with The Negus …after the finale…

This two drinks are very simple and  you still have time to rush out for the ingredients… See  ya in Westeros…

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Ingredients :

-100 ml tonic
-30 ml gin
– 1 table spoon lemon juice
For Decoration :
-Fine Sugar
-Lemon Juice

Take sugar in a shallow dish smear edge of the glass with a little lemon juice. Turn the glass into the dish till the sugar sticks to edges. Leave to dry.
Meanwhile take tonic pour into a plastic container & put in the freezer. When the tonic is completely frozen crush it with a spoon and put it in a chilled martini glass – add lemon juice and gin.

fire and blood drink

HOUSE OF TARGARYEN  FIRE AND BLOOD

– Drop of Grenadine
-50 ml of clear strong rum
– A bit of spirit

Pour into a glass alcohol and swirl it carefully so that the alcohol covers the walls, pour away remaining alcohol. At bottom  of glass pour a drop of Grenadine, complement Rum. Kindle the glass for effects, blow and drink.

 THERE ARE A MYRIAD OF SPIRITS for the Old Gods and The New… .. over here …. OMG.. now go drink like Tyrion ….

Ben and Jerry’s Euphori Lock

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This is awesome if you have kids or a spouse lol.. or just greedy ass homies who help themselves to your bong, or your last rolling paper, snatch out of your roach stash, or drink the last of Kool Aid,  (WHEN IT’S JUST A “SWALLA IN THE CONTAINA”)..ooh ok i digress.. i went post Della Reese on that ass lol.. anyway .. Keep EVERYONE out of your PINT.. LOL..

Homemade Watermelon (Shaped) Chocolate Chip Bread

Yes. all those ridiculous things TOGETHER.. who ever created this recipe is obviously a stoner lol.. Why the hell would you make chocolate chip bread made like a watermelon LOL.. THAT’S CRAZY TALK!! but yet very intriguing. (Rubs Hands together like Birdman)

Here’s what you will need:  

  • 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1  small egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • red and green food coloring
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Hey look what you can do with S’mores’.. DRINKSSSSSS!!!!!

The Sauza S’mores Margarita

INGREDIENTS

6 ounces Sauza® Silver Tequila

1/2 cup chocolate syrup

4 ounces chocolate liqueur

1/3 cup cream

Ice

Mini Marshmallows

Chocolate-Marshmallow Creme Sauce

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into prepared glasses rimmed with Chocolate-Marshmallow Creme Sauce. Garnish with a skewer of mini marshmallows. (Makes four servings)

Something special for when you are sitting around the fire!!! Enjoy..

Pass the Courvoisier…ROSE’????

For all those that like takin’ that YAK to the neck check out the new Courvoisier Rosé. It’s a smooth, refreshing taste with notes of blackberry, black currant, and a touch of cherry as well as vanilla, honey, and vine-peach flavors. Courvoisier Rosé is made from both Courvoisier cognac and premium French red wine grapes. Here’s a way for the wine lovers and cognac connoisseurs to kill 2 birds wit one stone all in the same bottle.
Courvoisier Rosé can also be enjoyed straight with no chaser.
If you haven’t tried cognac before this would be a great starting point.

More about Courvoisier Rose

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Pear Apple Salad..

Here at Bamboobanga420.com.. we smoke good BUT ..we eat good too.. check out this new summer recipe.. This salad is off the chain ya’ll

This salad has the perfect blend of fruit with the apples, pears, and dried cranberries. The salty cashews also balance out the sweetness. If desired, an equal amount of shredded Swiss cheese may be substituted for shaved. Top with grilled chicken and turn this salad into a main course.
1 (16-oz.) package romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed

1 (6-oz.) block Swiss cheese, shaved

1 cup roasted, salted cashews

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1 large apple, thinly sliced

1 large pear, thinly sliced

Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Prep: 1. Toss together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; serve with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Enjoy.. it will make the herb smoke better *wink* LOL

Coconut Batidinha – Another fabulous summer DRANK!!!!!

 

Coconut Batidinha

Located in the Jardins neighborhood of São Paulo, Brazil

2 oz. premium cachaça
2 oz. fresh coconut milk
1 1/3 oz. condensed milk
Finely crushed ice
Tools: shaker
Glass: dessert wine rimmed with fresh coconut shavings (optional)
Garnish: mint leaf


Place all ingredients in shaker. Shake to blend and pour into glass. Garnish

HOLY MUNCHIES BATMAN…the helll!!!!!!

Another reason to continue my chocolate addiction.. I can now say “Yo this shit is healthy son’ LOL.. Green Tea Kit Kats… WHOOOOOAAAA the boy Dj Numark  (g0 follow him on twitter) put me on to these as he is en route to Japan.. These things are “harvested” there.  It figures Japan is so awesome..   They offer over 80 different flavors of the wafer covered in delicious chocolate.. In the USA we offer.. I think Whitc Chocolate oh yeah and the CARB ALTERNATIVE *blank stare*… THAT’S NO FUN.. fuck that give me carbs and cantaloupe dammit.. YES CANTALOUPE IS AVAILABLE..

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Hey … here’s some shit to do…..

“OKAY- FIRST THINGS FUCKIN LAST”…………Nice Guy Eddie

This is one of Quentin Tarantino’s classic flicks right here.. come watch a cop get his ear cut off IN WIDDDEEE SCREEENNN LOL.. Join hands between the food trucks to dance and sing “Stuck in the Middle with You”… lol.. and question “why the fuck I have to be Mr. Pink”.. I love this and thanks to Ffer Zopko,  Nicole Denise Butler and the good folks at outdoorcinemafoodfest.com for this awesome LA summer event..

For more info… take it over to outdoorcinemafoodfest.com

Let’s watch one of our Favorite Movies – RESERVOIR DOGS – on a three stories tall, 52 feet wide screen in the Park under the Stars with our closest Friends!
Featuring the Best Food Trucks in Los Angeles…Lee’s Philly, Nom Nom, White Rabbit, Fresh Fries, Papas Tapas, Border Grill and Lake Street Creamery. It’s the ultimate picnic in the park – no basket required!

Kick back and enjoy your gourmet street food in a beautiful park under the stars. BYO… Blankets, Beverages and Booze! Dogs are welcome, but on a leash.

Doors Open: 5:30pm
Band: 6:30pm
Movie Begins: 8:30pm
Food Trucks Till Approx: 9:30pm

Tickets: $10
Groups of 4: $8 each
Kids 12 & under: $5
(please note: movie is rated R, parental discretion advised)

Online Ticket Sales end at 2pm the day of the event.
Tickets available at the door, but we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Ticket holders are first in the door at 5:30pm. Group package discounts are only available online. Any individual tickets not sold prior to the event will be available at the door.

Parking: $10

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