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The Best Recipe on Food dot com

I am always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes. Working full-time and cooking for the family often necessitates weeknight dinners that can be prepared and served in very short periods of time.  One day when I was surfing the food.com website, I found a gem.

The recipe was for Ice Cubes. Yup. Ice Cubes. The author, CHRISSYG, was obviously experiencing a little frustration in her house when she wrote “I’m publishing this recipe because I’m sure that there are other families who have members, who don’t know how or have forgotten how to make ice when the ice tray is empty.”

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

Yield: 2 trays
2 cups water (approximately)
2 tablespoons water (additional if needed)

Directions:

1 – Empty the ice cubes that are left in the trays (if there are any left) into the bin.
2 – Take the trays over to the sink and fill them with cold water.
3 – Place the water filled ice trays back in the freezer.
4 – Replace the ice bin if you had to remove it.
5 – Shut the door to the freezer.

While the recipe is kinda funny, the best part is the reviews. Like many reviews on food sites, they pick apart the recipe (“This recipe is horrible! Maybe I should have left them in longer than two minutes (the recipe doesn’t say how long to leave them in the freezer so I just kind of guessed) but mine came out all watery. I won’t be making these again.”), look for alternate ways to prepare it (“I was wondering if you had a crock-pot version for this recipe. I work long hours and I just don’t have the time to invest in this kind of hands-on cooking, but they really look yummy.”) and offering substitute ingredients (“It looked a bit thin so I added some kidney beans (half of a 15 oz. can) and some chicken stock. Try it, you’ll like it!”).

Take a look at all the funny reviews here: http://www.food.com/recipe/ice-cubes-420398

Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothies

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I didn’t need Chrissy’s recipe for this great smoothie!

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A little fresh fruit and some dairy.

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All in my blender (this was made before I had the opportunity to test out the Blendtec).

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A nice, frothy drink.

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The fruit really stands out. Delicious!

Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothies

prep 5 min βˆ™ cook 5 min βˆ™ makes 2 βˆ™ source Bettycrocker.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free strawberry yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened or fresh strawberries
  • 1 medium banana, sliced (1 cup)

DIRECTIONS

1 In blender, place ingredients. Cover; blend on high speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.

2 Pour into 2 glasses; serve immediately.

NUTRITIONAL INFO

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 240 ( Calories from Fat 0 ), % Daily Value Total Fat 1/2g 1/2% ( Saturated Fat 0g , 0% Trans Fat 0g 0% ), Cholesterol 10mg 10% ; Sodium 130mg 130% ; Total Carbohydrate 46g 46% ( Dietary Fiber 4g 4% Sugars 32g 32% ), Protein 13g 13% ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15% ; Vitamin C 90% ; Calcium 40% ; Iron 6% ; Exchanges: 0 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Categories: Breakfast, Dessert 2, Drink, Fruit 2, kosher, Low Carb, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

Check out the best recipes at rantingchef.com

2 Comments on “The Best Recipe on Food dot com”

  1. cg
    November 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    The How to Make Ice Cubes from Food.com was a hoot. Thanks for posting it and the Strawberry Smoothie Recipe. 😊

    Like

  2. November 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Looks delicious 😍 I will try it.

    Like

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