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Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! » Impressive recipes made simple. Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls. I’m always looking for easy and delicious recipes that can be made quick and with ingredients I already have.

Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

This next recipe is one of those. They turned out so gooey and yummy – you will definitely have to try it out for yourself! This little treat has actually become the hubby’s favorite snack on a weekend morning. Eating them when they’ve come straight out of the oven is just pure heaven! Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes.

“Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it?

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty. Mother of gummy bears. 10 Super Snacks You Can Make in Under 5 Minutes. Better-Than-Crack-Brownies. I’m sorry for doing this to you.


I really am. But see, last Friday while I was on a 10-hour road trip heading for vacation, I received this recipe from a reader named Liz. Liz, I love you. That’s all I have to say. Pizza Braid. A pizza braid is very kid-friendly, easy on the wallet and extremely simple to make.

Pizza Braid

My aunt and cousin first introduced me to them and I’ve been hooked ever since. The possibilities are endless of the varieties you could make (check out the Apple Dessert Braid!) , but the recipe below is for a very basic hamburger and pepperoni braid. You could make your own dough, but I prefer the shortcut of using Rhodes rise and bake dough. This is one of my favorite shortcuts to make a nice loaf of bread or use in recipes like this one. As I said, this is extremely basic. Homemade French Fries. Why there is no need to purchase pre-made fries in the freezer aisle – in pictures and rhyme: The best new recipes from top food sites. Penniesonaplatter.

Adirondack Salmon Chowder. Adirondack Salmon Chowder I have a confession.

Adirondack Salmon Chowder

I have a fear of cooking seafood. It’s sad but true. If you look back at the history of this blog you will find zero (zero!) Seafood recipes. The secret to overcoming my fear of salmon was Alaska Seafood. Now, on to the recipe. Well, let me tell you, this recipe was worth the wait. Adirondack Salmon Chowder Ingredients:2 cups chicken broth ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup diced celery 2 cups diced carrots 1½-2 cups diced potatoes 2 Bay Leaves 1½-2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning 1 teaspoon parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried dill weed ½ stick butter 1/3 cup flour 1 qt. (4 cups) milk 1 teaspoon cornstarch 6 slices bacon, cooked and diced 1 - 1 1/2 lbs frozen Alaska Salmon (not thawed) 1 cup frozen corn 1 12 oz. pkg. *Note: I received Wild Alaska Seafood from Foodbuzz expressly for this post.

Chewy Brownies (aka The Best Brownies I’ve Ever Eaten) 1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso (optional) 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate , finely chopped (see note and related illustration) 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter , melted 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups (17 1/2 ounces) sugar 1 3/4 cups (8 3/4 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon table salt 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate , cut into 1/2-inch pieces Adjust oven rack to lowest position and pre-heat oven to 350.

Chewy Brownies (aka The Best Brownies I’ve Ever Eaten)

Make a foil sling for your baking pan: Cut 18-inch length foil and fold lengthwise to 8-inch width. Fit foil into length of 13 by 9-inch baking pan, pushing it into corners and up sides of pan; allow excess to overhang pan edges. Cut 14-inch length foil and fit into width of pan in the same manner, perpendicular to the first sheet (if using extra-wide foil, fold second sheet lengthwise to 12-inch width). Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Food Pyramid Submissions. Mac and Cheese Cups. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread. How do you make bread even better?

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) Or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. This bread takes a little bit of time to prepare, but in about half an hour I had filled my bundt pan with little dough balls, each with a piece of pepperoni and cheese stuffed within it. My new definition of bliss: warm dough with a cheesy center and a bite of pepperoni.

Lunch Recipes: Wrap Sandwich and Burrito Recipes - Martha Stewart. Cinnamon Toast Rolls. The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate.

Cinnamon Toast Rolls

I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious.

In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken. Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius.

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken

I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Then I saw the oranges, and it hit me “O-raang Shh-ikun”….that is orange chicken if you can’t understand the accent. I love orange chicken, and I almost always order # 14 Orange Chicken when we order Chinese take out and I wondered to myself if I could make it better at home.

This recipe most definitely delivered! Ha ha Chinese food…delivered….get it? The sauce is sweet, tangy, there is no lack in orange flavor, and the red pepper flakes give it just a touch of heat. Combine corn starch, salt, and pepper. As you finish each batch, drain cooked chicken in a paper towel lined plate. How To Make Perfect Brownies. I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. Million Dollar Mac and Cheese {Recipe}

So I am sure there is a more sophisticated name for this dish, but I have nicknamed it “Million Dollar Mac and Cheese” because of the expensive cheese it takes! Gruyere, Feta and Goat Cheese. But I promise- it is so worth it! Ingredients:1 lb. pasta shapes (I use Cellentani anytime I can- it’s just fun!) 1.5 lb. raw shrimp4 oz. feta cheese3 oz Goat CheeseZest of 1 lemon, divided ( I have used lemon juice in a pinch) 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped, divided5 tbsp. butter, divided4 tbsp. all-purpose flour3 cups milk2 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped10 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded- I use a LOT- almost 3 cups½ tsp. kosher salt1 tsp. ground black pepperI adapted the recipe from Annie’s Eats Boil a large pot of salted water and cook pasta according to package directions depending what kids you choose to use. Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. In a saucepan, melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.

Transfer the mixture to a lightly greased 3-quart baking dish. Greek. The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate!

These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure. Either way, I made these and everyone that tried them went nuts. Anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.jpg (705×693) [#productName] Recipes. Slutty Brownies. Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough + Cupcake = The BEST Cupcake. Ever. Recipe.