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Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce

They just are. And I’m putting you under citizen’s arrest if you don’t cover your face in garlic cheese sauce. Did I say face? I meant fries. Fries, face, maybe both. Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats. Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it’s a happy Monday for this teacher.

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I need to tell you about something Pinch-of-Yum-related that’s coming soon! Drumroll? No? Okay, it’s cool. From The Kitchen: Croissant Croque Monsieur. Earlier on in my blog, and shortly after Henry and I had returned from Paris, I did a post giving my recipe for Croque Madame - this is a version of that, without the egg, and made using croissants.

From The Kitchen: Croissant Croque Monsieur

It is unbelievably good - and not for the faint of heart (or high of blood pressure or cholesterol...) It is super-indulgent, and one croissant is plenty for breakfast or lunch, or even dinner with a simple green salad. Save for special occasions, and serve with dijon mustard. 4 croissants 8 slices good quality ham 2/3 cup grated gruyere cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon dijon mustard salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Baked French Fries. I have a total obsession for French fries. No matter how hard I resist them I just cannot stay away; they always make me weak in my knees. Darn I hate it! I need them when I am happy and of course when I am not happy and everything in between. There is absolutely no control of any kind here. Parmesan Chicken Nuggets Baked. Four years ago I held him in my arms for the very first time. I still remember those little tiny toes and those big bright eyes.

Today my precious little angle is a four year old little man. Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel. In Israel, falafel stands are as numerous and plentiful as McDonalds here in the U.S.

Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel

Falafel is the unofficial “national snack of Israel.” If only we had half as many falafel stands in the U.S. as we do McDonalds, I’d be a very happy girl. Smoky mixed-potato wedges. Close Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind.

Smoky mixed-potato wedges

Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores. When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations. For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below: Mumbai potato wraps with minted yogurt relish. Chile Lime Chicken Tenders recipe from Betty Crocker. A 2 1/2 Hours No Knead Bread Recipe. I have prepared this no knead bread recipe for so many times…always with excellent results. I prepared it dividing the dough and making three loafs, I did it as small round bread balls, and I did this today, dividing the dough in two, resulting in a larger loaf (I ate a slice for snack with a thin layer of salted butter and it was delicious).

This bread can be eaten for breakfast, with butter and/or jam; can be used to a snack and also served with main meals. If you keep it into a plastic bag, it last for two or three days and are excellent when re-heated. An important thing: do not use baking paper. I noticed that without it, the result is even better, as the crust remains crispy and the inside very soft. You need 2 hours and a half from when you begin mixing the flour to the yeast to the time you take it out from the oven. It’s easy to prepare and you don’t need space to work the dough nor kneading machines. Important: melt the yeast into the water, together with the honey.

Delicious potatoes with sundried tomatoes and basil pesto. I firmly believe that to make any type of entertaining stress free there is only one magic ingredient required and that is to serve food which is incredibly delicious to taste and is astonishingly simple to make. Period. Baked French Fries. Chermoula Shrimps. So we are almost here, it is almost the time to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013. Santa is on his way back to north pole to get some much needed rest and me back to my desk to complete all the task that I intended to before I step into the new year. No-Bake Chocolate Crunch Cookies. I found this recipe via Savory Sweet Life.

No-Bake Chocolate Crunch Cookies

Not only is there no baking involved, but these cookies only call for three ingredients. It doesn't get much easier than that. 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips1/2 cup creamy peanut butter3 cups corn flakes cereal As usual, I doubled the recipe. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Fold in the corn flakes until evenly coated. Using a tablespoon, drop the mixture on to wax paper or parchment lined cookie sheets. Mediterranean Spinach Artichoke Dip…and it's a tad healthier! I LOVE Chips.

Mediterranean Spinach Artichoke Dip…and it's a tad healthier!

Potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, taro chips…….I can’t get enough of them. So you can imagine my utter glee when I received a big box of TOSTITOS® Artisan Recipes™ Tortilla Chips as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. And what goes hand in hand with chips? DIP, of course! Spinach Artichoke Dip is definitely one of my favorites—though I rarely indulge in it. I decided to go with a “Mediterranean” spin by adding sun dried tomatoes to the mix. To create a more figure friendly dip, I substituted two of the key ingredients with healthier alternatives.

This “healthy” dip worked really well with the grained tortilla chip. Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip. Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip I’ve always been a sports fan.

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

My dad and brother taught me at a young age to love sports. I played basketball in Jr. High, but chose to be a cheerleader in high school-no laughs please. White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap. White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap I have been blessed with unbelievable friends throughout my life-siblings, school pals, college buds, roommates, co-workers, and blogging acquaintances.

White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap

I enjoyed the BlogHer Food conference for numerous reasons, but spending time with blogging friends was definitely the highlight. Sitting in a room with hundreds of my friends evoked emotion that I cannot put into words. It was refreshing to surround myself with friends that inspire and motivate me to become a better person. Olive and Goat Cheese Turnovers. Bacon Cheese Potatoes (Slow Cooked) Fried Mozzarella and a Giveaway! Reclaiming Provincial. Honey Walnut Banana Bread. Spicy Firecracker Shrimp. I recently bought a big bag of frozen jumbo shrimp from Costco. So, if you see a lot of shrimp recipes on here…that’s why. Shrimp are also my favorite seafood ingredients to cook with, cos they’re quick to cook, absorbent to any kind of spices and flavoring you use and they are super delicious! French Dip Crescents with Easy Au Jus.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. Looks yummy, right?

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Favorite Recipes from 2011. Can you believe 2011 is almost over? Where did the year go? 2011 was a pretty great year, especially for this little blog of mine. Over the last 12 months, we have picked up lots of new friends along the way. Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Here's my twist to the the usual oven-roasted sweet potato fries, just lightly coat them with Panko breadcrumbs before baking.

Involtini: Feta & Prosciutto Rolls. I was having drinks at a friend’s house last night, who is a cuistot, the French slang for a cook. I don’t think you’d say cuistat for a woman, but whatever you want to call us, the conversation pretty much stayed on one topic: Food. Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. 22 Ways To Get Your Vegan Snack Attack On. Feta Borek. Grilled Salt & Vinegar Potatoes Recipe.