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Soft Pretzel Bites. Crispy Oven-Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries. By brooklynsupper | While it’s available year round, when you start to see garlic scapes, green garlic, and young garlic arriving at the farmer’s market, you know spring has arrived.

Crispy Oven-Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

Powerful and pungent, garlic makes almost any savory dish better. Here are 25 delicious garlic recipes that use this tasty ingredient in a wide variety of ways to suit a wide variety of tastes. Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites. Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce. Baked Zucchiini Fries. Mozzarella Sticks.

When I told my friends I was planning on making homemade mozzarella sticks for a guy’s weekend out of town the idea was met with a profound lack of enthusiasm.

Mozzarella Sticks

Everybody knows that I like to experiment in the kitchen, but somehow the idea of making a bar food staple like mozzarella sticks from scratch seemed like a complete waste of time to the group. After being lectured about the innumerable brands available in the freezer section at the grocery store and a heated debate about whether marinara or ranch is the better dipping accompaniment, I decided to risk further heckling and see if I couldn’t one-up T.G.I. Friday’s in my own kitchen. It might have been the alcohol, but the first batch was gone within a matter of seconds.

Simultaneously crispy and gooey, these mozzarella sticks seem to defy the laws of physics and flavor. With the question about whether or not it’s a waste of time to make mozzarella sticks at home answered, the question of the perfect dip remained. Serves 4. Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe. Print Our tour of Brazil continues.

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe

Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers Recipe. Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeno Wontons « Veggie and the Beast. When all my siblings were still living at home, Chinese takeout night happened every now and then…and by that I mean like once a week.

Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeno Wontons « Veggie and the Beast

Pizza Cupcakes. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Pizza Cupcakes I made these on a whim this weekend and they were a huge hit with FH and my brother.

Pizza Cupcakes

I love how they look and they taste just as yummy. Baked Crab Rangoon recipe. Bacon Appetizer Crescents recipe. How to Make American Cheese. As our regular readers know, I’ll go to my grave defending processed, pasteurized American cheese.

How to Make American Cheese

I understand your objections to this position. Homemade Cheese Crackers (for John) Several months ago, in a year that feels far, far away but couldn’t have been but one or two ago, my coworker John linked a recipe on our company chat program and asked me and sis blogging partner to make it.

Homemade Cheese Crackers (for John)

He’s not the only coworker of mine that is fond of asking us to make something for the benefit of my department at the office. I looked at the recipe and immediately was like, yeah, suuuuure. We’ll get right on that. Now, many, many promises later, we have made the recipe! John, these crackers are for you, dude. I actually bought the ingredients to make these just a couple of months ago, but the road paved with good cooking intentions often finds itself lit afire. Homemade Fruit Roll Ups. There are about a handful of things left in life that bring out my inner child, and one of them is fruit roll ups...

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

Given the opportunity -- meaning the man of the house brings them home because he thinks it's funny to see me light up like a little kid -- I will eat an entire box in one sitting. So when I saw this recipe in September's Food Network Magazine, I knew I had to give it a try. There are several flavor options (check them out here) but I opted for Strawberry Banana and Raspberry Vanilla.

While the raspberry had great color, in hindsight, I would stick to fruit with smaller/less seeds. See, this is what fruit roll ups do to me... Shopping List for Strawberry Banana (from Food Network Magazine) 3 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped 2 medium bananas, peeled 3/4 Cup sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Non stick foil or a silicone mat Parchment paper Transfer the pureed fruit to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Junk Food Makeover: Quinoa "Doritos" : BA Daily. In our new column, Junk Food Makeover, we challenge culinary nutritionist Tricia Williams to recreate iconic snacks with a more wholesome, nutritious recipe.

Junk Food Makeover: Quinoa "Doritos" : BA Daily

Williams’ Quinoa “Doritos” plated with the dehydrated onion and tomato they were made with. Photograph by Louis Chan The Challenge: Nacho Cheese Doritos Our memories of these nacho cheesiest of chips are fond ones: eating them out of the bag at sleepovers, pairing them with Coca-Cola on road trips, getting that greasy orange film on our fingers and happily licking it off. But it’s hard to enjoy a bag of Doritos these days now that we’ve actually read the ingredient list–hydrogenated oils, monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial flavors and colors–which packs on calories with little nutritional value in return. So we challenged nutritionist Tricia Williams to re-invent them as awholesome treat without compromising on the flavor. The Result: