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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. Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites. Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce. I'm not usually big on fried foods but I had a hankering for something crispy and cheesy.

Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

One Italian inspired appetizer I enjoy on occasion is toasted ravioli. Having this as an appetizer for my Pasta Party dinner was great since it featured how pasta doesn't always have to be the main course of a meal. In fact, I thought this Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce rivaled versions found at restaurants! What's great about this recipe is that it's easy to make, especially if you're going with the convience of frozen ravioli. If you're more ambitious (and have more time and energy) than me these days, you can certainly try your hand at making homemade ravioli and using that in place of frozen. Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Saucerecipe adapted from AllRecipes 2 tablespoons whole milk 1 egg 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon dried oregano1/4 teaspoon dried basil1/4 teaspoon dried thymesalt & pepper to taste 2 cups vegetable oil for frying 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. Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe. Our tour of Brazil continues.

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe

After posting the moqueca recipe, several of you asked if I had a recipe for Pão de Queijo, or Brazilian cheese bread, sort of like a chewy cheese puff made with tapioca flour. As a matter of fact, I do. My friend Bill gave me this recipe years ago, a favorite from his Brazilian wife Silvia. I’ve made it several times, each time with different cheeses. Talk about addictive! There are several ways to make Pão de Queijo. The only weird ingredient is tapioca flour. The recipe as presented is fairly basic. 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

We’d devour our absurdly huge mounds of food, possibly watch a movie or play a game, and then wrap up the evening with a little brother-sister-sister argument over who would get the final wonton after the other eleven were gone (yes, we bought two orders of six…every time). Now that I’m a refined adult (yeah, that) wontons have sadly gone all-but missing from my life. Until recently, that is, when the boy and I found ourselves at a restaurant that served jalapeno cream cheese wontons. Pizza Cupcakes. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Pizza Cupcakes.

Pizza Cupcakes

Baked Crab Rangoon recipe. Makeover - How We Did It We've taken a favorite appetizer and made it over by preparing it with PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise instead of regular cream cheese and mayonnaise.

Baked Crab Rangoon recipe

And since these tasty appetizers are baked, they require less hands-on time so you can spend more time with your guests. This easy-to-make version also saves 80 calories and 6.5g of fat per serving when compared to traditional fried Crab Rangoon. 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. I’ve heard all of the arguments. 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. 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.