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Spicy Baked Feta Recipe from Greece. When I flew from Vietnam to Athens, I found myself deep in the throes of culture shock.

Spicy Baked Feta Recipe from Greece

There were no motorcycle taxis, no grannies wearing incredibly complex matching pyjamas, no urban chickens clucking about my feet as I sat to eat. It was my first time in Greece and understandably it was a bit different to what I came from in Southeast Asia, a stunning panorama of ruins and culture but lacking the imminent chaos of my beloved Saigon. And a lot of blue. S Newest Recipes:Classic French Dips Recipe. Pittsburgh Hot Plate PittsburghHotPlate.Com. Mema’s Whole Wheat Bread. This post is sponsored by {*style:<a href=' Toll House® Morsels, the perfect special ingredient for all of your family’s favorite treats!

Mema’s Whole Wheat Bread

One of the favorite memories of my grandmother (who we called Mema) was the homemade whole wheat bread she would make at least once a week for as long as I can remember. Sometimes we’d help her, sometimes we’d just watch her quick hands work, but it was always a highlight of our visits. She used the same recipe for decades.

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels. Remember those big soft cinnamon pretzels you’d buy at the mall after spending your babysitting money at Contempo Casual?

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

These are like waaaay better. Deep Fried Elivis Raviolis recipe. Hi.

Deep Fried Elivis Raviolis recipe

Hi. I wanted to thank everyone who left a comment and told me awesome places to go in Seattle. It was fun, and not too cold. Easy as hell pizza balls by ~1wolfmadien on deviantART. Char Siu Bao (Pork Buns) 20th May 2012By KatePhotography by Adam When I was living in Japan I used to buy these buns from the seven eleven below my apartment.

Char Siu Bao (Pork Buns)

In true Japanese style in addition to the traditional Chinese fillings they came in all sorts of kooky flavours like pizza, cheese & curry and chicken and mayonnaise. Along with a can of hot coffee they were a most reliable cure after a night out clubbing in Ropponggi. On a more recent trip to Sydney, my two year old daughter took great delight in watching highly skilled chefs throw hand stretched noodles around the kitchen and produce baskets of gorgeously delicious steamed buns formed intricately into the shape of little pink pigs!

“These buns are deliciously light and fluffy and can be filled with just about anything. “We purchased the BBQ pork (char siu) from an Asian take-out place, which made the filling really quick and easy to make. Makes 16 Buns Filling Heat oil in pan, sauté onion for 2 minutes. Reduced-fat mini garlic naan (recipe) Pepperoni Pizza Muffins Recipe. Cooking Momofuku at home. October 2, 2010 My mom is obsessed with keeping a stocked freezer, but I guess I don’t really take after her, because my freezer tends to be relatively empty, aside from random containers of stock/ramen broth, frozen dumplings and pierogi.

Cooking Momofuku at home

I admit, I store buy frozen chinese dumplings and pierogi for those times that I just don’t feel like cooking. I tell myself it’s because of ease and convenience, but really, I just love the taste of frozen pockets filled with deliciousness. Pierogi are fast, tasty, and ideal for when I let myself get too hungry and become a crazy unthinking monster. (This happens more often than you would believe). It’s Oktoberfest right now and that means two things: beer and sausages. Fried Mozzarella. Homemade Baked Mozzarella Sticks. Mozzarella sticks are a delicious treat, probably one of the most popular appetizers at restaurants, and a fun party food.

Homemade Baked Mozzarella Sticks

They tend to be rather fattening, especially considering they are usually fried, but they are so irresistibly tasty. So how do you give in to the temptation that is mozzarella sticks without the guilt? Make healthy, Baked Mozzarella Sticks! Here is a recipe I love, and your family will too. Ingredients 1 pkg. low fat mozzarella cheese strings (8-10 sticks) 1/2 cup flour 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten 1 cup dry bread crumbs or Italian style panko (seasoned) marinara sauce for dipping Directions. Chimichanga Recipe - How to Make Chimichangas Video. An American Southwest specialty, chimichangas are deep-fried meat and cheese filled burritos.

Chimichanga Recipe - How to Make Chimichangas Video

This home version is easy, delicious, and since it doesn't use a deep-fryer, much lower in fat.See Transcript Hi, I'm Chef John Mitzewich for, today we're making something from the American Southwest, the delicious chimichanga. Chimichanga Filling Ingredients There it is, the chimichanga. If you don't know its basically a deep-fried burrito. Chicken pot pie reimagined. Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes. I’m more of a classic buffalo sauce(Frank’s, butter, and vinegar) man myself, but I had these recipes for my favorite wings at Buffalo Wings Wings, so I thought I would share.

Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes

Some of these may seem a little labor intensive, but they definitely taste a lot better with fresh ingredients. Enjoy. How to Make Bagels: A User's Manual at Epicurious. Making bagels at home isn't difficult or labor-intensive, but the process does take two days.

How to Make Bagels: A User's Manual at Epicurious

Here's an overview of the basics, plus a recipe with more specific instructions. Weighing/Measuring the Ingredients Professional bakers prefer the accuracy of weighing ingredients, but if you don't have a kitchen scale, stick to volume measurements. For flour, use the scoop-and-swipe method: Fill the measuring cup above the desired amount and swipe off the excess with a flat tool, such as a pastry blade or an icing spatula. As with all bread recipes, you may need to slightly adjust the flour or water during the mixing and kneading process. For ingredients used in small amounts, such as yeast and salt, measure with teaspoons and tablespoons instead of a scale—unless you're making an extra-large batch. Buffalo Chicken Bites. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is buffalo wings, especially dipped in blue cheese dressing.

There's something about the buffalo chicken and blue cheese combo that really appeals to me and I had a craving for it lately. When I came across a recipe for ham and cheese stuffed pretzel bites, I figured I could substitute it with chicken and blue cheese. That's when I decided to make these Buffalo Chicken Bites... yum! These are such an awesome snack, which could be a meal in itself if you have enough of them. Last-Minute Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites. These tiny buffalo chicken dip bites have just the right amount cream cheese, blue cheese, chicken and hot sauce all in a little phyllo pocket and ready to pop in your mouth, fuss free, on Super Bowl Sunday. My mind has felt a bit cluttered lately. I suppose it is because there are plenty of things I should be doing and many more that I have yet to do. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but my mind seems to be focused on the other things that I rather *want* to do instead.Confession: I have walked away from this post no less than 12 times this morning.The point is, tomorrow is the Super Bowl.

THE Super Bowl. We don’t have any plans. Food like this will be served. If you haven’t tried buffalo chicken dip, this is your chance. Note: I used phyllo dough sheets for this, but using the pre-made phyllo cups (as pictured in the lemon-dill cheesecake bites with lox) would make this appetizer even easier to execute. Buffalo Chicken Rolls. I’m thinking we’re very comfortable together at this point, me and you. You and me. At best, we’re virtual soul mates bonded through food and cooking. At worst, we’re in a one-sided pen pal relationship and you’re not keeping up your end of the bargain. Just Cook It. 50 After-School Snacks.

Tiny Peanut Butter (No Bake) Energy Balls, er Bites! Last week we made the snack that kept on giving, tiny little peanut butter chocolate chip energy bites that lasted us the whole week. Better than Nutella. Healthy Nutella: My new obsession. Soon to be your new obsession. No-bake energy bites. I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days.

7 Rules to Snacking. Daily snackers are less likely to be overweight than those who stick to three squares, but if you snack on sugary, high-calorie fare, you lose the weight loss benefits. 10 Guiltless Gluten-Free Snacks - Greek Yogurt Parfait. 10 Snacks Under 100 Calories. Thinkstock Preparation: In a food processor, combine garlic and cannellini beans with lemon juice and process until smooth. Mix in oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and process until blended. Askgeorgie. There are plenty of reasons to make your own protein bars. Almost-Famous Corn Salsa Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Cheesy, oozy guacamole bean dip. I first had this at a party about 10 years ago.

That recipe was my inspiration for this healthier version. How to make basil butter. Tequila-Soaked Watermelon Wedges. Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken. Real, Juicy, Bacon Cheeseburgers. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls. A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pulls, a sweet pull apart bread. Cheeseburger Slider Steamed Buns. Did you know that true sliders are steamed and not grilled? That's what makes them so juicy and delicious. They are placed on a bed of sauteing onions, and the steam from the onions cooks the burgers. This made me think - why not steam the burger right inside the bun?