Ahhhh, cinnamon sugar!! The perfect combination of spicy sweet. Doesn't it just scream childhood memories?
Part-skim mozzarella sticks coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and baked until hot and golden. Serve them with my quick marinara sauce and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will love. Hot mozzarella sticks, I can't think of a more popular finger food with both kids and adults alike! I mean, what's not to like? Baking them as opposed to frying and using part skim cheese doesn't effect how good these are.
Basically, to reiterate the compliments flying around the dinner table the night I served these, I would simply have to state: Mom rules! McDonald’s drools!
The components of this meal may seem a bit odd (apples and cheese stuffed inside chicken…come again??) but it is truly delicious. And guess what?
Is it just me or it is hard to get back to posting after a very long weekend? Well, Thanksgiving was good. Our friends, Shirley and Kevin came to celebrate it with us. We did not have any turkey this year but that does not mean we did not have lots of food. We had hot roast beef sandwiches, Cheesy Garlic Biscuits, sushi, potato salad, coleslaw, yeemee noodles and even a few vodka shots. ;)
This really is the best baked macaroni cheese recipe. One of the reasons I love it is that it's one of the easiest recipes to put together - just layer the ingredients and pop it in the oven. Prep time: Cook time: 1 - 8 ounce package of macaroni 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 3/4 cups milk 2/3 cup soft buttered crumbs* Preheat oven to 350°.
Let’s mix it up a little...Lasagna, rolled up in individual portions, with alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce. Not to mention the perfect rolls plopped onto your plate...they make for a much prettier show than the normal slop of a lasagna serving! These little babies were amazing!
From reader "S M:" "I don't know why...but for some reason, when I saw this the first person I thought of was you! " Well, I do have a reputation.
Last month I hopped out to Breckenridge for a weekend to go skiing and catch up with my good friend Courtney. For years, she has been one of my favorite crafty/cooking friends. So when she mentioned that she brought along some yummy “energy bites” for us to take on the slopes, I was intrigued. Upon first glance in the fridge, I admit I commented they kind of looked like meatballs. :) But after one delicious bite, I realized they were basically a healthy version of my favorite no bake cookies !! I’m not kidding. For any of you who have ever loved no bakes, these little guys taste amazingly similar, but without the sticks of butter and with lots of other fun healthy ingredients thrown in.
I wanted to make something to take on the road, but the contents of the refrigerator were saying PIZZA. Hmmm... pizza is not so portable. Then I remembered CALZONE!
This recipe was inspired by the abundance of tomatoes and basil in my garden. These grape tomatoes are so sweet and addicting. Toss them with some low carb pasta and diced chicken and you have a delicious, healthy meal in less than 20 minutes. Perfect for a busy weeknight! Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Fruit-Filled Puff Pastry Donuts with Lemon Glaze There seems to be this sudden craze for homemade donuts in the food blogging world, and it’s got me craving them BAD. But since I don’t have any of the fancy equipment needed to bake or fry them properly, I wanted to try to make these decadent little breakfast treats in a different way. These soft, flaky puff pastry donuts with a filling of sugared fresh fruit and a lemon glaze were so good. And I mean, someone-please-help-‘cause-I-can’t-stop-eating-them good. And since there’s fresh fruit in there, that means they’re good for you, right?
All righty. Cheesy Garlic Sticks. I make them all the time. They are delicious, they only take a handful of ingredients, and often they are filling enough to make a meal out of on the cheap. I've tried a bunch of little tweaks to come up with what I think is the most delicious recipe for Cheesy Garlic Sticks.
Update 6/2012: Taken after the model of these delicious wraps , I threw these together for dinner one night nearly three years ago in a frantic attempt to feed my hungry family and use ingredients I already had on hand. And the result was such a smashing success that we’ve continued to enjoy this recipe at least monthly since (and that’s saying a lot coming from the lady who doesn’t repeat many meals). Full of flavor, these wraps are a snap to make. The method turns out a delightfully crunchy tortilla that is filled with rice, chicken, beans, spices and cheese.
I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate- Snacks and the owner of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Candace Nelson, said her favorite snack was the donut muffins at Downtown Bakery and Creamery . They looked amazing! Besides, I figured if she would eat these muffins instead of her own cupcakes, they must be fabulous. I remembered saving a recipe awhile back for cinnamon donut muffins and that it was from some bakery. I found the recipe and sure enough, it was written by the owner of Downtown Bakery and Creamery!