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Apple Snack. Ginas Skinny Recipes. A must have at every large get together: birthdays, football, holidays – this dip always disappears!

Ginas Skinny Recipes

This is my daughter Karina's favorite dip, which she has nicknamed "the stuff". Hass Avocado Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms Recipe. Pizza Braid. Margarita Ice Pops. This unique twist on the frozen margarita sounds like such a fun idea for Cinco de Mayo or any casual summer get-together! The recipe from Bon Appétite couldn’t be any easier either: you basically take lime flavored ice pops or fruit bars, pour a mixture of tequila and lime juice over them, then lightly dip 1 edge of the pop into kosher salt. Another approach could be to first mix up your own margaritas then freeze them into pops and dip in salt.

Here’s a great recipe for this version from Emeril Lagassi {via Food Network}: Margarita Popsicles Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons tequila 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier) Kosher salt, for garnish Special Equipment: 4 small cups (recommended: Dixie), 4 popsicle sticks Directions: Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Flaming Strawberries. Mini Fruit Pies & Simple Organized Living. I love pie.

Mini Fruit Pies & Simple Organized Living

I love eating pie, I love making pie, I love nearly all vartities of pie! Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken. Yesterday as I stood in the kitchen trying to figure out what to make for dinner I wondered to myself, how do those people do it on those shows where they are given random ingredients and are suppose come up with something genius.

Better Than Takeout Orange Chicken

I think I stood there for a solid 20 minutes looking in the cupboards and staring into the freezer hoping that I would be struck by some ingenious idea. Go ahead, take a shot of salad dressing. I got my first taste of this salad dressing when a dear friend brought it over with a meal she had made for my crew right after Nola was born.

Go ahead, take a shot of salad dressing.

From the moment the heavenly concoction hit my lips, I wanted to drink it right out of it’s re-purposed glass bottle. Since asking begging her for the recipe, I’ve probably made it weekly. Cake Batter Pancakes. I’m fairly convinced that the world would be a better place if more sprinkles were involved.

Cake Batter Pancakes

A Cozy Kitchen & Avocado Fries. I have a particularly tragic memory of looking at rental houses with my friend when he first moved to LA and finding one that actually had an avocado tree in the backyard.

A Cozy Kitchen & Avocado Fries

I mean, a tree that was taller than the house and was heavy with ripe avocados This memory is tragic because my friend didn’t rent the house. If he had, I would have had a never ending supply to feed my avocado addiction.BTW – what are avocados, a vegetable? Some weird fruit? Either way, I really, really, REALLY love these…veggie-fruits from heaven. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks. I got kinda hooked on these this summer.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

I’ve always loved the zucchini sticks my parents served at their pizzeria and used to eat them often when I worked there. But let’s be real, though they are a “vegetable”… the deep fried part kinda trumps the veggie part don’t ya think? The domestic mama and the village cook. Oh baby.

the domestic mama and the village cook

Oh yes. You can have your dough and eat it too. No raw eggs here. Bake It in a Cake & Bake a Heart in a Cake! Pink Heart–Filled Cupcakes with Strawberry Taffy Frosting These vanilla bean cupcakes really have heart.

Bake It in a Cake & Bake a Heart in a Cake!

Cut or bite into one to see how much love went into them. The best part: they’re surprisingly simple. Tracy's KILLER Garlic Bread & shutterbean. While we’re on the subject of soups, I thought it would be nice to share my SECRET recipe for the most KILLER Garlic Bread.

Tracy's KILLER Garlic Bread & shutterbean

What goes better with soups than garlic bread? Not much! My neighbor taught me to add dill in the garlic butter. It’s what makes this garlic bread killer. That’s the secret! Step-by-Step: Amazing Spiced Chai Concentrate & Tasty Kitchen Blog. Warm spices, strong tea and steamed milk swirling around in my tummy make chai lattes a favorite during the winter months. It warms me from the inside out in a way that puts coffee and tea to shame. Unfortunately, the chai concentrate from certain coffee chains is too sweet. But there is something better. It never occurred to me to make my own chai. (Certainly it must be too hard.) Here are the ingredients you’ll need: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, star anise, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, orange zest, tea bags, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla.

Ratatouille's ratatouille. Tell me I’m not alone in this: You saw Ratatouille, fell in love with Remy (though you still jumped a foot in the air when you saw a significantly less-charming rodent scamper across your path on the way home) and found yourself with a pressing craving, not for the heavy and too-often soggy traditional Provençal ratatouille, but that kaleidoscope of spiraled colors they served to the haughty and (spoiler!) Soon-humbled restaurant critic. I can’t believe how well this worked out.

Petite Lasagnas. Recipe slightly adapted from Hungry Girl (makes 12) 12 oz raw ground turkey ¼ tsp salt, divided ¼ tsp pepper 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped mushrooms. Onigiri (Rice Balls) Recipe : Directions Sprinkle the salmon fillet with salt and let stand for 2 hours. Meanwhile, wash the rice thoroughly in cold water 30 to 60 minutes before cooking and let drain in colander.

Place rice and water in a heavy, tightly covered saucepan over medium-high heat. When water just begins to boil, turn the heat to high and let it come to a vigorous boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice, about 12 to 13 minutes. Toast the nori sheets over a high gas flame, and cut crosswise into 1-inch wide strips, or use pretoasted nori. Mix the bonito flakes with the soy sauce. Fresh orange smoothie ("orange julius") This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. Friends gathered from all around the city with chips and salsa and salads and popcorn and laughter and stories to share.

The fire pit was aflame. The candles were lit on this (gluten free and vegan) carrot cake. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends.