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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites. Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites On Fridays, I teach cooking classes to two kids in our neighborhood.

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

They are pretty knowledgeable-so my job is easy:) I think it is fantastic that they want to learn how to cook at such a young age-they are in the 3rd and 4th grade. Since we don’t have any kiddos yet, I am glad I get to work with these kids. We have a great time in the kitchen. On Friday we made homemade soft pretzels,the traditional salty ones and cinnamon and sugar pretzels.

For fun, we also made pretzel bites. everyone loved these. Is everyone ready for the big game? Buffalo Hot Wings-these are Josh’s all time favorite. My good friend Gaby, from What’s Gaby Cooking, made Pulled Pork Sliders for the big game. Homemade Baked Potato Chips. These are perfect for any dips, great for parties.Thanks for sharing!

Homemade Baked Potato Chips

Oooh baked, not fried, easy and delicious! Love it :) On May 11, 2011 at 08:36 am, RavieNomNoms said... I really love this idea, they look so great! I am always trying to find healthier ways to do things and this is a great twist on the classic potato chip. Frites & fries - Garlic Knots. Garlic Knots Most of my early food memories had to do with all the garlic dishes that my grandmother made.

frites & fries - Garlic Knots

Preschool-me was so fascinated by the fact that Grandma smelled like garlic 24/7 and I was always so amazed that something so small could create so much flavor. My grandmother’s native Shangdong province uses a lot of garlic in their cooking so it wasn’t surprising to see my mom or my grandmother use up an entire bulb of garlic for a small dinner. Loving garlic is in my blood. When I make something with garlic in it, I tend to go nuts and use way more garlic cloves than necessary because I love using it. You don’t have to use the same amount of garlic I used in these garlic knots but here’s a rough guideline.

Guide to Garlickyness (based on number of cloves used for these garlic knots): Homemade French Fries. Why there is no need to purchase pre-made fries in the freezer aisle – in pictures and rhyme: One potato (find a potato) Two potato (cut the ends off) Three potato (cut slices) Four (cut fries from slices) Five potato (Toss in herbs and olive oil) Fried Dough Mozzarella Bites. These weren't as crazy amazing(cramazing?) As they look and sound, but they were still very good. They definitely need a few tweaks though to become a perfect recipe. The main issue which I knew might be a problem from the start is that the cheese explodes out of the dough well before the dough is finished cooking.

Not really a huge issue because the burnt cheese tastes great, but I have a few different ideas to make these a bit more awesome next time I make them. Until then though, these guys weren't too shabby at all. Little Cubes of mozzarella. I just used store bought pizza dough to wrap the cheese in. Right away I dunked them into a bowl of flour so they wouldn't be sticky. You can already see the cheese explosions. Still, really fun and really tasty. I'm gonna revisit this idea, it might not be for awhile, but it's gonna happen. French Fries: The No-Guilt Version. There’s nothing like a french fried potato.

French Fries: The No-Guilt Version

The taste, the texture, the dip-ability; it’s probably one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. However, I don’t need the fat of an actual deep fried potato, and I certainly do not favor processed french fries that come from the frozen food section of the grocery store. Enter: Healthy French Fries* Step 1: Peel your ‘taters. This isn’t necessary, though, but if you decide you want the skin on make sure you scrub-wash them first. Step 2: Cut them into strips. Step 3: Place potatoes in colander and rinse the starch off of them. Step 4: Pat down the potatoes. Step 5: Drizzle Olive Oil over potatoes. Step 6: Salt those babies up. Step 7: Mix them up so they all get coated with the olive oil and salt. Step 8: Arrange them, on a baking sheet, in a single layer Step 9: Add anything else you like. Step 10: Place the potatoes into your preheated oven for 20 minutes. Step 11: Flip and continue to bake for 5-10 minutes.

And then, voila… Healthy French Fries Enjoy! Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries. I truly appreciate your visiting my site!

Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post. You can also follow what I’m cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter. One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up there with Nutella and mangoes) is Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. Spicy, smoky, and oh-so-yummy! This french fry recipe is so flavorful that you really don’t need to dip them in anything. Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries Recipe 3-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt 1-1/3 -pounds Idaho Russet Potatoes Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

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