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Granola Cups and a Hemp Giveaway. Featured Ingredient: Hemp Hearts As someone who enjoys mung beans and growing his own sprouts, I could forgive people if they thought I was a little granola.

Granola Cups and a Hemp Giveaway

In fact, I love granola. Both as a cereal or as a bar. So imagine how happy I was when I figured out how to use the trusty muffin tray to whip up a batch of granola rounds such as these that were featured in a recent issue of Alive magazine. I like to think of these granola cups as a progression of the concept. So guess what? But of course, free hemp hearts should be earned. This contest is open to both Canadian and residents. Granola Cups with Vanilla Scented Yogurt 1 1/4 cups quick-cook rolled oats (not instant) Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups. I made these hash brown cups to serve at the bridal shower brunch I co-hosted a couple of weeks ago.

Individual Parmesan Hash Brown Cups

They accompanied quiche (made by my friend Becky), Mango Fruit Salad Salsa with Sugar and Spice Tortilla Chips, and Make-Ahead Sticky Buns. I love hash browns with a crispy exterior and moist tender interior. Traditional hash browns cooked on top of the stove are difficult to make in a big batch and serve to a crowd. So I tried baking these in individual portions in muffin tins that could be baked in the oven along with the sticky buns and quiche, and would be easy to serve buffet style. By cooking these hash browns in muffin tins, a large part of each individual serving forms a crispy, brown crust around the cup shape of each muffin portion.

Use mini muffin pans for bite-size morsels. Step 1. You also need shredded potatoes. Step 2. Step 3. View on Amazon: my nesting mixing bowl set Step 4. Step 5. View on Amazon: Step 6. Kale Cups. Featured Ingredient Kale According to Mitch from Modern Family, “kale should remain more of a garnish.”

Kale Cups

Uh, no way! If there was ever a food worthy of its superfood moniker, it would be jaunty kale. In fact, it’s so packed with a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it just might be the nutritional heavyweight of the produce department. Sorry, Mr. Among its nutritional highlights includes a payload of vitamin C, beta-carotene and vitamin K, that latter of which his necessary for strong bones. These pretty green kale cups make for a wonderful side dish. Kale Cups 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and roughly chopped (8 to 10 cups) 1/2 cup reduced fat ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon miso, preferably white or yellow (optional) 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes (optional) 3 tablespoons sesame seeds.

Turkey Meatloaf - Tyler Florence. Why It's a Winner“This was one of my wife's brilliant ideas.

Turkey Meatloaf - Tyler Florence

Turning meatloaf into little cupcakes makes my kids feel they're getting something special.” MAKES 12 Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a mini-muffin pan with paper liners. In a large pot of salted water, bring 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Plus: Tyler Florence's Chicken and Rice Recipe Tyler Florence's Peach Rice Pudding Recipe Reprinted from Start Fresh by Tyler Florence. Cannoli Bites.

Make these Cannoli Bites.

Cannoli Bites

Devour these Cannoli Bites. That is all I have to say. Okay not really all I have to say because these are my dream dessert, I have such a soft spot for Italian and French pastries so, really I have plenty to say about these. First of all, the cups for these are made from a cannoli dough (I made it a bit thicker than I would for a cannoli shell that would be wrapped around a flute and fried, simply so it could hold it’s shape a little better). The cups are baked in mini muffin cups, not fried. If you have sweet Marsala wine on hand you can use that in place of the juice and vinegar (so just omit both of those and replace it with 1/2 cup Marsala wine). That first cannoli bite, always mine =).

Ingredients Cannoli cups: Cannoli Filling Directions For the cannoli cups: Add flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a food processor and pulse until blended. Single-Serve Monkey Bread. 31 Fun Treats To Make In A Muffin Tin. White Chocolate Cashew Berry Cups Recipe.