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I was in the mood for something cold and lip-smackingly sweet. Something I could sink my teeth into. Something to maintain my weight.
I’ve been over and over my deep, undying love for cheesecake, and also my reluctance to make a full size one because I will undoubtedly eat it all myself. Recently I’ve been experimenting with various ways to have cheesecake in individual, more portable portions that make it slightly easier to prevent the gobbling situation – mainly because it is so easy to give away and share with others.
441K+ A dd bacon to anything and it will fly off the table. That’s what a caterer once told me and I believe it. Certainly applies here. Whether you’re planning a cookout this weekend or cooking indoors (rain predicted here in Texas), grill up a few of these sizzling treats for a quick appetizer or serve as an entree.
Notes These potatoes still taste buttery and rich but are much lighter than the full fat version by using a small amount of butter to saute sweet leeks and some chive flavored reduced fat cream cheese. Ingredients 4 medium russet potatoes, about 6 ounces each 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Kosher salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 leeks, (white and light green parts), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced Freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme 4 ounces 1/3-less fat chive-and-onion flavored cream cheese 1/2 cup skim milk 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Rub the potatoes with the oil and season generously with kosher salt.
Courtesy of Food Network Magazine 1. Classic Cover 2 pounds whole russet or Yukon gold potatoes with cold salted water; simmer 45 minutes.
Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid. Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters As many of you know, my Lemon Drop Jell-O Shooters are my issued dish from my girlfriend who holds the annual tailgate kickoff amongst our friends. This year with Matt being in the hospital, I sent them forward to the gathering in our absence.
Okay, we're not going to win any awards for thinking up this combination. But hey, these potato bites are easy, delicious, and perfect for a Final Four-loving crowd, should you find yourself surrounded by one this weekend. They even remind us of sports bar food...like little deconstructed potato skins. We decided to make these after countless evenings munching on Juno's Pregnant Dates . Those are also very, very yummy, but we started thinking about other things we could wrap in bacon.
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. Some of these may seem a little labor intensive, but they definitely taste a lot better with fresh ingredients. Enjoy.
It’s been ages since I’ve eaten at Red Lobster but the memory of those yummy Cheddar Biscuits lives on. Since I was making a hearty, healthy soup for dinner (recipe tomorrow!), I decided that I’d try to find a recipe for these decadent biscuits (since I was having a healthy soup, I figured I could splurge a bit). Unfortunately, every recipe I found called for Bisquick™ which is something I don’t regularly buy. Luckily, I found a substitute for the boxed mix and I must say, these biscuits were fabulous!
Beer-Battered Fried Avocado Wedges These are decadent and delicious. Crispy, creamy green fried goodness. Really, they’re almost too good for words. Beer Battered Fried Avocado Wedges Originally from the California Avocado Commission 1 cup lager or ale 1 cup all p flour 1 1/2 tsp paprika 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 avocados oil for frying 1 cup salsa (to serve with them)
Tonic gives a hint of bitterness to either gin or vodka. Seltzer water adds body to flavored vodkas for a light, low-key sipper and sparkle to a heavy drink. Cola is a classic, and goes equally well with whiskey as it does with rum.
This is such a nice idea for breakfast/brunch for a crowd. It is so simple, makes 12 at a time and the baskets stays warm, unlike scrambled eggs which always seem to get cold when left on the plate. There are many variations of this recipe on the blogosphere. I've tried it 2 weekends in a row, and I find that this method worked best.