Chestnut Flour Crepes (Necci) with Ricotta and Honey Recipe & Video. Spinach and Feta Hand Pies Plus Friday Faves. This Sunday marks the end of winter.
Well, not officially by way of the calendar and moon, but our governing officials have deemed it the end of winter whites with the setting forward of clocks across the land thanks to Daylight Savings Time. In every state except Arizona, that is. What’s up with Arizona’s special treatment anyway? Springing forward means much to many: spring bulbs bursting from crusty patches of dirt as kids bound about searching for Easter eggs; a sense of anxiety knowing that swimsuit wearing is just around the corner; and afternoons of lazily cat napping in a lounge chair as the sun warms your 4-months-previously-frozen-apendages.
However, Daylight Savings means something entirely different if you’re a food blogger. This little greek inspired appetizer of Spinach and Feta Pies is a great welcome to spring. Spinach and Feta Hand Pies Plus Friday Faves In a large fry pan with high sides, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Chicken Empanadas. You can also experiment with different fillings such as chili con carne, roasted vegetables, or apples, and caramel.
Makes 18 to 20 pieces Prep Time 1 hour Cooking Time 15 minutes Baking Time 20 minutes For the dough3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup cold butter or margarine, cut into small cubes2 to 3 tablespoons cold water, or as needed1 medium egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water (egg wash) For the chicken filling2 tablespoons butter or margarine1/4 cup chopped onions1 teaspoon minced garlic250 grams chicken breast fillet, boiled and shredded1/4 cup diced potatoes, blanched until half-cooked1/4 cup diced carrots, blanched until half-cooked1/2 cup condensed cream of mushroom soup1/4 cup evaporated milksalt, pepper, and sugar, to taste 1 Make the dough: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Add cold butter cubes. Coco Melon Cooler Recipe. Tapsilog Lumpia Recipe. On busy mornings, transform your favorite breakfast rice dish into an on-the-go meal.
It's also a great way to use up leftovers! Using malagkit rice works, too, as it holds the spring roll together better. Makes 12 2 cups fried rice. Spinach-Cheese Pancakes With Salmon And Egg. Start the day right with hearty, cheesy flapjacks.
Makes about 18 (4 1/2- to 5-inch) pancakes Prep Time 30 minutes Cooking Time 30 minutes 1 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves, washed thoroughlybutter for cooking1 cup grated cheddar cheese1 (213-gram) can pink salmon, drained and flaked6 eggs, fried sunny side up6 stalks green onions, chopped finely For the pancake batter:1 3/4 cups whole milk, at room temperature5 teaspoons vinegar2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda2 large eggs, separated4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled For the green onion sour cream sauce:1 cup sour cream8 to 10 stalks green onions, chopped finely1 teaspoon lemon juice✔ 1/2 teaspoon salt✔ 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 Blanch spinach in a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds; transfer to a bowl of ice-cold water. 2 Prepare Homemade Pancake batter: Combine milk and vinegar in a medium bowl; let stand for at least 5 minutes.
Tex-Mex Cheesy Beef Enchiladas Recipe. Bring some Mexican flair to the table with this delicious, hearty dish.
Double the quantity of the meat filling and use it as a topping for tacos and nachos for an all-out Tex-Mex party. Don’t forget the frozen margaritas! Fried Lumpiang Ubod Recipe. This lumpia or spring roll made of heart of palm and carrots is usually served fresh but you may also opt to deep-fry this popular Filipino vegetable dish.
Serves 5 to 6Prep Time 15 minutesCooking time 20 minutes 2 tablespoons oil3 cloves garlic, sliced1 medium sized onion, sliced1 kilo heart of palm or lumpiang ubod, julienned and blanched2 medium sized carrots, juliennedsaltpepper1 chicken bouillon cube (optional) 25 pieces medium-size spring roll wrappers or lumpia wrappers, medium size3 tablespoons cornstarch2 tablespoons water Oil for fryingVinegar with garlic for dipping (optional) 1 Preheat oil in a wok and saute the garlic and onion until transparent. Soft Tacos With Deep-fried Prawns And Mango Salsa.
For stress-free summer entertaining, lay out a spread of warm tortillas and toppings, and have guests assemble their own tacos.
Makes 3 tacos Prep Time 20 minutes Cooking Time 20 minutes For the mango salsa1 tomato, diced1 shallot, diced1/2 mango, diced1 bird’s eye chili (siling labuyo), sliced1/2 tablespoon chopped cilantrojuice from 1 lemon1 tablespoon olive oilsalt and pepper, to taste 2 to 3 prawns, peeled and deveined with tails left on1/2 cup tempura flour (we used Showa brand), seasoned with salt and pepper1 cup cold wateroil for deep-frying2 to 3 soft tortillas1/2 cup shredded lettuce1/2 cup sour creamcilantro sprigs, for garnishlime wedges, to serve 1 Make the mango salsa: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mess-free Taro Croquettes. Torta de Cenoura Coco e Laranja,Doces. Folhados de camarão. Food From Portugal. Passo1.
Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos. The idea for these tofu tacos was 1) My dad’s, and 2) Of the rather harebrained variety.
When he first suggested it to me–distant memories of dry, cardboard tofu cubes from the barren wasteland that was my college dining hall’s “Vegan Station” suddenly resurfacing–my initial gut reaction was just… “no.” When he threw out the idea to Kaitlin over Skype one weekend, her initial reaction was similarly contrarian. Shrimp Tacos w/ Grilled Mango & Mint Guacamole. The grill-fest continues on The Woks of Life!
A little behind-the-scenes insight for those who wonder how we manage to publish recipes each week… Now that we’re all back in the US, about twice per month, we’ll all get together at the family homestead for blogging mega-weekends. We’ll buy the ingredients, fire up the camera, break out all manner of Peach Festival and rummage-sale-sourced dish ware, and turn our kitchen into a war zone. Hot pans flying, camera shutter clicking, and food getting wrapped up for leftovers the coming week. Sometimes, during these highly planned cooking frenzies, something random and wonderful will emerge.
Chicken Caprese Sandwich. Did you do a double take? In this season of slow cooker soups and hearty comfort food, you might be wondering what in the heck this fresh take on a summer classic is doing on the bloggity blog right smack dab in the middle of winter? Personally, I can think of no better time. Even if you can’t ditch the snow shovel yet, you can still eat like it’s all sunshine and tan lines. Because soon enough, it will be. I am a huge fan of anything caprese. Avocado Caprese Wrap. Whether its a celebratory lunch for a crowd or just a quick bite for one, making Avocado Caprese Wraps are a filling and healthy way to take a bite out of summer.
I’m guessing I’m like a lot of you round about this time of summer. Fresh flavors are being craved by my taste buds sending shockwaves of recipe ideas to my hot little head. But with the daydreams of swimsuits and pool time on this hot, dry days, lighter fare is always on my mind. I don’t know if I will ever tire of the classic caprese. Salads, sandwiches, pastas. And now, this wrap.
I could eat one of these every day. Sweet and Savory Crepes. Today, homemade c-r-e-p-e-s spell b-r-u-n-c-h. While most any other time of the year I lean more toward get togethers via BBQs and dinner parties, sometime between Easter and Mother’s Day my cravings for celebrating with brunch hit an all-time high. I love my go-to brunch favorites Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole and Banana and Chocolate Chip Baked French Toast because they’re just so dang easy to have done beforehand.
But I think it’s a lot more fun when all hands are on deck, so breakfast and brunch become a little more DIY. Farmers Market: Conveniently Discovered Artisanal Food. Breakfast Tostadas with Cumin-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. We have a feeling that might the motto of this auburn-curled and witty dame behind the blog Scarletta Bakes.
And the creator of these simple but amazingly tasty Breakfast Tostadas with Cumin-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Because she has flavor like that. Her name is actually not Scarletta. The spunky, self-taught cook, blogger, photographer, and cookbook author‘s real name is Meagan Micozzi. Spicy Fish Tacos. Family and food. They go together like butter and biscuits. It’s what every foundation of every civilization is built upon. To sit down to a meal, with forks in position and a wealth of new and old stories to tell. I too often forget how much I love these simple dinners with the whole gaggle of extended family about. I have to remind myself it really isn’t that hard to send a text, give a call and have someone bring the salsa and chips, someone else grab a dessert. Because we all want to be involved. Salmon Egg and Bagel Benedict with Avocado. While writing this I can overhear my husband singing along to Pete Townsend. It’s not the expected rendition of one of the The Who‘s famously loud and uproarious songs.
Deep Fried Avocado Tacos Recipe. Creamy Avocados from Mexico might just be one of my favorite fruits. I eat them for breakfast in my egg white omelets with a little feta cheese. I love them on turkey sandwiches with a little cranberry sauce and a thin slather of mayo on fluffy white bread. Easy Chicken Salad Wraps. Greek Omelettes. Learn how to make delicious french style omelettes with a Greek twist! Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Avocado Crema + Giveaway. New Years has always been a bit overrated for me.
It was always that one holiday that put on the pressure, that created too much expectation that it was for sure going to be the best. night. ever! Nutmeg Pancakes with Vegetable Filling.