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Vegies and Salad. Super Easy Marinated Olives. BA-Approved Valentine's Day Menus for All Kinds of Couples. So the BA Foodist has convinced you not to go out for Valentine’s Day.

BA-Approved Valentine's Day Menus for All Kinds of Couples

Great! Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels….#SundaySupper, #HolidayDrinksandAppetizers. Oh, boy, were these cheesy spirals ever tasty!

Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels….#SundaySupper, #HolidayDrinksandAppetizers

Even the two cold leftovers in the fridge the day after I served them to my book club tasted wonderful. This is an uncomplicated recipe which yields an impressive, gourmet appetizer. Just use a good quality puff pastry and you’ll receive high praise with minimal effort. Croquetas de calabaza y sémola. Sweet Potato Spoon Bread. Spinach-and-Cheese Puff. Carrot Spoon Bread. Butternut Squash Baked Risotto. No-Knead Pizza Dough. Caramelized Onion and Apple Tarts with Gruyere and Thyme. Every holiday soiree needs an easy and elegant appetizer to keep guests satisfied until the main event.

Caramelized Onion and Apple Tarts with Gruyere and Thyme

This recipe from Chef Justine Kelly is just the thing: simple, pretty and delicious, with caramelized onions, apples and grated Gruyère cheese atop store-bought puff pastry. In a large fry pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onions and the 1 tsp. salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let the filling cool to room temperature. Position 1 rack in the upper third and 1 rack in the lower third of an oven and preheat to 400°F. In the same pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Cut the puff pastry into 2-inch squares and place on the prepared baking sheets, spacing the squares about 1 inch apart. Bake, rotating the baking sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking, until the pastry is crisp underneath and golden brown on top, about 25 minutes.

The whinery 2.0 » Blog Archive roasted red pepper pesto. In the past year, I’ve made more ‘pesto’ than I thought possible – I’ve experimented with all sorts of greens and vegetables; dandelion, carrots, beets, parsley, arugula, spinach and of course basil I love how these sauces are incredibly easy to make, all you need are a few ingredients, and the only equipment needed are a food processor or a mortar and pestle.

the whinery 2.0 » Blog Archive roasted red pepper pesto

Chopping the ingredients by hand using a knife or mezzaluna would give it an authentic feel, although it takes a bit of time. I decided the give this roasted red pepper pesto a whirl, it’s roasted red peppers with toasted walnuts, basil, sundried tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. Rosemary Merlot Flank Steak. PANEER TIKKA MASALA & WHEAT NAAN. Coconut-Kissed Almond Date Truffles. These truffles are a by-product of my Raw Lemon Cashew Cheesecake.

Coconut-Kissed Almond Date Truffles

I was playing around with the proportions of the crust ingredients, that left me with a whole batch of nice "truffle dough" the first time, as it got slightly too wet to be used as a crust. The second time round I had some leftover crust dough, which I turned into truffles. I didn't even bother to flavor them, because they are delicious as they are.

The coconut comes through beautifully and I love it in combination with the dark deep sweetness of dates. These little balls are good and delicate enough to be a dessert. 1 cup raw whole almonds 3/4 cup dried dates, pitted and roughly chopped 1/4 cup desiccated coconut flakes 1 tablespoon water (or as needed) Coating. Curry in a Hurry! « My Fancy Pantry. Animal Style Fries. Lets start with the secret sauce A.K.A thousand island dressing.

Animal Style Fries

In a bowl add 1/2 cup of mayo & 2 tablespoons of ketchup… now add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar & 2 teaspoons of sugar… now chop up two dill pickle spears. Beet Hummus Recipe. Leisurely Lunch Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu-Croque Monsieur Recipes from The Kitchn. So now you might be asking how that meal got us to this sandwich.

Leisurely Lunch Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu-Croque Monsieur Recipes from The Kitchn

Sweet Potato and Lentil Veggie Chili. I am totally back in the groove in the kitchen these days.

Sweet Potato and Lentil Veggie Chili.

Sandwiches and Subs

Maria Speck's Artichoke Tart with Polenta Crust. Tuna Cakes with Fresh Tomato Salsa {Giveaway!} Thanks to Tuna Casserole and Tuna Surprise in school cafeterias in the 90’s, nobody likes Tuna anymore.

Tuna Cakes with Fresh Tomato Salsa {Giveaway!}

I get that those lunches were scary…but it wasn’t the Tuna’s fault! It was probably fear of the woman serving it…with her drawn on sharpie eyebrows and missing fingers –or was that just my creepy lunch lady?! Quinoa-Spinach Bake. Butterbean Hummus. Show Me the Person Who Doesn't Like Butterbeans I love dips.

Butterbean Hummus

I pin, bookmark, and clip dip recipes all the time with the intention of making them and then they end up sitting in a file forgotten because: a.) I don’t run into many occasions that require me to bring a dip or b.) Easy Chocolate Pudding. Sometimes, because I am the nurturing, caring, and loving woman that I am, I make big sacrifices in the kitchen just to make Fritz happy. If the man likes chocolate pudding, I’m gonna make him chocolate pudding. If that happens to coincide with a chocolate craving of my own, then, well, so be it. I’m willing to do what has to be done. This was significantly easier to make than the chocolate pudding that comes in the box. Capsicum soup and Finnish scones. Sweet Potato Pizza with Kale and Caramelized Onions Recipe. Hot Caramelized Onion Dip. Skinnytaste.