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Thai Pineapple Rice - From Thailand with Love. Italian Sodas. Versatile Basil Pesto Recipe | Pesto Recipes. Today I went to the farmers market and bought 1 bunch of basil for $2. Of course I knew I would be making fresh garlic and basil pesto to use for a variety of dishes. What I love about pesto is its versatility. You can use it as a sauce on pizza, mix it with cream sauce, toss it with pasta, or on top of chicken and even on salmon. Although you can buy basil in a jar at your local supermarket, nothing can compare to the taste and color of homemade pesto made from fresh basil and garlic. Classic and Fresh: Basil Pesto Recipe Author: Savory Sweet Life Recipe type: Condiment Prep time: Total time: 2 cups of fresh basil, packed3 cloves of garlic (more of less depending on how spicy you like it)¼ cup of pine nuts½ cup of extra virgin olive oil *canola oil can be substituted½ cup of grated Parmesan cheeseA pinch of salt and pepper to taste In a food processor, pulsate basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese until everything is mixed in with each other.

*Looking for a Cilantro Recipe? Pesto Rolls | Yeast Bread Dinner Rolls. [donotprint] Seriously, who doesn’t love garlic bread? Now let me ask you this, who wouldn’t love a savory yeast bread dinner roll made with pesto and Parmesan cheese? That’s what I thought. I modified my cinnamon roll recipe into a savory version filled with garlic, basil, cheesy goodness. All kidding aside, we really love these rolls. Savory Pesto Rolls Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water (115 degrees F) 1/2 cup warm milk (115 degrees F) 1 egg (room temperature), slightly beaten 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4-5 cups bread flour 1 (.25 ounce) package (2 1/4 tsp) instant dry yeast 1/2 cup pesto (Savory Sweet Life pesto recipe) 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese *Dough can be kneaded by hand, bread machine, or KitchenAid Mixer using the dough hook.

*You can also use store bought frozen dinner roll dough and pesto to save time! Directions: Place water, milk, egg, melted butter, sugar, and salt in a K.A mixing bowl. Tagged as: Appetizers, Bread, pesto. Herb Focaccia Bread. Focaccia is a delicious, flat oven-baked bread that is perfect for yeast aficionados and even more perfect for those who are a leetle scared of yeast and don’t know where to start. A very non-fussy bread dough is whipped together, kneaded for a bit, and then spread into a large baking sheet by none other than your two little hands.

Dimpled with little indentations and brushed with olive oil, the dough is baked at a high temperature until golden brown. The hot, tender bread is brushed with a simple mixture of olive oil and salt which gives the outer layer a delicious texture and flavor. I’ve been looking for a foolproof focaccia recipe and was thrilled when Megan S., a blog reader, sent this one to me. The addition of a myriad of herbs makes this bread pop with flavor and I promise, it is a really, really hard bread to mess up. One Year Ago: Skillet Chicken with Mexican Green RiceTwo Years Ago: Make-Ahead Crispy Buttery Garlic BreadThree Years Ago: Easiest Brownies in the World Ingredients. Homemade Ciabatta Bread {And The Best Garlic Bread On Earth} What is ciabatta bread and why on earth should you make your own? Excellent questions… First of all, ciabatta is an Italian bread that is long and flat-ish, somewhat in the shape of a slipper (which is what the word “ciabatta” literally translates to).

It is slightly crispy on the outside with a deliciously tender and airy crumb. I can personally eat an entire loaf myself, that’s how much I love the almighty ciabatta. Now why should you make it yourself? Panini Garlic Bread Ok, that was officially three. So make it already! Note: this dough requires a “biga” or a starter to be made the night before so plan ahead! Ingredients Overnight starter: 1 1/2 cups (6 ¼ ounces) unbleached or regular all-purpose flour 1 cup cool water 1/16 teaspoon instant yeast Dough: all of the starter (from above) 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 1/2 cups (6 ¼ ounces) unbleached or regular all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk 1/4 cup lukewarm water 2 tablespoons olive oil. FLOUR TORTILLAS (Step-by-step recipe) Chicken Fried Bacon W Cream Gravy Recipe - Food.com - 156010. Chicken Fried Steak Recipe : Alton Brown.

Coca-Cola-Brined Fried Chicken Recipe. Stromboli. I made all my kids happy with this Stromboli. And they gladly ate the leftovers for lunch the next day. The recipe is from my sister-in-law and it’s a good one. It uses frozen bread dough, so no yeast or kneading required. The filling can be tailored to suit your tastes. I would have piled on the veggies, but the kids voted for pepperoni. Here’s what you’ll need: *Note – the picture shows 2 loaves of dough, but the recipe below is for 1. Here you can see the assembled Stromboli, before I rolled it: After it was rolled and baked. Ingredients 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed 2 egg yolks, save the whites 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 Tbs. Instructions Spread the dough out on a buttered cookie sheet, like a pizza crust. Blue-Eyed Bakers - Blue Eyed Bakers. All Recipes. Red Velvet Crêpes. I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough.

I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt - 3 tablespoons sugar - 2 cups butter milk - 1 1/4 cup whole or lowfat milk - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted - 1 tablespoon red food color gel - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted + 2 tablespoons cooking oil (for pan) *Update: Because the buttermilk lends to the acidity of this batter, do not substitute the baking soda for extra baking powder. If you add more baking powder, and omit the baking soda, you’ll end up with a heavy and dense crepe. In order to activate the baking soda, it requires an acidic substance, which the buttermilk provides.

Directions: For the Mascarpone Filling:1. For Chocolate Ganche Sauce1. 2. 3. 4. Clean One-Pot Spaghetti Recipe — Simply Clean Cuisine. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs. If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them.

So when my kids came home from school and I had this afternoon snack waiting for them, they were pretty excited to be having pizza at 3 PM. Okay, so was I, can you blame me? These are the simplest, yummiest little bites. If you have a mini muffin pan you are good to go. Preheat oven to 375o. Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Microwave the pizza sauce until warmed through, then stir in 1 Tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 Tablespoon basil. Print Recipe Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Nutella and Peanut Butter Stripe Bread. If you've perused through enough of my posts and recipes, you may have noticed my slight obsession with the creation of stripes, swirls and spirals in my edibles. As well as a borderline addiction to pinks and purples :-). As idiosyncratic as it sounds, these are the things make me happy...my brain probably swims in a pink and purple sea of swirls and stripes on a daily basis.

Imagine that. I like to think that I'm quite normal; each to his own, wouldn't you say? Well, you may be relieved to know that today there is not an ounce of bright color in my recipe. In fact I've decided to go for neutrals and earthy (is that a color?). Nutella and peanut butter filling. The stripes that make up the bread are actually layers of filling, in this case nutella and peanut butter, an irresistible combo to anyone but those poor souls who, for whatever reasons, wish to always watch their weight. There are a number of folding and rolling steps involved (see Method below for pictorial). (PS. Ingredients: Fried Green Tomatoes. This year was not the best year for growing tomatoes in New England. My Mom has a few plants and while they did produce many great fruits, it was nothing close to what it should have been. Because of rain at the beginning of the season, but nice weather towards the end, there are many green tomatoes on the plants at the moment that will never ripen.

I have always been curious about fried green tomatoes, so I snatched a few off the vine and tried it out. Steph and I were almost shocked by how good they turned out to be. It was a very unique texture and flavor. Unripe green tomatoes are fun to work with. Thick slices. Salt them early and let some water drain as the salt sucks some moisture from the tomatoes.

I made a quick beer batter. A flour coat on the tomatoes to give the batter something to stick to. Fried at about 350 for 2 or 3 minutes until it is nice and golden brown. Moment of revelation. A dot of vinegar on every other bite or so. So good. Top-quality baking recipes - King Arthur Flour. Basic White Bread. Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies. Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top. If you are a fan of s’mores, watch out! These are incredible! I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for summer. I only have 12 school days left until summer break! Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies with a graham cracker base, topped with a chocolate chip marshmallow cookie and chopped Hershey’s bars on top.

Ingredients: 1 package graham crackers, broken into squares 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (12 ounce) bag semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 2 – 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Leave a Comment. Pierogi Recipe. October 2, 2010 My mom is obsessed with keeping a stocked freezer, but I guess I don’t really take after her, because my freezer tends to be relatively empty, aside from random containers of stock/ramen broth, frozen dumplings and pierogi. I admit, I store buy frozen chinese dumplings and pierogi for those times that I just don’t feel like cooking. I tell myself it’s because of ease and convenience, but really, I just love the taste of frozen pockets filled with deliciousness.

Pierogi are fast, tasty, and ideal for when I let myself get too hungry and become a crazy unthinking monster. (This happens more often than you would believe). It’s Oktoberfest right now and that means two things: beer and sausages. I found an old Gourmet magazine pierogi recipe on epicurious.com and for my first pierogi making experience, it was great.

Italian sodas. June 30, 2011 | Sweet Recipes | Comments Growing up, these Italian sodas were my favorite!! My mom and I would always stop by a little coffee shack on our road trips to Oregon. I remember ordering the blueberry Italian soda in the summer instead of ice cream because they were so refreshing. I hadn’t had one of these since I was a kid, so I wanted to recreate the easy recipe. Photo Credit: Sugar and Charm. Cinnamon Roll Recipe, Cinnamon Bun Recipes, Cinnamon Rolls. Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 6th May 2011 It’s Sunday morning and there’s a scrumptious, mouth-watering aroma wafting throughout the house. You follow your nose to the kitchen to find light, tasty dough; deliciously gooey cinnamon-sugar filled Cinnamon Rolls covered with umptuous cream cheese frosting.

You enjoy these fresh, still warm out of the oven delights, in the comfort of your home. These aren’t just any Cinnamon Rolls, they’re Cinnabon-Style Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls. I ask you, “What could be better than this?” Have I enticed you enough to try this recipe? And best of all – they actually taste like a Cinnabon’s Classic Cinnamon Roll. Why do I refer to it as an “experience” rather than merely eating? We see the Cinnamon Roll from start to finish; preparing the dough, spreading the butter, sprinkling the cinnamon sugar, rolling and cutting, and baking.

I’m sure you’ve heard all the oohs and aaghs from the diners that are indulging in their freshly baked roll. Cinnamon Rolls « Comforting With Food. While reading a pile of short stories to pass the time I came across a random character making cinnamon rolls and describing them to a mouth-watering concoction. So I had to make a batch as well. I’ve never made them from scratch before so this will be interesting.

I needed to make a version that didn’t require over-night refrigeration of the dough. So here is a quick version of a cinnamon roll. Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe: Dough 3/4 cup milk, warmed1/4 cup butter, melted3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 (0.25 ounce) package instant yeast1/4 cup white sugar1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup water1 egg Filling 1 cup brown sugar, packed1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup raisins (optional)1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) Step 1: In a small bowl, add warm milk and melted butter; set aside.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Step 3: Add water, egg, and the milk mixture; beat well. Step 13: Preheat oven to 375°F. Pretzel Rolls. From the moment I took a big bite of a soft pretzel at a baseball game when I was seven years old, I’ve been in love. That also happened to be the same baseball game where I sat in a bowl full of nacho cheese sauce and ruined my favorite white jean shorts that I rolled up at the knees. No wonder I like soft pretzels so much better than nachos. Pretzels have since been a favorite snack of mine. A fat, fluffy pretzel coated with salt and dipped in mustard? Nothing beats it. When I stumbled across TK member erinraatjes’s recipe for Pretzel Rolls, I immediately knew I had to try them. The rolls were everything I could have dreamed and more. You probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. First combine the water and the yeast together, and let it sit until it gets foamy.

Once you see some bubbles, it’s time to add the other ingredients. Add the flour, salt, and sugar, mixing on low speed. Add the butter, increasing the speed a bit to bring the dough together. Voila! Description. Oreo Cookies-Recipe Oreo-Oreo Recipes-Cheese Cupcakes-Oreo Cheesecakes. How To Make Perfect Brownies. Pizza Braid.