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Elephantine: the baked mac and cheese. My favorite thing to eat, hands down, is noodles.

elephantine: the baked mac and cheese

Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai... whatever way you make it, I like it. But mac and cheese is high up there on the list, especially baked mac and cheese. Is there anything more comforting? First things first: cook the pasta. Fried Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Recipe. Healthy Homemade French Fries. Well – I was talking to my good friend yesterday and he said “Zesty…. why don’t you create a simple step by step way to create french fries – healthy style”.

Healthy Homemade French Fries

So I thought to myself and said “self lets do it”. If you’re anything like me – you love french fries. Below you will find a simple step by step set of instructions on how to create delicious homemade french fries that everyone in the family will enjoy and are not that bad for your waistline. Zesty tip: I use a Mandoline for quick and perfectly cut fries. Ingredients 5 Large Roasting Potatoes2 Tbsp. Method Begin with some nice roasting potatoes as shown here. Lightened Loaded Potato Soup. Soup Recipes. Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup recipe. Baked Garlic Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe. Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms recipe. Honey Fruit Salad recipe. Cheeky Kitchen » Easy Garlic Butter Breadsticks. If you've got 30 minutes, you've got time to bake up a batch of these simple, butter-slathered breadsticks.

Cheeky Kitchen » Easy Garlic Butter Breadsticks

There's nothing fancy or frou frou about them. They're just little poles of white bread dough cooked until golden brown then smeared in good flavors. To make things even easier, serve them right on the baking sheet, and let your family sop up the butter with their breadsticks. 1 packet yeast 2 cups very warm water 1/4 cup sugar 3 cups flour 1 stick butter, melted 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon sea salt 2 tablespoons grated parmesan 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Stir the flour into the mixture one half-cup at a time, adding just enough to make the mixture soft, pliable and not too sticky, but not so floured that it becomes a heavy hunk. Pull a round of dough into your hands (about the size of a small apple). As soon as you remove your breadsticks from the oven, mix together the melted butter, garlic powder, sea salt, and grated parmesan. Recipe for Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes at Life. Broccoli Bites for Kids. File this under the Onion Soup Mix Recipe category, though there is no Lipton onion soup mix in site.

Broccoli Bites for Kids

I may even serve these at my next dinner party, they were that good! Miniature Crustless Spinach Quiches. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 From time to time, my 8-5 job turns into an 8-10(pm) job and all intentions of eating balanced, healthy meals go out the window. This is one of those weeks. Dinner tonight was blueberries, popcorn, yogurt and wine. Scallion Cheese Puffs. Makes about 18 1 cup water 5 extra large eggs 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cups gruyere cheese shredded 1/2 cup scallions- sliced thin- white and light green part 1 cup unbleached flour, sifted 1 t kosher salt. Garlic butter roasted mushrooms. A repeat offender in the lede-burier category, let me begin with what matters: this is absolutely my new favorite quick and obsessively delicious way to prepare mushrooms.

garlic butter roasted mushrooms

And now, a story. How to Make the Perfect French Fry - Science of Frying. Step One: The Raw Ingredients Success begins with a careful selection of materials.

How to Make the Perfect French Fry - Science of Frying

Karen Schaich, a professor of Food Chemistry at Rutgers University (currently in the process of publishing a USDA-funded paper on the chemistry of French-fry crust), says that selecting a good potato is one of the most important steps in making a good fry. "You have to have a high-density potato, like a Russet Burbank," she says. "It's kind of like apples: Some are hard and dense and crisp. Soft, mealy apples brown a lot faster, and the same thing is true with potatoes. High-density foods are best for frying because if the item is too soft when tossed in the vat, the oil will soak through, making it difficult to attain a crispy crust at the surface and resulting in a soggy, oil-logged product. Step Two: The Oil In the world of fried food, oil makes or breaks a dish. Only once the oil begins to break down under heat will the two ingredients attract enough to allow good contact. How to Make Perfect Thin and Crisp French Fries.

It's time for another round of The Food Lab.

How to Make Perfect Thin and Crisp French Fries

Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe experiments. Golden and delicious. [Photographs: J. N.B. Zucchini Fritters. There are several vegetables used to make fritters, but zucchini is the most prefered one in Turkish cuisine.

Zucchini Fritters

There are several reasons why Turkish women generally use zucchini for fritters. First, it helps digestion system of body. You don’t feel bloated when you eat fritters made of zucchini. There is another reason for Turkish moms to favour zucchini while making fritters. You know moms always wish their children eat all vegetables and zucchini is one of the vegetables that children hardly love to eat. Also, zucchini fritters enrich friend meetings in the afternoon.

The last reason to prefer zucchini for fritters is that Turkish women want to put leftover zucchinis in use. Tracy’s KILLER Garlic Bread › shutterbean. While we’re on the subject of soups, I thought it would be nice to share my SECRET recipe for the most KILLER Garlic Bread.

Tracy’s KILLER Garlic Bread › shutterbean

What goes better with soups than garlic bread? Not much! My neighbor taught me to add dill in the garlic butter. It’s what makes this garlic bread killer. That’s the secret! Baked Potato Soup Recipe. Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe. This recipe was originally published on May 7, 2007.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Updated with new photos. Fried Pickles. Has the whole world been frying pickles behind my back and no one bothered to tell me about it? I saw these in a magazine and thought how brilliant, but something tells me this is not a new phenomenon. I love them. They are my new go to way of eating pickles. Bite Sized Greek Salad. Bite Sized Greek Salad by Rebecca Jul 20th, 2010 // Appetizers, Most Popular, Recipes I promised to bring an appetizer to a friend’s birthday gathering this week. I wanted to make something light and bite-sized. Crispy Potato Wedges Recipe. Herb Butter Mushrooms With Smoked Mozzarella. A few months ago when a friend requested I make mushrooms for an office potluck, I was instantly reminded of a recipe I had from my rounds at the city’s chic restaurants where the chefs demonstrate recipes, let you sample some and give you copies of the recipe.

I loved going for these and making local foodie friends. Most places gave a bag of goodies and even spread out a buffet of the food demonstrated (much to my glee). At one such restaurant, I had the most delicious stuffed mushrooms topped with Danish mozzarella. Crispy Onion Rings Recipe - How to Make Crispy Onion Rings. Marinated Mozzarella. Loaded Potato Skins. Broccoli Cheese Soup. Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes Recipe at - Holiday Vegetable Recipes. Cheesy Bread Recipe.

Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe : Garlic Potato Fries. Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar. 1. Coffee Break with Liz and Kate.