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Baked Polenta Triangles. I shared these Baked Polenta Triangles last week on the blog What’s Cooking with Ruthie, where I will be a monthly contributor on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Baked Polenta Triangles

I made these for a recent open house that was being held at 2 in the afternoon. I always find that any party or special occasion in the middle of the afternoon can be a bit tricky to plan a menu for. It’s a good bit after lunch, but not quite dinner, so some sort of light snack is in order, but then you have to figure out if you should put out something sweet for the sugar craving guests or something a bit savory for those who are holding off on dessert until dinner…… why not have both?! Panko Mozzarella Sticks! I first discovered panko bread crumbs back in 1999.

Panko Mozzarella Sticks!

Please don’t ask me how I know that; I just do. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower 'Wings'. Looking for a healthier (and kinder) alternative to chicken wings?

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower 'Wings'

Try these juicy, tangy, and spicy buffalo cauliflower “wings”! Deliciously versatile and with just enough “kick,” these bite-sized pieces of cauliflower offer an eerily similar experience to eating chicken wings. With all the flavor and none of the guilt, this is a secret-weapon recipe that every vegan cook should have in his or her kitchen. Baked Potato Soup. Everything you love about a baked potato loaded with cheddar, bacon and chives, in the form of a soup!

Baked Potato Soup

I've had several requests to make-over this soup (You really like to challenge me, don't you!) I was a little stumped on how I was going to take something as carb rich as potatoes, with added fat like sour cream, cheese and bacon, light! I knew I had to hide a vegetable in this soup to bulk it up without added calories. My first attempt was parsnips, but the flavor was too overwhelming. SCRUMPTIOUS SCONES / Bakers share tips for creating a no-fail batch. Something about spring makes us want to set out fresh linens, bake up something dainty and sweet and sit down for afternoon tea.

SCRUMPTIOUS SCONES / Bakers share tips for creating a no-fail batch

What better way to commemorate springtime celebrations like Mother's Day and wedding showers than with tea and stacks of delicate scones? Well-made scones are a wonderful thing, moist and tender, with buttery crumbs that cling to your chin. "They are fattening, indigestible and quite glorious," writes Jane Garmey in "Great British Cooking" (Random House, 1981). Like biscuits, their American counterpart, scones are as easy as pie for experienced cooks, but can be intimidating to everyone else. Even the scones offered at most Bay Area cafes often are dense, tough and dry, a waste of perfectly good flour and butter, not to mention calories. The key is eating scones soon after they have been baked, which may require heading to a bakery or tea house that specializes in them. "The whole charm of scones is that they are freshly made and served warm. Homemade French Fries & Naturally Ella - StumbleUpon. Why there is no need to purchase pre-made fries in the freezer aisle – in pictures and rhyme: One potato (find a potato) Two potato (cut the ends off) Three potato (cut slices) Four (cut fries from slices) Five potato (Toss in herbs and olive oil)

Almost-Famous Breadsticks Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Yammies Noshery: Broccoli Cheese Soup: Panera Bread Copycat Recipe - StumbleUpon. On Wednesday my sister and I volunteered to make the soup supper to go with the Advent service at church. Before you go thinking I'm some kind of charitable, goodhearted soul, I must tell you that the only reason that I do it is because I LOVE COOKING. In case you hadn't figured that out yet. Okay, so I was like, "Whadaya think, Nemo? Will two huge pots of soup, a crockpot full of barbequed meatballs, five trillion chicken salad sandwiches, fifty thousand and two loaves of bread, and a couple bazillion desserts cover it?

" Well, it would have, except everybody had to try a huge bowl of BOTH kinds of soup AND meatballs. Barbequed meatballs in broccoli soup. I had to leave the room. Anyways, we ran out of soup after about ten minutes of serving. Tomato Bread Soup. I made this soup yesterday.

Tomato Bread Soup

It was a weird, kind of grumpy day. I had to make two batches of this banana sweet potato bread I am going to share in the next couple days, (because I forgot like half the ingredients the first time.) While I was looking for my lost camera card, I found an unpaid parking ticket from like 6 months ago. That can’t be good. The best new recipes from The Kitchn. Lunch Recipes: Grilled Sandwich and Panini Recipes. Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes.

“Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it?

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes

When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty. And of course scalloped potatoes also comes to mind, which carries my imagination to a land of crispy potato skins drenched in a sea of cheese and cream. I can think of no better place to exist, actually. Pupusa & Exequy's Blog. A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish made of thick, hand-made corn tortilla (made using masa de maíz, a maize flour dough used in Latin American cuisine) that is usually filled with a blend of the following: cheese (queso) (usually a soft cheese called Quesillo found in all Central America), cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency (called chicharrón, not to be confused with fried pork rind, which is also known as chicharrón in some other countries), refried beans (frijoles refritos), or queso con loroco (loroco is a vine flower bud from Central America).

Pupusa & Exequy's Blog

The two most common pupusas are the pupusa de queso (cheese) and more popular pupusa revuelta with mixed ingredients of queso (cheese), frijoles (beans), and chicharrón. Pupusas are typically served with curtido (lightly fermented cabbage slaw with red chilies and vinegar) and a watery tomato salsa. Pupusas are similar to the South American arepa.

History There are many local folklore tales surrounding the dish. Tea Party Recipes, Afternoon Tea Recipes, English Tea Recipes, High Tea... Tea Etiquette In order for one not to spill the hot liquid onto oneself, the proper way to hold the vessel of a cup with no handle is to place one’s thumb at the six o'clock position and one’s index and middle fingers at the twelve o'clock position, while gently raising one’s pinkie up for balance.

Tea Party Recipes, Afternoon Tea Recipes, English Tea Recipes, High Tea...

Tea cups with a handle are held by placing one’s fingers to the front and back of the handle with one’s pinkie up again allows balance. Pinkie up does mean straight up in the air, but slightly tilted. It is not an affectation, but a graceful way to avoid spills. Never loop your fingers through the handle, nor grasp the vessel bowl with the palm of your hand. Gingerbread in the House: Gingerbread Crepes Recipe from Macrina Bakery. Paprika Potato Frittata. Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe. This has been at the top of my list for nearly a year, a barely legible scratch of pencil on a half-sheet of printer paper: make onion dip.

Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

In my mind the task was straight-forward - do an onion dip make-over, a version that doesn't require ripping open a packet of soup mix. As a kid my grandma would often whip up bowl of onion dip before we would visit her house. She would serve it alongside a bowl of corn chips, and I suppose this is where my taste for it developed. I decided to do a grown-up version here by using lots of deeply caramelized onions along with a Greek yogurt and sour cream base. I used dehydrated onions to give my dip that signature onion dip flavor, and to counter-balance the sweetness of the caramelized onions. I can also imagine cutting back on the dairy (and bumping up the protein content), by pureeing some silken organic tofu in place of 1/3 to 1/2 of the sour cream/yogurt (before adding the onions). Makes about 2 cups. CopyKat Recipes. How to Make a Blooming Onion. The Pastry Affair - Home - Italian Breadstick Popcorn. Did you know that popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain, more iron than spinach, more phosphorous than pretzels, and almost as much fiber as bran flakes?

Yeah, me neither. I already knew that popcorn was a healthy snack choice to make because it so low in calories, but wow! With impressive credentials like that, I am beginning to think I should eat popcorn more often. Like, every single day. Pepperoni Pizza Muffins Recipe. When I’m online looking for dinner inspiration, I often search for recipes that take something my family loves and make it into something new. Since pizza is one of my family’s favorite treat, I try to find new ways to incorporate it into our menu – kinda like I did with the Fried Pizza Bites. When I stumbled onto a recipe from the Noble Pig, I knew I had to try it out on my family!

They absolutely loved it! The recipe was simple, only required a few ingredients and didn’t take long at all to prepare! Remember, I like to keep things simple and fast in the kitchen, and this recipe is definitely both! So, go get you a big bowl and let’s get started in making this simple, yet tasty recipe. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan and carefully pour or spoon the mixture into each of the cups. Don’t those look absolutely yummy?!? Stuffed Pizza Rolls. We sometimes call this “Inside-Out” pizza too. They’re garlicky, cheesy little pizza dough balls filled with all of the yummy toppings you’d put on a pizza. To eat, just pop one off and dunk it in marinara sauce. Don’t you love finger food? And don’t you love dunking things?

I suppose regular pizza is finger food as well, but for some reason this is way more fun. How to make surprise marbled Easter eggs. Okay, I’ve got a confession to make. PARMESAN GARLIC ROASTED POTATOES. Pierogi with Potato & Cheese Filling. Turkey Pot Stickers. Turkey Pot Stickers. Petite Lasagnas. Recipe slightly adapted from Hungry Girl. Deep South Dish. Bruschetta. This is a wonderful, quick, & easy dish to make. Cruft: Lasagna Cupcakes. When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA, a catering business. Soft Garlic Knots (but wait... it's Tuesday!)

It's been raining all weekend. And you know what that does for meringue. Between that and my son's double ear infection, the lack of eggs in the house, and other excuses you've heard before, I have no floating islands for you to drool over today. Don't forget to check out the other bakers beautiful versions, though, and to try these rolls. Rainy day gal » tortilla soup.