Green Bean Fries A couple of weeks ago I was emailed by a reader to try Green Bean Fries, like the ones at T.G.I. Friday’s. So I went to the source and tried them. They were good, but mine might have been sitting around for a while as they were a little mushy. I served the green bean fries with a side of ranch dressing. Green Bean Fries 1 pound green beans1 cup flour1 egg1/2 cup milk2 cups panko bread crumbs2 tsp garlic powder2 tsp Hungarian paprika1 tsp onion powderKosher saltpepper Rinse and then trim off the ends of the green beans by snapping the ends off. Fill a medium/large pan with a couple of inches of water and place the pan over high heat on the stove . When the time is up drain the beans and place them into a bowl of ice cold water. Next set up three dishes for the breading process. In the first dish add the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper. Now using the fork pick up the egg washed green beans and place them into the panko bread crumbs.
The Web's Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches If we had to choose one simple comfort food to eat for the rest of our lives, it would be grilled cheese. Sure we would eventually have to pay for two airline seats and purchase a Neti Pot to keep our nostrils clear, but you know what, it’d be worth it. If you’re in the same boat, here are The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that you can cook up and enjoy too. Sweet Hot Mustard and Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese If you haven’t swam in the delicious waters of sweet hot mustard before, it’s high time you got your feet wet. Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese The only thing better than cheese is more cheese (see: Stuffed Crust Pizza). Shiitake Mushroom and Chipotle Grilled Cheese Any recipe that ends with, “Serve with a cold beer,” is good in our book. Roasted Beet and Chevre Grilled Cheese The name of this sandwich sounds far fancier than the amount of work you’ll put in making it. Brown Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich The Flatiron Curveball!
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites 610K+Add bacon to anything and it will fly off the table. That’s what a caterer once told me and I believe it. Certainly applies here. Whether you’re planning a cookout this weekend or cooking indoors (rain predicted here in Texas), grill up a few of these sizzling treats for a quick appetizer or serve as an entree. If you don’t like hot, leave out the jalapenos or skimp a bit. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites Author: Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood 8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two3-ounce package softened cream cheese1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped8 slices bacon, cut in half Dab ½ teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Be sure to wear plastic gloves when handling fresh jalapenos. Crispy Jalapeno Cheese SnacksBacon-Wrapped MeatloafHearty Baked BeansCheesy Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
Root Beer Float Cupcakes Awhile back I did one of the darnedest things. You may recall. I made this root beer float. Let me rephrase that. Even though root beer has never really tickled my fancy, I’ve developed something that some may call an… addiction. See that frosting up there? I’ll say it again in because I can’t really believe it either. Root beer frosting. Root. I don’t want to lead you astray, so I’m going to tell you a little secret. We’re friends right? The root beer flavor doesn’t come from just root beer. Then I tried some more. It was then that I caved. Contrary to what Mr. I made my way to the spice aisle and spied what I’ve longed to pick up in the past, but could never bring myself to shell out the $6 for: root beer concentrate. However, perhaps now is when I should mention that one should not taste root beer concentrate on it’s own. But enough about me. It’s time to talk cupcakes. Then I made hot fudge peanut butter stuffed cupcakes. But these beat them all. Root Beer Float Cupcakes 1 egg
Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad Zesty lime juice and cilantro are the key ingredients to creating this light and refreshing salad, no heavy mayonnaise to weigh it down. Made with the freshest ingredients; jumbo shrimp, avocados, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and chopped jalapeño tossed with some freshly squeezed lime juice and a touch of olive oil. This will be a huge hit at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta or summer bash! Serve this as is for an appetizer, or over lettuce o tostadas for a lunch or light meal. Shrimp is low in fat and calories, but tends to be naturally high in sodium so if you are on a restricted sodium diet, you may want to limit your shrimp intake. Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado SaladGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 7/8 cup • Old Points: 4 pt • Points+: 5 ptCalories: 210.4 • Fat: 9.2 g • Protein: 25.1 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 3.6 g • Sugar: 0.6Sodium without salt: 260.8 mg In a large bowl combine chopped shrimp, avocado, tomato, jalapeño. Makes 3 1/2 cups.
Petite Lasagnas « Can You Stay for Dinner? recipe slightly adapted from Hungry Girl (makes 12) 12 oz raw ground turkey ¼ tsp salt, divided ¼ tsp pepper 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped mushrooms 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp dried oregano, divided ½ tsp dried basil 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese 24 small square wonton wrappers (the kind near the tofu in the refrigerated section of the produce dept) 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 375ºF. Add the crushed tomatoes and 2 tsp of oregano. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, a pinch of salt and pepper, the remaining teaspoon of oregano, and the basil. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Using half of the ricotta mixture, divide it among the 12 muffin cups. Gently press another wonton wrapper on top of the mozzarella layer. Repeat the process by distributing the remaining ricotta, then the remaining tomato sauce, and finally the rest of the shredded mozzarella. Nutrition Info for 1 petite lasagna:
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Challenge from America's Test Kitchen for Boston Bloggers America's Test Kitchen is famous for its "Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe. The Test Kitchen has challenged Boston Bloggers (and since I'm new to the Boston scene...) to test their recipe. This was indeed a challenge for me. In the past, I have really struggled with making great chocolate chip cookies - I know, how embarrassing. I don't know what my problem is. But these cookies, these cookies turned out beautifully. The secret? I know Mike will be thrilled when he gets home - thrilled and shocked. For the complete recipe visit : America's Test Kitchen's "Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies" Recipe Begin by whisking together the dry ingredients. In a saute pan, melt 10 tablespoons of butter. Transfer the browned butter to a large bowl. Stir until butter has melted. Add sugar. Add dark brown sugar. Add vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add egg and egg yolk. Whisk until smooth. Let the mixture set for 3 minutes, then whisk for 30 seconds. Add in dry ingredients, stir until just combined.
Tomato Basil Pizza The other day, I was looking at the overload of tomatoes that I bought as the season was winding down as the end of summer nears. But I realized that I was being gradually shoved out of my small kitchen by them, so I oven-roasted the louts with garlic and herbs to reclaim a few precious inches back of kitchen counter space. Yet when they were finished, I looked in my refrigerator, and there wasn’t any room in there either. So I was left holding a bowl of roasted tomatoes that needed to get used up. Coincidentally, I also had a round of yeasted dough in my refrigerator from a batch of recipe testing that hadn’t found its meaning as something else yet—as experimental leftovers are want to do. I’ve oven-roasted plenty of tomatoes in my lifetime, especially when I need to pull and extract as much flavor as I can from less-than-exemplary specimens. Basically, you just take some tomatoes, toss them in a splash of olive oil, some herbs, and sliced up garlic. (I know, I know. Chewswise Pesto