Apple Pies & Jo In the Kitchen I know, I’ve made a few pies lately. But see how these are different? Look at how adorable these are! I mean, come on. Could you resist? I sure couldn’t. We ate them before I had a chance to think about pictures. Oops. This is why I had leftover dough for that impromptu dinner. Although this recipe is a little time consuming, it’s no harder than making any sort of real pie. It still involves slicing fruit. Rolling out crust and making it look pretty. Mixing fruit and sugar and cornstarch. And taking bites with your eyes closed so you can focus solely on each flavor. Please give these a try. Apple Pies Inspired by Pinterest 1 prepared pie dough, rolled out and sliced into strips 6-8 large apples (really any kind of apple will do) 1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling onto the crust 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 or 1/2 tsp cardamom, if desired 1 tsp cornstarch Juice of a lemon or lime, mixed with 1 cup of water 1 tbsp melted butter Preheat the oven to 375F. Like this: Like Loading...
Warm Bean Dip So with all the talk and posting of Super Bowl party grub I have to be honest, I am not a fan of football. At all. No offense to any of you fans out there, but I'm just keeping it real. So with my confession, I do have to say that we like to watch the Super Bowl. (no that is not my manly hand, it's my hubbys) Warm Bean Dip 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans 1 packet taco seasoning 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned.
How Sweet It Is fhhgtf Slutty Brownies Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD. I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. You will need… 1 Box of cookie mix, 1 Box of brownie mix, 2 Eggs, 2 Packs of Oreos (double stuffed ones are even better if you can find them) Some oil & your favourite ice-cream (optional) Preheat your oven to 350F, 180C, gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Squidge (technical term) the cookie dough into a lined baking tray, until it covers the bottom. Cover this layer with your Oreos. Mix up your brownie batter. & pour over your Oreos. Bake for 30mins.
broccoli parmesan fritters Last week, it was pointed out to me that among the 750 recipes in the archives, there is but a single recipe that utilizes broccoli. Just one! (It’s a great one, though.) For comparison, there are 11 recipes that use cauliflower and 26 with mushrooms. What terrible oversight could have led to this? Please understand: this is not one of those stories about how preciously advanced my toddler’s tastes are, how early he took an interest in foie gras and how he turns his nose up at white flour pastas, preferring farro. I have a theory that you can tuck almost any finely chopped or shredded vegetable — be it potatoes, zucchini, or an Indian-spiced mix — into a savory pancake, fry it in small mounds until crisp on both sides, serve it with a dollop of a sour cream or yogurt sauce and they will be inhaled. So, you know where this is going. And with that, I had them for lunch instead. Broccoli Parmesan Fritters There’s a lot of broccoli and very little pancake in this fritter.
These put the crack in crackers! « Sweet Teeth So, I had some of these crack-tastic crackers in Warrenton, TX, recently and I had to try and re-create them. I don’t like to joke about drugs, especially crack, but really, these are so addicting. So, just say NO…if you must. You won’t eat just one, I can guarantee you that. So, maybe you should say no. It’s up to you, I’m not your mother. I perused the internet for some similar recipes that use a Ranch dressing packet, like the little oyster crackers that I am also fond of eating. Crack-tastic Crackers 1 – 1 1/4 cup canola oil (you decide how much you want to use) 1 packet Ranch dressing mix 2-3 Tbs. red pepper flakes (I used close to 3…a little warm) 4 sleeves of Saltine crackers (give or take…however many you can fit in your mixing bowl) 1) Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl for a good long while (5-10 minutes), to really get the crackers coated. 3) Let them cool and store in a big ol’ baggie. That’s it! P.S. Like this: Like Loading...
Warm Toasted Marshmallow S'more Bars Hi ZestyCook readers! It’s Megan from Megan’s Munchies. Since Zesty tends to be a meat loving guy, I decided his blog needed a little extra sweetness. Who can’t resist graham crackers, melted chocolate, and warm gooey marshmallows? Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’more Bars Ingredients: 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix1 cup graham cracker crumbs1 cup butter or margarine, melted3 cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)41/2 cups miniature marshmallows Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Zesty Tip: When slicing these squares, try running your knife in hot water to ensure a nice clean cut for your friends. Thanks Megan for a great recipe, I cannot wait to try them. Take care zesty Tagged as: bars, chocolate, marshmallow, smore
Deer Ridiculously Easy I mean it. Easy. E…..Z…. Peach Crunch Cake. You need some sliced peaches in syrup. Just dump them in a 13 X 9 dish. Note: this can also be called a dump cake. Cut the peaches into smaller pieces and you can distribute them more evenly. Next up, you need a yellow cake mix. Sprinkle it right over the top of the peaches. Keep sprinkling until it’s all covered up. Then layer 1 stick of butter right on the top. For some reason this photo makes me smile. And this really makes me smile. Oh this is looking good. Finally, add some chopped walnuts. Here ’tis from the top and again from the side. Bake it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes and voila… Peach crunch cake. Some for me… Some more for me… Good alone… good warm… good cold… and Good warm with something cold. Yum. Peach Crunch Cake 24.5 oz jar of sliced peaches in light syrup 1 package yellow cake mix 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), cut into 16 pieces 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Enjoy! See, that was easy. Go.
Crash Hot Potatoes | The Pioneer Woman Cooks Man, do I love Australia. First, my oldest daughter was conceived there on our honeymoon…and while we’re on the subject, have I ever shared with you that we almost named her “Sydney” as a nod to her point of origin? In the end, I chickened out, though—I thought that might be a little corny, and truth be told, I think she was actually conceived in Brisbane. But I’ll stop there. This is a family-friendly website. Anyway, I just love Australia. They’re so simple, it’s terrifying. For now, though, let’s take a chill pill and make Crash Hot Potatoes! The Cast of Characters: New Potatoes (or other small, round potato), Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, and whatever herb you like. Begin by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil. Add in as many potatoes as you wish to make, and cook them until they’re fork-tender. Oh! Next, generously drizzle olive oil on a sheet pan. This will mean the difference between the potatoes sticking and not sticking, so don’t be shy here. Or something. That’s it!
Oreo Balls!! Many of you may have had these before, but for those who haven't, YOU ARE MISSING OUT!! A few years ago at Bunco, my friend Melissa brought these and I was instantly in LOVE! They are insanely easy to make and will literally fly off the plate. If you need to take a dessert or a snack somewhere, take these...they are always a big hit! Oreo Balls 1 package Oreo Cookies 1 block cream cheese, softened 1 package Chocolate Almond Bark or Bakers Chocolate Baking Squares ***I halved the recipe this time around, so that is why everything looks smaller. :) Place Oreo Cookies in a baggie and smash until it is the consistency of dirt. Mix softened cream cheese into smashed cookies. This is what it will look like when the cream cheese is mixed in: Form into balls. Melt chocolate according to package directions in microwave. Cover balls in chocolate. Place in refrigerater. Ta-da! A view of the inside... Yes, these are as good as they look...better probably!
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