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Grilled Cheese Social

Grilled Cheese Social
I've got to get this off of my chest. I care about bees. Like a lot. So much so, that when I have to write up the Links We Love at work each week I try to throw in one story about what's going on in the world of bees. It's gotten a little much though. So to talk about bees without being a total drag, I've made a new sandwich to showcase their sweet, sweet nectar. So here's my spin... Ingredients: - about 4 slices fresh mozzarella - 2 hearty slices of a Bâtard - 5 slices of sopressata picante - 1 tbs of red pepper flaked butter (combine 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes with one tablespoon of real salted butter, MIX) - 1 tbs of basil infused honey (fresh basil leaves and tupelo honey Ok, so I'm totally obsessed with tupelo honey (and it doesn't have anything to do with my obsession for Van Morrison either. To make the basil infused honey, julienne about ten small basil leaves and stir them into a tablespoon of honey. Then add a layer of mozzarella. Then add some spicy sopressata. xoxo,

Baked Tomato, Garlic, and Basil Bruschetta Bites Finger foods are my favorite kind of food—to eat but not to make. That’s because they usually take a bit more work to put together than the full-size versions. Luckily, that’s not the case with these delicious bruschetta bites. They’re bursting with flavor and can be assembled in 15 minutes or less! Bruschetta bites are the perfect edible addition to any gathering, and they’re great to serve at holiday parties. Baked Bruschetta Bites 15 sugar plum tomatoes, diced 12 basil leaves, cut into ribbons 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp. onion powder 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. black pepper 1/2 loaf French baguette, thinly sliced Preheat the oven to 350ºF.In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the bread and mix well. Makes 4 servings

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets | Ginas Skinny Recipes Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them. Serve them with ketchup, bbq sauce or whatever you like to dip your nuggets into. Adults can serve them over your favorite salad for a satisfying lunch. Kids love finger foods or anything you can eat with toothpicks so when my daughter was young I would make her a dish of bite sized goodies she liked such as tomatoes, olives, pasta, etc. and served them with toothpicks and she always cleaned her plate! Once I'm in breading mode I usually make breaded zucchini sticks as well and bake them all at the same time along with some pasta and a salad for a complete meal. Double these for more or make half for less servings. Ingredients: Preheat oven to 425°. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

When French Toast Met Pancakes | Tasty Kitchen Blog - StumbleUpon If you ever want me to like you, just make me a light, fluffy stack of pancakes. I’ll blush, I’ll smile a lot, I might propose–it’ll be weird and cute. Promise. Just when I thought pancakes couldn’t get any better, I stumbled upon this recipe by Tasty Kitchen member frecklesandsunshine. The title: When French Toast Met Pancakes…and Fell In Love totally made me giddy with butterflies in my stomach. I was in love way before the batch was whipped up. What makes this recipe so unusual (and delicious) is how the French toast is coated in a very thin pancake batter, creating an amazing crust around the bread. Let’s dive in, shall we? You’ll need some ingredients. I used brioche because I wanted something that would be able to take the heavy batter. In a large bowl, add the eggs and beat ‘em until they’re light and fluffy. Next, we’re just going to add all of the ingredients (minus the bread) one at a time. The baking powder … The vegetable oil … Vanilla extract (having fun yet?) Brown sugar …

Southwestern Chorizo Burgers | Paleo Parents About a year ago, Stacy found a *MUST TRY* recipe for chorizo burgers with a fried egg on top. We were very excited about it; we got our chorizo and loved it. Somehow we let a whole year go by before making this delish dish again. When we found fresh chorizo the other day at the Eastern Market we immediately remembered the recipe and wanted to recreate it. But it’d been so long we had forgotten where we even got the idea. I went ahead and winged our burgers (see recipe below). Southwestern Chorizo Burgers Ingredients 2 lbs. ground venison, preferably with added fat (or lean ground beef) 1 lb. chorizo, a Spanish pork sausage (hot italian sausage with cumin and chipotle added would work if you can’t find chorizo) 8 eggs 4 Tbsp bacon fatToppings: lettuce, guacamole, salsa verde, red salsa (or tomatoes if in season) Instructions: As always, let your little ones help with steps which include a heart (♥) Related

Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos Recipe One of the best grilled appetizers is bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers. This recipe is so easy to make and it only consist of 3 ingredients; fresh jalapenos peppers, cream cheese, and bacon. The jalapeno peppers are first sliced in half then seeded, stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped with bacon and grilled. You should consider wearing gloves when slicing and seeding the jalapenos because they can burn your hands. Ingredients: 6 fresh jalapeno peppers (halved lengthwise and seeded) 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 12 slices bacon Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Pre-heat an outdoor grill to high heat. Step 2: Place onto the grill and cook until the bacon is crispy. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce {My Go-To Dinner Saver!} I am not (not!) exaggerating when I say this quick, creamy garlic alfredo sauce has changed how I view non-dinner nights. You know. Those nights when dinner just ain’t happening. Too many things going on. Too lazy (who, me??). The problem is, on nights like that, I just can’t handle the thought of dinner approaching and knowing I’m going to have to scrounge up something my kids will eat but I’ll probably find gag-worthy. Enter this sauce. We’ve made this no less than 10 times in the last month, and I have never, and I mean never, seen my kids gobble up anything so quickly. Embarrassingly, I have to admit, this sauce is even on the menu this week. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce Note: I've only ever used 1% milk in this sauce and it works great for our tastes. Ingredients Directions In a medium pot or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (www.melskitchencafe.com)

Italian Grilled Cheese Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? And, I know it’s totally Ameeeerican to make the classic: American cheese, mayonnaise and bread. But, why not change it a bit and use REALLY fresh and natural ingredients?!?!? Love it! There’s nothing more delicious than fresh and homemade ingredients. Soooo, go to your farmers market and get the freshest tomatoes and basil you can find, grab some mozzarella balls, and assemble this amazing meal. Basil & Oregano Pesto Ingredients 1 cup fresh basil leaves1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves (or just more basil leaves)1 garlic clove1/4 cup of walnuts1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper2-3 tablespoons olive oil How-To Put all of the ingredients in a food processor, blend and set aside. Basil & oregano pestoMozzarella cheese, slicedTomato, slice. Put your griddle (or panini press) on medium heat.Spray with cooking spray.Assemble your sandwiches.Cook until lightly browned and the cheese has melted.Cut in half and serve right away. Servings: 3 sandwiches Related posts:

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Ok fine. I’m officially ready to make the transition to fall. And I thought, what better way to do it than with my all time favorite Parmesan Roasted Potatoes! I always, without fail, make these with Yukon Gold potatoes because here’s the truth… I’m too lazy to peel the skins off potatoes. This is more a technique rather than a recipe, since you can scale these potatoes up if you’re cooking for a crowd. You’re going to start with some naked potatoes…. Add on all the seasonings… Using your fingers, go ahead and toss everything together…. Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Once they are nice and golden and crispy, throw them onto a serving platter…. And then EAT!! And just a public service announcement – make a double batch and then serve them with breakfast the next morning too. Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Ingredients 4 cups cubed Yukon Gold potatoes3 tbsp olive oil1/2 tsp garlic salt1/2 tsp salt2 tsp paprika1 tsp pepper4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Instructions

Picky Palate - StumbleUpon Recipe for Honey Kissed Crispy Chicken Sandwich at Life Oh. My. Word. These were awesome. I would be lying if I told you that I am a huge sweets fan. Please note that there is a little planning ahead required when making this recipe. Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes “Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it? 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. The first players up are: a few Russet potatoes (I’m sure other varieties will work equally as well), Parmigiano-Reggiano and butter. Start by scrubbing your potatoes good and clean. Then, using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato, being sure to stop before you reach its bottom. Cut up your butter. Then do the same with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Next, open the potatoes’ crevices and shove the parmesan and butter, alternating between the two. After they’re stuffed with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano, you want to bake them at 400ºF for about 45 minutes to an hour. When they’re done baking, you’re still a few minutes away from cheesy gloriousness! They’ll come out looking all cheesy and inviting.

The Baker Chick: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes - StumbleUpon There are certain recipes that when I see I absolutely have to make. This doesn’t happen all that often. Usually I’ll admire something and bookmark it, maybe getting inspired by another beautiful recipe along the way. But the moment I saw the words “Cinnamon Roll Pancakes,” I stopped in my tracks and did a double take. After staring at the picture for a good 5 minutes, I checked that I had all the ingredients and then made these babies. You basically start with a classic pancake, (this recipe below or your own,) and swirl in a cinnamon, brown sugar, butter mixture. I highly recommend you makes these happen in your life very soon. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 large egg, lightly beaten Cinnamon Filling: 1/2 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon Glaze: 4 Tablespoons butter 2 ounces cream cheese 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions

25 Gourmet Sandwiches for Guys From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches. They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. (Who needs hot dogs, anyway?) Use each recipe as a basic road map, but bring your talent for finding creative routes. Think BLT, but better. More on MensHealth.com: 20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout 2. Layer pieces of ciabatta or a sturdy sandwich roll with grated fontina or mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced figs, and arugula. More on MensHealth.com: 100 Ways to Live Forever 3. In a bit of olive oil, fry a good-quality sweet Italian sausage until it's crisp and brown. More on MensHealth.com: 33 Simple Ways to Turn Her On 4. 5.

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