Baked Zucchini Sticks and Sweet Onion Dip: that bloomin’ zucchini! Today, class, it being late July and all, we’re going to examine our zucchini facts: •Zucchini is always at the end of any A-to-Z food list; •Zucchini and fruitcake are the undeserving targets of many a joke; •The zucchini plant literally grows like a weed, making it absolutely ubiquitous in vegetable gardens across America; •And for that reason, enterprising cooks have discovered ways to turn it into muffins, and cake, and pancakes, and… Baked Zucchini Sticks. You know that onion appetizer that came into bloom back in the late ’80s? Outback Steakhouse claims it invented the “Bloomin’ Onion” back in 1988, and it wasn’t long before quasi-fast food restaurants adopted it as the hottest appetizer since artichoke dip baked in a bread bowl. These zucchini sticks, with their melty-soft interior and crisp crust, are reminiscent of those onions – and equally addictive, especially when served with their special onion-mustard dip. Ready to go beyond muffins, bread, kebabs, and frittata? Warning!
Apple Chips Nothing but fruit: These thin slices will need a couple of hours in the oven to dry out and firm up, but it's a mostly hands-off affair -- you'll just need to flip them halfway through. Whole Living, October 2012 Prep Time 5 minutes Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes Yield Makes about 40 chipsServes 2 Directions Heat oven to 225 degrees. Cook's Note Top Picks Sweeter apples, such as Gala, Honeycrisp, and Pink Lady, really shine in this snack. Toasted Almond Parmesan Dip Soooooo. You should make this. I know. I say that all the time. I really mean it. I’d have to say this is in the top ten of things I’ve ever made. And it totally took me by surprise. I mean, I expected it to taste good. My grandma always loved this little swiss almond cheese spread that came in a plastic container, and my mom still often buys it to serve with snacks and appetizers. I was right. Happy happy joy joy. I mean, just look at that hot, melty mess down there. NOW MAKE IT FOR THE SUPER BOWL! Toasted Almond Parmesan Dip makes about 1 1/2 cups of dip 6 ounces cream cheese 2 ounces mascarpone cheese 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 3/4 cup sliced toasted almonds 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg pinch of salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, mascarpone, salt, pepper, nutmeg, parmesan and 1/2 cup almonds. Note: you can use low-fat cream cheese since the mascarpone has fat in it; not sure about using fat-free. You are awesome, right?
Recipes Under 400 • Egg and Spinach Quiche Cups 10 ounces frozen... Cowboy Sushi I know that foods differ by region, ethnicity and family. This is one of those dishes that seem to be a regional favorite and family specific. This little delight is something I was introduced to the first time I went to a family reunion for The Good Husband. If you can't tell what it is, it is cream cheese, Budding Beef and pickles. My family served something similar but our version was cream cheese, salami and green onion. This is a popular appetizer 'round our family and I have seen uncles fight over the last pickle. This is a relatively new dish to me and no one seemed to have a name for it. I give you: Cowboy Sushi! Ingredients: 6 large whole kosher dill pickles 3 packages Buddig Beef 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened Directions: ~Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over one slice of beef. ~Roll the two slices of beef around one whole pickle. ~Repeat steps one and two so that the pickle ends up with four layers of beef and cream cheese. recipe by: The Good Wife
french cruller doughnuts recipe Recipe: french crullers I went on my annual sandhill crane migration shoot in southern Colorado earlier this week with my shooting partner, Jason. We crammed driving to and from Monte Vista, four shoots, a half day at Wolf Creek (ski resort), and not a lot of sleep into 48 hours. The town of Monte Vista, Colorado holds their Crane Festival this weekend (March 9-11). shooting at sunset pre-dawn tandem silhouettes as the sun rises A big shout out and thank you to Pro Photo Rental for supplying us with the 200-400mm Nikkor f4 and the 500mm Nikkor f4 on this trip. all you need: eggs, flour, water, butter, salt, sugar bring the water, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil add the flour French crullers are my favorite doughnuts. keep stirring until a thin film forms on the pan beat the eggs in one at a time then beat in the whites until you get a smooth and glossy batter I found a recipe for French crullers in Lara Ferroni’sDoughnuts book. brush squares of parchment with oil i managed a dozen mix together dip
Crescent Pepperoni Roll-Ups After all the holiday cooking last week, I needed some simple recipes for dinner this week. I saw these pepperoni rolls on Pinterest and decided to make them for pizza night. This is one of those "why didn't I think of that" recipes! I can't believe I've never thought to do this before. I like to use turkey pepperoni on pizza. My favorite brand is Bridgford Turkey Pepperoni - it tastes just like regular pepperoni, but it isn't greasy! Crescent Pepperoni Roll-Ups 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls 40 slices turkey pepperoni 4 pieces of mozzarella string cheese, cut in half garlic powder pizza sauce Preheat oven to 375. Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 8 triangles.
Baked Apple Chips I am totally guilty of snooping in other peoples carts at the grocery store. I want to know what other people are getting. What if I'm missing out on something! Saturday (after my super muddy FUN mud run and 5 showers later) we went to the grocery store and the lady in line ahead of us had a bag of baked apple chips in her cart. YUMMMers. I thought these would probably not be that complicated to make myself...I also figured they would taste better warm and fresh out of the oven. What you will need:2 applesCinnamonDirections:Remove apple core. * UPDATE: Check on them at the hour mark and every 30 minutes after that. These were SO good!! Cucumber Feta Rolls | Easy Holiday Appetizer Cucumber Feta Rolls [Holiday Recipe Exchange] Appetizers and Snacks, Holiday Recipes, Recipe Exchange | 40 comments I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really feel like the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season snuck up on me this year. Maybe because my kids are getting older, which means more to do, and there was a bit of traveling during November to keep us on our toes. I’m all about keeping things simple this year. I’ve never had or made Cucumber Rolls before making this recipe, but I loved the flavors of feta with kalamata olives and sundried tomatoes inside refreshing cucumbers. What do you do to keep things simple during this time of year? Join Jamie and me this week in sharing your recipes for your Favorite Holiday Entertaining Recipes for a chance to win a great Mandoline Slicer from Edgeware. Edgeware has a great selection of sharp kitchen tools, like Madoline slicers, graters and zesters, sharpening rods and stones, electric and manual knife sharpeners.
homemade english muffins You know those sandy bottomed dry and dull english muffins that your mom tried to feed you? I do.. english muffins. Did I mention that they're really yummy? I won't clutter this with words, just eat them. English Muffins makes about sixteen muffins. greatly adapted from chasincakes. Ingredients 1 cup of milk 3 TBSP butter 3 TBSP of honey 1 cup of warm water (105-110 degrees) 1/4 oz of yeast 2 TBSP cornmeal5 cups + extra for sprinkling all purpose flour1 tsp salt (To make gluten free, use a mix of rice flour instead of the ap flour, and use soy milk in place of the milk) DirectionsSprinkle the yeast over the warm water, mix lightly and set aside for ten minutes to foam lightly.In a small saucepan, heat the milk, butter and honey until the butter is melted.