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Side Dishes

Side Dishes

Sushi cake 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:

Sushi Cupcakes - Fish-Friendly Baking Bear in mind that these amazing creations are all just cupcakes. I can’t eat raw sushi, but I wish I could. Instead, I have to indulge my fish cravings with LEGO, costumes and any other inedible forms of sushi. These sushi cupcakes have the color and excitement of their freshly-caught counterparts, but are far more stomach-friendly since they are stuffed full of sugar and spice and all things nice rather than raw fish. Image Credits: Cupcakes|Magpie & Cake|Silly Penguins|Dralion|Lux

Pain perdu "grand luxe" en sandwich L’identification des animaux de compagnie ou celle de livres empruntés à la bibliothèque, par des techniques de puces électroniques, servent à présent d’une toute nouvelle façon. De plus en plus d’hôpitaux américains et européens font actuellement usage de traqueurs électroniques appelés «Hugs». Dès les premières minutes de sa vie, un nouveau-né devient le centre d’attention. Durant ses premiers jours à la pouponnière, un défilé de médecins, d’infirmières et de visiteurs viendront toucher, câliner et bercer le poupon; la dernière chose qu’on souhaite serait qu’il se fasse enlever. Refermer le tout en couvrant d’une seconde tranche de pain aux raisins, réserver. Dans une grande assiette creuse, battre les œufs à la fourchette, ajouter la crème, le lait, le sucre, la vanille et la cannelle, bien mélanger à nouveau. Tremper le premier pain perdu dans le mélange d’œufs, d’un côté pendant 5 minutes, puis de l’autre pendant 5 minutes supplémentaires. Procéder ainsi pour le second pain perdu.

Parmesan cups make for simple canapes Parmesan cups make for simple canapes Posted on 01 July 2010 by Mădălina Parmesan bowls can be used as a vessel for a variety of dips or small salads, and served as appetizers for your guests. No word of a lie, this will probably be the easiest recipe I will ever post. There is one ingredient, four simple steps, and it’s virtually impossible to screw up (…this coming from a person who tends to ruin a lot of dishes). Ingredients: - 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese per bowl (I tried using the finely grated parmesan (like Kraft), and it just didn’t work. Supplies: - Parchment paper - Cookie sheet - Offset spatula - Shot glasses (for the shape of your bowl) Directions: 1. 2. 3.

Chipotle Corn Hummus Pizza Party It’s almost weekend, guys! For us that means pizza time! Or in this case: pizza snack time. These are fast, fun and unlike pizza, you can prepare them ahead of time and eat them warm as well as cold. One side note: you might as well stick ‘em on your thighs straight away, because that’s where they’re gonna end up. But oh boy, do they taste good! Ingredients: 5 puff pastry sheetspesto rosso roughly 10 black olives 1/2 a red onion 4 artichoke hearts 1 mozarrella ball 1 tomato parmesan dried basil Directions: I’m such a sad excuse for a food blogger; I don’t even own a dough cutter. I use the glass to cut out pastry circles. Knead the leftovers, sprinkle a little flour on top and roll it out. Grease your muffin or mini pizza pan—mine is non-stick—and place the pastry circles in there. Slice the olives and try to make an artistic shot. Thinly slice the red onion. Artichoke hearts add juiciness and even more flavor to an already perfect snack. No pizza without mozzarella. Kay’s Recipe Card

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Gruyere Tartlets Continuing down the road of appetizers, dips and snack food leading up to the Super Bowl, I give you this somewhat “upscale” game day food. Caramelized onions, mushrooms and Gruyere cheese are baked atop circles of puff pastry for a flaky, savory and delicious appetizer. Another occasion that this appetizer would be great for? A baby shower! Fellow food blogger Annie from Annie’s Eats is expecting her second baby in April (a girl!) One of the great things about these tartlets is that you can cut the circles smaller or larger depending on how many you want to serve or how truly bite-size you want them to be. These are equal parts sophisticated and easy – the best type of entertaining food in my book. One year ago: English Muffins

Baked Shrimp Scampi Have you got the fevah? No, not that stomach bug that keeps going around. I’m talking about Spuh-ring! Fever. Having your feet in the snow but your mind on the apple blossoms. And cookouts. You with me? Unfortunately, it’s 33 degrees in Nashville. But, the topping gets its zing from a liberal amount of lemon juice and zest. So, this baked scampi makes a perfect transitional meal. Why would you choose to bake the scampi instead of preparing the sauce on the stovetop? I watched Ina Garten make this dish on “Barefoot Contessa,” and she served it with an antipasti platter, roasted artichoke salad and a fruit salad with limoncello that is on my list of Delicious Things to Make This Spring. One warning: The recipe has a lot of butter.

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