Impressive recipes made simple. Mediterranean Spinach Artichoke Dip…and it’s a tad healthier! « The Culinary Chronicles I LOVE Chips. Potato chips, tortilla chips, corn chips, taro chips…….I can’t get enough of them. So you can imagine my utter glee when I received a big box of TOSTITOS® Artisan Recipes™ Tortilla Chips as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. And what goes hand in hand with chips? Spinach Artichoke Dip is definitely one of my favorites—though I rarely indulge in it. I decided to go with a “Mediterranean” spin by adding sun dried tomatoes to the mix. To create a more figure friendly dip, I substituted two of the key ingredients with healthier alternatives. This “healthy” dip worked really well with the grained tortilla chip. If only I could make chocolate cake “healthier”………….. :) Mediterranean Spinach Artichoke DipServes 8 Ingredients: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, heat the oil from the sun dried tomatoes. Add Neufchatel, Greek Yogurt, Monterey Jack Cheese and paprika to the spinach mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes and then turn the broiler on. Like this: Like Loading...
So We Heard You Like Waffles – Then You’re Gonna Love This – The Awesome Daily - Your daily dose of awesome Lets cut to the chase people. you like to eat , you wanna cook something awesome , fast and delicious , we got just the thing for you. after the successful second mega wich we introduced a while back : This Is The Second Best Sandwich Ever Made – Another Mega Wich , you wanna eat something sweet. we hear ya . so we give you – The power waffle ! If you do everything right, this is how it will look at the end . good luck 1 : Place a sifter into a bowl 2 : Add some flour ( 2 cups ) 3 : Get some baking powder in there ( 3 tablespoons worth ) 4 : Sugar it up ( 1\4 cup ) 5 : Salt it down ( 1\2 teaspoon ) 6 : Use a separate container to pour some milk ( 1 & 1\2 cups ) 7 : Now separate 4 eggs - pour the white to a bowl ( don’t throw away the yellow ! 8 : Next get only 2 of the yellow things in the mix with the milk 9 : Now drown that sh*t with Vanilla – 2 tablespoons of it – you heard me 10 : Mix it good – yes ! 11 : Now listen good – sift the flour , baking powder , sugar and salt together Comments
Verses from my Kitchen — food. life. writing. photography. Broccoli Bites for Kids File this under the Onion Soup Mix Recipe category, though there is no Lipton onion soup mix in site. I may even serve these at my next dinner party, they were that good! While babysitting for my 6 year old picky eater niece, I had to come up with a good lunch that would be fun for the two of us to make together. She is not a big broccoli fan (or any vegetable fan), but I told her we would add melted gooey cheese and form the patties with our hands. Please don't laugh when you read this recipe, it is terrific and easy. I made it my own by adding homemade breadcrumbs and fresh chopped steamed broccoli along with lowfat mozzarella cheese mixed with the cheddar. Broccoli Cheese Bites (adapted from My Tasty Treasures & WholeSomeBabyFood.com): 16 oz. package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained of liquid (I used fresh steamed broccoli) 1 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese 3 eggs salt & pepper 1 cup of seasoned Italian breadcrumbs Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
Easy French Crullers | Deliciously Yum! Homemade French Crullers are a cinch to prepare. These are one of the lightest and airiest crullers you will ever taste. And drenched in a sweet glaze, of course! Doughnuts. One of my favorite things to make and eat. Needless to say, my latest obsession are these crullers. Before I started to research how to make these, I thought that making crullers involved a lot of work and maybe even a yeast dough. You start by preparing a choux pastry or pate a choux. Once the choux pastry has been made, we mix in a couple of eggs and egg whites and that’s it, you guys. Oh, and these “doughnuts” could totally be baked. So, now that we’ve discussed how to make these, my new favorite doughnut, I am curious to know what your favorite is?? You certainly can’t go wrong with these – they’re the perfect weekend treat! See you on Monday! Easy French Crullers Yields 12 French Crullers are so airy and light, which makes them the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat. For the French Crullers For the Glaze 1. Notes
Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe These buns taste like an apple fritter and a cinnamon bun collided together in an ooey-gooey mess of deliciousness. Seriously, they’re kind of a big deal. Make this for your family. Recipe updated 10/19/13 Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Ingredients 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 packet of active yeast Filling 2 medium apples, chopped into small cubes (about 1 1/2 cups chopped) 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup ground cinnamon 1 cup of butter, melted (2 sticks) Frosting 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick) 1 1/3 cup of powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure maple extract (or pure vanilla extract) 1/4 cup milk To prepare the dough, heat milk, oil and cane sugar for 5-8 minutes (do not boil). Once milk is lukewarm to the touch, sprinkle packet of yeast on top and let it set for one minute. For the filling, heat up 1 cup of butter and brown it. Serve warm.
Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip There’s one appetizer that, if all else fails, we WILL order at a restaurant: spinach artichoke dip. Hey, it’s what we do. We look at other options and then go with the one that we know we’ll both love and consume way too much of. However, I have to say that I’m a homemade spinach artichoke dip virgin. This dip has all of 4 ingredients and tastes heavenly. 1 box frozen spinach, thawed and with the liquid squeezed out1 bag frozen artichokes, thawed and with the liquid drained away2 wheels of Laughing Cow Swiss cheese (you can do the light version here as well)1 tsp garlic powder¼ tsp cayenne peppersalt and pepper to taste In a food processor (or, if you like it chunky you can just mix in a bowl) process all of the ingredients together. I repeat: DEVOUR. Tagged as: artichokes, healthier dip recipe, healthy appetizer, healthy spinach artichoke dip, laughing cow cheese, perfect appetizer recipe, spinach, spinach artichoke dip, Swiss cheese
Peeta's Stuffed Cheese Buns What do you get when you mix bread, cheese, Hunger Games, cheese, and cheese? Say it with me: Stuffed Cheese Buns. And guess what, they're really quick and easy to make. Sorry I keep making a bunch of Peeta food. Don't hate, but I'm not actually on "team Peeta". You know, sometimes I wonder if he's actually my great-great-great grandson. Anyways, even if we weren't related, I need a real man who can protect me from psychopathic teenagers in the woods. But what food does Gale have to offer? See, since Peeta and I have the same mind, I know exactly what he would bake. Not that I'm actually going to make these again tomorrow night when we watch the movie. But Peeta, you still are my grandson, even if I'm not on your "team". These only take about an hour. You just roll it into a ball, stick a hunk of cheese in, and then pinch it back together so that it can't escape. Once it's completely sealed, throw some more cheese on top. I put some fresh oregano in my butter.
Homepage Chinese Tea Eggs Eggs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee soft-boiled with some kaya toast dipped into the runny yolk. And scrambled with some herbs and melty cheese. And simply cooked over-medium in melted butter. I love eggs any way, any time of the day. Tea eggs are a common street snack and even sold in convenience stores in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. - 6 eggs - 2 bags of black tea - 4 star anise - 1 cinnamon stick - 1/4 cup of soy sauce Place the eggs in a pot and fill with water until just covered. Place the eggs back into the pot of water and add the tea bags, spices and soy sauce. Alternatively, you can simmer the eggs for about 2-3 hours instead of soaking them overnight. (Ru ware image from here) zp8497586rq
Chocolate Magic Cake Recipe | Chocolate Cake Recipe Two days ago, I shared with you how completely obsessed I was with this Magic Custard Cake recipe. If you read about my infatuation for this magical three layer cake, you’ll understand why I’m totally enamored with it. The silky custard interior had me smitten and I went as far as to eat two pieces in one sitting. This is a luxurious feat for a gal who lives on salt and spice. Got potato chips? The texture is to die for as well: soft, silky and melt-in-your-mouth. So, we decided to make a chocolate version because we needed another excuse to make another magic custard cake and to eat more chocolate. What were the results of this second obsession? enjoy, diane and todd The center is soft, so be careful when removing from pan. Check out the custard layer! Buy a copy of our vegetable and fruit centric cookbook on Amazon or Indiebound. For more info about the book and latest cookbook tour and signings, visit our Bountiful Cookbook page. Yield: one 8"x8" Cake Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Hello!
My Baking Addiction Spicy Corn Fritters with Raita Corn, or maize, is a traditional ingredient of comfort foods in my native American South. Although less complete nutritionally than several other grains, corn makes up for this with its versatility. Dried and milled, it’s used for our beloved cornbread, spoon bread, and hoecakes. Processed through the 3,000-year-old technique of nixtamalization, it gives us hominy and grits. In its fresh form, it finds its way into many of our favorite soups, main courses, side dishes, and salads. Fresh corn is harvested nine months of the year where I live in Florida and is often on the menu at our house. Ingredients For the raita: 1/2 “English” cucumber 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne Freshly ground black pepper, to taste For the fritters: Preparation Prepare the raita: Peel and coarsely grate the cucumber, mix with 1/2 teaspoon salt, wrap in a clean tea towel, and firmly wring out to express as much juice as possible.