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Cook Healthy Mozzarella Sticks

Cook Healthy Mozzarella Sticks
photo credit Who says our favorite cheesy foods have to be off limits? Mozzarella sticks are awesome for every occasion, and make for a delightful snack that most of us have been accustomed to since childhood. Now that we’re mature college girls who are more health conscious, we can still have the cheesy snack we all love, guilt-free! What you need 12 sticks of string cheese in your choice of cheese, go for the low sodium kind if you want to be extra healthy1 egg2 tbsp of flour5 tbsp of bread crumbs2 tbsp of parmesan cheeseA dollop of olive oil, or cooking spray Preparation Cut the cheese sticks in half, making 24 slices, then freeze the slices in the freezer until completely frozenBeat the egg in a small bowl. What makes them healthier? What do you think? Have you tried this recipe?

Nutmeg Nanny » Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat! Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! Making up the filling was a breeze too. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound large strawberries 8 ounce block cream cheese – softened 3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc. ) Graham cracker crumbs Source: Inspired by pictures seen on Pinterest Directions: Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired. Enjoy!!!

Steak au Poivre - The Showstopper I have a comment on this comment, then I have a comment for the OP. To Amy: Removing to foil is simply a way to keep the steaks warm whilst resting (FOR 5 MINUTES AT LEAST… ALWAYYYS!). When the OP says remove to foil, he/she doesn’t mean to wrap them tightly. They mean to place them in a plate, and form a loose ‘covering’ of foil. This will simply trap some of the heat and allow it to remain warm, without trapping too much moisture. To the OP and to anyone else who decides to try ‘flambe’: It is important to note: When you add cognac or any other high proof liquour to a hot pan, then ignite, you are not burning the alcohol itself, per se. - Never light alcohol while there is an open flame/heat source. - Notice how in the OP, they remove the pan from the stove and then light. - Keep a heavy lidded pan nearby, just in case things Do go awry (if you follow the first 2 tips, they won’t) - Always have at least an ABC rated fire extinguisher within arm’s reach

BLT Bites Welcome! If you're new to The Finer Things in Life, you might like to subscribe for free updates. Subscribe via RSS to read updates in your favorite feed reader, or via email to have new posts delivered directly to your inbox. Thanks for visiting! You know all those cherry tomatoes I have overflowing my countertops? I don’t mind so much. BLT Bitesabout 20 cherry tomatoes1 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled1/2 c. mayonnaise1/3 c. chopped green onion3 T. Linked to Once a Month Mom. This post may contain affiliate links. Make Your Own: Candy There’s a reason why they put all that deliciously sweet candy up by the cash registers in nearly every store: if you had to find it at the back of the place, you’d likely decide against it before you got up front to pay. But you’re an adult, and once a child sets their sights on a candy bar, there’s no turning back. Instead of worrying about all of the sketchy ingredients, extra calories, additives, and possible allergens in popular packaged sweets, here are a few recipes to Make Your Own Candy right at home. Homemade Twix Candy Bar Recipe Twix bars are the best because they come in a delightful little pair. With this recipe, you can create that crispy crunchy cookie, smooth creamy chocolate and a sweet caramel taste in your kitchen. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups Peanut butter allergies aside, it’s hard to believe anyone could deny anything that combines peanut butter and chocolate. Homemade Gummi Bears Okay, so they aren’t really bears, but gummy stars sound just as cool. DIY Lollipop

The Definitive Guide to Common Business Deductions Advertising & promotion Overview Advertising activities include most of the things you do to get the word out about your business or draw attention to a product or sale. Criteria Ordinary and necessary: An expense is ordinary if it's common to your profession. What is deductible Business cards Mailing lists / mailing list software Brochures Branded giveaway items Posters Web site design, development and maintenance Goodwill advertising: brand building that fosters a positive image for your business Ex: sponsoring a little-league team Case: The tax court allowed a gas station owner to deduct the cost of providing free beer to customers as a good-will advertising expense since it improved business. What to collect Name of vendor Date Amount of expense What you used to pay for the expense Enter all of this information into your Expense Tracking System Gotchas Personal expenses, even if they might help your business are not deductible. Top of page Bad debts Bank fees & loan interest Casualty losses

Asparagi con Prosciutto Crudo {Roasted Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto} Asparagus are plentiful right now and I am taking full advantage of that. We LOVE asparagus and I’m always trying to find new ways to enjoy it. We’ve shown you how to make Asparagus alla Paper Bag {yes it really is cooked in a paper bag!} You’ll want to drizzle just enough olive oil over the asparagus to gently coat it. This is a great way to stretch your Prosciutto dollar. Baci! What you’ll need: 1 small bundle Asparagus - trimmed 8 oz Prosciutto – sliced to wrap around asparagus Extra Virgin Olive Oil – enough to drizzle salt pepper What to do:Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Buon Appetito!

Crispy Buffalo Quinoa Bites Salad Recipe The base of the balls is mostly quinoa and then a about a cup of white beans and an egg to help the balls stick together. Then just crisp them up in a skillet and douse them in buffalo sauce. Oh my gosh the dressing!! It’s a combo of homemade buttermilk ranch and blue cheese dressing and the only reason it’s a combo is because I could not decide between the two (yeah you know me and decisions). Then obviously, you NEED to cover the whole thing with extra buffalo sauce and blue cheese, or cheddar cheese if you’re not into the blue. Ingredients Buffalo Sauce and Quinoa Bites 2 Tbsp butter, melted2 Tbsp olive oil¼ cup hot sauce (I use Frank's)½ tsp seasoned salt2 cup cooked quinoa1 cup cannellini bean, mashed½ cup panko bread crumb1 large egg, lightly beaten½ tsp salt1 tsp pepper3 Tbsp olive oil Directions Make the buffalo sauce. In another bowl combine the quinoa, mashed cannellini beans, bread crumbs, egg, salt, pepper and 4 tablespoons of the buffalo sauce. Dressing Salad

Dark Chocolate And Parmesan: A Scientific Pairing Some food pairings inherently don't go together, like pickles and ice cream (yuck!). But other foods, even if they sound weird at first, do go together -- like dark chocolate and Parmesan cheese. Whether you believe it or not, these two ingredients have actually been scientifically proven to pair perfectly. This food pairing isn't just hit or miss or a guesstimation -- it's actually been studied and analyzed by scientists in a laboratory. We decided to take up the challenge of pairing chocolate and Parmesan cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich. See the dishes other sites have made when pairing chocolate and parmesan cheese. What's your favorite grilled cheese combination? Check out some more unusual grilled cheese sandwiches and panini in our slideshow below. Loading Slideshow

White Pizza Dip This is the story of how four adults ate 28 ounces of cheese. I made this dip on the 4th of July. I took it to a little gathering of peeps. I was early to the party. This is not rare, as my mother scarred me for life and gave me a severe complex about punctuality because I spent most of my pre-pubescent years standing on the street outside of my dance studio, bawling my eyes out (literally) but telling people who walked by that I “had allergies,” waiting for her to pick me up 45 minutes after class ended. But anyway. So. See, the dip was hot. Well… they don’t. Buuuut it was hot. That was lovely. White pizza dip is essentially pizza dip without the tomato sauce. I.freaking.love.it. I don’t freaking love tomato sauce, hence my freaking love of the white pizza dip. Got it. Good. White Pizza Dip serves about 6-8 1 pint grape tomatoes, tomatoes cut in half 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 (12 ounces) blocks cream cheese, softened 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, freshly grated

Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Cocoa Almond Spread} September 19, 2013 1 comment Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of those things that almost everyone loves and they are either awesome or okay. I don’t think its really possible to screw them up completely {unless you burn them to dust I guess} but it is entirely possible to make the most amazing chocolate chip cookies ever. When I first saw Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies a few months ago I knew I just had to try them. What I kind of dig is that it’s an almond spread as opposed to hazelnut {which is what Nutella is made with}. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon of salt1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter1 cup packed dark brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 eggs1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 teaspoon vanilla pudding powder1 tablespoon milk1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips1 jar of Cocoa Almond Spread {or Nutella, if you must…} First, put your Cocoa Spread in the fridge. Now, there are two ways you can stuff the cookies. 1. 2.

How to Rapidly Increase Your Pullup Numbers in 3 Months or Less A Complete Pullups Workout Program to Help You Shatter Your Personal Record and Dramatically Improve Your Pullups Performance Note: this pull-up training program is one of the lessons in my free 5-day Pull-up Training Crash Course. If you haven’t signed up and you want to improve your pull-up strength and performance as soon as this week, then Click Here to learn more about the free course. If you want to strengthen your arm and back muscles, spread your wings (lats) to create that V-tapered back appearance, and increase that critical vertical pulling strength that everyone needs, AND if you want a laser-focused pullups program that was created exactly for improving your pullup numbers, then you’ve come to the right place. How I Went From 6 Deadhang Pullups to Over 30 in Only 3 Months Back when I was in high school, I followed a 52-week workout program right out of the book Maximum Fitness: The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Cross Training . But what if I can’t even do 5 pullups? P.S.

Simple Orange Chicken with Broccoli A busy weeknight needs just such a meal as this. Quick, nutritious and downright delicious. Another meal from the infamous cookbook, this dish was light and refreshing. It wasn’t overpoweringly orange, but the delicate hints of orange, combined with the garlic, ginger and soy sauce culminated in a simple meal that pleased just about everyone around here (except for the unnamed finicky 2-year old who tried to pick out all his broccoli). If you’ve tried the other orange chicken recipe on this site, I would describe this newer version as more of an “orange chicken stir fry” rather than an authentic mall-style orange chicken. One Year Ago: Gingerbread White Chocolate BlondiesTwo Years Ago: Fantastic Homemade Bagels Simple Orange Chicken with Broccoli Ingredients Directions In a medium nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe (www.melskitchencafe.com)

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