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Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups

Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups
Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups are poppable, gluten-free, and packed with protein. The perfect breakfast or snack! I had this whole spiel ready about how real men do, in fact, eat quiche, as demonstrated by Ben who housed nearly a dozen Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups that resemble wee baby quiche for dinner, but then I remembered that quiche have crust and Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups do not, so in reality they’re more like mini frittatas and well, all was tragically lost. Ok, let me explain. They’re basically mini frittatas containing eggs, egg whites, cooked quinoa, shredded zucchini, cheddar cheese, and diced ham, but I couldn’t name them Mini Ham and Cheese Frittatas because Ben won’t knowingly eat frittatas. Are you still reading? Anyway, these perfectly poppable bites are packed with protein at 3 grams per mini cup, thanks to the quinoa and lean ham. Plus, they’re so versatile. Plus they take no time at all to make. Mix. Add the cooked quinoa, and mix again. Description Directions Related:  Cheesy

Desserts That Are Almost Too Cute To Eat « Pretty Please Us Blog: Your guide to fashion, beauty, style & everything else in between. Hi, my name is Himani and I’m a sugar addict. But the only thing that holds me back from devouring a sinful concoction is if it looks super cute. You know… because cute desserts deserve to live longer than the ugly ones (I’m going to some sort of sugar-y hell for that one). Football themed Chocolate Covered Strawberries (purchase) or (make your own). Pink Ombré Cake (how to) Bride & Groom Cookies (purchase) Glittering Sandwich Cookies (how to) Snowman Shots. Rudolf Cake Pops (how to) Lastly, Tiffany’s inspired cake pops! Here are some lunchbox creations you’ll feel guilty about chomping down! Want some more delicious recipes? Check out our healthy pizza recipe now!

Lasagna Cups I have to tell you guys, I had a lot of fun with this recipe! I had a blast making these with my niece and turning this idea into dinner the other day. Who doesn’t love a pasta cup filled with delicious sauce and ooey gooey cheese? I think I could say that EVERYONE falls under this category. Oh mama are these good. If you like lasagna, then you will love these. Quick note: I used a new product called cooking cream {a Philadelphia product}. Hope you like this one, guys! Don’t these scream “Eat me! Tortilla Rollups The first time I ever had a tortilla rollup was in the nineties. My new-friend-at-the-time Hyacinth had made a bunch of the little numbers and brought them to a get-together to which I’d been invited. I didn’t know very many people at the get-together and I was so shy and nervous that I just stood in the kitchen next to Hyacinth’s Tupperware container and ate her tortilla rollups till I bloated. Wasn’t that a beautiful story? Even now, years later, I still love tortilla rollups. I still eat them till I bloat, is what I’m trying to tell you. First, I’ll make some yummy cream cheese spread because I want to, and because I want to. Then grab some parsley… And mince it up. Then grab some basil… Roll it up tightly, then slice it into thin strips. Zees ees called “cheefonawd.” Throw it all in a bowl with a block of softened cream cheese. Add some salt and pepper… Squeeze in some lemon juice… And stir it all together. Now set aside the cream cheese mixture and grab a carrot and a cucumber. Purdy! Lovely.

Perfect Iced Coffee Iced coffee is my life. When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. To say I couldn’t live without it is an understatement. Iced coffee is a complicated thing, and there are many different approaches. 1. Given the previous set of facts, one would assume that the logical solution would be to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew to the fridge, allow it to cool, and use it to make iced coffee from there. There are reasons this method results in a smoother, richer, more delicious concentrate than simply brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. (Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes. I start with a big ol’ container. Rip open a pound of ground coffee. Pour in the coffee. Mount Bliss. Or, at the very least, my heart. Oh.

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Goat Cheese Sweeter and smokier than regular roasted red bell peppers, piquillos form an ideal shell for tangy, creamy goat cheese speckled with scallions and mint. Martha Stewart Living, June 2008 Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 10 minutes Yield Serves 4 Add to Shopping List Ingredients 16 ounces goat cheese, room temperature 4 scallions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for garnish 1 jar (7 ounces) piquillo peppers (about 15 peppers), drained, liquid reserved 2 lemons Spring onions, for garnish (optional) Directions Place goat cheese, scallions, mint, red-pepper flakes, and reserved piquillo liquid in a bowl. Cook's Note Piquillos are small, sweet fire-roasted red peppers that are packaged only in Spain.

DIY Fashion-Forward Bracelets When money is tight, but fabulous fashion is a necessity, try out your crafting skills to make something new and fantastic. These bracelets are sure to impress and look quite expensive, but all they require is some gold chain and friendship bracelet yarn, both of which you can find at a craft store like Michael’s Art Supply. Make one signature piece or stack a bunch for a layered look! BFrend Bracelets by Monika You can find the full blog post here to see more styles of these bracelets. Another fun and very creative bracelet is this one made out of gold or silver nuts, normally used to secure bolts. Amazing what you can create with such inexpensive items!

Crusty Bread Jan. 1, 2015: Just released. Instructional video for the Crusty Bread recipe. Crusty Bread 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 3/4 teaspoons Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon Instant or Rapid-rise yeast 1 1/2 cups water In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast. I must begin by saying where the recipe originated, if in fact it originated anywhere...really. Remember before beginning to create, that this bread is highly forgiving. You do NOT have to have an enamel covered cast iron pot. You DO NOT need to oil the pot. In a large mixing bowl add 3 cups white unbleached flour. To the flour add 1 3/4 teaspoon salt (I use kosher I like it) and 1/2 teaspoon rapid rise or instant yeast. Whisk the flour, salt and yeast together. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Mix in the water. That's it! Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it set for 12 - 18 hours on the counter top. After 12 hours the dough will look like this. Meet my blue Le Creuset. Now, please disregard that this dough has stuff in it.

Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich | Grilled Cheese Recipe Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Josh’s brother is visiting us from California and we are having a great time. Caleb sure loves having his uncle around and I love having another person to feed:) The other day the guys wanted a snack so I whipped up a bowl of guacamole and made homemade baked tortilla chips. The guys were still hungry so I offered to make grilled cheese sandwiches. There was still some guacamole left so I asked them if they wanted a Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I used crusty white bread to make the sandwiches. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Yield: 2 sandwichesPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5-7 minutes The guacamole takes this grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level of goodness. If you like this Guacamole Grilled Cheese, you might also like:

Back to Basics ~ tips and techniques to create a great loaf in 5 minutes a day. Note that there is an updated version of this post, click here to view. Recently we have seen lots of new readers on the website who are asking wonderful questions about how to perfect their loaves. First I’d like to say welcome to the site and thank you for trying the bread. As I bake through the basic Master recipe from ABin5 I will try to answer some of the most frequently asked questions and also introduce you to a few new pieces of equipment I’ve recently started to use that make the whole experience just a little easier. Master Recipe from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking: 3 cups lukewarm water (you can use cold water, but it will take the dough longer to rise. 1 tablespoon granulated yeast ( you can use any kind of yeast including: instant, “quick,” rapid rise, bread machine, active dry, or fresh cake yeast*. *If you use cake yeast you will need 1.3 ounces. Mixing the dough: *(or Cast Iron Pizza Pan Enjoy and have fun baking.

Mini ham & cheese frittatas I have been saving this recipe in my arsenal for the next time I throw a baby shower. I do that fairly often. I see a recipe and think, "that would be perfect for a (fill in the blank with your choice of occasion - baby shower, Super Bowl party, cocktail hour, you name it). I am constantly researching new recipes and sometimes I see things that may not be right at the moment but will be one day. To me, these little treats seemed like the perfect snack to adorn a table full of miniature treats geared toward women's palates. Since I had tons of leftover baked ham from New Year's Day, I figured this would be the perfect time to test drive this recipe. Mini Frittatas with Ham and CheeseAdapted from Cooking Light December 2001 Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 frittatas) Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add ham; sauté about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool while you combine the other ingredients.

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