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Baked cheese balls

Baked cheese balls
OK, so we did the experiment with the egg roll wrappers and string cheese to make baked cheese sticks and they turned out alright...but nothing to write home about. These, my friends, were not the same outcome. Yes, I used the leftover string cheese from the above recipe. Cut your sticks into balls, dip in skim milk, and toss in the breading.... I actually don't know how long I baked them because I watched them the whole time thinking they were going to cheesily explode in the oven because how could the cheese not just melt instead of staying in between the teeniest layer of breading that I could barely see after I put them on the greased baking sheet? Don't mind the shadows in the pictures, they're irrelevant. *EDIT* This recipe has been viewed quite a bit lately, and some people have had trouble with the cheese melting into puddles in the oven. Use fat free cheese sticks (they don't melt as easily).

Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version, it tastes just like the real thing. Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork. Make your own burrito bowl, with my quick black bean recipe, barbacoa beef, sweet barbacoa pork, pork carnitas, chicken ropa vieja. Chipotle's "Skinny" Cilantro Lime RiceGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Size: 3/4 cup • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 ptsCalories: 201.0 • Fat: 3.4 • Carbs: 37.4 • Fiber: 0 • Protein: 4.0 g Ingredients: 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice1/2 lime, juice of2 cups water1 tsp salt3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro3 tsp vegetable oil Directions: In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.

Garlic Cheese Wontons By Brooke McLay | Looking for the newest appetizers worth craving? These garlic & mozzarella are to.die.for. Like, grab yourself a vat of awesome and dunk yourself in there for permanent. They are absolutely incredible. nggallery id=’119940′ Step 1 Place small pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese onto wonton wrappers. Step 2 Sprinkle a small amount of minced garlic and a bit of cracked pepper over the cheese. Step 3 Moisten the edges of each wonton wrapper with a bit of water. Step 4 Gently transfer the wontons into a pan of coconut oil heated to medium heat. Step 5 Cook wontons on both sides, until golden brown. Step 6 Remove from heat and serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce. Garlic & Mozzarella Wontons 4 ounces fresh mozzarella2 teaspoons minced garlic (fresh or the sort in the jar)fresh ground pepper12 wonton wrappers1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce Place small pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese onto wonton wrappers.

Homemade Cream Cheese So, you know how expensive cream cheese can be? I mean, no wonder a slice of cheesecake is sold for $7 - $10. That's Philadelphia diabolical plan! I have to solemnly admit that Philadelphia cream cheese is best as of cheesecake. HOWEVER, in an attempt to minimise Philadelphia's monopoly, hence, allowing prices to be manipulated by the ingenious company, let's make our own cream cheese. This homemade Cream Cheese requires only 1 ingredient. Granpa sarcastic : "and i created an alcoholic hippo (referring to Homer)" Homer angry : "you never showed it to me " Granpa sarcastic : "a Stupid alcoholic hippo" Homer whines : "i still wanna see it!" Granpa groans : "there is no hippo!" Homer mad: "then why did you say it?!" Granpa shouts : "cuz you're the hippo!" Homer folds hands : "are you just saying that cuz you don't want me to see the hippo?" Granpa on the verge of giving up : "i don't have a hippooo...!" Seriously, who wouldn't want a tray like this for a breakfast in bed? Away with the norm, Jes

Buzz - Foodbuzz Olive Garden Pasta Alfredo Recipe If you like this recipe then PIN IT on Pinterest Make sure to follow Budget Savvy Diva on Facebook Find more Copy Cat Recipes HERE Find more Recipes HERE I am just going to go right out and say it — you need to make this recipe — no excuses ( even if you are on a diet – make it ( try it) and share the wealth Simply put this is the best Alfredo sauce around – and this recipe makes a good amount of sauce which can be used later!!! **** WARNING**** There is a good chance you will gain 1 lb while reading this recipe — so please proceed at your own risk. What You Need Pasta 1 stick of butter 1 clove of minced garlic 1 pint of heavy cream 1 cup of Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons cream cheese salt and pepper What to Do Make Pasta ( I was cooking the pasta while making the sauce) In a sauce pan over medium heat – melt butter and add garlic and cook for two minutes. Add cream and cream cheese and heat till bubbling ( not to the point of a boil) All mixed but it is missing CHEESE! Enjoy! Final Product : Entree

NancyCreative | Food and recipes, home and garden, faith and encouragement. Homemade Snickers Bars | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon Insanity. That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. And I KNOW you know what I’m talking about. I spent the majority of my pre-pubescent and adolescent years scheming just how I would be able to steal my brothers’ Halloween candy. Then I went through a SERIOUS phase of those Snickers ice cream bars. And that you can eat a million of them. These days, it’s rare that I crave actual candy, often preferring some chewy cookies or super rich cheesecake or a bar of amazing chocolate that costs thrice as much as the recent organic meyer lemons I purchased. They are the peanut butter to my jelly. The salt to my pepper. The broccoli to my… wait, no. But now Nikki is like my bestest friend ever. nougat layer

DIY Light Frappuccino Recipe - 2 Points photo credit: animalfriendly.me In about as much time as it takes to stand in line at Starbucks and order one of their Grande Light Frappuccinos, you can make one yourself at home and save about $4.00. Just try this Frozen Blended Cappuccino Recipe and enjoy the creamy, coffee flavored goodness that you know and love. Each DIY Frappuccino has just 2 Points + and tastes fantastic. Enjoy a homemade version of Starbucks Light Frappuccino from the convenince of your own kitchen. Ingredients 2 tbsp instant coffee granules (regular or decaf)2 tbsp fat free vanilla flavored coffee creamer, powdered1/2 cup fat free milk8-10 ice cubes Instructions Blend all ingredients together in a blender and process until smooth. Preparation time: 2 minute(s) Cooking time: Diet type: Vegetarian Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat Number of servings (yield): 1 Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional) Entire recipe makes 1 cappuccino smoothie Serving size is entire recipe (about 1 ¼ cups) Each serving = 2 Points +

How To Make Fresh Ricotta Okay, the first thing I have to say is, hang in there with me for a few minutes. I know you are thinking, make your own cheese? REALLY? Hang in there with me while I promise you these three things: 1. 2. 3. 4. Okay, that’s four things, and I have no idea what a fell swoop is. Get out your handy strainer and put it in your sink. Now take a nice heavy saucepan and pour in 4 cups of whole milk, one cup of buttermilk, and 1/3 cup of heavy cream. I like to sprinkle a little coarse salt onto the cheese every couple of spoonfuls or so. Fifteen minutes have now passed, and you have made your own ricotta cheese. And if you are like me, you will never even LOOK at those ricotta containers in the supermarket again. Things you can make with your glorious ricotta include… Summer Lasagna. Zucchini Carpaccio. Or you can cook up some soft scrambled eggs with fresh chives and during the last minute of cooking, swirl in some ricotta. Happy fresh ricotta. How To Make Fresh Ricotta Ingredients Coarse salt 1.

10 Snacks Under 100 Calories Thinkstock Preparation: In a food processor, combine garlic and cannellini beans with lemon juice and process until smooth. Mix in oil, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper and process until blended. Add 3 tablespoons cilantro and pulse until mixed. Preparation: Mash avocados with a fork or potato masher in a medium bowl. Preparation: Combine sliced peaches with cinnamon and nutmeg; transfer to two serving plates. Preparation: Combine all ingredients, in a food processor. Preparation: Peel the banana and cut it crosswise into 16 slices; skewer each slice and place it on a waxed-paper-lined plate. Preparation: Place the tofu in a food processor; process until creamy. Preparation: Combine chia seeds and tomato liquid in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Preparation: Place popcorn in a 2 ½-quart microwave-safe container; cover and cook at high power 4 to 5 minutes, or until popcorn is popped but not scorched. Preparation: Preheat oven to 375°F. Cannellini Cilantro Hummus Calories: 80

Oreo Truffle Stuffed Cupcakes With Cookies & Cream Frosting After making cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter balls this weekend, I had to come up with a nut free version for my nut allergy kiddo, who was feeling all kinds of left out of the stuffed cupcake enjoyment. Since we love making cupcake pops with the Oreo Truffle recipe, I figured I would try that. Worked like a charm! To make these, you will first want to make your Oreo Truffles. For 24 cupcakes, I’d use an entire regular size bag of Oreos and about 3/4 to a whole 8oz block of regular cream cheese, and you should be able to get 24 one inch size truffles. Next make up your cake. And cover with your remaining batter. After they have cooled you can get ready to frost. You could certainly use a premade canned frosting for this. But surprise! I’m totally loving this stuffed cupcake thing.

Quick and Easy Taco Dip If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer or side dish, give this taco dip a try. This weekend, I was looking for a quick and easy side dish to go with some corn quesadillas (more details soon), so I whipped up this dish. It was inspired somewhat by the buffalo chicken dip that I frequently make… with more of a Mexican twist. Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef (90/10)1/2 red onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced8 ounces light cream cheese, softened1/2 cup light ranch dressing1 tablespoon chili powder1 teaspoon ground cumin2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded2 ounces pepper jack cheese, shreddedTortilla chips Directions: Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing, chili powder, and ground cumin.

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. 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!!! I stored my stuffed strawberries in the fridge although I find they taste best the day,or second after, they are made.

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