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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.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers - A Couple Cooks Stuffed vegetables are a wonderful meatless main dish, and these peppers were no disappointment! We’ve been on a bit of a Latin-inspired kick lately, so this idea fit the bill for a meal with friends, as well as a few weeknight meals. The recipe below is a result of several attempts and a fair amount of research (thank you, Google). The main idea is simple, and offers a lot of flexibility – you can choose any grain, veggies, and spices for the stuffing (I think next time I’ll try quinoa and maybe goat cheese or gouda, just to be fancy). Many recipes call for baking the peppers, but since I hate to wait, I’ve included the broiler method below. It makes it a bit quicker – you also can make the grain ahead of time to speed things up. The result tasted great and was fun to serve; we especially liked the earthy taste of the poblano peppers as an alternative a bell pepper. Stuffed Poblano Peppers by: a Couple Cooks Recipe type: Main Course Cuisine: Mexican

Chocolate Mousse (no added sugar) One of my recent kitchen adventures turned simplicity into pure decadence. If you're not new to my blog, you already know how much I love the combination of chocolate and coconut. With this new experiment I wanted to replace sugar/agave nectar and make a healthier chocolate ice cream without compromising on taste. I had successfully used homemade date paste before in several recipes, so I knew this would work great in this dessert, but I could not anticipate just how light and creamy it would turn out. With a smooth, airy, mouth-coating texture, delicate sweetness, wonderfully balanced combination of flavours and long-lasting aftertaste, this is a rich, sensual treat that you will wish to enjoy all alone, taking your time to relish each spoonful and imagining being on a tropical island relaxing in the sun. The magic doesn't stop here though, you can easily add your personal touch to this easy chocolate mousse. Chocolate Mousse Taste and adjust the flavouring, if needed.

Buzz - Foodbuzz Warm Bean Dip So with all the talk and posting of Super Bowl party grub I have to be honest, I am not a fan of football. At all. No offense to any of you fans out there, but I'm just keeping it real. Thankfully, I lucked out and married a man that isnt a fan either. He is a lover of motocross and dirt bikes. So with my confession, I do have to say that we like to watch the Super Bowl. (no that is not my manly hand, it's my hubbys) Warm Bean Dip 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sour cream 2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans 1 packet taco seasoning 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned.

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

Man-Pleasing Chicken | Witty in the City I have never gotten so many compliments before, let alone for a piece of chicken. David suggested calling this chicken, “So Good it Can’t Be Described, Explosion on Your Taste Buds Chicken.” Exactly. I have never encountered a dish that is so basic and simple to put together yet creates such a big pay off. To make this chicken, which you should absolutely do immediately, preheat your oven to 450º F. Put 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs into a foil-lined or disposable oven-proof, 8×8 inch baking dish. Put the chicken thighs into the oven, and let them bake for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165ºF. I adapted this recipe from “The I <3 Trader Joe’s Cookbook” by Cherie Mercer Twohy. Shopping list: Chicken thighs- 1 packageDijon mustard- 1/2 cupMaple syrup- 1/4 cupRice/rice wine vinegar- 1 tablespoonFresh rosemarySalt and pepper

Pesto Chicken Sandwiches Here’s a recipe that makes perfect use of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Serve these flavorful, melted cheese sandwiches in the summertime, when tomatoes are sweet and fresh basil is abundant. Just be careful not to overcook the chicken, and you will have a tasty and juicy alternative to a burger. Pesto Chicken Sandwiches 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 6 oz. each Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tsp. Olive oil for brushing 8 slices fontina cheese 8 slices sourdough bread Mayonnaise (optional) 8 thick tomato slices 4 Tbs. pesto, homemade or store-bought Season the chicken breast halves with salt and pepper and sprinkle evenly with the Italian seasoning. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over high heat. Place the chicken on the grill directly over the fire and cook until nicely grill-marked and relatively firm to the touch, 5 to 8 minutes on each side depending on the thickness. Transfer the chicken and bread slices to a cutting board.

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

very PINteresting {delicious dips} Happy weekend everyone! I hope you are enjoying your sunday. With the super bowl just a week away (it is next sunday, right? I’m clearly not the person to ask) I thought it would be smart and fun to put together a delicious collection of dip recipes for your parties. So here is a pretty awesome collection of dips, enjoy! Reuben Dip Spinach and Artichoke Dip Cheesy Beer Dip Caramelized Onion Gruyere and Bacon Dip Pizza Dip Charleston Cheese Dip Sun-dried Tomato Dip Baked Fontina Dip Cake Batter Dip Cheddar Bacon Dip Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip Hot Corn Dip Cookie Dough Dip Loaded Baked Potato Dip Mini Seven Layer Dips Artichoke Dip Bread Spiced Caramel Apple Dip Goat Cheese and Artichoke Dip Caramelized Onion Dip Jalapeño Popper Dip Amazing stuff, right!? I’ve tired a couple of these. Previous ‘Very Pinteresting’ posts can be found here: Ideas for the GardenTwenty Sangria RecipesThrity Unique Burger RecipesFor the Love of YellowSaladsPorchesPasta, Pasta, PastaMuffinsDelicious DipsDesserts

DIY Light Frappuccino Recipe - 2 Points photo credit: 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 +

Crack potatoes This is why I love Pinterest...these potatoes. So many great ideas, easy recipes that I shouldve thought of, and drool worthy photos that give you a hankering to go to the store immediately and just cook your life away. I'm a potato girl so these were a no-brainer....super de duper easy and great for a crowd. These were one of Justin's favorites for Thanksgiving so they will be on the do again list for sure... 2 (16oz) containers sour cream (I used one light and one fat free) 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (2%) 2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits 2 packages Ranch Dip mix 1 large (28 - 30oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes - shredded kind Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns. **Per the comments from readers, most people enjoyed this better with only one package of ranch dip mix, two packs was too salty for most people, although we enjoyed it the way it was.

Cake batter yogurt. Celebrating Chobani’s Birthday! | Knead to Cook Chobani is hand’s down one of the BEST companies & I’ve been blessed to have them be such an incredible supporter of my blog/website. Today they celebrate 5 years and to help I whipped up a cake batter themed yogurt that can be frozen as well, to help ring in this 5th birthday! I was thrilled to use my little glass Chobani bowls and it was so appropriate to serve at their party. Ingredients: 1 cup of vanilla Chobani yogurt 1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder 1 banana 6 tablespoons of Funfetti cake batter mix (dry) Sprinkles (optional topping) Directions: Into your blender or Vitamix, add all of the ingredients and blend until creamy.