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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie Eggrolls

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie Eggrolls
Is anyone else still holding on to apple season for dear life? I mean really, apples tend to be more of a fall thing but I just can’t get enough of them right now. And when I say that I think it’s fair to disclose that I can’t get enough cinnamon and sugar either. The thing that I’ve also become recently super obsessed with is eggroll wrappers. Or in my case, apple pie? P.S. 2 medium apples (I used Gala apples)3 Tbsp sugar, divided2 Tbsp flour4 eggroll wrappers2 tsp cinnamon, divided2 cups vegetable oil (if frying) OR 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (if baking) Peel and grate both of the apples into a medium bowl. To bake: Preheat oven to 400 and place the eggrolls seam side down on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. To fry: Gently heat 2 cups of oil over low heat until about 350 degrees. Toss together the remaining 1 Tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Now all I need is a margarita…

Sea Salt Caramels with Vanilla Bean Armed with lessons learned from last Christmas, I made two batches of Sea Salt Caramels this year, stopping a few degrees short of what the original recipe stated because last year’s candies set up harder than I would have liked. One batch is destined to be dipped in dark chocolate and the other destined to be gobbled up before Christmas even gets here. Sweet, salty, chewy and dotted with tiny vanilla bean flecks… These guys don’t stand a chance of making it ’til Christmas. Sea salt and vanilla beans add an elegant touch to homemade caramel candies. Ingredients 1 cup heavy cream5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 vanilla bean pod, split and scraped1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling 1 1/2 cups sugar1/4 cup Lyle's golden syrup (or light corn syrup)1/4 cup water Instructions Notes Yields: 64 candies Adapted from Gourmet

Cinnamon Roll Cake You all know that I love breakfast foods. Maybe it’s because I don’t really cook breakfast that often. My husband sometimes cooks breakfast stuff on the weekends. We usually just eat cereal in the morning. The other night we had French toast with Portuguese sausage for dinner. Here’s something you could make for breakfast or dessert. Cinnamon roll cake. Super easy. Make some. You’re welcome. Ingredients (recipe from Cookin' Up North) Cake3 cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ cups milk 2 eggs 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted Topping1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon Glaze 2 cups powdered sugar 5 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Carbonara I love carbonara. It's fast, simple and cheap, yet very filling, warm and comforting. I generally don't like it when I get it at a restaurant which is surprising to me because it is so easy to make! We also made garlic bread. Usually we use raw garlic on garlic bread. The butter garlic mixture with some parsley added. Crushed red pepper on top and ready for the oven. My favorite pasta for this dish is linguine. I slice the bacon in half the long way, and then cut small pieces the short way. When the bacon has about 7 minutes left, I drop the pasta and add a few pieces of diced onion to the bacon. When the pasta has 1 minute left, add garlic to the bacon. Work quickly now. cup and a half of cream and 4 eggs. 3/4 cup of parm. Stir the pasta into the bacon for about 30 seconds. This bowl has been warmed until you are just barely able to hold it. Add the parsley. And cheese. And keep stirring. Yum. Top with more parsley and cheese and cracked black pepper. Recipe

almond-vanilla rice pudding Can someone explain to me how we can boil some grains, like oatmeal, in milk with a little bit of sugar and mix in some dry fruit and it is called breakfast but when you do it to others, like rice, it is considered dessert? These are the questions that taunt my brain when I wake up in the morning and realize all I want for breakfast is rice pudding but then force myself to eat “normal” breakfast food like oatmeal or an egg and toast. Or so I tell you. Nevertheless, as my rice pudding craving has shifted from a delicious random thing I had for dessert last week — when our apartment was so cold, only stuffed cabbage, pirogis and comfort desserts from Veselka would warm me — into the kind of overdrive that demands I have it for breakfast (but I didn’t. Like I told you already.) and dessert all day, every day, it seems time to refresh my favorite recipe. Anyway, if we must consider this “dessert” it’s worth noting that as far as desserts go, it’s quite earnest. * Yes, they’re mine. Serves 4

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets | Ginas Skinny Recipes Chunks of all white meat chicken breasts coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese then baked until golden. An easy chicken recipe your whole family will love. What can be more kid friendly than chicken nuggets, even the pickiest kids like them. Kids love finger foods or anything you can eat with toothpicks so when my daughter was young I would make her a dish of bite sized goodies she liked such as tomatoes, olives, pasta, etc. and served them with toothpicks and she always cleaned her plate! Once I'm in breading mode I usually make breaded zucchini sticks as well and bake them all at the same time along with some pasta and a salad for a complete meal. Double these for more or make half for less servings. Healthy Baked Chicken NuggetsGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th of nuggets • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 ptsCalories: 164.9 • Fat: 4.6 g • Protein: 22.1 g • Carb: 7.7 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Sugar: 0.1 g Ingredients: Preheat oven to 425°.

Two Tiny Kitchens Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Why did I wait so long to give these a try?? Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.

Two-Bite Strawberry Hand Pies This post comes to you from damply beautiful Seattle, Washington! Yes, kids, I am in Seattle for BlogHer Food 2012 and not just as an attendee, but I am speaking! I am nervous, but terribly excited, and ready to get the party started! The last month has been a CRAZY travel month for me. I decided to make the filling for these little pies fairly rich. Two-Bite Strawberry Hand Pies Author: Kelly Jaggers Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 30 For the crust:2½ cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons fresh grated orange zest2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cubed and chilled3-6 tablespoons ice waterFor the filling:2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar¼ teaspoon cornstarch½ teaspoon vanilla½ cup diced fresh strawberriesFor garnish:1 egg, beaten well⅓ cup coarse sanding sugar Begin by making the crust. Enjoy! © 2012, Evil Shenanigans – Baking & Cooking Blog.

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with Rosemary There are a million versions of these smashed potatoes all over the place. However, I love the idea of making these a little tangy. I love those thick-cut salt and vinegar chips, which is where the inspiration for this recipe came from. By dousing these potatoes with cider vinegar after they come out of the oven, you are indeed in for a tasty and tangy treat. My mouth puckers just thinking about it. Serve along side your favorite main dish and enjoy. Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender. Place the cooked potatoes on a well-oiled baking sheet and press down gently on each potato with a potato masher. Brush the top of each potato with olive oil…be generous. Serve on the side with just about anything!! Print Recipe Ingredients 2 lbs Small potatoes, new or fingerlings work wellOlive oilKosher salt Fresh ground pepperFresh rosemary, finely choppedCider vinegar Directions Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender.