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The Mamma Mia

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The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring. I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries. And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together. But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. Why mason jars, you might ask? There really are only two rules to the mason jar salad: Start with the dressing or sauce, and end with the lettuce and herbs. The best part is you can make five salads at a time, and they’ll stay fresh for the whole week—just grab and go on your way out the door! To get you going, check out three of my favorite recipes, ingredients listed in layering order. Caprese Pasta Salad 1 cup cherry tomatoes

Parmesan Garlic Biscuits | Coffee Break with Liz and Kate It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for the recipe of the week. This week’s recipe for Parmesan Garlic Biscuits is so easy and so delicious, the troops will have this one gone before you know it. I served mine along side lasagna, but these yummy pull apart biscuits would go great with practically any meal. Ingredients: 3 tbs. butter, melted1/4 tsp. celery seed2 cloves garlic, minced12 oz. tube refrigerated biscuits2 tbs. grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 425. Coat the bottom of a 9″ pie plate with butter; add celery seeds and garlic. Cut each biscuit into quarters. Arrange biscuits on top of butter mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes. Other recipes Bookmark & Share Filed under: Headline, Let's Eat · Tags: better home magazine, coffee break, coffeebreak, easy biscuit recipes, food, parmesan garlic biscuits, pull apart biscuits, recipes

‘Super Evil’ Bacon Meatballs I would like to ask my cardiologist to forgive me for what I am about to do … When ever you see a show about ‘extreme’ cuisine, or read an article about the ultimate (Insert Food Item Here), there is a pretty good chance that the ‘extreme’ item will include some bacon. Bacon has reached almost mythical status in the food world. Its presence in a recipe can create instant appeal and desirability. These are, bar none, the best meatballs I have ever had. ‘Super Evil’ Bacon Meatballs Author: Kelly Jaggers Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 10 1 pound hardwood smoked bacon12 ounces ground beef, 80/20 preferred8 ounces ground pork2 teaspoons salt2 teaspoons smoked paprika2 teaspoons dry oregano½ teaspoon ground fennel½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper½ teaspoon, or more to taste, crushed red pepper1 egg Enjoy! *To make these meatballs a sub you will need the following: © 2011 – 2012, Evil Shenanigans – Baking & Cooking Blog.

Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but this year I thought I’d make something Irish themed. After all, I’m quite fond of Ireland–we share a love of potatoes. I have a thing for beef stew. Having never tasted beef stew as a kid, I don’t have any nostalgic memories of how beef stew should taste. You really can’t go wrong with tender, slow-braised beef, carrots and mushrooms in a savoury gravy topped with golden brown puff pastry. I am beefy, I am Irish: I AM BEEF AND GUINNESS PIE!

Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes I’m more of a classic buffalo sauce(Frank’s, butter, and vinegar) man myself, but I had these recipes for my favorite wings at Buffalo Wings Wings, so I thought I would share. Some of these may seem a little labor intensive, but they definitely taste a lot better with fresh ingredients. Enjoy. updated: November 21st, 2009 Parmesan Garlic 1/2 cup butter, melted1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon onion salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated Spicy Garlic 1 Cup Frank’s cayenne pepper sauce1/3 Cup vegetable oil1 Teaspoon granulated sugar1 Teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon course ground black pepper½ teaspoon cayenne pepper½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Medium Wing Sauce 1 cup Frank’s cayenne pepper sauce1/3 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper Hot Wing Sauce Blazin’ Mango Habanero Asian Zing Carribean Jerk Cooking Instructions:

Quick and Easy Recipes We all have those days where it seems as though there simply aren't enough hours in the day. That's why we put together our favorite 15-minute recipes, so you can still enjoy a delicious meal even when you're short on time! Our list is complete with breakfast, lunch and dinner options that can all be prepared without spending countless hours in the kitchen. Check out the slideshow above to get the recipes! Tags: Dinner, Quick, Easy

Make pizza without dough I don’t really know why I’m hogging all my fashion posts, just don’t feel like posting them right now. Last week I was running back and forth between my desk and my kitchen. I was debating whether or not to just call for pizza- ugh- pizza…again? I’d sit in front of my computer for 5 minutes looking up “vintage luichiny platforms” on google (if they’re not luichiny from the 90′s they’re no good), and then I’d scurry back into the kitchen to see if I could wing a meal with the ingredients I had on hand. I’d be going back and forth about 10 times before I could even make a decision. Just as I was reluctantly about to call for pizza (dominos thin crust …shriek……too..much..salt), I saw all these potatoes lying around and suddenly I had an idea to make a potato pizza…I love pizza but I was also getting tired of it. Here is a shot of all the toppings I’m going to use for each of the pizzas. For the crust, I placed a potato through a cutter, the result is a fine angel-hair like texture.

Korean Beef Stir-Fry Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions. Enter Kitchen View 1 Combine mirin, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. 2 Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spread steak out in the pan and cook until seared on one side, about 1 minute. Add garlic, jalapeño and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Orecchiette Bolognese Chilly evenings, to me, call for a big pot of Bolognese bubbling away on the stove. As soon as the cold weather sets in, there isn’t anything I crave more than this Orecchiette Bolognese. Maybe it’s the different meats and spices, maybe it’s the wine, or all of the above? I’m not quite sure but I’m pretty certain I give a little sigh after each and every bite I take. Fact: This is the fourth time I’ve made Nam’s recipe. The base to any Bolognese is the mirepoix or the combination of celery, onions and carrots. So grab your celery, carrots, onion and garlic. Add a little olive oil to a 4 to 5-quart Dutch oven and add the minced vegetables and garlic to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally. Now add in both the ground beef and veal and use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into small pieces. Once the meat is fully cooked, add in the fresh thyme, bay leaf and tomato paste. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes. Once that is done, add in the wine. Description

Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies I am so in love with these darn chocolate lava cookies! What is it about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie stuffed with decadent, rich, melted chocolate that makes it so irresistible?? Especially when topped with vanilla ice cream. These are one of Kev’s favorite homemade treats, and he usually asks me to make them at least once a week. They are so simple to whip up, and such a treat! Let’s make some right now :) All you really need for these fabulous cookies is your favorite cookie dough and a bag of chocolate chips. Since these cookies are absolutely gushing with delicious rich chocolate, my favorite chocolate chips for this recipe are the Hersey’s Milk Chocolate chips. Now let’s make some chocolate lava cookies! Place the flattened cookie dough in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin. Now for our gooey, rich milk chocolate filling. Lay the Ziploc bag flat in the microwave, spreading out the chocolate chips in a single layer. Heaven help me. Mama mia. 1. 2. 3.

77 Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out. How about a compromise? Breakfast 1. Tart apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts — what’s not to love? 2. Why not begin the day with a protein-rich superfood like quinoa? 3. This vegetarian burrito filling includes loads of vegetables, beans, and eggs. 4. Making yogurt from scratch is takes some time, but it’s hands-off with a slow cooker and it’s much cheaper than buying it at the supermarket. 5. This healthy treat is usually served after dinner, but it works just as well in the morning. 6. For the meat eaters out there, here’s an easy pork-based burrito filling that can be made overnight. 7. Forget the constant stirring and standing at the stove. 8. 9. 10. 11. Hosting a brunch party? 12. 13. 14. 15. Soups and Stews 16. 18. 19.

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