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25 Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips And French Fries

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Coconut-Lemon Meltaways Whew! It's good to be back and even better to be toting a recipe that I'm super excited and proud of! Originally I thought about making these cookies after purchasing something very similar at my local grocery store a couple weeks ago. Wonderfully Raw makes a great Macaroon, so I have to give them thanks and a shout out for inspiring me to make today's recipe. Bacon Egg and Cheese Ring I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and I just had to make it. Scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese, and crescent rolls?! Yes please! Everyone in this house loved it. It's basically your entire breakfast rolled into one handy bite-sized wedge!

Sweet potato hummus with tzatziki and spicy pita chips I based this on your basic chickpea hummus but added baked sweet potato and a teeny bit of chilli. It seems I’ve always eaten hummus and tzatziki, I sometimes make these dips from scratch and sometimes buy them ready made, either way they’ve made up a large part of my lunches over the past 15 years or so. Seeing as we’re in cooler weather still and have a lot of gorgeous sweet potatoes around, I wanted to try a sweet potato hummus and also because, even my favourite things to eat need an upgrade every now and again. This dip tastes sweet and slightly spicy with a pleasing, subtle peanut flavour. It was a wonderful contrast with the cool, creamy and zesty tzatziki and crunchy, spicy pita chips. Recipe for sweet potato hummus with spicy pita chips

Cheesy Garlic Sticks All righty. Cheesy Garlic Sticks. I make them all the time. They are delicious, they only take a handful of ingredients, and often they are filling enough to make a meal out of on the cheap. I've tried a bunch of little tweaks to come up with what I think is the most delicious recipe for Cheesy Garlic Sticks. Ready for the recipe? Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies I like you. Have I failed to mention that lately? Shoot. You and your nice sayings and dinner ideas make my day. Seriously. I’m super pleased that you’re here. Organic Parmesan Garlic Sourdough Croutons! On Sale Now for a limited time! Gluten Free Grain Free Breads, Batters & Doughs If you are gluten free or grain free, this book is for you! Breads, Batters & Doughs teaches you how to cook using alternative flours and offers a collection of incredible recipes!

The Food Gospel According to Ruth: Caprese Dip Well I am pretty sure this one speaks for itself! I recently saw this on Pinterest and knew it was something I needed to have pronto! Caprese ANYTHING has long been a favorite of mine. Whether is it is salad as a side to dinner or shoved together on skewers, I love it and always have! The "recipe" I saw on Pinterest didn't even have a recipe per say, just pictures, and that was enough to pull me in drooling! I can only imagine what this is going to be like during tomato season as it was perfectly scruptious with the cherry tomatoes that we used in late March.

Mix recipes Having everyday and convenience food mixes on hand are a great way to save time (no running to the store for something to serve last minute guests) and money (brownies for $.50 instead of $1.50 or more) in the kitchen. Not to mention, making your own mixes allows you to control the quality and the ingredients making them adaptable to special diets or allergies. So where do you start if you want to stock your pantry with quick and easy mixes? First, look around your pantry and think about what convenience foods you would like to make mixes to replace. Do you love having brownies on hand for an after-school snack?

Spanikopita These little Spanikopita bundles have been sitting in my freezer for a month. I made a triple batch, we enjoyed some with friends then I tucked them away for a day when time was short but appetites were big. Yesterday was the last day of spring break for the girls and they also had their 3rd ever Taekwondo class. I’m surprised at how much they’re both enjoying it and how well they’re both doing. They’re in separate classes with different instructors, but both girls were singled out last night to receive their first belt! They were both so excited and couldn’t wait to call Daddy at work to tell him.

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. Yes, I used the leftover mix of breading from my baked zucchini chips that I kept in an airtight container in the cupboard until I figured out what to do with it. And, yes, marrying those two ingredients together made the best homemade cheeseball I've made to date. Instant Mug o' Mac & Cheese in the Microwave My daughter likes her organic boxed mac and cheese just as well much as the homemade stuff I make in the oven. The other day I went to make her our quick box version for lunch and we were out! I knew it was finally time to try something I’d always thought of but never attempted: making mac and cheese in the microwave.

Garlicky Baked Fries I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort.

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