Handle the Heat » Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes The Definitive Guide To Reheating Food There's nothing better than opening your fridge and remembering that you have spaghetti left over from the night before. It's like winning the jackpot, but better because you get to eat it immediately and there's no greater score, if you ask us. Leftovers can make a quick lunch or give you an excuse to skip cooking dinner. All in all, they're great. That is, until you have to reheat them. So often does an awesome dinner reheat into a sad, sad lunch. We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but you can't just throw your Tupperware of spaghetti in the microwave and expect it to taste great. Eggs Flickr: Wendy Hollands According to the Consumerist, you should never, EVER, reheat your eggs. Flickr: James Hayes-Bohanan Just drink it hot the first time around, please.
Baked Potato with Ricotta and Tomatoes There is something so comforting about a baked potato, especially one made with cheese! Try this easy recipe for baked potato with ricotta and tomatoes. There is just something so comforting about a baked potato, don’t you think? Add in the fact that baked potatoes are actually GOOD for you, and you are looking at one satisfying lunch or supper, all in one easy to make package. Try this easy recipe for baked potato with ricotta and tomatoes.Click To TweetIn this case, I rubbed my potatoes with a little olive oil and popped them in the oven while I made a batch of fresh ricotta (side note: I love making ricotta cheese. It is SO easy, and tastes so fresh and good. And trust me, if you can’t get into Bacon Heaven, Baked Potato Heaven is the next best place to be! Print Ingredients 2 russet potatoes1 pint cherry tomatoes1 teaspoon and one tablespoon of olive oil plus extra for drizzlingSalt and pepperFresh thyme1 cup fresh ricotta Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. SaveSave
Mashed Potatoes with Bacon & Cheddar 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large saucepan, and add enough cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes. 2. 3. 4. Like this: Like Loading... Healthy Crunchy: Three Guilt-Free Snacks You Can Make at Home When I snack, I try to stick to fresh fruits and vegetables, but sometimes I want something with crunch, not the moist crunch of a carrot but the carb-filled crunch of a potato chip. When I get really desperate for a treat, I leave the pre-packaged snacks–with their fat, chemicals, and processed ingredients–on the grocery store shelves and make my own healthy snacks using natural ingredients that I usually have in my pantry. My taste in snacks runs from the very simple (baked tortilla chips) to the unusual (roasted okra). But my very favorite, the one crunchy snack that almost everyone loves, is also the easiest to make: microwave potato chips. Microwave Potato Chips Ingredients medium russet potato parchment paper salt optional seasonings: chili powder, Creole seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, etc. Instructions Using a mandolin or v-slicer, slice one medium russet potato (peeled, if you like) as thinly as possible, taking care that all slices are the same thickness. Variations Kale Chips
Classic Baked Acorn Squash Recipe Method 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. 2 Using a strong chef's knife, and perhaps a rubber mallet to help, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. 3 Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tbsp of butter. 4 Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. A Two Bite Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs in Toast Cups * Updated post from archive: Originally posted March 29, 2009 If you where to ask me what is my favorite meal of the day without a thought my response would be breakfast! I love breakfast! I love brunch! I love bacon! I love breggs! These little goodies are all of the above in a little two bite package. The other day I was scanning through my copy of William & Sonoma’s: Tools and Techniques. And, they are crazy easy to make. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Trim the crust and the corners off the bread, making wonky looking circles. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lay the bacon strips on it. Shape the cooled bacon into the toast cups, with the meaty side out. Also, if you aren’t a fan of creamy delicious runny eggs you can beat 4 eggs with a bit of milk, season and spoon into the cups. Lower the temperature of the oven down to 350 degrees. Run a knife along the edges and use a small spoon to pop them out. For the love of eggs, bacon and toast! Ingredients 6 slices of bread 6 eggs
23 Truly Unbelievable Dishes Found Only In NOLA Roasted Cauliflower with Apple and Dill Roasting is one of our favorite ways to enjoy vegetables. Not only is it a fairly simple technique, but it brings out a beautiful flavor that is sometimes quite different from the raw counterpart! Take this cauliflower, for instance (yet another inspiration from The Herbal Kitchen, a gift from my sister written by a chef based in her home city of Seattle). Somehow roasting in a very hot oven with some apples transforms cauliflower into something elegant and complex…nothing like those white trees on a veggie tray! (Though I must admit I love cauliflower in all forms, even raw.) This is a wonderful option as a side dish for a fall or winter meal. Another note: if you plan to take it to a holiday meal (like a Thanksgiving feast!) If you’ve never tried roasting vegetables before, watch out! Roasted Cauliflower with Apple and DillServes 4 as a side Inspired by The Herbal Kitchen Notes: This dish tastes best when fresh from the oven, so plan accordingly when preparing. What To Do