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Bagels

Bagels
Living in Bermuda, I have cooked some things I would never make if I was living in the US. Homemade bagels are definitely one of them. Why would I bother making bagels if I lived in a city that had great bagels on every corner? Here in Bermuda there aren't many bagel options and there is only one place that doesn't use frozen ones. It was a very dense yet soft dough. We halfed the recipe to make 6 bagels. It's best to make a smooth ball and then poke a hole through it rather than rolling out a log and trying to connect it. Making the onion topping. We like everything bagels. Salt and pepper added to the previous ingredients. Just like pretzels, bagels are boiled before baking. Lots of cornmeal to prevent sticking. Yum. The interior was soft and chewey, the outside had some crunch. We decided to make what might have been the best egg sandwich of my life. Bagels The recipe we were hoping to try was here, but we ended up doing this easier one. Related:  Breakfast

Bacon Garlic Bread Sticks : : Miss in the Kitchen Bacon Garlic Bread Sticks The weather has turned down right nasty again and I can’t help but want to get in the kitchen and cook. I started by making a batch of pizza dough, not really with a plan, but leaning towards bread sticks. I split the dough in half and made bread sticks with half and doughnuts with the other. I made 12 bread sticks and 15 doughnuts, TOO MANY DOUGHNUTS! The bread sticks were the perfect snack/lunch on a snowy day, especially with a little bacon thrown in the mix. Bacon Garlic Bread Sticks Ingredients: Pizza dough homemade or 1 refrigerated can- for one pizza (find the recipe I use here) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons garlic salt (use granulated garlic if you don’t want the extra salt) 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded Cooking Directions: On a floured surface, roll pizza dough out into a rectangle about 12 inches x 15 inches and about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle garlic salt or granulated salt evenly over dough. Enjoy! Miss

Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas What is it about bacon & avocado that I absolutely love?? And these quesadillas… with their buttery, crispy, heavenly tortilla shells… are seriously yum. Don’t let the green scare ya, avocados have a really delicious taste. Let’s start with the bacon. Now take about a tbsp of the bacon drippings and add to a skillet over medium heat. Add bite-sized pieces of chicken in a single layer, season with salt & pepper, and cook for about 5 mins or until chicken is golden and cooked through, flipping just once during cooking. Remove the chicken & scallions to a plate and rinse out the skillet. Then add a little butter over medium heat… And when foamy, add a tortilla and swirl it around to get it nice and buttery. Now we can start layering with the good stuff. Bacon. Avocado. Do you know how to pick out a good avocado? A little cheese.. Now use some tongs to flip the other side of the tortilla over. And pat down in place. Oh my stars. Super easy. Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas

Basic Flour Tortilla Recipe at Epicurious.com yield Makes 8 large tortillas Preparation In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and 1/2 of the water. Mix together with your hands and continue adding water into the dough until it forms a solid ball, but is not too sticky. Heat a griddle or cast iron pan to medium heat. The cooked tortillas will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator or up to six months in the freezer. Raspberry lemon muffins – Vegalicious Recipes Our suggestion for an irresistible Sunday morning breakfast. This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy raspberries. Yield: 9 big muffins Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt 3 tbs. vegetable oil 1 tbs. lemon juice 2 egg replacements 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional) 1 cup raspberries (fresh are best, otherwise frozen) 2 tbs. white sugar for decoration (optional) Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Notes: Adapted from

Cooking for One - Easy Meals for One Person Katie Lee Joel You all know her — or maybe you are her: the woman at the grocery store pushing a cart filled with Lean Cuisine meals, Pria bars, kitty litter, and a box of Tampax. She might as well be wearing a neon sign that flashes, "Alone, alone, ALONE!" Sure, cooking for one doesn't sound like fun — have you ever tried making a single serving of coq au vin? Cooking for more than one? Pantry:Don't leave Costco without them. 1. Refrigerator: There's room — just toss the pizza box. 1. Freezer: Beyond vodka and eye packs. 1. Recipes: Cheat sheet — what you can make. Frozen fruit + yogurt + milk = Fruity Breakfast Smoothie Chicken breasts + eggs + breadcrumbs + Parmesan + tomato sauce + mozzarella = Chicken Parmesan Eggs + fresh herbs + cheese + salad = French Omelet with Salad Greens Frozen strawberries + strawberry jam + ice cream = Ice Cream Sundae Peanut butter + chocolate ice cream + milk = Chocolate-Peanut Butter Milkshake In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

Thin Crust Pizza Successfully making thin crust pizza at home is not an easy task. When I have tried before I end up with a crust that over cooked and cracker like, or one that is limp and under cooked. That is why I was so happy to see that Cook’s Illustrated had done some testing and made some discoveries. Their big finding was that it is better to use all-purpose flour than bread flour or other high protein flours. The other great suggestion from Cook’s Illustrated is rolling out the dough, and covering it with plastic wrap. You will end up a dough that has more flavor and is easier to work with if you let it rise overnight. Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe Unfortunately, I have yet to post a lasagna recipe but I have something just as good- Lasagna roll ups. Lasagna roll ups are cooked lasagna noodles rolled up with a cheese mixture and baked in a sauce. If you are not a fan of cottage cheese it could be replaced with ricotta. This dish uses three different types of cheeses- cottage, parmesan and mozzarella. Don’t worry if you want meat in your meals, the sauce is a meat sauce. The meat sauce is very delicious and slightly spicy. Ingredients:Sauce- ¼ lb ground beef 2 tablespoons onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (minced) 1 (16 oz) can crushed tomatoes ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1 dash cayenne pepper (or more to your taste)Filling- 1 ¼ cups small curd cottage cheese ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 1 egg (lightly beaten) 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (minced) ¼ teaspoon onion powder 6 lasagna noodles (cooked) ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese Cooking Instructions: Step 3: Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

The One Black Bean Recipe You Must Make I make a big pot of these tangy, flavorful black beans at least once a month. They have become a major staple in my house and the best part is they are insanely easy (and cheap) to make. Eat them with fried eggs, salsa, and tortillas for a Mexican breakfast (aka huevos rancheros, see above) or serve as a side dish with chicken or fish. Spoon over brown rice, add sliced turkey sausage and top with some hot sauce and avocado for a quick, healthy, and filling dinner. Use the below recipe as a base, but feel free to change things up according to your tastes. Kemp’s Black Beans Recipe from epicurious.com What you’ll need: 1 lb dried black beans (about 2 1/3 cups), picked over and rinsed (but not soaked) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp olive oil 8 cups water 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup Sherry (cream or medium-dry) 1 to 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 to 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Unlock the Secrets of Food: The Big Book of Food & Nutrition, new from Men's Health.

Blueberry Hill | the simple lens So, this past week we may have done something a little crazy. In case you can’t tell, that is indeed a 10 pound bag of blueberries. Yes, that’s right – 10 pounds. An acquaintance of ours recently started up a CSA , and as avid supporters of local agriculture, Andrew and I jumped at the chance to buy some of her abundant supply of blueberries. When Andrew came home with the bag, I felt like this guy: Except for the fact that it’s been >100 degrees the past 2 days (and we don’t have AC…), which is just crazy considering how much of the year I spend FREEZING here in Pennsylvania. Annnnyway, you might be asking, what the heck is she going to do with all those blueberries? Oh, don’t you worry – I have plans for them, my pretties. My love for berries has grown exponentially in the past few years and this summer I have become an all-out, self-proclaimed blueberry fiend. First up – pancakes. So, what does this mean? Makes 2 servings (~ 10 larger-than-silver-dollar pancakes) Materials Methods 1. 2. 3. 4.

Tasty, Delicious National Food Of The World | because you value your body Let’s go for a journey around the world. I love food. Delicious mouth watering ones. The city where I come from is very well known in the country for it’s food. Staying in shape is a challenge. Below is a list of food that are very well known throughout the land of its origin. Argentina Asado Cuts of meat cooked on a grill (parrilla) or open fire. Empanada Pastry usually stuffed primarily of beef (cubed or ground depending on the region), perhaps spiced with cumin and paprika, and filled with onion, green olive, boiled egg, and even raisins. Milanesa meat slice dipped into beaten eggs, seasoned with salt, and other condiments. Dulce de leche A milk based syrup prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product similar in taste to caramel. Armenia Lavash A soft, thin flatbread made with flour, water, and salt. Australia Meat pie A savoury pie that covers a filling of meat and other savoury ingredients. Fish and chips Deep-fried fish in batter or breadcrumbs with deep-fried potatoes. Pavlova

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. I worked with my dough right away. I can’t even deal.

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Baked Wonton Tacos When I was a little kid, around every New Year’s, my mom and grandma would sit down and make Mandu {Korean version of potstickers or wontons} all day to make Teokguk {Korean version of wonton soup} and I’d just sit with them trying to help out. I remember trying to help out making my own Mandu, though not really successfully. Then my mom and grandma made their own mandu skins from scratch… And now… how grateful I am that I can get premade mandu skins so easily… although I think I should try and make my own skins sometime… It’s definitely on my to-do list. But until then, these premade wonton skins would do. When I saw that you can use wonton skins to make little tacos, I immediately experimented with the idea. I added ingredients that I love, like cilantro and avocado slices… So refreshing and delicious. Boil one chicken breast (boneless and skinless) until fully cooked. Shred the chicken using two forks. Add chopped cilantro leaves (1 TBS). Add cheese (2 TBS) to the chicken mixture.

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