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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

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

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.

Cheese and Onion Butterflies What to do with only a few lonesome puff pastry sheets? You make Cheese & Onion Butterflies of course! It’s crazy simple and so tasty. Ingredients: puff pastry sheets 1/2 cup sharp cheddar 1/2 cup Gouda 1/3 small onion Directions: I splurged. You’ll need a grater, though. Grate until you have about 1/3 cup of each cheese. You knew I’d throw in an onion, didn’t you? Grate 1/3 of a small onion. Thaw the pastry sheets. Sprinkle a generous amount of cheese on top of the pastry sheets, and add some grated onion. Roll both ends towards each other until they meet in the middle. Use a very sharp knife to cut them in about 1/3 inch slices. Place them on a cookie sheet—I’m using baking paper for this. They are best when served warm/luke-warm.

5 Ingredient Guinness Quick Bread | The Family Kitchen Here is a quick and easy recipe for Guinness bread, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year. This is a great beer bread to go with your corn beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie tonight. This recipe is too easy, it’s got just 5 ingredients. It uses self-rising flower, brown sugar, a pinch of salt and Guinness. How could you get any easier? You can substitute all purpose flour in this recipe too, but make sure to add 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt for every cup of flour used. Make sure to also check the date on your self rising flour. 5 Ingredient Guinness Quick Bread Ingredients 3 cups self rising flour 1 cup brown sugar, not packed a pinch of salt 1 – 11.2 oz Bottle of Guinness Butter Method 1. 2.

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.

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

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs Recipe TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. I’m looking forward to some friend’s-birthday-celebrating, farmers-marketing, coffee-(friends)-dating, cake-baking, church-enjoying, and sleeping-inning here in my little corner of the world this weekend. OH, and the thing I’m perhaps most excited about — choir-directing. Did I mention on here that I’m leading an Easter choir at my church?! I’m kind of over the moon about it. Anyway, warm wishes coming your way for a good weekend ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. So of course, when I found myself in the fruit section at the market this week trying to decide what kind of sangria to make for our weekly neighbor night, I immediately thought of sangria. …oh good grief, why had I never thought of this before? Sangria with All The Colors. The only reasonable solution, of course. ;)

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes Hello world. That’s what WordPress recommends I say here for my first post. Personally, I disagree. I’d rather go with something more friendly like ‘Hey, thanks for stopping by.” But really, thanks for stopping by. This site has been my brainchild for just a little while now, but it’s really been in the making for long time because I’ve always loved minimalist baking I just never called it that. One day a few months ago I started to envision a place where I could share only my favorite recipes that gushed simple. In short, this site embodies everything I adore about food – its simplicity, its beauty, its delicious taste, and its joy-giving nature. If there’s one thing you should know about me right up front it’s that I love pancakes, always have. I’ve called these chocolate chip oatmeal cookie pancakes for a very plain reason: that’s exactly what they taste like. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes Author: Minimalist Baker Serves: 5 pancakes Ingredients Instructions Notes

10 Power Food Combos The Oscar winning visionary filmmaker opened up during a Reddit AMA on Saturday afternoon. James Cameron, the acclaimed filmmaker behind sci-fi classics like Terminator, Aliens, and Terminator 2, as well as the blockbuster behemoths Titanic and Avatar, participated in a surprisingly candid Reddit AMA on Saturday afternoon. The self-proclaimed “king of the world” was online promoting Years of Living Dangerously, a 9-part documentary series about the filmmaking styles of top directors, which will premiere on Sunday, April 13 on Showtime. And Redditors, as is their wont, didn’t let Cameron off easy, prodding him with questions ranging from how to find missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370—Cameron knows how, apparently! Here’s the cream of the crop. [Note: No changes were made to Mr. On how best to combat climate change: The single biggest thing that an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals. On how to find Flight MH370: Well, I know how it will be done.

Cheese Pinwheel Rolls Sooner or later, all my conversations inevitably turn to food. Don’t believe me? Call me up sometime and try to, say, sell me some insurance. I guarantee that before we get off the phone, I’ll be giving you my recipe for blackberry jam. I can’t help it. It’s just how I work. Perfect example: I was in a meeting a few weeks ago at the office. What was the best way to make them? Ah, the Frankenroll This recipe borrows heavily from two fairly unrelated things. To make these rolls, spread pizza dough liberally with melted butter, sprinkle it with cheese and spices, roll it up like a stromboli—then slice and bake like a pan of cinnamon buns. The result? Fill them however you like The best part about these rolls? This is what I always refer to as a Sliding-Scale Recipe. You can toss it together with a ball of pre-made dough and a bag of shredded cheese from the grocery store—or you can go all out and make the dough from scratch and grate your favorite cheeses by hand. Cheese Pinwheel Rolls

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