Crispy Eggplant Fries with Chipotle Aioli. Crispy Eggplant Fries?
Yep, you read that correctly. You’ve heard of heard of zucchini fries, or mozza sticks or even jalapeño poppers, right? Eggplant French fries are along the same lines, but even tastier. In my opinion they’re better than any regular French fry I’ve ever eaten. When Grace Wilders asked me to review her cookbook 57 Easy and Delicious Eggplant Recipes I thought, “57 eggplant recipes!? Even though the 57 Easy and Delicious Eggplant Recipes are laid out in three sections from easiest, medium difficulty and more complex, none of the recipes are overly difficult. Homemade Tortillas. Making soft delicious tortillas at home is surprisingly easy.
In fact, once I started making my own suddenly all our dinners and lunches were rolled up in fresh tortillas. The dough is made from flour, shortening, water, and salt. I had all the ingredients on hand but the shortening.. which ended up only costing two dollars and has lasted through many many batches of tortillas. Considering how cheap the ingredients are and how delicious they taste it just doesn't make sense to pay for the much more expensive packaged ones. To make the dough you first work the shortening into the flour. Next some hot tap water and salt is stirred in with a fork until a dough forms. To make sure that the tortillas are the same size the easiest thing to do is roll the dough into a log and then cut it into equal pieces. Since the dough is a medium-stiff consistency it might be easier just to squeeze it into a log shape rather than roll it.
Each ball gets rolled out into the seven inch diameter circle. 1. 2. Vegan Snacks. Melt-in-your-mouth Homemade Cheese Crackers! & In the kitchen with Kath. By Kath Dedon a Cheese crackers!
Who doesn’t love them? I had some Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar and decided I’d try to make my own. I adapted Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Cheese Straws (which Deb adapted from The Lee Bros. Well, I now have a new favorite homemade cheese snack! This recipe is super-simple if you have a food processor. Deb advises that these will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 2 days. I had fun staging the photo with the martinis , but we’re not eating the crackers tonight. (Adapted from a recipe on smittenkitchen.com, which was credited to a recipe in The Lee Bros. (print the recipe) We love soft pretzels! Elsie and I always loved going to the mall with our mom growing up, even before we loved fashion.
Our mom would always get us a soft pretzel at Auntie Ann's to share and it was always a fun treat. I still sometimes get a soft pretzel when I'm at the mall, as it reminds me of all those trips with our mom. Plus, soft pretzels are AWESOME! So we thought it would be fun to try and make our own at home. We made original and cinnamon sugar soft pretzels plus two kinds of sweet buttery dipping sauces. Soft Pretzels makes 8-12. Needed: 1 1/2 cups warm water, 1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast, 2 tablespoon sugar, 1 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 cup bread flour, 3 cups (all-purpose) flour, 3-4 tablespoon melted butter, course sea salt, cinnamon and sugar, 1 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon baking soda. Dissolve the yeast in the 1 1/2 cups warm water. For the sweet butters: Combine 1 stick of softened (nearly melted) butter with either honey + nuts or raspberry jam.
Flavored Popcorn Kit (gift idea) I love making popcorn at home.
Whether I'm getting ready to snuggle under some blanket and watch a movie, or am just in the mood for a late night snack- popcorn is my go-to favorite! Here's a great little gift idea of any popcorn lover you might know. Pair little bags of dressed up popcorn kernels with disposable popcorn bags (or boxes) and flavored salts. I made three different flavor combinations. Here are the simple recipes for each flavored salt: Salt and Pepper- If you can toast your peppercorns before grinding. Easy, Cheesy Garlic Bread. I was looking at some recipes on a blog called Butter and Oven Mitts and found a cheese bread recipe that sounded really yummy!
I made a few small changes–I used extra cheese (the more cheese the better, I say) and a loaf of French wheat bread instead of regular French bread, just because I like to eat wheat bread whenever I can. It turned out great! I love cheesy breads and they’re the perfect thing to serve with salads and soups. This would also be good served with Three-Bean Veggie Chili or Chili from The Pioneer Woman.
Here’s my version of the bread if you want to try it… EASY, CHEESY GARLIC BREAD by NancyCreative, adapted from Butter and Oven Mitts 1 loaf of unsliced French Bread (I used a 13-oz. loaf of French wheat bread)4 Tablespoons butter, softened1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning, divided1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese3/4 to 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (not the grated kind)1/2 to 3/4 teaspoons garlic powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees.