WHIPPED CREAM CUBES

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  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment Paper
  • Festive Cookie Cutters



Chill metal mixing bowl and beater/whisk in freezer for 15 minutes.  Pour cream and sugar into bowl and mix on medium speed just until firm peaks form..


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1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons granulated sugar Baking Tray Parchment Paper Festive Cookie Cutters Chill metal mixi...

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Quinoa Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups water or broth
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup goat, feta or blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped


Directions

  1. Toss the cauliflower and mushrooms in the oil, thyme, salt and pepper, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until they start to caramelize, about 20-30 minutes, mixing half way through.
  2. Meanwhile, bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15-20 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  3. Mix everything and enjoy..


Source: Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Quinoa Salad in Balsamic Vinaigrette
Ingredients 1/2 small head cauliflower, cut into florets 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1 tablespoon oil 1/2 teaspoon thyme, choppe...

Carrot Apple Bread

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup liquid-state coconut oil (canola or vegetable may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots (about 1 large peeled and trimmed carrot)
  • 3/4 cup grated apples (I used 1 medium unpeeled Fuji; try Gala, Honeycrisp or similar)


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 9×5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside. (I haven’t tried the recipe in an 8×4-inch pan and cannot comment on how long it will take to bake, but use an 8×4 pan if you prefer a taller loaf.)
  2. In a large bowl, add the the first eight ingredients, through nutmeg, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, optional salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined; don’t overmix.
  4. Add the carrots, apples, and fold gently to combine.
  5. Turn batter (it’s very thick, this is what you want) out into the prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula..


Source: Carrot Apple Bread
INGREDIENTS: 1 large egg 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/3 cup liquid-state coconut oil (canola or vegetable may be substituted...

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Bread

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup bacon cooked and chopped (about 8 to 10 slices)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapeno this will be about 1 large jalapeno, I diced seeds as well
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 12 ounces buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray
  3. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon and cheese. Stir to combine.
  4. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Whisk to combine. (You can use a mixer for this, just be careful not to over-mix.)
  5. Add cream cheese mixture, 1 tablespoon oil and buttermilk and mix until just combined, don't over-mix.
  6. Pour mixture into loaf pan..


Source: Bacon Jalapeno Popper Cheesy Bread
Ingredients 1 cup bacon cooked and chopped (about 8 to 10 slices) 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon s...

Lasagna Roll Ups

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Ingredients
4 Tbsp olive oil , divided
8 oz lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
3 cloves garlic , minced
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or 2 tsp dried basil* , plus more for serving
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
1 (15 oz) container ricotta cheese
1 large egg
3 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley , chopped, plus more for serving
2 1/2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese , divided
3/4 cup freshly , finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/3 cup freshly , finely grated Romano cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
12 uncooked lasagna noodles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drizzle one tablespoon olive oil into a large non-stick fry pan. Heat over medium high heat, crumble ground beef over oil, add chopped onions and cook mixture stirring occasionally and breaking up meat, until browned.
  2. Drain fat from beef. Pour beef mixture into a food processor and pulse for about 5 seconds until it is ground into fine pieces.
  3. Pour beef mixture back into fry pan..


Source: Lasagna Roll Ups
Ingredients 4 Tbsp olive oil , divided 8 oz lean ground beef 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes 3 c...

CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TARTS

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INGREDIENTS:

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FOR THE CRUST
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1⁄4 cup plus 1 tablespoon dutch-process unsweetened
cocoa powder
1⁄4 teaspoon. kosher salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and softened
1⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons. confectioners’ sugar
2 egg yolks, room temperature
1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

FOR THE CARAMEL
1 1⁄2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

FOR THE GANACHE
1⁄2 cup heavy cream
4 oz. Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Chocolate, finely chopped
Vanilla Fleur de Sel for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Prepare the Crust: In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt; set aside. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a electric hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy; ..


Source: CHOCOLATE CARAMEL TARTS
INGREDIENTS: Report this ad FOR THE CRUST 1 1⁄2 cups flour 1⁄4 cup plus 1 tablespoon dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder 1⁄4 ...

Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs baby carrots, tops removed, peeled if desired
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch dried or fresh parsley


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
  2. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper, if you don't have any just spray it liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Rinse your carrots and pat dry.
  4. In a medium sized glass bowl (or large if double batching) place the carrots inside.
  5. In a small glass bowl add the balsamic vinegar, then slowly add the olive oil while whisking with gusto. Do not use aluminum bowls, it doesn't play well with acidic ingredients. Whisk with gusto until your arm falls off, or your ingredients combine perfectly.
  6. Now pour the balsamic mix over top off the carrots. Toss the carrots until well coated. Pour them onto the cookie sheet..
Ingredients 1.5 lbs baby carrots, tops removed, peeled if desired 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 pinch salt 1 pinch p...

HAM CHEESE & SPINACH PUFFS

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INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE HAM CHEESE & SPINACH PUFFS
Makes 8:

2 sheets puff pastry (homemade recipe here)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup (240ml) warm milk
1 pinch of salt
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Ground nutmeg (optional)
1/2 lb (220g) cooked ham, diced
2 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
1 cup Swiss cheese, grated

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut the puff pastry sheets into 5-inch (13cm) squares. Set aside in the refrigerator. Pre-heat your oven to 400°F(200°C).

2. For the bechamel sauce: Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add flour and salt; cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture becomes pale golden with a slightly nutty aroma.

3. Pour warm milk in 2 steps, stirring constantly with wooden spoon and whisk until smooth. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly along the bottom of the saucepan, until boiling, about 7 minutes..

Source: HAM CHEESE & SPINACH PUFFS
INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE HAM CHEESE & SPINACH PUFFS Makes 8: 2 sheets puff pastry (homemade recipe here) 2 tablespoons unsalted ...
 

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