Archive for the ‘ Food ’ Category

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

While using StumbleUpon today, I saw this awesome recipe from Noble Pig about pepperoni pizza puffs. I love pizza and pepperoni, and this looked like the perfect little appetizer for an intimate gathering. Definitely going to stuff this recipe in a folder.

Click here for the full recipe.

Happy eating!

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Popcorn Cupcakes

This cupcake is a basic cupcake underneath, but then there are slightly melted marshmallows placed on top that makes it look delicious.

To see the entire process, please visit http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1yDfPM/www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/06/popcorn-cupcakes-cupcake-carnival.html

Now that’s a potato!

Hasselback Potatoes

medium sized potatoes (about 1 per person)
1 clove fresh garlic, very thinly sliced
butter
coarse salt (sea or kosher)
pepper
sour cream (optional)
dill (optional)
fresh chives (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay each potato on its flattest side. With a potato peeler, peel the skin off the tops of each potato, but leave the bottoms of the skins in tact.

2. Take a sharp knife, and very carefully cut thin slices all along the tops of the potatoes, about two thirds to three quarters of the way down. Be careful not to slice all the way to the bottom. Slide a garlic slice or two into a couple of the slits of each potato.

3. Place potatoes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Dab the tops of the potatoes with butter and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.

4. Bake for 1 hour, or until the tops are golden and crispy. Dollop with sour cream, and garnish with dill, chives, and more Italian seasoning.

100 Things to Do With a Banana

I am a lover of food, and especially sweet things. I could eat bananas anytime, and this blog has 100 recipes to make with bananas. Here are just a few below:

For the full list of recipes, check out the Endless Simmer blog at www.endlesssimmer.com/2010/05/17/100-things-to-do-with-a-banana/comment-page-1

Cute Little Invention

I am an avid scrapbooker, and I currently own the Cricut Cutting machine that makes creating scrapbook pages easier than ever.

You can imagine how creative my mind became when I saw they came out with the Cricut Cake, which can be used to create cake decorations. This is one of the best new inventions out on the market. I like to bake, but if I bought this machine, I think I would be baking more often just to decorate.

If you interested, the Cricut Cake is on sale at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts now.

Polka Dot Cheesecake

After checking out this blog, I couldn’t help but post this recipe for Polka Dot Cheesecake.

Crust:

1 cup Graham crumbs

1/4 cup cocoa

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

Filling:

16 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 oz dark chocolate, melted

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup sour cream

For the entire recipe, please visit The Baker’s Daughter.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Makes 8 servings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Refrigerate: 3 hours

Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

2 eggs

2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

1 tablespoon McCormick® Red Food Color

1 prepared chocolate crumb crust (6 ounces)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed just until blended.

2. Measure 1 cup batter into medium bowl. Stir in melted chocolate and food color. Pour into crust. Top with remaining (plain) cheesecake batter.

3. Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack.

4. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.