Happy May Day! To kick off this lovely spring day, I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorite cocktails...MARGARITAS! We've all had them, I'm sure. They're sweet and tart and perfect for warm weather dinners outside. Normally, I'd buy any old margarita mix and toss in whatever cheap tequila we have on hand and call it done, but ever since our stay in New York last fall (where I encountered many MANY cocktails that were made from scratch and of unique parings), I've been more and more interested in making and experimenting with gourmet at-home cocktails- …
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During our little road trip last week, we had the best lunch at Cibo in Sausalito and I haven't been able to shake the craving for their white bean crostini (which was a surprise side dish that came with the quiche I ordered). So, yesterday, I attempted my own version and served us up a tasty, garlicky, herbed, white bean crostini lunch.
- 1 cup saltines rolled into crumbs
- 1 cup butter melted
- 4 cup sweet or Vidalia onion thinly sliced
- 4 large eggs beaten
- 2 cup milk
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese-grated
salt and pepper to taste
Mix 1/2 cup butter with cracker crumbs and pat into 9-inch pie plate.saute onion in 1/2 cup butter.put onion into pie shell.Slowly add milk to eggs.pour over onion.sprinkle top with cheese.bake at 325F about 30 -35 minutes or until is cheese is light brown…
This was a popular item on our menu at Chez Chloé. Deep dish savory torte. Deep dish quiche. Let me know if you think of the perfect name. Honestly, I can't remember where I saw this the first time or if I made it up. I don't think I can take the credit for the original idea but this is my recipe.
There is nothing like looking in your kitchen and finding the ingredients to try something new. You may recognize the spinach from the Low Carb Beef Stroganoff and the blue cheese from the Bacon, Blue Cheese and Apple Omelette.
Four ingredients: fresh spinach, lemon juice, blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits.
Fill a large skillet with the spinach and sprinkle about 2 T of lemon juice over the leaves.
Good friends of ours became new parents for the first time about two weeks ago so when we went to visit their little one, we brought along dinner from one of our favorite restaurants and I made this rustic plum tart for dessert. I've always heard that you should bring new parents a good meal in lieu of flowers or a card because they're so busy figuring out their new schedule that removing just one simple thing from their to-do list makes life easier.
Today was a beautiful sunny day and the first time that I went to work by bike. The weather is quite mild these days, so we can sit on the balcony in the evening and have some good food. I was seeing this receipe in a magazine the other day and I thought this sounds like good stuff to have on a spring evening with a little glas of white wine.
Do you ever add onions to your meatloaf, meatballs, or burger patties? Do you ever find that the diced onion parts make it difficult to shape the meat into whatever shape you need it to be and that the onions aren't as evenly spread throughout the dish as you might like? My suggestion is to grate the onion.
Grating an onion breaks down the onion so that what you have left is onion pulp and juice.
I came across this cauliflower crust pizza on Pinterest, and was instantly intrigued. A low-carb pizza? Sign me up! I was skeptical, of course, but curious enough to try it and see how it tasted. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Now obviously, it is not quite the same as a traditional piece of pizza with soft, chewy crust, but it's a great substitute when you're watching your carb intake.