I love the combination of feta and spinach because the saltiness of the cheese really pairs well with the mild earthiness of the spinach and the lemon zest just wakes it all up so beautifully with its bright and refreshing flavor. Baking the quiche filling inside a ciabatta loaf not only looks gorgeous, it means you don’t need utensils to eat it – this is a perfect playdate snack, because mommies can munch with one hand and hold their toddlers in the other. Genius, if I do say so myself!tags: snacks brunch rice, grains and breads eggs vegetables bake more
Blogger Christina shares this delicious summer dessert recipe with us!
"I fell in love with Pavlovas a few years ago after tasting one fresh out of the test kitchen at Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. Normally I’m not a fruit dessert kinda gal. Chocolate is and always will be my 'thing' but the Pavlova is special. Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside. It’s often served topped with a layer of fresh whipped cream and macerated fresh berries. It’s light and refreshing and honestly the perfect ending to any summer meal."tags: desserts fruit bake more
These cookies are a combination of everything delicious about seasonal holiday desserts, including chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pumpkin. The cookies are very easy to make. They are classic chocolate chip cookies with a twist, namely, pumpkin pie spices and squash puree. They have a subtle orange hue, a mild pumpkin taste, and a hearty texture that’s both crunchy and bready.tags: desserts bake more
I was inspired to make this dessert by my sister-in law Joy, an excellent cook, who made it for us a few weekends ago. When I walked into her house, the kitchen smelled like apple pie, but Joy was making baked apples. She served them up with plenty of the delicious pan juice, and I couldn’t get over how satisfying and creamy they tasted. I topped mine with a dollop of almond butter, and the combination of flavors tasted remarkably like apple pie.tags: desserts fruit bake more
My newly teenaged daughter loves chocolate, but she also loves my lemon squares, but I don't make them very often, as they are not a majority favorite in my house. The other day I made these lime bars as a riff on the lemon squares and we both liked them even more.tags: desserts lunch box cookies fruit bake more
Guacamole lovers and bacon lovers, this one’s for you! Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have combined a classic California Avocado guacamole with roasted grape tomatoes and crispy bacon for a combo you’ll love.
Recipe created by chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger for the California Avocado Commission.
Copyright ©2013, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, bordergrill.com.
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Avocado replaces half of the butter in these festive cookies that have a citrus "spark". Rolling the cookies in colored sanding sugar gives these soft cookies a nice crunch. Using a tip from our registered dietitian, we replaced half the fat in these cookies with equal amounts of fresh avocado to increase the fruit intake. By substituting avocado, the nutritional value of the baked good is enhanced with the fruit's contribution of nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, along with "good fats" (poly and monounsaturated fats). Additionally, the overall calories in a recipe can be reduced by substituting avocado for an ingredient like butter. Two tablespoons of avocado has 50 calories, whereas two tablespoons of butter total 204 calories.
Recipe created by Chris Scheuer, Café Sucre Farine for California Avocado Commission, Copyright ©2013.
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