Parmigiano Reggiano Peppadew Pepper Stuffing/Cracker Spread/Chip Dip

INGREDIENTS

1/2 to 3/4 pound Grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

16 oz. Ricotta Con Latte cheese

1 Tablespoon Chopped fresh rosemary

3/4 to 1 teaspoon McCormick California Garlic Parsley powder

1 pound Peppadew peppers (located in the salad bar of your deli/food store) or fresh mushrooms

Optional: If cream, etc. (see below) is added you can use it as a chip dip.

DIRECTIONS AND NOTES:

Blend all but the peppers.  (This keeps well and the flavor will improve if you allow it to sit in your refrigerator, etc. so the flavors blend, before serving.)

Use a small spreader or cut a corner off of a sturdy (freezer) plastic bag and place spread in the bag. Squeeze the bag so the spread comes out of the corner, like a piping bag.

If the spread is too stiff, add some cream, or half & half, or evaporated milk to desired consistency and this then can be used as a dip too.

Ingredient amounts may be adjusted to individual taste.

I developed this recipe for a demo presentation in a grocery store.

Questions on food, cooking or classes: call me 608-240-9773

Thanks.

Lydia Critchley

 

One Minute Breakfast Eggs for One

2 Eggs

2 Tablespoons Milk

Optional: 2 Tablespoons Shredded cheddar cheese

Optional: 1 Tablespoon chopped ham or cooked breakfast sausage crumbled

Optional: Chopped chives as desired

To taste Salt

To taste Black pepper

Coat a 12-oz microwave-safe coffee mug or ramekin or custard cup with cooking spray.

Add eggs and milk, beat with fork or whisk until blended. Add meat and/or chives if used.

Microwave on HIGH 45 seconds, stir.

Microwave until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer (they will continue to cook after they are taken out of the oven).

Top with cheese, season with salt and pepper as desired.

Cooking time may vary due to differences in microwaves.

 

Questions: Call me: 608-240-9773

Thanks.

Lydia Critchley

Creativecookingbylydia.com

Creamy Easy Hashbrowns

1 pound Frozen hash brown potatoes

1 container Alouette garlic and herb cheese spread (found in specialty cheese section of your store)

To taste (about 2/3 teaspoon) Salt

As desired (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup Whole milk

Place all ingredients in electric skillet and heat through and enjoy.

This is the same recipe that you might have enjoyed at my demo/sample table in a store.

If you have questions, call me: 608-240-9773

Lydia Critchley

 

 

Best Window Cleaner

The most inexpensive and effective window cleaner is the same your vehicle uses. I keep a spray bottle of windshield washer fluid in  my trunk and when I want to clean the windows of my home, I use it with an old towel and the windows are streak free, the cloth launders easily, and it is inexpensive – plus it saves another bottle on your home chemical shelf. After all, if it will clean the highway oil off of your car, it will also clean your dust off the windows of your home.

Questions: call Lydia at 608-240-9773

Ricotta Salata or Fresh Mozzarella Fruit Salad

3 (5oz. tubs) Ricotta Salata cheese or fresh mozzarella cheese  pearls or size of fresh mozzarella as you prefer

2 1/2 pints Blueberries, cut strawberries, melon or fruits of your choice

1 (14oz. ) can Pineapple tidbits, in its own juice, drained

2 Tablespoons Fresh mint, cut into pieces (a scissors works great for this)

Dressing is drizzle of honey after salad is in serving dishes

OR

Orange marmalade mixed with honey as you prefer for the dressing.

TIP:

Whenever you make a salad, place an inverted plate or dish in the bottom of your salad bowl before placing the salad ingredients into the bowl. This will allow the excess liquid to run under the false bottom in your bowl, and it will make your bowl look fuller – thus people will eat more salad and you will not have any waste due to soggy salad.

Questions: call me: 608-240-9773

Thanks.

Lydia Critchley

 

Microwave Cake In A Mug

MICROWAVE CAKE IN A MUG
4 tbsp. Flour
4 tbsp. Sugar
2 tbsp. Cocoa
1 Egg
3 tbsp. Milk
3 tbsp. Oil
3 tbsp. Chocolate chips
splash Vanilla
1 Coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to the mug, mix well.
Add the egg and mix well.
Pour in the milk and oil, mix well.
Add the chocolate chips and vanilla, mix well.

Put the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug.
Allow to cool.

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Some jobs, like assembling delicate furniture, require a gentler touch. If you don't have a rubber mallet, use a tennis ball to soften the blow. Simply cut an X into the ball, then push the flat side of the hammer into it.

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Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.
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Magic Pineapple-Angel Food Bars

Magic Pineapple/Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake mix
20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice

Take a box of angel food cake mix (just the contents of the box, no need to follow the directions on the box), & combine it with a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice. (No need to use a mixer, just stir it with a spoon)

When you do this, something magical happens. The mixture starts to froth & it turns into an amazingly airy, fluffy bowl of deliciousness right before your eyes.

Once it's all mixed up, grease the pan and simply pour the batter into a 9” x 13” cake pan & bake 350° for 30 minutes.

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Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.
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Gift certificates are available for weddings, holidays or “your are special” gifts or any other reason.
Team building with cooking classes is fun. Join co-workers and create recipes or learn about each other while cooking.
I am available to teach cooking classes or food related subjects in your home or give presentations or classes for your organizations or groups, along with team building events. Contact me at the following e-mail address:
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