Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Event Planning EXPO

If you’re in the Metro Detroit area and planning an event, don’t miss The Event Planning EXPO! It is September 20th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, and is completely FREE to attend. Get all of your details in order under one roof! You can register to attend here. See you there!

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Delicious Goddess Guacamole

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YIELD: 4 Servings
INGREDIENTS

2 cups kale leaves
4 Hass ripe avocados
3 ripe tomatoes, seeded, finely chopped
1/4 cup minced red onion
2 jalapeno chilies, seeded, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
PREPARATION

Place the kale leaves in a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped. Cut the avocados in half, and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh and place in a large wooden or metal bowl. Add salt and mash with the back of a wooden spoon until desired texture is reached—I like mine a bit chunky. Stir in kale leaves and remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt.

Place a piece of plastic wrap directly over the surface of the dip. Store in the refrigerator up to 10 hours. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips, toasted whole wheat pita wedges, or toasted soft corn tortillas.

(Source: epicurious.com)

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Delicious Apple Cheese Wraps

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YIELD: 4 Servings
ACTIVE TIME: 2 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 minutes
INGREDIENTS

1 granny smith apple
1 slice lemon
2 slices cheddar cheese, cut in half
2 slices deli turkey or ham, cut in half
PREPARATION

1. Slice the apple into 1/2 inch thick slices. Rub the apple with the lemon wedge to prevent from going brown.

2. Slice the cheddar cheese into 1/2 inch wide slices and the ham in 1/2 or in 1/4 (the ham needs to be large enough to wrap around the apple).

3. Place an apple slice and a cheese slice on top of the deli meat and fold over deli meat to wrap.

(Source: epicurious.com)

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Delicious Jalapeno Popper Corn Fritters

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 2

Crispy golden brown sweet corn fritters with all of the flavors of jalapeno poppers including jalapenos, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups corn (~4 ears)
  • 1/2 cup flour* (or corn flour, or rice flour, etc)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2+ jalapeno peppers, diced
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, toasted and ground
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Directions
  1. Mix the corn, flour, egg, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon, paprika, coriander, green onion, cilantro and lime juice in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, form into 1/4 cup patties and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Note: Use enough flour that the mixture holds together to form patties.
(Source: closetcooking.com)
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Delicious Banana-Coconut Ice Cream

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Ingredients:

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
4 cups milk
2 cups half-and-half
1 (15-ounce) can cream of coconut
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas, mashed
Garnish: toasted sweetened flaked coconut

Preparation:

Bake coconut in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until toasted.

Whisk together sugar, egg yolks, and milk in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; cook, whisking constantly, 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and will coat a spoon (do not boil).

Remove from heat; whisk in toasted coconut, half-and-half, cream of coconut, and vanilla. Fold in banana. Cover and chill 3 hours.

Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1-gallon hand-turned or electric ice-cream freezer. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Pack freezer with additional ice and rock salt, and let stand 1 hour before serving. Garnish, if desired.

(Source: myrecipes.com)

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