Makes 24 pieces
1/2 lb. Italian sausage
1/4 cup olive oil
24 cremini mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 Tbsp. parsley, minced
Season mushrooms with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Divide the sausage evenly between the mushrooms. Place the mushrooms on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 400°F oven until sausage is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Remove mushrooms from oven, top with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and put back in the oven to melt for 5 minutes. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and serve.
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- 1 cup cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon dill weed or celery seed
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup shredded vegetables (carrots, cucumber, red peppers, and broccoli)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
- 16 slices sandwich bread, thin sliced
In a large mixing bowl fold together ingredients. Spread onto bread and make sandwiches. Trim crust and using a heart shaped (or shape of your choice) cookie cutter cut into sandwiches
4 cups cooked Gemelli pasta
1/8 cup minced scallions
3 cups fresh cantaloupe, diced
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
1 cup Ciliegini sized fresh mozzarella
8 slices proscuitto slices
Preheat oven to 370°
Place prosciutto slices separately on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp, approximately 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Break into strips.
Toss ingredients together in a bowl with dressing
>1Tbsp fresh minced basil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cloves roasted garlic
1/2 cup Extra Virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor or blender, blend together dressing ingredients and adjust to taste.
Toss with salad.
The new Windows operating system releases today...and its free! If you reserved your copy through the icon in your system tray, it will download automatically and prompt you for an install when its ready. If not, make sure your system has run all of the latest updates, then click on the Windows 10 app in the system tray.
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-Microsoft Edge...their new Internet browser to replace Internet Explorer. Its a more interactive browser, giving you the ability to make notes, add events to your calendar and more!
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-The Start Menu (and button) return! Blending the old with the new, clicking the Start button brings up a menu that looks similar to the Start Menu we all knew and loved from yesteryear, but programs and apps are displayed as the Tiles you saw in Windows 8.
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-Xbox One integration
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1 cup honeydew melon
3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. Acacia honey
1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
In a food processor, blend all ingredients together.
2 cups cantaloupe, diced
2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
2 cups strawberries, hulled & sliced
2 cups seedless grapes, halved
2 kiwis, peeled, sliced
Mix fruit together in a bowl. Toss with dressing just before serving.
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Makes (1) 8 inch tart or multiple tartlets depending on shell size
For Pate Sucre Tart dough:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pkg. vanilla sugar
4 lg. egg yolks
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and salt until combined.
Add butter chucks, process until mixture resembles cornmeal. Pulse as you add yolks until dough start to come together.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and blend dough by pushing it away with the heel of your hand and gathering it up with a pastry scraper into a ball.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, flatten it into a disk and chill for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Roll out dough and place into tartlet sized pans. Double pan to keep dough from shrinking. Bake at 350 degrees F until golden brown and remove from oven. Cool completely. Spread raspberry jam in the bottom of the tart shell before adding the ganache layer.
Heat cream in a non-reactive sauce pan until almost boiling. Add cream to chocolate and let sit for 1 minute. Stir together until fully incorporated and chocolate is melted. Allow to cool slightly and spoon into ready baked tartlet shells.
Refrigerate tartlets until chocolate is completely firm. Top with fresh raspberries.
3/4 cup heavy cream
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
2/3 cup Raspberry Jam
1 pint fresh raspberries
Today, in honor of its 20th birthday, Amazon is holding a “Prime Day” celebration sale. The sale is available to Amazon Prime members and the deals are said to be “bigger than Black Friday”! Look for deals on electronics, books, select clothing and jewelery and Amazon Elements Baby Wipes.
Some of the notable deals include $15 off Fire TV Stick, $30 off Kindle, Smart LED TVs and Chromebook laptops for under $200, 50-inch 4K TV for $1000, and DVDs up to 75% off.
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Not to be outdone, Walmart announced that it's also having a sale. The company says their price drops will be “atomic”.
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*Note: It doesn't start keeping track of your account until you set up the app.
Makes two cakes, each serves 8
Yield: 4 cups
1/4 cup corn starch
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
6 large egg yolks
16 oz. whole milk
1/8 tsp. salt
In a non-reactive saucepan heat milk to boiling. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together corn starch, sugar, yolks, vanilla bean paste, and salt.
Make sure items are well blended.
Liaison the milk into the egg mixture slowly to prevent curdling. Pour incorporated mixture into non-reactive saucepan and slowly heat mixture, making sure to stir constantly to prevent premature cooking of egg yolks. Allow mixture to thicken to pudding consistency. Remove immediately from pan to prevent further cooking. Cool in ice bath if desired.
Place plastic wrap on surface of cream and place in refrigerator to cool.
Yield: 2 8 inch cakes
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk, tepidly warm
Preheat oven to 350. Grease pans and line pan(s) with parchment paper on bottom.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until incorporated; scrape down sides of the bowl. Add vanilla.
Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Scrape down sides and bottom of the bowl.
Divide batter evenly among pan(s), filling each about three-quarters full.
Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20-30 minutes, rotating pan once if needed.
Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool completely in pan.
Yield: 3 1/2 cups
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup fine quality chocolate, chopped small and evenly
2 oz. unsalted butter
Heat whipping cream in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan or on top of a bain marie.
Remove saucepan from heat and add chocolate and butter.
Allow chocolate to melt slowly, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
Tetris for a new generation. Only this time, you aren't trying to create a solid block, to make lines of the puzzle disappear. Now you want to build the tallest structure you can build...before the whole thing comes crashing down. The taller the stack of blocks gets, the less stable it becomes. It begins to wobble and sway, and then eventually topple. Part Tetris, part Jenga...Stack Heroes: free on iTunes
June is National Internet Safety Month. There are many free virus scanners available for your PC including Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, AVG AntiVirus, and Avast. As a supplemental product, I recommend MalwareBytes Free. This product scrubs away some cookies and app data that might be overlooked by your normal virus scanner.
Street Project Progress Reports. This week, the City of Cleveland released a web site to help you keep track of road repair and resurfacing projects in your neighborhood. RoadRX tells you where the street crews are now, what they are doing, how long they'll be there, and where they're going next. The app is free and online at ClevelandGIS.org/apps/RoadRX/
Gmail releases Undo Send. Have you ever sent an email, then moments later, realized you spelled someone's name wrong, or that you sent it to your mom instead of your boyfriend...or worse yet...your comments about the boss's new policy went not to your colleague, but to the entire company? Well now...there's a “take backsies” safety net!
Google has been testing an “Undo Send” feature for several years and finally released it to all Gmail users this week! Undo Send delays sending the email for 5, 10, 20, or 30 seconds after you press “send”. To activate, go to the General Tab in Settings.