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Thursday, 13 August 2015 18:54

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

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.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 06:36

Geek of the Week: Periscope

This is twitter's live video streaming app. Send or watch live videos from users all over the world. Its as simple as downloading the free app, signing in with your twitter account...and you're off and running. The app uses your phone's camera and microphone to capture what is happening around you and share it online...in real time. Viewers also have the ability to comment and “like” your live stream. When you start recording, a link will pop up in your twitter feed and your friends (*who also have periscope) will receive an alert that you are broadcasting. When you end your Persicope, a link to “re-watch” the video is posted to your twitter feed. To watch live or archived streams, you must have the app on your phone. So far, there IS a way to emulate the Android app on your PC, but it's complicated, so for all intents and purposes, get the app on your phone. It's free on iTunes and GooglePlay.

Thursday, 06 August 2015 19:24

Confetti Veggie Mini Sandwiches

 Serves 8

- 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

Friday, 31 July 2015 08:06

Prosciutto Melon Pasta Salad

 

Salad:
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

Balsamic Vinaigrette
>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.

Friday, 24 July 2015 12:31

Geek of the Week: Windows 10

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.

What you get with Windows 10:

-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!

-Cortana...Windows' version of Apple's Siri. A voice commanded assistant on your desktop

-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.

-Better multi-tasking functionality

-Windows Store

-Cloud Storage

-Xbox One integration

 

To learn more or find out if you're eligible for the free download, click here.

 

Dressing:

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.

 

Fruit Salad:

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.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:16

Geek of the Week: Yummly

Yummly is a recipe website with companion apps that is the Kayak, Pintrest & Netflix of recipe sites! We've seen the commercials for the travel deal web site that scans all other travel deal web sites to give you the best prices...Yummly pulls recipes from the top recipe sites and blogs like AllRecipes, Epicurious, Food52, Chow, Serious Eats and more. You can filter selections based allergies, or diets, or cooking time.

Like Pintrest, each recipe has an orange “yum” button you can click to add the recipe to your own, personal collection. And like Netflix, Yummly can even recommend recipes based on the recipes in your collection.

But wait, there's more! Yummly can sync with your health app and does the calorie-counting for you!

Create your free account by logging in through Facebook, Google or email. The apps are free from Google Play and iTunes or go to Yummly.com

Friday, 17 July 2015 05:02

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

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.

 

 

Filling:

3/4  cup heavy cream

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate

 

Base Filling:

2/3 cup Raspberry Jam 

 

For garnish:

1 pint fresh raspberries

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:00

Geek of the Week: Amazon's Prime Day

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.

Not a Prime member?  Click here for Amazon's 30-day Free Trial.  (they say you can cancel any time!)

Not to be outdone, Walmart announced that it's also having a sale.  The company says their price drops will be “atomic”.

Friday, 10 July 2015 05:09

Campari Spritz

 

For 1 wine glass

4 Oz. Prosecco
2 Oz.  Campari
2 Oz.  Club soda
1 slice of fresh orange
Ice for glass

Pour each ingredient into a wine glass filled with ice. 

Top with slice of orange.

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