The Ultimate Kitchen Cheat Sheet

From cooking times, to how to stack your fridge. This is the ultimate, how to be a kitchen ninja, cheat sheet.

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Mexican Roasted Zucchini

This quick and easy recipe shared by notmyfatherskitchen.com looks sure to taste amazing! Healthy too!

 

If you can’t tell from my recipes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexican food! Tacos, enchiladas, burritos… you name it, I love it! But when I’m making my favorite chicken enchiladas, I never know what to make as a side, since rice and beans aren’t really paleo. We had to find a substitute and something that […]

via Mexican Roasted Zucchini — Not My Father’s Kitchen

4 Best Cuts of Steak

Cooking the perfect steak is an art-form that needlessly eludes many people. Here is a cheat sheet to help you pick the right steak and work out what to do with it!

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Eddingtons – Steak Button Thermometer

FlyingColors Laguiole Steak Knife Set. Stainless Steel Handle,6 Pieces

Ideal Light Bites for any Occasion – Canopé Ideas

These light bites are quick and easy, perfect for any occasion!

We hosted another wonderful wedding last Saturday for Emma and Aaron. Congratulations to the both of you! We wish you a life of love and happiness together! It was a lovely set-up. Here are some of the pictures we got of the day:

Before the guests got started, we had some canopés for people to enjoy. They are the perfect party food. Full of taste and light enough to not spoil your meal (depending on how many you eat of course!). I wanted to share our recipes for three different canopés we had on offer.

The amounts vary depending on how many guests you have.

To make the croutè, we cut some discs out of white and brown slices of bread with a round cake cutter and toasted until crisp. The cheese croutès had a pinch of grated cheddar on top before toasting.

Smoked Salmon Roulade Stuffed with Spring Onion and Cream Cheese

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Ingredients

  • White bread croutès
  • Cream Cheese
  • Spring Onions
  • Smoked Salmon Slices
  • Lemon

Method

  • Finely chop the spring onions and mix with the cream cheese
  • Lay out a slice of smoked salmon and with a piping bag, pipe the cream cheese mix along one side of the salmon.
  • Gently roll the salmon around the cream cheese mix.
  • Slice the roll into roughly 1cm discs.
  • Place on top of your Croutès and top with a small segment of lemon.

Duck Liver Patè

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Ingredients

  • Duck Livers
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Brandy
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Brown Bread Croutès
  • Cucumber
  • Red Amaranth

Method

  • Chop the onion and slowly cook in a pan with the duck livers, onion, butter, brandy, salt and pepper until the liver is soft.
  • Blend the mixture together until it makes a smooth paste.
  • Allow it to cool
  • Using a piping bag and a star shaped nozzle, pipe the patè onto the brown bread croutès.
  • Garnish with a small segment of cucumber and red amaranth.

Pesto Cream Cheese Topped with a Half Olive Stuffed with Red Pepper

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Ingredients

  • Pesto
  • Cream Cheese
  • Green Olives
  • Red Pepper
  • Cheese Croutès
  • Fresh Coriander

Method

  • Mix the cream cheese and the pesto together.
  • Using a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle, pipe the mixture onto the toasted cheese croutès.
  • Chop the red pepper into small pieces and slice the olives diagonally in half. Place the red pepper inside the olive half.
  • Top the cream cheese and pesto mix with the olive and garnish with a sprig of coriander.

Canapés Hardcover – 1 Oct 2012

Andrew James Raclette Chopping And Serving Boards, 8 Piece Set

Easy Chocolate Truffles 4 Ways

A thoughtful gift or a show stopper party treat. These 4 chocolate truffle recipes are sure to taste amazing!

Serves 14-16 (per recipe)

Classic Truffle

INGREDIENTS

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 ½ cups heavy cream

Topping
1 cup cocoa powder

PREPARATION

In a medium-sized pan, combine semisweet chocolate chips and heavy cream over low heat, mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a bread pan.

Allow to sit in refrigerator for 1 hour or until mixture is solid.

With an ice cream scoop, form balls from the mixture (refreeze if truffle begins to melt).

Roll in cocoa powder for topping, and enjoy!

White Chocolate Chip Truffle

INGREDIENTS

3 cups white chocolate chips
½ cups heavy cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Topping
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (melted)
¼ cup white chocolate (melted – to drizzle)

PREPARATION

In a medium-sized pan, combine white chocolate chips and heavy cream over low heat. Mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a bread pan.

Allow to sit in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to cool down.

Pour one cup of semisweet chocolate chips into truffle mix and stir to spread evenly.

Place in refrigerator for 1 hour or until mixture is solid.

With an ice cream scoop, form balls from the mixture (refreeze if truffle begins to melt).

In two small bowls, melt remaining cup of semisweet chocolate and white chocolate.

Dip the truffle in melted semisweet chocolate, allow to dry and then drizzle with the white chocolate.

Place back in the fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle

INGREDIENTS

3 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream

Topping
1 cup peanut butter (melted)
1 cup peanuts (crushed)

PREPARATION

In a medium-sized pan, combine dark chocolate chips and heavy cream over low heat. Mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a bread pan.

Allow to sit in the refrigerator for an hour to cool down.

With an ice cream scoop form balls from the mixture (refreeze if truffle begins to melt).

In a small bowl, melt peanut butter. On a cutting board, crush peanuts.

Dip the truffle in melted peanut butter, then roll in crushed peanuts.

Place back in the fridge for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Cookies ‘N’ Cream Truffle

INGREDIENTS

3 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
24 cookie sandwich fillings

Topping
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (melted)
24 cookie sandwich crumbs

PREPARATION

Take 24 cookie sandwiches and remove the filling from the center. Collect those in one small bowl, and collect the cookies in another small bowl.

In a medium-sized pan, combine white chocolate chips,heavy cream, and cookie sandwich fillings over low heat. Mix until you achieve a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a bread pan.

Allow to sit in the refrigerator for an hour to cool down.

With an ice cream scoop, form balls from the mixture (refreeze if truffle begins to melt).

In a small bowl, melt semisweet chocolate. On a cutting board, crush cookies.

Dip the truffle in melted semisweet chocolate, then roll in cookie crumbs.

Place back in the fridge for 10 minutes, and enjoy!

Source: Tasty

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