Archives for February 2013

Twice Baked Cheese Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes Recipe & Vintage Aprons

cheese stuffed twice baked baby red potatoes

cheese stuffed twice baked baby red potatoes

For the super bowl I made a ton of fun and fabulous, easy to make appetizers like my cheese stuffed twice baked baby red potatoes.  These things are amazing and extremely easy to make.  They also look incredible and are something that people cannot resist.  The best part about making chedder cheese twice baked potatoes is that you can load them with anything and it will almost always taste amazing.  Here is my basic easy to make recipe for chedder cheese twice baked potatoes and you can add whatever you want like cocoa powder, bacon, red onion or anything else.  I’d also like to share a fun vintage styled pink apron that reminds me of a 50’s housewife that would prepare these fabulous appetizers and look amazing doing it.  Don’t forget that when you click the links and buy the aprons without using a coupon code, it’ll help to pay for the blog since I’ll get a commission on the sale.  Here’s the apron and then my easy to make recipe for twice baked red potatoes.

vintage pink aprons on sale

vintage pink aprons on sale


vintage pink aprons on sale click here – $29.95

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This fun and flirty pink vintage style apron for women is absolutely amazing.  Think about walking out of the kitchen to present perfect looking appetizers, drinks or even tea cakes or pastries for your friends.  Everyone will be in awe and they will definitely ask where you found this fabulous pink vintage apron for women on sale.

I love the pink vintage pattern on the apron with the black neck and waste straps.  The pocket which is off to the side on the front right hip is perfect because you gain more mobility than with a huge, clunky pocket on the front like most other aprons.  The pocket is also outlined and accented with more black fabric that helps to make this more of a modern feel with a classic look and a completely fabulous designer pink vintage apron that everyone will love.  The bottom and back are also accented with a black trim that matched the straps and pocket to complete this fabulous designer look on this fun and flirty pink vintage apron for women.

double cheese stuffed twice baked potatoes

double cheese stuffed twice baked potatoes

Here’s my recipe for my twice baked and cheese stuffed red potatoes.

  • 5lbs of baby red potatoes – or however much you will need.  Remember, you are splitting them in two so one potatoe equals two servings or two potatoes.
  • 1 pint of low fat or fat free sour cream
  • 1 lb of shreddef mild or sharp chedder cheese
  • 1 thing of fresh chives
  • Aluminum foil
  • Whatever else you want to throw into the potatoes

First pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.  Take your potatoes and rinse them off then poke holes in it with a fork on the top and bottom of the potato.  Now take each potato and wrap them aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet with ridges so they don’t slide off.  Let them bake in the oven for about an hour or an hour and 20 minutes.  Now take them out and unwrap them one at a time.

Place a potatoe on a cutting board and slice it in half so that both of the halves can lay on their own.  Now take a spoon and scoop out the inside so you get something that looks like a potato skin.  Take the insides and place them in a mixing bowl or something you can mash them with.  (I usually make an extra potatoe and mash it so I have extra filling).  Once you have all of the potatoes scooped, add in about half of the sour cream (you can add more if you need to later), chop your chives and throw them in.  Add in some chedder cheese and anything else you want to put into your potatoes.  Now mash all of it together so that you get a thick mashed potato type of filling.  Now take a spoon and scoop the mixture into the potato skins.  Once you have all of them filled on the cookie sheet, cover the tops in more chedder cheese.  Bake for another 20 minutes or until the cheese melts and starts to brown on top.  Now take them out of the oven and you have amazing cheese stuffed twice baked potatoes.  Don’t forget to come back and share what you thought of this recipe and also buy one of the vintage pink aprons for women or styles of aprons without using a coupon code so that I can keep bringing you new recipes to share.

 

Polenta Bruschetta and How to cook polenta – 5 Fun Easy Recipes

ribeye roast and polenta brushetta

ribeye roast and polenta brushetta

Lately I’ve been playing with Polenta a ton.  I don’t know what caused my love of it (especially since I had never had it before) or why I wanted to even try to do something with it, but I did and created a ton of fabulous and amazing flavors and tastes with polenta.  Below the apron you’ll find 5 easy to make polenta recipes as well as my favorite, polenta bruschetta.  You absolutely have to make the easy to make polenta bruschetta recipe as it is quick, easy and onlly 5 ingredients.  It is always something that everyone loves and enjoys.  Before I give you the recipes though, I need you too look at the apron below.  Remember, when you click on the aprons and buy one or an accessory, without using or finding a coupon code, I get credit for the sale and can pay for this blog as well as keep providing you with recipes.  Please click one of the images or links and make a purchase without a code so I can keep cooking and creating recipes for you.

black and red italian designer apron

black and red Italian designer apron


black and red italian designer apron – $33.95

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This is one of my favorite aprons.  It is so vintage but modern with the gorgeous and fun floral print on the main section of the apron and the fun red and white polka dot neck straps and ruffle across the bottom.  One thing that makes this black and red Italian designer apron unique is that instead of a huge, giant and bulky pouch on the front, this gorgeous black and red Italian designer apron features a fashionable and functional pocket off towards the lower right hip and even comes with a red bow to accent the top of the apron.  If you are making anything Italian, with a red sauce, with Italian flavors or even steaks and red meat, this is the perfect black and red Italian designer apron to wear as the food will look amazing next to it as you are carrying it to the table and also because of the nice cut which will perfectly wrap to accent all of your favorite curves and features.  The actual cut and design flatters almost any woman which is why this is by far one of the most popular designs.  Click the image or the link above and you’ll be able to purchase this black and red Italian designer apron as well as see a ton of others.

5 fun and easy polenta recipes and my fabublous polenta bruschetta.

Lets start with the ways to prepare and how to cook polenta.  You can slice it into discs and then fry it until it turns golden brown, bake it until it starts to firm up or grill it until it is hot and starts to firm.  You can also fry it until it’s golden brown and firm and then bake it to knock some of the grease out or grill it after.  That’s what I love to do.  Here’s how to make polenta bruschetta and then 5 other styles of dishes with the same ingredients.

What you will need:

  • Polenta (tubed is preferred)
  • Basil leaves
  • Kumata or Roma tomatoes
  • Garlic (if you want it)
  • Sundried tomatoes (if you don’t want to use regular tomatoes)
  • Parmesan shreds
  • Vegetable oil

How to make polenta bruschetta.  Take a frying pan and pour in vegetable oil so that the discs can float but the oil won’t overflow the frying pan and heat your oven to 350 degrees.  Now slice the polenta as thick or thin as you’d like.  Don’t try and make it to thin or it will tear and break and not be able to support anything.  Once your polenta is a golden color, place it on a baking sheet and let it cool off.  While your polenta slices are cooling off, chop your tomatoes and your basil leaves and then mix them together.  You can add chopped garlic to the mixture as well for extra flavor.  Now sprinkle on parmesan cheese or a three cheese shred blend if you want to and then place it on top of the polenta slices.  Only do this if you want hot bruschetta, if you want it cold, put the basil leaves, tomatoes and garlic in a bowl in your refrigerator so it stays cold.  Now place the baking sheet with or without the bruschetta on top of it for about 10 to 15 minutes until the grease is removed and it is a bit more golden brown or firm.  Now take it out and plate the polenta slices.  If you want cold bruschetta, place it on top of the slices and you’re done.  To create the other dishes in the pictures, just play with the different ingredients above and you can stack them, bake them or just place them sliced, whole, chopped, etc…   The fun thing about this is that each one will taste almost 100% unique from each other depending on how you play with the ingredients.  Figure out which one you like the most and have fun.  None of them are hard to prepare and each of them cook the same way as above.  Also, don’t forget to click through the links and buy an apron or something from the store without using a coupon to help support this blog.

how to cook polenta

how to cook polenta

polenta recipes

polenta recipes

how to cook polenta polenta recipes

how to cook polenta polenta recipes

 

polenta brushetta and rosemary rib roast

polenta brushetta and rosemary rib roast