Sundried Tomatoe & Gorgonzola Polenta & Tomato Themed Aprons

sundried tomato, gorgonzola polenta slices

sundried tomato, gorgonzola polenta slices

Ok, this is a fast fun and easy recipe that anyone can make.  I’ve also paired it with a fun and fabulous set of tomato aprons, well tomatoe red aprons that you can enjoy as you are making these amazing and fun sundried tomatoe and gorgonzola polenta side dishes and appetizers.  In the image to the left you’ll see what it looks like sliced.  I prefer them this way when I am serving them as a side dish.  If I am serving them as an appetizer, I make everything the same way, I just take the polenta and roll it into a ball and then push my thumb into the middle so it becomes a mini version of the shell or cup from a fingerprint cookie.  Here are the aprons (which if you buy them without using a coupon code) you’ll help to support this blog and keep me bringing you more recipes and fun things.

 

 

 

red tomato aprons for women

red tomato aprons for women

Spicy Red & Black Apron – $33.95
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Red Tomatoe Aprons for Women

Red Tomatoe Aprons for Women

Women’s Apron Sassy Red – $34.95
Retail Price: $44.95
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from: Flirty Aprons

 

 

Ok, here’s the recipe for my sundried tomato and Gorgonzola polenta.

  • 1 package of polenta (I buy the premade that comes in the plastic wrap so I can just slice it.
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Gorgonzola cheese (I buy the wedge of it instead of crumbled but both work).
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil

All you do is line a pan with wax paper, or you pour extra virgin olive oil on it (however your polenta will start out soggy but that goes away when you let it rest after the oven outside of the pan) and heat your oven to 350.  Now slice your polenta or bunch it up into bites with your thumb pushing it into a cup shape if you are doing bites for an appetizer.  Take your sundried tomatoes and chop them and mix them into the polenta.  If you are doing slices, you can julienne them and lay them across the slices.

Now take your Gorgonzola cheese and break of small chunks and either place them in the thumb prints or on top of the slices.  I usually place them in the middle because it melts across the slice.  Now take these and place them in the oven on the top rack for about 20 minutes.

After twenty minutes, take the polenta out and check the consistency.  If it is able to be easily picked up and almost done, cover them with the Parmesan cheese and then put them back in the oven for a few minutes on the top rack and then turn the oven to broil so you can brown and crisp the cheese for about 5 minutes (until the cheese starts to brown).  Now take everything out of the oven and serve.

My sundried tomatoe and gorgonzola polenta is an awesome appetizer and also a fun side dish you can serve.  Everyone will love them and you’ll love serving them in your new red tomato aprons.  I love having a theme and when I am serving dinner, I always like to have a matching outfit and things like these red tomato aprons are one of the first ways you can start to bring your theme together.

 

Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts and Fabulous Black & Red Aprons

I am going back on my diet before New Years because if I do it for New Years, I’ll never stay with it. One of my favorite foods to make when I am dieting are my spicy garlic brussel sprouts and one of my favorite things to do is serve them with a contrasting outfit so you can see all of the gorgeous greens and colors that come with them. That’s why I love the black and red womens apron below. You can buy it by clicking on the image or the link, but don’t forget to avoid the coupon box so that I can get credit for the sale and continue to write on this blog. Below the apron you’ll find my recipe for my spicy garlic brussel sprouts.

black and red aprons

black and red aprons

Fabulous Designer Red & Black Apron – $33.95

This is one of the most popular red and black aprons available.  Not only does it have a fun and playful designer for everyone from the beatnicks and hipsters to the June cleaver housewives and even the fashionable working woman, but it is also extremely perfect for cooking since it can match any food, especially my spicy garlic brussel sprouts.
This fun black and white printed aprons is accented with a red bow and has a black and white border.  The neck straps are fun red and white polka dots and the bottom ruffles match.  This is one of the best selling black and red womens aprons and one of my favorites as well.  It is perfect for the winter or even for the summer if you are bbqing or cooking for a party.  Keep your clothes clean and be fashionable at the same time with this fabulous black and red apron for women.
garlic brussel sprouts recipe

garlic brussel sprouts recipe

spicy garlic brussel sprouts

spicy garlic brussel sprouts

Spicy Garlic Brussel Sprouts Recipe

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • brussel sprouts
  • fresh chopped garlic
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • Chili pepper powder
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • aluminum foil

Take your brussel sprouts and cut them in half if you want them crispy or leave them whole if you want them cooked and partly crispy.  Now take a bunch of extra virgin olive oil and pour it into a large bowl.  Add in the brussel sprouts and mix them until everything is coated.  Now drop in a bunch of chopped garlic, a few tablespoons of chili pepper powder, a few pinches of sea salt and pepper and then mix everything together.  I also added fresh basil in the picture above.  Now place the aluminum foil on your cookie sheet and pour your brussel sprouts on to it.  Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or longer if you want it crispier.  You can continue to cook them until they reach the texture you like.

Thank you again for reading and don’t forget to leave a comment if you like this recipe or have another fun one to share.  You can also buy the aprons by clicking on the link above and visiting our sponsors.  Thank you again for reading.

Sassy Red Apron for Women & Alcholic Strawberries Recipe

Sassy Red Apron for Women

I am getting ready for an outdoor summer party and I was asked to bring one of my fruit dishes and with this crown I instantly thought my vodka and tequilla cream strawberries.  I also saw this sassy red apron for women and for girls and instantly fell in love with the combination.  Do you remember in the movie Tu Wong Fu Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar when they showed up to the town and the only event in the town was their strawberry festival?

Everyone in the town got together and dressed up in their favorite red clothes, red aprons for women and made their most fabulous strawberry recipes.  If they had the ones that I am going to teach you, trust me, that party would have been a lot more fun.

Sassy red apron for women

Sassy red apron for women

Sassy Red Apron for Women & Girls – $25.95The sassy red apron for women is also the perfect one to wear when making these fun alcoholic treats as well as baking a strawberry pie or really anything that is strawberry or red.  I absolutely love the way it looks with the red and white polka dotted straps on the top and the fun floral designs all over the front. The waist band is a great stripped pattern and because it ties around the back and onto the side, you have a design that lets  you show off an hourglass figure adding in a sexy look to some seductive food.Think about it, red food is romantic.  Chocolate covered strawberries, red wine, cherry brandy or dark chocolate pomegranate martinis and even dark red glazes over chocolate cakes and brownies.  They scream romance and flirt.  When you create these amazing dished in your new sassy red apron for women, it could only add those extra emotion and love into your food so that it comes out even more amazing!The front pocket carries the patten of the red and while polka dot neck straps and the fringe that accents the bottom matches the waist straps to complete this amazing and sassy look.  I could easily see Lucille ball pulling this one off or even any other sassy woman like likes to look good no matter what she was making or which kitchen she was in.  I would guess that she wouldn’t have been able to resist this one or the black version for her own kitchen after watching her on the show.  That’s just my opinion though.If you’re a smart and sassy lady, this red women’s apron is the absolute perfect one for you.  It is smart looking, cut sexy and also very modern with a vintage print.  I love it and know that you will too.
hollowed out strawberries

hollowed out strawberries

Ok, now here is what you were also looking for, my recipes for Alcoholic Strawberries for adult parties and valentines. There are two versions I am making for summer. (I use whipped cream in the summer and buttercream in the winter solely based on the taste an heaviness of them.) Vodka Vanilla Cream Strawberries and Chocolate, Tequila Lime Cream Strawberries.

For both recipes:

Cut the top and a part of the bottom off of the strawberries so there is a flat surface the berry can stand on on the bottom. Now hollow out each strawberry but do not cut to the bottom. Leave some room. (You can also save the tops and them back on later ontop of the whipped or butter cream, however the whipped cream can’t support them for long.)

Chocolate Tequilla and Lime Buttercream Strawberries

Chocolate Tequilla and Lime Buttercream Strawberries

Vodka Vanilla Cream Strawberries:

This is extremely easy to do. You take your heavy cream and drop a little bit of pure vanilla extract into it. Now whip it until it becomes whipped cream. (If you want to cheat, get cool whip or whichever brand you prefer. Cool Whip tends to last longer.) Now, take a splash of vodka teaspoon by teaspoon and add it into the whipped cream making sure it doesn’t melt down to much. Before you get it starting to melt, stop adding the vodka and you’re done.

Chocolate, Tequila, Lime Cream Strawberries:

I prefer these with lemon, but everyone else likes them with lime so feel free to switch them out. Take your heavy cream and add a couple teaspoons of dark cocoa powder to it. Beat it until it’s whipped cream and now take a small bit of lime juice and a high end or high quality tequila and start dropping it in, but stop before the whipped cream begins to melt.

Both:

Now take the whipped cream and place it in an icing bag. Now carefully insert the whipped creams into the strawberries and top with the top of the strawberry or use a small chunk of kiwi for green, blueberries or black berries for patriotic holidays or even a vodka soaked cherry to make it even more fun for the adults.

If you are transferring them somewhere or setting them outside, freeze a baking pan with ice and line the strawberries on the ice tray for looks and to keep everything cold.

I hope you enjoy these strawberries and don’t forget to buy the sassy red apron for women so that I can keep this blog running. You can also share this post on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook by clicking any of the buttons at the top.

A Very Cherry Apron – Cherry Aprons on Sale

When looking through one of my favorite aprons shops I came across this fabulous apron with cherries on it (You have to scroll down the page about 5 aprons down). Not only is this fun and flirty cherry patterned apron perfect for spring and early summer, but it screams 1950’s with a very modern twist and cut.  It has a bright cherry red apron strings that go over your shoulders and tie in a bow and I absolutely love the red and white vertical striped ruffles and matching waist ties on this gorgeous cherry patterned apron.

The ruffles and pattern of the waist ties remind me of a candy striper or even sort of like a fun ribbon candy pattern.  The cherries that make up the main pattern of this fabulous and flirty cherry apron spin around in just about every direction.  You also have a bunch of different groups of one, two or three cherry clusters with beautiful green stems and each one has a gorgeous green leaf.  It is the perfect gift for the person who loves to bake, especially if they do pies, turnovers or even for someone who does jams and enjoys modern cut clothing with vintage and classic looks.  I could completely imaging Bree Van De Kamp from Desperate Housewives wearing this while she bakes her welcome baskets for people moving to Wisteria Lane.

A Very Cherry Apron - Cherry Patterned Aprons

A Very Cherry Apron - Cherry Patterned Aprons

Women’s Apron Very Cherry– For just $34.95 you can buy this fabulous cherry patterned retro apron with red shoulder straps and a candy striped waistband.The classic pattern with a modern cut and design is perfect for a summer gift for a party, a cookout or even just as a thinking of you for the person who loves to bake.

If you have a friend who makes classic recipes and enjoys vintage looks but is more modern and trendy, this cherry pattern apron is the perfect gift for her.If you need a gift for someone that loves to bake but has everything she already needs, surprise her in the spring or summer with this fun and unique gift.  She’ll love the cut and adore the colors.

You cannot go wrong with the cherry apron from Flirty Aprons and she will love wearing it while she bakes.  She may even end up baking something extra for you just as a thank you for the awesome unique gift.  Buy something special that she would enjoy like this cherry apron and give a gift that she will love.