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cheesecake bitesMy daughter found a picture on pintrest, the recipe was in another language, so here is my recipe for the little treats.

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

Combine sugar and butter until creamed. Add flour and bs until crumbly. Press 1/2 Tbls of mixture into bottom of mini muffin cups. Bake 5 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Filling

8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1/2 cup caramel or dulce de leche

Cream cheese, sugar and sour cream. Add vanilla and egg, combine until smooth.

Fill muffin cups and bake in 350 degree oven about 15 minutes until set. Remove and cool. Pipe dollop of caramel on top of each treat. Refrigerate

 

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Here is a great recipe for banana bread that gets raves every time I make if for some A Chef of Your Own vacationing guests.

Banana Bread

3 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3 ripe bananas

3/4 cup oil

1 1/2 cups sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Mash bananas. Add sugar, vanilla, oil and sour cream. Mix well. Add eggs and thoroughly mix.

Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well so there are no dry spots or lumps.

Pour into two well greased bread pans or 12 mega muffin cups.

Place in preheated oven and bake bread 45-55 minutes and muffins about 30 minutes until tester comes out clean.

 

This is a revised post, much better finished product.

My husband posted this to my page from something someone posted and I changed it a little bit.

Bacon, French toast and egg bake

12 slices bacon, par-cooked

6 slices bread – cut in 2-3 inch rounds

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup maple syrup

6 eggs

3 cups milk

1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

Cut bacon into 1 inch pieces. Cook bacon until crispy. Dice bread and toss with bacon pieces. Melt butter and maple syrup together and pour over bread mixture. Place eggs in greased casserole dish. Top with cheese. Combine milk and eggs. Pour egg mixture over bread and cover, let sit overnight. Bake in 350 degree oven 25-35 minutes until puffed and egg is cooked through. Remove from oven and let cool.

 

Here is the recipe for the sangria from the demo today, Salute!

Seven Daughters Red Sangria
1 bottle  seven daughters pinot noir

2 c  TFM sparkling Italian Mineral Water

½ c  sugar

½ c  TFM peach lemon European soda

1  orange, sliced

1  lemon, sliced

1  green apple, sliced
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine. Chill sangria at least one hour or overnight before serving.
TIp: For a delicious white sangria, use seven daughters Moscato.

Wow, it’s been a long time but I am going to try to stop in now and again. Here is a recipe I made today from Cooking Light to go with Parmesan Buffalo Burgers

Balsamic Ketchup

1 Tbls olive oil

3/8 tsp salt

2 lbs small tomatoes, halved

3 Tbls fresh basil

2 tsp Balsamic vinegar (I used 1 tsp balsamic reduction)

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp ground red pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Combine oil, salt and tomatoes in large bowl. Toss gently to coat. Arrange tomatoes, skin side down, on a rack set inside a shallow pan. Bake for 3 hours. ( I baked them on a sheet of foil sprayed with canola oil)

Combine tomatoes, basil, and remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Refrigerate in an air tight container, up to a week.

NOTES: I only roasted the tomatoes for 2 hours and pressed them through a sieve before pureeing them. It was a little thin, I think from the shortened drying time.

This weekend I will be at the Fresh Market in Altamonte, FL. Here are the recipes for the demo. I will be at the store from 1-4, hope you get to stop by and try something. The second recipe uses Hibiscus flowere in syrup. they were pretty amazing.  I sold out before the end of the demo.

Pan Seared Shrimp with Avocado Salad and Chianti Butter Sauce

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 c Candoni Chianti

2 tbsp Maui Maid Teriyaki Sauce

2 avocados, skin and pit removed,

and cubed

2 c arugula

1 tbsp TFM Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 lb fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp TFM Butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

In a small sauce pan, bring wine just to a boil,

then reduce heat and simmer until wine is

reduced by about half, approximately 5 minutes.

Add Maui Maid Teriyaki Sauce to the wine, stirring to combine. Return

to a simmer for 1 minute then remove from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine avocado and arugula and season to taste with salt and

pepper. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Season shrimp

with salt and pepper, then sear on each side for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk

butter into teriyaki wine sauce until melted. Arrange avocado salad on a large

serving platter and top with shrimp.

Use a spoon to drizzle sauce over the shrimp. Serve immediately. Pair with a

glass of Candoni Chianti, Pinot Noir or Pinot Grigio.

 

Hibiscus Greek Yogurt Sundae

Ingredients

1 jar Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup

1 pint vanilla greek yogurt

1 c fresh berries of your choice, such as raspberries or strawberries

whipped cream for topping

¼cup pistacios, chopped for topping

Preparation

Drain the hibiscus flowers and reserve both syrup and flowers. Cut each

flower in half. Scoop 1/2 cup yogurt inot each of the 4 serving bowls and serve.

½ cup of yogurt into each of 4 serving bowls. Scatter

berries over yogurt and drizzle each with the reserved hibiscus syrup. Top

each sundae with whipped cream, hibiscus flowers and chopped pistachios.

Serve immediately.

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Here’s a bonus, two recipes for one post. A Chef of Your Own made these Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes for a guest last week and they were a BIG hit. Make them tonight to go with burgers off the grill. The second recipe was the surprise of the evening. At a dinner party the other night, I had four people ask for the recipe, I call it Island rice. The inspiration was a pina colada, hope you enjoy!

Creamy, Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices

1 onion, chopped

3 Tbls butter

3 Tbls all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

2 cups milk

1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese

4 ounces american cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Saute onions in butter until translucent. Add flour and combine well. Add milk and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until thickened. Stir in cheese and add potatos slices.

Pour into greased baking dish and cover with foil.  Bake, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and bake an additional 1/2 hour until golden and potatoes are tender.

Makes about 4 servings.

 

Island rice

2 cup Basmatti Rice

2 Cup coconut water

2 cup water

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup large flake coconut

1 sm can crushed pineapple

Combine coconut water, water, salt and flake coconut in small pan. Bring to a boil. Add rice and reduce heat. Cover and simmer until all liquid is absorbed. Stir in crushed pineapple. Serve and enjoy.

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