Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Snacking in the Summertime

Ready to have some fun with food? Try these healthy and easy snacks.

Fruit Sail Boat - Place a triangle of honeydew on a toothpick and stick it into an orange wedge.

Pineapple Beehive - Stack progressively smaller pineapple rings to form the hive. Attach an olive into the top of a grape tomato and set it on its side to form the bee.

Tomato Toadstools - Top a hard boiled egg with half of a cherry tomato and some crumbled feta cheese.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Food Processor Dos and Don'ts

Things you can make in a food processor:

- Bread crumbs - Just add bread.
- Peanut butter - Process peanuts for 2 minutes. Add peanut oil til desired consistency.
- Grated cheese - Stick the cheese in the freezer for 5 minutes and then use your grating disk.
- Baby foods - Puree cooked foods and serve.

Things you can't make in a food processor:

- Mashed potatoes - The potatoes won't process.
- Meat loaf - It will get too mushy.
- Whipped cream - It will get too stiff.
- Ground coffee - It's won't get fine enough.
- Crushed ice - It will wear out the blade.

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