Ask the Caterer: How to Cut Brownies

Tired of tearing apart a beautiful pan of brownies? Guess what… there is a correct way to cut brownies! Who knew?!? If you want a nice, clean cut for your next batch of chocolate deliciousness, I suggest using a plastic knife. Beautiful brownies every time! www.cateringbydebbicovington.com    

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Ricotta and Spinach Crepes Lasagna

A show-stopping and elegant vegetarian hors d'oeuvre or entree! Ricotta and Spinach Crepes Lasagna Purchase crepes from a local gourmet food store or use your favorite recipe. 15 (6-inch) crepes 1 cup ricotta or cottage cheese 1 cup jarred tomato-basil pasta sauce 4 to 5 ounces fresh spinach leaves Spray a foil-lined baking sheet lightly with cooking spray. Place a crepe on the baking sheet, top with 2 tablespoons ricotta and spread evenly over crepe. Add a thin layer of spinach leaves. Add a second crepe, spread with 2 tablespoons tomato-basil sauce; top with a thin ...

Crunchy Roasted Broccoli

Another delicious way to prepare one of my favorite veggies! Crunchy Roasted Broccoli Delectable side dish! 2 ounces (approximately 30 pieces) sliced pepperoni 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup panko bread crumbs ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 pounds broccoli, trimmed and cut into log spears 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Sea salt, to taste Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Process pepperoni slices and garlic in a mini food processor. Add panko and pulse to combine. Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a frying pan; add crumb mixture and cook until crisp ...

Peach Crunch Cake

You'll love this easy dessert! It's the perfect sweet and yummy comfort food for a cold and rainy night! Peach Crunch Cake Buttery pecans top this peachy dessert - delicious served warm or cold. Only 380 calories per serving! 1 (29-ounce can sliced peaches in syrup 1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches in syrup 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix 1 cup chopped pecans 1 stick butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the peaches and syrup into the baking dish. (Cut up peaches, if necessary, to spread evenly). ...

Cheddar Chili Dog Wraps

Looking for an easy and satisfying week night entree for kids of all ages? Try these delicious Cheddar Chili Dog Wraps! I like to serve them with kettle-cooked potato chips and side of coleslaw. Enjoy! Cheddar Chili Dog Wraps I use Texas Pete Chili in this recipe. Use your favorite canned hot dog chili or chili with beans – whatever you like! They're all good. 2 (10-ounce) cans hot dog chili 1 (16-ounce) package beef hot dogs 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 tomato, seeded and diced Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread one can of chili ...

Meatball & Cheese Stuffed Biscuits

Great cocktail food just in time for Super Bowl Sunday! I'm so sorry that I didn't have an opportunity to snap a photo of the yummy meatballs and gooey cheese inside these tasty biscuits. They were gone in a flash! They're easy to make and easy to eat. DELICIOUS!   Meatball and Cheese Stuffed Biscuits Serve with a side of warm marinara sauce for dipping. 1 (16.3-ounce) can refrigerated Grands biscuits 8 frozen beef meatballs, thawed 4 pieces Mozzarella string cheese, cut into 16 pieces Olive oil Dried oregano Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Marinara sauce, for dipping ...

Skinny Chili

I'm still on a quest to find delicious and filling entrees that are low in fat and calories. Turns out it's not that hard! A tweak here, an adjustment there and I'm coming up with easy-to-prepare meals that are satisfying and won't further damage my already plump waistline. Skinny Chili contains both beef and turkey. With all of the other spicy flavors going on you don't even notice the lower fat content. I think the real trick is to skip the cheese and sour cream on top. Skinny Chili Low fat and only 280 calories per serving! 1 pound ground round 1 pound ground turkey ...

Skinny Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Okay, so we're all looking for quick, tasty and low-calorie foods to help us unload the extra holiday pounds. These two SKINNY recipes are easy, satisfying and delicious --- and take almost no effort. They're fast to whip up and won't leave you starving in the afternoon. Add a side of fresh berries (about 30 calories) and you'll have a beautiful meal suitable for a luncheon guest or two! Yummy! Skinny Sandwich Only 225 calories per sandwich! 1 multi-grain sandwich thin 1 heaping tablespoon jarred pizza sauce Fresh spinach leaves 2 ounces sliced deli ham 1 mini Babybel ...

Oven-Roasted Hasselback Potatoes

Looking for a way to jazz up baked potatoes? Serve this easy and impressive side dish. Oven-Roasted Hasselback Potatoes get their name from the region in Sweden where the recipe originated. The potatoes are roasted after being sliced very thin but without cutting through the bottom in such a way to leave the potatoes intact. The delightful thing about this recipe is that as the potatoes roast in the oven they begin to crisp on the outside while leaving the inside tender. Simply irresistible! OVEN-ROASTED HASSELBACK POTATOES Fabulous! Leftover potatoes are great reheated ...

Winter Brunch on the Porch

What a beautiful winter morning to host a brunch on the front porch of PLUM PRODUCTIONS! Thank you Ashley Meijerink and Janessa Perreault for the great tablescape! Fabulous food photography by SUSAN DELOACH PHOTOGRAPHY!  CRAB BENEDICT This easy step-by-step recipe yields a creamy hollandaise sauce with a bright lemony zing. Put the sauce to good use over scrumptious layers of toasted English muffins, tomatoes, lump crab meat, bacon and poached eggs for a new twist on a classic brunch favorite. 4 English muffins, split, lightly buttered and toasted 1 large tomato, cut ...