Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 17, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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the Food Processor….

 
Spray the blades of the food processor with cooking spray before using.
* The blades will be easier to clean when done
* It will be easier to chop something sticky, like dried fruit

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 30, 2013 at 9:13 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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To lessen your cleanup time when using a food processor, protect the lid by first covering the bowl of food with a piece of plastic wrap. The lid will stay clean and you can toss the plastic wrap in the trash when you’re finished.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 18, 2013 at 9:40 AM | Posted in vegetables | Leave a comment
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Cauliflower cooks in 10 – 15 minutes, and overcooking it will cause it to turn dark and tough, so make sure to keep an eye on the pot. Add a small amount of lemon juice to the cooking water to keep it white, and to reduce the odor replace the hot water when it’s halfway done. Never cook cauliflower in an aluminum or iron pot, because contact with these metals will turn the vegetable yellow, brown, or even blue-green.

Fall Pumpkin Pesto

September 28, 2012 at 1:15 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A recipe just in time for the fall, Pumpkin Pesto! This recipe was passed along to me, via email, by Jenny a friend of mine.

 

Pumpkin Pesto

YIELD: About 1-1/2 cups

Calories: 60

CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 5

Ingredients:

1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
2 tablespoons honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tsps lemon zest
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:

1. In a food processor, combine basil, parsley, pumpkin, walnuts, the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, the honey, garlic, lemon juice, 2 tsps lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper. Cover and process with several on/off pulses until coarsely chopped. With processor running, add oil in a thin, steady stream. (When necessary, stop processor and scrape down side of bowl.)
2. Transfer pesto to a serving bowl. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese. Serve with toasted baguette slices, crackers, and/or pita wedges. Makes about 1-3/4 cups

Make Ahead Tip
Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare as directed through Step 1. Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese before serving.

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