easy-cheese

Kronk’s Spinach Puffs


Yields 36 puffs

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen spinach
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Frozen puff pastry
  • Egg wash
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment
  • Rubber spatula
  • Sauté pan
  • Square cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat oil in a sauté pan on medium high. Add diced onions and sweat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and spinach and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Place spinach into a medium bowl and then stir in the cheeses, yolk and salt.
  5. Cut a puff pastry into squares about 3-4 inches and place 1 tablespoon filling along the center in a line from top to bottom.
  6. Brush egg wash along the edges and then seal the two sides together to create a “cone” shape.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  8. TaDa! Kronk’s Spinach Puffs are a cheesy, flaky delight fit for an emporer!
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Batman Pizza


The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Pizza Sauce
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Topping
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Whole black olives
Equipment
  • Stand mixer with hook attachment
  • Large glass bowl
  • Medium pot
  • Pizza pan
  • Small fork
  • Rolling pin
  • Rubber spatula
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Bench flour
  • Pastry brush
  • Batman cookie cutter

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in flour, salt and oil and then beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a ball.
  5. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan. Prick the dough all over with a fork and cover lightly with sauce. Bake at 450ºF for 5 minutes.
  6. Spread the remaining sauce over the pizza and bake again at 350ºF for 8 to 10 minutes.
Pizza Sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cut the head off of a bulb of garlic, exposing the cloves and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil like a package and bake on center rack in oven for 45 minutes to an hour.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix the sauce, paste and water with a whisk until smooth and then add all the cloves of roasted garlic, the fresh herbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly.

Time to decorate!

  1. Generously spread grated mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce. Spread grated cheddar cheese into an oval shape in the center of the pizza.
  2. Dice olives and then gently place a batman cookie cutter in the center of the melted cheddar. Carefully fill the cutter with diced olives and then slowly lift the cutter.
  3. TaDa! Time to save a hungry Gotham, one cheesey pizza slice at a time!

Snowman Pizza


The things you’ll need

Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Topping
  • 1 cup mozzarella
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • ½ ricotta
  • Sliced black olives
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
Equipment
  • Stand mixer with hook attachment
  • Small fork
  • Rolling pin
  • Rubber scraper
  • Decorating bags
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Small cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bench flour
  • Pastry brush
  • 6-inch cake pan
  • 8-inch cake pan

Let’s get started!

Dough
  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of flour until a thick paste forms. Add salt, oil, and remaining flour. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Work dough into a ball and then set aside.

Time to decorate!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cut bell peppers into strips
  3. Roll dough out onto a floured surface. Using a 6-inch and an 8-inch cake pan, cut out rounds from the dough.
  4. On a prepared baking sheet, overlap the smaller circle on the large circle to create a snowman shape
  5. Drizzle the snowmen with a little olive oil then spread the ricotta to cover the pizzas. Sprinkle the grated mozzarella over the top. Place black olive slices for buttons and eyes, orange bell pepper for the nose and arrange the red bell pepper strips for the scarf.
  6. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes.
Recipe: Cheese Cauliflower

Description: It smells great!

Game ingredients: Cheese, Cauliflower

This recipe restores 138 energy and 55 health. It can be obtained from Pam after reaching 3 hearts and sells for 300g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 45 minutes. Serves 3.

Thanks to my mum for this recipe! You can also use broccoli, if you prefer.

-¼ head of cauliflower
-¼ medium onion
-1 tablespoon butter
-¼ cup flour
-½ cup water
-1 cup Cheez Whiz 
-1 egg
-½ cup breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Cut the cauliflower into bite-size chunks, removing the stems so you just have the florets. Place them in a medium-sized pot with about 1L of water in it. 

Cook the cauliflower on high heat just until it starts to boil, then shut it off. 

Finely dice the onion and melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it starts to brown, then add the flour. 

Mix just until the flour completely coats the onion, then add the water right away and stir until smooth. Add the Cheez Whiz and crack in the egg and combine until creamy and smooth, then turn off the element. 

Drain the cauliflower florets in a colander and place them in a small casserole dish. Pour in the cheese sauce and mix until just combined, then top with the breadcrumbs. If you like, you can also top with a bit of shredded cheese. 

Bake in the oven, uncovered, for about 30 minutes. Serve hot. 

This cheesy goodness is excellent with dinner or lunch, and you can add spices to your liking. 

-SVR

Thanksgiving Turkey Cran Sandwich


Yield varies by preference

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • Leftover cranberry sauce, stuffing, & turkey
  • Provolone cheese
  • Sourdough bread
Equipment
  • Electric griddle
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  1. Heat leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
  2. Turn the griddle up to 300ºF and then place a slice of bread on it.
  3. Lay a slice of cheese on the bread and then layer cranberry sauce, stuffing, and turkey on top of the cheese. Let it sit for 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Flip the sandwich over and allow the other side to brown, about 30 to 45 seconds.
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PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN BREASTS

Hey guys! Here’s my second recipe that I’ve tried for you all :) I tweaked this recipe to be a little healthier and I hope you guys try it because it is simple, delicious, and a definitely crowd pleaser.

Cameron and I made this chicken when we had our friends Emily and Kyle over for dinner. Kyle is a football player for OU and he ate 3 chicken breasts! I would’ve too if I wasn’t sticking to my plan lol. It was a hit with everyone though, even Emily who is a super picky eater. Can’t wait to hear your success stories with this chicken! 

Each chicken breast is about 7 WW points. Paired with veggies or salad, it’s the perfect dinner!

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 40 mins (in oven though, so don’t let that number scare you away!)

This recipe makes about 2-3 chicken breasts

Ingredients:

- chicken breasts

- ½ cup panko bread crumbs

- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

- 2 tablespoons parsley (dry works fine!)

- pinch of salt

- pinch of pepper

- ¼ cup melted butter (this will not be completely used in the recipe, so don’t let the butter scare you away!)

- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

- 2 garlic cloves minced (I buy already minced garlic, if you do also just use 2 teaspoons of minced garlic)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350*

2. Mix bread crumbs, parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper in a plate.

3. Melt butter in microwave and then add lemon juice and garlic in same plate.

4. Coat both sides of chicken in the butter/lemon/garlic mixture. Make sure the garlic is sticking, sort of press it in

5. Move chicken to bread crumb/parmesan/parsley mixture and coat it in that. Make sure it’s fully coated, again pressing it into the chicken so it sticks.
6. Place chicken on non-stick pan or glass baking dish. When putting chicken on cooking pan, do not let them touch.

7. Bake for 40 minutes

8. Enjoy and send me a message letting me know your thoughts!

I changed this recipe a bit, but the original is from tasteandsee.com

Healthy brunch this morning: quick Spanish style omelette (made with canned new potatoes to save time, eggs, milk, onions and added mozzarella cheese on top) + a banana and orange smoothie. :)