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Cornbread Whoopie Pies

5 Jan

I love whoopie pies of all flavors and colors; chocolate, pumpkin, maple, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chip, etc. If you can think it up, I will eat it! But I’ve never had a savory whoopie pie before and it’s been on my to-do list for a while. Cornbread seemed to make the most sense for the cake but if you have any other ideas, please share! You’ll notice below that I decided to use a non-dairy cream cheese. Instead of making the whoopie pies dairy, I chose to add delicious Mexican Style Chorizo in the filling. I just love jalapeno cornbread with sausage and each bite was the perfect mix. Continue reading

Roasted Beet Noodle & Sausage Lasagna

28 Dec

I recently purchased another CSA-style package of seasonal vegetables from Gilt Taste (I couldn’t help myself) and in the box were a variety of beautiful heirloom beets. I didn’t even know that heirloom beets existed but there they were in all their colorful glory, just begging to be cooked! I used to hate beets but I’m really learning to love their earthy sweet flavor, especially when simply roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.  So why not take it to the next level (or maybe even more than one level) and make something I’ve never tried, like beet pasta! I was originally going to make a vegan pasta but I was seriously having the urge to try an egg-based pasta recipe from Mario Batali and since I always believe in cooking how you feel, the eggs-based recipe won. Sorry to any of my vegan followers (do I have any vegan followers?). By the way, if it looks like there are a lot of steps and ingredients to this dish, you are right! And was it worth it? Yes and No! The layers of filling were absolutely delicious but I’m not sure if I would make the homemade beet noodles again. I’m so glad I tried it once but unless I have extra roasted beets lying around, these noodles just take a long time. I definitely think everyone should try making homemade noodles at least once in their lives! Crossing it off my check-list now.   Continue reading

Stuffed Reuben Latkes

13 Dec

Check out my latest recipe, Stuffed Reuben Latkes, on Culinary Kosher!

http://culinarykosher.com/journal/Stuffed%20Reuben%20Latkes/66#.Tud672NNppw

You can also check out this Kitchen Tested feature in the Culinary Kosher Culinary Roundup! http://culinarykosher.com/chitchat/?p=1598

Vegetarian “Frito” Pie

6 Nov

My sister, Francine, is visiting from Seattle and I wanted to make something special for dinner that would really impress her. Not too long ago, she mentioned a recipe she had seen on TV but was “too lazy to make” called Frito Pie. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, Fritos are under questionable Kosher supervision so we improvised by buying every available bag of kosher corn chip on the market. I chose to make a vegetarian chili so I could enjoy some real cheese verses making a meat chili with fake cheese. What a waste that would have been! The rest really speaks for itself so check it out. Continue reading

“You Don’t Need a Panini Maker to Make a Panini” Panini {Feature Friday}

16 Sep

Congratulations to Nissania Hazghia, this weeks recipe winner and the first Feature Friday guest blogger on Kitchen Tested. If you would like to be featured on KT, it’s as easy as submitting a recipe here.    

As a wife, mom and busy owner of my children’s gift and accessory company, Bella Mia Design Co. I am always trying to come up with fast, easy and delicious dinner ideas.  My job as a business owner and mom is a 24 hour one, so when my daughter goes to sleep, its work time! Since the evenings are so hectic with Bella Mia, I wanted to come up with dinner plans that allow my husband and I to be together and eat a yummy meal that doesn’t require a lot of prep time.  Panini’s are one of our go-to meals, pair it with a salad and you’re good to go.  Even a glass of wine would not be a bad idea! Continue reading

Feature Friday is Here!

31 Aug

Who’s ready for Feature Friday? Submit your favorite unique and interesting recipes for the chance to be featured on Kitchen Tested!

Every Friday, a new recipe will be posted on Kitchen Tested but it won’t be one of my adventurous concoctions. It’ll be YOURS! All you have to do is send me an email with your own kitchen tested recipe, along with some pictures of your cooking process, and submit it to kitchentested@gmail.com. Each week, I will choose a new submission to be featured and it could be yours! Don’t worry if your recipe doesn’t make the cut right away because you could be next in line.

The first guest recipe will be posted on Friday, September 16th.

Basic information you will need to submit a recipe:

1. A recipe that is uniquely yours

2. A story behind the recipe

3. Measurements and clear directions

4. A picture of the finished product and possibly some step-by-step pictures along the way

5. Bio of the author and picture, if available

6. Link to your website, Twitter, and/or Facebook page, if available

I can’t wait to receive your submissions and start reading all of your individual and exciting recipes! Good luck.

Crock Pot Falafel

10 Aug

Once in a while, a friend or fan will email me with the suggestion to read a blog that I may not have seen before. I love to read and be inspired by food blogs and I always enjoy another cooks perspective from their own kitchen. On more than one occasion, I’ve received the link for crockpot365.blogspot.com and if you like the ease of cooking with your crock pot, this is the blog for you. What began as a New Year’s resolution to use a slow cooker every day for a year has developed in to an incredible index of simple crock pot recipes and I am simply mesmerized. While sifting through the pages, I found this unusual recipe for crock pot falafel and it just sounded impossible. I mean, how can you cook falafel balls in a crock pot? Will they be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside like a beautifully fried falafel ball from a restaurant in Israel or even from Moshe’s Falafel food truck in Manhattan? I just had to find out! Continue reading