Homemade Toffee

Homemade Toffee

Homemade Toffee

 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1 cup butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
See full instructions on: therecipecritic.com 

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound dry pasta (I used farfalle)
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed torn fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic glaze (I used DeLallo, but see instructions below for a homemade alternative)

See full instructions on: www.gimmesomeoven.com

 

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

Snickers Chocolate Cookie Cups

Ingredients

for the cookie cups:

  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 48 mini snickers bars

for the icing and caramel:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup cocoa
  • 1/8 cup peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • caramel sauce (i used this one)

See full instructions on: www.ohsweetbasil.com

Thai Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot Soup

Thai Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot Soup

Thai Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot Soup

Ingredients:

Thai Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot Soup

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (may substitute olive oil)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups uncooked butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1”cubes, seeds separated
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1”cubes
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (14 oz.) can quality coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Sriracha/Asian hot chili sauce to taste (optional)

Honey Sriracha Butternut Squash Seeds

  • Reserved butternut squash seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha/Asian hot chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Garnish

  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts, chopped (a must! unless you’re allergic)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped (optional)

See full instructions on: www.carlsbadcravings.com

New York Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake

New York Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Crust

    • 70 ml butter melted
    • 140g digestive biscuits , made into fine crumbs

For the Cheesecake Filling

    • 3 x 300g pack full fat soft cheese (Philadelphia is good)
    • 250g golden caster sugar
    • 3 tbsp plain flour
    • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 tsp lemon juice
    • 3 large eggs, plus 1 yolk
    • 200 ml carton soured cream

For the Topping:

  • 300 g raspberries
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 gelatine sheet

See full instructions on: www.larecetadelafelicidad.com

Grape, Avocado and Arugula Salad

Grape, Avocado and Arugula Salad

Grape, Avocado and Arugula Salad

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 6 cups fresh arugula, loosely packed
  • 2 cups halved seedless grapes, red or green or a mix
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
  • half a small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • balsamic vinaigrette (ingredients below)

White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar (or traditional balsamic vinegar)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper

See full instructions on: www.gimmesomeoven.com

 

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ small yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Optional: hatch green chile or jalapeno for added heat, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cans Cuban seasoned black beans, drained (but do not rinse!)
  • 2½ cups low sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • Sour cream, to top
  • Cilantro, to top
  • Tomatoes, to top
  • Limes, to serve

See full instructions on: hostthetoast.com

Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder/granules, optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee, optional (leftover from the morning brew is fine)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

See full instructions on: www.averiecooks.com