This dish is a garlic lover’s dream. Mini gnocchi (gnocchetti) and asparagus are tossed in a garlic-gorgonzola cream sauce made with enough garlic to keep the vampires away.
Today is National Garlic day and to celebrate I joined up with a bunch of other food bloggers to share recipes that predominantly feature this beloved food enhancer. There’s even a stellar giveaway to go along with it!
When thinking of what to make for the occasion, I immediately thought of a garlic restaurant in San Francisco at which I once ate, which takes pride in how much garlic they use every day. We had garlic seeping out of our pores afterwards and I relished in it, refusing gum afterwards. This pasta dish is my recreation of what I ordered – mini gnocchi (gnocchetti) and asparagus tossed in a garlicky-gorgonzola cream sauce. I used 8 cloves of garlic (which amounted to 1/4 cup minced) in the sauce. In other words, this is not for the faint of heart when it comes to garlic.
Check out all the other garlicky goodness happening today:
- Black Garlic Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream from girlichef
- Caesar Tartlets with Sweet Garlic Butter Crusts from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Easy Garlic Infused Olive Oil from MarocMama
- Garlic and Herb Lamb Chops from Healthy. Delicious.
- Garlic Bread from My Catholic Kitchen
- Garlic Dill Roasted Potato Wedges from From Gate to Plate
- Garlic Fried Rice from Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Garlic Soup with Cheese & Garlic Olive Crunch Bread from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Garlic Trifecta with Quinoa Pasta and Spinach from Peaceful Cooking
- Gnocchetti with Asparagus and Garlic-Gorgonzola Sauce from The Spiffy Cookie
- Heart Healthy Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe from It’s Yummi!
- Roasted Garlic Butter from Basic N Delicious
- Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza Pockets from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Slow-Roasted Lamb with 40 Cloves of Garlic from Food Lust People Love
- Vampire Garlic Dip from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
One year ago: Strawberry, Mango, and Yogurt Smoothie
Two years ago: More Fudge Less Pudge Brownies
To prove how versatile bagel bites can be I made bruschetta with them. But not just any bruschetta, a straberry-balsamic marinated goat cheese bruschetta.
This post almost didn’t happen. Yesterday WordPress put out yet another update (3.9) which caused problems for any blogger with the Ziplist plugin. I didn’t figure out until midnight that deactivating the plugin provided a temporary fix allowing me write up the post before reactivating the plugin. So tada here’s today’s recipe!
A few weeks ago my friend Shiva asked if I could help dream up some fun bagel-bite recipes to be on the menu for her new cafe called Tabletop Board Game Cafe. It’s a board game cafe, featuring a maker space, and it’s opening soon near the west side of Cleveland, OH. I have been to a boardgame cafe once in Toronto and it was a blast, but with her and her husband’s creativity I know their cafe will be even better. So all you NE Ohioans better check it out once it opens! Play some games and order some tasty bagel bites.
With my goat cheese mania lately I had to make a bagel bite incorporating it so I started my bagel biting adventures with more of a dessert-appetizer variety, making a bruschetta with strawberries instead of tomatoes. The strawberries are marinated in balsamic glaze before being placed on top of the goat cheese. It was so simple and easy that I decided to make it two different ways: toasted bagel bites and bagel chips.
To find out more about Tabletop Board Game Cafe, follow them on Instagram (http://instagram.com/tabletopcleve), Twitter (https://twitter.com/tabletopcleve), and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/tabletopcleve/).
One year ago: Cast Iron Skillet Brussels Sprouts Bacon Pizza
Two years ago: Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Looking for an Easter dessert? This cute Easter bunny cake is easily constructed with two round cakes. The best part is that it’s a no-bake cake made out of rice krispies treats.
Baking for the holidays is always a lot of fun. Beyond an excuse to use festive sprinkles, there are so many creative ideas. Take this cake for example – two round cakes magically transform into this cute little guy. Unfortunately my photo-shoot for this Easter creation was not conducive to great pictures, but the execution is what’s important here. It’s an Easter bunny cake!
First things first, this is a no-bake cake. I made a cake out of rice krispies treats which were formed in cake pans. Using a simple template I cut up one of the cakes into the ears and bowtie to create the bunny. From there all that remained was to frost and decorate! You can use any assortment of candy, sprinkles, and frosting that you prefer. I made the eyes out of leftover cakeball fondant and white and black frosting, the cheeks are pink sprinkles, the nose is more cakeball fondant, the mouth is black frosting, and finally the bowtie consists of a chocolate chip cookie, cakeball fondant and sprinkles. Coconut would also be a great way to make a “fluffy” bunny but I made this cake for a non-coconut lover.
Change up your quiche routine with a crispy hash brown crust baked in a cast iron skillet. Fill it up with broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, and cheese or any of your favorite quiche add-ins for a great way to start the day.
This post is a bit delayed but better late than never! While in LA Kate requested that I make a quiche one day for breakfast which was perfect because I had been wanting to try out a hash brown crust. Since my nephew Luke loves broccoli I knew I had to incorporate that into the quiche as well, which lead to the creation of this broccoli and cauliflower quiche with a hash brown crust! Instead of baking it in a pie pan, the quiche is baked and served in a cast iron skillet. Food is more appealing when presented in a cast iron skillet, don’t you think? If you don’t have a cat iron, use an oven-safe skillet or a 10-inch spring-form pan.
One year ago: Hot Oat & Quinoa Cereal
Spaghetti with roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts proves that that winter squash and vegetables transcend the seasons. Especially when paired with a Greek yogurt cream sauce.
The weather was finally showing signs of spring sticking around but has suddenly revived its pesky habit of dropping to nearly below freezing today. Here I was getting into the groove of spring attire only to be denied once more. As a result I continue to crave roasted winter vegetables/squash such as Brussels sprouts and butternut squash. With this cold front sweeping the nation I figured a pasta dish with some season-transitioning flavors would help comfort the cold away, especially when paired with a creamy Greek yogurt sauce. I even put some fried sage on top, in all its crispy and falvorful glory.
One year ago: Creamy Pesto with Mini Ravioli, Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes
This sweet and tangy corn salsa is as easy to make as it is to watch disappear. With sweet yellow corn, black beans, pimentos, and bell pepper, what’s not to love?
If you’ve been paying attention, you may have spied the new CW bakeware by CorningWare in my posts this week. CW is a new line of bakeware from CorningWare that comes in an array of vibrant colors and sizes (purple, blue, green, yellow, and red & 3 quart, shallow 1.9 quart, 1.5 quart, and 20 oz.). What first excited me about this bakeware were the colors, especially the purple ;-). It didn’t hurt that they also net together for compact storage – something I battled with constantly in my apartment’s tiny kitchen.
I made a sausage and egg breakfast casserole in the blue 3 quart baker, an asparagus & wild rice casserole in the green 1.5 quart baker, and today I am sharing a recipe for an easy corn salsa displaying in the blue 1.5 quart and red 20 oz. bakers. Although this salsa does not require any oven-time, I wanted to show off that this bakeware is just as good at serving food as it is at baking. As for the salsa, the recipe is from my PhD advisor’s wife. Whenever she made it for any event and I would be found hovering over it. Under my watch, it disappeared as quickly as it was made.
What you would make in the CW bakeware? Tell me using the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of this post and you will be entered to win your own set!
P.S. For those of you wondering, I qualified in the B1 group for pickleball. There are 5 groups starting with C, B2, B1, A2 and then A1 is the best. So I’m i the middle of the pack. I was told I could easily move up to A2 with just a little more practice. Maybe in another month if I’m still without a job…
Facts: Glazes always improve a meal and apples pair well with pork. Therefore, the apple jelly glaze used on these pork chops is especially delicious and, better yet, easy to prepare.
Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and a fitful of sneezes despite feeling perfectly healthy the night before. Of course it got progressively worse as the day went on, with full blown sinus pressure and a sore nose. My dad recently came down with a cold so it is possible that I am sick. However, I do tend to get allergy symptoms during the first allergy season after moving somewhere new but never again so long as I live there. Happened when I moved to Columbus, OH and Memphis, TN. The same phenomenon may be happening now that I am in Knoxville. Bleh, I hope it’s a cold because those symptoms don’t last as long.
Either way I have to power through these symptoms for my pickleball evaluation this evening. In case you haven’t heard of it, pickleball is similar to tennis except played on a smaller court with paddles and a wiffle ball. It is all the rage here and my parents play it religiously. Naturally, I got sucked in as well. With my tennis background it was easy to pick up once I adjusted to the shorter paddle. However non-group members can only play indoor or during outdoor open time. After three months the others have decided that it is time I went for evaluation to be placed in a group (5 different groups based on skill level), which would enable me to play more often in designated time slots. Wish me luck!
As for these pork chops, everyone knows how well apples go with pork so why not slather on an apple glaze made with apple jelly (homemade in my case because my dad is the jelly man). Glazing pork chops is all the rage.
One year ago: Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos
Complete Easter recipe roundup with recipes for Brunch, appetizers, sides, dinner and dessert!
With Easter just a little over a week away I thought it was a good time to gather up some recipes to help you plan your Easter Brunch and/or dinner. Many of these have appeared at Easter events I attended in the past and I know they will be a hit with your friends and family too. Do you have a favorite recipe that you have to make every year? Somehow my favorite carrot cake recipe has not made it onto the blog yet but there are a few carrot cake-inspired treats on this list – Carrot Cake Batter Dip, Carrot Cake Waffles and Carrot Cake Oatmeal!
Check back as I will be adding new recipes as we get closer to Easter!
One year ago: Speculoos Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Granola Bars
Two years ago: Flavor-Injected Glazed Ham
- Baked Blueberry French Toast with Streusel Topping
- Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
- Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls
- Breakfast Pizza
- Breakfast Stromboli
- Broccoli and Cauliflower Quiche with Hash Brown Crust
- Broccoli Quiche
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Buttermilk Pecan Waffles
- Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Parfaits
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Carrot Cake Waffles
- French Toast Waffles
- Goat Cheese, Spinach & Tomato Quiche
- Kale Quiche
- Mini Meyer Lemon Sticky Rolls
- Mini Razzle Dazzle Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls (pictured)
- Nutella Waffles with Raspberry Syrup
- Potica Nut Roll
- Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- Tomato-Basil Eggs Alfredo in Bread Baskets
- Veggie Eggs Benedict
- Baked Crazy Feta
- Cake Batter Fruit Dip
- Carrot Cake Batter Dip
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Deviled Strawberries (pictured)
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
- Homemade Mozzarella & Caprese Salad Skewers
- Mojito Fruit Dip
- Nutella Fruit Dip
- Orange-Vanilla Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Rainbow Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- Spring Salsa
- Strawberry Fruit Dip
- Toffee Apple Dip
- Veggie Cups with Green Goddess Dip & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Asparagus & Wild Rice Casserole
- Blue Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
- Brussels Sprout Mac and Cheese
- Brussels Sprouts with Honey Vinaigrette
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Creamy Skillet Brussels and Corn
- Crispy Parmesan Green Beans
- Homemade Olive Garden Salad and Dressing
- Greek Yogurt-Rosemary Dinner Rolls
- Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon & Jalapeno (pictured)
- Matzo Ball Soup
- Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli
- Potato, Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin
- Amaretto-Maple glazed Pork Chops
- Apple Jelly Glazed Pork Chops
- Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin with Gravy (pictured) – try with pork loin
- Flavor-Injected Glazed Ham
- Banana Pudding Pie
- Blueberry Blondie Cheesecake Bars
- Blueberry Cookies
- Brownie Fruit Pizza
- Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (pictured)
- Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
- Crustless Ginger Blueberry-Pear Pie
- Flower Bouquet Cake Pops
- Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting
- Funfetti-Peanut Butter Layer Pie
- Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Pudding Cookies
- Graham Cracker Bars
- Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie
- Meyer Lemon Chess Pie
- Meyer Lemon Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd
- Oreo Truffles
- Peach Greek Yogurt Pie
- Pear Yogurt Almond Cake with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream
- Peepsters Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Blondies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- Rainbow Fruit Pizza Tart
- Single Serving White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treat
- Southern Caramel Cake
- Strawberries and Cream Pie
- Strawberry Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- Strawberry Stuffed Cupcakes
- Sweet Swirl Cookies
Previous Roundups: Easter Recipe Roundup 2012
Creamy wild rice and fresh asparagus come together in this baked side dish. Serve it alongside your favorite cut of meat – it’ll go with just about anything.
Let’s talk plastic bags. I try to use reusable shopping bags wherever I go and have already told my story about them confusing retail but not grocery cashiers, yet sometimes they like to wait in the car instead of coming into the store with me. Such occasions result in a double dose of annoyance because not only do I have to get plastic bags but the cashiers have a habit of using excessive amounts of them. Yesterday I had one bag with a single can of black beans and another with just a block of cheese and container of sour cream. Apparently those three items would not get along if placed in the same plastic bag. I understand they don’t want the bags to break but that’s just silly. My milk was also bagged, which is not a light item and conveniently already possesses a handle. This is why I prefer self-checkout. Alas, I will just bring them back for recycling.
In other news (I need a new transition phrase because that one gets used a lot), I made a side dish! They appear so infrequently on this blog that I get excited when there’s one to share. Especially when it is something that pairs so well with a variety of things. Grilled steak? Definitely. BBQ chicken? You bet. I served it with apple jelly-glazed pork chops and it was wonderful. Wild rice and fresh asparagus are mixed together in a creamy sauce, topped with cheddar cheese, and baked until bubbly.
One year ago: Baked Quinoa Chicken Parmesan