Showing posts with label cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cheese. Show all posts

Monday, August 6, 2018

Kielbasa and Cheddar Mini Omelette Cups / #FarmersMarketWeek

This week I am participating in Farmers Market Week with some blogging friends. These events are always fun for me. I love that everyone has the same theme, and it is always so interesting to see the different interpretations of that theme! The only rule with Farmers Market theme is that you need to use an ingredient that is something you might find at a Farmers Market! That's a lot of ingredients to choose from!
I made these Kielbasa and Cheddar Mini Omelette Cups because they are easy, can be made ahead of time, to a certain point, and I bought the eggs, cheddar, and onion at the Farmers Market! Another thing, or two, that I love about these Omelette Cups is that they taste great hot or cold, and they are perfect for a school day breakfast, or an after school snack! 


Kielbasa and Cheddar Mini Omelette Cups 
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 24 Mini Omelette Cups)

6 Eggs
7 ounces pre cooked Polska Kielbasa
1-2 ounces Diced Sweet Onion
1/4 -1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar
Black Pepper, as desired
1-4 -1/2 cup Shredded 4 Cheese


Place eggs in a bowl. Fill bowl with warm, but not hot, water. Use just enough water to cover eggs. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then drain water. You can skip this step by taking your eggs out of the refrigerator an hour or two before you want to use them. They need to be at room temperature.
Cut the Kielbasa into very small pieces, like in the picture. Also, if you are using onion in this recipe, dice it into small pieces.You might notice that I used no spices or seasonings in this recipe other than pepper. The kielbasa is so full of spices and great flavor, that I thought no other was needed.
Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the cheddar cheese. Mix with a hand mixer. You could use a blender instead, if you want to. 
Add Kielbasa pieces into egg mix. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Spray a mini muffin pan with pan spray. Add the egg mix to each opening. If you are adding onion, add a few pieces to each cup. I only added onion to about half of mine, because I have a non onion lover! If you are making this ahead of time, this is where you stop. Refrigerate the pan until you are ready to top it with cheese and pop it in the oven. (Then follow from here)
Add the 4 cheese mix onto the top of each omelette cup. I don't think you can add too much cheese!
Bake in the oven for 11-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and cool for 2 minutes. Take a toothpick around the edge of each cup.
Place on cooling rack, or serve hot from the oven. They are ready to be enjoyed!
Enjoy! These mini omelette cups can be refrigerated for later use, which makes them so handy, or served imediately!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this recipe! You can find a printable copy for Kielbasa and Cheddar Mini Omelette Cups at the end of this page. If you have time, let me know if you try them and what you think!

I know you are going to want more Farmer's Market recipes, and I happen to have some right here. Just scroll down and find many delicious and fun recipes from some blogging friends:

Monday #FarmersMarketWeek Recipes





Yield: 24 Mini Cups

Kielbasa and Cheddar Mini Omelette Cups

ingredients:

6 Eggs
7 ounces pre cooked Polska Kielbasa
1-2 ounces Diced Sweet Onion
1/4 -1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar
Black Pepper, as desired
1-4 -1/2 cup Shredded 4 Cheese

instructions:


  1. Place eggs in a bowl. Fill bowl with warm, but not hot, water. Use just enough water to cover eggs. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then drain water. You can skip this step by taking your eggs out of the refrigerator an hour or two before you want to use them. They need to be at room temperature.
  2. Cut the Kielbasa into very small pieces, like in the picture. Also, if you are using onion in this recipe, dice it into small pieces.You might notice that I used no spices or seasonings in this recipe other than pepper. The kielbasa is so full of spices and great flavor, that I thought no other was needed.
  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the cheddar cheese. Mix with a hand mixer. You could use a blender instead, if you want to. 
  4. Add Kielbasa pieces into egg mix. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Spray a mini muffin pan with pan spray. Add the egg mix to each opening. If you are adding onion, add a few pieces to each cup. I only added onion to about half of mine, because I have a non onion lover! If you are making this ahead of time, this is where you stop. Refrigerate the pan until you are ready to top it with cheese and pop it in the oven. (Then follow from here)
  6. Add the 4 cheese mix onto the top of each omelette cup. I don't think you can add too much cheese!
  7. Bake in the oven for 11-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and cool for 2 minutes. Take a toothpick around the edge of each cup. 
  8. Place on cooling rack, or serve hot from the oven. They are ready to be enjoyed!
  9. Enjoy! These mini omelette cups can be refrigerated for later use, which makes them so handy, or served imediately!
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Bacon Cheese Pops

It's time for the "Big Game" and that means lots of food, drinks, and fun. Oh yeah....and some football! To help you celebrate I made these Bacon Cheese Pops! They are so good! They are kind of like your own little cheese ball, all to yourself. Plus they are cute! I used straws, that I cut in half, for my sticks. That way you can make them with team colors to show your spirit! I used an Herb and Spices Cream Cheese Spread, but if you have a favorite, use it!
These Bacon Cheese Pops are based on a recipe from my favorite grocery, Lowes Foods, with some small changes. Make these a day ahead of the game and be sure to refrigerate them!

Bacon Cheese Pops
(printable recipe at end of page)
1 tub Herbs and Spices Cream Cheese Spread
2 ounces chopped Bacon 
2 1/4 ounces chopped Pecans
Various Crackers
Sticks to place in pops

Cook and chop bacon. To get the necessary 2 ounces you will need to cook  pieces of raw bacon. You could also use bacon bits.
Chop pecans. If you buy them in the 2 1/4 oz. package, you still need to chop them smaller. They should be as small as the bacon bits.
Mix the bacon and pecans together in a bowl. Use a small scoop to form the cheese spread into balls. Roll the cheese ball into the bacon and nuts mix. You will have to help the pecans and bacon stick to the cheese. Patting the mix on helps it to stay.
I used straws for my sticks. Cut them in half for the appropriate size. Refrigerate the balls until you are ready to serve. I used this basket to make sure they did not flat. You could also place the straws in rice so they are elevated.
Serve on a platter with crackers. 
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the Big Game! 


yield: 18-20 pops print recipe

Bacon Cheese Pops

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tub Herbs and Spices Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 ounces chopped Bacon
  • 2 1/4 ounces chopped Pecans
  • Various Crackers
  • Sticks to place in pops

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook and chop bacon. To get the necessary 2 ounces you will need to cook pieces of raw bacon. You could also use bacon bits.
  2. Chop pecans. If you buy them in the 2 1/4 oz. package, you still need to chop them smaller. They should be as small as the bacon bits.
  3. Mix the bacon and pecans together in a bowl. Use a small scoop to form the cheese spread into balls. Roll the cheese ball into the bacon and nuts mix. You will have to help the pecans and bacon stick to the cheese. Patting the mix on helps it to stay.
  4. I used straws for my sticks. Cut them in half for the appropriate size. Refrigerate the balls until you are ready to serve. I used this basket to make sure they did not flat. You could also place the straws in rice so they are elevated.
  5. Serve on a platter with crackers.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Four Ingredient Cheese Ball

If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer to enjoy as the clock strikes midnight, this 4 Ingredient Cheese Ball is for you! This cheese ball is so easy that the only thing that takes time is letting the cream cheese get soft! This recipe was one of my mother-in-laws favorite things to make for family gatherings, and I hope it will become one of yours! It would be wonderful for football parties too! The original recipe called for it to be rolled in chopped nuts, but the shredded cheese adds a different dimension that is really tasty!


Four Ingredient Cheese Ball 

( printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 1 cheese ball)
8 ounces Cream Cheese
6.5 ounces Spreadable Cheddar
2-3 ounces Chopped Onion
3-4 ounces Mexican Style Finely Shredded
                  Four Cheese Blend

Place softened Cream Cheese and Cheddar in to a bowl. Mix together with a fork. I used Kaukauna Spreadable Cheddar, which is found in the deli area of the grocery.
Add the onion and mix together.
Roll the mix together into a ball.
Spread the shredded cheese mix onto a cutting board or a bowl. Roll the cheese ball over the cheese, patting it onto the ball as you roll it around. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite crackers. Thanks for joining me today!
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Have a Happy New Year! See you next year! 




Sunday, September 25, 2016

Goat Cheese and Red Onion Quesadilla / #SundaySupper

Do you enjoy meals that are Vegetarian? There are a few foods that I have eaten that did not include meat or chicken, but for the most part, I like meat, and I love chicken!!  But since we are spotlighting vegetarian meals today for Sunday Supper, I thought it might be tasty to make this Goat Cheese and Red Onion Quesadilla. Well, talk about flavors! This quesadilla is full of them!! The goat cheese and colby jack compliment each other very well, and the red onion elevates your taste buds to a whole new level. Add a little salsa and sour cream to complete the flavor. You won't even miss the meat! 

So many people enjoy vegetarian foods these days, that it is always a good idea to have one or two recipes that you can put together quickly. At the end of this post, you will find a complete list of vegetarian recipes from the Sunday Supper family that I am sure you will want to try. Use the recipes as your "go-to" list for vegetarian meals you might need when entertaining during the holidays this year!

Goat Cheese and Red Onion Quesadilla 
 (printable recipe at the end of this post)
 Makes 6 Quesadillas

1 Red Onion
5 tablespoons Olive Oil
Fresh Ground Pepper
6 Flour Tortillas
3/4 cup Grated Colby Jack Cheese
1/4 cup crumbled Goat Cheese
1/4 cup Sour Cream
Salsa

Cut the red onion into thin slices. If you have a mandolin, it is the perfect thing to use for a consistent size. Saute the onions in a tablespoon of olive oil until they are translucent and soft. Sprinkle pepper to taste.
Build the tortilla by sprinkling half of the tortilla with colby jack cheese. Add goat cheese on top. Add some sauteed onion on top of cheese.
Heat medium pan with olive oil on medium heat. Place tortilla in pan, folded in half. Brown on one side, then flip to brown the other side.
When the quesadilla is done, place on a plate, and sprinkle with colby jack. Cut into quarters. Place sour cream on the top, and garnish the plate with salsa , more sour cream and some onion.
Enjoy your Goat Cheese and Red Onion Quesadilla!

yield: 6 Quesadillasprint recipe

Goat Cheese and Red Onion Quesadilla

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 Red Onion
  • 5 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • 3/4 cup Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • Salsa

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Cut the red onion into thin slices. If you have a mandolin, it is the perfect thing to use for a consistent size. Saute the onions in a tablespoon of olive oil until they are translucent and soft. Sprinkle pepper to taste.
  2. Build the tortilla by sprinkling half of the tortilla with colby jack cheese. Add goat cheese on top. Add some sauteed onion on top of cheese.
  3. Heat medium pan with olive oil on medium heat. Place tortilla in pan, folded in half. Brown on one side, then flip to brown the other side.
  4. When the quesadilla is done, place on a plate, and sprinkle with colby jack. Cut into quarters. Place sour cream on the top, and garnish the plate with salsa , more sour cream and some onion. Enjoy your Goat Cheese and Red Onion Quesadilla! (ps-add chicken to this quesadilla for a whole new flavor!)



Thank you to Susan, who blogs at The Wimpy Vegetarian for hosting today's challenging challenge!

Scroll down and you will find many more vegetarian recipes that I mentioned above:

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tyropita Appetizer Bites / SundaySupper

Today for Sunday Supper, we are celebrating the new movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2", which opened in theaters this past Friday. I made Tyropita Appetizer Bites and we all made some Greek food to share with you, because it's not a party without great food!
These Tyropita Appetizer Bites are a great way to get the party started! Fillo dough filled with four cheeses, then baked to a golden finish are really simple and quick to make. I served them with a little bit of strawberry jam for a touch of sweetness.

Tyropita, jam
Tyropita Appetizer Bites

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fruit and Cheese Platter/#SundaySupper

Do you know what the best thing is about a Fruit and Cheese Platter? They are quick and easy to put together, with pretty much no work at all! That's what we are celebrating today for #SundaySupper! No Labor Recipes! There really is NO work involved in putting this plate together. Yes, I had to go shopping, but I was going anyway for something else. Plus, I love to shop, so it's not work for me! I picked out four different cheeses and 4 different fruits to make this tray. I didn't use any fancy fruits or exotic cheeses, but I did buy a cheese that I hadn't had before. Making a fruit and cheese platter is the perfect opportunity to try products you may have wanted to try, but were waiting for a reason. Now you have one!

fruit, cheese, grapes, pears, apples, cheddar, havarti,
Fruit and Cheese Plate

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Super Bowl Fun!-Chili and Queso Dip!

I think just about everyone knows that it is the last few days before the Super Bowl. I am not a huge football fan myself, but I do love all the festivities and of course, all the food and the creativity that goes in every dish. I mean, that part is fun!!! This Chili Queso Dip is definitely a fun dip to serve and easy to make. It's fun because it's always a winner, and it's easy because you can serve 2 party foods from 1 recipe. You start by making up a big batch of homemade chili. There's your first party food. Then take some of the chili to make your dip. Now you have something for everyone!

Chili Queso Dip
2 pounds Ground Beef
1 ounce Chili Powder
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 medium Onion
16 ounces Tomato Sauce
6 ounces Tomato Paste
16 ounces Water
16 ounces Chili Beans
1 tablespoon Hot Sauce
Low Carb Flour Tortillas
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 pound Cacique Queso 
Crackers 
Brown your beef over medium heat, drain the grease,
and add your chili powder and garlic powder.
Chop and add your onions.
Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water.
Drain and rinse beans, and add to chili.
Add your hot sauce. Mix together and let simmer for 1 hour.
Cut your flour tortillas. I cut them by cutting the tortilla into quarters.
I cut each tortilla  into thirds. You end up with 12 pieces per tortilla.
In a small bowl, mix together the vegetable oil and the garlic powder.
Place the tortilla pieces into the bowl and
 coat them with the oil and garlic powder.
Lay the tortilla pieces out on a baking sheet.
I covered my sheet with parchment paper,
but spraying it with pan spray will work also.
You are just trying to eliminate any sticking.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Then let cool on a rack.
Take 2 cups of chili from your pot, and place in a smaller pot.
Cut your cheese in to small pieces,
and add it to the small pot of chili.
Stir occasionally. The cheese will melt into the chili.
I thought this chili dip would be perfect for a bread bowl,
and I saw these cute, ready to cut bowls at the grocery.
Fill the bowl with chili dip, top with cheese, and party!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Mini Cheeseball Bites!

Today is the Secret Recipe Club reveal! This month I was given the blog, The Avid Appetite, written by Rachel. This blog is amazing and wonderful! Rachel's blog is full of incredible recipes. She has them all neatly indexed, and they are so easy to find. She has everything from appetizers to breakfast to meats to desserts, and more. Even her desserts are categorized! Thank you Rachel, for making it so easy to browse your blog. The problem is, you made it hard for me to decide what to make! Everything looked great! I finally decided on Cheeseball Bites, and I am so glad I did! They were perfect for a football party we were invited to, and everyone loved them!!
Mini Cheeseball Bites!
There were 2 kinds of cheeseballs in Rachel's recipe.
They were both so easy to make, which make them perfect for
a party, and they both had just a few ingredients, which made them 
fantastic for entertaining!
Feta Cheeseball Bites
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
3 oz Feta Cheese Crumbles
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Cloves, minced
Black Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Mixed Nuts, finely diced

Cheddar Cheeseball Bites
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, fine shred
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
Black Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup Mixed Nuts, finely diced

For either recipe, beat the cream cheese until soft.
Add the second cheese and mix together. 
Add in the spices and beat until mixed well.
Place each cheese mix in plastic wrap
and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Roll the cheese into 1 tablespoon sized balls
and roll them in walnuts.
Serve with crackers!
Enjoy!

I made some minor changes in Rachel's recipe because
I wanted to use what I already had in my kitchen. 
Stop by and see her original recipe for a lower fat version!

Best wishes to Rachel! She and her husband Shaun are 
expecting their first baby any day now!
How exciting!

Thanks for joining me today!