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  1. Crunchy Tuna SaladSat, 06 Feb 2016 14:10:23 -0600
    Prep Time:10 Minutes Cook Time:5 Minutes Serves:1   Tagged: capers, food channel, healthy eating, johanna cook, kitchen skills, momma cuisine, tuna salad, This light and clean tuna salad incorporates celery, red bell peppers, and snow peas to create a super healthy and super tasty meal that you can pack up and take with you anywhere. Follow along with Johanna as she works her magic in the kitchen and prepares this dish to perfection by watching the video, here.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 2 tuna steaks - room temperature2 teaspoons kosher saltFresh cracked pepperOlive oil1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon deli mustard2 teaspoons capers - roughly chopped1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil1 red bell pepper - sliced1/2 cup snow peas1 celery stalk - cut in half and sliced thinly at a diagonal1 bunch scallions - sliced thinly at a diagonal1/2 red onion - sliced thinly Preparation Heat the indoor grill and spray with cooking spray or olive oil to prevent tuna from sticking.While grill is heating up, make the dressing for the salad. In a bowl mix the chopped capers, Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup of olive oil and some fresh cracked pepper with a whisk. Set aside.Season one side of the tuna with 1 teaspoon of salt, fresh cracked pepper and a light drizzle of olive oil. Put the seasoned side down and season the other side. Cook tuna until desired temperature (1 1/2 minutes per side for rare, 2 1/2 for medium to medium well).NOTE: We suggest rare for immediate consumption and cooked medium to medium well, if packing for lunch. Let the tuna steaks rest for a couple of minutes before slicing.Add the tuna in to the bowl with the dressing and gently toss with a rubber spatula. Add the sliced veggies and toss together.Serve on a bed of salad greens, with a baguette, crackers or anything you desire! More...
  2. Heartbreak Peanut Butter CookiesFri, 05 Feb 2016 05:18:40 -0600
      Tagged: cemotional wellness, chocolate, cookies, dessert, heart, love, peanut butter, valentine's day, Need help to get over a broken heart? There's nothing like this half peanut butter, half chocolate chip giant cookie to get over a big hurt--or, just make the cookies for one flavor or the other. Here is the recipe for the peanut butter cookies, part of our Valentine's Baking Day series. See the chocolate chip cookie recipe, too! See our complete series of recipes in our Baking Date for Valentine's Day story.   Foodie Byte Use either chunky or smooth peanut butter. We used chunky in order to get a little extra texture into the cookies, giving them a rough-hewn appearance. Ingredients 1 cup butter1 cup peanut butter1 cup granulated sugar1 cup light brown sugar2 eggs3 cups flour2 teaspoons baking soda Preparation Mix butter, peanut butter, sugars, and eggs together.Add flour and baking soda and mix well.Form into balls and place on parchment or greased cookie sheet.Using a fork dipped in flour, press down to give an indentation and flatten the cookies. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. To make the heart-shaped cookie, take half the batter and roll out to fit half of the heart shape. Use chocolate or chocolate chip cookie batter for the other half. More...
  3. Caramel Pecan DipFri, 05 Feb 2016 00:10:37 -0600
      Tagged: appetizer, cool whip, crackers, cream cheese, dessert, dip, pecans, sweet, Luscious caramel with pecans is the dip you've dreamed about, especially when you dip an apple slice! Caramel was never easier to eat--best served warm. Try our sweet crackers with this dip for something truly original. See all of our sweet dips at this link.   Foodie Byte You can eliminate the nuts or add chocolate chips--have fun experimenting. Ingredients 1 11-oz bag of caramels, unwrapped1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened1/2 tub Cool Whip1/3 cup finely chopped pecansApple slices for dipping Preparation Unwrap caramels and place in microwave safe bowl.Microwave in short bursts until caramel is melted, stirring as needed.Add softened cream cheese to the hot caramel and stir until creamy.Add Cool Whip and stir.Add nuts and stir.Slice fresh apples.Serve warm and enjoy! More...
  4. Ricotta Almond Chocolate Chip DipFri, 05 Feb 2016 00:10:27 -0600
      Tagged: almond, canoli, cheese, chocolate chips, crackers, orange, ricotta, strawberries, sugar, Think of a sweet canoli and you'll get the idea for this yummy dessert dip--it's like eating the filling to your heart's content. Serve this at your bowl party for the win! Try our sweet crackers with this dip for something truly original. Or serve with fresh strawberries or other fruit to sweeten the pot! See all of our sweet dips at this link.   Foodie Byte You can substitute cottage cheese for the ricotta. Ingredients 1/2 pint whipping cream1/4 cup granulated sugar2 teaspoons almond flavoring2 15-oz. containers of ricotta cheese1 cup powdered sugar1 cup mini chocolate chips1 cup sliced almondsorange zestcrackers, chocolate cookies, or fruit for dipping Preparation Prepare whipped cream by beating whipping cream, granulated sugar and almond flavoring together until light and fluffy. Set aside.Mix ricotta cheese with powdered sugar, then mix in the prepared whipped cream.Add chocolate chips and almondsAdd orange zest to taste.Serve with crackers, chocolate cookies, or fruit for dipping. More...
  5. Cinnamon Roll DipFri, 05 Feb 2016 00:10:05 -0600
      Tagged: appetizer, butter, cream cheese, dessert, dip, easy, sugar, sweet, toast points, You'll be jumping up at half time for more of this creamy, buttery dip that spreads on just about anything and is perfect with our Sweet Dessert Crackers. We recommend serving it with easy toast points. Use our teatime recipe or make simple toast points by toasting slices of bread, spreading with butter, and sprinkling with cinnamon sugar. Or, go ahead and make some cinnamon rolls and spread this over them instead of the frosting for a WOW treat. Try our sweet crackers with this dip for something truly original. See all of our sweet dips at this link.   Foodie Byte Add pecans, walnuts or raisins for an additional texture. Ingredients 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened1/2 cup butter, softened2 teaspoons vanilla2 cups powdered sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon nutmegNuts or raisins, optional Preparation Mix softened cream cheese and butter together until smooth.Add vanilla and stir.Mix in powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.Add nuts or raisins.Serve with toast points, sweet crackers, or cinnamon roll chunks. More...
  6. Sweet Dessert CrackersFri, 05 Feb 2016 00:09:09 -0600
      Tagged: appetizer, cracker, dessert, dips, sweet, This recipe for sweet Dessert Crackers is something out of the ordinary that will turn your party into a sweet, sweet memory! Try it with any of our original Food Channel dips like Yogurt Fruit Dip, Cinnamon Roll Dip, Ricotta and Almond Chocolate Chip Dip, or Caramel Pecan Dip. Makes approximately 50 crackers.   See all of our sweet dips at this link.   Foodie Byte Be sure to roll these thinly for maximum crispness. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups flour1/2 cup of sugar1 tablespoon baking powder1 1/3 cups of whole milk1/4 cup of butter room temp1/2 cup flour for rolling1/2 cup of sugar for dusting Preparation Preheat oven to 450F.Mix sugar, flour, and baking powder together in a bowl until well blended.Add butter and milk.Mix until uniform, dough will be sticky but solid. If the dough is too wet, add a tablespoon of flour.Generously flour your work area, as well as a rolling pin.Roll dough into a large ball, incorporating flour along the way, divide the dough into four equal quadrants.Working with one section at a time, roll the dough into a rectangle.Continue to roll dough out to near paper-thin thicknessaround 1/16th of an inch. The dough will have some spring to it, and frequently shrink incrementally during the roll process. Once the dough is at the proper thickness, use a ravioli cutter to cut the dough into 1x3 inch shapes. Dust with granulated sugar.Continue process until all dough is used.Bake 6-8 minutes depending on oven temperature, they will have a golden brown edge. More...
  7. Yogurt Fruit DipFri, 05 Feb 2016 00:08:56 -0600
      Tagged: appetizer, banana, berry, cantaloupe, cream cheese, dessert, dip, easy, fruit, marshmallow, melon, pineapple, strawberry, sweet, yogurt, Here's a SUPER easy dip that will have you wondering whether it's an appetizer or a dessert dip! Just three ingredients and you can serve it with just about anything for a terrific party item that actually feels sort of healthy. Try our sweet crackers with this dip for something truly original. See all of our sweet dips at this link.   Foodie Byte Any flavored yogurt will work well, but we recommend the strawberry, strawberry-banana, or peach to go well with almost any fresh fruit. Feel free to experiment and be adventurous! Ingredients 1 7 oz. container marshmallow fluff1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)1 cup flavored yogurtAssorted fruit, such as bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe or other melon, pineappleSweet crackers Preparation Soften the marshmallow fluff by putting it in the microwave for 30 seconds, then put contents into a microwave safe bowl.Soften the cream cheese in the same way, then add to the fluff.Stir together; if lumpy, return to microwave for short bursts, stirring in between.Add yogurt.Serve with fruit or crackers, or both. More...
  8. Silver PieThu, 04 Feb 2016 21:46:01 -0600
    Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:5 minutes Serves:8   Tagged: chocolate, custard, dessert, egg, food channel, nostalgia, pie, silver pie, super bowl, Think of light lemony egg custard layered in a buttery-rich chocolate cookie crumb pie crust and you may just be a Carolina Panthers fan! Their colors are silver, blue, and black and you can just taste victory when you bite into this delightful dessert! This pie is served chilled topped with mounds of sweet vanilla whipped cream. The pie filling also tastes great layered in a graham cracker crumb crust or traditional baked pie crust. Of course, if you are a Bronco's fan, you may want to make our Bronco Blue Buckle. Which will you choose? See our story here about the Bronco Blue Buckle Vs. the Panther Silver Pie and choose your side for the 2016 game!   Foodie Byte You can also make this pie with a traditional pie crust. Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatin1/2 cup cold water4 large eggs yolksZest of 1 lemon6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1/2 cup white sugar1/8 teaspoon salt4 large egg whites1/2 cup white sugar1 chocolate cookie wafer or graham cracker crumb pie crust, 9-inchSweetened whipping cream, as needed Preparation Combine gelatin and water; stir to blend. Let sit 5 minutes.In the top half of a double boiler, combine 4 egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice, cup sugar and salt. Place over boiling water in bottom half of double boiler; whisk constantly until custard thickens (do not boil). Remove from heat, add gelatin and whisk until fully blended. Cool mixture.In mixing bowl, combine egg whites and cup sugar; beat until stiff and soft peaks form. Fold into cooled custard mixture; pour into pie shell and chill thoroughly. Top chilled pie with whipped cream. Cut pie into 8 slices. More...
  9. Blueberry BuckleThu, 04 Feb 2016 19:18:36 -0600
    Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:15 minutes Serves:6   Tagged: big game, blueberry, buckle, dessert, food channel, party, pie, silver pie, super bowl, Are you a Bronco's fan, or a Panther's fan? Which will you choose? It may depend on your choice of dessert! This Blueberry Buckle is part of the line-up when you want to bring out the best for a Big Game party. . . but we also have the Panther's Silver Pie. This one is a simple-to-make blueberry treat, that may make it easy to choose which side you are on! See our story here about the Bronco Blue Buckle Vs. the Panther Silver Pie and choose your side for the 2016 game!   Foodie Byte If blueberry mix is too wet add more flour and sugar until it becomes paste like. It can be done in individual ramekins or full size pie dish; simply roll out dough to fit. Ingredients Pie dough, prepared, two sheets1 egg, beaten2 tablespoons water1 quart blueberries, fresh1/2 cup flour1/2 cup brown sugarZest and juice of one orangeBlack pepper, pinch Preparation Preheat oven 375F.To make an egg wash, simply whisk egg and water together.Mix ingredients together and place in a tart pan with one sheet pie dough lined on the bottom. Using second pie dough, cut in to desired shapes and place on top. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.Bake until crust is brown and berries are bubbling. More...
  10. BBQ Chickpea SaladThu, 04 Feb 2016 17:48:26 -0600
    Prep Time:5 Minutes Serves:1   Tagged: ashley pettit, ashley pettit living, cherry tomatoes, chickpea salad, fiber, food channel, organic, protein replacement, red cabbage, vegan, You could order this barbecue chickpea salad at your favorite restaurant or you could make it for yourself and save time while adding healthy benefits. When you add chickpeas, cabbage, and carrots to any salad you add a ton of color, flavor, and most importantly, healthy fiber. To see this fiber full salad in action, and to see other fiber filled foods that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, head over to Ashley Pettit's video series here.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 1/2 cup chickpeas, sprouted is ideal1/4 cup organic BBQ sauce (check the sugar content and stick with 5g or less per serving)1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved2 cups mix of organic red and green cabbage, shredded1/4 cup organic carrot, shredded1/8 cup jicama, chopped2 tablespoons green onion, sliced1-2 tablespoons honey mustard dressing Preparation Simply place mix the chickpeas and the BBQ sauce together, then serve atop the cabbage and veggie mix and drizzle it with the honey mustard!Optional: add even more crunch and healthy fat with 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts. More...