Halloween party fingers/toes cookies!

Halloween party fingers/toes cookies!

Halloween party fingers/toes cookies!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 TBS corn starch
  • 1/8+ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar; sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup almond flour (or hazelnut flour)
  • 1 TBS fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 TBS cocoa powder

optional: jam of your choice for filling…raspberry is nice for blooood but apricot is tasty too!

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Sift flour, cornstarch, salt and cocoa into a bowl.
  2. Cream butter in a mixer, then sift in confectioners sugar and mix until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla, almond/hazelnut meal, and orange juice and blend well.
  4. Slowly add flour mix to butter and combine until dough appears crumbly.
  5. Roll between wax paper and pop it into the refrigerator for about an hour. Or alternatively you can put the wax paper wrapped dough into a freezer bag and freeze.
  6. Make fingers/toes as in the prior recipe, then bake for ~22+ minutes. This might vary quite a bit depending on how large you make your fingers, so just do an initial test bake.
  7. Decorate as in previous recipe.
  8. Now gross out your friends with your new and improved tasting ogre fingers/toes!



Healthy Chicken Salad Pockets Recipe

Healthy Chicken Salad Pockets Recipe

Healthy Chicken Salad Pockets Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces shredded chicken
  • ⅔ cup fat-free or low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1½ tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 pita breads

Directions:

 

  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients except for the pita, tomatoes, and lettuce.
  2. Portion the chicken salad into 4 containers
  3. Lay the lettuce on top of the chicken salad and add the tomatoes.
  4. Refrigerate up to 4 days.
  5. Serve inside a pita. (You can also toast your pita first for an added touch!)
  6. Enjoy!



Easy Barbecue Popcorn Chicken

Easy Barbecue Popcorn Chicken

Easy Barbecue Popcorn Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 cups barbecue-flavored chips

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C and spray a baking sheet with nonstick oil.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl.
  3. Add the barbecue sauce to bowl with chicken and stir.
  4. In a large ziplock bag, crush the barbecue chips into desired crumbs (to replace bread crumbs).
  5. Coat each piece of chicken in chip crumbs until fully covered and place on prepared baking tray.
  6. Bake chicken until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  7. Enjoy with a side of ranch dressing or any sauce!



Tasty Fish Tacos

Tasty Fish Tacos

Tasty Fish Tacos

Ingredients:

Serves 8 (makes 16 tacos)

Cabbage Slaw:

  • 3 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the rest of the tacos:

  • 4 tilapia filets
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Corn tortillas
  • Garnish
  • Cilantro
  • Lime

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine green cabbage, red onion, sour cream, lime juice, and salt. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. In a bowl, mix cayenne, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Season each tilapia fillet on both sides with the seasoning mix.
  3. Over medium-high heat, cook 2 fillets at a time for 8 minutes, flipping halfway. Repeat for the remaining fillets.
  4. Using a fork, break apart the fillets into bite-size pieces.
  5. Right before serving, heat the corn tortillas in the pan over high heat. Remove from the pan and assemble the tacos with the cabbage slaw and tilapia.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice.
  7. Enjoy!



Corn Dogs with Stuffed Cheese

Corn Dogs with Stuffed Cheese

Corn Dogs with Stuffed Cheese by Alvin Zhou

Ingredients:

Serves 8

  • 8 slices cheese
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil, for frying
  • Ketchup and mustard, to serve

Directions:

  1. Place a hot dog in the middle of a cheese slice.
  2. Roll the cheese slice around the hot dog, then push a wooden skewer inside.
  3. Place the cheese-wrapped hot dogs seam side down on a baking sheet. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, milk, and eggs, stirring until the batter is smooth and has no lumps.
  5. Pour the batter into a tall glass cup for easier dipping.
  6. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat until 375°F-400°F.
  7. Take a frozen hot dog and dip it fully into the batter, lifting it out then rotating it to let excess batter drip off.
  8. Using tongs, carefully place the battered dog into the hot oil, rotating it so that it fries evenly. Remove when golden brown, then pat with a paper towel to drain.
  9. Serve with ketchup and mustard!
  10. Enjoy!



Super Tasty Onion Mozzarella Rings

Super Tasty Onion Mozzarella Rings

Super Tasty Onion Mozzarella Rings by Alvin Zhou

Ingredients:

  • 2 large white onions
  • 3–4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • Oil, for frying

Directions:

 

  1. Peel and cut onions into 1-centimeter rings, then separate the rings.
  2. Slice the mozzarella into 4 even strips, and place a smaller onion ring in the center of a larger one. Fill the gap between the rings with strips of mozzarella. Repeat with remaining onion rings and freeze them for 1 hour.
  3. Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into three separate bowls. Dip each prepared ring into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, then back into the egg, and one last time into the bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining onion rings.
  4. Heat the oil in a pot over high heat. Fry the rings until golden brown, being careful not to fry them for too long as the cheese may ooze out completely.
  5. Drain on a paper towel, then serve with marinara!



Sweet Spicy Chicken Bites

Sweet Spicy Chicken Bites

Sweet Spicy Chicken Bites

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray two cooling racks with nonstick cooking spray and set them into baking sheets.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with a slice of bacon securing with a wooden toothpick. In a large plastic bag combine brown sugar, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Drop 4 to 5 wrapped chicken cubes into the bag and shake to coat the cubes completely. Place coated chicken cubes on the prepared racks. Repeat until all the chicken has been coated. Bake the chicken for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp. Serve warm with ranch dip.