Sep 18 2011

papa a la huancaína

Papa a la Huancaína is a Peruvian potato dish, topped with a spicy Huancaína sauce.

It is typically served cold, as an appetizer, over lettuce and garnished with black olives and quartered hard boiled eggs.
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Aug 26 2011

crab & horseradish spread

There’s nothing more “Chesapeake” than the Bay’s signature crustacean, the blue crab. Foodie-isms was honored when asked to contribute a crab recipe to the forthcoming cookbook: Chesapeake Bay: Crabs. This hard back cookbook contains 123 recipes (including a crab creme brulee dessert) and is due to be released September 30th, 2011.

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Sep 16 2010

mediterranean bean salad

2 cans of artichoke hearts, drained
2 cans of pitted black olives, chopped
2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 15.5 oz. cans of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic and oregano), drained
1 medium red onion, diced
1 fresh bunch of cilantro, chopped
8 oz. of Ken’s Steak House Lite Caesar Dressing

Combine artichokes, olives, black beans, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes together in a large bowl. Add red onion, cilantro, and caesar dressing. Mix well. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

This makes a great salad served over fresh greens or could also be served as an appetizer with Torilla chips (Tostitos with a Hint of Line). Best made the night before serving.

Michelle is a native Virginian living in Leesburg, married to her high school sweet heart and raising their two kids ages 7 and 3. She is also the co-founder of ConnectingMoms, LLC a website dedicated to product reviews which will be re-launching next year. A few years ago, she was inspired to create a healthy summer dish for her family using fresh ingredients from her home garden. There’s something to be said about freshly grown cilantro, basil, oregano, red onions and tomatoes, they give the dish a zest. Adding in delicious artichokes, black olives and two kinds of beans make the dish a colorful and healthy food. It is a great dish to bring over for friends and family parties. A sure hit that everyone will enjoy eating.

May 27 2010

bacon water chestnuts

Every time I take these tasty crowed pleasing appetizers to a party…they are gone within the first half hour of the party.

1 can of whole water chestnuts
1 package of bacon, each strip cut into thirds
½ cup ketchup
½ cup white sugar

Cut each water chestnut in half and wrap with 1/3 piece strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick.

Bake wrapped chestnut on a shallow cookie sheet for 35 minutes at 350. After 35 minutes, drain the grease from the pan.

Combine sugar and catsup in a bowl and pour over the chestnuts to coat evenly. Lower the over temperature to 300 and return chestnuts to the oven. Continue to bake for another 30-45 minutes.