Fried Cheese-stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

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Hello! 🙂 Before this recipe, I had never heard of zucchini blossoms. Due to the amazing witchcraft of the internet, me and my Granny put together probably one of the most scrumptious and also most unhealthy meals(with how many you eat, it becomes a meal) of fried, cheese-stuffed zucchini blossoms. But it was worth every last bite.

We made these for when my grandpa came home, but unfortunately for him, most of them were devoured the second they came out of the pan.

Let the deliciousness begin! 😛

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Minnie Mouse Bowtique Pasta Salad

Hello! This pasta salad is bright pink and with bow pasta, to fit into Salem’s Minnie Bowtique Party. It is fairly simple to make colorful pasta, just boil water and add food coloring rightafter dumping the pasta in. The pasta becomes soft as it absorbs the boiling water, so if the water is blue, youll have blue pasta. For Salem, we made the water pink and added the bow-shaped pasta and got this beautiful result. To make the pasta salad, we added some poppy seed dressing, green onion, olives, corn, peas and onions and mixed it together. All in all, the guests were impressed with this easy, delicious pasta salad. We also served Minnie and Mickey Fondant Cakes and Minnie and Mickey Oreo Pops.

Other ideas could be:

  • Boiling three pots of water and splitting the spaghetti into the pots with different colors, then mixing them together to creat a tricolored spaghetti dish.
  • Adding a bit of blue food coloring to Macaroni and Cheese to create a green-blue result.
  • Using the color and pasta type for a themed festive event and serving pasta or pasta salad.

Hope you enjoyed. Feel free to email me with any questions at redheadedwhovian@gmail.com

-Redheadedwhovian

Chocolate Chip Challah

Hello! For those of you who go to temple… You know challah. Challah is challah. You either get it right or wrong, there isn’t an inbetween. I hope you enjoy my challah recipe. It is chocolate chip after all. 🙂

For those of you who don’t go to temple but are really curious what challah is… Challah is a beauty. It is like a giant braided roll with a touch more sweetness than usual and has a special flavor that I associate with challah, despite the fact it is just a sweet yeast-y taste. Awesome things about challah that you should know about eating challah: Challah is very good dipped into grape juice. Challah is meant to be teared off (hence the braiding) and shared with others. Challah can be eaten at any time (awesome right?) but is usually served for shabbat (Friday night at sunset to Saturday night at sunset… Jewish holy day). Challah is spectacular. It is food heaven in a bite. Expecially chocolate chip challah. Which I made today.

For those of you GEEKS: Let me tell you something about challah. We were best friends during Shabbat. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then during Passover, I started going out with my first unleavened-friend matzah who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to Indiana, and challah was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow her off to hang out with matzah, she’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” So then, for my passover party, which was an all-bread pool party, I was like, “Challah, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re yeast bread.” I mean I couldn’t have a yeast bread at my passover party. There were gonna be unleavened rolls there in their *baking suits*. I mean, right? She was a YEAST BREAD. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so stupid. And then she dropped out of school because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for high school, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she’s on chocolate chips. If you’ve never watched Mean Girls go educate yourself. Now. 

Ok. In all honesty, this is not even my family recipe. I based this off of this Kindergarten Challah recipe. As for the actual braid a beautiful instruction for 3, 4 and 6 strand braiding can be found here as well as my version for the 3 and 4 strand below.

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Garlic Potatoes

I haven’t been on days! I’m such a terrible person… So I’ll have to make up for that with these fantastic garlic potatoes. What can I say, I am just obsessed with cooking with potatoes. My favorite part of this recipe though is the special ingredient… leeks. This was the first time I had ever cooked with leeks, and it was brilliant.

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Crockpot Potato Salad

I honestly was not quite expecting to find a crockpot potato salad recipe… I was just reading a magazine and came across it and decided I had to try it. Of course, I made quite a few necessary changes…. When a recipe calls for half an onion in a recipe like this.. No, that’s not going to cut it.

It took 5 hours to cook it, but it filled our house with the best smell. And the taste… I admit the potatoes were slightly under-cooked, but the flavors were amazing. The mustard, vinegar, celery, bacon…. all of it together with the potatoes just tasted amazing. I highly recommend it, although it doesn’t quite keep as well as I’d hoped.

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