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Parmesan Crisps

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Cheese.

Glorious Cheese.

Probably one of my favorite things ever.

Ricotta. Cheddar. Mozzarella. Pepperjack. Brie. Anddddddd Parmesan! Classic Italy, Classic home cooking. And all parmesan crisps are are baked bits of parm! Perfect for snacking on as an appetizer, and so easy to make. Plus, they’re so pretty! Just look at them!

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano, but domestic will work too)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

Putting ’em together:

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a lightly-greased baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl stir together Parmesan and flour.  Spoon level tablespoons of mixture in mounds about 4 inches apart, and spread out into little circles. Bake crisps in middle of oven until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool crisps completely on baking sheet and remove carefully with a spatula. Crisps may be made 2 days in advance and kept between layers of wax paper in an airtight container at room temperature.

Here’s the link to the original recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Parmesan-Crisps-14947#ixzz2o9qLqvKQ


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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Chili Butter

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Who doesn’t love the Pioneer Woman? Seriously. All of her recipes seem so picturesque, so western, so delicious. I just happened to find this recipe while randomly searching through Yummly’s recipe bank. And oh. My. Goodness. I don’t know how she got fresh scallops wherever she lives, but she obviously knows what she’s doing with seafood. This dish is a perfect appetizer- or even a weeknight dinner! Bacon. Scallops. Chili. Butter.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs of large scallops
  • 1/2 pound of bacon, cut into thirds or half
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • dash of cayenne

Here’s what you’ll do:

Wrap bacon pieces around the outside of the scallops, then attach with a toothpick.

Now you have three options:

Either:

  • Cook in a 425 degree oven (on a drip pan) for 20 minutes, or until bacon is sizzling and brown
  • Cook under the broiler for 15 minutes, or until bacon is sizzling and brown
  • Grill until bacon is sizzling and brown.

Melt butter and stir in chili powder and cayenne. Drizzle over scallops before serving.

Careful not to eat too many, safe room for dinner! Unless it is dinner. Then eat as many as you want!

Here’s the link to the original recipe:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/01/bacon-wrapped-scallops-with-chili-butter/