Saturday, April 20, 2013

Parmesan Herb Popcorn ™

This is a tasty twist on popcorn. 

Feel free to experiment and use what herbs and spices you like. 

1 package microwave popcorn
1 - 3 tsp grated Parmesan cheese (adjust to taste)
1/3 - 1 tsp each: granulated garlic, dried parsley, dried basil (adjust to taste)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 

Pop popcorn according to package directions.

In a measuring cup combine grated Parmesan cheese, garlic, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes. Stir to mix.  Pour cheese mixture into popcorn bag. Shake bag well to coat popcorn.  Pour popcorn into a bowl and enjoy.

Serves 2 - 4.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Deviled In Disguise Eggs ™

This is my version of deviled eggs.  Feel free to experiment and use what you like.

Hard cooked eggs

1 dozen eggs
6 cups cold water


12 hard cooked eggs yolks
4 - 6 T (1/4 c approx.) reduced fat mayonnaise
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1/8 tsp each: granulated garlic, dried parsley, paprika
1 tsp each: diced red onion, mustard
1/8 tsp. dried dill (optional)

Hard cooked eggs

In a saucepan place eggs. Add enough water to cover eggs. Bring pan to a boil. Once water starts to boil, cover pan with a lid and turn off heat. Leave pan covered for 15 min. Remove eggs from water after 15 min. Let cool before peeling. Peel eggs and cut eggs in half lengthwise. 


Scoop eggs yolks out carefully. In a mixing bowl combine eggs yolks, mayo, salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, onion, mustard, dill. Mash yolks well with a fork until blended. 

Scoop yolks into egg whites. Sprinkle paprika over eggs. Let chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Serves 6 (4 egg halves).