2nd October Recipe Test with Anna!

For our second recipe test get-together in October Anna and I spent the afternoon watching the Chiefs become 8-0!!, kicked off our 2nd Halloween movie marathon, and tested out some pretty tasty recipes at my place. We made Cilantro, Tomato and Green Onion Baked Eggs, Rosemary Parmesan Quinoa Polenta Fries, and Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats! Mmmm, fall food!!!

The Cast of Characters for the Cilantro, Tomato and Green Onion Baked Eggs:

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It’s an easy process- but meant for individual ramekins instead of a pan like we used. Note to self- purchase ramekins and make again- or just toss it all on top of the stove. This recipe was a keeper!

Cilantro, Tomato and Green Onion Baked Eggs {For Two}

  • Butter, enough to grease egg cups/ramekins
  • 2 large eggs
  • Grape tomatoes, approximately 16, cut in half
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Greek yogurt, divided
  • Feta cheese
  • Parmesan, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease bottom and sides of egg cups/ramekins with butter.  Spoon 1/2 teaspoon Greek Yogurt in the bottom of each ramekin. {Note: I’m not sure this is essential, but I used it in place of cream to add a little moisture to the baked eggs.  It’s probably just fine without!}
  3. Divide the grape tomatoes placing 1/4 in the bottom of each ramekin, then add a little chopped cilantro and green onion.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  4. Crack one egg on top of tomatoes/herbs in each ramekin, then top with remaining tomatoes, cilantro, and green onions, and add more salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Top each ramekin with fresh feta and parmesan cheese.
  6. Place ramekins in oven and bake for approximately 5-8 minutes, then turn on broiler and broil for approximately 5 minutes.

The Cast of Characters for the Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries:

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Another simple process- cut up the quinoa polenta into fry-like pieces, cover in olive oil, cook, & sprinkle with rosemary and parmesan. So healthy and so good!

Rosemary Parmesan Quinoa Polenta Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 18 ounce tube Organic Ancient Harvest Quinoa Polenta
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut polenta tube in half, then cut each half in to 16 “fries”. You should have 32 fries altogether.
  3. Place polenta fries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and brush olive oil on fries. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until light brown and crispy. You may wish to turn the fries every 15 minutes to get them extra crispy.
  4. While the fries are baking, combine the rosemary and parmesan cheese and set aside in a small bowl.
  5. Remove fries from oven when done. Place them on a serving dish and sprinkle the parmesan cheese/rosemary mixture on top. Serve while nice and hot.

The Cast of Characters for the Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats:

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This recipe is an autumn take on a classic snack- the rice krispie treat, with a hint of pumpkin added. The taste was delicious, but it was a little too moist. Next time I would half the amount of pumpkin to make sure the krispies stay crispy. 🙂

Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 c Pumpkin
  • 4 c Marshmallows
  • 6 c Rice Krispies Cereal

THE DIRECTIONS

Step 1. Plop your butter into a large pan on medium low heat and let it melt.

Step 2. Add your marshmallows. The typical recipe {from the marshmallow bag} calls for 5 1/2 cups marshmallows {the little ones}, but since you will be adding pumpkin, you want to reduce the overall goo so your treats aren’t too wet, which is why I recommend only 4 cups marshmallows. It’s up to you, though!

Step 3. When your marshmallows have melted, add your pumpkin and spices and stir. Add more or less of your spice mix to taste.

Step 4. Toss in your Rice Krispies cereal and stir.

Step 5. Pour your treat mix into a 9×13 baking pan that has been greased, preferably with a little melted butter.  Using wax paper, flatten out your treats.

Step 6. Wait a few minutes for everything to cool, then enjoy!

With our fall dinner test finally completed we could sit down to eat and watch ‘The Witches’- what a crazy Halloween movie!

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