Have you ever come across a recipe that calls for self-rising flour? It’s pretty common in recipes like cobblers, muffins, and biscuits. There is a small but VERY significant difference between all-purpose flour and self-rising flour.
Self-rising flour is actually all-purpose flour that has had leavening agents (usually baking powder and salt) added to it. It’s convenient to use if you already have some in your pantry, but if you ever find yourself needing it and you’ve only got all-purpose, I suggest saving time and money by mixing a batch of your own. Yeah, sometimes I get good ideas. Let’s roll with that, ok?
The acidity of the lemon balances out the saltiness of all the cheese, and creates great depth of flavor. The last thing the toasts are is bland. They are creamy and delicious : ) Quite a winner for something that I pulled out of the fridge in 5 minutes! I challenge you to do the same with your expensive leftover ingredients- it’s really quite fun.
The pasta salad is loaded with flavor. It has black beans, tomatoes, peppers, onion, sweet corn, avocado and cilantro. And the best part? The creamy avocado dressing. It is rich and creamy, but in a healthy kind of way. The dressing is easy to whip up, just throw all of the ingredients in your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
The recipe for these buffalo chicken quinoa fritters could not be easier starting off with the quinoa, chicken, hot sauce, blue cheese with an egg and some bread crumbs to hold everything together. After mixing all of the ingredients it is as easy as forming patties and frying them until golden brown and crispy! You can make the fritters as large or small as you like and I went with a smaller size so that I could serve them as two bit appetizers but larger ones would make for a great light meal. If you wanted to keep these on the lighter side you could easily bake the fritters rather than frying them.
Did you know those cool egg roll wrappers could be used for more than savory foods? Frying or baking them and then dusting with cinnamon and sugar make such a quick easy snack…wait…what if I stuff them with something…WAIT…what if that something is APPLE PIE filling? YES! That is the answer and inspiration for these tantalizing fall treasures I call apple Pie Rolls.1