How To: Make Queso

With the Internet trolling Dana Perino of Fox News, let’s take a look at how to properly make queso.

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Don’t let you queso look like Dana Perino’s. Yours should look like this:

Here is a simple recipe for all and especially Dana Perino:

Ingredients

Steps:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Thoroughly stir in the cornstarch.
  3. Stir in the sour cream.
  4. When the mixture becomes hot and bubbly, mix in Cheddar cheese and salsa.
  5. Continue stirring until cheese has melted and mixture begins to thicken, about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

 

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Recipe of the Day: Lasagna Flatbread

Ever wish your bread stick that comes with your lasagna was somehow mixed into the pasta? Well here’s a recipe that will fulfill that desire. Thanks to user apk979 for their creation this week.

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, egg, and Italian seasoning in a bowl.
  3. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes; drain. Stir in marinara sauce.
  4. Spread 1/6 of the cheese mixture evenly on each flatbread; cover with sausage mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbly, 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe of the Week: Miracle Chocolate-Coffee Icing

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make you appear like a fancier chef, courtesy of ROSEP47. Note: Don’t nuke the chocolate too long or you will set off the smoke detector.

recipe active photoMaybe you can experiment and add different flavor yogurt and see how it turns out too.

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup; heat in microwave, stirring every 10 seconds, until melted and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir yogurt into melted chocolate until icing is smooth.

Recipe of the Week: Loaded Crack Potatoes

Coming from a woman named Barbi , here is her recipe for addicting potatoes that doesn’t actually contain crack cocaine in it, but does contain hash (browns) in it.

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter.
  2. Combine hash browns, sour cream, bacon, ranch mix, and 1 cup Cheddar cheese in a large bowl; stir until well mixed. Spread into baking pan; cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese evenly across potatoes. Bake until cheese is bubble and lightly browned around the edges, about 15 minutes.

Recipe Of The Day: Taco Seasoning

This multi-ingredient recipe may be the quickest one of all time. It is only estimated to take 1 minute.  Impress your friends this Christmas with personalized taco seasoning.  Encourage your friends to add seasoning to their bland foods and enlighten them with all it’s glory. See the recipe below:

Ingredients:

Steps:

  1. Throw all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Now that Thanksgiving is over and you’ve had your fill of pumpkin flavored foods, it’s time to get rid of that excess canned pumpkin you have.  Why not turn them into treats for your furry friends and even maybe your non-furry friends? Here’s a recipe for some Dog Treats:

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

Thanksgiving Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to add weight this holiday season?

Here’s a simple Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving recipe to make your friends fatter.

Prep Time: 15 Mins.

Cook Time: 25 Mins.

Calories: ~339

Ingredients

Friendsgiving Recipe: Feta Cheese Foldovers

Friendsgiving parties are coming up the next two weekends and nobody wants to come empty handed.  Here’s a simple recipe that will feed most of your friends and not drain the bank too much:

Feta Cheese Foldovers

Serves: 12

Total time: <40 mins.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, blend feta cheese, green onions, and egg. Cut pastry into 12 (3 inch) squares. Place a mounded tablespoon of feta mixture in the center of each square. Moisten edges with water, and fold pastry over filling to form a triangle. Press edges together firmly with a fork to seal. Lightly brush pastries with the egg yolk mixture.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Food You Should Know About: 90 Sec Rice

Recently, I was introduced to a type of food that I should have expected to be in existence, but never looked for.  That food was the 90 seconds rice. It’s a simple concept and all you need is a microwave.  To cook, every brand I saw had a tear away top that you rip a little on both sides for ventilation. You toss in the microwave for just 90 seconds and let it cool before eating.

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Many large chain retail stores such as Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc. have their own cheap brand selling between $1.50 and $2.00.  Each of the large chain products have a very select type of flavored rice.  These are probably the best deal for most busy and/or money-saving people.

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For those willing to pay a little more, roughly only 25-50 cents more, Uncle Ben’s provided many more types of 90 seconds rice.  Their website has 23 different types of rice to choose from. As I’ve been taste testing, my favorites are the Roasted Chicken and Cheddar Broccoli. They have a type for all different taste styles.

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This type of product is so simple to make and is filling for quite cheap.  It’s a little more expensive than uncooked rice, but your time is valuable too.  It can be added to any food dish as well.  Next time you are looking for a snack or just something to add to your lunch/dinner plate, try out these 90 second rice pouches.

Recipe of the Week: Tuna Chicken Casserole

Today’s recipe will run you a total of $2.83 and all ingredients can be found at your local Walmart.

Feeds: 2-3 depending on the people

Time: < 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Great Value Macaroni & Cheese ($0.54)
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  • 1 Great Value Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz. (4 pack costs $0.81)
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  • 1 Great Value Chunk Chicken Breast with Rib Meat in Water ($1.48)
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Equipment:

  • Stove top (or something that can boil water)
  • Pot
  • Strainer (or similar item that can drain water)
  • Can opening device

Steps:

  1. Fill pot halfway with water
  2. Put pot on stove top on Medium/High
  3. Pour Macaroni into pot
  4. Wait for water to boil and macaroni noodles to start rising
  5. After ~7-12 minutes, the noodles can be strained
  6. Open can of tuna and chicken and dump into pot
  7. Pour the powder cheese into the pot and stir all ingredients
  8. Eat and Enjoy

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