Chips? 

Zucchini Chips 

Prep time

10 mins

Cook time

2 hours

Total time

2 hours 10 mins

 

Author: Julie Wampler

Recipe type: Appetizer, Snacks

Serves: 50+ zucchini chips

Ingredients:

1 large zucchini

2 tbsp. olive oil

Kosher salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets (I used two 17″ baking sheets) with silicon baking mats or parchment paper.

Slice your zucchini on a mandolin. Mine had 1, 2, or 3 for thickness and I used 2.

After you slice your zucchini, place the slices on a sheet of paper towels and take another paper towel and sandwich the zucchini slices and press on them. This helps draw out the liquid so it’ll cook a bit faster.

Line up the zucchini slices on the prepared baking sheet tightly next to each other in a straight line, making sure not to overlap them.

In a small bowl, pour your olive oil in and take a pastry brush to brush the olive oil on each zucchini slice.

Sprinkle salt throughout the baking sheet. Do NOT over-season, in fact, it’s better to use less salt initially because the slices will shrink; so if you over-season, it’ll be way too salty! You can always add more later.

Bake for 2+ hours until they start to brown and aren’t soggy and are crisp.

Let cool before removing and serving.

Keep in an airtight container for no more than 3 days.

Recipe by Table for Two at http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/zucchini-chips/

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Bread Loaf

Ingredients:

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2/3 cup white sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk or almond milk

2 apples, peeled and chopped (any kind), mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze

1/2 cup of powdered sugar

1-3 tablespoons of milk or cream- (depending on thickness of glaze wanted)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 9×5-inch loaf pan and spray with non-stick spray or line with foil and spray with non-stick spray to get out easily for slicing.

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.

In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.

Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until blended.

Mix milk into batter until smooth.

Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apple mixture, then half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.

Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50-60 minutes.

To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.

Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.

Optional

Next time I think I would add in walnuts. You can always use other fruit, or you could add in chocolate chips too! (Of course!)

Substitutions: I’ve also substituted this with 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, 1/3 cup milk and add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda instead of 1/2 cup milk as called out in the bread loaf ingredients.

Baking options: Bake 30-40 min. for 2 loaf recipe, 15-20 minutes for muffins or 50 -60 minutes for one full loaf recipe or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean1.

By Kim Lange Adapted from Lui in Cucina

Healthy Caramel Popcorn (or homemade Cracker Jacks)

Ingredients:
4 tbsp unpopped popcorn (48g)

1/4 cup xylitol or sucanat (or regular brown sugar or coconut sugar) (54g)

1/4 cup agave or honey (55g) (Molasses might work; I haven’t tried.)

scant 1/4 tsp salt

optional for a richer caramel flavor: 2 tbsp buttery spread, such as Earth Balance (30g)

optional: roasted peanuts, dark chocolate chips, etc.

Pop the kernels, either on the stove or using the Microwave Popcorn Trick.

Then transfer to a large mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the two sweeteners (and the butter spread, if using) and heat on low—stirring occasionally—until the dry sweetener is completely dissolved. Pour this mixture over the popped corn and stir to coat. Much of the sauce will fall to the bottom of the bowl, so be sure to scoop it up and keep stirring for a full 2 minutes. Sprinkle on the salt (don’t forget!) and add chocolate chips, or nuts, or dried fruit if you wish.

Strawberry and bananas!!!

Makes: 6 Ice Pops 
3 Ripe Bananas

1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced

In a blender or food processor, pulse bananas until smooth. Divide sliced strawberries evenly among ice pop molds. Pour the pureed bananas into the molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Did OPI said Hello Kitty collection??

OPI just announced its latest (and possibly cutest) collection: Hello Kitty by OPI. The collection includes 12 limited-edition nail polish colors, ranging from bright and glittery pinks, pops of yellow, bold blues, and shimmering whites—which come in lacquer and gel. We love how universal this collection is, not only because so many people all over the world love Hello Kitty, but also because of the broad age-range of Hello Kitty fans. The colorful collection represents friendship and fun—which is totally relatable, and pretty much the notion behind most of our girl’s night in manicures, anyway. And we’ve got a fun one for you to try this weekend, created by Sanrio’s official nail artist, Masako Kojima:  
What you’ll need (from left):

Spoken From the Heart, Let’s Be Friends!, Never Have Too Mani Friends, My Twin Mimmy, any base coat, white nail polish, topcoat, and a thin nail art brush.

The How-To:

Apply a base coat. Let dry.

Polish two coats of white nail polish on the ring finger.

Polish two coats of Spoken from the Heart on the pinky and middle fingers.

Polish two coats of Let’s Be Friends! on the thumb.

On the ring finger, paint the nose (a horizontal dot) and two eyes (vertical dots) using Never Have Too Mani Friends! and a thin nail art brush.

Paint a dot of My Twin Mimmy on the nose.

Using Never Have Too Mani Friends! paint 3 whiskers on each side of the face. Paint these from the cuticle line inward.

Using Let’s Be Friends! paint a large circle in the upper right side of the nail.

Paint the two sides of the bow, making the left side of the bow larger than the right.

Outline the bow using Never Have Too Mani Friends! and a thin nail art brush.

On the index finger, paint 3 more bows.

Make the bows run into each other for an overlapped look, but be sure to leave some negative space, too.

Finish with topcoat