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Asparagus Roll Ups

30 May

Introduction:

Looking for a new hip appetizer to bring to your next social gathering? Then we’ve got just the thing for you! These asparagus roll ups will be the talk of the town.

BUT WAIT,THERE’S MORE!

They’re incredibly easy to make too!

So what are you waiting for? Go and give these a try!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of crescent rolls
  • 1 bunch of fresh asparagus
  • ground sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • grated parmesan cheese

*Serves four people as an appetizer or side.

 Instructions:

1.) Preheat oven according to directions on crescent roll package. While oven is warming, wash asparagus under cold water and pat dry. Next, cut roughly one inch off of the bottom of each stalk to remove the tough not so yummy part.

2.) Open crescent roll package and roll out contents so that there is one flat layer of dough; this should make a rectangular shape. Cut dough into thin strips (roughly ½ inch wide) along the short side of the rectangle. Pinch together the perforations so that each strip is one continuous piece of dough.

3.) Wrap dough around the stalk of the asparagus so that it starts at the base and ends near the top.

4.) Mix together some fresh ground pepper, sea salt and grated parmesan cheese on a flat plate. Gently roll your asparagus roll ups in the seasoning mixture so that the seasoning generously sticks to the dough.

5.) Line roll ups on a baking sheet and bake according to directions on crescent roll package or until dough is golden brown.

6.) Let cool and serve!

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Chicken Bacon Avocado Quesadillas

16 Jan

Introduction:

While stumbling for recipes across the vast expanses of the inter-web (one of Emster’s favorite past-times), we found this idea for dinner. Of course it sounded so good, that we immediately made it and ate it all! It is so delicious and such a great combination of flavors, there is simply no need to improve upon the concept. Anyways, let’s give credit where credit is due…thank you Kevin and Amanda for a great recipe. Together we can spread the Avocado-y Bacon-y goodness one blog post at a time.

Ingredients:

  • tortilla shells
  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 1 large onion
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

*This recipe makes about 4-5 quesadillas.

Instructions:

1.) Cook bacon.

2.) Cut chicken into bite size pieces. Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Saute chicken in the frying pan with olive oil and onions until chicken is thoroughly cooked and onions are translucent. Drain chicken and pat dry.

3.) Peel and slice avocados. Shred cheese and wipe pan clean.

4.) Over medium-high heat, lightly grease the pan (butter, etc.) and place tortilla in the center. Place chicken, bacon, avocado and cheese on your tortilla. If you’re going to spread it over the entire tortilla, make sure not to put too much filling (we learned this the hard way). You can also load up only half with filling and fold the other half over.

5.) Flip quesadilla over until both sides are nicely browned.

6.)Serve with sour cream, salsa, or any other toppings you might like!

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