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Savory Stickers

So here’s what happened…

There I am sitting (for a very brief moment) on the couch watching The Kardashians. They were out to eat and were ordering Pot Stickers. I immediately think I need potstickers NOW! I jump off the couch, find a recipe, and make them. 

Within minutes I had the dough made and “resting”.

To make the dough: 

What you need: 

10oz flour

5oz boiling water

1 tsp salt

What you do: 

I used a food processor. Simply pulse the salt and flour so it’s mixed, then slowly add the boiling water and mix until it clumps up. Then, move it to a floured countertop and knead for about 2 minutes. It shouldn’t be sticky but soft. Make a ball and put in a plastic bag and get out as much air as possible. Let it rest for an hour. 

After that make sure your counter is very floured and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough and using a large round cookie cutter make your circles. Then, fill the middles (I used carrot matchsticks, shrimp, purple cabbage, and Portobello mushrooms), and pinch the edges. I tried to make mine look pretty but failed. It was my first time after all.

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 Once you have them filled and pinched, add a splash of oil to a pan and let them cook until the bottoms are brown. Then, immediately add 1/4 cup water and reduce heat to medium. Let them steam for about 10 minutes or until the water is evaporated.

Serve and enjoy!

p.s. thanks Kardashians!😂

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Play With Fire

This wasn’t the post that I intended for this week but there was no way I could ignore all the messages I got on Instagram after I posted our V-Day food on my stories. 

Before I get in to this easy and unique recipe I have to first share the story behind it. You may or may not know that we are very big fans of The Florida Keys and have been there many times. One of the first times that MK and I went there, my Aunt (long time resident and food aficionado) introduced us to an amazing Tapas restaurant in Key West called Santiago’s. We quickly fell in love and ordered all the food. 

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One of the things we ordered was “Saganaki”. Flaming cheese? Bring it on. We were quite amazed and probably a little drunk when our waiter proceeded to pour alcohol on our dish and light it on fire, adding the perfect singe to the cheese. We asked about this dish and he simply said that it was goat cheese and what he poured on it was Brandy. When in Key West we never miss a stop to this favorite joint of ours.

Fast forward a few years and if you’ve been to a party of ours we usually whip out this easy and fun appetizer. This past Valentines Day we were talking about how we hadn’t made the dish in a while so we did. You guys needed to know what it was and how to make it. So here it is!  

What you need: 

Brandy (don’t get super cheap Brandy it won’t work as well about a $15 bottle will do) 

Goat cheese

Spices

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What you do:

Press the goat cheese into an oven safe dish and spice it up. I use a ton of spices so have some fun with different flavors.  Then, bake in the oven on 350 for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

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Remove from the oven and quickly pour the Brandy all over the dish. 

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Light it on fire and enjoy the fun and sizzle. The fire will go out on its own and the booze ads the perfect flavor!.

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Serve with crackers, bread, or pita

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I’m so glad you guys were into this easy and fun appetizer! And if you ever end up in Key West, do yourself a favor, head in to Santiago’s, order all the food, and drink too much wine. 

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

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