Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Zucchini Cheesy Bread

3 medium zucchini, or about 4 cups grated zucchini
2 large eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
3 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
1/2 c. freshly grated parmesan
1/4 c. cornstarch
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp. freshly chopped parsley
Marinara, for dipping

Preheat oven to 425º and line a baking sheet with parchment. On a box grater or in a food processor, grate zucchini. Using cheesecloth or a dish towel, wring excess moisture out of zucchini.

Transfer zucchini to a large bowl with eggs, garlic, oregano, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan, and cornstarch and season with salt and pepper. Stir until completely combined. Transfer “dough” to prepared baking sheet and pat into a crust. Bake until golden and dried out, 25 minutes.

Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups mozzarella, crushed red pepper flakes, and parsley and bake until cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes more.  Slice and serve with marinara.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Taco aka Crack Dip

I can't believe I've never posted this dip! Whenever my friends have get togethers, this is what they ask me to bring. It's one of the easiest things you can make. And, as the name suggests, once you start eating it, you can't stop! 
2 blocks cream cheese, room temperature
16 oz. sour cream
1 taco seasoning packet
½ cup salsa
Couple dashes of hot sauce
2 cups shredded Colby Jack or Mexican cheese

In a medium size Tupperware bowl, combine all ingredients except for the cheese with a hand mixer.  Stir in cheese.  Refrigerate for an hour or two so that flavors combine.  I usually make mine up a day ahead of time. 

Serve with tortilla chips!

Rather than doing this in a bowl, feel free to spread out in a pan and top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, etc.