Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Calling all fans of YOUNG ADULT FANTASY NOVELS
Kale Firehart is a young dragon, and the sole survivor of his race. As a tyrannical general and his massive bloodthirsty army close in on Kale—the most unexpected circumstance transpires. With time against him, Kale’s trusted friend, a veteran arcane sorcerer, transforms him into the one thing he despises most—a human.
Kale must unwillingly live among human-kind as he embarks upon an extraordinary journey. With a band of unlikely friends by his side, can Kale overcome the obstacles before him and return to the life he once knew.
The age of dragons is all but over…
View the official website of author Aya Knight:
Friday, February 11, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
- Cut the avocados in ½ (long ways), take the pit out & use a spoon to scoop out into a LARGE bowl.
- Peel the tomatoes, then slice & dice & dump into the large bowl.
- Clean & chop off the hairy end of the green onions. Now chop off just the white part & dice as fine as you like (some like chunks – yuck). Toss them into the large bowl.
- Cut the lemons (or limes) in ½ & squeeze the juice into the large bowl. (I prefer to use a juicer to get rid of seeds – if you don’t have a squeezer, just pluck the seeds out with a spoon)
- Into the LARGE bowl, shake in the crushed red peppers, hot sauce, salt & malt vinegar.
- With potato masher (the hand one, no machines please) mash all the ingredients together. – Now you know why I say LARGE bowl! Mash to a consistency of lumpy.
- Eat, drink & enjoy!
What You'll Need:
1 - 8 oz. block Mozzarella Cheese (most come in 16 oz. blocks so cut in half)
1/8 Cup Bread Flour (any flour will do if you aren't worried about sodium)
1 Tbsp Milk (we use Lactose Free so that's how the carbs/sodium are figured)
1/2 Cup Italian-style Bread Crumbs (I use any store brand)
Here's What You Do:
1. Cut the block of cheese in half. Then cut into 12 equal-ish pieces (I cut it into four long-ways, then three planks per chunk).
2. Pour the flour into a bowl.
3. Whisk the egg and milk in another bowl.
4. Pour the bread crumbs on a plate.
5. Roll the cheese planks in the flour first and cover all surfaces, then roll them in the egg/milk mixture, then quickly roll them in the bread crumbs. The bread crumbs won't stick easily so do one quick roll to try to "cover" them, then pat the crumbs on with your fingers making sure to cover as best as possible.
6. Place the breaded cheese sticks on a plate and place them (uncovered) in the freezer for at least a half an hour. This will help the "breading" set in and the cheese to harden a bit.
7. Heat your deep fryer to 375 degrees.
8. Once the oil is heated, place the cheese sticks (6 at a time) in the basket and drop them into the oil.
9. Make sure to "shake" the basket while you cook them so they don't stick.
10. Cook while shaking until the breading is golden brown. This will happen very quickly (in about a minute or so) so make sure you watch them. I wait until the cheese oozes out a little so I know it is melted but they aren't as "pretty" that way, so you might want to take them out sooner.
11. Drain basket and place finished sticks onto a paper-toweled plate to absorb some of the oil.
12. Serve and Enjoy!
Are these as "pretty" as those frozen friends we are all accustomed too? Of course not as you can see. Do they taste better than our frozen friends? You bet your sweet ass they do!
My family doesn't even like the frozen ones anymore. Matter of fact, my husband says they are better than any restaurant Mozzarella sticks he's ever had. If you make them, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Happy Superbowl!