Gazpacho Juice

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fruit and Vegetable Jucies for Kids Recipes

Recipe: Gazpacho Juice

Summary: This juice tastes like salsa in a glass—but without the spice. Feel free to add a few dashes of hot pepper sauce for those who like a little kick. You will find yourself craving tortilla chips to munch alongside this drink. Makes 15 to 20 ounces


  • •2 medium tomatoes
  • •1 medium cucumber
  • •1 large red bell pepper
  • •1 medium lime
  • •1/2 small red onion
  • •2 handfuls fresh cilantro


  1. 1. Core the tomatoes. Trim the cucumber. Core and seed the pepper. Peel the lime, if desired.
  2. 2. Juice the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, lime, onion, and cilantro according to the directions on your juicing machine. Whisk to combine.
  3. 3. Add water to taste if you or your children prefer a milder juice.

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Honey Walnut–Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini

Monday, April 14, 2014

Honey Walnut Crusted Cheddar Panini Recipe

Recipe: Honey Walnut–Crusted Aged Cheddar Panini

Summary: A visit to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, a small but renowned shop at Pike Place Market in Seattle, gave me a newfound appreciation for grilled cheese. Their basic grilled cheese sandwich—composed simply of their super-sharp, tangy Flagship cheese panini-grilled between two slices of rustic bread—compelled me to slow things down in my otherwise hectic day and savor every last gooey bite. The day after I returned home I picked up a block of their cheese from my local grocery store so I could relive the experience on my own grill. I added a honey-walnut crust on the bread to lift the cheese onto a lightly sweet and crunchy pedestal. Any good-quality aged cheddar will work well in this recipe, but if you have the chance to try it with Beecher’s, do!


  • -1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • -4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • -1...

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Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

Monday, April 14, 2014

Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini Recipe

Recipe: Lemon-Basil Grilled Cheese Panini

Summary: For all of my fellow lemon lovers out there, this one is for you. Lemon zest and fresh basil make these about the most fresh-tasting grilled cheese sandwiches you’re going to find. They’re especially fabulous alongside a cup of roasted red pepper soup.


  • -4 ounces (about 1 cup) shredded mozzarella
  • -2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • -2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • -2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • -1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • -8 slices Italian or sourdough bread, sliced from a dense bakery loaf


  1. 1. Heat the panini press to medium-high heat.
  2. 2. Toss together the mozzarella, feta, lemon zest, and basil in a medium-size bowl.
  3. 3. For each sandwich: Brush olive oil on two slices of bread to flavor the outside of the sandwich. Flip over one slice and top the other side with a layer of the cheese mixture. Close the sandwich with the other...

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“Spaghetti and Meatballs” Cupcakes

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes for April Fool's Day

Recipe: “Spaghetti and Meatballs” Cupcakes

Summary: This recipe is all about fakery. No one will really think that spaghetti and meatballs are sitting on your cupcake, but these look real enough to make a great April Fool’s treat. You will need six tubes of the red gel (the tubes are tiny!).


  • Meatballs:
  • -Generous 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • -2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • -3 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • -1 batch Chocolate Cupcakes in brown paper liners
  • -1 batch Classic Confectioners’ Sugar Frosting
  • -Pastry bag and coupler
  • -Ateco or Wilton Tip #3
  • -6 tubes Wilton Gel Tube in Red


  1. 1. To make the “meatballs,” melt cream and chocolate together in double boiler or microwave; stir until smooth. Cool, then refrigerate overnight.
  2. 2. Place graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Scoop up little bits of ganache and roll into balls about 1⁄4 inch in diameter (you need 54 “meatballs”). Toss in graham cracker crumbs and roll around to coat thoroughly. “Meatballs” may be refrigerated...

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