We had the Costco Kirkland Margarita (Courtesy of the DC Costco that sells liquor) and lots of wine. I am going to need to go visit Costco in DC again soon to pick up some more margaritas. They were refreshing and delicious.
I tried three new recipes this year. Potato skins, Goat cheese with blackberry and honey and Zucchini pizza bites. All delicious in my opinion. Hope you enjoy trying them.
Goat Cheese with Blackberry and Honey
Adapted from: Foodie with Family
1 small artisan loaf
1. Slice the bread thinly. I tried for 1/4 inch. Crisp in the oven for 3-4 min each side in the oven at 350 degrees.
2. Arrange the bread in a single layer on a plate. Place a slice of goat cheese on each round. Top with a blackberry and drizzle with some honey. I tried 3 types of goat cheese - plain, herb crusted and sweet cranberries.
Easy Potato Skins
4 large baking potatoes (washed)
3 TB butter, melted
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
1 1/2- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
7 slices bacon -cooked and crumbled
1. Pre-heat oven to 400°. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Wash potatoes and then cut the ends of the potatoes off and discard. Next cut the rest of the potatoes into approximately 1/3 inch slices.
3. Brush both sides and edges of the potatoes with butter and sprinkle with salt. Place on the foil covered pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned. Turn potatoes onto the opposite side after about 15 minutes, to brown the other side.
4. When potatoes are done, top with cheese, bacon and green onions. Continue baking for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese in
Zucchini Pizza Bites
2 large zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch thick rounds
Nonstick cooking spray
Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
1/4 cup marinara sauce
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
1/4 cup mini pepperoni pieces, optional
Italian seasoning, for sprinkling
1. Spray cookie sheet, then spray both sides of zucchini rounds lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil or grill the zucchini rounds (I used a grill pan set to medium-high) for 2 minutes on each side.
2. Place cooked zucchini rounds on a large lined baking sheet. Top with small amounts of sauce, cheese and pepperoni pieces, if desired. Broil for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is melted, careful not to burn. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and serve warm.