Tomato Basil Spaghettini with Goat Cheese, Lemon Pepper Garlic Shrimp and Mushroom with 5 Cheese Bread Crisp

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it's pasta night! #pasta #pastanight #homemade

This would be the very first time I would be sharing a recipe ever. I apologize in advance if some of the proportions are not exact. I wasn’t sure either when I was making them. I guess, that’s where the fun lies…in experimentation and the eating of course. I hope you like it :)

5 Cheese Bread Crisp

1 pack Kraft Mexican Four Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 pack shredded Parmesan Cheese
Lite and Low Fat mayo of your choice
Thinly sliced French Bread

Mix the cheeses with the mayo. Spread over sliced French Bread. Toast in oven at 350 for 15 mins.

Lemon Pepper Garlic Shrimp and Mushroom

Shrimp, peeled and de-veined
Sliced Baby Bella mushrooms, washed and dried
olive oil
Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper Seasoning

cook in oven at 350 until done

Tomato Basil Spaghettini with Goat Cheese

2 28 oz cans Contadina Crushed Tomatoes
1 pack of Basil, chiffonade leaves
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
4 tablespoons minced garlic
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
red pepper flakes, according to taste
sugar according to taste
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 pound Spaghettini, cooked according to package directions
crumbled goat cheese
parmesan cheese

1. Boil water and cook pasta according to package instructions. Don’t forget to put salt in the water.
2. In a large saute pan, heat up the olive oil. Add onion and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add basil, thyme and red pepper flakes.
3. When the garlic starts turning golden brown, add the crushed tomatoes and sugar. Stir. Lower the heat and cook until the mixture is almost dry.
4. Arrange pasta in a bowl, spoon sauce over pasta. Top with crumbled goat cheese and parmesan cheese. Serve with the Shrimp and Mushroom on top or on the side. Don’t forget the 5 Cheese Bread Crisp.

dinner's ready!!! #dinner #pasta #pastanight

Supper Stars of Bicolandia | Cebu Smile: Inflight Magazine for Cebu Pacific Airways

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I grew up in Albay province in the Bicol Region and consider it my home despite the fact that it has been 17 years since I’ve been back to visit. I miss the food that I’ve known and loved growing up and as I tell my kids stories about my childhood, I usually accompany it with food. As I was googling for how to make Tinutungan, a dish made of chicken and burnt coconut milk, I came across this article that appeared on Cebu Smile. Click the link below to read the article…

Supper Stars of Bicolandia | Cebu Smile: Inflight Magazine for Cebu Pacific Airways.

xo, Emilie

TOP 4 CHEESE TRENDS TO ENJOY ON JANUARY 20 – NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY!

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National Cheese Day is here…well, not today but tomorrow, January 20th. It’s that one food day that I actually celebrate with the family. In the past we’ve done grilled cheese using different kinds of cheeses, eaten at The Grilled Cheese Truck, or try something that we’ve never tried before.

A couple of days ago I received a “advertising” kind of email. I thought I’ll share in it’s entirety (words in italics lifted straight from the email, pictures from the website) to give you guys an idea on how to celebrate this wonderful holiday.

TOP 4 CHEESE TRENDS TO ENJOY ON JANUARY 20 – NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY!

National Cheese Lover’s Day (January 20th) is the perfect time to discover new Swiss cheese delights – and who better to share the latest trends in cheese than Emmi, one of Switzerland’s premium dairy companies. 

 

Regi Hise, Corporate Chef & Director of Culinary Development at Emmi Roth USA, suggests celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day with one of these four Cheese Trends:

1.    Everything Artisanal – “Handcrafted cheeses made from fresh, all-natural ingredients maximize everything cheese lovers love – from the first bite to the finish,” says Hise. Kaltbach Cave-aged Le Gruyère Switzerland AOC is a classic and one of the great cheeses of the world.  Whether it’s at mealtime or just for snacking, Le Gruyère delivers rich, full, delicious flavors.

Kaltbach Cave Aged Gruyere

Kaltbach Cave Aged Gruyere

2.    Breakfast Anytime – Hise offers, “Easy and inexpensive, breakfast fare like cheese frittatas and omelets offer great options for lunch and dinner too.” For an easy and delicious surprise, make traditional Swiss Roesti Potatoes by adding Switzerland Swiss or Le Gruyère to shredded hash browns.

Le Gruyere

Le Gruyere

3.    Fondue Fun – “Cheese Fondue is still a classic social meal that brings family and friends together over a shared fondue pot. Today it’s been updated and upscaled with specialty cheeses like Le Gruyère, Switzerland Swiss,  Emmentaler, Appenzeller and a host of others.  Try some special accompaniments for dipping like craft breads, soft hot pretzels and a selection of fresh cut fruit, fresh and pickled vegetables.

Emmi Fondue Box

Emmi Fondue Original

Emmi Fondue Gorgonzola

Emmi Fondue Gorgonzola

4.    Melt It – “Melting cheese allows all its delicious flavors and aromas to be released.  Whether it’s on cheeseburgers, mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese, deli sandwiches, pizza, or a hot bowl of French Onion Soup topped with Le Gruyère, comfort foods can easily go gourmet with the additions of specialty cheeses.

You don’t need to be one of the world’s great chefs to enjoy one of the world’s great cheeses. However you choose to celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day, Hise has one strong piece of advice: “Just be sure you use top quality cheese made from fresh, all-natural ingredients. It’s the key to maximizing your cheese enjoyment.”

For more information about Emmi of Switzerland, including recipes for every cheese lover, please visit EmmiRothUSA.com

xo, Emilie
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Bockfest 2012

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Here’s a press release for Bockfest 2012. Calling all beer lovers out there! This event is for you. And for those interested about the food in the event, it will be provided by Pink’s as well as by Vanguard.

 

Bock Fest – it’s simple great beer for beer lovers

Los Angeles get ready for the second annual Bock Fest featuring the best German Bocks and many more Winter Warmers from all over the world.  The 2011 Bock Fest sold out of tickets in less than a week, so get your tickets early this year. Beer lovers rejoice as some of the worlds unique brewers come together in Los Angeles for a Beer Festival.  So come get your beer on with your own souvenir glass mug to take home to remember the best beer festival in LA. Tickets are $25.00 available at www.bockfest.net

Last Year’s winner Weltenburger the world champion Bock beer, is back to try and win the crown again this year on Jan 14, 2012.

Here are just a few you can look forward to:
Two Beers will be crowned the Bock Fest -Winter Beer Champion of the world
The event also includes the winter beer championship with judges from all around the world to crown the winning. Our judging panel includes celebrities, beer experts, master brewers, & brewery owners.
We also have a people’s choice champion that will be voted on by all the participants…and as a special treat, the ladies from Playboy will be delighting us with their mugs, we mean, presence.
The Details:
WHEN:          January 14, 2011  1pm to 5pm
WHERE:        Vanguard LA – 6021 Hollywood Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90028
WHY:             A toast to life and raise funds for local charities
www.bockfest.net

xo, Emilie
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Eat My Blog 4.0

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photos from eat my blog

This is the third year that I’m participating in Eat My Blog…not as a baker/blogger…but as a consumer. Yep, I come to eat.

All of the proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

To take a look at the menu for tomorrow’s event…click HERE

For parking info…click HERE

For everything else regarding this event, head on over to EAT MY BLOG website for more info.

So see you tomorrow!!! Exciting :)

xo, Emilie
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