Monday, March 19, 2012

Simple Pie Crust Recipe

Simple/All Purpose Pie Crust Recipe

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
1 tsp salt
6 to 8 tbsp cold water

Combine flour and salt in a food process, pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse again until butter is cut into pea sized pieces. Add water 1 tbsp at a time pulsing until mixture begins to come together. Dump dough on a floured surface, gently knead and shape the dough into the disk. (Be careful not to over knead). Use right away or save for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

Mini Blueberry Pies
Brunch Quiche with Mushrooms and Onions

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Popcorn Balls

Did you know that popcorn was a whole grain?

Just like whole wheat, quinoa, barley, brown rice and oats, popcorn is loaded with dietary fiber, has benefical antioxidants and can be eaten as part of a healthy diet!

When it comes to healthy snacks, plain popcorn is at the top of my recommendation lists. Popcorn is low in fat, crunchy and tasty and so easy to make. One cup of popcorn has only 6 grams of carbohydrates which translates to about 25 calories.

I'm not talking about microwaved popcorn here, I'm talking about good old fashioned air popped popcorn. Now usually pop my corn in a big pot on the stove top but I recently bought myself a new kitchen air popper. You simply pour in the kernels, plug it in, wait for the popcorn to heat up, then the popped popcorn comes flying out of the machine into the bowl, all of the counter and onto the floor...I guess I needed a bigger bowl, but Basil didn't mind cleaning up.

We have been enjoying fresh popcorn as an after dinner snack for the past few days but tonight I decided to make something a little bit special, Ooie-Gooie Popcorn Balls. I simply popped the corn, melted some marshmallows, mixed them together and waaalaa!

 Ooie-Gooie Popcorn Balls

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Hello All!! Long time no Blog. Things have been crazy and busy and might I admit somewhat lazy in the Food Fashionista household. It's hard to sit in front of the computer when there are so many good TV shows this time of year...the Voice, Glee, American Idol and my new fav, New Girl...that show is hilarious.

Anyways we are still eating healthy things..I promise (although right now for breakfast I am munching on left over pizza..but that's OK!) and I will be posting some pictures starting very soon!!

So whats new with me..Well Hubby and I went on a great vacation with our family in the beginning of February, I tried and LOVED Brazilian BBQ for the first time, Food Fashionista Specialty Desserts and Catering is expanding and coming along great, and I am planning a Great American Bake Sale Charity Event with my friend Megan to raise money for Share our Strength (details to come).

Hope all is well with you. Hang tight for my Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipes!