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Month: September 2019

Add Life To Your Meals With Desserts

Add Life To Your Meals With Desserts

Dessert, our sweetest vice! Desserts are not really bad for your health. One of the reasons is, they are packed with nutrients and contain rich sources of whole foods. Yes, it’s true that Desserts may not be the healthiest form of carbohydrates, but the right…

How to Plan The Perfect Menu For Your Partner’s Birthday

How to Plan The Perfect Menu For Your Partner’s Birthday

Have you been planning your partner’s birthday for the last two months, but still can’t think of the perfect way to make their evening special? If this sounds like you, we have the perfect plan for a glorious meal and delicious recipes that will allow…

PINEAPPLE HABANERO CHEESE BALL

PINEAPPLE HABANERO CHEESE BALL

A quick and easy appetizer that is creamy, tangy, and chock full of delicious sweet heat.  Covered in salty, smoky bacon and even more cheddar, this is wonderful served with crackers or bagel chips.

A quick and easy appetizer of roasted pineapple, habanero chiles, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onions, and smoky bacon.

When I call this a quick and easy appetizer, I’m not kidding.  With a mixer, it is literally a dump and mix, then roll and chill recipe.  Plus, it looks pretty on a plate with crackers-making it perfect for entertaining.

WHAT IS PINEAPPLE HABANERO SAUCE?

Any sweet, savory, chunky sauce, preserve, or jam can be used.  I personally like the Robert Rothschild brand. It is a blend of roasted pineapple, red pepper, mango, onion, and of course, spicy habanero chiles.

There are so many delicious types and brands out there, but if you’re like me and want to try making your own sauce, it’s not difficult.  Here is the recipe from Momslifeboat.com that I found to try that is just delicious.  It’s a much cheaper option if you have the time.

VARIATIONS

  • Use Monterey Jack cheese instead of sharp cheddar for a milder flavor.
  • Want a vegetarian option?  Instead of chopped bacon, try rolling the ball in finely chopped smokehouse almonds.  You still get the salty, smoky flavor without the meat.
  • Not looking for a cheeseball, add in ½ cup sour cream and spread the mixture into a shallow bowl.  Top with the cheddar and bacon for a lovely dip or spread.

A quick and easy appetizer of roasted pineapple, habanero chiles, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onions, and smoky bacon.

Let’s make it a full-on cocktail party!  Here are a few ideas:

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A quick and easy appetizer of roasted pineapple, habanero chiles, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, onions, and smoky bacon.

PINEAPPLE HABANERO CHEESE BALL


  • Author: Eats By The Beach
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes (includes chilling time)
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 - 6 1x

Description

This quick and easy appetizer is a delicious combination of sweet heat, smokey bacon, and creamy, tangy cheese.  Serve this with crackers or bagel chips.  This pretty cheese ball is perfect for game day, tailgating, or entertaining.


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Ingredients

12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

¾ cup Roasted pineapple & habanero sauce (I use Robert Rothschild brand)

1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese

2 green onions, minced, both white and green parts

3 slices bacon, cooked very crisp and crumbled

¼ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese


Instructions

In a large bowl and using an electric hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, roasted pineapple and habanero sauce, 1 cup shredded cheese, and the minced green onions until well mixed.

Using your hands, roll the mixture into a ball.  Chill for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix together the bacon crumbs and ¼ cup finely shredded cheese in a shallow bowl.


  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quick and easy appetizer, cheese ball, appetizer recipes, cream cheese recipes, sweet and spicy, game day recipes, tailgating recipes

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MOJITO TART

MOJITO TART

Creamy, tart, and citrusy, this elegant dessert is your favorite cocktail in dessert form.  This tart is basically a key lime pie with rum and mint. Delicious. It’s such a fun thing to serve this elegant dessert to family and friends, knowing that they think…

MAPLE MISO GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

MAPLE MISO GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

These roasted vegetables are deliciously salty, tangy, and sweet.  Even those who typically dislike brussels sprouts enjoy this dish. Perfect on your holiday table, these roasted vegetables are easy enough for a weeknight dinner.   This recipe isn’t going to get super crispy and crunchy bits,…

Want Some Cake By The Ocean…Literally? Come To Eats By The Beach!

Want Some Cake By The Ocean…Literally? Come To Eats By The Beach!

I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean! – DNCE 

It’s a fine sunny day and your playlist keeps playing summer beach songs—are you tempted? Think no more and call your friends!

But before you take out your bathing suits, have you thought about what you and your friends are going to eat at the beach?

Take a look at some of these delicious and easy-to-make snacks to make your trip to the beach a memorable and tasty one!

A classic caprese salad

The freshness of the tomato with creamy, salty mozzarella, coupled with the tangy flavor of the balsamic drizzle is a refreshing treat to enjoy with the smell of wet sand. A marriage between fresh ingredients of bright colors and distinct textures, this dish only requires a handful of ingredients before its ready.

All you need is balsamic vinegar, ripe tomatoes, honey, basil, mozzarella and some salt and pepper. You can also drizzle some olive oil for a rich flavor.

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Moist boneless chicken breast

Rubbery, over-cooked take out chicken is only going to spoil your perfect beach day. But a perfectly cooked, succulent chicken breast with a splash of flavor will leave you craving for more!

All you need is garlic, salt and pepper, chicken broth and poultry seasoning to prepare this dish. Use melted butter and cornstarch to cook it and you’ll have the perfect hot meal ready to be devoured. You can also try Sticky and spicy Spiracha Chicken Drumsticks recipe

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Herb roasted pork loin

A reminiscent of the old Sunday brunches at home with the family, this herb roasted pork loin is the perfect addition to your beach day menu.

The easy pork roast can be prepared with garlic, shallots, spices and herbs. You can use classic rosemary, thyme, black pepper and dried sage for some top of the notch seasoning to savor this wholesome dish.

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Mexican grilled corn

Looking for a quick snack after a dip in the refreshing water? This easy vegetable recipe is all you need! Slathered in a buttery sauce, the sweet taste of corn combined with a subtle hint of spices can send your taste buds in a frenzy!

Grill the corn and cover it with a paste of mayonnaise, melted butter, lime juice, cumin, cilantro and chili powder for an easy-to-whip snack.

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Spiked Florida swamp water

We wouldn’t send you off without a refreshing drink to keep you company at the beach. Cool and sweet with a lemony kick from vodka, this quintessential summer beverage is the perfect cocktail for your summer beach party.

Create a mixture of water, granulated sugar and lemon and add it to pinnacle lemonade vodka and iced tea. Top it with a few lemon slices for a citrus twist and serve with ice!

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With these easy snack recipes, even a rainstorm couldn’t ruin your beach day!

For more recipes, visit Eats By The Beach and check out our online food blog!

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PHILLY CHEESESTEAK HOAGIES

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK HOAGIES

These Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are an easy weeknight dinner.  Tender slices of beef, sauteed peppers and onions, and lots of gooey cheese make this a great go-to sandwich for game day, parties, or family dinner. I always got so excited when business took me to…

MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

This breakfast sandwich recipe is the perfect blend of savory and sweet.  Ham, cheese, jelly, and powdered sugar make for the most delicious brunch dish.  People either love it or hate it. I, for one, adore this delicious treat. If you can make a grilled…

The Perfect Girls Night: 4 Scrumptious Snacks

The Perfect Girls Night: 4 Scrumptious Snacks

A bad breakup, a stressful day at work, or even a fight with your sister—there’s nothing that a perfect girls’ night in can’t fix. So schedule a date with the most important girls in your life, pack your softest pair of pajamas, and buy more fur for your pillows, because you’re going to need it after the pillow fight of the season!

But before you can begin all the makeovers and gossip, make sure you keep a few scrumptious snacks on hand to entertain you all night long.

Take a look at these delicious snack ideas to make your girls’ night the best one yet!

Cheddar jalapeno bread

Who doesn’t like a slice of crispy and cheesy bread? With a fusion of spicy and warm flavors, this snack’s cheesy goodness is a great way to break bread with each other.

A crunchy exterior with a fluffy and fragrant interior, this snack only requires a few pieces of bread, parmesan and mozzarella cheese, fresh jalapenos and chili flakes before its ready to be devoured.

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Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

A steaming plate of long, tender noodles with fresh and crunchy vegetables? Count us in! The sweet and spicy taste of this ultimate comfort dish will make you reach out for another serving every few minutes.

Made with carrots, capsicum, garlic and a protein of your choice, the savory flavor of this dish is tastier than any vegetable lo mein takeout you’ve ever had. And the best part is that you and your girls can prepare this dish in less than thirty minutes!

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Basic biryani rice

Want something more filing? How does a plate of rich and spicy rice sound? This South Asian dish is full of flavors that come together for an explosion of absolute bliss in your mouth. The rice is steamed and prepared with vegetables and warm spices such as turmeric, cinnamon and cumin.

The texture of the basmati rice and the mellow sweetness of the spices will make you believe that a plate of biryani was all you needed to take the world by storm!

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Fruity red wine sangria

It’s not a proper girls’ night if there’s no wine involved! After all, us girls need a bit of nudge to spill out our guts out to each other. Fruity, festive and sweet—this refreshing cocktail is all you need on a hot summer night.

Squeeze a lemon in a pitcher; pour in some vodka, red wine and lemon soda to blend the mixture. Throw in plenty of ice and serve with cherries, pomegranate and blackberries to sip the night away!

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With these snacks, there’s nothing that can get you down on this girls’ night! Find more delicious snack recipes at Eats By The Beach and visit our online food blog! You can contact us and learn more about strawberry shortcake ice cream bars recipe.

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COSMOPOLITAN MARTINI

COSMOPOLITAN MARTINI

Sweet, tangy, and with a hefty amount of alcohol, this classic cocktail isn’t just for girl’s night anymore. This classy, pretty cocktail has been my favorite long before ‘Sex In The City’ brought it into pop culture.  It is smooth, slightly sweet, a bit citrusy,…

TRES LECHE CAKE

TRES LECHE CAKE

This easy dessert recipe consists of an airy sponge cake that is soaked in a creamy, sweet, mixture of three different types of milk and then topped with fluffy vanilla whipped cream. Also called ‘pastel de tres leche’, this dessert is a traditional celebratory dessert…

4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Out On Desserts

4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Out On Desserts

Ah, dessert—our sweetest vice! Does your heart skip a beat every time you eat a cupcake? Or maybe you can’t help but take a bite out of every molten lava cake you see?

Despite what you may have heard, desserts aren’t all bad for your health. They’re packed with nutrients and contain rich sources of whole foods.

4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Out On Desserts

Take a look at some of these surprising health benefits of desserts so you maintain your profound love for desserts unapologetically.

They make you happy

If you’ve taken a bite of chocolate and feel like you’ve been transported to a higher level of happiness, you’re not the only one.

Desserts containing a high concentration of carbohydrates make the brain produce more chemicals, including serotonin, which improves the overall well-being of an individual.

Even the smell of dessert can encourage the same chain of chemical reactions to improve your mood instantly.

They lower your blood pressure

A 2011 Harvard study shows that consuming desserts that contain chocolate can help decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

4 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Out On Desserts

The study conducted an experiment in which 1106 participants were given a bar of dark chocolate every day. The consumption of the chocolate resulted in lowered blood pressure levels for each of the participants.

This is because cocoa found in unsweetened dark chocolate contains a high concentration of flavonoids which benefit the immune system due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

They improve libido

Those who have a lower sex drive have a higher chance of developing cardiovascular diseases and encounter problems with the body’s blood flow.

Desserts pack an aphrodisiac punch for men and women alike. Study shows that women who eat a bar of chocolate every day enjoy a more active sex life. Similarly, several desserts such as pumpkin pie are a libido booster for men as it helps them with penile blood flow by lowering anxiety.

They remedy the negative effects of dieting

Dieting often leads to lower levels of energy in the body due to sudden decrease of sugar and carbohydrates. The lack of glucose in the body can make you feel sluggish and tired, leading to decreased productivity.

Consuming desserts can help maintain a well-balanced diet as your body will now have the necessary carbohydrates and sugars it requires to function.

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Now you can continue eating dessert with unwavering resolve without feeling guilty, but don’t go overboard!

If you’re looking for healthy dessert recipes that can satisfy your sweet tooth cravings, visit Eats By The Beach and take a look at our strawberry shortcake ice cream bars recipe and Italian Amaretti Peaches recipe

Visit our online blog for more easy-to-make dishes today!

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SOUTHERN HUSHPUPPIES

SOUTHERN HUSHPUPPIES

These golden, fried balls of savory cornmeal are the perfect complement to fried fish or barbecue.  This Southern recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Hushpuppies are one of those familiar, comforting dishes that bring back fond memories of family dinners, casual meals on…

SOUTH AFRICAN BOBOTIE

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An international recipe, this is the national dish of South Africa.  Bobotie is a comfort food casserole of spiced, curried ground beef topped with savory egg custard, reminiscent of Greek mousaka. While on a business trip to Cape Town, I was fortunate enough to taste…

Tasty Treats From The South

Tasty Treats From The South

Do you ever think about staying home and having a lazy day, ordering Mexican takeout and sipping chilled margaritas? Or perhaps some spicy tacos that make your eyes water but fill your heart with joy? We’ve all been there!

The third most popular cuisine in the United States, the exceptional culinary treats of the South have gained traction with the American people faster than anyone could have expected.

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