Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Got Apps ?

Welcome  I-Phone to my life!
Yes, I'm one of those that have joined the smart phone era.
My ole' cell phone died on thankful I found a deal with Verizon that I could get an I-Phone! Wow! There's so many things you can do with this cute multi-task phone. Of course, I couldn't wait to find recipes on my iphone, this lil thing is amazing! truly entertaining that's for sure.
 Got Apps?  I've asked my daughter, Laura what  were her favorite apps are.
 I've asked my friends what apps they like. I've searched for them, (of course the free ones), remember I'm a budget- minded person here! Apps are everywhere.
 Isn't  it  great that we can have all this at our finger tips?
 Do you have a favorite app you'd like to share?
I'd love to hear your favorites.

 Here's some that I've found  and through my friends recommendations    ....  My Favorite  Cooking App  I found is Cooks Illustrated ! CouponMom,  AllRecipes, Epicurious, GasBuddy, Kindle, Google, Google Maps, EzTip, YouVersion Bible, kindle, Evernote, facebook, twitter, USA Today, & Directv

These are  fridge magnets kit is priced at $12.99 USD.
You  can find out them at Jailbreaktoy

But after awhile, by the end of the day I was "app"-ed out !
See,  that very same day, we also switched our tv cable to Directv. Had  NO CLUE that when the serviceman was giving me the load down on our new system,  that we have APPS! On our TV ? I asked . Oh, I never thought that going grocery shopping  was  a way for me to escape out of  "App" house! I enjoyed the drive to and from the grocery store in total peace, no music, no calling on the new iPhone, just me in my car, alone.    Isn't  nice to be away from technology sometimes?
 Have you ever felt like that? Sometimes in our world today, we have too much going on, that we need to take the time and turn off the tv, the I-Phone, yes, even the computer... and just embrace what God has given us ! Nature is just a great reminder of how God has such a detailed eye. We ourselves are so intricately woven. Amazed of  how He loves us, so that we can enjoy the beauty in our world. So even thou, we have so much going on  in our lives, the  simple moments are the best.
  Next post will be how I got away to the simpler things in life! Just have to recuperate from vacation! Why, is that anyway? You need a vacation from a vacation.
 Til next time! Wait...did you think I didn't have a recipe to share? It's an "APP" one too! Get it ?  App=Appetizer! This Three-Cheese Mini Macs I've made for several different occasions. It's really good if you just happen to have leftover crab or lobster! You can make it ahead of time too! Love that!  Hope you like this one!

 APPS of 3 Cheese Mini Macs

Anything big made small is ultra-fun for  parties, and these quick,  one-bite for some, but for me it's  a few more bites  lil mac and cheeses are the ultimate example. Cooked in mini muffin pans, the mini macs can be assembled early and baked just as guests arrive.


1/2 pound elbow macaroni
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for brushing
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (1 packed cup)
4 ounces deli-sliced American cheese, chopped
1 large egg yolk
1/4 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika

Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the macaroni until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain, shaking off the excess water.
Brush four 12-cup, nonstick mini muffin tins with butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the Parmigiano; tap out the excess.
In a large saucepan, melt the 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk in the flour over moderate heat for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk and cook, whisking, until boiling, about 5 minutes. Add the cheddar and American cheeses and whisk until melted. Off the heat, whisk in the egg yolk and paprika. Fold in the macaroni.
Spoon slightly rounded tablespoons of the macaroni into the prepared muffin cups, packing them gently. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmigiano on top.
Bake the mini macs in the upper and middle thirds of the oven for about 10 minutes, until golden and sizzling. Let cool for 5 min utes. Using a small spoon, carefully loosen the mini macs, transfer to a platter and serve.

MAKE AHEAD : The recipe can be prepared through Step 4 and refrigerated overnight.

Enjoy !


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