Food Porn Friday: Twice-Baked Goat Cheese-Truffle Potatoes

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Image credit: mygourmetconnection.com

August is National Goat Cheese Month. Today on Food Porn Friday, we are featuring this deliciously rich, easy to make, Twice Baked Goat Cheese Truffle Potatoes from the kitchen of My Gourmet Connection.

Twice-Baked Goat Cheese-Truffle Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 to 6 servings

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons white truffle oil (see notes)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cream or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 400°F and arrange the scrubbed potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake for about 1 hour, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Slice each potato in half lengthwise and using a large spoon, gently scrape the cooked potato into a large bowl, leaving about 1/8-inch of flesh in the skin. Place the empty skins back on the baking sheet.

Heat the truffle oil and cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, just until warm, 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the goat cheese and chives. Add the mixture to the potatoes and mash until creamy and well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Mound the potato-cheese mixture into the skins and smooth with the back of a spoon. Return to the oven to warm through and brown lightly on the top, 10 to 12 minutes.

About white truffle oil:
Look for white truffle oil that’s made by infusing top quality extra virgin olive oil with actual pieces of white truffle. Our favorite brand is I Peccati di Ciacco Alba White Truffle Oil, which we buy from Gourmets-Delight.com. This ingredient doesn’t come cheap, so we always reserve it for special occasions.

The Creamy Richness of Frozen Custard on Food Porn Friday

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Image Source: myrecipes.com/ – Frozen Vanilla Custard

Well, we are in the middle of summer and still trying to beat the heat by cooling our parched tongues with relief from something beyond iced cold. Ice cream is one of our all time favorite summer dessert treats, but there is another frozen dessert that is richer and far more luscious.

Although National Frozen Custard Day is celebrated on August 8, we couldn’t wait until then to drool over and feature this dense creamy magical goodness. So what’s the difference between ice cream and frozen custard? While they both are frozen, cool and creamy, ice cream is made from milk, cream (or both) while the ingredients of frozen custard are milk, cream, and egg yolks.

The ingredients needed for this Frozen Vanilla Custard from the good folks at MyRecipes.com are – 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup half-and-half, 1/2 cup sugar, 5 large egg yolks, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Hands-On Time
16 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 39 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Click here to get directions on how to make this deliciously rich Frozen Vanilla Custard.

Here’s another recipe to check out for preparing this cold rich heat quenching frozen custard dessert.

Image source: Divine Lifestyle

Click here to get directions for this FRESH CHERRY & FROZEN CUSTARD PIE RECIPE from Divine Lifestyle.

Happy #FoodPornFriday

It’s National Milk Chocolate Day on Food Porn Friday

Chocolate Cake

Oh yeah baby, listen up. I am going to get every single bit of my sweet tooth on, just because today is National Milk Chocolate Day. Oh, now there is no shame in my game because this is one of those decadent, luxurious moments of pleasure that I savor ever so slowly with that melt in your mouth sweet ooziness. Please excuse me, as I take a few moments to allow my mouth to water over these delicious, lip-smacking chocolaty…oh so wrong…but oh so right seductive confections!

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Now, was that as good for you as it was for me? Ummmmm….good! Happy #NationalMilkChocolateDay on #FoodPornFriday!

The Berries Are Coming on Food Porn Friday

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Image Credit; Gimme Some Oven

What’s your favorite Berry (and no we aren’t talking about Chuck Berry)? July is National Berry Month and we are celebrating the colorful, edible, delicious and nutritional properties of a plethora of berries in our produce section. Whether it’s blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, huckleberries, gooseberries, lingonberries, marionberries or dewberries, get to pickin’ and start to lickin’.

Let’s face it, the summer is hot and we want to eat something that is cool to our palate, but berry-licious at the same time! Today, we are featuring this Berry Fruit Salad from the kitchen of Gimme Some Oven. This colorful salad is quick and easy to prepare, and tastes berry, berry good!

So, while most berries are in season during the summer, get creative and come up with some spectacular dishes that are healthy and delicious. Saluting the berry on #FoodPornFriday!

Who Let the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs Out?

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Image Credit: bacontoday.com

This month we celebrate all things summer, and among those delicious commemorations is National Hot Dog Month. That’s right we are focusing on those juicy frankfurters or sausage dogs that can be served up hundreds of ways. What are your favorite toppings to delight your hot dog? Chili, onions, cole slaw, relish, bacon, veggies, cheese, mushrooms or jalapeno peppers?

Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the condiments and dazzle your dogs with some flavorful toppings. Try out some of these Best Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Recipes from the bacon shop at BT Bacon Today.  Whether they are fried, boiled or grilled, take your hot dogs to the next level as we celebrate National Hot Dog Month on Food Porn Friday!

Red, White and Blue Holiday Recipes on Food Porn Friday

Image Source: Half Baked Harvest – Triple Layer Roasted Berry Piñata Ice Cream Cake

Are you looking for ideas to put FUN back into your 4th of July holiday spreads? Looking for some quick, simple and deliciously patriotic recipes to make your 4th of July tablescape more impressive and just as spectacular as a fireworks show? Well, wonder no more because we came across these Independence Day jaw-dropping, smack dabulicious recipes that will knock your red, white and blue socks off!

Check out this lineup of mouthwatering delights from 50 Red, White and Blue Recipes from FoodieCrush.com. Make your Independence Day table delights, delectably unforgettable.

Observing National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month on Food Porn Friday

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Oh, the brilliant rainbow of bold colors that you see displayed in the fruit and vegetable bins when you visit your local farmers market or free standing produce stands. Did you know that June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month? This is another great reason to celebrate eating healthier during these hot summer days while getting your heart-smart grub on. 

There is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in your area that provide some amazing health benefits, which include lowering your cholesterol, helping you to lose weight, contains beneficial fiber, improves your vision and cellular growth. Fruits and vegetables also contain natural sources of daily recommended vitamins and minerals. Here are 40 Garden-Fresh Vegetable Recipes that are quick and simple to whip up from the folks at Midwest Living.

Happy #NationalFreshFruitandVegetablesMonth on #FoodPornFriday!