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Easy Mango Salsa

I made this Easy Mango Salsa to top my One Sheet Pan Salmon with Coconut Cauliflower Rice. It also makes an AMAZING appetizer or healthy snack, Plus it’s perfect for fish tacos!

And did I mention how easy it is??!! All you need are fresh mangos, cilantro, red onion, red pepper, gralic powder, and lime juice.

Easy Mango Salsa

To make this salsa first, start by peeling your mangos, and chopping them into small cubes (separating them from the seed). Place your mango cubes into a bowl.

Now, make sure the rest of your vegetables are chopped as well – the onions, red pepper, and yellow pepper. I chopped them all in about the same size cubes. Place them in the bowl as well.

Add cilantro, garlic powder, and cumin.

Finally, squeeze the lime half on top and mix, mix, mix!

You can add extra cilantro on top and serve on top of your favorite dish or beside tortilla chips as a snack!

Easy Mango Salsa

Print Recipe
Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Mangos
  • 1/2 Yellow Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 Cup Of Chopped Red Onion
  • 3 Tbsp Cilantro
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin

Instructions

1

Peel mangos and chop into small cubes. Place in bowl.

2

Chop onions and peppers. Place in bowl.

3

Add cilantro, Garlic Powder, and Cumin in bowl.

4

Squeeze lime on top. Mix Salsa.

5

Serve and enjoy!!

Culinary Tales/ Meats

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

I’ve had the air fryer for about 3-4 months now. I realized this weekend I had yet to make a toasted ravioli in it. So, I’ve whipped up this quick and easy recipe for Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli. You only need 4 ingredients!

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

To make these crisp, “fried” ravioli you’ll need frozen ravioli, Italian bread crumbs, milk, and eggs. Also, a dipping sauce is highly encouraged!

Let’s Get Started

Combine one egg and one cup of milk in a bowl. Next, add italian bread crumbs to a separate bowl. I also added some additional seasoning to the bowl – garlic powder, minced onion, and Parmesan cheese.

Line your tray with foil or parchment paper, then spray with non-stick cooking spray.

One at a time, dip a ravioli into the egg mixture – covering it. Then dip it into the bread crumb mixture make sure it is fully coated.

Place it right on to the foil. Leave a little room in between the ravioli. It doesn’t have to be too much, just enough so that they aren’t touching.

Once you’ve finished all of your ravioli or filled your tray (If you’re doing a lot.)

This is where our “secret” step comes in! This step makes the difference in breading that is soggy & falling off and breading that is crisp & perfectly coating it’s ravioli! We’re now going to take the tray of breaded ravioli and place it in the freezer for about half an hour.

At this point you can turn on the air fryer so that it starts to preheat! I set mine at 380 degrees. Once it’s done pre heating place the tray of ravioli in and set the timer for about twenty minutes turning half way through . I flipped them as well so that they would cook evenly on both sides!

Once they are golden brown and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees – they are ready to go!

Optional but, delicious : Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve them with marinara sauce and enjoy!

Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

Print Recipe
Serves: 2-4 Cooking Time: 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag of Frozen Ravioli (Cheese or Beef)
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • -Optional-
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Minced Onion
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • These are all optional, not necessary but can be added to bread crumb mixture to enhance flavor!

Instructions

1

Combine one egg and one cup of milk in a bowl.

2

Put Italian bread crumbs in a separate bowl. You can add the optional ingredients to this bowl if you wish (minced onion, garlic powder, and half of the Parmesan & parsley)

3

Line your cooking tray with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

4

Dip ravioli into the egg mixture - covering it. Then dip it in the bread crumb mixture, coating it fully.

5

Place them on to the foil lined tray as you finish. Place tray in freezer for 30 minutes.

6

Preheat Air Fryer to 380 degrees, cook for 20 minutes. Turning & flipping half way through.

7

They are done cooking when they are golden brown and the internal temp reaches 165 degrees.

8

Optional but, delicious : Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve them with marinara sauce and enjoy!

Culinary Tales

Chili Cheese Dog Dip

Game Day is approaching and you’re going to need snacks! This Chili Cheese Dog Dip is the ultimate football snack. It combines two delicious appetizers “Pigs in a Blanket” and “Chili Cheese Dip” to provide classic Chili Cheese Dog Flavors all on one plate!

A crowd pleasing snack that’s easy to make!

Chili Cheese Dog Dip

Get all of your ingredients out! You’ll need shredded cheese, mini hot dogs, crescent dough, chili, green onions, minced onions, jalapenos, and neufchatel cheese.

Neufchatel Cheese tastes just like cream cheese and the texture is the same , but it’s fat free! While this isn’t necessarily a healthy snack I always feel like you should save you’re calories where you can and I actually prefer the Neufchatel because it’s a little creamier. You can by all means use regular cream cheese if you can’t find it.

Feel free to omit the jalapenos and green onions if you’re not a fan or have allergies, they are more so to add a little color and a little extra flavor but, the dip is still delicious with or without them. Another fabulous topping would be diced red onions!

Assembling the Dip

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

Start by wrapping your mini hot dogs with the crescent dough. Place them on a cast iron skillet, arranging them in a ring.

Once you have a full ring, start on a second ring in the center. Leaving room for the dip. After you’ve added all of your dogs start on your dip!

Place the neufchatel cheese in a circle in the center. Next, add the chili on top. Finally, add the shredded cheese.

The last step is to brush your dough with egg. Crack an egg in a bowl. Use a pastry brush, (if you don’t have one you can use a spoon – just be careful not to get too much egg on it.) paint the tops of the dough on each of the dogs. Now, sprinkle a little minced onion on each.

Place the cast iron skillet in to the oven. Set your timer for about 15 minutes. Be sure to rotate the skillet halfway through.

As soon as the dough is golden brown and the cheese on your dip is bubbly and melted it should be done cooking. You can also test the dough to see if it’s done in the middle with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean – it’s ready!

Remember the skillet is going to be ridiculously hot for a bit, so be sure to place it on a heat resistant surface and feel free to wrap an oven mit or heat absorbing towel around the handle so it’s easy to transport.

I also like to serve mine with corn chips or tortilla chips as well! Eat your dog, eat your dip, eat your dog in your dip…it’s two appetizers in one – the perfect game day snack!

Chili Cheese Dog Dip

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Chili (no beans)
  • 1 Cup of Neufchatel Cheese
  • 1 Package of Beef Cocktail Weiners
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Can of Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Green Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Sliced Jalapenos
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Onion

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Start by wrapping your mini hot dogs with the crescent dough.

3

Place them on a cast iron skillet, arranging them in a ring.

4

Once you have a full ring, start on a second ring in the center.

5

Next, create your dip in the center. Place a layer of neufchatel cheese, then a layer of chili, and top it with cheddar cheese.

6

Crack an egg in a bowl. Dip a pastry brush into the egg.

7

Paint the tops of the dough on each of the dogs. Now, sprinkle a little minced onion on each.

8

Place the cast iron skillet in to the oven. Set your timer for about 15 minutes. Be sure to rotate the skillet halfway through.

9

When the cheese is melted and bubbly and your dough is golden brown , it's ready to go!

10

Serve as is or with tortilla chips!

Culinary Tales/ Meats

Game Day Appetizers Made Easy With Hatfield

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Our love of football runs deep in this house and I’ve already started planning for the “Big Game”. (Let’s be real, I’m probably even more excited about the food.) This “Football Finale” is fast approaching and no matter what team you’re rooting for, it is the perfect back drop for friends & family to gather around with fun, entertainment & delicious, food. So, I’m sharing these Game Day Appetizers Made Easy with Hatfield.

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