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Adding a Little Crunch to Your Brunch with Egg Muffins


The summer is the perfect time to have a brunch party. It is earlier in the day so the heat will not be unbearable and easy finger foods are a great way to keep things light and simple. For your next brunch party try this delicious recipe for Egg Muffins. Egg muffins combined with Cheese Crisps is the perfect gourmet snack for an afternoon with friends and mimosas.

These delicious and easy finger foods take about 45 minutes to prepare and bake. Another great thing about them is that they are low in fat and calories, but high in protein. This recipe makes enough for about six muffins, but the recipe can be doubled to accommodate more guests.

Ingredients:
4 Eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup Mushrooms
1/4 cup yellow peppers
1/4 cup onions
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup John Wm. Macy's Melting Romano CheeseCrips

Directions
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2.Line a muffin tin with muffin cups and spray with olive oil.
3.In a separate bowl mix together eggs, cheese, mushrooms, yellow peppers, onions, salt and pepper.
4.Pour mixture to the halfway mark in the muffin cups.
5.Bake for 25 to 35 minutes.
6.Remove muffins from the oven. Wait to cool for about five minutes and sprinkle crushed cheese crisps on the top of each muffin.
7.Serve and enjoy!

The best thing about this easy finger food recipe is its ability to adapt to a variety of tastes and textures. To make this gourmet snack heartier try adding pieces of bacon or turkey sausage. You can also add a variety of spices such as garlic, red pepper flakes or basil. Anything that pairs nicely with eggs will go great in this simple finger food recipe.

Easy Party Food Recipe: Chickenless Buffalo Wings

As the summer months approach so does the need to find recipes that are lighter and healthier. For many people this means quick, easy appetizers with some modifications to their traditional recipes. One of our personal favorites is "Chickenless" Buffalo wings. This recipe is a great idea for a summer cookout and makes a wonderful and easy party food.

Tempeh, an Indonesian fermented soybean food that is low in fat and calories, is used to replace the chicken. It is more solid than Tofu and has a stronger texture, which gives off a more chicken like feel. This quick and easy appetizer takes only about 40 minutes to prepare and to cook. It is the perfect option for a lighter and unique alternative to mundane and easy party foods.

Ingredients:
Wings:
8 oz package of Tempeh
1/3 cup soy or skim milk
1/3 cup flour
Salt
1 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp paprika
1 clove garlic
Pepper to taste
1 cup crushed Romano Garlic CheeseSticks
Wing Sauce:
1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce of choice
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon ketchup

Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to boil.
2.Cut tempeh into individual slices. If this is your first time eating tempeh, I would recommend cutting it into thin strips to reduce any texture issues. After the tempeh has been sliced, add to the boiling water and let cook for 15 minutes.
3.Set out three medium sized bowls. In the first bowl add the milk. In the second bowl add the flour, salt, basil, paprika, garlic, pepper and CheeseSticks. In the third bowl combine the Buffalo wing sauce, butter, and ketchup.
4.When the tempeh has been boiled, rinse in strainer with cold water. Then dip the cooked tempeh in the three bowls starting with the milk, followed by the dry mixture and ending with the wing sauce.
5.Place the tempeh on a greased baking pan and cook each side for 10 minutes.

This easy party food can be served in several ways. Chop the wings into individual chunks and serve it in a salad for a lighter appetizer. If you would like to serve this as a meal, simply pair the wings with lettuce, tomatoes, and a blue cheese sauce for great buffalo wraps. This easy party food recipe is sure to be a big hit in the summer months!

 


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