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Fabulous Food Friday #48

I thought I would go with super simple and easy recipes today. I want to incorporate more tips, tricks, and cooking methods along with recipes this year. And this one is my favorite!
I never was a veggie kid growing up…just the basics. I didn’t even try asparagus until I was 19 years old. My parents and I had taken a vacation to Disneyland for my mom’s birthday and we were getting a little hungry. There is a little “restaurant” across from the Indiana Jones ride (I think) so my dad and I wandered over. He begged me to try something new (I was completely opposed, but gave in) and so he ordered Bengal Tails…bacon wrapped asparagus with a wedge of lemon on the side. SO COMPLETELY delicious! I will post that recipe closer to grilling season because believe me…it is perfection.
So now, *cough* 13 years *cough* later asparagus is my favorite vegetable. The best way I like to cook it is to roast it in the oven. Easy peasy…

Roasted Asparagus
1 bundle firm asparagus
2 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400º. Break off the bottom of each asparagus stalk, getting rid of the woody stalk. I usually do one and the cut the rest all at once to match the size. Place on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 8-10 minutes or just until fork tender. Since this year is already flying by I will put it in your head that this is a perfect side dish for any Easter feast!

Here is one of the other cookie recipes that I made for Liam’s little family birthday party. I just combine two recipes that I already had and made a new yummy creation.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Cake Mix Cookie recipe
Cream Cheese and Peanut Butter Frosting recipe

Because I was making sandwiches, I rolled the cookies into 1 inch balls. Let cookies cool completely. Spread desired amount of frosting on one cookie and sandwich it with another.

I like mine chilled so I put them in an airtight container and stored them in the fridge. Enjoy!

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    February 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

    This is one of my favorite things to do on the grill…when we had a grill. I never thought about doing it in the oven. Try squeezing 1/2 of a lemon into the olive oil when you toss it. YUMMY! Love this!

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    February 20, 2010 at 4:21 am

    I tried asparagus soup about 6 years ago, it was wonderful. However, it still took me another 4 years to actually taste fresh aspargus and after one bite I was so sad that I had missed out for 30 years!

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    Kara Lankford
    May 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Hi! Did you ever post the recipe for the bacon-wrapped asparagus?

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