Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday -- Homemade Croutons & A Cooktop Challenge

It's only 2 days until Halloween!! Are you excited? Are you ready?

Today on Tasty Tuesday, I am sharing an easy recipe for Homemade Croutons. These are seriously simple and you can adjust the seasonings to whatever you enjoy. I typically make these with old, stale bread. This batch I actually used buns that were in the freezer too long. Once I made them into croutons, you never knew! Love not having to waste food.
Homemade Croutons--don't waste stale old bread--easy recipe!

Homemade Croutons

Ingredients
1 loaf of bread or package of buns
olive oil
herbs such as italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper

Directions
Cube bread/buns and put into bowl.

Drizzle with olive oil.

Toss to cover bread completely. Sprinkle with seasonings. Spread on rimmed cookie sheet in a single layer. Put into a pre-heated 375 degree oven. Bake 10 minutes, turn/toss, bake 5 minutes longer. Check to see if the cubes are toasted.
Homemade Croutons--don't waste stale old bread--easy recipe!

Remove when toasted and allow to cool. Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

For a printable recipe, click HERE.

Now...for something fun!! I'm here to let you know about a really cool live cook-off challenge and you could win an awesome prize!
Join the Electrolux Live Cooktop Challenge and you could win!

Electrolux and Food52 will pit three influential chefs against each other in a live cook-off challenge hosted by Food52’s. This cook-off will be live on Food52’s website for a half-hour on November 6 at 12 pm CT. Viewers can engage with the chefs by answering questions and joining the chat. How cool would it be to learn a few new cooking techniques? Just log in via Twitter or Facebook to participate!
 
When you join in the conversation, you could win an Electrolux Induction Cooktop (worth $2,199!) or Electrolux Induction Range (worth $3,749!)
 
You could win one of these awesome cooktops...I think this would be the one I would pick!
Induction Cooktops: They range in price from $1,999 (30") to $2,199 (36") 
•Power Assist: Boils Water in 90 seconds.
•Precision Cooking: Control of a gas cooktop in an electric range.
•Keep Warm: Indefinitely hold food at the perfect serving temperature.
•Exceptional Temperature Control: Adjust heat with greater accuracy than gas or electric cooktops, especially at lower settings - perfect for melting chocolate and cooking delicate foods and sauces



So, tune in to food52.com on November 6th at 12 noon and you could win!



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