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Chances are, if you’re from southern Nevada, you’ve had tostadas at least once in your life. The problem with tostadas a lot of times is that they’re prepared by frying them in a ton of oil, which isn’t too good for the waistline. These tostadas are baked rather than fried, so you can enjoy eating them without the guilt! This recipe comes from one of our own here at Gallian Welker & Beckstrom. And everyone who has tried it loves it! These tostadas are delicious, light, and healthy, and perfect for those spring and summer months coming up. Enjoy! Ingredients: 6 corn tortillas 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 can black beans, rinsed 1 cup shredded cheese (we use Mexican blend) 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1 avocado, diced 1 small bag frozen corn, cooked 2 green onions, diced 2 Roma tomatoes, diced Cilantro, chopped Lime juice Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Lay out tortillas onto a baking sheet. Brush both sides of the tortillas with the olive oil. 3. Mix black beans with chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt. Top tortillas evenly with the bean mixture. 4. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the tortillas and place in the oven for 10 minutes. 5. While the tostadas are cooking, prepare the topping. Combine the avocado, corn, green onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice together. When tostadas are done cooking, top each with a couple spoonfuls of the avocado mixture and enjoy!
And by dummies, we mean monkeys. Seriously, this creme brûlée is so easy, even we can make it! And the best part is that it doesn’t require any fancy equipment (like a blow torch). Lacey over at A Sweet Pea Chef is the author of this recipe for Easy Creme Brûlée. We tested it out ourselves, and not only is it easy, but it’s creamy and decadent, just as you would expect a creme brûlée to be. Thanks, Lacey, for making our dreams of becoming a professional chef come true! EASY CRÈME BRÛLÉE Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 566 kcal Author: A Sweet Pea Chef INGREDIENTS
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus more to sprinkle for topping
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- optional: fresh berries or mint for garnish
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Whisk together the egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Add cream and vanilla and gently stir to combine, taking care not to mix quickly so as not to introduce extra bubbles. Place un-filled ramekins in a baking or casserole dish and fill baking dish with hot water until about half-way up sides of ramekins. Pour egg mixture into ramekins.
- Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, checking every 10 minutes after 35-40 minutes. When done, a knife inserted into the center of the egg mixture should come out mostly clean.
- Remove from baking dish (I use a spatula) and lay onto clean dish towel to dry, set and cool. Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
- Set oven to low broiler setting.
- Sprinkle a thin, even layer of granulated sugar over the top of the cooked custard. Completely, but lightly, cover the custard with the sugar. Place the ramekins back into the baking dish and surround by ice and cold water until the water almost reaches halfway up the sides (don’t fill too high with water, as the ice will melt and add to the volume of water).
- Place baking dish with ramekins under broiler (or use crème brûlée torch, if you’d prefer) for 3-5 minutes, or until the sugar has melted and creates a golden brown, caramelized crust.
- Garnish with berries and/or some fresh mint leaves.
Phone scams and fraud via phone calls are prevalent in this day and age, and it seems to only be getting worse. In fact, most of us here at GWB receive multiple spam calls every day on our personal phones. There are some scams that are easier to see through than others, but scammers are getting smarter and it can be hard to know how to protect yourself. Here are a few tips to remember to help you avoid becoming a victim of fraud.