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April Fools Day recipes for the trickster in all of us!

MEATLOAF CUPCAKES WITH MASHED POTATO ICING

MeatloafCupcakes-AllRecipesCOM

18 servings
Recipe from bettycrocker.com
Image from allrecipes.com

Directions:
• Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 18 regular-size foil muffin cup liners
with cooking spray. Place into colored paper liners in muffin
tins.
• In a large bowl, mix ingredients until well combined.
Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups, pressing
mixture down firmly.
• Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in
the center of the loaves reads 160°F. Cool slightly in the muffin
cups.
• While loaves are baking, prepare the mashed potatoes. Make
sure that they are creamy and smooth so that they can be
piped onto meatloaves. Add food coloring if desired.
• Use a decorating bag (or a freezer baggie with a corner cut
off) and a decorating tip to pipe the mashed potatoes onto the
meatloaves. Top with extra parsley if desired.

Ingredients:
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 2 pounds lean ground beef
• 1 cup panko crispy bread
crumbs
• 1 small red onion, finely
chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
• 1 tablespoon coarsely
chopped fresh Italian
(flat-leaf) parsley
• 2/3 cup ketchup or chili
sauce
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
sauce
• salt and pepper
• about 3 cups mashed
potatoes

FRENCH FRIED APPLE STICKS

AppleFries-GeniusKitchenCOM

1 serving

Recipe and image from geniuskitchen.com

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel apples and cut into sticks with a crinkle cutter. Toss with cin-namon and sugar. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 12 minutes. Serve with strawberry preserves (to look like ketchup) if desired.

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • strawberry preserves (optional)

SESAME GLAZED CAULIFLOWER WINGS

SesameGlazedCauliflowerWings-CupcakesAndKaleChipsCOM

4 servings
Recipe and image from cupcakesandkalechips.com

Directions:

  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a baking sheet with oil or cooking spray.
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets. The smaller that they are, the faster they will cook and the softer they will get.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • Toss the cauliflower in the batter until thoroughly coated.
  • Arrange the cauliflower on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly less done than you want them.
  • Remove from the oven and gently flip and toss the cauliflower in the sauce on the sheet.
  • Return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
  • Place the cauliflower on a serving plate or bowl and if desired, sprinkle with additional scallions and/or sesame seeds.
  • If desired, pour any remaining sauce off of the baking sheet into a bowl for dipping.

Ingredients:

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
  • ¼ cup honey (or agave or maple syrup for vegan)
  • ½ tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

 

For the cauliflower:

  • One large head cauliflower
  • ½ cup flour (any kind)
  • ½ cup milk (any kind)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Sesame seeds or scallions for garnish