SOURCE: Pyrex

November 29, 2010 08:00 ET

Some Like It Hot

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - November 29, 2010) - (Family Features) Keeping things hot in the kitchen isn't always about the food. Sometimes it's about the cooks, too.

Did you know that America's hottest couple hails from North Carolina and can whip up a mean shrimp with roasted red pepper cream sauce? Meet Kat and Dave Fotheringham, the couple dubbed "America's Hottest Culinary Couple" in a recent national contest sponsored by Pyrex® kitchenware products. The "hot" couple won the hearts of online voters as well as judges in a recent, New York City event in a competition that pitted cooking couples against one another.

As part of their win, the Fotheringhams are hosting an online video series that can be viewed at www.youtube.com/pyrexware. Through the series, the Fotheringham's will demonstrate how to prepare new recipes, like Sausage Won Tons and share their favorite tips on cooking and entertaining.

"We couldn't be more excited to represent the Pyrex brand as America's Hottest Culinary Couple," said Kat Fotheringham. "Dave and I are a real couple, cooking real recipes and we hope to inspire confidence in the kitchen for other couples through our YouTube video series. Be sure to check it out!"

Sausage Won Tons 
From the kitchen of Kat and Dave Fotheringham 
 
Preparation Time: 35 minutes (25 minutes active) 
Makes: 15-20 appetizer servings 
 
1   pound sausage, cooked and crumbled (hot, medium or mild)
1 1/2   cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1/2   cups shredded cheddar cheese
1   cup ranch dressing
1   package won ton shells or squares

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In frying pan, crumble sausage and cook over medium-high heat. Drain fat from fully cooked sausage, mix in bowl with cheeses and dressing.

Grease two mini-muffin pans very lightly with baking spray. (If you don't have mini muffin pans, regular muffin pans will work.)

Place one won ton in each muffin space; gently push down so that the square corners of won ton shells are standing straight up. You are creating space for the filling.

Drop a small amount of filling into each cup (you should be able to fill two mini-muffin trays). (Or, use just half of the mixture and freeze the rest to pull out when unexpected guests arrive. Just be sure to have won ton shells on-hand.)

Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes, but keep your eye on them. The edges of the won tons brown quickly -- watch for golden brown color. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

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