5Apr, 2017

STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD

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yield: 12 to 16 servings prep time: 1 hour cook time: 15 minutes total time: 1 hour 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: For the Crust: 2 cups finely crushed pretzels 3 tablespoons granulated sugar ¾ cup salted butter, melted For the Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 8 ounces Cool Whip For the Strawberry Topping: 2 cups boiling water 1 (6-ounce package) Strawberry Jell-O 1½ cups cold water 4 cups sliced strawberries DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together […]
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5Apr, 2017

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

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3 (14.5oz) cans white beans (I use 48 oz jar “Randall” Great Northern) 1 TBLS canola oil 1 med jalapeño pepper, minced 1-2 med poblano peppers, chopped 1 large onion 4 garlic cloves, minced Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper 1/2 TBLS ground cumin 11/2 TSP ground coriander 1 TSP ancho chili powder 4 CUPS low-sodium chicken broth 2 limes, juiced plus lime wedges, for serving 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed and meat shredded (I use chicken breasts with skin & bone on. Boil in separate pot. Shred) 1/4 cup […]
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5Apr, 2017

Salmon Bisque

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Ingredients: 4 green onions (minced) 2 cloves of garlic (minced) 1 dozen mushrooms (sliced) 5 TBS butter (2 to sauté and 3 for white sauce) 1 lb of tomato bits 2 cans of chicken broth 1 lb salmon 3 TBS flour 1 cup of cream Parsley (garnish) 1. Sauté onions, mushrooms and garlic in 2TBS of butter 2. Add tomato bits, chicken broth, and salmon 3. Bring ingredients to Boil and Simmer for ten (10) minutes 4. In separate sauce pan, make white sauce with 3TBS butter, 3 TBS flour, […]
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5Apr, 2017

To Die For Chocolate Bundt Cake:

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Ingredients: 1 package Devil’s Food cake mix 1 small package of chocolate instant pudding 4 large eggs 1 cup of sour cream 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1/2 cup of water 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips Flour for Bundt pan Powdered sugar Steps: 1. Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips) with electric mixer for 1 minute. Decrease speed to medium and beat for 2 to 3 minutes- will look thick. 2. Fold in chocolate chips. 3. Grease and Flour Bundt pan. Add mixture to Bundt pan. 4. Bake […]
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5Apr, 2017

Cranberry Nut Bread

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Ingredients: 4 cups of flour 2 cups white sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 3 cups cranberries cut in half 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup of orange juice 4 tbsp melted margarine 4 tbsp hot water 1 cup chopped nuts Directions: Sift the first 5 ingredients, blending well. Mix egg, juice and margarine. Add dry mix and hot water. Mix well. Add nuts and cranberries and mix well. Bake in large, greased loaf pans at 350 degrees for 1 hour 10 minutes. Wrap in wax paper while […]
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5Apr, 2017

Pasta with Asparagus and Sun-Dried tomatoes

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Ingredients: 1/3 cup pine nuts 8 oz bow tie pasta 14 medium spears of asparagus peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 tbsp olive oil 4 large cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup drained oil packed sun-dried tomatoes 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 2 oz (1/3 cup) garlic and fine herbs Boursin cheese 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill or 3/4 tsp of dill weed 3/4 tsp lemon pepper plus more as needed Put the pine nuts in a small skillet over med heat- shake constantly until browned- about 4 min set […]
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5Apr, 2017

Snickers Blitz Dip

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Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/2 cup chopped snickers Apple slices for dipping Directions: Whisk together vanilla greek yogurt and peanut butter Stir in chopped snickers. Additional chopped snickers can be added for garnish Serve with apple slices
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5Apr, 2017

Pork Chop Goodness

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1 lb. pork chops 1 cup beef broth 2 tsp. mustard 2 T. parsley 1 tsp. paprika salt/pepper to taste 1 can (or fresh) sliced mushrooms (optional) 6 stalks green onion 1 cup sour cream rice (white, brown or cous cous) Brown chops in large skillet. Mix together broth, mustard, parsley, paprika, salt, pepper, mushrooms and green onions. Pour over chops. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove chops and set aside. Mix sour cream with the juice in pan. Add pork chops and simmer 10 minutes. Serve over rice […]
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5Apr, 2017

Easy Monkey Bread

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Ingredients: 2 large cans of refrigerated flakey biscuits 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cups of butter (1 and a half sticks) 1/2 chopped nuts (optional) Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Put your butter, sugar and cinnamon in a small sauce pan on low Grease your bundt pan with the butter wrappers or some extra butter Cut your biscuits into quarters or sixths and drop them loosely into your greased pan. If you are adding nuts to your recipe sprinkle them in-between the biscuits as you […]
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5Apr, 2017

Fajitas

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Ingredients: 1 Large onion 2 Peppers (your favorite kind) Frontera Classic Fajita Skillet Sauce with chipotle + Lime 1 lb of Steak or Chicken Tortillas Salt and pepper to taste Any of your favorite toppings (Sour cream, Guacamole, Cheese, tomatoes) Directions Make your babysitter or husband cut your onions and peppers for you Brown peppers and onions Slice the steak or chicken into bite size pieces Cook the meat in a separate pan Add the meat to the vegetables and add the sauce, let simmer for a couple minutes Heat […]
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