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Meal Plan: April 6 - 12, 2014


Day 1
Dinner: 
Crock Pot Pork Chops and Gravy
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Frozen Sweet Corn (not Precooked)
Layered Strawberry Jello Salad
Ice Cream Cake
If you don't have your own corn in the freezer you can purchase some from your supermarket. But keep this recipe for the next time you are freezing fresh sweet corn.

Day 2
Dinner: 
Easy Chicken Stir Fry
Baked White Rice
Baked Crab Rangoon

Day 3
Dinner: 
Simple Crab Pasta Salad
Garlic & Cheese Bread
Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars

Day 4
Dinner: 
Grilled Chicken Pitas
Easy Cabbage Salad
Tea Punch
The recipe for Tea Punch can be halved if you feel a gallon is too much but you will probably wish you made the whole batch. Make the whole batch and enjoy it with your next meals.

Day 5
Dinner: 
Fajita Seasoning
Guacamole
Baked Pita Chips
Orange Kissed Brownies

Day 6
Dinner: 
Cheesy Vegetable Spaghetti Pie
Cheesy French Bread
Simple Toss Salad

Day 7
Dinner: 
Best Ever Meatloaf with Special Sauce
Baked Fan Potatoes
Broccoli Scalloped Corn Casserole
Easy Oreo Cookie Salad

Crock Pot Pork Chops and Gravy Recipe

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If you avoid pork chops because they are always dry, this recipe will change your mind. Try this recipe for moist, fall-off-the bone, pork chops. An extra bonus is the delicious gray that is created.
Crock Pot Pork Chops and Gravy Recipe
PREP: 25 minutes
COOK: 8 hours
Container: 6 quart slow cooker.
Serving Description: One pork chop
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Ingredients
  • 1 can water
  • 8 pork chops (thick)
  • seasoned salt
  • garlic powder
  • pepper
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
Directions
  • Sprinkle seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper on pork chops. Brown chops in skillet coated with no-stick cooking spray or a little bit of oil. Transfer chops to crock pot.
  • In same skillet used for chops, add mushroom soup and water, stirring frequently and lightly over medium heat to 'scrape up' the browning bits.
  • When soup mixture is mixed and heated thoroughly, pour over pork chops in the crock pot. Cook for 8 hours on low.
  • This meat is so tender and is great served with varying types of potatoes or noodles.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Warming the cream and butter together makes these mashed potatoes extra creamy and fluffy.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once they boil, turn heat down to medium-high to gently boil. When potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes, drain off water. Return potatoes to pan.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add cream. Sprinkle in the garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Add cream mixture to potatoes. Beat with mixer on high until potatoes are mashed and smooth.


Frozen Sweet Corn not Precooked Recipe

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Avoid the hassle of precooking sweet corn when you are freezing it with this easy frozen corn recipe. Just cut off the cob, and mix with ice water, sugar, and salt.
Frozen Sweet Corn not Precooked Recipe
Container: Freezer-safe containers or bags
Ingredients
  • 15 cups Fresh sweet corn cut off the cob - per batch
  • 5 cups ice water
  • 1/2 cup sugar - per batch
  • 2 tablespoons salt - per batch
Directions
  • Husk and clean sweet corn, removing as much silk as possible.
  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set up a workspace where the water, sugar and salt are located. Also, allow enough space for a large bowl for mixing the corn and an area where you can fill freezer containers or bags.
  • Slice the corn kernels from the cob into a thoroughly cleaned sink.
  • Combine 15 cups of corn with 5 cups of ice water, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of salt.
  • Stir mixture together and the scoop into freezer containers or bags. You can fill pint, quart or gallon size containers. Use whatever you feel is appropriate for your use. Divide liquid evenly between the containers. The liquid is used when you cook the corn before serving.
  • Seal the containers or bags tightly. Be sure to leave room for expansion when the corn freezes.
  • Place the corn in the freezer as soon as possible.
  • TO SERVE: When you are going to serve the frozen corn, place the entire contents in a pan and boil until cooked thoroughly. You will know when it is done by its flavor. If it is done it will have the sweet flavor of sweet corn. If it isn't it will have a raw corn flavor, which means you just need to cook it longer. It can also be cooked in the microwave. Just place frozen corn in a covered microwave-safe dish and make sure there is plenty of room in the dish for when the corn boils. Cook on high for 5 minutes; take out and break up frozen pieces. Return to microwave and cook for 10 minutes; remove and stir. Microwave for 5 more minutes; drain juices and serve.
Note: If you use freezer bags be sure to place them in the freezer standing up so the juices don't leak out. Once they are frozen you can lay them down to store.

Layered Strawberry Jello Salad Recipe

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A delicious jello salad that will impress all your guests. The sour cream layer offsets the sweet fruit and jello perfectly.
Layered Strawberry Jello Salad Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 2 packages jello (6 ounce packages)
  • 20 ounces crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 10 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 1 package sour cream (16 ounce pkg)
Directions
Mix jello per package directions.

Stir in frozen berries, pineapple and bananas. Pour half the jello mixture in serving bowl. Chill until setup.

Top with sour cream and pour remaining jello mixture to top. Refrigerate for several hours.


Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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Perfect for summer birthdays or anytime the occasion calls for ice cream! There is no need to go out and buy an expensive ice cream cake when you can make this luscious one yourself. Search our site for more Ice Cream recipes that you are sure to enjoy.
Ice Cream Cake Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
READY IN: 5 hours
Container: 9 inch springform pan
Serving Description: 1 slice
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Ingredients
  • 20 Oreo cookies
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine - melted
  • 2 quarts cookies and cream ice cream - or any kind you like
  • 1 ounce (8 squares) semisweet baker's chocolate squares
  • 16 ounces non dairy whipped topping
  • Colored or chocolate sprinkles - if desired
Directions
  • Place cookies in a mixing bowl and crush with a potato masher or the bottom of a heavy glass.
  • Pour melted butter or margarine over the cookies and toss with a fork to combine.
  • Press cookie mixture into the bottom of the springform pan.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  • Allow the first quart of ice cream to thaw for 5-10 minutes or until it is soft enough to spread.
  • When ready, spread over the cookie mixture in the pan.
  • Place the pan back in the freezer.
  • Melt 8 squares of chocolate over medium heat in a small saucepan.
  • When melted, quickly pour it over the frozen ice cream in the pan. Spread it out evenly.
  • Place back into the freezer for one hour.
  • Allow the second quart of ice cream to thaw for 5-10 minutes.
  • Spread the ice cream over the chocolate layer and place back into the freezer for two hours.
  • Remove the cake from the freezer and run a knife around the inside edge of the springform pan and release the sides.
  • Place the cake on a serving platter.
  • Spread the non-dairy whipped topping over the top and sides of the cake.
  • Sprinkle with colored or chocolate sprinkles if desired.
  • Serve immediately or place the cake back into the freezer.
  • If freezing the cake, allow the non-dairy whipped topping to freeze, approximately one hour, then cover the entire cake with plastic wrap and place back into the freezer until ready to serve.
  • Remove the cake from the freezer at least 10 minutes before serving so that it is easier to cut.
Note: This cake can be made with any flavor of ice cream. Use your favorite!

Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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The chili flakes add a little bit of spice to this sweet and spicy stir fry. So tasty and simple, this recipe will become a weekly meal. Enjoy this with over white rice.
Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cubed
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 5 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • sesame seeds (optional)
Directions
In a zipper bag, combine chicken, green onions, half the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, 1 teaspoon cornstarch, salt, sherry and sesame oil. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Mix the remaining cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and heat. Add the broccoli and red pepper; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining garlic, water, and season with salt and pepper. Stir-fry until the broccoli is bright green but still crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Heat the skillet again, and add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the chicken and chili flakes, if desired. Stir-fry until the chicken is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

Add the broccoli mixture and hoisin sauce; toss to heat through.

Stir in the reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil to thicken. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you like.

Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with rice.


Baked White Rice Recipe

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Baking is a method that is not often considered for preparing rice, but when you are using the oven to prepare dishes to accompany rice, why not bake the rice in the oven as well? This method produces excellent results.
Baked White Rice Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Container: glass baking dish or deep casserole dish
Serving Size: 6 ounces
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water or stock
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
Directions
  • Pour the boiling water or stock into a baking dish or casserole dish.
  • Add the olive oil and the salt.
  • Add the rice to the dish of hot liquid.
  • Cover tightly with aluminum foil or a casserole lid.
  • Bake the rice at 350° F for about 30 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork prior to serving.
  • Option: use chicken or vegetable stock rather than water to add flavor to the rice. Finely chopped fresh herbs or your favorite spices can also be added.

Baked Crab Rangoon Recipe

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Here's to a healthier version of the Chinese takeout version! Serve it with sweet and sour sauce and you'll delight in every bite.
Baked Crab Rangoon Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 can white crab meat, drained (6 oz can)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 12 wonton wrappers
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix crab meat, cream cheese, onions, mayonnaise and soy sauce.

Gently place 1 wonton wrapper in each prepared muffin cup, allowing edges of wrappers to extend above the sides of the cups. Fill evenly with crab meat mixture.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling is heated through. Serve warm.

Garnish with chopped green onions, if desired.


Simple Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

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A quick-and-easy crab salad you can throw together when you need a tasty dish to serve. This salad can be served as a side dish or as a main course for a light and simple meal.
Simple Crab Pasta Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces small shell pasta
  • 8 ounces imitation crab meat
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise plus 1 or 2 more tablespoons if needed
Directions
  • Prepare the pasta according to directions on the package; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Dice the crab meat into bite size pieces; then dice the celery into small pieces. Drain the juice off the olives.
  • Combine the pasta and all other ingredients together in a large bowl; stir in the 3/4 cup of mayonnaise.
  • Stir until all ingredients are evenly coated with the mayonnaise. If salad seems a little dry, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  • Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill before serving.

Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

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Make this bread up to a day in advance and put it in the oven when ready to bake. Serve it up hot next to a juicy grilled steak and salad.
Garlic amp Cheese Bread Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 pound cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 loaf French bread
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°.

Cut bread into slices without cutting all the way through.

Mix all ingredients together.

Spread on one side of each slice of bread; wrap in foil and place in oven for 45 minutes.


Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

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A rich and creamy bar with a crunchy chocolate crust. Peanuts give the crust its crunch and cream cheese is what gives it its creamy smooth center. For another great cream cheese recipe, see Lemon Cream Cheese Bars.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars Recipe
PREP: 35 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
Container: 13x9x2 pan, small mixing bowl, sauce pan
Serving Description: 1 bar
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter - divided
  • 1 cup chocolate chips - semi sweet, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup peanuts - unsalted, dry roasted and chopped
  • 16 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 3/4 cups of butter and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in graham cracker crumbs and peanuts.
  • Press this into a buttered 13x9x2 inch pan.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  • Spread this over the bottom layer.
  • Melt the remaining 2/3 cup of chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Carefully spread this over the cream cheese layer.
  • Cover and refrigerate until set.
  • Cut into 24 squares and serve.

Grilled Chicken Pitas Recipe

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Perfectly grilled chicken stuffed in a pita pocket and filled with vegetables.
Grilled Chicken Pitas Recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 11 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, divided
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6 pita pockets
  • 1/2 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 jar Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • YOGURT SAUCE:
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry.

Combine 9 teaspoons lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and 1 teaspoon oregano in a zipper bag. Add the chicken, seal, turn to coat. Allow the chicken breasts to marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator.

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and feta cheese. Add remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice, olive oil, and remaining 1 teaspoon oregano; stir to combine. Allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

For the yogurt sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, garlic, walnuts and olive oil. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Preheat a grill to medium heat.

Grill the chicken breasts over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until no longer pink in the thickest portion of each breast.

Spread the onion rings on the grill while the chicken is cooking, turning frequently. The onion rings will blacken as they cook; this will also take 8-10 minutes.

When the chicken and onion rings are cooked, place the pita breads on the grill for about 2 minutes per side, until grill marks show.

Slice the chicken into very thin pieces.

At serving time, put out all of the ingredients and allow each person to assemble sandwiches: Split each pita. Place several slices of grilled chicken, yogurt sauce, 3 or 4 slices of onion, 1 tablespoon of tomato-feta mixture, lettuce, olives, and 1 or 2 slices of bacon into each pita.


Easy Cabbage Salad Recipe

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This crunchy sweet-and-sour salad, a favorite with kids, lends itself to endless variations. For instance, try adding celery, chopped apples or raisins.
Easy Cabbage Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds or almonds (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt
Directions
  • Coarsely chop or grate about half a medium sized head of green cabbage. Coarsely chop or grate 2 carrots. Mix cabbage and carrots together.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, mix well and, if you wish, sprinkle with 1/2 cup roasted salted sunflower seeds or toasted almonds, chopped or slivered.

Tea Punch Recipe

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Revitalizing citrus beverage with a hint of tea flavor. Serve it at your next large gathering and watch it disappear.
Tea Punch Recipe
PREP: 3 hours
COOK: 5 minutes
Serving Description: Yields 1 gallon
Ingredients
  • 8 tea bags
  • 7 cups water, more if needed
  • 1 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
Directions
  • Place 8 teabags in 7 cups boiling water. Remove tea bags.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Pour into 1 gallon pitcher.
  • Add cold water to fill pitcher, andd then add sliced lemons.  Refrigerate a minimum of 2 hours.

Fajita Seasoning Recipe

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This seasoning is perfect for your beef or chicken fajitas. No more store bought stuff where you don't know what's in it. There's a smoky flavor from the cumin and a hint of spice from the cayenne.
Fajita Seasoning Recipe
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • SEASONING:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • FAJITAS:
  • 2 pounds chicken or beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • onion
  • green pepper
  • tomato
Directions
Mix and store fajita seasoning in an air tight container.

To make fajitas, brown chicken or beef in olive oil until done. Add vegetables to meat along with 2 teaspoons fajita seasoning.


Guacamole Recipe

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This recipe makes a wonderful dip and is also great as a topping.
Guacamole Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
Container: medium bowl
Serving Description: Makes approximately 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 to 3 large avocados, ripened
  • 2 tablespoons onions, minced or grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or minced jalapeño pepper)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
Directions
  • In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, chili powder (or fresh jalapeño pepper), and diced tomato.
  • With a sharp knife, cut avocados in half, removing the pit. Spoon out the flesh into above mixture. Use a fork to mash the avocado into mixture. Add lime juice, cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, laying the plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to prevent discoloration. Refrigerate until serving time. (This only keeps a couple of hours before discoloring so prepare shortly before serving.)
  •  Garnish with additional cilantro sprigs.

Baked Pita Chips Recipe

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These homemade pita chips are just as good if not better than the store bought brands. Perfectly paired with hummus.
Baked Pita Chips Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 4 whole wheat pita bread rounds (6-inch )
  • 1/3 cup Italian Dressing
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Directions
Cut rounds into 8 wedges each.

Brush each with dressing and place on ungreased sheet, dressing side up.

Combine Parmesan and sesame seeds; sprinkle over wedges.

Bake 10 minutes at 425°.


Orange Kissed Brownies Recipe

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Make brownies from a mix special with a kiss of McCormick® Pure Orange Extract and chocolate chips.
Orange Kissed Brownies Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 24 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 package (21 ounces) fudge brownie mix
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
1. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package. Stir in orange extract and chocolate chips.

2. Bake and cool as directed on package.

3. Spread with Orange-Kissed Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows), if desired. Cut into squares.Orange-Kissed Frosting: Mix 1 can (16 ounces) ready-to-spread chocolate frosting and 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract until well blended.

Flavor Variations:

Raspberry Brownies: Prepare as directed. Use 4 teaspoon McCormick® Raspberry Extract in place of the orange extract in the brownie and 2 teaspoons in the frosting.

Mexican Chocolate Brownies: Prepare as directed. Use 1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon in place of the orange extract in the brownie and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon in the frosting.

Test Kitchen Tip:
For easy clean-up, line pan with foil with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Use foil handles to remove baked dessert from pan. Place on cutting board and cut into squares.

Cheesy Vegetable Spaghetti Pie Recipe

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This recipe is a great way to utilize leftovers in your refrigerator. If using leftover cooked spaghetti, use about 3 1/2 cups. Use other veggies you might have, including broccoli florets or cooked cubed potatoes.
Cheesy Vegetable Spaghetti Pie Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 8 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Rosemary Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 package (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese (2 cups), divided
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain well.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large ovenproof skillet on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add zucchini, tomatoes, rosemary, garlic powder, oregano, thyme and salt; cook and stir 10 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.

3. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add spaghetti and 1 cup of the cheese; mix well. Stir into vegetables in skillet. Cook on medium-low heat 5 minutes or until bottom is set. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until center is just set and cheese is melted. Cut into 8 wedges to serve.

Cheesy French Bread Recipe

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Broiled cheese over buttery bread with garlic flavor throughout. This is the perfect side to any pasta dish.
Cheesy French Bread Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced horizontally (1 lb loaf)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Directions
Preheat broiler.

Lay bread slices flat on a baking sheet. Spread butter and then mayonnaise over bread. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle each slice with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Sprinkle garlic salt evenly over slices of bread.

Place under broiler for 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned.


Simple Toss Salad Recipe

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Sometimes all you need to finish out your menu is a simple lettuce salad. You can add any of your favorite toppings you have on hand or just top it with your favorite dressing.
Simple Toss Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • Lettuce, torn or cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • Salad dressing of choice
Directions
  • Tear or chop lettuce into bite size pieces. Place in a large serving bowl.
  • If desired, shred a carrot and toss with the lettuce to mix in.
  • Add any other of your favorite toppings that you may have on hand. Some common toppings are tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, bacon bits, and croutons.
  • Serve lettuce salad and allow everyone to top it with their favorite dressing.

Best Ever Meatloaf with Special Sauce Recipe

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A hint of nutmeg in the ketchup and brown sugar sauce on top of this moist meatloaf will have everyone coming back for another slice.
Best Ever Meatloaf with Special Sauce Recipe
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Ingredients
  • MEATLOAF:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • SPECIAL SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare sauce in a bowl and set aside.

Combine meatloaf ingredients with hands until evenly mixed. Work in half of the sauce with the meatloaf.

Place the meatloaf on a loaf pan and shape it. Pour the remaining sauce on top and bake for 50 minutes or until center is no longer pink.

NOTE: For those who prefer a kick, try adding another tablespoon of mustard and a dash of cayenne pepper.


Baked Fan Potatoes Recipe

Great alternative for baked potatoes. Each person gets their own package and can season it up for their own preference. Great beside your grilled meat.
Baked Fan Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Serving Description: 1 potato
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Ingredients
  • 4 potatoes, washed
  • 1/2 onion, small, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice potatoes thinly but not all the way through, leaving slices attached at the bottom.

Place each potato on a square of foil that will cover entire potato. Stuff some onion in between the slices and a clove of garlic, if desired. Place a pat of butter and seasonings on each potato. Wrap tin foil around entire potato.

Bake for 40-45 minutes. Great on the grill, too.


Broccoli Scalloped Corn Casserole Recipe

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Broccoli and corn combined into one flavorful dish. This casserole may seem like a strange combination but you will be amazed when you try it.
Broccoli Scalloped Corn Casserole Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Container: 2 quart baking dish
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen broccoli, bite size pieces
  • 2 cans Creamed Corn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 slices day old bread
  • 4 eggs
Directions
  • Cook broccoli until tender, drain well.
  • Add corn, butter, bread (broken up), and eggs. Mix while warm.
  • Butter a 2 quart baking dish, add broccoli mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
  • Variation for toppings: buttered bread crumbs, crushed potato chips or corn flakes.

Easy Oreo Cookie Salad Recipe

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Kids will eat every last bite of the sweet salad. Creamy whipped topping, tangy buttermilk and instant pudding all mixed around everyone's favorite Oreo cookie crumbs!
Easy Oreo Cookie Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 package Oreo cookies
  • 2 packages instant vanilla pudding (3 oz pkgs)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping, thawed
Directions
  • Crumble the Oreos and set aside.
  • Mix pudding with buttermilk. Fold in thawed whipped topping and Oreos.
  • Garnish with crumbled or mini Oreos.
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