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Meal Plan: March 20 - 26, 2016


Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe

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Preparing pizza at home is easy, if you start with convenient prepared pizza crusts such as Boboli. Keep a couple in the freezer so you can have pizza anytime.
Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 6 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 (12-inch) or 2 (8-inch) prepared pizza crusts
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups thinly sliced vegetables, such as red bell pepper, zucchini and mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives (optional)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Place pizza crust on large baking sheet. Mix mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in small bowl. Spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture over crust.

2. Toss vegetables, oil, basil, oregano, garlic powder and crushed red pepper in medium bowl. Spread mixture evenly over crust. Top with remaining cheese mixture and olives, if desired.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into slices to serve. Sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper, if desired.

Cherry Dessert Pizza Recipe

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A delicious dessert pizza that is perfect for pizza night or an after school treat.
Cherry Dessert Pizza Recipe
PREP: 20
COOK: 25
Container: Pizza pan
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 package pizza mix (prepared as directed)
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (20 ounce)
  • CRUMB TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Directions
  • Prepare pizza dough as directed. Spread pizza dough on greased pizza pan and prick with a fork 8-10 times.
  • Place in preheated oven at 450 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pizza dough from oven and spread with pie filling. Sprinkle with crumb topping and place back into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove pizza when dough is golden brown.

Idaho Tacos Recipe

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A Mexican version of a classic baked potato. Leftover taco fixings will make this second meal a pleasant surprise. Top with any other toppings you prefer.
Idaho Tacos Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
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Ingredients
  • 4 baking potatoes, washed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (1 1/4 ounce pkg)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
Directions
Heat oven to 425° F.

Prick each potato several times. Bake 45 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, cook meat until no longer pink; drain. Combine with seasoning mix as directed on package.

Cut slits in tops of potatoes; top with meat mixture and remaining ingredients.


Mexican Hot Cheese Dip Recipe

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Two types of processed cheese, tomatoes, and spicy cooked sausage are combined in this simple, easy-to-prepare Mexican-style appetizer. This crowd-pleasing party dip recipe is perfect when paired with tortilla chips or toast points.
Mexican Hot Cheese Dip Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Container: 8x8 baking dish
Serving Description: 2 tablespoons
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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces (1 box) Velveeta® Mexican processed cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound spicy sausage - fried and crumbled
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
Directions
  • Place all ingredients in a microwaveable dish.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted, stirring part way through.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or baguette slices.

    Velveeta® is a registered trademark of KF Holdings.

Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps Recipe

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A sweet, crunchy snack that can garnish ice cream desserts or be garnished with slices of cheese.
Cinnamon Tortilla Crisps Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 8 inch tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400° F. 
  • Cut all 8 tortillas into 4 sections each. Melt butter. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Brush tortillas wedges with melted butter. Place on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place in heated oven and bake for approximately 6 minutes or until they are slightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Store in air tight container.
  • Serve as a snack by themselves or with vanilla ice cream.

Beef and Biscuit Bake Recipe

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A clever way to use simple ingredients to create an easy to prepare, rib-sticking main dish.
Beef and Biscuit Bake Recipe
PREP: 25 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Container: large skillet, 2 small mixing bowls, 2 1/2 quart baking dish
Serving Description: soup bowl full
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onions - chopped
  • 16 ounces kidney beans - canned, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces corn - canned, whole kernal, drained
  • 10 ounces tomato soup - canned, condensed and undiluted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup processed cheese - cubed
  • 12 ounces refrigerated biscuits
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown the ground beef and onion. Drain and return the meat mixture to the skillet.
  • Add in the beans, corn, soup, milk, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the cubed cheese.
  • Stir until melted.
  • Spoon into a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dip the biscuits into the melted margarine, turning to coat each side.
  • Roll each biscuit into the cornmeal.
  • Place the biscuits on top of the bubbling meat mixture.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned and cooked through.

Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe

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Try these easy to make bars for a great peanut butter flavored snack. The flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a hard taste to beat. Peanut Butter Balls is another peanut butter and chocolate combination, or try our Peanut Butter Cup Brownie.
Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
Container: 9
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 package milk chocolate or semi-sweet chips, 12 oz.
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Lightly grease the baking pan and set aside.
  • Mix the butter, sugar and brown sugar together with a mixer until creamy.
  • Add the egg, peanut butter, soda, salt, vanilla, and flour. Blend until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Add the oatmeal and mix just until it is evenly distributed.
  • Scrape the mixture into the greased baking pan and pat the bars until they are spread evenly into the bottom.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the bars while they are still hot.
  • Allow the chips to sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then spread evenly over the top of the bars.
  • Allow to cool and then cut into bars.

Muffuletta Recipe

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Oversized sandwich filled with meats and cheeses that is sure to be a hit with a crowd.
Muffuletta Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Serving Description: 1/4 of the sandwich
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Ingredients
  • 1 round loaf of ciabatta, sour dough or french bread
  • 8 slices muenster cheese
  • 4 slices ham - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound salami - thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers - drained, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black olives - sliced
  • 1/4 cup herb marinated feta cheese
  • Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup Italian garden mix - chopped
Directions
  • Cut the top 1/3 of the bread off.
  • Hollow out the bottom part of the loaf, leaving approximately 1/4 inch intact on the bottom.
  • Spread dressing over the bottom inside of the loaf.
  • Layer 4 slices of cheese, then 4 slices of ham, covering the entire inside surface.
  • On top of ham add 4 more sliced of cheese, then layer salami.
  • On top of salami, layer sweet red peppers and Italian garden mix, then olives and feta cheese.
  • Spread dressing on top of the inside of the bread top.
  • Lay top back on the loaf.
  • Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Grilled Fruit Banana Split Recipe

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What could be better than the classic banana split? How about one made on the grill? This recipe features chunks of banana, pineapple, and strawberries skewered and grilled and then served with homemade ice cream and traditional toppings.
Grilled Fruit Banana Split Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Container: 4 serving bowls, 4 bamboo or metal skewers, small mixing bowl
Serving Description: 1 banana split dessert
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Ingredients
  • 4 bananas cut into 1 1/2
  • 1 pint large strawberries, hulled, cut in half
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained (28 oz. can)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 pint homemade vanilla ice cream (use store-bought if you wish)
  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel syrup
  • peanuts for garnish (optional)
  • maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
Directions
  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Soak the bamboo skewers (if using) for 30 minutes in water.
  • Skewer the fruit using 2 of each type per skewer, alternating between the different types of fruit.
  • Combine the melted butter and honey. Brush the mixture onto the fruit; then place the skewers on the grill.
  • After 2 minutes turn and brush the fruit again. Don't cook the fruit much more than 4 minutes, as the fruit will become too soft and fall off the skewer.
  • Place 2 to 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream (homemade optional) in a serving bowl. Remove the fruit from 2 skewers, and place the fruit around the ice cream.
  • Top with chocolate and caramel syrup. Sprinkle with nuts if desired, and top off with a maraschino cherry.

Southwest Chicken Casserole Recipe

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The traditional flavors of the Southwest come through to provide a spicy blend of chicken, cheese and savory sauces appealing to all ages.
Southwest Chicken Casserole Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 1.5 hours
Container: 9
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Ingredients
  • 7 chicken breast, cooked, cooled and cut into 1
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 10 1/2 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 1/2 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces can diced green chilies (small can)
  • 15 ounces can chili with no beans
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded cheese of your choice
  • diced green and yellow peppers
Directions
  • Preheat oven 350#176;F. Cut cooked chicken into small bite sized pieces and cut tortillas into 1" squares (Be sure to use corn tortillas).
  • In a medium sauce pan, add cream soups, broth, green chilies, onion, canned chili and salsa. Heat thoroughly 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix with chicken and tortillas. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with cheeses.
  • Bake covered for 25 minutes; then uncover and bake 45 minutes longer. Cut and serve hot.
  • Garnish with any or all of the following ingredients: salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced yellow and green peppers and shredded cheeses.

Brownie Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe

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Kids will love these easy cupcakes that are loaded with chocolate and peanut butter flavors. Peanut Butter Fingers is another of recipes where we combine the flavor of peanut butter and chocolate for a great tasting bar. Peanut Butter Balls are a great holiday treat!
Brownie Peanut Butter Cupcakes Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Container: Muffin tins
Serving Description: 1 cupcake
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Ingredients
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix of choice
  • 10 ounces peanut butter chips
  • 12 ounces vanilla frosting - whipped
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.
  • Fill cups half full with the prepared brownie mix.
  • Place approximately 1 tablespoon of peanut butter chips on top of the mix.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until set.
  • Allow to cool completely on wire racks.
  • Frost with whipped vanilla frosting and top with a few extra peanut butter chips.
  • Sprinkle with cocoa powder if desired.

Slow Cooker Creamy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe

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This is a great slow cooker recipe for your leftover ham. The rich flavor of this dish is sure to make this dish a favorite.
Slow Cooker Creamy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 6 or more hours
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Container: Slow cooker
Ingredients
  • potatoes - peeled and sliced
  • leftover ham - cubed
  • 1 onion - adjust to quantity of potatoes
  • 1/2 pint half & half
  • cream
  • salt and pepper - to taste
Directions
  • Peel and slice enough potatoes to fill the slow cooker three quarters full.
  • Cube leftover ham and add to the potatoes. Add as much ham as you feel is adequate.
  • Add the chopped onion.
  • Add 1/2 carton of Half & Half and then pour in enough cream to just cover the potatoes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook on high for one hour and then reduce the heat to low. Cook them for 5 to 6 hours on low or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Place the cover on the slow cooker so that it is a little crooked to allow the steam to escape as the potatoes are cooking. This will keep the cream from curdling.
Note: This recipe is easily adjusted according to the amount you want to make. Determine what you have for leftovers or how many people you are feeding and choose the size of slow cooker and amount of potatoes accordingly. Adjust the amount of cream so that it covers the amount of potatoes you are using.

Banana Bars Recipe

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This moist, tasty bar is sure to be a hit topped with thick creamy frosting. Banana bars seem to be a favorite but there are many banana bread recipes and banana dessert recipes that are equally as delicious. Try our Banana Cream Pie for another great banana recipe.
Banana Bars Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Container: 15
Serving Description: 1 bar
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Ingredients
  • BARS:
  • 1/2 cup margarine - softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup margarine - softened
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese - softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions
BARS:
  • Lightly grease a 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan and set aside.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs, bananas and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat mixture just enough to combine all ingredients evenly.
  • Pour into the greased 15" x 10" x 1" baking pan, spread evenly and place in an oven preheated to 350° F.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool bars before frosting.

FROSTING:

  • Cream margarine and cream cheese.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla. A little more powdered sugar can be added if a firmer frosting is desired.
  • Spread frosting evenly over the cooled bars.
  • Cut the bars into squares.

Slow Cooked Short Ribs Recipe

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Tender meat with lots of flavor.
Slow Cooked Short Ribs Recipe
Container: slow cooker, large skillet
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Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds boneless beef short ribs or 4-6 pounds of bone in beef short ribs
  • oil
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water or beef broth
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons kitchen bouquet - if not using beef broth
Directions
  • Combine flour, salt and pepper in a container large enough to hold the ribs.
  • Roll the ribs in the flour mixture to coat.
  • Brown the meat in a small amount of oil in a skillet.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in the same skillet used to brown the meat.
  • Cook, stirring up the browned bits, until the mixture comes to a boil. Pour over the ribs.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-9 hours.
  • Debone and serve.

Great Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

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It's amazing how much better these potatoes are the second time around. The creaminess of mashed potatoes in that crip potato skin. Perfect for company.
Great Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 baking potatoes (large)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
Directions
Heat oven 375°. Wash potatoes. Poke holes with fork.

Place on oven rack. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour or until tender; cool.

When potatoes cool enough to touch, cut lengthwise in half. Scoop out inside of potatoes and put in bowl. Set potato skins aside.

Increase oven to 400°. Mash potatoes in bowl, add milk, butter, salt, pepper and cheese. Put mashed potatoes back into potato skins. Put on cookie sheet and bake another 20 minutes.


Slow Cooked Baked Beans For A Crowd Recipe

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An easy side dish for a picnic or a crowd.
Slow Cooked Baked Beans For A Crowd Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 6 or more hours
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Container: 6 to 7 quart slow cooker
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 6 pounds + 14 ounce seasoned baked beans (2 55-ounce cans), drain off excess juice
  • 30 ounces lima beans (2 15 ounce cans), drained
  • 30 ounces cannillini white kidney beans, drained
  • 30 ounces butter beans, drained
  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
Directions
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until it is lightly browned. Add onion and celery and continue cooking until vegetables are soft; drain off excess grease.
  • Pour drained beans into slow cooker. Add bacon mixture and combine.
  • In a small bowl, combine mustard, molasses, liquid smoke, brown sugar, barbecue sauce, and ketchup. Stir into bean mixture.
  • Turn slow cooker on high for 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.

    Can be baked the day before to blend flavors and thicken mixture. Store in refrigerator and reheat before serving.

Raspberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

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Raspberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Container: 9 x 13 x 2 baking pan
Serving Size: 1 piece
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pretzels, coarsely crushed
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 12 ounces whipped topping
  • 2 packages raspberry Jello (3.5 ounces each)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 10 ounces raspberries, frozen
Directions
  • Mix pretzels, melted butter and 1/2 cup sugar.
  • Press into the bottom of a 9x13x2 baking pan and place in a 350° F. preheated oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Mix cream cheese and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread on top of pretzel crust. Refrigerate.
  • Combine Jello with hot water. Stir until dissolved.
  • Fold in frozen raspberries.
  • Pour over cooled cream cheese mixture.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve..
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