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Meal Plan: July 10 - 16, 2016


Marinated Steak for Grilling Recipe

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Marinated Steak for Grilling Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup red cooking wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons steak seasoning
  • 2 pounds beef steak
Directions
Mix all ingredients together except steak.

Pour marinade in shallow glass dish. Lay steaks in marinade. Poke well with fork. Turn steaks over and repeat. Turn over again. Let marinate at least 6 hours, preferably 12-24 hours. Turn steak and poke with fork every couple hours.

Grill to desired doneness.


Steamed and Roasted Baby Red Potatoes Recipe

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The steaming potatoes prior to roasting helps cook them faster and more evenly. They still get that great crispy skin during the roasting though. Serve them with a little sour cream and ketchup.
Steamed and Roasted Baby Red Potatoes Recipe
Ingredients
  • 18 baby red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Directions
Wash, scrub and halve red potatoes.

Steam potatoes in a steaming basket in a pot until they are easily pierced with a fork, about 8 minutes.

Pour olive oil and seasonings in a large baking pan. Add steamed potatoes, and gently toss them until they are completely coated with the oil mixture. Bake for 12 minutes in a 450° oven or until the outsides of the potatoes are crusty. Stir potatoes occasionally to bake evenly.


Golden Crusted Brussels sprouts Recipe

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Parmesan crusted on these Brussel sprouts is the perfect combination. I loved the color these got on them as they caramelized in the pan.
Golden Crusted Brussels sprouts Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 24 Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Directions
Wash the Brussel sprouts well, trim the stem ends and remove any raggy outer leaves, then cut in half from stem. Toss in half of the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, place the Brussels sprouts in the pan flat side down, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Test for doneness and cook a few more minutes, if needed.

Once tender, uncover, turn up the heat, and cook until the flat sides are deep brown and caramelized. Toss then to get some browning on the rounded side.

Add the cheese and toss once more.


Strawberry Salad Recipe

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Although it uses a relatively small amount of strawberries, their essence-of-summer flavor permeates this salad.
Strawberry Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
Container: Large salad bowl
Ingredients
  • 2 quarts mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup strawberries, very ripe
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/3 cup canola or other mild flavored oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt and pepper
Directions
  • Wash and dry the greens.
  • Wash, stem and dice the strawberries, reseving a few whole berries for garnish.
  • Make a vinagrette: mix together 1/3rd cup of canola or other mild-flavored vegetable oil, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp water, 1 pressed or mashed garlic clove (optional) and salt and pepper to taste.
  • With a fork, mash half the diced berries and add to the vinagrette. Stir or shake well.
  • In a large salad bowl, toss the greens with the dressing, the remaining diced berries, the crumbled feta cheese (if using) and garnish with the whole berries. Serve immediately.

Star Spangled Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Everyone will enjoy this light angel food cake with its fluffy cream cheese frosting and decorated with strawberries and blueberries. Decorated in red, white, and blue, this cake recipe is great for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any special summer get-together.
Star Spangled Angel Food Cake Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 angelfood cake mix or prepared cake
  • 2 packages 16 oz. total of softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ripe strawberries
  • 12 blueberries
Directions
  • Bake cake according to package directions or purchase a ready made cake from your local bakery.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a small bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  • With a spatula, lightly coat the cake with a thin layer of frosting. This layer will act as a glue to keep all of the crumbs together and on the cake.
  • Place cake in freezer for approximately 15 minutes, or until the first layer of frosting sets.
  • Generously apply the second layer of frosting. This will be the decorative layer. The crumbs will not show through since they have been set into the first layer.
  • Wipe with a damp paper towel and remove the stems of four ripe strawberries. Cut the strawberries into thin slices. Approximately four slices per strawberry.
  • Arrange three to four slices into a flower or star pattern on the top of the frosted cake.
  • Place two to three washed and dried blueberries into the center of the strawberry stars.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • The fruit can be arranged in different ways and still achieve a patriotic effect.

Grilled Chicken Salad Supreme Recipe

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Chicken salad that bursts with flavor. It looks as good as it tastes when arranged over a fresh salad greens.
Grilled Chicken Salad Supreme Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 4 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Salad Supreme Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 package (12 ounces) salad greens
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into thin wedges
Directions
1. Mix oil, vinegar, Seasoning, mustard and oregano in small bowl until well blended. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Pour 1/2 of the dressing over chicken; turn to coat well. Reserve remaining dressing for the salad.

2. Refrigerate chicken 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

3. Grill over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. Slice chicken into thin slices. Toss salad greens and tomato in large bowl. Top with chicken. Whisk reserved dressing. Drizzle over salad.Test Kitchen Tip: If desired, include vegetables such as squash, mushrooms, carrots, radishes and cucumber in the salad.

Herb Garlic French Bread Recipe

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Garlic bread goes with just about any meal and when you add a bit of herbs and cheese to the mix, it makes it even tastier. This garlic bread is tender on the inside and better yet, can be made in advance and ready to pop in the oven when you are.
Herb Garlic French Bread Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
Directions
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

In bowl, combine butter, spices, and cheese. Spread mixture on each half of French bread. Wrap halves in foil. Bake 30 minutes.

Cut into wide slices.


Triple Citrus Mojito Punch Recipe

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A cool and refreshing punch for a hot summer day. Oranges, lemons and limes flavored with some mint leaves give it just the right touch.
Triple Citrus Mojito Punch Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 package fresh mint leaves (.75 ounce pkg)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 5 cups chilled lemon-lime soda
Directions
Tear six mint leaves in half and place in pitcher or punch bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar and water in microwave-safe bowl. Finely chop remaining mint leaves and add to sugar water. Zest the orange, one of the limes and one of the lemons. Add zest to mint and sugar water mixture. Microwave 2-3 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

Slice 1 orange, lemons and limes in half. Reserve 1 orange, 1 lemon half and 1 lime half.

Juice reserved lemon and limes halves and orange. Add juices to pitcher or punch bowl.

Pour mint/sugar water mixture through strainer into pitcher or punch bowl, discarding the chopped mint. Carefully add soda to avoid overflow.

Place sliced fruit into pitcher or punch bowl. Stir well, serve over ice.

NOTE: For an adult version, add citrus rum.


Pizza Burger Recipe

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Great combination of pizza and burgers. Two childhood favorites rolled into one.
Pizza Burger Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: large skillet, medium mixing bowl
Serving Description: one burger
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound pepperoni - chopped
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce - extra to use as a condiment
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1/4 cup onion - minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese or provolone cheese
  • 1 tomato - sliced
  • romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 4 crusty rolls - sliced
Directions
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, pepperoni, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic and onions.
  • Mix well to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Divide into four equal parts and pat into burgers.
  • Salt and pepper each burger to taste.
  • Fry the burgers in a large skillet or they can easily be grilled. Cook approximately 6 minutes on each side or until they reach the desired doneness.
  • Place a slice of mozzarella or provolone cheese on each right before they are finished cooking. Allow the cheese to completely melt over the burger.
  • Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce on each bun. Place a burger on top with lettuce and tomato.

Crunchy Potato Salad Recipe

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With the addition of carrots, sweet peppers and celery, this salad not only packs a crunch but also has a great flavor. Our information on All About Carrots shows a couple of preparation options for shredding the carrots for this recipe.
Crunchy Potato Salad Recipe
PREP: 1.5 hours
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds new red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs, hard boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, peeled and finely chopped
Directions
  • In a heavy sauce pan, cook potatoes in boiling salt water approximately 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  • In a large bowl, blend mayonnaise, basil, salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until well blended.
  • Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours. Serve.

M M Caramel Bars Recipe

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A delicious, chewy, gooey bar.
M amp M Caramel Bars Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9
Serving Description: 1 small bar
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Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 40 caramels
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 cup M & M chocolate candies
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Melt 3/4 cup of margarine and add oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, soda, and salt. Stir ingredients together until mixed thoroughly. Reserve approximately 1/8 of the crust mix to crumble over the top of the bars just before the final baking.  Pat the rest of the crust into the bottom of an ungreased 9" x 13" baking pan.
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes. While the crust is baking, combine the caramels, milk and maragarine in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until caramels have melted. Stir the caramel mixture often while melting.
  • When the crust is done, drizzle the caramel mixture over the crust. Then sprinkle the M & M's evenly over the caramel topping. Crumble the remaining crust over the top.
  • Bake again for 15 minutes. Allow to cool and cut to desired size.
  • Tip: Use holiday colored M & M's to produce bars with a more seasonal appearance.

Hobo Chicken Recipe

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Foil packets for each individual. Allows each person to create their own, based on their taste preferences. Use any seasonal vegetables, from zucchini, onion and squash. Leftover rice is also a great addition.
Hobo Chicken Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, uncooked
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup potatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
Directions
Combine soup and broth together.

Place each chicken piece on a large foil piece. Season chicken. Surround chicken with vegetables. Add some soup mixture on top. Cover and seal with foil. Bake 60 minutes at 350° in oven.

NOTE: These can also be done on a medium-high grill during the summertime heat.


Ramen Noodle Salad 4 Recipe

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Crunchy oriental flavored salad. Don't mix it together until just before serving otherwise your cabbage will become soggy.
Ramen Noodle Salad 4 Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 packages Ramen Noodles, oriental flavor
  • 3 tablespoons almonds, slivered
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup green onion
  • 1 head Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
Directions
Crush Ramen noodles before toasting. Toast noodles, almonds and butter in frying pan until golden brown. Set aside.

Chop green onion and cabbage.

Combine oil, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and Ramen noodle seasoning packets.

Just before serving, mix all ingredients together.


Buttery Drop Biscuits Recipe

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Easy to make baking powder biscuits with a buttery flavor. These biscuits are perfect for dipping in soups and stews or as a side to any casserole. They are a nice addition to any meal.
Buttery Drop Biscuits Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
Container: Baking sheet
Serving Description: One biscuit
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (cold)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted and cooled slightly (5 minutes), plus 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing biscuits
Directions
  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease the baking sheet.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Combine buttermilk and 8 tablespoons melted butter in medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
  • Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • Using greased 1/4-cup dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto the greased baking sheet (biscuits should measure about 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches high). Repeat with remaining batter, spacing biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 14 to 16 minutes.
  • Brush biscuit tops with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Transfer to wire rack and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Taco Salad Recipe

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Perfect as a side dish or even as a main course, this full-flavored salad will be a real hit. This taco salad recipe can be easily doubled.
Taco Salad Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
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Ingredients
  • SALAD
  • 1 head lettuce - washed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef - browned and drained
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese - grated
  • 15 ounces kidney beans - drained and rinsed (optional)
  • 1 onion - large, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes - medium, chopped
  • 1 bag of taco flavored chips
  • 1 package taco seasoning - divided
  • SALAD DRESSING
  • 8 ounces Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 tablespoon taco sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Directions
  • Brown hamburger, draining off excess fat.
  • Add taco seasoning to the browned meat. Reserve 1 Tbsp for the salad dressing.
  • In a large bowl, add the torn lettuce first, then layer the hamburger, cheddar cheese, kidney beans, onion, and tomatoes.
  • To make the dressing, mix thousand island dressing with the sugar, taco seasoning and taco sauce, until blended. Pour over top of layered salad.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving crush the chips and add them to top of the salad.

BJs Salsa Recipe

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This homemade salsa will have you never purchasing it in the store again. As quick and easy as it is to pull together, you'll be hooked. Perfect with tortilla chips or even as a condiment to a hot off the grill steak.
BJs Salsa Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded, diced
  • 1 Serrano pepper, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice (optional)
Directions
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend well.

This salsa can be served warm or cold. Serve with tortilla chips.

NOTE: Serrano peppers are hotter than jalapenos. Adjust the recipe to your liking; for mild do not add Serrano, for medium recipe as is, for hot add 2 Serranos.


Easy Guacamole Recipe

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Fresh avocados make this easy to prepare dip so distinctive and delicious. Watch it disappear when served at your next party or family gathering.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Container: medium mixing bowl, hand mixer
Serving Description: Makes approximately 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados - ripe
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lime - juiced
  • 1/4 cup salsa - your favorite variety
Directions
  • Slice avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the green insides into a medium bowl.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork to break it apart.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • If you like a creamier guacamole, beat with a hand mixer. For a chunkier texture, continue to combine with a fork until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Serve with chips as an appetizer or with Mexican foods as a condiment.

Scotch-a-roos Recipe

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Anytime you have to bring a dessert, bring these bars as everyone loves them. Perfect for graduation parties. Peanut butter, chocolate and butterscotch go so well together!
Scotch-a-roos Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Container: 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
Directions
  • Pour the Rice Krispies into a large bowl.
  • In a saucepan on the stovetop, bring to a boil the sugar and syrup. Remove from the burner as soon as the mixture comes to a boil; then add the peanut butter and stir well.
  • Pour the mixture over the Rice Krispies and mix well; then spread into a 9x13-inch pan.
  • Heat the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a bowl in the microwave until melted; then stir and pour over the bars and spread evenly. Allow the bars to cool before slicing.

Easy Cheesy Pasta Skillet Recipe

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An easy skillet dish that is perfect for a busy weeknight meal. Simple to make and full of flavor.
Easy Cheesy Pasta Skillet Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Container: Large skillet
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 cups tube pasta, uncooked
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (28 ounce jar)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Directions
  • Brown meat in large skillet; drain grease.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Stir in pasta; cover. Simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Stir in spaghetti sauce and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheese; cover. Cook 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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.

Cheesy Garlic Biscuits Recipe

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So easy and so good! These no-fuss biscuits are a great addition to any meal. Baking them just before you eat and serving them warm makes them even better!
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Container: Baking sheet
Ingredients
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions
  • Combine first 3 ingredients together until a soft dough forms; beat vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450° F. until golden brown about 8-10 minutes.
  • Whisk margarine and garlic powder together, spread over warm biscuits. Makes about 1 & 1/2 dozen.

Sweet Zesty Chicken Recipe

Zesty Honey Italian marinated chicken.
Sweet Zesty Chicken Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 packet Good Seasonings Zesty Italian Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
Directions
Mix Italian dressing mix, honey, and vinegar in a shakable container. Shake well until ingredients are blended well.

Pour over chicken to marinate. Cover and refrigerate for 8-10 hours before cooking.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or grill over medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes.


Easy Fettuccine Pasta Alfredo Recipe

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A rich cheese-based sauce adds much to this pasta dish that is easy to prepare and so enjoyable to eat.
Easy Fettuccine Pasta Alfredo Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
Container: Two large saucepans
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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 12 ounces fresh fettuccine, or 8 oz. dried
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated for serving
Directions
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat and then add the cream.  Bring butter and cream to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring while it simmers. After simmering, add the Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat under pan and begin preparing the pasta.
  • Add water to a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Just before water begins to boil, add salt. When the water comes to a full boil, add the fettuccine and bring water to a boil again, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn heat down so water is just at a steady boil. Check fettuccine package for the length of time to boil. Cook until the pasta is al dente. (Check for doneness before the full cooking time is up to ensure that the pasta does not overcook.) Drain well when done.
  • Turn the burner under the sauce back to a low setting. Either: 1) add all the fettuccine to the sauce and toss until all pasta is well coated, or 2) top the fettuccine just before serving and allow it to be tossed at the table.
  • Serve immediately and garnish if desired with fresh Parmesan grated on top and/or chives cut into small bits.

Crispy Soft Broccoli Recipe

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Who would have thought that just 3 ingredients could be so delicious? And all you have to do is through them together an put it in the oven. This will be your new go to vegetable since the broccoli is so simple.
Crispy Soft Broccoli Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to desired taste
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375° F (350° F for a 12" Dutch oven).
  • Cut broccoli florets leaving a portion of the stem with each floret. Place in baking dish or 12" Dutch oven.
  • Coat broccoli with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Place the cover on the baking dish or cover with foil.
  • Place covered dish in the oven and cook for 20-30 minutes. Check for doneness after 15 minutes to be sure you do not overcook the broccoli. It should be crisp-tender when done. Cooking time will vary depending on the amount of broccoli and your personal taste.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish.
NOTE: This is the easiest side dish to make and I have people devouring large quantities who say they would never touch broccoli. Be sure when you are adding the garlic salt to use your own judgment on how much to use. That will also depend on how much broccoli you are actually preparing.

Fresh Fruit Plate Recipe

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Add some summer freshness with a plate of scrumptious, juicy fruit. Sometimes that is all you need as an accompaniment to a nice grilled steak or burger. The nice thing about a plate of fresh fruit is that it makes a great addtion to most any meal.
Fresh Fruit Plate Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Container: Large platter
Ingredients
  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 cantaloupe
  • 4 kiwis
  • 1 pint blueberries
Directions
  • Clean all the seeds from the melons. Cut melons into chunks.
  • Peel kiwi and cut crosswise into slices.
  • Go through blueberries and discard blemished or damaged berries. Gently rinse with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Arrange the different fruit on the plate in sections so that they remains separated. If desired, distribute a few blueberries throughout the plate for color contrast.
  • If not ready to serve immediately, store in the refrigerator to keep chilled until ready to serve.
  • When serving, refill plate as needed.

Angel Berry Dessert Recipe

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Light and refreshing dessert that has just enough sweetness. Strawberries can be used in place of the raspberries if you prefer. Use a store bought angel food cake or bake your own.
Angel Berry Dessert Recipe
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 angel food cake
  • 2 packages raspberry jello (small pkg)
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 packages frozen raspberries, thawed
Directions
Break cake in walnut size pieces and put in 9x13 pan.

Dissolve gelatine in boiling water; add cold water.

Whip cream until soft peaks form; fold in raspberries. Add to slightly set gelatin mixture. Pour raspberry mixture over cake and put in refrigerator.

NOTE: This dessert may be used in a couple hours but is best if it stands overnight.

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