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Meal Plan: August 12 - 18, 2012


Classic Seasoned Steak Recipe

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Steak Seasoning is a delicious blend of onion, paprika, garlic, salt and other spices that truly livens the taste of steaks.
Classic Seasoned Steak Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
Serving Description: Makes 6 servings.
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds New York strip, rib-eye or flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • teaspoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Steak Seasoning
Directions
1. Brush steak lightly with oil. Sprinkle Seasoning over both sides of steak.

2. Broil or grill steak over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until desired doneness.

Parmesan Potato Wedges Recipe

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These potatoes are just like you would get at a steakhouse restaurant. Kids and adults will both enjoy this easy side dish. Serve them with ketchup and sour cream.
Parmesan Potato Wedges Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
Line a 10x15" pan with foil.

In large bowl stir together butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Add potato wedges and stir to thoroughly coat.

Place wedges on prepared baking pan. Bake uncovered in 425 degree oven for 30 minutes or until tender.


Grilled Tomatoes with Mozzarella Recipe

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Grilled tomatoes are a perfect side dish to a grilled meal. They are quick and easy to make and provide an interesting way to enjoy fresh tomatoes. You can try our Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe for another great way to serve cooked tomatoes.
Grilled Tomatoes with Mozzarella Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Serving Description: 1/2 tomato
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Ingredients
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons zesty Italian salad dressing
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons mozzarella cheese - shredded
Directions
  • Preheat the grill to medium and wipe down the grates with oil.
  • Stem and wash the tomatoes.
  • Slice each tomato in half.
  • Drizzle each half with zesty Italian salad dressing.
  • Place tomatoes on the grill cut side down.
  • Grill for approximately 3 minutes or until each has nice grill marks.
  • Remove from grill and salt and pepper each to taste.
  • Sprinkle with approximately 1 tablespoon of cheese and allow it to melt.
  • Garnish with basil.
  • Serve warm.

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.

Grilled Peaches Recipe

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How could this recipe get any easier to make or more delicious to eat? The unique flavor provided by grilling adds so much to peaches. Serve them with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of honey and you have a fantastic dessert.
Grilled Peaches Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Container: grill, individual dessert bowls
Serving Description: 1 peach
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Ingredients
  • 4 fresh peaches
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream (or flavor of choice)
Directions
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat and brush the grates with oil.
  • Wash the peaches; then cut them in half.
  • Remove the pit from each peach. You may have to use a spoon to pry under the pit and loosen it.
  • Brush the cut side of the peaches with olive oil.
  • Place the peaches on the grill cut side down.
  • Grill for 3-5 minutes or until the peaches start to soften and show nice grill marks.
  • Serve each peach with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of honey.

Cashew Chicken Recipe

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Featuring snow peas and carrots, as well as generous portions of chicken and cashews, this popular Chinese chicken recipe offers a variety of delicious flavors and textures in one easy-to-make dish.
Cashew Chicken Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: large wok or skillet
Serving Size: 1 cup
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Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch (1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts - cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 stalks celery - thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces package snow peas
  • 1 carrot - shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1 onion - cut in half, then sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup cashews
Directions
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch with broth; set aside.
  • Place chicken pieces in medium bowl. Add the remaining 3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon) cornstarch, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and mix to combine; set aside.
  • Heat wok or skillet with 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken mixture and stir until opaque (about 3 minutes). Remove to plate.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil to wok or skillet. Stir fry celery, carrots, onion, and garlic for 2 minutes. Add water; cover and cook 2-3 more minutes, just until vegetables are crisp tender.
  • Return chicken to wok. Stir broth mixture and add it to wok. Stir until thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Add red pepper flakes, snow peas, and most of the cashews. Heat through.
  • Serve over hot rice. Use the remaining cashews for garnish.

Chicken and Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe

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Perfect for an appetizer or a light lunch, these tasty egg rolls feature a chicken filling with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
Chicken and Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: steamer or large skillet for frying
Serving Description: 2 egg rolls
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Ingredients
  • 1 package cellophane noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger - grated
  • 2 chicken breasts - cooked and diced
  • 1 cup carrot - shredded
  • 1 cup cabbage - shredded
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3 green onions - chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins - optional
  • 14 egg roll wrappers - or spring roll wrappers
Directions
  • Soak cellophane noodles in hot water for 10 minutes, drain.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken, carrots, cabbage and teriyake sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and green onions, stir to combine.
  • Take the egg roll wrapers one at a time and top with the chicken mixture down the center.
  • Lay the wrapper with a point towards you, fill from point to point going across the wrapper. Roll up the bottom point over the top of the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to wrap up to the other point.
  • You can either steam them in the top of a steamer basket or fry them in 1 cup of canola oil until nicely browned, flip and brown the other side for approximatley 3-5 minutes each side. If you are going to steam them, lay lettuce leaves out to cover the bottom on the steamer so the rolls won't stick.

Rice 3 Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups rice
Directions
Bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Put rice in and bring back to slow boil. Turn fire on low. Cover and cook 20 minutes and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Best Brats Ever Recipe

Brats boiled in beer, onions, and green peppers for extra flavor. The onions and peppers can be added along with some of your other favorite condiments for a well dressed brat.
Best Brats Ever Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 6 each brats
  • 6 each buns
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 each onion
  • 1 each green pepper
Directions
  • Simmer Bob Evans or Johnsonville original brats in beer of choice, add diced onion and diced green pepper.
  • When ready to serve grill brats to add grill marks, put on your favorite bun (potato buns, or poppy seed buns are good) add mustard, some of the onion and peppers.
  • Good luck trying to eat just one!

Grilled Sweet Corn with Garlic Butter Recipe

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Hot off the grill, the garlic seasoned butter adds a distinct and delicious flavor to this corn on the cob recipe. Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to make this recipe. See All About Sweet Corn for more information on preparing and cleaning fresh sweet corn.
Grilled Sweet Corn with Garlic Butter Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Ingredients
  • ears of corn with husks on
  • 6 tablespoons butter - softened
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
Directions
  • Prepare corn by removing any outside husks that may be badly damaged. Then pull back the remaining husks without removing them from the ear. Remove all the silk from the ear and tie pulled back husks with kitchen string to form a handle for the corn.
  • Mix butter, garlic and minced parsley together until smooth. Lightly brush ears of corn with butter mixture.
  • Place corn directly over medium coals with husks off the side so they do not burn or place foil under them on the grill in the area of the husks.
  • Cook corn for 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently. Lightly brush the corn with the butter mixture each time the ears are turned. When the corn is done, the ears should be nicely browned.
  • Serve with tied husks, using them as a handle to hold on to while eating.

Home Fried Potatoes Recipe

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A great way to use left over boiled or roasted potatoes for a tasty side dish.
Home Fried Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: Medium heavy skillet
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or red skinned potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 dry yellow onion, chopped fine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Directions
  • Use left over boiled Yukon Gold or red skinned potatoes* cut into 1 inch square pieces. In a heavy skillet, melt 1 tablespoon or butter and sauté onions for approximately 5 minutes, or until the onions are lightly browned. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and diced potatoes, and stir to mix onions and potatoes.
  • Cook over medium heat until golden brown, approximately 6 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 6 to 7 minutes until golden brown.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

    *To Boil Potatoes: Scrub potatoes, cutting out any darkened spots. Cut potatoes into quarters. Place potatoes in a large sauce pan filled with enough cold water to completely cover potatoes. Add 1 teaspoon salt, bring to a boil and cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Crunchy Chicken Salad Recipe

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A crisp, delicious salad with a crunchy texture and zippy flavor. Perfect for a light lunch.
Crunchy Chicken Salad Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
Container: large salad bowl, medium bowl or container
Serving Size: 1 cup
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Ingredients
  • CHICKEN MIXTURE:
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup pea pods, cut into 1
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ADD JUST BEFORE SERVING:
  • 6 ounces chow mein noodles
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts
  • SERVING BED:
  • lettuce leaves
Directions
CHICKEN MIXTURE:
  • Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large salad bowl.
DRESSING:
  • In a medium bowl or container, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, soy sauce, and ground ginger, stirring until well blended.
  • Add the dressing to the chicken mixture and toss until well blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
TO SERVE THE SALAD:
  • Fold in the chow mein noodles and peanuts just before serving. Reserve some for a garnish (optional). Serve on lettuce leaves (optional).

Cheesy Apple Muffins - Glazed Recipe

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Apples and cheese always provide a nice flavor when paired together and this muffin recipe is no exception - a great blend of sweet and savory.
Cheesy Apple Muffins - Glazed Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Container: large bowl, small bowl and muffin tin
Serving Size: 1 each
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Ingredients
  • MUFFIN MIX
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups shredded)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large cooking apple or pear
  • GLAZE
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons water - reserve 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Directions
MUFFIN MIXTURE
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray each muffin compartment with cooking spray.
  • Using a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in 1/2 cup of butter and mix until the ingredients are combined together forming small, coarse crumbs and pieces.
  • Add cheese to flour mixture and toss together.
  • Using a small bowl, whisk egg and milk together. Pour into and mix with dry ingredients in large bowl, stirring together until just blended.
  • Pour muffin mixture into muffin tin, filling each compartment or cup two-thirds full.
  • Peel apple or pear. Cut fruit lengthwise and then cut into half-round slices.
  • Insert and evenly space 3 slices into each muffin, pushing the slice into the muffin mixture until only a small amount of the fruit slice is showing.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Begin to prepare glaze while muffins are baking. GLAZE
  • Using a small saucepan, mix 1/3 cup of sugar with ground cinnamon and water. Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter and lemon juice. Heat mixture until boiling, stirring while heating.
  • Remove from heat and let glaze mixture begin to cool.
  • Before glaze fully cools and while still warm, remove muffins from oven if they have completed 15 minutes of baking and pour a small amount of glaze over each muffin top. Optional - the sides and bottom of the muffin can also be glazed if desired. To do so, use a knife to loosen the muffins from their compartments in the muffin tin, tilting the bottom edge of each muffing slightly against the sidewall of the muffin compartment. The glaze can then run down the sides and into the bottom of the muffin tin.
  • Return muffins to oven and bake for 10 to 14 minutes. Using a toothpick, check to test doneness.

  • HOMEMADE LEMONADE 2 Recipe

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    Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 4 cups cold water
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (8 large lemons)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (scrape the rind with a grater)
    • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves (optional)
    Directions
    In a saucepan, bring sugar and 2 cups of water to a boil.

    Stir until sugar dissolves. Boil uncovered for 5 minutes.

    Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and mint leaves. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 30 minutes.

    Strain lemonade into a 2 quart pitcher; stir in remaining 2 cups of water.

    Cover with plastic wrap and let chill at least 2 hours.

    To serve, fill pitcher with ice cubes, stir in extra lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

    Makes 1 1/2 quarts.


    Creole Shrimp Kebabs with Tomato Rice Recipe

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    Shrimp on the grill can be so flavorful, especially when it's prepared with this Creole-style recipe of seasoned shrimp and grape tomato kebabs accompanied by a serving of rice, which is flavored with sun-dried tomatoes.
    Creole Shrimp Kebabs with Tomato Rice Recipe
    PREP: 20 minutes
    COOK: 35 minutes
    READY IN: 1.5 hours
    Container: 4 skewers, grill, medium mixing bowl, small mixing bowl, saucepan
    Serving Description: 1 skewer
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    Ingredients
    • CREOLE SHRIMP:
    • 1 pound medium to large shrimp - peeled
    • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 pint grape tomatoes
    • TOMATO RICE:
    • 1 cup basmati rice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon
    • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes in oil - chopped
    Directions
    CREOLE SHRIMP KEBABS:
    • If using wooden skewers, soak for 30 minutes in water.
    • Place the shrimp in a medium mixing bowl; then in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Old Bay Seasoning, olive oil, and garlic powder.
    • Pour over the shrimp and marinate in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
    • Alternate the shrimp and tomatoes onto the skewers.
    • Place directly onto a grill heated to medium heat and cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side until the shrimp is pink and nicely grilled.
    • Serve warm with tomato rice.

    TOMATO RICE:
    • Saute the rice in oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
    • Stir in the tomato paste and sauté for 2 minutes more.
    • Add the chicken stock or bouillon and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce the heat, cover, and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.
    • Add the sun-dried tomatoes.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Mixed Vegetable Grill Recipe

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    Enhance the grilled flavor of vegetables with this lightly sweet and spicy blend of seasonings. Serve with poultry, meat or fish.
    Mixed Vegetable Grill Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    Serving Description: Makes 6 (2/3-cup) servings.
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    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Basil Leaves
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 asparagus spears, ends trimmed
    • 1 medium red %3cu%3eor%3c/u%3e yellow bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 6 strips
    • 1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
    • 1 medium yellow squash, cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices
    • 1 small sweet potato, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
    • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch rounds
    Directions

    1. Mix brown sugar, basil, salt, garlic powder and pepper in small bowl. Drizzle oil over vegetables in large bowl; toss to coat well. Add seasoning mixture; toss to coat well.

    2. Place vegetables in grill basket, grill rack or thread onto skewers.

    3. Grill over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning occasionally.


    Banana Drop Cookies Recipe

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    Soft and tasty cookies that are full of banana flavor. With bananas in the frosting you get a burst of flavor with every bite.
    Banana Drop Cookies Recipe
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped, optional
    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup bananas, mashed
    • FROSTING:
    • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
    • 1 banana, mashed
    • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
    • Stir together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, soda, cloves and nuts and set aside.
    • In a mixer bowl beat the butter and sugar for 30 seconds. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well and add alternately dry ingredients. Add bananas one at a time. Beat well after each addition.
    • Drop from a teaspoon 2 inches apart onto a well-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet immediately and cool on a wire rack.
    • Cookies have a bread consistency so don't over bake. Frost cooled cookies with Banana Butter Frosting.
    • For Frosting, combine powdered sugar, mashed banana, butter and vanilla. If necessary, add additional powdered sugar to make a spreading consistency. Frost completely cooled cookies.

    Tomato Hash Brown Quiche Recipe

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    The combination of tomatoes with hash browns creates a tasty, filling meal. This vegetable based quiche makes a tasty recipe for vegetarians. It is also a great dish in which to use your fresh garden tomatoes. Learn All About Tomatoes in our Tips and Advice.
    Tomato Hash Brown Quiche Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 30 minutes
    Container: 10" quiche pan or pie plate
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    Ingredients
    • 20 ounces to 24 ounces hash browns, refrigerated or frozen
    • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
    • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
    • 6 plum tomatoes
    • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
    • 2 cloves or 3 cloves of garlic
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 425ºF.
    • If using frozen hash browns, thaw and press out any excess moisture with paper towels. Press hash browns into pie plate or quiche pan to form a full crust. Brush crust with melted butter or margarine, making sure to cover the top edges of crust.
    • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese over hot crust.
    • Reduce oven temperature to 375º F. Cut each tomato into 8 wedges and remove the seeds. Arrange wedges over the melted cheese. In a blender or food processor, add basil leaves and garlic cloves, and process until coarsely chopped. Sprinkle this mixture over the tomatoes.
    • In a bowl, combine parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and pepper. Spread this mixture over the top of the quiche.
    • Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

    Cashew Lettuce Salad with Vinaigrette Recipe

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    This salad will surprise you how tasty it is. The mustard in the dressing add a great tanginess without overpowering. Add some grilled chicken to make it a meal or serve it as a side salad for your pasta dish.
    Cashew Lettuce Salad with Vinaigrette Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 0 minutes
    READY IN: 15 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
    • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
    • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1/4 cup vinegar
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
    • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
    • 1 teaspoon celery seed
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup cashews (or as desired)
    Directions
    Chop and blend lettuce and vegetables. Toss with cashews.

    For dressing, mix all ingredients well in a blender. Pour over salad.

    NOTE: Only dress the greens you will be using and refrigerate the remaining dressing for later use. This will keep the lettuce from wilting.


    FRUIT FLAVORED ICE TEA Recipe

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    Ingredients
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 family-sized tea bag
    • fruit of choice
    Directions
    Place cold water and tea bag in microwave. Cook on high for 4 minutes or water comes to a boil. Let stand for 15 minutes. Pour into two quart pitcher and fill with water. Add slices from 2 lemons or 1/2 cup pressed raspberries or 1/2 cup peach juice. Experiment with other fruit choices.

    Hawaiian Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

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    Add flavor to those pork chops by marinading them with this flavorful sweet and savory marinade. The grilled pineapple adds a little extra to the pork. Serve it atop a bed of wild rice.
    Hawaiian Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 35 minutes
    READY IN: 45 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 6 thick pork chops
    • 1 can pineapple slices, undrained (20 oz can)
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup onion, minced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    Directions
    Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Set pineapple aside.

    In a small bowl, combine reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, oil, onion, garlic and brown sugar, mixing well.

    Pour mixture over pork chops, cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours.

    Remove chops from marinade. Grill over medium heat 30-35 minutes, turning frequently.

    Place a pineapple ring on each chop during the last few minutes of cooking time.


    Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives Recipe

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    The roasted garlic mellows the flavor so nicely and this added to the mashed potatoes is perfect. You won't even have to top it off with butter since they are already so flavorful.
    Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Chives Recipe
    PREP: 20 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 40 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
    • 1 whole garlic bulb
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 cup chives, snipped (optional)
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 375°.

    Peel potatoes and cut in small pieces. Put in a large pot of salted water. Cook about 20 minutes or until done.

    Separate garlic cloves, but do not peel them. Place in a bowl, add olive oil and toss to coat. Place on baking sheet and roast in oven until soft, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly.

    Drain and mash potatoes slightly. Add sour cream and butter. Squeeze pulp from garlic into potatoes. Mash potatoes until smooth, season as needed. Put into a serving bowl.

    Sprinkle with chives, if desired.


    Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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    Caramelizing the onion and Brussels sprouts adds that sweetness to them that is sure to please. Have them any night of the week, not just on special occasions. So easy and so delicious.
    Saut#233ed Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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    Ingredients
    • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 shallot, minced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    Directions
    Trim outer leaves from Brussels sprouts and thinly slice.

    Add butter and olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat. When butter has melted, add shallots and Brussels sprouts and cook until they begin to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


    Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe

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    Impress your family and friends with this colorful salad. This tropical flavored salad is as delicious as it looks. One bite and they won't be able to resist eating more.
    Tropical Fruit Salad Recipe
    PREP: 30 minutes
    Container: Bowl for mixing.
    Ingredients
    • 1 can pineapple tidbits - 20 oz. can
    • 1 mango - peeled and cubed
    • 4 kiwis - peeled and cubed
    • 2 bananas - peeled and sliced
    • 1/2 cup coconut
    • 6 ounces pina colada yogurt (can use low fat)
    Directions
    • Allow pineapple to drain well. Pat with paper towels to soak up some of the excess juice.
    • Prepare the mango, kiwi, and bananas; place in a bowl.
    • Add the drained pineapple.
    • Toast the coconut. Reserve 1 to 2 tablespoons of the toasted coconut and add the rest to the bowl of fruit.
    • Add the Pina Colada yogurt to the fruit and gently stir until al the fruit is evenly coated.
    • Pour it into your serving bowl and sprinkle it with the reserved coconut.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Triple Layer Colored Cake Recipe

    Submitted by RecipeTips.com
    This is an easy way to make a fun birthday cake without all the hassle. Use any of your favorite food colors to make it yours. Holiday colors are another great way to create this masterpiece.
    Triple Layer Colored Cake Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 30 minutes
    READY IN: 1 hour
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1 package white cake mix, including ingredients for preparation
    • 1 tube food coloring
    • 1 carton frosting
    Directions
    Preheat oven to package directions. Grease and flour 3 8-inch cake pans.

    Prepare cake according to package directions.

    Separate evenly into 3 bowls. Using the food coloring, tint each bowl differently.

    Bake according to package directions; allow to cool.

    Remove from pans and slice tops off cakes so they are all level.

    Place bottom layer onto cake plate. Frost top with frosting. Repeat with each layer.

    NOTE: Use your creativity in coloring the layers. Either tint one bowl lighter and each one getting darker after that, or each bowl a different color.

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