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Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Quick, easy appetizer with a sweet and tangy sauce.
Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
Container: saucepan, grill
Serving Size: 3 pieces
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Ingredients
  • 24 small/medium mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash of hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Cut bacon slices in half, crosswise. Microwave 1/2 at a time on a paper towel on high for 1 minute. Pat dry and set out on paper towel.
  • Wrap each mushroom with 1/2 piece of bacon, secure with wooden toothpick. (May have to use whole slice of bacon if mushrooms are large.)
  • Dip wrapped mushrooms in barbecue sauce.
  • Grill wrapped mushrooms over medium heat (350 - 400° F) 4 to 5 minutes each side or until bacon is crisp. Watch for flare ups from bacon grease.
  • Serve warm with warm barbecue sauce for dipping.
Barbecue Sauce:
  • Bring all ingredients to a boil in saucepan, reduce heat and simmer. Stirring often, 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Makes about 2 1/2 Cups. (Also good on Ribs and Chicken)

Hummus Dip Recipe

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This popular, easily prepared Middle Eastern dish can be served as a delicious dip for vegetables or a savory spread for pita bread.
Hummus Dip Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
Serving Description: makes approximately 1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons tahini or creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped (optional)
Directions
  • Purée drained beans, garlic and parsley in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process until combined.
  • Serve at room temperature, with raw vegetables or crackers. Store in refrigerator.

Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa Recipe

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This Southwest inspired dish is sure to be one of your favorite chicken recipes: chicken marinated in an orange and lime mixture, then grilled to perfection and topped with a tasty homemade mango salsa.
Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 2.5 hours
Container: grill, medium bowl, large freezer bag
Serving Description: 1 chicken breast with salsa
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Ingredients
  • SALSA
  • 2 mangoes - peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper - seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 limes - juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil - minced or 2 Tblsp. jarred basil
  • 1 jalapeño - seeded and chopped fine
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • CHICKEN MARINADE
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons frozen limeade, thawed
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
Directions
  • Salsa - combine all ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Chicken marinade - Combine orange juice, limeade, salt, pepper in plastic bag. Add chicken. Seal bag and turn bag to combine ingredients and cover chicken. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  • Heat grill to medium. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until brown, about 5-7 minutes each side, depending on thickness.
  • Top with mango salsa and serve.

Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower Recipe

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Flavorful and satisfying, this distinctive alternative to mashed potatoes will be a welcome change of pace for your dinner table.
Mock Mashed Potatoes  Made with Cauliflower Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: baking sheet, medium mixing bowl
Serving Size: cup
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Ingredients
  • 1 cauliflower head, trimmed, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary - fresh, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese - shredded
  • 1/4 cup Asiago cheese - shredded
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1 green onion - chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Spread cauliflower pieces on baking sheet. Sprinkle with about 1/4 cup olive oil. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt and pepper.
  • Bake in oven 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and tender.
  • When done, immediately place in large bowl with sour cream, ranch dressing, cheeses, garlic, salt & pepper, and butter.
  • Using immersion blender, process all until smooth. You may need to add more ranch dressing if it seems dry.
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with green onion. Serve hot.

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

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The next time you plan on serving asparagus with grilled meat, fish, or poultry, consider grilling the asparagus as well. Grilling gives the flavor of asparagus an added dimension that can't be matched with any other cooking method.
Grilled Asparagus Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Container: gas or charcoal grill, narrow wooden skewers
Serving Description: 1/4 lb. asparagus
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes or more; preheat the grill.
  • Wash the asparagus and snap off the tough ends.
  • Mix the olive oil and soy sauce. Brush or rub the mixture over the asparagus spears.
  • Line up 4, 5, or 6 spears of asparagus and pierce near the base and top with sharp skewers. Leave a little space between the spears to aid cooking.
  • Grill speared asparagus over direct heat 3-4 minutes per side, or until spears are crunchy-tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes Recipe

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A twist on an old favorite. The sweet strawberries combined with cupcake always is a hit.
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 1.75 hours
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups strawberries - hulled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time and vanilla.
  3. Turn mixer to low, and alternate beating in flour mixture and sour cream until combined. Continue to beat on medium until batter is thick and smooth.
  4. Fill liners 2/3 full. Bake 24 to 26 minutes, or until lightly golden and a pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely.
  6. For strawberry sauce, combine strawberries with sugar and let sit until this becomes syrupy, about an hour.
  7. Use a skewer to poke several holes into top of each cupcake. Spoon some syrup from bowl over top, allowing it to absorb into cupcakes. Top with strawberries and whipped topping. Drizzle with remaining strawberry syrup.

Mojito Recipe

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From Cinco de Mayo through Labor Day, this rum-based beverage from the tropics of Latin America is a summertime crowd pleaser. The mint and lime flavors, as well as the slightly sweet taste, make it irresistible.
Mojito Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
Container: Tall Collins Glass
Serving Size: 8 ounces
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Ingredients
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ounces lime juice (or juice of 1 lime)
  • 4 mint leaves, torn or coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • garnish: sprigs of mint and slices or quarter of lime
  • ice, add as desired
Directions
  • Place sugar, torn or chopped pieces of mint, and lime juice in a tall container.
  • Use a muddler or the handle end of a long wooden spoon to mix the ingredients and crush the fresh mint on the bottom of the container, rubbing it around the glass to release the mint flavors. 
  • Add and mix the rum into the other ingredients that have been crushed and mixed. Strain the mixture into the Collins glass.
  • Add club soda to top off mixture; then add ice.

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Ingredient Recipe
24 small/medium mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
12 slices of bacon Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1 cup honey barbecue sauce Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
2 cups ketchup Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1 cup white wine Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1/3 cup honey Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1 small onion, diced Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
1 dash of hot sauce Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with Barbecue Sauce
16 ounces garbanzo beans, drained Hummus Dip
1/4 cup olive oil Hummus Dip
1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh Hummus Dip
2 cloves garlic, minced Hummus Dip
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground Hummus Dip
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds Hummus Dip
2 tablespoons tahini or creamy peanut butter Hummus Dip
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped (optional) Hummus Dip
2 mangoes - peeled and diced Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
1 red pepper - seeded and diced Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
1/2 cup orange juice Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
2 limes - juiced Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
1/4 cup fresh basil - minced or 2 Tblsp. jarred basil Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
1 jalapeño - seeded and chopped fine Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
salt and pepper - to taste Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
1/2 cup orange juice Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
2 tablespoons frozen limeade, thawed Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
salt and pepper Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
6 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts Lime Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa
1 cauliflower head, trimmed, cut into pieces Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1/4 cup olive oil Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1 tablespoon rosemary - fresh, chopped Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
2 tablespoons ranch dressing Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1/4 cup parmesan cheese - shredded Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1/4 cup Asiago cheese - shredded Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1 clove garlic - minced Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1 green onion - chopped Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
salt and pepper to taste Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1 tablespoon butter Mock Mashed Potatoes Made with Cauliflower
1 pound fresh asparagus Grilled Asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil Grilled Asparagus
1 tablespoon soy sauce Grilled Asparagus
1 1/3 cups flour Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1/2 teaspoon baking powder Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1/2 teaspoon baking soda Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1/4 teaspoon salt Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1/3 cup sugar Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
2 eggs Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
2/3 cup sour cream Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
2 cups strawberries - hulled and sliced thin Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
1/4 cup sugar Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
8 ounces whipped topping Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
2 ounces white rum Mojito
1 teaspoon sugar Mojito
2 ounces lime juice (or juice of 1 lime) Mojito
4 mint leaves, torn or coarsely chopped Mojito
2 ounces club soda Mojito
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