DESSERT

Italian Cream Cheese and Ricotta Cheesecake

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Ingredients 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (16 ounce) container ricotta cheese 1 1/2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 pint sour cream     Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 […]

DESSERT

Strawberry Chantilly

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Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 egg whites 1 cup white sugar 2 cups fresh strawberries 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon lemon juice     Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Mix flour, sugar and butter until crumbly. […]

CHICKEN

Salsa Chicken

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Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix 1 cup salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)     Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning on both sides of […]

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Fresh Vegetarian Greek Pasta

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INGREDIENTS: 2-3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped basil ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 pound (uncooked) penne pasta 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 teaspoons garlic, minced INSTRUCTIONS: 1-In a large bowl, combine the chopped […]

CHICKEN

Vinegar-Braised Chicken And Mushrooms

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Ingredients 4 pounds assorted bone-in, skin on chicken pieces (breasts and thighs) 2 pounds mushrooms (cremini, white, or baby bella), cleaned of any dirt or particles 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 5 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped (could use baby carrots) […]

CHICKEN

Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup Recipe from Olive Garden

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Ingredients 1¼ pound Italian sausage 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth 3 cups water 2 large russet baking potatoes, sliced in half, and then in ¼ inch slices. (Do not peel) 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups kale chopped in longer ribbon slices 5 slices precooked bacon, chopped 1¼ cup heavy […]

DESSERT

Blueberry Crisp II

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Ingredients 4 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup mayonnaise     Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the blueberries into an 8 inch square baking dish. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir […]

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Snappy Turtle Cookies

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Ingredients Cookies 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon imitation maple flavor, if desired 1 egg 1 egg, separated 1 1/2 cups all purpose or unbleached flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup pecan halves, split lengthwise Frosting 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate […]

DESSERT

Fluffy Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes

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Ingredients   1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup whole milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 cups cake flour 1/4 cup dry buttermilk powder 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons […]

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Slow Cooker Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup

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Ingredients 16 ounces dried Great Northern beans 8 cups chicken broth 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cups diced butternut squash 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 large cloves garlic, pressed or minced 4 bay leaves 4 sprigs thyme 1½ teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 pound ground Italian […]