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Lucky Chinese Noodles
Lucky Chinese Noodles

Lucky Chinese Noodles - Monday, February 8, 2016

Serves: 4 servings

In China, long noodles are eaten during the New Year to symbolize a wish for a long life. Whether or not you celebrate, we think everyone could agree on living a long, happy, and healthy life, which is why we've come up with our own way of making Lucky Chinese Noodles!

What You'll Need:
1 pound spaghetti
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 carrots, peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced diagonally
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup sliced scallions
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti to desired doneness; drain and set aside.  
  2. Add oil to the pot and saute carrots and garlic over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender. Add remaining ingredients except spaghetti, and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through. Return spaghetti to the pot, gently toss until evenly coated, heat 1 to 2 more minutes or until hot, then serve. 

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Touchdown Torpedoes
Touchdown Torpedoes

Touchdown Torpedoes - Friday, February 5, 2016

Serves: 4 servings

While you're rooting for your favorite team to score a touchdown, why not enjoy these Touchdown Torpedoes? They're packed with all of your deli favorites and a few special seasonings and ingredients, that make them worthy of celebrating.

What You'll Need:
1 (12- to 16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut in half lengthwise
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli-style ham
1/2 pound thinly sliced turkey breast
1/4 pound thinly sliced Genoa or hard salami
1/4 pound sliced mozzarella cheese
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
What To Do:

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Slow Cooker Pizza Dip
Slow Cooker Pizza Dip

Slow Cooker Pizza Dip - Thursday, February 4, 2016

Serves: 8 servings

Take out the slow cooker, 'cause we've got a pizza dip recipe that's sure to be the "MVP" (that's "Most Valuable Pizza Dip") of your game day party. Our Slow Cooker Pizza Dip is a two-in-one pizza and dip combo that's ooey-gooey, easy-cheesy, and saucy-spectacular.

What You'll Need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup chopped onion
2 (14-ounce) jars pizza sauce
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
What To Do:
  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; saute sausage and onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until browned, breaking up sausage into smaller pieces.
  2. In a 2-quart or larger slow cooker, combine sauce, green pepper, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt. Add sausage mixture and mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on low 4 hours. When ready to serve, stir in mozzarella cheese.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Serves: 6 servings

No game day bash is complete without a platter stacked high with chicken wings, and our recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings is a flavor-packed winner. Coated with a to-die-for lemon pepper sauce, these homemade chicken wings are like nothing you've ever had before.

What You'll Need:
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
4 pounds frozen chicken wings, thawed
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, garlic, and salt; mix well. Add wings and toss until evenly coated. Place wings on 2 baking sheets.
  3. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, or until crispy, turning once during cooking.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and black pepper. Place wings in lemon mixture and toss until evenly coated. Serve immediately.

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Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Serves: 8 servings

This is a new twist on an old favorite, and we can't get enough. Our Loaded Baked Potato Casserole is so easy to make, it'll be your new favorite side dish any night of the week!

What You'll Need:
1 (32-ounce) package frozen potato steak fries
8 bacon slices, crisply cooked and crumbled
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped scallions (about 10)
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can Cheddar cheese soup
1/2 cup sour cream







What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange potato steak fries in baking dish.
  2. Bake 25 minutes, or until potatoes are thawed and beginning to brown. Top with half each of bacon, bell pepper, and scallion. Spoon cheese soup on top. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and bell pepper.
  3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and casserole is heated through. Top with dollops of sour cream and sprinkle with remaining scallions.

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Raspberry Streusel Muffins
Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Raspberry Streusel Muffins - Monday, February 1, 2016

Makes: 12 servings

There's no shadow of a doubt that this rise 'n' shine recipe for Raspberry Streusel Muffins will be a welcome treat at breakfast. Full of fresh raspberries and topped with an extraordinary streusel topping, these muffins are perfect with your morning coffee, or anytime you get a sweet craving!

What You'll Need:
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon melted butter
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh raspberries
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir until mixture is crumbly; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining butter, the milk, egg, and vanilla; stir until blended. Add remaining flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt; stir until just moistened. Gently stir in raspberries. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. Sprinkle with streusel topping.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from muffin tin and cool on wire rack.

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Not Your Average Salad
Not Your Average Salad

Not Your Average Salad - Friday, January 29, 2016

Serves: 4 servings

As the name states, this is Not Your Average Salad. This salad is meant to be a stand-out winner, full of all the winter goodies we like best, like pears, cherries, and crunchy walnuts. When served with our warm honey dressing, no one is going to pass on this salad!

What You'll Need:
1/4 cup Italian dressing
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 (8-ounce) package mixed greens
2 cups cooked chunked chicken
1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup dark pitted cherries, drained
What To Do:
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine Italian dressing, honey, syrup, oil, and walnuts; heat 5 minutes, or until warmed.
  2. Place greens on a large platter. Top with chicken, pear slices, and cherries. Pour dressing over salad, toss gently, and serve immediately.

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Garlic Skillet Rice
Garlic Skillet Rice

Garlic Skillet Rice - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Makes: 5 servings

Turn an ordinary side dish into an extraordinary one with our recipe for Garlic Skillet Rice. There's a secret ingredient in this easy rice recipe that gives it a creamy and unforgettable taste. Your family will ask for this rice dish over and over again!

What You'll Need:
3 1/3 cups water
1 1/2 cups long-grain or whole-grain rice, uncooked
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large tomatoes, cut into chunks
2 scallions, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
What To Do:
  1. In a large saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil. Add rice, then reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed; set aside.  
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil; saute garlic 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and saute 1 to 2 more minutes.  
  3. Add rice, scallions, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add salad dressing and mix until heated through. Serve immediately.

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Good Ol' Chocolate Cake
Good Ol' Chocolate Cake

Good Ol' Chocolate Cake - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Serves: 10 servings

There's nothing like a Good Ol' Chocolate Cake to put everybody in a good mood, and this homemade chocolate cake recipe has one secret ingredient that makes it extra-moist. In fact, it's so moist, you don't even need any frosting!

What You'll Need:
1 cup water
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, chocolate, and butter; bring to a boil, then remove from heat and set aside.  
  3. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well and let sit about 10 minutes, or until thickened. Pour into baking dish.  
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.  

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Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

Old-Fashioned Meatloaf - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Serves: 6 servings

Nowadays, there are many different ways to make meatloaf, but when you're craving classic tastes, nothing beats an Old-Fashioned Meatloaf. We top our Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with ketchup and brown sugar, to make a sweetened caramelized glaze that's simple and delicious.

What You'll Need:
2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 egg
3/4 cup Italian-flavored breadcrumbs
1 cup ketchup, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, egg, bread crumbs, 3/4 cup ketchup, and the black pepper. Using your hands, mix ground beef mixture well and place in loaf pan.  
  3. Bake 1 hour. Spoon on remaining ketchup, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake 10 to 15 additional minutes, or until no pink remains. Drain, if necessary, then slice and serve.

 

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