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5-Minute Beef Stir Fry
5-Minute Beef Stir Fry

5-Minute Beef Stir Fry - Friday, April 24, 2015

Serves: 4 servings

You only need five minutes to make this homemade Chinese recipe taste take-out worthy, so grab your wok (or a skillet!) and some fresh ingredients and get ready to impress your whole family. One taste and you'll never order Chinese take-out again!

What You'll Need:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 to 8 slices fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound boneless top sirloin, thinly sliced across the grain
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 ounces fresh snow peas, trimmed
1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 cups warm cooked rice

What To Do:
  1. In a wok or large nonstick skillet over high heat, heat oil until hot. Add ginger, garlic, and beef; cook 2 minutes, or until beef is browned. Add red pepper, snow peas, and onion and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp tender.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and cornstarch. Pour into wok and cook until sauce thickens. Serve over rice.

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Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese - Thursday, April 23, 2015

Serves: 8 servings

If you're a fan of extra-creamy and cheesy, then you're going to love our Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese. This healthier take on your favorite American classic uses a special ingredient to take it over the top!

What You'll Need:
1 pound butternut squash
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fat-free milk
3/4 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
8 ounces whole grain elbow macaroni (about 2 cups), cooked according to package directions.
4 slices muenster cheese



What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place squash on baking sheet.
  2. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife can easily pierce squash; let cool until able to handle, then cut in half. Scoop flesh from squash halves; discard skin. Mash squash and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt margarine. Whisk in flour, salt, and pepper until combined. Add milk, whisking until smooth. Cook until thickened and bubbly, stirring often. Add mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses and whisk until cheeses are melted. Stir in squash and add pasta; stir until coated.
  4. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Place mixture in baking dish and top with muenster cheese slices.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until cheese is golden and casserole is bubbly.

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The Ultimate Dirt Cake
The Ultimate Dirt Cake

The Ultimate Dirt Cake - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Serves: 12 servings

What better way to celebrate the earth than by serving up The Ultimate Dirt Cake after spending some time cleaning up outside or planting in the garden. Plus, this no-bake cake is layered just like the earth. Go on and "dig in!"

What You'll Need:
24 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (4-serving-size) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk
Assorted gummy worms for garnish




What To Do:
  1. Reserve 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs; place remaining cookie crumbs in a medium bowl. Add butter and mix well.
  2. Press crumb mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Chill until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and confectioners' sugar until creamy. Stir in whipped topping until completely mixed. Evenly spread over cookie crust.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until thickened. Spread over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs and garnish with gummy worms.
  5. Refrigerate 4 hours, or until ready to serve.

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Best Broccoli Salad
Best Broccoli Salad

Best Broccoli Salad - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Serves: 6 servings

We've got what we think is the Best Broccoli Salad, and we're betting you'll agree! This garden-fresh broccoli salad that's tossed in a creamy homemade dressing and livened up with a few surprises is sure to be one of your favorite easy salad recipes for potluck parties!

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florets (see Note)
1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (see Note)
1 small red onion, chopped
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (3-ounce) container real bacon bits





What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and sugar; mix well. Add remaining ingredients; mix until well combined.  
  2.  Cover and chill at least 4 hours before serving.

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Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy

Homemade Biscuits and Gravy - Monday, April 20, 2015

Serves: 4 servings

This recipe will take your taste buds down South, to where good old-fashioned tastes are still king. Our Homemade Biscuits and Gravy are full of so much down-home goodness, you'll want to eat 'em at breakfast AND dinner, which is perfectly right by us!

What You'll Need:
2 cups pancake and baking mix
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, melted, plus 2 tablespoons butter

1 (16-ounce) package hot pork sausage
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  
  2. In a medium bowl, stir baking mix, buttermilk, and the 1/2 stick melted butter until soft dough forms. Drop 8 equal spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.  
  3. Bake 14 to 16 minutes, or until golden brown.  
  4. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt remaining butter; cook 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until browned. Add sausage and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring to crumble sausage. Add flour; mix well. Add Worcestershire sauce, milk, salt, and pepper; mix well. Cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until gravy thickens, stirring constantly.  
  5. Cut biscuits in half and spoon sausage mixture evenly on bottom halves. Replace tops and serve.

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Philly Cheese Steak Bake
Philly Cheese Steak Bake

Philly Cheese Steak Bake - Friday, April 17, 2015

Serves: 6 servings

We deconstructed one of your favorite sandwiches to bring you this family-sized Philly Cheese Steak Bake. It's got everything you love about a cheese steak in the form of a hot and hearty casserole, including the cheesy sauce and deli-style roast beef.

What You'll Need:
1 (12- to 16-ounce) frozen garlic bread
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (15-ounce) jar cheese sauce, warmed
1 pound deli roast beef, cut into 1-inch strips




What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place garlic bread open face on a baking sheet; bake 12 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Let bread cool 5 minutes, then cut into 1-inch cubes and place in prepared baking dish.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add bell peppers, onion, salt, and black pepper; saute 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Drizzle half the cheese sauce over bread, then layer with roast beef and vegetable mixture. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. Drizzle with remaining cheese sauce and serve.

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Sunny Party Pie
Sunny Party Pie

Sunny Party Pie - Thursday, April 16, 2015

Serves: 8 servings

Looking for an easy-to-throw-together pie that's full of sunshine? Our Sunny Party Pie will do the trick!

What You'll Need:
1 (4-serving-size) package lemon-flavored gelatin mix
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
4 to 5 drops yellow food color (optional)
1 (8-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker pie crust








What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, prepared gelatin according to package directions; refrigerate until slightly thickened.
  2. Gently fold in 2 cups whipped topping and yellow food color, if desired. Stir in mandarin oranges and pour into pie crust. Refrigerate 4 hours, or until firm. Garnish with remaining whipped topping.
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Roasted Garlic Chicken
Roasted Garlic Chicken

Roasted Garlic Chicken - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Serves: 4 servings

Fill your house with the rich aroma of roasted garlic and fresh rosemary with our slow cooker recipe for Roasted Garlic Chicken. This amazing chicken dish is from our "Cook it Slow, Cook it Fast" cookbook and is just one example of how making dinner in your slow cooker can be so rewarding.

What You'll Need:
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 head garlic, separated into cloves







What To Do:
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil until hot. Brown half the chicken pieces on each side 3 to 5 minutes, turning once. Remove, add 2 more tablespoons oil, and brown remaining chicken. Place chicken in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining oil, the rosemary, salt, and pepper. Brush over chicken and add garlic cloves.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (see Note), or on LOW 7 to 9 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.

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Quick-as-a-Wink Pecan Pork
Quick-as-a-Wink Pecan Pork

Quick-as-a-Wink Pecan Pork - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Serves: 4 servings

Are you ready for a recipe that's super fast and super delicious? Great, 'cause that's exactly how we like to describe our Quick-as-a-Wink Pecan Pork! These pork cutlets are fried and covered in a sauce that's so lip-smacking good, you'll find a way to enjoy every last drop.

What You'll Need:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 boneless pork loin chops, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon lemon juice
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge chops in mixture, shaking off excess.  
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add chops and saute 5 to 6 minutes, or until brown on both sides. Remove to a platter and cover.  
  3. Melt the remaining butter, add onions and pecans, and cook 5 to 6 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.  
  4. Spoon sauce over pork chops and serve.

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Golden Squash Casserole
Golden Squash Casserole

Golden Squash Casserole - Monday, April 13, 2015

Around our Test Kitchen, we think everything tastes better with a bit of cheese! Of course, when it comes to lighter recipes, we turn to reduced-fat cheese varieties to add that creamy goodness! That's just what you'll find in our Golden Squash Casserole, so go ahead and dig in.

What You'll Need:
2 pounds (about 7) yellow summer squash, cut into 1-inch chunks
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:

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