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Red Carpet Popcorn Crunch
Red Carpet Popcorn Crunch

Red Carpet Popcorn Crunch - Friday, February 24, 2017

Serves: 10 servings

The award for most Oscar-worthy snack goes to...Red Carpet Popcorn Crunch! (Hey, just because you weren't invited to the Governor's Ball doesn't mean you can't have some delicious fun!) This recipe is 5-ingredient easy and is perfect for nibbling on while you watch to see who the next big winner will be.

What You'll Need:
1 (3.2-ounce) package butter-flavored microwave popcorn
1 cup salted mixed nuts
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 (11-ounce) package white baking chips
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
What To Do:

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Easy Chicken Bubble Bake
Easy Chicken Bubble Bake

Easy Chicken Bubble Bake - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

The creamy chicken filling isn't the only thing that "bubbles up" in this Easy Chicken Bubble Bake. When you set it to bake with the biscuits on top, you'll find that the whole casserole "rises" to the occasion. What's the occasion? A fantastic evening dinner!

What You'll Need:
2 (10-1/2-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped mixed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots)
3 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
1 (12-ounce) can refrigerated biscuits, each biscuit cut into quarters
2 tablespoons butter, melted
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine soup, milk, thyme, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir in vegetables and chicken. Place mixture in baking dish.
  3. Bake 15 minutes, then remove from oven.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine biscuits and butter; toss until evenly coated. Arrange biscuits over chicken mixture. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes, or until biscuits are golden and casserole is bubbly.

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The World's Best Western Omelet
The World's Best Western Omelet

The World's Best Western Omelet - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Serves: 2 servings

Craving a big, fluffy, cheesy omelet like the kind you can order at your favorite breakfast restaurant? Here it is! We've stuffed this one with lots of onion, green pepper, and ham to create The World's Best Western Omelet. Once you see how easy it is, you'll be making overstuffed omelets all the time!

What You'll Need:
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons diced onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
2 tablespoons water, at room temperature
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
What To Do:
  1. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Add ham, bell pepper, onion, garlic powder, and salt. Saute 4 to 5 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. Coat skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with water. Add to skillet and with a rubber spatula, gently stir, pushing the cooked portion of the eggs to the center of the pan.
  4. When eggs firm up and are no longer liquidy, sprinkle half the omelet with cheese and top with ham mixture. Cook until cheese is melted. Slide omelet onto platter, fold over filling, cut in half, and serve.

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Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Serves: 8 servings

Don't be surprised if your next-door neighbors come knocking on the door after getting a whiff of your Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast. The smell of this tender beef roast cooking up in your slow cooker all day is enough to get everyone rushing to your dinner table!

What You'll Need:
1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chuck roast
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup water, divided
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
What To Do:
  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper on all sides. In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil; brown roast on all sides.  
  2. Place onions in a slow cooker; place roast over onions.  
  3. In a medium bowl, mix tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, and garlic; pour over roast.   
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours or on LOW  8 to 10 hours, or until meat is very tender. Remove meat to a platter; cover and keep warm.  
  5. In a small bowl, whisk remaining water into flour until smooth. Whisk flour mixture into onions and sauce in slow cooker until thickened. Serve onion gravy over roast.  

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Very Cherry Lasagna
Very Cherry Lasagna

Very Cherry Lasagna - Monday, February 20, 2017

Serves: 12 servings

How about lasagna for dinner...and dessert?! With our recipe for Very Cherry Lasagna, you can surprise your family with an unexpected dessert that's sweet, creamy, and full of cherry goodness. We'll be honest, this one is really amazing and super simple!

What You'll Need:
2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
6 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
3 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  
  2. Spread one can of cherry pie filling in baking dish. Layer 3 noodles evenly over pie filling.  
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs, and granulated sugar; mix well. Spread over noodles and top with remaining 3 noodles.  
  4. Spoon remaining can of pie filling over noodles. In a small bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, the rolled oats, butter, and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over pie filling.  
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until heated through. Allow to cool 15 minutes.  
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream and remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar; mix well. Drizzle over top of lasagna and serve warm.  

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Country Lemon Coffee Cake
Country Lemon Coffee Cake

Country Lemon Coffee Cake - Friday, February 17, 2017

Serves: 12 servings

This overnight coffee cake recipe is brimming with country-fresh lemon flavor. Just wait'll you taste our Country Lemon Coffee Cake!

What You'll Need:
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
Zest of 1 lemon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans


What To Do:
  1. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then sprinkle with flour.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the butter, milk, lemon extract, lemon zest, and eggs; beat until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish.  
  3. Cover and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.  
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
  5. In a small bowl, combine remaining brown sugar, remaining cinnamon, and the pecans. Sprinkle over chilled batter.  
  6. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut, and serve warm.

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Your Family's Favorite Meatloaf
Your Family's Favorite Meatloaf

Your Family's Favorite Meatloaf - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Serves: 5 servings

Say hello to Your Family's Favorite Meatloaf recipe! Unlike other meatloaves that are sort of dry and tasteless, this one is super juicy and packed with flavor inside and out. And the combo of the bacon and the glaze makes this truly irresistible.

What You'll Need:
2 pounds ground chuck
1 1/2 cups finely crushed butter-flavored crackers
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup ketchup, divided
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 slices bacon
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, cracker crumbs, onion, 1/2 cup ketchup, the eggs, salt, and pepper; mix well. Form meat mixture into a loaf on baking sheet. Lay bacon over top of meatloaf.
  3. Bake 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mustard, brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup ketchup; mix well. Spread evenly over top of meatloaf. Return to oven and bake 15 more minutes, or until no longer pink in center.

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Bakery-Style Baklava
Bakery-Style Baklava

Bakery-Style Baklava - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yields: 24 servings

They'll go nuts over this buttery treat! Our Bakery-Style Baklava features layers of flaky phyllo dough, cinnamon-sugar, walnuts, and buttery goodness. After it's baked till golden, we drench it with a honey butter sauce, so that each bite is crispy, crunchy, and gooey. It's a delicious treat unlike any other!

What You'll Need:
3 cups chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks European-style unsalted butter, melted, divided (see Note)
1/2 (16-ounce) package frozen phyllo dough, thawed
SYRUP
1/2 stick European-style butter (see Note)
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon; set aside. Brush a thin layer of butter over the bottom of a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Unroll the phyllo dough sheets onto a flat surface. Remove one sheet of phyllo and place in bottom of baking dish, trimming, if necessary, to fit. Brush lightly with butter. Repeat with 6 more sheets, then sprinkle half the nut mixture over the phyllo. Place a sheet of phyllo over nut mixture and lightly brush with butter. Repeat 4 more times. Sprinkle remaining nut mixture over phyllo, then layer with 7 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each with butter.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut the unbaked baklava on the diagonal in a diamond pattern before baking 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine Syrup ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour evenly over baklava. Let sit 2 to 4 hours, or until completely cooled, before serving.

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Hearty Cheese Biscuits
Hearty Cheese Biscuits

Hearty Cheese Biscuits - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Makes: 13 servings

Add a little extra love to any meal you've got planned with our recipe for Hearty Cheese Biscuits. These homemade cheese biscuits promise to deliver lots of cheddar-y goodness in every bite. Slather on the jelly or eat them as-is; either way, they're tummy-lovin' good.

What You'll Need:
2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for rolling out
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cheese, sugar, salt, and cayenne pepper, if desired; mix well. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut shortening into flour mixture until crumbly. Add buttermilk and stir until a dough forms.  
  3. Sprinkle flour on a board; knead dough until smooth. Roll out dough with a rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch heart-shaped biscuits. Place on baking sheet.  
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Country Stuffing
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Country Stuffing

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Country Stuffing - Monday, February 13, 2017

Serves: 2 servings

If you're planning on having a romantic night in with your loved one, then you're going to love our recipe for Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Country Stuffing from "The Ultimate Cooking for Two Cookbook." Pork tenderloin and a flavor-packed stuffing make for a tender and mouthwatering main dish.

What You'll Need:
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (6-ounce) package pork stuffing mix, with half the package prepared according to package directions
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place pork on baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit lengthwise down the center of pork, about 3/4 of the way through, being careful not to cut all the way through. (See photo.)
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper; mix well. Rub mixture over pork. Spoon stuffing into the slit, packing lightly with your fingers.
  4. Roast about 25 minutes, or until pork is medium (145 degrees). Let rest 5 minutes, before cutting into 1-1/2-inch slices. Serve immediately.

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