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Lemon-Butter Fish Fillets
Lemon-Butter Fish Fillets

Lemon-Butter Fish Fillets - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Serves: 4 servings

This fish dinner is full of lip-smackin' goodness! From the crunchy, saltine cracker-coating to the amazing lemon-butter sauce, and the flaky, mild fish, every bite is sure to deliver lots of "yum!" Give our recipe for Lemon-Butter Fish Fillets a try - it'll only take you 15 minutes to make!

What You'll Need:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 sleeve Saltine crackers, crushed (about 40)
4 (6-ounce) U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, whisk buttermilk and egg. In a third shallow dish, place cracker crumbs.
  2. Dredge catfish in flour mixture, then dip in buttermilk mixture. Place in cracker crumbs, coating evenly on both sides.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Fry fish in batches 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, and parsley; heat 2 minutes.
  5. Pour butter sauce over catfish and serve.

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Whatdoyoucallem Bars
Whatdoyoucallem Bars

Whatdoyoucallem Bars - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Makes: 30 servings

This recipe is a copycat version of a popular candy bar that's full of crispy, peanut buttery goodness. Our Whatdoyoucallem Bars deliver that same combination of ooey-gooey, chocolate, and peanut butter yumminess that you love, in a homemade form!

What You'll Need:
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, divided
1 (10-ounce) package marshmallows
6 cups peanut butter crunch cereal
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
What To Do:
  1. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a soup pot over low heat, melt 1/2 stick butter. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until melted. Remove from heat and stir in cereal; mix until evenly coated. Spoon mixture into baking dish and evenly press down.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt remaining butter. Add condensed milk, corn syrup, vanilla, and brown sugar; cook 5 to 8 minutes, or until thickened and golden in color, stirring constantly. Evenly pour over cereal mixture; set aside 15 minutes.
  4. In a small microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave 60 to 90 seconds, or until smooth, stirring occasionally. Gently spread over caramel mixture. Let cool 1 hour, or until firm, then cut into bars.

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Broccoli Tots
Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots - Monday, August 14, 2017

Serves: 5 servings

Potato tots are great, but they're not the best idea for anyone following a diabetic diet. That's why we came up with a healthier version using broccoli. Our Broccoli Tots are perfect for snacking on or for serving alongside any of your favorite main dishes. The best part? They're low-carb!

What You'll Need:
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place broccoli in boiling water and blanche 2 minutes; drain well.
  2. Finely chop broccoli and place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Shape about a heaping tablespoon of broccoli mixture into "tater tot" shape and place on baking sheet. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Old Fashioned Chicken
Old Fashioned Chicken

Old-Fashioned Chicken - Friday, August 11, 2017

Serves: 4 servings

Old-Fashioned Chicken is a dish that takes us back to Mom's kitchen, without all the fuss of preparing it like she did. It's a great-tasting chicken dish that doesn't take much tending, so you can get dinner on the table with minimal effort. This easy chicken dinner is sure to please the whole gang because it's packed with hearty ingredients and tons of flavor.

What You'll Need:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs or drumsticks (about 8 pieces)
1 onion, chopped
1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained (See Note)
2 (15-ounce) cans whole potatoes, drained and cut in half
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons dried tarragon
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil. Sprinkle salt over chicken and cook 10 minutes, or until browned on each side, turning halfway through cooking.  
  2. Add onion and saute about 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients to chicken; mix well.  
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through.  

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Toasty S'mores Pie
Toasty S'mores Pie

Toasty S'mores Pie - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Serves: 8 servings

You'll feel like you're gathered around a warm campfire with our Toasty S'mores Pie. The whole family will be coming back for s'more!

What You'll Need:
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 (4-serving size) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
3 cups milk
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
2 cups mini marshmallows
What To Do:
  1. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened. Fold in whipped topping to combine.
  3. Set oven to broil. Spoon pudding mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle graham cracker crumb mixture over pudding. Cover completely with marshmallows.
  4. Place pie under broiler 1 to 2 minutes, or until marshmallows are golden. (Leave the door cracked a bit to watch them; make sure they don't burn!) Remove from oven; let cool 10 minutes before refrigerating 2 hours, or until ready to serve.

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Fresh Corn Dip
Fresh Corn Dip

Fresh Corn Dip - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Serves: 16 servings

What a novel dip to serve when you're expecting company! Our creamy, Fresh Corn Dip is made with super sweet corn and lots of flavorful add-ins, so you know it's going to be addictive. Serve it in an edible bread bowl for a super change-of-pace from traditional dip recipes.

What You'll Need:
4 ears fresh corn on the cob, cooked (see Note)
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 scallions, sliced
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
1/4 cup diced roasted red pepper
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (1-pound) round pumpernickel bread, unsliced
What To Do:
  1. Using a sharp knife, remove corn from cob and place in a large bowl. Add cheese, scallions, green chilies, and roasted red pepper; set aside.  
  2. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients except the bread; mix well. Pour over corn mixture and toss until evenly coated. Refrigerate 2 hours, or until ready to serve.  
  3. Using a serrated knife, cut a hole in top of bread about 3 inches in diameter. Hollow out bread, leaving one inch of bread around sides. Spoon dip mixture into bread bowl. Cut bread top and hollowed out pieces into 1-inch chunks for dipping.

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Taco Casserole
Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

Our Taco Casserole is a simple, Mexican-inspired, ground beef recipe that everyone in your family will eat right up. It's got all the tasty taco fillings you and your family love. But best of all, you can make our Taco Casserole in advance, and heat it up when you're ready to eat!

What You'll Need:
1 pound ground beef (see Note)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (1.25-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup sour cream
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
4 cups crushed tortilla chips
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby Jack cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-1/2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large skillet over high heat, cook beef and onion 5 to 6 minutes, or until no pink remains; drain off excess fat. Add garlic powder, taco seasoning mix, and tomato sauce to beef; mix and set aside.  
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese; set aside.  
  4. Place half the crushed chips in the bottom of the casserole dish. Add enough meat mixture to cover the chips, then cover the meat with half the sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with half the cheese; repeat layers.  
  5. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes, or until casserole is heated through.  

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French Fried Pepper Rings
French Fried Pepper Rings

French Fried Pepper Rings - Monday, August 7, 2017

Serves: 4 servings

Take a break from French fries and onion rings and fry up some bell pepper rings today. You'll love the crunchy change of pace!

What You'll Need:
4 green or red bell peppers (or a combination of both)
Vegetable oil for frying
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt plus extra for sprinkling
What To Do:
  1. Slice tops off peppers and remove seeds; cut each pepper into 1/4-inch rings. Place 1 inch oil in a soup pot and heat over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.  
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat milk, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth.  
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Dip a few pepper rings into batter, allowing excess batter to drip back into bowl. Carefully place rings in oil one at a time; fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden, turning halfway through cooking. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all pepper rings are fried, adding more oil as needed.   
  4. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately, or keep warm in a 200 degree oven until ready to serve.

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Italian Layer Bake
Italian Layer Bake

Italian Layer Bake - Friday, August 4, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

Our recipe for Italian Layer Bake is a Mediterranean delight. This recipe features layers of Italian meats, peppers, and bubbly cheese under a golden crust. When you bring this dish out for lunch, everyone will be asking for seconds!

What You'll Need:
1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls
8 slices deli turkey (about 1/2 pound)
8 slices deli ham (about 1/2 pound)
12 slices deli hard salami (about 1/2 pound)
8 slices Swiss cheese (about 1/2 pound)
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted peppers, drained
4 eggs, beaten
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent roll dough without separating triangles. Separate dough into 2 squares along center cut line.  
  2. Place 1 square of dough into an 8-inch square baking dish. Using your fingertips, press dough to fit bottom of dish.  
  3. Layer with half the turkey, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, and roasted peppers. Pour half the beaten eggs over the peppers and repeat  the layers with remaining meats, cheese, and peppers. Place remaining square of dough over peppers. Pour remaining beaten eggs over dough and cover lightly with foil.  
  4. Bake 20 minutes, remove foil, and bake an additional 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden and heated through. Let cool 5 minutes, then cut and serve.

 

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Cookie Dough Bites
Cookie Dough Bites

Cookie Dough Bites - Thursday, August 3, 2017

Yields: 20 servings

If you've ever snuck a finger full of cookie dough out of the mixing bowl while no one was looking, then you're really going to love this recipe. These days, it isn't safe to eat most cookie dough batters, since they typically contain raw eggs. That's why we came up with this recipe for Cookie Dough Bites. They're safe to eat, so you can eat all the raw cookie dough you want!

What You'll Need:
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add flour, salt, and vanilla and mix until crumbly. Add milk; mix well.
  2. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips. Refrigerate leftovers.

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