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Brown Sugar Banana Cake
Brown Sugar Banana Cake

Brown Sugar Banana Cake - Friday, February 23, 2018

Serves: 18 servings

One of our favorite ways to use up ripe bananas is to bake 'em into a cake, like this Brown Sugar Banana Cake. This banana cake recipe makes such a moist and delicious cake that no one will be able to keep away!

What You'll Need:
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, softened, plus another 1/2 stick butter
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 bananas)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat granulated sugar, the 1/2 stick softened butter, sour cream, and eggs until creamy. Beat in bananas and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Pour into baking dish.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt remaining 1/2 stick butter. Stir in brown sugar and milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl. Let cool 15 minutes.
  5. Add confectioners' sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla to bowl and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Spread frosting over cake and serve.

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Champion Chili
Champion Chili

Champion Chili - Thursday, February 22, 2018

Serves: 11 servings

This will definitely be the grand champion at your dinner table! Our Champion Chili is a hearty, one-pot recipe that's packed with ground beef and veggies. Every bowl will be brimming with all sorts of goodness.

What You'll Need:
3 pounds ground beef
2 onions, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, saute beef, onions, green pepper, and garlic 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until beef is browned and broken up; drain off liquid. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  
  2. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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Cheesy Baked Chicken
Cheesy Baked Chicken

Cheesy Baked Chicken - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Serves: 4 servings

Tired of serving chicken breasts the same ol' way every time? If so, then you'll love this recipe for Cheesy Baked Chicken. These chicken breasts have a cracker crumb coating made from crushed cheese crackers and sesame seeds, so you can expect lots of crunch and flavor in every bite. Plus, this one is done in just about 30 minutes, which makes it great for busy weeknights!

What You'll Need:
1 cup finely crushed cheese crackers
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup butter, melted
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.   
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine cracker crumbs, sesame seeds, parsley, salt, and black pepper. Place butter in another shallow dish. Dip chicken in butter, then dip in cracker-crumb mixture, coating evenly on both sides. Place chicken on baking sheet.  
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until no pink remains in center and chicken is golden.

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Amish Country Casserole
Amish Country Casserole

Amish Country Casserole - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Serves: 6 servings

The Amish are known for many homestyle dishes, and this warm and comforting Amish Country Casserole is no exception! It's so tasty, it's no wonder it's been passed down from generation to generation.

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16-ounce) package wide egg noodles
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 1/4 cups milk
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute beef, onion, and garlic 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned; drain off liquid.  
  3. Meanwhile, in a soup pot, cook noodles according to package directions; drain well and return noodles to pot. Add ground beef mixture and remaining ingredients, except paprika; mix well. Place in casserole dish and sprinkle with paprika.    
  4. Cover and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.

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Sensational Spring Rolls
Sensational Spring Rolls

Sensational Spring Rolls - Friday, February 16, 2018

Serves: 6 servings

If you love ordering spring rolls from Chinese takeout restaurants, then this is the recipe for you! Our spring rolls are easy to make and taste amazing. They're filled with a flavorful veggie mixture and fried until golden and crispy. They make a great appetizer or can be served right alongside some fried rice and your favorite takeout main dish!

What You'll Need:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons garlic powder
6 cups shredded Chinese cabbage
2 cups fresh bean sprouts
1 large carrot, shredded
3 scallions (green onions), chopped
12 spring roll or egg roll wrappers
1 egg, lightly beaten
Oil for frying
What To Do:
  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic powder; mix well.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, bean sprouts, carrot, and scallions; mix well. Pour soy sauce mixture over cabbage mixture; toss to coat well and let stand 10 minutes. Place cabbage mixture in a colander and squeeze to drain well.  
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup cabbage mixture evenly onto center of each egg roll wrapper. Lightly brush edges of egg roll wrapper with beaten egg. Fold one corner of each egg roll wrapper up over cabbage mixture then fold both sides over, envelope fashion; roll up tightly.  
  4. Heat about 1-1/2 inches oil in a deep medium saucepan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add spring rolls in batches and fry 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately, but be sure to use caution -- the filling will be hot.

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Scandinavian Cabbage Soup
Scandinavian Cabbage Soup

Scandinavian Cabbage Soup - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Serves: 6 servings

This cheesy version of cabbage soup is inspired by an Old World recipe. Scandinavian Cabbage Soup is chock-full of veggies and creamy richness, making it a hearty and flavorful main dish, and it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!

What You'll Need:
1/2 stick butter
3 cups chopped cabbage
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup thin carrot slices
1 (14-1/2-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 cup frozen peas
2 cups milk
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
What To Do:
  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, melt butter; saute cabbage, onion, celery, and carrots 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.  
  2. Add corn, peas, milk, chicken broth, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; simmer about 15 minutes. Add cheese, stirring until melted; serve immediately.  

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Smoked Sausage Gumbo
Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Smoked Sausage Gumbo - Monday, February 12, 2018

Serves: 6 servings

We decided to make this classic New Orleans-style dish the old fashioned way and we just know you're gonna love this hot and steamy gumbo. It's like a Mardi Gras parade of flavor in your mouth!

What You'll Need:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme leaf
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound smoked sausage (like kielbasa), cut into 1/2-inch slices
Grits, prepared according to package directions for 6 servings, warmed
What To Do:
  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, heat oil; add flour and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until roux is a golden caramel color, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the green pepper, celery, and onion and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients except grits, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over grits.

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