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Bapple Bread
Bapple Bread

Bapple Bread - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Makes: 1 servings

The best way to bring attention to one of the tastiest quick bread recipes in our collection is to give it a novel name. Featuring bananas and applesauce, Bapple Bread is a quick bread that you'll want to make again and again.

What You'll Need:
4 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 5- x 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  
  2. Place bananas in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until mashed. Stir in sugar and let stand 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs; beat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into loaf pan.  
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on a wire rack.

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 Perfect Fried Shrimp
 Perfect Fried Shrimp

Perfect Fried Shrimp - Monday, January 16, 2017

Serves: 4 servings

Most every Southern coastal town has loads of fresh shrimp available, and with frying being a favorite regional preparation, our Perfect Fried Shrimp recipe proves that the two go hand in hand!

What You'll Need:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, beat eggs and milk with a fork until well combined.  
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat oil until hot.  
  3. Dip shrimp in flour mixture, then egg mixture, and again in flour mixture, coating completely.  
  4. Cook shrimp about 1 minute per side, or until coating is golden. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.

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Fargo Hot Dish
Fargo Hot Dish

Fargo Hot Dish - Friday, January 13, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

In Fargo, ND, a hot dish is basically a warm-ya-up, comforting casserole that's bursting with goodness. We think we hit the nail on the head with our recipe for Fargo Hot Dish. It's a layered casserole that features hearty noodles, ground beef tossed with tomato sauce, a savory cheese filling, and more. Now you can enjoy a taste of Fargo hospitality wherever you are!

What You'll Need:
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups spaghetti sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mik
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef and onion 5 to 7 minutes, or until browned; drain off excess liquid. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pepper; heat 2 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, and salt; mix well.
  4. In the baking dish, layer half the noodles, half the meat mixture, half the cream cheese mixture, and all the spinach. Repeat layers with noodles, meat mixture, and cream cheese mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until heated through. Remove foil, sprinkle with cheese, and bake 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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Potato Dumpling Soup
Potato Dumpling Soup

Potato Dumpling Soup - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

Put on your woolies and bundle up, 'cause our Potato Dumpling Soup is a Fargo favorite that's full of comfort. Between the rich broth and the homemade dumplings, we can't decide what we like best about this dish. All we know is that it's sure to help warm you up, from the inside out!

What You'll Need:
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
5 cups chicken broth
1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
What To Do:
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter; cook potatoes and onion 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Add milk and pepper and heat until hot. Do not boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and water; mix well to form a stiff dough (you may need to use your hands). Roll dough into a 1/2-inch rope, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add carrot and drop dough pieces into broth. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 to 20 minutes, or until dumplings are light and fluffy in center. Add potato mixture and parsley to soup pot and heat 5 minutes, or until heated through.

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Chocolate-Kissed Orange Squares
Chocolate-Kissed Orange Squares

Chocolate-Kissed Orange Squares - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Serves: 9 servings

This creamy, dreamy, no-bake orange dessert is bound to become a favorite in your house. A homemade graham cracker crust is topped with a layer of our luscious, fresh orange mixture before being finished off with chocolate-dipped orange segments. You're going to fall in love with the "fresh from the grove" taste of our Chocolate-Kissed Orange Squares!

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 orange
1 cup dark chocolate chips
What To Do:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and butter; mix well. Press mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  2. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand 5 minutes. Heat in microwave on high power 20 seconds, then stir thoroughly until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and yogurt until creamy. Add heavy cream and confectioners sugar and beat 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened and fluffy. Beat in orange juice, zest from orange, and gelatin mixture until smooth. Pour orange mixture into crust.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
  5. Before serving, peel and cut orange into segments. Dry well with paper towels. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  6. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. Dip orange segments halfway in chocolate and place on baking sheet. When chocolate has hardened, place orange segments on top of dessert.

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Cauliflower Griddle Cakes
Cauliflower Griddle Cakes

Cauliflower Griddle Cakes - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

These Cauliflower Griddle Cakes will trick anyone into eating their vegetables, and loving them! After all, what's not to love in these cheesy and nutritious cakes?

What You'll Need:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
What To Do:
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook cauliflower and onion 10 to 15 minutes, or until fork-tender; drain.
  2. Mash cauliflower with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, and cayenne pepper, if desired. Form mixture into twelve 2-inch patties.
  3. In a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon oil. Cook patties in batches, 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until golden and set, adding remaining oil as needed. Keep warm in oven on low temperature until all batches are finished.

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Quick-as-a-Wink Greek Chicken
Quick-as-a-Wink Greek Chicken

Quick-as-a-Wink Greek Chicken - Monday, January 9, 2017

Serves: 4 servings

It's time to add a new favorite to your weeknight dinner lineup, and this is one that's ready to be enjoyed in less than 30 minutes. Our Quick-as-a-Wink Greek Chicken features lots of authentic and fresh-tasting Greek ingredients, like kalamata olives, tomatoes, and crumbled feta. Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

What You'll Need:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt for sprinkling
Black pepper for sprinkling
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives,cut in half
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
What To Do:
  1. Lightly sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil until hot; cook chicken 10 to 12 minutes, or until no longer pink in center, turning once.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil; cook onions 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Add tomatoes, olives, garlic, and oregano and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tomatoes start to break down. Stir in lemon juice. Serve tomato mixture over chicken and top with feta cheese.

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Lighter Tiramisu
Lighter Tiramisu

Lighter Tiramisu - Friday, January 6, 2017

Serves: 9 servings

A classic tiramisu is unbeatable, but unfortunately, laden with fat and calories. Try our Lighter Tiramisu instead. We promise you're not missing anything, and your friends and family will love you even more for keeping it light!

What You'll Need:
1 (3-ounce) package ladyfingers, divided
1/4 cup strong black coffee, chilled, divided
1 (4-serving size) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup skim milk
1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 cups fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
What To Do:
  1. Split ladyfingers apart and line the bottom of an 8-inch square glass baking dish with half of them. Drizzle ladyfingers with 1 tablespoon coffee.  
  2. In a large bowl, beat pudding mix and milk until thickened; stir in remaining coffee. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spoon  pudding mixture evenly over ladyfingers.   
  3. Place remaining ladyfingers on top of pudding and top with whipped topping. Sprinkle with cocoa.  
  4. Cover and chill 2 to 4 hours, or until ready to serve.   

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Hearty Beef & Cabbage Skillet
Hearty Beef & Cabbage Skillet

Hearty Beef & Cabbage Skillet - Thursday, January 5, 2017

Serves: 6 servings

When you're craving something warm, comforting, and hearty that won't weigh you down, our recipe for Hearty Beef & Cabbage Skillet is just what you need. This one-pan dinner is made with hearty, lean ground beef and better-for-you brown rice, cooked with cabbage, in a rich and flavorful tomato sauce. It's mouthwatering-good!

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
3 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/4 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
What To Do:
  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Add beef and onion and saute over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain excess liquid.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 35 to 40 minutes, or until rice is tender.

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Cheeseburger Salad in a Jar
Cheeseburger Salad in a Jar

Cheeseburger Salad in a Jar - Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Serves: 2 servings

Even non-salad fans are going to love our Cheeseburger Salad in a Jar. Its got all the classic ingredients of a traditional cheeseburger, but without the buns! The best part is, you can easily make this ahead of time and take it on the go for lunch. Just make sure you don't forget to bring a fork!

What You'll Need:
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup Russian dressing
2 (26-ounce) mason jars
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pickle chips, drained on paper towels
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
What To Do:
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef 5 to 7 minutes, or until no longer pink; drain. Stir in ketchup and mustard; let cool.
  2. Divide Russian dressing evenly between jars. Layer evenly with tomatoes, pickles, onion, cheese, beef mixture, and lettuce. Place lids on jars and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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