Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tomato Basil Pasta Bake


INGREDIENTS

Serves 8
1 (16 ounce) box fusilli pasta (or any similar pasta)
2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
½ cup water
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup basil, torn
2 tablespoons dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon black pepper
3-4 large tomatoes, thinly sliced

Caramel Apple Crumble Cheesecake


INGREDIENTS

Serves: 12
Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
⅛ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup butter, melted
Filling:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 green apples, peeled and thinly sliced
Topping:
¼ cup rolled oats
¼ cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Caramel sauce

Layered Ham & Cheese Potato Bake



INGREDIENTS

Serves 4–5
5 potatoes, peeled
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
8–10 slices ham
7–8 slices mozzarella cheese
5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
¼ cup parsley, chopped
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup heavy cream
2 eggs

Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes



INGREDIENTS

Serves 8-10
5 pounds baby red potatoes
Olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Filling:
½ cup melted butter
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
¾ cup bacon, diced
⅓ cup green onion, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Topping:
⅓ cup cheddar cheese, divided
⅓ cup cooked bacon, divided
Garnish:
¼ cup minced chives

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cheesy Baked Hash Brown Patties


Serves: 9

INGREDIENTS

4 red potatoes
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 eggs, whisked
¼ cup chives, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon pepper

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Strawberry Peach Sangria


INGREDIENTS

Serves 8 - 10

15 strawberries
2 peaches
2 cups water
1½ cups sugar
1 bottle white wine, chilled
¾ cup rum
Extra strawberries and peaches, sliced
1 bottle sparkling white wine or champagne, chilled
Ice cubes

Friday, September 9, 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake-Stuffed Pound Cake



INGREDIENTS

Serves 10

1 store-bought pound cake
1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup strawberries, diced

Thursday, September 8, 2016

One-Pot Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta


INGREDIENTS

Serves 6

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut in chunks
2 cups sliced white or button mushrooms
1 white onion, sliced
3 cups chicken stock
1 ½ cups heavy cream
1 cup Marsala wine*
3 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Fresh parsley (optional garnish)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes



INGREDIENTS

Serves 4–6

3 russet potatoes, sliced
4 tablespoons olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon paprika
½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
Parsley, chopped

Bake & Save Beef and Cheese Rigatoni



INGREDIENTS

Yields 2 9×13 in (23×33 cm) casseroles
2 pounds ground beef
Salt & pepper
3 tablespoons salted butter
⅓ cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
2 pounds rigatoni, cooked
4 eggs, beaten
24 ounces marinara sauce
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Freezer-Prep Smoothies 4 Ways



Strawberry, Banana, Raspberry

INGREDIENTS

Serves 2
1 banana, sliced
1 cup strawberries
1 cup raspberries
2 cups milk

Grilled Fajita Skewers



INGREDIENTS

Serves 12-14
1 to 2 onions, quartered
6 bell peppers, cut in 1.5” squares
1 pound cubed steak
1 pound cubed chicken breast
1 pound shrimp, deveined and peeled with the tail on
3 teaspoons salt (1 teaspoon per protein)
3 teaspoons pepper (1 teaspoon per protein)
3 tablespoons garlic powder (1 tablespoon per protein)
3 tablespoons chili powder (1 tablespoon per protein)
3 teaspoons cumin (1 teaspoon per protein)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Eggplant Pizza



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 5-6
1 large globe eggplant
Salt
Olive oil
Pizza Sauce
1 jar marinara sauce
½ cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup fresh basil
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flake
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Save & Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough



INGREDIENTS

Serves 30
2 cups butter, melted
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups chocolate chips

3-Ingredient Appetizers

Pigs In A Blanket



Servings: 18

INGREDIENTS 

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
6 hot dogs
6 slices cheddar cheese

Cheesy German Bread Bowl (Flammkuchen)



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4
1 loaf dark sourdough bread
1 ½ cups sour cream
½ red onion, diced
3 pieces bacon or pancetta, cubed
2-3 tablespoons butter
1 cup gruyère cheese, grated
Pepper to taste

Friday, August 19, 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake Old-Fashioned Donuts



INGREDIENTS

Donut
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
½ cup strawberries, chopped
1½ cups pancake mix
1 cup flour (plus extra for dusting)
Vegetable oil for frying
Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup milk

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings



INGREDIENTS

Serves 6
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
2 pounds chicken winglets and drumlets
Oil for frying, enough to fill the pan with ¼ inch of oil
Honey Garlic Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon ginger
½ cup soy sauce
5 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Scallions

Monday, August 8, 2016

Guacamole Deviled Eggs



INGREDIENTS

Serves: 12
12 eggs
Guacamole
2 avocados
2 tablespoons lime juice
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 tomato, diced
½ cup red onion, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced
Garnish:
Tortilla chips
Cilantro

Friday, August 5, 2016

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Breadsticks



Makes 8

INGREDIENTS

1 frozen macaroni and cheese dinner
1 tube of premade pizza dough
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Mango, Kiwi, And Pineapple Sangria



Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS

3 small mangos, diced
3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 cup coconut rum
750 milliliters white wine
2 cups pineapple juice
1 cup soda water

Brazilian Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha)



INGREDIENTS

Serves 9 - 12
For the filling:
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
½ teaspoon paprika
Salt to taste
4 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
For the dough:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
¼ cup chicken broth
2 cups all-purpose flour
Additional ingredients:
Eggs
2 cups panko bread crumbs
Oil for frying

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hot Dog Cups



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 8
8 hot dogs
⅓ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
8 refrigerated biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Creamy Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Cups (Under 300 Calories)



INGREDIENTS

Serves 3
12 ounces shredded chicken breast
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup whole milk
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 canned chipotle pepper, minced
½ teaspoon salt
6 butter lettuce leaves
Pico de gallo salsa

Gooey Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake



INGREDIENTS

Yields: One 9-inch cheesecake
INGREDIENTS
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
⅓ cup butter, melted
½ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoon. cinnamon
1 pack refrigerated cinnamon rolls with frosting (8 regular sized)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Roll Ups



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 1
8 lasagne noodles
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
8 oz shredded mozzarella
Garlic Alfredo Sauce
1 Tsp garlic powder
½ tsp garlic, minced
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Pepper
Salt
Pepper
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup butter

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Chocolate Cupcake In An Orange Cup



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12
For the cupcake:
3 oranges
Chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 cup orange juice
For the icing:
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange zest, plus more for garnish
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lemon Paprika Shrimp Pasta



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4
8 ounces linguine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large sweet onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon rosemary
1 tablespoon thyme
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 pound large shrimp
1 cup white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Steak and Avocado Salad



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 2-4
1 pound sirloin steak, about ½ inch thick
Salt & pepper
2 tablespoons oil
2 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped
3 hard-boiled eggs, diced
2 avocados, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons caesar dressing

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 24 bites
For the bites:
2 ½ cups warm water
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast (1 packet)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 cups flour
3 eggs

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Bake



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12
6 tablespoons butter
1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of sage
1 sprig of rosemary
6 tablespoons flour
5 cups milk
12 sheets no-boil pasta
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
2 cups frozen peas
1 cup parmesan + more for topping
1 cup water
¼ cup breadcrumbs
Chopped parsley, garnish

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Upside-Down Banana Bread



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 6-8
4-5 ripe bananas
3 eggs
½ cup oil
½ cup granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups flour
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2-3 bananas, sliced
Vanilla ice cream

Sweet & Sour Chicken



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 2 - 3
For the chicken:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper
½ cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
Oil to fry

Strawberry Cheesecake Poke Cake



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 9
Cooking spray
6 graham crackers, whole
½ box vanilla cake mix, prepared according to package
1 pound strawberries with tops removed
1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup milk
8 ounces whipped topping
Strawberries for garnish

Friday, June 3, 2016

Zesty Chicken Cobb Salad



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 2
8 strips bacon
2 (5 ounce) chicken breasts
Salt
Pepper
1 shallot, diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-2 heads romaine lettuce
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1 roma tomato, diced
1 avocado, sliced
4 ounces blue cheese

Spinach Dip–Stuffed Meatballs



Makes 15–18 meatballs

INGREDIENTS

8 oz cream cheese
¼ cup cooked spinach
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 cup shredded mozzarella
½ lb ground beef
½ lb ground pork
1 large egg
¼ cup parsley
½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp pepper
2 cups marinara sauce
½ lb cooked fettuccine, or your favorite pasta

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Salmon For Two



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4-5
2 (1-pound each) center-cut boneless, skinless salmon fillets
6 oz ricotta cheese
2 tbsp. pesto
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 egg

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Deep-Fried Blooming Onion



INGREDIENTS

1 large sweet onion
1½ cups milk
2 eggs
1½ cups flour
1½ Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. paprika
2 Tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. salt
3-4 cups canola oil
Dipping Sauce:
2 Tbsp. sour cream
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1½ Tbsp. ketchup
1½ Worcestershire sauce
1½ tsp. salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp. paprika

Chicken Soup In A Tortilla Bowl



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 8
1 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 chicken breasts
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can red enchilada sauce
4 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 pack large flour tortilla
Vegetable oil for frying
Toppings (optional):
Cilantro
Monterey jack cheese
Lime wedges
Avocado slices

One-Pot Pasta Primavera



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4
4 cups broth of your choice
10 oz uncooked linguine
10 oz broccoli florets
1 pound asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
4 oz mushrooms, sliced
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup grated parmesan
3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped

Chicken Bake Four Ways



INGREDIENTS

3–4 chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
4–6 Tbsp. basil pesto
1–2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1–2 cups mozzarella cheese

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cookies & Cream Puffs



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 15-20
25 chocolate sandwich cookies
2 egg yolks
2 cups half & half
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
1 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
½ cup flour
4 eggs

Hasselback Steak



INGREDIENTS

Serves 1-2
2 tablespoons oil (for mushrooms)
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups mushrooms, quartered
1 teaspoon salt (for mushrooms)
¼ teaspoon pepper (for mushrooms)
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 egg yolks
¼ cup chives, chopped
1 sirloin steak
2 teaspoons salt (for steak)
2 teaspoons pepper (for steak)
2 tablespoons canola oil (for steak)
¼ cup grated Parmesan

One-Pot Teriyaki Chicken And Rice



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 4
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 chicken breasts, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger
2 cups + 1/4 cup water
1 cup white rice, rinsed
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2-3 tablespoon sriracha
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup broccoli
1 cup carrots
1/2 red bell pepper
Scallions for garnish (optional)

Salmon Wellington



INGREDIENTS

Serves 2
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
5 ounces spinach
1 teaspoon salt (for spinach)
1 teaspoon pepper (for spinach)
⅓ cup breadcrumbs
4 ounces cream cheese
¼ cup Parmesan, shredded
2 tablespoons dill, chopped
1 sheet puff pastry, softened to room temperature
1 salmon filet
1 teaspoon salt (for salmon)
1 teaspoon pepper (for salmon)
1 egg, beaten

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies



INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12
Cheesecake:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon mint extract
4 drops green food coloring
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Brownie:
½ cup flour
1 cup sugar
⅓ cup dark cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup butter, melted
2 eggs

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings



INGREDIENTS

Serving Size: about 20 wings
2 pounds chicken wings
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/4 cup tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

Mini Pizza Bites

 INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12
1 ½ cups marinara sauce
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces shredded mozzarella
Mini pepperonis
4 8-inch flour tortillas

Chocolate Raspberry Cups


INGREDIENTS

Yields: 30
Raspberry Cream:
1 cup of raspberries
1/3 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 cup of heavy cream
4 ounce of cream cheese
Chocolate Cups:
1 cup of white chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon of magenta food gel
Mini cupcake liners
2 cups of dark chocolate chips
Raspberries
Mint leaves

Saturday, May 21, 2016

French Toast Four Ways



Servings: 2-3 for each recipe (8-12 altogether)
First things first, you’ll want to make an egg wash for all the toasts

INGREDIENTS

4 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tbsp. Vanilla
1 tbsp. Cinnamon

PREPARATION

1. Wisk all ingredients together in medium-large bowl to create egg wash