Caprese Bites

Modified from this original recipe at Delish   Ingredients  
  • 8 oz. mozzarella balls
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar
  • Toothpicks
  Preparation
  1. In a small bowl, stir together mozzarella, olive oil, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt.
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Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cups of sugar (feel free to use whatever organic sugar you prefer)
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (optional- see note below)

Combine the milk, sugar, and vanilla beans (if using) in a blender.

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6 Ways to Cool Off on National Watermelon Day

 
    1. Watermelon Agua Fresca
    2. Watermelon Granita
    3. WTRMLN WTR GINGR Elixir
    4. Grape and Watermelon Freezer Pops
    5. Watermelon Lemonade
    6. Strawberry Watermelon Coolers
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Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Spicy Green Sauce

Click here for the link to the original recipe with tons of pictures and more detailed instructions.   Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour, plus at least 6 hours to marinate the chicken Ingredients For the Chicken
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest, from two limes (save the limes for the green sauce)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins (or boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to an even 1/2-inch thickness)
For the Green Sauce
  • 1 jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and roughly chopped (reserve the seeds) (see note)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Quinoa
  • 1-1/2 cups pre-washed quinoa (or rinse it before cooking)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Suggested Toppings
  • Fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, beans, cilantro
Instructions For the Chicken
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken breasts in a 1-gallon freezer bag.
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Copycat Everybody’s Pizza Panzanella Salad….renamed “Anna’s Salad”

  • Start with a Boboli Crust
  • Add pesto and mozzarella and bake
  • Cover cooked pizza with shredded lettuce, shredded cooked chicken, more mozzarella, tomatoes and Parmesan ranch dressing
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Crustless Canadian Bacon & Brie Quiche

Ingredients

  • 14 thin slices Canadian bacon (just over 1/4 lb Boars Head thinly sliced)
  • 1 8 oz round of brie
  • 8 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil

Preparation

 

  • Place Canadian bacon slices on bottom and up sides of a lightly greased 9″ inch deep dish pie plate, slightly overlapping slices
  • Remove rind from Brie and cut cheese into cubes.
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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Servings: 2   Ingredients:   Breadcrumbs
  • Panko breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup (I use Gluten Free)
  • Oil-spray
Chicken
  • 2 small chicken breasts, around 6-7oz/180-210g each
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 to 6 slices of ham, about 2.5oz/75g
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
Dijon Cream Sauce (makes 1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour (I use Gluten Free flour)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
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Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 1/4 cups silver tequila
  • Ice

Preparation

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Amaretti Cookies

Submitted by Nancy Echikson

  • 1- 7 ounce package almond paste
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto or almond extract

Pre heat oven to 350.  Beat sugar and almond paste at medium speed in stand mixer until it’s in small pieces.  Add egg whites and amaretto or almond extract.  Beat on high speed for 4 minutes till smooth. … Read More »

Nutella Pudding

Nutella Pudding I eat completely gluten free so I rarely find dessert items on restaurant menus that work for me.  When I found Nutella Pudding on Brookhaven’s Dixie Q menu I knew I must seize the opportunity to order dessert!   After taking my very first bite I knew that if there ever was an occasion to exclaim loudly the three simple letters “O.M.G” it was then. … Read More »

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts Recipe

Source:  Southern Living Magazine, March 2018

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 bacon slices (not thick cut)
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

Preparation

Step 1

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Sweet and with just a hint of spice, this street corn salad is perfect at the dinner table, parties, potlucks, and even barbecues. Servings: 10

Source:  4sonsrus

Ingredients
  • 2 14 oz bags of frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz cotija cheese crumbled
  • ½ jalapeno diced, seeds removed
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • juice of one lime
  • sea salt
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Pinch of chili powder

Preparation

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the olive oil and toast the corn– cooking the corn for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Bao Buns

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Source;  The Opelika Observer

by Rocky Brook Potters
(Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman)

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 28-oz. can whole or diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (more if you like the soup more liquid)
  • 15-oz.
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The Best Green Beans I’ve Ever Had

Sorry mom.  I do give you some credit though, your pressure cooker green beans inspired me to try cooking them in my new Instant Pot.  OMG.  They are so good.

 

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