Lemony Veggie Bruschetta

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 APPETIZERS MAKES: 16 TOASTS PREP: 15 MINS TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS       Ingredients 6 ounces fresh green beans and/or yellow wax beans, trimmed 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 lemon (1 tsp. zest; 1/4 cup juice) 1 8 ounce carton marscapone cheese or whipped goat cheese… Read More

Smoked Ribs

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS MARINATE: 6 HRS GRILL: 1 HR 15 MINS         Ingredients 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 4 pounds pork loin back ribs or pork spareribs 4 cups hickory or fruitwood chips 1/2… Read More

Three-Mushroom Soup

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS PREP: 25 MINS COOK: 20 MINS         Ingredients 8 ounces fresh cremini, oyster, button, and/or stemmed shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 ounces fresh portobello mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 1/2 inch thick 2 ounces fresh porcini mushrooms, sliced 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 3 cloves garlic, minced… Read More

Cobb-Style Hot Dogs

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 HOT DOG MAKES: 4 HOT DOGS START TO FINISH: 20 MINS         Ingredients 4 hot dogs 2 tablespoons buttermilk 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 2 teaspoons snipped fresh basil 1 clove garlic, minced 4 hot dog buns, split and toasted 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and… Read More

Pickled Beet and Sage Conserve

MAKES: 24 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 TABLESPOONS MAKES: 4 HALF-PINTS PREP: 20 MINS COOK: 40 MINS       Ingredients 2 16 ounce jars sliced or whole pickled beets, undrained 2 cups coarsely chopped, peeled fresh pears (2 medium) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 2 tablespoons snipped fresh… Read More

Everything Cracker Crisps

MAKES: 36 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 PIECE PREP: 30 MINS STAND: 30 MINS BAKE: 8 MINS 450°F PER BATCH       Ingredients 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup poppy seeds 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons dried minced onion, crushed 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/2… Read More

Hot Reuben Dip

MAKES: 20 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/4 CUP PREP: 10 MINS BAKE: 25 MINS 350°F         Ingredients 1 14 ounce can sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces) 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese (6 ounces) 6 ounces corned beef, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 cup mayonnaise… Read More

Stuffed Endive with Pear Walnut and Goat Cheese

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 APPETIZERS MAKES: 12 APPETIZERS START TO FINISH: 25 MINS         Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice Salt and ground black pepper 1 firm medium pear such as Bartlett, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (toasted if desired) 1/4 cup… Read More

Ramen-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST EACH MAKES: 4 STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS PREP: 25 MINS BAKE: ABOUT 30 MINS 400°F       Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 4 8-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 3 ounce package creamy chicken-flavor ramen noodles 1/2 8 ounce tub cream cheese with chives and onion… Read More

Caprese Surprise Meatballs

MAKES: 36 SERVINGS MAKES: ABOUT 36 MEATBALLS PREP: 35 MINS BAKE: 30 MINS 375°F         Ingredients 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (1 medium) 1/3 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound bulk Italian sausage 1 pound ground… Read More

Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups

MAKES: 12 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 EGG CUP MAKES: 12 EGG CUPS PREP: 15 MINS BAKE: 15 MINS 375°F COOL: 5 MINS       Ingredients 12 frozen mini waffles, toasted 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 oz.) 1 9 ounce pkg. frozen cooked breakfast sausage links, thawed and chopped 6 eggs, lightly beaten 3… Read More

Chocolate Waffles with Mocha Syrup

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 4-INCH WAFFLES PREP: 20 MINS BAKE: PER WAFFLE BAKER DIRECTIONS         Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 cup semisweet chocolate… Read More

Sweet Potato Waffles with Cranberry Syrup

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 WAFFLE SQUARES AND 2 1/2 TABLESPOONS SYRUP EACH MAKES: 5 WAFFLES (4 SQUARES EACH) 1 2/3 CUPS SYRUP PREP: 30 MINS COOK: 3 MINS TO 5 MINS       Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 3/4 cup reduced-calorie maple-flavored syrup 1/3 cup orange juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon… Read More

Sunshine Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 EGG TOAST START TO FINISH: 20 MINS         Ingredients 4 slices white sandwich bread 4 teaspoons olive oil 4 eggs Salt 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes Ground black pepper 2 teaspoons snipped fresh parsley or sliced green onion (optional) 2 tablespoons finely shredded cheddar cheese 8 slices… Read More

Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins

MAKES: 12 MUFFINS PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 20 MINS COOL: 5 MINS         Ingredients 1/2 cup regular rolled oats 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1… Read More

Homemade Strawberry Jam

MAKES: 160 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 TABLESPOON MAKES: ABOUT 10 CUPS (ABOUT 10 HALF-PINTS) PREP: 40 MINS COOK: 5 MINS       Ingredients 3 quarts fresh strawberries, hulled 1 1 3/4 ounce package regular powdered fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter 7 cups sugar Directions Place 1 cup of berries in an 8-quart heavy pot.… Read More

Birdie in the Basket

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS BAKE: 18 MINS 350°F STAND: 23 MINS         Ingredients 1 recipe Perfect Hash Browns* 1/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheeses or mozzarella cheese (1 ounce) 8 eggs Ground black pepper 8 teaspoons refrigerated basil pesto (optional) 8 cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved Directions Preheat oven… Read More