Avocado Salsa

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 10 MINS           Ingredients 1 avocado, chopped (1 cup) 2 grapefruits, peeled and sectioned (1/2 cup) 1/2 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil coarse salt Directions Mix together chopped avocado and grapefruit. Add minced serrano pepper.… Read More

Cuban Arroz Con Pollo

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 2/3 CUPS MAKES: 10 CUPS PREP: 15 MINS SLOW COOK: 7 HRS TO 8 HRS (LOW) OR 3 TO 4 HOURS (HIGH) + 15 MINUTES (LOW)       Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs 3 cups chopped green sweet peppers (4 medium) 1… Read More

Sour Cream and Corn Mashers

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 CUP SERVINGS PLUS LEFTOVERS PREP: 25 MINS COOK: 15 MINS BAKE: 5 MINS 450°F       Ingredients 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 6 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup… Read More

Slithering Snakewich

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS RISE: 1 HR 30 MINS COOL: 2 HRS         Ingredients 1 16 ounce loaf frozen bread dough, thawed 4 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese, diagonally cut in half 4 ounces sliced cheddar cheese, diagonally cut in half 1 3 1/2 ounce package sliced pepperoni 1 8 ounce… Read More

Greek Stuffed Mushrooms

Servings: 4 to 6 Stand 25 mins           Ingredients 12 mushroom caps 1/2 cup chopped mushroom stems Minced garlic Olive oil 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1 chopped fresh Roma tomato 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese Make It Bake mushroom caps, with the smooth side up, at 425 degrees F for… Read More

Basil Tomato Tart

MAKES: 8 APPETIZER SERVINGS OR 4 MAIN-DISH SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 35 MINS 375°F         Ingredients 1/2 ounce package folded refrigerated unbaked pie crust (1 crust) 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 ounces) 5 Roma tomatoes or 4 medium tomatoes 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 4 cloves garlic… Read More

Arugula Pesto

Makes: 8 servings Yield: 1 cup pesto Prep 15 mins Cook 5 mins to 7 mins         Peppery arugula pinch-hits for basil in this memorable pesto from chef Kevin Shinn of Bread and Cup in Lincoln, Nebraska. Try it as a spread on baguette slices or as a pasta sauce. (One cup… Read More

Creamy Brie Soup

Yield: 8 appetizer servings Prep 15 mins Cook 23 mins         ingredients 1 1/2 cups Chardonnay or dry white wine 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 4 cup (1 quart) whipping cream or heavy cream 1 12 – ounce round Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 clove garlic, minced… Read More

Apple-Spice Hummus

MAKES: 24 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 TABLESPOONS MAKES: 3 CUPS START TO FINISH: 20 MINS         Ingredients 2 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 sweet apple (such as Golden Delicious), peeled and chopped 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or tahini 2 – 3 tablespoons water… Read More

Jambalaya Pizza

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 30 MINS 450°F /425         Ingredients 3 cups cooked long grain rice, cooled 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup finely shredded Pepper Jack cheese 1/4 cup each chopped celery, onion, and green sweet pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup each thinly… Read More

Sausage Stuffing

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 3/4 CUP PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 30 MINS 325°F         Ingredients 12 ounces bulk pork sausage 3/4 cup finely chopped onion (1 large) 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper (1 small) 1/2 cup chopped celery (2 stalks) 1/2 cup butter or margarine 5 cups dry white bread… Read More

Italian Breakfast Strata

Makes: 8 servings Prep: 15 mins Chill: overnight Bake: 1 hr at 350°F Stand: 10 mins       Ingredients 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed 1 each green and red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced 1 loaf Italian bread (14 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes 8 large eggs… Read More

Sausage And Cherry Tomato Sauce

Makes: 6 servings Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins         Ingredients 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 8 – ounce cans regular tomato sauce OR: basil, garlic and oregano tomato sauce 1 12 – ounce package cherry tomatoes (about 2 cups), each tomato halved 1/2 teaspoon… Read More

Sausage, Broccoli & Noodles

Makes: 4 servings Prep: 10 mins Cook: 11 mins         Ingredients 3 3 – ounce packages ramen noodle soup, chicken flavor 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 tablespoon cornstarch 3 links sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed 3 cups frozen baby broccoli flowerets, thawed Directions Bring a large pot of salted water… Read More

Corn- and Chorizo-Stuffed Poblanos with Green Chile-Cheese Sauce

Makes: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper and 1/4 cup sauce Carb Grams Per Serving: 29         Ingredients 4 large fresh poblano chile peppers (5 to 6 ounces each) Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounces extra-lean ground pork or ground turkey breast 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 1/2 cup no-salt-added canned… Read More

Ravioli with Sausage Sauce

Makes: 6 servings Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins         Ingredients 2 large onions, sliced 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 pound hot Italian-style turkey sausage links, casings removed 3/4 cup chicken broth 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated light cheese ravioli 4 ounces sliced assorted mushrooms 2 medium-size tomatoes, diced 1/2 teaspoon… Read More