Creamy Lemon Chicken with Bacon

This Chicken dish is quick…easy…and delicious!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch thin Asparagus…trimmed
  • 4 slices Bacon..cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1 pkg thin sliced Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon Pepper
  • 1- 14 oz. can low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp. Flour
  • 1 Lemon..cut into wedges

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Cheddar Bacon Onion Mashed Potatoes

What’s better than Mashed Potatoes?

Mashed Potatoes loaded with Cheese & Bacon 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 slices Turkey or Pork Bacon
  • 4 medium Potatoes…peeled..cut into quarters
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Green Onions…chopped
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Cheddar Cheese

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Red Velvet Whoppie Pie

 Whoopie Pies are a nice alternative to cupcakes….icing in the middle instead of on top 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 1/3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 ½ sticks Unsalted Butter…softened
  • 2 ÂĽ cups Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs… at room temperature
  • 6 tbsp. Red Food Coloring
  • 3 tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 ½ cups Buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tsp. Cider Vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking Soda

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Maple Vanilla Carrots

A hint of Vanilla and Maple Syrup turn these Carrots into a family friendly side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Carrots… peeled..cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Vanilla Bean…cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp. pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • Pinch of ground Black Pepper

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Stuffed Strawberries

These luscious Strawberry are filled with Mascarpone & Whipped Cream..

I dipped them in Chocolate for decadent treat! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 qt. Large Strawberries
  • 1 – 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 3 tbsp. Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Melted Chocolate for dipping

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Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

Get out your Crock Pot…this one is a keeper 🙂

Whole Berry Cranberry sauce & Orange Juice give this Pork Roast mouthwatering flavor!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3-4 lb. Flat Pork Loin Roast
  • 1 14oz. can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Catalina salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp. low sodium Soy or Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice…from 1 Orange
  • 1 tsp. Orange Zest

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Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding is a wonderful comforting winter dessert 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 strip Orange Peel…. plus 1/2 tsp. grated zest
  • 1 tbsp.  Unsalted Butter
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Arborio Rice
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup  Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 tsp.  Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 to 1 cup  Mascarpone Cheese
  • 3 tbsp. Confectioners’ Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon, for sprinkling

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Orrech with Pesto

Give this Broccoli Rabe twist on Pesto a try…

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe…tough lower stems removed
  • 1/2 cup Pistachios… toasted
  • 3/4 cup grated  Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese… plus more for  garnish
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup part-skim  Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 pound  Orecchiette Pasta
  • Olive oil… for  finishing (optional)

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Potatoes and Chick Peas

Potatoes…Chick Peas and a creamy Yogurt Cilantro Lime sauce…amazing!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb Yukon  Gold Potatoes.. peeled… cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • Kosher Salt
  • 3 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Curry Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1- 15 oz. can Chickpeas… drained.. rinsed
  • 2 cups Fried Onions (1- 2.8-ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro…chopped… plus leaves for garnish
  • 2 tbsp. fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper… thinly sliced into rings

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Greek Flatbread PizzaGreat for Meatless Monday or as an appetizer.

You can always add Chicken too!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Flatbread …Naan or Prepared Pizza Crusts
  • 4 0z. Shredded Mozzarella or Cheese Blend
  • 1 tsp. Greek Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup Feta…crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese…grated
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata Olives…sliced
  • 1- 6 oz. jar marinated Artichoke Hearts..drained..chopped
  • 1/3 cup Scallions…thinly sliced
  • 1 small red Bell Pepper…sliced into small strips
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes…sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. @ Basil & Oregano

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