Crispiest Apple Crisp

Crispiest Apple Crisp

Crispiest Apple Crisp
This traditional apple crisp has a crunchy topping made of rolled oats and Grape Nuts®.

Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C).

To keep apples from browning, toss them in lemon juice.

Wheat and barley nugget cereal, melted butter, and flour should be combined.

In a big bowl, combine 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar.

Put a large skillet over medium heat and melt 2 tablespoons of butter.

Melted butter is combined with 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, and cinnamon.

Stirring for 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar starts to dissolve.

Add apples and water, and cook and stir until the apples are soft and covered in sauce.

4.5-7 minutes.

In a 2 quart baking dish, pour the apple and sugar mixture.

Over the apple filling, evenly distribute the topping.

April 6, 2024

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Ginger Rice

Ginger Rice

Ginger Rice
Perfect served alongside any fish entree, this delicious and fragrant ginger rice is ready in just 30 minutes.

Melt butter in a small pot over medium-high heat.

Add ginger; cook and stir until fragrant 1 to 2 minutes.

Add water and a pinch of sea salt; bring to a boil.

Stir in rice cover and reduce heat to a gentle simmer.

Cook until tender about 15 minutes.

Fluff rice with a fork and season with salt and pepper.

Serve with lime wedges.

April 5, 2024

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This Greek cheese pie comprises layers of crispy phyllo dough and a filling of feta and Kefalotiri cheeses. If you can’t find Kefalotiri, you can use Parmesan cheese.

Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Whisk in flour until smooth and cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes.

Gradually pour in milk stirring constantly with a whisk or wooden spoon.

Add salt and nutmeg stirring occasionally until white sauce is bubbly and thickened 5 to 10 minutes.

Mash feta cheese in a large bowl with a fork; stir in beaten eggs grated kefalotiri and parsley.

Pour in hot white sauce and mix well.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Lightly brush a 9×13-inch baking dish with melted butter.

April 4, 2024

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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken
Buttermilk and hot sauce are combined with chicken pieces before they are cooked in an air fryer for extra crispy fried chicken that uses no oil.

Chicken should be defatted before being placed in a big bowl.

Pour 2 teaspoons of salt and buttermilk hot sauce over the chicken.

Ensure that all of the chicken pieces are coated, cover, and chill for at least one hour or overnight.

Achieve a 400°F air fryer temperature (200 degrees C).

In a shallow bowl or pie dish, mix the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, the garlic powder, the onion powder, the oregano, the pepper, and the cayenne.

Shake off excess buttermilk as you remove the chicken pieces one at a time.

Turn to coat after placing in flour mixture.

Place the coated chicken in the air fryer’s basket, working in batches if necessary to prevent the basket from becoming crowded.

April 3, 2024

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Warm Chili Cheese Dip

Warm Chili Cheese Dip

Warm Chili Cheese Dip
Chili con carne and cream cheese are used to make this warm cheese dip. It’s a simple appetizer to prepare for any Sunday football party or potluck.

Place processed cheese chili cream cheese and picante sauce into a slow cooker.

Set on Low and let processed cheese melt about 30 minutes.

Stir until thoroughly combined; serve warm.

April 2, 2024

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Family-Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Family-Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Family-Favorite Pumpkin Pie
Use this recipe to make this seasonal treat that is suitable for the whole family using fresh pumpkin.

Cut pumpkin into halves and remove seeds.

Cut seeded pumpkin into 3-inch chunks.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Cook pumpkin in boiling water until tender about 20 minutes; drain.

Set pumpkin aside to cool until the skin hardens and the flesh is cool enough to handle.

Scrape pumpkin flesh from skin into a large bowl; transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Put pureed pumpkin into a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and set aside to drain.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Press pie crusts into pie pans.

Trim dough to overlap edges of pans by about 1/4 inch.

April 1, 2024

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Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Pickles
Sandwiches and snacks are great with pickled zucchini! A plentiful zucchini crop is used to great effect in this simple recipe for sweet and tangy zucchini pickles.

In a sizable bowl, combine the zucchini and onions.

Add the water, then the salt and stir to combine.

Vegetables should soak for at least two hours before being drained and added to a big pot.

Bring yellow mustard, sugar, vinegar, mustard seeds, celery seed, and water to a boil in a pot.

Pour the mixture over the onions and zucchini, then let it stand for an additional two hours.

Put the pot of pickling liquid, spices, and vegetables on the stove and bring to a boil.

a three-minute boil.

In the meantime, check three 1-quart jars for cracks and rust on the rings, and discard any that are damaged.

Vegetables should be cooked for at least five minutes in simmering water.

New, unused lids and rings should be cleaned in warm, soapy water.

March 31, 2024

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Chef John’s Shakshuka

Chef John's Shakshuka

Chef John’s Shakshuka
Eggs are cooked on top of a fiery tomato and pepper sauce as it simmers slowly to completion. You can eat this for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, and it’s always delicious!

Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

Add onions and mushrooms.

Sprinkle with salt.

Cook and stir until mushrooms release all of their liquid and start to brown about 10 minutes.

Stir in bell peppers and jalapeno pepper.

Cook and stir until peppers begin to soften up about 5 minutes.

Season with cumin paprika turmeric black pepper and cayenne.

Stir and cook to “wake up” the flavors about 1 minute.

Pour in crushed tomatoes and water.

Adjust heat to medium and simmer uncovered until veggies are softened and sweet stirring occasionally 15 to 20 minutes.

Add more water if sauce becomes too thick.

March 30, 2024

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Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
This chocolate smoothie uses bananas, peanut butter, milk, vanilla, and cocoa for a healthy, kid-friendly beverage perfect for breakfast or a snack.

In a blender, combine the bananas, milk, ice cubes, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and vanilla.

Blend on high until smooth.

Add to 2 glasses.

March 29, 2024

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Sandy’s Cranberry Coffee Cake

Sandy's Cranberry Coffee Cake

Sandy’s Cranberry Coffee Cake
Coffee cake with a hint of almond and layers of cranberry sauce is the perfect way to start Christmas or Easter morning.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease and flour a fluted tube pan.

Whisk flour baking powder baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.

Beat sugar and margarine together in a bowl until creamy.

Add sour cream eggs and 1 teaspoon almond extract to sugar mixture; beat until smooth.

Pour sugar mixture into flour mixture and mix to form a smooth batter.

Pour 1/3 the batter into the prepared pan.

Pour cranberry sauce into a bowl and stir.

Spread 1/2 sauce over batter in the prepared pan.

Pour 1/3 the batter over cranberry sauce and spread second 1/2 cranberry sauce over the batter.

Top with remaining 1/3 cake batter.

March 28, 2024

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