Garden Veggie Pizza Squares

Garden Veggie Pizza Squares

Garden Veggie Pizza Squares
Create pizza squares by baking pre-packaged crescent roll dough into a single rectangle and topping it with cream cheese that has been spiced with ranch dressing and crunchy vegetables.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Roll out crescent rolls onto a large nonstick baking sheet.

Stretch and flatten to form a single rectangular shape on the baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown 11 to 13 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Mix cream cheese with 1/2 of the ranch dressing mix in a medium bowl; add more dressing mix to taste.

Spread mixture over cooled crust.

January 13, 2023

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Twice-Baked Potatoes with Creamy Green Onion Sauce

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Creamy Green Onion Sauce

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Creamy Green Onion Sauce
These twice-baked potatoes, which are creamy and cheesy inside and brimming with a green onion sauce, beg to be your next party dish.

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

Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet.

Bake potatoes in the preheated oven until tender about 1 hour.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in small pot over medium heat.

Add green onions; cook until soft about 4 minutes.

Stir in flour until well blended about 1 minute.

Pour in milk and 1/2 cup half-and-half gradually stirring sauce constantly.

Season with salt and cook until sauce is thickened 10 to 15 minutes.

January 12, 2023

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Ramp Pasta with Tomato and Bacon

Ramp Pasta with Tomato and Bacon

Ramp Pasta with Tomato and Bacon
Try this quick and easy pasta dish whenever you can get your hands on fresh ramps. Combined with tomatoes, capers, and bacon–this pasta is a winner.

Fill a large bowl with ice and cold water.

Cut a small “x” into the bottom of each tomato.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add tomatoes to the boiling water.

Cook for 30 seconds until skin starts to peel off.

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain in a colander.

Immediately immerse in the ice water for several minutes to stop the cooking process.

Drain peel and chop.

Combine tomatoes ramps capers and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a blender; blend until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add penne and cook stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite about 11 minutes.

January 11, 2023

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Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies

Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies

Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies
These look so nice for Christmas with the red and green sprinkles.

Cream the butter and cream cheese together.

Beat until fluffy and light after adding sugar and vanilla.

As you gradually add the flour and salt to the creamed mixture, beat it to a smooth consistency.

Add chopped pecans and stir.

Place bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes with plastic wrap covering it.

Form the dough into four 6 inch rolls that are 1 1/2 inches in diameter on four sheets of aluminium foil.

Refrigerate overnight after tightly wrapping each roll in foil.

Set oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees C).

Place foil on cookie sheets.

Dough rolls should be taken out of the refrigerator one at a time.

Slice the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices and sprinkle red or green sugar crystals on each roll.

January 10, 2023

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“Tastee” Sandwich

“Tastee” Sandwich
To make a tasty treat, the Midwest beef sandwich is quickly and simply seasoned with mustard, horseradish, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.

In a 1-cup measuring cup, mix ketchup, salt, mustard, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and ground black pepper.

If the combined ingredients don’t make 1 cup of ketchup, add more.

Stir thoroughly to combine.

Put the ground beef in a stockpot and cover it with the ketchup mixture.

Warm water should be put into the same measuring cup.

Pour into stock pot after stirring to loosen any remaining fine seasoning.

Add monosodium glutamate and stir in the onion to the ground beef mixture.

Mix ingredients thoroughly until combined.

Cook and stir the ground beef mixture over low heat for about 15 minutes, or until the ground beef is finely crumbled.

Bring to a boil and simmer for about 25 minutes to let the flavors meld.

January 9, 2023

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Pumpkin Tahini Pie

Pumpkin Tahini Pie

Pumpkin Tahini Pie
The inspiration for this pumpkin pie with tahini came from a very unlikely source: soup!

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

Place prepared pie crust onto a baking sheet.

In a bowl whisk together pumpkin sweetened condensed milk eggs pumpkin pie spice tahini heavy cream vanilla and salt until smooth and combined.

Pour into prepared pie crust.

Place pan into oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until pie is set but the middle is still slightly jiggly 30 to 35 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow pie to cool completely at least 4 hours.

If desired garnish with toasted sesame seeds before serving.

January 8, 2023

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Buttermilk Pie III

Buttermilk Pie III

Buttermilk Pie III
The traditional buttermilk custard pie from the South, sprinkled with nutmeg.

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

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until smooth.

mix in the flour eggs buttermilk and vanilla.

Pour filling into pie shell.

Sprinkle top with nutmeg.

Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until golden brown.

January 7, 2023

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Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus

Lemon Asparagus
For a quick and simple side dish, simply roasted asparagus is tossed with a lemon butter sauce.

Heat up the oven’s broiler while positioning the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

Arrange asparagus on a baking sheet after coating with vegetable.

To taste, add salt and black pepper to the food.

15 minutes of roasting in a preheated oven should result in light browning at the tips.

In the meantime, combine butter, salt, and pepper in a bowl that can be heated in a microwave.

Stir to combine while heating on high in the microwave for one minute, or until butter is completely melted.

Sprinkle roasted asparagus with butter mixture and toss to coat.

January 6, 2023

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Asian Asparagus Salad with Pecans

Asian Asparagus Salad with Pecans

Asian Asparagus Salad with Pecans
Asparagus that has been marinated is served chilled with green onions and crunchy pecans.

Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil and cook the asparagus until tender but crisp.

Drain and briefly immerse in cold water.

In a large resealable plastic bag mix the rice vinegar soy sauce vegetable oil sugar salt and pepper.

Seal the asparagus in the bag.

Marinate 24 hours in the refrigerator.

Sprinkle the marinated asparagus with pecans and green onion to serve.

January 5, 2023

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Air Fryer Ranch-Breaded Mushrooms

Air Fryer Ranch-Breaded Mushrooms

Air Fryer Ranch-Breaded Mushrooms
This air fryer recipe for breaded mushrooms with a distinct ranch flavor can be made with either portobello or white mushrooms.

Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

Four shallow dishes should be set up as a breading station.

To the first dish, add milk.

In the second dish, combine the flour and seasoning blend.

To the third dish, incorporate ranch dressing.

In the fourth dish, combine dry ranch dressing and panko bread crumbs.

Each mushroom is first dipped in milk, then flour, with the excess flour shaken off.

After dipping, top with panko bread crumbs.

Spray nonstick cooking spray on a shallow air fryer pan or the air fryer basket before adding the mushrooms.

about 7 minutes, air-fry mushrooms until they are golden.

January 4, 2023

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