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|Oven-Toasted Ravioli||Beverage or Appetizer February 25, 2018 |
Title: Oven-Toasted Ravioli
Yield: 6 Servings
1 tb water
1 c panko bread crumbs
1/3 c grated parmesan cheese
9 oz refrigerated cheese ravioli
1 c jarred alfredo pasta sauce
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 15x10x1-inch
pan with foil. Place 15x10-inch wire cooling
rack on top of foil; spray with cooking spray.
In small bowl, beat egg and water with whisk.
In shallow dish or pie plate, mix bread crumbs
Dip each ravioli into egg mixture and then into
bread crumb mixture, pressing crumbs lightly to
adhere to ravioli; place on rack.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until ravioli are crisp
and edges are slightly browned.
Place Alfredo sauce in microwavable dish; loosely
cover, and microwave on High 30 seconds. Stir,
and microwave about 15 seconds longer or until
warm. Serve with ravioli.
|Tip 1||Cooking Tip February 25, 2018 |
Fill a large hole or sugar shaker with flour and use that when needing to dust surfaces with flour or just pour out a tablespoon as you need it. This is handy way to keep a bit of flour on hand instead of digging in the flour bin.
|Apple-Almond Tossed Salad||Soup or Salad February 25, 2018 |
Title: Apple-Almond Tossed Salad
Yield: 12 Servings
4 c torn romaine lettuce
1/4 c diced dried apricots
1/4 c toffee-glazed sliced almonds
1 apple, unpeeled and cubed
4 green onions, sliced
1/4 c orange marmalade
2 tb olive oil
1 tb lemon juice
In large bowl, mix lettuce, apricots, almonds,
apple and onions.
In small bowl, mix marmalade, oil and lemon
juice until well blended. Drizzle over salad;
toss to mix.
|Tip 2||Cooking Tip February 25, 2018 |
Use pastry wheel to cut rolled cookie dough in squares or diamonds, much less rolling and very pretty.
|Turkey Meatloaf||Main Dish February 25, 2018 |
Title: Turkey Meatloaf
Categories: Main Dish
Yield: 6 Servings
1 1/4 lb ground turkey breast
6 oz plain yogurt
1/4 c ketchup
3/4 c bread crumbs
1 tb worcestershire sauce
3/4 ts salt
1/4 ts ground sage
1/4 ts pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 sm onion, chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 c ketchup
1/2 ts ground mustard
1 tb packed brown sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, mix
meatloaf ingredients. Spread mixture in
ungreased 8x4- or 9x5-inch loaf pan, or shape
into 9x5-inch loaf in ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
In small bowl, mix topping ingredients; spread
Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or
until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf
reads 170 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes; drain.
Remove from pan.
|Tip 3||Cooking Tip February 25, 2018 |
Rinse measuring cup in hot water before using syrup, oil, etc. Will pour out clean and not stick to cup.
|Cauliflower Rice||Side Dish February 25, 2018 |
Title: Cauliflower Rice
Categories: Side Dish
Yield: 4 Servings
4 c cauliflower florets
2 tb olive oil
1/2 c chopped green onions
1/2 ts sea salt flakes
1/4 c chicken broth
2 tb chopped fresh parsley
1 tb fresh thyme leaves
In food processor, place 1 cup of the
cauliflower. Cover, and pulse until
coarsely ground to the size of grains of
rice. Transfer to large bowl; repeat in
three more batches with remaining
cauliflower. There should be about 3 1/2
cups processed cauliflower.
Place 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat
until hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil, then add
green onions and salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or
until green onions soften. Add remaining 1
tablespoon oil and the cauliflower; toss to coat.
Cook 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly toasted and
Add chicken broth. Heat to simmer until all
liquid evaporates. Stir in parsley and thyme.
|Tip 4||Cooking Tip February 25, 2018 |
Canned fruit is much better if opened and removed from the can an hour or two before using to restore the oxygen.
|Spumoni Brownie Lush||Dessert February 25, 2018 |
Title: Spumoni Brownie Lush
Yield: 24 Bars
18.3 oz fudge brownie mix
water, vegetable oil and eggs
- called for on brownie mix box
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1/2 c cherry pie filling
12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 boxes pistachio instant pudding
3 c cold milk
1/4 c chopped shelled pistachio nuts
20 maraschino cherries, dried & halved
2 tb chocolate fudge topping
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom only
of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
Make brownie batter as directed on box for
cakelike brownies. Spread in pan. Bake 22 to 25
minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches
from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool
completely, about 1 hour.
In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered
sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until
smooth, scraping down sides of bowl frequently.
Beat in pie filling and 1 1/2 cups of the
whipped topping until blended. Spread over
In another medium bowl, beat dry pudding mixes
and milk with whisk about 2 minutes or until
thick. Beat in 1/2 cup of the whipped topping.
Spread over cream cheese layer. Drop remaining
2 cups whipped topping by spoonfuls over
pudding layer; carefully spread. Cover and
refrigerate 4 hours.
When ready to serve, sprinkle nuts and cherries
on top. In small microwavable bowl, microwave
chocolate fudge topping uncovered on High 10 to
20 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle.
Drizzle over bars. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces.
|Tip 5||Cooking Tip February 25, 2018 |
When making popcorn balls, slip plastic bags on your hands when shaping them, won't stick or burn your hands.
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