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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Print Easy Shrimp Scampi Ingredients1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 tbsp butter 1/4 cup grapeseed oil (or substitute olive oil) 1/3 cup white wine 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 pound dry pasta InstructionsPrepare pasta according to package directions. Melt half the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. […]

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Grilling the Perfect Steak

I’m going to depart from my usual straight-forward recipe this week and create more of a “how-to” lesson. With Father’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking about grilling steak for dinner. Follow a few simple steps, and you will get a great-tasting steak. First, splurge on good-quality meat. This is the time […]

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Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Print Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenders Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients1 pound chicken breast tenderloins 1 egg, beaten 1 Tbsp water 1 clove minced garlic 1/2 cup crushed whole wheat or bran cereal 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning pan coating spray 1 […]

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Grilled Rosemary Chicken with Raspberry Sauce

Print Grilled Rosemary Chicken with Raspberry Sauce Ingredients 4 each boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/4 tsp each sea salt and pepper 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp butter 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion 1/2 cup chicken stock, divided 1 tsp arrowroot 1 pint raspberries InstructionsPlace chicken breasts on a cutting […]

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Shredded Southwest Chicken

Print Shredded Southwest Chicken Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 8 hoursTotal Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes Yield: 4 serviings Ingredients1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves minced garlic 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. cumin 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional) 8 flour tortillas or […]

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Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Print Auto Draft Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 8 hours, 15 minutesTotal Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings You can use a less expensive cut of meat for this recipe; the slow cooking will make it nice and tender by the time you’re ready to serve it. The chipotle will give the beef […]

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Italian Sausage with Ravioli

Print Italian Sausage with Ravioli Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 8 servings Serve this with some green beans or broccoli, along with a tossed salad, for a complete meal.Ingredients1 pkg. frozen cheese ravioli 1 lb. Italian sausage links 1 can crushed tomatoes with basil (28 oz.) 1 can tomato […]

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Chicken Alfredo PIzza

Print Chicken Alfredo PIzza Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 18 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 6 servings Another simple way to remake leftover chicken into something that isn’t boring. Add your favorite pizza toppings to make it unique.Ingredients1 refrigerated pizza crust (my favorite is the Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Grain by Pillsbury) 1 cup […]

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Print Stuffed Acorn Squash Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Meat and vegetables in one convenient entree. Experiment with different spices, or you might even try ground chicken.Ingredients2 each acorn squash 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey 1 cup chopped onion 1 clove minced garlic […]

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Shredded Tex-Mex Beef Sandwiches

Print Shredded Tex-Mex Beef Sandwiches Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 10 hoursTotal Time: 10 hours, 20 minutes Yield: 6 Ingredients2 pounds beef roast 3 cloves minced garlic 2 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup chopped sweet pepper (red or […]

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