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Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/3 cup salsa
6 green onions, chopped
1 medium green pepper, halved and seeded
1 medium sweet red pepper, halved and seeded
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
Additional salsa, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the corn, salsa and onions. Spoon into pepper halves. Place each stuffed pepper half on a piece of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Fold foil around peppers and seal tightly.

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until peppers are crisp-tender. Carefully open packets to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Return to the grill for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with additional salsa if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Bacon-Corn Stuffed Peppers

Lemon Delight Trifle

Lemon Delight Trifle

Ingredients
3-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 package (12 to 14 ounces) lemon cream-filled sandwich cookies, crushed

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.

In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in pudding until blended.

Set aside 1/4 cup each of whipped topping and crushed cookies for garnish. Fold remaining whipped topping into pudding mixture.

Place half of the remaining cookies in a 3-qt. glass bowl; top with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers. Garnish with reserved whipped topping and crushed cookies. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).

Recipe found here: Lemon Delight Trifle

Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients
1/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
9 maraschino cherries

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. In an ungreased 9-in.-square baking pan, combine butter and brown sugar. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Arrange 9 pineapple slices in a single layer over sugar (refrigerate any remaining slices for another use). Sprinkle pecans over pineapple; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Blend in vanilla and reserved pineapple juice. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to batter, beating well.

In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon into pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice. Yield: 9 servings.

Peach Upside-Down Cake: Omit the pineapple, pecans and cherries. Drain 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Arrange peaches over brown sugar. Substitute reserved peach juice for the pineapple juice. Cranberry Orange Upside-Down Cake: Omit the pineapple, pecans and cherries. Sprinkle 1 cup halved fresh or frozen cranberries and 1 chopped peeled orange over brown sugar. Substitute 1/3 cup orange juice for the pineapple juice.

Recipe found here: Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Onigiri (Rice Balls)

Onigiri (Rice Balls)

Ingredients
2 cups sushi rice, rinsed and drained
2 cups water
1 can (5 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared wasabi

Directions
In a large saucepan, combine rice and water; let stand for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine the tuna, soy sauce and wasabi. With wet hands, shape 1/2 cup rice into a patty. Place 1 tablespoon tuna mixture in the center. Shape rice around tuna to enclose filling, forming a triangle. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 appetizers.

Recipe found here: Onigiri (Rice Balls)

Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread

Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread

Ingredients
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

GLAZE:
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk and thyme. Microwave, uncovered, on high 1-2 minutes or until bubbly; cover and let stand until cooled to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved milk mixture. Stir in lemon juice and peel.

Pour into a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Recipe found here: Lemon-Thyme Tea Bread

Easter Bread with Orange Butter

Easter Bread with Orange Butter

Ingredients
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
3 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
4 to 5 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup raisins
2 teaspoons butter, melted
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons orange marmalade

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the eggs, sugar, oil, salt, lemon peel and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface. Sprinkle with raisins; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 20-in. rope. Place ropes on a greased baking sheet and braid; pinch ends to seal and tuck under. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. In a small bowl, combine softened butter and marmalade; serve with bread. Yield: 1 loaf (32 slices).

Recipe found here: Easter Bread with Orange Butter

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Eggs Benedict Casserole

Ingredients
12 ounces Canadian bacon, chopped
6 English muffins, split and cut into 1-inch pieces
8 eggs
2 cups 2% milk
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE:
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions
Place half of the Canadian bacon in a greased 3-qt. or 13×9-in. baking dish; top with English muffins and remaining bacon. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and onion powder; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Sprinkle top with paprika. Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, whisk egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and mustard until blended; cook until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and temperature reaches 160°, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to very low. Very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Serve immediately with casserole. Yield: 12 servings (1-2/3 cups sauce).

Recipe found here: Eggs Benedict Casserole

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