Bacon Breakfast Pizza
1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons water
1 package (3 ounces) real bacon bits
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Unroll crust into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; flatten dough and build up edges slightly. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk eggs and water. In a small skillet, heat remaining oil until hot. Add eggs; cook and stir over medium heat until completely set.
Spoon eggs over crust. Sprinkle with bacon and cheeses. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 slices.
Recipe found here: Bacon Breakfast Pizza
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Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert
6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix
1 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Ice cream or whipped cream, optional
In a large bowl, toss apples with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. Place in a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the milk, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and baking mix. Spoon over apples.
For topping, combine biscuit mix and brown sugar in a large bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Add almonds; sprinkle over apples.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the apples are tender. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Recipe found here: Nutty Apple Streusel Dessert
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Flavorful Chicken Fajitas
4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped onion
6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
Shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
Discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through.
Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Recipe found here: Flavorful Chicken Fajitas
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Grilled Pepper Bruschetta
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow pepper
2 oz red onion, finely chopped
2 oz ripped basil
6 cloves roasted garlic
2 oz extra virgin olive oil, divided
squeeze of lemon juice
salt and pepper
4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
Italian round load bread, sliced about 1 inch thick and toasted
Lightly coat peppers in olive oil and grill on medium heat for char marks, remove, allow to cool and chop.
In a large bowl, mix peppers with onion, basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Lay cheese on top of toasted bread, and top with pepper mixture.
Recipe found here: Grilled Pepper Bruschetta
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Beef ‘n’ Biscuit Bake
pound ground beef
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
1 tube (12 ounces) refrigerated biscuits
2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
Preheat oven to 375°. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Add beans, corn, soup, milk, onion, chili powder and salt; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Spoon into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, brush all sides of biscuits with butter; roll in cornmeal. Place on top of bubbling meat mixture. Return to oven 10-12 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned and cooked through. Yield: 6-8 servings
Recipe found here: Beef ‘n’ Biscuit Bake
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Swiss Mushroom Orzo
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
4 tablespoons cold butter, divided
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms in remaining butter until tender. Drain orzo and add to mushrooms. Stir in cheese mixture until melted. Yield: 3 servings.
Recipe found here: Swiss Mushroom Orzo
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1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine all ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Microwave at 50% power for 12 minutes. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Recipe found here: Mushroom Rice
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