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Creamy Vegetable Bow Tie Toss

Creamy Vegetable Bow Tie Toss

Ingredients
12 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 cups cut fresh asparagus (about 1/2 pound)
2 medium sweet onions, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 medium zucchini, halved and sliced
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
1/3 cup butter, cubed
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup prepared ranch dip
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute vegetables in butter for 5 minutes. Stir in broth; cook for 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.

In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, dip, cheese, parsley, basil and salt; stir into skillet and heat through. Drain pasta; add to the skillet and toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Vegetable Bow Tie Toss

Texas Taco Dip Platter

Texas Taco Dip Platter

Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons salt
2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips
2 cups hot cooked rice

TOPPINGS:
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup picante sauce, optional

Directions
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add next seven ingredients; simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

Add beans and heat though. On a platter, layer the corn chips, rice, meat mixture, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomatoes and olives. Serve with picante sauce if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Recipe found here: Texas Taco Dip Platter

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Ingredients
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pecan

Directions
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Remove chops; keep warm. Add apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings

Recipe found here: Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Mini Reuben Skewers

Mini Reuben Skewers With Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
1/3 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Wish-Bone® Thousand Island Dressing
1 can (8 oz.) sauerkraut, drained and coarsely chopped
4 thin slices rye bread, crust removed
8 ounces sliced cooked corned beef or pastrami
8 ounces sliced Swiss cheese

Directions
TOTAL TIME: 10 min

Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, Dressing and sauerkraut in medium bowl; set aside.
Evenly top 2 bread slices with cheese, corned beef, then remaining bread. Cut each sandwich into 20 cubes and secure with wooden toothpicks. Serve with dipping sauce.

Raspberry Peach Pie

Raspberry Peach Pie

Ingredients
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup cold water

FILLING:
4 medium peaches, peeled and sliced
1-1/3 cups sugar
5 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup water
3 cups fresh raspberries

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Roll out pastry to fit in a 9-in. pie plate.

Transfer to pie plate; trim and flute edges. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Fill with dried beans, uncooked rice or pie weights.

Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake 5-7 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large saucepan, combine the peaches, sugar and juice. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into peach mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Fold in raspberries. Spoon into crust.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Raspberry Peach Pie

lasagna rolls

Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients
6 lasagna noodles
1 pound ground beef
1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon fennel seed, optional
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

Directions
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and fennel seed if desired; heat through.

Drain noodles. Spread 1/4 cup meat sauce over each noodle; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Carefully roll up noodles and place seam side down in an 8-in.-square baking dish. Top with remaining sauce and cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Lasagna Rolls

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
6 medium green peppers
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (3 medium)
1-1/2 cups cooked rice

Directions
Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds. In a Dutch oven, cook peppers in boiling water 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, brown beef, onion and salt in a skillet; drain.

Cool slightly. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes and rice.

Drain peppers and stuff with meat mixture. Place in a baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

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