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Sweet & Sour Squash Salad

Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
2 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Directions
For dressing, whisk first six ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Place vegetables in a large bowl; toss with dressing.

Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Sour Squash Salsa Salad

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Apple Fritter Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or unsweetened apple juice, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, melted

ICING:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides.

Whisk together the first five ingredients. Add apples and beer; mix just until blended (do not overmix; batter will be thick). Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes.

Lifting with parchment paper, immediately remove cake from pan. Brush all sides with melted butter. Cool. Meanwhile, combine all icing ingredients. Spread or drizzle over cooled cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Fritter Cake

Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
FILLING:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
ICING:
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons instant cappuccino mix, optional
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add warm milk, buttermilk, sugar, butter, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

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

Punch dough down; turn onto a floured surface. Roll into an 18×12-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine brown sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13×9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 22-28 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl, beat icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Chipotle-Braised Pork Shoulder

Ingredients
4 pounds boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or more to taste, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 oranges
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
12 ounces light beer or lager
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions
1. Set oven at 350 degrees.

2. Cut the pork into 2-inch chunks. Sprinkle with salt.

3. In a large flameproof casserole over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Working in small batches, brown the pork for 3 to 5 minutes on a side. Transfer to a plate. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon oil from the pan.

4. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Return browned pork to the pan. Add the chipotle peppers with the sauce that clings to them, oregano, lemon and orange juice, tomatoes, and beer. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and transfer to the oven.

5. Cook for 1½ hours, or until the pork is tender when pierced with a fork. Let the pork sit in the sauce for 15 minutes or until it is cool enough to handle.

6. Using 2 forks, shred the pork. Return it to the sauce and bring to a boil to reheat it. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Polish Casserole

Ingredients
4 cups uncooked penne pasta
1-1/2 pounds Johnsonville® Fully Cooked Polish Kielbasa Sausage Rope, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 jar (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
3 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1-1/3 cups 2% milk
4 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in sausage, soup, sauerkraut, 2 cups cheese, milk, onions, mustard and garlic.

Spoon into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Recipe found here: Polish Casserole

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Ingredients
24 Oreo cookies, crushed
6 tablespoons butter, melted
FILLING:
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup 2% milk
1 cup whipped topping
10 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped

Directions
In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies and butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.

In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; gradually add milk. Beat in gelatin mixture. Fold in whipped topping and chopped cookies. Spoon over crust.

Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Loosen sides of cheesecake with a knife; remove rim from pan. Yield: 8 servings.

Originally published as No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014
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Florence-Inspired Souffle

Ingredients
6 egg whites
3/4 cup onion and garlic salad croutons
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups fat-free milk
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions
a food processor, process croutons until ground. Sprinkle evenly onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 2-qt. souffle dish; set aside.

In a large saucepan, saute the onion, red pepper and prosciutto in oil for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add spinach and garlic; cook just until spinach is wilted. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Transfer to a large bowl. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolk; return all to the bowl, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.

Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into vegetable mixture. Transfer to prepared dish; sprinkle with cheese.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until top is puffed and center appears set. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Florence-Inspired Souffle

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