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Strawberries 'n' Cream Scones

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, salt and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream just until moistened.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead five times. Gently knead in strawberries, about five times. Pat into an 8-in. circle; brush with egg and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cut into eight wedges.

Separate wedges and place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.

Recipe found here: Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

Italian Chicken with Peppers and Onions

Italian Chicken with Peppers and Onions

Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup sliced yellow onion
1 cup sliced green bell pepper
1 pack Knorr® Roasters™ Roasting Bag & Seasoning Blend for Chicken – Garlic Parmesan & Italian Herb

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°.

Place chicken and vegetables inside bag, then sprinkle seasoning blend over chicken and vegetables. Twist bag to close tightly, then secure with blue tie about 2-inches below the opening. Turn bag gently to spread seasoning blend over chicken and vegetables. Lay bag flat in 13 x 9-inch baking dish, arrange chicken in single layer.

Bake 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before opening. Carefully cut open bag and serve.

Recipe found here: Italian Chicken with Peppers and Onions

Amish Breakfast Casserole

Amish Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients
1 pound sliced bacon, diced
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
6 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Amish Breakfast Casserole

Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups light chocolate soymilk
1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 slice (4×1 inch) angel food cake, torn into pieces
1/2 cup frozen (thawed) fat-free whipped topping
1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) raspberries
Grated semisweet chocolate, if desired

Directions
1 In medium bowl, beat soymilk, pudding mix and cinnamon with wire whisk until mixture is blended and thickened.

2 To assemble, spoon 1/4 cup pudding into each of 2 small parfait glasses or clear drinking glasses. Layer each with half of the cake, 2 tablespoons whipped topping and half of the raspberries. Top each with remaining pudding and whipped topping. Garnish with grated chocolate.

Recipe found here: Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits

Raisin Applesauce Cake

Raisin Applesauce Cake

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins

Directions
In a bowl, cream the sugar and shortening. Beat in molasses until blended; set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating well after each addition. Stir in raisins.

Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until cake test done. Cake will not rise to top of pan. After 10 minutes, remove cake from pan and cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Raisin Applesauce Cake

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
3/4 pound fully cooked andouille sausage links, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3/4 cup butter, cut up
2 medium leeks (white portion only), thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Minced fresh parsley and lemon wedges, optional

Directions
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook and stir sausage over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; transfer half of the sausage to paper towels to drain.

Place butter and drained sausage in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Remove to a bowl; cover and refrigerate.

Add leeks to remaining sausage in skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until leeks are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the wine, brandy, salt, paprika and cayenne, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Stir in shrimp; cook for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add andouille butter, stirring just until melted.
Drain fettuccine; place on a large platter. Spoon shrimp mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Skillet Beef Tamales

Skillet Beef Tamales

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
2 cups salsa
3/4 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons water
6 corn tortillas (6 inches), halved and cut into 1/2-inch strips
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook beef and peppers over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in salsa, corn and water; bring to a boil.

Stir in tortilla strips. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-15 minutes or until tortillas are softened. Sprinkle with cheese; cook, covered, 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream.

Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Skillet Beef Tamales

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