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JELL-O Strawberry Parfaits

Ingredients
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup fresh strawberries

Directions
Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir until gelatin is slightly thickened. Remove any unmelted ice.

Lean 4 parfait glasses, at an angle, against sides of muffin pan cups. Reserve 4 strawberries for garnish. Slice remaining berries; stir into gelatin. Spoon into tilted glasses. Refrigerate 2 hours or until gelatin is firm.

Top with COOL WHIP and reserved berries before serving.

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Texas Tabbouleh

Ingredients
1 cup bulgur
2 cups boiling water
3 medium tomatoes
1 cup finely chopped red onion
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup lime juice
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

Directions
Place bulgur in a large bowl; stir in boiling water. Let stand, covered, 30 minutes or until bulgur is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain well, pressing out excess water. Cool completely.

Stir in tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic and seasonings. Add beans; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes. Serve with cheese. Yield: 10 servings.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Texas Tabbouleh

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Dragon Berry Delight

1 oz. (30ml) Strawberry liqueur
+ 1 oz. (30ml) Dragonfruit Rum
+ 1 oz. (30ml) Lime Juice
+ 2 oz. (60ml) Lemon Lime Soda

Watch the video to see how it is made:

Recipe found here: Dragon Berry Delight. The Tipsy Bartender – the BEST adult beverage site online!

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Orange Chiffon Pie

Ingredients
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
Oranges slices
Fresh mint, optional

Directions
In a saucepan, combine the gelatin, sugar and salt. Add milk and egg yolks. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat; add juices and peel. Chill until partially set.

Fold in whipped cream and chill until mixture mounds. Spoon into pie shell; chill thoroughly. Garnish with orange slices and mint if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Orange Chiffon Pie

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Ginger-Cashew Chicken Salad

Ingredients
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
SALAD:
8 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 10 cups)
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup shredded red cabbage
2 medium carrots, shredded
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 cups chow mein noodles
3/4 cup salted cashews, toasted
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Directions
In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients until blended. Pour 3/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.

Preheat broiler. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Place chicken in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Broil 4-6 in. from heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Cut chicken into strips.

Place spinach on a serving platter. Arrange chicken, oranges, cabbage, carrots and green onions. Sprinkle with chow mein noodles, cashews and sesame seeds. Stir reserved molasses mixture; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Editor’s Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Recipe found here: Ginger-Cashew Chicken Salad

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Greek-Style Lemon-Garlic Chicken

Ingredients
8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 3 pounds)
1 cup pitted Greek olives
8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Scrub potatoes; cut each into eight wedges and place in a shallow roasting pan. Top with olives and chicken. In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, oregano and pepper until blended. Drizzle over chicken and potatoes. Pour chicken broth around chicken into pan.

Bake, uncovered, 60-70 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and potatoes are tender. Serve with pan juices. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Greek-Style Lemon-Garlic Chicken

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Sensational Slush

Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 can (12 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2 cups cold water
2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and gelatin in boiling water. In a blender, combine pineapple juice and strawberries; cover and process until blended. Add to gelatin mixture. Stir in concentrates and cold water. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from the freezer 45 minutes before serving. For each serving, combine 1/2 cup slush mixture with 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda; stir well. Yield: 20 servings.

Recipe found here: Sensational Slush

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