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Cheddar Creamed Corn

Ingredients
2 packages (one 16 ounces, one 12 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until cheese is melted and corn is tender. Stir just before serving. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheddar Creamed Corn

Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 tablespoon prepared pesto
4 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons white vinegar
4 large eggs
8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
4 fresh basil leaves
4 slices tomato
4 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick), toasted

Directions
In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in pesto. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, whisk egg yolks, water and lemon juice until blended; cook until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and temperature reaches 160°, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to very low. Very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter mixture, whisking constantly.

Transfer to a small bowl. Place bowl in a larger bowl of warm water. Keep warm, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve. Place 2-3 in. of water in a large saucepan or skillet with high sides; add vinegar. Bring to a boil; adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl; holding the bowl close to the surface of the water, slip each egg into water.

Cook, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Using a slotted spoon, lift eggs out of water.
To serve, layer prosciutto, basil, tomato and eggs over toast. Top with hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

Grilled Vegetable, Sausage & Bacon Risotto

Ingredients
4 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Cherry Hardwood Smoked Bacon, chopped
1/2 cup shallots or onion, chopped
1 cup Arborio rice
2 1/2 to 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth or stock
1 (7 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Golden Brown Sausage Links or Paties, sliced or cubed
2 cups grilled or roasted vegetables, such as zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms, coarsely chopped*
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup basil or thyme leaves, chopped
* Often found at deli or take out food counters at the supermarket. Any combination of left over cooked vegetables may be substituted.

Directions
Cook bacon in a large deep skillet or saute pan over medium heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a paper towel; set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings.

Add shallots to drippings in skillet; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add rice; cook and stir 1 minute.

Add 1 cup of the broth; simmer until broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time cooking until broth is absorbed before adding more.

Continue simmering stirring occasionally until rice is firm to the bite. (This will take about 18 to 20 minutes total time).

Stir in sausage and vegetables; continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through and rice is tender, adding additional broth if needed to keep a creamy consistency.

Remove from heat; stir in cheese and reserved bacon. Top with basil. Yield: 4 servings

Recipe found here: Grilled Vegetable, Sausage & Bacon Risotto

Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding

Ingredients
9 cups cubed day-old white bread (about 8 slices)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half cream
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream and butterscotch ice cream topping

Directions
Place bread, pecans and butterscotch chips in a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Pour over bread mixture; stir gently to combine.

Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream and butterscotch topping. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding

Colorado Peach Cobbler

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches

TOPPING:
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter
1 egg, beaten
Ice cream, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour and nutmeg. Add peaches; stir to coat. Pour into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan.

For topping, in a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in egg. Spoon over peaches.

Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden. Serve hot or cold with ice cream if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Colorado Peach Cobbler

Johnsonville® Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville® Ground Italian Sausage
48 large fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until no longer pink and lightly browned; drain.

Remove and discard stems from mushrooms. Arrange mushroom caps on foil-lined baking sheets.

In a bowl, combine cooked sausage, bread crumbs, cream cheese, garlic, parsley and lemon juice. Stir until blended.
Carefully spoon sausage mixture into mushroom caps. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 400°F for 14-16 minutes of until mushrooms are tender and lightly browned. Serve hot. Yield: 48 servings.

Recipe found here: Johnsonville® Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

Ingredients
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips, melted and cooled
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries

Directions
Preheat oven to 300°. Cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in flour (mixture will be crumbly). Pat onto a greased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake until lightly browned, 25-28 minutes. Cool.

Beat melted chips and cream until smooth. Beat in cream cheese until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, granulated sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Cool.

Arrange berries over cream cheese layer; brush with pineapple mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

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