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calzone-pinwheels

Calzone Pinwheels

Ingredients
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup diced pepperoni
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce, warmed

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix the first nine ingredients.

Unroll crescent dough and separate into four rectangles; press perforations to seal. Spread rectangles with cheese mixture to within 1/4 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side; pinch seam to seal.

Using a serrated knife, cut each roll into four slices; place on a greased baking sheet, cut side down. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce. Yield: 16 appetizers.

Recipe found here: Calzone Pinwheels

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mushroom-bundles

Mushroom Bundles

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped baby portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 sheets phyllo dough (14×9-inch size)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, rosemary and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface; brush with butter. (Keep remaining phyllo covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to prevent it from drying out.) Layer with three additional phyllo sheets, brushing each layer. Using a sharp knife, cut the layered sheets into twelve 3-in. squares. Carefully press each stack into an ungreased mini-muffin cup.

Stir feta into mushroom mixture; spoon 1 tablespoon into each phyllo cup. Form into bundles by gathering edges of phyllo squares and twisting centers to close. Brush tops with remaining butter. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Freeze option: Freeze cooled bundles in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, reheat bundles on a greased baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until crisp and heated through. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Mushroom Bundles

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tuscan-portobello-stew

Tuscan Portobello Stew

Ingredients
2 large portobello mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white wine or vegetable broth
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups chopped fresh kale
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Directions
In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in the tomatoes, kale and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Add beans; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Tuscan Portobello Stew

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savory-mushroom-herb-pork-roast

Savory Mushroom & Herb Pork Roast

Ingredients
2 medium onions, chopped
16 fresh baby carrots
1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
French-fried onions, optional

Directions
Place onions and carrots in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half; add to slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the soup, broth, mushrooms, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, marjoram and pepper; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove pork to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Serve pork with gravy. Sprinkle servings with French-fried onions if desired.

Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Savory Mushroom & Herb Pork Roast

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Today is National I Love Food Day. What a great day to explore new foods or favorites. I love pasta and Italian Sausage. I should have been born Italian.

Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

Ingredients
1 package (19-1/2 ounces) Italian turkey sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
3 small zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) Italian crushed tomatoes
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4-1/2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta

Directions
In a Dutch oven, saute sausage until no longer pink; drain. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute the zucchini, pepper and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.

Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, cheese, hot sauce, Italian seasoning, sugar and salt. Stir in sausage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Serve with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Sausage Marinara with Penne

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Florentine Spaghetti Bake

Florentine Spaghetti Bake

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups (16 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion, crumbling meat, until sausage is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Drain pasta. Combine the egg with the next five ingredients. Spread 1 cup sausage mixture in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with spaghetti and remaining sausage mixture. Layer with egg mixture and mozzarella cheese.

Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until lightly browned and heated through, about 15 minutes longer. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Florentine Spaghetti Bake

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Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 pound ground veal or chicken
Salt and pepper
A little freshly grated nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon
3 large shallots, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
A handful sage leaves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons stemmed thyme
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup Marsala
2 cups veal or chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 pound pappardelle, tagliatelle or linguine
Grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for tossing and topping
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta.

In large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Melt butter into oil, add the mushrooms and brown well. To the browned mushrooms, add veal or chicken and crumble and brown; season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg. Add shallots, celery, garlic, sage and thyme. Stir 3-4 minutes to soften, add tomato paste and stir a minute more. Add Marsala, stock and milk to the sauce, bring to a bubble, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes over low heat.

Cook pasta to al dente in salted water. Add a cup of salted cooking water to the sauce, drain pasta then toss with the sauce to combine, adding in a few handfuls of cheese and parsley. Drizzle with EVOO to finish. Serve the pasta in shallow bowls and pass extra cheese at table.

Recipe found here: Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

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