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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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Beef Short Ribs in Burgundy Sauce

Ingredients
3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
3 tablespoons butter
1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
Dash dried thyme
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup water
1 cup dry red wine or beef broth
1 beef bouillon cube or 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 450°. Place short ribs on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Roast 30-40 minutes or until browned, turning once.

Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in water and wine. Add bouillon and parsley, stirring to dissolve bouillon.

Transfer ribs to Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

Remove short ribs; keep warm. Skim fat from sauce; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve with ribs. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Beef Short Ribs in Burgundy Sauce

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The Paralyzer Cocktail

Be care to not get knock out tonight by our amazing new drink! The Paralyzer Cocktail! This incredible drink is made with Vodka, Kahlua, Coke, and Milk!

+ 1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
+ 1 oz. (30ml) Coffee Liqueur
+ 2 ½ oz. (75ml) Cola
+ Splash Milk

Recipe found here: The Paralyzer Cocktail

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Sweet Berry Bruschetta

Ingredients
10 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
Cooking spray
5 teaspoons sugar, divided
6 ounces fat-free cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup fresh blackberries
3/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar

Directions
Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet; lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons sugar. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, extract and remaining sugar. Spread over toasted bread. Top with berries and almonds; dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 pieces

Recipe found here: Sweet Berry Bruschetta

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Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 package strawberry cake mix (regular size)
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
2 large eggs
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting, divided
Red food coloring, optional
Red nonpareils and pink jimmies, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, sour cream and eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium for 2 minutes.

Place 27 paper or foil liners in heart-shaped or standard muffin tins. (If using standard tins, tuck a 1/2-in. foil ball or marble between the liner and cup to form a heart shape.) Fill cups half full with batter. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each; fill with 1/2 teaspoon preserves. Top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350° for 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake portion comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

If desired, place a third of the frosting in a small bowl; tint pink with red food coloring. Frost cupcakes with white frosting; if desired, pipe edges with pink frosting. Decorate with nonpareils and jimmies if desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Fruit-Filled Cupcakes

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