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Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

Mango Basil Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
2 Tbsps fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cups cooked chicken, cooled and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked Minute® Brown Rice, cooled
1 cup fresh mango, peeled and chopped
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
4 large green lettuce leaves, washed and dried
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

In bottom of large bowl, combine bottled dressing and basil. Add chicken, brown rice, and mango. Toss well to combine.

To serve: Place 1 lettuce leaf onto each of 4 serving plates. Divide salad mixture evenly and place into center of lettuce leaves. Garnish top of each serving with an equal amount of crumbled goat cheese.

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Pineapple Orange Cake

Pineapple Orange Cake

1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
4 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, oranges, egg whites and applesauce on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour into a 13×9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

In a bowl, combine the pineapple and pudding mix. Fold in whipped topping just until blended. Spread over cake.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 15 servings.

Recipe found here: Pineapple Orange Cake

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Parmesan Chicken with Pasta Rags

Parmesan Chicken with Pasta Rags


3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 cup Progresso™ garlic herb bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast halves or thighs

8 oz uncooked lasagna noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Garnish, if desired

Fresh basil sprigs
Shaved Parmesan cheese

1 Heat oven to 475°F. In shallow microwavable bowl, stir together 3 cloves garlic, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, 3 tablespoons oil and butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute or until butter is melted; stir.

2 In another shallow bowl, stir together bread crumbs and grated cheese. Coat chicken pieces with garlic mixture; coat with crumb mixture. Place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.

3 Bake about 20 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut. Meanwhile, cook broken lasagna noodles as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.

4 In 10-inch skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 clove garlic; cook and stir 1 minute or until tender. Stir in spinach and 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until spinach is cooked. Add cooked noodles, tomatoes and chopped basil; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Serve pasta mixture with chicken. Garnish with basil sprigs and shaved Parmesan cheese.

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Strawberry Angel Trifle

Strawberry Angel Trifle

1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
2 cups boiling water
5 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and drained
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions; cool completely. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin and 3/4 cup sugar in boiling water. Mash half of the strawberries; add to gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 1 hour. Slice remaining strawberries; stir into the gelatin.

Cut cake into 1-in. cubes. Place half in a 3-qt. trifle or glass bowl. Top with half of the gelatin mixture. Repeat. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. In a bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon over gelatin. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe found here: Strawberry Angel Trifle

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Ravioli with Snap Peas & Mushroom

Ravioli with Snap Peas & Mushrooms

1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
1 pound fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
3 shallots, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups fat-free evaporated milk
8 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced or 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted

In a large saucepan, cook ravioli according to package directions, adding snap peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, shallots and garlic; cook and stir until mushrooms are tender. Stir in milk, sage, lemon peel, lemon-pepper and white pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Add ravioli and snap peas to sauce; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese and hazelnuts. 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: Ravioli with Snap Peas & Mushrooms

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Moist Lazy Daisy Cake

Moist Lazy Daisy Cake

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
1 cup flaked coconut

In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla on high until thick and lemon-colored, about 4 minutes.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Beat on low just until combined.

Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter melts. Add to batter; beat thoroughly (the batter will be thin).

Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool slightly.

For frosting, blend all ingredients well; spread over warm cake. Broil about 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Moist Lazy Daisy Cake

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Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)

Place egg substitute in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the cheese, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes and pepper. Dip fillets in egg substitute, then cheese mixture.

Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

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