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Orange Rice Medley

Orange Rice Medley

Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1-1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and coarsely chopped

Directions
In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion and peppers in oil until tender. Add rice; stir until lightly browned. Add broth, orange juice, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in oranges. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Orange Rice Medley

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Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

Ingredients
1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
2 medium peaches, sliced
2 medium nectarines, sliced
1 cup seedless red grapes
1 cup halved fresh strawberries
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced
2 medium firm bananas, sliced
1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed
1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Lemonade Pudding Fruit Salad

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Crowd-Pleasing Taco Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Taco Salad

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, torn
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup taco sauce
1 package (10-1/2 ounces) corn chips

Directions
In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and beef mixture. Combine mayonnaise and taco sauce; pour over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with corn chips. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Crowd-Pleasing Taco Salad

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Creamy Grape Salad

Creamy Grape Salad

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 pounds seedless red grapes
2 pounds seedless green grapes
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving. Yield: 21-24 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Grape Salad

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Tempting Tomato Cups

Tempting Tomato Cups

Ingredients
3 large tomatoes
1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Sliced ripe olives, optional

Directions
Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. Leaving a 1/4-in.-thick shell, scoop out pulp (discard pulp or save for another use). Invert tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.

In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, celery, green pepper, onion, mayonnaise, garlic salt if desired and pepper; mix well. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with olives if desired. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Tempting Tomato Cup

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Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

Ingredients
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 medium onions, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
1-1/4 cups cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Grease a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs; set aside.

In a large skillet, saute the onions, celery and pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in mashed potatoes and cheese cubes. Transfer to prepared baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

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Mini Chicken Empanadas

Mini Chicken Empanadas

Ingredients
1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
2/3 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
4 teaspoons chopped sweet red pepper
2 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry

Directions
In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. On a lightly floured surface, roll each pastry sheet into a 15-inch circle. Cut with a floured 3-in. round biscuit cutter.

Place about 1 teaspoon filling on one half of each circle. Moisten pastry edges with water. Fold pastry over filling. Press edges with a fork to seal.

Transfer to greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

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

Recipe found here: Mini Chicken Empanadas

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