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Raspberry Brownie Dessert

Ingredients 1 pkg. fudge brownie mix (13-in.x9-in.pan size) 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided 1 pkg. (3.3 oz.) instant white chocolate pudding mix 1 can (21 oz.) raspberry pie filling  Directions Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions, using a greased 13×9-in. baking pan.  Cool completely on a wire rack. In a small bowl, […]

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Poblano Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 2 large poblano peppers 6 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup cooked bacon crumbles 5-1/2 cups large macaroni noodles, cooked 2-1/2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes chopped scallions  Directions Grill peppers until skin blackens.  Remove from heat, and place in a bowl.  Cover in plastic wrap, and let stand for […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

Ingredients For the meatballs: 1 small onion, grated 1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 large egg 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 1 slice fresh white bread, crust trimmed, bread torn into small pieces 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 8 ounces ground beef 8 ounces ground pork Freshly ground black pepper For the soup: […]

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Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

Ingredients 2-3 lbs. of Italian sausage (I use sweet and hot and 3 lbs. Cause you can never have too much pig!) 5 cans of Cannelini Beans (prefer Bush’s) 4 Qt. Low sodium chicken broth 2 large onions chopped 4-6 carrots chopped 4-6 stalks celery chopped 1 large bag chopped green kale or two bunches […]

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Best Ever Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients For the topping: 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs 1 teaspoon kosher salt Nonstick cooking spray For beans and sauce: 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed, trimmed and halved 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 12 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and […]

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Cornbread, Sausage, and Pecan Dressing

Ingredients 3/4 cup unsalted butter plus more for baking dish 1 lb. day-old cornbread, broken into 1-1/2″-2″ pieces (9 cups)…(I love Jiffy mix; 2 boxes) 1 lb. breakfast sausage links, casings removed 2-1/2 cups chopped yellow onions 1-1/2 cups 1/4″ slices celery 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided 1-1/4 cups […]

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Crab and Artichoke Dip

Ingredients 16 oz. lump crab meat 16 oz. cream cheese 8 oz. artichoke hearts (chopped & drained) 2 eggs 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp fresh thyme 1 tbsp chopped chive 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp sea salt Directions Combine all ingredients except the crab in a bowl, and mix until […]

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Yellowfin Tuna, Avocado, and Grilled Tomatillo Ceviche

Ingredients 3 small tomatillos 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 clove roasted garlic 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 small red onion, diced 1 cup diced sashimi-grad tuna 2 small California avocados, diced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Light a fire in a charcoal or gas grill.  Remove the […]

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Italian Burger

Supplies toasted semolina roll (not pictured) sauteed quartered cremini mushrooms fried deli-sliced Genoa salami baby arugula tossed with balsamic vinaigrette fresh ricotta  

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Grilled Hawaiian Tuna

Ingredients 1/2 cup pineapple juice 2 oranges, juiced 2 limes, juiced 2 green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 five-ounce albacore tuna steaks (about 1-inch thick) Directions In a medium bowl, combine the fruit juices, green onions, and soy sauce and stir just to combine.  Set the tuna steaks in a deep glass dish […]

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