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Cajun Shrimp in Foil

These CAJUN SHRIMP IN FOIL PACKS can be on your dinner table in 60 minutes from start to finish.

Trust me, These tasty baked shrimp and sausage foil packets make a healthy and delicious dinner in less than 60 minutes that can feed all the family.

Now, enough with talking, here’s how to make this good recipe step-by-step.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 lb. Shrimp with tails on

1 lb. Smoked sausage cut into large pieces

8 Mini cobs of corn

½ Red onion cut into large pieces

1 Red bell pepper cut into large pieces

16 Baby red potatoes

8 Tbsp. Chicken broth

4 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and melted

Salt and pepper to taste

Cajun seasoning to taste

Extra-wide heavy-duty aluminum foil

How to make Cajun Shrimp in Foil:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Spread out four extra-wide sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. If you cannot find the wide foil, you can fold together two sheets of regular foil to make it wider.

Step 3. In the center of each sheet of foil, place two pieces of corn on the cob, four baby potatoes, ¼ of the shrimp, ¼ of the sausage, some red onion, red bell pepper, salt, and pepper to taste, and cajun seasoning to taste.

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Step 4. Drizzle 2 Tbsp of chicken broth and 1 Tbsp of butter over the top of the ingredients in each foil packet.

Step 5. Fold up the sides of the foil and roll it down to form a closed tent over the top of the food.

Step 6. Roll the edges of each piece of foil up so that you have formed a closed packet.

Step 7. Bake for 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and the meat is cooked through.

Enjoy!

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Cajun Shrimp in Foil

Yield:
4
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
40 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour

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Cajun Shrimp in Foil

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Shrimp with tails on
  • 1 lb. Smoked sausage cut into large pieces
  • 8 Mini cobs of corn
  • ½ Red onion cut into large pieces
  • 1 Red bell pepper cut into large pieces
  • 16 Baby red potatoes
  • 8 Tbsp. Chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • Extra wide heavy duty aluminum foil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spread out four extra wide sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil. If you cannot find the wide foil, you can fold together two sheets of regular foil to make it wider.
  • In the center of each sheet of foil, place two pieces of corn on the cob, four baby potatoes, ¼ of the shrimp, ¼ of the sausage, some red onion, red bell pepper, salt and pepper to taste and cajun seasoning to taste.
  • Fold up the sides of the foil and roll it down to form a closed tent over the top of the food.
  • Roll the edges of each piece of foil up so that you have formed a closed packet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and the meat is cooked through.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 1696Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 340mgSodium: 3164mgCarbohydrates: 247gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 23gSugar: 22gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 69g

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DINNER

Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

This hearty supper takes us back to Grandma’s kitchen table, absolutely a hit!

This yummy Creamed Chipped Beef recipe is simple to make and oh-so-satisfying to enjoy. 

My mom loved it, my 12-year son declared it his favorite meal

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

8 oz. Dried beef in a jar chopped into pieces

2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted

2 Tbsp. All-purpose flour

1 C. Milk

½ C. Heavy whipping cream

Pepper to taste

Toast

How to make Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast:

Step 1. Melt the butter in a skillet or saucepan over medium heat on the stove.

Step 2. Add the flour to the butter, and whisk to combine well, cooking for a minute or two until the raw flour taste has been cooked off.

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Step 3. Slowly whisk in first the milk and then the heavy whipping cream.

Step 4. Add pepper to taste.

Step 5. Bring the mixture to a rolling simmer over medium heat, and whisk often to prevent burning.

Step 6. Once the sauce has thickened to your liking, add the beef into the skillet or saucepan, and stir to combine. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes and then serve over toast.

Enjoy!

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Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

Yield:
4
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes

This hearty supper takes us back to Grandma’s kitchen table, simple to make and oh-so-satisfying to enjoy.  absolutely a hit!

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Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Dried beef in a jar chopped into pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp. All purpose flour
  • 1 C. Milk
  • ½ C. Heavy whipping cream
  • Pepper to taste
  • Toast

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a skillet or saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
  • Add the flour to the butter, and whisk to combine well, cooking for a minute or two until the raw flour taste has been cooked off.
  • Slowly whisk in first the milk and then the heavy whipping cream.
  • Add pepper to taste.
  • Bring the mixture to a rolling simmer over medium heat, and whisk often to prevent burning.
  • Once the sauce has thickened to your liking, add the beef into the skillet or saucepan, and stir to combine. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes and then serve over toast.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 302Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 1652mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g

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DINNER

Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy

Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy!!!

We make them just like Mom made!!! The Best!!!

Looks like the perfect cold weather meal! Sometimes I would prepare with lots of onions to give it more flavor.

Easy budget-friendly dinner, the right way to start the new year!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients:

2 lbs. Ground beef

1 C. Bread crumbs

2 large eggs

2 Tbsp. Parsley flakes

1 tsp. Onion powder

1 tsp. Garlic powder

3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Onion thinly sliced

1 Tbsp. Olive oil

2 Tbsp. All purpose flour

2 C. Beef broth

Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy:

Step 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with your hands to combine thoroughly.

a. adding ground beef, bread crumbs

b. adding onion powder, garlic powder

c. adding parsley flakes

d. adding worcestershire sauce

Step 2. Form the meat mixture into 8 even sized patties.

Step 3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, and cook the patties until done to your liking. Remove and keep warm.

Step 4. In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Step 5. Add the onions to the heated skillet and cook until softened.

Step 6. Stir the flour in with the onions and saute for another 30 seconds.

Step 7. Whisk the beef broth in with the onions and continue to simmer until the mixture has thickened into a gravy.

Step 8. Return the meat to the skillet and cover with the gravy. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

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Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy

Yield:
8
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
25 minutes
Total Time:
40 minutes

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Hamburger Steaks with Onion Gravy

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Ground beef
  • 1 C. Bread crumbs
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. Parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. All purpose flour
  • 2 C. Beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, parsley flakes, onion powder, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Mix with your hands to combine thoroughly.
  • Form the meat mixture into 8 even sized patties.
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat on the stove, and cook the patties until done to your liking. Remove and keep warm.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the onions to the heated skillet and cook until softened.
  • Stir the flour in with the onions and saute for another 30 seconds.
  • Whisk the beef broth in with the onions and continue to simmer until the mixture has thickened into a gravy.
  • Return the meat to the skillet and cover with the gravy. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 415Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 14gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 35g

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DINNER

Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Pickles AND bacon AND cheese? Yes please! Celebrate National Pickle Day with these tasty bites.





Bacon Pickle Fries are your two favorite foods in one.

If you need a quick snack, these are delicious!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20-25 minutes | Servings: 10

Ingredients:

5 large whole dill pickles

5 oz. Cream cheese softened

1 C. Cheddar cheese shredded

2 Tbsp. Fresh chives chopped

2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley chopped

Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)

10 Thick cut bacon slices

How to make Bacon Wrapped Pickles:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Cut each pickle in half, and use a small spoon to scoop out a portion of the center of each pickle half.

Step 3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chives, parsley, and red pepper flakes if desired. Stir to combine the mixture well.

a. adding cream cheese

b. adding cheddar cheese

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Step 4. Fill the hollowed out center of each pickle with the cheese mixture.

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b.

Step 5. Wrap a slice of bacon around each pickle half.

Step 6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy!

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Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Yield:
10
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
25 minutes
Total Time:
40 minutes

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Bacon Wrapped Pickles

Ingredients

  • 5 Large whole dill pickles
  • 5 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • 1 C. Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh chives chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh parsley chopped
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 10 Thick cut bacon slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut each pickle in half, and use a small spoon to scoop out a portion of the center of each pickle half.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chives, parsley and red pepper flakes if desired. Stir to combine the mixture well.
  • Fill the hollowed out center of each pickle with the cheese mixture.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each pickle half.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 10
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 161Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 867mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 8g

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DINNER

Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Philly cheesesteaks are back on the table with this recipe! This simple Philly Cheesesteak recipe is ALWAYS a hit at dinner time. 

This easy recipe is perfect for any night of the week and can be on your table in just 30 minutes.

Make this one once, and you will want this good meal again and again!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 40-45 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 ½ lb. Ground beef

2 Bell peppers chopped

½ Onion chopped

2 tsp. Minced garlic

1 tsp. Seasoned salt

8 Slices provolone cheese

4 Large Eggs

¼ C. Heavy whipping cream

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

How to make Philly Cheesesteak Casserole:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. In a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, begin to brown the meat.

Step 3. When the meat is partially browned, add the onions and peppers to the skillet. Cook until the meat is completely browned and the vegetables are beginning to soften.

Step 4. Add the seasoned salt and minced garlic to the skillet and saute for another 30 seconds. Drain any excess grease.

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Step 5. Layer the beef in the bottom of a well-greased 9×9 baking dish.

Step 6. Top the beef with the cheese slices.

Step 7. Mix together the heavy whipping cream, worcestershire sauce, and eggs in a bowl, and pour over the meat mixture in the baking dish.

Step 8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.

Enjoy!

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Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Yield:
4
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
45 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour

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Philly Cheesesteak Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. Ground beef
  • 2 Bell peppers chopped
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Seasoned salt
  • 8 Slices provolone cheese
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • ¼ C. Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat on the stove, begin to brown the meat.
  • When the meat is partially browned, add the onions and peppers to the skillet. Cook until the meat is completely browned and the vegetables are beginning to soften.
  • Add the seasoned salt and minced garlic to the skillet and saute another 30 seconds. Drain any excess grease.
  • Layer the beef in the bottom of a well greased 9x9 baking dish.
  • Top the beef with the cheese slices.
  • Mix together the heavy whipping cream, worcestershire sauce and eggs in a bowl, and pour over the meat mixture in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.

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DINNER

Meatball Sub Casserole

This epic hearty MEATBALL SUB CASSEROLE is your new favorite dinner recipe!

Meatball Sub Casserole: filled with delicious Italian meatballs, bites of bread, and lots of cheese, this easy casserole recipe is sure to be a hit with your family! #Meatballs

I’ve made this for over 20 years. It’s delicious!

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 45-50 minutes | Servings: 6

Ingredients:

⅓ C. Green onion chopped

⅓ C. Bread crumbs

1 ½ lb. Ground beef

½ C. Mayonnaise

3 Hoagie Roll buns

¼ C. Parmesan cheese

2 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded

1 Jar spaghetti sauce

2 tsp. Minced garlic

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

⅔ C. Water

How to make Meatball Sub Casserole:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2. Add the meat to a mixing bowl, and add the green onions, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese.

Step 3. Form the meat mixture into 1 inch meatballs, and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Step 4. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees.

Step 5. Layer the bread in the bottom of a well-greased 9×13 baking dish.

Step 6. Mix together the mayo, cream cheese, and Italian seasoning in a bowl and spread over the bread.

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Step 7. Sprinkle half of the cheese on top.

Step 8. Add the water, spaghetti sauce, garlic, and meatballs to a large mixing bowl to combine.

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Step 10. Pour the meatball mixture over the bread in the baking dish and top with the remaining Mozzarella cheese.

Step 11. Bake for 30 minutes and let rest for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

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Meatball Sub Casserole

Yield:
6
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
50 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour 10 minutes

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Meatball Sub Casserole

Ingredients

  • ⅓ C. Green onion chopped
  • ⅓ C. Bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ lb. Ground beef
  • ½ C. Mayonnaise
  • 3 Hoagie Roll buns
  • ¼ C. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 Jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ⅔ C. Water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add the meat to a mixing bowl, and add the green onions, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Form the meat mixture into 1 inch meatballs, and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  • Reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
  • Layer the bread in the bottom of a well greased 9x13 baking dish.
  • Mix together the mayo, cream cheese and Italian seasoning in a bowl and spread over the bread.
  • Sprinkle half of the cheese on top.
  • Add the water, spaghetti sauce, garlic and meatballs to a large mixing bowl to combine.
  • Pour the meatball mixture over the bread in the baking dish and top with the remaining Mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 763Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 991mgCarbohydrates: 38gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 47g

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DINNER

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

This CHICKEN SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE recipe is the perfect lightened-up comfort food meal!

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Homemade Chicken Spaghetti is one of those easy, cheesy casserole dishes that will become a family favorite!

GOOD tip: this would be good for keto-friendly if ya used zoodles!

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 45-50 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients:

3 C. Shredded chicken

8 oz. Spaghetti noodles cooked

⅔ C. Chopped celery

1 C. Chopped onions

1 C. Chopped bell pepper

1 C. Chicken broth

2 Cans Cream of chicken soup

1 C. Shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Chicken Spaghetti Casserole:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Mix together the shredded chicken, cooked spaghetti noodles, celery, onions, and peppers in a large mixing bowl.

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Step 3. Combine the broth, cream of chicken soups, and salt and pepper to taste in a separate bowl.

Step 4. Pour the soup mixture over the chicken mixture and toss to combine.

Step 5. Layer the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and top with the shredded cheddar cheese.

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Step 6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes more.

Enjoy!

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Yield:
4
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
45 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour 5 minutes

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Ingredients

  • 3 C. Shredded chicken
  • 8 oz. Spaghetti noodles cooked
  • ⅔ C. Chopped celery
  • 1 C. Chopped onions
  • 1 C. Chopped bell pepper
  • 1 C. Chicken broth
  • 2 Cans Cream of chicken soup
  • 1 C. Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the shredded chicken, cooked spaghetti noodles, celery, onions and peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  • Combine the broth, cream of chicken soups and salt and pepper to taste in a separate bowl.
  • Pour the soup mixture over the chicken mixture and toss to combine.
  • Layer the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish and top with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 minutes more.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 549Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1664mgCarbohydrates: 38gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 40g

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DINNER

Soft Buttery Yeast Rolls

“They never fail to make huge, tall, soft, fluffy and buttery rolls.”

Made these – you should smell them baking. Amazing! The entire house smells like, “welcome home” on a cold rainy day. 

Oh my grandma use to make yeast bread and rolls. Oh i miss those cold rainy days coming home from school and the house would be so warm and the smell of yeast bread and stew.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Servings: 16

Ingredients:

1 Package Dry active yeast

¼ C. Hot water

¼ C. Granulated sugar

1 C. Milk

¼ C. + 2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and divided

1 large egg

Pinch of salt

4 ½ C. All-purpose flour

How to make Soft Buttery Yeast Rolls:

Step 1. Place the yeast and hot water into a mixing bowl, and allow to sit untouched for at least 10 minutes.

Step 2. In a saucepan on the stove over medium heat, add the milk, sugar and ¼ cup of the butter. Heat until the sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.

Step 3. Let the heated milk mixture cool to no more than 115 degrees, and pour into the mixing bowl with the yeast. Mix together for a few seconds.

Step 4. Add the egg into the mixing bowl while it is beating.

Step 5. Slowly add 4 cups of flour and the salt into the mixing bowl a little at a time.

Step 6. Lightly flour a large mixing bowl and place the finished dough into it. Cover the dough and let it sit undisturbed in a warm area for an hour and a half until it has risen to roughly double its size.

Step 7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 8. Punch down the dough, spread the remaining flour on a flat clean surface, and knead the dough for a minute or two. Try to use as little flour as necessary.

Step 9. Separate the dough into four sections, and separate those four sections into four more each for a total of 16 even pieces of dough.

Step 10. Shape the dough pieces into roll shapes and place them into a well-greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.

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Step 11. Use the remaining 2 tbsp of butter to brush the top of the rolls before serving.

Enjoy!

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Soft Buttery Yeast Rolls

Yield:
16
Prep Time:
30 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes

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Soft Buttery Yeast Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Dry active yeast
  • ¼ C. Hot water
  • ¼ C. Granulated sugar
  • 1 C. Milk
  • ¼ C. + 2 Tbsp. Butter unsalted and divided
  • 1 Large egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 ½ C. All purpose flour

Instructions

  • Place the yeast and hot water into a mixing bowl, and allow to sit untouched for at least 10 minutes.
  • In a saucepan on the stove over medium heat, add the milk, sugar and ¼ cup of the butter. Heat until the sugar is dissolved and butter is melted.
  • Let the heated milk mixture cool to no more than 115 degrees, and pour into the mixing bowl with the yeast. Mix together for a few seconds.
  • Add the egg into the mixing bowl while it is beating.
  • Slowly add 4 cups of flour and the salt into the mixing bowl a little at a time.
  • Lightly flour a large mixing bowl and place the finished dough into it. Cover the dough and let it sit undisturbed in a warm area for an hour and a half until it has risen to roughly double its size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Punch down the dough, spread the remaining flour on a flat clean surface, and knead the dough for a minute or two. Try to use as little flour as necessary.
  • Separate the dough into four sections, and separate those four sections into four more each for a total of 16 even pieces of dough.
  • Shape the dough pieces into roll shapes and place into a well greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Use the remaining 2 tbsp of butter to brush the top of the rolls before serving.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 16
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 166Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 31gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 5g

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DINNER

Easy Cheesy Taco Sticks

These Cheesy Taco Pizza Sticks are always a fan favorite! So quick and easy to make!

Everyone LOVES these Cheesy Taco Sticks! They’re so easy to make too!

These Cheesy Taco Sticks are the perfect snack for game day! My daughter loves these for an after-school snack too!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15-18 minutes | Servings: 8

Ingredients:

1 lb. Ground beef

1 Package taco seasoning

4 Cheddar cheese sticks cut in half lengthwise

1 Refrigerated pizza crust

Flour for dusting the work surface

2 Tbsp. Butter melted

Garlic powder to taste

Parsley flakes to taste

How to make Easy Cheesy Taco Sticks:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2. Place the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, and cook until completely browned.

Step 3. Drain any excess grease and then add the taco seasoning to the meat. Simmer over low heat for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 4. Lightly flour a work surface in your kitchen and roll the pizza crust out until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.

Step 5. Cut 8 evenly-sized rectangles out of the dough.

Step 6. Place a cheese stick piece in the center of each piece of dough, and place a bit of the meat filling on top of it.

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Step 7. Carefully fold in the ends of each rectangle of dough, and then roll them into breadsticks over the filling.

Step 8. Place the taco sticks onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.

Step 9. Brush the taco sticks with the melted butter and sprinkle with the garlic powder and parsley flakes to taste.

Enjoy!

Yum!

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Easy Cheesy Taco Sticks

Yield:
8
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
18 minutes
Total Time:
33 minutes

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Easy Cheesy Taco Sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 Package taco seasoning
  • 4 Cheddar cheese sticks cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 Refrigerated pizza crust
  • Flour for dusting the work surface
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter melted
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Parsley flakes to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, and cook until completely browned.
  • Drain any excess grease and then add the taco seasoning to the meat. Simmer over low heat for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Lightly flour a work surface in your kitchen and roll the pizza crust out until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Cut 8 evenly-sized rectangles out of the dough.
  • Place a cheese stick piece in the center of each piece of dough, and place a bit of the meat filling on top of it.
  • Carefully fold in the ends of each rectangle of dough, and then roll them into breadsticks over the filling.
  • Place the taco sticks onto a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Brush the taco sticks with the melted butter and sprinkle with the garlic powder and parsley flakes to taste.

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DINNER

General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is my husband’s absolute favorite Chinese dish. In fact, when we go out to a Chinese restaurant he doesn’t even have to look at the menu. He always orders the General Tso’s Chicken and Hot and Sour Soup.

At almost every Chinese buffet or take-out you will find General Tso’s Chicken on the menu. But would you be surprised to know that this take-out staple is super easy to make in your own kitchen? Ever since I found this recipe a few months ago, he has been bugging to me to try it out.

So last week after a long day of work, he came home to a whole Chinese spread to devour. This homemade version of General Tso’s Chicken was absolutely fabulous! The chicken was moist, tender and packed with flavor from the marinade. Fried to crispy golden perfection and tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce, this recipe won’t disappoint!

Serve over Jasmine rice alongside some pot stickers or egg rolls.

Ingredients:

For the Chicken:

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1/4 cup white vinegar

3 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 pounds (about 4) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

For Coating and Frying:

3 large egg whites

1 1/2 cups cornstarch

1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

4 cups vegetable oil

1-2 green onions, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon white sesame seeds

How to make General Tso’s Chicken:

Step 1. In a large bowl, combine hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch and water in a bowl. Transfer 6 tablespoons of this mixture in a ziptop storage bag and add the chicken; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Set aside the remaining mixture.

Step 2. While the chicken is marinating, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Sauté the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups of the hoisin mixture and simmer, whisking constantly, until the mixture is dark brown and thickened. Remove from heat, cover.

Step 3. To prepare the chicken for coating and frying, in a shallow bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy; set aside.

Step 4. In a second shallow dish, combine the cornstarch, flour, baking soda, and remaining hoisin marinade; mix until it resembles coarse meal.

Step 5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Set a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until the oil registers 350 degrees.

Step 6. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Toss half the chicken into the egg whites until well coated, then dredge the chicken in the cornstarch mixture, pressing to adhere. Transfer the coated chicken to a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken.

Step 7. Fry half the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes, turning each piece halfway through cooking. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet and place in oven. Bring oil back to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining chicken pieces.

Step 8. Rewarm the sauce over medium heat until simmering add the fried chicken pieces, tossing to coat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

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General Tso’s Chicken

Yield:
4 servings
Cook Time:
35 minutes
Total Time:
35 minutes

This homemade version of General Tso’s Chicken was absolutely fabulous! The chicken was moist, tender and packed with flavor from the marinade. Fried to crispy golden perfection and tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce, this recipe won’t disappoint!

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General Tso’s Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 pounds (about 4) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1-2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine hoisin, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch and water in a bowl. Transfer 6 tablespoons of this mixture in a ziptop storage bag and add the chicken; refrigerate for 30 minutes. Set aside the remaining mixture.
  • While the chicken is marinating, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Sauté the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups of the hoisin mixture and simmer, whisking constantly, until the mixture is dark brown and thickened. Remove from heat, cover.
  • To prepare the chicken for coating and frying, in a shallow bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy; set aside.
  • In a second shallow dish, combine the cornstarch, flour, baking soda, and remaining hoisin marinade; mix until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Set a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat until the oil registers 350 degrees.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Toss half the chicken into the egg whites until well coated, then dredge the chicken in the cornstarch mixture, pressing to adhere. Transfer the coated chicken to a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • Fry half the chicken until golden brown, about 3 minutes, turning each piece halfway through cooking. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet and place in oven. Bring oil back to 350 degrees and repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
  • Rewarm the sauce over medium heat until simmering add the fried chicken pieces, tossing to coat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

Source: adapted from What’s Cooking Chicago, originally from Cook’s Illustrated

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4
Serving Size: 1

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 2429Total Fat: 225gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 197gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1417mgCarbohydrates: 86gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 21g

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