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Chicken Tortellini Toss

Ingredients: 2 – 9oz pkg Refrigerated cheese tortellini 4 cups broccoli and/or cauliflower florets 1 – 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs 1/2 – 10 oz jar dried tomato pesto (1/2 cup) 1 – 9oz pkg frozen roasted or grilled chicken breast strips, thawed Parmesan Cheese (optional) Directions: In a 4 quart Dutch oven cook tortellini according to package directions, adding the broccoli the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return to Dutch oven. Stir in undrained tomatoes,…

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Zucchini “Meatballs”

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Zucchini “Meatballs” This is a fantastic recipe from Skinnytaste.com Servings: 4 • Size: 4 meatballs • Points+: 7 pts • Smart Points: 5 Calories: 259 • Fat: 12 g • Carb: 30 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 10 g • Sugar: 9 g Sodium: 1182 mg • Cholesterol: 52 mg I love Zucchini – especially when you can use it in place of meat, this is a great recipe, you can find all the details here Ingredients: cooking spray 1…

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan 1 (14.5 oz) can crushed tomatoes 2 clove garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 egg beaten 1/4 tsp salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese Mix tomatoes, garlic, oregano and pepper in a medium bowl. Combine beaten eggs and salt in a shallow bowl. Dip the chicken in egg mixture…

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Creamy Baked Ziti

Creamy Baked Ziti 4 cups ziti pasta (uncooked) 1 jar (26 oz) marinara sauce 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 8 oz cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1 pkg (8 oz) Kraft shredded mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated) Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta in large sauce pan. Remove from pan and drain. Meanwhile add marinara sauce, tomatoes and cream cheese together in a pan, cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until cream cheese…

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Italian Chicken Strips

Italian Chicken Strips 15 oz. seasoned dry bread crumbs 8 oz. parmesan cheese 2 TBSP Italian seasoning 2 tsp garlic salt, divided 6 eggs 1/4 cup water 2-3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, cut into strips about 1/2 thick Oil for frying In a large, plastic bag, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, italian seasoning & 1 tsp garlic salt.  In a shallow bowl, beat eggs, water and remaining garlic salt.  Dip chicken in eggs, then shake in crumbs.  Fry strips in…

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Pizza

Pizza dough:   1 1/4 C warm water 1 1/4 tsp yeast 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 C flour   mix together, add more flour if needed to make a nice elastic dough when kneaded.  Be careful not to add too much flour, or you’ll end up with dry dough that is hard to manipulate.  Let rise until double (or overnight in the fridge if you’re awesome enough to prepare your meals the…

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Garlic Bread Spread

Garlic Bread Spread 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/4 cup mayonnaise (NOT salad dressing) 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 t. sesame seeds, optional Using electric beaters, combine all ingredients in mixing bowl until creamy. Cut a loaf of French bread into thick slices and spread mixture on one side of each slice. Wrap loaf in aluminum foil (shiny side in) and heat in 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.…

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Creamy Sausage and tomato pasta

Creamy Sausage and tomato pasta 1 lb Italian sausage 1 medium onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 16 oz can Italian style diced tomatoes 1 8oz can tomato sauce 1 cup half and half 1 tsp dried basil leaves 12 ounces penne pasta Grated Parmesan for topping While pasta is cooking. Brown sausage add onion, garlic and sauté for a couple minutes.  Pour in the Italian diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and heat through.  Pour in half and half and heat through.  The…

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Melva’s Lasagna

Melva’s Lasagna 8 oz pkg of lasagne noodles cooked Mix together: 1 lb of cooked hamburger (or sausage) 1 qt (48 oz) Prego with mushrooms In a separate bowl combine: 1 lb cottage cheese 8 oz softened cream cheese 2 eggs 1/2 tsp each of marjoram, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic salt Butter 9×13, pan and layer 3 noodles, then sauce mixture, then cheese mixture, repeating layers several times until finished. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes then sprinkle with 1…

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Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough 2 cups warm water 1 1/2 Tbsp. yeast 1/4 cup sugar Let SIT 10-15 minutes until bubbly. Add: 1/4 cup oil 4 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp. salt Mix until smooth and pliable. Roll out into shape of your pan. It makes enough for almost 2 large pizzas. Spray pan and add dough and press into shape. Add favorite pizza/spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni and whatever other toppings you want! Bake @ 450′ for 15 minutes. Please follow…

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Hamburger Stroganoff

Hamburger Stroganoff 1/2 cup minced onion 1/4 cup butter 1 lb ground beef 2 Tbsp flour 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp paprika 1 small can mushrooms 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 cup sour cream Saute onion in butter until golden. Stir in beef and next 5 ingredients saute 5 minutes. Add soup, simmer uncovered 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Serve on mashed potatoes, rice, noodles or toast Please follow and like us:…

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Sausage Alfredo

Sausage Alfredo 1 Pkg hill shire farm smoked sausage 8 oz pasta cooked and drained 2 cups heavy cream 2 tsp cajun seasoning 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Cook pasta, drain set aside. Saute cut up sausage for 5 minutes, add cream and cajun seasoning and boil. Reduce heat, simmer 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in parmesan cheese and add pasta. Then toss Please follow and like us:…

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Lasagna Soup & Garlic Breadsticks

Lasagna soup 2 lbs hamburger 2- 28 oz cans diced tomatoes 2- 6 oz cans tomato paste 2 tbsp parsley 2 tbsp minced garlic 2 tbsp basil 3-4 cups V8 vegetable juice 1 cup water 2 boxes of pasta 1 beef broth cube (I used knorr home style stock beef 4.66oz) Brown hamburger, while hamburger is browning put tomatoes, tomato paste, spices, garlic, v8 juice and water in crockpot.  Stir al the ingredients in the crockpot. Then add the beef broth…

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Lemon Spaghetti

Lemon Spaghetti Ingredients 1 pound spaghetti 2/3 cup olive oil 2/3 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons) Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves Directions Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend. Drain the pasta,…

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