Make-Ahead Breakfast Bars

Make-Ahead Breakfast Bars Ready In 50 m Recipe By:Jackie “I like to make a batch of these and then cut them and wrap single servings in foil to have handy in the freezer for the week. Much cheaper than the freezer breakfasts from the store and you can basically add/substitute whatever ingredients you want or have handy.” Ingredients cooking spray 3 cups frozen Southern-style hash browns 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham 1 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to … Continue reading Make-Ahead Breakfast Bars

Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon

Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon Ready In 55 m Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1 clove garlic, minced 4 thick slices of applewood smoked bacon salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit into the thick side of each chicken breast about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches deep. Mash together the Gorgonzola cheese, parsley, shallot, and … Continue reading Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breasts Wrapped in Bacon

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata Recipe By:USA WEEKEND columnist Jean Carper “Looking for a vegetable with super health powers? Try spinach. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that protect you all your life.” Ingredients 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed thoroughly to remove liquid 4 eggs or equivalent egg substitute 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup chopped portobello mushrooms 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions with some green tops 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings 1 pinch Salt and pepper, to taste Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large … Continue reading Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Chicken Cordon Bleu By Bev Photo by Ms B. Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hr Servings: 6 About This Recipe “Chicken Cordon Bleu is a favorite with many! It is much easier to prepare than you may think. I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we do!” Ingredients 6 chicken breasts 6 slices swiss cheese 6 slices ham 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon paprika 2 of 3Chicken Cordon Bleu Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup whipping cream Directions Pound chicken breasts if they’re … Continue reading Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup

Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup Prep 10 m Cook 1 h Ready In 1 h 10 m Recipe By:Rebecca Miller “Talk about comfort food!” Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 11 cups water 3 cubes chicken bouillon 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces 2 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup light cream 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese Directions In a 5-quart pot, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in flour, stirring constantly until a thick paste forms. Remove from pot, and … Continue reading Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup

Green Chile Cheddar Bread

Green Chile Cheddar Bread Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 40 mins Bring a little spice to your loaf of bread with this Green Chile Cheddar Bread. It is great for savory sandwiches, or even just toasted with butter. Serves: 2 loaves Ingredients 3 teaspoons active dry yeast ½ cup warm water 2 cups warm milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 eggs 3 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 6 – 7 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cans (4 oz each) diced green chiles Instructions In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, … Continue reading Green Chile Cheddar Bread

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry Prep 5 m Cook 20 m Ready In 25 m Recipe By:Nancy Vejvoda “This wonderful, light puff pastry is filled with melted Brie cheese. Serve with crackers on the side.” Ingredients 1/2 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 (8 ounce) wheel Brie cheese 1/4 cup sliced almonds Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan. Slice the wheel of Brie in half, horizontally, so that the halves are two, flatter wheels of Brie. Lay the puff pastry in the pie pan. Place half of … Continue reading Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese Prep 10 m Cook 15 m Ready In 1 h 25 m Recipe By:Jackie “Creamy mascarpone cheese can be made at home with ease. Use it in your favorite Italian recipes or enjoy on toast with jam. Enjoy immediately or place the finished cheese in a covered container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.” Ingredients 4 1/2 cups light cream 1/8 teaspoon tartaric acid Directions Pour cream into a double boiler fitted with a thermometer. Heat cream until the thermometer reads 185 degrees F (85 degrees C), about 10 minutes. Add tartaric acid; cook, stirring constantly, … Continue reading Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

How to Make Ricotta Cheese

How to Make Ricotta Cheese Soft, fresh cheese is easy to make at home.  As long as you have whole milk around, there’s no reason to rush out to the store. Do you remember the Miss Muffet rhyme?  Curds and whey?  That’s what we’re going to do.  Using heat and acid, we can separate liquid dairy products into curds and whey. If the product is whole milk, you get ricotta (or queso fresco/farmer cheese/paneer; it has a different name in every country!) Heavy cream makes mascarpone.  2% or less fat milk makes cottage cheese curds. The following tutorial will show … Continue reading How to Make Ricotta Cheese

Paneer: Homemade Indian Cheese

Paneer: Homemade Indian CheeseTotal Time: 45 min Prep: 5 min Inactive: 25 min Cook: 15 min Yield: Makes 12 ounces of cheese Level: Easy Ingredients Cheesecloth 8 cups whole milk 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more as needed, see Cook’s Note* Add Checked Items To Grocery List Directions Line a large colander with a large double layer of cheesecloth, and set it in your sink. In a large wide pot, bring the milk to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid burning the bottom (a nonstick pot works really well for this purpose). This will … Continue reading Paneer: Homemade Indian Cheese