Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans

2 pounds sweet potatoes 2 cups pecans 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon butter (for nuts) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter (for potatoes) 1/2 teaspoon salt (for potatoes) 1/3 cup brown sugar Butter for topping if desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, and bake until…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

  1 c. onion, finely chopped 1/2 c. carrots, finely chopped 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. chili powder 5 c. chicken broth Pepper, to taste 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped Juice of 1/2 lime Pepper Jack cheese, shredded Cilantro, for garnish Lime wedges, for garnish Rio Chicken Pico de Gallo…

One-Pot Chicken-Bacon-Chipotle Alfredo

Ingredients 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ chipotle ranch pasta salad mix     1 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth   1 1/2 cup half-and-half   2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese   2 cups grilled chicken strips   10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled   1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped Directions 1   Place Suddenly Salad™…

Dulce de Leche Crepe Cake

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk) 15 ready-to-use 9-inch French crepes (from two 5-oz packages) 1 cup heavy whipping cream Unsweetened baking cocoa Directions 1 In large bowl, beat softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually…

Home Made Pizza Boys n Girls!

Crust: 8 cups all-purpose flour 6 Tablespoons sugar 6 3/4 teaspoons fast rising yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 cups very warm water (120 to 130 degrees F) 6 Tablespoons vegetable oil Sauce: 3 (10.34 ounce) cans tomato puree 3/4 cups water 3 teaspoons sugar 3 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon…

JMO – Guns

Just because I’m a Democrat doesnt mean I support all the new gun controls going into place or trying to be put in place. I dont believe taking away our guns will be the answer. Unless we can set up officials to inspect every container that comes into each and every port in this nation…

Garlic shrimp with white Wine & Linguini

Ingredients 12 ounces whole-wheat linguine or other thin pasta noodles 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 shallot, peeled and diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound fresh or frozen raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, and patted dry (if frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using) 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided…

Strawberry-Basil Watermelon Cups

Ingredients 24 (1 1/2-inch) cubes seedless watermelon (from 1 large watermelon) 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves Directions 1 Using melon baller, scoop out center of each watermelon cube from top (about 3/4-inch deep), and reserve…

Watermellon Salad Wedges

Ingredients 1 personal-size seedless watermelon (about 5 lb) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup thinly sliced quartered red onion 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves   Directions 1 Cut watermelon in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Cut slices into 30 wedges total. Place in…

Spicy Bacon Artichoke Dip Crostini Cups

Ingredients 24 slices (3/4-inch thick) baguette   2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped 1 can (14 oz) Progresso™ artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped and squeezed dry 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 12 oz bacon, cooked and crumbled (1 cup) 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese…

Strawberry Shortcake Dip

Biscuits 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated biscuits 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon sugar Dip 1 package (16 oz) fresh strawberries, stemmed and diced 4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon peel 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original vanilla yogurt 2 tablespoons…

Outlaw Ribeye

3 boneless ribeye steaks (14-15 oz each) 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 cup milk (you might not need it all) 5 tablespoons butter 4 cups fresh broccoli florets salt and pepper to taste To make the mashed potatoes, put the potatoes into a pot of…