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Delicious Chicken Tikka Masala

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Delicious Grilled French Onion Flatbread 

Ingredients

2 naan flatbreads (homemade – see recipe above- or store bought)

1 yellow squash, cut in half and then into moon slices

1 portobello mushroom cap, sliced

8 asparagus spears, ends off and sliced into 1 inch pieces

1 red pepper, seeded and sliced

1/3 cup Kraft French Onion Dip

olive oil

salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Arrange vegetables on a grill tray, lightly spray with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Place on preheated grill over medium heat, cover, and cook for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Remove from grill and set aside.

2. Taking 2 flatbreads, spread about 1 TBS Kraft French Onion Dip on top of each. Arrange vegetables evenly on top of the dip, then dollop remaining dip on top of vegetables.

3. Place on the grill, close, and cook for 3-5 minutes, checking to make sure they don’t burn. Remove and set aside for 2-5 minutes.

4. Slice in half and serve immediately.
(Source: domesticsuperhero.com)

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Delicious Winter Greens Smoothie

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Winter Greens Smoothie Recipe

Makes 3 cups
1/4 cup carrot juice

1/2 cup orange juice

1 cup spinach

1 cup roughly chopped kale, ribs removed

4 small broccoli florets, sliced and frozen

1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen

1 appled, cored and roughly chopped

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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Delicious Nutella Filled Oatmeal Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature

1 cup dark brown sugar

⅓ cup white sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups rolled oats

8 oz. dark chocolate, chopped

¾ cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

½ cup Nutella (or any chocolate hazelnut butter)

Flaky sea salt, optional but recommended

Directions

In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well blended, and then add the vanilla extract.

Combine the oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Add into the butter mixture and beat until just combined.

Fold in chocolate chunks and hazelnuts. Chill cookie dough, covered, for at least one hour or up to three days.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and fill each cookie dough ball with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella. You can do this by flattening the dough and pressing it around the Nutella, or using a cookie scoop, make an indentation in the middle of the dough, place the Nutella in the indentation, and then cover with more cookie dough. Form the dough into balls and arrange about 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle cookies with flaky sea salt, if desired. Bake cookies for 12 minutes, or until just pale golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to racks to cool completely.
(Source: bakerita.com)

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Delicious Pot Roast

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INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

5 pound rump of beef

2 or 3 tablespoons fat or oil

2 onions, sliced, or 10-12 small white onions, peeled

1 or 2 carrots, scraped and cubed

Herbs and other seasonings as desired

N/A seasoning

1 cup liquid (wine, bouillon, tomatoes, vegetable broth, etc.)

Other vegetables as desired

PREPARATION
Season the flour with the salt and pepper and pound the mixture into the meat with the edge of a plate. Brown meat on all sides in the hot fat or oil. Add the onions, cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Add the carrots, herbs, seasonings and liquid. Cover tightly and simmer 3 1/2 – 5 hours, until meat is fork tender. Add desired vegetables during the last 20 or 30 minutes.

Pot Roast Variations

1. For part of the liquid, use a 10-ounce can (1 1/3 cups) of puréed tomatoes. For seasoning, add 1 tablespoon minced parsley or dill. When the meat has been removed from the pan, add 1 cup sour cream to the sauce.

2. For the liquid, use 3/4 cup dry white wine, 2 tablespoons brandy or rum, and 1 tablespoon chili sauce. For seasoning, add 4-6 coriander seeds and 12 peppercorns.

3. For the liquid, use 1/2 cup syrup from canned fruit, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 1 beef bouillon cube. For seasoning, add a pinch of powdered fennel and a teaspoon of minced dill.

4. For the liquid, use half dry vermouth, half chicken bouillon.

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Delicious Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce

Broiled Maryland Crabcakes with Creamy Herb Sauce

Serves 8

Ingredients

1 large egg

3 Tablespoons mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon brown mustard

1 Tablespoon all purpose flour

1 teaspoon seafood seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 pound lump crabmeat

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 small shallot, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

Creamy Herb Sauce (recipe follows)

Instructions

Beat egg, mayonnaise, mustard, flour, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper until well blended.

Stir in crabmeat, parsley, shallots and garlic until crab is coated with mayonnaise mixture.

Preheat toaster oven on broil.

Place 1/4 cup crab mixture on broiler pan; lightly press down. Repeat with remaining mixture. (these crabcakes are delicate and don’t have much filler)

Broil crabcakes 8 minutes, turning once.

Serve with Creamy Herb Sauce.
(Source: everydaygoodthinking.com)

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Delicious Pecan Baked Ham

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INGREDIENTS
1 c. brown sugar

¼ c. finely chopped pecans

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

1 tbsp. Chinese five-spice powder

1 good quality cooked ham

2 medium onions

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, pecans, butter, and five-spice powder to create a fine, crumbly mixture. Using your hands, rub mixture onto ham.

In the bottom of a heavy roasting pan, scatter onions; then add 2 cups water. Place ham atop bed of onions and roast until glaze is glistening and deep brown, 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours, checking occasionally to make sure water hasn’t evaporated (add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more, as needed).

Slice ham and top with pan juices, including onions. If sauce is too thin, pour liquid into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and reduce until desired consistency is achieved.

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Delicious Apple Cider Milkshake

Ingredients

1/2 cup mulled apple cider

1/4 cup milk or cream

2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

whipped cream

dash of cinnamon

Instructions
Combine apple cider, cream, and ice creamed.

Blend with a blender for a minute until well combine.

Pour into a glass and then top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.
(Source: http://www.thetiptoefairy.com)

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