Green Onion Dip with Fresh Veggies

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  1. In food processor with knife blade attached, add green onions, garlic, spinach, oils, and tarragon. Process 1 minute or until mixture is smooth, scraping bowl occasionally with rubber spatula.
  2. Add mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and process 30 seconds or until well combined.
  3. Sprinkle dip with chives and serve with fresh vegetables.
  4. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

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Your backyard BBQ doesn't have to be all about hamburgers and hot dogs. Try adding this grilled salad to your cookout menu!
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  1. Prepare Creamy Blue Dressing: In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Prepare Grilled Romaine Salad: Soak skewers in water 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 300°. Line rimmed baking pan with nonstick foil or parchment paper. Spread cheese in single layer on prepared baking pan and bake 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. L
  3. In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes or until crisp, turning occasionally. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Let cool and crumble.
  4. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-low heat. Place 5 shrimp on each skewer; sprinkle both sides with Cajun seasoning. Trim core from romaine and cut each head lengthwise in half through core. Brush cut sides of lettuce with oil; sprinkl
  5. Oil grill rack. Place shrimp skewers and lettuce, cut side down, on hot grill rack. Cook shrimp 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque throughout and internal temperature reaches 145°, turning once halfway through cooking; cook lettuce 3 to 5 min
  6. Place lettuce halves, cut side up, on each of 4 plates and insert 1 shrimp skewer into lettuce. Top with dressing, sprinkle with crumbled bacon, tomatoes, and onion, and garnish with cheese crisp to serve.

Poached Eggs Florentine

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Invite your friends over for brunch this weekend and impress them with this healthy and delicious dish!
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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  1. In small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons milk and flour. In small saucepan, heat remaining milk over medium-high heat 3 minutes or just until simmering. Slowly pour in milk-flour mixture while whisking constantly. Cook 2 minutes, whisking constantly. R
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and cook 2 minutes or until wilted, stirring frequently. Stir in _ teaspoon salt; keep warm.
  3. To large skillet with 2 inch high sides, add water to fill halfway, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, and vinegar, and bring to a boil. Carefully crack eggs, 1 at a time, into small cup. Slowly slide eggs into water while immersing cup slightly in water. Co
  4. Place 1 muffin half on 4 individual serving plates and top each with 2 tomato slices and ¼ of the spinach. With slotted spoon, remove eggs from skillet and place 1 egg over spinach on each muffin half. Top eggs with sauce and serve with additional to

Crab & Shrimp Bruschetta

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Simple, fresh and delicious, this bruschetta is a little slice of summer you can enjoy all year long!
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  1. In blender, puree garlic, and oil until smooth. In large bowl, combine 3 tablespoons oil mixture, tomatoes, crabmeat, shrimp, rice vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices and brush generously with remaining oil mixture. Preheat grill pan over high heat. Grill bread slices 1 minute per side. To serve, spoon seafood mixture onto bread; top with cheese.

Harvest Wild Rice

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Course Side Dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
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  1. In large saucepot, prepare rice with broth as label directs, adding pears and lemon zest during last 10 minutes of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, cook leeks in oil over medium heat 5 minutes or until soft. Stir in almonds, cranberries, sage and salt, and cook 1 minute. Fold leek mixture into rice.

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Kabobs

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This recipe uses the classic pairing of lemon and garlic served with a side of cous cous.
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  1. In medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice and zest, garlic, oil, mustard, tarragon, salt and pepper. Reserve 1⁄4 cup oil mixture. Place chicken in large zip-top plastic bag; pour remaining oil mixture into bag. Seal bag, pressing out excess air, an
  2. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Alternately thread chicken and peppers onto skewers.
  3. Place kabobs on hot grill rack and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken loses its pink color throughout and reaches an internal temperature of 165°, turning skewers every 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare couscous as label directs.
  5. To serve, toss couscous with reserved oil mixture and place on large serving plate. Arrange kabobs over couscous and garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.

Spicy Red Pepper & Chicken Pasta

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add chicken and cook about 6 to 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, stirring
  3. Stir in tomatoes and bell pepper, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, basil, crushed red pepper, vinegar, salt and pepper. Additional crushed red pepper may be added, if desired.
  4. Add pasta and toss to coat. Serve immediately topped with cheese, if desired.

Beet, Orange & Chevre Salad with Lemon-Chive Oil

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The perfect salad for Summer!
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  1. Prepare Lemon-Chive Oil; In blender or bowl of food processor with knife blade attached, puree all ingredients 30 seconds or until chives are finely chopped, scraping sides of blender occasionally with rubber spatula.
  2. Prepare Beet, Orange & Chevre Salad: Preheat oven to 375°. Rinse beets under cold water and pat dry. Rub beets with oil, salt, and pepper. Wrap individually in foil and place on rimmed baking pan. Roast beets 1 hour or until tender and easily pie
  3. Meanwhile, in small skillet, toast pine nuts over medium-low heat 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove peel and white pith from oranges. Turn each orange on its side and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  4. To serve, line large serving plate with spring mix, and place orange slices, beets, and onion over spring mix. Drizzle with Lemon-Chive Oil and top with cheese and pine nuts.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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What's the big hurry? Take your time with the wonderful, slow-cooked turkey chili!
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  1. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned, breaking up turkey with side of spoon.
  2. Stir in chili powder, salt, cayenne, and cumin. Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, leftover turkey, cilantro, and jalapeno. Stir in beans, celery, onions, bell peppers, and broth; heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Reduce heat to
  3. Transfer chili to 5 to 6 quart slow cooker; cover and cook on high 5 to 6 hours. To serve, top chili with cheese, and sour cream, if desired.

Fresh Vegetable Panini

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Cook Time 10 minutes
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  1. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Spray 1 side of 4 slices of bread with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread slices, sprayed side down, on work surface. Layer each sliced of bread with 1 slice cheese, mushrooms, onion, spinach and red pepper. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and top ea
  3. Preheat grill pan over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 3 to 4 minutes per side or until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, pressing down occasionally with large spatula. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half to serve.