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Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

 

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound
    Ground Beef
  • 1 medium
    Onion
  • 2 cloves
    Garlic (minced)
  • 2 red or yellow
    Bell Peppers
  • 1 cup
    Grated cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • pickles
  • ketchup

Cooking Directions

  1. brown ground meat in a fry pan with garlic and onion until cooked through.
  2. Slice peppers in half and de seed.
  3. Fill pepper half with beef and cook in oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted.
  6. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, tomato, pickles and ketchup.

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Garden Salad with Garlic Grilled Chicken

This delicious and light  dinner was a perfect way to end a hot and steamy 95 degrees fourth of July. The vegetables for the salad came straight out of our garden which is out of control right now.  We cooked the chicken on the gas grill , which was perfect for a hot day because it doesn’t heat up the house and cooks pretty quickly.

Salad Ingredients:

Kale

Butter lettuce

tomatoes

Carrots

fresh basil

fresh scallions

chopped

white onion

Chopped avocado

Grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Hard boiled eggs

Garlic Parmesan Italian dressing

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and serve.

Chicken was rubbed with a garlic spice rub from Aldis and some olive oil and grilled on a gas grill until cooked through. Simple and easy.

We paired this with a light crisp chilled white wine and it was the perfect refreshment on a hot summer evening.

 

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Posted in Recipes, Wine

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red white and Blue Sangria recipe

Servings:

10

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle dry white wine
  • 1 Bottle sparkling wine
  • 1 Cup(s) Apple juice
  • 2 Cup(s) Blueberries
  • 1 Cup(s) Strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Cup(s) Raspberries
  • 3 – 4 Granny Smith apples, cut into star shapes (use a small, metal cookie cutter

 

perfectly with le Cadeau Semi-Seco and Brut Sparkling Wine.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Stir together all ingredients except sparkling wine, apples and ice.

2. Cover and chill for at least two hours.

3. Stir in the sparkling wine, apples and ice just before serving. Please note, the longer the sangria chills, the more red it will be. Cut and mix in the apples last to keep them white

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Posted in Recipes, Wine

Salted Caramel Dipped Grapes

 

These salted caramel dipped grapes are fun and elegant at the same time. Could be a great addition to your family bbq or for a more formal cocktail party. Whatever your event these are a crowd pleaser.

Servings:

24

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound(s) Cotton Candy® grapes (about 40 to 50 grapes) washed and dried
  • 1 Package (11 ounces) caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Heavy cream
  • McCormick® Sea Salt Grinder (set to coarse setting

This delicious recipe for Salted Caramel Dipped Grapes pairs perfectly with the le Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Spear each grape with a toothpick. Set aside.

2. Microwave caramels and cream in small microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.

3. Dip each grape into melted caramel, allowing excess caramel to drip off. Place grapes on wax paper-lined tray. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt grinder. Refrigerate until caramel is set.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc

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Summer Crab Cakes

Summer Crab Cake Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 12 Ounce(s) Firm white fish fillets, cut into chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon(s) Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste
  • 1 Egg
  • 8 Green beans, thinly sliced
  • 4 Green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Thai Kitchen® Premium Fish Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon(s)Cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon(s) Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon(s) Vegetable oil
  • Thai Kitchen® Sweet Red Chili Sauce

 

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DIRECTIONS:

1. Place fish, curry paste and egg in food processor; cover. Process until smooth. Set aside. Mix green beans, green onions and garlic in large bowl. Add fish sauce, cornstarch and sugar; stir to make a smooth paste. Add fish mixture; mix well. With lightly moistened hands, divide fish mixture into 1/4 cup portions and shape into thin patties.

2. Heat a wok or heavy skillet on medium-high heat; add oil. Fry patties in batches until golden brown on each side. (Do not overcook.) Drain on paper towels.

3. Serve warm or cold with Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce for dipping.

*Recipe and Photo Courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc

 

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Godiva Triple Chocolate Strawberry No Bake Dessert

Easy No Bake Dessert for summer events

Its Summer Time and the weather is heating up. As Much as I love baking, having the oven on during the warmer days can be unbearable. (Especially since we do not have air conditioning). This decadent and Easy No Bake Dessert is absolutely a favorite summer dish in our house and is great to bring to summer family gatherings because it makes a HUGE amount for a small price tag.

This no Bake dessert features three layers of Godiva pudding in white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. It also has fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whip cream on each layer.

 

Ingredients Needed:

1 box Godiva White chocolate pudding mix

1 box Godiva milk chocolate pudding mix

1 box Godiva dark chocolate pudding mix

1 box of Nilla Wafers

6 cups of milk

2 pints whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered Sugar

1 large crate of strawberries

1 extra large bowl or deep pan

 

Easy No Bake Directions:

Step 1: line the bowl or pan with a single layer of Nilla wafers

 

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Step 2: Mix the White chocolate pudding mix in a separate bowl according to the box directions. Immediately and gently pour the pudding on top of the wafers and refrigerate 5 minutes.

Step 3: while the pudding is chilling. Whip the whipping cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and whip until completely blended and fluffy.

Step 4: Slice strawberries into this slices and layer on top in a single layer on the pudding. Then carefully spread a thin layer of the whipped cream on top of the strawberries.

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Step 5: repeat layering with the milk chocolate and dark chocolate pudding. Refrigerate the pudding layers for 5 minutes each before adding on the strawberries and whip cream.

Step 5: After the last layer of pudding add sliced strawberries and a top layer of whipped cream. Decorate with chocolates and strawberries as desired.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Scoop into bowls to serve.

 

 

Variations:

Quicker:  Use pre made cool whip topping instead of making your own whip cream

Healthier/ Less Sugar: Use Sugar free pudding mix and Sugar free Cool Whip toppings.

 

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The Best Bean Recipe

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You will never buy canned baked beans again!!!!!

My Husband started making these beans a few years ago and they have become a summertime staple in our house. We have  gotten so many compliments that we now always bring them to picnics and BBQs. But they are also a great warm side dish for the winter months. They are amazing, sweet but not too sweet and packed full of flavor! Try them and you will never want canned beans again.

Ingredients:

1 red bell pepper

1 large vidalia onion

1 fresh jalapeño pepper

1/2 cup white wine

1 tsp. mustard powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1/4 cup molasses

1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

1 bay leaf

A tablespoon or two of bacon fat

1 can black beans

1 can red beans

1 can white beans

1/2 cup chicken stock

 

Directions:

Dice peppers and onions. Saute onion and red pepper in bacon fat until translucent but not brown.

Add Jalapeno pepper and saute another 5 minutes.

Add the 1/2 cup wine (you can substitute whiskey if you want)cook down about 3-5 minutes.

Add chicken stock, mustard powder, salt, pepper, molasses, Apple cider vinegar and beans. mix thoroughly and add the bay leaf. Make sure bay leaf is submerged in the liquid. Bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally.

** My Husband would like me to add that to ensure proper flavor , you should have a sip of whatever beverage you are drinking in between each step. For the sake of not being responsible for drunk people in the kitchen I left that step out……..LOL!

You can always add cayenne pepper or chipolte pepper if you like them a little spicy!

These go great as a side dish for

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Ground Turkey Salisbury Steak with Bacon Jam Gravy

Ginger Roasted Pork Tenderloin