Nutella Shortcake

Nutella Shortcake

Ingredients

  • 1 carton of strawberries
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup of finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup of Nutella
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 loaf of shortcake, sliced one inch thick

Directions:

  • Wash the strawberries. Cut off the tops and slice them into thick chunks. Cut the banana into slices.
  • Take a plastic bag and fill it with Nutella. Using a pair of scissors, cut the corner of the bag off. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract in a mixer until soft peaks occur.
  • Once the whipped cream is made, gently fold the graham cracker dust into it with a spatula. Be careful not to over mix as this will remove the air from the cream mixture.
  • Place the shortcake slice onto a dessert plate. Arrange the banana slices onto the bread and then pile on the strawberries generously. Using the bag of Nutella, squeeze it out onto the fruit. Spread a thick layer of cream onto the shortcake.
  • Layer, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

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Mini Chicken Pot Pies Made w/ Bisquick

Mini Chicken Pot Pies Made w Bisquick

Ingredients

  • Thai Chicken Mixture:
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Baking Mixture:
    1/2 cup milk;
    2 eggs;
    1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
  • Garnishes:
    1/4 cup sliced green onions (4 medium, if desired);

    1/2 cup salted cocktail peanuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in 10″ nonstick skillet.
  • Cook chicken about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add onion and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add cilantro, green onions, lime juice and red curry paste. Stir occasionally. Cool for 5 minutes and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Whisk ingredients for baking mixture in a bowl until well combined.
  • Spoon a tbsp of the baking mixture in each muffin cup. Pour 1/4 cup chicken mixture over baking mixture and top with a tbsp of baking mixture.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes.
  • 10 minutes into baking open oven carefully and sprinkle the top of each muffin with 1/2 tbsp peanuts.
  • Close and continue baking.
  • Cool for 5 minutes. Loosen sides from the muffin pan with knife.
  • Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with slices of green onion.

Yield: 6

Submitted by: Stacy Jenkins

Stir-Fry French Bean With Brown Button Mushroom

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced French Beans
  • 2 cups diced fresh Brown Button Mushroom
  • 1 tablespoon mushroom or oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon roasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic or shallots
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • chopped red capsicum for garnishing

Directions:

  • Heat grapeseed oil in a stainless steel pan or wok and lightly brown chopped garlic or shallots.
  • Add in diced brown button mushroom and mushroom or oyster sauce. Stir fry for 2 mins.
  • Add in diced french beans, soy sauce and water and stir fry vegetable is cooked but crispy. Season with salt, pepper and sesame oil.
  • Dish up on serving plate and garnish with chopped red capsicum and serve with cooked rice.

Yield: 3 to 4 persons
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How to Barbecue Ribs

How to Barbecue Ribs

Learn about the different kinds of ribs and how to barbecue them from Pork Barrel BBQ pitmasters Heath Hall and Brett Thompson in this Howcast video.

Peach Baked Alaska

Peach Baked Alaska

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup ice cream (your favorite flavor)
  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Approximately an hour before you’re ready to serve the Peach Baked Alaska, place a baking sheet in the freezer.
  • Wash, halve and pit the peaches.
  • Put a large scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center of each peach like a bowl. Put peaches filled with ice cream in the freezer.
  • When you’re ready to serve, preheat the oven on broil at 450 degrees.
  • Separate the egg whites into your prepared metal or glass bowl (see notes) and beat with an electric mixer until foamy.
  • Next, add the cream of tartar and, beating on medium-high speed, slowly add 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time over 2-3 minutes until the meringue becomes smooth, glossy and stiff peaks form.
  • Place frozen peaches on the frozen baking sheet and carefully spread meringue over ice cream using a spoon or spatula, creating a decorative spiky/peak pattern using the back of your spatula/spoon.
  • Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes until meringue is golden brown and lightly crisp. Alternately, drizzle finished meringue with brandy or Gran Marnier and flambé just before serving!

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Oreo Peanut Butter Brownies

Oreo Peanut Butter Brownies

Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients

  • 12 Slices of Bacon, halved
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean Reduced Fat Sausage, cooked
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 12 Jalapenos
  • 1 Block of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar

Directions:

  • Cut the jalapenos in half.
  • Remove stem and seeds.
  • Place hot cooked sausage over the cream cheese.
  • Add garlic powder and cheddar.
  • Fill jalapenos with the mixture.
  • Wrap sliced bacon around the peppers.
  • Insert toothpicks to secure if desired.
  • Pop them for about 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Enjoy!

Submitted by: Roberta Gilbert

Quick And Easy: Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries

Quick And Easy Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries

Ingredients

  • raspberries
  • chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Wash the raspberries.
  • Put a chocolate chip in each raspberry.
  • Quick and easy!

S’more Pie Pops

S’more Pie Pops

Ingredients

  • 4.4 oz Hershey’s XL Milk Chocolate Bar
  • 1 egg white – beaten
  • 1 pie crust
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • pinch of flour

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Unroll pie crust.
  • Cut chocolate into squares.
  • Cut crust into rectangles.
  • Knead and roll dough scraps to cut other rectangles.
  • Place 3 chocolate square and 10 marshmallows on each rectangle.
  • Place a lollipop stick and a second rectangle on top.
  • Stick edges with fork.
  • Put pops on baking sheet and touch lightly with egg white.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for about 16 minutes.
  • Let cool a few minutes and press the stick down into the chocolate to balance.

Submitted by: Paula Collins

Christmas Snowball Cookies

Christmas Snowball Cookies

Ingredients

  • 150g Plain flour
  • 120g Butter, softened
  • 50g Icing sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 50g Ground almonds

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter, icing sugar, salt and vanilla extract until softened.
  • Fold flour and ground almonds into butter mixture using a spatula.
  • Wrap dough with cling film and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  • Roll chilled dough into a long cylinder about 3 cm in diameter. Slice roll and weigh the pieces to check they are uniform in size, about 8g each.
  • Shape dough pieces into balls and place in alternating rows on prepared baking tray to ensure good distribution of oven heat for even baking.
  • Bake cookies for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, dust cookies with icing sugar and store in an airtight container to keep them crisp.

Yield: 40 pieces cookies

Recipe Source

Nutella Shortcake

Ingredients 1 carton of strawberries1 sliced banana1/4 cup of finely crushed graham crackers1/2 cup of Nutella1 cup of heavy cream2 teaspoons of vanilla … [Read more]

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Oreo Peanut Butter Brownies

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Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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Quick And Easy: Chocolate-Stuffed Raspberries

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S’more Pie Pops

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Christmas Snowball Cookies

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