2023 Sparkling Recipes
Easy Fried Eggplant
Dip eggplant slices in egg, then coat with breadcrumbs.
Place breaded eggplant in the hot oil and fry until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Recipe from allrecipes.com.
Quick Apple Pie Bread
In a medium bowl, use a potato masher to break up apples in the filling; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir in eggs, apples, and vanilla extract until well blended. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir into apple mixture, then stir in raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 minute, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Recipe from allrecipes.com.
Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, ketchup, eggs, soy sauce, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl until well combined. Shape into small meatballs and arrange on a nonstick baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 30 minutes, turning once.
Meanwhile, combine cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan; heat and stir over low heat until smooth. Add meat balls and simmer for I hour. Serve warm. Recipe from allrecipes.com.
Roasted Garlic Potato Soup
Place potatoes in a shallow roasting pan and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper; stir to coat. Bake for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are browned. Reserve 1 cup of roasted potatoes.
In a 3 quart saucepan heat remaining oil; saute onions for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and garlic and stir in broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
Spoon half of broth mixture into a blender; blend until nearly smooth. Repeat with remaining mixture; return all to pot. Stir in milk and season with salt to taste. Ladle into bowls and top with reserved roasted potatoes. Recipe from allrecipes.com.
Grilled Chicken & Mango Skewers
Mixed Berry Sangria
Arrange French bread slices on a large baking sheet; drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil. Toast bread in preheated oven until lightly browned, about 1 minute on each side. Top bread slices with tomato mixture using a slotted spoon, allowing excess liquid to drain. Return bread to baking sheet and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Broil in preheated oven until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately. Recipe from allrecipes.com
2022 sparkling Recipes
Mix the sausage with 2 tablespoons parmesan and the parsley in a bowl.
Cut open the olives (do not fully cut in half). Stuff with the sausage mixture and press closed (it’s OK if the olives don’t close completely).
Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining 1/4 cup parmesan. Dredge the olives in the flour, dip in the beaten eggs, then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture.
Working in batches, deep-fry the olives in 350˚ vegetable oil until golden, 4 minutes; drain on paper towels.
LEMONY CRAB-LETTUCE CUPS
Recipe from FIRST for Women Magazine.
Directions:Preheat oven to 350°F. Gently toss together peaches, blackberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Transfer fruit to a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.
Toss together oats, flour, honey, kosher salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; add cubed butter. Using your hands, combine until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit.
Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown and fruit mixture is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool 15 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with lemon zest before serving.
Recipe from www.southernliving.com
Oven-Baked BBQ Chicken
Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken pieces on both sides. Arrange thighs, bone-side up, and legs in a roasting pan. Pour tomato juice mixture evenly over chicken.
Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, basting occasionally.
Recipe from southernliving.com
Honey-Mustard Baked Salmon with Vegetables
Ingredients:1 pound baby red potatoes, halved (3 cups)3 shallots, quartered lengthwise (about 1 cup)4 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided3 tablespoons plus 2 tsp. whole-grain mustard, divided1 1/2 teaspoons honey, divided1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme4 (5-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets3 cups fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed2 teaspoons red wine vinegar1 teaspoon grated garlic1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Directions:Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together potatoes, shallots, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt on a large rimmed baking sheet. Arrange mixture in an even layer, with potatoes facing cut sides down. Roast until almost tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven.
While potato mixture roasts, stir together 3 tablespoons of the mustard, 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1 teaspoon of the honey in a small bowl. Stir together panko, thyme, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt in a separate small bowl. Arrange salmon fillets, skin side down, on a plate. Spread mustard mixture evenly over skinless tops of fillets. Sprinkle tops evenly with panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Stir roasted potato mixture on baking sheet, pushing mixture toward edges of baking sheet with a spatula. Place salmon filets, skin side down, in center of baking sheet. Scatter sugar snap peas evenly around salmon. Return baking sheet to oven. Bake at 425°F until panko crust is golden brown, salmon is cooked to medium doneness (turns flaky and opaque), and potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together vinegar, garlic, smoked paprika, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons mustard, and 1⁄2 teaspoon honey in a small bowl until combined. Divide salmon fillets and vegetable mixture evenly among 4 plates. Drizzle vegetable mixture evenly with vinaigrette. Recipe from Southernliving.com
Extra Tips:Don't try to take a shortcut and skip the shortening. That's what makes the chocolate harden.
Make sure the strawberries are at room temperature before coating in chocolate. If you dip them straight from the fridge, they'll sweat as they warm up and you'll be stuck with a big mess. There's no need to refrigerate the chocolate-covered strawberries to set, as they'll naturally harden over time at room temperature.
Store the chocolate-covered strawberries in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one day or in the refrigerator for two to three days.
You can freeze chocolate-covered strawberries for up to three months.
Recipe from allrecipes.com
(Italian Pasta Dish)
INSTRUCTIONS:Add the oil and butter to a deep skillet over medium heat. Once it's hot, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, and Italian seasoning to the pan. Give it a stir.
Stir in the gnocchi. Let it cook, stirring fairly often so it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan, until it's cooked through (about 5-7 minutes).
The sauce will thicken as the gnocchi releases starch.
Give the gnocchi a taste, and if it's cooked, stir in the mozzarella, parmesan, and basil until the cheeses melt. Season with salt & pepper as needed and serve immediately.
Special Note: There is no need to pre-cook the gnocchi. It'll cook in the sauce. Also, you can add in Italian sausage to your gnocchi dish to spice it up. Recipe: saltandlavender.com
White Turkey and Poblano Chili
DIRECTIONSSeason turkey with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook turkey, turning occasionally, just until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in onion, poblano, celery, and garlic. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are starting to soften, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in oregano, 2 cans beans, and 5 1/2 cups stock.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 40 to 45 minutes. Puree remaining can beans and 1/2 cup stock in a blender until smooth (alternatively, mash with a fork until as smooth as possible); stir into soup. Cook until thickened, 14 to 16 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.
Sausage Cheese Balls
Directions:Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Combine the sausage, baking mix, cheddar cheese, onion, celery and garlic powder. Mix well and form into 1 inch balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe : www.allrecipes.com
1 jar hot pepper rings-drained, saving one tablespoon
2 sticks pepperoni-sliced
1 block sharp cheddar cheese
1 bottle Italian Salad Dressing
1 bag tri-colored pasta
Cook pasta al dente & drain. Mix in large bowl all ingredients but the Italian dressing.
Mix pasta in the veggies, etc.
To this mixture add approx: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 caps red wine vinegar, 2 pinches garlic, 1 pinch of oregano, fresh ground pepper to taste, and 1 tablespoon hot pepper juice.
Mix, then add Italian dressing and toss. It is a family recipe.
Sausage Dip for Any Event
Cream Cheese should be soft before addingAdd all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix together.
If it needs to be heated, just nuke it for a few minutes depending of how much you made. Serve lime chips with the sausage dip to give a little extra zip to the taste.
Recipe was passed down from a very dear co-worker from Washington, D.C. Your know who you are. Thank you very much.