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NOVEMBER RECIPES


Broccoli Grape Salad

Ingredients:

1 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 cup red and/or green seedless grapes, halved
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup sugar
7 cups fresh broccoli florets (1 large head)

Directions
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels and set aside.

In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, grapes, red onion and sugar. Add broccoli and two-thirds of the bacon; stir to coat. (Reserve remaining bacon in the refrigerator.) Chill the salad, covered, for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

Sprinkle reserved bacon over salad just before serving.

Source: www.midwestliving.com


Fast and Fancy Chicken

Ingredients

3 whole chicken breasts, boned, skinned, and split
6 slices Swiss cheese
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken or cream of
1/2 cup white wine (or 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup water)
2 cups herb stuffing mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish.

Place the chicken in a single layer in the baking dish. Top each piece with a slice of cheese. Sprinkle the mushrooms over the cheese.

Mix together the soup and wine and pour over the chicken. Spread the dry stuffing mix over the top. Drizzle the melted butter over the stuffing.

Bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes. Serve hot.

Source: www.almanac.com


Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole

Ingredients

1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Drain pasta; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker.

Stir in the beef mixture, cheese, pizza sauce, soup and pepperoni. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through.

Yield: 12-14 servings

Source: www.tasteofhome.com


Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

1 flax egg (1/3 cup water + 1 tsp flax seeds)
1/2 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance), chilled
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (organic/salted)
1 cup vegan sugar crystals (Florida Crystals or "raw" sugar both work well)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white flour, organic/unbleached (Bob's Red Mill used)
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
for rolling dough balls: 1/2 cup coarse sugar crystals

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Whisk together and set aside:
1 flax egg (1/3 cup water + 1 tsp flax seeds)

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together until smooth:
1/2 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance), chilled
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (organic/salted)
1 cup vegan sugar crystals (Florida Crystals or "raw" sugar both work well)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon + optional pumpkin pie spice

4. Beat in:
1 flax "egg" (that you set aside to thicken)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white flour, organic/unbleached (Bob's Red Mill used)

5. Lastly add:
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

6. Roll dough into balls and dip into sugar. Place on baking sheet.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes. Cool.

Source: kblog.lunchboxbunch.com


Pound-Cake Tiramisu

Ingredients

1 cup heavy cream
4 ounces bar cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup strong coffee or espresso, room temperature
2 tablespoons dark rum or brandy
1 loaf pound cake, preferably marbled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup shaved semisweet chocolate
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Directions

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream, cream cheese, and confectioners sugar until combined. In a small bowl, combine coffee and rum.

In a 2-quart baking dish, lay half the cake slices in a single layer, trimming to fit. Brush with half the coffee mixture. Top with half the cream mixture and half the chocolate. Repeat.

Dust top with cocoa powder. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Source: www.marthastewart.com


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