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Veggie Pita Melt

Ingredients 3 (6 inch) whole wheat pita pockets 1 cup sliced, fresh mushrooms 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 green onions, sliced 1/2 cup sweet red pepper strips 3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese Directions Cut each pita in half; open each to form a pocket. Combine mushrooms, zucchini, onions […]

Microwave Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients 3 to 4 cups cucumbers, sliced thin 1/2 teaspoon pickling salt 1/2 cup vinegar 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon mustard seed 1/4 teaspoon celery seed Sliced onion (optional) Directions Put sliced cucumbers in microwave safe container. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers and stir. Microwave for 5 minutes on high […]

Zucchini Spears

Ingredients 1 pound zucchini 1 large lemon, juiced 1/4 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons salt 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon honey, optional 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional Directions Slice zucchini into spears. Place upright in glass jar. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat and let cool. Pour […]

Colorado Mix (Pickled Pepper Vegetable Blend)

Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds peppers, mild or hot as desired 1 pound cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 2 to 4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks 1/2 pound cauliflower, cut into 1-inch flowerettes 1 cup peeled pickling onions 7 to 14 garlic cloves, as desired 6 cups vinegar 3 cups water 2 tablespoons pickling salt 2 […]

Pickled Cauliflower

Ingredients 12 cups of 1 to 2 inch cauliflower flowerettes 4 cups white vinegar (5%) 2 cups sugar 2 cups thinly sliced onions 1 cup diced sweet red peppers 2 tablespoons mustard seed 1 tablespoon celery seed 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes Directions Wash cauliflower flowerets and boil in salt water […]

Apple Bagel Sandwich

Ingredients 1 Whole wheat bagel, sliced in half 8 thin apple slices 2 ounces sliced jack cheese 2 ounces ham, thinly sliced Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly toast bagel halves. Top each half with 1 oz ham and 4 thin apple slices. Top ham and apples with 1 oz cheese. Bake bagels for about […]

Banana Smunchies

Ingredients 1 ripe banana 1/3 cup peanut butter 4 graham crackers broken in half Directions In a medium bowl mash banana with a fork. Mix in peanut butter. Put a spoonful of the banana/peanut butter mixture onto half a graham cracker. Cover with another half of graham cracker. Wrap each sandwich in plastic and place […]

Watermelon Pizza Supreme

Ingredients 1 (8-to-10 inch round and 1-inch thick) watermelon slice, drained to remove excess moisture 1 cup strawberry preserves 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut Directions Place the watermelon slice on a serving platter and cut into 6 wedges leaving them in the shape […]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Ingredients 1 cup crunchy wheat and barley cereal 3 cups fat-free strawberry yogurt 1 (10 oz) bag frozen unsweetened strawberries (about 2 1/2 cups) 1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk 1 cup light or fat-free whipped topping (optional) Directions Line an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with foil. Sprinkle cereal evenly on the bottom of […]

Veggie Stuffed Pita

Ingredients 2 zucchinis (2 1/2 cups), chopped 4 carrots (1 1/4 cups), grated 2 cups broccoli, chopped Low fat cheddar cheese (12 oz) 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 12 (6 inch) whole wheat mini-pitas Directions Wash vegetables. Remove broccoli from stems, […]

Peach Pie Filling for Freezing

Ingredients 6 pounds peaches 2 1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup Therm Flo* 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons lemon peel 1/4 cup lemon juice Directions Wash peaches, drain. Peel, pit and slice peaches. Treat to prevent darkening. Combine sugar, ThermFlo® and spices. Rinse and drain peaches. Stir into sugar mixture. Let stand until […]

Cream Cheese Apple Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Streusel Topping

Ingredients Pie crust: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached flour 2 tablespoons water 1/4 heaping teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup Crisco Pure Canola oil Filling: 4 large Michigan Northern Spy or 5 Michigan Ida Red apples, peeled and sliced 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (reserve 6 tablespoons) 4 tablespoons butter, melted 3 tablespoons flour […]

Pennsylvania Fresh Apple Pie

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups fresh apples peeled, cored and sliced 3/4 cup sugar 4 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 20 caramels unwrapped and melted Pie Crumbs: 1/2 cup butter 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice 1/2 cup chopped pecans Pie Crust: 1/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter 2 […]

Stuffed-Crust Strawberry Cream Pie

Ingredients Crust: 1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box 1 package (7 oz) almond paste 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 egg white Filling: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries Topping: 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 8 fresh whole strawberries, if […]

Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

Ingredients 1/4 cup light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 medium red onion, cut into 4 slices 1 large red bell pepper, cut into 8 slices 1 large zucchini, cut on an angle into 8 slices 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly […]

Potatoes on the Grill

Ingredients 2 red or white skin potatoes 1/2 green pepper 1/2 onion Seasoning salt 3 tablespoons margarine or butter Directions Cut potatoes, peppers and onions into small bite size pieces. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray, place 3T. butter or marg. on foil. Place the potatoes, peppers and onions on foil. Season to taste with […]

Grilled Red Onions

Ingredients 4 small red onions 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Directions Prepare medium-hot fire in kettle-style grill. Peel onions and slice into 1/2-inch thick slices. Combine olive oil and garlic; brush on onion slices. Grill directly over fire until nicely browned on both […]

Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients 1 fresh pineapple – peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch rings 1/4 teaspoon honey 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 dash hot pepper sauce Salt to taste Directions Place pineapple in a large resealable plastic bag. Add honey, butter, hot pepper sauce, and salt. Seal bag, and shake to coat evenly. Marinate for at […]

Easy Fruit Frosty

Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 envelope unsweetened fruit-flavored drink mix (any flavor) 2 cups milk 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened 1 bottle (28 oz) carbonated water, chilled Directions In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and soft drink mix. Add milk; stir to dissolve sugar. Add ice cream; stir gently to mix. Slowly […]

Orange Slush

Ingredients 1 cup water Frozen orange juice concentrate can (6 oz) 3/4 cup (6 oz) vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup cold milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 10 to 12 ice cubes Directions In a blender, combine water, orange juice concentrate, yogurt, sugar, milk and vanilla; cover and process until smooth. While processing, add […]

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