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Easy Crock Pot Meatballs

Easy Crock Pot Meatballs

You’ll Need: For the Meatballs ½ cup Progresso Italian flavored bread crumbs 2 eggs ¼ cup water ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 lb ground beef 80/20 (more fat makes a softer better tasting meatball) ½ lb ground pork For the Sauce 3 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 large onion cut in quarters 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 2 – 24oz jars of spaghetti sauce – whichever brand you prefer 1 – 28oz can of crushed tomatoes – I use a Whole Foods organic Marzano tomatoes ½ cup beef broth 1...

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Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta

Cajun Shrimp & Sausage Pasta

You’ll Need: ½ – ¾ lb cooked fettuccine 2 TBS olive oil 1 lb peeled, deveined raw large shrimp 1 TBS plus 2 tsp Essence seasoning 1½ hot linked or smoked turkey sausages, sliced and quartered ½ cup diced green pepper ½ cup diced yellow onion 1 TBS minced garlic ½ cup chicken stock 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried basil ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup grated Parmesan Essence Creole Seasoning 2½ tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried thyme...

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Easy Mini Meatball Meatloaf

Easy Mini Meatball Meatloaf

These perfect miniature meatball meatloaves come out so good! Best of all, they are so to make too. You’ll Need: 4 slices good-quality white bread or sliced peasant bread, torn 1 cup whole milk 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, pork and veal mix 1 egg Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 to 2/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, a couple generous handfuls Extra-virgin olive oil, for liberal drizzling, plus 2 tablespoons 2 cubanelle peppers, chopped 1 red onion, chopped 3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2...

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Easy Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Easy Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Ingredients You’ll Need: 6 (5 ounce) salmon fillets 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon white wine 1 tablespoon honey 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano Cooking Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. 2. Coat a small saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook and stir garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Mix in white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Simmer,...

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Polish Chicken Meatballs

Polish Chicken Meatballs

A very traditional polish meatball made from chicken. The Eastern European meatballs are absolutely my favorite! You’ll Need: 1 lb ground chicken breast 1 large carrot, finely grated 2 small onions, finely grated 5 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1 cup peas, thawed 1 egg 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tsp sweet paprika 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 chicken bouillon cubes 2 cups fat free chicken broth 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced, plus more for garnish Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: 1) In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, carrot, 1...

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Potato Skins

Potato Skins

Ingredients 4 large baking potatoes (washed) 3 TB butter, melted 2 teaspoons of kosher salt 1 1/2- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese 7 slices bacon -cooked and crumbled (or 1/2 cup bacon bits) Directions Pre-heat oven to 400°. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Wash potatoes and then cut the ends of the potatoes off and discard. Next cut the rest of the potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch slices. Brush both sides and edges of the potatoes with butter and sprinkle with salt. Place on the foil covered pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until...

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