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Cheesy Tortellini with Walnut Pesto

Cheesy Tortellini with Walnut Pesto

Ingredients You’ll Need: 1 cup walnuts 1/3 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley with thick stems removed 2 cloves garlic, smashed 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper 1 pound fresh or frozen cheese tortellini 1 tablespoon butter Cooking Directions: 1) In a food processor or blender, pulse the walnuts, parsley, garlic, Parmesan, oil, salt, and pepper to a coarse puree. 2) In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the tortellini until just done, about 4 minutes for fresh and 12 minutes...

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Easy Vegetarian Chowmein

Easy Vegetarian Chowmein

You’ll Need: 8 ounces Chinese long beans or green beans, cut into 1/2 to 1-inch pieces to yield about 2 cups 2 large carrots, peeled, trimmed and cut into matchstick-size pieces 8 ounces fresh or dried chow mein noodles 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 3 garlic cloves, minced 6 large shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 green onions, thinly...

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Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

  Ingredients: 1 pound fresh cremini or white button mushrooms 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 2 cloves fresh minced garlic 1/4 cup minced red onion 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley Kosher salt, to taste 1/2 teaspoon each black peppercorns and coriander seeds Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon drained, chopped pimento   Directions: Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Simmer mushroom caps in salted water for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Drain and transfer...

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Easy Baked Parmesan Tomatos

Easy Baked Parmesan Tomatos

Ingredients You’ll Need: 2 large tomatoes, cut into 3 slices each ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 tsp dried oregano salt and pepper to taste a little bit of olive oil for drizzling over the top (optional) parsley for garnish (optional) Cooking Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. 2) In a small bowl toss together the Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Top each tomato slice evenly with the Parmesan cheese mixture. 3) Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, this is optional. 4) Bake for about 5 to 10 minutes or until you notice the cheese starts to turn gold. Garnish with...

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Disney Land’s Baked Potato Soup

Disney Land’s Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound bacon, roughly chopped 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 large carrot, peeled and diced 3/4 cup diced celery 4 large Russet potatoes, peeled and diced 4 medium red potatoes, diced 1/4 cup flour 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock Coarse salt, freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 cups heavy whipping cream Optional garnishes: chopped chives, bacon bits, sour cream, shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese Directions: In a 6- to 8-quart stockpot over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving half for garnish. In bacon fat, cook onions,...

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Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

  Ingredients You’ll Need: 3 cups rice, prepared 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked 1 cup peas & carrots, frozen 1 white onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 eggs 3 tablespoons sesame oil 1/4 cup soy sauce Cooking Directions: 1) Prepare rice according to package instructions to yield 3 cups cooked rice. 2) Heat sesame oil in a large skillet on medium heat. 3) Add onion, garlic, peas, and carrots. Stir fry until tender. 4) Crack eggs into pan and scramble, mixing throughout vegetables. 5) Add rice, chicken, and soy sauce to pan. Stir in soy sauce and...

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