Warmer days are right around the corner, even if it doesn't feel like it every day (especially in the morning!) but we're already looking forward to spring's sunshine, fresh flowers and yummy recipes from the kitchen. Whether it's warmed up yet in your neighborhood or not, cooking with a spring flair will surely put you in a warmer state of mind.
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What are YOUR favorite SPRINGTIME recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
This pretty pie is always a hit at potlucks and the fresh & fruity flavor is delicious any day of the week.
Raspberry Custard Pie Published in our new cookbook, 101 Blue-Ribbon Desserts, this recipe was shared with us by Sarah Swanson from Noblesville, Indiana.
2 eggs beaten 8-oz. container sour cream 1-1/2 to 2 c. fresh raspberries 1 c. sugar 1 T. all-purpose flour 1/2 t. salt 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
Whisk together eggs and sour cream in a large bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine raspberries, sugar, flour and salt; toss lightly. Add berry mixture to sour cream mixture; mix well and pour into unbaked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, until firm and golden. Cool completely. Serves 6 to 8.
With St. Patrick's Day coming up next week, we might just start celebrating early this weekend...how about you? Whether it's with a traditional Irish stew or some fun green cookies or cupcakes, we can't wait to see how you're going green this year.
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What are your favorite ST. PATRICK'S DAY recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Enjoy this deliciously hearty meal that you can start in the morning and enjoy for dinner, thanks to your trusty slow-cooker.
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Irish Corned Beef Dinner Shared by Lisanne Miller from Canton, Mississippi, this recipe appears in our cookbook, 101 Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes. Enjoy it on St. Patrick's Day or any day!
3 lb. corned beef brisket 4 to 6 potatoes, quartered 1 lb. carrots, peeled halved and cut into sticks 1 head cabbage, cut into wedges 2 onions quartered 12 oz. can beer or non-alcoholic beer 1 bay leaf 2 to 3 c. water
Place corned beef in a slow cooker. Arrange vegetables around brisket, add beer, bay leaf and enough water to cover. Cover and cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. To serve, arrange vegetables on a large serving platter. Slice brisket and arrange over vegetables. Makes 6 servings.
Spring's not far away, but we still have a pretty chilly month ahead of us here in Ohio. Soup, stew and chili are on the menu at least once a week and we can always use a few new ideas to simmer. What soups & stew are you cookin' up these days?
What are YOUR favorite SOUPS, CHILIS & STEWS? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
"I'd like to thank the Academy...for these amazing appetizers!"
Live from your living room, it's your annual Oscar-watching party! The appetizers are really looking great this year...let's go down to the red napkin and take a closer look at all these scrumptious superstars.
The Cucumber Bites sure are stunning, aren't they? And there's Crock Pot Caramel Dip, looking delicious as always. Stepping out of the oven now are the BBQ Cups, always a crowd favorite. Look, there's Apple Cider Punch, a long, tall drink of delight.With bites like these, it's no wonder this year's Oscar party is going to be one for the ages. Any one of these 7 amazing appetizers is sure to steal the show.
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This tasty dip from our 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes cookbook was shared with us by our good friend Julianne Carlson of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Julianne says, "When you serve this cool, creamy dip, be sure to have plenty of copies of the recipe...everyone will want one!"
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened 2 T. dill weed 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper 1 t. dried, minced onion 1/4 onion, chopped 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped Optional: paprika assorted vegetables such as carrot sticks, celery stalks, snow peas, red pepper slices, green onions
Combine cream cheese, seasonings and chopped vegetables, blending well. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired; cover and chill. Let stand at room temperature for one hour before serving. Serve with fresh vegetables for dipping. Makes about 2 cups.
Families are busier than ever these days and, whether you have school-age kids or are empty-nesters, everyone could use a few time-saving recipes for the kitchen. Today we're gathering up the quickest of the quick and we'd love to see which dishes come to the rescue for you!
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What are your favorite 30-MINUTE MEAL Recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Here's one of our favorite quick & easy recipes from our cookbook, Simple Shortcut Recipes, on sale for $1.99 this week only!
Buffalo Chicken Salad Sliders This recipe was shared with us by Wendy Perry from Lorton, Virginia. It's a zesty twist on chicken salad, that's bound to become a new family favorite.
3/4 c. mayonnaise 1/4 c. sour cream 2 T. hot pepper sauce 1 t. garlic powder 1/2 t. salt 3 c. cooked chicken, diced 3/4 c. celery, diced 1/2 c. sweet onion, diced 8 potato dinner rolls, split
In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce and seasonings until well mixed. Stir in chicken, celery and onion. Top rolls with chicken mixture. Makes 8.
Remember the excitement you felt when school was called off? All those crossed fingers, spoons under your pillow and jammies worn backwards were worth it...it's a snow day!
These days, when your little ones are back from sledding, snowman-building and general frolicking, it's good to have a few projects on hand to make the most of the time together. With just a little something special to enjoy while you sip your hot cocoa (or coffee!), you'll be ready to watch the flakes pile up outside. Let it snow!
Memory Frame Necklace We can't resist a vintage hankie at the flea market...this simple idea gives the sweetest parts new life! This fun idea and lots more can be found in our book, Fun-to-Fashion Jewelry.
Trim poster board and a linen piece to fit each photo frame pendant. Working in a well-ventilated area, use spray adhesive to adhere the linen piece to the poster board. Once dry, insert into the frame pendant. Use jump rings to add charms and to attach finished frame to necklaces.
Chocolate Tartlets These sweet little bites were shared with us by Emily Plotnick of West Linn, Oregon. They're special enough for any celebration and they appear in our cookbook, 101 Homestyle Favorites.
On a floured surface, roll out pie crust to 1/8-inch thick. Cut out 12 circles with a 2-3/4 inch round biscuit cutter. Fit carefully into lightly greased mini muffin cups, pressing edges against rims and crimping with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes, until set and golden. Cool. In a heavy saucepan, bring cream just to simmering over medium heat. Remove from heat; add chocolates and let stand 2 minutes. Whisk until melted; transfer to a medium bowl. Cover and chill for one hour. Beat chocolate mixture with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Spoon into baked crusts; chill. At serving time, garnish with dollops of whipped cream and raspberries. Serves 4.
Planning a special breakfast for your family, making festive cupcakes for friends or whipping up a dinner for two for your sweetie? Valentine's Day is coming up next weekend and we want to hear how you're celebrating!
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What are your favorite VALENTINE'S DAY recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Be Mine Cherry Brownies Thanks to Dana Cunningham from Lafayette, Louisiana for sharing this recipe!
18.3-oz. pkg. fudge brownie mix 3 1-oz. sqs. white baking chocolate 1/3 c. whipping cream 1 c. cream cheese frosting 1/4 c. maraschino cherries, drained and chopped 1-1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 c. butter Garnish: candy sprinkles
Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions. Line a 13"x9" baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving several inches on sides for handles. Spray bottom of foil with non-stick vegetable spray; spread batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 24 to 26 minutes; let cool. Lift brownies from pan; remove foil. Use a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut brownies. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white baking chocolate and whipping cream for one to 2 minutes, stirring until chocolate is melted; refrigerate 30 minutes. Stir frosting and cherries into chilled chocolate mixture; spread over brownies. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter for one to 2 minutes, stirring until smooth. Transfer to a plastic zipping bag, snip off a tip and drizzle over brownies. Garnish with sprinkles. Makes 14.