Crab & Cheese Crostini

Ingredients:6 ounces Velveeta cheese, melted2 tablespoons mayonnaise10 ounces canned lump crab1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce8-10 baguette slicesDirections:Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, crab, and Worcestershire. Spread mixture evenly over baguette slices, and bake 15-20 minutes.

Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Dip

Ingredients:8 ounces cream cheese, softened10 ounces shredded chicken1/2 cup chopped bacon bits (about 5-7 slices)1/2 cup ranch dressing1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheeseDirections:Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer mixture to an oven-safe dish, and bake 20-25 minutes.

Crab Rangoon

Ingredients:5 ounces fresh, lump crab meat1/2 cup cream cheese, softened1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning20 wonton wrappers Directions:Preheat oven to 400. In a bowl, combine crab, cream cheese, Parmesan, and Old Bay. Place a small spoonful in the center of each wonton wrapper and fold. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges areContinue reading “Crab Rangoon”

Mini Peanut Butter and Nutella Brownies

Ingredients:1 package of brownie mix, plus oil and egg, as required2 tablespoons peanut butter2 tablespoons Nutella Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Mix brownies according to package instructions. Scoop batter into a nonstick mini muffin tin. Melt peanut butter and Nutella in two separate bowls. With a spoon, drizzle each over brownies. Bake 25-30 minutes.

Mega Mozzarella Sticks

Ingredients:8-ounce mozzarella ball, plus oil for frying2 eggssplash of milk2-3 cups panko breadcrumbs1/4 teaspoon garlic powderSalt & pepper to taste Directions:In a medium pan, pour enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan by 1/2 inch. Preheat oil to 350. Slice mozzarella into rectangular pieces. In a small bowl, combine eggs and milk toContinue reading “Mega Mozzarella Sticks”

Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients:1 cup tomato sauce6 ounces cream cheese1/4 cup shaved Parmesan1 1/2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes, choppedsalt & pepper to taste4 slices of thin breastOptional: 1/4 cup breadcrumbsDirections:In a bowl, combine cream cheese, Parmesan, and sundried tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Slice chicken breast in half, and stuff with cream cheese mixture. (Optional: Coat chicken inContinue reading “Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken”

Creamy Sausage and Vegetable Alfredo

Ingredients:3 pieces sweet Italian sausage4 servings pasta (about half a box)1/2 cup onion, chopped, plus oil for sautéing4 cups fresh spinach1 cup store-bought Alfredo sauceOptional crushed red pepper flakes, for spiceDirections:Preheat the oven to 400. Cook sausage 30-35 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160. Let sausages rest, then slice thinly. Meanwhile, cook pasta accordingContinue reading “Creamy Sausage and Vegetable Alfredo”

Eggplant Parmigiana

Ingredients:1 large eggplant, plus oil for frying3 eggs, beaten2 cups Italian-style breadcrumbs2 cups tomato sauce2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Directions:Peel eggplant, and slice it into 1/4-inch thick pieces. Add breadcrumbs and egg to two separate bowls. Then, add oil to a large pan – enough to cover the bottom. Heat oil on medium-low, 2-3 minutes.Continue reading “Eggplant Parmigiana”

Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients:6-8 store-bought frozen meatballs3/4 cup beef broth1/2 cup heavy cream1 teaspoon Dijon mustard2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauceOptional pasta, for serving Directions:Cook meatballs according to package instructions. In a large, deep pan, add beef broth, heavy cream, Dijon, and Worcestershire. Whisk until combined, then let simmer 10-12 minutes on medium-low heat, whisking occasionally. (Tip: For thicker sauce,Continue reading “Swedish Meatballs”

Hearty Beef Chili

Ingredients:1 small sweet onion, chopped, plus oil for sautéing1 pound ground beef (80-85% lean, for the most flavor)2-3 teaspoons chili seasoningSalt and pepper, to taste1 cup dark or red kidney beans1 cup crushed tomatoes Directions:Heat chopped onion and a splash of oil on medium-low, 2-3 minutes. Then, add beef, and season with chili seasoning, plusContinue reading “Hearty Beef Chili”


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