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10 of the Quickest and Easiest Pasta Recipes you can have for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


Nothing says “quick and easy” like pasta. It pairs so well with a variety of sauces, cheeses, vegetables and meats that you could say “Pasta goes with everything!”
Pasta comes in a range of shapes and textures, differing as well in terms of the ingredients and methods used to make them. “Pasta pundits” will argue that it is imperative for you to select the right type of pasta to match your dish.
Everyone will agree, though, that if you need a tasty dish in a hurry, going with pasta is a safe bet!

easy chicken alfredo
1. Easy Chicken Alfredo

“...quick, easy and yummy, too!” RXGIRL

We start off with a super easy and super tasty dish. Cook fettuccini or linguini until just soft. Drain it and set it aside. Heat together Alfredo sauce, cooked and cubed chicken breast, milk, sliced mushrooms and frozen vegetables. Serve the sauce over the pasta, grab a fork and jump right in!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/11970/easy-chicken-alfredo/


2. Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce

“It is a great easy, healthy and tasty recipe” Yael H.

From the wine to the red pepper flakes, the flavors in this dish come together so well. Boil some penne pasta until just soft, drain and set it aside. Sauté the shrimp with garlic, salt and pepper until the shrimp is cooked through and has turned pink. Set it aside as well. Cook some tomatoes with basil, parsley and red pepper flakes then add in white wine, clam juice and heavy cream. Allow it to boil then lower it to a simmer until it thickens. Add in some Parmesan, the shrimp and pasta, plus some more basil and parsley. Toss and season with more salt and pepper, if you like. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of cheese and bask in all those compliments to the chef!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/penne-with-shrimp-and-herbed-cream-sauce-recipe.html


3. Creamy Lemon and Cabbage Pasta with Garlic Crumbs

“Tasty and easy.” stefaninny

Garlic crumbs add just the right amount of flavor to each mouthful of this yummy dish. Mix bread crumbs, oil and one finely chopped garlic glove. Spread the mixture on a baking tray and allow it to get crisp and golden in a preheated oven. Set it aside. Sauté garlic and onion then add white wine and lemon zest. After it has reduced a little, add crème fraiche. Set it aside but keep it warm. Boil twist, farfalle or penne pasta, adding in the cabbage when the pasta is just soft. Drain and toss with the creamy sauce, sprinkling the crumbs on top as you serve and enjoy its quiet sophistication.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1813668/creamy-lemon-and-cabbage-pasta-with-garlic-crumbs

Broccoli and Pecorino Pasta


4. Broccoli and Pecorino Pasta

“Delicious. A really tasty and nourishing meal.” robot

Broccoli and anchovies add tasty nutrition to this meal. Boil broccoli florets and puree some of them along with oil, coarsely grated pecorino (or Parmesan) cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Set the rest of the broccoli aside. Cook orecchiette pasta with the broccoli stalks and set them aside. Sauté garlic with chilies and anchovies then add in the broccoli-pasta and broccoli-cheese mixtures along with some rocket and salt. Toss until the rocket wilts. Add a squeeze of lemon and toss some more before serving topped with pecorino cheese. Have this flavorful dish with a bit of crusty bread and yes – it’s comfort food time!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26892/broccoli+and+pecorino+pasta


5. Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus

“This was a great and easy weeknight meal.” Whygal

A creamy Alfredo sauce takes the lead in this dish! Cook the fettuccine pasta, drain it and set it aside. Sauté the asparagus with a little salt and pepper. Remove it from the heat and add in some lemon rind and lemon juice. Set it aside and keep it warm. Add vodka and garlic to the saucepan with melted butter, then add cream cheese and stir the mixture until smooth. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, milk, salt, pepper, pasta, a little pasta water and the asparagus. Serve with a sprinkle of chives for that little extra “pop” of flavor.

Total time: 23 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/fettuccine-alfredo-asparagus

 

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6. One Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

“You had me at those mini pepperonis!” CAITLIN

Give your children a real treat with this dinner dish! Brown and crumble Italian sausage. Drain the excess fat then stir in pepperoni to heat through. Stir in oregano, tomato sauce, basil garlic powder, salt, pepper, rotini pasta and water. Let it boil then simmer until the pasta is cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and top it with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Place in a preheated oven and allow it to get melted and golden brown. Serve immediately with a garnish of parsley, if you like and enjoy your creation with everyone else at the table.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/08/16/one-pot-pizza-pasta-bake/


7. Lemon Chicken Pasta

“Fantastic, delicious recipe!” AKFilm

Put some water to boil for the pasta. Combine flour and seasoning salt in a zip-top bag. Add bite-sized pieces of chicken and shake the bag to completely coat the chicken. Fry the chicken in garlic butter until brown. Add the penne pasta to the boiling water. While it’s cooking, stir chicken base into the chicken mixture, then add lemon juice, white wne and whipping cream. Let it simmer for a while before adding the drained pasta and giving it a final stir.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/lemon-chicken-pasta-222310

Easy Salmon And Spring Vegetable Pasta

8. Easy Salmon And Spring Vegetable Pasta 

“Easy and very tasty!” Huda D

Here is an easy dish to impress your dinner guests. Place farfalle or penne pasta in boiling water along with chopped carrots and green beans. Let them cook a little then add chopped courgettes and frozen peas and let it cook some more. Save a little of the pasta water as you drain it and return it to the pot. Add cooked salmon flakes, the pasta water, grated lemon zest and either crème fraiche or single cream. Season it with salt and pepper as you give it a good stir. Serve it with flair as you add a topping of grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.netmums.com/recipes/easy-salmon-and-spring-vegetable-pasta-my-daddy-co


9. Bucatini with Walnut-Parsley Pesto

“We've made this a lot, it's really good.” MissRoach

Simplicity is the charm of this tasty dish! Toast walnuts in a preheated oven until they are slightly dark then set them aside to cool. Use a blender or food processor to finely chop some of the toasted walnuts. Place them in a bowl to make your pesto and stir in garlic, parsley, oil and Parmesan then season it with salt and pepper. Cook the bucatini until just soft. Reserve some of the liquid as you drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Pour in the pesto and add sufficient of the pasta water to make a glossy sauce that nicely coats the pasta. Crush the remaining walnuts and use them along with some parsley to garnish your yummy meal!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bucatini-with-walnut-parsley-pesto


10. Easy Skillet Lasagna

“This recipe came out very nice! MaryCeenan

The main word in this recipe is “EASY”. Grab a Dutch oven to brown up some ground beef with onion and bell peppers. Drain the excess oil and stir in Italian seasoning, tomato pasta sauce, sliced mushrooms, mafalda pasta and water. Let it boil, stirring occasionally then allow it to simmer until the pasta is cooked. Sprinkle (generously) with mozzarella cheese and serve already!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/easy-skillet-lasagna/9ffa61f3-36e8-4c7f-af2a-eefb4576417f

Quick & Easy Date Night Recipes - Romantic Steakhouse-Inspired Dinner for Two 0

Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Romantic Steakhouse-Inspired Dinner for Two

 by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


There’s something romantic about an upscale steakhouse dinner; whether it’s the atmosphere of the restaurant or the richness of the food, it’s an experience to enjoy. Recreate that special atmosphere at home with your partner with this easy & delicious menu for two; add a starched white tablecloth, your best dishes and some soft music for a romantic evening in.


Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail
Entrée: Pan Seared Sirloin with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Sautéed Spinach
Dessert: Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate

Seared Sirloin Steak with Herb Compound Butter

 

Shrimp Cocktail

A classic appetizer, Shrimp Cocktail is easy to make, and will certainly impress your partner.

Ingredients:
1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined with tails on
1 tsp salt
½ cup ketchup
2 TB horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp hot sauce
1 TB lemon juice


Directions:
-Bring 2 quarts of water to boil over high heat in a large pot. Add salt.
-Add shrimp, return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until shrimp are bright pink and opaque.
-Remove from heat and drain.
-In a small bowl, combine ketchup, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce and lemon juice.
-In a martini glass, carefully spoon cocktail sauce into the middle. Arrange shrimp around the edge of the martini glass, hanging over the sides. Serve.

 

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Pan Seared Sirloin with Herb Compound Butters

There’s something sexy about steak – yes, sexy! Studies have found that red meat is an aphrodisiac, and can boost romantic desire when eaten.

Ingredients:
2 sirloin steaks, about 1-1 ½ inches thick
1 TB vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
½ ground black pepper
Herb Compound Butter (recipe below)


Directions:
-Preheat a large cast iron (or heavy bottomed) pan over medium high heat.
-Dry steaks with a paper towel, making sure to absorb all excess moisture.
-Liberally coat steaks in 1 TB vegetable oil, and season with salt and pepper.
-Carefully place steaks in the hot pan; be careful of oil splatters.
-Cook for 5 minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional 5 minutes for medium rare.
-If you’d like your steak medium, cook for an additional two minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.
-Additionally, if you prefer your steaks medium well, cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches around 145 degrees.
-Turn off the heat, remove steaks to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before plating.
-Serve with a pat of Herb Compound Butter on top (recipe below)

Herb Compound Butter:
Packed with flavor, this compound butter can easily be made several hours or a day ahead of time.

Ingredients:
1 stick of salted butter
3 TB fresh chives, chopped
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper


Directions:
-Allow butter to come to room temperature by sitting on the counter for about 30 minutes. You want it soft enough to mix, but not melted.
-Place butter in a bowl, and add fresh chives and ground pepper. Mix to combine.
-On a large sheet of wax paper, spoon compound butter on top. Form into log shape, and wrap wax paper around it. Roll to achieve relatively uniform thickness.
-Chill in the fridge for 30-45 minutes or until firm.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes:
Roasted with herbs, these fingerling potatoes are crisp, buttery and flavorful.

Ingredients:
1 pound fingerling potatoes, washed
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly chopped rosemary
1 TB minced garlic
1 TB vegetable oil


Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place an ovenproof skillet or heavy baking tray in the oven, and let it heat up for 15 minutes.
-Toss potatoes in a medium bowl with 1 TB vegetable oil.
-Sprinkle with pepper, salt, rosemary and minced garlic. Toss to combine
-Arrange potatoes in a single layer on preheated skillet or baking tray.
-Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown on the outside, and soft on the inside when pierced with a fork.

Sautéed Spinach:
A classic steakhouse side, spinach is packed with vitamins & minerals, and adds a bright color to your plate.

Ingredients:
1 TB garlic, minced
1 TB vegetable oil
2 TB chicken broth
1 package (about 8 ounces) fresh spinach
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground white pepper


Directions:
-Add oil to a large skillet or sauté pan over medium to medium-high heat.
-Add garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
-Add chicken broth, and cook for a minute until slightly reduced.
-Add spinach, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes, or until spinach is just wilted.
-Remove from heat and serve.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries with Chocolate. 

Chocolate and strawberries are a classic romantic combination – add a cheesecake-inspired filling for a fun, silky twist.

Ingredients:

1 pint fresh strawberries, washed & leaves removed
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted


Directions:

-With a paring knife or small melon baller, carefully hollow out a little bit from the top of each strawberry to create a place for the cheesecake filling.
-In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer. Beat on medium speed for about two minutes, or until fluffy.
-Using a piping bag or small spoon, carefully fill each strawberry with cheesecake mixture.
-When serving, place cheesecake-stuffed strawberries on a small platter with a bowl of the melted chocolate in the middle.
-Dip strawberry in chocolate (optional) and enjoy. Feeding your partner a strawberry is a sweet, romantic gesture.

 

 

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Quick & Easy Date Night Recipes - Slow Cooker Simplicity 0

Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Slow Cooker Simplicity

 by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


One of the best things about using a slow cooker is that you have more time to focus on other things – for instance, setting up a romantic candlelit dinner for you & your honey. A cozy table for two, soft lighting and a bottle of wine will go a long way towards creating the mood for the evening.


Appetizer: Skewered Wedge Salad
Entrée: Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
Dessert: Whipped Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries

Date nights made easy - Chocolate mousse with raspberry and mint garnish

Skewered Wedge Salad

Change up how you eat your salad! Skewers are a fun way to present your salad, and make salad into a great appetizer. Allow 2-3 skewers per person.

Ingredients:
½ head of iceberg lettuce
1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup real bacon bits
Bleu cheese dressing (recipe below)

Directions:
-Chop iceberg lettuce into small wedges.
-On wooden or metal skewers, alternate skewering iceberg lettuce wedges with cherry tomatoes. Place on serving tray.
-Drizzle skewers with bleu cheese dressing, and sprinkle with bacon bits.

Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing
Creamy goodness, without unnecessary additives or preservatives!
Ingredients:
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream
1 lemon, juiced
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 pinch salt
½ cup bleu cheese crumbles

Directions:
-In a blender or food processor, combine mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, pepper and half of the bleu cheese crumbles.
-Pulse until well combined.
-Remove from blender into serving container, and stir in remaining bleu cheese crumbles.
-Enjoy with your skewered wedge salad!

 

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots and optional asparagus

It’ll only taste like you’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day – using a slow cooker gives you perfect, tender pot roast with minimal cooking.

Ingredients:
1.5 to 2 pound chuck roast
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 cup beef stock
3 red potatoes, washed and halved
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced into rings
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp garlic powdery

Directions:
-Heat 2 TBSP vegetable oil in a large skillet or pot over medium to medium high heat.
-Mix together flour, salt and pepper; lightly coat pot roast in flour mixture and shake off excess.
-Sear pot roast in hot pan on each side until light to medium brown; remove from pan and shut stove off.
-Place pot roast in the slow cooker, and add potatoes, onions and carrots on top.
-Mix together beef broth, thyme and garlic powder. Pour beef broth mixture over pot roast and vegetables, and place the lid on the slow cooker.
-Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until pot roast is tender & falls apart.

Roasted Asparagus:
A simple and delicious way to eat asparagus!

Ingredients:
½ pound asparagus, rinsed
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
-Line a cookie sheet or sheet tray with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
-Cut the bottom ½ inch to 1 inch of the asparagus stalks off, and discard.
-Toss asparagus stalks with oil, salt and pepper until evenly coated.
-Place on sheet tray, in a single layer.
-Roast in oven for 15-18 minutes or until tender.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries! 

A decadent favorite, this dessert is the perfect ending to your romantic dinner. With just a few ingredients, you can make dessert magic!

Ingredients:

1 pint heavy cream, chilled
12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
Fresh berries (your choice) for garnish
A sprig of fresh mint (optional)

Directions:
-In a large bowl, whip cream at medium speed until stiff peaks form. (Be careful not to over whip)
-In a double boiler (or a bowl set over a pan of simmering water), melt chocolate, stirring frequently. Remove from heat when fully melted, and set aside to cool for two minutes.
-Gently fold melted chocolate into whipped cream, and spoon into dessert dishes or glasses.
-Refrigerate for 1 hour.
-When ready to serve, remove chocolate mousse from fridge and garnish with fresh berries and maybe a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

 

 

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10 of the Best Fast And Simple One Pot Recipes For Dinnertime

by Jacqueline Samaroo


One pot meals are perfect when you are pressed for time or you’re just not in the mood to face a sink full of dirty pots! What makes them even better is when they taste great with flavors that meld really well together. That’s what you get from these 10 one pot dishes – convenience and scrumptious taste. You can lure your family to the table with these delicious meals knowing clean up afterwards is going to be a breeze!

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta


1. One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

“I love this!” CECILE@MY YELLOW FARMHOUSE

You don’t have to love pasta to enjoy this tasty meal. Cook some garlic in olive oil until it is fragrant then stir in some chicken broth, fettuccine, milk and butter. Season with salt and pepper and allow it to boil before reducing to a simmer. Stir occasionally and add the parmesan once the pasta is cooked. Serve immediately with a garnish of parsley if you wish. Creamy and cheesy and good!


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/10/11/one-pot-garlic-parmesan-pasta/


2. Vietnamese Fish Curry

“Easy, light and delicious flavours.” joolir

Tender lemon grass adds a refreshing taste to this dish. Start by cooking the lemon grass in a wok with hot oil. Add the curry and cook some more. When the flavors begin to fill the kitchen, add stock and coconut milk. Lower the heat and cook until the mixture starts to thicken. Add the fish and the broccoli and then stir in the fish sauce and sugar once the fish is cooked through. Delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26879/vietnamese+fish+curry

 

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3. Ground Beef Curly Noodle

“This is wonderful.” JRELERJR

With this dish you are just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes away from an awesome meal! Cook ground beef in a heated skillet until it is no longer pink. Drain off the grease and add corn, tomatoes and the ramen seasoning to the beef. Break up the noodles, add them to the beef and allow the mixture to boil then simmer. Serve once the noodles are tender. A great meal for kids to dig into!


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/73402/ground-beef-curly-noodle/

 

4. One Pot Easy Cheesy Vegetables and Rice

“I liked this. Very easy.” rosy

Your children will devour their vegetables in this cheesy rice dish. Heat some oil and add rice, salt, mixed vegetables and chicken stock. Let it boil then reduce to a simmer. When all the liquid has disappeared, stir in the cheese. Serve and watch everyone’s eyes light up!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/234272/one-pot-easy-cheesy-vegetables-and-rice/

One-Pot Fish With Black Olives and Tomatoes


5. One-Pot Fish With Black Olives and Tomatoes

“This is a really simple, delicious meal.” lizleicester

Bold olives and juicy tomatoes make perfect white fish companions. Sauté onion in olive oil, add tomatoes, salt and pepper and let it boil. Add the olives and next the white fish (skin side down).Drizzle olive oil over the fish and place the pan in a preheated oven. Once done sprinkle on some chopped parsley and serve the dish with lemon wedges. A simple and hearty meal.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1128/onepot-fish-with-black-olives-and-tomatoes


6. All in One Chicken

“Very good and easy.” rtharris5

Variety is the spice of this filling dish. Brown Italian sausage and bell peppers in a large pot. Add the chicken, garlic, salt, pepper and onion, letting it cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Stir in sliced mushrooms, canned potatoes and parsley and let it simmer. Serve with a fresh salad for a sure hit!

Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.mrfood.com/Chicken/All-in-One-Chicken-From-Mr-Food


7. Beef Taco Pasta

“Wow… this is by far our favorite recipe.” Anna

Don’t let the ingredients in this dish fool you – this is one QUICK meal! Sauté the onions and garlic then add in the beef to brown. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, diced green chilis and diced tomatoes. Add beef broth and noodles, ensuring that the noodles are covered. Let the mixture simmer, stirring it occasionally. When most of the liquid is absorbed add a little cayenne pepper (if desired), some black olives and cheese. Once the cheese is melted you are ready to serve, just add a sprinkle of green onions on top. Wow – everyone is sure to want seconds!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/08/beef-taco-pasta/

One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes


8. One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

“This dish was so simple to make and so delicious.” Californiacook

You get noodles full of flavor in this dish. Sauté some onion and garlic before adding in tomatoes, oregano, chicken stock and pasta. Allow it to boil and add the noodles, making sure that they are covered and then turn down the heat. When the pasta is almost done, add salt, then batches of spinach. Stir until the spinach wilts, remove the pot from the heat and sprinkle on Parmesan cheese. Perfect for a busy night!

Total time: 29 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/one-pot-pasta-spinach-tomatoes


9. Chicken Cutlets With Tomato Sauté

“This recipe was delicious!” tallgirl

This dish has a definite Mediterranean feel. Season the chicken with salt and pepper before browning it in batches. Set it aside and cook grapes or cherry tomatoes in the same pot until they begin to burst. Add the wine and allow it to simmer until about half of it has evaporated. Add tarragon and scallions and serve over your chicken. Sweet!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/chicken-cutlets-tomato-saute


10. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili for Two

“Excellent!” carol.l.cochran

Fantastic flavors that blend really well together. Cook onion and potatoes in a little hot oil before adding chili powder, chipotle, cumin, garlic and salt. Stir constantly. Once the flavors are released, add water and allow it to simmer gently until the potatoes are cooked. Add the tomatoes, black beans, and lime juice and bring to a simmer again. When a little of the liquid has disappeared remove from the heat and stir in some cilantro. A great way to reward yourself at the end of a hard day.

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249174/sweet-potato-black-bean-chili-for-two/

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Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Keeping it Simple but Delicious

 by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


Just because you’re making a simple dinner doesn’t mean you’re not going to create something delicious – in fact, some of the most basic techniques and recipes are a foundation for the most famous dishes in the world. Mastering the basics helps you be successful with more involved recipes later on!


Appetizer: Ranch Veggie Roll-Ups
Entrée: Lemon Pepper Chicken, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans
Dessert: Double Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream

Ranch Veggie Roll-Ups

Ingredients:
2 ten-inch flour tortillas
1 cucumber, sliced thin
1 carrot, shredded
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup ranch cream cheese spread

Directions:
-On each flour tortilla, spread ¼ cup of ranch cream cheese spread.
-Carefully top each tortilla with sliced cucumber and shredded carrot, all in one thin layer.
-Top with shredded cheddar cheese
-Starting at one end, roll tortillas into pinwheels (almost like rolling sushi).
-Once rolled, cut into 1-inch thick slices and place on tray.
-Serve!

 

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Easy Date Night Entree


Lemon Pepper Chicken

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Lemon pepper seasoning
2 lemon slices
Cooking spray

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
-Place a chicken breast in between layers of wax paper, and pound thin with the flat side of a meat tenderizer mallet. (In a pinch, a clean hammer works as well!)
-Place chicken breast on a cookie sheet, greased with cooking spray, and repeat with the second chicken breast.
-Sprinkle chicken breasts with lemon pepper seasoning, and top each chicken breast with a slice of lemon
-Bake for 25 minutes, or until the temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes:

Ingredients:
2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 TBSP butter
½ cup milk
¼ cup sour cream
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
Fresh chives, chopped

Directions:
-Place peeled, diced potatoes in a pot and cover with water.
-Boil until tender, about 7-9 minutes
-Drain the potatoes, and return to the pot.
-Add in butter, salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
-With a potato masher, gently press down and mash potatoes.
-Add in milk and sour cream, and stir to combine.
-Garnish with chives, and serve.


Steamed Green Beans
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Ingredients:
½ pound fresh green beans, rinsed & ends trimmed
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP butter

Directions:
-In a medium-sized pot, add about 1 inch of water.
-Bring to a boil, and add in the salt.
-Add in cleaned green beans, cover pot with a lid, and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until green beans are tender and most of the water has evaporated.
-Drain, if necessary, and add butter to green beans. Stir to combine, and serve.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Double Chocolate Brownies - Best served warm with a delicious scoop of ice cream! 

Ingredients:
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup baking cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 cups white sugar
5 egg whites
1 cup vegetable oil
1 TBSP vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
½ cups chopped pecans (optional)

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan
-Combine sugar and oil, and mix together.
-Add in egg whites and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.
-Mix in your dry ingredients – flour, cocoa, salt – until just combined.
-Gently stir in chocolate chips and pecans (optional).
-Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

 

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11 Quick And Easy Seafood Recipes For Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

You are sure to have a winner on your hands when you decide to go with seafood for dinner. Whether you reach for saltwater fish, freshwater fish or shellfish, you’ll be treating your family to not just a great tasting meal but also to the many health benefits that seafood provides. From omega-3 fatty acids to high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, seafood is one of the most nutritious food choices you can make.
These 11 quick, easy and delicious dishes are selected to give you just a little more reason to make tonight’s meal a seafood treat!

quick and easy Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe


1. Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

"Great recipe! Just the right balance.” Ajbsmith


Here is a colorful dish that’s sure to please. While the fettuccine cooks, sauté the scallops and shrimp until the scallops are opaque and the shrimp in pink. Set it aside and keep it warm. Sauté shallots until tender, add the garlic then the broth and wine. Let it boil then leave it to simmer until most of the liquid disappears. Stir in the cream and cook uncovered until thick. Stir in the drained pasta then add in the scallops, shrimp and cheese. Toss to coat, add a sprinkle of parsley and tomato then grab a fork and dig right in!

Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/seafood-fettuccine-alfredo


2. 20-Minute Seafood Pasta

“Great, easy recipe with little ingredients yet big taste.” ellasedman


Wonderful at the end of a tough day! Sauté onion and garlic, before adding tomatoes, paprika and stock. Allow it to boil then turn down the heat and let it simmer. Stir in the pasta and let it cook for a while then add the seafood mix. When the pasta is cooked and the seafood heated through, season to taste, add a sprinkle of parsley and serve with refreshing lemon wedges. A very tasty meal, indeed.

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1940/20minute-seafood-pasta-

 

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3. Tilapia With Black Beans and Corn

“We loved this!” DianeN

This dish truly takes MINIMUM effort. Stir together black beans, tomatoes, green chillis, corn, green onions, vinegar and oil. Set it aside. Sprinkle the fillets with salt and cook them in a hot skillet sprayed with oil. Serve topped with the bean -corn mixture. Easy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.readyseteat.com/recipes-Tilapia-with-Black-Beans-and-Corn-5216.html


4. Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

“Quite yummy” sunshine spirit

This dish pairs apricot and salmon for a sure dinner favorite. Mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, scallion greens, cumin and cilantro with a little salt and pepper. Set it aside. Cook the apricot with scallion whites, ginger and some salt until softened. Add water, let it boil and stir in the couscous. Cover it and set it aside, then fluff it with a fork once the liquid is absorbed. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and place it on a heated grill rack or in a heated boiler pan to brown and cook through. Serve the fish on top of the couscous and top it with the sauce. A sprinkle of cashews adds the final flair.

Total time: 35 minutes

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249849/cashew-salmon-with-apricot-couscous/

Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce


5. Spaghetti with Shrimp in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

This dish looks and tastes yummy. Peel and dry the shrimp. Season them with salt and pepper then sauté them lightly and set them aside. Season the onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, chili flakes and butter with some pepper and cook them in wine. Meanwhile, boil the pasta, drain and set it aside. Stir heavy cream into the sauce when most of the wine has evaporated and then add in the shrimp. To serve, toss the pasta in the sauce and sprinkle on some Parmesan. Sooo tasty!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://natashaskitchen.com/2010/01/25/spaghetti-with-shrimp-in-a-creamy-tomato-sauce/


6. Parmesan Baked Salmon Recipe

“WHY haven't I known about this recipe my whole life?” QueenBayley

This dish is so simple to prep and cook. Drizzle the fish with lemon juice then cover it with a mixture of mayonnaise, cheese and pepper. Sprinkle cracker crumbs on top and bake in a preheated oven until cooked. That’s it, all you need now is a fork!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/parmesan-baked-salmon-recipe-75528.aspx

 

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7. Grilled Swordfish with Lemon, Mint and Basil

“Just excellent.” ann b.

The sweet and mild flavor of the swordfish gets a flavorful boost from the sauce. Mix together some oil, lemon juice, mint, basil and garlic then season it with some salt and pepper. Use the mixture to brush the fish steaks and place the steaks on a preheated grill to cook. Serve with sauce drizzled over the fish. A wonderful blend of flavors!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/grilled-swordfish-with-lemon-mint-and-basil-recipe.html


8. Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp

“This was super easy and super awesome!” April Anne

Here’s a quick meal to impress your dinner guests (and yourself!) Cook and drain the penne then set it aside. Sauté onion and garlic then pour in some white wine and let it simmer. Add pepper flakes, asparagus and butter. When the asparagus is just tender, add the lemon juice and shrimp. Once the shrimp have cooked through, season with salt and pepper. Pour in the penne and toss then serve with a sprinkle of parsley and Parmesan. Elegant, simple and tasty!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/163153/elegant-penne-with-asparagus-and-shrimp/

Michael Symon's Grilled Salmon and Zucchini Salad


9. Michael Symon's Grilled Salmon and Zucchini Salad

“Fantastic, simple recipe that tastes more complex that you'd expect.” ahatfield

This dish gives a new tasty meaning to “fast food”. Drizzle oil on the fillets and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them on a grill that’s been preheated at high heat. Combine and toss grated lemon rind, lemon juice, oil, salt, pepper, dill and zucchini. Serve the fillets topped with the salad and a sprinkle of almonds. Mmm!

Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/michael-symons-grilled-salmon-zucchini-salad


10. Creamy Seafood Stew

“Wonderful!” riskyangie

This is an example of what I like to call “Happy Stews” – just cooking them makes you feel good! Sauté the onion and celery first then add the garlic and sauté some more. Add wine and simmer until most of the liquid evaporates. Stir in stock and corn flour then season. Add dill and the seafood, let it simmer, then stir in some crème fraiche. Serve in warm bowls with prepared garlic bread and a sprinkle of dill. Comfort food!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1267642/creamy-seafood-stew


11. Lemon-Garlic Shrimp and Grits

“Easy and delicious.” ladyofwindsor

Whisk grits into boiling water and season it with salt and pepper. Leave it to thicken, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan and butter then remove the grits from the heat and season again with some more salt and pepper. Cover and keep it warm. Add garlic cayenne pepper and seasoned shrimp to a pan with melted butter. Toss while cooking until the shrimp turns pink. Stir in water, parsley and lemon juice. Serve by topping the grits with the shrimp, sauce and lemon wedges.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/lemon-garlic-shrimp-and-grits-recipe.html

 

 

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Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Diner Classics Menu

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


Date night tonight is based on a classic diner menu. Easy to create, won't take you all day and heart-warming and delicious too, all you need is that significant other...


Appetizer: Cheesy Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips
Entrée: BBQ Meatloaf burgers with Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
Dessert: Ice cream sundaes

Ice cream sundaes

Easy Date Night Appetizers

Cheesy Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips

Ingredients:
½ package frozen spinach (about 6 ounces), defrosted and drained
½ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup mayo
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Tortilla chips, bakery fresh or packaged

Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
-Mix all ingredients, and place into a greased casserole dish
-Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly
-Serve with tortilla chips

 

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BBQ Meatloaf Burgers

Ingredients:
2 TBSP diced onion
½ pound 80/20 ground beef*
2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
1 egg
¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
¼ tsp granulated garlic
1/3 cup BBQ sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 TBSP vegetable oil
2 buns, split and toasted
Lettuce, tomato and dill pickles

Directions:
-Preheat a grill pan on your stove to medium, medium-high heat.
-In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the onion, parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Add in 1 TBSP of BBQ sauce and mix well.
-Divide the mixture into halves, and form each half into a patty.
-Lightly brush the patties with vegetable oil, and place in your grill pan.
-Grill for 6 minutes, and then gently flip the patties over.
-Brush patties with BBQ sauce, and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through.
-Serve the patties on the buns with lettuce, tomato and dill pickles; add extra BBQ sauce if desired.

*Note: For a healthier twist, you can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges:

Ingredients:
3 medium potatoes, washed
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp Adobo seasoning

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees
-Cut potatoes into half, then cut each half into fourths (8 wedges per potato)
-In a bowl, combine oil and Adobo seasoning; add in potato wedges, and toss to coat
-Place on a baking sheet, and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until wedges are crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Ice Cream Sundaes

Ingredients:
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
Hot fudge sauce
Caramel sauce
Whipped Cream
Maraschino cherries

Directions:
-Divide the pint of ice cream between two sundae or similar glasses or bowls
-Top with your choice of dessert sauces & whipped cream
-Garnish with cherries

 

 

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10 of the Best Quick and Easy Stir Fry Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo


A stir-fry is a great option when you are pressed for time but still want to have a wonderful meal. Ideally, your stir-fry should include at least three different colors while combining booth smooth and crispy textures. Experiment with different sauces, as they are a great way to change up the stir-fry’s underlying flavors. So, go ahead and put your wok to work trying out these 10 simple, delicious and healthy stir-fries.

The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

1. The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

“Excellent...finally a recipe for beef and broccoli that is great!!!” Sue's Kitchen

This meal has the perfect sweet and spicy balance. Toss some beef in a smooth mixture of cornstarch, garlic powder and water. Stir-fry the beef then set it aside, keeping it warm. Stir-fry the onion and broccoli then add the beef. Mix cornstarch, water, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar until smooth and add it to the beef and broccoli. Cook and serve over rice. Simplicity tastes great!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.food.com/recipe/the-best-easy-beef-and-broccoli-stir-fry-99476

 

2. Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry

“Love, love this recipe! Thanks! Great flavors, have already made it twice.” morisot

This delicious dish brings the heat! Combine sesame oil, salt, vinegar, soy sauce, chicken broth and chili paste. Set it aside and quickly stir-fry the chicken in some sesame and canola oils. Set that aside, too. Using the same pan, stir-fry red and yellow bell peppers, garlic, ginger, snow peas and onion. Add the broth mixture, let it thicken and then add the chicken. Serve on rice with roasted peanuts and green onions as extra toppings. As pleasing to your taste buds as it is to your eyes!

Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/szechuan-chicken-stir-fry

 

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3. Fiery Dragon Stir-Fry

“Tastes delicious and is super easy to make!” Martiza

Gathering the ingredients might just be the hardest part of this quick and easy dish. Stir the juice from the drained pineapple into some soy sauce, water, pepper, garlic and cornstarch. Set it aside while you mix the shrimp with some soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir-fry the shrimp and set it aside. Stir-fry the frozen vegetables and ginger before adding in the sauce and shrimp. Let it thicken and add the pineapple chunks. Once they are heated through, serve your spicy, juicy shrimp over rice.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/232605/fiery-dragon-stir-fry/

 

4. Watercress and Chicken Stir-Fry

“So delicious!” aimsy123

In this dish, the sauce steals the show! Make the sauce by mixing together hoisin and soy sauces, sesame oil, vinegar, ginger and garlic. Set it aside while you stir-fry chicken, pepper, cashew nuts and onion. When the nuts are toasted, add in the sauce and some water. Remove from the heat, add the watercress and stir. Serve over rice. Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3724/watercress-and-chicken-stirfry

vegetable stir-fry


5. Vegetable Stir-Fry

“Very simple, perfect for a beginner.” muscles22

The natural flavors of the vegetables stand out in this quick dish. Prepare your sauce by combining ginger, garlic, some teriyaki marinade, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Set it aside and sauté the onion in a little oil and butter. Add the corn, carrot and mushroom and quickly stir-fry them before adding in some baby spinach and bean sprouts. Once the spinach wilts, stir in lime juice, honey and the sauce. Serve and enjoy your yummy vegetable treat!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/6427/vegetable+stir+fry



6. Thai Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

"This was so delicious, my husband had three helpings!" dzhugav

The flavors of this dish are in perfect harmony. Stir-fry the chicken and then add in the vegetable blend. Let it cook while you mix together some soy sauce, apple juice, brown sugar, ginger, peanut butter, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Add this to the chicken and vegetable and let it cook until heated through. Serve with rice. Minimum effort and maximum taste!

Total time: 25 minutes

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/thai-chicken-stir-fry

 

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7. Stir Fried Noodles with Shrimp and Vegetables (Filipino Pancit Canton)

“Yum!” jun belen

Here is a bright, fresh tangy dish that is sure to please every palate. Stir-fry minced onion and garlic until soft. Add the shrimp and cook until they are no longer translucent. Set it aside while you stir-fry the cabbage and carrot until tender. Set them aside as well. Boil together the soy sauce, chicken broth and fish sauce. Add the noodles and let them cook before adding in the shrimp and vegetables. Stir, then pour it out into a heated skillet that has a little oil in it. Stir-fry until most the liquid is absorbed, remove the pan from the heat, add calamansi (or lime juice) and give it a final stir. Serve topped with green onions and enjoy this Filipino favorite!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

http://pinchofyum.com/stir-fried-noodles-with-shrimp-and-vegetables

Shrimp Stir-Fry


8. Mandarin Shrimp Stir-Fry

“Very easy and quick recipe...Taste is awesome” Funsize

Mandarin oranges give their unique flavor to this shrimp and vegetable dish. Stir-fry the vegetables until they are crisp-tender. Set them aside then stir-fry the shrimp until they are just turning pink. Add the vegetables to the shrimp. Combine teriyaki sauce and cornstarch and pour it onto the shrimp and vegetables. Allow the sauce to thicken before adding the oranges and giving everything a final stir. Serve over hot rice. Delicious!

Total time: 15 minutes

http://www.readyseteat.com/recipes-Mandarin-Shrimp-Stir-Fry-2272.html


9. Thai Beef Stir-Fry

“This was SOOOOOO simple and tasted good.” thecherub

Just 5 ingredients, 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook! Pour oil into a smoking hot wok and carefully add in the beef strips and chili, Stir-fry until lightly brown and then add the oyster sauce. Cook until sauce coats the beef, add basil leaves, stir and serve over rice. WOW!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4538/thai-beef-stirfry


10. Chicken Stir Fry with Rice Noodles

“Yet another satisfying dinner!” Viktoriya

Delicate rice noodles form a fluffy base for this dish. Cook the noodles until they are barely tender. Drain and stir in a little oil then set them aside. Stir-fry the chicken and set it aside, too. Next, stir-fry the broccoli, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, and ginger. Mix together some chicken stock, cornstarch, ketchup and soy sauce. Add the noodles and chicken then stir-fry some more until the chicken is cooked. Serve with a drizzle of sesame oil. Mmm…good!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

http://natashaskitchen.com/2016/04/01/chicken-stir-fry-with-rice-noodles/

 

 

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Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
A Romantic Mediterranean Date

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


Do you find yourself wishing that you and your partner could escape from the daily grind, and run off to the Mediterranean for a vacation? You might not be able to do that right now, but your taste buds can travel for you! Each recipe is easy to follow, and is easily ready in time for dinner.


Appetizer: Hummus with Pita Chips from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
Entrée: Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo
Dessert: Pomegranate, Fig and Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait

 Homemade Chicken Orzo

Easy Date Night Appetizers

Hummus with Pita Chips

(From the Betty Crocker Cookbook http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/hummus-with-pita-chips/)

Ingredients:
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
¼ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Pita chips or toasted pita rounds

Directions:
-In blender or food processor, place the beans, oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt.
-Cover and blend on high speed, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides
-Blend until fully mixed.
-Spoon into serving dish, garnish with parsley and serve with pita chips or toasted pita rounds.

Notes: You can easily use pre-made pita chips from the grocery store instead of toasting your own pita rounds. It’s an easy shortcut that gives you more time!

 

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Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo

(From the Betty Crocker Cookbook http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/mediterranean-chicken-with-rosemary-orzo/5522be78-47da-4262-8323-a025487034dd)


Ingredients:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (1 large or two medium), cut into medium chunks
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1 1/3 cups uncooked orzo pasta (about 8 ounces)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium zucchini, cut into small chunks
3 roma (or plum) tomatoes, cut into small chunks
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
½ cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
½ teaspoon salt

Directions:
-Lightly coat a 10 inch skillet with cooking spray or oil, and heat over medium-high heat.
-Cook chicken in the skillet for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until no longer pink.
-Stir in broth, pasta and garlic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat
-Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
-Stir in the remaining ingredients, and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender.

Notes: You can substitute 1 teaspoon dried rosemary for the fresh.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Pomegranate, Fig and Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients:
2 cups pomegranate Greek yogurt
¼ cup dried figs, diced
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:
-In two glasses or glass bowls, alternately layer the pomegranate Greek yogurt with the dried figs and slivered almonds, evenly dividing the ingredients.
-Drizzle honey over the top of each parfait, and serve.

 

 

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