Pizza Recipes

September 1, 2008

Tired of fixing the same old dishes? Give these yummy pizza recipes a try. We are sure your family will love them.

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Pizza Puffs
Submited by Kim

Ingredients
1 can (10 oz) refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (you can use cheddar)
12 to 14 slices pepperoni (optional)

Steps
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8″ thickness. Using a cookie cutter or glass 3″ in diameter, cut circles of dough. (re-roll leftover pieces of dough).
3. Place 1/2 teaspoon of sauce in the center of each circle-do not spread. Top with a slice of pepperoni and 1 teaspoon cheese.
4. Wrap dough around filling and pinch shut.
5. Place seam side sown on a greased cookie sheet and brush tops lightly with water or egg wash.(1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water.)
6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm!!

Biscuit Pizza

Ingredients
1 small can pizza sauce
Grated mozzarella cheese
1 (10 count) can biscuits

On an un-greased cookie sheet, place biscuits about one inch apart. Flatten biscuit with palm of hand, then put on one tablespoon of pizza sauce and sprinkle on cheese. Bake according to directions on biscuit can, usually at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. You can add sliced pepperoni, chopped olives, sliced mushrooms, etc.

Pasta Recipes

September 1, 2008

Tired of fixing the same old dishes? Give these yummy pasta recipes a try. We are sure your family will love them.

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Spinach Mushroom Lasagna
Submitted by Catherine from www.mommyresources.com

Preheat oven 350

20 lasagna noodles
1 c chopped mushrooms
1 chopped onion
1 egg
2 c fresh spinach
3 c ricotta cheese
2/3 c grated parmesan cheese
3 c shredded mozzarella cheese
2 T olive oil
1 T minced garlic
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1 t dried oregano
1 t dried basil leaves
3 c tomato sauce

In large pan, boil lasagna noodles for 8 to 10 minutes; drain. In skillet, over medium-heat, cook mushrooms, onions & garlic in olive oil until onions are tender. Drain excess liquid & cool.

In sauce pan, boil spinach for 5 minutes. Drain & squeeze out excess liquid, then chop spinach.

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, parmesan, spinach, salt, pepper, oregano, basil & egg. Add cooled mushroom mixture. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.

Lay 5 noodles in 9×13 dish. Spread spinach mixture over noodles, sprinkle mozzarella over, spread tomato sauce. Repeat until reach top of pan. Cover with aluminum foil & cook for 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes.

Baked Mac’n Cheese with Tomato

* 1 pound macaroni
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
* 1 1/4 cups milk
* 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
* 8 tablespoons butter, divided
* 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Pour in pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In large bowl, combine macaroni, soup, milk, cheese and 6 tablespoons butter. Pour into 9×13 baking dish. Top with bread crumbs and dot with remaining butter. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Chicken Recipes

September 1, 2008

Tired of fixing the same old dishes? Give these yummy chicken recipes a try. We are sure your family will love them.

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Chicken Cacciatore
Submitted by Shelly Howard from www.munchkinmenus.com

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 large green pepper, cut in chunks
1 large red pepper, cut in chunks
2 pieces of celery, cut semi-thick pieces
1 small onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
½ jar spaghetti sauce
Oregano, parsley, thyme to taste.
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, except spaghetti sauce and use your hands to mix spices in thoroughly. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Pour everything into the baking dish and add the spaghetti sauce and parmesan cheese over top. Bake until tender for about 1 hour.

Aloha Chicken

* 4 pounds chicken thighs
* 1 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1 teaspoon paprika
* 1 tablespoon onion powder
* 2 tablespoons garlic salt
* 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
* 1 cup ketchup
* 1/4 cup soy sauce
* 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
* 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer in a well greased 9×13 inch baking dish. In a small bowl mix together the ginger, paprika, onion powder and garlic salt. Add the vinegar and mix well. Divide this mixture. Brush 1/2 over the chicken pieces and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces, baste with the remaining 1/2 of the vinegar mixture and bake for 15 minutes longer. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the ketchup, soy sauce, pineapple and brown sugar. When chicken baking time is up, spoon the pineapple/soy mixture over the chicken. Bake for another 30 minutes. Serve while still hot.

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