Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Caramelized Garlic Cheese Ball

Ingredients

SPREAD
2 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon salt

COATING
1/2 cup finely crushed cheese-flavored bite-sized crackers
GARNISH
1 medium bell pepper with stem
CRACKERS/DIPPERS
Crackers
Fresh cut-up vegetables

How to make

  1. STEP 1
    Melt 2 teaspoons butter in skillet until sizzling; add garlic and sugar. Cook over medium–high heat, stirring constantly, 3-5 minutes or until garlic just starts to brown. Immediately remove from heat.
  2. STEP 2
    Combine garlic mixture and all remaining spread ingredients in bowl.
  3. STEP 3
    Place crushed crackers into large shallow bowl or pie pan. Roll cheese ball into crackers; press evenly to coat. Place onto serving plate.
  4. STEP 4
    Create stem for top of pumpkin from bell pepper slices.
  5. STEP 5
    Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight to blend flavors. Just before serving; score vertical lines on pumpkin with knife. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

Tip #1

- Cut remaining pepper into strips to serve with cheese spread.

Tip #2

- To crush crackers, place crackers into resealable plastic food bag. Use rolling pin to crush crackers.

Sour Cream Cornbread

Ingredients

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Grease 9-inch round baking pan; set aside.
  2. STEP 2
    Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 1 egg, at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream and milk. Add all remaining ingredients; beat at low speed just until mixed.
  3. STEP 3
    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 22-26 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm.
  4. This cornbread can be baked in a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 425°F, 18-22 minutes. 9 servings
  5.  Prepare batter as directed above. Spoon batter into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 15-18 minutes.
  6. Spray pan with no-stick cooking spray before baking quick breads like cornbread.

Cornbread Dressing

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Halloween Oreo Ghost Balls

Ingredients

  • 114.3 ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling
  • 18 ounce package cream cheese
  • pinch salt
  •          18 - 20tiny marshmallows
  • 8ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating, melted
  •          36 - 40miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • Directions

    1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper, set aside.
    2. In a food processor, process cookies until finely crushed. Add cream cheese and salt; pulse until combined.
    3. Shape 2 tablespoons of the mixture around a tiny marshmallow. Place in a single layer about 1 to 2 inches apart from each other on prepared baking sheet and chill about 1 hour or until firm.
    4. Working with 1 at a time, carefully pour about 1 tablespoon of the candy coating over the chilled balls. Place 2 miniature chocolate pieces for eyes. Let stand until set.
    5. MAKES: 18 SERVINGS
    6. PREP: 25 MINS
    7. CHILL: 1 HR
    8. STAND: 20 MINS

Monday, September 10, 2018

MAKE AHEAD EGG MUFFINS

SERVINGS12 SERVINGS
PREP TIME:
 
10 MINS
 
COOK TIME:
 
22 MINS
TOTAL TIME:
 
32 MINS
 
AUTHOR: HOLLY
 
COURSE: BREAKFAST
CUISINE: AMERICAN
KEYWORD: EGG MUFFINS
Egg muffins are a delicious and tasty breakfast, naturally low carb and easy to make ahead of time.

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground turkey sausage or pork
6 large eggs
1 cup egg whites
1/2 red pepper diced
3 tablespoons minced onion
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown turkey sausage over medium high until no pink remains.
  3. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Divide the red pepper, onion, cooked sausage and cheeses over 12 wells.
  4. In a large bowl combine eggs, egg whites and salt & pepper to taste. Pour egg mixture over the sausage in each well.
  5. Bake 22-25 minutes or until set.
  6. Remove from cups and serve warm or let cool completely and refrigerate or freeze.


RECIPE NOTES
Microwaves can vary greatly, time may need to be adjusted.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD

SERVINGS4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME:

10 MINS

TOTAL TIME:

10 MINS
AUTHOR: HOLLY

COURSE: SALAD
CUISINE: AMERICAN
Strawberry Spinach Salad is a personal favorite and definitely a crowd pleaser!
INGREDIENTS
  • 10 oz fresh cleaned spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries hulled & sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 2/3 cup candied pecans or 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 4 oz goat cheese or feta
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
WHITE BALSAMIC DRESSING
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix together all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Dice avocado and toss with lemon juice.
  3. Combine remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.