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Tasteful Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Applesauce

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

We love anything we can cook in a slow-cooker or crock pot, and this applesauce is no exception. Just a few ingredients are all you need to make the most delicious applesauce and keep your home smelling warm and sweet.

ApplesauceWhat you’ll need:

  • 4 lbs apples, cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place apples with the cinnamon and sugar into the crock pot and mix.
  2. Pour water and lemon juice over the apple mixture.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Enjoy for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Avocado Burrito Bowl

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

This fresh and light dish is not just tasty but versatile; serve it in snack proportions, as a main dish, with quesadillas, empanadas and other Spanish foods, and add beef or chicken if desired. It’s sure to fill you up and keep you energized while satisfying yours and your guests’ taste buds this summer and throughout the year!

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup white rice
    (use instant or Minute rice
    if you don’t have a lot of time)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo or your favorite salsa
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add beans and cumin, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir occasionally until heated through, or for about 2 minutes.
  4. Divide beans and rice in serving bowls and top with avocado, Pico de Gallo or your salsa of choice, and cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

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Tuesday Recipe: Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Shepherd's Pie

That’s right, a recipe that isn’t for a breakfast dish! Although, this Traditional Shepherd’s Pie is so delicious you’ll want to be eating it for every meal. Double up on the ingredients for week long leftovers, or indulge in this warm dish for a week-day dinner. Enjoy!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes, or until soft. Drain and mash, mixing in the butter and milk until smooth.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until just browned. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  4. Place the cooked ground beef into the bottom of your glass baking dish and pour the can of creamed corn on top.
  5. Add the can of sweet corn, distributing it over the creamed corn layer as evenly as possible. Top with the mashed potato, again spreading as evenly as possible.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and cook for 5 more minutes uncovered, or until the top is browned. Will serve about 8 people.

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