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Watermelon Margaritas

1½ cups watermelon cubes
1.5oz silver tequila
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 lime, juiced
1 cup ice

Blue Hawaii

½ cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon coconut milk
½ lime, juiced
1.5oz white rum
pineapple wedge, for garnish

Peachy Mojito
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½ lime, cut into wedges
2-3 basil leaves
1.5oz peach schnapps
¾ cup soda water
peach slices, for garnish

Strawberry Daiquiri

1½ cup strawberries
2oz white rum
.5oz triple sec
.5oz simple syrup
½ lime, juiced
1 cup ice

Tequila Sunrise

1.5oz silver tequila
1 cup orange juice
.5oz grenadine
maraschino cherry, for garnish
orange wedge, for garnish

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5 NEW Fruity Ice Cream Flavors for Summer!


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Key Lime Ice Cream
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
6 key limes, zest and juice or 2 limes, zest and juice
1/2 cup crushed graham cracker

Using an electric mixer, whip the cream, condensed milk and cream cheese until they are light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the lime zest, juice and graham crackers. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe dish. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Strawberry Shortcake
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup crushed or finely chopped strawberries
1 cup crumbled plain scones
1 vanilla bean or splash of vanilla extract

Using an electric mixer, whip the cream and condensed milk until they are light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the strawberries and scone pieces and vanilla bean seeds. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe dish. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Peach Melba
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup crushed or chopped peaches
1/3 cup raspberry jam

Using an electric mixer, whip the cream and condensed milk until they are light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the peaches. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe dish and spoon the raspberry jam on top of the ice cream. Using a knife or spoon, ripple the jam in until it looks marbled. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Mango Lassi
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup finely chopped mango
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Using an electric mixer, whip the cream and condensed milk until they are light and fluffy. Add the Greek yogurt and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the mango and cardamom. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe dish. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Apple Crisp
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 apple pie filling
1/2 cup granola

Using an electric mixer, whip the cream, condensed milk and cinnamon until they are light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the apple pie filling and granola. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe dish. Freeze for 3 to 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

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3 Healthy Fish Recipes That I Absolutely Love!

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Pasta Salad Recipes
Potato Salad Recipes
Summer Salad Recipes

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Mediterranean Snapper
Red Snapper:
4 (4-ounce) red snapper fillets
3 tablespoons oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Cherry Tomato Sauce:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons capers
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill

Evenly coat the snapper with the oil, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper.

Preheat the grill to high. Arrange the snapper over the grill. Cook the fish until it releases easily from the grill and flip, about 3 to 4 minutes. Continue to cook the snapper until the skin is crispy and the fish is cooked through, another 3 minutes.

To make the tomato sauce, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes and cook until they begin to release their juices, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the olives and roasted red peppers. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Stir in the capers, parsley and dill.

Serve the cherry tomato sauce over the snapper and enjoy!

Grilled Lime Salmon with Corn Salsa
Lime Salmon:
4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 lime, zest and juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Corn Salsa:
2 cups corn kernels, cooked
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 lime, zest and juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, soy sauce, lime zest, juice, garlic and red pepper flakes. Transfer the salmon into a tupperware and pour over the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before grilling.

Preheat the grill to medium heat. Arrange the salmon on the grill, skin side down and grill until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
While the salmon is grilling, toss together all of the salsa ingredients.
Serve immediately topped with the fresh corn salsa and enjoy!

Jerk Shrimp Skewers
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2lbs peeled shrimp
1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoon jerk seasoning
1 lime, juice
2 cups diced pineapple
1/4 cup coconut chips
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

In a large tupperware, mix together the shrimp, oil, jerk seasoning, lime juice, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Once marinated, skewer the shrimp and pineapple chunks.

Preheat the grill to high. Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook until the shrimp is pink and the pineapple begins to brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Sprinkle over the coconut chips just before serving.

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3 of My Go-To Potato Salad Recipes!

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad
Dressing:
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4-1/2 cup milk or cream
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups halved baby potatoes, steamed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, halved
1/3 cup cooked chopped bacon, halved

In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, vinegar, herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Thin out the dressing by whisking in milk as needed. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, half of the bacon, half of the cheddar and all of the dressing. Transfer the potato salad to a serving dish and top with the remaining cheddar and bacon.

French Potato Salad
Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, grated
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups halved baby potatoes, steamed
1/2 cup cornichons, larger ones sliced in half on the bias
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
2 green onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set it aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, cornichons, tarragon, parsley and dressing.

*For a delicious lunch, try serve with a soft boiled egg.

Roast Potato Salad
Dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups halved mini red skinned potatoes
2 red peppers, diced
2 ears of corn
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1 lime, zest and juice
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set it aside.

Arrange the potatoes, peppers and corn on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the corn with the dressing and pour the remaining dressing over the potatoes and peppers. Mix well. Bake the potato mixture, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork tender and are lightly golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Allow the corn to cool enough to handle before removing the kernels from the cob. Transfer the potatoes and peppers to a large bowl and stir in the corn kernels, lime zest, juice, green onions and cilantro.

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My Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes for Summer!

Fresh Fruit Salads
Spring Pasta Recipes

Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Healthy Lunch Recipes
Healthy Snack Recipes

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Antipasto Pasta Salad
4 cups cooked and cooled rotini
2 cups chopped spinach
1/2 cup baby bocconcini balls
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped salami
1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts marinated in oil, with their juices
1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/4 cup hot pepperoncini peppers (optional)
1/4 cup Kalamata olives
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Toss all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Shrimp & Orzo Bowl
Baked Shrimp:
1lb peeled shrimp
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
Salt to taste

Dressing:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon freshly chopped dill
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups cooked and cooled orzo
1 English cucumbers, seeded and diced
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

In a large baking dish, toss the shrimp with the olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. Bake the shrimp until they are pink, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp.

While the shrimp is baking, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and set them aside.

Once the shrimp are cooked through, remove them from the oven and assemble the salad. In a large bowl, toss together the shrimp, orzo, cucumber, feta, red onion, capers, parsley and the dressing.

Mexican Pasta Salad
Dressing:
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 chipotle pepper in adobo, finely minced with its sauce
1 lime, zest and juice
1 tablespoon agave
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Salad:
4 cups cooked and cooled farfalle
2 cups cooked corn kernels
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red pepper, finely diced
1/2 cup crumbled cotija
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

In a small bowl, whisk all of the dressing ingredients together. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the pasta, corn, black beans, red pepper, cotija, cilantro, red onion and dressing. Serve with fresh lime wedges and more cilantro.

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3 Healthy Rainbow Roll Recipes

Today we’re making 3 fresh rainbow rolls are that great for Spring & Summer. We’re kicking things off with my vegan tofu rolls and then following those up with my fresh shrimp rolls and my “fruit roll-ups”!

Vegan Tofu Rolls
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 extra firm tofu brick, cut into strips
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
10-12 rice paper rounds
2 red peppers, thinly sliced
1 mango, sliced into strips
1 cup julienned carrot
1/4 cup cilantro
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Optional Peanut Lime Sauce

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the tofu strips and cook, until they are golden on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Once they are golden, add the hoisin sauce and cook for another 30 seconds. Set the tofu aside and allow it to cool before assembling the rolls.

To build the rolls, soak the rice paper rounds, one at a time, in tepid water for 10 to 20 seconds. Lay it flat on a cutting board. In the centre of the lower third of the wrapper, place a few pieces of each fruit and vegetable. Top with the basil and tofu and begin to wrap. Start by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and tuck in the filling as you roll to about halfway up the wrap. Fold the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll and continue to roll upward.

Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a damp towel for up to 3 days.

Shrimp Rolls
10-12 rice paper rounds
1lb cooked and peeled shrimp
1 cup julienned cucumber
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup bean sprouts
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1/4 cup sweet chili sauce for serving

Soak the rice paper rounds, one at a time, in tepid water for 15 to 20 seconds. Lay it flat on a cutting board. In the centre of the lower third of the wrapper, place a few pieces of each vegetable. Top with the shrimp and cilantro and begin to wrap. Start by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and tuck in the filling as you roll to about halfway up the wrap. Fold the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll and continue to roll upward.

Serve immediately with sweet chili sauce or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a damp towel for up to 3 days.

Fruit Roll Up
10-12 rice paper rounds
1 mango, julienned
1 cup julienned pineapple
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup sliced kiwis
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt for serving

To build the rolls, soak the rice paper rounds, one at a time, in tepid water for 15 to 20 seconds. Lay it flat on a cutting board. In the centre of the lower third of the wrapper, place a few pieces of each fruit and top with the mint leaves. Begin to roll by wrapping the bottom of the rice paper over the filling and tuck in the filling as you roll to about halfway up the wrap. Fold the sides of the rice paper toward the centre of the roll and continue to roll upward.

Serve immediately with vanilla yogurt or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container with a damp towel for up to 3 days.

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5 EPIC Grilled Cheese Recipes

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Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
1 teaspoon butter
1 Hawaiian sweet roll or 2 sourdough slices
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
3 pineapple rings
4-5 deli ham slices
1 tablespoon chopped green onion

Spread half of the butter on a piece of bread or bun and place it butter side down. Assemble the sandwich with the remaining ingredients, starting and ending with the cheese. Top with the remaining piece of bread and spread the remaining butter over the top. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Roast Beef Grilled Cheese
Mushroom Filling:
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Grilled Cheese:
1 teaspoon butter
2 focaccia slices
1 tablespoon steak sauce
4 provolone slices
4-5 roast beef slices
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup arugula
1/8 red onion, thinly sliced

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to release their juices, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until the mushrooms begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

Spread half of the butter on a piece of bread and place it butter side down. Assemble the sandwich with the remaining ingredients. Top with the remaining piece of bread and spread the remaining butter over the top. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Green Goddess Grilled Cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon chopped tarragon
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon butter
2 pumpernickel slices

In a small bowl, mix together the goat cheese, cheddar, herbs and garlic. Spread the cheese and herb mixture over a piece of bread and sandwich it together with another piece. Spread butter on the outside of the bread on both sides. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is crisp and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Fully Loaded Grilled Cheese
1/2 cup diced cream cheese
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon butter
2 crusty French bread slices
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked bacon
1/4 cup crinkle cut chips

In a small bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sour cream and chives. Set it aside.

Spread half of the butter on a piece of bread and place it butter side down. Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture over the bread. Top with half of the cheddar, bacon, chips and the remaining cheddar. Spread a layer of the cream cheese mixture over the remaining bread slice and sandwich everything together. Spread the remaining butter over the bread. Cook over medium heat on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 hamburger bun bottoms
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 pickle slices
2 tomato slices

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef. Cook, stirring, until it is no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and continue to cook until the onion softens, 2 to 3 minutes. Season the beef with the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard. Remove the beef mixture from the pan and set aside. Use a half of a cup of the beef mixture per grilled cheese.

Carefully wipe the skillet clean and assemble your grilled cheese. Spread the butter on one side of each bun. Fill the bun with all of the fillings, starting and ending with the cheese. Cook over medium heat, on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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3 NEW Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes | Cookies, Oatmeal Muffins & Grilled PB&J

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PB&J Oatmeal
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Today Sara Lynn Cauchon celebrates PB&J Day with some 3 new ways to enjoy this classic flavor combination

Grilled PB&J Sandwich
1 teaspoon butter
2 crusty French bread slices
2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons strawberry jam or jelly
1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Spread the peanut butter and jelly over a piece of the bread. Top with the strawberry slices. Spread the butter on the outside of the sandwich. Cook over medium heat until the bread is golden and the peanut butter begins to melt.

PB&J Oatmeal Muffins
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup raspberry jelly

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a 24-cup muffin tin. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, sugar and baking powder.
In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, banana, milk, and vanilla. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well. Scoop the mixture into the muffin tin and swirl in a spoonful of peanut butter and jelly into each muffin. Bake the muffins until the eggs have set and the tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Easy PB&J Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 coconut sugar
1 egg
1/2 strawberry jelly

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, oat flour, coconut sugar and egg. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using the palm of your hand, press the balls down slightly. Press your thumb into the centre of each cookie and fill with strawberry jelly.
Bake the cookies until they are golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

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3 EASY Risotto Recipes

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Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto
2 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
2 cups diced butternut squash
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
2 tablespoons chopped sage leaves
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
4 cups vegetable broth
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until it beings to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the squash and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally until the squash begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice and sage leaves and cook until they the rice is translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. If using wine, pour it over the rice and add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, occasionally until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Enjoy immediately.

Asparagus, Leek & Goat Cheese Risotto
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely chopped leeks
1 celery stalk, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons thyme leaves
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
4 cups vegetable broth
2 cups chopped asparagus
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and celery and cook until they have softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme and rice. Cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the asparagus and goat cheese. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the asparagus is bright green and tender crisp.
Serve immediately.

Caesar Salad Risotto
4 bacon slices, chopped
1 small onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 anchovy fillets, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup risotto rice http://amzn.to/2u1JTKx
1/2 cup white wine (optional)
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups chopped baby spinach
1 lemon, zest and juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Add the bacon to a hot saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until the fat has rendered and it begins to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and remove any excess oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic, anchovies and Dijon mustard. Cook, stirring, until the anchovies begin to break down. Add the risotto rice and cook until the it becomes translucent. If using, stir in the white wine and add the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Turn the heat off and stir in the spinach, bacon, lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately topped with more Parmesan cheese.

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4 Easy SLOW COOKER Recipes

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Pineapple Chicken

2 cups diced pineapple
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 lime for garnish
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Place the pineapple, green pepper, red pepper and onion into the slow cooker. Pour over the pineapple juice, chicken broth, barbecue sauce, soy sauce and honey. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Mix everything together and top with the chicken and season with salt and pepper.

Cook until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165ºF, on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Easy French Dip Beef Roast
2 cups beef broth
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, smashed
1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3lb beef shoulder roast
2 thyme sprigs
2 rosemary sprigs
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
8 bread rolls to serve
1 cup shredded provolone to serve
4 cups arugula to serve

In the slow cooker, whisk together the beef broth, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and mustard. Place the roast into the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Top with the thyme and rosemary. Cook on low until the beef is tender, about 8 hours.

Assemble the sandwiches with the shredded roast, provolone and arugula. Strain the remaining liquid in the slow cooker and serve with the sandwiches.

Asian Style Meatballs
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 red chili, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 1/2 lbs frozen turkey meatballs
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
2 green onions, sliced for garnish
Sesame seeds for garnish

In the slow cooker, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, chili, garlic and ginger. Stir in the meatballs. Cook until the meatballs are hot and the sauce has thickened, on high for 3 hours or low for 6 to 8.

Serve immediately topped with green onion and sesame seeds.

Vegetable Barley Stew
1 cup pearl barley
1 onion, finely diced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery ribs, sliced
2 cups chopped green beans, fresh or frozen
1 green pepper, diced
2 cups quartered mushrooms
1 cup frozen peas
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cups diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley for garnish
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Place all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and mix well. Cook until the barley has softened, on high heat for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

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