Alternative: Whipped Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates Recipe

Ingredients: medjool dates ¼ cup of fresh, soft, crumbled goat cheese ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream ½ tablespoon of sugar (you can sweeten with honey instead) walnuts Directions: Combine the goat cheese, whipping cream, and sugar or honey and whisk until soft peaks form. Cut a slit lengthwise in the medjool dates. Remove the pits. Fill a small ziploc baggy or piping bag with the filling. If using the ziploc, cut a little bit off one of the ends. Fill the dates with the mixture and top with walnut pieces.

Amazing Chicken Wings Recipe

INGREDIENTS 3 lbs chicken wings sea salt and black pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil FOR THE HONEY SRIRACHA GLAZE 4 Tbsp butter 3 garlic gloves, minced 1 thumb size piece of ginger, minced (or grated) 4 Tbsp honey 6 Tbsp sriracha sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce Juice from ½ a lemon INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400° F. Toss the wings in a bowl with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the chicken wings on a baking sheet (or two). Make sure they are not on top of each other and that there is ample space between the wings. Bake for about 40 minutes or until crispy. If your wings are not golden and cripsy, go ahead […]

TOMATO CAPRESE WITH BALSAMIC AIOLI

INGREDIENTS heirloom tomatoes (use a sweeter variety of tomatoes if you prefer less tart) pesto mozzarella (fresh log kind/buffalo) ciabatta rolls BALSAMIC AIOLI ½ cup mayonnaise ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar pinch of salt pinch of pepper INSTRUCTIONS To make the aioli, mix the ingredients in a bowl. To assemble sandwich, spread pesto on one half of the roll. Top with fresh mozzarella log slices. Top with tomato slices. Spread balsamic aioli on the other half of the roll, and top your sandwich. If desired, use a panini press or grill to grill the sandwich.

Pizza Nachos

Ingredients FOR THE GARLIC CREAM SAUCE: 1-½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (or Use A Microplane If You Have It) ½ cups Heavy Cream ¼ cups 2% Milk 1 pinch Salt 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated FOR THE NACHOS: Your Favorite Crispy Tortilla Chips ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (Recipe Included) ¼ cups Onion, Diced ½ cups Pepperoni, Cut Into Bite Size Pieces ½ cups Black Olives Sliced ½ whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed, Diced 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded Preparation Instructions Start by making your sauce. Begin by melting the butter, along with the olive oil on medium to low heat. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give a good stir. Raise the heat up […]

Turkey Chorizo Hatch Chili

INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey chorizo 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 2 medium hatch chilies, deseeded, diced 1 28 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes, undrained 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups chicken stock Red onion, diced, garnish Sour cream, garnish Jalapeno rounds, garnish Cilantro, garnish salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: In a large Dutch oven preheated to medium high heat, add the olive oil, onion, and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until soften. Next, add the chorzio and break it up with a wooden spoon. Add […]

Lasagna Wraps

Ingredients 8 Lasagna Noodles 1 lb Ground Beef 1 cube Pop & Cook Basil 1 cube Pop & Cook Garlic 4 cubes Pop & Cook Sauteed Glazed Onions 1 tsp Salt 16 oz Cottage Cheese 2 1/4 c Pasta Sauce ,divided 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese , shredded Instructions In a large pot bring water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain water from the pot and place noodles on a flat surface. ( I suggest using a piece of parchment paper). While noodles are cooking brown ground beef in a skillet. Once the beef is mostly browned drain it and return it the the skillet. Add basil, garlic, onions, salt, and 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With the noodles laid on a […]

Cheese Bread Perfect for Many Combos

Ingredients 2 sheet Puff pastry, thawed 2 c Gyuere Cheese shredded/grated 1 Egg 1 Tbsp Water 1 tsp Garlic powder 2 Tbsp Thyme 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Unfold thawed puff pastry onto parchment paper or a silpat mat. Sprinkle a little flour on the puff pastry and roll it out into a 10″ x 12″ rectangle. Stir egg and water together and brush onto puff pastry. Sprinkle with pastry with cheese, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Lightly roll ingredients into pastry. Using a pizza cutter cut the puff pastry into 12 thin strips. Twist each strip and lay on silpat baking mat on a baking sheet. Bake 15 mins, then flip and […]

Chicken Avocado Salad

Ingredients Chicken Salad 4 oz. Grilled or Baked chicken, cubed 3 Cherry tomatoes, sliced ½ Avocado, cubed Salt to taste Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette 3 Tbsp Olive oil 2 Tbsp Lime Juice 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 1 Tbsp Cilantro Salt to taste Instructions Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette Whisk all ingredients together adding salt slowly until you reach the taste you like. Chicken Salad Combine the chicken and tomatoes and pour ½ of the vinaigrette over them. Mix together until well coated. Add avocado and the rest of the vinaigrette and toss gently so you don’t smash the avocado. Salt to taste. Eat as is or serve them in lettuce wraps.

Cheese Shell Tacos

Ingredients 1/2 lb Ground beef 1/2 lb Ground chorizo 1/2 packet Taco seasoning 10 oz RO*TEL 1/4 tsp Salt 2 c Cheddar cheese , shredded Toppings for taco: Sour cream , avocado, cheese, lettuce, etc. Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat place 2-3oz piles of cheese 2 inches apart. Press the cheese down lightly so it makes one layer. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the edges of the cheese are brown. Let the cheese cool for 2-3 minutes then lift it up and place it over the handle of a spoon or other utensil that is balanced on two cups. Let cheese cool completely then remove. While you continue to bake your cheese taco shells […]

Easy Pork Tacos Recipe

Ingredients: Pork Tacos 16 oz Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin 2 c Radishes , sliced 2 c Red Cabbage , chopped 2 c Tomatoes , diced 1 Jalapeno , sliced 1 c Queso Blanco , crumbled 1 Avocado , diced 1 c Cilantro , minced 4 Flour Tortillas, 6-inch Garlic Ranch Dressing 1 packet Ranch Dressing 1 c Mayonnaise 1 c Milk 2 tbsp Parsley , chopped 2 tbsp Garlic , finely minced Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking dish and place the tenderloin in it. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until internal temp is 145 degrees F. Let pork rest for 5-10 minutes and then thinly slice. Assemble pork tacos placing pork and your favorite toppings on flour tortillas. Top with garlic ranch dressing. Enjoy! Garlic Ranch Dressing Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined.