Ultimate Pizza Sauce

Ultimate Pizza Sauce

Ultimate Pizza Sauce
This is the best pizza sauce there is—no more store-bought needed—freezable, simple to make, and loaded with vegetables.

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Saute carrots and bell peppers about 5 minutes.

Add onion and garlic and saute to desired softness about 5 minutes.

Add tomato paste to the pot and distribute evenly.

Pour in red wine and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to deglaze; reduce heat to low.

Add diced tomatoes oregano salt and pepper.

Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Blend the red sauce to desired thickness using an immersion blender or food processor.

Simmer further for enhanced flavor at least 1 hour or until ready to use.

Pepper Jelly Pork

Pepper Jelly Pork

Pepper Jelly Pork
It’s impossible to go wrong with this quick and simple recipe for spicy-sweet pepper jelly pork tenderloin.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Whisk chili powder black pepper ground cumin and salt together in a small bowl.

Rub spice mixture onto all sides of pork tenderloin.

Place tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan.

Roast tenderloin in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center about 30 minutes.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).

Stir pepper jelly and balsamic vinegar together in a saucepan over low heat until jelly is completely melted 1 to 2 minutes.

Brush pepper jelly mixture over pork tenderloin and continue to bake tenderloin until jelly coating is hot about 5 minutes more.

Let pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Healthier Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Healthier Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Healthier Old Fashioned Potato Salad
This healthier version of old fashioned potato salad uses egg whites, low-fat mayonnaise, and increases the amount of vegetables, making for a delicious and filling side dish.

Put the potatoes in a big pot, add salted water, and bring to a boil.

Simmer for about 20 minutes until tender, reducing heat to medium-low.

Peel, drain, and chop.

Put the eggs in a pot and add water to cover them.

Place eggs in boiling water, turn off the heat, and let stand for 15 minutes.

Eggs should be removed from hot water, cooled, and peeled.

Chop the whites, and discard the yolks.

In a sizable bowl, combine the potatoes, egg whites, celery onion relish, mayonnaise, mustard, celery seed, garlic, and pepper.

Combine thoroughly, then chill in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Chocolate Covered Blueberries
blueberries covered in chocolate! These are incredibly fantastic. Consume fruit and chocolate together!

Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe glass bowl in the microwave or a metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water.

Stir frequently until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat and stir in shortening until melted.

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

Add blueberries to chocolate; stir gently to coat.

Spoon small clumps of blueberries onto the prepared baking sheet.

Refrigerate until firm about 10 minutes.

Store in a cool place in an airtight container.

These will last about 2 days.

Jerked Chicken Alfredo

Jerked Chicken Alfredo

Jerked Chicken Alfredo
A memorable dinner is served with grilled jerk chicken, fettuccini pasta, and a jerk-seasoned alfredo sauce that includes pineapple and bell peppers.

About 3 tablespoons of jerk seasoning should be applied to the chicken breasts before storing them in the fridge.

In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the onion and peppers, and saute for about 3 minutes, or until nearly tender.

The remaining 2 tablespoons of jerk seasoning, 1 ounce of pineapple juice, and Alfredo sauce should be combined.

Stir the mixture into the skillet, then turn the heat down to a simmer.

Large pot of lightly salted water should be filled and brought to a rolling boil in the interim.

In a pot of boiling water, add the fettuccine, and cook for about 8 minutes, or until it is tender but still firm to the bite.

Set an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and give the grates a light oiling.

Brandied Fruit Topping

Brandied Fruit Topping

Brandied Fruit Topping
This saucy topping combines brandy with raisins, mandarin oranges, prunes, peaches and pineapple. Serve over ice cream, or on any dessert.

In a large saucepan combine raisins mandarin oranges prunes sugar and water to cover.

Simmer over medium heat until syrupy about 10 minutes.

Stir in peaches pineapple and brandy.

Store in refrigerator.

Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce

Shrimp and Mushroom Linguini with Creamy Cheese Herb Sauce
Sauteed garlic, cream cheese, fresh parsley, and a dash of basil are mixed with cooked shrimp and thinly sliced fresh mushrooms. Serve as a sophisticated starter or main course after tossing with hot linguini.

Large pot of lightly salted water should be brought to a boil.

Cook the linguine for 7 minutes or until it is tender.

Drain.

Meanwhile, in a big skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.

Add the mushrooms and stir-fry them until they are tender.

Place on a plate.

Melt half a cup of butter and the minced garlic in the same pan.

As the cream cheese melts, stir it in, breaking it up with a spoon.

Add the basil and parsley after that.

5 minutes of simmering.

Add boiling water and stir until the sauce is smooth.

Add cooked shrimp and mushrooms and fully reheat sauce.

Serve the linguini with the shrimp sauce.

Maria’s Rice

Maria's Rice

Maria’s Rice
Rice is baked with French onion soup, beef broth and butter, for a rich and hearty side dish.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a 9×9 inch baking dish combine rice soup and broth.

Place butter slices on top of the mixture.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove cover and bake 30 minutes more.

Cornish Hen with Tart Cherry Sauce

Cornish Hen with Tart Cherry Sauce

Cornish Hen with Tart Cherry Sauce
While herbed Cornish hens bake in the oven, a rich, tart cherry sauce simmers on the stovetop. Make during the week or serve to your preferred dinner company.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

In a bowl, combine paprika, rosemary, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper.

Hens should be placed on a baking sheet and covered with 5 tablespoons of butter.

Rub the spice mixture on the hens.

Bake hens in a preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours, basting with white wine every half-hour, or until the juices run clear and the meat is no longer pink at the bone.

180 degrees Fahrenheit should be displayed on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, close to the bone (82 degrees C)

Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar
Layered cowboy cookies in a jar make a lovely mix that’s perfect for gift-giving or bake sales.

In a 1-quart jar, arrange the ingredients in the specified order.

Before adding the following layer, firmly press the previous one into place.

A card with the following instructions should be included.

A jar of cowboy cookie mix: 1.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Grease baking trays.

2.

Combine 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine in a medium bowl.

1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Add the entire jar’s contents and stir.

To complete the mixing, you might have to use your hands.

Make balls the size of walnuts.

Place on prepared cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

3.

Bake in the preheated oven for 11 to 13 minutes.

Transfer from baking sheets to wire racks to cool.