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Fiesta Taco Seasoning

Fiesta Taco Seasoning Cuisine: Mexican Prep Time: 15 minutes Calories: 107 kcal Print Ingredients 2 tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp black pepper fine 1 tsp oregano ground fine 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp turmeric Instructions Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a spice jar and seal tightly. Use seasoning for beef, chicken or pork. Recipe Notes Recipe by Mary C. Merola Function Junction Culinary April 2015 Nutrition Facts Fiesta Taco Seasoning Amount Per Serving Calories 107 Calories from Fat 36 % Daily Value* Total Fat 4g 6% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 2603mg 108% Potassium 508mg 15% Total Carbohydrates 19g 6% Dietary Fiber 9g 36% Sugars 1g Protein 4g 8% Vitamin A 122.8% Calcium 13.8% Iron 45.9% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chicken Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cabbage Slaw Course: Main Course Cuisine: Mexican Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 12 tacos Calories: 135 kcal Print Ingredients For the slaw 1/2 cup red onion very thinly sliced 2 cups red cabbage thinly sliced 1/4 cup cilantro leaves coarse chopped 1 fresh lime rolled and juiced* 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp kosher salt For the chicken 1 lb chicken breast boneless skinless (about 2 half breasts) 1 tbsp Fiesta Taco Seasoning   See recipe 2 cups water 1/2 lime rolled and juiced* ½ tsp sugar 1/2 cup cilantro stems handful 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion medium, sliced 2 cloves garlic smashed 12 corn tortillas hard or soft as you prefer Mary’s Guacamole   See recipe Fresh cilantro leaves Instructions Combine cabbage, lime juice, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl. Toss and let stand for 10 minutes. Add onion and cilantro, then gently mix prior to serving. Dry chicken with paper towels, removing all moisture. Sprinkle Fiesta Taco Seasoning over chicken breasts and rub in. Add water, cilantro stems, lime juice, sugar and chicken to a 2qt saucepan [...]

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Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Muffins Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 12 muffins Calories: 369 kcal These tender, moist muffins, packed with chocolate chips, feature a bright red heart: fresh raspberries in the center. Print Ingredients Topping 1/2 cup flour King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon salt pinch 3 tbsp butter melted 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Batter 1/2 cup butter melted 3/4 cup milk preferably at room temperature 2 eggs large, preferably at room temperature 1 3/4 cups flour King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose 3/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips 24 to 36 raspberries fresh or frozen whole Instructions Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease (or line with cupcake papers) a 12-cup square or standard muffin pan, or lightly grease a silicone muffin pan. To make the topping: Mix the ingredients together until the mixture is very moist and crumbly. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, and eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, [...]

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Royal Chicken Kabobs

Royal Chicken Kabobs Course: Main Course Cuisine: American Servings: 8 Calories: 221 kcal Print Ingredients Marinade 1 cup pineapple juice 3 tbsp brown sugar packed 2 tbsp canola or sesame oil not toasted ¼ cup soy sauce use sweet dark if available ¼ cup Ketchup 4 cloves garlic smashed and minced 2 pieces ginger peeled and grated ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp white pepper fine ground Meat & Veggies 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless half-breasts, dried, trimmed and pierced* cut into 1 ½ inch cubes 2 green bell peppers cut into 1 ½ inch pieces 3 red bell peppers cut into 1 ½ inch pieces 1 large red onion cut into 1 ½ inch pieces (only use large pieces) 2 cups fresh pineapple cut into 1 ½ inch pieces Instructions Mix the first 9 ingredients together and whisk to create the marinade. Set aside. Dry the chicken with paper towels and trim any fat or connective tissue. *Using a blade tenderizer or sharp fork, pierce the breasts both front and back sides. Cut into 1 ½ inch [...]

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Guacamole

Guacamole Course: Appetizer Cuisine: Mexican Prep Time: 20 minutes Resting Time: 1 hour Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 10 servings Calories: 135 kcal Print Ingredients 4 avocados pitted, scooped and mashed 1 lime juiced 1/2 tsp fine sea salt 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper coarse-ground 2 tsp fresh jalapeno seeded and finely minced 1/2 cup red onion finely diced 3 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped 1 Roma tomato finely diced Dash Tabasco sauce or other favorite hot sauce optional Instructions In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados. Add lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix in jalapeno, onion, cilantro and tomatoes. Add hot sauce if using. Place in airtight bowl for 1 hour to allow flavors to meld or serve immediately with fresh tortilla chips. About 10 ¼ cup servings. Recipe Notes Recipe by Mary C. Merola - June 2010. Function Junction Culinary Studio Nutrition Facts Guacamole Amount Per Serving Calories 135 Calories from Fat 99 % Daily Value* Total Fat 11g 17% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 122mg 5% Potassium 423mg 12% Total Carbohydrates 8g 3% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Sugars 1g Protein 1g 2% Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin [...]

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Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti Course: Snack Cuisine: Italian Servings: 30 cookies Calories: 185 kcal Print Ingredients 1 1/4 cups whole almonds lightly toasted 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 eggs large, plus 1 large white beaten with pinch salt 1 cup sugar 4 tbsp butter, unsalted melted and cooled 1 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 tsp vanilla extract vegetable oil spray Chocolate Glaze 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup corn syrup 1 cup sugar 8 oz bittersweet chocolate Instructions (The almonds will continue to toast while the biscotti bake, so toast the nuts only until they are just fragrant.) Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease baking sheet and place silicone baking mat on it. Pulse 1 cup almonds in food processor until coarsely chopped; transfer to bowl and set aside. Process remaining 1/4 cup almonds in food processor until finely ground, about 45 seconds. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; process to combine. Transfer flour mixture to second bowl. Process 2 eggs in now [...]

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Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers Course: Appetizer Cuisine: Mexican Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 18 poppers Calories: 51 kcal Print Ingredients 18 Jalapeno peppers large straight 6 oz cream cheese softened at room temp for 30 minutes 2 oz sour cream ¼ cup Colby or cheddar cheese grated ¼ cup white center bread torn into small pieces 1/8 cup red peppers finely diced 1 tbsp sweet onion grated 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped ¼ tsp oregano dried ¼ tsp black pepper fine 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder ¼ tsp garlic powder Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees Line a jelly roll or half sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper Cut off the stem end of the peppers Using a jalapeno corer, remove all membrane, pith and seeds Mix half of the Colby cheese with remaining ingredients until well blended Stuff each pepper with the above mixture, leaving a bit of space at the top of the pepper Place filled pepper in a chili pepper rack and fill top of each pepper with the [...]

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Potato and Basil Frittata

Potato and Basil Frittata Course: Breakfast Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Servings: 8 people Calories: 483 kcal Print Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter divided 2 cups potatoes peeled and diced 8 eggs extra-large 15 ounces ricotta cheese 3/4 pound Gruyere cheese grated 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped 1/3 cup flour 3/4 tsp baking powder Instructions Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a 10-inch ovenproof omelet or shallow frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the potatoes and fry them until cooked through, turning often, about 10 to 15 minutes. Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter in a small dish in the microwave. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, then stir in the ricotta, Gruyere, melted butter, salt, pepper, and basil. Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into the egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and place the pan in [...]

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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas Course: Soup Cuisine: American Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes Total Time: 3 hours Servings: 12 Calories: 299 kcal Print Ingredients 1 lb dried black-eyed peas sorted 8 cups water 4 cups water 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp salt divided 3 cloves garlic large, halved 2 bay leaves place in cheesecloth and tie 2 carrots peeled and large diced 2 onions medium, large diced 2 ribs celery diced 1/2 cup bacon drippings or lard 2 smoked ham hocks or meaty ham bone 1/2 tsp black pepper finely ground Instructions Day before serving, place dry beans on counter and sort to remove any stones. In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, cover the black-eyed peas with 8 cups of water and one tablespoon of the salt. Let beans soak overnight. Drain beans and place back in stock pot with 4 cups fresh water. Set aside. In a separate pan, sauté the onions, carrots and celery on medium low in bacon grease for about 15 minutes [...]

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Parmesan Buttermilk Cornbread

Parmesan Buttermilk Cornbread Course: Side Dish Cuisine: American Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Servings: 12 Calories: 154 kcal Print Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal stone ground 1/4 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 egg beaten 1 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tbsp yellow onion chopped Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet and place in the oven while it preheats. Works best not to use a glass baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, cheese, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, water, oil and chopped onion. Pour into the dry ingredients all at once and stir until thoroughly blended. Allow mixture to sit for 15-30 minutes. This allows the ingredients to activate. Pour the batter into the hot [...]

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