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COOKBOOK 6-22

Meatball Pasta Bake (from thecookingjar.com)

Ingredients

16 oz. ziti/penne/rigatoni pasta
1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
1 lb. frozen, pre-cooked Italian meatballs/homemade meatballs
8 oz. mozzarella, fresh/shredded
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (optional)

Instructions

Cook the pasta until just before al dente
Drain and rinse pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process
Simmer the marinara sauce over medium heat in the skillet. Add the meatballs to the skillet, coat them fully in the sauce and simmer about 5 minutes
Combine meatballs and sauce with pasta and mix well
Transfer to a 9×13 casserole dish and top with mozzarella cheese
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until cheese has melted and is bubbly
Dish and serve hot sprinkled with chopped fresh basil

Salmon cakes
1 pound can of salmon
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
2 cups corn flakes
1/3 cup lard

Remove skin from salmon and flake. Mix with salt, egg, and corn flakes. Shape into cakes. Fry in hot lard until brown on both sides.

5 Ingredient Chicken Strips (from wholefoodfor7.com)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7
Ingredients

2/3 cup almond flour
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 chicken breasts cut into strips

Instructions

Heat oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. (If using air fryer, skip this step)

Mix all dry ingredients in a large gallon sized ziplock* (*the ziplock keeps it extra kid friendly – just put ingredients in, seal, and let them shake it! You can also just mix in a medium bowl).

Put 4-5 chicken strips into the ziplock of dry ingredients, seal, and then shake to toss. Or, if using bowl, press both sides of chicken into the flour mixture to coat. Place coated chicken on prepared baking sheet.
Repeat coating process until all chicken strips are coated and on baking sheet.

Cook for 20 minutes in preheated oven, until no longer pink in center.

AIRFRYER MODIFICATION: cook at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, length of cooking time varying largely depending on size of strips/nuggets, airfryer size, and how full you load your air fryer basket.

Grilled Foil-Pack Cheesy Fries (from Pillsbury.com)
Prep 10 min
Total 40 min
Ingredients 5
Servings 4

Ingredients
1 bag (14 oz) Cascadian Farm™ organic frozen crinkle-cut French fries
1 tablespoon butter, melted
4 slices American cheese
2 tablespoons sliced green onions (2 medium)
2 tablespoons cooked real bacon bits

Steps
Heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Toss frozen French fries with melted butter.
Tear off 2 (12-inch) lengths of Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil to make foil boats. Place half of the fries in a single layer in the center of 1 piece of foil. Loosely fold foil around edges to form a boat, leaving large hole at top to allow steam to escape; repeat with remaining fries and foil.
Place foil packets on grill over indirect heat. Cover grill; cook 20 to 30 minutes, stirring once, until fries are crispy and baked through. Top each packet with 2 slices cheese; cook about 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with sliced green onions and bacon bits just before serving.

Five Ingredient Ice Cream (from allrecipes.com)

Recipe Summary
prep: 5 mins
additional: 3 hrs 55 mins
total: 4 hrs
Servings: 12
Yield: 3 pints

Ingredient

½ cup cold milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pint heavy cream

Instructions

In a medium bowl, stir together cold milk, vanilla, condensed milk and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold milk mixture into whipped cream.
Pour into shallow 2 quart dish, cover and freeze for 4 hours, stirring once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Serve or store in an airtight container up to 10 days.

Magic Brownie Bars (from Taste of Home)
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
3 dozen

Ingredients

1 package (17-1/2 ounces) brownie mix
1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans, optional
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13×9-in. baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil.
Prepare brownie mix batter according to package directions. Transfer to prepared pan. Top with butterscotch chips, coconut and if desired, pecans. Drizzle with milk. Bake until topping is light golden, 35-40 minutes.
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with foil, remove brownies from pan. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 200 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


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