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CHEESY SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SKILLET

Cheesy Sausage and Tortellini Skillet - TSLC - CopyThis Cheesy Sausage Tortellini Skillet recipe quickly became a favorite at my house.  It is so fast and easy to make on top of the stove.  I can make a meal of this alone but add a salad and bread for a great meal for family and friends. If you like pasta, you will love this dish. Most men really go for it because it is filling and great comfort food.

1 pound pork sausage

1 medium onion,  chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

1 clove of garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon basil

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

Pinch cayenne or a few drops hot sauce, Optional

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes in puree

1 (4 ounce) can green chilis, drained

3 cups refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini (I use Brutoni Three Cheese Tortellini), uncooked

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish, Optional

Brown the sausage with the onion, green pepper, garlic, oregano, basil, black pepper, salt and cayenne in a large skillet.  Add the crushed tomatoes and green chilis. Add tortellini and stir well. Turn heat to simmer, cover skillet and let cook 25 minutes or until pasta is done. Remove skillet from heat, sprinkle on the mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Cover until cheese melts. Garnish with fresh parsley.  Makes 8 to 10 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  This is good reheated in the microwave and will keep for several days in the refrigerator.  I have not tried freezing it but would think you could with no problem. You could also cut this recipe in half.

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CROCK POT SWEET PEACHY DESSERT

Crock Pot Sweet Peachy Dessert - TSLCThis Crock Pot Sweet Peachy Dessert recipe tastes really good, is easy to make in the slow cooker, and even better with a big scoop of ice cream on top.  I had been checking out recipes for a crock pot cobbler and decided to try a cross between a cobbler and a crisp.  This is neither one.  It is not what I would call a cobbler and it is not crispy either.  It is more like a pudding with peaches and the oats give it a great texture.  This was my first time making this recipe and my family loved it with ice cream on top.  You could cut this in half, too, or try it with other fruits.  Since I have not made it any other way I want to try it with canned peaches and I think it would be good with apples.  This is an easy dessert that only takes a few minutes to throw into the slow cooker.

2 (1 pound) packages frozen, sliced peaches or about 6 cups

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 tablespoons butter or 1/4 cup

Generously spray a 3 quart crock pot with cooking spray.  Add frozen peaches to the pot. (I did not thaw the peaches). Sprinkle the vanilla extract over the peaches.  In a bowl combine the brown sugar, oats, all-purpose flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix well.  Cut the butter in small pieces and mix with the flour and oats mixtures.  Sprinkle over the peaches.  Cook on low for about 3 1/2 hours.  Stir after three hours and cook another half hour.  Turn off pot, remove lid and let sit for 15 minutes.  (When you go to stir your peaches if seems too dry add a little water or if using canned peaches add a little of the peach juice. I did not add any liquid to mine.  Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Note:  You could add nuts or raisins to this recipe. Toasted pecans would be great!

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HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER TREATS!

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Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way!  We thought you might enjoy some of these “egg-cellent” Easter holiday treats we have gathered up for you to check out from our friends around the internet. We hope you find something you like and will check out their websites and other recipes as you “hop” from page to page and Enjoy!

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EASTER EGG FUDGE  from Wine and Glue Website

EASTER BASKET CUPCAKES from Home Made Modern Blogspot

BUNNY CHOW from Your Cup of Cake

CHICKIE CHEESEBALL from Jacy Eats

COLORED DEVILED EGGS from Stockpiling Moms

INDIVIDUAL ITALIAN EASTER BREAD from Christina’s Cucina

FLOWER PRETZEL BITES from Two Sisters Crafting

DIY: CHOCOLATE EASTER BUNNY CAKE from The Cake Blog

PASTEL MINT PATTIES from Mom on Timeout

BIRD’S NEST COOKIES from Creations by Kara

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CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Ranch Dressing - CopyWe love chicken and enjoy this Chicken Nuggets recipe with Homemade Ranch Dressing as a meal or for snacking during ballgames or while watching movies.  The ranch dressing is great with lots of meats and chips, too.

Chicken Nuggets

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite sized pieces (can use chicken breasts, chicken fingers or whatever pieces you like)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch cayenne, Optional

1/4 cup cooking oil

2 eggs

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and set aside.  Whisk together the flour, paprika, mustard, bread crumbs, black pepper, salt garlic powder and cayenne in a bowl.  In another bowl, beat the eggs until smooth.  Heat cooking oil in skillet.  Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture, then in beaten eggs and in flour mixture again.  Make sure they are well coated.  Cook six to seven minutes turning if needed.  Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.  Makes about 4 servings.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise (could use Miracle Whip)

1 teaspoon dried parsley (could use fresh parsley)

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried chives (could use fresh chives)

Whisk together all ingredients and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.  Makes about 1 1/4 cups dressing.  Will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Enjoy!

Check out other chicken recipes on the website.

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