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Turkey Divan

Turkey Divan
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This is a rich and hearty casserole that works just as well with chicken.
Servings
3
Servings
3
Turkey Divan
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This is a rich and hearty casserole that works just as well with chicken.
Servings
3
Servings
3
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Blanch and shock the broccoli: Cook the florets in boiling salted water for about 1 minute. Remove to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well, pat dry, and place in a single layer in a baking dish that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.
  2. Layer the turkey on top of the broccoli.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and olive oil together. Add the mushrooms. shallot, and garlic and cook stirring frequently until everything is soft and fragrant. This should take 5 - 7 minutes.
  4. Add the sherry to the pan and sprinkle the flour in as well. Whisk constantly to keep things smooth and allow to cook for 2 minutes. You will have a thick ball of stuff.
  5. Add the stock and milk a little at a time as you continue to whisk. The goal is to get all the liquid incorporated without creating lumps. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat slightly and continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens, about 4 - 5 minutes. Stir in the mustard and herbs. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. Add about half of the grated Swiss cheese and stir until it melts Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and turkey.
  8. Combine the remaining Swiss Cheese with the Parmesan and panko crumbs. You can add a drizzle of olive oil if it seems too dry.
  9. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the casserole. Spray lightly with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 30 -35 minutes. The crust should be golden and everything else should be bubbly.
  10. Allow to rest for 5 minutes or so before serving.
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Ham and Turkey Au Gratin

Ham and Turkey Au Gratin
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Servings
6
Servings
6
Ham and Turkey Au Gratin
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Servings
6
Servings
6
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Spray a rectangular baking dish with cooking spray. Combine the ham, turkey and cauliflower in the baking dish and set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the shallots and cook for several minutes until the shallots begin to soften.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently. Add the beer to the pan and continue to whisk until a smooth paste forms. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk. Continue to cook, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.
  5. Add the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce to the pan. Cook until the sauce thickens which should take several minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the cheddar cheese. Once everything is melted, pour the sauce over the meat and cauliflower mixture. Stir to combine.
  7. Melt the remaining butter and toss with the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the top of the casserole. Top with the Parmesan cheese and give the top a light blast of cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes until everything is bubbly. Turn the oven to broil and let it go for 2 - 3 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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Marble Pound Cake

Marble Pound Cake
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A classic recipe for "bundt cake". Easy to make and adapt for limitless variations. oh, and it's really tasty.
Servings
12 Servings
Servings
12 Servings
Marble Pound Cake
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A classic recipe for "bundt cake". Easy to make and adapt for limitless variations. oh, and it's really tasty.
Servings
12 Servings
Servings
12 Servings
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the mixes, oil, water, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Reserve the chocolate cake mix packet for later.
  2. Using a hand mixer, combine the ingredients at low speed until just blended.
  3. With mixer on medium high, blend for 2 - 3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy and all the lumps are gone.
  4. Remove one cup of the batter and put in a small bowl. Add the contents of the chocolate packet and stir to completely incorporate.
  5. Prepare pan(s). Spray evenly with cooking spray. Sprinkle approximately 1 tablespoon of flour into each pan and tilt and shake to lightly cover the bottom and sides. Tap out any excess.
  6. Divide the vanilla batter between the two pans. If using the bundt pan pour all of the vanilla batter into the pan and shake and tap to distribute evenly.
  7. Spoon the chocolate batter on top of the vanilla batter. Divide the batter if using two loaf pans or use all of it in the bundt pan.
  8. Using a butter knife, swirl the two batters together, Using vertical and horizontal movements and reaching to the bottom of the pan(s).
  9. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes for loaf pans or 50- 60 minutes for bundt pan. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and cool in pans on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completed on rack.
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Balsamic Baked Chicken

Balsamic Baked Chicken
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Quick and easy recipe for chicken that can be cooked in the oven or on the grill
Servings
2
Servings
2
Balsamic Baked Chicken
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Quick and easy recipe for chicken that can be cooked in the oven or on the grill
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Mix the vinegar, one tablespoon of olive oil, garlic, Italian herb blend, and dried herbs in a small bowl. Put the chicken breasts in a zip top bag and add half of the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Reserve the rest of the marinade for the glaze.
  2. When you are ready to cook the chicken. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the breasts in a cooking sprayed shallow pan. Bake until cooked through 25 - 30 miutes.
  3. If you are grilling the chicken. Heat the grill and spray lightly with cooking spray. Add the chicken and grill over medium heat turning once until cooked through 20- 25 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the glaze. Heat the remaining olive oil in a small pan. Add the shallots and cook until golden brown, 10 minutes or so. Add the reserved marinade, chicken stock and honey. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture is thick and reduced by about 1/3.
  5. Transfer the cooked chicken to the plates and drizzle with some of the glaze. Extra glaze can go in a bowl to be passed at the table.
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