In a small bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together all ingredients until well combined.
Serve as a dipping sauce for french fries, appetizers or as a sandwich spread.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Hack: Make this sauce your own by adding more hot sauce, substituting barbecue sauce for the ketchup, using a different mustard (brown or dijon, for example), or adding horseradish or Worcestershire sauce!
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What was the very first condiment? Check out the history of condiments here!
Place chicken into a bowl. Add cheese and egg. Stir to combine.
Pour the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Shape into a 6”-8” circle. The thinner, the crisper the crust.
Bake for 5-8 minutes until there are no wet spots on the crust.
Cover with desired toppings and cheese. Bake for 8 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Hack: You can substitute one 10 oz can of chicken for this recipe. Open and drain the canned chicken. Spread it on a parchment-lined baking pan and bake at 350℉ for 10 minutes. Cool and continue with the recipe.
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Place chicken breast(s) in a saucepan and cover with water. Add rosemary, salt, pepper, bay leaf, garlic, onion and lemon juice.
Cover the saucepan with a lid and put it on the stovetop over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and lower heat to medium-low. Simmer until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160℉, about 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the breast(s).
Remove chicken from water and allow it to cool.* Cut it into thin slices.
Yield: 2.25 cups shredded or diced chicken
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months.
Hack: Although I have listed particular spices in this recipe, you may adjust this according to your individual taste.
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Handle chicken with care! Click here for some tips to avoid foodborne illnesses that can be associated with raw poultry.
Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and dried Thai pepper..
As soon as garlic sizzles (don’t let it brown) pour in tomatoes and water. Add salt, basil and sugar.
Turn heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for 1½ ro 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes break down and sauce thickens. Use a fork to break up tomatoes during cooking.
Remove Thai pepper and discard.
Use a blender or immersion blender to smooth the sauce if desired. Press sauce through a mesh colander to remove the seeds if desired.
Total yield: 2 cups sauce.
Hack: 2 15-oz cans of diced tomatoes can be substituted for fresh tomatoes.
Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 6 months.
Hack: If you have leftover tomatoes that are becoming over-ripe and don't have time to cook, simply puree them in the blender and freeze the fresh puree in sealed freezer bags or containers to use in recipes at a later date. No need to core, peel or seed ‘em...just toss ‘em right in. Run the puree through a mesh colander if you want to remove the seeds.
Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Shape into 30 balls.
Bake the balls for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160℉.
Hack: Mix things up by using maple or Italian flavored sausage.
Hack: These balls can be made up in advance and stored, cooked or uncooked, for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Hack: Lay sausage balls, cooked or uncooked, in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in freezer until solid. Transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
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Did you know? It’s likely that meatballs did not originate in Italy! Click here for some fun facts about meatballs!
This summer squash sausage skillet combines caramelized onions and summer squash with Italian sausage for an easy one-pan meal that’s low in carbs and calories!
Summer Squash Sausage Skillet
2 Italian sausage links (6 oz)
1 medium summer squash (12 oz)
½ Vidalia or sweet onion
4 tbsp butter
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried rosemary
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
Pour water into a skillet until it measures ½“ and put on the stove over medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage links and simmer, turning occasionally, until sausage reaches an internal temperature of 160℉, 12-15 minutes.
While the sausage is cooking, cut summer squash into ¼“ rounds and thinly slice the onion.
Remove sausage from skillet and turn heat to medium-low. Put butter, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper in the skillet. Allow butter to melt and add squash and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions and squash are soft and caramelized, about 45 minutes. Add more butter, if necessary, to keep the food from sticking.
While the vegetables are cooking, slice sausage into rounds. Add the pan when vegetables are done and heat through.
3 servings, 405 calories per serving
Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in airtight containers for up to 12 months.
Place olive oil and butter in a heavy saute pan and turn the heat to medium-low.
Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and beginning to caramelize, about 30 minutes.
Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid from tomatoes has evaporated, about 30 minutes.
Add the asparagus, turn the heat up to medium-high and cook until all liquid from asparagus has evaporated, 10-15 minutes.
Make a well in the center of the pan and add the balsamic reduction. Stir to deglaze the pan.
Serve immediately or store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Hack: To keep asparagus fresh, simply trim the bottoms and stand the spears up in a glass or jar with about an inch of water. Cover with a plastic bag then refrigerate them for up to 4 days. Change the water if it gets cloudy!
Did you know? Asparagus is a healthy addition to your diet with many nutrients and a good amount of fiber!
Suggestion: Pair this dish with garlic chicken for a delicious and complete meal!
Combine vegetables and parsley in a small bowl and toss with olive oil. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Roast for 10 to 20 minutes, or to desired tenderness. Toss with lemon turmeric dressing and serve immediately.
*Turmeric stains anything it touches so use caution!
Hack: Matchstick carrots can be found in the packaged section of the produce department. Freeze any leftover carrots for use in cooking
Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower florets to avoid having to buy an entire head. Frozen broccoli and cauliflower florets would also work in this recipe.
Hack: Check the produce department for loose Brussels sprouts and shallots. If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.
Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.