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Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Prepare a delicious side dish that will also impress your family and guests. This Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe is super delicious, you only need few ingredients and you’ll have a tasty side dish perfect for holidays or just to make dinner extra special.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Ingredients:

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  • 2 Large egg plants
  • 3 eggs
  • Gluten Free Bread crumbs (Italian ones)
  • Jar of spaghetti sauce
  • Package of shredded cheese. I like the Italian mix

Directions:

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will need to peel the egg plants.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Then cut them in 1/4 in circles.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will then place your eggs in one bowl

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

And place the bread crumbs in another one.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will dip your eggplant in the egg.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

And then place it in the bread crumb.

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You will make sure it is coated and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes on each side at 350.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Then you will take it out of the oven and build a layered casserole in a baking dish.

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I place a layer of coated egg plant then I put sauce on it and cheese. I repeated twice. I then cooked the eggplant casserole for 35 minutes.

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Crockpot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

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The story behind this recipe is one young mac who loves Mac and Cheese. You see my son just loves it. He also wants to learn to cook. I decided the safest way for him to cook is using the crockpot. What I didn’t know is you could easily freeze this meal so making multiple and placing them in the freezer makes this a great crockpot freezer meal. The other thing that is great about this recipe is it is simple and requires very little time. The best part is my son made it and all the kids eat it. It is a great side and a super main course. This could be your party staple this summer or the comfort meal you crave in the fall.

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cream cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup extra cheese for top (optional)

Place in the crockpot for 3.5 hrs

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

 

healthy stuffed bell peppers

healthy stuffed bell peppers

I love  healthy stuffed peppers. The story behind this recipe is I was hired on my site www.madamedeals.com to come up with a recipe using Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles. I did. It is called healthy stuffed peppers . You can click on the blue link to see!  It was so good I headed back into the kitchen and created another easy to follow recipe.

This is what you will need to create this recipe:

Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers

healthy stuffed bell peppers

Salsa

garlic

rice and beans I used caribbean flavor

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Several peppers

Cilantro

Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles

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You will need to cut the pepper and remove the seeds.

Then you will need to place the rice and bean in the bottom. I gave it several healthy scoops for my healthy stuffed bell peppers

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Then you will add in some of the Salsa

 

 

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A tiny bit of garlic. Then I cooked them in the oven at 400 for 20-25 minutes. I put water in the dish around 1/2 up the dish and placed them in the oven .

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Finally I added the cheese and let that melt it took around 5 minutes. Then you eat them and they sure are awesome!

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Easy Appetizer with Dates and Bacon

easy goat cheese recipe

Easy Appetizer

I love appetizers. This is the story behind this recipe. I went on a date with my husband to a tapas bar. I ordered these and then I had to order another plate. They were so good I couldn’t believe that they were so easy to make. These easy goat cheese appetizers can be made with turkey bacon or with normal bacon. I made mine with turkey bacon because that is what my son likes.

easy appetizer recipe

Ingredients for easy goat cheese appetizer:

Goat cheese

Turkey bacon

Dates

and Brandy if you wish. This is optional but wonderful!

easy goat cheese appetizer

You will need to remove the pits from the dates.

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This is how I do it. I put the spoon in the date and then I pull it out.

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Then stuff the dates with the goat cheese

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I wrapped the bacon around the date and then I cut the bacon

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Then you place a toothpick through the date.

easy bacon recipe

Then you should place the dates on a tray.

easy bacon recipe

Then I brush the bacon wrapped dates with brandy. I place them in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. You may have to turn them over.

Easy Bacon Recipes

easy bacon recipes

Easy Appetizer with Dates and Bacon

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Bacon Wrapped dates with a brandy glaze
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 dates per

Ingredients
  

  • brandy
  • turkey bacon or "real" bacon
  • dates
  • goat cheese

Instructions
 

  • Wash the dates and pat them dry. Then you will need to take out the pit. Once the pit is out stuff them with goat cheese. Then wrap a piece of bacon around the date. I cut off the extra turkey bacon. You will secure the bacon with a toothpick. Then glaze the bacon with brandy. Finally, put them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 you may have to turn the date over to make sure the bacon has cooked.

easy appetizer dates

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

I needed a recipe that was easy to prepare and kid friendly. This recipe has to be one that I could take with me to parties and not have to worry about a big spill. I also wanted something that looked pretty. This recipe is inexpensive and pretty. I love nothing more than a good “Monkey Bread” in fact my favorite recipe is for  Raspberry monkey bread.  <– check it out right there.

pizza bread recipes

Ingredients:

Pepperoni

3 tins of 8 count jumbo biscuits

1 8 0z package of cheese

Cooking spray

Directions:

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1) Spray the Pan

2) Open up the biscuits

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3) Push them flat

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4) Put 3-5 slice of pepperoni in the center

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

5) Place Cheese on top of the pepperoni

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

6) Fold in half

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7) Layer the folded biscuits in the pan

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8) Place them in the over at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

9) Serve warm

10) You can bring pasta sauce for dipping if you wish. If you want to make some of this Easy marinara or my famous gravvy  spaghetti sauce recipe

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Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe

Amee
Three ingredient Appetizer
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients:
  • Pepperoni
  • 3 tins of 8 count jumbo biscuits
  • 1 8 0 z package of cheese
  • Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Directions:
  • ) Spray the Pan
  • ) Open up the biscuits
  • ) Push them flat
  • ) Put 3-5 slice of pepperoni in the center
  • ) Place Cheese on top of the pepperoni
  • ) Fold in half
  • ) Layer the folded biscuits in the pan
  • ) Place them in the over at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • ) Serve warm
  • ) You can bring pasta sauce for dipping if you wish. If you want to make some of this marina or my famous gravvy.

 

 

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pepperoni pizza bread recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Bread Recipe