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ZUCCHINI CINNAMON ROLLS

Zucchini. It’s another thing I cannot stop talking about. Cookies, pie, cake, and brownies, oh my! Zucchini did take over my garden this summer. We finally ripped it out of the ground because we just couldn’t take it anymore. Did you know that August 8th is national Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day? Like ding dong ditch, but …

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HOT WINGS

12 chicken drumettes (about 1 1/4 lb), skin removed1/2 cup lite soy sauce1/3 cup lemon juice1/2 tsp to 1 tsp (how hot do you like ’em?) crushed red pepper flakes Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl; gently toss to coat the chicken.  Cover and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to marinate. Oil broiler pan.  Remove chicken …

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JALAPENO-CHEESE SQUARES

If you or your guests enjoy hot foods, here is a good appetizer for you to try. It is not extremely hot but you can taste the jalapenos. 1 jar sliced jalapenos1 lb cheddar cheese, grated1 lb Monterey Jack cheese, grated4 eggs, beaten Very lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. …

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CHICKEN AND NUT PATE

1 cup pecan halves1 cup walnuts2 cloves garlic1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts,cooked and coarsely chopped1/2 cup olive oil mayonnaise1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tbsp minced ginger1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce2 tsp Worcestershire sauce1 tsp white wine vinegar1/2 cup minced green onions Process both nuts together in a food processor or blender until coarsely ground; remove nuts and set …

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CAJUN-STYLE SHRIMP

1 lb extra large peeled shrimp 1 tbsp lime juice1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp onion powder1/4 tsp thyme1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp red peppercouple grinds of freshly ground black pepperlime wedges for garnish In a bowl big enough for tossing, toss the shrimp with the lime juice.  Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt, red and black peppers together.  Sprinkle …

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Cheese fatayer puff pastry recipe

Serves 1215 MinsIngredients6 Kiri® square portions100g mozzarella cheese30g double cream cheese2 tablespoons canned pesto sauceReadymade puff pastry6 dried tomatoes (chopped)For the cream:2 kiri squares1 tablespoon double cream cheese2 tablespoons Kiri® (jar)Cooking Directions1 Combine the mozzarella, the double cream, the Kiri squares and dried tomatoes using a blender.2 Cut the pastry into 12 circles and spread a little pesto sauce on …

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KIBBEH (BEEF AND BULGUR WHEAT MEATBALLS) RECIPE

Middle Eastern kibbeh is a finely ground paste of bulgur, onions, and lamb or beef, which is formed into patties or balls, filled with coarsely ground, sweetly spiced meat, onions, and pine nuts, and deep-fried.MAKES 16IngredientsFor the Filling1 tbsp. olive oil, plus more to garnish1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped8 oz. ground beef sirloin1 tsp. kosher salt1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice1⁄4 …

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Kibbeh Bil-Saniyeh / Baked Kibbeh Recipe

Kibbeh is one of Lebanon’s great national dishes and until the arrival of the food processor, the meat was pounded by hand in a marble or stone mortar (jorn) with a wooden pestlem(m’daqqa). Because of the time and effort involved in its preparation, kibbeh was – and still is – a festive dish. It is a highly seasoned mixture of finely …

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Baba Ghannouj / Grilled Eggplant Dip Recipe

Some tips to help you produce a superior Baba Ghannouj. Grilling the eggplants over an open fire will produce the smoky flavor that is so typical of this dish, though the smoky flavor will come through to a certain extent if you cook them under the grill in your oven. It is important to let the grilled flesh drain for …

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ZAATAR MANAKEESH RECIPE

Zaatar Manakeesh – A popular bread from Middle East.Manakeesh/ Manoosheh is a popular Middle Eastern bread which is originally from Labanon.It is a version of arabic pita bread topped with the very delicious and flavourful spice blend -Zaatar. Zaatar is a blend of different spices like -thyme, oregano, sumac,coriander,toasted sesame seeds,Marjoram,cumin and salt. This zaatar mix is mixed with generous …

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