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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Skillet Kale Pizza

    Skillet Kale PizzaThis seasonal recipe combines the sharp flavors of red pepper, red onion, and crumbly blue cheese with a hearty helping of fresh kale.

    Skillet Kale Pizza

    Ingredients
    1 pound bakery pizza dough
    Vegetable cooking spray
    1/2 cup sliced red onion
    1 garlic clove, sliced
    2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    4 cups firmly packed coarsely chopped kale
    1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
    1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    2 teaspoons plain yellow cornmeal
    1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
    1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded fontina cheese
    1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper

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    Preparation

    1. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray; lightly coat dough with cooking spray. Cover with a clean cloth, and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour.

    2. Roll dough to a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface; cover with plastic wrap.

    3. Preheat oven to 450°. Cook onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a

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  • Tackle Your Tailgate: 3 Touchdown-Worthy Recipes

    Super Quick Chili

    Tailgate season has arrived! Now the real question arises: How are you going to make your tent the talk of the tailgate? According to Yahoo! the football faithful are searching up a storm to find the best recipes for game day. We've rounded up our picks for these top-searched recipes that are good enough for a first down.

    Super Quick Chili

    Slice tops from hearty round dinner rolls, and then let guests hollow out centers and spoon Super Quick Chili into them. Keep the chili warm in a slow cooker during the game.

    Ingredients
    2 pounds lean ground beef
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    2 (16-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
    2 (16-oz.) cans small red beans
    2 (8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
    Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes

    Preparation
    1. Brown beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no

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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ Sauce

    Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ SauceChicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ SauceSwap new veggies to transform the meal. Go Mediterranean with cauliflower florets and eggplant.

    Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs with White BBQ Sauce

    Ingredients

    4 (12-inch) wooden skewers
    1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon loosely packed orange zest
    1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    6 skinned and boned chicken thighs (about 1 lb.), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    1 small zucchini, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    1 small summer squash, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    White BBQ Sauce

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    Preparation


    1. Soak wooden skewers in water 30 minutes. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Whisk together rosemary and next 6 ingredients in a bowl. Add chicken and next 3 ingredients; toss to coat. Thread chicken and vegetables alternately onto skewers; discard marinade.

    2. Grill

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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Crispy Lemon Catfish with Marinated Slaw

    Crispy Lemon Catfish and Marinated SlawCrispy Lemon Catfish and Marinated SlawCook times can vary depending on the thickness of the fish.

    Crispy Lemon Catfish

    Ingredients

    Vegetable oil
    1 cup instant potato flakes
    1/2 teaspoon loosely packed lemon zest
    4 (4-oz.) catfish fillets
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    3/4 cup milk
    Marinated Slaw (recipe below)

    See More: 25 Quick-Fix Seafood Suppers

    Preparation

    1. Pour oil to depth of 1 inch into a large deep skillet; heat to 350°. Stir together potato flakes and lemon zest. Sprinkle catfish with salt and pepper. Dip catfish in milk; dredge in potato flake mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

    2. Fry catfish, in batches, 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish just flakes with a fork. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Serve with Marinated Slaw.

    Marinated Slaw

    Ingredients

    1 (16-oz.) package shredded coleslaw mix
    1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
    2 medium-size Kirby cucumbers, sliced into half-moons
    1/2 cup chopped fresh

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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Pasta with Burst Tomatoes and Mascarpone

    Pasta with Burst Tomatoes and MascarponeBlister and burst tomatoes under the broiler to hide imperfections and concentrate flavor. Use extras to fill omelets or sandwiches.

    Pasta with Burst Tomatoes and Mascarpone

    Ingredients
    1 (24-oz.) package frozen cheese-filled ravioli
    3 pt. assorted grape tomatoes
    1 large tomato, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup butter, cubed
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup torn assorted fresh herbs (such as parsley and basil)
    1 (8-oz.) container mascarpone cheese

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    Preparation

    1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

    2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler with oven rack 4 to 5 inches from heat. Stir together tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Broil 5 to 8 minutes or until tomatoes are charred, stirring halfway through.

    3. Transfer tomato mixture to a large bowl. Stir in butter, next 3 ingredients, and 1/4 cup

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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Okra and Tomatoes

    Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Okra and TomatoesGrilled Chipotle Chicken with Okra and TomatoesTry Mexican oregano for extra zing.

    Grilled Chipotle Chicken

    Ingredients

    2 pounds skinned and boned chicken thighs
    2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    Okra and Tomatoes (recipe below)

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    Preparation


    1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Place each chicken thigh between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients; rub over chicken.

    2. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from grill, and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Serve with Okra and Tomatoes.

    Okra and Tomatoes

    Ingredients
    8 ounces fresh okra
    1 large shallot
    3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1 large green tomato, chopped
    1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/3 cup torn fresh basil
    1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf

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  • The Perfect Camping Treat: Mississipi Mud S'mores-Fudge Pie

    Mississippi Mud S'mores Fudge Pie

    If you're venturing into the great outdoors for one last hoorah before school starts, you're going to want to make sure you packed this tasty crowd-pleaser. Campfire treats don't get much sweeter than our Mississippi Mud S'mores Fudge-Pie.

    Mississippi Mud S'Mores-Fudge Pie

    Ingredients

    2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
    1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted and divided
    1 (4-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
    1 cup butter
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
    4 large eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    3 cups regular marshmallows, cut in half horizontally
    2 cups miniature marshmallows
    Chocolate Frosting

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    Preparation

    1. Stir together first 2 ingredients and 1/4 cup sugar; press on bottom and 2 inches up sides of a shiny 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup pecans over crust.

    2. Microwave chopped

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  • The (Unofficial) Cocktail of Summer

    Pimm Bob

    What happens when an Old Fashioned meets a Pimm's Cup with a touch of Sazerac flair? A Pimm Bob!

    Pimm Bob

    Ingredients

    2 fresh tarragon sprigs
    1 lemon slice
    1 orange slice
    1 strawberry, quartered
    1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp. simple syrup
    2 dashes of Peychaud's bitters
    Ice cubes
    1/4 cup rye whiskey
    1/4 cup club soda, chilled

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    Preparation

    Muddle tarragon sprigs, lemon slice, orange slice, strawberry, simple syrup, and Peychaud's bitters in a 12-oz. glass to release flavors. Fill glass with ice cubes. Add whiskey and chilled club soda; stir gently.

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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Mexicali Meatless Tostadas

    Mexicali Meatless TostadasReady in 15 Minutes

    Get the flavor of beef for these tostadas, but without the fat, with meatless burger crumbles. Top it off with rice, refried beans, cheese, and homemade pico de gallo made from avocado, red onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice.

    Mexicali Meatless Tostadas

    Ingredients

    1 (12-oz.) package frozen meatless burger crumbles
    3 teaspoons taco seasoning
    12 tostada shells
    1 (8.5-oz.) pouch ready-to-serve whole-grain Santa Fe rice
    1 (16-oz.) can refried beans
    1 (8-oz.) package shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
    Topping: pico de gallo

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    Preparation

    1. Preheat oven to 425°. Prepare crumbles according to package directions. Stir taco seasoning into hot crumble mixture. Prepare tostada shells and rice according to package directions.

    2. Layer refried beans, crumble mixture, and rice on tostada shells. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 425° for 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with

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  • Quick-Fix Supper: Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwiches

    Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwiches

    No panini press? Cook sandwiches in a skillet 4 minutes on each side with a pan on top.

    Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwiches

    Ingredients

    8 teaspoons honey mustard
    8 hearty whole grain bread slices
    8 sharp Cheddar cheese slices
    1 large Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
    Vegetable cooking spray

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    Preparation

    Spread about 1 tsp. mustard on 1 side of each bread slice. Place 1 cheese slice on each of 4 bread slices; top with apples. Top with remaining cheese and bread, mustard sides down. Coat both sides of sandwiches with cooking spray. Cook sandwiches in a preheated panini press 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

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