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Made-from-Scratch Tuna Noodle Casserole
Fresh ingredients improve on everyday tuna noodle casserole. This weeknight staple is still a cinch from scratch -- see how easy it comes together.casserole is a made-from-scratch version of the classic tuna noodle recipe. Using fresh ingredients and topped with Panko bread crumbs , it updates the timeless family dinner idea. Start by pre-heating the oven to 375 degrees. Then, grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. To make the sauce, melt a quarter cup of butter in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add one cup of chopped celery, three quarters of a cup of chopped sweet red pepper, and one quarter of a cup of chopped onion. Cook the vegetables until they're tender, about 8 to10 minutes. The red pepper adds a nice flavor and color to the dish. Next, you'll stir in a quarter cup of all-purpose flour. One to two tablespoons of Dijon mustard-- depending on your taste-- a half a teaspoon of salt, and adish. Now, we'll prepare a topping. To one half cup of Panko bread crumbs , add a quarter cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, one tablespoon of snipped fresh parsley, and one tablespoon of melted butter or margarine. Stir the topping until it's combined. Sprinkle it evenly over the noodle mixture. Bake the casserole uncovered until it's heated
Vegetable-Stuffed Casserole Prepped in 30 Minutes
Carrots, snap peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers combine in this veggie-filled casserole that also features chicken breast and cheeses. It requires just 30 minutes of hands-on time.
Homemade Whipped Cream: Three-Ingredient Perfection
Improve every dessert in your repertoire -- cakes, cookies, brownies, and more -- by topping them with homemade whipped cream. It only takes 3 ingredients!Have you ever made homemade whipped cream ? You'll be surprised at how easy it is. And once you've sampled it, you'll realize that canned whipped cream doesn't even come close to the creamy texture and delicious flavor of the real thing. Pour one cup of whipping cream into a chilled mixing bowl . Add two tablespoons of sugar, and a half teaspoon of vanilla. If you'd like to make a flavored whipped cream , add your flavoring now. For instance, make a spiced whipped cream by adding 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream until it thickens and forms soft peaks. It's important not to overbeat whipped cream . It can turn into butter quickly. Whipped cream is wonderful spooned over fresh berries, ice cream sundaes, fruit pies-- the sky is the limit. If you don't serve the whipped cream immediately, cover it tightly and keep it chilled for up to a day.
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
Nothing beats homemade ice cream…except maybe homemade strawberry ice cream. Use summer's favorite fruit in this classic dessert recipe.scoop some into a dish and sprinkle it with some finely chopped toasted almonds . Homemade ice cream just can't be beat and this strawberry and cream cheese ice cream is sure to keep you smiling.
5-Step Fancy Strawberry Souffle
Make a fancy dessert featuring strawberries and served in individual ramekins. Strawberry souffles are a gorgeous way to end a meal on a high note.cups for a pretty dessert that sure to wow. You'll need 5 egg whites for this recipe. Let them stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, you can prepare the dishes for the soufflé. You'llpan and set them aside for now. Place 2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries in a medium bowl and add a quarter to a third cup of sugar, depending on the sweetness of the strawberries. Let the strawberries stand for 15 minutes until they become juicy. Pour the strawberries and liquid into the bowl of a food processor or blender and add 4 teaspoons of corn starch . Blend the mixture until its smooth. Set it aside for now. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Pour the egg whites into a large mixing bowl and beat them with an electric mixer on high until peaks form with tips that curl with the beaters are lifted. Gradually add a half cup of sugar and beat it until stiff, glossy peaks form about 2 to 3 minutes more. With a rubber spatula, push the beaten egg whites to the side of the bowl and then add the strawberry mixture into the opening. Carefully stir a little of the beaten egg whites into the strawberry mixture then gently fold the two together corking quickly and turning the bowl as you go. There can be a few cake streaks remaining. The goal is to not deflate the egg whites . Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared dishes and bake them for 15 to 18 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the soufflé comes out clean. Don't they puff up beautifully? The key to soufflés is to time them so they're served immediately. They're delicious as is or you can serve them with a little strawberry or chocolate flavored syrup. Just make a hole in the center with a spoon and drizzle the syrup inside. Perfect.
Puffed Oven Pancake for Breakfast or Dessert!
Light and fluffy, this skillet-cooked pancake recipe puffs up and provides a sweet home for fresh fruit and syrups. Try it for breakfast or as a special dessert.This beautiful puffed-oven pancake with brown sugar banana sauce is sure to become a favorite breakfast recipe. Try it for a special brunch or serve it as a pretty dessert. Start by pre-heating the oven to 400 degrees. Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet. Place the skillet in the oven until the butter is melted about 3 to 5 minutes. While the skillet is in the oven, use a whisk to beat 4 eggs in a medium bowl until smooth. Add 2/3 of a cup of flour, 2/3 of a cup of milk and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Beat itAdd 1/2 of butter to a saucepan. Add 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar . Cook and stir until both the butter and sugar melt. Stir in 2 tablespoons of light rum or apple juice and heat
Cookie Truffles: A Tasty No-Bake Candy Recipe
No oven time here -- these ridiculously tasty cookie truffles require just your stove top and some chill time. They'll soon be your favorite candy recipe.
Roasted Salsa Roja in Three Steps
Roasting tomatoes brings out their best flavor -- see how to use the tomatoes and other traditional Mexican ingredients to make delicious three-step salsa roja.
How to Make Perfect Cheesecake Every Time
From the crust up, this step-by-step cheesecake guide will help you master springform pans, water baths, and extra-creamy cheesecake fillings.
Spring Vegetable Soup Featuring Five Veggies
Combine some of the best spring vegetables -- zucchini, fennel, asparagus, and others -- in a light and bright broth-based soup. We've got the secrets!It's time to cook. Over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a 4-quart Dutch oven. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, the fennel, and the garlic. Cook and stir until