Archive for November, 2008

Breakfast Bake

breakfast-bake
Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 40 min
Makes: 8 servings, one piece each

  • 1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Smoked Ham, chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Unroll dough in 13×9-inch baking dish; press to cover bottom of dish, firmly pressing perforations and seams together to seal.
  2. Sprinkle ham over crust. Beat eggs, milk and pepper with wire whisk until blended; pour over ham. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  3. Bake 25 min. or until center is set.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

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Buckeye Bars

buckeye-bars
Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 2 hr 15 min
Makes: 25 servings

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 22 NILLA Wafers, crushed
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 of 8-oz. tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping (Do not thaw.)
  • 3 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  1. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Beat butter and peanut butter with mixer until blended. Mix in wafer crumbs. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Press onto bottom of pan.
  2. Microwave COOL WHIP and chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; stir. Microwave 15 to 30 sec. or until chocolate is melted; stir until blended. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  3. Refrigerate 2 hours. Use foil handles to lift dessert from pan before cutting to serve.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

White Chocolate-Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 4 hr 48 min
Makes: 9 servings

  • 12 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 squares BAKER’S White Chocolate, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup red raspberry preserves
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch square pan. Melt 2 chocolate squares as directed on package.
  2. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 25 to 28 min. or until center is almost set. Cool 5 min.; spread with preserves. Melt remaining chocolate square; drizzle over cheesecake. Cool cheesecake completely. Refrigerate 4 hours.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 30 min
Makes: 2-3/4 cups or 22 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

  • 1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, finely chopped
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
  • 3/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 cup KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients; spoon into 9-inch quiche dish or pie plate.
  2. Bake 20 min. or until heated through. Serve with TRISCUIT Reduced Fat Crackers and assorted cut-up fresh vegetables.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 43 min
Makes: 4 servings

  • 1-1/2 cups multigrain penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 jar (14-1/2 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding spinach to the boiling water for the last 1 min.
  2. Cook and stir chicken and basil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. Add spaghetti sauce and tomatoes; bring to boil. Simmer 3 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in Neufchatel cheese.
  3. Drain pasta mixture; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella. Spoon into 2-qt. or 8-inch square baking dish.
  4. Bake 20 min. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 3 min.

**Personal Review: Really easy to make and it tasted wonderful!  Depending on the spaghetti sauce you’re using I would chop up some onions and add it to the mix.**

Taco Soup

taco-soup
Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 25 min
Makes: 12 servings, 1 cup each

  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (15.5 oz. each) mild chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14.25 oz.) corn, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  1. Brown meat with onions in large saucepan; drain.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese; stir, breaking up tomatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve topped with the cheese.

**Personal Review: No Review Yet**

Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 5 hr
Makes: 10 servings 

  • 1 cup crushed NABISCO Ginger Snaps
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup apple pie filling, divided
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Walnut Pieces, divided
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits, divided
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each. Stir in 1/2 each pie filling, nuts and toffee. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake 35 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with remaining pie filling, nuts and toffee before serving.

 **Personal Review: No Review Yet**