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Five-Spiced Sesame Tuna and Avocado

Five-Spiced Sesame Tuna and Avocado
Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

4 Servings
Prep 10 min
Cook 10 min

  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (eyeball it)
  • 1/4 cup tamari (dark soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons honey (eyeball it)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Four 6-ounce tuna steaks
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup snipped chives
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  1. Thickly slice the avocados lengthwise and coat with the lime juice to prevent browning; set aside. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the vinegar, tamari and honey to a low boil. Lower the heat and simmer until syrupy, 6 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Sprinkle the tuna with the five-spice powder and season with salt and pepper. Place the tuna in the skillet and cook, turning once, until just browned, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Slice the tuna and top with the sesame seeds and chives.
  3. Divide the lettuce among 4 plates and top with the tuna and avocado. Drizzle with the dressing.

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Chicken Salsa Verde Bake

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

Serves 6
Prep Time: 25 min
Bake Time: 30 min

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Two 16-ounce jars salsa verde
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • One 8-ounce bag shredded Mexican-style cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand until cool, then shred the meat into a large bowl. Stir in the salsa, kidney beans, onion and sour cream.
  2. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, scatter 1 cup tortilla chips on the bottom and top with half of the chicken mixture and half of the cheese. Repeat the layers and cover with the remaining 1 cup tortilla chips. Bake until the cheese is bubbly, about 30 minutes.

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Apple-Oat Muffins

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Yield 12 muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes

  • 2 cup(s) old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup(s) buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon(s) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup(s) (1 to 2 medium) shredded Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup(s) walnuts, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 standard muffin-pan cups. In large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  2. In medium bowl, with fork, beat buttermilk, oil, and egg until well blended; stir in shredded apples. Add apple mixture to flour mixture, and stir just until flour mixture is moistened (batter will be very thick and lumpy). Stir in chopped walnuts.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin-pan cups. Bake 23 to 25 minutes or until muffins begin to brown and toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Immediately remove muffins from pan. Serve warm, or cool on wire rack to serve later.

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Campbell’s® Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Recipe & picture courtesy of Campbell

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Stand: 10 minutes
Serves: 12

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2- to 4-pound boneless pork shoulder roast, netted or tied
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed French Onion Soup
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 12 round sandwich rolls or hamburger rolls, split
  1. Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until it’s well browned on all sides.
  2. Stir the soup, ketchup, vinegar and brown sugar in a 5-quart slow cooker. Add the pork and turn to coat.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours* or until the pork is fork-tender.
  4. Remove the pork from the cooker to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes. Using 2 forks, shred the pork. Return the pork to the cooker.
  5. Divide the pork and sauce mixture among the rolls.

*Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

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North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 hr

  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • One 5-pound boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 cups North Carolina-Style Coleslaw (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°. Mix together the salt, pepper and paprika; sprinkle all over the pork and rub in.
  2. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a 24-inch-long sheet of heavy-duty foil and double-wrap the pork.
  3. Place the pork, skin side up, in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; roast until tender, about 4 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven and carefully unwrap the top of the pork, revealing the skin. Increase the heat to 450° and roast for 20 minutes more.
  4. Transfer the roast to a large bowl, along with any juices. Using two forks, shred the pork. Add the vinegars, sugar and hot sauce; toss. Serve on the hamburger buns, topped with coleslaw, if using.

**Personal Review: Letting this roast all day made our house smell wonderful – the pork was cooked to perfection!  We ended up pouring a lot of the vinegar out because it was almost overpowering flavor and added a lot more hot pepper sauce and BBQ sauce to it.  I would reccomend letting this sit overnight in order for the meat to absorb the flavor more.  It tasted great for dinner but leftovers kicked butt – the meat was so tender, so flavorful.**

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Recipe from USA Weekend

Makes 3 mini loaves or 1 9-inch loaf
Serves 15

  • Half a 15 oz can 100% pure pumpkin (1 cup minus 1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp gorund cloves
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 cup bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°.
  2. Heat pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small saucepan over medium heat until steamy. Stirring continuously, cook until pumpkin is stiff and starts to stick to the pan bottom, about 3 minutes.
  3. Transfter to a medium bowl; whisk in 3/4 cup water, then brown sugar, then oil, then eggs until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining dry ingredients, then fold into the pumpkin mixture until just combined. Scrap batter into 3 greased miniature disposable loaf pans (or 1 9″ pan). Bake until firm and golden brown, about 50 minutes for miniature loaves and about 70 minutes for a large loaf.
  5. Let bread stand for a few minutes. Turn onto a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Slice and serve. recipe doubles easily and freezes well.

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Asparagus Tempura


Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

SERVES 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min

  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup seltzer, at room temperature
  • 1 pound asparagus
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard and honey.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat until the temperature registers 375° on a deep-fry thermometer.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sesame seeds, salt and baking soda. Whisk in the seltzer until smooth.
  4. Add the asparagus to the batter and turn to coat. Transferring one piece at a time, add about one-quarter of the asparagus to the hot oil and cook, turning, until golden and crisp, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining asparagus, allowing the oil to return to 375° between batches. Serve hot with the dipping sauce.

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