Dirty Martini Steak Kabobs

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With spice consumption at an all-time high across America, it’s an exciting time for flavor. According to the McCormick® Flavor Forecast®, different tastes, textures, and colors are mixed and matched to deliver fun and excitement to eating. “We’re seeing a more adventuresome spirit in the kitchen – playful takes on America’s favorites that bring both the comfort of familiarity and the energy of the unexpected,” says Larry Tong, McCormick chef. “For example, a contemporary combination of mustard seed and vermouth sparks a martini-inspired steak kabob, complete with onion and olive garnishes.” Tong sees this lighthearted approach showing up in every …

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

submitted by Pastor Ann Bassett 1 medium onion chopped 1 tbsp. butter 2 cans crushed tomatoes undrained 2 cans condensed cream of tomato soup, undiluted 1 1/2 cups milk 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1 8 oz. package of philadelphia cream cheese, cubed   In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in one can of soup, both cans of tomatoes, milk, sugar, basil, paprika, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. In a blender or food processor combine the remaining …

Low Fat Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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  With the popularity of spinach and artichoke dips, this lighter version offers an opportunity to enjoy the flavors while reducing the calories. This recipe is courtesy of Mrs. Rachael Klingeil. 2 cups light swiss cheese 1 cup parmesan cheese 1 box frozen spinach (thawed) 1 can artichokes 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1 cup fat-free Philadelphia cream cheese 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 teaspoon minced garlic Mix by hand or in a food processor. Bake at 375 degrees oven for 25-30 minutes (until starting to brown on top). Serve with slices of french bread or crackers.     

Gooey Butter Cake

  Gooey Butter Cake                                                       submitted by Mary Lou Fisher 1 box of yellow cake mix 1 stick of melted butter 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla   Mix together & press into a buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. 1 box of powdered sugar 8 oz. philadelphia cream cheese 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Beat until smooth and pour onto the top of the above mixture. Sprinkle with colored sugar sprinkles   Preheat over …