Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 2 Hours
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar.
  2. Add in egg, vanilla, and almond extract.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add to creamed mixture.
  4. Cover and put in fridge overnight or chill for 2 hours
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly flour surface and roll dough out to even thickness. Use cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Let cool and decorate.
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Mini Caramel Apple Pies

Thanksgiving is just over a week away. Take the worry out of dessert with these delicious bite-sized treats.

Ingredients
2- 9 inch pie crusts
2 cups diced granny smith apples
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup sugar
10-15 wrapped caramels
½ lemon, juiced
1 egg
1 Tbsp water

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. In small bowl, mix apples, cinnamon, sugar, flour, and lemon juice. Set aside.
3. Unroll pie dough and cut 3 inch circles with cookie cutter or glass cup. Roll out scraps with a rolling pin and continue cutting circles.
4. Place 1 tablespoon of apple mixture in center of circle. Top with a few pieces of caramel.
5. Brush mixture of egg and water around the edge of circle. Top with another circle and seal edges shut with fork. Brush top with egg wash and cut two vents.
6. Repeat process with other circles.
7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
8. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Mango Tango Salad

Spice up your last summer BBQs with a Mango Tango Salad.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
3 ripe mangos, pitted and cubed
Juice of one lime
1 tablespoon red onion, minced
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

Directions

  1. Pit mango. Place it stem side up with the narrow side facing you. Make a vertical slice starting at ¼:” to the right of the stem. Repeat on the other side. Lightly score the flesh of the mango into diamonds. Buckle the skin, pushing the flesh outward so that it resembles a porcupine. Slice off the cubes.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Let stand for 10 minutes. Toss before serving.
  3. Serve with grilled fish, chicken, or pork.
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Grilled BBQ Chicken

Grilled BBQ Chicken 

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
½ cup apricot preserves
1 clove garlic
12 whole bone-in chicken thighs

Directions

  1. In a small pan, saute garlic until cooked. Add BBQ sauce and apricot or peach preserves. Stir until combined.
  2. Split sauce in half and marinate chicken in half the sauce for up to 8 hours (at least 1 hour).
  3. Place chicken on grill at medium heat. Cook 6-8 minutes each side (or until no longer pink), brushing reserved marinade on chicken occasionally while cooking.
  4. Serve with a green salad or other fresh side.
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Fresh Berry Breakfast Pizza

Fresh Berry Breakfast Pizza

Start your morning off right with this delicious breakfast pizza.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 can Western Family Jumbo Butter Biscuits
2 cups sliced fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries)
3 tbsp. sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Open can of Western Family biscuits and separate 8 biscuits.
  3. Flatten biscuits into a 5-inch round circle.
  4. Place berries on top of the biscuits, leaving ½ inch crust.
  5. Dust sugar on top of the pizza and bake until golden brown and the berry’s natural juice bubbles.
  6. Cool and serve warm.
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Full Circle Penne Rigate with Zucchini Pasta

Make a delicious, quick, healthy organic meal made with fresh zucchini and Full Circle products.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients
1 12 oz. package Full Circle Penne Rigate
2 tbsp Full Circle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup diced onion
2 cups sliced zucchini
1 26 oz. jar Full Circle Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to the package directions. Keep warm.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook onion until translucent, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  5. Add pasta sauce and heat until warm, toss with warm pasta and serve.
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Quick Taco Soup

Quick Taco Soup
Servings: 6

Ingredients
2 lbs ground beef
2 cups onion, chopped
2 cups tomato puree
2 cans (8 oz) Mexican tomato sauce
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15.25 oz.) Whole Kernel Corn, drained
1 pkg (1.25 oz.) Taco Seasoning Mix

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, brown meat and onions. Drain if necessary.
2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Garnish with grated cheese, sour cream and corn chips.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Banana Pops

This delicious and simple to make treat will make anyone with a sweet tooth smile.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients
2 lb strawberries
3 bananas
2 cups chocolate
1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Blend your strawberries and bananas together until smooth.
  2. Pour into your popsicle molds and freeze.
  3. While your popsicles are freezing, melt the chocolate. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil to your chocolate to make it think enough for dipping.
  4. Take a frozen popsicle and dip it into the chocolate. Pull it out quickly and slightly shake it to let some of the chocolate shake off. The chocolate will begin freezing really quickly and will be almost completely hardened in about 1 minute or less.