Southwestern Hot Dogs

This recipe is from my brother-in-law, Rick:

southwest hot dogs

Southwestern Hot Dogs

Ingredients:

1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

3 tbsp. salsa

1/2 tsp. chili powder

10 buns

2 green onions, thinly sliced

2 tbsp. mayonnaise

10 hot dogs

Instructions:

In a bowl, combine all ingredients except dogs and buns.  Cut a 1/2″ deep lengthwise slit in each hot dog.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of mixture into each hot dog.  Broil in oven for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Serve on buns.

Mango Green Tea Smoothie

Mango Green Tea Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
2 bags of Lipton® Pure Green Tea – use 1 1/2 cups for this recipe
3 mint leaves
3/4 cup of mango
2 cups of spinach
Juice of 1/2 lime
Crushed ice
INSTRUCTIONS
Steep 2 Lipton® Pure Green Tea bags for 5 minutes in 1.5 cups of water, then let cool.  Add 1.5 cups of cooled Lipton® Pure Green Tea to a blender, then add mint mango, spinach, lime, and crushed ice.  Blend all ingredients together until you achieve a thin liquid consistency.
Mango Green Tea Smoothie

Recipes – Pizza Snack Cups

Pizza Snack Cups

INGREDIENTS:

1 pkg. refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits)

½ lb. ground beef

1 – 14 oz. jar pizza sauce

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.    In 12 cup muffin pan, evenly press each biscuit in bottom and up sides of each cup; chill until ready fill. In skillet, brown ground beef over medium high heat; drain. Stir in pizza sauce and heat through. Evenly spoon beef mixture into prepared muffin cups.    Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and biscuits are golden.    Let stand 5 minutes, gently remove pizza cups from pan and serve.

pizza snacks

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Storing foods – Flour

Refined Flours: all-purpose, bread, cake, self-rising

  • Place your flour in the freezer for 48 hours to kill any weevil or insect eggs that may be present.
  • Transfer it to a food-grade container (plastic, glass, etc.) with a tight-sealing lid. This will keep your flour from absorbing moisture, and ensure that insects and other pests cannot get to it.
  • Tight-sealing containers also prevent the flours from absorbing odors or flavors from other foods in the same area.
  • Store your flour in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Flour will keep up to six months in the dark pantry.
  • If you wish to keep your flour longer, store it in the freezer instead. It will keep there for several years, but is best used within a year.

To use: just scoop out whatever you need. There’s no need to thaw it out or bring it to room temperature.

flour

Storing foods – Vanilla

Did you know it is important how you store your foods:  eggs, baking soda, flour, vanilla extract and more.

Speaking of vanilla extract:  you should store it at room temperature in a dark place, such as the pantry. Good quality vanilla extracts often come in darkened glass to protect the vanilla from light.  So take a look in your baking supplies and make sure your vanilla stays fresh longer.

vanilla-extract

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