Beefy Italian Stuffed Shells

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cooked beef pot roast or brisket
  • 20 uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
  • Chopped fresh basil (optional)
Advertisements

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. cocoa
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 c. unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c. raspberry jam
  • 1 1/2 c. confectioners’ sugar

Pear ‘n’ Fennel Pork

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup sliced fennel bulb
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups pear nectar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Creamy Spinach & Rigatoni Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni
  • 8 ounces sliced pancetta, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Momofuku’s Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 10 oz cornflakes
  • oz nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6.5 oz (one and a half stick) unsalted butter, melted
For Cereal Milk (approximately 1 cup):
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 14 oz caramelized cornflakes
For Cereal Milk Ice Cream (makes approximately 3,5 cups):
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cereal milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 oz caramelized cornflakes, to serve

Red Wine Beef Ragu

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless beef short ribs or Chuck Roast
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups red wine, preferably Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb. pappardelle pasta
Optional Toppings
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Fresh basil

Pan-Roasted Pork Chops & Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 4 small potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted