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Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients 1 lb lean ground beef 12 oz Italian sausage 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 2 (29 oz) cans tomato puree 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 1 Tbsp dried basil 2 tsp dried fennel seeds, crushed* 3/4 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/2 tsp dried marjoram 16 oz lasagna noodles 15 oz part-skim Ricotta cheese 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley 16 oz whole milk mozzarella, shredded (4 cups) 2 oz Parmesan cheese, finely shredded (packed 1/2 cup) 2 oz Romano cheese, finely shredded (packed 1/2 cup), plus more for serving Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Veal & Ricotta Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Meatballs: 1 Pound Ground Veal 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese 1/2 Cup Homemade Soft Breadcrumbs 1 Large Egg 1 Garlic Clove, Finely Minced Salt & Pepper To Taste 3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Parsley Sauce: 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1/3 Cup Finely Chopped Onions 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1 (28 Ounce) Can Chopped Tomatoes 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes Salt & Pepper To Taste 1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil directions here :-)

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Crispy Swordfish Nuggets

1 1/2 Pounds Of Swordfish 1 1/2 Inch Thick 2 Cups Homemade Breadcrumbs Cracked Black Pepper Sea Salt 1/2 Fresh Red Chile Pepper, Finely Chopped (Optional) 2 Teaspoons Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley 1 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest 2 Eggs 4 to 6 Tablespoons Olive Oil directions :-)

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Salmon with Lemon Butter Basil Sauce

4 Salmon Fillets, About 6 Oz Each 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 3/4 Cups of Seasoned Bread Crumbs For The Sauce: 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter Juice of 1 1/2 Large Lemons 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine 4 Medium Artichokes, Cleaned, Sauteed, And Cut Into Eight Pieces 4 to 5 Sun-dried Tomatoes, Chopped 1 Large Garlic Clove, Peeled And Minced 3 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Basil Salt & Pepper directions :-)

Contributed by Jordan Griffin

Tortellini Skillet Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients 1 lb turkey Italian sausage 1 24 oz jar of Marinara 1 19 oz bag frozen cheese tortellini 1 egg 1 15 oz container ricotta cheese ¼ cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup Mozzarella 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Slow Cooker Ravioli Recipe

Ingredients 25 oz bag of frozen ravioli 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce 1 cup mozzarella cheese Instructions Place a small amount of the spaghetti sauce in the bottom of your slow cooker. Top with the bag of frozen ravioli, and pour the remaining sauce over the top. Stir slightly to combine. Cook for approximately 2 1/2 hours on high. After 2 1/2 hours top with mozzarella cheese, replace lid and continue cooking for another 1/2 hour, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Baked Penne Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 8 oz dry penne noodles 2 cups prepared alfredo sauce (one store-bought jar works great!) ¼ teaspoon dry oregano ¼ teaspoon dry basil ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper (or to taste) 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, divided Optional: 1 chicken breast cooked and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup shopped red pepper 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms + ½ teaspoon olive oil + ½ teaspoon minced garlic Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Linguine with Roasted Red Peppers, Crabmeat & Basil Recipe

Ingredients: roasted red peppers*, about 4 whole, cut into slivers 2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 lb. linguine** (or less — I used about 6 oz of dried fresh linguini) kosher salt 6 oz. crabmeat — this Wild Planet Dungeness is fantastic big bunch fresh basil fresh cracked pepper if desired Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Cheesy Meatless Manicotti Recipe

INGREDIENTS 14 manicotti shells 16 ounces fat free cottage cheese 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves 2½ cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese (divided) ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon dried basil, or 3-4 fresh basil leaves finely chopped 1½ teaspoons dried oregano ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 large jar (about 3 cups) light tomato basil sauce ⅓ cup water Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Crispy Stuffed Chicken Caprese with Fresh Mozzarella Recipe

Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless • Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press • Salt Cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 4 ripe pearl tomatoes (or 8 cherry tomatoes), sliced ¼” or thinner 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 16 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced ¼ ” or thinner (from an 8 oz ball or log) 16 large, fresh basil leaves 12 toothpicks ½ cup flour 2 eggs 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb