Bacon-Cheeseburger Calzones Recipe

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Ingredients

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 
1/4 cup dried instant minced onion 
1/4 cup chopped hamburger pickle slices
1/4 cup ranch dressing
2 Italian plum tomato, thinly sliced, if desired
4 slices (3/4 oz each) American or Cheddar cheese, each cut in half 
2 cans (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 
1 egg, beaten 

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 2 minutes. Add ground beef and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain if necessary. Stir in pickles and ranch dressing.

 

Unroll dough and separate each can into 4 rectangles; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press each into 7×4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.

 

Spoon about 1/3 cup ground beef mixture onto one end of each rectangle. Top each with tomato slices and 1 piece of cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges with fork to seal (sandwiches will be full). Brush tops with egg.

 

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
Credit: Pillsbury

Happy Gumbo Day!!! – Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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LOUISIANA SEAFOOD GUMBO

Ingredients

Olive oil, for sauteing

1 1/2 medium-sized onions, coarsely chopped

1 cup celery, cut crosswise into 1/3 (use the middle 1/3 only) and coarsely chopped

8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped

6 cups baked okra, sliced 1/4-inch thick and baked for about 10 minutes in baking pan

Roux, recipe follows

6 tomatoes, roughly chopped

Stock, recipe follows

1 pound shrimp heads reserved for stock

2 or 3 crabs, cleaned,and chopped into chunks

Lemon slices

Chopped green onions

Serving suggestion: with rice or as a soup

Directions

Coat a large heavy-bottomed saucepan with oil and cook the onions until translucent. Add the celery, garlic, bell peppers, and okra. Add the roux and mix thoroughly to pick up all the excess oil in the pot.

Next add the tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. When mixed, strain the stock and add it to the pot, mixing thoroughly to prevent lumps. Cover with lid, bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes. Clean the shrimp and saute in a separate pan to get rid of any excess moisture. When they have turned pink add the shrimp and crab to the gumbo. Cook for 10 minutes. Lastly, add lemon slices and chopped green onions

Roux:

1/2 cup flour

Olive oil

Combine the ingredients in a separate pan. Brown on a medium high heat until it turns light brown.

Stock:

9 cups water

Shrimp heads

1 stalk celery

1/2 lemon

1 bay leaf

3 basil leaves

Creole seasoning (recommended: Dash)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine ingredients in a large heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour.

Yield: 6 servings

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Happy National Sausage Pizza Day!!! – Caramelized onion, sausage and basil pizza recipe by Giada de Laurentiis

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CARAMELIZED ONION, SAUSAGE AND BASIL PIZZA

Ingredients

Cornmeal, for dusting

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pound spicy turkey or pork sausage, casings removed, crumbled

All-purpose flour, for dusting

1 (13 to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough

3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

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Directions

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Sprinkle a heavy baking sheet (without sides) with cornmeal and set aside.

In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the butter over medium-low heat. Add the onions, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the sausage. Using a wooden spoon, break up the sausage and cook, stirring constantly, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

 
 

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 13-inch diameter circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Spread the onion mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted, about 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped basil. Cut the pizza into wedges and serve.

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Happy Deep Dish Pizza Day!!! Vegetarian Deep Dish Pizza Recipe – What’s your favorite type of Pizza?

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Deep Dish Roasted Veggie Pizza! MinimalistBaker.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pizza dough recipe (or 1 store-bought crust)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mixed veggies of your choice (such as cherry tomatoes, eggplant, onion, green pepper, mushroom)
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • OPTIONAL: Italian seasonings, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil 

Instructions

  1. If roasting veggies, preheat oven to broil, toss veggies in olive oil on a baking sheet, and broil for 4-6 minutes on the top rack (low/medium broil), tossing once for even cooking. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. Next, coat a cast iron or round baking dish with extra virgin olive oil and run a garlic clove around for seasoning. Plop your dough down into the pan and push it up around the sides about 1 to 1.5 inches. Let rest for a few minutes while preparing the rest of your toppings.
  4. First sprinkle in 1/2 of mozzarella cheese, then add veggies, then sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese, italian seasonings (dried basil, oregano, thyme, red pepper, etc.) and grated parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese and sauce are bubbly. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before cutting, then serve immediately.

Credit: Minimalist Baker

Happy National Pizza Day!!! – What’s your favorite type of pizza? People Try Chicago Deep Dish Pizza For The First Time

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Happy National Gumbo Day!!! – Louisiana seafood Gumbo Recipe

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LOUISIANA SEAFOOD GUMBO

Ingredients

Olive oil, for sauteing

1 1/2 medium-sized onions, coarsely chopped

1 cup celery, cut crosswise into 1/3 (use the middle 1/3 only) and coarsely chopped

8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped

6 cups baked okra, sliced 1/4-inch thick and baked for about 10 minutes in baking pan

Roux, recipe follows

6 tomatoes, roughly chopped

Stock, recipe follows

1 pound shrimp heads reserved for stock

2 or 3 crabs, cleaned,and chopped into chunks

Lemon slices

Chopped green onions

Serving suggestion: with rice or as a soup

Directions

Coat a large heavy-bottomed saucepan with oil and cook the onions until translucent. Add the celery, garlic, bell peppers, and okra. Add the roux and mix thoroughly to pick up all the excess oil in the pot.

Next add the tomatoes and bring the mixture to a boil. When mixed, strain the stock and add it to the pot, mixing thoroughly to prevent lumps. Cover with lid, bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes. Clean the shrimp and saute in a separate pan to get rid of any excess moisture. When they have turned pink add the shrimp and crab to the gumbo. Cook for 10 minutes. Lastly, add lemon slices and chopped green onions

Roux:

1/2 cup flour

Olive oil

Combine the ingredients in a separate pan. Brown on a medium high heat until it turns light brown.

Stock:

9 cups water

Shrimp heads

1 stalk celery

1/2 lemon

1 bay leaf

3 basil leaves

Creole seasoning (recommended: Dash)

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine ingredients in a large heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour.

Yield: 6 servings

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Happy National Sausage Pizza Day – Caramelized onion, sausage and basil pizza recipe-by Giada de Laurentiis

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CARAMELIZED ONION, SAUSAGE AND BASIL PIZZA

Ingredients

Cornmeal, for dusting

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pound spicy turkey or pork sausage, casings removed, crumbled

All-purpose flour, for dusting

1 (13 to 16-ounce) ball pizza dough

3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

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Directions

Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Sprinkle a heavy baking sheet (without sides) with cornmeal and set aside.

In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the butter over medium-low heat. Add the onions, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the sausage. Using a wooden spoon, break up the sausage and cook, stirring constantly, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 13-inch diameter circle, about 1/4-inch thick. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Spread the onion mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake until the crust is golden and the cheese has melted, about 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chopped basil. Cut the pizza into wedges and serve.

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Happy International Sushi Day!!! – What’s your favorite Sushi? (How to Eat Sushi: You’ve been doing it Wrong!!!)

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Sushi is a traditional food of the Japanese which is made from rice, vinegar, salt, sugar and raw fish. To express their love to sushi, the fan all over the world has celebrated annually on June 18th. This special occasion is called International Sushi Day.

Japan is one of the Asian countries that are most attractive to the whole world. They are famous not only for their economic power but also for their interesting culture, especially cuisine culture.

To our surprise, International Sushi Day was originally not an offline event but started on Facebook. In 2009 a guy whose name is Chris DeMay, created a Facebook Fanpage of sushi. This page immediately attracts many of sushi fans in the world, which made its total fan reach the number of 1.3 millions.


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Happy Lobster Day!!! – BA’s Ultimate Lobster Rolls Recipe (Family Guy’s Lobster Song)

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Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2–3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 New England–style split-top hot dog buns
  •  2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

Preparation

PREP: 30 MIN TOTAL: 1 HRS

  • Pour water into a large pot to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil and salt generously. Add lobsters, cover, and cook until bright red, 8–10 minutes. Transfer lobsters to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool.
  • Crack lobster shells, pick meat from tail and claws, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix lobster, celery, lemon juice, chives, and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and add more mayonnaise, if desired.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread flat sides of buns with butter. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side; fill with lobster mixture.
  • Do Ahead: Lobster meat can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Toss with remaining ingredients just before serving.

Credit: The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Happy Shrimp Scampi Day!!! – Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

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Ingredients

Vegetable oil

1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons

3/4 pound linguine

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)

1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

1/2 lemon, zest grated

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds

1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Directions

Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When the pasta is done, drain the cooked linguine and then put it back in the pot. Immediately add the shrimp and sauce, toss well, and serve.

Credit: Food Network