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2 teaspoons (10 mL) vegetable oil 2 cups (500 mL) chopped green bell pepper 2 cups (500 mL) chopped red bell pepper 1 cup (250 mL) chopped onion 4   garlic cloves, pressed 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chili powder 3/4 teaspoon (4 mL) ground cumin 2 cans (14.5 ounces/450 g each) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (15.5 ounces/450 g) mild chili beans in sauce, undrained 1 can (15.5 ounces/450 g) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces/450 g) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (7 ounces/200 g) whole kernel corn, Read More


Tart Shells 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1 cup all-purpose flour Filling 2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1   egg 1 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup pecan halves, finely chopped  Powdered sugar (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. For tart shells, beat butter and cream cheese in Classic Batter Bowl until well blended. Add flour; mix until a soft dough forms. Using Small Scoop, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls of dough into ungreased cups ofDeluxe Read More


12 oz (350 g) cream cheese, softened, divided 1 cup (250 mL) chopped green olives 1/2 cup (125 mL) plus 3/4 tsp (4 mL) sliced green onions 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided 2   garlic cloves, pressed, divided 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped ripe olives, divided 8 oz (250 g) sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/3 cup (75 mL) sour cream 1   chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 2 tbsp (30 mL) adobo sauce  Additional chopped fresh cilantro Read More


1 pkg (8 oz or 250 g) refrigerated seamless crescent dough 1/4 cup (50 mL) pizza sauce 4 oz (125 g) block mozzarella cheese 12   black olives DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove dough from package (do not unroll). Cut dough into 12 even discs. Press discs evenly into the wells of Brownie Pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon about one tsp of sauce over each crust. Shave thin ribbons from the side of Read More

Veggie Noodles with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) olive oil 4   garlic cloves, pressed 2 pkg (10.5 oz/595 g each) grape or cherry tomatoes 1 cup (250 mL) unsalted vegetable stock, chicken stock or chicken broth 1   large eggplant, unpeeled 2 medium zucchini 2 medium yellow squash 3/4 oz (20 g) fresh basil leaves, snipped 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and black pepper Directions Heat oil in All-Purpose Pot over medium heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Add pressed garlic; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Read More

Thai Vegetable Stir-Fry

Ingredients Rice 3 cups (750 mL) uncooked instant brown rice 2 1/4 cups (550 mL) water Coconut Sauce 1 cup (250 mL) lite coconut milk (shake before opening) 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) Asian Seasoning Mix 2 tbsp (30 mL) creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp (30 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch Vegetables & Toppings 3 medium carrots, peeled 2 medium yellow squash 2 medium zucchini 1 medium red bell pepper 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) frozen shelled edamame, thawed 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil 4   garlic cloves 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh basil Read More

Flag Cake

1 pkg (16 oz or 430 g) angel food cake mix 1 pkg (8 oz or 225 g) frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 pint fresh raspberries 1 pint fresh blueberries  Vanilla ice cream (optional)   Directions 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into ungreased Large Baker, spreading evenly. Bake on center rack in oven 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown and the cracks feel dry and not Read More

Summer Vegetable Stack

2   medium zucchini (about 1 lb/450 g) 1   medium yellow squash 2   medium russet potatoes (about 14 oz/ 397 g) 3   large firm plum tomatoes 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 3   garlic cloves, pressed 1 tbsp (15 mL) Italian seasoning 1 tsp (5 mL) salt 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Italian cheese blend   Directions 1 Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Slice zucchini, squash, potatoes and tomatoes with Simple Slicer on #3 setting. Place vegetables in a Read More

Barbecued Chicken Drumsticks

3 pounds (12-14) chicken drumsticks 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons Smoky Applewood Rub, divided 1/2 cup apple jelly 1/4 cup ketchup 1 teaspoon cider vinegar   Directions 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut a 12 x 17-inch piece of parchment paper and press into bottom and up sides of Large Bar Pan.  Rinse chicken drumsticks with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and place in Large Bar Pan or Shallow Baker (no need for parchment paper in Shallow Baker.) 2 Read More

Microwave Rocky Road Brownie Dessert

Ingredients 1 cup (250 mL) walnut halves, toasted 3/4 cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter (1½ sticks) 4 oz (125 g) unsweetened chocolate 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sugar 3   eggs 16 large marshmallows 20   milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped  Vanilla ice cream (optional) Directions 1 Coarsely chop walnuts using Chef’s Knife. Place walnuts in (1-cup/250-mL) Prep Bowl; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in Small Batter Bowl. Cut Read More