Jezebel Sauce

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup apricot jam
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

Preparation:
Place the apricot jam, pineapple, and Dijon mustard in a blender or food processor. Blend/Process for about 15 seconds until sauce is well combined.

This sauce is great on grilled chicken and can be served on top of cream cheese with crackers as an appetizer.

Thanks go out to Dinners for a Year and Beyond for sharing this tasty recipe!

Deep Dish Pizza

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Ingredients:
Dough
1/2 cup olive oil
garlic powder
italian seasoning
3/4 cup skim milk plus 2 additional tablespoons, warmed to 110 degrees
2 teaspoons sugar
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for counter
1 package instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon table salt

Topping
1 1/3 cups pizza sauce
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
your favorite pizza toppings

Preparation:
Place oven rack in lowest position and pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. While the oven heats, lightly grease a large bowl with cooking spray. Season 6 tbsp. olive oil with a good sprinkle (or two) of garlic powder and italian seasoning to taste. Coat two 9-inch cake pans each with 3 tablespoons of seasoned olive oil. Once the oven reaches the 200 degree temperature, turn it off.

In a small bowl, mix together milk, sugar, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. In standing mixer fitted with dough hook, mix flour, yeast, and salt. Turn mixer to low and slowly add milk mixture. Once dough starts to come together, increase speed to medium-low and continue to mix until dough is shiny and smooth (about 5 minutes). Place dough on lightly floured counter and gently shape into ball. Place in greased bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the warm oven until dough doubles in size (about 30 minutes).

Place dough onto lightly floured counter and divide in two, and lightly roll each into a ball. Press or roll and shape each ball into 9-inch round and press into prepared cake pans. Cover again with plastic wrap and set in a warm spot until dough is puffy (about 20 minutes). In the meantime, pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Remove plastic wrap. Spoon 2/3 cup pizza sauce on each pizza, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Sprinkle each with 1 1/2 cups cheese and additional toppings of your choice. Bake until cheese is melted (about 20 minutes). Remove pizzas from the oven and let rest in pans for 5 minutes. Remove pizzas from pans and place on a cutting board. Cut each into 6-8 wedges.

Thanks go out to A Taste of Home Cooking for sharing this slightly adapted but very tasty recipe!

Laughing Cow Chicken

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Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts, pounded thin
8 wedges Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb cheese
cooking spray
1/2 cup bread crumbs
dried parsley
grated parmesan cheese

Preparation:
Lay each chicken breast out flat. Spread two wedges of cheese evenly over each chicken breast. Roll up and use toothpicks to seal. In a shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs with a good sprinkle each of dried parsley and parmesan cheese. Spray each of the chicken rolls with cooking spray and dredge in the bread crumb mixture to cover. Place in a baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, then broil just until the crust is golden brown. Remove toothpicks before serving. Makes 4 servings.

Thanks go out to Macaroni and Cheesecake for sharing this slightly adapted but very tasty recipe!