Note: If you don’t have a rotisserie, you can cut the pineapple crosswise into ½ (one half) inch slices, dredge each cinnamon sugar, and brown them on the well-oiled grate of a screaming hot grill.

You might need to buy:
  • whipping cream
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • For the whipped cream
  • coconut milk
  • ground cinnamon
  • granulated sugar
  • whole pineapple
ready in about an hour and 10 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Marsala wine
  • low-sodium chicken broth
  • all-purpose flour
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Rum raisins added for an extra kick. Fruit, such as peaches or pears, can be added for variety

ready in about two hours and 10 minutes; serves 10
You might need to buy:
  • rum
  • golden raisins
  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
  • pure vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar
  • whole milk
  • half-and-half
  • extra-large egg yolks
  • extra-large whole eggs

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ready in about 40 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • sliced cremini mushrooms
  • pepper
  • flour
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • sherry vinegar
  • chicken broth
  • butter
  • blue cheese
  • chives


ready in about 20 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • chopped cilantro
  • broccoli florets
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • grinds of pepper
  • whole-milk plain yogurt
  • golden raisins
  • olive oil,
  • tahini
  • lemon juice
  • pepper
  • roasted chickpeas

If you like spicy, you will love these! Halved jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, shredded cheese, paprika, and garlic and wrapped up with crispy bacon. Absolutely incredible!

ready in about 45 minutes; serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • fresh jalapeño peppers
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • smoked paprika
  • toothpicks

These Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers are creamy, spicy, and not for the weak of heart! A great game day food

ready in about 35 minutes; serves 10
You might need to buy:
  • jalapeno peppers
  • buffalo wing sauce
Belongs to ruckeha Tahini 

Better Than Store-bought. Making tahini at home is easy and much less expensive than buying from the store. We recommend looking for sesame seeds in bulk bins.

ready in about 15 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • sesame seeds
  • grape seed oil

5 points 1/2 squash. Chopped fresh mint can be used in addition to, or instead of, cilantro. Garnish with fresh lemon zest, if desired.

ready in about an hour and 15 minutes; serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • ground cinnamon 1⁄8 tsp
  • minced garlic 2 tsp
  • olive oil 1 tsp
  • uncooked acorn squash 1 medium
  • cooking spray 3 sprays
  • fresh lemon juice 2 tsp
  • uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast 4 oz
ready in about an hour; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • lentils - 2 cups of lentils
  • garlic
  • hot pepper
  • canned tomatoes [SMALL]
  • half a can of tomato paste
  • paprika for color
  • salt and pepper
  • parsley or mint