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Shrimp scampi

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Shrimp scampi
Shrimp sauteed in a lemon garlic butter and white wine sauce finished with linguine. Add fresh corn when in season, for a nice twist. Shrimp scampi on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 12 Minutes
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 12 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. In a skillet large enough to hold pasta, melt butter with olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine/broth , salt, red pepper flakes and ground pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, a minute or two minutes.
  2. Add shrimp and corn(if using)sauté until shrimp is pink, 2 -3 minutes. Stir in the parsley lemon zest and lemon juice.
  3. Add about 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water. Over medium heat add cooked pasta and breadcrumbs, stir to combine and serve.

Sausage & Peppers

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Sausage & Peppers
Roast the sausage, peppers and mushrooms in the oven and you’ll never go back to making them on the stove. This sheet-pan(easy clean up)dinner is ready in an hour. Sausage and peppers on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Cook Time 1 Hour
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Cook Time 1 Hour
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  1. Preheat over to 400F degrees.
  2. In a roasting pan combine, peppers, onions, garlic and mushrooms. Add salt, pepper and red pepper add oil and mix to combine.
  3. Using a fork or toothpick, prick hole all over the sausage. Place sausage on top of vegetables.
  4. Roast for about an hour, turning occasionally until we’ll browned.
  5. Serve.

Lemon ginger pie


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Lemon ginger icebox pie
This lemon ginger chilled dessert is inspired by the "Chicago Tribune." Its quick and easy to make but requires time to chill in the refrigerator. Lemon and ginger pie on happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours overnight
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours overnight
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  1. For the crust, heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1 1/4 cups gingersnap crumbs with the powdered sugar. Add the melted butter, and stir to combine. Press the crumbs into a deep dish pie dish or a 9-inch springform pan, working the crumbs up the sides of the dish and pressing down firmly with your hands or the bottom of a measuring cup. (Or divide among six individual springform pans, a scant 1/4 cup in each.) Bake the crust, 10 minutes; remove from oven and set aside to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  2. For the filling, combine the condensed milk, lemon juice, egg yolks and lemon zest in a medium bowl, stirring until well blended. Pour the filling into the pre-baked crust (or in the individual pans), and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven, let cool at room temperature about 30 minutes, then press plastic wrap tightly on the top of the filling. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. To serve, Add the powdered sugar. Remove the plastic wrap from the top of the pie. Top the refrigerated pie with whipped cream if desired.

Baked rigatoni with mushrooms, peppers and sausage


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Baked rigatoni with mushrooms, peppers and sausage
This baked rigatoni was adapted from Martha Rose Shulman. The tomato sauce has a nice spice with hot red pepper flakes, the diced yellow bell pepper gives it a nice lightness, its easy and straightforward. Baked rigatoni on happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Cook Time 75 minutes
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Cook Time 75 minutes
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  1. Pulse tomatoes with a food processor to a coarse purée. Put a large pot of salter water on to boil.
  2. In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat and add yellow pepper. Cook, stirring often, until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to a minute.
  3. Add tomatoes, sugar and salt to taste, and turn up heat to medium-high. When tomatoes begin to bubble briskly and sputter, turn heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, until tomatoes have cooked down to a fragrant, thick sauce, about 15 minutes.
  4. Heat medium saute pan over med-high heat and saute mushrooms for 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove from pan and set aside. In same pan over med-high heat saute sausage until it begins to brown.
  5. Add mushroom, sausage, black pepper and basil, stir together, taste and adjust seasoning.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a 3- to 4-quart baking dish with olive oil.
  7. When water in pot comes to a boil, add rigatoni. Cook al dente, removing from the water 1 minute sooner than indicated in the package instructions. (Reserve some of the cooking water.) Transfer pasta to a large bowl.
  8. If the tomato sauce seems very thick, thin out as desired with 2 to 4 tablespoons pasta cooking water. Scrape into bowl with pasta, add cheeses and toss well. Scrape into prepared baking dish. Drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over the top. Cover with foil.
  9. Bake 25 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake another 5 to 10 minutes, until bubbly and beginning to brown in spots. Serve hot.

Roberta’s pizza dough

Clam pizza


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Roberta’s pizza dough
Homemade pizza can be a nightmare. Once you get the dough right, it’s idiot-proof. Try using a scale to measure the indigents, you’ll never be disappointed again. Roberta’s pizza dough on Happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 4-24 Hours
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Prep Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 4-24 Hours
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  1. Combine salt and flours in a medium bowl. Combine yeast, olive oil and warm water in a Bowl. Add water mixture to flour/salt and knead by hand or using a kitchen aid(dough hook). Let rest for 15 minutes, then knead for 3 minutes.
  2. Divide and not two equal sized ball. Place on a floured surface, cover with dampened cloth and let rest and rise for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature or for 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. (If you refrigerate the dough, remove it 30 to 45 minutes before you begin to shape it for pizza.)
  3. To make pizza, place each dough ball on a floured surface and use your fingers to stretch and form the shape. Top and bake.
  4. I crank my BGE up to 700F degrees and cook for 5 minutes or so.

Lemon pound cake


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Lemon pound cake
This scrumptious Lemon Pound Cake is moist with a golden crunchy exterior finished with a tangy lemon glaze. Lemon pound cake on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 70 Minutes
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Cake
Lemon Glaze
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 70 Minutes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Butter a 6-cup loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream the butter. Add 1 cup of the sugar and mix. With the mixer running at low speed, add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla.
  3. Working in alternating batches, and mixing after each addition, add the dry ingredients and 1/4 cup of the lemon juice and zest to the butter mixture. Mix until just smooth.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until raised in the center and a tester inserted into the center comes out dry and almost clean, 65 to 75 minutes.
  5. When the cake is done, let cool in the pan 15 minutes (it will still be warm). Run a knife around the sides of the pan. Set a wire rack on a sheet pan with sides.
Lemon glaze
  1. When the cake is cool, carefully(large spatula) transfer to a serving platter. Combine the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and melted butter in a medium bowl, mixing with a fork until smooth. Add more confectioners' sugar or lemon juice as necessary to make a thick but pourable glaze(like syrup). Spoon the glaze over the top of the cake.

Dutch Baby


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Dutch Baby
How about a large fluffy pancake that’s fun to make. It works for breakfast or dessert. The best part, it takes five minutes to come together with the use of a blender. Dutch baby on Happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender and blend until smooth 30-45 seconds.
  3. Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet gently melt butter. Using a pastry brush paint sides on skillet with butter. Add the batter to the pan, place pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden.
  4. Remove pancake from oven, and serve at once topped with syrup, fruit, confectioners' sugar or lemon.

Chocolate Cupcakes


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Chocolate Cupcakes
These cupcakes are fluffy, easy and light. Adapted from Bravetart. Chocolate cupcakes on Happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat to 350°F For the Cupcakes: Combine butter and coffee in a 3-4 quart stainless steel pot or saucier over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat, then mix in cocoa and chocolate, followed by brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix in eggs and yolks, then sift in flour and baking soda. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  2. Divide batter between prepared cupcakes, fill about 2/3 to the top. Bake until cupcakes are firm about 15 minutes (a toothpick inserted into the center should come away with a few crumbs still attached).
  3. Cool cupcakes directly in pan for 1 hour. Remove and add frosting of your choice. The one pictured have a chocolate ganache.

Pork Scallopini


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Pork Scallopini
This dish is traditionally made with veal. The briny capers and lemon gives the sauce it’s wonderful finish. Unfortunately finding good veal can be a challenge at times. Pork scallopini on Happensatthebean.com
Cook Time 25 Minutes
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Cook Time 25 Minutes
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  1. Pound out the pork chops to 1/4 inch thickness. Mix the flour, kosher salt and ground black pepper in a large, shallow bowl or plate. Add the pork chops to the flour, one at a time, and flour each pork chop. Gently tap off the excess flour.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter with 1/2 tablespoon of the oil. Place 2 of the pork chops in the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until golden browned. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add 1 more tablespoon of butter and the remaining oil(if needed). Cook the remaining 2-3 pork chops and place with the other two cooked pork chops.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the pan over medium high heat, add the mushrooms sauté until browned 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and capers and cook until reduced by half. Add the chicken stock, lemon juice and a few lemon slices and bring to a boil then add the remaining tablespoon of butter and stir, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Add the pork back to the pan and warm in the sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Parker House Rolls

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Parker house rolls
This Fannie Farmer classic is one every home cook can easily master. Parker House Rolls on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Passive Time 6 Hours
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Cook Time 35 Minutes
Passive Time 6 Hours
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  1. Whisk yeast and ¼ cup warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium until just warm. Combine shortening, sugar, and kosher salt in a large bowl. Add warm milk; whisk to blend, breaking up shortening into small bowl. Whisk in yeast mixture and egg. Add 3½ cups flour; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until dough forms. Knead dough with lightly floured hands on a lightly floured surface until smooth, 4–5 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature until doubled, about 1½ hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Lightly brush baking dish with some melted butter. Punch down dough; divide into 4 equal pieces. Working 1 log/piece at a time, roll out on a lightly flour surface into 8-9 pieces.
  4. Add parchment paper to the baking pan. Add dough balls touching one another to form 1 long row. Repeat with remaining dough for 3 rows. Brush with melted butter, loosely cover with plastic, and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 5 hours.
  5. Bake rolls until golden and puffed, 25–35 minutes. Brush with butter; sprinkle sea salt over. Serve warm.