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  1. Caprese Salad
  2. Ingredients:

    • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
    • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Arrange tomato and mozzarella slices on a serving platter.
    2. Layer fresh basil leaves on top of the tomatoes and cheese.
    3. Drizzle balsamic glaze over the salad.
    4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Serve immediately as a refreshing appetizer or side dish.
    6. Enjoy this classic and simple Caprese salad!

  3. Vegetable Stir-Fry
  4. Ingredients:

    • 2 cups mixed vegetables (bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, snap peas)
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Optional toppings: sesame seeds, green onions


    1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
    2. Add minced garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.
    3. Add mixed vegetables to the skillet and stir-fry until tender-crisp.
    4. Drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil over the vegetables, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    5. Continue to stir-fry until everything is heated through.
    6. Optional: garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions before serving.
    7. Serve hot as a delicious and nutritious meal.
    8. Enjoy this easy and flavorful vegetable stir-fry!

  5. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
  6. Ingredients:

    • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
    • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
    • 4 large flour tortillas
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


    1. In a bowl, mix shredded chicken with BBQ sauce until well coated.
    2. Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread an even layer of BBQ chicken on one half of the tortilla.
    3. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese, diced red onion, and chopped cilantro over the chicken.
    4. Fold the tortilla in half to cover the filling.
    5. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.
    6. Carefully place the quesadilla in the skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
    7. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
    8. Slice the cooked quesadillas into wedges and serve hot.
    9. Enjoy these delicious BBQ chicken quesadillas as a snack or meal!

  7. Homemade Margherita Pizza
  8. Ingredients:

    • 1 pre-made pizza dough
    • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
    • 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
    • 1 large tomato, sliced
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
    2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to desired thickness.
    3. Transfer the dough to a pizza stone or baking sheet.
    4. Spread marinara sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a border around the edges.
    5. Arrange sliced mozzarella and tomato on top of the sauce.
    6. Drizzle olive oil over the pizza and season with salt and pepper.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
    8. Remove from oven and sprinkle fresh basil leaves over the hot pizza.
    9. Slice and serve immediately.
    10. Enjoy this homemade Margherita pizza with family and friends!

  9. Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta
  10. Ingredients:

    • 8 oz spaghetti or linguine pasta
    • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
    2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
    3. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using) to the skillet and cook until fragrant.
    4. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
    5. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
    6. Add butter to the skillet and let it melt.
    7. Return cooked pasta to the skillet and toss with garlic butter.
    8. Add cooked shrimp back to the skillet and toss to combine.
    9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    10. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
    11. Serve hot and enjoy this indulgent garlic butter shrimp pasta!

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