Fresh Friday

Isalys's Choice:
Garden Fresh Pasta Toss

What You Need:
1 lb. medium shell macaroni, uncooked
1-1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 env. GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 bag (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 medium yellow or orange peppers, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It!

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, sprinkle chicken with salad dressing mix; toss to coat. Heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil in large nonstick skillet. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. or until cooked through. Remove from heat; set aside until ready to use.

DRAIN pasta; place in large bowl. Add chicken and all remaining ingredients; mix lightly.

Vanessa's Choice:
Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

What You Need:
4 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
5 eggs, divided
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla, divided
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream

Make It!

PREHEAT oven to 325°F. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add 1-1/2 cups of the sugar; mix well.

ADD 2 of the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Add milk and 1 tsp. of the vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt. Gradually add to chocolate mixture, mixing after each addition just until blended. Spread evenly into greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. Bake 25 min.

BEAT cream cheese, remaining 3/4 cup sugar and remaining 1 tsp. vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add remaining 3 eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over brownie layer in pan (Filling will come almost to top of pan.)

BAKE 55 min. to 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Let stand at room temperature 30 min. before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.


  1. Isalys - always so healthy *barf* LoL

    Vanessa - OMG that cheesecake is calling my name. It sounds majorly yummy!

    No recipes from me today - I'm all out. :D

  2. I loved the Garden Fresh Pasta Toss thank you


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