USDA Recognizes WIC Agencies for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is recognizing state and local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (more commonly known as WIC) that excel in offering education and support for breastfeeding mothers.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is recognizing state and local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (more commonly known as WIC) that excel in offering education and support for breastfeeding mothers.

How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven


4 Servings
Bacon American
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High quality bacon like Niman Ranch

1. Put your oven rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2. Lay the bacon strips out flat on the baking sheet, leaving space so they don’t overlap.

3. Pop the bacon in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. If it’s thick bacon that produces a lot of grease you’ll want to drain the grease halfway through.

4. When the larger grease bubbles subside and smaller bubbles appear on the bacon, you know it’s done (see pictures #3 and #4). If the bacon is already firm in the oven then it’s cooked to long. Bacon firms up as it cools, generally.

Additional Notes: In picture #5 you can see the difference between the bacon on the left which was baked for 15 minutes at 375 and the bacon on the right which was cooked for almost 20 minutes. Depending on how crispy you like your bacon, you can pull it out early or leave it in for a bit longer, but a couple of minutes makes a big difference. Remember to save your bacon fat for future uses!

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Rosemary Roasted Cashews – BigOven.com


12 Servings
Cashews Appetizer
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Cashews
Fresh Rosemary Leaves
Cayenne
Dark brown Sugar
Kosher Salt
Melted Butter

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are warmed through. Meanwhile, combine the rosemary, pepper, sugar, salt and butter in a large bowl. Toss the warm nuts with the rosemary mixture until the nuts are completely coated. Serve warm.

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ULTIMATE MEATLOAF – BigOven.com


10
Ground beef American
bread crumbs, onion, worcestshire sauce, Comfort Food, Ground Beef, Main Dish, Ground beef, American

ground beef
creole seasoning
black pepper
red pepper flakes
onion soup mix
Eggs
dried parsley
Water
ketchup
plain dry bread crumbs
worcestershire sauce
onions
bell peppers

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Mix until everything has been combined throughout ground beef.

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Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake – BigOven.com

wafer cookies (from one 9-ounce package)
sugar
(1/2 stick) butter
bar Scharffen Berger 70% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocola
packages cream cheese
plus 2 tablespoons sugar
unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Scharffen Ber
eggs
whipping cream
Scharffen Berger 70% Cocoa Bittersweet Chocolate
sugar
Bittersweet chocolate curls

Preparation

For crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degreesF. Butter 9-inch-diameter springform pan with 3-inch-high sides. Blend cookies in processor until finely ground; blend in sugar. Add melted butter and process until well blended. Press crumbs evenly onto bottom (not sides) of prepared pan. Bake just until set, about 5 minutes. Cool while preparing filling. Maintain oven temperature.

For filling:

Stir chopped chocolate in metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water; cool chocolate until lukewarm but still pourable. Blend cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa powder in processor until smooth. Blend in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in lukewarm chocolate. Pour filling over crust; smooth top. Bake until center is just set and just appears dry, about 1 hour. Cool 5 minutes. Run knife around sides of cake to loosen. Chill overnight.

For topping:

Stir cream, 6 ounces chocolate, and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until smooth. Cool slightly. Pour over center of cheesecake, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edge and filling any cracks. Chill until topping is set, about 1 hour. Do ahead: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover with foil and keep refrigerated.

Release pan sides. Transfer cheesecake to platter. Top with chocolate curls. Let stand 2 hours at room temperature before serving.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Bananas with Pecan Streusel – BigOven.com

tan-skinned sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds)
unpeeled
(2 sticks) butter
honey
pecan pieces
(packed) golden brown sugar
all purpose flour

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork. Place on rimmed baking sheet or in roasting pan and bake until almost soft, about 40 minutes. Add bananas to roasting pan alongside sweet potatoes and bake until banana skins brown, about 10 minutes. Let sweet potatoes and bananas stand at room temperature until cool enough to handle, about 15 minutes (maintain oven temperature). Cut sweet potatoes in half. Scoop flesh from sweet potatoes into large bowl. Peel bananas; add to bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter and honey; beat with wooden spoon until blended and fluffy. Season to taste with salt. Transfer to 8- to 10-cup ovenproof baking dish.

Mix nuts, sugar, and flour in bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter; mix with fingertips until coarse crumbs form. (Potatoes and streusel can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill. Before continuing, preheat oven to 400°F.) Sprinkle streusel over potatoes. Bake until top is golden brown and potatoes are hot, about 25 minutes.

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