Cooking shortcuts to save time

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — After a long day of work or taking care of the kids, no one wants to spend tons of time in the kitchen cooking dinner.

This Recipe Wednesday FOX8 has a few cooking short cuts to save time.

Ham and Swiss Roll-ups

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1 package ham, sandwich sliced in package in 4”X6” slices, cut into thirds

1 package swiss cheese, sliced, cut into halves

2 tubes crescent roll dough

2 egg yolks

1 T whole grain mustard


  1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray sheet pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Open crescent rolls and spread out triangles on cutting board.
  4. Take 1 piece ham (1/3 of one slice) and lay on triangle.
  5. Take 1 piece Swiss (1/2 of one slice) and lay on top of ham.
  6. Roll wide end of dough up to narrow end.
  7. Lay all pieces on sheet pan.
  8. Combine with spoon egg yolks and mustard in a small bowl.
  9. Take spoon and spread small amount on top of roll.
  10. Bake for time on crescent roll pack, until golden brown.
  11. Serve.

May serve warm or may serve cold, delicious either way!

Yield:  16 pieces

Note:  If you want to make smaller roll-ups, just cut dough, ham and swiss in half.  Cook time will be slightly shorter.

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Quick, Easy, Time-saving Spaghetti Sauce

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1 jar Prego traditional spaghetti sauce

1 jar Ragu traditional spaghetti sauce

(note:  use your favorite sauces, does not have to be these!)

1 pack button mushrooms, sliced

1 pound ground beef


  1. Brown ground beef in dutch oven.
  2. Once fully cooked, drain grease.
  3. Add both spaghetti sauces.
  4. Add mushrooms.
  5. Cover and simmer for one hour.
  6. Wash out spaghetti sauce jars and lids, and allow to dry.
  7. Allow sauce to cool for one hour.
  8. Fill both jars with sauce (be sure to stir sauce well first, meat will have settled to bottom) and put lids on jars (leave a little bit of room at the top of the jar because the sauce will expand as it freezes).
  9. Place jars in freezer for future use.
  10. You will have approximately 2 – 3 servings sauce leftover. We always put in Tupperware and place in fridge for immediate consumption.

Yield: 10 - 12 servings


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