• Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

    Ingredients

    5 pounds of potatoes
    1 dozen eggs
    1 small onion
    1 (30 oz.) jar of Miracle Whip
    1/4 cup mustard
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Instructions

    Peel your potatoes, cut them in half, and put in a pot filled with water (add a sprinkling of salt to the water). Cook for 15 minutes.
    After boiling, drain the potatoes and set to the side to cool.
    Put the 12 eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Bring the eggs to a boil on the stovetop. Once they have started to boil, pull the ...

  • Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

    Ingredients

    2 ( 4.3 oz.) packages of Rice-A-Roni Long-Grain and Wild Rice
    1 pound of chicken cut into bite sized pieces
    2 teaspoons butter
    1/2 onion chopped
    1 green pepper chopped
    1 (8 oz.) can of sliced mushrooms (drained)
    1 teaspoon Franks Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
    1 cup heavy cream
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    Instructions

    Start by cooking your two boxes of Rice-A-Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice according to the package directions in one pan.
    Now while you are cooking the rice you can chop your chicken into bite size pieces. Cook it in a ...

  • Scotcheroos

    Ingredients

    1 cup sugar
    1 cup Karo corn syrup
    1 cup peanut butter
    6 cups Rice Krispies
    1 cup chocolate chips
    1 cup butterscotch chips

    Instructions

    Start by mixing the sugar and Karo corn syrup together in a pan over medium heat until it just starts to boil.
    Remove from the heat right away or the bars will be too hard when they cool.
    After removing from heat, add the 1 cup of peanut butter. Stir it in until completely mixed.
    Stir in the 6 cups of Rice Krispies.
    Spread mixture out in a cake pan. Pat butter on ...

  • Hamburger Quesadillas


    Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 green pepper
    1/2 of an onion
    1/2 of a teaspoon of oregano
    1/2 teaspoon of cumin
    1 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
    1 (8.5 oz.) can of corn drained
    1 (15 oz.) can of black beans drained and rinsed
    1 package of large flour tortillas
    2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
    sour cream (optional for serving)
    guacamole (optional for serving
    salsa (optional for serving)

    Instructions

    Brown the hamburger and drain off the excess fat.
    Chop up the onion and green pepper and add to browned hamburger.
    Add the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 ...

  • Cherry Bars

    Ingredients

    1 cup butter
    1 3/4 cup sugar
    4 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
    3 cups flour
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling

    Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    Soften butter in a bowl and mix in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt.
    Spread it into a 11x15 greased jelly roll pan or a shallow baking pan.
    Use a spoon to put 1 can (21 oz) of cherry pie filling on top of the batter.
    Bake for 40 min.
    After baking, drizzle your cherry bars with powdered ...

  • Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce


    Ingredients
    Filling

    1 lb. cooked chicken
    1/2 onion chopped
    1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Sauce

    3 tablespoons of butter
    3 tablespoon of flour
    2 cups of chicken stock
    1 cup of sour cream
    1 (4 oz.) can green chiles

    Other

    8 flour tortillas
    1 cup of Mexican blend shredded cheese for the top

    Instructions

    Season chicken with salt and pepper and bake in the oven at 350 for 1 hour. Your chicken might take less time since I used thick chicken breasts. Make sure your chicken has an internal temperature of 165 ...

  • Calzones


    Ingredients

    1 (8 oz.) package of Crescent Recipe Creations
    1 jar of pizza sauce
    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    4 slices of salami
    1/4 of a pound of ham
    1 package of pepperoni slices

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Start with one tube of Pillsbury Crescent recipe creations. It is basically just crescent rolls without being cut into triangles. You could also use regular crescent rolls and just smooth out the perforations.
    Remove the dough from the tube and cut it in half. This will make two large calzones.
    Put pizza sauce on each side.
    Add your salami, ...

  • Glazed Blueberry Muffins

    Ingredients

    1 3/4 cups flour
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 beaten egg
    3/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup cooking oil
    6 oz package of fresh blueberries

    Instructions

    To make these muffins, you need to mix the dry ingredients first: mix the 1 3/4 cups of flour, the 1/3 cup sugar, the 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Once you are done mixing the dry ingredients, make a hole in the middle for the egg, milk, and oil.
    In a bowl combine your beaten egg, 3/4 cup milk, and 1/4 cup oil. ...

  • Spring Pasta Salad

    Ingredients

    1 (16 oz.) package of medium pasta shells
    1 cup of chopped red onions
    1 cup of chopped green peppers
    1 cup of sliced radishes
    1 pint of grape or cherry tomatoes (cut each tomato in half)
    1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
    2 cups of mayonnaise
    ½ cup of white vinegar
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ½ cup of sugar

    Instructions

    Start by boiling 1 (16 oz.) package of medium pasta shells according to the package directions.
    While the noodles are boiling, chop 1 cup of red onions, 1 cup of green peppers, 1 cup of sliced ...

  • Easy Marinara Sauce with Basil


    Ingredients

    1/2 lb. of linguine pasta
    1/4 cup of olive oil
    2 cloves of garlic diced
    1 (28 ounce) can of whole peeled tomatoes
    2 tablespoons of brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1/4 teaspoon of pepper
    3-4 sprigs of basil chopped
    1/2 cup of ricotta cheese or mozzarella cheese for garnish
    basil for garnish

    Instructions

    First start by cooking the linguine pasta according to the package directions. Making sure to salt the water as directed by the package.
    Then take two cloves of garlic, remove the skins and dice them.
    Now heat the garlic in a pan for ...

  • Simple S’mores Trail Mix

    Ingredients

    3 cups of Golden Graham Cereal
    2 cups mini marshmallows
    2 cups of pretzels
    1 cup of chocolate chips
    1 (10 oz.) package of Ghiradelli dark chocolate melting wafers

    Instructions

    Start by mixing the cereal, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and pretzels in a bowl.
    Then spread out the mix on parchment paper.
    Now melt one (10 oz.) bag of melting wafers according to the package directions in the microwave or on the stove top. I used Ghiradelli dark chocolate, but you could use a different brand.
    Then using a spoon drizzle the melted chocolate wafers over the mixture.
    Now ...

  • Beef Enchilada Casserole

    Ingredients

    1 pound ground beef
    1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
    1 (10 oz.) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1 (10 1/2oz.) can cream of chicken soup
    1 (10 1/2 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
    1 (10 oz.) can red enchilada sauce
    18 (6-inch) corn tortillas
    2 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese
    1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese
    1 tomato diced
    1/4 cup of fresh cilantro chopped

    Instructions

    First you can chop up the jalapeño pepper. You may want to wear gloves and avoid ...

  • Beef and Noodles

    Ingredients

    1 lb. hamburger
    1/2 onion chopped
    12 oz. bag of No Yolks noodles
    2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
    2 cans of milk (fill your empty soup cans with milk)
    1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    1/2 teaspoon thyme

    Instructions

    Start by browning your ground beef and onion in a pan. Season your meat with salt and pepper. While you are browning your meat cook your noodles according to the package directions. I like to use No Yolks noodles, that is what I used today. You can use any noodles you like. Now add your 2 cans of cream ...

  • Strawberry Pie

    Ingredients

    3 tablespoons of cornstarch
    1 cup of sugar
    1 1/2 cups of water
    3 oz box strawberry Jell-O
    2 (16oz) packages of fresh strawberries
    1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust

    Instructions

    First you slice your strawberries into thin slices and put them in your pre-made graham cracker pie crust.
    Combine the cornstarch, sugar, and water in a small saucepan.
    Bring this mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
    Add the strawberry Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Pour over the strawberries.
    Put the pie in the refrigerator until it sets up. This will take about 4 hours.

    ...
  • Make and Freeze Lasagna

    Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    1/2 onion (diced)
    Prego Traditional Sauce Large (45 oz.) jar
    9 strips of lasagna noodles broken in half
    24 oz. container of large curd cottage cheese (drained)
    4 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese
    1 cup Parmesan cheese (1/2 of a cup on the top of each lasagna)

    Instructions

    Start by preparing your lasagna noodles. Break the 9 noodles in half so you have 18 noodles. Then prepare according to the package. While the noodles are cooking, brown your beef with your onion and then drain off the excess fat. Next, add your Prego sauce ...

  • Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

    Ingredients

    7-9 potatoes
    1 cup of fully cooked ham
    1/2 cup of margarine
    1/2 cup of flour
    4 cups of skim milk
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1/4 teaspoon of pepper

    Instructions

    First start by slicing 7-9 potatoes. You can use a few more or less potatoes to fill your dish. Next chop the ham. You can use as much as you would like. I used 1 cup. Now mix the ham and potatoes in a greased 8"x 8" baking dish. Now it's time to make the sauce. First melt the butter in a pan. Then pull the butter off ...

  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Ingredients

    1 3/4 cups flour
    2/3 cup sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup softened butter
    3 medium mashed bananas
    2 tablespoons milk
    2 eggs
    1/4 cup chocolate chips

    Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Now add the mashed bananas, softened butter, milk and eggs. Mix together until combined. Then add the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
    Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 60 min. Cool in the pan ...

  • Hamburger Taco Dip

    Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    2 lb. box Velveeta cheese cubed
    1 (15 oz.) can Hormel Chili or your own homemade chili
    1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
    1 (16 oz.) jar mild Pace Picante sauce

    Instructions

    Cut your cheese into cubes and put into the crock pot. Add the mild Pace Picante sauce, refried beans, and chili. Now add your browned hamburger. Heat in crock pot on high until the cheese melts stirring occasionally.

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  • One-Pan Spiral Goulash

    Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    1/2 onion, chopped
    2 (14.5 oz.) cans of stewed tomatoes
    2 cups uncooked spiral pasta (Rotini)
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Instructions

    In a large pan or in a pot brown your onion and 1 pound of ground beef until the meat is no longer pink. Blend your 2 cans of stewed tomatoes in the blender. Stir in the blended stewed tomatoes, pasta, sugar, chili powder, salt, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or ...

  • Chocolate Cake

    Ingredients

    1 1/2 cups of sugar
    1/2 cup of (softened) margarine
    1 cup (1/2 pint) buttermilk
    2 eggs
    6 Tablespoons cocoa
    2 cups of flour
    1 teaspoon of soda
    1 cup boiling water

    Instructions

    Mix 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of softened margarine, 1 cup of buttermilk, 2 eggs, and 6 Tablespoons of cocoa. Slowly add in the 2 cups of flour. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 cup of boiling water and mix into the first mixture. Pour batter into greased cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Bake until ...

  • Copycat Olive Garden Salad


    Ingredients

    1 (9 oz.) bag of Italian Blend salad mix
    1/2 of a purple onion sliced
    3 Roma tomatoes sliced
    10 black olives
    5 Pepperoncini peppers
    1 bag of croutons
    1 container of shredded Parmesan cheese
    1 bottle of Italian dressing

    Instructions

    Start by slicing the onion and tomatoes. Then pour your salad mix into a large bowl. If you didn't want to use a salad mix, you could chop up romaine lettuce to fill the bowl. Then add the onions and tomatoes. Next drain and rinse the olives. Add ten olives to the salad and then add five ...

  • Chocolate Chip Bars


    Ingredients

    1 1/3 cups of softened butter
    1 cup of granulated sugar
    1 cup of brown sugar
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons of vanilla
    2 cups of flour
    1 teaspoon of salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
    2 cups of rolled oats
    1 (11.5) oz. package of chocolate chips
    2 Hershey's Chocolate Bars broken into pieces

    Instructions

    In a mixer beat 1 1/3 cups of softened butter, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 cup of brown sugar together until creamy. Mix in 4 eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
    In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients together. ...

  • Chicken Enchiladas


    Ingredients

    Filling

    1 lb. cooked chicken
    1/2 of an onion chopped
    2 cups cheddar cheese
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Sauce

    3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon of flour
    2 cups of chicken stock
    1 (6 oz.) can of tomato paste
    1 teaspoon oregano
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 (4 oz.) can green chiles
    1 tablespoon of brown sugar

     

    12 corn tortillas
    2 cups of cheddar cheese for the top

    Instructions

    Start by cooking the chicken. I seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper and then I baked it in the oven at 350 for 1 hour. ...

  • Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

    Ingredients

    6-8 potatoes
    1 cup chopped carrots
    1 cup finely chopped red onion
    1 cup finely chopped celery
    1 1/2 cups skim milk
    1 1/2 cups half and half
    1 lb. Velveeta
    1 lb. diced ham
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Instructions

    First peel and dice your potatoes into bite size pieces. Next chop your carrots. Then chop the red onion. Next chop the celery into small pieces. Now combine all of your vegetables in a large cooking pot. Add just enough water to cover the vegetables. Cook on the stovetop until boiling. Then lower heat and cook ...

  • Cherry Topped Cheese Dessert

    Ingredients
    Crust

    14 full graham crackers (half of a box)
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup melted butter

    Topping

    1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip (thawed)
    1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese (softened)
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 (21 oz) cans of cherry pie filling

    Instructions

    First we start by making our graham cracker crust. Put 14 full graham crackers in a bag (half of a box of graham crackers) and close the bag tightly. Now roll your rolling pin over it so that the graham crackers are fully crushed. Once they are crushed, you can put them in a ...

  • Sausage and Apple Stuffing


    Ingredients

    5 tablespoons of butter
    1/2 of an onion
    1/2 pound of ground pork sausage
    2 apples peeled and chopped
    2 cups of chicken broth
    1 teaspoon sage
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1 (12-14 oz) package of cubed stuffing (you can use flavored stuffing I used Sage and Onion)

    Instructions

    Start by melting 5 tablespoons of butter in a large pot. Add half of an onion to the butter and cook until tender. Then add your sausage and cook until it is no linger pink. Season with the 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sage, and ...

  • Green Bean Casserole

    Ingredients

    2 (14.5 oz.) cans of green beans
    1 (10 1/2 oz.) can of cream of mushroom soup
    1 (2.8 oz.) can crispy fried onion rings
    1/2 of a soup can of milk

    Instructions

    Start by greasing a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. If you are making this dish for a large crowd you will need to double the recipe and use a bigger casserole dish. Then drain the two cans of green beans.
    Then put one can of beans in the bottom of the casserole dish.
    Mix the can of soup and 1/2 of an empty soup can ...

  • Freezer-Friendly Meatballs and Sauce


    Ingredients

    1 pound of ground beef
    3/4 cups of soft bread crumbs (1 1/2 slices of bread)
    1/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1 eggs
    1/2 of a teaspoon of salt
    1 jar of your favorite tomato pasta sauce

    Instructions

    Start by chopping your onions up in small pieces and mixing them into the ground beef. Then cut up the pieces of bread and mix them into the meat. Then add in the milk. Add in the egg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Next shape into 16-20 meatballs about 1 inch in diameter. Place the meatballs on ...

  • Easy Rice Krispies Chicken


    Ingredients

    1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
    2 lbs. of chicken pieces (boneless thighs, legs, or breasts cut in half)
    5 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal

    Instructions

    Start by melting 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) in a pan. Next rinse your 2 lbs. of chicken. I used boneless thighs but you can use any pieces like breast or legs. A great way to prepare the breast is to cut them in half so they are not so big. Pat your chicken pieces dry with a paper towel. Then pour 5 cups of Rice Krispies into a one gallon ...

  • Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping


    Ingredients

    3/4 cup of flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 ripe bananas
    1/2 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons melted butter
    1 egg

    Streusel Topping

    1 tablespoon flour
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    1 tablespoon slighty soft butter

    Instructions

    Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then mix the 3/4 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.
    Smash the bananas on a plate with a fork. Then in a bowl mix the 2 smashed bananas, 1/2 cup ...

  • Mini Pigs in a Blanket

    Ingredients

    1 (12 oz.) package of Hillshire Farms Beef Little Smokies Cocktail Links (or any brand cocktail sausage or mini hot dog)
    1 (8 oz.) package of refrigerated crescent rolls

    Instructions

    First you need to open 1 (8 oz.) package of crescent rolls and separate a square of two rolls. then smooth out the triangular perforations.
    Now cut the square into 8 strips. Repeat this process with all of the dough from the crescent roll tube.
    Once you have all of the strips cut you can wrap each Hillshire Farms Beef Little Smokies Cocktail Link with the dough.
    There ...

  • Grandma Dow’s Homemade Rolls


    Ingredients

    (Yeast Mixture)
    1/2 cup warm water
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 tablespoons yeast (or 2 packages)
    (Butter Mixture)
    2 cups of milk
    1/2 cup (heaping) sugar
    1/2 cup softened butter
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 beaten eggs
    8 cups flour

    Instructions

    To start, mix the following ingredients to create the yeast mixture in a bowl: 1/2 cup warm water (temp. the water to 100-110 degrees), 1 tablespoon of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of yeast (or two packages). Stir it in the bowl until just mixed and then let it sit for 10 minutes. It will foam up quite a bit. ...

  • Potato Soup


    Ingredients

    5 potatoes chopped into bite sized pieces
    6 pieces of bacon
    1/2 of an onion
    1/2 cup of butter
    1/2 cup of flour
    6 cups of milk
    1 1/2 cups of fully cooked ham chopped into small pieces
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    Chives (garnish)

    Instructions

    Start by pealing and chopping your potatoes into bite sized pieces. Next place the chopped potatoes in a pot and fill the pot with just enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring the potatoes to a boil and boil them for 5 minutes. After the potatoes ...

  • Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon

    Ingredients

    3 large baked potatoes
    2 tablespoons of melted butter
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
    3 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
    1/2 cup of sour cream
    1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese

    Instructions

    Start with your 3 baked potatoes. I baked my potatoes in the microwave before I started; 11 minutes for three potatoes. That is 5 minutes for 1 potato and 3 minutes more for each additional potato. Make sure you poke a few holes in each potato with a fork before microwaving. Cut the baked potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato to within ...

  • Apple Turnovers

    Ingredients

    2 cups of chopped apples
    2 (8 oz.) packages of refrigerator crescent rolls
    1/2 cup of sugar
    1 tablespoon of flour
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
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    Powdered Sugar Frosting
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    1/4 cup milk
    1 tablespoon margarine
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups powdered sugar

    Instructions

    Start by chopping your 2 cups of apples into small pieces. Add 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix everything together. Now open two 8 ...

  • Crock-Pot Pulled Pork

    Ingredients

    3-3.5 pound boneless pork shoulder
    1/2 onion
    1 cup chicken stock
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1 tablespoon salt

    Instructions

    Start by chopping your half of an onion in slices. Mix the chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, and salt in a bowl. Place your pork shoulder in the crock-pot and add the 1 cup of chicken stock and then rub the seasoning over the pork. Put the onion on top of the pork. Cook the pork in the crock-pot for 6-8 hours on high. When it is done, it will pull apart ...

  • Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

    Ingredients

    6 pork chops
    1 cup of plain bread crumbs
    1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon of garlic powder
    1/2 cup of melted butter

    Instructions

    In a bowl combine 1 cup of plain bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
    Now in a separate shallow dish melt 1/2 cup of butter.
    Dip the pork chops in the butter and then into the bread crumbs mixture coating each side.
    Place pork chops in a single layer in a 9"x13" baking dish then drizzle remaining melted butter.
    Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes in a ...

  • Hamburger Soup

    Ingredients

    1 pound ground beef
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    3 cups water
    2 (14.5 oz) cans of diced tomatoes
    1/4 cup minute rice
    1 cup shredded cabbage
    1 cup diced potatoes
    1 cup sliced carrots
    1/2 cup diced celery
    2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp basil
    1/4 tsp thyme
    1 bay leaf

    Instructions

    First brown your beef and onion in a pan. Then drain off the excess fat. Place the browned hamburger and onion along with 3 cups of water, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, and 1/4 cup minute rice in a large pot. Now pour in the vegetables. Add ...

  • BBQ Meatloaf

    Ingredients

    2 pounds of ground beef
    20 saltine crackers (about 1/2 of a sleeve of crackers)
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup ketchup
    2 eggs that you have beaten in a bowl
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/2 cup of BBQ sauce for the top of the meatloaf

    Instructions

    Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then put 20 saltines crackers (about 1/2 of a sleeve) in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling-pin.
    Now chop 1/2 cup of onions into fine pieces.
    Now in a bowl mix the 2 pounds of ground beef with ...

  • Creamed Corn Cornbread

    Ingredients

    1 (4 oz.) stick of margarine
    1 can whole kernel corn
    1 can creamed corn
    1 (8 oz.) tub sour cream
    1 egg
    1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix

    Instructions

    Start by melting your 4 oz. stick of margarine in a bowl. Now mix in your 1 can of whole kernel corn, 1 can of creamed corn, 1 (8 oz.) tub of sour cream, 1 egg, and 1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix. Mix all of the ingredients until its combined. Pour ingredients into a greased casserole pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then bake ...

  • Old-Fashioned Chili

    Ingredients

    1 lb. hamburger
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    2 (14.5 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes
    1 can dark red kidney beans
    1 can chili beans in chili sauce
    1 cup water
    1 tsp. molasses
    1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

    Instructions

    First brown your hamburger and onion in a pan. When the meat is brown, stir in 1 and a 1/2 tsp. of chili powder. Then blend your 2 cans of stewed tomatoes in a blender until it's smooth.
    Now in a large pot combine your browned hamburger/onion, blended tomatoes, 1 can of dark red kidney ...

  • Baked Ziti with Meatballs

    Ingredients

    Meatballs
    1 pound of ground beef
    2 slices of white bread that have been chopped into small pieces
    1/4 cup of milk
    1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
    1 egg
    1/4 teaspoon salt
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    2 1/2 cups of ziti pasta (about 1/2 of a 16 oz. package)
    1 large jar of Prego Traditional pasta sauce (2lb. 13 oz. jar that is the bigger jar)
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
    15 oz. container of Ricotta cheese
    4 cups of mozzarella cheese (2 cups for the middle layer and 2 cups for the top)

    Instructions

    We will start by mixing ...

  • Easy Cheesy Potatoes

    Ingredients

    2 pounds frozen hash brown potatoes
    1/4 onion chopped
    8 oz sour cream
    2 cans of cream of chicken soup
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup crushed plain potato chips
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 cup melted butter

    Instructions

    First you combine the potatoes and all of the ingredients (except the potato chips) in a bowl. Now mix all of your ingredients (except the potato chips) and then put them in a greased 9x13 inch pan or a 3 quart casserole dish. Refrigerate overnight. Then top with your crushed plain potato chips. Bake at 350 ...

  • Grandma Dow’s Cinnamon Rolls

    Ingredients

    (Yeast Mixture)
    1/2 cup warm water
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 tablespoons yeast (or 2 packages)
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    (Butter Mixture)
    2 cups of milk
    1/2 cup (heaping) sugar
    1/2 cup softened butter
    1 teaspoon salt
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    2 beaten eggs
    8 cups flour
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    (Filling)
    1/2 cup butter to spread on dough
    1/2 cup sugar to sprinkle on dough
    Cinnamon to sprinkle on dough

    Instructions

    To start the cinnamon rolls, mix the following ingredients to make the yeast mixture in a bowl 1/2 cup warm water (temp. the water to 100-110 degrees), 1 tablespoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons yeast (or two ...

  • Caramel Apple Pie

    Ingredients

    1 pre-made graham cracker pie crust
    2 cans (21 oz.) apple pie filling
    1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese softened
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    3 eggs beaten
    1/3 cup pecans
    1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping

    Instructions

    First fill the bottom layer of your pre-maid graham cracker pie crust with a layer of your apple pie filling. I found it takes almost a full can just to have enough apples to cover the bottom.
    Now it's time to make your cream cheese filling. Place the following ingredients in your mixer: softened cream ...

  • Taco Pizza

    Ingredients

    1 pound of hamburger
    ¼ cup of chopped onion
    ½ teaspoon of oregano
    ½ teaspoon of cumin
    1½ teaspoons of chili powder
    1 package of Pillsbury Refrigerator Pizza Crust
    ½ cup of refried beans
    ¼ cup of taco sauce
    ½ cup of pizza sauce
    2 cups of mozzarella cheese
    2 cups of Colby Jack cheese
    Shredded lettuce
    1 chopped tomato
    Crushed Taco Doritos

    Instructions

    Start by browning the one pound of hamburger and ¼ cup of chopped onion, ½ teaspoon of oregano, ½ teaspoon of cumin, and 1½ teaspoons of chili powder in a pan until it is ...

  • Roast Chicken

    Ingredients

    1 (4-5 pound) whole chicken
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon ground sage
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 Tablespoon olive oil

    Instructions

    Mix your spices in a bowl: onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, ground sage, black pepper, and salt. Rinse off your whole chicken, rub olive oil on it, and then rub all of the spices on the chicken. Place the chicken in the roaster with the breast side up. Then add enough water to just cover the bottom of the roaster. Now roast your chicken at 350 ...

  • Tangy Pea and Cheese Macaroni Salad

    Ingredients

    1 lb. Elbow macaroni
    1/2 onion chopped
    2 cups frozen peas
    8 oz. block of cheddar cheese cut into cubes
    1 can condensed milk
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 cup sugar
    2 cups mayonnaise
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper

    Instructions

    Boil your 1 lb. of elbow macaroni in a large pot according to the package directions. While you are cooking the pasta, chop up your onion and dice your cheese into little cubes. After you're done chopping the onion and the cheese, you can mix up the dressing for the salad. Combine condensed milk, vinegar, sugar, ...

  • Oven Meatballs

    Ingredients

    2 pounds of ground beef
    1 1/2 cups of soft bread crumbs (3 slices of bread)
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon salt

    Instructions

    First combine all of the ingredients and mix together. Next shape into 4 dozen meatballs about 1 inch in diameter. Place the meatballs on baking sheets lined with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until the meatballs reach 160 degrees on a meat thermometer. Now you can remove them from the pan and serve them with your favorite sauce. This meatball freezes very well so ...

  • Strawberry Fluff Salad

    Ingredients

    1 (3 oz.) package of strawberry Jello
    1 pint of chopped strawberries
    1 (8 oz.) container of thawed Cool Whip
    2 cups of miniature marshmallows

    Instructions

    Start by making a 3 oz. package strawberry Jello according to the package directions. Place bowl of Jello in the refrigerator for about an hour or until thickened but not set. While you are waiting for the Jello to be ready you can clean and chop up the 1 pint of strawberries.
    Then when the Jello is ready after an hour then mix it in a bowl with an 8 oz. container ...

  • Seven Layer Bean Dip

     
    Ingredients

    1 (16 oz.) can of refried beans
    ¼ cup of picante sauce
    3 ripe avocados
    1 lime ( you will use 1 tablespoon of juice from the lime)
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    1 onion chopped ( you will use ½ in the guacamole and ½ on the top of the dip)
    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
    1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    2 tablespoons of sliced ripe olives
    1 medium chopped tomato

     

    Instructions

    Start by mixing 1 (16 oz.) can of refried beans with ¼ of a cup ...

  • Dill Chicken Salad

    Ingredients

    2 cups of cooked chicken
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 Teaspoon lemon juice
    1 Tablespoon brown sugar
    1 teaspoon dill weed
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    Instructions

    First chop up 2 cups of cooked chicken. Add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. Then one tablespoon of brown sugar. Pour on one tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix in 1 teaspoon of dill weed and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Now you can spread the Dill Chicken Salad on your favorite bread or crackers.

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  • Sweet and Salty Corn Chips


    Sweet and Salty Corn Chips

     
     

    Ingredients

    1 cup of light corn syrup
    1 cup of sugar
    1 cup of peanut butter
    1 cup of chocolate chips
    1 cup of butterscotch chips
    1 (18 oz.) bag of corn chips

    Instructions

    Start by mixing the 1 cup of light corn syrup and 1 cup of sugar together in a pan over medium heat until it just starts to boil. Then remove the pan from the heat right away or the topping will be too hard.
    Remove from the heat and add 1 cup of peanut butter. Stir it in ...

  • Roundup Beans

    Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    1 (15.5 oz) can light red kidney beans (drained)
    1 (16 oz.) can butter beans (drained)
    2 (15 oz.) cans of pork and beans
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    salt
    pepper

    Instructions

    Brown your ground beef and season it with salt and pepper. Then drain off the excess grease. In a casserole dish mix up the ground beef, drained kidney beans, drained butter beans, and 2 cans of pork and beans. Then add in a 1/2 cup of ketchup. Add in a 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard. Next ...

  • Banana Bars

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup softened butter
    1 1/2 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    2 ripe bananas mashed
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1 tsp. soda
    1/2 tsp. salt

    Instructions

    First start by mixing your softened butter, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla together in a bowl. Then in a different bowl mix your dry ingredients flour, soda and salt. Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until you have it all combined. Next pour it into a greased 10x15 jelly roll pan or a different shallow baking pan. Spread batter in the pan ...

  • Tin Foil Packet Meals

    Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef
    1/2 onion sliced
    1 small bag of baby carrots
    7-8 potatoes chopped
    salt
    pepper

    Instructions

    First you need to take your pound of ground beef and cut it into 4 equal pieces. Then form the 4 pieces into patties. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each patty. Now slice up your onion, put your baby carrots in a bowl, and cut up your potatoes. I like to put them in a platter together so everyone can pick out what they would like buffet style. Place what you want in each foil square and ...

  • Chicken Alfredo

    Ingredients

    4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
    1 pint 1/2 and 1/2
    2 cups grated parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon garlic salt
    Cooked chicken cut into bite size pieces
    Garnish with Italian parsley if desired.
    Your favorite cooked pasta

    Instructions

    Start by cooking your chicken. I bake my chicken breasts in the oven. Once they are cooked, I cut them into strips and I set them aside. Next melt your butter in a pan.
    Now add a 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese to the butter to make a paste. You may want to pull the pan off the burner ...

  • Pico de Gallo

    Ingredients

    3 medium tomatoes diced
    1 onion finely chopped
    1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 sprigs of cilantro finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    Chop up your three tomatoes, one onion, and two sprigs of cilantro until they are finely chopped. Now you can chop up your half of a jalapeño. To chop the jalapeño you may want to wear gloves and do not touch your face or eyes while chopping. Cut the jalapeño stem off, then cut the pepper in half, and remove the seeds along with the white ...

  • Cream Cheese and Chive Stuffed Chicken

    Ingredients

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 cup of plain bread crumbs
    ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon of garlic powder
    ½ cup of melted butter
    1 (8 oz.) tub of Philadelphia Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Spread

    Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    Next pound the chicken breasts with a mallet to about ¼" thickness. I usually put the chicken breasts between two pieces of wax paper to avoid a mess .
    In a bowl combine the 1 cup of plain bread crumbs, ½ cup of Parmesan cheese, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
    Now ...

  • Ricotta Stuffed Shells


    Ingredients

    1 (12 oz.) package of jumbo shell pasta ( you will need 30 shells out of a 45 shell package)
    1 lb. of ground beef
    1/2 of an onion chopped
    1 (45 oz.) jar of Prego pasta sauce (that is the large jar)
    1 (15 oz.) container of ricotta cheese
    4 cups of mozzarella cheese
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon of salt
    1/4 teaspoon of pepper

    Instructions

    Start by cooking the shells according to the package directions. You will need 30 shells to fill a 9"x13" lasagna pan. Around 45 shells come in a (12 oz) ...

  • Easy Chicken Nachos


    Ingredients

    1 bag of your favorite tortilla chips
    1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 tablespoon butter
    2/3 of a cup of water
    1/2 tsp. chili powder
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon oregano
    1/4 tsp. paprika
    1/2 teaspoon cumin
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp. salt
    2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (1 cup for each batch of nachos)
    1 (15 oz.) can red beans ( 1/2 can for each batch of nachos)
    1/2 cup sliced peperoncini peppers (1/4 cup for each batch of nachos)
    1 small onion chopped
    1 tomato chopped

    Instructions

    Start by ...

  • Caramel Chocolate Swirl Fudge


    Ingredients

    3 cups of sugar
    1/4 cup of butter
    1 cup of cream
    2 tablespoons of white corn syrup
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/3 of a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Instructions

    In a heavy pan combine 1/4 cup of softened butter, 3 cups of sugar, 2 tablespoons of white corn syrup, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1 cup of cream. Stir everything together and put your candy thermometer in the mixture. Now cook to soft ball stage or 235 degrees on the candy thermometer. Stirring constantly while you are heating it up. When the fudge gets to the soft ...

  • Chicken Pot Pie

     
    Ingredients

    1/2 cup of finely chopped onions
    1 (16 oz.) package of frozen mixed vegetable (classic mix of: corn, carrots, peas, and green beans)
    2 tablespoons of butter
    1 (10 1/2) ounce can cream of chicken soup
    1 (10 1/2) ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
    1 cup of milk
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaf
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1 (9.75) ounce can of cooked white chicken breast or 1 1/2 cups of cooked chicken
    1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls

    Instructions

    Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Next you will need a ...

  • Mini-Rueben Sandwiches


    Ingredients

    1 bottle of Thousand Island dressing
    1 loaf of Cocktail Rye bread
    1 jar of sauerkraut
    1/2 pound of sliced Swiss cheese
    1 pound of sliced deli corned beef
    1/4 cup of butter

    Instructions

    Butter 20 pieces of Cocktail Rye bread and place them on a foil lined baking sheet, butter side down. Next spread Thousand Island dressing on each piece. Then drain the sauerkraut and put 2 tablespoons on each piece. Pile the corned beef on each piece. Place a piece of Swiss cheese on each sandwich. Spread Thousand Island dressing on the top piece of ...

  • Baked Macaroni and Cheese


    Ingredients

    7 ounces of elbow macaroni
    2 cups of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
    3 cups of milk
    1/4 cup of butter
    2 1/2 tablespoons of flour
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/4 cup of bread crumbs
    1/4 teaspoon of paprika

    Instructions

    Start by cooking the macaroni according to the package directions making sure to salt the water as suggested by the package. This will make the noodles more flavorful. When the noodles are done, pour them in a greased baking dish. I used a 13"x9" oval baking dish.

  • Beef and Onion Sliders

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup dried minced onions
    1 pound ground beef
    Salt
    Pepper
    12 King's Hawaiian Rolls or other small buns

    Instructions

    You start by covering the bottom of a 8x8 baking dish with 1/4 cup dry minced onions. Then put 1 pound of ground beef on top of the onions. Pat it down so it is an even layer. Next, season with salt and pepper or with your favorite seasoning. Bake the pan in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35 min. After the 35 min, make sure the meat temps at 160 degrees. Next, cut up the meat ...

  • Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce


    Ingredients

    Chicken and Seasoning
    -------------------------------------------------------
    2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    2 teaspoons dried parsley
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    2 teaspoons oregano
    2 tablespoons of olive oil (use to cook chicken)
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Tzatziki Sauce
    ----------------------
    1/2 cucumber peeled and finely diced
    1 (7 oz.) container of plain Fage greek strained yogurt
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon dried dill
    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    -------------------------------------------------------
    For Serving
    --------------------
    4-6 Greek flatbreads
    lettuce
    tomato (diced)
    onion (sliced)
    feta cheese

    Instructions

    Start by making your Tzatziki ...

  • Freezer-Friendly Pork Chops and Cheesy Potatoes

    This is one of the easiest, no fuss, most amazing pork chop recipes I have ever made.  And they are freezer friendly.  You can’t beat that!  I found this recipe in a cookbook that I bought 4 years ago called Dinner is Ready. This book is full of freezer recipes.  When I spotted this Pork Chops and Cheesy Potato recipe, I knew it would be the perfect a addition to the freezer meals I’m making for my sister (she is expecting her 3rd daughter in March and I want to fill up her freezer).
    Ingredients

    6 boneless pork chops
    salt to ...

  • Blueberry Bars


    Ingredients

    1 cup butter
    1 3/4 cup sugar
    4 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla
    3 cups flour
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 (21 oz.) can of blueberry pie filling

    ----------------------------------------------------
    Powdered Sugar Frosting
    -------------------------------------
    1 tsp. butter
    1/4 cup milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups powdered sugar

    Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then soften 1 cup of butter in a bowl. When the butter is softened, mix in 1 3/4 cups of sugar. Then mix in 4 eggs. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients: 3 cups ...

  • Butter Brickle Ice Cream Dessert

     
    Ingredients

    2 cups of graham crackers
    1 cup of sugar
    1/3 cup of melted butter
    2 (3.4 oz.) packages of vanilla pudding
    1 1/2 cups of milk
    1 quart of butter brickle ice cream
    1 (8 oz.) tub of Cool Whip
    1 Hershey Chocolate bar grated (to garnish the top)

    Instructions

    First make sure you have thawed your Cool Whip in the refrigerator for at least four hours before you start this dessert; Cool Whip needs to be thawed out. Then set out the butter brickle ice cream on the counter so that it will be soft enough ...

  • Lemon Bars

     
    Ingredients

    Crust Ingredients
    --------------------
    1 cup of flour
    1/2 cup of softened butter
    1/4 cup of powdered sugar
    --------------------------------------

    Lemon Topping
    ----------------------
    2 eggs (well beaten)
    2 tablespoons of flour
    1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
    1 cup of granulated sugar
    3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice (I used the juice from 3 lemons)
    ---------------------------------------------
    1/4 cup of powdered sugar (to sprinkle on the top of bars after they are cool)

    Instructions

    In a mixer blend together 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. And then cut in 1/2 cup of softened butter.
    Press this ...

  • Oreo and Brownie Ice Cream Dessert

     

    Ingredients

    1 (13x9") package of brownie mix
    1 (14.3 ounce package) of Oreo cookies crushed (you will use 1/2 of the package or 18 cookies for each layer)
    1/2 cup of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (you will use 1/4 cup to top the bottom and top layers)
    1 (1.75 quart package) of vanilla ice cream

    Instructions

    First bake one box of chocolate brownies according to the package directions in a 13"x9" pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
    When the brownies are cool, cut them out of the pan and fit them in the bottom of a 9" springform ...

  • Seven Layer Bars

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup of butter
    2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
    1 cup of butterscotch chips
    3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 cup of coconut
    1 (14 oz.) can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

    Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then pour 1/2 cup of melted butter into a 9x13 inch pan.
    Crush 2 cups of graham crackers in a plastic bag.
    Pour the 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs on the butter in the pan.
    Layer 1 cup of butterscotch chips on the graham cracker layer.
    Then add the 3/4 of a cup semi-sweet chocolate ...

  • Scalloped Corn

     
    Ingredients

    2 (14.75 ounce) cans of cream style corn
    1 cup of milk
    1 well-beaten egg
    35 saltine crackers crushed into crumbs
    2 tablespoons of finely minced onions
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    20 buttered saltine crackers crushed into crumbs for the top

    Instructions

    Mix two cans of cream style corn with the milk and then stir in one well beaten egg.
    Next crush 35 saltines in a bag into fine pieces.
    Pour the crackers into the corn.
    Now add 2 tablespoons of dried minced onion, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper to the ...

  • Chocolate Chip Caramel Apple Dip

     

    Ingredients

    Apples (enough to fill your platter, I used 5 apples)
    1/2 cup of lemon juice to dip apples in to preserve their color
    1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese
    1/4 cup of caramel flavored topping
    miniature chocolate chips (enough to sprinkle on top)

    Instructions

    Start by slicing your apples and dipping them in lemon juice to preserve their color.
    Then get out the block of cream cheese and set it in the middle of a platter. Then pour the 1/4 cup of caramel sauce over the cream cheese.
    Now add a sprinkling of miniature chocolate chips ...

  • Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

    Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

     
    Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

     
    Ingredients

    5 pounds of potatoes (around 11 potatoes)
    1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese (softened)
    1/2 cup of milk
    4 tablespoons of butter
    2 teaspoons of dried parsley
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
    1 cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese
    8 slices of bacon (cooked until crisp and crumbled)

    Instructions

    First prepare the 8 slices of bacon in the microwave or the oven according to the package directions. When bacon is cooked set it aside. Then peel and quarter 5 lbs. (around 11 potatoes) of potatoes and place them in ...

  • Bratwurst and Potato Kebabs

     
    Ingredients

    10 -12 baby potatoes
    1 Vadalia onion
    1 green pepper
    2 teaspoon olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon dried dill
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 package of (cooked) Johnsonville Stadium Bratwurst or other pre-cooked bratwurst

    Instructions

    So get out your skewers and let's start cooking. If you use wooden skewers, be sure to soak them in water for at least 30 minutes before using to prevent burning on the grill. This is a picture of my skewers soaking in water on a cookie sheet.
    Start by cutting the baby potatoes in half. Then place the baby potatoes in enough ...

  • Corn on the Cob with Chive and Garlic Butter

     
    Ingredients

    6 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
    1/2 cup of softened butter
    2 tablespoons of fresh chives finely minced
    1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon of salt

    Instructions

    The first thing you need to do is let the 1 stick of butter (1/2 of a cup) set out until it's softened.
    Now finely chop 2 tablespoons of fresh chives.
    Mix the chives into the softened butter.
    Then add 1/4 tablespoon of garlic powder and 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt.
    Now set the butter to the side and cook your sweet corn. In a pot ...

  • Peach Crisp

     
    Ingredients

    6-8 ripe peaches, halved, pits removed, and sliced
    1 cup of brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    6 tablespoons of flour
    3/4 of a cup of oatmeal
    1/2 cup of softened butter

    Instructions

    Start by peeling, pitting and slicing 6-8 ripe fresh peaches.
    Place the slices in the bottom of a 8"x8" baking dish.
    In a bowl mix the spices. Add 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 6 tablespoons of flour.
    Add 3/4 of a cup of oatmeal to the spices.
    Cut in 1/2 of a cup ...

  • Ham And Dill Pasta Salad

     
    Ingredients

    3 cups of Rotini pasta
    1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes
    1 cup of chopped ham
    1/4 cup of chopped onions
    1 cup of frozen peas (thawed)
    3 tablespoons of fresh dill
    1 cup of buttermilk
    1/2 cup of mayonnaise
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
    1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar

    Instructions

    The first thing you will need to do is boil 3 cups of Rotini pasta according to the package directions.
    Drain the pasta and let it cool. Now set the pasta to the side and chop up the 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes, then chop ...

  • Pigs in a Blanket

     
    Ingredients

    1 package of eight hot dogs
    8 slices of American cheese
    8 slices of bread
    butter (softened for spreading)

    Instructions

    First spread the butter on one side of each piece of bread and place it buttered side down on a cookie sheet lined with foil.
    Now place one slice of cheese on each piece of bread.
    Now place a hot dog on each slice of bread.
    Pull each side of the bread up and secure it with a toothpick.
    Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
    Let them cool for a few minutes and ...

  • Easy Baked Beans with Bacon

     
    Ingredients

    4 (15 oz.) cans of pork and beans
    1/2 cup of brown sugar
    8 strips of bacon

    Instructions

    First drain the 4 cans of beans.
    Then pour the drained beans into an 8"x 8" baking dish and top it with a 1/2 cup of brown sugar.
    Cut up the 8 slices of bacon and put them on the top of the beans.
    Now bake the casserole in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

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  • Baby Back Ribs

     
    Ingredients

    2 baby back rib racks (2.5-3.5 pounds each)
    1/3 cup of brown sugar
    1 tablespoon of paprika
    1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
    1 teaspoon of ground cumin
    1 teaspoon of black pepper
    1 teaspoon of ground oregano
    1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon of sugar
    1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce

    Instructions

    Start by mixing the spices in a bowl for the dry rub. Mix 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground ...

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