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Meal Plan: May 8 - May 14


Day 1
Brunch: 
Custard-style French Toast
Mini Quiche
Cinnamon Rolls
Sunshine Muffins
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Day 2
Dinner: 
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Country Cole Slaw
Peanut Butter Krispie Bars

Day 3
Dinner: 
Grilled Beef and Pork Burgers
French Fried Onion Rings

Day 4
Dinner: 
Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken
Red Potato Salad
Fantastic Green Beans
If you do not want to make homemade potato salad you can always get some from the deli instead.

Day 5
Dinner: 
Cheesy Mushroom Meatloaf
Irish Baked Potatoes
Traditional Baked Beans
Cashew Drop Cookies
Don't have time to make cookies? Stop by the bakery and pick up six of your favorites.

Day 6
Dinner: 
Mexican Lasagna
Easy Guacamole
Homemade Canned Salsa
For your convenience you can substitute the homemade salsa with store bought salsa.

Day 7
Dinner: 
Brat Kabobs
Grilled Rosemary Potatoes
Grilled Asparagus
Rhubarb Custard Upside-Down Cake

Custard-style French Toast Recipe

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Elegant enough to entertain with and easy enough to enjoy anytime. This Custard-style French Toast recipe will help make any breakfast or brunch extra special. You can find more French Toast recipes on our site.
Custard-style French Toast Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: saucepan, large bowl, 9x13 pan
Serving Size: 1 piece
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 7 slices French Bread, 1-inch thick
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  • In a small saucepan, combine melted butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into baking dish.
  • Arrange bread slices in baking dish without overlapping.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, orange liqueur and vanilla. Pour over the bread slices. Cover baking dish and refrigerate at least 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered 40-45 minutes until lightly browned.
  • To serve, invert pieces onto a plate to allow caramel to be on top.

Mini Quiche Recipe

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These hard-to-resist little bites are perfect for serving as part of a special brunch menu or as a hot hors d’oeuvre at a party gathering. This mini quiche recipe is flavored with ham and cheese. It makes a great Leftover Ham Recipe.
Mini Quiche Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Container: 2 medium mixing bowl, mini muffin tin
Serving Description: makes approximately 15 quiche
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 ounces processed cheddar cheese spread - found in the cheese aisle
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ham - finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese - shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions - diced
Directions
  • In a mixing bowl, place the cheese spread, butter, flour and garlic powder.
  • Use two forks or a pastry blender to cut the ingredients together until well blended.
  • Add the water and keep incorporating until it starts to come together into a ball.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Spray the mini muffin pan with a non stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, ham, shredded cheese and the green onion.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Take a walnut sized ball of dough and press it into the bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  • Spoon a small amount of the egg mixture into each cup.
  • Bake in a preheated 350°F. oven for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  • Serve warm.
  • Can be made a day ahead and warmed in the oven before serving.

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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What could be better than starting the day with a warm, fresh cinnamon roll? Make with frozen bread dough and topped with powdered sugar glaze, this tasty version is so easy to prepare that you’ll want to make them often.
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 3 hours
Container: 9 x 13 baking dish
Serving Description: 1 roll
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Ingredients
  • 1 frozen bread dough loaf - thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Directions
  • Roll out the bread loaf into a 12x7 inch oblong shape.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of butter on the loaf.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and the brown sugar.
  • Roll, starting on the long side, as tight as possible.
  • Slice into 1 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Place cut side down in a baking pan. Cover with a damp cloth and allow them to rise for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  • Bake at 350° F. for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and milk to form a glaze.
  • When finished baking, allow the rolls cool slightly, then drizzle with the powdered sugar glaze.
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Sunshine Muffins Recipe

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Moist and full of pineapple and orange flavor, this is a perfect breakfast muffin. Whether you are planning for Mother's Day, Easter, or any special occasion, this Sunshine Muffin will surely brighten any brunch table.
Sunshine Muffins Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Container: large mixing bowl, strainer, small bowl, muffin tin
Serving Description: one muffin
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Ingredients
  • 8 1/4 ounces crushed pineapple and the juice
  • milk
  • 1 1/2 cups biscuit mix
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg - beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
Directions
  • Drain pineapple in a strainer over a bowl to catch the liquid.
  • Add enough milk into the pineapple liquid to make 3/4 cup of liquid.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the biscuit mix and 1/3 cup sugar.
  • To this add the pineapple liquid, egg and 1/4 cup of the pineapple.
  • Stir just until moist.
  • Line muffin tins with paper cup liners and fill each approximately 2/3 full with batter.
  • Combine the remaining pineapple, 1 tablespoon of sugar and the orange peel in a small bowl.
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon over the batter in each cup.
  • Bake at 400° F. for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Recipe

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A refreshing parfait made with a fruit and yogurt combination that is perfect for an Easter or Mother's Day brunch. This parfait is easy to make and contains fresh fruit for ultra-fresh flavor. For another delicious recipe, see Strawberry and Blueberry Parfait.
Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
READY IN: 5 minutes
Serving Description: 2 (6 oz.) glasses
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Ingredients
  • 6 ounces yogurt, any flavor
  • 1/2 cup mangos--diced, more, if desired
  • 6 ounces black berries
  • garnish with sliced almonds, if desired
Directions
  • In the bottom of each glass place approximately 1 inch of yogurt, then a layer of fruit, another 1 to 2 inches of yogurt, and repeat. The top layer should a fruit layer.
  • Serve chilled.

Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe

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A comfort food that is pleasing for lunch or dinner meals combining tuna, noodles and a flavorful mushroom sauce.
Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9
Serving Size: 2 cups
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Ingredients
  • 1 can tuna (12 oz.), drained
  • 16 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 10 3/4 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 3/4 ounces cream of celery soup
  • 1 can dried french fried onion rings
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Directions
  • Coat casserole dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine prepared noodles, tuna, soups, and onion rings in casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl, mix melted butter with crushed corn flakes.
  • Sprinkle corn flakes over noodle mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through.

Country Cole Slaw Recipe

A simple to make creamy cole slaw with a sweet-tangy flavor. An excellent side dish to burgers, chicken, and fish.
Country Cole Slaw Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 package coleslaw mix - 16 ounce
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 2/3 cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Directions
  • Combine the coleslaw mix and onion in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the salad dressing, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, and poppy seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly.
  • Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Peanut Butter Krispie Bars Recipe

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With the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, these sweet crispy treats are easy to make and are sure to be a hit. You won't believe how fast they disappear!
Peanut Butter Krispie Bars Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9 x 13
Serving Description: 1 bar
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Directions
  • Grease the baking pan with margarine and set aside.
  • Combine the sugar, corn syrup and margarine in a large saucepan. Measure out the peanut butter and set aside.
  • Heat sugar, syrup and margarine over medium high heat just until it comes to a rolling boil.
  • Remove from heat and add the peanut butter in the saucepan. Stir until the peanut butter is melted and mixed in evenly.
  • Add the cereal and stir quickly, making sure all cereal is coated evenly.
  • Pour mixture into the baking pan and quickly press down with greased hands to distribute evenly.
  • Immediately distribute the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips over the top of the warm bars.
  • Allow chips to sit for 10 minutes. Check with a knife to see if they have all melted. Spread evenly over the top of the bars. If chips are not completely melted allow them to set for another 5 minutes and then finish spreading.
  • Allow to cool at room temperature and then cut into bars.

Grilled Beef and Pork Burgers Recipe

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The ordinary ground beef hamburger is made even better with the addition of ground pork sausage in this terrific grilled burger recipe. The combination of meats gives the burger a distinctive flavor.
Grilled Beef and Pork Burgers Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: Large Bowl
Serving Description: 1 Patty
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons garlic seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thin
  • several leaves of lettuce
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
Directions
  • Wash your hands thoroughly. Mix ground beef and pork sausage in a large bowl with your hands. Add seasonings and mix in thoroughly.
  • Make burger patties by measuring a heaping 1/3 cup; then press together between hands or use a hamburger press.
  • Grill over hot coals or a pre-heated gas grill until done, approximately 15-19 minutes total time. Turn burgers once while grilling.
  • Serve on a bun and garnish with fresh tomato slices, lettuce leaves, thin slices of onion and pickles, and your favorite condiments.

French Fried Onion Rings Recipe

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Crispy and flavorful, fried onion rings make a great appetizer or a late evening snack.
French Fried Onion Rings Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1 hour
Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet onions
  • flour for dredging onion rings
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Directions
  • Peel whole onions and then cut crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices. Separate the slices into individual rings. Dry rings thoroughly with paper towels.
  • Dredge rings in flour until well coated and then place on a large baking sheet. (Rings can be dredged in flour placed on a plate or the flour can be placed in a plastic bag. If using a plastic bag, several rings can be dredged at a time.) After all rings are coated, set them aside and mix batter.
  • Combine all dry ingredients and stir until evenly mixed.  Set aside.
  • Blend eggs, milk and oil and then add the dry ingredients. Beat until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Add 1 inch of oil to a deep pan and heat to 375° F. Dip flour coated rings into the batter and allow excess batter to drip off.
  • Place batter coated rings into the hot oil. Avoid overcrowding so that they can cook evenly. Fry until golden brown on the first side and then turn to cook second side.  When both sides are golden brown, remove from the oil and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to allow oil to drain off.
  • Finished onion rings can be placed in an oven preheated to 300°F to keep warm until all onion rings are done and ready to serve.

Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Everyone loves grilled chicken, especially when it is glazed with a tasty red currant jelly and balsamic mixture as it is in this delicious chicken recipe.
Balsamic Glazed Grilled Chicken Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: small sauce pan, grill
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Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • olive oil - for sprinkling
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup red currant jelly
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Directions
  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • To make glaze: In small saucepan, combine jelly, vinegar, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Heat over medium heat until jelly is melted.
  • Lay chicken breasts on baking sheet. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon thyme.
  • Place chicken breasts on grill.
  • Grill for about 5 minutes, then turn over. Brush with glaze. Cook another 5 minutes, turn and brush second side. Grill 1-2 more minutes or until no longer pink in center. Don't brush with glaze until end of cooking time or breasts will burn and stick to grill.
  • After you have glazed chicken well, return rest of glaze to stove top and reduce over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve thickened sauce on the side with chicken.
  • May double recipe to have more sauce.

Red Potato Salad Recipe

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With just a few simple ingredients, this tasty summer potato salad is perfect for any summertime gatherings. The red potatoes used in this recipe hold their shape when boiled, making them a great potato to use for potato salad. Search for more potato recipes.
Red Potato Salad Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Container: medium pot, large bowl
Serving Size: cup
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 leek, sliced thin, just white part
Directions
  • Cut potatoes in half, boil in medium pot until tender, approximately 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water.
  • When cool, cut into quarters and set aside.
  • In large bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  • Stir potatoes into the mixture and add leek, mix well.
  • Let chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving.

Fantastic Green Beans Recipe

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Crispy green beans combined with the smokey flavor of bacon and just enough heat from the red pepper flakes to make a perfect sidedish for beef, chicken or pork.
Fantastic Green Beans Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Container: large skillet with lid, small skillet
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds green beans - fresh
  • 1 white onion - small and diced
  • 3 slices bacon - fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
  • Wash and trim the ends from the green beans.
  • Place beans in a large skillet.
  • Add chicken broth, onion, bacon, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Simmer for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the beans are to your desired tenderness.
  • Serve warm.

Cheesy Mushroom Meatloaf Recipe

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With the addition of cheese in this meatloaf recipe the result is a more savory and rich flavor than most meatloaf meals.
Cheesy Mushroom Meatloaf Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Container: baking dish, large mixing bowl
Serving Description: 1 thick slice
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg - slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup onion - chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup cheddar or monterey jack cheese - grated
  • 1 can mushroom pieces - drained or 4 oz. fresh mushrooms - chopped and sauteéd in butter until brown
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
Directions
  • Combine beef, egg, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, milk, onion and bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Roll out onto wax paper into an 8x5 rectangle, 1/2 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle cheese and mushroom on top of beef mixture.
  • Roll lengthwise like a jelly roll.
  • Place seam side down in baking dish.
  • Bake for one hour at 350° - or you can microwave turning occasionally for 25-30 minutes on roast.
  • Blend brown sugar and ketchup.
  • Spread over loaf as soon as it comes out of the oven. May not need to use all of the ketchup mixture on top.

Irish Baked Potatoes Recipe

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COOK: 1 hour
Ingredients
  • Whole potatoes
  • Onion
  • Green Pepper
  • Butter
  • Lawry's Seasoning Salt
Directions
  • Wash potatoes and cut in half.
  • Slice onions and green peppers. Place 1 slice of onion and 1 slice of green pepper in each half of the potato.
  • Place small piece of butter on top of the pepper and onion.
  • Lightly salt with Lawry's.
  • Wrap in foil. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

Traditional Baked Beans Recipe

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The savory aroma of these traditional baked beans, prepared with molasses, brown sugar, and bits of bacon, will whet the appetite—and the flavor will cause them to disappear.
Traditional Baked Beans Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1.5 hours
READY IN: 2 hours
Container: 2-1/2 to 3 quart casserole.
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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds canned pork and beans, drain most of the juice
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 5 ounces crumbled bacon (pre cooked and crumbled)
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dried onion
Directions
  • Coat inside of casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour bean mixture into prepared casserole.
  • Cover and bake 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Cashew Drop Cookies Recipe

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A chewy cookie with the added crunch of cashews--a perfect combination.
Cashew Drop Cookies Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: Prepared cookie sheet or baking stone.
Serving Description: Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen, depending on the size of cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cashews
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until all is blended well into a soft dough. Stir in cashews. Drop dough, approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons in size, two inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake for approximately 9 minutes or just until cookies are light brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, mix powdered sugar, butter or margarine, half-and-half, and vanilla with an electric mixer until nice and smooth. Add more powdered sugar, if the frosting looks too runny. Frost each cookie, and let dry completely before storing in an air tight container.

Mexican Lasagna Recipe

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Make anyday a fiesta with this casserole filled with ground beef, cheese and flavor. This layered Mexican-style recipe is a flavorful, satisfying entree.
Mexican Lasagna Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 4-quart casserole dish
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 16 ounces taco sauce
  • 1/4 cup black olives - sliced
  • 1 cup corn - frozen or fresh
  • 1 can green chiles - diced
  • 10 tortillas - 8-inch
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef until no longer pink. Drain. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, beans, taco sauce, olives, corn and green chiles. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Spread a thin layer of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 4-quart casserole dish. Cover with a layer of tortillas followed by more meat mixture, then a layer of cheese. Repeat tortilla, meat, cheese pattern until all the tortillas are used, ending with a layer of meat and cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa, lettuce and tomato, if desired. Garnish with cilantro.

Easy Guacamole Recipe

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Fresh avocados make this easy to prepare dip so distinctive and delicious. Watch it disappear when served at your next party or family gathering.
Easy Guacamole Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Container: medium mixing bowl, hand mixer
Serving Description: Makes approximately 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados - ripe
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 lime - juiced
  • 1/4 cup salsa - your favorite variety
Directions
  • Slice avocados in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the green insides into a medium bowl.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork to break it apart.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • If you like a creamier guacamole, beat with a hand mixer. For a chunkier texture, continue to combine with a fork until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Serve with chips as an appetizer or with Mexican foods as a condiment.

Homemade Canned Salsa Recipe

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Homemade salsa is the perfect way to enjoy your garden harvest throughout the year. Use tomatoes, green peppers, and jalapeno peppers fresh from your garden to make this fantastic canned salsa to enjoy the entire year. Make fresh salsa to enjoy during the harvest season.
Homemade Canned Salsa Recipe
PREP: 5 hours
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Container: Large pot, canning jars, lids and rings
Ingredients
  • 24 cups skinned and chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 4 cups chopped green peppers
  • 2 jalapeno peppers - add more for hotter salsa
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 2 cans tomato paste - 6 oz. can
Directions
  • Remove the skins and chop the tomatoes.
  • Chop the onions, green peppers, and jalapenos into small pieces. Be sure to remove the seeds from the jalapenos before chopping.
  • Mince the garlic cloves.
  • Place these vegetables and all the rest of the ingredients into a large pot.
  • Cook over medium high heat until the salsa mixture comes to a full rolling boil.
  • While the salsa is cooking, prepare canning lids and rings by placing in a saucepan, covering with water, and bring water to a simmer. Once lids have come to a simmer, turn heat off but leave saucepan with lids on the burner and allow lids to remain in the hot water until ready to use.
  • After the salsa comes to a full boil carefully pour the hot salsa into canning jars.
  • Wipe any salsa off the rim of the jar that might have spilled when filling the jars; seal with canning lids and rings.
  • Set the jars aside and allow the salsa to cool completely. The jars should seal while they are cooling.

Brat Kabobs Recipe

A pineapple brat with sweet peppers and onions.
Brat Kabobs Recipe
Ingredients
  • 24 pieces of one inch pineapple brat pieces
  • 2 each Sweet Red, Orange and Yellow pepper
  • 1 package whole mushrooms - leave whole
  • 1 each sweet onion
  • Lawry's Sesame Ginger Sauce
Directions
Cut pineapple brats in one inch pieces, enough to put 4 pieces on each kabob, cut peppers in wedges, cut onion in wedges, leave mushrooms whole.

put all ingredients in swallow pan and pour Lawrey sesame ginger sauce over them.

Arrange items on skewers, place heavy duty alumimin foil on medium hot grill. Baste kebabs with additional sauce as they cook.

NOTE: If you can't find pineapple brats, just add pineapple wedges to the kebabs.


Grilled Rosemary Potatoes Recipe

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Red potatoes are exceptionally good when cooked on the grill, but when the potatoes are enhanced with a coating of olive oil, salt and pepper, and a generous amount of fresh rosemary, the grilled red potatoes are even better.
Grilled Rosemary Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: mixing bowl, grill, vegetable grill rack
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds red potatoes - washed and quartered
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary - stemmed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Place all of the ingredients, except the potatoes, in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the potatoes and stir until all of the potatoes are covered with the oil mixture.
  • Heat the grill to medium.
  • Place the potatoes in a vegetable grill rack or you can place a piece of tin foil directly on the grill and grill the potatoes on top of that. If using tin foil, be sure to spray it with a nonstick cooking spray before placing it on the grill.
  • Grill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

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The next time you plan on serving asparagus with grilled meat, fish, or poultry, consider grilling the asparagus as well. Grilling gives the flavor of asparagus an added dimension that can't be matched with any other cooking method.
Grilled Asparagus Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
Container: gas or charcoal grill, narrow wooden skewers
Serving Description: 1/4 lb. asparagus
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes or more; preheat the grill.
  • Wash the asparagus and snap off the tough ends.
  • Mix the olive oil and soy sauce. Brush or rub the mixture over the asparagus spears.
  • Line up 4, 5, or 6 spears of asparagus and pierce near the base and top with sharp skewers. Leave a little space between the spears to aid cooking.
  • Grill speared asparagus over direct heat 3-4 minutes per side, or until spears are crunchy-tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Rhubarb Custard Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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A rhubarb cake that creates its own custard while it bakes. The sweet custard is a perfect complement to the sweet-tangy taste of the rhubarb. Search our site for more ideas on how to use your rhubarb this spring.
Rhubarb Custard Upside-Down Cake Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 2 hours
Container: 9 x 13 cake pan
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 pint heavy cream, unwhipped
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 cake pan.
  • Mix up the cake mix according to the directions on the package and pour into the prepared cake pan.
  • Combine rhubarb and sugar; stir until evenly mixed. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the unbaked cake mix.
  • Pour the cream over the top of the cake and rhubarb.
  • Place in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • To serve, cut the cake, remove it from the pan, and flip it over upside-down. Topped with whipped cream if desired.
  • Store in the refrigerator.
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