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Meal Plan: January 26 - February 1, 2014


Filet Mignon Broiled or Grilled Recipe

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Simply seasoned, this steak holds all the flavor. Perfect in the summertime served with a salad and some bread. Or entertain your guests and serve with mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables.
Filet Mignon Broiled or Grilled Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 4 Filet Mignon, 1 1/4 inch thick
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Remove filets from refrigerator 20 minutes before cooking.

Season with salt and pepper.

To BROIL, place filets on rack in broiling pan. Set oven at broil; preheat several minutes. Place broiling pan in highest position in broiler; allow 2-3 minutes on each side to sear filets. Lower pan to middle position; broil 2 minutes on each side for rare, 3 minutes 30 seconds for medium, and 4 minutes for well-done.

To GRILL, place grill rack about 4 inches above red-hot coals. Place filets on grill; sear about 2-3 minutes on each side. Cook 2 minutes 30 seconds for medium rare, 3 minutes for medium, and 3 minutes 30 seconds for well-done.


Sliced Oven Baked Potatoes Recipe

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Delicious butter baked potatoes. All peeled and ready to eat, these potatoes make a great side to steaks, pork chops, chicken, and fish.
Sliced Oven Baked Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Ingredients
  • 8 baking potatoes peeled
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
Directions
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/4 to 3/8 inch slices, being careful not to cut completely through the bottom of the potato.
  • Place potatoes in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan. Brush each potato with butter and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tender and golden brown, basting occasionally with butter.

Tasty Green Beans Recipe

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A vegetable easy to prepare and full of flavor. This could be served beside any entree, even to impress your guests. And it adds a little color to your plate!
Tasty Green Beans Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound whole green beans
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
Directions
Blanch green beans to desired tenderness. Place in cold water to stop cooking.

Combine remaining ingredients and saute beans in mixture until coated and heated through.


Cauliflower Lettuce Salad Recipe

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Simple salad that makes a perfect side dish or it could be enjoyed as a light lunch or dinner. Easy to scale for the number of servings you require.
Cauliflower Lettuce Salad Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
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Ingredients
  • 1 head or large bag of lettuce
  • 2/3 head cauliflower, chopped fine
  • 1 pound bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip (1/2 cup EACH)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Directions
  • Toss lettuce, cauliflower, and bacon together.
  • Just before serving, mix with dressing. In several intervals, add a small portion of the dressing with the salad. Determine if more dressing is needed. Do not add too much dressing at once. Stir in dressing to your taste. Too much dressing can cause salad to be soggy.
Note: If you will not eat the entire salad at your meal, only mix up what you think you will need. Store the remaining lettuce mixture and dressing separately in the refrigerator. Mix together just before you are ready to serve again.

Homemade Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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Creamy and full of banana flavor, this banana cream pie recipe is sure to be a family favorite.
Homemade Banana Cream Pie Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 4 hours
Container: 9 inch pie plate
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks - beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 pie crust - 9 inch and baked
  • 3 bananas - sliced
Directions
  • In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add in the milk while stirring.
  • Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly until it is thick and bubbly.
  • Cook and stir for two minutes and then remove from the heat.
  • Mix a small amount of the warm mixture in with the egg yolks to temper them. Then add the yolks into the saucepan with the rest of the mixture.
  • Return to the heat and cook for an additional two minutes while stirring.
  • Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla and butter. Stir to combine.
  • Slice bananas and place into a cooled baked pastry shell. Top with the pudding mixutre and bake in a 350° F oven for 12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and the refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

Honey Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

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Stir fry vegetables and chicken covered in a thickened sweet and soy sauce. Perfect over white rice. Who needs Chinese takeout when this is so easy to make at home.
Honey Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 package frozen stir fry veggies (16 ounce pkg)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • rice, cooked
Directions
In a small bowl combine honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, fry chicken, garlic and sauce in 2 teaspoons oil. Cook and stir until chicken is lightly browned and juices run clear; remove and keep warm.

In the same pan, stir fry vegetables in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes, or until heated through.

Add chicken and mix well.

Combine corn starch and cold water until smooth; stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 1 minute, or until thickened.

Serve over rice.


Rice Pilaf with Pasta Recipe

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Tired of plain white rice? Try this homemade rice pilaf. Browning the pasta adds a nuttly flavor and the broth flavors it even more. This is a great side dish for any meal.
Rice Pilaf with Pasta Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup vermicelli, broken into small pieces
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • salt, to taste
Directions
Melt butter in pan or dutch oven.

Break vermicelli in small pieces and add to pan and cook until golden brown, stirring constantly.

Add rice and stir until rice is well coated with butter.

Boil broth and add boiling broth to rice mixture. Season to taste. Cook, covered, over low heat until liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.

Stir lightly with fork. Let stand in warm place about 10 minutes before serving.


Chicken and Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe

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Perfect for an appetizer or a light lunch, these tasty egg rolls feature a chicken filling with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
Chicken and Vegetable Egg Roll Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: steamer or large skillet for frying
Serving Description: 2 egg rolls
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Ingredients
  • 1 package cellophane noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger - grated
  • 2 chicken breasts - cooked and diced
  • 1 cup carrot - shredded
  • 1 cup cabbage - shredded
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 3 green onions - chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins - optional
  • 14 egg roll wrappers - or spring roll wrappers
Directions
  • Soak cellophane noodles in hot water for 10 minutes, drain.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken, carrots, cabbage and teriyake sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and green onions, stir to combine.
  • Take the egg roll wrapers one at a time and top with the chicken mixture down the center.
  • Lay the wrapper with a point towards you, fill from point to point going across the wrapper. Roll up the bottom point over the top of the filling. Fold in the sides and continue to wrap up to the other point.
  • You can either steam them in the top of a steamer basket or fry them in 1 cup of canola oil until nicely browned, flip and brown the other side for approximatley 3-5 minutes each side. If you are going to steam them, lay lettuce leaves out to cover the bottom on the steamer so the rolls won't stick.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

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Looking for a light summer evening meal? This is perfect. All you need is mixed up into this pasta salad. Or bring it along to a picnic to share with your family and friends.
BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound bacon - reserve drippings
  • 12 ounces rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tomatoes - cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme - chopped
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chives - finely diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 cups romaine lettuce - chopped
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lay bacon on lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and toss with the milk in a large bowl; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add tomatoes, thyme and garlic with bacon drippings; toss until warmed through; season with salt and pepper. Crumble the bacon into bite-size pieces. Toss the bacon and tomato mixture with the pasta.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream. Pour over pasta and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce; toss again to coat. Serve.

Italian Garlic Toast Recipe

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This is the best garlic toast you will ever make. Perfect beside a pasta dish or top this bread off with a tomato-basil mixture.
Italian Garlic Toast Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 loaf Italian or French bread (1 1/2 lb )
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Directions
Slice bread into 1-inch slices; place with cut side up on a large baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine butter, cheese, garlic, and oregano. Brush onto cut surface of bread. Sprinkle with paprika.

Broil 4 inches from heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly toasted.


Hershey Syrup Brownies Recipe

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These moist and scrumptious brownies are the perfect treat for anyone that loves chocolate or has a sweet tooth. The Hershey Syrup gives the brownies their nice chocolaty flavor and super moist texture.
Hershey Syrup Brownies Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Container: 10 1/2
Ingredients
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs (1 at a time)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 1 T. flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 Hershey Syrup (16 ounce )
  • FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons shortenings or margarine
  • 6 tablespoons milk or half -n- half
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Directions
  • Cream together melted margarine and sugar; beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt; then add Hershey's syrup.
  • Pour in a greased 11x15-inch jelly roll pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 30 minutes.
FROSTING:
  • Combine the margarine, milk, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; allow to boil for 30 seconds.
  • Add chocolate chips and beat until creamy.
  • Cool frosting until it has thickened enough to spread on the brownies.

Simple Beef Chili Recipe

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A chili recipe to keep handy since it is full of flavor with a little sweetness and a little spice. Perfect to adapt to your own likeness. Enjoy this on a cool Autumn Sunday while watching your favorite footbal team.
Simple Beef Chili Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour 30 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 quart tomato juice
  • 1 can tomato puree (29 ounce can)
  • 1 can chili beans (15 ounce can)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Directions
In a skillet, brown the ground beef; drain. Put the drained beef and the remaining ingredients into a 6-quart pot.

Cover the pot; let it simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.


Cheddar Crackers Recipe

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Great tasting cracker that is a good accompaniment to many dishes.
Cheddar Crackers Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 55 minutes
Container: mixing bowl, cooking sheet
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups flour - sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese - shredded
  • 1 cup colby jack cheese - shredded
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter to resemble the consistency of cornmeal.
  • Blend in the cheeses with a fork until well blended.
  • Shape into 1 1/2 to 2 inch rolls.
  • Chill for 30-40 minutes in the refrigerator and then slice each roll into slices approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and let cool.
  • Store the cooled crackers in an airtight container.
  • Freezes well.
  • *These crackers can be made crispier by slicing them thinner before baking.

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

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An easy grilled sandwich that is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. On those busy nights it is nice to be able to serve your family a hot and hearty sandwich without spending too much time in the kitchen.
Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Virginia Deli Ham - sliced or favorite deli ham
  • Colby Jack Cheese - sliced
Directions
  • Place a layer of ham on one slice of bread.
  • Add a layer of cheese and cover with another slice of bread.
  • Generously butter one side of the sandwich.
  • Place a skillet over medium-high heat and allow to heat up.
  • Add the sandwich to the skillet, buttered side down. While the sandwich is being browned on the first side, generously butter the unbuttered side while it is in the skillet.
  • When the first side is nicely browned flip the sandwich over and brown the other buttered side.
  • Once both sides are browned, remove from the skillet, cut in half and serve.
  • Continue to make as many sandwiches as needed to serve your family. You can cook more than one sandwich at a time if the skillet is large enough.

Easy Lasagna Recipe

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Easy Lasagna Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 1 package cottage cheese (large pkg)
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
Directions
Cook lasagna noodles as directed on box (cook a total of 12 noodles).

Brown the ground beef; drain.

Stir the spaghetti sauce and water into the ground beef.

Put a little bit of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Then layer noodles, cottage cheese, spaghetti sauce mixture, Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Repeat the layers two times.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until browned and bubbly.


Easy Caesar Salad Recipe

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Stop at the store and purchase a bottle of Caesar dressing. It's easy and delicious. Who says you can only enjoy a nice Caesar salad out at a fancy restaurant?
Easy Caesar Salad Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup Caesar dressing (favorite bottled brand)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (divided)
  • 2 cups Caesar-flavored croutons
Directions
  • In a large bowl, break romaine lettuce into small pieces. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.
  • Start with about 1/4 cup of your favorite bottled Caesar salad dressing (light or regular) and pour over the lettuce. Toss until lettuce is evenly coated. Determine if there is enough dressing on the lettuce to your liking. If not, add one or two more tablespoons and toss again. Repeat if necessary.
  • Add one to two cups of Caesar-flavored croutons and toss mixture to distribute evenly.
  • Sprinkle the top with more shredded Parmesan cheese and serve. If not serving immediately, place in the refrigerator. This salad can be mixed a little in advance but I wouldn't mix it up more than two hours before serving to make sure lettuce stays fresh and crisp.

Garlic Bread 4 Recipe

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Garlic bread is always a great addition to any meal, especially pasta. This recipe is easy to make and can be made in advance, put in the refrigerator, and baked later.
Garlic Bread 4 Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and Italian herbs seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf French or Italian bread
Directions
Mix butter, cheese, and seasoning until well blended.

Cut bread in half but do not cut through the loaf. Spread garlic mixture on both sides.

Wrap loaf in foil. Bake 10 minutes or until heated through, 400°.

NOTE: Bread could also be grilled in foil or cut side down.


Layered Pudding Recipe

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Delicious layered dessert that takes no time to prepare. A quick take on banana cream pie.
Layered Pudding Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 4 bananas
  • 2 boxes instant banana cream pudding
  • 1 package Cool Whip, thawed
Directions
Make pudding according to directions on package.

Crush the graham crackers.

Layer the crushed grahams, bananas and pudding. Top with whipped topping and any leftover banaanas.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Chili Brats Recipe

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Combine two great tastes for one sandwich that is loaded with flavor. Use leftover homemade chili to make this brat a sure-fire hit.
Chili Brats Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 6 fresh brats (not precooked)
  • 1 can beer - any brand
  • Leftover homemade chili (or store bought)
  • 6 hot dog or brat buns
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Chopped onions (optional)
Directions
  • Place brats in a saucepan and cover with beer. Bring to a boil. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes at a low boil.
  • Remove the brats from the saucepan and discard the beer.
  • Place the brats on a preheated grill and grill just long enough to brown the brats nicely.
  • While the brats are on the grill, heat the leftover (or store bought) chili.
  • When the brats are done, serve the brats and chili. Allow everyone to add their own chili.
  • Serve with chopped onions and cheese if desired.

Baked French Fries Recipe

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Make your own french fries at home. They are crispy and delicious and much better for you than those deep-fried ones. Season them simply with salt and pepper or add some herbs for a fresh flavor. Perfect next to a burger.
Baked French Fries Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Preheat oven to 400° F.

Peel and slice potatoes into fries. Wrap slices in a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

Place potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper into a ziploc bag and shake.

Spread potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Flip the potatoes and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.


Memphis Coleslaw Recipe

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A sweet and tangy mustard based coleslaw recipe with fresh jalapenos added for a little heat. For extra flavor, shred fresh cabbage and carrots rather than using packaged. This is a great way to use up your harvest of cabbage and carrots from your garden.
Memphis Coleslaw Recipe
Container: Large bowl, large colander, saucepan
Serving Size: cup
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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces bag coleslaw mix
  • 4 ounces bag shredded carrots
  • 1 fresh jalapeno - seeded, minced
  • 1 onion - finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (light or regular)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
Directions
  • Toss coleslaw, carrots, jalapeño, onion and salt in colander.
  • Place over sink and let stand for 1-2 hours, toss occasionally. This is to allow the cabbage to wilt and drain. (If in a hurry, allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes, toss and run under cold water.)
  • Rinse cabbage mixture under cold water, drain and let dry on paper towels. Transfer to large mixing bowl or place in a plastic bag and refrigerate for up to 24 hours until ready to use.
  • Bring mustard, chili sauce, mayo, sour cream, vinegar, celery seed, and brown sugar just to a boil in saucepan over medium heat, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Pour over prepared cabbage and toss to coat.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour or up to one day.
  • Serve chilled.

Great Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Flavor up baked chicken with lemon and garlic. Your family will love this chicken recipe and you'll love how simple it is to make.
Great Garlic Chicken Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lemons
  • 8 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Combine butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and the juce from lemons in small saucepan. Heat over low until butter is melted.

Arrange chicken in an oven proof baking dish. Pour butter sauce over chicken. Bake, covered at 350° for 20 minutes.

Uncover and continue baking until done, about 10 minutes longer.


Twice Baked Ice Box Potatoes Recipe

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These make-ahead twice baked potatoes are sure to become a family favorite. The cream cheese and sour cream blend together to create a super creamy potato. Topped with cheese, you couldn't ask for potatoes with more flavor.
Twice Baked Ice Box Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 1.75 hours
Ingredients
  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Butter
  • Shredded Colby Jack Cheese or cheese of choice
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash potatoes and remove blemishes.
  • Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour or until tender when poked with a fork.
  • Allow potatoes to cool enough to handle. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Scrape the potato out of the skins and place in a mixing bowl; set skins aside.
  • Mash potatoes and beat in the cream cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper; beat until creamy.
  • Fill the potato skins with the mashed potatoes and set them in a baking dish; cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • Before baking to serve, dot the top of the potatoes with butter and sprinkle with the cheese.
  • Bake again at 350° for 30-60 minutes or until warm and slightly browned at edges; serve.

Simple Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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Keep the vegetables simple but make the interesting. Roasting the broccoli brings out a little extra flavor. Seasonsed just perfectly, you'll never steam them again.
Simple Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, rinsed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (optional)
Directions
Preheat oven to 425°.

Cut broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Place broccoli in mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients except cheese. Mix well. Spread on a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Remove from oven and toss with the cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.


Pasta Vegetable Salad Recipe

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Colorful and flavorful this pasta salad is perfect in the summertime when the weather is warm and you don't want to cook.
Pasta Vegetable Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces spiral pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh vegetables, chopped (broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, onions, etc)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup green olives (optional)
  • 1 cup Italian Dressing
Directions
Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain, rinse and cool.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients except Italian dressing.

Add dressing and cooked pasta; toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Devils Food Cake Recipe

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A chocolate cake that will cure any sweet tooth. Or maybe it will simply make you want to come back for more since this cake is so sinfully decadent and moist. The buttermilk adds that little bit extra to the cake.
Devils Food Cake Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 55 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk - or sour milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 unsweetened chocolate baking squares
Directions
  • Cream sugar and butter together.
  • Add egg, and chocolate and mix well.
  • Mix dry ingredients - flour, salt and soda together in a separate bowl.
  • Sift dry ingredients into butter/egg mixture.
  • Gradually stir in milk, and then add the vanilla.
  • Bake at 350° F for 25 minutes.
  • Frost as desired.
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