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Meal Plan: February 23 - March 1, 2014


Glazed Ham Recipe

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A sweet and spicy glaze basted over a tender and juicy ham. Perfect to serve on the holidays.
Glazed Ham Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 ham
  • whole cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared spicy mustard
  • 1 cup orange, apple or pineapple juice
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Score ham. Insert cloves into ham, if desired.

Mix brown sugar, mustard and juice. Pour 1/2 of glaze over ham.

Bake according to ham package directions, basting with remaining glaze until ham is done.


Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

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Simple sweet potato fries that are baked in the oven. The sugar from the potatoes gets a little caramelly and delicious. The perfect combination with the salt and pepper.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Wash and dry sweet potatoes. Peeling is optional. Cut into fairly thick slices.

Toss potatoes in olive oil to coat.

Bake until brown on one side, approximately 10 minutes.

Turn and bake until brown and crispy on other side, approximately 10 minutes more.

Salt and pepper to taste.


Not The Usual Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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Bacon makes everything better and this is no exception. The classic green bean casserole with a twist of bacon and cheese. Bring it to your next holiday for the sidedish everyone will love.
Not The Usual Green Bean Casserole Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 ounce can)
  • 3 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 can mushroom stems and pieces, drained (4 ounce can)
  • 2 cans cut green beans,drained (15 ounce cans)
  • 1 can French-fried onions (2.8 ounce can)
Directions
Preheat oven to 325°.

Heat the soup in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in Velveeta cheese and bacon and continue stirring until completely melted.

Remove from heat, stir in the mushrooms, then the green beans, evenly coating. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish, and top with fried onions.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until heated through and bubbly.

NOTE: Check near the end of cooking to make sure the onions aren't getting too brown. If they are, cover lightly with tinfoil.


Orange Crush Salad Recipe

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Cool and refreshing orange flavored salad. The orange crush gives the salad a slight sparkling taste that is perfect with the delicious creamy topping.
Orange Crush Salad Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: Large serving bowl
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes orange jello (large boxes)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (20 oz.), drained
  • 3 cans mandarin oranges (15 oz.), drained
  • 4 cups orange crush soda (equals 32 oz.)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
Directions
  • Pour both packages of jello in a large serving bowl. Add 2 C hot water and let cool.
  • Add fruit and soda; set aside in the refrigerator to gel.
  • Once the jello has fully set, mix all topping ingredients together and smooth over the salad.
Note: This recipe makes a large salad so be sure to use a large serving bowl. This salad can also be made up the day before serving. It will keep nice in the refrigerator.

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

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For all of us looking for delicious chicken recipes, this terrific chicken and vegetable stir fry is not only tasty but low in saturated fat as well. Serve it alone or on a bed of rice for a satisfying complete meal.
Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 50 minutes
Container: large skillet or wok
Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts - boneless, skinless, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 bunch asparagus - cut into 1
  • 3 green onions - sliced
  • 2 carrots - sliced into small strips
  • 2 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 1 can artichokes - (13.75 oz) drained, cut in half
  • 1 package (small) pea pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
Directions
  • Preheat skillet or wok to med-high.
  • Add sesame seeds to dry pan. Stir frequently, until lightly toasted.
  • Add 3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Add chicken, cook until chicken is cooked, no longer pink, stirring often.
  • Add asparagus, carrots, green onions and artichokes.
  • Stir fry until vegetables are crisp tender.
  • Add pea pods and sliced water chestnuts. Stir to heat through.
  • Add ginger, red pepper flakes and teryaki sauce.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot with hot, cooked rice.

Crab Rangoon Stuffed Wonton Recipe

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Rich in flavor, this small stuffed dumpling can be served as an appetizer or a main dish accompanied with a favorite dipping sauce.
Crab Rangoon Stuffed Wonton Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 2 hours
Serving Size: 4 each
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro - minced
  • 2 teaspoons scallions - minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger - minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces crab meat
  • 32 wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
Directions
Crab Filling Preparation
  • Soften cream cheese to room temperature
  • In a bowl, combine cilantro, scallions, ginger, sugar, jalapenos and lime juice with softened cream cheese.
  • Add crab mixture and lightly mix with other ingredients.
    Wonton Wrapper Preparation
  • Using wonton wrappers approximately 4 inches square will work to make smaller dumplings for appetizers. However, if a larger dumpling is preferred, a 4 x 6 inch rectangular wrapper can be made from spring roll dough sheets. Use an 8 inch square spring roll dough sheet to begin. Cut two rectangles from each 8 inch dough sheet and there will be 2 inches of dough as excess.
  • Lay wonton wrappers on a flat surface and add a teaspoon of crab filling in the center of the wrapper or adjust amount depending on size of the wrapper. Lightly and evenly spread the filling into a coin-shaped portion making sure to keep it well away from the outer edges.
  • Dampen the edge of each wrapper with water and fold in half, resulting in a rectangular shape to the wrap.
  • Dampen the edge of each wrapper with water or a lightly beaten egg and press the edges together so they seal the contents. As they are sealed, press the excess air out of the wonton to keep the wonton from puffing up as it cooks.
  • Fold the wonton lengthwise in half again, creating a somewhat narrow rectangular shape to the folded dough.
  • Moisten the edges again if necessary so they adhere better. Fold each end in toward the center of the wrap, allowing half of the end to remain in a vertical position while the other half is folded over on top of and overlaps the opposite side end piece, like the end corners of an envelope.
  • Press the ends together that overlap, so they adequately seal.
  • Keep the filled wontons covered with a damp cloth to retain the moisture in the dough while others are being filled.
  • When ready to cook, place the filled wontons on a baking sheet layered with parchment paper.
  • Pour cooking oil in a skillet and heat on medium high to 350° F
  • Fry wontons in small batches for 3 to 4 minutes each until they are light golden brown.
  • Remove and place on paper toweling to absorb any excess grease.
    Dipping Sauce
  • Use a sweet and sour sauce and a hot mustard sauce to provide two choices for personal tastes.

  • Chai Tea Recipe

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    PREP: 20 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 25 minutes
    Container: Mugs for serving
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 tea bags (black tea)
    • 1 stick cinnamon
    • 6 cardamom seeds, crushed
    • 1 whole clove
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 2 1/2 cups milk
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    Directions
    • In a small sauce pan, combine first 6 ingredients. Bring to boil.
    • Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
    • Stir in milk. Return to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then remove tea bags and strain.
    • Stir in sugar until dissolved.
    • Pour into mugs. Top with whipped cream, cinnamon, and cinnamon stick, if desired.

    Lindas Sloppy Joes Recipe

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    Sweetened with a little brown sugar, these sloppy joes are perfect. They can be whipped up in under 30 minutes or simmered in a slow cooker all day long.
    Lindas Sloppy Joes Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 30 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 1 green pepper, diced
    • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
    • 4 tablespoons mustard
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • 15 hamburger buns
    Directions
    Brown ground beef, onion and green pepper; drain.

    Add remaining ingredients.

    Simmer for 20 minutes.

    Serve on buns.


    Home Fried Potatoes Recipe

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    A great way to use left over boiled or roasted potatoes for a tasty side dish.
    Home Fried Potatoes Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 30 minutes
    Container: Medium heavy skillet
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or red skinned potatoes
    • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
    • 1 dry yellow onion, chopped fine
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    Directions
    • Use left over boiled Yukon Gold or red skinned potatoes* cut into 1 inch square pieces. In a heavy skillet, melt 1 tablespoon or butter and sauté onions for approximately 5 minutes, or until the onions are lightly browned. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and diced potatoes, and stir to mix onions and potatoes.
    • Cook over medium heat until golden brown, approximately 6 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 6 to 7 minutes until golden brown.
    • Salt and pepper to taste.

      *To Boil Potatoes: Scrub potatoes, cutting out any darkened spots. Cut potatoes into quarters. Place potatoes in a large sauce pan filled with enough cold water to completely cover potatoes. Add 1 teaspoon salt, bring to a boil and cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

    Honey Baked Beans Recipe

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    Barbecued beans with just the right touch of sweetness. These baked beans are simple to throw together and make a prefect side dish to grilled steaks, grilled chops, pulled pork or beef sandwiches and most any type of burger.
    Honey Baked Beans Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 1 hour
    READY IN: 1.25 hours
    Container: Baking dish
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    Ingredients
    • 2 - 16 ounce cans Bush baked beans
    • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce (honey flavored)
    • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    Directions
    • Mix all ingredients together.
    • Pour into a baking dish and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

    Cinnamon Jumbo Cookies Recipe

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    Soft with a touch of cinnamony flavor. These light cake-like cookies are made with a little cinnamon in the dough and then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar for great flavor.
    Cinnamon Jumbo Cookies Recipe
    PREP: 1 hour
    COOK: 1.5 hours
    READY IN: 2.5 hours
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    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 cup shortening
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1 teaspoon soda
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 1/2 cups sour milk (add 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar to 1 1/2 cups of regular milk)
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    Directions
    Cream sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla together. Gradually add dry ingredients, along with sour milk. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Mix 2 T. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle on each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 min. Makes 5 dozen.

    Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup Recipe

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    Light and fluffy dumplings that warm you up inside. This creamy soup will be loved by all.
    Creamy Chicken and Dumpling Soup Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 3+ hours
    READY IN: 3+ hours
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • CHICKEN BROTH:
    • 1 whole chicken, cut up
    • 6 cups cold water
    • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
    • 6 peppercorns
    • SOUP:
    • 1 can chicken broth
    • 1 can cream of chicken soup
    • 1 cup celery, chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups carrot, sliced
    • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
    • 1 bay leaf
    • DUMPLINGS:
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
    • 1 1/2 cups half and half
    Directions
    Cook fryer in water, bouillon and peppercorns; bone chicken and cut up into bite size pieces.

    Strain the chicken broth and set aside.

    Add all the ingredients for the soup and simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours.

    About 30 minutes before serving mix up the dumplings by sifting together the dry ingredients. Add half and half to make a moist, stiff batter. Drop by teaspoon into the simmering liquid. Cook covered, without peeking, for 18-20 minutes.


    Homemade Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

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    A quick-to-make biscuit for those times when you need just a little extra to go with your meal.
    Homemade Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 12 minutes
    Container: Baking sheet
    Serving Description: 1 biscuit
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    Ingredients
    • 2 cups flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 2/3 cup milk
    Directions
    • Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt in large bowl.
    • Add shortening, cut in with pastry blender. Mix in milk, knead gently.
    • Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet or roll out on floured surface and cut out biscuits with cookie cutter.
    • Bake 450 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes.

    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.

    Pizza Stromboli Recipe

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    A stuffed sandwich that will be a favorite for your kids. Filled with meat, sauce and cheese, it will be an instant hit.
    Pizza Stromboli Recipe
    PREP: 35 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 50 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 3/4 pound ground beef
    • 3/4 pound pork sausage
    • 1 onion - diced
    • 1 can mushrooms - drained and diced
    • 1 jar marinara sauce
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 packages french loaf dough - Pillsbury refrigerator dough
    • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    Directions
    • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and sausage over medium-high heat. When no longer pink, drain.
    • Add onions and mushrooms to the ground beef and cook for 5 minutes more.
    • Add the pasta sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Salt and pepper as needed. Allow to cool 10 minutes so the dough will not melt when putting the sandwich together.
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • While meat mixture cools, roll out each dough into approximately 12x5 rectangles onto parchment paper. Place one rectangle onto baking sheet, including the paper.
    • Fill with meat mixture, leaving a 1-inch border. Carefully place remaining dough rectangle on the top. Seal the edges and fold under. Make several slits in the top of the dough to allow steam to escape.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. May sprinkle with parmesan cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking.

    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.

    Quick Pizza Breadsticks Recipe

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    A fun appetizer to serve with pizza sauce while you are waiting for the pizza to get done. It also perfect as a side to spaghetti or lasagna.
    Quick Pizza Breadsticks Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 30 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough (10 ounce can)
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
    • 1 can pizza sauce (8 ounce can)
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly grease large baking sheet.
    • Unroll pizza dough and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Press dough into a 12x9 rectangle.
    • Brush dough with melted butter.
    • In small bowl, mix cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and sprinkle over dough.
    • Using a sharp knife, cut dough crosswise into 12 1 inch strips. Then cut lengthwise to make 24 strips. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes.
    Note: The dough can be baked without cutting into strips. Strips can then be cut after it comes out of the oven.

    Simple Marinara Sauce Recipe

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    A quick-and-easy to make marinara sauce. Use as a pizza sauce, for spaghetti sauce or on other pasta, or as a dipping sauce for breadsticks and other savory appetizers.
    Simple Marinara Sauce Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 5 minutes
    READY IN: 15 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 8 ounces tomato paste
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon Fruit Fresh
    • 1/2 cup water
    Directions
    • Mix tomato paste, oregano, onion powder, garlic salt, and Fruit Fresh.
    • Add water a little at a time until the sauce is the desired consistency. You may require a little less or more water than the 1/2 cup.
    • Heat mixture to a boil and then simmer for several minutes.
    • Serve as desired.

    Creole Pork Loin Recipe

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    Rich in garlic flavor, this loin of pork provides a mild southern flavor for an enjoyable grilled meal.
    Creole Pork Loin Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 3 hours
    Container: large roasting pan and a grill
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    Ingredients
    • 6 pounds whole pork loin, boneless
    • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning, to taste
    • 12 ounces beer
    Directions
    • Peel and slice garlic cloves. Cut slits into both sides of pork loin and insert sliced garlic in each slit (use about 10-15 slices per side of loin). Rub creole seasoning over entire pork loin.
    • Place pork loin in roasting pan and pour approximately 1/2 beer over pork loin. Cover pan and marinate at minimum of 3 hours, longer if desired.
    • Loin may then be grilled or baked.
    • Oven: bake the loin uncovered at 325º F, 20 to 24 minutes per pound.  (The internal temperature should read 155º - 160º F for medium, 165º - 170º F for medium well.)  After removing meat from oven the temperature will rise approximately 5º F.

    Black Eyed Peas and Rice Recipe

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    Made to be served as a side dish this southern favorite is not only versatile but delicious for any lunch or dinner meal.
    Black Eyed Peas and Rice Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 1 hour
    Container: medium pot and skillet
    Serving Size: 2 cups
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    Ingredients
    • 1 cup dry black eyed peas
    • 4 slices bacon
    • 1 onion - chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic - minced
    • 2 cups cooked brown or white rice
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • green onion - chopped for garnish
    Directions
    • Cover peas with water in a pot and soak overnight.
    • Drain peas, cover with fresh water and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce heat and simmer for one hour.
    • Drain peas, reserving the liquid. Set aside the liquid.
    • In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp.
    • Drain on a paper towel and save for later.
    • In the same skillet, using the grease from the bacon, saute the onion for 2 minutes.
    • Add garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
    • Add peas and rice.
    • Cook, stirring constantly.
    • Add vinegar, 3-4 tablespoons of reserved liquid from the peas to moisten the mixture.
    • Cook 5-10 minutes, stirring.
    • If needed, add more liquid from the peas.
    • Season with salt and pepper.
    • Sprinkle with bacon bits and green onions.

    Grandmothers Southern Style Green Beans Recipe

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    Nothing spared on this vegetable recipe, with bacon and everything. The green beans are sure to disappear quickly!
    Grandmothers Southern Style Green Beans Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 25 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 6 slices bacon, diced
    • 1 onion, minced (optional)
    • 2 quarts green beans, snapped into 1-inch pieces
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    Directions
    Render bacon in an iron skillet, reserving the bacon.

    If using onion, fry in the bacon drippings in skillet.

    Add green beans to the skillet. Add seasonings and enough water to almost cover green beans. Bring to a rolling boil then turn heat down to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until doneness you desire. Remove lid at the end of cooking time and cook down to a very low liquid.

    Serve with reserved bacon pieces.

    VARIATION: Add some diced country ham which makes this Southern dish even more delectable.


    Hush Puppies Recipe

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    This deep-fried cornbread specialty, a favorite in the South, can be served as a flavorful mealtime alternative to bread, or serve them as an irresistible bite-size party hors d' oeuvre.
    Hush Puppies Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 5 minutes
    READY IN: 15 minutes
    Container: deep fat fryer or deep skillet
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
    • 3/4 cup flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 1 egg
    • 1 onion - chopped fine
    • 3 green onions - minced fine
    • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
    • 5 cups peanut oil - for a deep fat fryer, may need less for a skillet
    Directions
    • Heat oil in deep fat fryer or large deep skillet.
    • Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
    • Drop round balls of batter into the oil.
    • Fry until light golden brown.
    • Remove from oil and allow to drain on paper towels.
    • Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Seafood Gumbo Recipe

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    Delicious seafood like stew popular in the South.
    Seafood Gumbo Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 1 hour
    READY IN: 1.25 hours
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    Ingredients
    • 1/4 cup butter flavored crisco
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 pound fresh or frozen okra
    • 1 large can of whole tomatoes
    • 1 large can from the tomatoes full of water
    • 1 cup celery - chopped
    • 1 cup onion - chopped
    • 1/4 cup red pepper - chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 teaspoon gumbo filé or Old Bay Seasoning
    • 2 cans crab meat or 1 package (14 oz.) imitation crab sticks
    • 1 pound shrimp - peeled, cooked or uncooked
    Directions
    • Add flour to melted crisco.
    • Stir and cook over medium heat until it starts to brown.
    • Add onions, celery and pepper.
    • Stir while it cooks for 5 minutes.
    • Add tomatoes, water, okra, salt and pepper.
    • Cook over medium low heat for at least 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender.
    • Add the shrimp and crab plus the filé.
    • May add a few dashes of tabasco for a little spice.
    • Serve over rice.

    Rice Pilaf Recipe

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    Easy to prepare, this recipe is a great way to enhance the flavor of white rice for a delicious side dish or main meal.
    Rice Pilaf Recipe
    PREP: 35 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 1 hour
    Container: a large saucepan or covered skillet
    Serving Size: 1 cup
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    Ingredients
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/4 cup white or yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
    • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock (canned)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    • Rinse 1-1/2 cups long-grain white rice in cold water; then soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes and drain well.
    • In a large saucepan or covered skillet, heat 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped white or yellow onions to the pan and saute quickly (1 to 2 minutes).
    • To the onions, add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
    • Add the 1-1/2 cups of soaked and drained long-grain white rice and stir-fry for about 3 minutes.
    • Pour in 2-1/2 cups water or vegetable stock and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 15 to 18 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Do not stir the rice during the cooking time. Leave the pan covered and do not check the rice until the suggested cooking time has elapsed.
    • Serve the rice immediately. Use the rice pilaf as a side dish; as a bed for grilled chicken, turkey, or fish; or as an accompaniment for stir-fried beef or pork dishes.

    Tasty Southern Corn Bread Recipe

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    A sweet cornbread that will please everyone. Baked to a golden brown, its the perfect side to your meal. Served with maple syrup, it soaks right into the corn bread.
    Tasty Southern Corn Bread Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 35 minutes
    Container: cast iron skillet
    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 1/2 cups yellow or white corn meal
    • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    • 4 tablespoons baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    Directions
    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Add oil to cast iron skillet and place in oven while preheating.

    In a large mixing bowl, blend corn meal, flour, baking powered and sugar.

    In another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs and melted butter. Add this mixture to corn meal mixture and blend together thoroughly.

    Next using oven mitts, carefully remove the skillet from the oven. Pour batter into the skillet and return to oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Serve with soft butter and honey or maple syrup.


    Key Lime Cake Recipe

    Submitted by RecipeTips.com
    If you're searching for distinctive cake recipes, look no further. Your taste buds will say, "Wow!" with your first bite of this tangy, ultra-moist cake loaded with citrus flavor. This key lime cake is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, Easter or your Mardi Gras celebrations.
    Key Lime Cake Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 30 minutes
    READY IN: 1.75 hours
    Container: 9x13 cake pan, 2 medium mixing bowls, hand mixer
    Ingredients
    • 1 package (18.25 oz) lemon cake mix
    • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 package (3 oz) lime Jell-O
    • 3/4 cup orange juice
    • green food coloring (optional)
    • FROSTING:
    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
    • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz), softened
    • 3 tablespoons lime juice
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • green food coloring (optional)
    Directions
    • Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Add 3 drops green food coloring if you want a more intense green color.
    • Bake according to directions on box (25-35 min.). Cool.
    • Frost with frosting and refrigerate.
    FROSTING:
    • Beat butter and cream cheese together. Add juice and powdered sugar. Blend with mixer until smooth.
    • Add 4-6 drops green food coloring if you would like green color for St. Patrick's Day.
    • Spread on cake.
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