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Meal Plan: June 28 - July 4, 2015


Easy Grilled Beef Roast Recipe

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A marinated roast beef that is grilled to perfection. This is an easy way to prepare a roast for dinner any night of the week. The simple marinate allows the true flavor of the beef roast to come through.
Easy Grilled Beef Roast Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 2 hours
READY IN: 2 hours
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 4 pounds beef roast
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
Directions
  • Mix the Worcestershire sauce and cooking oil together.
  • Place the roast in a sealable bag and then pour the marinade over the roast; seal the bag and place in a pan to protect against leakage.
  • Place in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least half an hour or up to 4 hours.
  • Remove the roast from the bag and discard the marinade.
  • Place the roast in an aluminum pan. Place on the grill over direct high heat to sear each side for 5 minutes.
  • Finish grilling the roast over indirect heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or to desired doneness.
  • Remove from the grill and allow to stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Creamed Peas and Potatoes Recipe

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Two vegetable favorites are combined in this creamy dish that can be enjoyed as an accompaniment for roasted meat or as a hearty, vegetarian main meal.
Creamed Peas and Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound small new potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh shelled peas
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
Directions
  • Peel potatoes and cut larger potatoes in half. Skins can be left on, if desired. Place in a saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Boil for approximately 10 minutes. Do not overcook. When the potatoes are done, drain the water off and set them aside.
  • Boil the peas and drain them when finished cooking. Set aside with the potatoes.
  • In a saucepan, add the onion and butter. Cook until the onion is tender, but hasn't browned yet. Add flour, salt, and pepper. Stir until mixed and then add in all the milk and stir into flour mixture until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Continue to stir and cook until the mixture has thickened and begins to bubble. Cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the potatoes and peas to the cream sauce. Stir until well distributed and thoroughly heated.
  • Season to taste and serve while hot.

Quick and Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

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An easy throw together salad that goes great with any meal. The kids will love the fruit and whipped topping combination.
Quick and Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 banana
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (11 oz.)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 can pineapple (small can)
  • 1 package cool whip (8 oz.)
Directions
  • Peel and cut up fruit into bite size pieces. Put all pieces in bowl.
  • Add cool whip and stir thoroughly. Chill until serving.

Raspberry Nectarine Cake Recipe

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A wonderful dessert using fresh fruit of the season.
Raspberry Nectarine Cake Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9
Serving Size: 1 piece
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lemon rind, zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
  • FRUIT TOPPING:
  • 1 nectarine, pitted and cut into very thin slices
  • 3/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
Directions
CAKE:
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of cake pan and lightly dust with flour.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until blended.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on high until well blended and fluffy; approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  • While beating on medium speed, add the eggs, one at a time. Add the lemon zest and vanilla with the second egg.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer. Using a large spatula, make sure all of the ingredients are incorporated, pushing down sides.
  • Fold in half of the dry ingredients, then the yogurt, then the remaining dry ingredients. Blend well; then spread into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

FRUIT TOPPING:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the nectarine slices, raspberries, sugar, and flour.
  • Mix the ingredients with a fork to evenly coat the fruit.

TO FINISH:
  • After the cake has baked for 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and sprinkle the top with the fruit mixture.
  • Place the cake back into the oven and bake for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the pan. Place a plate gently over the cake in the pan; then flip it onto the plate.
  • Place a serving platter on the bottom of the cake and flip it one more time so that the fruit is on the top.
  • Serve the cake warm or at room temperature.

Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

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A slower cooker pasta dish that you'll be amazed at how tasty it is. Full of flavor and easy to make.
Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 4+ hours
READY IN: 4+ hours
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups 4-cheese blend shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley flakes
  • 6 lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in half
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup 4-cheese blend shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Directions
Brown meat in large skillet; drain.

Stir in pasta sauce and water.

Mix ricotta, shredded cheese, Parmesan, egg and parsley.

Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles, broken to fit, and cheese mixture.

Cover with 2 cups meat sauce. Top with remaining noodles, broken to fit, cheese mixture and sauce. Cover with lid.

Cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours or until liquid is absorbed.

Sprinkle with topping cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 minutes or until melted.


French Dressing for Lettuce Recipe

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Be sure to use the onion juice that you get when grating the onion. This salad dressing will soon become a staple around your house. It is delicious and couldn't be any easier.
French Dressing for Lettuce Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
READY IN: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 onion, grated
Directions
Put ingredients in a bowl and blend with mixer.

Refrigerate.


Special French Bread Recipe

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This bread is perfect served beside pasta. Foil wrapped bread is a great time saver that you can have ready and refrigerate until baking.
Special French Bread Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 pound butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salad oil
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1 loaf French bread
Directions
Mix butter with seeds, cheese, garlic salt and parsley flakes.

Slice French bread in 1-inch slices. Spread each slice with butter mixture. Wrap loaf in foil and bake at 400° until warm, approximately 20 minutes.


Easy Fruit Punch Recipe

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A quick and simple way to add some sparkle to your beverage for lunch, supper, or anytime in between. The kids love the little sparkle this adds to their punch.
Easy Fruit Punch Recipe
PREP: 1 minute
READY IN: 1 minute
Ingredients
  • 1 gallon Hawaiian Punch
  • 1 bottle Sprite (2 liters bottle)
Directions
  • Chill the punch and Sprite separately.
  • Mix together, half punch and half Sprite, just before serving.

Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

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Grilled turkey tenderloins are perfect to entertain with. The marinade these are in have a hint of Asian flavor and keep the turkey moist and tender. This marinade would also be wonderful on chicken.
Turkey Tenderloins Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 turkey tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 dash garlic powder
Directions
In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, minced onion, ginger, black pepper, sherry, soy sauce, oil and garlic powder to make marinade.

Add turkey tenderloins and turn to coat both sides. Cover and marinate for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.

Grill tenderloins over a hot grill 10-12 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Turkey is done when the meat is 170°.


Instant Cheese Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is a great way to add some extra flavor to instant potatoes. Your family won't settle for plain potatoes anymore.
Instant Cheese Potatoes Recipe
Ingredients
  • 6 servings of prepared instant potatoes
  • 1 can French fried onions
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  • Prepare the mashed potatoes. Add 1/2 can of French fried onions and 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Stir just until evenly distributed.
  • Scoop into a buttered baking dish, uncovered; place in an oven preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Top the cheese with the remaining French fried onions.
  • Place the potatoes back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve while hot.

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
Servings:
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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.


Super Simple Sloppy Joes Recipe

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This is a simple recipe that is perfect everytime. It is a great sandwich to serve for a quick supper on those busy nights.
Super Simple Sloppy Joes Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of onion salt
  • pepper to taste
Directions
  • Cook ground beef in skillet; drain grease.
  • Mix other ingredients together and stir in with ground beef.
  • Cook until heated thoroughly.
  • Serve on a hamburger buns.

  • Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

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    Creamy sauce that coats the noodles, whatever type you prefer, perfectly. Season with salt and pepper and serve it as the main dish or a side. Your kids will love you!
    Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 30 minutes
    READY IN: 45 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 8 ounces macaroni
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 8 ounces processed cheese, cubed
    Directions
    In a large pot with boiling salted water, cook macaroni until al dente; drain.

    In a medium saucepan, over medium heat melt butter or margarine. Whisk flour and stir vigorously. Add milk and cook until thick and bubbly, about 5-7 minutes.

    Add cheeses and stir until completely melted.

    In a large bowl mix together the drained pasta and cheese sauce mixture. Toss to coat evenly.

    Pour into a greased 2-quart casserole dish and cover. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes.

    Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


    Family-Style Scalloped Corn Recipe

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    A basic scalloped corn casserole that will go nicely with any of your family meals. A corn casserole that has just the right creaminess to it and is full of great corn flavor.
    Family-Style Scalloped Corn Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 45 minutes
    Container: Baking dish
    Ingredients
    • 2 cans creamed corn - 15 oz. cans
    • 2 cups frozen corn
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed coarsely
    • 3 tablespoons margarine - cut into small pieces
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    Directions
    • Butter the baking dish on the bottom and sides. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
    • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients; stir to mix evenly.
    • Pour into the prepared baking dish and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown around the edges.
    • Remove from the oven and serve while hot.

    Grandma Goldie Bars Recipe

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    These scrumptious bars are made up of three layers of goodness. A crispy bottom is topped with a sweet creamy layer and finished off with a chocolate, peanut buttery layer to make a delicious bar that everyone loves.
    Grandma Goldie Bars Recipe
    PREP: 45 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    READY IN: 55 minutes
    Container: 9 x 13 baking pan
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1st LAYER:
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup white Karo syrup
    • 2 cups peanut butter
    • 4 cups Rice Krispies
    • 2nd LAYER:
    • 1/2 cup butter - melted
    • 4 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix (or French vanilla)
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
    • 3rd LAYER:
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
    Directions
    1st LAYER:
    • Melt the brown sugar, syrup, and peanut butter together. Add the Rice Krispies and stir until evenly coated.
    • Press into the bottom of a buttered 9 x 13 baking pan.
    2nd LAYER:
    • Combine all the ingredients together and beat until thoroughly combined.
    • Spread over the top of the 1st layer.
    • Allow to chill before adding the 3rd layer.
    3rd LAYER:
    • Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together and spread on top of the 2nd layer.
    • Keep refrigerated.

    Chicken and Pasta Casserole Recipe

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    Creamy and delicious, this pasta casserole will make your weeknight smooth and pleasant. Everyone in the family will love this from the crunchy topping to the creamy bottom.
    Chicken and Pasta Casserole Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 30 minutes
    READY IN: 45 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 1 package medium egg noodles (12 ounce pkg)
    • 4 chicken breasts, cooked, diced
    • 8 ounces sour cream
    • 1 can cream of chicken soup
    • 1 can cream of celery soup
    • 1 cup buttery crackers, crushed
    • 1/2 cup butter, melted
    Directions
    Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.

    Combine cooked chicken, sour cream, and soups with cooked pasta. Put in a greased casserole dish.

    Stir together crushed crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of noodle mixture.

    Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.


    Oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Recipe

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    Crispy breadcrumbs add that little bit of crunch that goes so perfectly with the crisp yet tender broccoli. Seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper, you'll make this vegetable over and over again.
    Oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Recipe
    PREP: 5 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    READY IN: 15 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 1 pound broccoli, rinsed and trimmed
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 425°.

    Cut broccoli into bite size pieces. Place broccoli in a mixing bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.

    Spread Panko bread crumbs into 9x13" metal cake pan. Place in oven for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

    Remove crumbs from oven and add to broccoli mixture. Toss to combine. Return mixture to cake pan and place in oven, roasting until broccoli is tender, approximately 8-10 minutes.

    Remove from heat, toss with cheese and serve.


    Buttery Drop Biscuits Recipe

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    Easy to make baking powder biscuits with a buttery flavor. These biscuits are perfect for dipping in soups and stews or as a side to any casserole. They are a nice addition to any meal.
    Buttery Drop Biscuits Recipe
    PREP: 20 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    Container: Baking sheet
    Serving Description: One biscuit
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    Ingredients
    • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 ounces)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
    • 1 cup buttermilk (cold)
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted and cooled slightly (5 minutes), plus 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing biscuits
    Directions
    • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Grease the baking sheet.
    • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Combine buttermilk and 8 tablespoons melted butter in medium bowl, stirring until butter forms small clumps.
    • Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir with rubber spatula until just incorporated and batter pulls away from sides of bowl.
    • Using greased 1/4-cup dry measure, scoop level amount of batter and drop onto the greased baking sheet (biscuits should measure about 2 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches high). Repeat with remaining batter, spacing biscuits about 1 1/2 inches apart.
    • Bake until tops are golden brown and crisp, 14 to 16 minutes.
    • Brush biscuit tops with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Transfer to wire rack and let cool 5 minutes before serving.

    Beef and Vegetable Skewers Recipe

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    McCormick® Hot Shot! Pepper Blend gives beef spicy heat in these kabobs.
    Beef and Vegetable Skewers Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    Serving Description: Makes 6 servings.
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    Ingredients
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 3/4 teaspoon McCormick® Hot Shot!® Black & Red Pepper Blend
    • 1 teaspoon McCormick®California Style Garlic Powder with Parsley
    • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
    • 4 cups assorted vegetables, such as bell pepper chunks, zucchini and yellow squash slices, and red onion wedges
    Directions

    1. Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl. Place beef in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; toss to coat well.

    2. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove beef from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Thread beef alternately with vegetables onto skewers.

    3. Broil or grill or over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is desired doneness, turning occasionally.


    Gourmet Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

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    Rich and delicious, these scalloped potatoes make a perfect side for any of your family meals. A nice side to chicken, fish, ham, beef, pork, or your favorite burger.
    Gourmet Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
    PREP: 45 minutes
    COOK: 1 hour
    READY IN: 1.5 hours
    Container: 9 x 13 baking dish or pan
    Ingredients
    • 8 or 9 medium potatoes
    • 1 stick butter
    • 1 pint half and half
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
    Directions
    • Boil potatoes with skins on until barely tender. Cool overnight or several hrs.
    • Use a food processor or hand slicer to cut potatoes into thin slices (do not need to peel potatoes). Place in a buttered baking dish or pan (9x13).
    • Heat half and half, butter, and salt (do not boil); pour over potatoes.
    • Top with cheese. Bake 1 hr. at 350 degrees F.

    Romaine Salad Tossed with Blueberries Recipe

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    A light and crispy lettuce salad tossed with blueberries, cheese and nuts. Finished with a light coating of homemade poppy seed dressing this salad is the perfect side to any meal.
    Romaine Salad Tossed with Blueberries Recipe
    PREP: 20 minutes
    Container: Large bowl for tossing the salad
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • DRESSING:
    • 1/3 cup white vinegar
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
    • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
    • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • dash Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 cup canola oil
    • SALAD:
    • 2 full hearts of Romaine
    • 1 cup Swiss cheese
    • 2/3 cup slivered almonds or 3/4 cup of cashews
    • 1 cup blueberries
    Directions
    • Whisk all the dressing ingredients, except the oil, together in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed; gradually whisk in the oil and set dressing aside.
    • Tear romaine lettuce into bite size pieces and combine with the cheese, nuts, and blueberries.
    • Just before serving, toss with the dressing. Add dressing gradually until the salad is coated to your liking. You may not want to use all of the dressing.

    Grilled Beer Brats Recipe

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    Add a boost of flavor to your brats before you throw them on the grill. This recipe will add that little extra flavor that you didn't realize was missing. Add some of the beer boiled onions to top them off when serving the brats.
    Grilled Beer Brats Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 25 minutes
    Container: Large pot, such as a Dutch oven
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    Ingredients
    • 4 cans beer
    • 1 onion - large, chopped
    • 16 bratwurst
    • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    Directions
    • Preheat the grill to medium-high.
    • Add the beer and onions to a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the brats to the boiling mixture.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and continue to cook the brats on medium heat for 12 more minutes.
    • Remove the brats; turn down the heat to low and continue to cook the onions in the beer mixture.
    • Place the brats on the preheated grill. Cook until brats are nicely browned.
    • Remove the brats from the grill and serve immediately. Drain the liquid from the cooked onions and serve them as a topping for the brats if desired.

    Homemade Hamburgers Recipe

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    You'll never believe how juicy and delicious these burgers are! Full of flavor and perfect for grilling season. Top them off with your favorite burger toppings, like lettuce pickles and tomatoes.
    Homemade Hamburgers Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 15 minutes
    READY IN: 25 minutes
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 2 pounds ground beef
    • 1 egg
    • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 package hamburger buns
    • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mustard, etc
    Directions
    Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

    In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, evaporated milk, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and garlic using your hands.

    Form the mixture into 8 patties.

    Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill patties 5-7 minutes per side, or until desired doneness.


    Foil Roasted Sweet Corn Recipe

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    Sweet grilled corn without the fight for the butter and salt at the dinner table. Its already buttered and seasoned! Add any of your favorite seasonings or Parmesan cheese to make it even more flavorful.
    Foil Roasted Sweet Corn Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 30 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 6 each sweet corn
    • 1/4 pound butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    Directions
    Shuck and clean corn.

    Melt butter; add salt, pepper and garlic.

    Place corn on a square of foil. Brush with butter mixture and wrap corn in foil. Place corn on grill, away from very hot coals. Cook 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally.

    NOTE: May be baked in oven 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


    Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans Recipe

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    A potluck or a family dinner is a great place to serve these beans. Full of flavor and nutrition, this side dish will be loved by everyone involved.
    Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 2 hours
    READY IN: 2.5 hours
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 pound bacon, cooked, crumbled
    • 2 cans red kidney beans
    • 2 cans pork and beans
    • 2 cans butter beans
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup catsup
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 4 tablespoons molasses
    Directions
    Brown beef and onions. Drain grease. Add bacon.

    Mix remaining ingredients and heat in slow cooker until heated through, at least 2 hours.

    Note:These beans can be mixed up and refrigerated a day or two ahead of time. The day they are to be served, cook as directed above. Keep in mind that you may have to add a little more to the slow cooking time because the beans would be cold.


    Old-Style Potato Salad Recipe

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    This is a delicious old-fashioned potato salad like Grandma use to make. Remember how she always added radishes and bacon for that special flavor? Here is the recipe that will bring back those memories.
    Old-Style Potato Salad Recipe
    PREP: 2 hours
    COOK: 30 minutes
    READY IN: 2.5 hours
    Serving Description: 1/2 cup of potato salad
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 pound bacon (add more if desired)
    • 5 pounds potatoes
    • 12 eggs
    • 1 medium onion, minced
    • radishes, sliced
    • 1 jar salad dressing - 30 oz.
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • Salad Supreme, to taste
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    • Fry bacon, blot off excess grease with a paper towel, and then crumble into pieces; set aside.
    • Peel the potatoes, cut into chunks, put in a large pot, cover with water, and boil until just tender when poked with a fork. Do not overcook! Drain well and allow to cool.
    • While the potatoes are cooking you can boil the eggs to make hard boiled eggs. When done cooking the eggs, drain and cover with cold water to cool them down.
    • Once the potatoes are cooled, slice into thick pieces and place in a large bowl.
    • Peel the eggs, rinse, and cut in half. Remove the yolk and place on a separate plate. Dice the egg whites and add to the potatoes. Mash the yolks slightly to eliminate chunks and then add to the potatoes and egg whites.
    • Add the minced onions. Clean and slice radishes and add to the other ingredients.
    • In a separate bowl, combine the salad dressing, mustard, and sugar; mix thoroughly and add to the potatoes and eggs.
    • Stir dressing into other ingredients until everything is evenly coated; sprinkle lightly with Salad Supreme and add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Stir in the crumbled bacon.
    • Taste test and adjust salad supreme, sugar, salt and pepper as needed for your personal taste.
    • Chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
    Note: The potato salad can be made up 1 to 2 days ahead of time and then be refrigerated until serving.

    Red White Blue Trifle Recipe

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    A yummy trifle dessert that is perfect for your Memorial Day, 4th of July, and any summer celebration. This sweet dessert is as delicious as it is colorful. It is a nice addition to any table.
    Red White amp Blue Trifle Recipe
    PREP: 1.5 hours
    READY IN: 1.5 hours
    Container: Trifle bowl
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 4 cups berries (fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
    • 1 package instant vanilla pudding - 3.4 oz.
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 cup whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 24 to 30 ladyfingers
    Directions
    • Go through the berries discard any with blemishes and hull the strawberries. Slice the strawberries. Toss all the berries together with the lemon juice and 1/4 cup of sugar. Allow the berries to sit for 30 minutes.
    • Mix the pudding according to the instructions on the package and then refrigerate until chilled.
    • After the berries have sat for 30 minutes and pudding has chilled, prepare the whipped cream. Whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla together until the cream forms soft peaks.
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    • Begin layering the trifle with a layer of ladyfingers on the bottom of the trifle bowl. Add 1/3 of the berries and juice on top of the ladyfingers.
    • Add 1/2 of the pudding on top of the berries.
    • Add another layer of ladyfingers, 1/3 of the berries, and remaining half of pudding.
    • Add another layer of ladyfingers and the remaining berries.
    • Add the whipped cream on top of the 3rd layer of berries as the last layer.
    • Top with a few extra berries for garnish.
    • Keep refrigerated.
    Note: Instead of ladyfingers, this trifle could be made using angel food cake. Make or purchase an angel food cake and brake into small pieces. Use the pieces in place of the ladyfingers when layering the trifle.

    Strawberry and Blueberry Parfait Recipe

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    Strawberries, blueberries, and frozen yogurt make this delicious, colorful red, white and blue dessert. It is perfect for your 4th of July celebration or any special summer get together. You can find more summer fresh Blueberry Recipes on our site.
    Strawberry and Blueberry Parfait Recipe
    PREP: 1 hour
    READY IN: 1 hour
    Container: Parfait Glasses
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1 3/4 quarts frozen vanilla yogurt, fat-free, no sugar added
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, approximately 3/4 cup after processing
    • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, approximately 3/4 cup after processing
    • whipped topping
    • strawberries and blueberries for garnish
    Directions
    • If using fresh strawberries or blueberries, go through the berries and discard any that are undesirable. Wash gently, if necessary. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor and blend until almost smooth. Leave some chunks of berries in the sauce. Pour the berries in a bowl and set strawberries aside.
    • Clean the blender and complete the same process with the blueberries, leaving some chunks of blueberries.
    • Take the yogurt out of the freezer and let it sit for a few minutes so it softens slightly. Put approximately 2 cups of yogurt into each of two bowls. Then put the remaining yogurt, which should be approximately 3 cups, into a third bowl. In one of the bowls with the 2 cups of yogurt add the strawberries. Add the blueberries to the other bowl with yogurt.
    • Stir the berries into the yogurt in each bowl until they are well blended. Then stir the plain yogurt until it is smooth and about the same consistency as the yogurt containing the berries. This process should be done as quickly as possible so the yogurt does not melt too much.
    • Once the yogurt has all been stirred, start with the blueberry yogurt and pour a layer into the parfait glasses. Then add a layer of the plain yogurt and then a layer of strawberry yogurt as the third layer.
    • Top with whipping cream and garnish with strawberries and blueberries. Serve immediately.
    • If making ahead of time, place in the freezer until ready to serve. Wait to top with whipping cream and garnish until just before serving.

    Star Spangled Fizzler Recipe

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    Serve this easy and fun beverage for your 4th of July celebration. The kids will think this is a special treat made just for them. The flavor of the drink will change as the flavored ice cubes begin to melt.
    Star Spangled Fizzler Recipe
    PREP: 5 minutes
    READY IN: 5 minutes
    Container: Star-shaped ice cube trays
    Ingredients
    • Red colored juice (strawberry, fuit punch, or similar red colored beverage)
    • Blue colored juice (blue raspberry or similar blue colored beverage)
    • Sprite (or 7-up)
    Directions
    • Prepare the ice cubes at least a day ahead of time to be sure they have time to freeze. Pour the colored beverages into the star shaped ice cube trays and freeze. Note: If you will be serving a crowd you may want to start freezing stars for a few days ahead of time. Freeze a tray full; then remove the frozen cubes and place in a sealable bag and place back into the freezer. Keep the different colors separate. Refill the trays and freeze more. Repeat this until you have enough cubes made.
    • When you are ready to serve the fizzlers, fill the glasses 3/4 full of the colored frozen stars. Fill the rest of the glass with Sprite.
    • Serve and have fun!
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