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Meal Plan: September 13 - 19, 2015


Juicy Baked Chicken Recipe

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Tender and juicy whole chicken, perfect for Sunday dinner. The skin is seasoned simply with onion powder and basted with butter and its own juices. So easy and so delicious.
Juicy Baked Chicken Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 1 hour 15 minutes
READY IN: 2 hours
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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds whole chicken
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion, wedged
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (optional)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place chicken in a roasting pan, and season generously inside and out with onion powder, salt and pepper.

Place 3 tablespoons butter in the chicken cavity.

Stuff the remaining butter under the chicken skin.

Cut the celery into 3 inch pices and place in the chicken cavity. Place onion wedges and mushrooms around the outside of the chicken.

Bake uncovered 1 hour 15 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 180 degrees F.

Remove from oven and baste with pan drippings.

Cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes before serving.


Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Warming the cream and butter together makes these mashed potatoes extra creamy and fluffy.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once they boil, turn heat down to medium-high to gently boil. When potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes, drain off water. Return potatoes to pan.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add cream. Sprinkle in the garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Add cream mixture to potatoes. Beat with mixer on high until potatoes are mashed and smooth.


Simple Pan Gravy Recipe

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This is a gravy recipe that can be made from the pan drippings of most any type of meat. It can be adjusted for any quantity.
Simple Pan Gravy Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • Pan drippings
  • Flour (equal portions to water)
  • Water (equal portions to flour)
  • Potato water (reserved from boiled potatoes)
  • Optional: chicken bouillon, beef bouillon, gravy mix, and salt
Directions
  • Reserve all the pan drippings from cooking whatever type of meat you are preparing. Use the pan that the meat was prepared in so that you are sure to get all the caramelized pieces that are in the bottom.
  • Separate the fat from the drippings; discard fat and return drippings to the pan.
  • Mix flour thickening by combining 1 cup of flour to 1 cup of cold water, or in any 1:1 proportions. Combine in a container with a tight lid. Shake vigorously until the flour and water mixture is smooth.
  • Add the potato water to the drippings and begin heating over medium high heat.
  • Begin to gradually add the flour and water thickening, making sure to stir vigorously as you are pouring it in to prevent lumps from forming.
  • Continue to add thickening until the gravy is the desired thickness. You may not need all of the thickening or if gravy isn't thick enough you may have to mix more. You want the gravy to be the desired thickness before it begins to boil, otherwise it is difficult to add the thickening without creating lumps in the gravy.
  • Be sure to bring the gravy to a complete full boil before serving.
  • Taste test the gravy to check flavor. If it needs extra flavor, add chicken bouillon for chicken, turkey or pork gravy; add beef bouillon for beef gravy. You can also add a gravy mix packet for extra flavor. Salt to taste.
Note: Using the potato water from boiled potatoes is best because it will add flavor. If you don't have potato water you can use chicken broth, beef broth, or plain water.

Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe

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Cream of mushroom soups makes these green beans a holiday favorite. This simple vegetable casserole is easy to put together and perfect with mashed potatoes.
Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Container: 1 1/2 quart casserole
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup (10 3/4 ounce can)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans green beans, drained (14 1/2 ounce cans)
  • 1 can french-fried onions, divided (2.8 ounce can)
Directions
Combine soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2 quart casserole; mix well.

Stir in beans and 2/3 cup French-fried onions.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until hot.

Gently stir. Sprinkle with remaining 2/3 cup onions.

Bake 5 minutes more or until onions are golden.

**VARIATION: For a quick and easy main dish, add 2 cups diced cooked chicken or turkey.


Pineapple Pretzel Salad Recipe

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A delicious salad that has just the right mix between a sweet and salty taste. The crushed pretzels provide for a crunchy texture and the pineapple provides great flavor. This sweet salad is often mistaken for a dessert.
Pineapple Pretzel Salad Recipe
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 50 minutes
Container: bowl
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 1 can pineapple , 20 oz. crushed (well drained)
  • 2 cups crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine , melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
Directions
  • Combine the cream cheese and sugar together in a mixing bowl and beat until the sugar is well mixed into the cream cheese.
  • Add the whipped topping and pineapple. Beat just until they are mixed in evenly. Store in the refrigerator.
  • Combine the crushed pretzels, melted butter, and sugar. Stir together until thoroughly mixed..
  • Spread the pretzel mixture out on a small cookie sheet that has sides. Place in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F. and bake for 5 minutes. Remove and allow pretzels to cool.
  • Add the crushed pretzel mixture to the cream cheese mixture just before serving. Note: Mix up only the amount that you feel will be eaten because the pretzels will become soggy after a few hours of being mixed in the cream cheese mixture.

    Vanilla Roasted Peaches Recipe

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    When peaches are in season, here's a recipe that is sure to impress. With easy preparation and only a few ingredients, the sweet sauce is delicious served warm beside vanilla ice cream.
    Vanilla Roasted Peaches Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 30 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 peaches, halved, pitted
    • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
    • 1 package raspberries (optional)
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In a large shallow baking dish combine butter, lemon, sugar and vanilla. Add peaches, turning to coat with butter mixture. Arrange peaches in a single layer cut side down.

    Roast until peaches are tender and liquid is syrupy, 15-20 minutes, brushing with cooking liquid half way through.

    Serve peaches warm or at room temperature with ice cream and raspberries, if desired.


    Taco Salad for One Recipe

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    Just like at your favorite Mexican restaurant, you can have your own taco salad with all the fixings. Served in a tortilla taco salad bowl or with tortilla chips, you can make it the way you like.
    Taco Salad for One Recipe
    PREP: 45 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 1 hour
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1 pound ground beef browned and drained
    • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
    • Tortilla taco salad bowl or tortilla chips
    • 1 head lettuce torn into bite size pieces
    • 1 small onion diced
    • 1 tomato diced or cherry tomatoes, halved
    • Sour cream
    • 1 can slices black olives
    • 1 cup shredded cheese
    • 1 can pinto beans , drained (optional)
    • Thousand Island or French dressing
    • Salsa, taco sauce, jalapenos (optional)
    Directions
    • Prepare taco meat according to packet seasoning directions, cool.
    • In a tortilla taco salad bowl or a regular salad bowl, add the lettuce. Add a serving of taco meat on top of the lettuce.
    • Then top the meat with the other ingredients you wish to include with your salad. Choose from tomatoes, onion, sour cream, black olives, cheese, and beans (optional).
    • If serving in a regular salad bowl, line the outside of the bowl with tortilla chips to eat with your salad.
    • Serve with Thousand Island or French dressing.
    • Serve salsa, taco sauce, and jalapenos, on the side for those who like to add them to their salad.

    Guacamole Recipe

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    This recipe makes a wonderful dip and is also great as a topping.
    Guacamole Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    Container: medium bowl
    Serving Description: Makes approximately 2 cups
    Ingredients
    • 2 to 3 large avocados, ripened
    • 2 tablespoons onions, minced or grated
    • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or minced jalapeño pepper)
    • 1 large tomato, diced
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, chopped
    Directions
    • In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, chili powder (or fresh jalapeño pepper), and diced tomato.
    • With a sharp knife, cut avocados in half, removing the pit. Spoon out the flesh into above mixture. Use a fork to mash the avocado into mixture. Add lime juice, cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Cover with plastic wrap, laying the plastic wrap directly on the guacamole to prevent discoloration. Refrigerate until serving time. (This only keeps a couple of hours before discoloring so prepare shortly before serving.)
    •  Garnish with additional cilantro sprigs.

    Mexican Cinnamon Chips and Dip Recipe

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    A light cinnamon-flavored toasted tortilla with a matching cinnamon dip. This is a nice light dessert that is perfect at the end of any meal with a Mexican flair. It also makes a great anytime treat.
    Mexican Cinnamon Chips and Dip Recipe
    PREP: 20 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    READY IN: 30 minutes
    Serving Size: 3 pieces
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    Ingredients
    • CHIPS:
    • 6 tortillas - 8
    • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine - melted
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • DIP:
    • 4 ounces cream cheese
    • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    • Melt butter and brush on the front and back of each tortilla.
    • Combine the sugar and cinnamon; stir to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of all the tortillas.
    • Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges to create the chips. Place the chips on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp.
    • While the wedges are baking, combine the dip ingredients together and beat until smooth.
    • Serve chips and dip together.

    Beef and Potato Casserole Recipe

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    A hash-like casserole that is easy and quick to make. Add some vegetables if you like or leave it as it is. Great for those busy weeknights.
    Beef and Potato Casserole Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 50 minutes
    READY IN: 1 hour 5 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 4 cups hash brown potatoes, thawed
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 packet brown gravy mix
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
    Directions
    Prehehat oven to 400 degrees F.

    In a shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish, combine hash brown potatoes, butter and pepper. Press mixture into pan. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, in a skillet brown beef; drain.

    Stir in gravy mix, water and garlic salt, bring to a boil.

    Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes.

    Stir in half of the cheese. Pour on top of potatoes.

    Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

    Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes more.


    Italian Green Peas Recipe

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    A simple side dish of green peas dressed up with onions and garlic. A quick and easy vegetable that will go great with any meal.
    Italian Green Peas Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 20 minutes
    Container: Medium skillet
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
    • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 16 ounces frozen peas (or fresh peas, cooked)
    • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
    • salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    • Heat the oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic; stir and cook for 5 minutes.
    • Add the frozen peas to the skillet; stir in the stock. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Cover and cook for approximately 10 minutes or just until peas are tender.

    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.

    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
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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.


    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.

    Simple Garlic Toast Recipe

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    Super simple garlic toast that goes great with lasagna, spaghetti, chili, salads, and much more. It only takes three ingredients to make this tasty toasted garlic bread.
    Simple Garlic Toast Recipe
    Ingredients
    • 1 pound French bread - plain or seasoned
    • 8 tablespoons to 12 tablespoons of butter or margarine, softened (use more if needed)
    • Garlic salt
    Directions
    • Slice the bread into 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick slices.
    • Butter each side generously with the softened butter.
    • Lay buttered slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle the tops lightly with garlic salt.
    • Place under the broiler in your oven until lightly toasted on top.
    • Turn the slices over once the tops are toasted and toast the bottom side.
    • Remove from the baking sheet when they are toasted on both sides.
    • Serve and enjoy!
    Note: As you are toasting the bread, the slices will not toast evenly so watch closely and take the baking sheet out and turn the slices as they get done on one side. Remove them from the pan as they get toasted on both sides. They toast pretty quickly under the broiler once they get started so be sure to watch them closely so they do not burn.

    Frosted Brownies Recipe

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    A rich and chocolatey brownie that is sure to please. Make the 8-inch pan or double it for a 9x13. Unlike regular brownies, these are actually better when they are cool than when hot out of the oven.
    Frosted Brownies Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 25 minutes
    READY IN: 35 minutes
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • FROSTING:
    • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
    • In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
    • Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder.
    • Spread batter into prepared pan.
    • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Do not overcook.
    For Frosting:
    • In a medium bowl, combine butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Beat until desired consistency.
    • Frost brownies while they are still warm.

    Hashbrown Ham and Cheese Bake Recipe

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    An easy egg bake that has a crispy crust of hasbrowns topped with ham, egg and cheese. Perfect for a special breakfast or a light supper.
    Hashbrown Ham and Cheese Bake Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 1 hour
    READY IN: 1 hour 10 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 3 cups hashbrown potatoes, thawed
    • 1/3 cup butter, melted
    • 1 cup ham, diced
    • 1/4 cup red pepper, finely diced (optional)
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 400°. Spray cooking spray into a 9" pie pan.

    Press hashbrown potatoes into bottom of pie pan. Drizzle butter evenly over potatoes and bake for 35-40 minutes.

    Place ham and peppers, if desired, over hash brown crust.

    Whisk together milk and eggs and pour over ham mixture.

    Top with cheese.

    Bake an additional 20 minutes.


    Cheddar Biscuits 6 Recipe

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    Cheddar Biscuits 6 Recipe
    PREP: 5 minutes
    COOK: 10 minutes
    READY IN: 15 minutes
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups biscuit mix
    • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 450°.

    Stir together the biscuit mix, cheddar cheese and milk until a soft dough forms. Beat with a wooden spoon for about 30 seconds.

    Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet and smooth down tops to prevent hard points from forming. Bake 8-10 minutes, until tops are brown.

    While biscuits are baking, melt the butter in a pan and stir in garlic powder.

    Once the biscuits are done brush the tops with the butter mixture.


    Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe

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    You'll be surprised at how well the sweet fruit and the chili powder pair. The citrus juice keeps the fruit from browning while still added that freshness.
    Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe
    PREP: 25 minutes
    READY IN: 1 hour 25 minutes
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    Ingredients
    • 1 pineapple, chunked
    • 2 mangos, peeled, diced
    • 2 green apples, peeled, diced
    • 1 pint strawberries, halved
    • 2 cups grapes
    • 2 bananas, peeled, chopped
    • 1 cup walnuts (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 2 limes
    Directions
    Mix all fruits, squeeze juice from limes on top, sprinkle with chili powder and toss. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

    Add walnuts, if desired, and toss again.


    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.

  • Two Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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    Macaroni and cheese with twice the cheesy flavor. This pasta dish makes a great side dish for any meal.
    Two Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
    PREP: 45 minutes
    COOK: 45 minutes
    READY IN: 1.5 hours
    Container: 9 x 13 baking dish
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    Ingredients
    • 1 pound penne pasta
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 4 cloves garlic - minced
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    • 3 cups milk
    • 5 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup Asiago cheese
    Directions
    • Cook pasta according to directions on the package.
    • In a large saucepan, melt the butter and then add the minced garlic; cook until tender.
    • Add the flour, salt, and pepper; stir until well blended.
    • Continue to cook this mixture until lightly browned; stir constantly.
    • Gradually add the milk, whisking mixture until smooth.
    • Continue to cook unit it comes to a boil; allow to boil until it thickens, approximately 2 minutes.
    • Remove the boiled mixture from the heat and add all of the cheese except for 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Stir until it is all melted.
    • Add the cooked pasta and stir until well mixed.
    • Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and the pour the pasta and cheese into the dish.
    • Sprinkle the top with the remaining cup of cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F. Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.
    • Allow to stand for 5 - 10 minutes before serving.

    Easy Baked Beans with Bacon Recipe

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    A sweet barbecue beans recipe with the savory flavor of bacon. If you like your baked beans a little sweet, this is the perfect recipe for you. It has just the right combination of sweet and savory flavor.
    Easy Baked Beans with Bacon Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 2.5 hours
    Container: 2 quart casserole
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    Ingredients
    • 2 cans pork and beans (16 to 18 ounce cans)
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard (can use 1 T. prepared mustard)
    • 6 slices uncooked bacon, cut inch pieces
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    Directions
    • Empty 1 can pork beans into greased casserole.
    • Combine brown sugar and dry mustard; sprinkle half over beans.
    • Top with remaining beans, sprinkle rest of sugar mixture, add chopped bacon and ketchup over beans.
    • Bake uncovered for 2 1/2 hours at 325° F.
      • Note: The beans can also be cooked in a slow cooker. Cook for 6 hours on low or 1 hour on high and 4 hours on low. If beans seem runny towards the end of cooking time, cook on high, with the cover off, for an hour.

    COCA COLA ROAST BEEF Recipe

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    Moist and tender roast beef that is full of flavor. A simple recipe for roast beef that can be baked in the oven or in a slow cooker.
    COCA COLA ROAST BEEF Recipe
    PREP: 15 minutes
    COOK: 6 or more hours
    READY IN: 6 or more hours
    Ingredients
    • 3 pounds beef roast (sirloin tip, round or boneless chuck)
    • 1 can Coca-Cola
    • 1 package Onion Soup Mix
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
    • Place unseasoned roast in baking pan or slow cooker crock.
    • Sprinkle onion soup mix on top. Pour on the Coca-Cola. Cover tightly with aluminum foil or place cover on slow cooker.
    • Bake for 3 to 4 hours in the oven or 6 to 8 hours in the slow cooker, or until tender.

    Garlic Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe

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    A quick and simple roasted potato that goes well with any meal. When you need an easy potato to finish of your dinner menu, this recipe is perfect. They have a light garlic flavor and are ready in less than 45 minutes.
    Garlic Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe
    PREP: 10 minutes
    COOK: 35 minutes
    READY IN: 45 minutes
    Container: Baking dish
    Ingredients
    • 5 potatoes - medium
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    Directions
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash potatoes and cut into quarters.
    • Combine olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a large bowl; add potatoes and toss to coat evenly.
    • Pour into a glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Microwave for 5 to 10 minutes, just long enough for them to start to soften.
    • Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender when poked with a fork and have started to brown slightly.

    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.

    Quick-n-Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

    Submitted by RecipeTips.com
    A sweet salad that goes well with any meal. Grapes, apples, bananas, and marshmallows, it couldn't get any easier. It is a great salad for kids.
    Quick-n-Easy Fruit Salad Recipe
    COOK: 20 minutes
    READY IN: 20 minutes
    Container: Medium bowl
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups grapes - cut in half
    • 1 apple - cut into triangles
    • 2 bananas - sliced
    • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
    • 8 ounces whipped topping
    Directions
    • Slice grapes in half and put in a medium bowl.
    • Core the apples and cut into triangles; add to the grapes.
    • Slice bananas and add to the bowl.
    • Add the whipped topping and stir gently to coat everything evenly.
    • Add the marshmallows and fold into the mixture.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    Note: If very young kids will be eating this salad you may want to peel the apples. Otherwise the apple peel adds nice color.

    Caramel Apple Pull-apart Cupcakes Recipe

    Submitted by RecipeTips.com
    These are such a treat and so easy to make. These are a great breakfast for any special occasion or an after school snack. The cinnamon-sugar is perfect with the apple and biscuit pieces.
    Caramel Apple Pull-apart Cupcakes Recipe
    Servings:
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    Ingredients
    • 1 tube Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 cup apple, peeled, diced
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • TOPPING:
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
    • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    Directions
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup regular-size muffin cups.

    Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces; place in large bowl. Add butter, apple, sugar and cinnamon; toss gently to mix. Your hands work well here as the biscuits tend to stick together.

    Spoon mixture into lined muffin cups.

    Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan and cool.

    For topping, in a small saucepan, heat brown sugar and cream to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over biscuit cups.

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