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Meal Plan: April 21 - 27, 2013


Sweet Sour Glazed Smoked Pork Chops Recipe

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Easy but full of flavor! These smoked pork chops are perfect for when you are short of time but are hungry for at hot and savory meal. Just give them a quick marinate and throw them on the grill. Serve with a nice toss salad and a piece of garlic toast for fantastic light meal.
Sweet amp Sour Glazed Smoked Pork Chops Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 8 smoked pork chops
Directions
  • Add the honey, brown sugar, oil, red pepper flakes, and lime juice to a sealable plastic bag.
  • Add the smoked pork chops, seal, and place in the refrigerator. Allow to marinate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the grill to high
  • After the chops have marinated, remove them from the bag. Lightly oil the grill. Place the chops on the grill and then turn the grill down to medium-high.
  • Grill on the smoked pork chops for about 4 minutes on the first side and then flip over and grill another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Grill just long enough to create grill marks and heat chops through. Do not overcook.
  • Remove from the grill and serve.

Roasted Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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A colorful side dish for dinner. The potatoes and sweet potatoes are seasoned with a sweet and spicy mixture that you're sure to love.
Roasted Potatoes amp Sweet Potatoes Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes
READY IN: 45 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges or coins
  • 3 potatoes, cut into wedges or coins
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Directions
Preheat oven to 450°.

Combine all ingredients except sweet potatoes and potatoes in a large zipper bag.

Add potatoes and sweet potatoes to bag and shake to coat.

Bake on baking sheet for 35 minutes or until tender.


Sautéed Asparagus Recipe

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Quick, easy, and tasty.
Saut#233ed Asparagus Recipe
Container: heavy skillet
Serving Size: pound
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon butter, olive oil, or mixture
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
Directions
  • Wash asparagus and snap off the tough ends (save ends for soup, if you wish). Cut stalks on the diagonal, into pieces about 2" long. Mix soy sauce with  4 tablespoons water.
  • Heat butter or oil in a heavy skillet and add asparagus. Cook, stirring to coat pieces, for a minute. Add soy sauce-water mix and cook (covered, if the asparagus is quite thick; uncovered, if  thin), until asparagus is crunchy-tender. Test for doneness every minute. (Taste a piece, or test with a sharp knife, to determine doneness.) The liquid should have mostly cooked away, leaving a slight glaze on the asparagus. Serve immediately.

Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe

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You won't have to worry that this salad doesn't keep very well when refrigerated since it will be all gone. The cabbage and green onions dressed with an Asian vinaigrette is perfect for a light supper. Add some chicken to make it a meal.
Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 packages ramen noodles, broken up
  • 7 ounces slivered toasted almonds
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
Combine chopped cabbage, green onions, noodles, and almonds.

Combine oil, sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing over cabbage.

Toss and serve.


Homemade Strawberry Cake Recipe

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Strawberries provide a summer fresh flavor to this homemade layer cake. Decorated with your favorite frosting recipe, it will surely be a flavorful dessert that is hard to resist.
Homemade Strawberry Cake Recipe
PREP: 45 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 package strawberry gelatin - 3 oz. pkg.
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberry puree
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and gelatin; cream together until light and fluffy. This may take two or three minutes of mixing time.
  • Add the eggs to the creamed mixture and blend well.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Combine the milk and whipping cream together, separate from the flour mixture.
  • Alternately, add the flour mixture and milk mixture to the creamed mixture and stir in by hand.
  • Puree fresh strawberries in a blender; add sugar to taste.
  • Add the vanilla and strawberry puree; beat with the mixer just until blended in.
  • Pour into the prepared cake pans, dividing evenly between the two.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow cakes to cool on a rack for 10 minutes in the pan. Then remove them and allow them to cool completely.
  • Frost with your favorite white frosting recipe.
  • Note: If you do not have cake flour you can substitute it with all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Add 2 tbsp. of cornstarch to a 1 cup measuring cup and the fill with all-purpose flour to make 1 cup of cake flour. Add 1 tbsp. of cornstarch to a 1/2 cup measuring cup and fill with all-purpose flour to make 1/2 cake flour. For 1/4 cup add 1/2 tbsp. of cornstarch and fill with flour.

Ultimate Panini Recipe

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The bread gets crusty warmed up in the panini and the cheese starts oozing out the sides. Tomatoes, onions and pickles add texture to this sandwich. Serve it beside a cup of soup.
Ultimate Panini Recipe
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 2 onions, sliced (large)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 tomato, sliced (large)
  • 8 garlic-flavored sandwich pickle slices
  • 8 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
Directions
In a large skillet, sauté onions in oil until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden-brown.

Layer the cheese, ham, tomato, pickles and caramelized onions on four bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.

Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 3-4 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted.


Moms Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe

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A comforting soup that is simple to make. The dumplings are like homemade noodles but without all the fuss of rolling them out. Perfect served when its cold outside.
Moms Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 1 hour
READY IN: 1.5 hours
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 chicken, whole
  • 1 onions, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 1/4 cup chicken soup base or wylers chicken bouillon granules
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
Directions
Place chicken and water in a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, skimming fat as needed. Chicken is cooked when skin begins to curl.

Strain broth and reserve chicken. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and cut meat into bite-size pieces.

Add onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and soup base to broth and bring to a boil. Add chicken and cook until vegetables are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.

For dumplings, beat egg. Add remaining ingredients. Mix and drop by teaspoons into broth. Bring soup to a light boil. Soup must be boiling to cook dumplings properly. Cook about 15-20 minutes.


Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Cake-like oatmeal cookies that you won't even be able to freeze, even though they freeze perfectly. These cookies will be gone before you know it.
Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
COOK: 10 minutes
Container: baking sheet
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick oats (or old-fashioned oats), uncooked
  • 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional)
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Beat together the butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla; beat well.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; then add this dry mixture to the creamed mixture and blend well.
  • Stir in the oats and raisins or chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on wire racks before serving.

Creamy Chicken Roll-ups Recipe

The combination of chicken, bacon and the sauce make for a delicious entree. Serve with noodles on the side and top with some of the extra sauce.
Creamy Chicken Roll-ups Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 1 each
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced onion
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pound the chicken breasts until flat. Sprinkle one side of each piece of chicken with seasoned salt, pepper and minced onion. Place half of a cheese stick on one end of the breast and roll up. Wrap each roll-up with one slice of bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Place in baking dish. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until no longer pick in the middle.

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.

Garlic Buttered Broccoli Recipe

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Just the right added touch to give broccoli an extra boost of flavor. An easy way to make a plain broccoli side dish something a little special.
Garlic Buttered Broccoli Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. broccoli
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped cashews (salted)
Directions
  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it starts boiling, add the broccoli, cover and cook on medium-low for approximately 7 or 8 minutes. Cook just until crisp tender.
  • Drain water and place in a shallow dish; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter; then add the soy sauce, brown sugar, white vinegar, garlic, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from the heat.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the broccoli and sprinkle with the cashews.
  • Serve immediately.

Simple Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

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A quick-and-easy crab salad you can throw together when you need a tasty dish to serve. This salad can be served as a side dish or as a main course for a light and simple meal.
Simple Crab Pasta Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces small shell pasta
  • 8 ounces imitation crab meat
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise plus 1 or 2 more tablespoons if needed
Directions
  • Prepare the pasta according to directions on the package; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Dice the crab meat into bite size pieces; then dice the celery into small pieces. Drain the juice off the olives.
  • Combine the pasta and all other ingredients together in a large bowl; stir in the 3/4 cup of mayonnaise.
  • Stir until all ingredients are evenly coated with the mayonnaise. If salad seems a little dry, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  • Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill before serving.

Garlic Spread for French Bread Recipe

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Spread on French bread and just warm in the oven or toast under the broiler. Makes a nice addition to serve with a salad or it also goes great with a plate of spaghetti and sauce.
Garlic Spread for French Bread Recipe
PREP: 25 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions
  • Mix all ingredients together until smooth; spread on front and back of French bread slices.
  • Put under broiler until light brown; turn and brown other side.
  • Or, cut the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise and spread mixture on both halves. Wrap loosely in foil and warm in a 350 degrees F. oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Slice crosswise before serving.
  • Serve hot.

Banana Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

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Smoothie fans will love this healthy fruity mix of bananas and fresh strawberries.
Banana Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Container: blender
Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberry yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup banana, sliced
Directions
  • Place all ingredients into blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  • Garnish with a strawberry and serve immediately.

Tender Beef Over Noodles Recipe

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The slow cooker helps make the beef so tender it melts in your mouth. And the sauce is a sweet barbecue like sauce that is perfect with cooked egg noodles.
Tender Beef Over Noodles Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 5 hours
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Container: 1 1/2 quart slow cooker
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound beef stew meat
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked egg noodles
Directions
In a small skillet, brown beef, onion and peppers in oil; drain. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and mustard; pour over meat.

Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until meat is tender.

Combine the flour and remaining 1/2 cup water until smooth; stir into meat mixture. Cook 30 minutes longer or until thickened.

Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Serve with beef.


Golden Crusted Brussels sprouts Recipe

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Parmesan crusted on these Brussel sprouts is the perfect combination. I loved the color these got on them as they caramelized in the pan.
Golden Crusted Brussels sprouts Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 25 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 24 Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Directions
Wash the Brussel sprouts well, trim the stem ends and remove any raggy outer leaves, then cut in half from stem. Toss in half of the olive oil, salt and pepper.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, place the Brussels sprouts in the pan flat side down, cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Test for doneness and cook a few more minutes, if needed.

Once tender, uncover, turn up the heat, and cook until the flat sides are deep brown and caramelized. Toss then to get some browning on the rounded side.

Add the cheese and toss once more.


Grand Fruit Salad Recipe

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As with any fruit salad, this salad is best with seasonal fruits. Use your favorite combination of fruits. As an alternative, you could use orange juice instead of the Grand Marnier, but it is worth the splurge.
Grand Fruit Salad Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
READY IN: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups green grapes, halved
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups plums, sliced
  • 1 cup peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup orange segments
  • 1 cup kiwi, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
Combine all.

Cover and refrigerate up to 8 hours.


Crock Pot Turkey Recipe

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A whole turkey in the slow cooker? That's right and it can even still be frozen! How easy is that! Make sure you have a crockpot large enough so the lid fits. The meat just falls off the bones, so deboning is a synch. Great for turkey sandwiches.
Crock Pot Turkey Recipe
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 6 or more hours
READY IN: 6 or more hours
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Ingredients
  • 1 frozen turkey breast
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
Directions
Place turkey in slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine butter, beer and onion soup mix. Pour over turkey.

Start on high setting and rotate the bird every couple of hours. After 4 hours or when the turkey is getting done, take out and debone and shred with two forks. You can remove some of the juice if you think there is too much. Place shredded turkey back in slow cooker on low until you are ready to eat.


Grandmas Dinner Rolls Recipe

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These homemade buns will taste just like Grandma used to make. These are well worth the effort. Perfect to have on your holiday table. These will freeze well, too.
Grandmas Dinner Rolls Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 1.25 hours
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Ingredients
  • 2 packages yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups flour
Directions
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand until foamy, for about 10 minutes.
  • Heat butter in milk until butter melts; cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs .
  • Add sugar, salt, yeast mixture and cooled milk mixture
  • Add enough flour until dough is stiff enough to stir with a spoon. Cover and let rise until double in size, approximately 1 hour.
  • Punch down and raise the second time.
  • Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into circles with a tea cup. Lightly butter 1/2 of the circle, fold in half and pinch edges together. Melt shortening on baking sheet. Dip the top of the roll in grease from pan, turn over and set the bottom of the roll on greased pan.
  • Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Uncover and bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until light brown.
  • Spread butter on top for rolls.

Macaroni Cabbage Salad Recipe

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This macaroni salad feeds an army and is budget friendly. Great salad to bring to a potluck or entertaining guests on the patio.
Macaroni Cabbage Salad Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 box ring macaroni (7 oz box)
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 onion, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage, cucumber, onion and green pepper.
  • For dressing, combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and salt.
  • Pour dressing over macaroni-cabbage mixture. Mix well.


NOTE: You can make this salad a day in advance so the flavors blend.

Simple Banana Bars Recipe

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You won't even need to look for a frosting recipe as its not even needed for these simple and delicious banana bars. These bars freeze well and are a great after school snack for the kids.
Simple Banana Bars Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed (about 3)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
Directions
Cream butter and sugar.

Beat in eggs and mashed banana.

Mix in the vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt.

Put into a greased 10x15" jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until done; cool.

Frost, if desired.


Perfectly Grilled Steak Recipe

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Perfectly Grilled Steak Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless rib-eye or New York strip steaks or filets mignons (12 ounce )
  • 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Twenty minutes before grilling, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let sit, covered, at room temperature. Heat your trill to high. Brush the steaks on both sides with oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place the steaks on the grill and let cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 - 5 minute4s. Turn the steaks over and continue grilling for 5 to 6 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F), 7 to 8 minutes for medium (140 degrees F), or 9 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F). Remove the steaks to a cutting board or platter, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Great Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

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It's amazing how much better these potatoes are the second time around. The creaminess of mashed potatoes in that crip potato skin. Perfect for company.
Great Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
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Ingredients
  • 2 baking potatoes (large)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
Directions
Heat oven 375°. Wash potatoes. Poke holes with fork.

Place on oven rack. Bake the potatoes for 1 hour or until tender; cool.

When potatoes cool enough to touch, cut lengthwise in half. Scoop out inside of potatoes and put in bowl. Set potato skins aside.

Increase oven to 400°. Mash potatoes in bowl, add milk, butter, salt, pepper and cheese. Put mashed potatoes back into potato skins. Put on cookie sheet and bake another 20 minutes.


Creamy Cauliflower Broccoli Salad Recipe

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A simple cauliflower and broccoli salad that everyone will love. Whether it is served at a backyard barbecue or for a special holiday dinner, it makes a perfect addition to any meal.
Creamy Cauliflower Broccoli Salad Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
READY IN: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch broccoli - chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower - florets
  • 1/2 red onion - sliced thin
  • 1 cup bacon - diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 cup salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Directions
  • In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cauliflower, onion, bacon, and dried cranberries.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the salad dressing, vinegar and sugar. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Stir in sunflower seeds just before serving.

Vanilla Cream Pie Recipe

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Creamy vanilla filling topped with sweet meringue creates an unbeatable combination in this tasty pie. Another cream pie to try is our Homemade Banana Cream Pie, or for a delicious pie that is a little different from a traditional cream pie, try our Boston Cream Pie.
Vanilla Cream Pie Recipe
PREP: 1 hour
COOK: 45 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9-inch Pie Plate
Servings:
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Ingredients
  • PIE CRUST:
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening (chilled)
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter
  • 5 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • MERINGUE TOPPING:
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
Directions
CRUST:
  • See the Single Pie Crust recipe for instructions on preparing the crust for this pie.
  • Bake pie crust for approximately 30 minutes, according to Single Pie Crust directions before adding the filling.
FILLING:
  • In a medium size saucepan, add the milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and egg yolks. Stir ingredients until blended, and then over medium heat bring this mixture to a boil and cook until thick.
  • Stir while the mixture is heating to prevent burning on the bottom of the pan. Once the mixture has boiled or thickened, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • When thoroughly mixed, pour the mixture& into the baked pie crust. Set aside while making the meringue.
MERINGUE TOPPING:
  • Allow egg whites to become room temperature. Beat egg whites on high until they form a soft peak. While continuing to beat, add in the salt and then add the powdered sugar a couple of tablespoons at a time.
  • Beat until the meringue forms stiff peaks. Add cream of tartar and beat just enough to mix thoroughly. Do not over beat.
  • Spoon the meringue on top of the pie filling and spread evenly over the pie, making sure it is spread so that it is touching the crust around all the edges. Make small peaks in the meringue to give it a finished appearance.
  • Place the pie into an oven preheated to 350°F. Bake until meringue is lightly browned, approximately 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.
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