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Grilled Beef and Pork Burgers Recipe

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The ordinary ground beef hamburger is made even better with the addition of ground pork sausage in this terrific grilled burger recipe. The combination of meats gives the burger a distinctive flavor.
Grilled Beef and Pork Burgers Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 30 minutes
Container: Large Bowl
Serving Description: 1 Patty
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons garlic seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thin
  • several leaves of lettuce
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
Directions
  • Wash your hands thoroughly. Mix ground beef and pork sausage in a large bowl with your hands. Add seasonings and mix in thoroughly.
  • Make burger patties by measuring a heaping 1/3 cup; then press together between hands or use a hamburger press.
  • Grill over hot coals or a pre-heated gas grill until done, approximately 15-19 minutes total time. Turn burgers once while grilling.
  • Serve on a bun and garnish with fresh tomato slices, lettuce leaves, thin slices of onion and pickles, and your favorite condiments.

Red Potato Salad Recipe

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With just a few simple ingredients, this tasty summer potato salad is perfect for any summertime gatherings. The red potatoes used in this recipe hold their shape when boiled, making them a great potato to use for potato salad. Search for more potato recipes.
Red Potato Salad Recipe
PREP: 20 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
READY IN: 35 minutes
Container: medium pot, large bowl
Serving Size: cup
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 leek, sliced thin, just white part
Directions
  • Cut potatoes in half, boil in medium pot until tender, approximately 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water.
  • When cool, cut into quarters and set aside.
  • In large bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  • Stir potatoes into the mixture and add leek, mix well.
  • Let chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving.

Cucumber and Onion Salad Recipe

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Combining the fresh flavors of crisp cucumbers and onions makes a great side dish.
Cucumber and Onion Salad Recipe
PREP: 15 minutes
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Container: large, bowl, serving bowl, small mixing bowl
Serving Description: one serving spoonful
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 dashes tobasco
  • 2 cucumber sliced 1/4 inch thick - peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 onion sliced thin
Directions
  • Slice onions and cucumbers into thin slices.
  • Add salt and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator in a covered container.
  • Next day, drain and press out any moisture.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, seasonings, sugar and tobasco.
  • Pour over the cucumbers and onions in a large bowl and gently combine.
  • Serve cold.

Watermelon Pops Recipe

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A cool, fresh flavored summertime treat for kids of all ages.
Watermelon Pops Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
READY IN: 6 or more hours
Container: popsicle molds
Serving Description: 1 pop
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Ingredients
  • 6 cups cubed, seedless watermelon, rind removed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (amount depending on sweetness of melon), optional.
Directions
  • Working in batches, place watermelon and sugar in a blender. Puree until completely smooth. Pour into 12 3oz. popsicle molds or plastic cups. Insert sticks into puree.
  • Freeze at least 8 hours, or until solid.

American Flag Cake Recipe

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Create the stars and stripes on your favorite cake using fresh strawberries and blueberries--a great way to display the red, white, and blue. For an extra special treat, make homemade ice cream to serve along with this flag cake on Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
American Flag Cake Recipe
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
READY IN: 1 hour
Container: 9 x 12 baking pan
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Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, washed and dried
Directions
  • Mix cake mix with water, oil, and eggs according to package directions. Pour batter into a 9" x 13" baking pan.
  • Bake in a 350° F. oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for five minutes. Remove cake from pan and allow to cool completely.
  • For frosting: mix powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, vanilla, and butter together until thick and creamy. When cake is cool, frost the entire cake with the frosting.
  • Slice strawberries in half length wise and allow them to drain on a paper towels while you arrange the blueberries. Lay the fruit out on the cake into a flag pattern as shown.

Spicy Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

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Spicy lemonade? It might sound odd but this beverage recipe, featuring a bold lemon flavor with a bit of a kick and just a hint of rosemary essence, is surprisingly good. Try it and you'll be convinced.
Spicy Rosemary Lemonade Recipe
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
READY IN: 15 minutes
Container: small saucepan, pitcher, strainer
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary - chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes - crushed
  • 3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • lemon - sliced thin
Directions
  • In small saucepan, bring water, sugar, rosemary, and chili pepper to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Strain mixture and cool.
  • In large pitcher, pour 3 cups water and lemon juice. Add cooled syrup.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices.
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