What goes in it:

  • 3 cups Minute Rice (White Rice) uncooked​
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) of Black Beans
  • 1 large scallion chopped
  • A fist full of chopped Italian Parsley
  • Sour Cream
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Plenty of Salt and Pepper (Really... to taste)

The Task:

  • ​Preheat grill to medium-high heat (feel free to do this in the oven)
  • Spray non stick spray on 20" x 18" aluminum foil
  • Layer on hash browns, onion, bacon, small butter pieces, BBQ sauce and cheese
  • Seal the foil over the mixture well
  • Place on grill and cook for some 10 to 15 minutes turning over half way through

what you need

  • 1 pound of chopped meat
  • 1 bottle of Kraft's Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of black course pepper
  • 1 large red onion (finely chopped)

the stuff you need:

  • ​30oz (Two 15 or 15.5oz cans) of ​white kidney beans rinsed & drained
  • 1 bunch of chopped Italian parsley or cilantro
  • ​6 cloves of minced garlic
  • ​2 rounded Teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • ​4 Tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • ​6 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper all to taste

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Indicazioni:

  • ​Preheat oven to about 350 to 400 degrees
  • You may simply cook this on the grill if you like
  • Cut bread into slices (just over an inch or so will do) and then return bread to its original shape (this is like an art project!)
  • Mix together the cream cheese and the pesto
  • Spread the mixture on each slice of bread and top with shredded cheese (adding a healthy dose of parmesan cheese between the pesto mixture and shredded cheese never hurts)
  • Rearrange the bread back to its original form (so mixture is squished between each bread slice - like an accordion) and place on a large sheet of aluminum foil that you lightly sprayed with non stick spray
  • Wrap it up and cook for approx 20 minutes making sure to flip it half way through - less time if using the outdoor grill.
  • ​Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn.

Ingredients:
3 lbs of Red Skinned Potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks
1/2 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup of Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup of Freshly Grated Parmiggiano
about 3/4 of a cup of Whole Milk
1/4 cup of Chopped Chives
Salt and Pepper, to taste


Process,
1) Fill a large pot with water and sprinkle in a good pinch of salt, add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes or until soft and tender.
2) Drain the potatoes making sure they are drained really well. 
3) Place the potatoes back in the large pot, place the pot over low heat and mash them with a potato masher until desired consistency.
4) Add the butter and stir it in until fully melted, then add the cream cheese and parmiggiano along with the salt and pepper. Drizzle in the milk a little at a time and continue to mix until you have creamy yet chunky delicious mashed potatoes. Stir in the chives, turn the heat off and serve right away!

get this:

1 lb. of ground sausage (Jimmy Dean is fine)

4 cups of milk in total

3 tablespoons of flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of black pepper

3 or so splashes of Worcestershire Sauce

All American Apple Pie

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Philadelphia Style Cheese Steak Sandwich

You'll Need This:

  • 16 Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey granola bars, crushed
  • ​2/3 cup of toasted coconut
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • ​2/3 cups of sugar
  • Two 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese softened
  • ​One 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • ​One 3.4 oz. package of coconut cream pudding mix
  • ​One 8 oz. container of extra creamy whipped topping
  • ​One 8 oz. can of loosely drained crushed pinapple
  • Non stick cooking spray

Ron's Sausage Gravy (Great on Biscuits!)

As an appetizer, place in a bowl and surround it with soft triangle cut flat bread.  Place a knife in the spread... It's NOT a dip!!!

time for the filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • mix the dry filling ingredients and pour over 6 1/2 apples that have been peeled, cored and thinly sliced (Golden Delicious Apples)
  • mix apples with mixture until well coated


This is soooo easy!
Using a chopper, chop an entire package of Oreo cookies (the entire cookie... yes, that means the cream center too) into fine crumbs.  Place in a large bowl and add one softened package (8 oz) of cream cheese.  Mix first by hand and then with a hand mixer until very well combined.  


Roll mixture into balls and place on a parchment lined sheet.  Place in freezer for about an hour.


Melt about 2 cups of white chocolate in a medium sized bowl.  Drop the Oreo ball into the white chocolate and coat it.  Place back on the parchment lined sheet and immediately sprinkle with Oreo dust or colored sugar crystals as you do each one (they set and firm too fast to do this after coating all balls)



make topping first:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup self rising flour
  • 1/3 cup cubed chilled butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

mix sugar, cinnamon and flour. cut butter into the mixture until it becomes a slightly lumpy sand texture.  put in the refrigerator until ready to top.  

place one premade (or you can make it yourself) pie dough in a 9" pie pan (I use a glass one)

Great for Game Day

​or as an appetizer


Ingredients:

  • ​5 or six chicken breasts (I use thinner ones)
  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk
  • Parsley
  • 2 cups PANKO seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese


I said not to be lazy.  Perform these simple steps:

1. Mix regular and brown sugar together in large bowl
2. Add melted butter to the sugar mixture and mix
3. Add vanilla extract and mix
4. Add the milk and mix it in
5. Add the flour half at a time and mix in until all combined
6. Fold in the chocolate chips
7. Roll into balls
8. Place in refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving and ENJOYING !!!

Ok, here we go!

Refrigerate the dressing right now... go do it!  Cook 16 oz. of pasta (I recommend CELLENTANI type noodles).  Drain but DO NOT rinse.  After draining for some 5 minutes, transfer to a large bowl to cool to room temperature.  Pasta should be sticky.  Now pour the dressing over the pasta and stir until well combined.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is best... trust me).  When ready to serve, toss with a heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of water and a teaspoon of lemon juice.  A teaspoon of sugar at this point doesn't hurt!

Items:

  • 5 lbs of meatballs (frozen cocktail size)
  • 24 oz of Heinz chili sauce
  • 32 oz of grape jelly
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional - I don't)

Jim's Secret Hot Dog Sauce

Pina Colada Crunch Cake (Frozen)


what you do

brown meat and DO NOT drain - add rest of ingredients - simmer in pot for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally (cut down on cayenne pepper if spicy hot is not your thing)

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Rub the ribs well with a nice rub mix.

Place in slow cooker and pour about 2 liters of Coca-Cola down the sides so as not to wash off the rub mix.

Cook on low for about 6 hours.

Put ribs on a baking sheet and baste

with BBQ sauce - both sides.  

​Put under oven broiler for a few minutes each side.  Keep an eye out so they do NOT burn!


Sarah's Layered Berry Trifle Cake

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Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes

Don't be lazy, go to the store and get:

  • ​All Purpose Flour (2 cups)
  • ​Salted butter (3/4 cup and melt it)
  • Regular Sugar (1/4 cup)
  • ​Brown Sugar (1 1/4 cup loosely packed)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • ​Milk (1/4 cup)
  • ​Chocolate Chips (1 cup)

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Great

Side Dish

​with Meat


the stuff you do:

  • ​Carefully mix all ingredients
  • Refrigerate as I feel it tastes better cold

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Ribs in the Slow Cooker   by Gregg


Nikki's "NO BAKE" Cookie Dough Ball Bites!

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Black Bean & White Rice Bowl

perform this:

  • in skillet, brown the sausage and DO NOT drain the grease.
  • when sausage is almost all browned, add the flour and stir for about 1 minute.
  • add 2 cups of milk (whole milk is best) and mix in until all thickens.
  • add another cup (1 cup) of milk and again stir until all thickens up.
  • now add the last cup of milk along with the salt, pepper and 3 splashes of Worcestershire Sauce.
  • stir until all thickens up.
  • Place on top of biscuits and eat it!

Mix all ingredients well and then stir in chopped walnuts.  Chill it and then spread it!

Recipes

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Directions:

  • Line an 8 inch spring pan with parchment paper on bottom and cut strips to go along the side so they stick up about one inch from the rim.  (Literally the hardest part of this recipie !!!)
  • ​In bowl fold 5 cups of raspberries with 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar and 1/4 cup of orange juice.  Set aside while you prepare the next steps.
  • In bowl mix 1 1/3 cups of Mascarpone Cheese with 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar.
  • Mix 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.  Whisk this into the Mascarpone cheese mixture until soft peaks form.  Using a mixer is best... by  hand can take about 10 minutes!
  • Break up about 12 lady finger cookies (need large chuncks - maybe each cookie into about fourths) and cover the bottom of the spring form pan.
  • Layer half the berry mixture on top of the lady fingers and then half of the Mascarpone cheese mixture on top of the berry mixture.  The raspberry mixture will transform the lady fingers into a nice cake texture.
  • Repeat the layers (lady fingers, berry mixture, Mascarpone cheese mixture.
  • Top with blueberries and refrigerate for at least 4 hours though overnight is best!

Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Spread

Be the Boss of Your Sauce !!!


Ingredients:

  • ​about 24 Lady Finger Cookies
  • 5 cups of raspberries
  • 2 cup of blueberries or enough to cover top of cake
  • 1 1/3 cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1/4 cup & 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • ​1/4 cup of orange juice

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Best Ever Macaroni Salad... I Said Best !!!

Tony's Italian Stuffed Bread Slices

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side dish.

finally: pour the apple filling into the pie crust and distribute evenly about.  top with the prepared topping and slightly pat it down some.

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Directions:

  • ​Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix PANKO crumbs and Parmesan Cheese and set aside in a bowl
  • Mix mayo, milk and parsley in a separate bowl
  • dip chicken in mayo / milk mixture and then press both sides firmly into the bread crumb / cheese mixture.
  • Place chicken breasts onto a cooking sheet (I place a raised tray on it first so heat can properly get under the chicken)
  • ​Cook until chicken is thoroughly cooked (about 45 minutes)

Make dressing first - Whisk together:

  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar (yes, sugar)
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup diced poblano pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced orange or yellow bell pepper

Preheat a griddle to about 350 degrees (or you can cook them on the grill).

Mix by hand until thoroughly blended:

  • 1 to 1.25 lb. of Jennie O lean ground turkey meat
  • 1 cup of monterey jack (or the like) shredded cheese
  • 2 medium sized scallions chopped
  • small handful of chopped cilantro (this is a must)
  • just under a 1/2 cup of panko bread cumbs (I use seasoned)
  • salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash (all to taste)


Form into 4 to 5 patties and on the griddle, cook for a total of 10 to 12 minutes flipping the patties every 2 minutes.


- ketchup on bottom of bun with mayo on the top bun - 

White Alabama BBQ Sauce

Hmmm... What wine should I serve?

Maggie's Easy Lemon / Orange Bundt Cake

COOK ALL MEAT THOROUGHLY

Easy Directions:

  • ​Put some oil in hot pan and saute the chopped onions and peppers.  Set aside.
  • In same pan, cook the thin Rib Eye Steak and shred it as it cooks.  
  • When done add the onions and peppers to the pan and mix all together.
  • place 3 slices of cheese on top and allow it to melt slightly.
  • Place the beautiful masterpiece into your slightly TOASTED hoagie bun(s).
  • ​Top with Ketchup.

COOK ALL MEAT THOROUGHLY

Easy to do:

  • place meatballs in a slow cooker (crock-pot)
  • mix the jelly, chili sauce and pepper in bowl
  • pour mixture over the frozen meatballs
  • cook on low for about 4 hours

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Clayton's Crunchy Baked Chicken

Leave me alone !!!

Ingredients:

  • ​Hoagie Buns (Fresh!!!)
  • Rib Eye Steak Slices (Thin)
  • White American Cheese
  • Onions Chopped
  • Green Peppers Chopped
  • Ketchup as a topper

Ingredients:

  • ​2 Cups of hash brown shreds
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion
  • 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 6 slices of fully cooked bacon chopped
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (any type or mixture you like)

(Cold) White Bean & Herb Salad


           


So good...

​they should be illegal

Ingredients (Makes 3 cups of sauce)

  • ​2 cups of mayo
  • 1/4 cup of prepared horseradish (hot or extra hot works)
  • ​1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
  • ​1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ​2 teaspoons of yellow mustard
  • juice of one lemon
  • ​1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar 

The Original

San Francisco Style

Barbecue Sauce

You'll Do This:

  • ​In large bowl stir together the granola, toasted coconut, butter and sugar
  • Press half the mixture into a well sprayed 9x9 - inch baking pan
  • ​Using a mixer, blend the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, coconut cream pudding mix and whipped topping until smooth.  Now fold in the pineapple until well combined.
  • spread this mixture on top of the granola bottom crust and then top with the remaining granola mixture.
  • cover in plastic wrap and freeze until firm (6 hours - though overnight is best)
  • Let sit out about 30 minutes before cutting and serving

bake at 450 degrees for 10 min. and then lower temp. to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 40 minutes.

Ingredienti Necessari:

  • ​A fresh french bread (works better than an Italian bread... Trust Tony!)
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese or Mascarpone
  • ​1/3 cup of prepared pesto
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese is optional (but I think it's kinda necessary)

the ingredients

  • 1 package of lemon cake mix (Moist Deluxe will work)
  • 1 package of lemon instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of orange juice


hey, do this

preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then grease your bundt pan - beat all ingredients together while leaving 1/2 cup of the above mentioned orange juice aside for later - bake for 1 hour - remove from oven and pour the remaining 1/2 cup of orange juice gently and evenly around - now let the cake cool slightly and remove from pan - glaze if desired - enjoy!

Ready, Set, Go!

  • In large bowl, place 2 packages of softened LITE cream cheese (16 oz total)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons of molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey

Directions:

  • ​Whisk ingredients together
  • ​Refrigerate
  • ​Yea, that's it.

Debbie's Grilled BBQ Bacon Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes 

It's NOT a dip... It's a spread !!!

Ready, Set... Go!

  • Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and then stir in 3 cups of uncooked Minute Rice (White Rice).  Remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes so water absorbs into rice.  After the 5 minutes fluff with fork and transfer to LARGE bowl.​
  • Stir in the Black Beans that you drained, lightly rinsed and heated up in a small pot.
  • Stir in the scallion and the Italian Parsley.
  • Portion the desired amount into individual serving bowls and top each with plenty of the lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper.  Mix it up.  Put it in your mouth.

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