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Coleslaw

No summer meal is complete without a bowl of coleslaw. Some tips to make your coleslaw beat any store bought coleslaw, hands down. Shred the Cabbage at Home This point cannot be stressed enough. Pre-shredded cabbage from the grocery store … Continue reading

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Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad, this is a must have dish every summer. I can’t imagine summer without it! This is a tried and true version, I always hope for leftovers the next day. You should consider making a double batch. Macaroni salad … Continue reading

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Shredded Mexican Chicken

This is an easy to make, great tasting main dish that can be used as a key ingredient in most any Mexican style dish that calls for meat. Ingredients 2 pounds chicken breasts olive oil 1/2 cup medium salsa 3-4 … Continue reading

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Pork Rub

I use this on all sorts of pork cuts; ribs, tenderloin, chops, you name it. This works well on nearly anything. Ingredients 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 1 tablespoon granulated onion 1 tablespoon chili powder … Continue reading

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Chicken Chile Verde

A low-carb green chili recipe that fits into most any diet. It’s gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and delicious! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 4 poblano peppers, … Continue reading

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Seasoned Salt

Similar if not identical to Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Ingredients 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons white sugar 3/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch Directions Whisk salt, sugar, paprika, turmeric, … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

The slow cooker is your secret weapon for the easiest, richest hot cocoa for a crowd. Ingredients 1 1/2 c.ups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup heavy cream 6 cups … Continue reading

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Buttery Turkey w/ Warm Sorghum Vinaigrette

Looking for holiday menu inspiration? This one is from the @chefandthef archives, a showstopper for Thanksgiving Buttery Turkey with Warm Sorghum Vinaigrette Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock from Chef Vivian Howard of the Chef & the Farmer, Kinston, NC Ingredients Buttery … Continue reading

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Creamed Celery with Pecans

This is a new favorite of mine. If you are looking for something new and different for your meal, give this a try. Ingredients: 4 cups celery, cut diagonally in ½-inch pieces 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

I served these at my family Thanksgiving in 2017. They were a hit! Ingredients 2 lb. carrots peeled and sliced on a diagonal 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Instructions In a large, … Continue reading

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