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Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup This has been a favorite of mine for awhile now. I don’t know why I haven’t posted it until now, it’s a mystery. Ingredients Soup 2 teaspoon olive oil 1 1/2 lbs. Italian sausage 3 cups chopped onions … Continue reading

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How to Cook Rice

How I Cook Rice Note, I use basmati rice when the dish doesn’t need sticky rice. I prefer the texture. These directions are good to use with most any white rice. Directions In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. … Continue reading

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Chicken Vegetable & Barley Soup

This is a very hearty soup. It’s great any time but oh so good on a chilly winter day. I put this soup together on a chilly January afternoon. I joke about chilly, it was 49 degrees that day. Ingredients … Continue reading

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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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