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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is somewhat an acquired taste. I get that. But homemade cranberry sauce is so much better, I am thinking you will like it. The recipe calls for a cup of water. You can easily substitute that with 1/2 … Continue reading

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Dress Up That Dressing

Moist & Savory Stuffing Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped, about 1 cup 1 large onion, coarsely chopped, about 1 cup 2.5 cups chicken broth 1 14-ounce package stuffing Directions Heat the oven to 350°F. Heat the … Continue reading

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Get Your Brine On

I’ve recommended brining your holiday turkey for a number of years. This is my favorite brine recipe. 4 cups water 1 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns 1 teaspoon juniper berries 4 cloves crushed … Continue reading

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Stuffed Onion Leaves

This dish takes some of time for preparation, but it is not complicated, and the results are spectacular. 4 or 5 very large yellow onions Place the whole unpeeled onions (the larger the better) in a pot, and cover with … Continue reading

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Lasagna

Lasagna Prep 30m Cook 2h 30m Ready in 3h 15m Ingredients 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 6 ounce cans tomato … Continue reading

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English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches

“A refreshing and delicious sandwich. Depending on the way you cut the bread, these can be made as appetizers or a simple lunch time sandwich.” Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 … Continue reading

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Hamburger Seasoning

Use this on burgers, chicken, or whatever you need to step up the flavor level on. Ingredients 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon dark brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon onion … Continue reading

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All That Jazz Creole and Cajun Blast Seasoning

This spice blend has all the flavors of traditional Cajun seasoning, but with less salt than commercial brands. Ingredients 1/4 cup garlic powder 1/4 cup onion powder 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon ground red pepper 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 … Continue reading

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Montreal Steak Seasoning

Ingredients 2 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 tablespoon mustard seeds 2 teaspoons dill seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Preparation … Continue reading

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Egg Drop Soup

One of the simplest soups one can make, this remains one of my all time favorites. Egg Drop Soup Ingredients 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon cornstarch (optional) 2 teaspoons water (optional) … Continue reading

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