Category: The Recipes

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Make Sweetened Condensed Milk

“Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.”   Even those of us that keep a fairly well stocked pantry, inevitably go into the cupboard only to find that ingredient you needed wasn’t there, every so often. I seem to do this an …

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Almost KFC Macaroni And Cheese

” Dude, Macaroni and cheese is food of the gods!” -Haley James Scott, One Tree Hill Almost KFC Macaroni And Cheese? Yup. Almost exactly like the macaroni and cheese served at KFC. We all like an occasional trip through the  drive thru at KFC for dinner. With a family of six, you can imagine that …

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Easy Tender Turkey

  “I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, ‘man, just be yourself.’ “ — Mitch Hedberg Yes, there is such a thing as an Easy …

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Cranberry Pie

  “Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.” -Groucho Marx “Cranberry Pie isn’t much …

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Hot Cocoaccinos

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.”   ~Flash Rosenberg What the heck is Hot Cocaccinos? I’m not really sure. This is The Handsome Prince’s favorite way to have coffee and he calls them a Hot Cocoaccinos. So I guess that makes Hot …

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Peppermint Pie

“I twirl through the driveway with angelic grace Till I slip on the sidewalk and fall on my face” -Owl City Holidays and Peppermint Pie go so well together. We are a house divided- half of us are cake people and the other half are ice cream people. Peppermint Pie is the perfect happy medium in …

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Cinnamon Sugar Apples

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”  — Bernard M. Baruch  Cinnamon Sugar Apples feels like Fall and Winter to me. I love this time of year in Southern California. I know how spoiled we are to be dipping into the cooler temperatures of the mid 60’s- mid 70’s. …

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Crock Pot Ham

  “The difference between involvement and commitment is like hams and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed. -Martina Navratilova   Have you made Crock Pot Ham before? I know, I’m on a crock pot kick but I can’t help that they are absolutely AWESOME! With the holidays creeping up around the corner, …

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Italian Sausage Soup

“I live on good soup, not fine words.” – Moliere   Around here, soup is it’s own food group. Italian Sausage Soup is one that becomes a standout staple of your delicious kitchen arsenal! I worked at a cute Italian Kitchen Restaurant for some time. I was head over heels for their soup. I might …

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London Broil In Gravy

  “To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.” – Bette Davis   London Broil in Gravy is a Crock Pot favorite! For a very long time I had never thought to …

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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

    We don’t need a solution that comes from a pressure cooker. We need a solution to come about from a crock pot. It has to be thought about slow and deliberate. -Jay Taylor  Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff gets a bad rap. Okay, I’ll give it to ya, it’s not a pretty dish that …

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Hot Beef Pepperoncini Sandwiches

“He’a a couple sandwiches short of a picnic.” – Lance Bass    Hot Beef Pepperoncini Sandwiches are incredible to serve to larger groups. The Crock Pot enables the dish to keep warm and ready to serve for hours! I had these amazing sandwiches at a birthday party once. I got to talking to the hostess …

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds. It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. The pumpkin was quite round and fat. (I really am quite proud of that.) But there is something I’ll admit That has me worried just a …

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Taco Soup

  “I always think if you have to cook once, it should feed you twice. If you’re going to make a big chicken and vegetable soup for lunch on Monday, you stick it in the refrigerator and it’s also for Wednesday’s dinner.” Curtis Stone     I think almost everyone I know has their own …

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Salsa Con Queso

  “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” -Gilbert K. Chesterton   Salsa Con Queso just sounds zesty and fun! Or maybe I’ve just said it so many times now that it’s the only Spanish word that I don’t totally butcher all to pieces. 😉 Any who, it’s dang near the easiest recipe …

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