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Jambalaya

We've been using this recipe for 15+ years but I had it saved in my physical binder from very early on and it never made it to digital until now!Jambalaya is a rice dish which originated in the 1700s with a mash up of cuisines, ingredients,…
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Tamale Casserole

I try to make my life easier on days that I work my day job, by making quicker meals, or preparing as much before hand as possible. Casseroles are great for pre-prep, they can be put together in the morning, and thrown in the oven when you get…
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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

If you were to google "chicken pot pie" (which is likely just what you did to find this page), you'll find a lot of recipes that are all similar in taste, texture, and for some unholy reason, all have peas. I don't mean to vilify peas, but out…
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Spaghetti Sauce

I think for every established cook, there's a "perfect" spaghetti sauce recipe... there's just so many online! This is a somewhat classic recipe, with some modernization (like the hot sauce), and my family's preferred tomato based pasta sauce.…
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Quick & Easy Chili

 Quick & Easy Chili This is a super fast chili recipe and tastes great. Use a good salsa, the salsa and the seasonings are the key to making this chili so good. 2 pounds ground beef½ onion (chopped)1 tablespoon minced…
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Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon

 Stuffed Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda & Bacon We couldn’t get enough of these. They are excellent baked or grilled! 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese (shredded)4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)¼ cup chopped fresh parsley⅛…
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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon Incredibly good; modified a lit from Allrecipes 1 (3 pound) whole filet of salmon, skin on, scored slightly into the flesh6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil4 large garlic cloves (, minced)2 Tablespoons…
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Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes These are so filling and tasty, they’re really a meal on their own, 4 baking potatoes – wash (, wrap in aluminum foil, and baking in a 350F oven for about an hour)1 lb bacon – fry (, drain, cool and crumble)1/2…
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

The older my kids get, the more some recipes show that they stand the test of time. I have picky eaters, most of that comes from textures they can't stand. Some days they can tolerate things and other days, maybe not so much. It's been over…
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Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad Make this up ahead of time for best flavor 2 cans white chicken3 stalks celery (, finely chopped)1/4 onion (, finely chopped)1 tsp capers (, minced)1/2 tsp oregano1/4 tsp garlic powder1/4-1/2 cup mayosalt (, pepper…
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Fish Tacos

Sometime in the early 2000s, I was introduced to the Taco Del Mar Fish Taco. One bite and I was addicted. Tangy, spicy, all the textures, just fantastic.But as you know, it's always good to be able to make your food addictions at home, especially…
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Egg rolls

Egg rolls 1 lb ground pork4 cups shredded cabbage1 large carrot (, shredded)1/2 green bell pepper (, sliced thin)1 medium onion (, chopped)3 cloves garlic (, minced)3 tsp fresh ginger root (, grated)1 Tbsp cornstarch2 Tbsp soy…