Recipes from my personal collection that my family loves.

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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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Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad Give it a chance, it tastes better than the name eludes to. This is a great salad to take for a picnic or barbecue. 1 cup white sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour2 1/2 teaspoons salt1 (46 oz) can unsweetened pineapple…
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Ranch Dressing/Dip

Ranch Dressing. North Americans almost literally have a love affair with the stuff. I'm not immune to it delicious charms, either. However, there's been a disturbing trend in the past 10-15 years, where bottled ranch is getting more and more…
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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. It's been over a decade since I started making this recipe, but we never get tired of it. I have picky eaters, most of that comes from textures they can't stand.…
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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Bread Machine Pizza Dough I make 2 rectangle pizzas with this recipe. SO EASY! Have your bread machine ready with paddle in place and in this order (, add:)2 tsp dry yeast3 cups flour1 tsp salt2 T sugar2 T extra virgin olive oil1…
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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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Potato Salad

Amy's Potato Salad 4 lbs potatoes – any will work (, young reds taste the best and are tender)6 eggs to hard boilBasic dressing:1.5 cups mayo ((you may need more))2 Tbsp lemon juice2 tsp yellow mustard2 Tbsp dill relish1…
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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice Combine this rice with my Homemade Refried Beans and Pulled Pork for a wicked awesome burrito! 2 tablespoons oil2 tablespoons chopped onion1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice2 cups chicken broth1 cup chunky salsa Heat…
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Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans Combine these refried beans with my spanish rice and pulled pork for totally awesome burritos! 1 onion (, peeled and halved)3 cups dry pinto beans (, rinsed)1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper (, seeded and chopped)2…
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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…