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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Tortillas

Reviewed: Jul. 8, 2014
At our house we call these breakfast burritos. I substitute bacon, sausage and sometimes leftover roast beef that I cube up. Some times I will add leftover cubed cooked potatoes, what ever I have in the fridge gets used up when I make these. If I have a can of diced green chilis I throw that in for more flavor as well. My family prefers bacon in these, so I cook up the bacon and then cook up everything else in the same pan in the bacon fat. Decadent but very yummy! The bacon drippings give this great flavor! My sons and husband also likes a dallop of sour cream added to their burrito!
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Bill's Sausage Gravy

Reviewed: Jun. 23, 2014
I have made biscuits and gravy for years! I never knew there was an actual recipe for it though. I use regular sausage instead of the maple flavor and I don't add the butter, I just use the fat in the pan from browning the sausage. Cook it up sprinkle flour evenly over the top and then start stirring in milk until well blended, I just eyeball it. Once it heats up it starts to thicken up. If it gets too thick I just add more milk; too thin and I let it bubble for a few minutes and it thickens right up. I play with it until I get the consistency I want. Easy-peasy! I always serve with scrambled eggs. We pour the gravy over the biscuits and over the scrambled eggs too! YUM!
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Apple Crisp Crunch

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2014
If you love cinnamon and apples you will love this. The vanilla flavored granola gives this apple crisp such a nice depth of flavor. It smells devine while it's cooking. I usually pop it in the oven while we are eating dinner and everyone can smell it baking and can't wait for dessert. Makes the house smell devine. Serve with vanilla ice cream while it's still hot. Oh my goodness this is soooooo good!
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Parmesan Chicken

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2014
This takes some time to prepare; so probably not ideal for a busy weeknight. But when you have the time to make these chicken cutlets your family ewill love you for making them. Crunchy, crispy but moist on the inside, delish!!! Serve with your favorite potato salad and corn on the cob. Doesn't get much better than this.
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Barbi's Honey-Teriyaki Beef Kabobs

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2014
This is another family favorite! You can use any veggies you like for these, but our favorites are red bell peppers and mushrooms.
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Pork Kabob's

Reviewed: Jun. 9, 2014
This is hands down the best pork recipe I have. Very distinct flavors and moist if you don't over cook them. This recipe is not for the faint of heart, you will either love this or hate it, no in between! Grills in minutes and goes great with potatoes (baked or mashed). Make this everytime we go camping!
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Beer Margaritas

Reviewed: Apr. 21, 2014
I'm famous for my Barbi's Beergaritas! Skip the water and just use 2 bottles of Corona. Don't use a blender for this, the beer will foam up and you will have a HUGE mess on your hands. Been there, done that, LOL. I make up several batches of these and keep them cold in my large cooler with the spigot at the bottom. Guests can get ice for their glass and fill up with another beergarita. Great for entertaining. These are tangy and tart and you don't taste the alcohol so they go down very easy, they have a lot of alcohol in them, so make sure there are designated drivers for those guests that are driving home. If you switch out the Tequila and use Vodka instead, they are called "Strip and Go Nakeds." Just as dangerous. Don't let anyone tell you weren't warned :)
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Easy Mushroom Rice

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2012
I used a combination of 1 cup brown rice and a 1/4 cup wild rice, a 14.5 oz can low sodium beef broth, French onion soup and a can of mushrooms, drained. I left out the butter and baked it uncovered for 90 minutes, stirring about half way through. Couldn't ask for an easier recipe than this and pretty tasty too. It had a funny aftertaste though; I think I'll try it with 2 cans of low sodium beef broth and a couple teaspoons beef bouillon next time, with a dash of either Soy Sauce or Worchestershire. I think it would taste better if you used fresh mushrooms sautéed in a little olive oil as well and toppled with some thinly sliced green onions or fresh parsley. I am on a quest to find a tasty, simple to prepare, rice side dish to replace the processed boxed varieties that are full of chemicals and preservatives!
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Cabbage and Noodles with Ham

Reviewed: Jan. 1, 2012
I enjoyed this but my family was not impressed. I thought it was a good way to use up the leftover ham I had from Christmas. I happen to love cabbage and I keep trying different recipes with cabbage on my family hoping they will come around.
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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 26, 2011
I was expecting somthing out of this world, but it was just OK. I think it needed salt. Kind of bland and a little soggy. Followed the directions exactly but had to bake it for a full hour before it was done in the center. Not bad, but not the ultimate cornbread; my search continues.
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Quick and Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Reviewed: May 6, 2011
Family RAVED!!!!! I used leftover cooked chicken meat which cut down the prep time significantly. I also fried the corn tortillas in a little oil until soft and drained them on papertowels to soak up the exces oil. It came together quickly and tasted delicious! Served with my favorite Spanish Rice recipe and my favorite refried beans recipe! The kids topped theirs with sour cream but in my opinion it doesn't need it. It's rich and creamy on it's own and YUM-YUM-YUMMY!
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Famous Pork Chops

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2011
I thought they weren't crispy enough and the Ritz crackers were too sweet tasting for pork chops in my opinion. I like a coating that is crispier and with a more savory flavor. I think I will stick to my traditional breading using Italian Seasoned breadcrumbs. I think oven frying them in Canola oil produces a crisper crust than using the butter and is healthier as well. We didn't hate them but they weren't good enough to become a family favorite or replace my old standby made with a breadcrumb coating.
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Pumpkin-Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Reviewed: Nov. 10, 2010
I had some leftover pumpkin to use up from a pumpkin bread recipe and gave these a try. Followed the recipe exactly as written except I used pecans instead of walnuts, only because that was what I had on hand. I used my cookie scooper to make 1-1/2 inch sized balls of dough. I baked the cookies for 14 minutes and they turned out moist and chewy in the center and lightly crisp along the edges. My kids loved them!!! Very tasty!!!
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Chili Dog Casserole I

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
My kids liked this one a lot. I think I prefer the traditional way of making a chili dog myself. It's not like this recie makes it any easier to make a chili dog. I gave this a try because I made a big pot of chili for dinner a few nights before and I wanted to use up the left-overs and this sounded like a good way to do it. Not horrible but not an all time favorite either. Might make it again if my kids request it.
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Roasted Red Pepper Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 29, 2010
Followed the directions as written on these and they turned out OK. Not our favorite but not terrible either, just so-so. My husband thought they were a bit on the dry side.
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The Best Chicken Fried Steak

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2010
Don't know what happened with this, and I had such high hopes! All the breadding fell off the meat and it made a huge mess. This did not turn out well for me at all. It was a dinner disaster :+(
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Buttermilk Parmesan Potatoes

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2010
Fabulous dish!!!!! I was a bit concerned when making this because the flour/butter roux mixture was VERY thick and then when I added the shredded cheese to it, it got even thicker. Not to worry, because once it baked in the oven it turned out fabulous!!!!!! It was creamy and luscious and the potato cheese flavors were just right! My family loved it!!! I made only one small change to this recipe. I used diced hash browns (thawed) instead of going through the extra time and work of cooking potatoes. I will be making this dish often!!!!!
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Anniversary Chicken I

Reviewed: Oct. 22, 2010
My husband loved this! I thought it was pretty good; not the most awesome chicken I have ever made, but respectable.
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Parmesan Mushrooms

Reviewed: Oct. 15, 2010
I used to make this for my husband when we were first married, except I topped this with grated Cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan cheese. This was his absolute FAVORITE side dish! I misplaced the recipe and he has asked for this many times over the years. I am thrilled that I stumbled across this recipe!!!!! It is delicious with Cheddar but I want to try this with Parmesan cheese and see if it is as good. Will let you know what the verdict is!!!! Can't wait to surprise my husband this weekend! UPDATE: Made this last night and this is even better with Pamesan cheese. I topped it with minced fresh parsley and it was gobbled up in no time flat!!!! If you love mushrooms you MUST try this!
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Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2010
DELICIOUS! I used Havarti cheese instead of Cheddar because it was what I had in the fridge. I brushed the tops with melted butter and then sprinkled a little garlic powder on top. Baked them until golden brown. YUM-YUM-YUM!
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