Macaroni and Cheese for Two

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This Macaroni and Cheese is just the right amount for two people. This recipe is really simple to put together, but don’t let that fool you, it’s creamy and delicious.

It you are looking for a simple and quick side dish give this one a try.

Macaroni and Cheese for Two
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups elbow macaroni (Cooked and drained)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain
  3. In a large bowl mix together the milk, sour cream, and cheese, and then mix in the macaroni until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a 1½ quart casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until heated through.

 

Chicken Marsala Pasta Recipe

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Marsala chicken is one of my favorite recipes so when I saw this Chicken Marsala Pasta Recipe, it looked really good, so I thought I would give it a try.

This is a simple recipe that doesn’t take all that much time to prepare. Most of the time involved is cooking the chicken, but if you pound it down it cooks quickly.

This would also be a great dish for a potluck or party.

To view the original recipe go to Blogchef.net.

Chicken Marsala Pasta Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms (sliced) I used ports for this recipe
  • 1 medium sweet onion (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • ¾ cups Marsala cooking wine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Salt and pepper chicken on both sides. In a large skillet cook the chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 tablespoon of butter until nicely browned and done (165F). Remove to a plate to cool. After cool enough to handle slice chicken into strips.
  2. Cook pasta according to pasta directions; drain, and stir in 3 tablespoons of butter, stirring until butter is melted, and then mix in ½ cup of parmesan cheese.
  3. In the now empty skillet using 1 tablespoon of butter cook the garlic, mushrooms and onion; until onion is tender. Stir in the Marsala wine, chicken broth, and cream. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook until sauce starts to thicken. Add the chicken strips to the skillet and continue cooking until chicken is heated through.
  4. Pour pasta into a large bowl and add in the chicken Marsala sauce mixture; salt and pepper to taste, and then toss until well combined.
  5. Serve hot with extra cheese if desired.

 

Sugar Free Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

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This Dulce de Leche Cheesecake recipe uses granulated sweetener like Splenda, and low-fat cream cheese.  To me reducing the sugar alone is a big plus. This is a simple recipe but it does have to set a long time before serving.

If you want to cut back on the sugar and fat a little bit give this one a try it’s really good.

Sugar Free Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9 inch cake
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup granular sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup 2% milk
  • ½ cup dulce de leche
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs with the butter until thoroughly combined and press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes; remove to cool. Reduce oven heat to 325F.
  3. Place the cream cheese in a large bowl; add the sugar substitute and flour. Using an electric mixer beat until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix until well blended and then beat in the eggs one egg at a time, and then add in the milk , mixing until well blended. Spoon mixture onto the crust in the spring form pan.
  4. Separate ½ cup of the cheese mixture into a small bowl, add the dulce de leche, and using a spoon mix until well blended. Place tablespoons of the mixture over the batter and gently swirl it in with the edge of a knife or spatula.
  5. Bake at 325 for 45 – 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven and run a knife around the edge to help keep the cheese cake from cracking.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes, cover, and chill for at least 6 hours before serving.

 

Crunchy Potato Recipe Casserole Recipe

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I was looking for a good side dish go go with a fish fry for supper. I was looking around on my sons blog and thought this Crunchy Potato Recipe Casserole Recipe looked really good.

No surprise here it was delicious!! You can view the original recipe here.

Crunchy Potato Recipe Casserole Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds frozen southern style hash browns
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread the frozen potatoes in the bottom of a 13 X 9 inch casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium size bowl mix together the soup, sour cream, and cheddar cheese.
  4. Pour ¼ cup of the melted butter over the potatoes and spread the soup mixture over the top.
  5. In a medium size bowl mix the remaining butter into the cornflakes and spread the mixture over the casserole. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking until cornflakes start to brown and potatoes are done.

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Simple Spoon Donuts Recipe

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I was short on time and really wanted to make some donuts to go with my coffee in the morning. I did not have the time to make regular donuts so I decided to try this spoon donuts recipe.

This recipe requires just basic ingredients so there is a good chance you will have it all on hand. I had fresh donuts on the table in about 30 minutes.

I used a sugar cinnamon coating with this recipe but you could use plain sugar, confection sugar, or maybe even some chocolate.

If you’re in a hurry and want to put some sweet treats on the table give this Spoon Donuts Recipe a try; enjoy.

Simple Spoon Donuts Recipe
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • For sugar Cinnamon coating
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat deep fryer to 375F.
  2. Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and then mix in the vegetable oil, milk, and egg until mixture is smooth.
  3. In a shallow dish whisk together the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Place a spoon full of batter at a time into the deep fryer. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Place donuts on paper toweling to cool, and then roll the donuts in the sugar mixture.

 

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

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This slow cooker pork chops recipe requires very little prep time and takes long enough to cook so you can get some things done instead of spending a lot of time preparing supper. The original recipe calls for garlic and chili paste but I used chili garlic sauce in place of those ingredients.

If you want to free up some time give this one a try; the pork chops are so tender you can cut them with a fork: Enjoy

Slow Cooker Pork Chops
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce – or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 – 3 pounds boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • (Cooked rice or hash browns – optional)
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In the slow cooker mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic sauce, pepper, and salt until well combined.
  2. Place the chops in the slow cooker and roll them in the mixture to coat.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or until fork tender. (4 -5 hours on high)
  4. Mix together the cornstarch and water, remove chops to a serving platter and lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.
  5. Serve sauce over chops with rice or hash browns.

To see the original recipe go to Blogchef.net

Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs for Two

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This Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs for Two recipe requires just a few ingredients and very little prep time. The maple syrup and mustard are a perfect combination of flavors. This recipe makes 4 thighs but if you are feeding more people just double the recipe.

Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs for Two
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 bone in chicken thighs (skin and fat removed)
  • 2 tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together except for the chicken.
  3. Pat chicken dry and place in a baking dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Spoon 1 ½ tablespoons of the mustard mixture evenly over each thigh.
  4. Bake for 40 – 50 minutes or until a crust has formed and is slightly hardened on the chicken and temperature is 185F.
  5. Serve hot.

Adapted from Food Network

Mini Meatloaves for Two Recipe

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This has to one of the best Meatloaves I have ever eaten and just the right amount for two people.  It does take a little bit of time to put it together but it is well worth the effort.

If you are just feeding two people put this one on the supper menu it’s delicious!

Mini Meatloaves for Two Recipe
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for glaze
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • Ingredients for Mini Meatloaves
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 small garlic clove (crushed and minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup panko Italian bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix or ½ pound ground pork and ½ pound lean ground beef
Instructions
  1. Direction for glaze – mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Directions for meatloaf
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. In a large oven proof nonstick skillet using 2 teaspoons of the vegetable oil over medium heat cook onion until soft and starting to brown. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for about 1 more minute; transfer mixture to a large bowl and wipe the skillet clean with paper toweling.
  5. In the bowl with the onion mix in the panko, parsley, milk, Worcestershire sauce, egg yolk, mustard, salt, and pepper and then using your hands mix in the ground meat until thoroughly combined. Divide into equal amounts and form into 2 loaves.
  6. In the now empty skillet using 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil cook loaves on both sides over medium high heat until nicely browned on both sides. Top each loaf with the glaze.
  7. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes until done. (160F) let rest for 5 minutes and serve hot.

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Adapted from Cooks County Cooking Two CookBook

Hamburger Steak with Gravy Recipe

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This Hamburger Steak with Gravy Recipe is quick to put together and doesn’t require many ingredients. There are many versions of this recipe on the internet. This one came from my son’s blog at blogchef.net; he said it was really good so I thought I would give it a try.

The gravy is delicious so I decided to serve the recipe with garlic mashed potatoes; you can find the recipe Here.

This is a recipe the family will love; it cooks quickly – making this a great recipe for after work or school.

Hamburger Steak with Gravy Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8 patties
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Ingredients for Gravy
  • 2 onions (cut in half and then sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl using your hands mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, dry mustard, 1 teaspoon beef bouillon, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt, and pepper. Divide burger into 8 patties of equal size.
  2. In a large skillet with high sides cook the burger over medium high heat using the oil until nicely browned; set aside on a platter.
  3. In the same skillet cook the onion for several minutes until soft, add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in the flour and cook until flour starts to brown (stirring constantly). Mix in the beef broth, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon beef bouillon, and 1 tablespoon of ketchup. Continue cooking until mixture starts to thicken.
  4. Work the patties into the gravy, cover, reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking until burgers are done (165F). Add additional beef broth if mixture gets to thick.

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Smoked Sausage Baked Beans Recipe

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I wanted baked beans, for a side dish, for a fish fry, but did not want to spend all day cooking them.

I found this recipe on my sons blog “blogchef.net”. The combinations of flavors looked really good and the recipe could be completed in about and hour.

I was just feeding a couple of people so we froze the leftovers for future fish fries. If you are looking for a good side dish give this one a try; it’s really good.

Smoked Sausage Baked Beans Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ pound smoked sausage (sliced)
  • 3 cans pork and beans (15 ounces each)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • Dash of hot sauce or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat cook onion until tender. Add the garlic and sausage and continue cooking until sausage is browned. Mix in the beans, ketchup, molasses, sugar, vinegar, mustard and hot sauce.
  3. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole dish and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and thick.
  4. Serve Hot