Chili Cheese Dog Recipe

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Chili Cheese Dog Recipe

If you looking for a simple and good recipe for your Super Bowl get together, give this Chili Cheese Dog Recipe a try. There are just a few ingredients, cooks quickly, and doesn’t take a lot of prep time.
It consists of store bought pizza crust, hot-dogs, chili, and cheese.

Chili Cheese Dog Recipe
 
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Serves: makes 4
Ingredients
  • 1 can chili with beans
  • 1 refrigerated pizza crust
  • 4 Cheddar cheese sticks (buy a block and cut you own it’s a lot cheaper)
  • 4 all-beef hot dogs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Unroll pizza dough and cut into 4 strips crosswise.
  3. Place a hot dog on each pizza strip, cut cheese strips in half-length wise and place one cheese strip on each side of the hot dog. Roll the hot dog up with the cheese, and pinch the seam to seal.
  4. Lightly spray a 11 x 7 baking dish with cooking spray. in a small sauce pan heat the chili to hot. (Chili must be hot) pour the chili into the bottom of the baking dish and arrange the hot dogs on top of the chili seam side down. Bake until browned, about 20 minutes. (Don’t rush these because they will be doughy)
  5. While hot dogs are baking melt the butter, and mix the garlic powder, and parsley flakes into the butter.
  6. Remove the hotdogs from the oven and using a pastry brush coat the top of the buns with the butter sauce; serve hot with the chili.

Adapted from Pillsbury

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Whole Wheat Bread with Toasted Wheat Germ and Rye

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Whole Wheat Bread with Toasted Wheat Germ and Rye recipe

Whole Wheat Bread with Toasted Wheat Germ and Rye ing

I don’t do a lot of baking, but when I saw this homemade bread recipe with a combination of whole wheat, toasted wheat germ, and rye, it looked pretty healthy, so I thought I would give it a try.
Wow – though the years I forgot how good the house smells with fresh bread baking in the oven. This bread turned out to have a nice texture with flavor much better then what you would get from the store. This is a simple recipe. Most of the time involved is in letting the dough rise.
I you have the time, it’s am a great way to warm up the kitchen on a cold winter day.
I used a stand mixer to need the bread – there is a warning in the original recipe that you should need by hand if you don’t have a commercial grade mixer because it could burn out the motor. I used a Kitchenaid Artisan on low speed.

Whole Wheat Bread with Toasted Wheat Germ and Rye
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 2 loafs
Ingredients
  • 2⅓ cups warm water (about 110F.)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons instant yeast (this equals about 1 ½ packages)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons salt
  • ¼ cup rye flour
  • ½ cup toasted wheat germ (you can toast it yourself or buy it toasted. (It’s not much work to toast it, and it’s a lot cheaper)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (plus extra for work area)
Instructions
  1. Toast wheat germ if needed. Preheat oven to 350F. Place wheat germ it in a shallow baking dish thinly layered. (I used a pie dish for this) bake wheat germ for 5 – 10 minutes until golden brown shaking the dish occasionally to distribute the heat. Watch closely!
  2. Place the warm water, yeast, honey, melted butter and salt into the bowl of a standing mixer, and mix with a rubber spatula until well combined. Then mix in the rye flour, wheat germ, 1 cup all-purpose flour, and 1 cup whole wheat flour. Add the rest of the flour and knead at low speed in the standing mixer, using a dough hook, until dough is smooth and elastic. (About 8 minutes)
  3. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead dough long enough for it to become soft and smooth. (About 30 seconds) Place dough into a large bowl lightly oiled, or sprayed with cooking spray. Place plastic wrap over the top and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
  4. Gently press dough down, divide in half, and place onto a lightly floured surface. Flatten dough down to about 1 inch, and form a rectangle no wider than 9 inches. With the long side of the dough facing you, roll the dough into a loaf, lightly pressing as you roll to connect the dough. Press the sides in to connect them, and place the dough seam side up. Pinch seam together to finish forming loafs. Place loafs into 5 x 9 bread pans, cover with plastic wrap, and place in a warm place. Let dough rise until almost doubled in size. (25 to 30 minutes) while dough is rising preheat oven to 375F.
  5. Remove plastic and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, and an instant read thermometer inserted at an angle from the end of the loaf reads 205F.
  6. Transfer bread to a wire baking rack to cool.

 

Sweet Smoky Chicken Legs

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sweet smoky chicken legs recipe

The liquid smoke and maple syrup give this dish a delicious and unique flavor
This is another simple recipe that you can have on the supper table in about an hour. There are only a few ingredients, very little prep time, and the end result is a smoky maple flavored chicken dish. Give this one a try it’s simple. and really good. Enjoy

Sweet Smokey Chicken Legs
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium onions (sliced thin)
  • 2 – 3 pounds of chicken legs
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Liquid smoke
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with cooking spray and arrange onion slices over the bottom. Arrange the chicken legs in a single layer on top of the onions; and then lightly season the chicken with the pepper.
  3. In a medium size bowl mix together the maple syrup, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and salt. Distribute the sauce evenly over the top of the chicken and bake uncovered for 50 – 60 minutes or until chicken is nicely browned and reaches an internal temperature of 180F with an instant read thermometer.
  4. Serve chicken topped with the onions and sauce.

sweet smoky chicken legs

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

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Chili con Carne for 2

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Chili con Carne for 2

This is a simple recipe to prepare, and makes just the right amount of chili to serve 2 people. The can control the amount of heat in the recipe by using ether hot, or mild, diced tomatoes with green chilies. I used the zesty mild and it still had quite a bit of heat which was just right for me. (I used the Del monte brand)
If you are just feeding 2, give this one a try; it’s a simple and good chili recipe.

Chili con Carne for 2
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 1 can pinto beans (15 ounces drained and rinsed)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Shredded cheddar for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan cook burger, garlic, and onion until burger is no longer pink inside; drain excess fat if needed.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, pinto beans, and the seasonings; mix until well combined. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Serve hot garnished with the cheese.

chili 2

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

 

Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

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breaded pork chop recipe

I was looking for a quick and simple supper recipe to prepare after a long day. This Breaded Pork Chops Recipe seemed to fit the bill pretty well. There is very little prep time involved, just a few ingredients, and the chops cook quickly.
(You do have to allow 1 hour for the chops to chill)
If you’re looking for a simple and quick supper recipe, give this one a try; it’s really good.

Breaded Pork Chops Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons all –purpose flour
  • 4 egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter (melted)
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl mix together the egg whites, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and vinegar. Place the flour in a shallow dish like a pie plate. In another shallow dish whisk together the bread crumbs, thyme, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Roll each chop in the flour, dip chops into egg mixture, and then roll in the bread crumbs pressing lightly to coat. Place the chops on a platter, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Cover the bottom of a shallow roasting pan with aluminum foil; lightly spray with cooking spray. Arrange chops in pan and drizzle chops with melted butter.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes and juices run clear (internal temperature of 145F.)

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

 

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Recipe

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Philly Cheesesteaak Pizza Recipe

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This Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Recipe has all the ingredients you would expect to find in Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. The combination of Alfredo sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese makes this pizza rich and delicious.
If you looking for a change from the ordinary style type pizza give this on a try.
This recipe was adapted from Blogchef.net.

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: Makes 1
Ingredients
  • Dough for 1 pizza (store bought or homemade)
  • ½ cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • ½ cup green pepper (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 can chunky style portabella mushrooms (4 ounces – Drained)
  • 8 ounces skirt steak
  • Salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Cut steak into a thin strip like you would for making a stir fry. Salt and pepper the meat to taste; using the olive oil, cook stake over medium high heat to desired doneness; set aside.
  3. Stretch the pizza crust over a lightly oiled baking sheet. Cut several small slits in the bottom of the crust, and bake the crust for 7 – 8 minutes.
  4. Remove the crust from the oven and spread the Alfredo sauce over the crust leaving about 1 inch on the edges. Sprinkle ½ cup each of the provolone, and mozzarella cheeses over the top followed by the steak strips, onion, mushrooms, and green pepper. Top with the remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until edges are browned, and cheese is melted.
  6. Serve hot.

 

Chinese Barbecued Pork Steak Recipe

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chinese BBQ pork steak recipe recipe

Wow!; these Chinese Barbecued Pork Steaks are really good. Those were the first words out of my wife’s move when she tasted them. These pork steaks are a little bit of work, but well worth the effort.
The pork steaks start out in the slow cooker, coated with a spice rub, consisting mainly of Chinese five spice powder. They are slow cooked to just fork tender, transferred to the boiler, and coated with the Chinese BBQ sauce to form a sticky and delicious glaze.
The next time you are in the mood for Chinese, give this Chinese Barbecued Pork Steak Recipe a try; it’s really good.

Chinese Barbecued Pork Steak Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 6 tom 8
Ingredients
  • 1 boneless pork butt roast (5 to 6 pounds (excess fat trimmed and cut into 1 inch slices crosswise to form steaks)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Chinese five spice powder (divided)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅓ cup hoisin sauce
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, and ¾ teaspoon of the 5 spice powder. Rub the mixture into both sides of the pork steaks. Place the steaks in the slow cooker, and slow cook on low until fork tender about 5 – 6 hours (you don’t want them done to the fall apart stage because you need to be able to handle them)
  2. While the pork is cooking in a medium size bowl mix together the hoisin sauce, honey, sugar, soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and the remaining ¾ teaspoon of five spice powder; set aside.
  3. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil, and pour about a cup of water into the bottom of the pan, and spray the grated top with cooking spray; set broiler on low with rack adjusted about 4 inches from the broiler element. Place the pork steaks in a single layer on broiler grate and brush each steak generously with the reserved sauce. Broil until steaks are lightly caramelized, flip, and repeat the process. (About 5 minutes on each side.) Coat the stakes again and continue cooking until the steaks reach a deep mahogany color, and are slightly charred on the edges. (I flipped them one more time during this process and used up all of the sauce.)
  4. Serve hot.

chinese BBQ pork steak

Adapted from Cook’s Country

Cheddar Baked Chicken Recipe

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cheddar chicken recipe

This Cheddar Baked Chicken Recipe is moist and delicious. The rice cereal and Italian bread crumbs give the chicken a good protective coating to hold the moisture in, and the cereal gives the chicken a nice crunch. I prepared the recipe as written, it doesn’t require many ingredients, and is very simple to put together.
If you looking for a simple, and quick recipe for after school or work, give this one a try it’s really good. Enjoy

Cheddar Baked Chicken Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: makes 3
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted - divided)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place ¼ cup butter in the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole dish or shallow roasting pan. (I placed the butter un-melted in the casserole dish to melt the butter while the oven was preheating)
  3. In a shallow dish whisk the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together until well combined. (A pie dish works well for this)
  4. flour coating mix
  5. In another shallow dish mix together the bread crumbs, cereal, and cheese.
  6. cereal and cheese coating mix
  7. In a bowl whisk the egg until lightly beaten and then mix in the milk until well combined.
  8. egg and milk mix
  9. Roll each chicken breast in the flour until lightly coated, dip the chicken breast in the egg mixture, and then roll in the cheese mixture pressing firmly coat. Arrange each chicken breast on the bottom of the baking dish, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  10. crusted chicken ready to cook
  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is golden brown with an internal temperature of 165F.
  12. Serve hot

chedar chicken out of the oven

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Slow Cooker Beer Brats

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slow cooker beer brats

With the Super Bowl coming up I thought this would be a good time to post this Slow Cooker Beer Brats recipe. Because they are cooked in the slow cooker they turn out super tender and eliminate any possibility of tough and chewy casings. If you want to you could take this recipe a step farther and finish the brats on the grill.
I you’re looking for a really good game day recipe give these Slow Cooker Beer Brats a try; enjoy.

Slow Cooker Beer Brats
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: Makes 10
Ingredients
  • I you’re looking for a really good game day recipe give these Slow Cooker Beer Brats a try; enjoy.
  • 1 pound onions (peeled and sliced into ¼ inch thick slices)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 10 brats
  • 3 cups beer
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard (plus extra for serving)
  • ½ teaspoon Caraway seeds
  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • 10 Brat buns or hoagie buns
Instructions
  1. In a medium microwave safe bowl mix together the onion and soy sauce. Microwave for 5 minutes or until onion is softened. (Stir half way through the cooking cycle)
  2. Spread the onion mixture over the bottom of the slow cooker and arrange the brats in a single layer on top. In the same bowl whisk together ¼ cup Dijon mustard, beer, and caraway seeds; pour the mixture over the brats. Cook for 6 – 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
  3. Remove the brats to a serving platter and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm, add the sauerkraut to the onion mixture in the slow cook, and cook until warm. Pour the mixture though a colander and discard the juices.
  4. Serve brats on the buns covered with the onions, and sauerkraut, and additional mustard.

 

Adapted from Cook’s Country

Funeral Potatoes Recipe

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funeral potatoes

This Funeral Potatoes Recipe makes a great side dish, or can be used as a standalone supper recipe. As the name implies this recipe was used as a side dish at funeral proceedings. The original recipe recipe serves 8 – 10 which makes it great for a get together of any kind.

Because of the number it serves I cut the recipe in half. If you want the original recipe that serves 8 – 10 just double the ingredients.

Funeral Potatoes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
  • 2 cups sour cream and onion potato chips (roughly crushed)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, and lightly spray a 1½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat cook the onions in the butter until soft and lightly browned.
  3. Whisk in the flour and continue cooking until flour is lightly browned. Mix in the chicken broth, half and half, salt, pepper, and thyme. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat, add cheese, and stir constantly until melted.
  4. Mix the hash browns into the cheese mixture and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until hash browns are thawed, and then mix in the sour cream.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the casserole dish, top with the chips, and bake for 35 to 50 minutes or until hash brown are done, and the top is nicely browned.
  6. Enjoy

Adapted from Cook’s Country