Glazed Meatloaf Recipe

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glazed meatloaf recipe

Meatloaf is always a favorite here, so when I ran into this glazed meatloaf recipe in Cooks Country Cook Book; I decided to give it a try. This is a simple recipe but does require quite a bit of time. I thought the end result was very good, and my wife liked it even more. The dominate spice in this recipe is thyme. If you don’t care for this seasoning you can reduce the amount a little bit, or eliminate it all together.
The next time you want to put meatloaf on the supper menu, give this Glazed Meatloaf Recipe a try, it’s well worth the time and effort. Enjoy

Glazed Meatloaf Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for Glaze
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 ½ tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • Ingredients for Meatloaf
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 17 saltine crackers
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Directions for glaze
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a small sauce pan. Cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside ½ cup for glazing the meatloaf. Save the rest keeping it warm to serve with the meatloaf.
  3. Directions for meatloaf
  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat using the oil cook the onions until lightly browned. Add the garlic and continue cooking until fragrant. Place the onion mixture in the bottom of a large bowl.
  5. Using a blender or food processer pulse the crackers into crumbs. Add the milk and process until mixture is smooth. (I would think you could also use a rolling pin to crush the crackers, place them in a small bowl, and then mix the milk in until smooth) Add the mixture to the bowl with the onions.
  6. Place the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix using your hands until well combined.
  7. Line a 13 x 9 rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil, and lightly spray the foil with cooking spray. Form a meatloaf in the pan about 9 inches long and 5 inches wide.
  8. Set the oven to broil. (My oven has a high and low setting – I set it to high) Broil the meatloaf about 4 inches from the elements until meat loaf is browned. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush ¼ cup glaze over the top and around the meatloaf. Place the meatloaf in the oven and continue broiling until the glaze is browned. Remove the meat loaf from the oven and brush on another ¼ cup coating of glaze. Set the oven at 350F and bake until meatloaf is done. (About 40 minutes to an internal temperature of 160F.)
  9. Remove the meatloaf from the oven, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest 20 minutes before serving. Serve with remaining glaze.

glazed meatloaf

Banana Brand Muffins Recipe

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banana bran muffins recipe

I had to decide whether I wanted to make cupcakes, or muffins, so I decided on this Banana Brand Muffins Recipe because I had almost all the ingredients on hand and it also looked like a heather choice.
This is a simple recipe, and chances are you will have almost all the ingredients on hand.
The next time you want to cook up a batch of muffins give this recipe a try – it’s simple and good.

Banana Brand Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups bran flakes (crushed)
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large or 3 medium)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Crush the bran flakes and mash the bananas. (I put the cereal in a food grade plastic bag and used a rolling pin to crush the cereal)
  3. In a medium size bowl mix together the bananas, egg, milk, oil, and cereal. Set aside and let rest for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
  5. Spoon the batter into 12 prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Remove to wire rack to cool.

 

Ground Steak and Cheddar Potato Pie Recipe

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Ground Steak Cheddar Potato Pie Recipe

If you like A1 steak sauce you have to give this recipe a try. This is a simple and quick recipe so you can have it on the supper table in less than an hour.
This recipe was adapted from A1, so I used their steak sauce, but I am sure any good quality steak sauce would work out fine. The original recipe did not have salt and pepper in the ingredients so I added them; but you might want to add the salt and pepper to taste especially if you are using a different brand of steak sauce.
The next time you’re looking for a simple and quick recipe give this Ground Steak and Cheddar Potato Pie Recipe a try; it’s really good.

Ground Steak and Cheddar Potato Pie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground round or ground sirloin
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¼ cup steak sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (hot – about 4 medium potatoes)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook and prepare the potatoes; and mash.
  2. mashed potatoes
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking in a large skillet over medium high heat brown the burger and onions in the olive oil until burger is no longer pink inside, salt and pepper to taste; and drain if needed. Add the steak sauce and continue cooking until mixture is bubbly and heated through. Place the meat mixture in the bottom of a 1 ½ quart casserole dish lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. browning ground steak and onions
  6. Fold the shredded cheese into the mashed potatoes and spoon the mixture over the top of the meat.
  7. ready to bake Ground Steak Cheddar Potato Pie Recipe
  8. Bake 15-20 or until heated through. Serve hot.

 

Simple Rich and Delicious Yellow Cupcakes Recipe

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yellow cup cakes recipe

I wanted a sweet treat for work. After looking at what our local market had to offer, which seemed to be high priced, with not very good quality, I decided homemade would be my best choice. (It usually is)

I was looking for a recipe that was simple and didn’t require a lot of prep time. This Simple Yellow Cupcakes Recipe looked really good so I decided to give it a try.

There is no ingredient separation in this recipe, it can all be done in one bowl starting with the dry ingredients, adding the rest of the ingredients, and then mixing it together with an electric mixer.

I used chocolate frosting in this recipe which was really good; just use your favorite frosting recipe.

Simple Rich and Delicious Yellow Cupcakes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick softened)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks (3 eggs total)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup cake liners
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until smooth and thoroughly combined. Use a spoon to scrap any dry ingredients from the edges of the bowl and mix with the spoon to incorporate it into the batter.
  3. Line a muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners; spoon dividing the batter into the 12 cups.
  4. Bake cupcakes on center rack of oven for 25 to 30 minutes until cupcakes are lightly browned on top, and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove cupcakes to a cooling rack and cool thoroughly before frosting.

 Adapted from Cooks Country Cook Book

Norwegian Pancakes Recipe

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norwegian pancakes recipe

It has been awhile sense I have put a breakfast recipe on the supper menu, and for some reason we were all in the mood for pancakes; I have wanted to try this pancake recipe so I took the opportunity.
This is a very simple recipe; you just put it all in a bowl and mix it together. This is not a traditional type of pancake, it is rich and creamy, and doesn’t take on the bread type texture of the traditional pancake.
If you like pancakes give this one a try; it’s a little different, but very good. Enjoy

Norwegian Pancakes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. (I started with the eggs whisking them together a little bit before adding the rest of the ingredients)
  2. In a lightly oiled large skillet, or griddle, over medium high heat pour the amount of batter for the size pancakes you want to serve. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface and pancakes golden brown. Flip and continue cooking until done.
  3. Serve with warm syrup and butter.

 

Chicken Mornay Recipe

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chicken mornay recipe

This Chicken Mornay Recipe has a rich and buttery flavor. I used American cheese slices in this recipe, but I think cheddar would have worked out just as well, and maybe even better.
This Chicken Mornay Recipe didn’t take the greatest picture in the world, but I decided to post it anyway, because it is really good.
The next time you want to put chicken on the menu, but are looking for a recipe that’s a little different, give this Chicken Mornay Recipe a try. Enjoy

Chicken Mornay Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for chicken
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 – 4 slices American cheese
  • Ingredients for sauce
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup juice from skillet
  • 5 slices American cheese
  • 8 ounces of fresh mushrooms (sautéed or you can use canned)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the salt, pepper, ginger, and flour in a shallow baking dish. Roll the chicken in the flour to coat.
  2. Melt the butter for the chicken in a large oven safe skillet and brown the chicken on both sides over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and continue cooking until chicken is tender. (About 20 minutes depending on size) remove the chicken to a platter and set aside. Pour the water into the skillet, mix, scrapping any dripping from the bottom of the skillet.
  3. To prepare the sauce melt the butter in the bottom of a medium size sauce pan over low heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth, add the salt, and then add 1 cup of juice from the skillet, and then stir in the half and half. Cook over low heat until thickened. Stir in the American cheese, and stir until cheese is combined and melted, and then fold in the mushrooms.
  4. Arrange the chicken breasts in the bottom of the same skillet and pour the cheese sauce over the chicken. Top each chicken breast with 1 slice of cheese. Bake at 350F until cheese is melted and chicken is done. (This doesn’t take long because chicken is precooked. I used an instant read thermometer to 165F.)
  5. Serve over rice or potatoes.

 

 

Slow Cooker Pork Stew Recipe

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slow cooker pork stew recipe

Being stressed for time again I decided on another slow cooker recipe. This is a very simple recipe to put together, and takes about 7 hours in the slow cooker, so it frees up a lot of time. As far as stew recipes go, I think this recipe lacks a few of the traditional ingredients that are typically found in stew. I thought for a simple recipe, this Slow Cooker Pork Stew Recipe was pretty good, but my wife though it was excellent; so here it is. Give it a try the next time you need to free up some time. Enjoy

Slow Cooker Pork Stew Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds of boneless pork (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried celery
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • Hot egg noodles
Instructions
  1. in the bottom of the slow cooker mix together the tomatoes, onion, green pepper, soy sauce, dried celery, chili powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  2. Mix in the cubed pork and cook on low until pork is tender. (7 – 8 hours)
  3. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch with the water until mixture is smooth. Stir the mixture into the stew and cook on high until mixture is thickened.
  4. While stew is thickening cook the noodles. Serve the stew mixture over the noodles.

 

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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smothered pork chops recipe

This Smothered Pork Chops Recipe has a lot of cooking time involved, but it is well worth the time, and effort. It is a simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, and because of the slow cooking time the chops are tender and delicious.
I served this dish with mashed potatoes, because of the gravy this recipe creates, which was an excellent choice. The gravy was really good and I could have used more of it.
If you like Smothered Pork Chops, or have never tried them, put this Smothered Pork Chops Recipe on the supper menu. Enjoy

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 5 chops
Ingredients
  • 5 thin cut bone in pork chops (about ½ inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 11/ 2 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large onions (sliced into ¼ inch slices)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ¾ cup beef broth plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. In a small bow whisk together the onion powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper until thoroughly combined. Cut 2 slits in each chop about 2 inches apart and 2 inches deep. Trim any excess fat, pat chops dry, and rub the spices into both sides of the chops.
  3. smothered pork chops spice mixture
  4. In a large skillet (12-13 inches-I used my chicken fry pan for this to give me a little extra room) using the cooking oil brown the pork chops on both sides over medium high heat. Set aside on a platter.
  5. browning pork chops
  6. pan frying onions
  7. Melt the butter in the skillet and cook the onions until they start to brown. Add the garlic and thyme and continue cooking until fragrant. Stir in ¾ cup beef broth and add the bay leaf to the mixture. Return the pork chops, with any juices to the pan, cover, and bake for 1 ½ hours or until pork chops are tender.
  8. Remove pork chops to a serving platter and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm. Remove the bay leaf, and then run the juices through a strainer. Spoon the onions over the top of the chops.
  9. In a small bowl dissolve the corn starch using the remaining 1 tablespoon of broth
  10. After the juices settle remove any excess fat from the top. In the same skillet boil the juices until reduced to about 1 cup, while stirring and scraping any cooked bits from the bottom of the skillet. Simmer until mixture is thickened, and then stir in the cider vinegar. Pour the gravy over the chops and serve hot.

Adapted from Cooks Country Meat Book

Italian Style Chicken with Peppers Recipe

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Italian Style Chicken with Peppers recipe

Here’s another simple and delicious recipe that’s quick to put together. The combination of cream cheese and mozzarella cheese, complement each other very well. This is a mildly seasoned recipe so there is room to spice it up a little more if you like. I used Hunt’s pasta sauce in this recipe which in my opinion is mildly seasoned. The taste of the dish will vary depending on the brand of pasta sauce you use.
This is a great recipe to put together after work, or school, due to the short cooking time. Give this Italian Style Chicken with Peppers Recipe a try; you and your family will love it. Enjoy

Italian Style Chicken with Peppers Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces of pasta sauce (2 cups)
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves
  • 1 medium green pepper (finely chopped)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Using a microwave safe bowl heat the pasta sauce covered for about 3 minutes, or until hot, stirring about half way through the cooking cycle. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet using the olive oil cook the peppers over medium high heat until tender. Place the chopped peppers in a medium size bowl and mix in the cream cheese while peppers are still hot.
  4. cooking green bell peppers
  5. cream cheese and peppers
  6. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 casserole dish with cooking spray and arrange the chicken breasts in the bottom of the dish; salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the top of the breasts and then pour the preheated pasta sauce over the top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is done. (165F.)
  7. Italian Style Chicken with Peppers prep picture
  8. While chicken is cooking prepare the spaghetti sauce according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  9. cooking spaghetti
  10. When the chicken is done, remove the chicken from the oven, remove the aluminum foil, and top each chicken breast with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Place the aluminum foil back over the casserole dish and let rest until cheese is melted.
  11. Serve hot over spaghetti or your choice of pasta.

Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans Recipe

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slow cooker pork and beans recipe

I guess I’m on a roll with the slow cooker this week. The weather has been real nice here in Upper Michigan, giving me a chance to get a lot of winter preparation done outside. I love using the slow cooker because it frees up a lot of my time.
This Slow Cooker Pork and Beans Recipe doesn’t take much time to put together so you can put it on quickly, and get about doing the things you have to do. This is a one dish recipe, so outside of shredding the pork, dinner will be ready at the end of the day. I used cayenne pepper in this recipe which can turn up the heat in the dish rather quickly; so be sure to add it to taste.
The next time you have a busy schedule give this one a try. Enjoy

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 boneless pork loin (about 3 pounds cut into 2 pieces)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 cans pork and beans (15 ounces each)
  • 1 ½ cups barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker, except for the pork roast, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Press the pork roast pieces into the mixture and cook on low until pork is fork tender. (6-7 hours)
  3. Remove the pork from the slow cooker. Let the pork cool enough to handle, and separate the pork using 2 forks. Add the pork back into the slow cooker and continue cooking until pork is heated through.
  4. Serve Hot