Salisbury Steak for Two Recipe

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This is a simple and delicious Salisbury Steak recipe using just the right amount of ingredients for two. This recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and cooks quickly so you can have supper on the table in less than an hour.

Salisbury Steak for Two Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Cooking for Two
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 8 ounces 90 percent lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  • 8 ounces portabella mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the milk and potato flakes. Using your hands mix in the ground beef, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper; form meat mixture into 2 patties about ½ inch thick.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstock skillet over medium heat. Brown patties on both sides and set aside on a plate.
  3. Add a tablespoon of butter to the skillet and the onions; cook until onions start to brown. Add the mushrooms and ¾ teaspoon of salt and cook until mushrooms have given up their moisture and are tender. Stir in the flour and tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes. Slowly mix in the broth and sherry. Return the patties to the skillet, cover, bring to a simmer, and cook covered for 5 minutes. Flip patties and continue cooking covered until patties are done. (160F)
  4. Remove steaks to a platter and lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Continue cooking sauce until slightly thickened – salt and pepper to taste and pour sauce over steaks.

Adapted from Cooks Country

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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These Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies are moist, rich, and delicious. It takes a little bit of effort to put it all together but it is well worth it.

This is a good size recipe so you will probably have some left to put in the freezer.

This would also be a great recipe for a party, or pot luck.

Give these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies a try. I’ll be you can’t stop with eating just one.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownies Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36 depending on size
Ingredients
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (chopped or shaved fine)
  • ⅓ cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted – I used unsalted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chocolate chips (or ½ cup peanut butter chips and ½ cup milk chocolate chips)
  • ½ cup marshmallow cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the boiling water, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa until chocolate is melted. Mix in the sugar, oil, eggs, egg yolks, butter, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Gently mix in the flour and salt until just moist and then fold in the chocolate and peanut butter chips; pour mixture into baking pan.
  5. Dollop spoonful’s of marshmallow crème over the top and using the tip paring knife swirl it into the batter.
  6. Bake for 30 – to 35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs left on it.
  7. Note: if you don’t care for marshmallow crème just leave it out.

Adapted from Cooks Country 

Baked Potato Wedges

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This Baked Potato Wedges recipe makes a good side dish. I used them for a fish fry, and they went with the fish really well. There is very little prep time involved and they bake fairly quickly. So if you want to get away from the oil for fries give these a try.

Baked Potato Wedges
 
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Recipe type: Side
Ingredients
  • 3 – 4 medium size potatoes (scrubbed with skin on)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Slice potatoes in half and then slice again to quarter. Whisk eggs in a small bowl. In another bowl mix together the rest of the ingredients. Dip potato wedges in the eggs and then roll them in the spice mixture until well covered.
  3. Place wedges on a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray and bake for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are done.
  4. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.

 

Grilled Queso Burgers

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Winter here in Upper Michigan has been real nasty. I finally gave up on waiting for warmer weather and decided to fire up the grill in the subzero temperatures.

This Grilled Queso Burgers recipe is quick and simple to put together. I was looking for something a little different in a grilled burger and this seemed to fit pretty well. I used regular Rotel with green chilies but if you want to turn up the heat you can use the hot version.

Give these Grilled Queso Burgers a try they’re really good.

Grilled Queso Burgers
 
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Recipe type: Grilling
Serves: Makes 6
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds ground round
  • 1 pound Velveeta cheese (cut into ½-inch cubes)
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies (10 ounces - undrained)
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 12 slices bacon (cooked crispy)
  • 1 large tomato cut into 6 slices
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon until crispy and drain on paper toweling.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  3. Divide burger into 6 equal patties about ½ inch thick; grill burgers to desired doneness.
  4. While burgers are grilling, in a microwavable bowl mix together the cheese and Rotel tomatoes. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted, stirring half way through the cooking cycle.
  5. Put burgers together on the buns starting with the burgers, 2 tablespoons of the cheese sauce, 2 slices of bacon, and then a slice of tomato.
  6. Use the remaining sauce as a dip for chips or fries.
  7. Enjoy

Adapted from Walmart

Quick and Easy Pork Chops Recipe

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This Quick and Easy Pork Chops Recipe is exactly as it sounds; quick and easy. You can have this on the supper table in less than an hour. It requires very little prep time and cooks quickly. Just be sure to thinly slice the carrots so you don’t overcook the pork chops waiting for the carrots to get done.

This is a great recipe for after school or work.

Quick and Easy Pork Chops Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce (use your favorite sauce – this recipe is from Kraft recipes and their sauce was on sale so I used their sauce)
  • ¼ cup Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon honey mustard
  • 4 pork chops (I used boneless because they were on sale)
  • 2 cups carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 1½ cups instant white rice (uncooked)
Instructions
  1. In a shallow dish like a pie plate mix together the BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, and the mustard; remove 6 tablespoons of the sauce and set aside.
  2. Roll the chops in the remaining sauce, cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and let marinade for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, place chops in skillet and cook for 5 minutes on one side. Flip chops, add the carrots in around the chops, and spoon the remaining BBQ sauce mixture over the chops. Cover and cook 10 – 15 minutes or until chops are done. (145F)
  4. Cook rice according to package directions while chops are cooking.
  5. Serve chops and sauce over rice.

 

Adapted from Kraft Recipes

Smoked Sausage with Penne Recipe

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My wife picked up some smoked sausage on sale at our local market (was such a good price she couldn’t resist).  I was planning on some type of casserole dish for supper so I decided to give this Smoked Sausage with Penne Recipe a try.

This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep or cooking time. The end result is a cheesy and rich casserole dish. Give this one a try it’s really good!!

Smoked Sausage with Penne Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound smoked sausage (cut into ¼- ½ inch slices)
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup (10-3/4 ounces undiluted)
  • 1-1/2 cups french-fried onions (divided)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
Instructions
  1. While pasta is cooking preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet brown sausage over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl mix together the soup, milk, ½ cup French-fried onions, and ½ cup cheese until well combined and then fold the sausage and pasta into the mixture.
  5. Place the mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole dish, cover, and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbly. Uncover and sprinkle the remaining cheese and onion over the top. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Adapted from TasteofHome

Basic Instant Pot Stew Recipe

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I have seen many different versions of stew recipes created in an Instant Pot some a little more complicated than others. I decided to keep it simple. I started with the meat and just piled on the rest of the ingredients. Mixed everything up good, sealed the Instant pot, and pressed the stew button. Once the instant pot reached pressure the timer automatically set for 35 minutes – for me the end result was perfect, but I like my vegetables real tender. If you prefer your vegetables a little on the firm side you may want to reduce the time to 25-30 minutes.

Basic Instant Pot Stew Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound stew meat (cut into one inch cubes-I used round steak in this recipe)
  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 2 medium onions (cut into wedges)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 celery rib (cut into ½ inch pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into Instant Pot; mix thoroughly.
  2. Seal pot and press the stew button.
  3. When Instant pot is done cooking let rest for 10 minutes and turn the valve to quick release. ( being carful so you don’t burn yourself)

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Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions

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This Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions is one of my favorites. It is cooked in the slow cooker so the chicken is fork tender and the sauce is rich and creamy; loader with bacon and cream cheese.

You and your family will love this one.

Slow Cooker Smothered Chicken with Bacon and Onions
 
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of bacon cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions (sliced)
  • ⅓ cup all- purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (skin and fat removed)
  • 4 cups egg noodles (uncooked)
  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Remove bacon to a plate covered with toweling to drain; drain the skillet reserving about 2 tablespoons of fat in the skillet. Place the onions in the skillet and cook until onions are soft and start to brown. Whisk in the flour and pepper, mix in ½ the bacon and the broth and cook until mixture thickens.
  2. Arrange chicken thighs in the bottom of the slow cooker and pour the onion mixture over the top. Cook on low for 4 – 5 hours or 3 – 4 on high.
  3. Mix together the cream cheese, garlic powder, and milk until well blended.
  4. Cook egg noodles according to package directions; drain and spread the noodles on a serving platter. Arrange chicken thighs on top of the noodles and lightly cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  5. Mix the cream cheese mixture into the onion mixture in the slow cooker, stir until well combined and heated through.
  6. Pour cream cheese sauce over the chicken and noodles and then sprinkle with the remaining bacon.

Adapted from Kraft.com

Ritz Parmesan Chicken Nuggets

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Football play-off season is here and these Parmesan Chicken Nuggets are perfect for the occasion. These chicken nuggets are simple to put together, and cook quickly. Just be sure to allow enough time for the marinade.

So if you want to wow your guests at your next super bowl party give this Ritz Crackers Parmesan Chicken Nuggets recipe a try; they’re delicious.

Ritz Crackers Parmesan Chicken Nuggets
 
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Recipe type: side
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: Side
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenders (cut into 1 ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs (I used a food processor to crush the crackers – if you don’t have one place them in a food grade plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. They don’t have to be real fine)
  • ⅓ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Oil for deep frying.
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together the butter milk, garlic, paprika, and salt; toss the chicken in the butter milk mixture, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  2. In a shallow dish like a pie plate whisk together the Ritz cracker crumbs, parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs.
  3. Preheat deep fryer to 350F.
  4. Roll the chicken pieces one piece at a time in the crumb mixture and deep fry in batches until golden brown and crispy. Place on paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  5. Serve as a stand-alone snack or with your favorite dipping sauce.
  6. Enjoy

Adapted from Laura in the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe

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This is a great recipe that is sure to warm up a cold winter’s night. I served this dish with pasta which reminded a lot of chicken and spaghetti, and because it is cooked in the slow cooker, it freed up a lot of time so I could get some early Christmas shopping done.

This Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe is simple and requires very little prep time.

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Slow Cooker Chicken with Merlot Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 5 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms (8 ounces – sliced)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces)
  • ¼ cup Merlot
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • You choice of cooked pasta (I used spaghetti)
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker and then place the chicken thighs on top.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together the tomato paste, Merlot, tapioca, sugar, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over the chicken, cover, and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Serve over pasta sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Note: ¼ cup chicken broth can be used in place of the Merlot.