Slow Cooker Porketta Roast Recipe

It has been awhile since I have had Porketta on the menu and I was kind of in the mood to use the slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Porketta  Roast Recipe is a simple recipe, but you have to allow time for the seasoning to blend into the meat. I knew I had a busy day coming up so I planned ahead and rubbed the seasoning in the night before. The original recipe calls for at least 6 hours, you might be able to get away with that, but I don’t think it’s quite enough time. The blend of spices …

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Baked Italian Style Meatballs Recipe

Italian Spaghetti still carries a lot of weight in this house as a favorite supper dish.  Call it comfort food or whatever you like; the fact is we seldom go a week without it. This week I went in search of a meatball recipe that was a little different; just wanting to change things up a little bit. When I saw this Baked Italian Style Meatballs Recipe I couldn’t believe how simple it was, but it made me a little nervous because the ingredients in the recipe called for chicken flavored stuffing mix. Well I had a box on hand …

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Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

I have been wanting to try preparing these Lasagna Roll Ups for quite some time-but just could not find the time, because I thought they would be time consuming, and a lot of work. I was pretty much right. Although I think if I was a little younger it would have went a lot quicker; my fingers don’t work as well as they use to. Well that’s enough crying; this is a really good recipe and the whole family enjoyed it. I guess that is what its all is about. I prepared the recipe as written and depending on the …

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Grilled Homemade Pizza Burger Recipe

Pizza burgers have always been one of my family favorites, but in the past we have purchased them premade frozen from the store. When I saw this Grilled Homemade Pizza Burger Recipe it gave me a good excuse to fire up the grill and try something I have never tried before. My main concern was how well the burger would seal around the cheese to keep the melted cheese from running out. To my surprise it worked out very well. I followed the recipe as written using mozzarella cheese for the filling but I think you could use any kind …

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Spaghetti Casserole Recipe

When I first looked at this Spaghetti Casserole Recipe I kind of questioned how well the cream of mushroom soup would combine with the flavors of the spaghetti sauce. The end result was surprisingly good. This is a mildly seasoned recipe and I am sure if you wanted to spice it up a little more to taste; that would also work out fine. This is a large recipe and in its original state was designed to make 2 casseroles with one going in the freezer to bake later. We have some big eaters in this house and as a result …

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Slow Cooker One Dish Swiss Steak Recipe

I didn’t have a lot of time and there was a lot of things I needed to get done, but we all have to eat. I needed a, set and forget it recipe, and this Slow Cooker One Dish Swiss Steak Recipe appeared to be exactly what I wanted. It has it all, vegetables, meat and potatoes with very little prep time and the whole dinner is made in the slow cooker. I followed the recipe as written and the end result was a good tasting one dish supper with great tasting gravy. I think when I make this recipe …

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Stuffed Zucchinis Recipe

  At least once a year during the gardening season I like to prepare Stuffed Zucchinis. I think I like Stuffed Zucchini more than I do stuffed green peppers. The flavor of the zucchini seems to blend in a little better. This Stuffed Zucchini Recipe is very simple to prepare, but does take a little time for browning the burger and an hour to bake. You can prepare this recipe without browning the burger, but I prefer the browning method, this way you can drain any excess fat and your only concern when baking would be for the Zucchini to …

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Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe

  Through the years tuna pasta salads have turned into a staple for this family. When we can’t figure out what to have for dinner this is our favorite go to recipe. You can use this Simple Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe as a side dish, or main dish, and is even great for pot lucks or outdoor parties. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but we have also gotten into the habit of topping our plates of tuna pasta salad with our favorite flavored potato chips; a kind of crumble them on top sort of thing. You can …

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Simple Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

I have wanted to do a Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe for some time. The original plan was for a Chicago style pizza, but I ran into some issues obtaining the ingredients that I needed to complete the recipe. So mainly what happened is; I wound up with a combination of the two. I don’t like changing plans in the middle of a recipe because the outcome can be disastrous. However, this turned out to be a pleasant surprise. If you like a lot of topping on your pizza you will love this recipe; it is loaded with Italian sausage, cheese …

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe

I had some boneless skinless chicken breasts in the freezer and needed something I could get on by noon, so I choose this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe. This is a very simple recipe and there’s a good chance you might have everything on hand you need. I liked this recipe because I could prepare it around noon time, set it and forget it, and get some things done this afternoon I needed to get done. This is a very simple recipe with an excellent blend of spices with almost no prep time. I used boil in the bag rice …

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Southwestern Spaghetti Recipe

I have been cooking a lot of hamburgers and hot dogs lately so I was in the mood for something a little different. This Southwestern Spaghetti Recipe caught my eye and I decided to give it a try. My family really likes spaghetti dishes but it is usually the Italian version that is on the table. This is a very simple recipe, and if you time everything right, by the time the spaghetti is done cooking all the ingredients can be mixed together; pop it in the oven for 10 minutes, and you’re ready to eat. This Southwestern Spaghetti Recipe …

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Italian Sausage Meatballs Recipe

There are so many different types of recipes for meatballs- it’s amazing. This family loves spaghetti and meatballs so I like to try and change it up a little bit. The cool thing about this Italian Sausage Meatballs Recipe is that the flavors will automatically change with the sausage recipe that is being used. If you want to turn up the heat you cans use hot Italian, or if you prefer it on the lighter site you can go with mild or regular. For this recipe I used the local stores version of regular Italian sausage and it was excellent. …

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Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage Recipe

This Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage Recipe caught my attention because there are a couple of ingredients I don’t normally use. Ziti pasta was very hard to find- actually so hard that in this little town I did not find any; so I substituted Penne Pasta which worked out very well. I thought finding Kalamata olives was going to be a challenge, but it was not. This is a simple recipe, but there is quite a bit of prep time. The original recipe called for red wine; I used Marsala because I like its unique taste. This recipe also calls …

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Simple Chicken Marsala Recipe

  I have wanted to prepare this Chicken Marsala Recipe for some time now, but had a problem locating the Marsala wine. I did not want to use a substitute because there just seems to be something special about the taste of this wine. This is a very simple recipe with not much prep or cooking time, and requires very few ingredients. This recipe is on the light side and was a tasty change from the recipes I normally prepare. At the end of the cooking process I added a little corn starch to thicken the sauce up a little …

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Simple Italian Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

  Living in a small town my recipes do not always come out as planned because certain ingredients are not always available. Marsala Chicken was on the menu for dinner, and a blog post ; but it did not happen because I could not find a place to purchase the wine. This was a low-carb recipe and I was looking forward to preparing it-so look for Marsala Chicken in an upcoming post. In desperation I decided to give this Simple Italian Baked Chicken Breast Recipe a try. I had everything on hand; the recipe was simple, and very quick. The …

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Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Pasta Recipe

  Wow! My slow cooker has been getting a lot of use lately. Spring time is busy and it allows me to prepare the recipes in my time frame. This Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Pasta Recipe caught my eye because I have never attempted to cook pasta in the slow cooker. It worked out great as a one dish meal and the family wiped it right out. There were no leftovers. This is a very simple recipe with not a lot of prep time, you could put it on around 11 or 12; set it and forget it and …

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Italian Grilled Potato Packet Recipe

When I am grilling if at all possible I like to prepare the whole meal on the grill. It saves some time and dishes. This Italian Grilled Potato Packet Recipe is a delicious combination that goes great with any grilled meat. This recipe makes 4 small size packets, but we have some big eaters here and it turns out that this Italian Grilled Potato Packet Recipe is just right for 2 of us. It calls for 1 pound of potatoes so use your own judgment. The next time you fire up the grill give this Italian Grilled Potato Packet Recipe …

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Italian Sausage Spaghetti Recipe

  I am 60 years old and I can swear I have had spaghetti at least one time a week since I was born. Call it a comfort food or whatever you like that is just the way it is. The tradition lives on-this week I decided on this Italian Sausage Spaghetti Recipe. I have made this style of spaghetti before except I used bulk Italian instead of links. The original recipe calls for precooking the Italian Sausage links, but I decided to cook them from scratch by simmering them in the spaghetti sauce until they were done, which blended …

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Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

  I wanted to make chicken nuggets, but I wanted to stay away from the oil. When I saw this Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe I thought it looked pretty good and decided to give it a try. This is a very simple recipe without hardly any prep time. Buy the time the oven is preheated they are ready to go in. The propionate flavor in this recipe is the Parmesan cheese.  I served this with homemade fries and a vegetable. If you’re in the mood for chicken nuggets, give this homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe a try and enjoy.   …

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Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Recipe

  I have been on a roll to cut down on the red meat this week. The Turkey Meatloaf recipe came out so good I decide to give this Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Recipe a try. This is another simple recipe with not a lot of prep or cooking time. If you prepare the meatballs and get those in the oven, while they are cooking you can prepare the sauce and spaghetti, and the timing comes out pretty good. This is a mildly seasoned recipe and you can pretty much season it to taste. I was pleasantly surprised; the Turkey …

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