Baked Tacos Recipe

The family seemed to be in the mood for Mexican food again so I decided to put this Baked Tacos Recipe on the menu for dinner. This is not you typical taco recipe because the tacos are topped with cheese and placed in the oven. This does add to the time involved making the tacos a little bit, but it is something a little different and they are really good. I cut this recipe in half-originally it was twice the size of the recipe in this recipe post. Just increase the amount of ingredients for the number you are serving. …

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Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken Recipe

It’s been a long time sense I have eaten at an Outback Steakhouse restaurant, but from what I can remember it was really good. I think the closest one is about 200 miles away so I don’t picture it happening anytime soon. When I saw this knock off recipe for Outback Steakhouse’s Alice Springs Chicken; I had to give it a try. There is a little bit of prep time involved, so be sure to leave enough time, to marinate the chicken, and cook the bacon. Other than the time involved this is a very simple recipe, and is well …

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Grilled Dijon Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe

The temperature here in Upper Michigan reached a rare 41F degrees here yesterday, which brought a grilling opportunity I couldn’t resist; so I decided to put this Grilled Dijon Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe on the menu. It has been a long cold winter with the temperature’s never getting above 40F so it was really nice to get out on the deck and do some grilling. These Grilled Dijon Bacon Cheeseburgers are simple to put together, and all the flavors blend together very well. I almost skipped the onion sandwich rolls, but then decided to use them, and I was glad I …

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Simple Spice Cookies Recipe

The cookie jar was empty and I wanted some cookies to go with my coffee; but I wanted to hold the amount of sugar down a little bit so I decided on this Simple Spice Cookies Recipe. This recipe uses a granulated no calorie sweetener which I have used in the past and it is a very good sugar substitute. If you don’t like using sugar substitutes; I am sure sugar would also work very well. This is a simple recipe with very little prep or baking time-you can have cookies on the table in less than a half an …

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

When I first saw this recipe I wasn’t sure how well chicken thighs and shrimp would blend together but it worked pretty well. Because of using dark meat the chicken remained nice and moist. I unusually don’t like cooking pasta in the slow cooker; I’d rather do it separately; because it was Orzo I thought that it might work out ok, and it did. If you have a busy day coming up you can get this on in the morning and finish it off in the evening when you get home. Combing the chicken and shrimp is a little different …

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Simple Pizza Casserole Recipe

  I had to dig way back into my recipe file to find this Simple Pizza Casserole Recipe. This recipe was popular with my kids when they were young. Actually we all really enjoyed it, but for some reason it kind of fell to the wayside. This is a simple recipe and very basic I’m sure if you wanted to add some additional ingredients like, mushrooms, and green peppers or pretty much any type of topping you would like on a pizza. Because there is Italian sausage used in this recipe the flavor will change with the brand of Italian …

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Family Style Broiled Chicken Recipe

I wanted to put chicken on the menu for tonight’s supper, but I wanted to keep it simple and basic. This Family Style Broiled Chicken Recipe is simple and quick to put together. There is very little prep time so the chicken is broiled and on the table in less than an hour. This recipe has a simple blend of flavors that complement the chicken very well. I thought the smoked paprika was a nice touch; adding a touch of smoked flavoring. After brushing the chicken with the butter mixture several times I had quite a bit of the chopped …

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Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

I had been planning on posting pumpkin pancakes but was trying to hold up until fall. I was having a hard time figuring out what to cook and had some pumpkin on hand I wanted to use up so I prepared a breakfast supper of Pumpkin Pancakes. Looking around the web there were quite a few different recipes for pumpkin pancakes but they all were pretty close to the same. Like most pancake recipes this Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe is simple to put together but when you add the milk into the recipe, add it a little at a time. I …

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Pizza Meat Loaf Recipe

Meat loaf and meatballs always seem to have a good combination of ingredients and this recipe is no exception. If you and your family like meat loaf, give this Pizza Meat Loaf Recipe a try. This recipe caught my eye because of the green pepper the recipe called for. If you don’t like the taste of green peppers just leave them out. This is a simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep time, but it does require about an hour of baking time. As part of the ingredients this recipe uses fresh bread crumbs in place of the …

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Slow Cooker Fajitas Recipe

It has been quite a while since I have put Mexican food on the dinner menu. When I saw this Slow Cooker Fajitas Recipe it looked like it would be pretty good. Everything is cooked in the slow cooker so I knew whatever steak cut I used would turn out very tender. I don’t care for dishes that are two heavily spiced. This recipe was about right for me; a little nippy, but not too hot. If you liked your Mexican dishes on the hot side just increase the amount of cayenne pepper or use hot salsa as one of …

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Greek Style Baked Fish Recipe

Fat Tuesday today, Ash Wednesday this Wednesday the 13th, and with an early Easter this year Lent is here already. This should be a sign the winter is going by fast, but for me, it is not. I can’t wait to get this winter over with. My heart goes out to the people in the North East. How bad can it get? They started the year recovering from Hurricane Sandy and are now in the process of recovering from a record snow storm. I wish them the best and hope things come around for them for the rest of 2013. …

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Ginger Glazed Carrots Recipe

Usually when I prepare a vegetable for a side dish I cook or steam them without any type of a sauce; salt, pepper, and butter works out fine for me. I had fish on the menu for tonight and thought this Ginger Glazed Carrots Recipe would go really well with baked fish. This is a simple recipe with most of the prep time dedicated to cutting the carrots in half. I used the pre peeled baby carrots from the market for this recipe. Cooking time will very a little bit depending how tender you like the carrots. If you like …

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Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe

Many Years went by before I had the chance to taste or try a Chinese Chop Suey dish. I think it was mainly because of the area we lived in. There were no Chinese restaurants;-heck, there wasn’t even a Burger King around until I started growing up a little bit. Anyway, this Hamburger Chop Suey Recipe was the only form of Chop Suey I knew of at the time. It has been a staple for our family for many years. This is a simple recipe incorporating many of the ingredients from the store such as the Chop Suey vegetables. It is …

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Simple Taco Burgers Recipe

This Taco Burgers Recipe is as simple as it gets. Taco seasoning and corn chips get mixed into the burger and it is topped with cream cheese. If you like Tacos you are sure to like this recipe. I was really tempted to prepare this on the grill which I am sure would have made it much better; but it was snowing and cold. I don’t use the broiler much but it seemed to work out real well for this recipe. The next time you are in the mood for burgers and would like to add something a little different …

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Hotdog Bean Soup Recipe

When I saw this Hotdog Bean Soup Recipe I thought; “how good could that be?” Well it’s pretty good. This is another soup recipe that doesn’t require hours of cooking time. The flavors blend very well and the recipe has a unique flavor. I don’t have any young kids in the house anymore, but if I did; I think they would really like this recipe. This would be a great recipe to put together for when the kids get out of school. If you like a little heat in your food, I think cayenne pepper would work out real well …

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Slow Cooker Venison One Dish Dinner Recipe

I had some venison steak in the freezer I wanted to use up and this venison one dish dinner sounded really good. This Slow Cooker Venison One Dish Dinner Recipe is really good on a cold night. All the work is done in the morning, so you can set it, and forget it, for the rest of the day. The venison is so tender it will melt in your mouth. This is a mildly seasoned recipe so I am sure you could spice it up a little more if you wanted to. I prepared the recipe as written; it was …

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Double Shrimp Casserole Recipe

  With the lent season coming close I thought it would be a good time to post this Double Shrimp Casserole Recipe. This is another one dish recipe that doesn’t require much prep or cooking time. You can have this dish on the table in about an hour. this is a mildly seasoned recipe and as expected the cream of shrimp soup, and the salad shrimp go good together, and the mayo gives the casserole a nice,  creamy texture. If you’re looking for a different type of seafood recipe give this Double Shrimp Casserole Recipe a try. Enjoy Double Shrimp …

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Stuffed Manicotti Shells Recipe

I have wanted to work with these Manicotti Shells for a while but kind of shied away from them because I figured like stuffed shells it would take a lot of time. It was not really all that bad. I chose this Stuffed Manicotti Shells Recipe because it was simple and did not require many ingredients. I am sure there are many different kinds of filling you could use that would work out well. This recipe mainly requires using your favorite spaghetti sauce. When you are stuffing the shells if you use a small spoon and use your fingers to …

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe

This Chicken Gumbo Soup Recipe has a good blend of flavors and like most slow cooker recipes there is not much prep time involved. One of the things I like about making soup in the slow cooker is that it is almost impossible to overcook it. If you get tied up on something and can’t get back to the slow cooker on time, the soup just gets better. This is a mildly seasoned recipe with a little bit of a bite from the cayenne pepper. Thyme is the dominant spice in this recipe, so if you don’t care for that …

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Smoked Andouille Sausage with Peppers and Rigatoni Recipe

I wish I had turned down the heat a little bit in this recipe, but what is hot to me seems to be mild for other people; my wife said it was perfect. Depending on what you like you may want to season this recipe to taste. Depending how large of an area you live in Andouille sausage may be a little hard to find. I have included a description in case you are not familiar with this sausage. “Andouille is a coarse-grained smoked meat made using pork, pepper, onions, and seasonings. Andouille is French in origin, but has also …

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