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Turkey Cornbread Pot Pie  
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Chocolate Cloud Cake 
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Spanish Porkchops 
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May's Adobo Chicken 
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Louisianas Old Time Egg and Potato Skillet 
We had company from Washington D.C. who had wined and dined us royally for days - wonderful food and friendship. Our son, upon learning that our guests …

Crackling Bread 
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Choco Caramel Dream Cake 
This caramel dream cake is sooooo delicious that I want the whole world to experience it. Ingredients: Any Chocolate Devils Food cake mix Any …

Grandma Paynes Jelly Tarts 
My grandmother - more than a product of the Great Depression, in that she was born in 1901, enjoyed cooking while working full time in a coat factory in …

The Best Cocoa Ever 
I use to hate hot chocolate that tasted real watery and nothing like hot chocolate. I love cooking and I found the perfect hot chocolate combination. After …

Xorah's Creamy Honey Butter Corn Bread 
This recipe was inspired by my 4 year old daughter who despite her love of corn bread was looking for something more exciting. This is now a family favorite! …

Turkey Salad 
If you have leftover turkey from the holiday's try this turkey salad recipe in order to make good use of your leftover meat. 2 to 3 pounds leftover …

Sloppy Joes 
My kids can not get enough of this sloppy joe recipe. Whenever I am short on time but need to fix a quick and easy meal I turn to this recipe. I think …

Corn Bread Recipe 
This corn bread recipe is a family favorite, one of which you can serve with a variety of southern meals. You will need a 8 or 9 inch sqaure baking pan …

Baked Brie and Figs 
Elise' Warm Baked Brie & Figs When I make it for parties I make 3 or 4 of them because they go so quickly! Everyone loves them! I went to a 5 star restaurant …

Tammys Stuffed Shells 
1 med onion chopped 1/2 of chopped green pepper 1 package ground chourico 1 pound ground beef 1 sm can of B&M baked beans one jar of nacho cheese …

Apple Fried Mini Pies  
2 tablespoons butter 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 container (8-piece) …

Chocolate Syrup Brownies 
1/2 c butter or margarine 1 c granulated sugar 4 eggs 1- 16oz bottle chocolate syrup 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour * 1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans optional …

Quick Lunch Box Cake 
This was a favorite in our house growing up. It's a quick tasty cake, perfect for lunch boxes, pot lucks, and afternoon snacks. My mom thinks she got …

Jiffy Pudding Cake 
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Yummy Garlic Prawns with a Hint of Rum 
Well cooking is my hobby......I have been cooking since I was 8........and as of now I am 18 and its become my passion.....I hated prawns b'coz of its …

Abudance Meatloaf 
I have been making meatloaf for a long time and throughout the years, going through my grandmothers, mothers, my finance's family's, and my own recipies …

Sour Cream Pound Cake 
2 sticks butter 6 eggs 2-1/2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract …

Cowboy Stew 
When we were young framers in the depression I was in charge of cooking. I was young so I didn't like to cook a meal for 10 people so I thought of this …

Ham Casserole 
Ever wonder what to do with all that leftover Holiday Ham? Here it is! A recipie most anybody will enjoy. Unless your kids are weird, they WILL eat it. …

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Apple Walnut Raisin Pie 
I just love to cook and bake. This one just came to me. I wanted to make an apple pie for Thanksgiving, and not just a plain old apple pie so I went …

Bell Pepper Chicken 
My family and I love casserole type dishes, but we are chicken lovers as well, so I made this recipe and it has been a hit among friends and family for …

Cherry Cheese Pie 
1 Graham Cracker Crust 1 block cream cheese 1 tub Cool Whip 1 cup sugar 1 can Cherry pie filling Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in …

Sweet Potato Pie 
My family loves this sweet potato pie, I have to make it for them every thanksgiving. It's so simple and delicious! Ingredients: 2 medium size sweet …

Fast and Easy Banana Pudding 
Whenever my family gathers for holidays or special occasions, my husband and I are always asked to bring the banana pudding. Everyone loves it and it is …

Old Stand By - One Pot Meal 
My 7 year old granddaughter loves to come and spend time with me, but this particular weekend she kind of caught me shorthanded in the food and money department …

Goulash Recipe 
This is my family version of a goulash recipe: 1 pound elbow macaroni 2 pound ground round (ground turkey may be used) 1 large onion diced 1/2 …

Chicken and Black Bean Casserole 
Chicken and Black Bean Casserole Recipe 4 cups cooked cubed chicken breast 14 ounces can black beans, drained 10-3/4 ounces can condensed cream of …

Chicken Bacon 
I always take my fiance dinner on nights that he has CQ because he is stuck at work for 24 hours. One night I stuck the chicken in to cook and realized …

Island Chicken & Cheeses Mashed Potatoes 
I came up with my my own chicken recipe called Island chicken & cheeses mash potatoes. I lived near Nags Head Elizabeth City & Outerbank Manteo North Carolina. …

Pear Brownies 
I learned how to cook this pear brownie dessert recipe from my old friend in Israel 3 years ago. She taught me lots of cooking and baking techniques. …

Hot Dinner Rolls 
Hot Dinner Rolls 4 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 package dry yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1 pint lukewarm water 1/4 cup shortening 1. In a large mixing …

Cranberry Wine Punch Not rated yet
Cranberry Wine Punch 1 pound cranberries 1 quart boiling water 2 cups sugar 1 bottle dry red wine, chilled 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange …

Pumpkin Orange Chiffon Pie Not rated yet
Pumpkin Orange Chiffon Pie For this recipe Use a graham crust and chill before serving. Filling: 2 eggs, separated 2/3 cup water 1 envelope …

Chocolate Chip Brownies Not rated yet
Chocolate Chip Brownies 1-1/4 cup flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, …

Sweet Potato Casserole Not rated yet
Sweet Potato Casserole 1 lg can yams, drained 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Mash yams. Combine all ingredients …

Cranberry Relish Not rated yet
Cranberry Relish to Remember 2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) cleaned cranberries 1 unpeeled orange, seeded, cut into 8 pieces 3 tablespoons sugar …

Broccoli Casserole Recipe Not rated yet
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Broccoli Cheese Casserole Not rated yet
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Hobo Omelette Not rated yet
When I worked at this fast food resturant me and my co workers used to be tired of the same lunches. So I decided to try something different and came …

Spaghetti with Tuna and Fresh Tomato Sauce Not rated yet
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King Crab Legs with Chipotle Orange Beurre Blanc Not rated yet
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Patricia's Sweet French Toast Not rated yet
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Never Fail BBQ Chicken Breast Not rated yet
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Tuna and Pea Salad Not rated yet
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Coconut Fish Not rated yet
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Savory Spaghetti Recipe  Not rated yet
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Moms Homemade Succotash Not rated yet
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Cornmeal Biscuits Not rated yet
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BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches Not rated yet
Enjoy this family favorite slow cooker recipes for tasty and delicious BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 6-8 hours Makes: …

Old Fashioned Corn Pones Not rated yet
Old Fashioned Corn Pones Ingredients: 2 cups cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lard or shortening milk, enough to …

Old Fashioned Butter Rolls  Not rated yet
Old Fashioned Butter Rolls Recipe I've had this recipe stored away in my electronic recipe book for quite some time. It's origin is unknown to me, …

Corned Beef and Cabbage Not rated yet
I have an old family recipe for corned beef and cabbage. Cook the corned beef in water -- cover corned beef with water and bring to a rolling boil. …

Apple Cobbler Not rated yet
This is a recipe for Apple Cobbler. For this delicious dessert recipe, use equal ratios of flour, milk and sugar. 2 cups - Flour 2 cups - Sugar 2 …

Fresh Creamed Corn Not rated yet
Creamed Corn is super easy during the right time of year! This is so easy to make that it is ridiculous. My Mama taught me to make this after I called …

Black Beans Recipe Not rated yet
Homemade Black Beans Recipe 1 bag dried Black Beans 1 large green pepper 1 large onion 6 cloves of garlic 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 large bay …

Fried Egg Biscuits Not rated yet
Mama's Fried Egg Biscuits Start out with left over homemade biscuits (You can use ones from restaurants or the frozen kind just be sure they're cooked) …

Healthy Collard Greens Not rated yet
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Chess Pie Not rated yet
Chess Pie Recipe 1 cup butter 4 cups granulated white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 8 large eggs 2 tablespoons white cornmeal 1/3 cup + 1 …

BBQ Shortribs Not rated yet
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Tai Chi Philadelphia Roll Not rated yet
Ingredients 8 sheets Japanese seaweed Nori 1 cup Japanese short grain rice 1 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cream cheese (Philadelphia) …

Sausage Casserole Not rated yet
This recipe was given to me by an old family friend, Teresa. Sausage Casserole 1 lb Neese's Sausage 1 8 oz box of Velveeta Cheese 1 Can Cream of …

Soup in a Pinch Not rated yet
One Saturday I was in the mood for a hearty soup and since I don't like canned soup I decided to make my own using what I had in the house. It was so …

Sweet Sweet Potato Casserole Not rated yet
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Creamy Chocolate Pudding Not rated yet
One day I was making a torte and I decided that if I make a pudding that had some ingredients that you would not normally see in pudding it might sound …

Firehouse Greens Not rated yet
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Pot Roast and Dressing Not rated yet
My moms best dish was always Pot Roast and Dressing. She would use a flat chuck roast. Season and brown. Then put in foil with onion and a bit of garlic …

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Candied Yams Recipe Not rated yet
Candied Yams Ingredients: 6 sweet potatoes 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup margarine 2 tablespoons vanilla extract Preparation: …

A Recipe for the Good Life Not rated yet
I love this recipe and I hope that you all will love it also. A heaping cup of Kindness Two cups of Love and Caring One cup of Understanding …

Apple Yummy Not rated yet
This is a tasty and yummy apple recipe. Cut up 5 apples into pieces.. Sprinkle 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tbs cinnamon over them. Microwave 5-8 minutes. …

Robert Redford Dessert  Not rated yet
Robert Redford Pie Recipe What you will need: butter powdered sugar a package of walnuts vanilla pudding chocolate pudding milk whip cream …

Shrimp and Rice Not rated yet
My mother is one of the best cooks in the world. I believe her legacy of talent began from my Grandma who learned from her mother. Many of these great …

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Not rated yet
My son LOVES ice cream cake. He also LOVES peanut butter pie. This year we decided to combine the two for his birthday cake. At first we were going to …

Best Corned Beef Recipe Not rated yet
Take your corned beef brisket all brine and seasoned. Wrap brisket in foil tightly. Smoke or bbq till liquid is gone! Unwrap brisket and put dierctly …

Cake of Gold Not rated yet
I stumbled onto this cake recipe one day when I needed to make a dessert with just what I had on hand in the kitchen. It turned out so delicious it didn't …

Chocolate Mice Not rated yet
Ingredients: cherries(with the stem) chocolate(to melt) chocolate kisses thin sliced almonds Instructions: melt the chocolate all the way. dip …

Busia's Kolacky Not rated yet
1 lb. butter 4 cups flour 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 pint vanilla ice cream Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine meal. Add partly softened ice cream …

Grilled Salmon Not rated yet
This grilled salmon recipe is one of my absolute favorites. Since I live in Californa I am able to grill year round. 4 pink salmon steaks, 1-1/4 inches …

Mediterranean Crostini Not rated yet
Well well well, this one struck my mind while I was having chicken crostini in a goan restraunt 2 years ago...I got an idea to take it in a vegetarian …

Banana Bread Pudding Not rated yet
Being raised in a frugal family we always had old stale bread and over-ripe bananas laying around and I decided to figure out a quick and tasty way to …

Chilli Bean Bake Not rated yet
Chilli Bean Wrap Bake I MADE THIS RECIPE UP MYSELF A gorgeous blend of everything I love, healthy vegetable meal, which has a meaty texture to satisfy …

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