Homemade Chili Pie


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Homemade Chili Pie I came up with homemade chili pie completely by mistake and it's a keeper to be sure. The plan was to make Tamale Pie, but I defrosted my chili starter instead of enchilada sauce. In this case it turned out to be a good thing that I didn't label my container. For this recipe, I included 2 cans of chili instead of my chili, well, because I messed up and didn't have a full batch on hand to use. I used leftover beef pot roast, but any meat will work for this whether it be … [Read more...]

Baked Pork Chops is “What’s for Dinner”


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Kraft Fresh Take Baked Pork Chops Recipe Baked Pork Chops baked using a Kraft Fresh Take is a household staple for us. It utilizes several items from our stockpile and items we generally keep on hand. If you don't have a Kraft Fresh Take available, feel free to substitute any brand bread crumbs that you have available. For more information on the how to cut a Primal Pork Loin check out this post. Baked Pork Chops with Green Beans and Rice Preheat oven to 375˚ 6 Thin … [Read more...]

Low Country Boil or Shrimp Boil


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Low Country Boil Low country boil, shrimp boil, call it what you want, I call it delicious. You can easily make this to your taste and it is ridiculously healthy. This is how I make it. Serves 4, but can easily be cut down or added to as needed. Low Country Boil Ingredients 4 Snow Crab clusters (One for each person) 1 lbs Med Shrimp (1/4 lb per person) 1 lbs Crawfish (optional) 1 lbs Andouille or Kielbasa sausage, cut on 2-3' pieces (Mix it up) 2 Ears of corn, cut in 1/2 … [Read more...]

Homemade BBQ Rub


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Homemade BBQ Rub In an effort to control the spiciness and salt in many pre-made rubs I came up with this easy to alter homemade BBQ rub for meat, which can also be turned into a marinade. The following recipe has a well rounded smokiness to it however you can easily add some heat to it if that is your preference. Homemade BBQ Rub Ingredients 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons black pepper 3 tablespoons garlic powder 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder … [Read more...]

Homemade BBQ Sauce from Aunt Mark


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Aunt Mark's Homemade BBQ Sauce I have tried just about every sauce in the grocery markets and never really found one that my husband Mark and I really liked so I experimented with many different ingredients until I came up with a winner that suited both of us. This homemade BBQ sauce works wonderfully with pork and chicken, on the grill, in the oven, on the rotisserie, or to use with a meatball or little smokies appetizer. It's also perfect to use as a dipping sauce.  Homemade BBQ Sauce … [Read more...]

Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden Copycat


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Zuppa Toscana Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and wished you had the recipe of the dish you were eating? Me too! This is my healthy and nutritious version of one of my favorite soups. It's a very satisfying soup that's not heavy at all, making it a great soup year round. Zuppa Toscana is perfect with a piece of crusty bread or as an addition with dinner. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Zuppa Toscana Ingredients: 5 slices Turkey bacon, largely diced 1lb Italian chicken … [Read more...]

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