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I first tried this recipe 6/2017

  • 1 package broccoli coleslaw
  • 1 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 cup Mandarin orange segments (packed in juice, then drained and chopped)
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 2/3 cup Newman's Own Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
4.6/5 (30 Votes)

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Fresh blackberries are rolled up in a buttery homemade pastry, cut into slices, and baked

  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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Bourbon and peaches are a match made in heaven! This cobbler is the perfect mashup of Southern flavors and goes per...

  • 8 peaches, peeled and sliced, about 6 to 8 cups
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
  • 1 quart of vanilla bean ice cream
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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Don't heat up your kitchen! Let the deli cook the chicken for you to toss into this fresh salad with a taste of Tha...

  • SALAD:
  • 2 cups deli rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, julienne cut
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 large green onion, chopped
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • GARNISH:
  • Fresh cilantro (Optional)
  • Chow Mein noodles
4.4/5 (39 Votes)

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Quick delicious pasta salad great for a crowd has all of the flavors and ingredients from your favorite antipasto

  • 1 pound pasta, I used tri-colored rotini
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) can sliced olives
  • 1 (10-ounce) can artichoke hearts, quartered and marinated
  • Chopped pepperoncini
  • Diced pepperoni
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
4.6/5 (20 Votes)

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All the goodness of a BLT in a yummy dip! The melted cheeses and sour cream are gooey additions to classic flavors ...

  • 1 1/2 pounds bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, or to taste, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 cups seeded tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • black pepper and salt to taste
  • Toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips.
4.4/5 (31 Votes)

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Seriously. Tender, falling off-the-bone ribs in 15 minutes, when you use a pressure cooker -- plus an extra ten min...

  • DRY RUB:
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib sections
  • 3 tablespoons paprika (I reduced to 2-1/2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4.4/5 (35 Votes)

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A dessert that's almost too beautiful to eat

  • 1 angel food cake, cubed or torn
  • 1 package sugar-free strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16 ounce package frozen strawberries
  • 2 packages sugar-free vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Fresh strawberries
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

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Pinto beans are on the top of my list as my favorite

  • Salt
  • 1 pound (2 1/2 cups) dried pinto beans, picked over and rinsed
  • 30 sprigs fresh cilantro (1 bunch)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 poblano chiles*, stemmed, seeded, and chopped fine (reduce to one poblano to cut back on the heat. Two was borderline too spicy for us!)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup Mexican lager
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 2 ounces Cotija cheese, crumbled (1/2-cup)
4.7/5 (12 Votes)

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We love pork and beans, especially with hot dogs, hamburgers or really any kind of barbeque

  • 2 pounds dried pinto or navy beans (I recommend navy beans)
  • 1 large onion (about 1-pound), peeled, halved and sliced
  • 4 canned plum tomatoes, seeded and crushed (I used fresh roma tomatoes, sliced in half)
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 12 whole cloves (I recommend reducing to 8, as the cloves almost overpowered the flavor)
  • 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar, packed (increase to 3/4 if you like sweeter beans)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 12 ounces salt pork, sliced
4.4/5 (30 Votes)

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When the weather warms up, it's time to pull out the grill and have a cookout

  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups cabbage, sliced about 1 cup per person
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • DRESSING:
  • 4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
4.3/5 (32 Votes)

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I've never made my own ground beef, for burgers, because

  • 2 pounds sirloin steak tips*, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted and buttered (I prefer brioche burger buns)
  • NOTE: *sirloin steak tips is also known as "flap meat". It doesn't sound pretty, but don't let that discourage you. It's delicious. I buy mine at Costco.
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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