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This recipe originally was posted on "Witty in the City" and went viral on Pinterest

  • 6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless*
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard (don't use yellow mustard)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (don't use pancake syrup)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Fresh rosemary, chopped, as a garnish, optional
  • NOTE: I've made this with bone-in, skin on chicken thighs, too
4.3/5 (269 Votes)

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This is an easy one-dish casserole that is great for breakfast, brunch, or even breakfast-for-dinner

  • 1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage
  • 2 to 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 pounds frozen tator tots
4.4/5 (249 Votes)

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Olive Garden's newest entree, Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara, was inspired during the chefs' recent trip to the Italian...

  • MARINATED CHICKEN OR SHRIMP:
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 3 pounds chicken strips or large shrimp, peeled and deveined shopping list
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoon bacon bits
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup bacon base
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 boxes (14 ounce each) of any long pasta (spaghetti, linguine, etc.) cooked using instructions on package
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons romano cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • Marinated chicken strips (or shrimp) from step 1
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted red peppers, cut into small strips
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
3.8/5 (352 Votes)

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Corn nuggets are similar to fritters and a great appetizer or side dish

  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
3.8/5 (687 Votes)

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Set it and forget it with this delicious Crockpot Apple Pie Breakfast recipe

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 apples, diced
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4.4/5 (271 Votes)

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I love my pressure cooker! Meatloaf in about 30 minutes? Yes! This meatloaf recipe has great flavors and cooks qu...

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely minced yellow onion
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup (can use BBQ sauce if preferred)
  • 1/2 cup beef stock or broth
4.3/5 (232 Votes)

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Bacon, eggs and biscuits for breakfast with this casserole! Quick and easy to make, relax and catch up with the fa...

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 16 ounces refrigerated breakfast biscuits
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • cooked center cut bacon or cooked sausage, optional
4.2/5 (268 Votes)

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These meatballs are delicious in their bourbon whiskey sauce

  • 1 pound bag frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, heaping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cups bourbon whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4.3/5 (255 Votes)

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Round up the posse and dig in! Crispy tater tots, ground beef, onions, sour cream and cheese are the ingredient sta...

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (15.25-ounce) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 bag (30-ounce) frozen tater tots
4.4/5 (233 Votes)

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Using a fairly inexpensive cut of beef (eye-round) and roasting it low and slow yielded a flavorful and very juicy ...

  • 1 (3.5- to 4.5-pound) boneless eye-round roast
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, separated
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
4.1/5 (276 Votes)

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Simple, delicious, no-frills mac and cheese for when you need some classic comfort

  • 3/4 cup elbow macaroni pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups colby cheese, shredded
3.9/5 (384 Votes)

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This Italian-style shrimp recipe is simple and yet it has a lovely depth of flavor

  • 1 pound shrimp, tails off
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 package dried Italian Seasoning
4.1/5 (320 Votes)

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