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These are a lot of work, but trust me, so worth it! The best part of making tamales at Christmas time is working to...

  • 1/2 pound dried corn husks, soaked in hot water overnight to soften
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder
  • 2 1/2 quarts water
  • 4 dried ancho chiles
  • 2 dried guajillo chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lard or shortening
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup lard or shortening
  • 4 cups Masa Harina de Maiz
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups pork broth
  • 1/3 cup lard or shortening, melted
4.4/5 (90 Votes)

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Everyone loves roasted Brussel sprouts

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds Brussel sprouts
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 10 to 20 cranks fresh ground pepper
4.6/5 (81 Votes)

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A cross between a biscuit and a roll, these tender, moist biscuits are just the thing to fill a basket in the cente...

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
4.3/5 (108 Votes)

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The coconut is subtle, while the golden raisins juicy and walnuts provide the perfect crunch

  • 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups carrots, shredded
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
4.2/5 (107 Votes)

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Baked tilapia with a cheesey breadcrumb crust has the perfect blend of spices and is moist and delicious

  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ⁄3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 ⁄3 to 3⁄4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
4.4/5 (84 Votes)

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Get the true Southern comfort food experience at home with this Southern Shrimp and Grits

  • GRITS:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 cup sharp white cheddar or Manchego cheese, grated
  • SHRIMP:
  • 1-pound wild-caught or sustainably raised shrimp, 16 to 30 count in size, shelled and de-veined
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
4.5/5 (83 Votes)

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A summer staple that's so good, it should be made year round, not just for barbecues -This sweet and tangy, super c...

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups creamy salad dressing (e.g. Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
4.2/5 (105 Votes)

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Throw these ingredients into the crock pot before you go to work and come home to dinner already done

  • 2 pounds cubed stew meat
  • 2 cans Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 largish onion, diced
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • couple of dashes garlic salt
  • couple dashes hot paprika
4.2/5 (123 Votes)

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You only need 4 ingredients and a crock pot to make this super simple and delicious chicken stroganoff

  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless, frozen
  • 1 can Campbell’s 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 16 ounce fat free sour cream
  • 1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix
4.2/5 (120 Votes)

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This jello shot cake is very impressive, your hard work will pay off! This beautiful and delicious dessert will be

  • 3 cups very cold rum or vodka, flavored is okay
  • 6 teaspoons plain unflavored gelatin
  • 6 (3-ounce) packages of jell-o, to your liking
  • 1 1/8 cup vanilla yogurt
  • Water
  • Cooking spray
4.2/5 (123 Votes)

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This is genius! Walkabout pancakes! Perfect for a brunch buffet or breakfast on-the-go

  • Optional add-ins:
  • Pancake mix, regular or low fat
  • Fruit, chopped
  • Nuts, chopped
  • Cooked sausage, chopped
  • Cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Chocolate chips
4.5/5 (77 Votes)

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Loaded Breakfast Casserole is the ultimate make ahead meal

  • 3 cups hash brown potatoes, frozen
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 3/4 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I use whole)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4.4/5 (85 Votes)

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