Recipe Box

Hoppin’ John

There are many versions of Hoppin’ John, but this is mine. 4 cups of chicken broth 1/2 cups of brown rice 4 pork chops thawed & uncooked, cut in square chunks 1 can of black-eyed peas 1 can of seasoned black beans 1/2 of a large onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons

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Jamaican Jerk Pork Slow Cook

Borrowed from Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook, Carol Heding Munson I’m trying this out today; first time I’ve made this.I’m going to serve this with brown rice and some steamed veggies. Medium Crockery Pot Makes 4 Servings 2 cups (480 mL) fat-free beef broth 2 teaspoons dried minced onions 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon garlic

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Grilled Flank Steak with Onions

From Weight Watchers Prep time: 10min Cook time: 25min Serves: 6 Value: 5 PointsPlus® Value Ingredients 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 1 1/2 pound(s) uncooked lean flank steak 3/4 tsp table salt, divided 1 large uncooked red

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Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

From Alton Brown on the Food Network. Ingredients 4 ounces stale bread, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place all of the ingredients into a blender carafe, cover and pulse until coarse crumbs form, about

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Stephanie’s Apple Crisp

Stephanie makes this from a recipe she picked up online in 2004. I can’t find the original online anymore, so I guess this one now officially belongs to Stephanie. Fruit Mixture 4 cups sliced, peeled cooking apples (about 1 1/3rd pounds or 3 to 4 medium) 3 tablespoons apple juice Crumb Mixture 2/3 cup firmly

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Classic Baked Acorn Squash

Stephanie has made this recipe several times in the past, so I know it’s good. I’m going to try it out with the acorn squash I bought yesterday. From Simply Recipes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Yield: Serves 2 to 4, depending on how much squash you like to eat.

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Spaghetti Squash with Lemon and Capers

We have one of these, so I’m going to give this recipe a shot. From The Food Network. Ingredients 2 large spaghetti squash 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 8 tablespoons sweet butter 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/4 cup diced zucchini (rind only) 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 4 tablespoons fresh lemon

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Beer Slow-Cooker Chicken

4-6 Chicken Breasts or 1 Whole or cut up Chicken 1 Can of any kind of Beer 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp Basil 1/2 tsp Paprika 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt *You can use whatever spices you like Put all ingredients into crockpot If frozen cook on high 4-5 hours or

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Crockpot Chicken And Noodle Soup

Borrowed from Creatively Domestic via Pinterest. 5 cups of chicken broth (boxed or can is fine) One 10.75 oz can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup onions, chopped fine 1/2 cup celery, chopped fine 1/2 cup carrots, chopped fine 1/2 cup green onions, sliced One 15 oz can of whole kernel corn, drained Salt and

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Commonly Prepared Meals

Originally published on: Apr 11, 2005. I’m updating this list because Stephanie is going back to work next week, and I’m going to take over many of the cooking responsibilities because she has a long commute. I’ve been looking at various recipe and grocery shopping apps, but I haven’t discovered quite the right combination that

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Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe

The meat falls off the bone as you take them out of the crock pot! Ingredients: 4 pounds Ribs of your choice 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons vinegar salt and pepper to taste 1 bottle of sweet baby rays BBQ 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoons oregano Directions: In a bowl, mix together all

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Team Pie and Team Cake Shirts

I’ve been meaning to make these shirts since the first Twilight movie came out, because I never cared much for Edward or Jacob, but I do care a lot about dessert. I also have a vague recollection of having a (semi-sober) discussion (argument) with someone about whether cake or pie was better, which was quite

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The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

Link: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater via Northwest Edible Life. I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your kitchen cupboards is going to kill you. The article is meant to be funny, but’s

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Cheese Sauce

From the kitchen of: David Speakman 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black or white pepper (I use white) 1 1/2 cups milk 2 cups grated cheese Preparation: Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat,

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Cooking Templates

via Jezebel – Resolved: Eat Better, Not Less, for a Healthier Diet Jezebel’s article on healthy eating covers an approach that I’ve heard from many of my thin friends: What you need are a few core recipes that you’re good at, or can get good at, that can be adapted for almost any combination of

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We grilled pork tenderloin and mini potatoes on the grill today. Stephanie made a simple marinade of lemon juice and rosemary for the pork, and it came out delicious, and I seem to be getting the timing of grilling down better because it wasn’t dry or undercooked; just juicy and tender. Soooo good. I cut

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Lemon Capellini

Weight Watchers 6 ounces capellini or angel-hair pasta 2 tsp olive oil 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Cook the capellini according to package directions omitting the salt, if desired; drain. 2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low

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Parmesan Tiapia

1 pound of tilapia 3 egg whites 1 T. garlic powder 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese cooking spray Mix together the cheese and the garlic powder. Put the egg whites in another bowl. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over med-high. Then take the tilapia and dip in egg whites and then the

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Southwestern Pork Tenderloin

Weight Watchers 1 T. chili powder 1 1/2 t. sugar 1 t. pepper 1 t. salt 1/4 t. onion powder 1/8 t. garlic powder 1/8 t. ground cumin 1/8 t. cayenne 1 (1 1/4 pound) pork tenderloin trimmed 1 t. canola oil Make the rub by combining all the spices in a large ziplock bag.

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Creamy Italian Chicken

servings – 6 Estimated Weight Watchers points – 3 6 (4 oz) chicken breasts one envelope dry Italian dressing one 4 oz. can of mushrooms one can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup 8 oz. fat free cream cheese Place chicken in the bottom of your crockpot. Mix 1/2 c. water and the

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Spicy Beef Tacos

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 5 Servings: 4 (two tacos) Preparation Time: 12 min Cooking Time: 13 min Level of Difficulty: Easy 3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided 2 medium garlic clove(s), minced 3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat) 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander 3/4 tsp table salt, or

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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cookie Crusts

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 12 Preparation Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 0 min Level of Difficulty: Moderate 12 item(s) chocolate wafer(s), about 2 1/2 oz 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk 2/3 cup(s) sugar 2 envelope(s) unflavored gelatin 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1 cup(s) water, boiling Line 12

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Gazpacho

From Rachel 2 medium cucumbers, peeled/chopped 5 medium tomatoes, peeled/chopped 1 medium green pepper, peeled/chopped 1 large onion, peeled/chopped 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic 4 cups crumbled french/italian bread, crusts trimmed off 4 cups cold water 1 cup red wine vinegar 4 tsp. salt 4 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. tomato paste Garnish: 1 cup

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Grilled Lemony Chicken with Asparagus

Source: Cookstr 2 garlic cloves 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, about 7 ounces each 1 pound asparagus ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence or ¼ teaspoon each dried thyme, basil, rosemary, and sage Yield: 4 SERVINGS

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Lime Mint Iced Tea

A new iced tea recipe I plan to try. Since I gave up soda, I’ve been drinking lots of tea, and want some variations for entertainment. I’m leaving out the sugar; I’m not really a fan of sweet tea. 1 quart water, boiling 4 tea bags 1 3/4 cups fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup sugar

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Pig Candy Recipe

( modified by “unmarrieddaughter” from Sweet Potato Queen, and Alton Brown) Software: 1 lb. bacon medium cut 2 Cups brown sugar (see note) 1/8 tsp ground chili/Cayenne of some sort (optional) Hardware: cookie sheet Aluminum Foil Pam Cooling rack that fits cookie sheet Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. spray cooling rack with Pam, put

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Hot-Wing-Flavored Chicken with Ranch Sauce

from Healthy Soul Food Recipes, by the American Heart Association Serves 4; 3 ounces chicken and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving 2 tablespoons hot-pepper sauce, or to taste 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded Vegetable oil spray 1

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MJ’s ‘Up North’ Chili

From the the kitchen of: MJ at Friday Fishwrap. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours Yield: 8 to 10 servings Total pots to clean: 1 stock pot, bowl, cutting board and knife. Extra virgin olive oil 2 pounds ground sirloin (or beef chuck, trimmed, if you prefer) 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced

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Tuscan-Style Baked Pork Chops

4 or 5 thick center-cut pork chops 3 garlic cloves, crushed 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup white wine I adapted this recipe from one in the Weight Watchers cookbook – theirs was for a pork roast with this marinade, which I picked

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Dan’s Turnovers

These were one of the main dishes served at our friend’s wedding reception, and we enjoyed them, so we asked for the recipes. 6 filling types, recipes for 16 turnovers each. Dough: 1 lb (3.25 C) flour 1/4 lb (one stick) butter 1/4 lb (1/2 C) vegetable shortening (contains soy) 1 t salt 3/4 C

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Chicken Over Caesar Salad

Two boneless, skinless chicken breasts red wine vinegar Herbs de Provence Dole Caesar Salad Kit Walnuts Sprinkle two boneless, skinless chicken breasts with Herbs de Provence seasoning on both sides. Pour a little red wine vinegar over each. Bake at 350 until done, turning at about 25 minutes. Slice. Divide one Dole Caesar salad kit

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Chicken Piccata

4 (6 to 7 ounces each) chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine 3 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed Working with one chicken breast at a time, place each between

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Chocolate Cake Frosting

From the kitchen of: Pat Mineart. Goes with my mom’s Chocolate Crazy Cake, or Chocolate “Save A Day” Cake. 1/4 cup melted margarine or butter 1/2 cup cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar Combine dry ingredients, add liquids. Add more milk to thin or sugar

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