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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 8 servings

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 8 tortillas

Directions

  1. Combine the black beans, corn, and 1/2 cup salsa in a slow cooker. Lay chicken breast atop the black bean mixture; top with another 1/2 cup salsa.
  2. Cook on High for 3 hours.
  3. Add cream cheese to chicken mixture; cook another 30 minutes.
  4. Spoon chicken mixture into middle of tortillas; roll tortillas around filling.

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 10 servings

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in garlic, onion, and celery, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, and cook for 3 minutes more. Pour in the vegetable broth, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in wild rice, carrot, almonds, and red pepper flakes; return to a simmer, and cook until the carrots are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in half and half, and cook until warmed through. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

A Number One Egg Bread

A Number One Egg Bread

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 braided loaf

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in the yolks, 3 eggs, oil, sugar, and salt. Add about 3-1/2 cups of flour to make a sticky dough.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead with remaining flour until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes. Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn to oil the entire surface of the dough. Cover with a damp cloth. Place in a warm place until double in size, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch down the dough, and divide into 3 pieces. Roll each piece into a rope about 12 inches long. Braid the three strands together, and seal the ends. Place the bread on a greased cookie sheet. Beat the remaining 1 egg with a pinch of salt; brush onto bread. Let the bread rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Brush the bread with eggwash again.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Accidental Fish

Accidental Fish

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 2 servings

  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets mahi mahi
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 drops Louisiana-style hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Rub the mahi mahi fillets with the olive oil and lay into a baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  4. While the mahi mahi bakes, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Stir the garlic, lemon juice, and hot sauce into the melted butter; simmer together for 1 minute. Add the tomato and green onion to the butter mixture; cook and stir until hot. Spoon over the baked fish to serve.

Alabama Fire Crackers

Alabama Fire Crackers

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 30 servings

  • 1 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (1 ounce) envelopes ranch dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (16.5 ounce) package multigrain saltine crackers

Directions

  1. Place the vegetable oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, ranch dressing mix, and crushed red pepper flakes in a 2-gallon plastic zipper bag. Seal the bag and smoosh with your hands to thoroughly combine the oil and spices. Place the crackers into the bag, seal, and turn the bag over to cover the crackers with the spice mix. Let the bag sit for about 1 hour, then turn again. Repeat several more times until the crackers are well-coated with spice mix, and allow the bag to sit overnight. Remove crackers and serve.

Alaska Sheet Cake

Alaska Sheet Cake

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 -10×15 inch sheet cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C), and grease and flour a 10×15 inch sheet pan.
  2. Stir together the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Place 1 cup butter with the water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat, and set aside to cool.
  4. Beat eggs in a separate mixing bowl, and stir in the sugar, buttermilk, boiled butter mixture, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, and almond extract until well combined.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture, and stir until the batter is well mixed. Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let the cake cool before icing.
  7. To make icing, place 1/2 cup of butter and the milk into a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Remove from the heat, and beat in the confectioners’ sugar, chopped pecans, and vanilla extract. Ice the cooled cake with the warm frosting.

All American Meatloaf

All American Meatloaf

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 5×9-inch

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese, halved

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, quick oats, onion, milk, eggs, 1/4 cup ketchup, parsley, garlic, salt, basil, and black pepper together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; pat the mixture into a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake meatloaf in the preheated oven until firm and no longer pink inside, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. Remove from oven, spread 2 tablespoons ketchup over loaf, and top with Cheddar cheese slices; return to oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 5 more minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook’s Note:
  • If you wish to freeze, bake as directed for one hour, remove from oven and cool. Refrigerate until well chilled, wrap, label and freeze. To reheat: unwrap meat loaf and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Top with ketchup and cheese and bake additional 5 minutes.

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 6 servings

  • 2 cups navy beans
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions

  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Simmer the beans in the same water until tender, approximately 1 to 2 hours. Drain and reserve the liquid.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Arrange the beans in a 2 quart bean pot or casserole dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of dish, and layering them with bacon and onion.
  4. In a saucepan, combine molasses, salt, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour over beans. Pour in just enough of the reserved bean water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 3 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until beans are tender. Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, and add more liquid if necessary to prevent the beans from getting too dry.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 8 servings

  • 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Combine the hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a pot and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer while stirring with a whisk. As soon as the liquid begins to bubble on the sides of the pot, remove from heat, stir with the whisk, and set aside for use.

California Chicken

California Chicken

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 pinch salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

2 avocados – peeled, pitted and sliced

2 ripe tomatoes, sliced

1 (8 ounce) package Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 10 slices

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Warm oil in skillet and add chicken and onion. Cook 15 minutes or until chicken is browned and just about done. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place chicken on cookie sheet and top each breast with 1 to 2 slices of tomato and 2 to 3 slices of cheese. Place in oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese melts. Remove from oven, add 2 to 3 slices of avocado on top of each breast, and serve immediately.

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 1 hot dog

  • 1 all-beef hot dog
  • 1 poppyseed hot dog bun
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet green pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 4 tomato wedges
  • 1 dill pickle spear
  • 2 sport peppers
  • 1 dash celery salt

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place hot dog in water, and cook 5 minutes or until done. Remove hot dog and set aside. Carefully place a steamer basket into the pot and steam the hot dog bun 2 minutes or until warm.
  2. Place hot dog in the steamed bun. Pile on the toppings in this order: yellow mustard, sweet green pickle relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, sport peppers, and celery salt. The tomatoes should be nestled between the hot dog and the top of the bun. Place the pickle between the hot dog and the bottom of the bun. Don’t even think about ketchup!

Deep-Fried Turkey Marinade

Deep-Fried Turkey Marinade

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 3 cups

1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing

1/2 cup cayenne pepper

1/2 cup black pepper

1 cup Creole seasoning

2 tablespoons garlic powder

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix 3/4 Italian dressing, cayenne pepper, black pepper, Creole seasoning, and garlic powder. Rub over turkey, using remaining Italian dressing to fill cavity. Allow turkey to marinate 8 hours, or overnight, before deep-frying as desired.

Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 4 servings

  • 7 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomato
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 (13.75 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Bring the tomatoes, carrots, and onion to a boil over medium-high heat in a stockpot, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, sugar, and salt.
  2. Melt the butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in the flour, stirring until thick. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook and stir, whisking constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes, then stir milk mixture in to the stockpot. Season with basil, celery salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Continue to simmer the soup on low to reduce and thicken, about 1 hour.

Wazzu Tailgate Chili

Wazzu Tailgate Chili

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 8

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped, divided
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 habanero peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle lager-style beer
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook ground beef and pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the meat is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in 3/4 of the onion and all of the green pepper, habanero pepper, jalapeno pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir the drained meat into the onion mixture along with the green onion, chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, beer, and water. Sprinkle with the cornmeal, then season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Reheat the chili over medium heat until it begins to simmer again. Top individual servings of chili with cheese and remaining chopped onion.

Wisconsin Slow Cooker Brats

Wisconsin Slow Cooker Brats

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 8 servings

  • 8 bratwurst
  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup

Directions

  1. Place bratwurst, beer, onion, and ketchup in a slow cooker. Pour water over mixture until everything is covered. Set slow cooker to HIGH and cook for 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Grill bratwurst on preheated grill until they are browned, about 5 minutes.
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