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Loaded Potato Salad  Loaded Potato Salad Prepare to be the hit of any party.  I’ve been hounded for years to release this recipe, now here it is. This is a potato salad like none you’ve ever had.  Think loaded baked potato with cheese, bacon, sour cream, along with red and green onions in a salad.  There’s a whole lot of prep and a lot of chopping...

Chicken and Dumplings I can’t be the only one that loves walking into the house after a long day at work only to be greeted by the smell of dinner already done. This recipe for chicken and dumplings is very easy and quick to put together in the morning before you leave for work and it’ll be ready and waiting for you when you get home.  All you’ll...

Smoked Brisket Smoked Brisket Imagine yourself biting into a piece of beef that literally dissolves in your mouth, this is brisket. Few things are more rewarding than taking on smoking a brisket for 12-14 hours or more. Slightly smoky aroma and taste, with hints of a wonderfully flavorful rub that’s been absorbed throughout the meat. Although this is something...

Pan Seared Steak topped with garlic parmesan butter Why Pan Seared Steak? Steak. For carnivores steak is the pinnacle, the top of the food pyramid.  There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a perfectly cooked steak that’s tender and juicy in the middle with a sear on the outside to lock in all that flavor.  A friend of mine asked me for directions...

Having a party or a potluck and want to be the talk of the day?  This is just the thing.  This sausage cream cheese dip is served warm and even doubling this recipe never seems to be enough.  This uses hot sausage, sour cream, cream cheese, and a host of peppers and vegetables!  Make this easy recipe the day before your event then simply put it in a slow cooker...

Family Friendly Chili Everyone and their sister’s neighbor have a chili recipe.  I have more than a few myself. This one however is special for two reasons, first for how easy it is to make (I had this in the slow cooker and cooking in 14 minutes.)   And secondly this is a great family friendly chili that’s not too hot, nice and thick with powerful...

The big game is a just over a week away and you’re not sure what to make? Here’s a suggestion, Garlic Parmesan Wings, that’ll knock your socks off with flavor.  Within the next couple of days look for postings on the Best Ever Family Friendly Chili recipe and Hot Sausage Dip. For potlucks or parties I make this ahead of time then on the day of...

I intended to have this post done before the holidays but the website was going all wonky so I had to wait until that got straightened out. You don’t have to wait until the next holiday to have these wonderfully light and fluffy German pancakes.  These are great for breakfast or brunch I’ve even done them in a dutch oven while camping!   Try these;...

English Toffee!! This is the ultimate candy. It’s got it all; sweet, salty, crunchiness, and melt in your mouth goodness. I have to apologize right up front for making you read so much. Candy making is a pretty particular kindof thing, just one thing can be off and the whole thing will fall apart on you. Don’t let that scare you off, this is a really...

Some people love leftovers and others hate them.  I’ve got the solution right here with macaroni and cheese that you make from scratch and add in some leftover chicken (or turkey since this is right after Thanksgiving).  What you have is a great new meal. Any time you buy a rotisserie chicken from your local market, fried chicken from your favorite fast...