Ranch Burgers

Ranch Burgers

Ranch Burgers
The beef burgers stay juicy and delicious on the grill or stove top! Serve on buns with your favorite condiments.

Preheat the grill for high heat.

In a bowl mix the ground beef ranch dressing mix egg crushed crackers and onion.

Form into hamburger patties.

Lightly oil the grill grate.

Place patties on the grill and cook 5 minutes per side or until well done.

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole
Baked spaghetti with cream cheese is a quick and easy meal made with common pantry items. Let the whole family enjoy this comforting dish in about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Cook spaghetti in the boiling water stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile heat a skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly 5 to 7 minutes.

Drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce.

Chocolate Pudding Shots

Chocolate Pudding Shots

Chocolate Pudding Shots
Want a creamy, chocolate-y alternative to jello shots? Of course you do! Try these, with chocolate pudding mix, milk, vodka, and Irish cream liqueur.

Beat pudding mix and milk together in a bowl with an electric hand mixer until smooth and beginning to thicken 1 to 2 minutes.

Stir vodka and Irish cream liqueur into the pudding mixture.

Fold whipped topping into the mixture until smooth; spoon into 16 small cups.

Art’s Graham Cracker Cookies

Art's Graham Cracker Cookies

Art’s Graham Cracker Cookies
Store-bought graham crackers get a delicious makeover. A coating of butter, sugar, and pecans gets baked into the crackers for a tasty treat.

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Arrange the graham crackers in a single layer on a baking sheet making sure the crackers touch each other.

Heat the butter margarine and white sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved about 2 minutes.

Stir in the pecans.

Spread the butter mixture over the graham crackers.

Bake in the preheated oven until butter mixture is absorbed 8 to 10 minutes.

Immediately transfer the crackers to cool on aluminum foil or wax paper.

Once cooked break crackers into bite-sized pieces.

Miso Honey Dressing

Miso Honey Dressing

Miso Honey Dressing
This miso honey dressing has a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and a hint of heat from ginger and chile paste; serve on a fresh green salad!

Use a food processor or blender to combine the soy sauce, miso paste, lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, garlic, ginger, and red chile paste.

Process on low speed until combined.

As the food processor is running, stream honey into it gradually until it is smooth.

Sesame oil should be incorporated into the mixture slowly and evenly.

Olive oil should be added to the food processor gradually until the dressing is smooth.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
This is a hotter variation of chicken breasts stuffed with spinach. They are tasty and tender, and they also have a nice appearance.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Place spinach in a large glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes stirring every minute or so or until wilted.

Stir in sour cream pepperjack cheese and garlic.

Lay the chicken breasts out on a clean surface and spoon some of the spinach mixture onto each one.

Roll up chicken to enclose the spinach then wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon.

Secure with toothpicks and arrange in a shallow baking dish.

Powerhouse African Yam Stew

Powerhouse African Yam Stew

Powerhouse African Yam Stew
This African-inspired yam stew with split peas and red lentils is a nutritious powerhouse flavored with peanut butter, lemon, and soy sauce.

Split peas should be placed in a big container with several inches of cool water on top.

Soak for an hour.

In a big pot, mix red lentils, yams, onions, and split peas that have been drained.

Add enough water to cover the area by one inch.

Ginger and garlic are combined.

Bring to a boil; using a slotted spoon, skim foam from the surface.

About one and a half hours of simmering should produce very tender yams.

Use a potato masher to mash lentils, yams, and split peas.

Add soy sauce, peanut butter, and lemon juice to the soup.

Add chickpeas and frozen spinach, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

Use salt to season.

Grilled Zucchini II

Grilled Zucchini II

Grilled Zucchini II
Too much zucchini? Soak in Italian dressing, grill, and they are gone.

Slice the zucchini into 1/4-inch-thick pieces.

Toss with Italian dressing in a bowl.

Place on a hot grill, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the zucchini is slightly limp and has nice grill marks.

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Party Beans

Party Beans

Party Beans
I think the best baked bean recipe I have found is this one. With bacon and ground round, three different kinds of beans are baked. I make use of a 5 quart casserole.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a large skillet over medium heat cook bacon until crisp.

Drain crumble and set aside.

In the same skillet cook and crumble the ground round until evenly browned.

Drain.

In a large deep casserole dish or Dutch oven combine the bacon beef baked beans white beans and butter beans.

Stir in the brown sugar barbeque sauce and onion soup mix until well blended.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour in the preheated oven.