Taco Pie

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This is a pretty fun take on tacos. The next time you have taco night with your family, try making a taco pie instead. You take a can of crescent rolls and press them into a pie pan and then layer on the beef, cheese and tortilla chips.  I used the garlic butter crescent rolls instead of just the plain crescent rolls and I think the garlic flavor helped make this pie even better. Once the pie comes out you can top it with your favorite Taco toppings. I recommend taco sauce. We didn't have any in ...

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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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I've been sick lately and haven't been in the mood to cook anything until tonight. Being sick around Christmas time sucks. I was supposed to go to my cousin's in Grand Forks, ND but I didn't, because I didn't want to get my whole entire family sick. They were having prime rib and my Mom said that it was fantastic when she got back on Christmas day. Hopefully getting sick around Christmas time doesn't become an annual thing..... This has been one of the best recipes on pinterest I've found in ...

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Pretzel M&M Hugs

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I've been seeing a lot of pretzel creations on the Internet lately and this is one of them, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon myself. I went to three different stores looking for the round pretzels and no luck so I opted for the Christmas pretzels. The round ones actually work better because the hugs settle in there so nicely. All you do is place a hershey kiss on top of the pretzel and melt them in the oven for 4 to 6 minutes at 200 degrees, and once they come out you place an M & M on top ...

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Trisha Yearwood’s Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

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This recipe intrigued me because I never had tried making candy in my crock pot before. I read some of the reviews on Food Network's website and decided to change a few things. 1. Check the chocolate every hour and 2. I used only 1 pound of peanuts. I learned that your crock pot can be a good way to temper chocolate. However, this recipe can be made in about 20 minutes on the stove top. I don't have one of those fancy crock pots where you can set the timer to however long the recipe takes. I ...

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Hibachi Recipes

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Wow, it's been a really busy week here. I had two potulucks at work. Both were right after each other. I brought a pasta salad with bacon, cheddar, and tomatoes in it for one and Buffalo chicken dip for another. Lot's of cooking this week. I really didn't make anything new either. Had some Lasagna soup earlier this week and that lasted for a couple of days. So here you are with 3 brand new recipes in one post. Lucky you! Recently, I went to a Hibachi restaurant for a friend's birthday party. ...

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Rainbow Cookies

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The name of these cookies are called Rainbow cookies. I would like to change that name to something more festive like Red and Green Cookies or Christmas Layered Cookies. Don't you think? These cookies were quite challenging to make. Almond paste was an ingredient I've never delt with before. It's in the baking aisle if you haven't looked for it at all. Then,  I don't think there is enough dough to work with either. I had divided the dough as evenly as I could and the layers were all uneven. ...

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Lighter Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce

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Let's face it. Nothing quite compares to Heavy Cream which is used as the main ingredient in Alfredo. Heavy cream can make anything bad taste good, not to mention butter and bacon. I think that Alfredo sauce is probably one of the hardest dishes to make lighter. I used 1% milk instead of the 2% the recipe called for. That would have probably made the sauce a little bit richer. There is also fat free half-and-half, but I can never find that in the grocery stores. Is there such a think as Fat ...

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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Don't let brussel sprouts scare you. I was scared to try them at first, and so was my husband. They stink while cooking in the oven, but in the end they still taste good. This is a really easy recipe to make if you are curious about trying brussel sprouts for the first time. Just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cook them in the oven at a high temp for awhile and they taste amazing. They're so cute too, almost remind me of little baby cabbages. I'm sure bacon would make them taste even ...

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