Classic Macaroni Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box rotini
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups finely chopped onions,  celery, and carrots
  • 1 bunch green onions,  finely chopped
  • 1/2 top ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions

Cook pasta, drain, rinse.  In bowl mix all ingredients except vegetables and cooked pasta.  Stir until smooth.  Mix in vegetables.  Pour over chilled pasta and mix.  Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

Adapted from

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/81108/classic-macaroni-salad/

Butter Toffee

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb salted butter
  • 1 c water
  • 2 sugar
  • 1 T corn syrup (or 1 T honey & 5-10 drops of vanilla extract)
  • 1 7oz Hershey bar
  • (if desired) chopped walnuts

    Directions:

  • On medium heat, melt together butter, water, sugar and corn syrup in a large sauce pan
  • Bring to a boil stirring constantly until the mixture reaches “Hard Crack” on a candy thermometer (takes ~40min)
  • Prepare jelly roll pan with aluminium foil and lightly coat with cooking spray
  • Pout mixture onto the pan and let cool for 5 min
  • Break chocolate into pieces and melt on top, spread evenly
  • Add nuts if desired
  • Let cool completely before breaking apart

Cheese Danish

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (2 very heaping tablespoons)
  • 2 tbsp butter

Directions

Heat oven to 350 and spray a baking pan with cooking spray.  Lay down a pack of crescent rolls and smooth openings.  Combine all other ingredients in bowl and beat together until smooth.  Spread over dough and then lay the second pack on top of the cheese mixture.  Bake for 25 minutes.

Adapted from

http://kitchengirljo.blogspot.com/2009/07/easy-cheese-danish.html?m=0

“Korean” “Beef”

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Ingredients:

  • 1.3 pounds lean ground turkey (usually 1 pkg)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 1/2 bag frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 bag frozen diced onions
  • Sometimes I add a small can of mushroom stems and pieces
  • Brown rice

Directions

Combine all ingredients (except green onions) into crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours.  Serve over brown rice and top with green onions.

Adapted from

http://elizabethbryant.blogspot.com/2010/05/korean-beef.html

Chicken “Elegante”

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Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts, trimmed and sliced OR 2 lbs canned chicken
  • 8 Slices Muenster Cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 bag frozen green beans/cauliflower/broccoli
  • 1/4 bag frozen onions
  • 1 box stuffing
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • SERVE over brown rice

Directions

  1. Cover bottom of baking dish (or Al foil pan) with chicken breast pieces
  2. Top chicken with a single layer of sliced Muenster cheese
  3. Mix 1 can cream of chicken soup with 1/2 cup milk.  Add green beans/cauliflower/broccoli and onions and mix to coat.
  4. Pour over cheese and spread.
  5. Top with stuffing.
  6. Melt butter and drizzle over top.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes and then serve over rice.

Adapted from

http://oneshetwoshe.com/2014/04/swiss-cheese-chicken.html

Taco Soup

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Ingredients

  • One can of corn
  • 1 15.5oz can light red kidney beans
  • 3 lbs of ground turkey
  • 1 4.5 oz can of chopped green chiles
  • 1 16oz bag frozen onions and peppers
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 tbsp chicken boullion
  • 1 14.5oz can stewed tomatoes with onions, celery, and green peppers
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes with onions, celery, and green peppers
  • 1 15.5oz can of black beans

Directions

  1. Cut up green onions into large diced pieces
  2. sCombine all ingredients in crockpot.  Do not drain cans
  3. Cook on low 6 hours.
  4. Top with below ingredients

Top with

  • Bite size tortila chips (can be broken and mixed in each individual serving)
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Light sour cream

German Potato Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Ham, cubed
  • 5 medium/small Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 celery heart, chopped
  • 1/2 bag of frozen onions
  • 1 carton mushroom slices
  • 1/2 cup Barley
  • 5 cups water
  • 1.5 Tbsp Chicken bouillon
  • 1 hefty bunch of green onions
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • Seasoning: Thyme, pepper, minced garlic

Directions:

Combine all except milk in slow cooker.  Cook for 6 hours on low.  Stir in evaporated milk.

Source (modified from):

https://onceamonthmeals.com/recipes/canadian-bacon-potato-chowder/