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Mexican Beef Lasagna

Does it feel like you’re busier during the fall months than in any other part of the year?  There’s something about kids returning to school, fall sports schedules starting again, and figuring out Halloween costume ideas that make autumn days fly by.  This is the perfect time to prepare a casserole, and this one for Mexican beef lasagna doesn’t even require an oven.  You can even get your kids involved in preparing this recipe.  Feel free to change up the ingredients to match your preferences, too. Ingredients: 1 pound TBS ground beef (80% works best, but leaner is fine, too)...
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Chicken and Waffles

You may think of chicken and waffles as a Southern dish, but it actually originated in Pennsylvania.  The first chicken and waffles meal was served during the 1600s in Pennsylvania Dutch country.  However, they didn’t fry the chicken–instead, it was stewed and covered in gravy.  The fried chicken version people know and love was made famous by the Wells Supper Club in Harlem in 1938.  Today, people enjoy this soul-food dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Ingredients for chicken and waffles: 8 TBS boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into strips Vegetable oil for deep frying 6 to 8 waffles made...
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Oktoberfest Brats with Onions

The Labor Day holiday may be over, but the end of September hails another big food-related celebration, Oktoberfest!  Why pass up a good excuse to enjoy yummy food and learn a little about this German tradition?  Our Oktoberfest Brats with Onions is easy to make and pairs well with many of your favorite beers. What is the history of Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest originates in Germany and is held annually each year in Munich.  This year, the celebration runs from September 17 to October 3.  Millions of people will visit the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich to enjoy live music, carnival games, and...
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Flank Steak with Mushroom Sauce

A flank steak is one of the tastiest, most effortless cuts of meat to prepare.  It’s also called a London broil and a skirt steak, although a skirt steak is a different cut with similar properties.  However, skirt and flank steak can often be used interchangeably in recipes.  This flank steak with mushroom sauce recipe is just the thing to fill your appetite. Flank steak should be marinated before grilling.  The marinade will help prevent it from becoming tough and rubbery on the grill.  The steak will cook quickly, so don’t walk away from it.  This recipe is simple to...
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Mexican Beef Skillet Dinner

Sometimes it’s nice to just pull things out of your refrigerator to make an easy meal for the family.  Our Mexican Beef Skillet is just the thing for a quick meal everyone will love.  It’s easy enough for kids to get involved in meal preparation, too!  You’ll likely find most of these items already in your refrigerator or pantry. You can also alter this recipe to fit your preferences in many different ways.  First of all, pick your favorite ground meat.  If your family enjoys ground beef, go with 85% lean for the best flavor.  However, you can also choose...
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Roasted Chicken on Sea Salt

Roasting on a bed of sea salt is a magical way to add delicious flavor to your chicken.  The salt brings out the juices in the meat, seasons them, and then returns them to the bird for a delicious chicken dinner.  Plus, the aromatics will fill your home and get all of your guests’ stomachs rumbling.   Roasted chicken on sea salt is one of the easiest recipes for a delectable comfort meal and requires only a few ingredients you likely have on hand in your kitchen. Ingredients for Roasted Chicken on Sea Salt: 1 3-pound TBS roasting chicken 3...
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Easy Shrimp Boil on the Grill

How delicious do shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage sound?  These are the perfect ingredients for a shrimp boil, but who wants to cook these all on a hot summer day?  There’s a much easier way to make this southern classic, and it just might become your favorite labor day meal for friends and family.  With just a few steps, you can make this easy shrimp boil on the grill without heating up your house. If you’re from the South, you’re probably familiar with their traditional shrimp boils.  Known as Frogmore stew, Lowcountry boils, and Beaufort boils, they all include shrimp,...
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Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

With labor day around the corner, it’s time to collect a few easy and delicious recipes for your weekend gatherings.  Shish kabobs are fantastic because there are so many options to change up the fixins on the kabobs based on what your family and friends enjoy the most.  Here’s one of our favorites to make teriyaki shish kabobs. Who invented shish kabobs? Shish kabobs, or shish kebabs, are versatile, quick meals on a handy skewer.  They traveled to the United States from the Middle East.  Some of the variations of the shish kebabs from Turkey are likely the earliest known...
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Grilled Chicken and Homemade Pesto Sandwich

In the summer heat, light and quick meals make dinner preparation easy.  It takes very little time to grill up a few chicken breasts and whip together some homemade pesto to create this delicious grilled chicken and pesto sandwich.  Add a fresh salad or toss in a few potato chips, and you’re ready for dinner on the deck. Tips for making homemade pesto: Sure, you can purchase good pesto from your favorite grocer, but it's simple to make pesto at home.  If you grow basil in your garden, this is a great way to enjoy your backyard herb and delight...
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Seared Honey Garlic Shrimp

Fresh shrimp makes a delicious, light summertime dinner.  This seared honey garlic shrimp recipe is easy to prepare and tastes amazing.  The combination of sweet honey and salty soy sauce is a perfect contrast to enhance the sweetness of fresh shrimp.   Never deveined shrimp before? Don’t worry!  You got this.  Frozen shrimp is usually peeled and deveined, but if you’re enjoying fresh shrimp, you may need to do it yourself.  Here’s how it’s done: Peel the shrimp.  Remove the shell by starting at the top and peeling around to the end of the tail.  You choose whether or not you...
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