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Chicken and Rice Casserole
Entrees - Maindishes / Quick Meals         
Preheat over to 375 degrees. Combine undiluted soup, water, rice and spices in 13x9-in baking dish; mix well...
Ingredients: Can of condensed cream of mushroom soup, 1 1/3 cup Water, 1 Cup Rice (I used insant rice worked great), 1 packe of chicken (whatever your favorite is I used breast)...

 
 
Almond Chicken Salad
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
In a large bowl, mix together the onions, carrot, red pepper, peas, chicken, cilantro and almonds. Set aside....
Ingredients: 4 green onions, thinly sliced, 1 large carrot, shredded, 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved...

 
 
Almond Chicken Salad
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
In a large bowl, mix together the onions, carrot, red pepper, peas, chicken, cilantro and almonds. Set aside....
Ingredients: 4 green onions, thinly sliced, 1 large carrot, shredded, 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved...

 
 
Authentic Thai Cashew Chicken
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Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and yellow bell pepper until tender. Mix in the ketchup, oyster sauce, soy sauce, chicken broth, sugar, and chile paste. Place th...
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1 large yellow onion, chopped, 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped, 3 tablespoons ketchup...

 
 
Blackened Chicken
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes until it is smoking hot....
Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin...

 
 
Broiled Steak with Swiss Mustard Sauce
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Slash through fat edging of steaks at 2- to 3-inch intervals, cutting just to the lean meat. Place steaks on a rack in a shallow pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches below heat, turning once, until cooked t...
Ingredients: 2 porterhouse steaks, 6 tablespoons Lucerne Sweet Cream Butter, 2 tablespoons Safeway Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine...

 
 
Broiled Steak with Swiss Mustard Sauce
Entrees - Maindishes / Quick Meals         
Slash through fat edging of steaks at 2- to 3-inch intervals, cutting just to the lean meat. Place steaks on a rack in a shallow pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches below heat, turning once, until cooked t...
Ingredients: 2 porterhouse steaks, 6 tablespoons Lucerne Sweet Cream Butter, 2 tablespoons Safeway Dijon mustard, 1/4 cup dry vermouth or dry white wine...

 
 
Caribbean Honey Garlic Chicken
Entrees - Maindishes / Quick Meals         
Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place over high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet. Stir-fry for about 1 minute or until beginning to brown....
Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut for stir-fry, 1 yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces, 2 zucchini, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces, 2 cups fresh bean sprouts...

 
 
Caribbean Honey Garlic Chicken
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Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place over high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet. Stir-fry for about 1 minute or until beginning to brown....
Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut for stir-fry, 1 yellow squash, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces, 2 zucchini, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces, 2 cups fresh bean sprouts...

 
 
Chicken Saltimbocca
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Place 1 ham slice over each chicken breast and fasten with toothpicks. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium high heat and fry chicken for 5 to 7 minutes, or until almost cooked through (j...
Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, 4 slices thinly sliced prosciutto, 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup white wine...

 
 
Chicken Scaloppine with Broccoli Rabe
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Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat....
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets...

 
 
CHICKEN TACO SOUP
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
Debone and Deskin Chicken...
Ingredients: Rotissari Chicken, Taco Seasoning( regular or fajitia or both) 3packs, Frozen corn, Canned beans(I use pinto)...

 
 
CHICKEN TACO SOUP
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
Debone and Deskin Chicken...
Ingredients: Rotissari Chicken, Taco Seasoning( regular or fajitia or both) 3packs, Frozen corn, Canned beans(I use pinto)...

 
 
Egg Sandwich
Breakfast - Brunch / Quick Meals         
1. Place bacon on a paper plate and microwave on High about 60 seconds. ...
Ingredients: 1 Slice Bacon, 2 Eggs, 1 Tablespoon Milk, 1 Slice Cheese...

 
 
Flatbread Pizza
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1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees....
Ingredients: Flatbread, Pizza or Marinara Sauce, Cheese, Pepperoni or Other Cooked Meat Topping If Desired...

 
 
Game Day Hamburgers
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Preheat grill for high heat....
Ingredients: 1 large potato, peeled and shredded, 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 2 pounds lean ground beef, 2 (1 ounce) packages dry onion soup mix...

 
 
Garden-Fresh Southwestern Turkey Wraps
Appetizers / Quick Meals         
Place a 12-inch nonstick frying pan oven medium-high heat. Crumble in turkey, then add garlic, onion, chili powder, and cumin. Cook, stirring often, until meat is lightly browned (7 to 8 minutes...
Ingredients: 1 pound ground turkey, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 large onion, chopped, 1 tablespoon chili powder...

 
 
Green Bean and Chicken Casserole
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
1 Heat oven to 350F. Lightly spray 11x7-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix soup and milk until well blended. In another small bowl, mix stuffing crumbs and melted b...
Ingredients: 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup , 1 cup milk , 1 cup herb-seasoned stuffing crumbs , 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted ...

 
 
Margarita Shrimp Nachos
Appetizers / Quick Meals         
 Margarita Shrimp Nachos
Marinate 1/2 pound shrimp in margarita mix with a 1 teaspoon of cayenne for 45 min. then grill....
Ingredients: 1 bag of lime-flavored chips , 2 cups each shredded white cheddar and muenster, 1 cup diced onion, 2 avocado...

 
 
Margarita Shrimp Nachos
Appetizers / Quick Meals         
 Margarita Shrimp Nachos
Marinate 1/2 pound shrimp in margarita mix with a 1 teaspoon of cayenne for 45 min. then grill....
Ingredients: 1 bag of lime-flavored chips , 2 cups each shredded white cheddar and muenster, 1 cup diced onion, 2 avocado...

 
 
New Easy Lasagna Recipe
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 New Easy Lasagna Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Use a 10 x 13 baking pan (not glass)...
Ingredients: 1 large container Dry Cottage Cheese (Grandpa Herb doesn't like ricotta), 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon Italian dressing, 2 cans Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce...

 
 
Oriental Chicken Broccoli
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Mix together soup and cream in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in mushrooms and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes; add chicken, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and corn. Simmer all ...
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups condensed cream of mushroom soup, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 pound cooked, cubed chicken breast meat, 2 (8 ounce) cans water chestnuts, drained and sliced...

 
 
Pizza Roll-Ups
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1. Layer cheese then other toppings on top of your tortilla....
Ingredients: 1 Burrito-sized Tortilla, Cheese of Your Own Preference, Pepperoni or Other Meat Topping Such As Shredded Chicken, If Desired, Vegetable Toppings of Your Own Preference - Bell Pepper Slices, Chopped Black Olives Drained, Etc....

 
 
Quesadilla
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1. Layer ingredients on top of one tortilla then cover with other tortilla ...
Ingredients: Burrito-sized tortillas, Your preference of cheese - Monterey Jack, Mexican Blend, etc, Salsa, of your choice although you don't need to use it, Some meat source - refried bean or whole cooked beans, sandwich meat or rotisserie chicken...

 
 
Quick Chicken Breast
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1. Place chicken breast on a microwave-safe plate and season as desired....
Ingredients: 1 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Your Choice of Seasoning, , ...

 
 
Ravioli with 20-Minute Sausage Sauce
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Heat oil in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat. Stir in onion and garlic, then crumble in sausages. Cook, stirring often, until turkey begins to brown (3 to 4 minutes)....
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Safeway SELECT Olive Oil, 1 medium onion, chopped, 6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed, 8 ounces hot-flavored turkey Italian sausages, meat removed from casings...

 
 
Romano Chicken
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Place chicken breasts on a pan. Place Swiss cheese and ham slices on top and roll up, securing with toothpicks if necessary. In a small bowl combine the Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic salt, ...
Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/4 inch thickness, 1/4 pound Swiss cheese, sliced, 1/4 pound ham, sliced thin, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese...

 
 
(BBQ) Chicken Sandwiches
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(BBQ) Chicken Sandwiches
This is my favorite way to make a fresh BBQ sandwich during the week. Boil a couple of chicken breast strips, then shred with a fork. Add your favorite barbecue sauce, spread on a bun, and voila. Inst...
Ingredients: 3 or 4 chicken breast strips, boiled and shredded, barbecue sauce of choice, buns (optional), ...

 
 
(OZ) ANTIPASTO SALAD
Appetizers / Quick Meals         
Place fresh mozzarella ball in freezer for approx. 15 minutes. Rinse onion slices and let sit in cold water for 15 minutes....
Ingredients: 7 1/2 oz. jar quartered ARTICHOKE HEARTS -drained and rinsed, 12 pitted JUMBO BLACK OLIVES - drained and halved lengthwise, 12 GRAPE TOMATOES - halved lengthwise, 12 slices PEPPERONI...

 
 
(OZ) BEEF AND BROCCOLI
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(OZ) BEEF AND BROCCOLI
Boil bouillon in water, stirring, until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce, wine, sugar, ginger, mustard and garlic....
Ingredients: 1/2 lb. ROUND STEAK - sliced thin then cut bite-sized., 1/2 lb. (or 3 cups) fresh BROCCOLI florets, 1/2 WHITE ONION - quartered, 2 cups WATER ...

 
 
(OZ) BEEF TERIYAKI
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Prep- Slice carrot thinly at a 45-degree angle and slice celery (ribbed side up) thickly at the same angle. Slice broccoli florets down the middle and do not leave more than an inch of stem. Peel the ...
Ingredients: 1 lb. trimmed STEW MEAT, 4 cups instant WHITE RICE, 4 cups WATER, 12 oz. favorite TERIYAKI SAUCE...

 
 
(OZ) BREAKFAST BURRITOS
Breakfast - Brunch / Quick Meals         
(OZ) BREAKFAST BURRITOS
In non-stick skillet, scramble sausage together with green pepper and onion, stirring often until sausage is no longer pink....
Ingredients: 4 FLOUR TORTILLAS, 1/4 lb. GROUND SAUSAGE, 3-4 large EGGS, 1 small TOMATO - diced...

 
 
(OZ) BROILED SALMON
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Place oven rack about 8 inches from broiler and preheat oven to 500 degrees. When temperature is reached, preheat to broil. (Caution, this recipe may set off your smoke detector)....
Ingredients: One 3/4 inch thick SALMON FILET, 1 1/2 Tbl. or more real BUTTER, CORN OIL, LIME JUICE...

 
 
(OZ) BUTTER SAUCE
Sauces / Quick Meals         
Cook and drain Pasta per package directions....
Ingredients: 1 cup medium PASTA SHELLS, 3 Tbl. real BUTTER, 1 teas. MILK, 1 teas. MINCED GARLIC...

 
 
(OZ) CHUNKY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
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(OZ) CHUNKY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Prepare pre-cooked chicken. Discard all skin, bones, and fat (or save to make stock). Cut larger pieces of meat into hearty chunks. Prepare vegetables....
Ingredients: 1 ROTISSERIE CHICKEN -deboned and skinned, 16 oz. medium EGG NOODLES, 2 CARROTS - unpeeled, sliced, 2 stalks CELERY - sliced...

 
 
(OZ) DAD'S CLAM CHOWDER
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
Boil bouillon in water until dissolved. Cut onion and potato into sizable chunks (not diced). Add veggies and cook until potatoes are done. Stir occassionally....
Ingredients: 3 cups WATER, 1 cup whole MILK, 4-8 oz. CLAM JUICE (if available), 2 ten-ounce cans whole CLAMS w/ LIQUID...

 
 
(OZ) EASY CHEESEY BURGER MAC
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Boil macaroni 8-10 minutes. Drain, rinse well, and return to pot. Meanwhile, scramble and brown hamburger, drain off grease, salt, and add to pot....
Ingredients: 1 cup MACARONI (dry), 1/2 lb. GROUND BEEF, 1 can Campbell's CHEDDAR CHEESE soup, 1/2 - 1 medium ONION - chopped...

 
 
(OZ) EASY TURKEY (or Chicken) ROLLUPS
Entrees - Maindishes / Quick Meals         
Boil 1 1/2 cups water and the butter. Stir in contents of stuffing pouch, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes and fluff with a fork....
Ingredients: Favorite thick-sliced deli-style TURKEY (or Chicken), Stove Top turkey (or chicken)-flavored STUFFING, Pre-made (jar) TURKEY (or Chicken) GRAVY, 4 Tbl real BUTTER...

 
 
(OZ) FRENCH DIP AND SWISS SANDWICH
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(OZ) FRENCH DIP AND SWISS SANDWICH
Slice bread in half lengthwise. Melt 1 Tbl. butter, brush on insides of bread, and pan-toast....
Ingredients: 1 SUB ROLL , 1/4 lb. best available deli ROAST BEEF, 2 slices SWISS CHEESE, several strips of ONION...

 
 
(OZ) MEXICAN MEAT MIX
Entrees - Maindishes / Quick Meals         
Pan-fry and scramble meat and onions until done....
Ingredients: 1 lb. GROUND CHUCK, 1 sm. WHITE ONION - chopped, 1/2 teas. SALT, 1/2 teas. OREGANO...

 
 
(OZ) NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDA
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
(OZ) NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDA
Boil bouillon in water, pour into another container and set aside. Reduce heat. Add butter and onion to pot and saute until soft. Stir in flour. ...
Ingredients: 2 ten oz. cans CLAMS w/ LIQUID, 2 cups WATER, 1 cup HEAVY CREAM, 1 med POTATO - peeled and diced small...

 
 
(OZ) SHRIMP SCAMPI
Appetizers / Quick Meals         
(OZ) SHRIMP SCAMPI
Add butter,onion,and garlic to a pan and saute on med-low until onions are soft....
Ingredients: 15-20 Lg. thawed SHRIMP - deveined with shell and tail removed, 1/4 cup WHITE COOKING WINE, 2 Tbl. real BUTTER, 2 Tbl. chopped ONION...

 
 
(OZ) SIMPLE SAUSAGE GRAVY
Sauces / Quick Meals         
(OZ) SIMPLE SAUSAGE GRAVY
Pan-fry and scramble sausage until browned. Drain about half the grease....
Ingredients: 1 lb. favorite GROUND PORK SAUSAGE, 2 cups WHOLE MILK, 3 Tbl. COLD WATER, 1 Tbl. CORN STARCH...

 
 
(OZ) SPANISH RICE
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(OZ) SPANISH RICE
Dissolve bouillon cube in 1 cup boiling water....
Ingredients: 2 cups instant WHITE RICE, 14oz can DICED TOMATOES w/liquid, 1 can Campbells TOMATO SOUP, 1 cup WATER...

 
 
(OZ) THREE BEAN SOUP
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
(OZ) THREE BEAN SOUP
Boil water, bouillon, peppers, and onions. Stir occasionally until bouillon is dissolved....
Ingredients: 2 quarts WATER, 16 oz. can DARK RED KIDNEY BEANS, 16 oz. can GREAT NORTHERN BEANS, 16 oz. can GREEN LIMA BEANS...

 
 
(OZ) TRIPLE - S
Entrees - Maindishes / Quick Meals         
Butter bread (one side only). Place butter-side down in heated nonstick skillet. Top with a couple rings of onion, a generous amount of ham, a slice of cheese, and another slice of bread (butter-side ...
Ingredients: sliced WHITE BREAD, best DELI HAM slices, real AMERICAN CHEESE slices (or sliced Swiss), WHITE ONION -sliced and seperated into rings...

 
 
(OZ) TUNA MELT
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(OZ) TUNA MELT
Drain tuna well and empty into bowl. Prepare onion, celery, and pepper and add to tuna, mixing gently. Sprinkle with spices and gently mix again....
Ingredients: 4 slices WHITE BREAD, 4 slices real AMERICAN CHEESE, 1 can Starkist TUNA, well drained, 2-4 thin slices TOMATO (depending on size)...

 
 
(OZ) WALDORF CHICKEN SALAD
Salads - Soups - Sidedishes / Quick Meals         
Prepare produce. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt. Spritz apple with lemon juice....
Ingredients: 2 cups precooked small CHICKEN pieces, 1/2 cup real MAYONNAISE, 1/2 cup cubed unpeeled RED DELICIOUS APPLE, 1/3 cup halved seedless RED GRAPES...

 
 
(OZ) WELSH RABBIT
Breakfast - Brunch / Quick Meals         
In microwaveable bowl melt butter. Add cheddar and micro about 1 minute, stirring once....
Ingredients: 2 cups SHREDDED CHEDDAR, 1/3 cup MILK, 1 1/2 teas. real BUTTER, 1/2 teas. WORCESTERSHIRE...

 
 
1 2 3 Peanut Butter Cookies
Desserts - Breads / Quick Meals         
1 2 3 Peanut Butter Cookies
Pre-heat oven to 350 Mix egg and peanut butter together, then add peanut butter. Mix well....
Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, ...

 
 

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