Quick and easy grilled chicken breast kebabs

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Ingredient list

1 oz. packet of Ranch Dry Salad Dressing Mix
2 T. Vegetable Oil
1 lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts cut into 1/2″ cubes
Green, yellow, & red bell pepper, cut in squares
Onion, cut into square pieces
Instructions

Combine 1 oz. packet of Ranch Dry Salad Dressing Mix with 2 tablespoon vegetable oil. Cut 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts into cubes. Marinate chicken in mixture 15 minutes. Place chicken, peppers, and onions alternately on 8 skewers. Brush with remaining marinade. Grill for 10 mins or until done.

One pot chicken with lime and cilantro

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Ingredient list

-1.5 lbs chicken cut into 1-2 inch cubes
-1/3 cup olive oil + 2 tbsp
– Juice of 2 limes
-1 tbsp vinegar
– 3 cloves minced garlic divided
-1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
– 1 tsp cumin
-1/4 large white onion diced (about 3/4 cup)
-6 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes diced
-1 tsp Salt plus more to taste
-Pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Make your marinade: Combine oil, lime juice, zest, vinegar, 1 clove garlic, fresh coriander, and cumin. Blend until well combined. Pour marinade over chicken reserving about 2 tbsp of marinade to set aside.
3. Heat an oven proof skiller to medium- medium high heat. Once hot, add 2 tbsp oil. Toss in diced onion and potatoes. Saute for 3-5 minutes, then add garlic. Season with salt. Saute another 2-3 mins.
4. Add chicken and transfer to oven.
5. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are done.
6. Salt and pepper to taste, top with remaining 2 tbsp of marinade.

Mom’s Cabbage Rolls

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Ingredient list

1 large head green cabbage
1 lb lean ground beef
2 C cooked rice
1 t minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 can tomato sauce
2 onions, chopped
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
1-28 oz can tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1/2 C honey
Juice of 3 lemons
Salt, pepper, paprika
Instructions

Boil whole cabbage in water for 10 minutes. Remove as many leaves as possible. Combine beef, rice, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Place a large spoonful on each cabbage leaf. Roll up tightly. Secure with a toothpick. Cut up the rest of cabbage, add 2 onions and apple. Mix together and spread half of the mixture in two 9 x 13 pans. Arrange cabbage rolls on top. Combine brown sugar, tomatoes, tomato paste, honey, and lemon juice. Pour over all. Cover pans with foil and bake at 300 for 30 minutes. Bake at 325 for 2 1/2 hours. Baste with juices.

Cupcakes with lemon frosting

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Ingredient list

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups sour cream (16oz.)

Frosting:
3 Tbs. butter, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel
1-2 Tbs. milk
Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (batter will be thick).
Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup of batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Frosting:
Cream butter and confectioners sugar in a small mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until smooth.

Easy pound cake

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Ingredient list

1/2 pound butter
1 1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions

Cream butter and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time beating after each egg. Add flour in three parts beating after each addition til mixed well.

Bake 350 for 1 hour

Oven baked parmesan fries

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Ingredient list

2 Russet Potatoes
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt & Seasoned salt
2 tbls. chopped parsley leaves
1/4 c freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Instructions

Wash potatoes and par boil them in Kosher salted pre-heated water … about 20 – 30 minutes
When done, drain the potatoes and set aside
pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees
Slice the potatoes into wedges – approximately 16 -20
In a bowl add the olive oil , seasoned salt and potato wedges … gently tossing
Place the wedges on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, turning them after 15 minutes
Place on a warmed platter or bowl and top with the parsley and cheese

Flaky Biscuits

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Ingredient list

2 c. sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. milk
Instructions

Heat oven 450 degrees. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening finely. Stir in milk. Round up on a lightly floured board. Knead lightly. Roll or pat out about 1/2″ thick. Cut out. Place on un-greased baking sheet, bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown. FOR SOUTHERN: Substitute buttermilk for regular milk but use only 2 tsp. baking powder and add 1/4 tsp soda. Also add 2 more T. of shortening to recipe. Roll out to 1/4″ thick and proceed.
FOR CORNMEAL BISCUITS: Substitute 1/2 c. cornmeal for 1/2 c. flour and roll out 1/2″ thick. Cut out in diamond shapes with knife.
FOR POCKETBOOK BISCUITS: Roll out 1/4″ thick. Cut out rounds spread with butter, fold in half, press edges together and bake.

Breakfast casserole

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Ingredient list

4 slices bread, torn up
12-16 oz. of bacon or sausage, cooked and drained
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs, beaten
2 c. milk
1 tsp. dry mustard
Instructions

Grease the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Tear up 4 slices of bread and place in the bottom of the pan. sprinkle cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage over bread pieces. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the bacon or sausage. Mix eggs, milk and mustard together; pour over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 min. Serves 4-6

Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Ingredient list

1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsps melted butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking pan (I use a loaf pan)
2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Mix in 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Spread 1/2 of batter in the prepared pan.
3. Prepare the filling: In a medium bowl mix 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, 2 Tbsp melted butter, and cinnamon. Sprinkle cake batter with 1/2 the filling. Spread second half of batter over the filling, and top with remaining filling.
4. Bake 35-40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Taco soup, or spiced beef soup

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Ingredient list

1 lb lean ground beef(or turkey)
1 onion
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 pkg dry Ranch dressing
2 large cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can Rotel tomatoes, undrained
1 can of black beans
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of whole kernel corn
Instructions

Brown meat and onion. Drain. Put all tomatoes, ranch dressing and taco season into blender and blend till mixed..my kids did not like tomato pieces so I always blended them so they were smooth. Pour into a stovetop pan, add beans and corn and meat and simmer until well blended and hot. Eat and enjoy…Add grated cheese and fritos or sour cream for toppings.

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