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MOM'S SPECIAL BAKED ZITI

Mom used to make this pasta on special days, like on Holidays and a lot of Sundays. It was a big treat for us. It's a lot of work because of all the ingredients that you have to prepare and layer but it's well worth it.

Mexican Meatballs

Mexican Meatballs

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Chipotle peppers and cilantro give this dish a very special, unique taste that will make everyone ask for more!

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Ravioli

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Day Ravioli

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Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Treat your special someone to this very delicious ravioli dish. Hopefully your sweetheart does not suffer from embarrassing foot odor because this dish will knock their socks off.

Shrimp & pumpkin in coconut milk

Shrimp & pumpkin in coconut milk

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

This is a Kerala (a South Indian state) recipe called Konju Pulungari. Konju means shrimp and pulungari is a curry with coconut milk and something sour, either vinegar or tamarind. Pumpkin is a festival vegetable in South India. This dish is originally ma…

Honey & Mustard Marinated Pork Chops

Honey & Mustard Marinated Pork Chops

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

This is a recipe that is elegant enough for a special occasion or simple enough for a weeknight. Enjoy!

Friday Night Pizza!

Friday Night Pizza!

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

This is a simple, inexpensive way to begin your weekend with a pizza that tastes gourmet and is quite sure to please! Enjoy!

Sesame Seed Chicken

Sesame Seed Chicken

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Have had for years, not sure where I got it. We serve as main dish, so easy. Hard to find the wingettes, use wing parts, all I can find.

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

These are my boyfriend's favorite cookies. He has never been a big chocolate fan (I know, unthinkable) but these fulfill his sweet tooth. This recipe came from Mary Butler Ringhand, who I believe is my Mother's great aunt. She knows how to make some gr…

Glazed Sausage and Ham Balls

Glazed Sausage and Ham Balls

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Short on time and big on flavor, these are served at our annual harvest party and there's never any leftover!

Penang Style Hokkien Hae Mee (Prawn Noodle Soup)

Penang Style Hokkien Hae Mee (Prawn Noodle Soup)

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes

I am not a noodle addict, but I do enjoy eating it sometimes. Not just a die hard enthusiast. But I fell in love with Laksa and Hokkien Mee. Too bad. I can't make my own Laksa soup here because there are no Laksa leaves available here in the Philippines.…

Chicken Breast Alfredo w/Paprika and Tarragon

Chicken Breast Alfredo w/Paprika and Tarragon

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes

A delicious and appetizing way to serve a family favorite, baked chicken.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Crockpot Chicken

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Crockpot Chicken

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes

I am a huge fan of spinach and artichoke dip! This recipe came about when I was trying to put together an orange sweet potato crockpot dish, and I forgot to buy sweet potatoes! I had to leave for work and had minutes to improvise. Grabbing what I had on h…

Lasagna Sandwiches

Lasagna Sandwiches

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Yes, that's right! Lasagna in sandwich form. This sandwich has everything you love about lasagna -- the thick sauce, the meat, the ricotta -- but it's layered between garlicky rolls. These are simple and delicious, and can even be made ahead of time for e…

Curried Lentil Soup

Curried Lentil Soup

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes

The spices used to flavor this hearty, vegetarian soup were inspired by the time I spent in India and my love of Indian food. I top each serving with yogurt and serve it with toasted naan. The spicy scent takes me back to India.

Scones

Scones

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

What a lovely way to start a day.

Quick and Easy Hamburger Casserole

Quick and Easy Hamburger Casserole

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Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Being a working Mom like so many of you, I love easy fast, filling bug nutritional dishes. This dish can be made in the crock pot or baked in the oven. I tend to use my crock pot especially on work days but tastes every bit as good in the oven.

Beef Tortilla Casserole

Beef Tortilla Casserole

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes

This Mexican-style casserole is simple and delicious. You can make it days ahead of time, and it's the perfect meal to take to a sick neighbor or a new mother. You can even replace the beef with chicken. It's delicious topped with shredded lettuce and cho…

Wacky Cake

Wacky Cake

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

This is the best chocolate cake I've ever had; moist, flavorful and frugal! It's also vegan and costs less than $3 including the icing! We make this often here and the kids adore it.

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

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Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes

Bell peppers stuffed with beef and rice. You can easily replace the beef with chicken or turkey for a healthy alternative.

Gourmet Lasagna

Gourmet Lasagna

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Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes

Definitely NOT a Diet dish! However, this lasagna dish is very hearty and delicious. Hope you enjoy it!

Grandma Nucci's Meatballs

Grandma Nucci's Meatballs

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

The most delicious meatballs you will ever eat. With these babies, good cheese is everything. So toss your green plastic parmesan cylinder and buy some fresh grated romano, parmesean, or fontina! Sarah http://the-delicious-life.blogspot.com/

Mexican Green Spaghetti

Mexican Green Spaghetti

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Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

This isn't a "traditional" Mexican dish but it is very common in the Northeast of Mexico, everyone in my family loves it and it's been a great hit among my friends now that I live in the USA, it is usually served to go with any type of meat (pork, beef, c…

Hamburger Stew

Hamburger Stew

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

My mother made this often when I was growing up and it was a staple in my house when my children were young. With just 3 ingredients, it's easy to see why this super-simple recipe would be popular with busy moms! I like to serve this with garlic toast and…

Homemade Saltine Crackers

Homemade Saltine Crackers

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

These are very simple to make crackers. They are a blank canvas that can take on many flavors. You can make these two ways crispy and crunchy. The only diffrence is how much butter you use. If you use 2 tablespoons they are crunch after they cool. If you…

Teriyaki Burgers

Teriyaki Burgers

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Sometimes you want a regular burger, and sometimes you want to change it up a little. This quick recipe is a great way to jazz up your burgers! Tangy teriyaki sauce and sweet pineapple add great flavor to this quick recipe. Serve them at your next part…

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes

I made this dish for Ron's sister Julie and her hubby Chad after they had little Drew. It looked so yummy Ron and I had to make it for ourselves. The picture does not do this casserole justice because it is so yummy! Enjoy!

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