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    Mexican Spoon Bread

    Ingredients: 1 (5-oz.) can cream style corn 3/4 c. milk 1/3 can melted butter 3 eggs 1 c. coarsely ground cornmeal 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 c. grated cheddar cheese 1 (7-oz.) can diced green chiles Cooking Instructions Combine the cream corn, milk, butter and eggs in a large bowl...
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    Forgotten Short Ribs

    Ingredients: 3-4 lbs short ribs 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce 2 tbsp black strap molasses 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp. Liquid Smoke flavoring 1 tbsp instant minced onions Cooking Instructions Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of the short ribs and put...
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    Chicken Marsala

    Ingredients: 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup Marsala wine 1/4 cup cooking sherry Cooking Instructions 1. Pound chicken breasts to...
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    Bow Tie Pasta And Brie Cheese

    Ingredients: 2-3 tsp. Garlic - minced 2 cups Fresh Tomatoes - chopped 2-3 tsp. Fresh Basil - fine chopped or 1 tsp dried 1/2 lb. Brie Cheese - room temperature 1/4 cup Pine Nuts - pan roasted to golden brown 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil 3 cups Bow Tie Pasta - cooked, drained Parmesan Cheese Cooking...
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    Zucchini Patties

    Ingredients: 2 cups grated zucchini 2 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese salt to taste 2 tbsp vegetable oil or Pam Cooking Spray Cooking Instructions In medium bowl, combine the zucchini...
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    Super Simple Refreshing Lemonade

    Ingredients: 5 cups water - divided 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup bottled lemon juice Cooking Instructions Place 1 cup water in small saucepan with sugar. Heat over high heat until sugar is dissolved. In a large pitcher combine lemon juice and remaining 4 cups water. Add sugar/water mixture...
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    Easy Cheese Ball Ii

    Ingredients: 2 (8-oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened 1 (1-oz.) pkg. Original Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (walnuts optional) Cooking Instructions In medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix in dressing mix and cheddar cheese into...
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    Homemade Eggnog

    Ingredients: 6 large eggs 2 1/3 cups brandy 1 1/3 cups light or dark rum 6 cups whole milk 3 cups heavy cream (or half and half) nutmeg as garnish Cooking Instructions Separate eggs and set whites aside. Beat the yolks with an electric mixer until very light; then slowly add Brandy and Rum...
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    Crab Fondue

    Ingredients: 1 (5-oz.) jar Kraft English Cheddar Cheese 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1 (7-oz.) can crab meat 1/2 cup half & half 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper baguette French bread Cooking Instructions Cut Baguette into cubes so that each piece...
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    Our Dream Kitchen

    As promised here are some pictures of our "dream kitchen". I consider myself a gourmet cook and family/friends are always encouraging me to open a restaurant - but too much work. I cook for the pleasure of creating wonderful food, for the relaxation and of course eating. When we moved into...
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    Our Pictures

    Our Coop we still have work to do on the landscaping. Check out the Rooster on top. That was suppose to be the only roo that we had but we got one and that another page in itself. We do clean up nice Mark doing what he loves - fly fishing and manages to fish about 100 days a year I don't...
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    Why Dragonfly Ranch

    Hello everyone from Happy Valley, California Thought I'd share why we named our 8 acres "Dragonfly Ranch" We moved to Happy Valley just 4 years ago to slow life down and live it to the fullest with the goal of leaving this planet with little to no regrets. Before moving we lived in the...
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    What are you canning now?

    Mods please forgive me one more time for posting out of topic here - but since I posted once before I wanted to give everyone an update Good morning everyone GREAT NEWS!! We met with my surgeon last Friday and my cancer is in Stage One and there are two small spots. We are so thankful for...
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    What are you canning now?

    Quote: Doreen and all others here - I consider everyone here to be a friend! I'm so happy that you joined officially and can share your experiences here as well. The thing that I love about this site is that there are so many loving and caring people out there. When I tell other people...
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    What are you canning now?

    I realize that you are suppose to stay within the subject matter - but hoping the mods will allow this since I really only want to tell the close circle of BYCers here that I communicate with through this thread. Anyway, I have gotten the results of my biopsies and they are positive and I do...
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