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Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour ¼ cup cocoa 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup chocolate chips 2 eggs ½ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon vanilla 3 … Continue reading

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King Ranch Casserole

King Ranch Casserole 2 cups cooked chicken 1 cup chicken broth (2 cups if you like saucy casserole) 1 small onion, diced 1 can diced tomato (Mexican seasoning) 1 can cream of chicken soup 2 cups (about 1 pound) grated … Continue reading

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Spanish Rice

This is from my friend Chris R. Have you ever wondered why the rice you get a good Mexican restaurants tastes nothing like what you get out of a bag or kit at home?  The reason is that the classic … Continue reading

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Peppermint BonBons

Peppermint BonBons This is my all-time favorite Christmas treat. My mom (now me) makes one batch of these each year, sometime after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas. I don’t really know why these are my favorites, perhaps rarity has something to … Continue reading

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Rocky Road Dessert Pie

I couldn’t stay away from desserts for too long.  About 50% of the recipes in my ‘book’ are deserts.  I love deserts.  But now that I’ve hit middle age, it’s a lot to deal with the sweets. Anyway, my mom … Continue reading

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Mexican Layer Dip

Another great party dish that’s easy to make. Be sure to have some heavy duty chips for this. Those cheap thin chips just won’t cut this dip. Try not to prepare it too far in advance, it can get soggy … Continue reading

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Vodka Sauce

Work is insane, so we’re going to have to wait on the first chapter of A Universe from Nothing. Because of your patience, you will be rewarded.  Here’s the REALLY GOOD(tm) sauce.  It’s a little more trouble, but it is … Continue reading

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I’m pretty big on shortcuts.  It’s not that I’m lazy (I am, but that’s beside the point), it’s because I’m busy.  So I use an easy sauce recipe most of the time. For me, bottled/canned spaghetti sauce doesn’t do it.  … Continue reading

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Grandma Polly’s Apple Cake

This is a dry cake. Almost a coffee style cake rather than a moist, fluffy cake. It is really good though. Especially when combined with something soft, like home-made pudding or whipped cream. There is a glaze that is good … Continue reading

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