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Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Prep/cook time: 20 mins. 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halved, cubed 1 cup Southwest Style Pepper Jack Soup 1/4 cup water 8 flour tortillas (8″) warmed Chucky Salsa Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook chicken in nonstick skillet until done, stirring often. Add soup and water and heat through. Spoon about 1/3 cup chicken mixture on half of each tortilla, leaving half 1/2″ edge. Moisten edge with water. Fold over and seal. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake 5 mins or until hot. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa. Makes 8 quesadillas. … Read entire article »

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PIG-PICKING CAKE

1 BOX DUNCAN HINES YELLOW CAKE MIX ¾ CUP OIL (CRISCO) 1 CAN MANDARIN ORANGES (LARGE CAN) 4 EGGS PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 350 Degree GREASE AND FLOUR 3 (9 INCH CAKE PANS) MIX ALL 4 INGREDIENTS TOGETHER BAKE IN 3 LAYERS FOR 20 MINUTES **COOL CAKE BEFORE ICING** ICING 1 LARGE COOL WHIP 1 PKG. REGULAR VANILLA INSTANT PUDDING 1 LARGE CAN DRAINED CRUSHED PINEAPPLE COOL CAKE.  STIR TOGETHER 3 INGREDIENTS PUT ICING ONLY BETWEEN LAYERS OF CAKE PUT IN REFRIGERATOR OVERNIGHT BEFORE SERVING. **NOT A GOOD IDEA TO ICE THE SIDES** … Read entire article »

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Orangeade

In large pitcher (at least 2 qts.), stir 2 cups orange juice, 2/3 cup lime juice, and 2/3 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add 2 cups ice cubes and 1 liter sparkling water and stir to blend. Pour into glasses and add orange slices if desired. Makes 2 quarts … Read entire article »

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Pepper Jack Chicken Salad Tortilla Chips

(quantity differs on portion size desired) 1 bag tortilla chips 1 container chicken salad Pepper Jack Cheese Preheat oven to 375. Place tortilla chips on baking sheet. Place a spoon full of chicken salad on each chip, then top with pepper jack cheese. Bake 5-7 minutes, or until cheese melts. … Read entire article »

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Having A Pet

I know you probably know this one person who thinks the world of their dog… treats it like a baby… buys it way too many toys and treats, well I have to admit, that’s me! I am a true dog lover. Since I don’t have children yet, my dog is my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Spoiling my dog is something I enjoy and why should I not spoil him? I got him to love and take care of him, so spoiling just comes naturally. … Read entire article »

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Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time: 10 mins. Cook time: 30 mins. 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 cup milk 2 tsp. soy sauce 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 8 cups cooked cut green beans 2 2/3 cups French’s French Fried Onions Mix soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onin in 3-qt. casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 mins, or until hot. Sir. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake 5 mins. Serves 10 … Read entire article »

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Mac and Triple Cheese

1 lb. rotini pasta, cooked and drained 1 stick butter 1/2 cup flour 2 cups milk 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/2 cup grated white cheddar cheese 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese 1 cup firmly chopped ham 2 tbsp. chili powder Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the cooked pasta in a large bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour, stirring and cooking until the flour is fully incorporated. Add the milk and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Add the bay leaf, the Worcestershire sauce and species and stir well. Add the cheeses and continue cooking and stirring until the cheese is all melted and blended into the sauce. Stir in ham. Pour the … Read entire article »

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Kids Bad Snacking Habits

Not only is fast food making our children fat, but the snacks we stuff in their faces are a leading cause also. So many parents feel that if their child wants a candy bar at the checkout line and they don’t buy it for them, then they are being mean to their child. In my eyes it’s the complete opposite. The more junk food you give to your child the more you are killing them inside. You may not see a difference now, but it is affecting them. Who wants their child to grow up and have heart problems? I definitely don’t want that for my child, or any other child for that matter. Parents don’t think about things like this. When the family goes to the baseball game, it’s … Read entire article »

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Obesity In Children

Walking down the road and seeing young children struggling to walk, to breathe, to play, breaks my heart. Whose fault is it? Sure, you can blame the child for enjoying the taste of good, fatty foods, but when it comes down to it… who introduced all the bad foods to the children? THEIR PARENTS! Children know what their parents teach them. It is up to the parents to set good examples for their child to follow. So many parents turn to fast food for a quick dinner because…. you guessed it – “they were too busy to cook dinner!” Sure that excuse is acceptable occasionally, and by occasionally- I mean maybe once a week at most. Parents need to stop taking the quick easy way out and think about the … Read entire article »

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Cheeseburger Pie

1 roll of crescent rolls (uncooked) 1 lb. hamburger 1 onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, finely chopped 1 can tomato sauce 1 pkg. mozzarella cheese 1 pkg. cheddar cheese Preheat oven to temperature on crescent roll package. Brown hamburger in pan; drain.  Add in onions and peppers to hamburger. Let it sauté until vegetables become soft (about 5 mins).  Add the tomato sauce and stir. (Add salt and pepper if desired.) Line baking dish with crescent rolls (cover the sides of the dish also). Sprinkle half of each cheese on top of the crescent rolls. Pour in the hamburger mixture and then to with the remaining cheese. Bake for the time indicated on the crescent roll package (normally 9-12 minutes). … Read entire article »

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