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Chocolate Cola Cake
Chocolate Cola Cake

Chocolate Cola Cake - Friday, September 19, 2014

Serves: 15 servings

Got the baking bug? Cure it with this easy recipe for chocolate cake with a secret ingredient! Okay, we'll let the secret out. It's one of the world's most popular soft drink flavors. Try our Chocolate Cola Cake for guaranteed raves!

What You'll Need:
1 (18-1/4-ounce) package devil's food cake mix
1 (4-serving-size) package chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cup cola, divided (See Notes)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 (16-ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted



What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed, beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, and oil until blended. Gradually add 1-1/4 cups cola. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes; pour batter into prepared baking dish.  
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.  
  4. In a large saucepan, combine butter, cocoa, and remaining cola; cook over medium heat until butter melts, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then the pecans.  
  5. Spread warm frosting over top of warm cake; cool completely on a wire rack.

 

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Cheesy Burger Fries
Cheesy Burger Fries

Cheesy Burger Fries - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Serves: 4 servings

This hearty version of Cheesy Burger Fries offers all the tempting tastes of a juicy cheeseburger and fries combo, but you'll need a fork to enjoy them! It's perfect for a party or just for a fun and novel weeknight meal!

What You'll Need:
1 (32-ounce) bag frozen French fries
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced dill pickles
3/4 cup cheese sauce, warmed




What To Do:
  1. Place frozen French fries on baking sheet and bake according to package directions.  
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over high heat, cook ground beef 6 to 8 minutes, or until browned; drain off excess fat.   
  3. Stir in ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper; mix well and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.  
  4. Place French fries on a large platter, spoon meat mixture over the fries, sprinkle with onion and pickles, and evenly drizzle cheese sauce over everything. Serve immediately.

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Pork Tenderloin Marsala
Pork Tenderloin Marsala

Pork Tenderloin Marsala - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Serves: 4 servings

Our recipe for Pork Tenderloin Marsala will fancy up your dinner spread in no time, without breaking your bank. And 'cause this easy pork dinner is so tender, you won't even have to set the knives out! Talk about fuss-free, company-fancy!

What You'll Need:
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14- to 16-ounce) pork tenderloin
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
2 onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sweet Marsala wine
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Coat pork tenderloin with mixture.  
  2. In a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add tenderloin and cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning to brown on all sides; remove to a platter and set aside. Add mushrooms and onions to skillet and sauté 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally; stir in the wine. Return tenderloin to skillet and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until cooked through.  
  3. Slice tenderloin and serve topped with mushrooms and onions.  

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Italian Layer Bake
Italian Layer Bake

Italian Layer Bake - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Serves: 6 servings

Italian Layer Bake is a Mediterranean delight. This recipe features layers of Italian meats, peppers, and bubbly cheese under a golden crust. Mmm!

What You'll Need:
1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated crescent rolls
8 slices deli turkey (about 1/2 pound)
8 slices deli ham (about 1/2 pound)
12 slices deli hard salami (about 1/2 pound)
8 slices Swiss cheese (about 1/2 pound)
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted peppers, drained
4 eggs, beaten






What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent roll dough without separating triangles. Separate dough into 2 squares along center cut line.  
  2. Place 1 square of dough into an 8-inch square baking dish; using your fingertips, press dough to fit bottom of dish.  
  3. Layer with half the turkey, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, and roasted peppers. Pour half the beaten eggs over peppers and repeat layers with remaining meats, cheese, and peppers. Place remaining square of dough over peppers. Pour remaining beaten eggs over dough and cover lightly with foil.  
  4. Bake 20 minutes, remove foil, and bake an additional 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden and heated through. Let cool 15 to 20 minutes, then cut and serve.

 

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Buffalo Cauliflower
Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower - Monday, September 15, 2014

Serves: 4 servings

Did you know you could "buffalo" just about anything? Our recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower uses the original sauce from Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. Folks will be surprised when you show up with this kickin' take on a veggie favorite!

What You'll Need:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce (see Note)
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles






What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add cauliflower to mixture, tossing until evenly coated. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until cauliflower starts to brown.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over low heat, add cayenne pepper sauce, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Add the cauliflower; gently stir until evenly coated. Place on serving platter, sprinkle with blue cheese, and serve.

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Chocolate Milkshake Pie
Chocolate Milkshake Pie

Chocolate Milkshake Pie - Friday, September 12, 2014

Serves: 8 servings

No straw needed for this milkshake! Get ready for that classic taste you love because our Chocolate Milkshake Pie is not only heavenly, it doesn't require any baking!

What You'll Need:
1 pint vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 (4-serving size) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
Whipped cream for garnish
8 maraschino cherries, patted dry






What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, stir the ice cream, milk, and chocolate syrup until smooth. Add pudding mix and stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into pie crust.
  2. Freeze 6 hours, or until firm. Garnish with whipped cream and cherries and serve immediately.

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Down Home Meat Loaf
Down Home Meat Loaf

Down Home Meatloaf - Thursday, September 11, 2014

Serves: 6 servings

When you need a little extra comfort in your life, a classic and hearty dish like our Down Home Meatloaf is just the trick. Share this great dinner dish with all of your loved ones to make it even more extra-special.

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 pound ground beef
2/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs (see Note)
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onion, sage, salt, and pepper; mix well. Place in prepared loaf pan.  
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and spread over top of meat mixture.  
  4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until no pink remains. Allow to stand 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

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Lemon Bundt Pan Chicken
Lemon Bundt Pan Chicken

Lemon Bundt Pan Chicken - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Serves: 4 servings

Break out your bundt pan 'cause we're making...chicken? Yep! Our Lemon Bundt Pan Chicken cooks up so moist and flavorful, you'll want to make it this way all the time! It looks pretty fancy, too!

What You'll Need:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, pulled off stem and chopped
1 (4-pound) whole chicken

1/4 cup chicken broth
2 lemons, quartered


What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.   
  2. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Rub inside and outside of chicken with mixture.  
  3. Slide tail end of chicken over hollow tube of a Bundt pan and place on baking sheet. Pour chicken broth into pan and squeeze lemons into broth. Place lemon quarters around chicken.  
  4. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, or until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove chicken from Bundt pan and serve.

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Hush Puppies
Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Makes: 2 1/2 servings

In the Old South, they used to make these yummy cornmeal balls so they'd have something to throw to the hounds to keep them from howling when Yankee soldiers approached. So if you've always wondered how Hush Puppies got their name, now you know!

What You'll Need:
2 cups self-rising cornmeal
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
Peanut oil for frying
What To Do:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except oil; mix well.   
  2. In a large pot over high heat, heat one inch of oil until hot but not smoking. Drop cornmeal mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls into oil to form hush puppies. Cook in batches 2 to 3 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.  
  3. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.

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Awesome Munchies
Awesome Munchies

Awesome Munchies - Monday, September 8, 2014

Makes: 8 servings

For all those times when you need a snack to get you through to your next mealtime, or for when you're hanging out on the couch watching your favorite movie, keep a bowl of Awesome Munchies on hand. It'll satisfy all your cravings for crispy, crunchy, and yummy!

What You'll Need:
5 cups oven-toasted rice cereal, such as Chex
1 cup pretzel sticks
1 cup peanuts
1 cup cheese crackers
1/4 cup (1/2-stick) melted butter, slightly cooled
3 tablespoons steak sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.  
  2. In a large resealable bag, mix together cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and crackers.  
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, steak sauce, and salt. Pour over cereal mixture and shake gently until cereal mixture is evenly coated. Spread in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.  
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Cool and serve.

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