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Football Meatloaf with Sweet Tomato Glaze

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This Football Meatloaf with Sweet Tomato Glaze is absolutely amazing.  It’s easy to make, loaded with flavor, and will look awesome at your next football party! It’s a very simple meatloaf recipe that is formed into the shape of a football and then glazed with the delicious tomato glaze and topped off with long strings of Colby Jack cheese to act as the football laces. From there just simply bake it!  It’s actually easy to transport after that but in case you are too nervous, feel free to serve it right on the sheet pan. Lastly, top off with some sliced…

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Black Bean Tamale, Chicken and Cheese Casserole

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I always have this grand idea that I will eat better, get back in the gym and do my darndest to get healthier with each New Year.  Sometimes I can keep it going for a few months, but most of the time failure endures and I wait months again to press the restart button and try again in the newest year.  Most of it just comes down to time and motivation, and for once I feel as if I have both.  No more getting up at two a.m. to feed a baby, no more being up five a.m. when a…

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Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Kale

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If you aren’t Italian you’ve probably not fried up eggplant too often.  That’s ok if you haven’t because now’s your chance to make this amazing Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Kale. Start by making a very simple, yet delicious, marinara sauce consisting of Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, onions, garlic, dry basil and oregano.  Easy and amazing, the only way I like to cook. Next, slice the eggplant with the peelings still on and dip them in an egg and milk batter followed up with a parmesan bread crumb crust. Next, fry them up in canola oil on high heat until golden brown on…

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Mexican Meatloaf Recipe with Chorizo Queso

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Ummmm, this Mexican Meatloaf Recipe with Chorizo Queso is the best meatloaf recipe and I’m not even kidding.  You’ve got roasted peppers, bacon wrapped, queso sauce with chorizo sausage dumped all over meatloaf..  Yeah, exactly! I know it may be weird but water soaked French bread and then completely squeezed out, and then added into the meatloaf is spectacular.  It helps to keep it moist and delicious. Simply mix it in along with some bell peppers, beans, onions, and a minced up chipotle pepper. The queso is super easy to make, just cook off the chorizo sausage in a pot until…

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Pork Saltimbocca Recipe

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I used to work in this restaurant where we made veal saltimbocca so feeling a little nostalgic and a little more in love with pig these days, I whipped up this Pork Saltimbocca Recipe! It all starts with the pork of course, so get’em cut thick! Once they are all seasoned up go get out that big ol’ cast iron skillet, spray it up with PAM Original No-Stick Spray and sear’em until they are a perfect golden brown. Next place on a few fresh sage leaves followed up with some prosciutto ham slices and fresh sliced buffalo mozzarella.  From there, they’re…

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Homemade Fettuccini Pasta with Ragu alla Bolognese

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There is nothing, I mean nothing like homemade pasta.  Sauce just sticks to them better, they are more tender, more flavorful and just DANG ARE THEY GOOD!  I’m sure to some folks it can be really intimidating to make homemade pasta dough, but I promise it really isn’t that bad.  Heck you can even use a Kitchenaid® to roll out the dough for you.  However, I much prefer rolling it out by hand because that way I can gauge when it’s done by the feel of it.  I also think by doing it by hand you get the full feel…

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Pea and Pesto Naan Bread Recipe

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When it comes to serving food over the holidays, I am all about easy and tasty!  The last thing I want to do is cook for days on end with no opportunity to enjoy the bigger picture with friends and family.  Appetizers are every bit as important as the main dishes that will be served, especially at holiday gatherings.  Think about it – what do you load up most on when you are at your family’s house all day waiting to eat the main entrée?  That’s right, appetizers and finger foods.    This Pea and Pesto Naan Bread is so…

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Pumpkin Risotto Recipe with Candied Pecans

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Before I make any new recipe I definitely have a vision for what I want it to look like and what I want it to taste like.  Much like film directors I never get exactly what I want, but I always find that fine line of happiness with what I made.  However this Pumpkin Risotto Recipe with Candied Pecans got pretty dang close to what I was looking for in respect to how it looked and tasted. I used fresh pumpkin as a garnish, not as the main pumpkin ingredient into the risotto.  In fact, I used canned pumpkin because…

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