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I decided to try something a little different this year.  I know I like to search blogs for holiday ideas and I think most of my readers do as well.  This post is a grouping of my recipes that would be perfect for a tasty Thanksgiving meal.  The only thing you won’t find here is a turkey recipe since I am severely allergic so it is always ham for me at holidays. 

Speaking of ham, here are three different ham recipes that I have tried and enjoyed:

Brown sugar honey glazed ham:

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Slow cooker maple ham:

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Citrus slow cooker ham:

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Now that we have a main course, we need a few side dishes:

This sweet potato casserole is my absolute favorite:

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Cornbread dressing:

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Scalloped pineapple:

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Butter roasted potatoes:

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And last, but not least, Italian pasta salad:

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Next, we need some quick and easy dinner rolls and you can’t go wrong with these mayonnaise rolls:

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If you have any room left, it’s time for the dessert course. Yum!  There are so many options, but here are a few of my favorites.

Italian cream cake:

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Apple cinnamon swirl Bundt cake:

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Pineapple upside down cake:

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Perfect pecan pie:

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Turtle cake:

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Orange fluff salad:

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Watergate salad:

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And, finally, sunshine salad:

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I hope this post gives you a little foodie inspiration for the holidays.  I know I am getting hungry!

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This recipe got rave reviews from my family when I fixed it for Sunday supper a few weeks ago.  It will definitely be a repeat performer because not only is it delicious, it is a slow cooker main dish which is perfect for a lazy Sunday.  The flavor was out of this world and the meat was so tender I almost couldn’t get it out of the cooker without it falling apart. YUM!

Thanks, Awkward Girl Gets Fit, for this great recipe.

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I still can’t photograph meat worth a diddly.  Oh, well, I am still learning.

1 large beef roast

1/2 tsp. ground red pepper

1 tsp. salt (I used kosher.)

Ground black pepper

1 tsp. cumin

4 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 1/2 cups beef broth

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Season the roast with salt and pepper.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.

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Put the roast in a slow cooker and pour the stock mixture over it.  Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until the roast is tender and almost falling apart.  You can sear the roast before putting it in the cooker if you have time, but I didn’t.  I was running late to get ready for church that morning.  It was still mighty tasty even without searing it.

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Taste of Home is a great resource for all different kinds of recipes from desserts to salads to main dishes such as this one.  We love pork chops around here and when I saw this recipe using taco flavors, I knew it would be right down our alley. 

The original recipe makes four chops, but I just cut it down to two for C and myself.  It would also be easy to scale up if you have more mouths to feed.

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2 pork chops (I used bone-in because that is what I had in the freezer.)

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

8 oz. can tomato sauce

1 cup water

1/4 cup medium onion, chopped

2 tbsp. taco seasoning

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In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chops in the oil for about 3 minutes on each side until they are nicely browned.

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In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, water, onion and seasoning.  Pour this over the chops and bring to a boil.

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Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet.  Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the chops are cooked through.  Let them stand for about 5 minutes before serving. 

These pork chops were great with oven baked fries and a tossed salad.  These are definitely husband friendly and I think kids would love them as well.

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I am always on the look out for easy supper ideas and this recipe more than fits the bill.  It also includes enchilada sauce which is one of my new favorite flavors.  Why didn’t I know how good this tasted years ago?  The original is a Taste of Home recipe and it is a good one!

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1/2 cup chopped onion

1 lb. ground beef

10 oz. can enchilada sauce

6 oz. can tomato paste

4 oz. can chopped green chilies, drained

2 cups shredded cheese (I used Fiesta blend.)

1/2 cup coarsely crushed corn chips

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cook the onion and ground beef over medium heat in a skillet until the beef is no longer pink and the onion is soft. Then stir in the enchilada sauce, tomato paste, and green chilies and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes.

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Spread this mixture into a 9 inch baking dish and top with the shredded cheese and corn chips.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.  Serve with additional corn chips if desired.

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This recipe is one of the first I pinned to my Recipes to Try board on Pinterest and I finally took the time to try it.  I am so glad I did because the taste is really outstanding.  I usually don’t marinate meats that much, but the pineapple juice and soy sauce really give the chops loads of extra flavor and helps to keep them moist.  The grilled pineapple slices weren’t too shabby either.  This recipe is from Allrecipes.com which is one of my go-to sites when I am looking for something new.

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops

3 bone-in pork chops

8 oz. can pineapple rings

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

pinch of ground black pepper

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Drain the pineapple rings, catching the juice into a bowl.  Keep the pineapple itself for later.  Combine the reserved juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic powder and black pepper in a zip top bag.  Knead the bag with your hands a few times to mix the ingredients completely.  Add the chops and shake to coat.  Refrigerate for several hours.

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Oil the grates of your grill and heat to medium.  Removed the chops from the marinade and shake off the excess.  Grill until the chops are cooked thoroughly and have nice grill marks on both sides, about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.  Test with a meat thermometer to make sure they are done.  Brush on a little of the marinade while the chops are cooking and discard the remainder.  Put the pineapple slices on the grill and cook until they are hot and show grill marks as well.  Serve on the side with the pork chops.

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Today’s post is another wonderful recipe from a wonderful blog called Plain Chicken.  I have tried several of their recipes in the last few months and they have all turned out great!  I can’t recommend their site enough. Go check it out now!  Well, maybe not RIGHT now…you can finish my post first.

This is close to the perfect weeknight meal since it is tasty, simple, quick, and did I mention tasty?  Try it and see if you like it as much as we did.

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1 lb. ground beef

1 lb. Italian sausage

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped bell pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce

sliced cheese of your choice

buns

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In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, sausage, onion and pepper until there is no pink left in the meat and the veggies have softened.  Drain the fat and put the meat back in the pan.

Stir in the garlic powder and sauce.  Simmer on low-medium for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare the buns.  Put the cheese on the buns and put them in a low oven for a few minutes, just until the cheese starts to melt really well.  I would have loved to use provolone on these, but I was out so American had to do.

Scoop a little of the meat mixture on the bun and enjoy!

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I know, I know…another soup recipe, but I have been on a soup kick lately and when one had the words “easy” and “pasta” in it, I just had to try it.  This didn’t disappoint either, but most of Real Mom’s Kitchen’s recipes are great.  I did make a couple of little tweaks to it by using only a half pound of Italian sausage that I had previously cooked and frozen and I used Italian seasoning and a little more pasta than it called for.

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3 cups pasta, cooked & drained

1/2 lb. mild Italian sausage, cooked & drained

½ cup onion, diced

1/4 cup green bell pepper, diced

3 cups beef or vegetable broth

1 cup water

1 cup frozen corn

1 (24 oz.) marinara sauce

1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

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In a large pot over medium heat, cook the onion and green pepper until soft.

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Add the remaining ingredients except the cooked pasta and simmer for 15 minutes.  Add the pasta and let it cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. 

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