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My National Salad Month Tip: Go for the Flat Bags of Lettuce [Recipe]

May is National Salad Month and a great time for me to share a recipe and a tip if you purchase pre-cut, pre-washed lettuce in bags.  Some people are leery of the bags of lettuce because of the outbreak of Listeriosis.  Still, they are one of the most purchased pre-packaged food at the grocery store, which suggests we will push fear aside for convenience. Here's a tip that will help you pick the freshest package.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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4 Easy Steps to Make My New Favorite BBQ Shrimp Shish Kebab Recipe with Pictures

Our friends, Dave and Kathy had us over for a BBQ and we did shish kebabs.  The shrimp was my favorite so I asked for the recipe which she found online on the Food Network website...

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Blue Moon Burger Bash Presented By Pat LaFrieda Meats Hosted By Rachael Ray - Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented By FOOD & WINE
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Back By Popular Demand, Great Grilling Recipe, Bongo Burgers

My cousin Steve deserves all the credit for this one. We were having dinner before going to see a basketball game. He knew I liked Kentucky and wanted to take me to see them play Wake Forest. He explained the recipe to me and I helped him put it together. When I was asked to be on KBJR and cook something on the grill, I thought of these.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Easy Ice Cream Pistachio Dessert Recipe with Step By Step Pictures, Except One

This recipe is very easy and loved by everyone I've served it too. NOTE:  it has small bits of pistachio in the pudding, not suitable for nut allergy individual.  The crust is a light layer of buttery Ritz crackers, the filling is ice cream with pistachio pudding and there's cool whip on top, what's not to love?

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Super Easy Hard Baking Eggs Instead of Hard Boiling [VIDEO]

I recently started "baking" my bacon, instead of frying it.  It's not as messy, suppose to be healthier and gives me 15 minutes to get the rest of the meal prepared.  I have never tried baking my eggs in their shell, until now.  Here's my results.

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Three Taste of Home St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Delight Your Family

My ex-mother-in-law celebrated every holiday with glee in both decorating her home and serving food on the holiday in her kitchen!  When it came to St. Patrick's Day you could expect green cake, green beans and she even put green food coloring in her mashed potatoes. (looked totally bizarre, but tasted the same).  I thought I'd help you out with a few recipes that your family will enjoy and add a bit of festivity to your St. Patty's Day table.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Try My Easy Cheesy Potato Soup (Ham Optional)

I was reading a poll taken by the National Restaurant Association and they said that more people will be eating at home this year.  That made me think I best dig out some recipes and start sharing.  Most of mine are quick and easy because I don't have time or talent to make anything hard.  But, they are tried and true and my family likes them so I hope yours does too!

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Tailgate On Big Game Day With Johnsonville’s Onion And Garlic Sausage Bath Recipe [sponsored]

Save this recipe from Johnsonville!  Not only will it be something easy to serve guests you have over for the big game, but will come in handy during the summer grilling season.  Three great flavors together, onion, garlic and sausage or brats.  Grab your buns, get set, GO!

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Taste Of Home
Taste Of Home
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Wow Your Overnight Guests With Unique Breakfast Skewers

Appetizers? No problem.  Elegant dinner?  No problem.  Extravagant dessert?  You're on it like a puma.  But, it's always a challenge to be consistent in the culinary department when it comes to serving breakfast to overnight guests.  Here's one from Taste of Home that will allow you to sleep in and still knock their socks off!

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Taste of Home
Taste of Home
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Easy Holiday Sweet Treat Snack Crackers You And Your Kids Can Make Together

The kids always want to help with baking holiday cookies.  It's not always easy finding a recipe that they can participate in from start to finish, but here's one from Taste of Home that will include a lesson in counting, combines several delicious flavors and is easy enough for the whole family to participate while making them.

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by Ron Houk
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My Favorite Hot Dish Growing Up Is Still A Family Comfort Food

My mom would make this rice hot dish growing up and I would remember the steaming hot croissant, butter melting down it's side, the veggies and big helping of rice hot dish. Made me feel warm full and happy. Now I share this easy to make recipe with you.

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by Ron Houk
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Bring A New And Unique Idea To The Table This Thanksgiving With Apple Cider Cups [PHOTOS]

Treat your family and friends with this great twist on serving up hot apple cider. It's a fun project with a prep time of ten minutes. Leave the mugs in the cupboard making these Apples into mugs looks great and way fun.

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