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  Halloween comes and goes (poof!) in a day. Between putting up decorations, deciding on the best costumes and make-up applications, you want easy to make fun recipes for all your little (and big) witches and goblins to enjoy. Here are some creepy, scary  and yet delicious recipes that are sure to make your celebration, epic. Happy haunting!   Running around scaring and haunting all day sure can build an appetite. How about these delicious Mummy Dogs  that are sure … continued…

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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps Easy meals you can just throw together are a lifesaver for weeknight dinners. Easy meals you can just throw together AND can prep ahead of time?? Even better, right? These stuffed peppers are just that. Not only do they take under 30 minutes to put together, but once you get the filling ready to go, you can just stuff the peppers, pop them in your baking dish, cover them with foil or plastic … continued…

Beef, Sweet Potato and Spinach Stuffed Peppers 6
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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps Takeout or delivery is an easy option when it’s mid-week and you’re not exactly feeling like whipping up a gourmet dinner from start to finish. It happens to the best of us – you’ve worked all day, you’re tired and all you really want to do is to plop down on the couch, turn the TV on and have dinner delivered right to your lap.  Sounds pretty great right? I was having one … continued…

Easy Beef with Broccoli
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We make these worthy of the firecracker name by adding some heat to the mix with chipotle peppers, which are smoked jalapeños. We love using canned chipotle in adobo, with its smoky richness. Topped with cheese and crunchy cabbage, carrots and red onions, these are a firecracker treat. Ingredients 1 lb 92% lean Laura’s Lean Beef ground beef 1  chipotle in adobo (finely chopped) 2 oz low-fat muenster cheese (grated) 1 c shredded cabbage 1⁄2 c shredded carrots 1⁄2  red onion (cut into super-thin ring slices) Cilantro leaves … continued…

Firecracker Burger
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  It’s really hard to beat something as tasty as a meatball.  These little bits of love are easy to eat, tender, juicy, flavorful, and delicious.  Meatballs might just be the perfect food.  But they can get even more amazing.  Believe it!  All you have to do is stuff them with a little chunk of cheese and meatballs go from amazing to out of this world in no time flat. So today we’re making a Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwich!  … continued…

Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwich HERO
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Contributed by Katie from Katie’s Cucina Summer is officially coming to a close and the weather is starting to become crisp; however, that doesn’t mean that your grill needs to hibernate just yet. For this recipe I used Laura’s Lean Beef Tenderloin Filets. I make steak once a week in our home, and once maybe twice a month I’ll make tenderloin filets. If I had my way, I would make these weekly. But my bank account doesn’t agree with that, … continued…

tenderloin and corn salsa
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Contributed by Nicole from Cooking for Keeps For most people, the sloppy Joe is merely an easy meal that typically comes from some sort of canned brand full of horrible preservatives, an incredible amount of fat and seriously lacking in flavor. It’s warmed up in a skillet or in the microwave, slapped between two pieces of bread and called dinner. …but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sloppy Joes aren’t just restricted to the canned variety and even further … continued…

asian sloppy joe
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Thanks to Barbara Harper-Bach from the Bluegrass Cooking Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky for bringing us such a great recipe idea! Football season is on it’s way and it’s time to throw around the pig skin and contemplate your next tailgating move.  How about a nice juicy burger inspired by a spicy cocktail?  Blue Cheese-Bloody Mary Burgers it is!  That’s right, a Bloody Mary infused burger topped with blue cheese, Bloody Mary ketchup, and some traditional Bloody Mary garnishes.  Now that’s … continued…

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Patty melts really are the ideal home-crafted meal. Who can resist?  Toasted bread, a thick hamburger patty, gooey cheese, and sweet caramelized onions, this sandwich has got it all.   They are easy to make and so delicious and this particular patty melt recipe is no exception.  It’s made with tangy blue cheese, lean ground beef, caramelized onions, and nutty rye bread.  And because blue cheese is so flavorful, you don’t have to add as much cheese as you would with … continued…

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Contributed by Katie from Katie’s Cucina If you love a good juicy grilled steak, I think you’ll love today’s recipe. When we eat out at steak houses I typically indulge and order the filet Oscar. I love the mix of steak and seafood. Making béarnaise sauce at home can be a little scary, especially if you don’t have pasteurized eggs. I opted for a lemon butter sauce instead for this recipe, which was equally delicious and less calories. Then, I … continued…

Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Lemon Butter Lump Crabmeat
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