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Better than Cracker Barrel Chicken N Dumplings

Rating: 4 stars 55
My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe - no shortcuts but still pretty easy. For best results you must use a whole chicken and flour. You can also use some chicken stock for added flavor. The trick is the lemon which makes the chicken tender and adds flavor to the soup. Leftovers won't last very long with this.

No rice cooker Basmati rice

This is how my mother in law taught me to make fool proof rice on the stove. Basmati rice is all I buy now!

Tilapia with Lemon White Wine sauce

This is my take on Tilapia Francaise.

Peachy Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce

This has a sweet and spicy tang to it. You can make a larger batch and freeze the extra for whenver you want sauce for the grill.

ESP Panini

No I can't read your mind, the ESP stands for Eggplant, Spinich and Provolone but this sandwich will be just what you wanted and did not know! A good allternative to Eggplant Parmigiano!

Simple Cheesecake

My aunt always used to make this for me and top it with blueberry pie filling. The flavor only gets better if allowed to sit for a day after baking so it is perfect for the holidays.

Middle Eastern Bandoora(Fried tomatoes)

I got this recipe from a friend of mine who grew up overseas. It is a simple dish that is usually made as one of many side dishes for a quick meal. It is served as a dip for pita bread hot out of the oven. One bite and you will be hooked

Savory Sunday Soup

This is a fall/winter soup my grandma used to make for Sunday supper...she would cook it while we were at church so it would be ready when we got home. It can be made with Smoked pork butt or Smoked turkey legs.

Easy No bake Tuna Casserole

This is one of my Grandma's recipes when everyone is hungry and you have no time to be fancy.

Aunt D's Eclairs(cream puffs)

My aunt used to make these when I was little. There are never any leftovers!

Easy Chop Suey

This was a recipe my Aunt used and it was always a hit.