Meghann

Living near the farmers market I love to cook with the fresh locally grown produce, meats and cheeses. I love to make everything from scratch and only occasionally use shortcuts. Making meal plans for a week is one way I keep myself sane. Helps me shop faster and stay away from the chips and candy! Also, knowing that I don't have to worry about what is for dinner lets me worry about everything else more effectively :)
Easy Quiche Lorraine
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I made this for my mother for mothers day and she loved it. I had two pie crusts that I wanted to use so I made a double batch. Doubles well. I ate the second one with my boyfriend... reheats in the microwave well. He still is begging me once a week to make this recipe!!

Storm of the Century Hurricane
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Cheddar Bacon Hamburgers
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This was really good and easy to make with just what i had on hand after we moved and didn't have any groceries yet.

Devil's Steak Sauce
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Wow. I made this last night to use with steak and it was amazing. I didn't have all the ingredients on hand so I used apricot jelly instead of the raspberry jam and apple cidar vinegar inteast of malt. Everything else I followed to the letter, and it came out GREAT! My boyfriend loved dinner even though the steaks were a little under done for him (perfect for me!) I feel like this recipe with the apricot would be good on chicken too.

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Grilled Delmonico Steaks
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I loved this. The marinade was easy to make, I just dumped everything in the food processor whole and ground it up for a minute or so. I thought it looked unusual but it smelled great. Covered it and left in the fridge for 12 hours. After dinner we talked about how we could eat this every day! Next time I will try with a more tender cut of meat.

Three Cheese Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
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I'm on the fence about this recipe. It was pretty tasty but it took much longer than stated to cook (2 hours) and the cream and cheese were very separated. I'd get a bite of creamy potato, then a bite of cheesy potato. Not bad, just not what I wanted. Next time I make this I will try to make a sauce with the cream and cheese to evenly cover all the potatoes. Over all flavor was great so I'm giving it a four because my problems are fixable with some trial and error, and are not necessarily issues with the recipe itself.

Hasselback Potatoes
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I enjoyed making these and they came out very pretty and tasty. I liked the mix of the very crunchy outside and soft inside. We didn't use cheese because we didn't have any and I thought it was a little plain so next time I will make sure I have cheese on hand.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork
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This was great. Would be perfect for a crowd. Simple and delicious. Came out tender and shredded easily. I didn't make any changes to the recipe.

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Rice-so-Nice
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I made this once and really liked it. It uses an ingredient I don't normally have in the pantry so it takes some pre-planning but it's worth it for a good side dish.

Slow Cooker Ham
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I make this ham all the time. So simple and it comes out falling to pieces (which is what it's supposed to do) and deliciously sweet. Only thing I do different is to put the brown sugar in about 1 cup of boiling water. You really don't need to do that I just like a little liquid in there to get it going but the ham will make enough liquid to cover itself. I get a whole smoked (totally cooked) bone-in ham from the farmer at the market. I haven't ever looked but you could get that at the grocery store or local meat market too. I don't know what a "picnic" ham is but I really wouldn't suggest a pre-sliced ham. My mom grew up on an Iowa pork farm and says this is just like her mom made. Please don't think that this recipe will result in a ham that would be on the cover of a magazine. It's all about the natural flavor of the ham here.

Glazed Meatloaf II
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This is my go to meatloaf recipe and my family loves it. Last time I made it in a mini loaf pan for individual servings and it worked great.

Pork Chops to Live For
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I made these once and they were good. A little too much fat for me so next time I might use canola oil for frying instead of shortening.

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