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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.16 stars
2589
This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 4.8 stars
19597
It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Easy Meatloaf

Rating: 4.59 stars
8600
This is a very easy and no fail recipe for meatloaf. It won't take long to make at all, and it's quite good!

Juicy Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.71 stars
4003
My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.

Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

Rating: 4.84 stars
877
My grandmother and mother passed this recipe on to me. It changes just a little every year, because we've never written it down before. But it is always incredibly juicy and succulent!

Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.72 stars
290
Easy to make, great for dinner, leftovers and sandwiches. Adapted for our 2-person household from larger recipes for larger families with larger appetites.

A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

Rating: 4.82 stars
541
Simple, perfect roast turkey just like grandma used to make. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and basted with turkey stock, the flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing.

Turkey in a Smoker

Rating: 4.8 stars
279
This is a great recipe for smoked turkey. A barbecue grill is nearly impossible to cook a large bird. A smoker is best for this. I prefer hickory chips or hickory wood. Hickory generates a more even smokiness than other woods, and it does not matter whether the wood is green or seasoned. Mesquite, if not well seasoned, will generate a creosote type coating because of the sap that oozes out of the wood while cooking.

Grilled Cheese of the Gods

Rating: 4.51 stars
41
This easy gourmet sandwich is so good, you would serve it to the president if you had him over for dinner. As far as grilled cheese goes, this is it! Serve with a nice gourmet Italian salad.

Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.91 stars
1403
Turkey pot pie like you have never tasted before. It won't last long.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.52 stars
3028
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.42 stars
871
A very quick and easy fix to a tasty side-dish. Fancy, designer mac and cheese often costs forty or fifty dollars to prepare when you have so many exotic and expensive cheeses, but they aren't always the best tasting. This recipe is cheap and tasty.
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The Best Meatloaf I've Ever Made

Rating: 4.52 stars
1006

When I was growing up, my mom never ever made meatloaf and I always wanted to try it - I finally tried it at a restaurant and loved it. When I moved out on my own I started experimenting with different recipes and creating my own version. I finally came up with the best meatloaf I have ever made, and I wanted to share it.