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What's your signature meal/dessert? Will you share the recipe? Smile

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Pumpkin Bars Recipe : Paula Deen : Recipes : Food Network

I make this every Thanksgiving! Except I make cupcakes out of it, not bars. I'm sure a layered cake would be great too Smile Everyone loves it. I do add a few other things, like a little splash of vanilla extract to the batter and some pumpkin spice as well.

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I make my moms potato salad. Her potato salad was always always always the best (and yeah she's my mom, but I'm serious!). I love DH's family, but they just can't cook like my mom. (She WAS a chef, so.. that might have something to do with it). Even DH, who's in love with his mom's potato salad - ate mine and said it was better.

Woot! Score!

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"babywings1" wrote:

I make my moms potato salad. Her potato salad was always always always the best (and yeah she's my mom, but I'm serious!). I love DH's family, but they just can't cook like my mom. (She WAS a chef, so.. that might have something to do with it). Even DH, who's in love with his mom's potato salad - ate mine and said it was better.

Woot! Score!

Please share? Blum 3

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"nidia" wrote:

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Yes, please do...I love a good potato salad but never make it myself. I don't usually like the store bought either.

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Also, I have to know Jess....who's chili recipe did you try? Wink

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Lynn, do you have any recipes? Hehe Smile

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Lynn, I went with yours. I didn't make it until Tuesday. It was SO GOOD. DH took leftovers to work yesterday and today and he NEVER takes leftovers more than once. I, myself, had three huge bowls of it. Yummy, thanks!

As for my potato salad... I don't have a set recipe, but I'll try. First off, dice up and boil about 3lbs of potatoes (okay see, I never make just a little so you don't need to do that much if you don't want, plus I use white potatoes, sometimes baking potatoes go to mush). When a fork goes through them, drain them. Pour into a bowl and add:

1 lb of bacon fried VERY crispy and torn into pieces with your hands
2 spoonfuls of bacon grease
3 pieces of celery, diced
4 eggs (boiled and diced)
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 squirts of mustard (I know, "squirt" is a very official term for cooking)
Enough mayo to coat everything. I generally wait a few hours, with the potato salad in the fridge to cool it down, and then pull it out and add a little more mayo.
1/2 red onion diced (my mom puts this in, I tend to leave it out)

It's definitely not fat free Smile But the Bacon does amazing things!

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I can't bake, I burn everything I make, plus I don't follow directions very well so it never tastes like it should.

I make my grandmas fruit salad alot for the holidays. Everyone LOVES it.

It consists of cut up apples, sliced bananas, couple spoonfuls of vanilla yougurt, 1 tablespoon of mayo. colored marshmellows, sliced maraschino cherries, and walnuts. You can add anything you like or substitute anything you dont. I add granola sometimes instead of walnuts. It's so yummy but it looks bad after a day or so because the bananas and apples turn brown. Good to make it a few hours before.

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Samantha, I always love a good fruit salad, thank you!!

Jessica, yum.. I agree.. bacon always does amazing things. I will have to try it but leave out the onion and celery.. man, my hubby is PICKY!

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Lynn, do you have any recipes? Hehe Smile

Here's the above referenced chili Wink I just cook out of necessity b/c I have to eat. I can follow any recipe but I don't come up with recipes myself. This is straight out of a Fix It And Forget It slow cooker recipe book.

A Crock Pot Chili Recipe

Makes 8-10 servings

2 lbs. ground beef
1 large onion, diced
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 8 oz. cans tomato puree
1, or 2, 16-oz cans kidney beans, undrained
4 oz. can diced green chilies
1 cup water
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. mild chili powder
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. pepper

1. Brown beef and onion in skillet. Drain. Place in slow cooker on High.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook on High 30 minutes.
3. Reduce heat to Low. Cook 4-6 hours.

This recipe is very easy to half. I've made a half batch a couple of times and it comes out just as good. I use 1 16 oz. can kidney beans in a half batch. I also always buy a fresh anaheim pepper and finely chop it instead of using the can of diced chilies. I've never used the canned chilies so don't really know how that would come out but the anaheim pepper is pretty mild so the chili has a little kick (I usually add a few of the seeds too) but is not burn your mouth hot at all...just enough to give it a good flavor.

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Oooh - great recipes so far... can't do the bacon, wondering if the potato salad will be any good without it??
I make a heavenly chocolate pie that couldn't be easier!

Take a Brownie mix and mix up according to instructions. Pour batter in graham cracker crust. Buy pre made choc chip cookie dough cookies (forget the brand - basically little balls of choc chip cookie dough, usually in the fridge dept). Let them thaw a little and then flatten cookies and cover top of brownies with raw cookies. Put in oven to bake on 350 for approx 30-40 until cookies are brown. Brownies will stay gooey and delish. Warm up before serving! Enjoy :)

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Yaeli, kind of reminds me of that recipe that is cookie on bottom of cupcake pan, Reese's cup and brownie batter on top. Mmmm!

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Lynn- That's about how I make my chili. In fact I just made some a couple days ago. Instead of using the tomato puree I like to use spaghetti sauce because I think it adds more flavor! I also like to add black beans. It's definitely filling for apregnant woman!

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This recipe is very easy to half. I've made a half batch a couple of times and it comes out just as good. I use 1 16 oz. can kidney beans in a half batch. I also always buy a fresh anaheim pepper and finely chop it instead of using the can of diced chilies. I've never used the canned chilies so don't really know how that would come out but the anaheim pepper is pretty mild so the chili has a little kick (I usually add a few of the seeds too) but is not burn your mouth hot at all...just enough to give it a good flavor.

Lynn, I was actually thinking I would add one or two cans of beans to stretch it farther!! Smile It's scary how fast food vanishes in this house, and my kids are still small... In about 10 years I'm going to be in serious trouble!!! Anyway, I was just looking for a good chili recipe, so I'm definitely going to try this one out! Smile

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I make some darn good White Chicken Chili. It is by far my favorite thing to eat (besides anything fried of course Wink ) I will have to find it and link to it. Although I tend to not follow directions and just do my own thing. My mom was a chef too and I was homeschooled so cooking just was one of those things I ended up good at.

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Christine, I would love to try your white chicken chili! I use "Cha Chas white chicken chili" recipe except I leave the cayenne out bc of my family. Can't wait to see your recipe!