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Adobo Sauce
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BBQ Rub, Seven Spice
This is my go-to rub.  I have even used it on grilled ribeye steak (sparingly).
BBQ Sauce, Coke
For those of us that like a soft drink based BBQ sauce.
BBQ Sauce, Sweet Tamarind
Great on ribs, chicken and pork chops.
Bacon & Cheese Meatloaf
A layer of cheese & bacon rolled up in a pork & beef roulade.
Baked Egg Boat
Bacon & Cheese omelet meets Bread Pudding... Sandwich!
Beans & Franks
A childhood favorite... Navy Beans and Frankfurters
Beef Stroganoff
A blush sauce version (as opposed to white or brown) with a bright tang.
Beer Battered Fried Cod
The best thing to say about this one is... it tastes better than it looks.
Belgian Fries
Home-made fries don't get any better than this!
Berry Fool
Strawberries, raspberries and Balsamic Vinegar . . . Oh my!
Bloomin' Onion Bread
The perfect appetizer for happy hour... or to sop up the last of the spaghetti sauce.
Bread, Amish Friendship
An easy, sweet, coffe cake that you can share.
Bread, Artisanal Sourdough
This is how it used to be done.
Bread, Brioche Burger Buns
The quintessential burger bun for the Perfect Burger. (below)
Bread, Brioche Sandwich Loaf
Great for any grilled sammies; Grilled Cheese, Grilled BLT, French Toast, etc.
Bread, Cuban Gyro Loaf
A flavorful, light, soft, submarine sandwich loaf.
Bread, Soft, Chewy Dinner Rolls
The classic King's Hawaiian style sweet dinner rolls.
Bread, English Muffin
Surprisingly easy breakfast staple.
Bread, Irish Soda Bread
Surprisingly easy breakfast staple.
Bread, Latte Ciabatta
Great for sammies, bruschetta and garlic bread.
Bread, Rustic Sourdough
The way it was made until 1850.
Brennan's Bananas Foster
That classical 'show' dish to impress the ladies with (and of course very good!)
Brewmeister Chicken
A MUST READ for any serious griller/smoker.  Several other recipes refer to this one.
Brine Turkey
Another MUST READ.  Several other recipes refer to this one.
British Chips
Short, fat, thick, potatoey ”Chips“ the Brittish way.
Bruschetta
Stumbled across this in San Fransisco, a clean, crisp, Italian classic.
Brusselse Sugar Wafel
The BEST (real) Belgian Waffle.
Challah Bread Pudding
This is THE bread pudding. Banana glazed Challah bread pudding.
Chevy's Fresh Salsa
The best salsa ever!  ...it will convert you.
Chicken Enchiladas
A really well done enchilada.
Chipotle Zinfandel Burgers
This was the winning burger at a grilling contest... for when the inlaws come to your BBQ.
Chipped Beef
Just your basic Shit-On-A-Shingle from the 50's.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
The only way to make them, soft with a crunchy rim.
Chorizo Queso Fundido
If you are wanting a hot, spicy, cheesy, greasy, salty, after pub dip... this is the one for you.
Classic Lasagna
The quintessential Italian casserole you wish your mother had made.
Creamed Baked Potato
A creamy, cheesy, tangy, twice baked potato!
Creamy, Crispy Mac & Cheese
A creamy smooth Mac & Cheese with a crunchy topping.
Crème Brûlée
Oooohhhh Maaaaaan!  This one will make him or her fall in love.
Crispy Buttermilk Waffle
A crispy, and more importantly, TRUE, Buttermilk Waffle.
Crock Pot Barbacoa
A sweet pulled pork recipe that is surprisingly good and easy to make.
Crunchy Fried Chicken
A simple technique makes all the difference!  Try it.
Deep Fried Cod
Light, flavorful and crunchy.
Dillion's Mash Potatoes
Creamed potatoes, heavy with garlic, served in the shell.  Not your mom's mashed potato.
Emeril Lagasse's Essence
A balance of spices put together by Emeril Lagasse (referred to in other recipes)
Fondant Potatoes
You can never have enough potato recipes!
French Toast
Serve this for breakfast-in-bed to your honey and you will be forgiven for the entire year.
Frico Potatoes
New potatoes covered with a bacon peppered Frico.
Grown-up Grilled Cheese
Classic grilled cheese sandwich for adults.
Hasselback Potatoes
Creamy, salty fan potatoes.
Home Frys
Potatoes people love to hate. This is a fool proof method you can make your own.
Italian Fried Potatoes
A classic potato that has been kicked-up a notch.
Italian Sausage Balls
Spicy, salty, cheesy, chewy... a really good hors d'oeuvres.
Jalapeño Poppers
The perfect home movie snack.
Louisiana Chicken Gumbo
A deliceous, harty, slightly hot Louisiana style gumbo.
Mexican Spoon Bread
A moist form of corn bread with a little heat.
Neo-Classic French Buttercream
An easier version of the all time classic.
Orange Fluff Jell-O Salad
A mouth puckering orange tang with an obscene amount of sugar!
Orange Julius by Julius Freed
The ORIGINAL foamy fruit juice creation developed in the late twenties that made him famous.
Orange Sunshine Cake
A lotta work, but worth every hour of it!
Panda Express Orange Chicken
The BETTER Orange Chicken.
Panettone French Toast
The cat's meow!  This one is strictly for anniverseries.
Panna Cotta
The lazy man's Crème Brûlée.
Perfect Hamburgers
For those looking for that quintessential backyard burger.
Pete's Hot Sauce
The hot sauce they have been using for the last 65 years!
Pillow Omelette
The lightest, fluffiest, melt-in-your-mouth omelette ever.  (It will convert you!)
Pork Chop Brine
This will turn even grocery store chops into gold.
Potato Bomb
An explosion of flavor! (kitschy, I know)
Potato Pots
This is just fun!
Puerco Pibil
Slow roasted pork butt in Achiote Recado sauce.
Pulled Pork Chili
Adapted from an award winning Chili recipe.    (beer, coco, hot sauce... Wow!)
Shoney's Strawberry Pie
From the founder of Big Boy's -- The best strawberry pie ever concocted.
Sliders (White Castle)
The real deal... now's your chance to bask in this culinary glutteny right in your own home.
Smashed Potatoes
A fluffy smooth interior with a crisp and crunchy, carmelized exterior.  The best of both worlds.
Soft & Crunchy Garlic Bread
Soft french bread with a crusty, garlicy, cheesy top.
Southwestern Mac & Cheese
A sassy Mac & Cheese for the grownups.
Spicy Honey Wings
A great sweet & hot wing for Monday Night football.
Spinato's Pizza Sauce (aka Aurelio's)
The best 'sweet' pizza sauce I've ever had.
Spiral Cut Hotdogs
Not only do the kids like 'em . . . but they actually taste better!
Sticky, Gooey Chicken
You will be amazed how often you choose this for dinner once you try it.
Strawberry Jelly
No additives, no preservitives; just good old fruit & sugar.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Here's an SCB that not only tastes better, but doesn't leak cheese all over your plate.
Tangzhong
For those who love soft, moist, spongy buns, rolls and bread, Tangzhong is the way.
Tartiflette
The best potato recipe I have ever eaten!! But you got to plan ahead.
Teriyaki Chicken Roulade
Spice up your summer BBQ get-together with a grilled chicken entreé that's a little different.
TexMex Chicken Casserole
Start with chicken, corn tortillas, bacon and hot sause . . . ¡Ay, caramba!
Thin Crust Pizza Dough
From an employee of Domino's Pizza!
Twice Baked Potato
A classic potato that has been kicked-up a notch.
Vermont Pig Candy
Pork Ribs with a sweet maple glaze - Oh Ya!

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