Archive for August, 2008

Macaroni Salad

So my mother (and grandmother) make this absolutely great macaroni salad that I love. However, my husband isn’t too crazy about it since they add tuna fish to it and he can’t stand seafood (woe is me). So I decided to come up with my own recipe with the family recipe as a base. I’ll […]

August 24, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
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Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry or Strawberry

This is my third attempt at finding a chocolate cheesecake recipe and I think I found the right one. After trying two previous types, Jesse and I have decided to create our own by merging things we liked from both recipes and try to come up with one really good one. And I have to […]

August 23, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
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Chocolate Raspberry Cake

My pan size is a little bigger than what most would use. I have this lasagna pan that is bigger than a standard 9×13 that I tend to use since I get a bigger cake, but thinner layers. It works really well and I finally found a cake carrier that the cake will fit in. […]

August 23, 2008 · jackie · 21 Comments
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Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

It’s was moving day at the job, so Jesse and his colleagues needed some uplifting and since we just got his Aunt Terry’s chocolate cheesecake recipe, we figured why not. However, I’m adding a strawberry topping to it instead of the raspberry I’ve been experimenting with.  We already know the cheesecake is good, or in […]

August 19, 2008 · jackie · 21 Comments
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Sweet and Garlicky Pork Chops

This recipe originally came from Relish and while it sounded good, I had to make a few adjustments since I don’t have a food processor. Here’s the description from the original article: Seasoning grilled meat with garlic and a sugary marinade produces a Thai-style barbecue that works well with pork loin or chops. Adapted from […]

August 17, 2008 · jackie · 22 Comments
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Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe actually belongs to Jesse’s Aunt Terri and it’s one that his entire family loves. Terri usually makes it for Thanksgiving every year and I do have to say that it is tasty….and rich. Jesse has been after me to try and make it for awhile now and with the Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake experiments, […]

August 16, 2008 · jackie · 3 Comments
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Fruit Pancakes

This really isn’t a recipe, but something we’ve been experiementing with for awhile now and I thought I would share our results. Basically, we tend to have pancakes a lot (it’s a great last minute dinner) and we’ve been trying different fruits in the batter to see what we can come up with. We’ve tried […]

August 16, 2008 · jackie · One Comment
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Ham Muffins

These are really really good, i love them right out of the oven. Ingredients: 3 cans of grand biscuits 2 pk cream cheese 1 pk sharp shredded cheese (16 oz) 1 pk of ham lunch meat – diced or sliced (if sliced, chop ham into bite size pieces) Directions: Bring cream cheese to room temperature. […]

August 15, 2008 · adrian · No Comments
Posted in: Breakfast, Muffins

Chocolate Banana Cake

This is what you get when you think of something and it starts sounding really good. Bananas and chocolate just seem to go so well in my head, and after making Ian’s cake, I didn’t see why I couldn’t do the same thing with Bananas. So here is a variation on the Dark Chocolate Oreo […]

August 13, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

One of Jesse’s favorites. The fajita marinade can be substituted with any kind of seasoning desired. This is one I tend to make a lot and it’s actually really nice to make when you’re taking a dish to someone. I just found this out recently and it worked out really nice. Basically, I did all […]

August 12, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
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