Sweetie Pies Macaroni and Cheese

If you ever get a chance to visit the restaurant when you're in Houston you have to go! Ms. Robbie makes the best food!

Sweetie Pie’s Macaroni & Cheese (serves 12-24)

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Bud Light Mix A Rita Pops

So its getting warm out and these are a great sweet snack to try. Keep them away from the kids!
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Why You Should Drink Infused Waters

1. Green tea, mint, and lime - For fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.

2. Strawberry and kiwi - For cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion.

3. Cucumber, lime, and lemon - For water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion

4. Lemon, lime, and orange - For digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature)

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Louisiana Crab Dip

This is hands down one of the best things I've ever tasted in my life.

Ingredients:
1/2 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons minced green onions (white and green parts)
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Crunchy Honey Garlic Porkchops

Ingredients:
6-9 pork chops (not too thick, you can use boneless pork loin)
2 eggs
4 Tbs water
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
Canola or vegetable oil for frying chops

Glaze:
1 1/2 cups honey
1/2 cup brown sugar (I added this)
1/2 tsp. ginger
dash of cayenne pepper (to your taste)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs chopped garlic
2 Tbs butter

Whisk the eggs and 4 Tbs. water together in a shallow dish.

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My Aunt Maria's Italian Bake

My Aunt Maria's Italian Bake

3 pounds chicken breasts (cooked & cut into bite size pieces)
6 Italian sausage links
2 jars or spaghetti sauce (I use Hunt's in the can - cheaper & just as good!)
1 pound of pasta, penne, macaroni, shells or what ever you like
1 large package of pizza cheese
1 onion
2 large bell peppers - red & green, cut into chunks

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Cucumber Cups Stuffed With Spicy Crab

INGREDIENTS
3 long cucumbers
1/4 cup sour cream (use reduced fat for lower-cal version)
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened (use reduced fat for lower-cal version)
3/4 cup crab meat, excess water removed
1 tsp hot pepper sauce (Tabasco or tapito)
1 tsp brown mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs minced green onion
Garnish with chili powder or paprika if desired

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Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
4 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
3/4 cup cold whole milk
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Brush on top
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 pinch salt

Directions:
1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

2 Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don't combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about the size of peas.

3 Add cheddar, milk and 1/4 tsp garlic.

Vegan Diary: Avocado Soup

So my partner and I are on a health kick and one of the things we're doing is trying new all vegan or near vegan recipes.

I say near vegan because my partner still eats meat and is having a hard time giving it up so I often include dishes with the option to add meat.

Heres the avocado soup recipe I came up with after I had a few left over after making a bowl of guacamole.

Grape Popperz

Ingredients:
48 fresh grapes
Vanilla Greek yogurt(or desired yogurt flavor)
1 cup chopped pecans (may substitute with any nuts) toothpicks

Instructions
1. Wash grapes and pat completely dry. Spear each grape with a toothpick.
2. Holding the end of the toothpick, dip each grape in the vanilla Greek yogurt ; allow excess coating to drip off.
3. Immediately dip the end of the grape chopped pecans; place on wax paper to dry.

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