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#218322 Posted on 2020-02-12 19:24:27

I know a lot of us are super busy and, unfortunately, food is a necessity for living. So I thought I'd make a thread specifically for easy, simple recipes that you love and use. Maybe it can give you guys ideas when you're stuck in a food rut, or just aren't feeling like making your usual go-to's. Please feel free to share your recipes as well!!

Smoked Bacon Deviled Egg Salad

*This is going to depend on how hungry you are or how many you're feeding, or if you just want to plan on leftovers.

6 Grade A Large hard-boiled eggs (peeled and diced)
4 slices cooked, cooled bacon (chopped)
1 to 2 tsp liquid smoke
2 to 3 TBS real mayonnaise (I like Hellman's)
2 to 3 TBS dijon mustard
2 to 3 TBS sweet relish
Salt
Ground black pepper
Garlic salt
Smoked paprika
Louisiana Cajun Style hot sauce

Mix that all together and dig in! Remember that these quantities entirely depend on your own personal tastes. Add a little more, add a little less, or skip it altogether. Make it your own!

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs

Preheat oven to 375 F

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 cup melted butter
Lemon pepper seasoning
Salt

Place your chicken in a baking dish and season with salt on both sides. Sprinkle on lemon pepper seasoning to your heart's delight. I prefer A LOT. Remember to do both sides. Pour melted butter over the seasoned thighs and place in preheated oven. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until cooked through or internal temperature reaches 165 F. Serve with whatever sides suit your fancy.


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#218326 Posted on 2020-02-12 23:17:00

Hmmm...I'll have to take a look at what I think is simple. I have so many recipes...won't live long enough to cook them all!I'll be back tomorrow with one...just too tired to get up out of this chair tonight! One of those loooong days...


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#218347 Posted on 2020-02-13 15:43:01

Smoky Dry Rub

1/4     cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2        Tbsp. Smoked Paprika (Not regular paprika!)
1        Tbsp. Kosher Salt
2        tsp. Garlic Salt (I use garlic powder to cut down on salt if you need or want)
2        tsp. Chili Powder
2        tsp. Freshly ground Black Pepper
1        tsp. Onion Salt (I use onion powder, again for salt reasons)
1        tsp. Celery Salt
1        tsp. Ground Red pepper (Cayenne...I use 1/2 tsp...consider your own heat preference)
1        tsp. Ground Cumin

Stir together ingredients until well blended. Store in airtight container. 

I know this doesn't seem like a simple meal recipe, but trust me...sprinkle this on chicken, pork or hamburgers...use enough and do both sides. Then either grill or pan fry the meat. The grilled meat will not blacken but the pan fried meat likely will, which is fine as long as you don't burn it. I often cut chicken breasts or thick boneless pork chops in half and cook in a pan...they cook fast and come out perfect. This is an exceptional rub!! It makes 1/2 cup...goes far.

Ann's Chicken

4    Boneless Chicken Breasts
2    Cans of Black Beans, drained
1    10 ounce bag of Frozen Corn (You can always add whatever amount suits you best)
1    24 ounce jar of Salsa (Red salsa, your favorite kind)

Oil for browning
Ground Cumin
Flour Tortillas (small size, not burrito size)

Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Brown them in oil, sprinkling them with ground cumin as you go. Use ALOT of cumin, don't be afraid! No salt, since the salsa has a lot, and pepper not needed. Cook chicken pieces until done.
Stir in the black beans, corn (not thawed), and the salsa. Bring almost to a boil, turn down the heat to a good simmer, cover the pan, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Place scoops in your tortilla and roll up. You can add sour cream and chopped cilantro to each if you want.
If you have leftovers they freeze very well.



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