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Herb and Spice Brine Leg of Lamb

Herb and Spice Brine Leg of Lamb by Smokinhotchef

This may be one of my best creations yet. There are an array of herbs and spices, most from my own garden, that help bring this leg of lamb up to that of a prized dish in any locale. The lamb is seasoned in a brine refrigerated for up to 36 hours, so it is essentially a make ahead dish. There is no need for further seasoning…

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Baby Bok Choy n' Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Baby Bok Choy n' Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is a cabbage lover's dream come true. Alongside rice, beef, some select seasonings and veggies, these cabbage rolls are a cut above the rest. A simple sauce of crushed tomatoes,oregano and a surprising appearance by sweet pickle relish make for a memorable meal that leaves you happy and satisfied.

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Aunt Betty's Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Aunt Betty's Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by Carolinaheartstrings

To be honest with you, my aunt’s recipe was chocolate chip cookies, not bars, but I decided to make them into bars one evening when I wanted something sweet and did not want to bake endless pans of cookies (her recipe makes about 70 cookies). I used to make these cookies all the time when I was a teenager and I have not made her…

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Yellow Garlic Rice and Broccoli

Yellow Garlic Rice and Broccoli by Smokinhotchef

I make this all the time for a quick and easy side dish. Alternately, this can be a main dish by adding 1 lb. of chicken, beef, or pork. my daughter Genesis loves it and enjoys this recipe as her main dish with no meat added. I feel great knowing my children can be satisfied with a meatless meal and still be happy!

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Drunken Style Chinese Drumsticks

Drunken Style Chinese Drumsticks by Smokinhotchef

Oh no "chicken again" becomes "Oh Yeah! Chicken Again" with this recipe. Drumsticks are popular and easy to handle especially with the kitties. The best part about it is chicken legs are like kebabs in that the meat is on a bone stick of sorts. Marinating makes these puppies extra moist and flavorful throughout. They pair well…

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Crusty Fried Salmon Planks

Crusty Fried Salmon Planks by Smokinhotchef

Growing up, my mom would often create recipes from different types of canned fish for breakfast. She was a master at preparing the meal complete with homemade biscuits( if we didn't have bread for toast), prepping our school clothes, ironing our dad's, and managing to get herself ready and out the door by 6:30 am. Aside from being…

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Hawaiian Crest Salsa

Hawaiian Crest Salsa by Smokinhotchef

I came up with this recipe at the spur of the moment to accompany the shrimp recipe I was preparing for a late lunch get-together with several of my sisters and my brother Ken. I had just visited the supermarket, so I had lots of fresh ingredients on hand. My sister Gayle said this recipe reminded her of Hawaii and crisp freshness…

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Old Country Pickled Chicken Roll

Old Country Pickled Chicken Roll by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is a slight adaptation from a recipe I saw in Saveur magazine issue number 137. I immediately fell in love with the rustic hand on approach to procuring a deli meat of sorts by self asembly and a little 'elbow grease'. I deviated from the recipe by simmering the chicken roll in a tumeric and onion combination with a hint…

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Frenchy Onion n' Smothered Chicken Cutlets

Frenchy Onion n' Smothered Chicken Cutlets by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is wholesome and filling, combining powerful ingredients and marrying them in a wonderful creamy french onion sauce that is sure to gain compliments from dinner guests. Homemade French Onion Soup serves as the poaching liquid if you will and the poaching liquid is in turn blended until smooth to smother the cutlets in a…

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Garlicky Herbed Chicken w/ Broccoli, Shiitakes, and Spaghetti

Garlicky Herbed Chicken w/ Broccoli, Shiitakes, and Spaghetti by Smokinhotchef

Garlic! Good quality olive oil, fresh herbs and fungi- need i say more? This recipe is even better the next day, that's if it makes it past dinner. No fuss, no muss, the ingredients are harmoniously melded together with a little marination and a…

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Creamy Rangoon Dippin' Spread

Creamy Rangoon Dippin' Spread by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is what I like to call a Dippin' Spread, because once you try it, you will want to either dip something in it or spread it on something. So far everything that 's come in contact with it has turned to gold! This recipe goes amazingly well on bagels or with smoked salmon or crudites even chips. The list goes on and on.…

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Fake Out Crab Rangoon Bites

Fake Out Crab Rangoon Bites by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is a spin off of one of my favorite items found in a Chinese Restaurant. I've always loved this crispity outer layer coupled with the gooey center. Cheese tortellini provide the basic shape and mousse like center. A combination of condiments and ingredients popular in Asian cooking are used create the idea of crab…

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Creamy Black Bean Magic Bowls

Creamy Black Bean Magic Bowls by Smokinhotchef

South of the border gone wild. These flavorful gems are a big hit with basic taco sides to mix and match to your pleasure. Soaked over night and full of complex spice notes, these beans are a home run and can easily be your favorite Less-meat main dish or a super sassy side!!

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Five Star Confetti Meatloaf

Five Star Confetti Meatloaf by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is one of many installments on the versatility of the meatloaf. There are a plethora of ways which they may be prepared with unlimited ingredient choices. I like this version which includes good quality ground beef and pork, and pepperoni crisped in the microwave to resemble bacon crumbles. Additionally, I really load…

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Savory Country Style Corned Beef Hash

Savory Country Style Corned Beef Hash by Smokinhotchef

This recipe is a simple satisfying and quick meal. Canned corn beef is matched with potatoes, onions and green pepper for chunky forks full of flavor. With time constraints as well as trying to pinch pennies, it's nice to know you can happily create a meal for at least 4 people with just 1 can. Served simply with buttered or olive…

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