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I smoked a whole chicken today. This is a great way to feed a big family a delicious meal on a small budget. I roasted one chicken. You could do more then one depending on the size of your family and the size of your smoker. I have an electric smoker. You could use whatever …

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I’ve been doing this lately when I bring my Chicken in from the store. It’s really easy and makes dinner quick. It also makes the juiciest grilled chicken. I start with fresh chicken. I like my chicken breast thin. It cooks up so evenly and fast. I start by butterflying the chicken breast. Place it …

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This is a recipe that serves 3-4 people. I like to make lasagna in the summertime but do not like heating up the house to bake it. This is great for that or even camping or if you don’t have an oven to bake it. It’s also great if you just want a small pan …

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Need a really fast, delicious green bean recipe? Here it is. Ingredients: Frozen Green Beans Olive Oil for stir frying 1/2 t salt 1/3 C Slivered Almonds 2 Minced Garlic Cloves 2 Slices Chopped Bacon Start by stir frying the beans in olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Keep …

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This is a great dinner! You can make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge to bake later. This would be a great giving meal for someone who just had a baby or surgery. You could throw in some tortillas and you’re good to go! Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts cut into cubes …

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It is Walleye Season in Michigan. Fishermen come from all over to fish for some of the best. We have caught many Walleye in the Detroit River and Lake Erie. Here is a picture of my husband and one of the Walleye he caught. Good times! Here is my fish recipe. It is great for …

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One of my favorite summer dinners is Greek salad. We usually grill up some marinated chicken and slice it up and put it on top of this salad. I use chopped romaine lettuce and I like to spread it out on a platter. I top it with tomatoes, cucumbers, Greek olives, chickpeas, red onions, mild …

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Well it’s Cinco de Mayo and we are still not able to eat inside restaurants in our state due to Covid-19 Quarantine, so I am making our Mexican dinner at home. My hubby loves deep fried tacos so that’s what he will be having but I wanted a salad. So I just wanted to share …

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