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Ingredient: Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped

Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup

Leaves are falling (or at least tourists are dwindling here in California), so it must be fall! This simple but satisfying, hearty Beef and Tomato Macaroni soup will be a repeat visitor to your dining table when the temperatures drop and appetites grow. Time savers equals life savers in the kitchen, and a big pot of warm, soul-soothing soup is one of my fall favorites. Most soups take minimal effort to put together with maximum flavor payoff, plus there are usually plenty of leftovers to dip into throughout the week between football practice, or shopping, or building Pinterest pages...

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American Chop Suey Recipe

Winner, winner, it’s Chop Suey for dinner! This Americanized classic is a favorite coast-to-coast, with savory bits of ground beef in a hearty tomato sauce, mingling with tender macaroni and melty mozzarella. We’ve all been there – exhausted after a long day and surrounded by a chorus of, “What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, some days we’re stuck making do with what we have, combining whatever’s looming in the fridge or pantry to cook a “unique” (i.e., unpopular) dish. Rumor has it “chop suey” is a provocative name some parents use to lure children to the dinner table on just such...

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BBQ Meatballs

Tender, delicious meatballs smothered in a delicious, sweet homemade BBQ sauce. Easy enough to enjoy for a weeknight meal! Barbecue meatballs (BBQ meatballs) are a potluck tradition. They’re just so darn easy to make—and any good recipe yields a hefty number of meatballs. Plus, they’re always a hit. It’s not complicated to make them delicious! This BBQ meatball recipe is my all-time favorite, and whip it together anytime I need an awesome appetizer or a hearty potluck dish. This past year I serve it at a Super Bowl Party and got rave reviews.   The norm is BBQ crockpot...

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Crock Pot Lasagna

Delicious, hearty, easy to make Crock Pot Lasagna. This recipe is loaded with yummy layers of pasta, creamy cheese, sausage, and fresh basil.  It would be difficult to find a more wholesome, classic American family dish than lasagna. Some variation on a lasagna recipe—the famous layers of noodles and sauce and creamy ricotta cheese—has graced dinner tables and potluck buffets for as long as many of our parents can remember. Lasagna is filling, it’s delicious, and it’s definitely healthier than slapping down some frozen chicken tenders and Funyuns for dinner. And now, with this recipe for crockpot lasagna, it’s...

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Grandma’s Chicken and Noodle Casserole

My all time favorite Chicken and Noodle Casserole. It’s a super creamy, cheesy pan of deliciousness that is quick and easy to put together! When I lived up in Northern California I had a neighbor named Bonnie.  She was an amazing cook and baker.  Virtually everything that came from her kitchen was beyond delicious.  When she had us over for dinner we were almost giddy. We knew we were in store for an amazing meal.  She had a collection of cookbooks that rivalled any library collection and subscribed to all the best foodie magazines.  There wasn’t anything, and I...

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