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Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings

Rating: 4.05 stars
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My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe - no shortcuts but still pretty easy. For best results you must use a whole chicken and flour. You can also use some chicken stock for added flavor. The trick is the lemon which makes the chicken tender and adds flavor to the soup. Leftovers won't last very long with this.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4.16 stars
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This is a nice rich mac and cheese. Serve with a salad for a great meatless dinner. Hope you enjoy it.

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 4.8 stars
19605
It takes a little work, but it is worth it.

Easy Meatloaf

Rating: 4.59 stars
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This is a very easy and no fail recipe for meatloaf. It won't take long to make at all, and it's quite good!

Juicy Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.71 stars
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My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. It's funny. We nibble on the celery after.

Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

Rating: 4.77 stars
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This is a specific formula for achieving a perfectly pink prime rib cooked somewhere a shade under medium rare. To use this method you must have a full-sized, modern oven with a digital temperature setting that indicates when it is preheated. Older ovens with manual controls can vary greatly, and the doors may not have the proper insulation.

Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast

Rating: 4.72 stars
290
Easy to make, great for dinner, leftovers and sandwiches. Adapted for our 2-person household from larger recipes for larger families with larger appetites.

Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

Rating: 4.84 stars
877
My grandmother and mother passed this recipe on to me. It changes just a little every year, because we've never written it down before. But it is always incredibly juicy and succulent!

A Simply Perfect Roast Turkey

Rating: 4.82 stars
541
Simple, perfect roast turkey just like grandma used to make. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and basted with turkey stock, the flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing.

Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Rating: 4.91 stars
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Turkey pot pie like you have never tasted before. It won't last long.

Klupskies (Polish Burgers)

Rating: 4.47 stars
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This recipe is a family favorite that was passed down over the generations. Grandma and Pap just ate them plain, with a fork (sometimes dipped in ketchup), but our family likes to top these burgers with cheese and serve on a hamburger bun in a the traditional way. I have also seen these referred to as Kotlety Mielone. These can also be cooked on the grill.

Simple Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 4.42 stars
874
A very quick and easy fix to a tasty side-dish. Fancy, designer mac and cheese often costs forty or fifty dollars to prepare when you have so many exotic and expensive cheeses, but they aren't always the best tasting. This recipe is cheap and tasty.
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Easy Pork Chops for the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.41 stars
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This is one of my 'go to' recipes when pressed for time on a busy weekend. For a richer mushroom taste, use roasted cream of mushroom soup.