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Diana Rattray

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Meatloaf Sliders

Sunday June 1, 2014
Meatloaf SlidersThese flavorful mini meatloaves are baked in burger form or in muffin cups, and they make delicious little sliders. Add a piece of bacon, a slice of cheese, lettuce, and pickle slices, or just enjoy them with barbecue sauce or ketchup. Make these sliders for a party or an everyday family meal.
Recipe: Meatloaf Sliders

Meatloaf Muffins
Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce
Top Meatloaf Recipes

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Fingerling Potato Salad

Friday May 30, 2014
Fingerling Potato Salad This simple potato salad has loads of flavor with sour cream, mayonnaise, and chunks of cucumber, celery, egg, along with firm fingerling potatoes. Serve this great-tasting potato salad at your next cookout or summer potluck.
Recipe: Fingerling Potato Salad

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Summertime Potato Salad
Red Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad
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Unstuffed Peppers

Thursday May 29, 2014
Unstuffed Peppers Enjoy the great flavor of stuffed peppers in this easy casserole. The casserole is made with ground beef, rice, tomatoes, and cheese, along with bell peppers and seasonings.
Recipe: Unstuffed Peppers

Ness's Stuffed Green Peppers
Mama's Cajun Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Bake With Cheese

Thursday May 29, 2014
Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Bake With Cheese I used chopped cooked kale in this casserole, but chard or spinach could also be used. It's a hearty dish, perfect to serve a family any day of the week, or make it for a potluck or large gathering. Casarecce pasta is a slightly twisted, open, tubular shape which holds sauce very well. It worked nicely in this casserole, and I think it would be great in a creamy macaroni and cheese dish as well. You could also use fusilli, campanelle, elbow macaroni, penne, or similar pasta in this dish.
Recipe: Chicken, Kale, and Pasta Bake With Cheese

Related Recipes:
Easy Chicken and Mini Penne Casserole
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Cajun Chicken Pasta

Photo: Diana Rattray

Raspberry Nut Muffins

Tuesday May 27, 2014
Raspberry Nut MuffinsThese great tasting raspberry nut muffins will brighten any morning! Sprinkle the tops with a little cinnamon sugar or vanilla sugar just before baking.

Recipe: Raspberry Nut Muffins

Sour Cream Lemon Muffins
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Strawberries and Cream Muffins

Photo: Diana Rattray

Roasted Potato Salad

Monday May 26, 2014
Roasted Potato Salad This potato salad is made more flavorful and interesting with roasted potatoes and onions, along with some dried or fresh herbs and a well-seasoned mayonnaise and sour cream dressing. I sometimes add a little diced cooked bacon to this potato salad for extra flavor.
Recipe: Roasted Potato Salad

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Creamy Garden Potato Salad
Weekend Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad

Photo: Diana Rattray

Texas Burgers

Sunday May 25, 2014
Grilled Burgers With Texas Barbecue SauceThese burgers are served with a bold and flavorful Texas-style barbecue sauce. Top these juicy grilled burgers with coleslaw, or serve the slaw on the side with pickle slices and other toppings. Add your favorite salads and side dishes for a fabulous family cookout.

Recipe: Texas Burgers

Chipotle Burgers
Bacon Burgers
Basic Grilled Burgers

Photo: Diana Rattray

Pasta Salad With Herbs

Saturday May 24, 2014
Pasta Salad With HerbsFresh herbs, sour cream, and a little lemon juice flavor this easy and tasty pasta salad, and it's a great side salad for your cookout or potluck event.

Recipe: Pasta Salad With Herbs

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Broccoli and Orzo Salad
Tuna Macaroni Salad
Pasta Salad With Chicken and Bacon

Photo: Diana Rattray

How To Make Maple Cinnamon French Toast

Friday May 23, 2014
Homemade Maple Cinnamon French Toast I love French toast and I love trying different flavors. This version is really quite simple, made with the addition of pure maple syrup and a little cinnamon. Here's how to make perfect maple cinnamon French toast.

Recipe and Instructions: Maple Cinnamon French Toast

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Photo Credit: Diana Rattray

Macaroni and Black Bean Salad

Friday May 23, 2014
Macaroni and Black Bean Salad This delicious salad is loaded with chopped fresh vegetables, and it has just enough mayonnaise in it to give it plenty of flavor. Serve this flavorful macaroni salad at your next cookout or get together or take it along to a potluck dinner.
Recipe: Macaroni and Black Bean Salad

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Pasta Salad With Ham
Pasta Salad With Chicken and Spinach
Classic Macaroni Salad

Photo: Diana Rattray

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