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Wonderful Meatloaf

Ground beef is mixed with cooked rice, onion, brown sugar and ketchup, then baked in a loaf pan for 30 minutes. It is topped with additional ketchup and baked for 15 minutes more.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice, brown sugar, onion and 1 tablespoon ketchup. Mix well and place in a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

3. Bake at 350 ...

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

So fast and easy to prepare, these shrimp are bound to be the hit of the barbeque. And, weather not permitting, they work great under the broiler, too.

1. Preheat grill for medium heat.

2. In a small bowl, crush the garlic with the salt. Mix in cayenne pepper and paprika, and then stir in olive oil and lemon juice to form a paste. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with garlic paste until...

Mushroom Pie

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion and bacon; cook and stir for about 5 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the cream and dill; cook and stir for about 10 more minutes. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cheese.

3. Place one sheet of puff ...

Deep-Fried Turkey

Begin heating the oil in a 10-gallon pot over a very hot propane flame outdoors to 390 degrees F. Don't set the burner to its highest setting, as you may need to increase the heat after you've added the turkey. It will take about 20 minutes for the oil to heat.



Meanwhile, rinse the turkey well, pat it dry inside and out, and set it on end in a sink to drain.



When th...

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Are you looking for a refreshing and sweet salad? This strawberry and spinach salad is a treat for the senses! This is the perfect meal for the person on the go, or to serve on the side. If you are planning ahead, you may want to make the dressing ahead of time (up to 12 hours), and toss just before serving.

1. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries.
2. In a med...