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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...

Salmon with Fettuccine

Salmon is one of the most nutrient-rich foods that you can add to your diet. This seafood is recognized for its pink-orange color, and wonderful healthy proteins. It’s a flavorful fish so you don’t have to worry about nasty additives. It’s a versatile fish to cook as it can be grilled, fried, baked, or even steamed.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine, an...

Chilled Yellow Pepper and Buttermilk Soup

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Saute
chopped scallions and bell peppers 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until
softened. Add water and simmer 15 minutes, or until peppers
are very tender. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree. Transfer to a bowl and
stir in buttermilk, scallion greens and salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and Chill. Soup may be made 1 ...

Gumbo

Gumbo

Published in Seafood

Here's a great way to celebrate traditional mardi gras, New Orleans style! This recipe is a little more challenging due to the large list of ingredients. If you are worried it might be a little too much for you, feel free to leave out the shrimp. This dish is great leftover too.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Co...