Monthly Archives: May 2008

Golden Potato Casserole

Don’t even think about planning a holiday meal in Jim’s family without including the Golden Potato Casserole! This is a must-have dish at every holiday meal. It can be prepared a day ahead and baked just before eating.
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Potato Puff

In an effort to make holiday meals a little simpler and lighter, my mom tried this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner one year. Everyone liked it, so she continues to serve it for holiday meals. It’s a fluffier casserole version of the heavier, traditional mashed potatoes, and can be made a day ahead. Source:  The Complete Family Cookbook.
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Steak San Marcos

This recipe probably came from one of Rita’s many cookbooks, as she often made it for Sunday dinner. It’s easy to fix, the kind of recipe you can throw in a skillet and do something else while it’s cooking.
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Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

You can’t beat bars for a quick solution to the cookie craving, and this one is both delicious and healthy. This recipe was inspired by the original printed on the back of a Quaker Oats oatmeal container. Every time I make them I’m asked for the recipe. It’s very versatile — you can use any dried fruit, nuts, and even chocolate chips. Any way you make it, it’s a great, nutritious energy snack.
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Suzanne’s Killer Chocolate Bundt Cake

Whenever a former colleague — a confirmed chocoholic — brought this to work, we all went crazy over it. Fortunately, she shared the recipe! It’s very easy and quick to make, very chocolatey, and very good!
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