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Cake Batter CookiesOne year our coach gave us all mugs as gifts and in the mug was a brown paper bag with a mini wooden spoon and a recipe attached. In the bag was a box cake mix. I made the cookies for my little girl and she loved them so much we started making them every year for the Holiday! Submitted by: "Marce Connor"
Mexican DipThis is a recipe I got from a friend about 25 years ago and everyone still asks for it at get togethers and it is extremely simple! Submitted by: "Cheryl Clever"
Raw Apple BreadThis recipe came from a cookbook I have had for several years. I added a twist or 2 to it. This has to be my favorite bread. Great with a cup of coffee or tea. You can even spread a little butter on it Submitted by: "Patty San Diego"
Shipwreck Ground Beef CasseroleMy family has a German heritage and my Mom used to make this casserole. I know there are different versions of it. One of the versions does not have mixed vegetables in it. A southern version uses pork and beans. Submitted by: "Mavis Steinhauer"
Nana's Chocolate Caramel CakeThis was a family recipe that came from my great grandmother Essie who passed it down to my grandmother who we call Nana. This cake was most requested for birthdays, Thanksgiving and Easter dinners. I hope you enjoy it, we ALWAYS do! Submitted by: "Angela Norris"
Mom's Awesome Bohemian Houska (Braided Bread)This recipe came from my Mom, Elsie Prerost. Growing up, she made these breads every Easter and Christmas for our family and several of her friends. It's one of the many Czech recipes she taught me to continue passing on our Czech heritage. I would like to submit this recipe and carry it on in her honor! Submitted by: "Susie Laird"
Calabasita con TomateGrowing up our mother and grandmother made a traditional dish called Calabasita’s using a round squash (in the zucchini family) and corn. This is another use for the much loved calabasita! Submitted by: "Diane Morrell"
Gramma Monica's KugulaThis Lithuanian dish was a staple at all family gatherings and every day suppers at my Gramma's house. She was first generation immigrant from Lithuania who made her way to the United States and settled in Chicago. She married an American man of Lithuanian decent, had two children (my Dad and my Aunt), divorced, and remarried a first generation Lithuanian man (my Papa). This was our version of comfort food. Submitted by: "Kelly Moravek"
Lithuanian Cold Beet SoupThis Lithuanian soup was a favorite of my Dad's and Brother's! So much so that my Brother learned to make this so he could have it at any time. My Gramma Monica was a first generation immigrant from Lithuania who made her way to the United States and settled in Chicago. She married an American man of Lithuanian decent, had two children (my Dad and my Aunt), divorced, and remarried a first generation Lithuanian man (my Papa). Submitted by: "Kelly Moravek"
Grandma Helen's Amazing KolachesComing from a Czech family, kolaches have been our staple at every family gathering. Grandma Helen always made the best. This is her recipe - though I'll be honest, I baked kolaches with her one day, and she never used a measuring cup once - a dash of this, a handful of that. "You just know," she'd tell me. Submitted by: "Kristin Knisley"
Mama Essie's Pound Cake2nd most requested cake for family gatherings is this moist, delicious, buttery cake! Topped with fresh strawberries or raspberries macerated with lemon juice and sugar give this cake it's over the top specialness. Submitted by: "ANorris"
Risotto CakesThis recipe has been in my family for generations. My grandfather moved to America through Ellis Island. He brought this recipe to America from Naples, Italy. It is simple to make and delicious to eat. Enjoy. Submitted by: "James Luna"
Mexican Wedding CakesThis cookie is a small, round, powdered sugar-covered delight that my Aunt Fran baked every year for Christmas. She was of German heritage, but this cookie, along with about 20 others, completed her collection of cookies to give to all her friends and family. From the first of December till Christmas, any combination of cans of cookies could be found freezing in her back pantry, and this has always been one of our family favorites. Submitted by: "Mary Jo Jensen"
Oyako DonburiThis is an authentic Asian recipe that was prepared and shared for our family many years ago. My sister was a student at Iowa State University in the early 80's, and over Christmas one year, she invited a fellow student who was attending school from Japan to our home for the holidays. The student, Mayumi, would have spent Christmas alone, so we very much welcomed her to our home. She in gratitude prepared this dish that was fabulous, and is a perfect memory of sharing our Christmas with a friend from another culture. She also educated us about rice, that it shouldn't be light and fluffy, but rather sticky for Asian dishes to enable using chopsticks! Submitted by: "Mary Jo Jensen"
Father Daughter StroganoffMy daughter and I started making this a while ago and it’s quick, easy and great for kids to make on their own. We started cooking together on weekends and then she’s started making this on her own while I supervise. Now that Fall is here, it’s a great comfort food as the day gets shorter. This is a great recipe to gets your kids involved in the kitchen. It's quick, easy and a good time to bond with our children Submitted by: "Don George"
Irish Soda BreadWhen my children were in grade school, their school would have opportunities to do projects related to their heritage. One year the project involved bringing in food that represented their heritage. Having a bit of the Irish on both sides of the family it made sense to pick something traditionally Irish. As it happened my parents traveled to Ireland before the boys were born and brought back with them many items including a couple of cookbooks. After scouring the cookbooks for a recipe that we actually knew all the ingredients (yes there were many we did not), we settled on soda bread. The boys did the conversion from metric to English measurements but made sure they provided the recipe cards in original form so they could see the reactions from their classmates. We were a bit nervous when it came out of the oven as it a felt a bit like we made an Irish soda brick but the end product was very good and great with corn beef and cabbage, among other things. Submitted by: "Kris McCann"
Easy Cordon BleuI don't remember how I obtained this recipe, but in addition to dinner, it's easy, healthy and makes a great potluck dish! You can also prepare the dish, and then freeze the results for a handy, tasty and envy-producing lunch... I've received many requests for this in the past so I'm eager to share it with my peers. Submitted by: "Jeanine Maury"
Rocky Road CandyThis recipe is a Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday favorite, but can be enjoyed at any time of the year! My mother gave this recipe to me when i was a little girl, making it for me to take to school potluck functions. Don't let the simple ingredients fool you, this is a rich and luscious treat! Submitted by: "Jeanine Maury"
Kenneth’s Ribs with Peach BBQ SauceWhile on holiday with my son in Australia, he taught me this recipe. It's really great so dad tweaked it just a little enjoy David. PS try this with my wife's Peach BBQ Sauce (Sorry Honey) Submitted by: "David Johnson"
Monica’s Peach BBQ SauceWhile on holiday with my son in Australia he taught me this recipe it’s really great so dad tweaked it just a little enjoy David. Submitted by: "slowhanddave"
Tiffanys's Hearty Beef StewWhile on holiday with my son in Australia he taught me some of his recipes. So my daughter not to out done gave me a few of hers enjoy David. Submitted by: "slowhanddave"
Johnson’s Meat LoafJust a great Sunday meal I like to make with my granddaughter's. Submitted by: "slowhanddave"
Steamed Sweet Coconut ParcelsKnown as Kozhukkattai, this dish is very popular in the southern part of the India. Supposed to be the favorite of Lord Ganesh (Elephant headed God), this is prepared during the Ganesha Chaturthi, celebrated every year, in the month of August/September. Submitted by: "Santosh Shaastry"
Kathy's No Guilt Peanut Butter Chocolate Éclair CakeWeight Watchers suggested using the healthy "Better N Peanut Butter" in recipes. I had a recipe and replaced all "bad" ingrediants for good healthy ones. I noted in red the substitutions I make. I make it for our family weekends. There is never any left. ...... Submitted by: "Kathy Ashworth"
Yummy Fruit CrispAbout a year ago, my husband was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. As we educated ourselves about this disease, we decided to improve our eating habits by eliminating preservatives and processed foods from our diet. Barbara Kingsolver's book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" was a wonderful read, educational, and a great resource for seasonal recipes. We've adapted her crisp recipe to fit many seasonal fruits and have enjoyed each creative result! I wanted to share because it is easy, simple and a healthy alternative for a sweet treat! Submitted by: "Susi Butler"
Grandpa's StewMy Grandpa’s stew he would make with the string beans grown in his garden. Submitted by: "Pat Cullinan"
Yoggie-BerryMy friends in Arkansas sell this energy mixer. he told me about a recipe that goes with the smoothie. I put these ingredients together and made this awesome smoothie. The smoothie is one of the best I've ever tasted plus it give you energy naturally. Submitted by: "Demario Bolden"
Shady Rest Beef StewMy sister gave this recipe to me several years ago. My sister and I would fixed it for my Dad, Mom, and Aunt Ann on Saturday while they were watching football on TV. After my Dad passed I moved in to help take care of my Mom who has Alzheimer's. Now when it is cold or snowing, we fix Shady Rest Beef Stew and talk about all the great times we had. Submitted by: "Anita Henley"
Emma's Green Tomato Pie2012 Bemidji Newspaper, from Grandma Judy Hawkenson Submitted by: "Peggy Gawarecki"
Darlene's Decadent CheesecakeI have always loved cheesecake (who doesn't?), but it is an expensive dessert to buy. So, I thought, I can make this. I found a recipe online somewhere years ago, and I just kept playing around with it until I got it to the point where my family loved it. A lot of the girls I work with request this cheesecake for special occasions. It is not difficult to make; it just takes a little time. Submitted by: "Darlene Hagan"
7-up Salad (Christmas Tradition)My mother stated making this recipe when I was around 3 yrs old. Has always been a family tradition for every Thanksgiving and Christmas. My house would not be the same without this wonderful dish. Submitted by: "Brenda Pagel"
Grandma Dorothy DipThis is one of My Grand Kids favorite Dip my mother in law Dorothy found this recipe from Frito Lay years ago it is the family's most requested dip. Submitted by: "Mary Cosgrove"
Butterfinger CakeI am a lover of Butterfinger candy bars, so I thought why not come up with a cake that I would enjoy as much as the butterfingers. Submitted by: "Brenda Pagel"
Grandma Emma Fjordbak’s Danish FrittersMy Great-Grandparents were immigrants from Denmark to the United States. My extended family is large and diverse, but food is the common denominator that brings us all together. There's something about making fritters with my mother and my grandparents that brought us all together and had us laughing. Usually it was a 3 or 4 person job to make these quickly. My Grandma would make the batter, my mother would drop them into the oil, I would roll them in the sugar & my Grandpa would steal them and eat them hot :) Submitted by: "Rachelle Kirkpatrick"
Sweet Potato CasseroleAll time favorite for the Holidays! Family Tradition Submitted by: "Brenda Pagel"
Dad's Most Favorite Beef StroganoffI found the original recipe for this dish in an old cookbook while shopping in a book store, in the late '60s. I tried this out and served it to my girlfriend, who found it really delicious. I made it once or twice after that before we broke up. When I got married in 1979, my wife asked me to cook something she had never tried. The beef stroganoff I cooked 10+ years previously came to mind. Using memory, as well a change in type of beef used, I cooked it up for her. She really enjoyed it. While the kids were growing up, I made this for them over the Christmas school break, and have made it during Christmas holidays ever since. My children have tried to copy this, but always come back to say Dad's cooking is still the best. I believe that this dish is made with love and now my grandchildren are learning to love this dish, as well. Submitted by: "Gerry Garrison"
Dad's Barbacued Thanksgiving Turkey.When I was in the Navy, I was stationed in Hawaii at a Naval Communications Master Station and living in Navy housing. I had bought a Web grill that summer. Around Thanksgiving, we brought a 12 lb turkey to cook for Thanksgiving Day. While preparing the turkey the day before Thanksgiving, I came upon an idea for barbecue turkey. Not wanting to cook in a hot kitchen, I suggested to my wife we try to barbecue the turkey, instead of cooking it in the oven. She liked the idea, as it would free up the oven for all the other cooking we needed to do. This turned out to be the best turkey we had ever had, and i have been cooking turkey over the barbecue every Thanksgiving, but two, (once I was deployed to the Persian Gulf, the other it rained too hard to barbecue, as I didn't have an enclosure for the 3rd Weber grill I had purchased). New friends seem really amazed how good it is. Submitted by: "Gerry Garrison"
Habitat's Favorite Tamale PieThis recipe came from my great aunt Louise, but every branch of the family likes it. I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity by occasionally providing lunch for the work crew. Last time I made Tamale Pie, I got eight thank you notes and recipe requests. Submitted by: "Melanie Moore"
Phyllis Abel's LasagnaThis recipe was developed by a retiree, Phyllis Abel, and her sister in the 1970's. Phyllis was a renowned cook. When it was a holiday or special occasion in Service Observing we would all chip in and buy the ingredients, and Phyllis would take a morning off and prepare this perfect lasagna for us. Her lasagna was magazine picture perfect. Phyllis has passed on now, but every time I prepare this lasagna I remember the happy times we shared over some wonderful food. Phyllis shared this recipe and many others with all of her co-workers over the years. Phyllis was from Damascus, Virginia and several of her family worked for the telephone company throughout the years. Submitted by: "Tracy Luchini"
Barbecue LasagnaI smoke a 6-10 lb Boston Butt ahead of time slicing off some for a diner and then pulling the rest for pulled pork sandwiches and of course BBQ Lasagna. If you’re accustomed to pulled pork you are ahead of the game or there are many pulled pork recipes online. Too much work? There are ready made pork alternatives in most grocery stores. Same for BBQ sauce there are good recipes on the web or use your favorite store bought brand. I guess I use about 2 lbs of pork in the Lasagna. Mix sauce with pulled pork in a sauce pan and bring it to a slow simmer so it will spread easily. Submitted by: "Pat Cullinan"
Minestrone Lentil SoupMy Grandmother, who immigrated to America from Fano, Italy at the age of 16, gave me this recipe. She would make the soup on a cold winter day to warm up her grandchildren. Submitted by: "Ken Lombardo"
Soy Sauce EggThe recipe came from my childhood memory. It is so easy to make and bring interesting taste to individuals or all families. This is one of the first few dishes I taught my kids. Submitted by: "Jamie Lin"
Best Boiled EggI remember this from my English teacher from high school during an off topic conversation. At first, I did not believe it. Once I tried it out, I cannot boil my eggs any other way. Submitted by: "Jamie Lin"
Mom's Thanksgiving Day Apple SaladI have fond memories on Thanksgiving Day of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as my mother would prepare the holiday meal. Every year like clockwork the menu always included her homemade Apple Salad. I have continued the tradition to this day. Submitted by: "Kenneth Brown 2"
Cinnamon Pull ApartsI got this recipe from a friend of mine at work, many years ago, although she still works here. I make it for breakfast for Christmas morning; I would never be forgiven if I didn't make this for my family! I occasionally make it throughout the year also & no one's ever turned it down. Submitted by: "Kristine G. Aagard"
Elinor's Italian Green Beans and PotatoesMy best friend's mom was Italian, and mine was German. My friend's family had their Sunday dinner around 2:00 pm, and we had ours around 5:00 pm. So my friend and I would typically eat first at his house, then at mine. One of my favorite dishes that his mom made was Italian green beans and potatoes. This easy-to-make dish continues to be a big hit with my wife's family (Italian) and at potlucks. It's even good cold the next day. On an unrelated note, my mom and my friend's mom both used a wooden spoon to cook and to mete out justice to recalcitrant children. Submitted by: "Oskar Back"
GumboThis is a family recipe for Gumbo. It was originally my great grandfather's recipe, and it has been tweaked and perfected for over 40 years. It isn't your typical gumbo. Submitted by: "Timothy Lindsay"
Fanucchi's FettucciniSpecial Italian Chicken Fettuccini that I learned to make in college when I was a waiter at an Italian restaurant. Submitted by: "Chris Fanucchi"
Jana's Pineapple CasseroleThis is my cousin Jana's recipe for Pineapple Casserole. She would always show up at our family reunions at Back Bone Rock, TN with this delicious casserole. It is a family favorite. Sometimes people will eat this as a dessert because it is sweet. Submitted by: "AMY UTSMAN"
Dreamsicle PunchThis is a recipe that I found online at: welovetherecipes.blogspot.com, but it seems it no longer exists. It tastes so much like the creamsicles that I used to eat as a child. This is great for baby showers, bridal showers, graduation parties and more. Submitted by: "Amy Utsman"
Make Ahead Breakfast CasseroleI am not sure where this recipe came from originally but I have made this for years. This is wonderful for Christmas morning or if you have overnight guests and want to have a nice breakfast without taking away time from visiting with them. Mix the ingredients the night before and then bake it the next morning. Submitted by: "Amy Utsman"
Chicken Tortilla SoupMy niece and I enjoy cooking together. She picks what she wants to learn and we go from there. Here is a healthy and delicious recipe of Ruth Todd's from the cookbook Five Star Recipes from Well-known Latter-day Saints, page 38. All six eaters around the table said they would enjoy having this soup again! Submitted by: "Elizabeth Lynch"
Granny's Oatmeal Bread.This is my mother's favorite bread. When she would go "home" to visit. My Granny would always make this bread. it's best fresh from the oven with melted butter and jam. Granny is no longer with us, but I have her recipe book. When I made this for my mom at a family reunion, she cried. Submitted by: "Kimberly Bishop"
Champagne TurkeyI found this recipe online 10 years ago when I got to host the big family Thanksgiving. Everyone boasted about how moist the turkey was! Submitted by: "Michele McKee"
Fricken ChickenThis was given to me by a co-worker some time ago, I laughed at the name but you can't quit eating it! I tried it and it is delicious! This recipe is now a regular on our dinner table. It reminds me of something you would order at a restaurant. It makes a LOT! Submitted by: "Gina Miller"
Maryland Crab Dip with Old BayMy family is from Baltimore, Maryland, and as every native Baltimorean knows, crab dip is essential fare at every gathering. This dip has many variations and is very hard to mess up as long as you have real Maryland blue crab meat (i.e., not "krab") and Old Bay Seasoning. If you don't have one of the other ingredients, be creative with whatever you have on hand, or leave it out! Keep in mind that your single focus is to get Maryland (or Louisiana) blue crab and Old Bay onto your taste buds. The rest of the ingredients are merely tag alongs! Submitted by: "Winslow Waxter"
Aztec Torta (Layered Tortilla/Mole Pie or Aztec Cake)This is a favorite that I learned from my husband. There are a few shortcuts, but in the end it tastes just great to me (though not as good as his mother's). It's a quick and fun way to explore the Mexican delicacy known as mole. This is not a dessert! Submitted by: "James Madden"
Mom's Rum CakeMy Mom used to always bake this cake for my Dad on his birthday. Submitted by: "Alyson Jones"
Mom's FudgeMy mom was not the typical stay at home mom in the 50's and 60's so when she baked it was a treat. What I Love about This recipe is it is so easy and you can be as creative as you want. Submitted by: "Mary Cosgrove"
Grammie's Swedish MeatballsMy mother and grandparents emigrated from Sweden in 1929. They stayed in close contact with other Swedes in the area, and took turns every Christmas Eve meeting for traditional Swedish dinner, sharing their favorites, including Norm Ford's Calv Silta, Grampie's Potatis Korv, and Jul Glog. The dreaded Lutefisk was the responsibility of the hostess. My Grandmother always made five pounds of delectable little Swedish Meatballs. The recipe was passed to my mother, then to my sister and me. We enjoyed meatballs every Christmas Eve, except the year my sister's counter-clearing Lab helped himself to the whole bowlful. Grammie's meatballs are a special part of Christmas Eve. Submitted by: "Ingvor Franklin"
Glady's ChiliMy mom was a great inventor of food when she found this recipe she very much made it her own. Submitted by: "Mary Cosgrove"
Grandma Jenkins' Chicken and DumplingsMy Grandma Jenkins has been making her dumplings since she was a young girl. Grandma - or GG as my children call her, is turning 98 years young this year and we love her dearly. This is the recipe I cook for my family, and I hope it creates as many loving memories as I have from GG. Submitted by: "Jennifer Beard"
3 Little Pigs in a BlanketThe inspiration of this recipe comes from a combination of cooking channel shows and experimentation. It's a great conversation piece (prior to going into the smoker) and it was show cased recently during my carpool's "1st Annual Carpool Camp Out" at the lake! Submitted by: "Brad Dye"
Ro-tel Rice CasseroleThis recipe is a favorite among my Dad's side of the family. In fact, we can count on it being at almost every holiday gathering. All of my aunts and cousins, along with myself, make it for our families. The first time I made this after was when my in-laws came for a weekend visit, a week after we returned from our honeymoon. My mother-in-law loved it, and asked for the recipe. I knew then that if my mother-in-law asked for the recipe, it was a good one! Submitted by: "Annalisa Morgan"
Stuffed Cornflour Flat BreadMy mom used to cook this for my Tiffin. This is my favorite dish and relieved her from a tension which every mom faces for her Kids Tiffin. Before this I always use to bring my Tiffin snacks back but after I tasted this she never faced that issue again. This is my Mom’s love and today when I am a mommy, my daughter loves this and I would like to share so that I can share the taste Submitted by: "Harmeet khi"
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada CasseroleMy family and I are from Colorado/Texas and love good Mexican dishes! This one is my favorite and definitely a crowd-pleaser. I get rave reviews and get asked for the recipe all the time. The best part? It's quick and easy! Can boil the chicken instead to save time. Submitted by: "Deb Conn"
Mama Lupe's Best SalsaMy mother's salsa comes from 4 generations here in Phoenix AZ. It's the best salsa in town and when I make it for family, friends, & co-workers. I always think of my mom, who now has passed and all the joyful memories of my mom, grandmother, and great Nana. It is very simple to make and I know you will enjoy it! Submitted by: "Sara Mendivil"
Cream of Cauliflower SoupMy grandma was a wonderful cook (and often spent a lot of time in the kitchen). With 6 daughters, she passed along her love of home cooked food and we have been so lucky to have many of the recipes passed along to us. Have to say the recipe she used for Creamed Soup uses an 'unexpected' ingredient.....evaporated milk! It is so good and reminds me of wonderful childhood memories in Grandma's Kitchen! I've also changed it up to use any other veggies that might be getting 'past the peak of ripeness'.....hope you enjoy it too! Submitted by: "Rita Schmitz"
Grandmamma's Quick Cinnamon RollsMy Grandmamma was a great cook and one of things she made for us on Sundays, before church were these Cinnamon Rolls. A 'treat' for sure. My sister, thinks they are too dry, but for me they mean special Grandmamma love and they are just plain yummy. There were lots of her recipes, I wish I had asked for, but I started out small and asked for this one and a few others, and I'm so glad I did, because it means I can make them, too. Submitted by: "susan bangs-smith"
Brats and SpudsMy father was a potato farmer and he use to say "It's not a meal without potatoes". Almost any sausage can be used in place of bratwurst. My mother always used ring bologna. The smell brings back memories of home and comfort food. Here in Minnesota it's not a Casserole-it's a Hot Dish. Submitted by: "Rena Waalkens-Masyga"
Danish PuffsMy Danish sister-in-law brought new foods and recipes to our Dutch family. She is a wonderful cook and was happy to share this tasty recipe. Submitted by: "Rena Waalkens-Masyga"
Shrimp SaladThis is a quick and easy weeknight recipe, especially for those hot summer days! This recipe is very versatile and can be adjusted to fit your tastes. Try substituting Feta for the Colby, adding olives with a light vinaigrette! Submitted by: "Candace Mowers"
Perfect PopcornMy mom's perfect popcorn was made on Sunday nights. We would watch "The Wonderful World of Disney" and snack on popcorn. Submitted by: "Rena Waalkens-Masyga"
Chocolate Espresso Swirl CheesecakeOnce I discovered how easy it was to make cheesecake, store bought has become a thing of the past. They are not only cheaper to make, but so much tastier. I found this recipe in a book called, '125 Best Cheesecakes' and whenever I go to a gathering, this cheesecake is expected to travel with me. Submitted by: "Teresa Moravics"
Italian Sausage and Peppers with PastaI do a lot of cooking, and watch cooking shows. I put my own twist for this recipe. Submitted by: "Randy"
Easy Strawberry SherbetI discovered this dessert while experimenting with my food processor. It definitely tastes better than the sherbet you buy at the store and it's easy to make. It also works great for frozen raspberries. Submitted by: "Daniel A. Hurley"
Aunt Jennie's Hot DishAunt Jennie would always bring her rice hot dish to family functions. She would double the recipe to make sure everyone would get a helping. And of course, because this is Minnesota, it's a Hot Dish, not a casserole. Submitted by: "Rena Waalkens-Masyga"
Easy Cranberry RelishMy niece Kristina serves this every Thanksgiving. It is easy and quick. The family looks forward to a big bowl of Relish on the Thanksgiving table. Submitted by: "Rena Waalkens-Masyga"
Gazpacho Pasta SaladI downloaded this recipe online and it has been a favorite of my friends and family for several years. Submitted by: "unknown"
Glady's Meat LoafThis is my Mom's easy simple meat loaf and we still eat it today. Submitted by: "Mary Cosgrove"
Everyone's Favorite Fresh SalsaI started making this salsa about 10 years ago and have since perfected it. It is usually what I am asked to bring to pot lucks because everyone loves it so much. I thought I would share because once you have it you will never eat bottled salsa again. You can adjust recipe to your taste or make guacamole with the exact same ingredients; just replace the tomatoes with avocadoes and smash. Submitted by: "Robin Casias"
Crock-Pot Peanut ClustersMy cousin Betty sent me this recipe. She brought the candy to a pot luck and it was the hit of the party. Submitted by: "Rena Waalkens-Masyga"
My Italian Gramma's Cavatelli & Broccoli Pasta DinnerEvery time my Gramma would spend the weekend at our house I would beg her for this. She would get up at 5AM and start rolling out the pasta dough. I can still see her with the rolling pin and flour in her apron at our kitchen counter, patiently forming each noodle by hand. I would love to be able to say I do it the same way, however I use store bought cavetteli . Submitted by: "Debbi Altieri"
Nutritional Veg Palak Paneer Recipe - Cottage Cheese cooked with SpinachThis recipe comes from the heart of Punjab in India. The punjabi Dhaba's specialize in making delicious Palak Paneer. The main ingredient of this recipe is Spinach which naturally enhances the nutritious value of this recipe. Spinach the wonder food is highly nutritious in value and is extremely rich in antioxidants. Its nutritious value increases when boiled. It is a rich source of various vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. If you counted the number of nutrients, it makes it a whooping number of 21 nutrients. WOW isn't it really a wonder food ? So now Ready for the recipe ? Submitted by: "Anand Radhakrishnan"
Connie's Orange JuliusMy oldest son, Chris, was given this recipe when he was in grade school (he's over 40 yrs old now) and my family has enjoyed it ever since! Submitted by: "Connie Prunty"
Snackin' GranolaThis is my version of a recipe that I found in one of my favorite cookbooks, Whole Grains Everyday by Lorna Sass. I've added a few touches to make it my own. If you are a granola lover, give it a try! Submitted by: "Paula Spears"
Pepper JellyNot sure where I got this from but started making it years ago and can make it from very mild, IE all bell peppers, right on up to very hot, IE habeneras or any combination of peppers you like. I like habeneras, my wife likes it very mild and uses a table spoon or two of my habenera jelly added to bell peppers. It is great with crackers and cream cheese. Submitted by: "Bruce Ward"
Carmalooch's MeatballsThis is a recipe my Grandmother, Carmella, used to make when I was a kid. Like everything Grandma made...they are awesome! Submitted by: "Sue McAllister"
Christmas PuddingThis recipe was given to me by my mother in law who is Canadian. She got this recipe from her mother in 1948 and came from England. It was served for generations in my husband's family as a part of the Christmas tradition. It is not as hard as it looks and is very tasty! Submitted by: "Judy Grosse"
Pecan Pie Mini MuffinsA good friend made these for me, and they instantly take me back to my Mom's Thanksgiving Pecan Pie. Since I can never match her pie, I bake these instead. You can serve them with ice cream for dessert. They are also terrific for brunch. Submitted by: "Renee Albersheim"
Hamburger GoulashThis recipe came from my favorite sister-in-law that is now deceased and as a memory of her I just wanted to share it. Submitted by: "Tina Holmes"
Tasty Venison Sauce PicanteMy family enjoys this on cool fall and winter days, while we sit around watching football. It is definitely a comfort food and an easy way to cook up some venison stew meat you may have in the freezer. I received this recipe from my cousin and best friend Steve Miller from Baton Rouge, La after asking him for a way to cook up some of my venison stew meat I had up in the freezer to make room for the next hunting season. You can also substitute the venison with any other type of meat. I have used beef and chicken and it comes out pretty good as well. We also serve fresh French bread and honey butter on the side. Seems to go good with this dish. Submitted by: "Thomas Clegg"
Smoky Corn and Shrimp ChowderI found this recipe in the Denver Post and saved it for my Book Club and it was a great hit! Substituted Chicken for part of the pot as one person can not eat fish and that was good too. Added carrots for more veggies too. Submitted by: "Susan A Williams"
Rhonda's Jonagold Apple PieBeing from Virginia, apples are incredible here, especially in autumn. I only use Jonagold (offspring of Jonathan and Golden Delicious) apples in my pies because they are sweeter tasting. Submitted by: "Rhonda Smith"
Abraham Lincoln's Favorite White CakeMy son isn't a big fan of cake, but when he was reading a book about Abraham Lincoln and found this recipe for a cake that Mary Todd Lincoln would fix for Abraham, he just had to try it (Abraham is his favorite President)...and it's been his favorite cake ever since! The rest of the family agrees that it's one of the best! The Lincolns A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary * Candace Flemming Submitted by: "Christina Peterson"
Mom's Shepherd PieThis is a very inexpensive and easy-to-make meal yet is healthy (vegetables, meat, and starch) and is delicious. This has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember and always brings back sweet memories of my mom who baked it often. My daughter made this at a 4H cookery when in 4th grade and won 1st place in the one-dish meal category. Submitted by: "Paulette Lorance"
Flourless Pizza CrustThis recipe came from my household's attempt find ways to make our meals healthier without sacrificing taste or texture. Submitted by: "Ashley Olszewski"
Carolina's Extra Creamy Baked Mac & CheeseHere in the South, mac & cheese isn't considered "pasta," it's a vegetable! The best comfort food there is. Submitted by: "Rhonda Smith"
Green Bean BundlesThis recipe has been around our family for ages. It is an easy one to make in advance when large crowds are expected....and it is fun for the kids...because it is a veggie finger food. Besides....there is bacon...and just about anything is good when bacon is involved! Submitted by: "Lotus Hubbard"
Dad's Easy Green ChiliMy dad was a Navy cook for 23 years, upon retirement he came home to the Phoenix area where he was a second generation native resident and began to cook his local favorite dishes for the Phoenix Police department. As time went on and as technology changed he adapted his basic techniques to include slow cookers and adapted recipes to fit that cooking style, one of his favorite local flavors was pork green chili, this is his recipe it brings back great memories of my dad who passed three years ago it is a holiday and hunting camp staple for my family and I. Submitted by: "Gene Warner"
Buttermilk PieI was given this recipe years ago from a co-worker. It is now a favorite for put lucks and holidays. This is super easy to make (even my adult son has made it successfully ;-) and tastes wonderful. Submitted by: "Brian Hines"
Artichoke SoupThis has become a HUGE family favorite that we have now shared with many friends who have now adopted it as their own too! We eat this year round and I can never make less than a double batch or there is much disappointment. Submitted by: "Katie Bernier"
White Chocolate Party MixThis is a great fast recipe to use around the holidays for gift giving. Each Christmas I prepare several batches and put in holiday containers to share with neighbors and family -- makes a good 'stocking' gift also! Submitted by: "Marsha Chamber"
Squash PieOne of my aunt's first made this pie and everyone loves it, it uses summer squash (yellow) but you'd never know that it's squash, delicious, I've made it many times for church potlucks (everyone always asks for the recipe) I have even made it and brought it to work people are shocked when you tell them that it's squash Submitted by: "Janet Morris"
AOP PastaDuring a wonderful, long ladies weekend in Napa several years ago, after a vineyard tour we stopped at a highly recommended Italian Bistro just up the road that I cannot remember the name of. A friend and I both were having trouble deciding between the same two dishes, AOP Pasta being one of them- the other I can't remember anymore as it fades in comparison to the AOP. We ordered and split both and fell in love! I decided to try and recreate it at home and was able to! Submitted by: "Katie Bernier"
Quick Apple CrispApple crisp has always been a long time favorite of mine and I loved the crisp my Mom would make growing up. Once I became an adult, I tried finding that same recipe Mom used to make for several years- kits, recipe books, online searching- to no avail. I mentioned it to Mom one day and she asked what I remember specifically about it and I mentioned a balance to the flavor. All the recipes I had tried were too sweet, the recipe in my memory seemed like it should have more salt in it to balance the flavor. Mom went home to dig through her recipe box and lo and behold- found the recipe and the kicker is- it's microwaved! Submitted by: "Katie Bernier"
No-Cook Coconut-Chocolate Fudge BallsI learned to make these while my family was living in the Fiji Islands. They're great to make in hot weather because you don't have to heat anything up. Submitted by: "David Ackermann"
Mustard-Pineapple ChickenAnother recipe from my mom, fairly quick and easy. Submitted by: "David Ackermann"
Laura's Green ChiliThis is a recipe that I gotten from different family members but I have made it my own recipe. Submitted by: "Laura Lopez"
The Peanut Butter BallsThese are actually known as THE Cookies in my family. My mother and I used to make 7 or 8 batches (at about 13 dozen each!) every year to give as gifts during the Christmas season. Some of my favorite Christmas memories are of standing in the kitchen, rolling these peanut butter balls and chatting with my mother. She passed away a year ago, I'd give anything to get to do it again! Submitted by: "Sally Benson"
New Zealand Bacon & Egg PieThe recipe came from New Zealand where it is served any time. Nice with a salad for lunch or tea. In New Zealand they often put the eggs in whole without adding milk and often add a top crust to the pie. My Kiwi Mother-in-Law made it with whole eggs but my husband preferred the eggs whisked. This was my husband's favorite meal. I am often asked to bring it to pot-lucks. Submitted by: "Maria-Liisa Lithgow"
Taco SoupMexican food is my favorite! This version combines chili and soup. Great winter warm-up. Submitted by: "Rhonda Smith"
Peanut Butter FudgeIn memory of my wonderful Stepmother, Mary Lou Tester Meade. This recipe is more than 55 years old. Submitted by: "Debbie Light"
Maple Festival Pecan PieEvery March, Highland County,VA has a Maple Festival. This is where I learned of this maple pecan pie. The dark maple syrup flavor gives a traditional pecan pie a different flare. Submitted by: "Rhonda Smith"
Larry's Curried Pumpkin SoupMy dad made this almost every Thanksgiving growing up. It was different from our usual Better Homes and Gardens-inspired fare, with its combination of curry, coriander, and red pepper, and thus was worthy of a special occasion. Everyone always wanted seconds, so he doubled the recipe, and even then, we still wanted more. Several years ago, it passed the test kitchen of the Fort Lauderdale Junior League and was published in their cookbook, Paradise Served. Enjoy! Submitted by: "Andrea Rist"
Chicken Wild Rice SoupThis recipe came from my sister in law when I lived in Detroit Lakes MN where wild rice is very popular. My sister in law had a Native American friend who would harvest the wild rice locally. Living in the North, we are always looking for warm recipes. This is an easy and wonderful way to feed my family. Submitted by: "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Stuffed Burrito BurgersMy Dad used to make all kinds of different stuffed burgers on the grill. My daughter and I decided to get creative one day and came up with this recipe. It's still a family favorite. Submitted by: "Tess Bentayou"
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip MuffinsI love anything pumpkin and these muffins with chocolate chips are absolutely delicious! Submitted by: "Rhonda Smith"
Delicious Cheese BarsThis recipe was given to me by a co-worker when I was operator in 1974 Stella Eads Tipton who became one of best friends & godmother to my children. Everyone loves these delicious bars. I'm ask to bring them often even now for goody days or special occasions...or just because someone says "Teresa we haven't had Cheese Bars in a while" Submitted by: "Teresa Braswell"
Great Grandma Burson’s Date Pudding CakeThis recipe is actually my great, great grandmother’s recipe, which has passed from generation to generation in my family. She was just a little girl when her family moved from Nebraska to be in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889. This recipe would have been made at that time in an old cast iron stove. Submitted by: "Debbie Ayling"
Easy Pumpkin RollThis dessert was made by a special friend, co-worker Lenore Ateyeh when we were operators in 1978. I continue to make this thorough out the year with either fresh or canned pumpkin a favorite of family, friends and co-workers. Submitted by: "Teresa Braswell"
Mom's Jamaican Jerk ChickenThis is one my favorite chicken recipes! If you are looking for a burst of flavor from fresh herbs and spices, then you need to give this a shot. Passed down from my great-grandmother, to my grandmother and now to me. This is hands down one of Jamaica's most popular dish. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy! Submitted by: "Akilah Murrell"
Ultimate TurkeyI have been BBQing as long as I can remember. Every year there is the decision on what to cook for Thanksgiving. Traditionally it is turkey but I have had Beef, Seafood and other things and always wanted what I called the Ultimate Turkey. I don't particularly care for turkey out of the oven becausee it is like chewing on paper because it was over done. So I have done Fried Turkeys, great but wanted something better. I bought a big smoker a few years back and searched the internet for recipes. I came across a website called AMAZING RIBS and found this recipe. Every since then I have used this recipe for the Turkey Day meal. It is the best turkey I have ever had. It appears to be a little tedious but there are several recipes to get to the ULTIMATE TURKEY. This is the actual recipe that I use and was copied from AMAZINGRIBS.COM. Submitted by: "Paul Tischhauser"
Mexican Barbacoa BurritosHaving grown up in Texas I like Mexican food. I searched for years for recipes that would take me home to my memories. Mexican BBQ was and is my favorite. Unfortunatety, I don't have room in my yard for a big ingound pit nor do I have access to some of the tropical plants used to do the real stuff. So during my searches for the hows, I came across this recipe and found that is as close to what I remember without the hole in my yard. Submitted by: "Paul Tischhauser"
Chocolate Eclair CakeI got this recipe from a Cub Scout Den Mother when my boys were in Scouts and I was a Den Leader. It will always remind me of those times, campouts, the smell of wood smoke, and being part of a character-building organization. Submitted by: "Billy Hughes"
Hart Family Smoked Spam PateAfter the war, my father was a struggling law student with 5 children. While serving, he developed a strong liking for Spam which turned into devotion when a fellow soldier taught him how to smoke the Spam slowly and enhance its natural favor. Every Christmas Eve, he would prepare his Smoked Spam Pate to be enjoyed the following day. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated all night – it can be enjoyed immediately – but we have found the pate is better enjoyed after several hours of resting. Likewise, the Spam being smoked is optional, but the smoky favor combined with the Apple wood hint really adds a wonderful touch. Submitted by: "Kevin Hart"
Buffalo Wings made the right wayI hate soggy or soft skinned buffalo wings, which most places serve; very few make them crispy or take the time to cook them right before dipping them in sauce. Submitted by: "Quinn Filla"
Parmesan ToastsWhen I was a kid, my mom worked full time AND went to college. However, she is a social critter, and she and Dad often had folks over to play cards on Friday night. Hours of food preparation just wasn't possible, so these were a quick and easy favorite. Submitted by: "Kelly Dial"
Grandma's Pecan DreamsMy Grandmother was a terrific cook and baker, and she taught my mom how to do the same. As the second-born of six children, it became my job to learn alongside Mom so I could assist in preparing meals for our large family. One of the most fun times of the year was the Christmas season, when Mom would pull out her recipes, some of which were in my grandmother's handwriting, and we would start the traditional cookie baking. The cookie most requested by my siblings, my father, aunts, uncles, and friends were Pecan Dreams. These little snowballs of deliciousness would not last one day. They would just melt in your mouth when you'd take a bite. It was my job to roll the dough into balls and put them on the cookie sheet. Mom would be in charge of rolling them in the powered sugar. Today, I still make these cookies at Christmas. My children and grandchildren call them Snowballs, and they start asking around Thanksgiving what day I will be baking them, they like them so much. I've modernized the recipe a bit, but, I still have the original, handwritten recipe that my grandmother handed down to my mother, who handed it down to me. Submitted by: "Eileen Lucas"
Babooti - an African curryThis is an Americanized version of an East African recipe - the original probably would not have had as much fruit. My family always wrapped the meat and rice in flour tortillas as below, but nowadays the African bread called injera is available in U.S. stores, and not only is it more authentic but I prefer its sourdough-like flavor. Submitted by: "David Ackermann"
"Pigs In A Blanket- Holubky" Pork and Rice Cabbage RollsThis Slovak dish was always on the table when the extended family gathered for holidays and special events. "Pigs", or holubky was something we came to look forward to eating while we enjoyed being together. Growing up, we learned that feeding the family with limited resources was a challenge and a way to make it happen was to stretch the meat dish by adding rice and cabbage. Our CenturyLink team works to make our resources stretch and this dish is a reminder that stretching resources is a good thing to do. Submitted by: "John Gerbozy"
Baka's 3-Layer Walnut Cake with Chocolate FrostingThe first time I visited my husband's family, I was treated to a homemade cake that was like nothing I'd ever tasted before. His Baka (grandmother in Croatian) whipped together this magnificent treat without a recipe or measurements during our visit. It took 17 years before I wheedled the recipe out his mother. The added richness of walnuts makes this cake extra special. Submitted by: "Malia Havlicek"
Yokshire PuddingMy Grandmother on my Mother's side of the family was born and raised in England. Her recipes passed down to my Mother and growing up, our family always had a pot roast with a side of Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding is an English dish made from batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk. The dish is usually served with roast meat and gravy and is a staple of the traditional British Sunday roast. Submitted by: "Courtney Moran"
Mini CheesecakesThese are just one of those fun and easy recipes that you decide to make as a fluke and turn out to be a HUGE hit! Many years ago, when our team was located at a different location with onsite parking we would celebrate birthday regularly and I was kind of the resident party coordinator who also just happened to love to cook for people. One time, I made these little cheesecakes and brought in a variety of toppings for people to pick and choose from and couldn't believe what a hit something so simple was! I asked my supervisor if he had any suggestions of what I should include in my submissions because I had so many recipes floating around in my head I couldn't choose- the first thing he said was "Mini Cheesecakes!" Submitted by: "Katie Bernier"
Black Eyed Bean Fritters/Vada - An Indian SnackVada is a deep-fried fritter made from Black Eyed Beans. It is a traditional south Indian snack. (They can also be made from black gram, soya bean or chick peas). They are generally prepared on festive occasions or social gatherings as appetizer. I wanted to share this recipe because, it is easy to make and very dynamic, means you can customize it according to your taste. You can can add more spices or replace an ingredient (Ex:- replace beans with chick peas, replace chillies with red chilli powder or just pepper powder) or ignore an ingredient if you don’t like/find it (Ex:- mint leaves, curry leaves). Submitted by: "Kavitha Narendra"
Grandma's Bootleg BeansThis was my mom's mother's recipe from when she lived briefly in the Texas oil fields in the 20s with my Grandpa. Shortly after they were married he traveled from Ohio farm country for work in Texas. They lived in a tent for a period of time; very hard as Grandma was a very prim and proper lady who had to tolerate the rough and rowdy atmosphere. Doing without, she learned how to make plain food taste great; this simple bean recipe is one example. I am sure she adapted it some over the years but to hear the story, beans were in plentiful supply so she created several versions since they formed a large part of their diet. Hope you all enjoy it! Submitted by: "Deb Redinger"
Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic ChiliThis recipe just kind of "happened" when it was announced that there was going to be a chili cook-off in my building. This is a result of many hours of watching food shows and many more trials in my own kitchen! Hope you enjoy! Submitted by: "Garrett Chassee"
Holiday Cran-Mallow Topped Sweet PotatoesI just love the aroma & taste of this dish! Submitted by: "Rhonda Smith"
Susan's Broccoli-Cauliflower SaladThis is a fantastic salad and it is always a hit. It has become a family tradition to have it at Thanksgiving and other special occasions. With each bite a different part of the salad comes through. Has a great combination of textures. Submitted by: "Susan Bettles"
Jiffy Corn Casserole - Easy and Delicious!This casserole is so easy and tasty. Great for potlucks and is always a crowd pleaser. Submitted by: "Susan Bettles"
Phyllis Fishman's Matzo Ball SoupAs a kid, my mom always made us matzo ball soup when we were sick, and she said the broth was extra special as it was "Jewish Penicillin." Now that I am a mom, I realize how hard it is to have a sick child. And being in day care full-time, my kids are sick a lot. My mom taught me how to make this soup, and I would like to dedicate this entry to her. I so enjoy making my mom's matzo ball soup for my kids, and I believe it truly supports their ability to fight off those nasty winter colds. Unfortunately, my mother, Phyllis Fishman, is terminally ill. She has Ovarian Cancer, and has been suffering for seven years. Every time I make this soup I get a warm and fuzzy feeling and think about all the hours she spent preparing this for me and my sister. I also use the time spent preparing this soup to explain to my girls how Grandma Phyllis made matzo ball soup for their mommy when she was sick. This recipe is obviously very special, and I am really excited to have the opportunity to share with a Taste of CenturyLink. We love you Grandma Phyllis! Submitted by: "Melissa Reffel"
Sweet & Sour MeatballsThis recipe comes from my husband's grandmother who love to cook Italian dishes Submitted by: "Wanda Disano"
Chicken Enchilada SoupChili's has a great Chicken Enchilada soup. After I had some one day I decided to see if I could find the recipe online. I searched for a bit and located this recipe. Every since I first made it, whenever friends and family have a party they request I bring some along... Submitted by: "Tom Jensen"
Salmon Fish FryIts own Creativity. Want to Share as Salmon Fish is heart healthy and recipe is very simple , so that Every one can make it quickly. Submitted by: "Sumathi Chandramohan"
Meat PieThis recipe is our yearly Christmas Day tradition. We switch up what we serve with it almost every year, but we ALWAYS have meat pie for Christmas Day dinner and everyone helps make it! Submitted by: "Katie Bernier"
Guava JellyThis is my Mama's recipe for Guava Jelly but my Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers also made Guava Jelly in the days before fruit pectin was readily available and a long, slow boil was needed to thicken up the fruit and sugar. I'm a 5th generation Floridian and guavas were an important staple of Florida-style Southern cooking. The guava bushes often grew wild and plentiful near orange groves and river beds. The fragrant, tropical fruits were eaten fresh, made into jellies and cobblers, and even canned whole for later. My family's favorite way to eat guavas is the jelly and so I continue the tradition and make it almost every year. Submitted by: "Laura Strickland"
Shrimp Salad Stuffed AvocadosMom and Dad became friends with a couple in Puerto Vallarta several years ago and had this as a yummy appetizer one night before dinner. While I love these, I think their first experience having them was made even better sitting on a terrace overlooking the Bahia de Banderas at sunset with Andrea Bocelli playing in the background. Dad fell in love with Bocelli's music that night which made me slightly disgruntled when I reminded him I had given him a CD of Bocelli several years back! Submitted by: "Katie Bernier"
Honey Oatmeal BreadThis is a bread recipe that I developed. It is a favorite in our house. There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked homemade bread to liven up a winter day. Submitted by: "Noel Beardsley"
Bibi's Cheese FlanGrowing up in Puerto Rico, flan is the traditional dessert on the island. It reminds me of my grandmother. I remember my 8 cousins and me waiting patiently for it to cool down enough to eat. To my grandmother's original recipe, I add just a 1/2 of cream cheese. Submitted by: "Ivelisse Bibi Negron-Colom"
Mom's Favorite Chicken Pot PieA friend from many years ago passed this recipe on to me to try. I learned how easy it was to make this dish. Wasn't long before my family was constantly asking me to make 'their' favorite dish. It is truly loved by all. Submitted by: "Peggy A Bennett"
Yummy Peanut Butter PieI don't remember when or who gave me this recipe but it has certainly been a favorite over the years, not only at home but also with my work family. Submitted by: "Peggy Bennett"
Carrera's Sweet Chili BeansThis recipe came from a fellow technician that I worked with back in the early 1980's. We would fix up big batches to feast on for work get togethers, Super Bowl parties, etc. Now it's one that I break out on special occasions, it holds great memories. Submitted by: "Kurt Kuntz"
Moni's Dump CakeA friend of mine made this recipe during a couple's trip we shared in the mountains many years ago. Now, I make it often for friends and family because it is always a hit and it is so easy to make. Submitted by: "Monica Williams"
CenturyLink values the rich diversity of its employees, including their diverse backgrounds and heritage. This cookbook will provide a glimpse of recipes enjoyed by your CenturyLink family of coworkers. You will enjoy reading the associated stories of significance, cultural context, traditions and celebrations shared along with each recipe. This is one way to get to know more about your fellow employees and you will receive the benefit of learning some great new recipes too! Happy Tasting!
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