Haystacks

This is a dish that was introduced to me when I met my mother in law.   It is a kind of twist on nachos and taco salad but a family favorite and one that is kid friendly.

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Haystacks
Combination of nacho with a taco salad twist
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the refried beans in a pan. Stir occasionally until texture is smooth. Put the olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, cheese, salsa, fritos, sour cream and jalapenos in separate bowls. To assemble just put fritos for bottom, I crush mine. Top with beans and the toppings of your choice.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Portobellos

I found this recipe on Wash You Dry and adapted to a vegetarian version.

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Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Portobellos
A quick and easy vegetarian dinner.
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and take out the membrane using a spoon. Season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Put the broccoli in bowl add a little bit of water and cover with saran wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes. Mix the red pepper, cheddar cheese, mayo and broccoli. Once mixed stuff the portobellos. Cook the portobellos at 350 until cooked, should take about 15 minutes. You can either cook it on baking pan or casserole dish.

Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe

I have been looking for a good meatloaf recipe and found this one from Alton Brown.

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Alton Brown Meatloaf Recipe
The picture doesn't do this justice but I forgot to take picture before, so this is after. This was moist and flavorful. Made a meatloaf sandwich the next day and it was delicious.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. Oven rack should be in center position. Preheat oven to 325. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Combine croutons, black and cayenne pepper, chili powder, and thyme in food processor. Pulse until it becomes crumbs, Place in large mixing bowl. Add onions, carrots, garlic and red pepper to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Don't overpulse should not be puree. Pour into bowl. Add the chuck and sirloin to bowl. Add salt and mix well. Don't squeeze the meat. Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan. Turn it over and place on baking sheet. Cook 10 minutes and pull out from oven and remove loaf pan. Cook Meatloaf another 55 minutes. Mix the ketchup, cumin, hot sauce and honey in bowl and stir well. Once the meatloaf has cooked that 55 minutes, pull out and brush topping on top. Cook additional 10 minutes. Let meatloaf cool 10 minutes before serving.

Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Original recipe found on Cooking Classy

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Moroccan Spiced Salmon With Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Delicious salmon dish with a sauce that could easily be used on a variety of fish dishes.
Course Fish, Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Course Fish, Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Instructions
  1. Let salmon sit out for 10 minutes. Mix all the spices together and set aside. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray or the olive oil. Pat the spices on top of the salmon. Cook at 350 10-20 minutes depends on how big the fillets are. Should be cooked through and nice and flaky. Mix the lemon yogurt sauce together. Serve salmon and dollop with the sauce.

Baked Potato Board

Originally found on Kelsey Nixon

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Baked Potato Board
I saw this and thought, I have to try this. I think you could add all sorts of items to the board which I plan to expand. Would be good with chili, variety of cheeses, steamed broccoli.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Cut slices on the top of the potato. Rub down with the olive oil and place on baking sheet. Cook for 30 minutes, should be tender when inserting a knife. Cook until done. For the board you can decorate it with the side items butter through sour cream how you see fit. To serve cut potato in half, I mash it a bit with a fork to make it fluffy. Put your toppings on top and ready to eat.