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Ground Beef Mixture
1 1/2 pounds ground beef , (85/15)
1/2 yellow onion , finely chopped
1/4 cup hamburger pickles , chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Secret Sauce Recipe:
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
¼ c sweet relish
2 tsp yellow mustard
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1-2 tsp paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
To Assemble:
12 slider buns (not Hawaiian) Can use dinner rolls
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded thin
12 dill hamburger pickle chips
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
Additional sauce, optional

Brown your ground beef halfway, about 3-4 minutes, in your large skillet then add in the
chopped onions, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook the beef until fully browned, about 3-4 minutes, then add in the chopped pickles and stir.
Mix the secret sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well.
Add 1 cup of the secret sauce to the pan, reserve the rest for your buns.
Cook 1 additional minute then serve on the slider bun (stacking order in notes below).
Stacking order from the bottom up:
Bun bottom
Secret Sauce
Bun Top

cooking spray


4 cups shredded zucchini


1 onion, chopped


1 (8.5 ounce) package dry corn muffin mix


2 large eggs, beaten


½ teaspoon salt


¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

Mix together zucchini, onion, muffin mix, beaten eggs, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in 4 ounces cheese. Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 4 ounces cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

1 pound bulk pork sausage

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

3/4 cup whole milk

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds)

1-2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, onion, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper.

In an sprayed 9 x 13-in. baking dish, layer half the potatoes, soup-sausage mixture and cheese,; repeat layers.

Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender.

12 Hawaiian Rolls
8 ounces Deli Ham thinly sliced
6 ounces Sandwich Pepperoni thinly sliced
4 ounces Provolone Cheese sliced
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Parmesan grated
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley chopped
8 ounces Lettuce shredded
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 cup Tomato sliced
1/2 cup Pepperoncini Peppers sliced

Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9X13”
baking dish (or one large enough to fit the 12 Hawaiian rolls) with non-stick cooking spray.
Prepare the Rolls: Without separating the rolls, slice the entire block of Hawaiian rolls in half
horizontally. Place the bottom half in the prepared baking dish.
Layer the Meats and Cheese: Start layering your meats on the bottom half of the rolls. Begin
with a layer of thinly sliced deli ham, followed by a layer of provolone cheese and sandwich
pepperoni. Once all the meat and cheese are layered, place the top half of the rolls.
Make the Glaze: In a small microwave safe dish, melt the butter. Once melted, stir in the grated
Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley until combined. Brush this glaze evenly over
the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
Bake: Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. After 20
minutes, remove the foil and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the tops are golden
brown and the cheese has melted.

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped(18)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more for seasoning
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 cups whole or 2% milk
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Melt the butter in a large heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion,
thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened,
about 8 minutes.
Add the rice and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until they smell toasty, about 1 minute.
Add the broth, milk, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and season with pepper. Bring to a
boil, stirring occasionally so that the rice doesn't stick to the pot. Add the chicken, stir to
combine, and bring back to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the
liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. (Add water as needed if the rice
absorbs it all before tender. If you'd like a browned top on the casserole, heat the broiler to high
Remove from the heat. Stir in the peas and 1 cup of the cheese. Taste and season with more salt
as needed. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, then cover again and let sit for the cheese
to melt and the rice to steam, about 5 minutes. (For a browned top, place under the broiler for a
few minutes until the cheese turns golden-brown in spots.) Serve immediately.

2 cups butternut squash , peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ lb sausage , crumbled, without casings
Creamy Pasta Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves minced
6 oz spinach
1 cup heavy cream
⅓ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
¼ teaspoon salt
8 oz farfalle (bow tie pasta)

Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a large bowl, toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Spread the squash on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in one layer, without overcrowding.
Roast in the preheated oven at 400 F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven.
Cook Sausage
In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat.
Add crumbled sausage and cook for about 10 minutes, regularly stirring, until the sausage is
cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
Make Creamy Sauce
In a separate, large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil together with minced garlic and spinach
over medium heat. Cook, occasionally stirring, for about 5 or 7 minutes until spinach starts to
Add heavy cream. Bring to a brief boil, then immediately reduce to simmer (boiling but not
intensely). Add shredded Parmesan cheese. Keep stirring the sauce with the Parmesan cheese
on low to medium boil (simmer) until the cheese melts. Remove from heat.
Season with salt to taste, about ¼ teaspoon of salt. No salt might be necessary if the sausage is
very salty.
Toss with pasta

4 chicken breasts
2 – 3 T oil
2 T taco seasoning
1 can (4 oz) diced green chilis
1 can Rotel
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
16 oz Velveeta, cubed
Garnish: Cilantro – green onion

Preheat oven to 375*
Heat oil in oven proof skillet
Season both sides of chicken with taco seasoning, sear chicken until golden on both sides.
Pour Rotel and chilis over chicken evenly, then add the corn and beans.
Add the cubed cheese over top, cover with foil, bake 25 min or until
the internal temperature is 165*

8 large tortillas ((burrito size))
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 medium green bell pepper (chopped)
1 pound chicken breast (boneless and skinless, cut into small pieces)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
½ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
15 ounce black beans (1 can, drained and rinsed)
¾ cup corn kernels (canned, drained and rinsed)
2 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)

Prep the oven: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray an 18×13-inch sheet pan with cooking spray.
Make the chicken filling: In a large skillet heat the olive oil. Add the onion, bell pepper to the
skillet and cook for 3 minutes until the onion begins to soften and gets translucent. Add the
chicken, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the skillet, stir
well and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the black beans and
corn kernels and cook for an additional 2 minutes until the beans heat through.
Layer the bottom tortillas: Place 6 of the flour tortillas around the edges of the sheet pan, with
the tortillas hanging halfway over the edge of the pan, leaving a gap in the center. Place 1 tortilla
in the bottom center gap.
Add the filling: Evenly spread the meat mixture over the tortillas. Sprinkle with the two cheeses
evenly over the meat mixture.
Finish assembling the quesadilla: Place the last tortilla in the center of the mixture. Carefully
begin folding the tortillas that are hanging over the edge of the pan, towards the middle. Place a
second sheet pan on top of the folded tortillas and press down a bit.
Bake: Transfer the baking sheets to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the top sheet pan
and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Serve: Remove the sheet pan from the oven and allow the quesadilla to slightly cool before
cutting it into servings. Serve with sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, or guacamole if desired.

6 whole deli rolls or French bread, sliced
Jarred marinara or pizza sauce
Jarred or refrigerated pesto
2 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
Grated parmesan cheese, to taste
2 tbsp. butter
1 onion, sliced
1/2 lb. sausage (breakfast or italian)
Pepperoni slices
Canadian bacon slices
Pineapple chunks, fresh or canned
Roma tomatoes, sliced
Sliced black olives
Goat cheese
Sliced bell peppers
Jalapeño slices
Sliced red onion


Preheat the oven to 375°.
For the pizza: Slice rolls in half and lay them, cut side up, on a large baking sheet.
Top each half with a generous portion of either marinara or pesto. Next, top with a generous
amount of grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese, if you'd like.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring
occasionally, until golden and softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Add the sausage to the skillet. Cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 6 to
8 minutes.
Top the bread with the onions and sausage. Sprinkle on your choice of optional toppings.
Once all assembled, put the pan in the oven on the lowest rack for 8 to 10 minutes. Crank up the
heat to 425° and put it on the highest rack until the cheese starts to bubble a bit and turn golden,
2 to 3 minutes.
Remove and serve immediately! You can cut the pizzas in half right across the middle so there
are mini French bread pizzas for everyone.

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 head lettuce cut in layers, then chopped
1 large tomato diced
1 large sweet onion diced
1 can hot chili beans drained and rinsed lightly
12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 9-1/4-oz. bag Fritos corn chips
1 cup Kraft Catalina salad dressing

Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add the canola oil and swirl to coat the pan. Crumble the
ground beef into the skillet, cooking and stirring until no longer pink.
Drain off any grease, then add the taco seasoning packet and water (according to package) and
continue cooking per packet instructions. Keep warm until ready to serve.
Meanwhile, toss together the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, beans, and cheese.
Add the bag of Fritos, partly crushed, and toss with 1 cup Catalina dressing (add more dressing,
if desired). Serve immediately.
Making the salad ahead of time? Once you've finished prepping and chopping, store the
ingredients separately in Ziploc bags or bowls with tight fitting lids. This will ensure the lettuce
doesn't get soggy from everything else in the bowl!
More veggies! Dice up a red bell pepper or cut an ear of fresh corn off the cob to add even more
goodness to this salad. If you like a bit more heat, prep a few fresh jalapeno slices too.