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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Ingredients
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups 2% milk
6 cups thinly sliced peeled potatoes
1-1/2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
1 small onion, grated

Directions
In a large saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour, parsley, salt, thyme and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Combine potatoes, ham and onion; place half in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with half of the sauce; repeat layers.

Cover and bake at 375° for 65-75 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

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Quick Fettuccini Alfredo

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon each pepper and ground nutmeg

Directions
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the cream, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, egg yolks, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until a thermometer reads 160° (do not boil).

Drain fettuccine; serve with Alfredo sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Quick Fettuccini Alfredo

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fried-okra

Fried Okra

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning blend
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Oil for deep-fat frying
Additional salt and pepper, optional

Directions
Pat okra dry with paper towels. Place buttermilk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, seasoning blend and pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk, then roll in cornmeal mixture.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry okra, a few pieces at a time, for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Fried Okra

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Slow-Cooked Savory Cheese

Ingredients
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cold water
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (12 ounces) beer, optional
Optional Toppings: croutons, popcorn, crumbled cooked bacon, sliced green onions

Directions
In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Combine flour and water until smooth; stir into soup. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes longer or until soup is thickened.

Stir in cream cheese and cheddar cheese until blended. Stir in beer if desired. Cover and cook on low until heated through. Serve with desired toppings. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Slow-Cooked Savory Cheese

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Cheddar Spirals

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cream, soup and butter until smooth; stir in the cheese and pasta. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours or until cheese is melted. Yield: 15 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Cheddar Spirals

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Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients
7 large sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and cubed
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger

TOPPING:
12 oatmeal cookies, crumbled
6 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook just 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Mash potatoes with butter. Add marmalade, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and ginger. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Toss cookie crumbs with butter; sprinkle over the top.

Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake

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Harvest Squash Medley

Ingredients
6 cups water
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 small apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add squash and return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain. Place squash and sweet potatoes in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange juice, butter, orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over squash and potatoes.

Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; stir in apples. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Harvest Squash Medley

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