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Honey Baked Ham

1 fully cooked ham
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground clove
1/8 tsp paprika
dash ground ginger
dash ground allspice

Partially slice ham quite thin. Mix remaining ingredients and
spread on wax paper. Roll ham in mixture. Then, use blow torch
with medium flame to caramelize sugar. Wave torch over sugar
with rapid movement so that sugar bubbles and browns but doesn't
burn. Repeat several times until ham is well-glazed. Serve ham
warm or re-heated.


Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

Dough:

1 1/4 lbs. Bisquik
3 Oz. freshly shredded cheddar cheese
11 Oz. cold water

Garlic Spread:

1/2 cup melted butter
1 teas. garlic powder
1/4 teas. salt
1/8 teas. onion powder
1/8 teas. dried parsley

To cold water, add Bisquik and cheese, blending in a mixing bowl.
Mix until dough is firm.

Using a small scoop, place the dough on a baking pan lined with
baking paper. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until
golden brown. While biscuits bake, combine spread ingredients.

Brush baked biscuits with the garlic topping.


Pizza Hut Cavatini

1 large green pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 oz. (1/2 stick) margarine
1 teas. garlic powder
1 lb. assorted pasta (wheels, shells, spirals, ziti)
1/2 lb. pepperoni - sliced thin - then cut in half
8 oz. mozarella cheese (shredded)
1/2 lb. hamburger (browned)
1/2 lb. italian sausage (browned)
1 - 16 oz. jar meat flavored Prego sauce

Melt margarine over medium high heat in a skillet. Add onions, peppers,
and garlic powder. Saute for about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta
according to box directions. Heat sauce and combine with cooked
hamburger and cooked sausage. Use cooking spray to lightly grease
an 11 X 13 casserole dish. Place 1/2 of the cooked pasta in the dish,
followed by 1/2 the vegetables, 1/2 of the pepperoni, and 1/2 sauce.
Repeat another layer. Spread mozzarella cheese over top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Outback Steakhouse Bloomin Onion

4 Vidalia or Texas Sweet Onions

Batter:
1/3 C. Cornstarch
1 1/2 C. Flour
2 tsp. Garlic -- minced
2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
24 oz. Beer

Seasoned Flour:
2 C. Flour
4 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper

Mix cornstarch, flour, and seasonings until well blended. Add beer,
mix well. Cut about 3/4" off top of onion and peel. Cut into onion
12 to 16 vertical wedges, but do not cut through bottom root end.
Remove about 1" of petals from center of onion. Dip onion in seasoned
flour and remove excess by shaking. Separate petals and dip in batter
to coat thoroughly. Gently place in fryer basket and deep-fry at
375 to 400 1 1/2 minutes. Turn over, and fry an additional 1 1/2 minutes.
Drain on paper towels.
Place onion upright in shallow bowl and remove center core with circular
cutter or apple corer. Serve hot with Creamy Chili Sauce.

Creamy Chili Sauce:
1 pint Mayonnaise
1 pint Sour cream
1/2 C. Chili sauce
1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper


McDonalds Hamburgers

1 pound ground chuck (80% lean)
10 hamburger buns (local grocery type)
10 hamburger dill slices (more or less to taste)
10 teaspoons dried, chopped (not minced) onions
Mustard
Ketchup
Salt, Pepper, and MSG

Divide 1 lb of beef into 10 equal sized balls. Form a patty out of
each ball about 4 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Do this
on waxed paper. Now freeze the patties for at least an hour
(this keeps them from falling apart when grilled).
Combine dried onions with water in a small container. Add enough
water so the onions can hydrate (You can't add too much, just be
sure to drain well before using).
Preheat a griddle or skillet to medium-high. In the meantime,
toast the hamburger buns until just golden.
Lay the frozen patties on the hot surface. After about 20 seconds,
"sear" them by applying even pressure with the back of a metal
spatula; do this only for about 2 seconds. After searing them,
sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and MSG to taste.
After about one minute since searing the patties, turn them over.
Careful, don't tear the side you seared. Add about a teaspoon of
your prepared onions on top.
Quickly dress your buns. On the crown part of buns (top),
Mustard first....five "kisses" the diameter of a pencil evenly
spaced in a circle about a half inch from the edge. Then the Ketchup,
five squirts the size of a nickle.. in the pattern found on dice.
Place the pickle in the middle.
By the time you finish that, the meat will be done (about 1 minute
or 1:10 after turning). Remove the meat and tilt to the side to allow
excess fat to drain off. Use your free hand to hold down the onions.
Place patties onion side up on the dressed crown, top with toasted
heels (the burger will be upside-down). Flip upright and serve.


KFC Cole Slaw

8 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teas. salt
1/8 teas. pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tbls. white vinegar
2 1/2 tbls. lemon juice

Combine cabbage and carrots in a large salad bowl. Mix remaining
ingredients together and combine thoroughly. Pour liquid ingredients
over cabbage and carrots and stir. Refrigerate at least two hours
before serving (overnight is better). Stir well before serving.


Jack-In-The-Box Tacos

1 Pound Ground beef
1/3 Cup Refried beans
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Chili powder
1/4 Cup Ortega Mild Taco Sauce
12 Soft Corn Tortillas
3 Cups Cooking oil
6 Slices American cheese (each cut in half)
1 Head Lettuce, chopped fine

Slowly brown the beef over low heat, using a wooden spoon to chop
and stir the meat, keeping it very fine and smooth. When the beef is
brown drain the fat. Add the refried beans and use the wooden spoon
to smash the whole beans into the mixture creating a smooth texture.
Add the salt, Chili powder, and Taco Sauce to the mixture.
Remove from the heat.

In another skillet heat 1/4 inch of oil until hot. Test with a
small piece of tortilla - it should bubble when dropped into the oil.
Spread 1/2 of the beef mixture on the center of each corn tortilla.
Fold the tortillas over and press so that the beef fillng acts as an
adhesive and holds the sides together.

Drop each taco into the pan of hot oil and fry on both sides until
crispy. When cooked, remove the tacos from the oil and place them on a
rack or some paper towels until they are a little cooler.
Pry open slightly and add 1/2 slice American cheese and some lettuce.
Top with additional Taco Sauce to taste.


Golden Corral Rolls

1 envelope Active dry yeast
1/4 cup Very warm water
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter or margarine
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Scalding hot milk
1 Egg -- lightly beaten
4 1/2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Melted butter or margarine -- for brushing rolls

Sprinkle the yeast over very warm water in a large bowl (Very warm
water should feel comfortably warm when dropped on wrist.) Stir until
yeast dissolves. Add sugar, the 1/4 cup butter or margarine and salt
to hot milk and stir until the sugar dissolves and butter or margarine
is melted. Cool mixture to 105 to 115 degrees. Add milk mixture to
yeast, then beat in egg. Beat in 4 cups of the flour, 1 cup at a time,
to form a soft dough. Use some of the remaining 1/2 cup of the flour to
dust a pastry cloth. Knead the dough lightly for 5 minutes, working in
the remaining flour (use it for flouring the pastry cloth and your
hands). Place dough in a warm buttered bowl; turn greased side up.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4
to 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down and knead 4 to 5 minutes on a lightly
floured pastry cloth. Dough will be sticky, but use as little flour
as possible for flouring your hands and the pastry cloth, otherwise
the rolls will not be as feathery light as they should be. Pinch off
small chunks of dough and shape into round rolls about 1 1/2 to
1 3/4 inches in diameter. Place in neat rows, not quite touching,
in a well-buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Cover rolls and let rise in
a warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 to 40 minutes. Brush tops of
rolls with melted butter or margarine, then bake in a 375 degree oven
for 18 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm with plenty
of butter. This recipe yields about 2 dozen rolls.


Chi-Chi's Sweet Corn Cake

1/2 cup (1 stick butter), softened
1/3 cup masa harina
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add the masa harina and water to the butter and beat until well combined.

Put defrosted corn into a blender or food processor and with short
pulses, coarsely chop the corn on low speed. You want to leave several
whole pieces of corn.

Stir the chopped corn into the butter and masa harina mixture.
Add cornmeal to mixture and combine.

In another medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cream, salt, and
baking powder. When the ingredients are well blended, pour the mixture
into the other bowl and stir everything together by hand.

Pour corn batter into an ungreased 8"x8" baking pan.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Place this pan into a 13"x9" pan
filled 1/3 of the way up with hot water. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until
the corn cake is cooked through. When the corn cake is done, remove
the small pan from the larger pan and let sit for at least 10 minutes.


Sbarro Baked Ziti

2 lbs. Ziti (uncooked)
2 lbs. Ricotta Cheese
3 Oz. Grated Romano Cheese
3 Cups Tomato Sauce
1/2 Teas. Black Pepper
1 1/2 lbs. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1. Cook Ziti according to package directions - 12 to 14 minutes
until al dente stirring often. After cooking, drain ziti well, but
DO NOT RINSE OFF UNDER WATER!

2. While Ziti is cooking preheat oven to 350F. Combine
ricotta, romano, tomato sauce (reserve 1/4 cup) and pepper in
large mixing bowl.

3. Gently combine cooked ziti with cheese/sauce mixture.
In a 13"x9"x2" pan, spread the 1/4 cup reserved sauce.
Add ziti and top with mozzarella cheese. Cover loosely with
aluminum foil and bake until mozzarella is thoroughly melted
(about 12-15 minutes). Serve with garlic bread and additional
sauce if desired.



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