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Wonderful Meatloaf

Ground beef is mixed with cooked rice, onion, brown sugar and ketchup, then baked in a loaf pan for 30 minutes. It is topped with additional ketchup and baked for 15 minutes more.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, rice, brown sugar, onion and 1 tablespoon ketchup. Mix well and place in a 5x9 inch loaf pan.

3. Bake at 350 ...

Zesty Sausage Tacos

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crumble sausage into medium skillet; cook over medium-high heat until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain off any drippings. Stir in taco sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes.

2. To assemble tacos, place 2 tablespoons sausage mixture in each taco shell and top evenly with cheese, onion, tomatoes and lettuce. Serve hot. Refrigerate...

Chilled Yellow Pepper and Buttermilk Soup

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Saute
chopped scallions and bell peppers 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until
softened. Add water and simmer 15 minutes, or until peppers
are very tender. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree. Transfer to a bowl and
stir in buttermilk, scallion greens and salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and Chill. Soup may be made 1 ...

Chunky Bean & Cheese Dip

Here's a wholesome and delicious dip with a southwestern twist! Be sure to serve this warm, so the cheese remains melted.
In medium sauce pan heat refried beans, ranch style beans, and rotel tomatoes until mixture begins to boil. Add cheese until melted, and serve.

Feta Basil Tomato Pasta

This feta basil tomato pasta recipe is great as an entree, side dish, or served cold as a salad. A pro-tip for this recipe is to heat some minced garlic over olive oil and add the basil, tomato, salt, and pepper to that. After a few minutes you can add to hot pasta and feta cheese. The heat from the oil and pasta will melt the cheese a little bit, and it tastes delicious!

MIX tomatoes, b...