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    If you like going to Vegas to vacation what is your favorite hotel to stay at and why?

    I personally like Treasure Island, I find the luxury there very good and I like the rooms and I love the restaurants there. They are affordable. I also like its position on the strip (across from the Venetian) its just really, really fun to go there since i am in my mid 20's.
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    Where is the best all inclusive island/hotel to visit on vacation during the month of December/January?

    i've been to a couple different islands during March in the past but am planning on a December trip this year... Any good ideas or personal experiences? Thanks for your help!
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    Tangy Pickled Vegetables

    Ingredients 1½ tbsp. whole mustard seeds 1 tbsp. whole black peppercorns 1/2 tsp. salt 3 bay leaves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cups white wine vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups bite-size pieces cauliflower 2 cups (8 oz.) trimmed fresh green beans 2 cups bite-size strips red bell pepper 3 cloves garlic...
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    Easy Garlic Parm. Rolls

    These are great when you're tired of garlic toast, and especially nice for a buffet, no butter needed. 1 can of refrigerated biscuits, pack of 10. I like Hungry Jack best Mix together.... 1/2 cup mayo 1/4 tsp oregano 1/2 cup Parm cheese 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried basil Place...
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    Buffet Chicken

    Ingredients Chicken 2 nos. Fine noodles ½ packet Corn 1 cup Tomatoes chopped 4 nos. Capsicums sliced 4 nos. Onions sliced 2 nos. Celery sliced 1 cup Green olives chopped ½ cup Cheese grated 1 cup Salad oil ½ cup Curry powder 1 tsp. Pepper As required Salt to taste Method 1..Boil chicken...
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    Some Tips On Christmas Eating

    An old one, but a good one to remember at this time of year! :-) HOLIDAY EATING TIPS 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum...
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    Cranberry Punch

    2 cups cranberry juice 2 cups pineapple juice 1 cup orange juice 3/4 cup triple sec (optional) 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 lime, thinly sliced or orange 4 cups ginger ale, chilled This sparkling red punch is a good choice for a buffet at holiday time with...
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    Buffet Sweet Potato Balls

    2 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes 1/2 tsp salt Dash pepper 2 Tbsp butter, melted 1/3 cup honey 1 Tbsp butter or margarine 1 cup chopped pecans Combine mashed sweet potatoes, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp butter. Chill for easier handling and shape into 8 balls. Heat honey and 1 tbsp butter in...
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    Hometown Buffet White Gravy and Chicken Fried Steak

    Chicken Fried Steak Basically we make this with tenderized cube steak, dipped into beaten egg and milk wash and coated in seasoned flour and then pan fried till crispy and browned and transferred to baking pan and kept warm in low oven up to 30 minutes to serve with the white gravy. 4 cube...
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    Old Country Buffet and Hometown Buffet Apple Crisp

    21-ounce can apple pie filling 1/2 cup apple butter. 1/2-cup each rolled oats packed brown sugar 1 recipe of my butter crust out of any of my books or on your "green sheet" of sample recipes. Pat out in bottom of greased 9" square baking pan and bake only 6 minutes at 375°F. Then mix well...

    Build-You-Own Chicken Tacos (makes 24 tacos)

    15min 6 skinless, boneless whole chicken breasts, about 3 pounds (1.35 kg) total, halved 4 cups (1 l) fat-free low-sodium canned chicken broth 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 1 jalapeño chile pepper, left whole 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) crushed dried oregano leaves 1/4 cup (59 ml) purchased...
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    Chinese Buffet Style Donuts

    1 can refrigerator biscuits 1/3 cup sugar oil, to deep fry in Use either a deep fryer, or a large deep skillet. Be sure to add enough of oil to line the bottom of the pan a couple of inches deep. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Remove biscuits from can and fry a few at a time in the fryer. When...
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    fabulous chopped liver

    Ingredients: 6 lb Fresh chicken livers 12 ea Eggs; hard cooked 1 ea Large apple; peeled 3 ea Bermuda onions; chopped 1 ea Bunch celery; (hearts only) 1 x Chicken fat 1 ea Large pineapple 1 ea Jar of lg pimento green oliv 1 x Salt and pepper to taste Saute liver, one chopped onion, and...
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    Stuffed Vine Leaves in Oil

    1 Ib. fresh tender vine leaves 1 1/4 cups rice 1/2 cup hurnmus (chick peas) (nuts may be substituted) 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1/2 cup chopped mint 1/2 cup minced scallions 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup olive oil 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 1/2 cups water 1/4 tsp...
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    Celeriac Salad

    Tofu Mayonnaise 1/4 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 cups coarsely shredded celeriac (about 1 pound root) 3 cups bite-size pieces Boston lettuce (about 1 head) Also known as celery...
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    Real Tex-Mex Fajitas

    10 lbs. fajitas (flank or skirt steak) 4 lemons or limes plus rinds 1 can beer or wine 1 6oz can pineapple juice 2 tbsp vinegar 2 tbsp tenderizer 2 sweet onions, sliced (not diced) 8 cloves garlic, minced Mix all the ingredients of the marinade together, then trim the meat. Marinade the meat...
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    Christmas Goose

    1 Ham -- uncooked 1 whole Liverpool Salt 3 6/7 lb. Salt Peter 1/4 gal. Hickory Ashes 1/4 gal. Molasses 2 whole Cayenne Pepper 1 whole Black Pepper My wife, who likes to volunteer me for challenges, decided to get a goose for Christmas dinner this year. We'd planned to have it in early...
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    Patout's Hot Crab Dip

    1/2 c Butter (1/4 lb) 1 ts Dried basil 2 ea Medium yellow onions, choppe 1 ts Dried thyme 1 ea Small bell pepper, chopped 2 ts Salt 2 ea Garlic cloves, minced 2 ts Ground black pepper 1 pt Heavy cream, 1 ts Ground white pepper 1 c Green onions, chopped 1 x 5-6 shots Tabasco sauce 1/2 c Parsley...
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    Dilled Bean Salad

    3 cups cooked white pea beans 2 green onions, sliced 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons dried dillweed OR 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill freshly ground pepper, to taste OPTIONAL GARNISHES Red onion slices Radish slices Cherry tomatoes Fresh dill sprigs...
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    Party Potatoes

    5 pounds Idaho® Potatoes, peeled and quartered 1/2 pint sour cream 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon onion salt 2 tablespoons butter Paprika Servings: 10 1. In salted water, boil potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes or...