What is your most ridiculously easy dish that draws raves?

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  1. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    I'm looking for recipes that don't have a ton of ingredients, not a lot of fuss, but big on taste. I love to try new recipes. :) Any recipes (main, side, appetizer, dessert) would be appreciated. TIA!

    APPETIZERS
    Artichoke Dip*** Post #80 Page # 6
    Buffalo Chicken Dip** Post #17 Page # 2
    Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls*** Post #53 Page # 4
    Cheese Dip *** Post #114 Page # 8
    Cheese Straws *** Post #172 Page # 12
    Cheese/Salsa Dip *** Post #178 Page # 12
    Chili con Queso *** Post #124 Page # 9
    Chipped Beef Dip *** Post #48 Page # 4
    Corn Dip *** Post #153 Page # 11
    Corn Dip #3 *** Post #171 Page # 12
    Corn Dip-variation *** Post #166 Page # 12
    Crab & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms ***Post #13 Page #1
    Cream Cheese & Salsa Dip ***Post #78 Page # 6
    Cream Cheese & Salsa Dip #2***Post #152 Page #11
    Cream Cheese Chili Dip ***Post #32 Page #3
    Cream Cheese Hot Jelly Dip ***Post #97 Page #7
    Cream Cheese/Olive Ball*** Post #151 Page # 11
    Deviled Eggs *** Post #13 Page # 1
    Fiesta Dip*** Post # 58 Page # 4
    Fruit Dip #1 ***Post # 32 Page # 3
    Fruit Dip #2 ***Post # 97 Page # 7
    Fruit Dip #3 Post # 146 Page # 10
    Garlic Cheese Bread*** Post # 8 Page # 1
    Greek Dip ***Post # 66 Page # 5
    Guacamole Dip*** Post # 187 Page # 13
    Hot Wings*** Post # 50 Page # 4
    Meatballs ***Post # 2 Page # 1
    Mexican Dip*** ***Post # 66 Page # 5
    Sausage Rolls ***Post # 5 Page # 1
    Shrimp/Crab Cocktail Spread*** Post # 116 Page # 8
    Spinach Dip ***Post # 16 Page # 2
    Swiss Cheese Bread Ring*** Post # 43 Page # 3
    Taco Roll ups ***Post # 60 Page # 4
    Taco Rolls ***Post # 185 Page # 13
    The Dip ***Post # 147 Page # 10
    Tortilla Rolls ***Post # 184 Page # 13
    Vidalia Onion Spread w/ Swiss cheese (hot)*** Post # 36 Page # 3
    Vidalia Onion Spread w/Jarlsberg cheese (hot)*** Post # 38 Page # 3
    Warm Brie with garlic & onions*** Post # 133 Page # 9
    Wheat Thins/Cr.Cheese/Tom. ***Post # 71 Page # 5

    ENTRÉE
    Alfredo Sauce*** Post # 142 Page # 10
    Anchovy Pasta ***Post # 12 Page # 1
    Autumn Pork Chops*** Post # 87 Page # 6
    Baked Macaroni*** Post # 54 Page # 4
    BBQ Chicken ***Post # 70 Page # 5
    BBQ Ribs*** Post # 27 Page # 2
    Boneless Chicken Breasts *** Post # 189 Page # 13
    Buttered Toast-World Famous ***Post # 197 Page # 14
    Buttery Pasta ***Post # 44 Page # 3
    Buttery Pasta w/meat*** Post # 138 Page # 10
    Chicken and Pasta*** Post # 109 Page # 8
    Chicken Cordon Bleu*** Post # 47 Page # 4
    Chicken Enchilada Verdes*** Post # 190 Page #13
    Chicken Pot Pie ***Post # 198 Page # 14
    Chicken Shake 'n Bake ***Post # 91 Page # 7
    Chicken/Cr. Cheese Rolls*** Post # 174 Page # 12
    Crab Pasta *** Post #216 Page #15
    Crockpot Chicken*** Post # 111 Page # 8
    Easy Quiche ***Post # 178 Page # 12
    Enchilada Casserole*** Post # 169 Page # 12
    Filet Mignon ***Post # 52 Page # 4
    Garlic Chicken*** Post # 57 Page # 4
    Ham, Cheese & Broccoli Quiche Post # 120 Page # 8
    Hashbrown Casserole Post # 39 Page # 3
    Hashbrown Casserole #2 Post # 213 Page # 15
    Hearty Beef Stew Post # 51 Page # 4
    Italian Chicken or Veal Cutlets ***Post # 12 Page # 1
    Mexican Chicken Breast ***Post # 52 Page # 4
    Mexican Quiche ***Post # 48 Page # 4
    Pork Chops (tomatoes/beans)*** Post # 49 Page # 4
    Pork Chops w/Apples *** Post # 156 Page # 11
    Pork Chops w/Apples #2 ***Post # 167 Page # 12
    Pork Chops Crock Pot Dinner ***Post # 206 Page # 14
    Portuguese Grilled Chicken Thighs ***Post # 137 Page # 10
    Pot Roast*** Post # 68 Page # 5
    Pot Roast ***Post # 81 Page # 6
    Pot Roast ***Post # 90 Page # 6
    Pot Roast-variation*** Post # 84 Page # 6
    Pot Roast-variation*** Post # 125 Page # 9
    Pot Roast-variation*** Post # 129 Page # 9
    Rapid Roast Chicken*** Post # 65 Page # 5
    Salmon Pasta*** Post # 214 Page # 15
    Salmon with Asparagus*** Post # 20 Page # 2
    Salmon with Asparagus-variation ***Post # 23 Page # 2
    Salsa Chicken ***Post # 99 Page # 7
    Seafood Pasta ***Post # 9 Page # 1
    Sheppard's Pie ***Post # 13 Page # 1
    Spaghetti Hamburger Casserole*** Post # 67 Page # 5
    Sundried Tomato Cream Pasta Sauce ***Post # 63 Page # 5
    Sweet Sour Chicken ***Post # 210 Page # 14
    Sweet Sour Chicken #2 ***Post # 211 Page # 15
    Tater Tot Casserole*** Post # 6 Page # 1
    Teriyaki Chicken Thighs*** Post # 137 Page # 10
    Turkey Burgers ***Post # 157 Page # 11
    Vegetarian Pot Pie*** Post # 202 Page # 14
    Wing or Flank Steak Marinade ***Post # 143 Page # 10

    SALADS
    Best Salad Dressing Ever*** Post # 63 Page # 5
    Caesar Salad*** Post # 3 Page # 1
    Pasta Salad*** Post # 15 Page # 1
    Pasta Salad #2 Post #227 Page #16
    Potato Salad*** Post # 24 Page # 2
    Salad with Figs & Feta ***Post # 133 Page # 9

    SIDES
    BBQ Beans *** Post # 40 Page # 3
    Bean Salad *** Post # 149 Page # 10
    Beer Bread *** Post # 108 Page # 8
    Cheesy Mashed Potatoes *** Post #220 Page 15
    Cornbread Casserole *** Post # 193 Page # 13
    French Onions Post #228 Page #16
    Mashed Cauliflower *** Post # 14 Page # 1


    SOUP
    French Onion Soup*** Post # 110 Page # 8
    Potato Leek Soup ***Post # 21 Page # 2
    Spinach Stracciatella Soup*** Post #104 Page #7
    Ravioli Soup Post #231 Page #16
    Taco Soup Post #230 Page #16

    DESSERTS
    Angel Food Cherry Delight*** Post # 80 Page # 6
    Banana Bread *** Post # 50 Page # 4
    Banana Pudding (Nilla Wafers)*** Post # 13 Page # 1
    Candied Fruit Bark*** Post # 160 Page # 11
    Cherry Crunch Post #229 Page #16
    Choc. Chip Cookie Dish*** Post # 35 Page # 3
    Choc. Ganache Sandwiches ***Post # 196 Page # 14
    Choc.Caramel Cake ***Post # 11 Page # 1
    Chocolate Hershey Bar Pie*** Post # 111 Page # 8
    Chocolate/Whipped Cream Log*** Post # 25 Page # 2
    Clodhoppers*** Post # 136 Page # 10
    Coconut Snowballs*** Post # 196 Page # 14
    Crescent Cheesecake Squares*** Post # 60 Page # 4
    Dump Cake*** Post # 10 Page # 1
    Fruit Dip #1 ***Post # 32 Page # 3
    Fruit Dip #2 ***Post # 97 Page # 7
    Fruit Dip #3*** Post # 146 Page # 10
    Fruit Drink Pie*** Post # 102 Page # 7
    Fruit/Cream Cheese Pie*** Post # 154 Page # 11
    Gingerbread Trifle *** ***Post # 77 Page # 6
    Haystacks *** Post # 150 Page # 10
    Ice Cream Pie*** Post # 207 Page # 14
    Ice Cream Sandwiches ***Post # 64 Page # 5
    Key Lime Pie ***Post # 18 Page # 2
    Lemonade Pie*** Post # 49 Page # 4
    Magic Cocoa*** Post # 196 Page # 14
    Mint Choc. Chip Pie ***Post # 138 Page # 10
    No Bake Cheesecake ***Post # 181 Page # 13
    Orange Choc. Brownies*** Post # 60 Page # 4
    Peaches/Pecan Cake*** Post # 206 Page # 14
    Peppermint Bark ***Post # 150 Page # 10
    Pink Lemonade Pie*** Post # 101 Page # 7
    Praline Grahams ***Post # 183 Page # 13
    Pudding Pie*** Post # 50 Page # 4
    Shoo-fly Cake*** Post # 118 Page # 8
    Simple Cheesecake*** Post # 138 Page # 10
    Spicy Pecans*** Post # 115 Page # 8
    Spiders*** Post # 130 Page # 9
    Spiders #2 Post #230 Page 15
    Strawberry Twinkie ***Post # 207 Page # 14
    Yogurt Pie*** Post # 26 Page # 2
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    Thank you Disneydaz for creating the index! That was a lot of work! Nice to be able to look up the recipes now without reading through every post! Good job. :thumbsup2
     
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  3. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    Party Meatballs​

    1 2 lb bagFrozen meatballs
    1 jar grape jelly
    1 jar Heinz chili sauce

    Put ingredients into crockpot. Cook on low until done. (about 4 hours)

    **variations**​

    substitute jellied cranberry sauce for grape jelly

    or​

    substitute apple jelly for grape jelly AND honey mustard sauce for the chili sauce


    Very easy and always draws good reviews!
     
  4. Magic Mom

    Magic Mom <font color=teal>EVERYONE has the God given right

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    People like my ceasar salad.

    This isn't exact, because I just make it without a recipe.

    Head of romaine- washed, dired (it has to be dried or it won't take the dressing) and torn into bite sized pieces.

    In a large bowl mix, 4 ( or more) cloves of garlic put through a garlic press; 1 can of drained anchovies, juice from 1/2 lemon, a teaspoon of mustard powder and 3-4 tbs olive oil. With the back of a big spoon mash it all together until it's blended. Mix with the lettuce and 2 tbs parmesan. Top with croutons. (homemade are best).

    This is REALLY garlicy, but so so good with flank steak and french bread.
     
  5. WhateverLolaWants

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  6. eeyorefan74

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    I make these ridiculously easy sausage rolls. Cook a roll of sausage and drain. Stir in one block of softened cream cheese. Then take Pillsbury crescent rolls, cut each roll into three smaller triangles. Place a small scoop of the sausage/cream cheese filling in each triangle, roll, and bake as directed on the crescent roll package. So easy, but so good!
     
  7. ksjayhawks

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    My tator tot casserole.

    Brown 1 1/2 to 2 pounds hamburger--crumble as fine as possible, drain

    Put in bottom of large baking dish sprayed with cooking spray

    Mix 1 package frozen peas (let thaw), 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can milk. Add chopped onion, salt, pepper and mix well. Pour on top of hamburger.

    Add 2 lb package of tator tots. Sometimes I dump them on, other times I will "arrange" them in rows.

    Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees


    I rarely bring any home from anyplace I take it. It tastes very good heated up the next day, too.
     
  8. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    Thanks for the recipes guys. I'll have to try them out! I do subscribe to the Kraftfoods magazine. :) I just got my new one Thursday I think it was. I've thumbed through it, looks great! I have saved all of my Kraft magazines. I love them! :love:

     
  9. ThreeMusketeers

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    Well..you said easy...

    Pizza dough (ready made, from your local pizza shop or from the grocery store)

    Melt butter, and mix with garlic salt (to taste, I just shake some in)

    Then I put about 2 cups of Mozz & Provalone Cheese in a big bowl and mix with more garlic (but this time, I use chopped garlic)

    But that all together in the logical sense and serve with Romaine Lettuce.

    YUMM-O~
     
  10. LaraK

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    Seafood pasta:

    Angel hair pasta (fresh is best)

    Get some in-season shellfish. I like clams, mussels and scallops. If you use shrimp, be sure not to overcook it.

    In a saucepan, melt some butter (real butter), add freshly pressed garlic, oregano, basil and shallots. add some clam juice and lemon. steam the shellfish in the clamjuice mixture, saute the scallops in the butter and clam juice. Put it on the angel hair pasta. Throw some grated cheese (fresh is best, parmesian and romano) on top along with some scallions.

    Done. Looks like a fancy schmancy meal...super easy to make. Add a little crusty bread you buy at the bakery and a big salad and you have a fantastic meal.
     
  11. bean

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    Dump Cake

    Dump in a long casserole dish

    1 can crushed pineapple
    1 can cherry pie filling
    1 box yellow cake mix on top
    1 to 1 1/2 sticks melted butter until the cake mix is a bit "wet"

    Bake at 350 until the top is brown and a bit crispy

    It's easy and delicious! I often serve it with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
     
  12. 1rockinmamato2

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    Here's mine:

    Chocolate Caramel Cake

    1 box Devil's Food cake mix
    1 squeeze bottle of caramel sundae topping
    1 tub Cool Whip
    1 Heath bar (optional)

    Bake cake according to directions on package.
    When done, remove from oven and use fork to tear up the middle of the cake (the more the better...take out your frustrations).
    Squeeze caramel on cake.
    Let cool completely.
    Top with Cool Whip and crushed Heath bars.

    Store leftovers (if there are any!!!) in fridge. :thumbsup2
     
  13. Mahnahmahnah

    Mahnahmahnah <font color=purple>Pug Luvah<br><font color=magent

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    Another Angel Hair pasta dish like LaraK's

    1 can diced tomatoes (already flavored even easier)
    if not add basil, bay leaf, garlic, s&p, etc.
    1 can of anchovies or squirt of paste for flavor (can omit)


    Put can of tomatoes in small pan
    Heat
    Pour over cooked angel hair

    I came up with that when I was 9 mos preg and really lazy.

    Another one

    Pre-cooked breaded chicken cutlets or Veal cutlets
    Good Seasons Italian dressing
    Cut up mozzarella small chunks
    Cut up tomatoes
    basil leaf fresh

    Put mozz, tomatoes and basil over chicken, pour on Good Seasons
    Serve with crusty beard to soak up dressing
     
  14. Pooh67_68

    Pooh67_68 <font color=teal>My head looked like a brillo pad<

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    I have no idea why, but if I go to any cookouts or parties, I am always told to bring my deviled eggs. There is nothing great about them, but they get eaten quickly and before any other deviled eggs that someone else may have brought. Sorry I don't have a recipe, just make them to my taste.

    Eggs, Kraft Mayo, Frenches Yellow Mustard.
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    Crab and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

    1/2 cup herb flavored cheese (recommended: Boursin)
    1/2 cup finely minced crabmeat (may use imitation)
    18 uniform sized mushrooms, stem removed

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    Combine cheese and crab in a small bowl. Divide crab mixture among the upside-down mushroom caps, stuffing the mushrooms. Place in a baking dish and bake until heated through.
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    Banana Pudding

    1 box Nilla Wafers
    6 to 8 bananas, sliced
    2 cups milk
    1 (5-ounce) box instant french vanilla pudding
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    1 (16-ounce) container frozen Cool Whip, thawed

    Layer a 9x13" pan with Nilla Wafers, and slice the bananas on top.

    In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Add the pudding mix and milk, mixing well.
    Fold in half the Cool Whip, then pour over the bananas and Nilla Wafers. Spread with remaining Cool Whip and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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    Shepherd's Pie

    2 lbs. ground beef
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    4 cans vegetable soup
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    mashed potatoes

    Brown beef with onion and pepper.
    Stir in soup and salt.
    Spoon into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
    Place potatoes in mounds around edge of beef mixture and bake at 425º for 15 minutes.
     
  15. LisaR

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    Mashed Cauliflower:

    Cook cauliflower, drain, mash it up with potato masher and add a little butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

    I swear everytime I serve this people say they just have to get the recipe for it; like it is some fantastic, exotic dish. :confused3
     
  16. LadyyRedd

    LadyyRedd <font color=red>Someone stole my toothpaste/Chapst

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    Pasta Salad

    16 oz box of any shaped pasta, cooked

    Add these ingredients, to taste:

    Mayonnaise
    Garlic Powder (not garlic salt)
    Onion Powder (not onion salt)
    Dill
    Kraft Parmesan Cheese
    Pepper
    Pinch or 2 of salt
    Tomato, optional

    Kimya
     
  17. Suzie Zoo

    Suzie Zoo Jessie's Girl Was a Fool!

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    Spinach Dip

    1 pkg chopped frozen spinach, thawed
    1 cup sour cream
    1 cup mayo
    1 pkg dry italian dressing mix

    Mix everything together. Serve with tortilla chips, bread, crackers....

    Yummy!
     
  18. Mandychelle79

    Mandychelle79 DIS Veteran

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    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    2 cans chicken
    2 blocks cream cheese
    franks hot sauce to taste

    Cheddar cheese if desired

    Mix first three and then top with cheese.
     
  19. Took

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    Key lime pie:

    Graham Cracker Crust
    3-4 eggs
    14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    1/4-1/3 cup key lime juice
    1 c. whipping cream
    1/4 c. sugar

    Mix eggs, milk and juice and pour into crust. Bake in 350 deg. oven for approx. 15 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Whip the cream until soft peaks form and add sugar til complete mixed. Dollop onto pie. Serve. Delicious!

    BTW, I'm doing this from memory, so I hope the recipe is right, LOL!
     
  20. Disney Hot Mama

    Disney Hot Mama DIS Veteran<br><font color=coral>Onion haters unit

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    Sounds delicious..... but what kind of milk?
    Sweet and condensed, evaporated milk or regular milk???
     
  21. delilah

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    My very favorite, ridiculously easy dinner recipe is from the South Beach Diet cook book. I don't remember the name of the dish, but. it is quick and easy and nutritious.

    I roast 1 lb asparagus drizzled with olive oil for 20 minutes.
    Then, in the same oven, 4 servings salmon (I do 3oz servings, but, it depends on your appetite and caloric needs) for about 10 minutes.
    Serve over field greens with a dressing made up of 2tbs Dijon mustard, 2tbs olive oil, 1tbs wine vinegar.

    The whole project takes about 20-25 minutes, tops. A great work day dinner.:worship:
     

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