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How I turn my VitaMix blender into my #1 anti-aging tool. Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!) Lisa's notes for this recipe: When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two wonderful cakes.

Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

One was the Kentucky Apple cake, which was a hit with the big guys, and the other was this moist, dense chocolate cake, which was a hit with my three sons and their friends. My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation - they each wanted their own cake, just for them! Oh, and don't be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it's there. Keeping the Bulge at Bay. Because Barenaked Chef said so... I’ve made quite a few “copycat” recipes, most of those not quite up to snuff.

Because Barenaked Chef said so...

The same went for a recent Olive Garden Dressing I made. I should have known when it began with a bottled dressing, but I gave it a try. Finally, I combined a recipe I found with a cruet of Italian Dressing that I prepared from 2 envelopes of Good Seasonings, and I had my dressing! Still don’t get it? Just go below, I’ve combine all the ingredients you will need in one place: Italian Dressing 1/2 cup olive oil1 cup vegetable oil3/4 cup white wine vinegar1 teaspoon dried Italian spices1 teaspoon saltblack pepper1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon mayonnaise9 tablespoons water (that’s 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon)2 envelopes Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix (each envelope is .7 oz)Combine all ingredients in a blender on high until combined, about 30 seconds.Pour into small bowl and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.Stir before serving.Yes,yes, it makes a ton of dressing.

Like this: Syrup and Biscuits. Ask anyone from Mississippi if they know about Comeback Sauce and they will look at you shocked for even asking the question. Of course, everyone in Mississippi knows about Comeback Sauce. Even if you’ve never heard the name, you probably know it, too. The sauce that’s served by the steak house chain made famous by the onions that bloom, is reminiscent of Comeback Sauce. Chances are you’ve had it on a burger or sandwich at a new age sandwich shop. It’s a versatile sauce that also makes a great salad dressing. Most recipes agree on the proportions of mayonnaise to ketchup to chili sauce and heavy on the black pepper.

Del Monte Chili Sauce. Chili Sauce is a condiment that is usually found on the same aisle as ketchup, mayo and mustard. I formulated this recipe to give it as much shelf life as possible. It’s uses are many. Here’s my version that makes a pint jar full. 1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise (one of my Favorites ) 1/4 cup Heinz ketchup 1/4 cup chili sauce ( I prefer Heinz or DelMonte. The Lady’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Ingredients Add to grocery list 4 bay leaves 3 chicken bouillon cubes 1 onion, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon Paula Deen Lemon Pepper Seasoning 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 2 1/2 to 3-pound fryer (chicken), cut up 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 3 1/2 quart water kosher salt and pepper to taste For Step 2: 2 cups sliced carrots 2 cups sliced celery, with leafy green tops 2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 3/4 cup heavy cream (optional) 1/3 cup cooking sherry 1 cup sliced mushrooms Fresh parsley 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary Paula Deen Seasoned Salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste crusty french bread, for serving For the stock: add all ingredients to a soup pot.

The Lady’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Cook until chicken is tender, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool. For the soup: bring stock back to a boil, add carrots, and cook for 3 minutes. Buttermilk Caramel Syrup.