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Okinawan Pork
Added on Sep 20, 2018
6 pounds pork butt (trim fat and cut into thirds)
1 cup soy sauce
2 cups water
1 Tbsp miso (Japanese fermented soy bean paste)
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp sake (Japanese rice wine)
1 Tbsp minced ginger
1 Tbsp minced garlic

In a large pot, bring to a boil the soy sauce, water, miso, sugar, and sake until sugar and miso dissolve. Add the ginger and the garlic; cook for 5 minutes. Add pork butt, cook on high heat until sauce boils. Lower heat to medium, cover and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from sauce, slice and serve. Enjoy with rice and salted cabbage, or your favorite sides.
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Chicken Carbonara
Added on Sep 19, 2018
1 package (7 ounces) spaghetti
8-10 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

First, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. While spaghetti is cooking, cook bacon in 3-quart saucepan over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Remove bacon from saucepan and drain the bacon fat from that saucepan, reserving 1 tablespoon in saucepan. Cook onion and garlic in bacon fat over medium heat about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender. Stir in spaghetti, chicken, cheese and whipping cream. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Toss with bacon. Enjoy with your favorite sides. YUM!
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Ravioli Bake
Added on Sep 18, 2018
1 jar (26 to 28 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
1 package (25 to 27 1/2 ounces) frozen cheese-filled ravioli (or choice of any ravioli)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of a 13x9x2 baking pan, with cooking spray. Spread 3/4 cup of the pasta sauce in baking dish. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in single layer over sauce; top with half of the remaining pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers once, starting with ravioli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Next, cover with aluminum foil and bake 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until bubbly and hot in center. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy with garlic bread and a yummy toss salad. ONO! -Mahalo Linda P., for this recipe.
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Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Added on Sep 17, 2018
1 lb extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups diced bell peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon shoyu (soy sauce)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, or Cheddar blend (6 oz)

In medium to large pot, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Add bell peppers, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until peppers have started to soften. If there is any, drain off the oil of the cooked meat. Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, shoyu and Italian seasoning. Stir until well combined. Heat to boiling. Add uncooked rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until rice is tender. Remove from heat; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Enjoy with favorite sides.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Added on Sep 13, 2018
1/2 C Sugar
3/4 C Oil
4 large Eggs
2 1/2 C Flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1 Pkg Vanilla Pudding (small box)
3 C Banana (mashed)
1 C Chocolate chips
1 Cup Nuts (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix together oil, sugar & eggs. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & pudding. Add alternately with banana's to egg mixture. You mix the oil, sugar & eggs, then you add 1/2 of the flour mixture, then 1/2 of the banana, then the other half of the flour mixture and then the last of the banana, mixing after every addition. If you're gonna put any nuts or chocolate chips or both you fold it in last. Pour into pans,sprinkle some chocolate on top. This recipe makes to 2 big loaves or 4 small ones. Bake the big loaves for 1 hour or until golden brown or when you stick a knife/toothpick in it, it comes out clean. Enjoy!
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