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Outrageous Baked Beans

Adapted from recipe found at

Makes about 1-1/2 quarts and serves lots of people; this recipe is easily doubled

As my family will testify to, I am not a big fan of taking the easy road when it comes to cooking.   If the recipe calls for lemon grass, go get some. If you are going to the trouble of making a home made pie, why not make your own pie dough? I believe there is something rewarding in mastering a recipe or getting a technique down just right. And, I believe that the end result tastes better. too.
Buy the best ingredients you can afford and use the best recipe you can find. Together these two things will deliver better results every time over anything store bought.
But, as with all rules, rules are made to be broken.
The follow recipe is one my wife found on the Internet and she gave it a try. It’s an “open-the-cans-and-dump-them-in” kind of recipe. It’s quick and easy.  And, it tastes amazing.
Every time we have made this recipe (usually we double it), family and guests leave nothing in the pot.
So even though this is an open and dump recipe, I highly recommend you give it a try.

Recipe follows.

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Crock Pot Chicken and Vegetables Braised in Beer

Based on an Internet recipe
Serves 4 to 6.

I was bouncing around the Internet one night looking for something new and easy to do with chicken. I found this recipe and thought, “beer, chicken and chili sauce, how bad can it be?”
Well, let me tell you it is not bad at all. In fact it is a great chicken recipe.
And, simple, too. Brown the chicken, sauté the vegetables and then dump everything into the crock pot and cook on low.
This dish has flavor to spare and is absolutely delicious.

Recipe follows.

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