1 box of your preferred chocolate cake mix
1 large box vanilla pudding
1 large container of cool whip
1 can of cherry pie filling
Prepare cake as directed on box and set aside to cool before assembling trifle. Also prepare pudding as directed and refrigerate before assembling trifle. Allow cool whip to thaw before putting trifle together.
Chop up cake into 1 or 2 inch squares.
Put half of cake into trifle bowl and top with half of pudding, a layer of cool whip and half of cherries with juice. Repeat those layers. Finish off by topping with cool whip.
Refrigerate a couple of hours before serving
Simple Slow Cooker Ham
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 (8 lb) cured, bone-in picnic ham
Spread about 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar on the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Place the ham flat side down into the slow cooker – you might have to trim it a little to make it fit. Use your hands to rub the remaining brown sugar onto the ham. Cover, and cook on low for 8 hours.
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This recipe is from Holly’s Kitchen 101 cookbook.
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Here’s my version of a simple and speedy favorite that stands the test of time. If you can open cans, this soup is for you.
Makes 10 (1 cup) servings
1 pound ground sirloin
2 (10-ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (11-ounce) cans Mexican style corn, drained
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package original ranch salad dressing mix
2 cups water
1. In large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, cook meat until done, 5 minutes. Drain any excess grease.
2. In 3 1/2 -6-quart slow cooker, insert plastic liner if desired, and add cooked meat and all ingredients to pot. Cook on LOW 6-8 hours, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 12% Fat 3g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 25mg Sodium 1406mg Carbohydrates 37g Dietary Fiber 8g Total Sugars 4g Protein 19g, Dietary Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 2 lean meat
Terrific Tidbit: To reduce the sodium, use reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix and then the recipe will be diabetic friendly! I added sweet potatoes for a colorful nutritional boost.