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Easy Guacamole

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Guacamole!



I accidentally figured this out one weekend. No more packets of guac seasoning for me! It goes very well on chips or as a topping for Quesadillas or other Mexican foods. And it's a winner with the picky eater (Eric), so it may be a hit for other picky kiddos.

Ingredients
2 ripe avocados
1/3 cup salsa (you choose the hotness)
squirt of lemon juice

Method
1. Peel, then chop or mash avocado (I like mine with small chunks).

2. Stir in the salsa and lemon juice.

3. Eat!

Jenny's Pork Schnitzel Recipe

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Let me tell you, I have been making this exact schnitzel recipe for years now. Justin and I have taste-tested many iterations to come up with this particular formula. And then one day recently, we went to lunch with Justin's mom to the nearby Olive Garden. Justin ordered their Pork Milanese. We looked at it. We tasted it. We sat there slack-jawed because it was exactly *EXACTLY* (No I'm not exaggerating) the same as I make it.

Crazy huh?

Usually if I want to recreate a restaurant recipe, I google it on the Internet. So anyone who loves OG's breaded pork cutlet, give this a try.

PS Sorry, I have not tried to clone their ravioli that comes with the pork cutlet.

Ingredients
6 cutlets of lean pork or venison, about ¼" thick
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 ½ cups plain bread crumbs
1/3 cup flour
½ cup butter or margarine
2 lemons, cut in wedges
3 T. chopped fresh parsley

Method
1. Pound meat with a mallet until 1/8" thi…

Cranberry-Raspberry Mousse

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One more gem for the Holiday Cooking Guide, Justin's Thanksgiving meal isn't complete without some kind of cranberry side dish. This cranberry-based mousse is nice alone, like a dessert, or smeared on your turkey. Justin's mom even likes it on her turkey sandwich. (I'll take plain cranberry jelly for that!)

And on the topic of Justin's mom, I got this recipe from her. She usually makes it with sugar-free gelatin and sugar-free juice. I happen to get horrible headaches from too much artificial sweetener, so I went for the regular, full-sugar versions. But if you are trying to shave a few calories, go for the sugar-free stuff. It's tasty either way.

Ingredients
1 6 oz. box raspberry gelatin
2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
1 can cranberry jelly (not the whole fruit kind)
1 pint whipping cream

Method
1. Bring the cran-raz juice to a boil.

2. Dissovle the raspberry gelatin in the hot cran-raz juice.



3. Add the cranberry jelly and mash and mix it in. It doesn't ha…