Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

This recipe is a summer favorite. My mom has made this my entire life and summer just isn’t right with out this salad!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: I have not taken a calorie count on this yet.

What you need:
1/2 Cup Distilled Vinegar
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Celery Seed
2 Med/Lg Cucumbers – peeled and sliced
1 Med/Lg Onion – peeled and sliced then cut slices in half and separate
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How To:
Mix all ingredients except cucumbers and onions until sugar is dissolved.
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Add Celery Seed.
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Add cucumbers and onions. Toss well.
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Place in fridge for at least 8-12 hours before serving. Toss around a few times while in fridge.
Serve and enjoy!
Perfect side dish for any summer meal! Great for carry ins and get togethers.

Hot Dog Coney Sauce – Crock Pot

Nothing like a Coney Dog or as some call it a Chili Dog. These are a weakness for me and sometimes I just have to have them!

It is free of dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut. Be sure the food items you use are free of these allergens to ensure your recipe is safe for your loved one by reading all labels and calling the manufacture if needed for how it is produced.

Calorie count: 897 for two coney dogs with coney sauce, buns, hot dogs, onion, and cheese (based on the food brands I used) Read your labels for accurate calorie counts. Follow package serving size for accurate counting of calories. I measure everything per plate/bowl based on serving sizes listed on all packages/containers to determine calories.

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What you need:
1 lb Ground Beef
1 Large Onion Diced
2 oz Cans Tomato Sauce
Sugar
Mustard
Garlic Powder
cayenne Powder
Chili Powder
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How To:
Brown ground beef and onion in skillet until thoroughly cooked.
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Drain grease and run hot water over cooked ground beef while in strainer to remove excuse fat.
Return to skillet.
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Add tomato sauce to skillet.
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Mix well.
Now is time to all all remaining ingredients. I do not measure these – I eyeball them and add them to taste. Taste as you go. You do not want it super sweet so do not over do the sugar. You do not want it super sour so watch the mustard. Increase or decrease cayenne and chili powder to achieve the desired spice you would like.
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Mix and mix and mix until well combined.
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Add to crock pot on low for 3-4 hours.
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Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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You can cook your hot dogs in a separate crock pot as well. Makes this a super easy lunch or dinner and increase your recipes for a large get together! Search for our Hot Dog Crock Pot recipe for how to.