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Start your stomach engines! If you're looking for the perfect dish to rev things up in the kitchen, some race car greats have some pit stop meals everyone will enjoy. Julie Miltenberger, a senior food editor for Family Circle magazine, shares favorite food secrets from NASCAR champions. Here are the recipes:



Jimmie Johnson’s GuacamoleJulie Miltenberger

Makes: 6 servings (1/2 cup each).

Prep: 5 minutes.

In a medium-size bowl, mash avocado to desired smoothness. Stir in sour cream, hot sauce, garlic salt, pepper, Italian dressing and lemon juice. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and refrigerate until serving.

Per 1/2 cup Serving: 246 calories; 23 g fat (4 g sat.); 3 g protein; 11 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 602 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol.

9348202604896049060492avocados44 medium avocados, skin and pit removedsour cream2tablespoon2 tablespoons sour creamhot sauce2tablespoon2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Cholula)garlic salt1.5teaspoon1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic saltblack pepper0.5teaspoon1/2 teaspoon black pepperitalian dressing2tablespoon2 tablespoons Italian dressinglemon juice1teaspoon1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juicegrated parmesan cheese1teaspoon1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheesetortilla chipsTortilla chips, for serving

Jeff’s Mom’s Overnight SaladJulie Miltenberger

Makes: 12 servings.

Prep: 20 minutes. Refrigerate: 4 hours or overnight.

In a large salad bowl, layer iceberg lettuce followed by the cauliflower. Spread with mayonnaise and then top with red onion, crumbled bacon, Parmesan cheese and sugar. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Immediately before serving, toss salad together to coat all ingredients evenly. Serve chilled.

Per serving: 334 calories; 30 g fat (7 g sat.); 9 g protein; 7 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 448 mg sodium; 37 mg cholesterol.

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