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POTATO PANCAKES



INGREDIENTS:
4 cups cold mash potatoes
5 slices bacon
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs well beaten
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

How to make it :

Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp about 10 minutes.
Remove the bacon slices, crumble set aside.
Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.
Mix mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl;
stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.

Form the mixture into 8 patties.
Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat,
pan-fry the patties in the drippings until crisp on each side,
about 4 minutes per side

OLD FASHIONED BREAD PUDDING



This old school recipe is sure to be a winner in your household. Bread Pudding, what better way to end a delicious meal! Enjoy!
Ingredients:
2 cups milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread)
1/2 cup raisins, if desired
Whipping (heavy) cream (optional - but why not?)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot.

In large mixing bowl, mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in bread cubes and raisins. Stir in milk mixture. Pour into ungreased deep round pan or baking dish. Any shape is okay as long as it is deep.

Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean.
Serve warm with whipping cream or a good bourbon sauce!

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas



Ingredients:
1 lb chicken breast, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 flour tortillas, softened (8 inches each)
1 1/2 cups grated monterey jack cheese or 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies


How to make it:

1 In frypan, cook chicken and onion together in oil over medium-high heat until chicken is just done.
2 Divide cooked chicken evenly between 8 tortillas; add 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese to each tortilla.
3 Roll enchiladas and place seam-side down in 9x13" baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with no-stick cooking spray.
4 Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour to make a roux; stir and cook until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth then bring to boiling, stirring frequently.
5 Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and green chiles; pour sauce evenly over enchiladas.
6 Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese (baking dish may be double-wrapped and frozen at this point) and bake at 400F for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce near edges of baking dish is bubbly

Crab Bombs



Ingredients:
1 lb. Crabmeat
1 Egg, beaten
1 cup Ritz Crackers, crushed
1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
How to make it:

CRAB PUPPIES
Place crabmeat in a mixing bowl, picking any stray shell fragments out. Add crushed crackers, Old Bay Seasoning & parsley to the crab. In a separate bowl, combine egg, mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Whip with a whisk until smooth. Pour egg mixture over the crabmeat and crackers and gently mix careful not to break up large lumps of crabmeat. Mold into golfball sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Drizzle w/ melted butter and allow to cool

Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing



Ingredients:
5 boneless/skinless chicken thighs
1 tsp. my house seasoning (equal parts garlic powder, onion powder and pepper...combine and store in an airtight container)
1, 6 oz. box chicken flavored stuffing mix
10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup
1/2 soup can of chicken broth (use the empty soup can to measure)
2 T. butter

How to make it:

Spray your crock pot with a little cooking spray. Place the chicken in the bottom and season with the house seasoning. In a bowl, mix together the stuffing, soup and broth. Spread this over the top of the chicken. Divide the butter and place on top of the stuffing. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6.

Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole in the Crockpot



Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 pkg tater tots
1/2 cup bacon pieces - you can use the precooked stuff like I did or just dice up some cooked bacon slices
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk or heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste


How to make it :

In a large, lightly greased crockpot, layer 1/2 the tater tots, then half the bacon pieces and half the cheese.

Layer the chicken pieces over the cheese. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.

Repeat the tater tot, bacon and cheese layer. Pour the milk over all.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

The bacon provides a great deal of flavor and is perfect with the chicken and cheese. The tater tots lose their shape and resemble hash browns, so if you want to substitute hash browns, it would work wonderfully.

Marinated Grilled Shrimp



Ingredients:
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
skewers


How to make it:

In a large bowl, stir together the garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl, and stir until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
Preheat grill for medium heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near the tail and once near the head. Discard marinade.
Lightly oil grill grate. Cook shrimp on preheated grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.
Source : allrecipes.com

Chinese Fried Rice



INGREDIENTS:
3⁄4 cup finely chopped onion
2 1⁄2 tablespoons oil
1 egg, lightly beaten (or more eggs if you like)
3 drops soy sauce
3 drops sesame oil
8 ounces cooked lean boneless pork or 8 ounces chicken, chopped
1⁄2 cup finely chopped carrot (very small)
1⁄2 cup frozen peas, thawed
4 cups cold cooked rice, grains separated (preferably medium grain)
4 green onions, chopped
2 cups bean sprouts
2 tablespoons light soy sauce (add more if you like)

How to make it :

Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add chopped onions and stir-fry until onions turn a nice brown color, about 8-10 minutes; remove from wok.
Allow wok to cool slightly.
Mix egg with 3 drops of soy and 3 drops of sesame oil; set aside.
Add 1/2 tbsp oil to wok, swirling to coat surfaces; add egg mixture; working quickly, swirl egg until egg sets against wok; when egg puffs, flip egg and cook other side briefly; remove from wok, and chop into small pieces.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok; add selected meat to wok, along with carrots, peas, and cooked onion; stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add rice, green onions, and bean sprouts, tossing to mix well; stir-fry for 3 minutes.
Add 2 tbsp of light soy sauce and chopped egg to rice mixture and fold in; stir-fry for 1 minute more; serve.
Set out additional soy sauce on the table, if desired

Easy Copy Cat Chinese Fried Rice



INGREDIENTS:
3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!)
3 tbs sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

How to make it:

On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated! **You could really play around with this rice too! Try adding some diced ham, or green onion Yum!

REUBEN BAKE



INGREDIENTS:
10 rye bread slices
2 tbsp (30 mL) dijon mustard
12 1/2 oz (350 g) deli corned beef, cut into strips
17 1/2 oz (500 mL) jar of sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
2 cups (500 mL) grated swiss (or medium cheddar) cheese
6 large eggs
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

How to make it:

Spread 1 side of each bread slice with mustard. Cut into cubes. You should have about 6 cups (1.5 L) bread cubes.

Layer bread cubes, corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese, in order given, in greased 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33 cm) pan.

Beat remaining 4 ingredients in medium bowl until well combined. Pour over cheese. Cover with foil. Chill overnight. Bake, covered, in 360 F (175°C) oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for about 40 minutes until bubbling and cheese is golden brown.

Source : eggs.ab.ca 

CHICKEN ALFREDO LASAGNA ROLL



INGREDIENTS:
9 lasagna noodles
2 ½ cups alfredo sauce (optional homemade recipe below)
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
oregano
garlic salt
3 cups shredded Mozzarella, or cheese of your choice

How to make it :

Spray an 8x8 pan with non-stick spray and pour ½ cup alfredo sauce, or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Boil 8-10 cups water in a large pan, cook lasagne noodles until al dente. (I usually cook 1 or 2 extra just because lasagna noodles always seem to break on me when I am stirring them.)
Now this is the important part! Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water to prevent them from sticking to each other. Then, lay out each noodle individually and blot dry with a paper towel.
Spread about 2 Tbs. alfredo sauce over each noodle. (if there is too much sauce you will have a big mess on your hands!) Sprinkle oregano and garlic salt on top of sauce. Take 1/9 of the shredded chicken and spread it out evenly over each noodle. Add approx. 3 Tbs. cheese. To roll up, start at one end and roll the noodle over the toppings. You will need to lift the noodle a little to prevent squishing out the inside ingredients while rolling.
Place the roll-ups in the pan, one by one, seam-side down so they don't come undone. Once they are all in the pan, pour the remaining alfredo sauce over the top. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted on top.

The Best Garlic Alfredo Sauce

½ cup butter
2 ounces cream cheese
2 cups heavy cream (or substitute half and half)
2 teaspoon garlic powder
½ tsp. fresh minced garlic
salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp dried oregano
? cup parmesan cheese

In a medium to large saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add fresh minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the cream cheese and whisk to smooth and melted. Whisk in the heavy cream.
Season with the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and whisk frequently until sauce thickens, around 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese and when melted, remove from heat and serve.

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken



Ingredients:
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup mayonnaise (can sub greek yogurt)
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder

How to make it:

Mix mayonnaise, cheese and seasonings.
Spread mixture over chicken breast and place in baking dish.
Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes.
courtesy of Food,com
Great, satisfying dish for my low carbers

Cheesy Garlic Baked Chicken



Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts -thin
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of cheese


How to make it:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a casserole dish with tin foil this will help with the clean up afterwards lightly grease it.
2. In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.
3. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar & a teaspoon of salt
4. Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with 3/4 of the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Within the last 10 minutes before removing it out of the oven put your cheese on top then put the remaining brown sugar and garlic mixture on top of the cheese and let bake 10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.

Grandma’s Apple Crisp



Ingredients:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 cups apples – peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


How to make it:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan.
In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and butter. Mix until crumbly. Place half of crumb mixture in pan. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta



INGREDIENTS:
1 lb medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed
1 lb spaghetti noodles (more or less, depending on family size)
6 -8 garlic cloves, according to personal taste, minced
1/4 cup butter
olive oil (3 drizzles)
italian seasoning
fresh ground pepper
red pepper flakes
salt
herbs (according to taste)

How to make it:

Boil pasta in water till tender, save 1 cup of pasta water for use later. I always put some oil, salt, and fresh herbs in with my pasta when I boil it. Drain and set aside when done.
While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp.
Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp.
Let cook till a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic.
Cook 5-7 min., add oil. Continue to stir till shrimp is pink and curled.
Add pasta to skillet. Add seasonings. Add just enough saved pasta water till it is not dry but not swimming in liquid either. Depending on amount of pasta this requires 1/2 the cup or all of it. Start with adding 1/4 of it then work up from there.
Keep tossing all ingredients around in skillet till all is incorporated and hot. Enjoy!
Recipe from 77easyrecipes.com

Cheesy Potato Patties



INGREDIENTS:
2 C. frozen shredded hash browns, thawed...
3 T. finely chopped onion
1 large egg, beaten...
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
pinch of salt
1/3 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 C. all purpose flour
1/4 C. Panko
1/4 C. oil for frying

How to make it:

In a bowl, combine the hash browns, onion, egg, seasonings, cheese, flour and Panko. Heat the oil in a 10-12" skillet over med. high heat. Drop the potatoes by spoonful's into the hot oil, reduce the heat to medium and fry for 3-4 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel li

Pizza Burgers



INGREDIENTS:
1 med onion chopped
1 tsp cooking oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 can(s) (10)oz tomato soup
1/4 c water
1 Tbsp italian seasoning
3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp garlic salt
32 slice pepperoni (chopped)
2 c shredded mozzerella

How to make it:

1 Start by adding the onions and a drizzle of canola or vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
Heat through. Add the ground beef and cook all the way through,.
Once the meat is cooked,add chopped pepperoni, add the tomato soup, water and pizza seasoning.
Reduce to low and let simmer.
2 While the meat and sauce are simmering, preheat the oven on broil and spread the butter evenly on each
English muffin half. Sprinkle with garlic salt.
Pop these under the broiler on a cookie sheet for about 2 minutes or until they begin to brown just on the edges.
3 Take out of the oven and top each English muffin with about 1/4 cup of the meat and sauce mixture.
Top each of those with the cheese.
Place back under the broiler for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown and bubbly.
Enjoy!

 
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