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The Wanna be Country Girl

The Wanna be Country Girl
This hash-brown casserole is the perfect side dish. I served it last night with my chicken pot pie to a crowd. It’s cheesy comfort food at its best. The parmesan gives it a tangy flavor, and best of all it’s really easy to fix. Start out by adding 1 – 32 ounce bag of hash-browns to a large mixing bowl. Next add 2 – 10 3/4 ounce cans of cream of potato soup. Followed by 16 ounces of sour cream. Now comes the cheesy part. And 1 cup of fresh grated parmesan cheese. Next add a good-sized pinch of salt and pepper, and that’s it. Put the mixture into a buttered Pyrex. Run this wonderful concoction into a pre-heated oven at 350′ for 1 hour See…..brown and crunchy. You may wonder why I’ve taken such a close-up picture. It’s because I almost forgot to take a photo at all. Enjoy! the wanna be country girl – Caroline Related:  Breakfast

My Favorite Pancake Recipe We've all had blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, and pancakes with blueberry syrup, but what about a tall stack of golden butter-kissed pancakes with blueberry maple syrup? I'm going to go out on a limb and say these Whole-Grain Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup are the best pancakes I've ever made, my favorite pancake recipe to date. The pancakes are fluffy and golden and light, and the blueberry syrup is delicious, fragrant and beautiful without being overly sweet. I've been playing around quite a lot recently with white whole wheat flour. The whole blueberry maple syrup is perfectly delicious and great when fresh blueberries come into season. This recipe was originally posted in late summer - as I'm reposting it from the archives it is now December and I'm imagining these pancakese would be delicious with cranberries swapped in for the blueberries in the original recipe. - More Breakfast / Brunch Recipes - Serve with a golden pat of butter and plenty of blueberries and syrup.

Chicken Parmigiana This is one of the go-to dishes I make for my family of six. Rich, flavorful, and totally satisfying, we all love it, including my big, strapping cowboy of a husband. And that’s a very, very good thing. Break out the good Parmesan for this one, my friends. Begin with four to six boneless, skinless, trimmed chicken breasts. I’m actually beginning to believe fear of raw chicken is a diagnosable phobia. Place the chicken breasts inside of a Ziploc bag—either one at a time or, if the bag is gigantic like this one, all at once. I put them inside Ziplocs so that when I pound the heck out of them here in a second, microscopic particles of raw chicken will not end up across the room on my computer’s keyboard. Now THAT would gross me out the door. Pound the chicken with the smooth side of a mallet. You want them to be very thin–about 1/8 to 1/4″ thick. Add the flour to a large plate. And pepper. Then season the other side. The raw chicken is almost over. Now it’s ready to cook! And butter. Mmmm. Oh!

20 Make-You-Drool Bacon Recipes | Mom Spark™ - A Blog for Moms Bacon goes with EVERYTHING. See for yourself. source: HowTo-Simplify.com source: Pink-Apron.com source: HowSweetTreats.com source: MikeyLikesFood.blogspot.com source: Babble.com source: CherryTeaCakes.com source: Unsophisticook.com source: BrianBoitano.com source: Creative-Culinary.com source: MamaBBlog.com source: MomSpark.net source: TheVillageCook.com source: MomSpark.net source: TheKitchn.com source: DessertsForBreakfast.com source: Doughmesstic.net source: SusiKochenundBacken.blogspot.com source: 80breakfasts.blogspot.com source: SeriousEats.com source: CookingLight.com [ad#large-rectangle-adsense] Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe As I mentioned on Friday, I have been doing some experimentation with the beer and chocolate combination. The Guinness-chocolate ice cream that I made totally kicked butt, so I couldn’t wait to see how I liked beer and chocolate in my cake. The answer? These cupcakes consist of a Guinness-chocolate cake base, which has a wonderful depth of flavor and is also supremely moist. While you can’t really taste the beer in the cupcakes (it serves as more of a flavor enhancer for the chocolate), you can definitely taste the alcohol in the filling and the frosting. I think I need to start converting more drinks into baked goods, this was too much fun (and way delicious!). Two year ago: Sour Cream Coffee CakeThree years ago: Pot Roast in the Crock Pot Yield: 24 cupcakesPrep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 17 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Guinness cupcakes with a Jameson whiskey ganache center and topped with a Baileys Irish Cream frosting.

Chicken Pot Muffins Recipe Alright y’all. It’s the last week in the H-E-B Meal Maker Challenge and soon I’ll be done begging for votes. I can’t thank you ALL enough for voting for me. I really appreciate your support. If things continue like they are, it looks like I’ll be one of the finalists that will compete in the final challenge and get to meet Celebrity Chef, George Duran! But, let’s get to the recipe. When I first learned that this weeks special ingredient was H-E-B Frozen Vegetables, I was anything but inspired. And then it happened. I remembered doing my Pepperoni Pizza Muffins and decided to do something along the same lines — except reinvent the Chicken Pot Pie into a Chicken Pot Muffin. And that’s what I did. Chicken Pot Muffins A new twist on the Chicken Pot Pie. Author: Crystal @ SimplyBeingMommy.com Recipe type: Main Serves: 8 Ingredients Instructions Heat oven to 375.Cook frozen vegetables as directed on the bag. Notes This recipe makes 16 muffins with a little mixture left over. In-Store Combo Loco Deal:

Try This! How To Make Candied Salted Bacon | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn There comes a time in everyone's life when you're standing in the kitchen at 2am (pants optional) testing recipes. The quickly approaching morning sun seems irrelevant when you're busy creating the single most perfect food (dare we say) ever. Candied Salted Bacon. Even if we're the only ones who find ourselves testing recipes far later than most, time had no effect on our senses when we declared Candied Salted Bacon to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. It's a super easy treat that is perfect for any array of things. The quality of bacon used is the key to making the end result as triumphant as it should be. Candied Salted BaconYields: 8-12 pieces (depending on package size) 1 package center cut bacon3/4 cup light brown sugarKosher salt to taste The oven method works best for this treat, simply line a cookie sheet (with sides) with parchment paper or silpat in preparation. Remove from oven and place cookie sheet on wire rack. (Images: Sarah Rae Trover)

peanut butter pretzel bites & Two Tiny Kitchens Salty and sweet. Crunchy and melt-in-your-mouth. Peanut butter and chocolate. Dangerous and delicious (you know what I mean). One little bite, so much to experience. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites recipe courtesy Foodaphilia.com Calorie estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 for complete recipe (depending upon dipping chocolate and pretzels used, etc.) Yield 60 – 80 pretzel bites Ingredients 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp softened butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more) 3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more) Pretzels 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions Combine peanut butter and softened butter in a large bowl with a fork or whisk, or in a stand mixer. Use a teaspoon measure to scoop the filling. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring occasionally until completely melted.

Ice Cream Fridays: Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream Welcome to another edition of Ice Cream Fridays. Every Friday you can look forward to a new ice cream recipe which will hopefully inspire you to break out your old dust covered ice cream maker that is hiding somewhere in a closet (yes, I'm talking about you). Since I'm always looking for inspiration and ideas, feel free to leave me a comment here on my blog or on my facebook page, and let me know what ice cream flavor you would like to see. Who knows, you might just get lucky and it will be featured the following week. I blame my husband for this flavor. The ice cream starts by taking some bacon (I used center cut), laying it out on a foil covered baking sheet and sprinkling it generously with brown sugar. So, what did we think? Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream (adapted from Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck and as featured on TasteSpotting)(Printable Recipe)Ingredients: For the bacon: 5 strips bacon (I used center cut) approx. 2 tablespoons brown sugar Preparation:

10 Minutes to Dinner It’s every busy mom’s dilemma: the kids are hungry, dinnertime is fast approaching and you’re out of time—and inspiration!—to whip up a nutritious meal for the family. Instead of heading to the takeout window (again), check out the 51 quick and easy recipes that follow. The super-fast dishes are guaranteed to have you out of the kitchen in 10 minutes or less, and taste so good that we’re certain your family will be clamoring for seconds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

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