Friday, April 29, 2016

Sausage Muffins

Sausage Muffins! 1 cup of Bisquick, 1 lb cooked sausage, 4 eggs beaten, & 1 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese. 350 degrees 20 minutes. YUM!

Million Dollar Dip

Million Dollar Dip

5 green onions, chopped
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1- 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 jar Hormel Real Bacon Bits
1 pkg. slivered almonds

Mix the onions, cheese, mayo, bacon bits, and slivered almonds together. Chill for 2 hours.
Serve with favorite cracker. (Tastes best with butter flavored crackers such as Ritz or Club).

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs


can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated original or buttermilk biscuits
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef, cooked or 16 frozen (thawed) cooked meatballs
block (8 oz) Cheddar cheese, cut into 16 cubes
slices bacon
Long toothpicks or skewers
Canola oil for frying


  1. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit in half; press with hands into circle about 3 inches in diameter.
  2. In center of each biscuit round, place 2 tablespoons cooked ground beef (or 1 meatball) and 1 cube of cheese. Wrap dough to completely enclose beef and cheese; pinch seams to seal.
  3. For the Fried Version: Wrap each stuffed “bomb” with 1 bacon slice; gently secure loose bacon with toothpick by inserting it through bacon and halfway into “bomb.” In 3-quart heavy saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil to 350°F. Fry stuffed “bombs” 4 to 5 minutes or until dough is golden brown on all sides. Place on paper towels to cool. Repeat with remaining "bombs". Serve warm with ketchup and mustard, if desired.
  4. For the Baked Version: Heat oven to 400°F. Place bacon on foil-lined cookie sheet with sides. Bake about 8 minutes to partially cook bacon. Wrap each stuffed “bomb” with 1 slice partially cooked bacon slice. Place bacon wrapped dough 2-inches apart on two foil-lined cookie sheets with dough seam side down. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Cheesy Biscuit Bites

2 (10 count) cans flaky biscuits (Grands Jr)
1 lb sausage (Tennessee Pride)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400.

2. Mix uncooked sausage and cheese gently until well blended. Shape into 40 balls of equal size.

3. Remove biscuits from cans and separate each biscuit into two layers, making 40 total biscuit layers. Press one layer of biscuit into cup of lightly greased mini-cupcake pan. Repeat with remaining layers.

4. Place sausage-cheese ball in each biscuit cup. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until biscuits are browned and sausage balls are bubbly.

Purple Rain

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatloaf


Bacon Double Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatloaf

Serves 4-6  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 1 Hour 15 Minutes

1 pound 93% lean beef
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
½ cup 2% milk
6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 large egg
1 tablespoon brown sugar
8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound bacon, uncooked

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl combine beef, bread crumbs and milk.  Pouring milk directly over bread crumbs.  Add 2 tablespoons ketchup, Worcestershire and steak seasoning. Set aside.

In a small bowl, crack egg and beat it slightly.  This helps prevent overworking the meat while combining, resulting in a tougher meatloaf.  Add egg to large bowl with meat mixture.  Combine well with hands, do not overwork the meat mixture.

Gentle press meatloaf into bowl and divide in half.  Place first half into 7x10” baking dish and form into a flat meatloaf  Gently press the center in to create a rim around the outside of the meatloaf.  Add shredded cheese into the center of the meatloaf. 

Form remaining half of meatloaf in the bowl into a size similar to the meatloaf in the pan.  Set op top and press the sides together to seal in the cheese.  Form into a loaf shape about 1½ - 2” tall.

You may notice cracks in the loaf.  Run your hands under warm water and then across the meatloaf to smooth the cracks out.  Set meatloaf aside.

In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons ketchup and 1 tablespoon brown sugar.  Mix well with a fork.  Apply glaze evenly all over your meatloaf (except the bottom). 

Arrange bacon slices over the top of the meatloaf.  Start by wrapping a piece of bacon across the front side and a second piece of bacon across the back side.  Arrange remaining bacon over the top.  Tuck the ends of the bacon under the meatloaf (this prevents curling).

Place meatloaf in the oven and bake until bacon is crispy, about 1 hour. 

Remove from oven.  Allow to rest uncovered for 20 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian

Pancake Muffins

Best Meatloaf Ever

Best meatloaf ever!!!!

1 package Stove Top Stuffing mix, dry
1 c. warm water
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 package onion soup mix

Preheat oven 350°. Coat inside of bundt pan with cooking spray.

Place warm water, onion soup mix and dry stuffing mix in a bowl. Mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow bread time to absorb water.

Add eggs and ground beef. Mix well. Best to get it blended by using your hands and incorporating it all together.

Place evenly into bundt pan. You can also put into muffin tins to make individual loafs.

Bake 1 hour or until no longer pink inside.

Remove and allow to rest 5 minutes before cutting into.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Easy Salsa Recipe

Easy salsa recipe

6 tomatoes
3 jalapenos (warning: hot)
1 medium white onion
1/2 a medium red onion
1 cup cilantro (I’m a fiend- so a little less if you aren’t)
5 cloves garlic

Dreamsicle Orange Punch

Dreamsicle Orange Punch

1 Quart Orange Sherbet 
1 Quart Vanilla Ice Cream 
1 Liter Of Sprite or 7-Up 
1 Can Of Cream Soda

Pour 1 Liter Sprite or 7-Up Into A Large Punch Bowl. Scoop Softened Sherbet and Vanilla Ice Cream Into The Bowl. Add 1 Can Of Cream Soda And Stir.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Cool Whip Pudding Pops

Cool Whip Pudding Pops

1 pkg sugar free instant pudding
1 1/2c skim or fat free milk
2c fat free cool whip.

Dissolve pudding in milk, whip in cool whip. Spoon into 3 oz Dixie cups or ice cube tray and insert Popsicle stick or tooth picks. Freeze. Don't forget you can use other pudding flavors also to change it up! YUMMY!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Beach Dreamsicle

Beach Dreamsicle

2 oz Beach Vodka
1/4 oz triple sec
6 oz OJ
3/4 cup vanilla ice cream
2 ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and perfect, top with a splash of orange soda and enjoy!

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Photo & Recipe by Cortney S

2 oranges peeled and separated
1 cup crushed ice
1 cup coconut milk
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 tsp raw honey

Blend all ingredients in blender till smooth.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

How to Soften Butter

If you need to soften butter quickly but don't want to melt it.... Put boiling hot water in a microwave safe glass to heat the glass. Dump the water out and flip it over your stick of butter. In a few minutes it will be softy soft to use!

Totally Easter Eggs

Totally Easter Eggs...

Boil your eggs and whip up your fave deviled egg mix...I use miracle whip, mustard and dill relish...
Mix 1/2 cup water with 1 tablespoon cider vinegar and 3-5 drops food coloring...Drop your egg whites in each color and let stand until they are the pastel of your choice....Fill with your egg mixture and display on your favorite Easter plate

Nifty Idea

Easter Cake

Iced Chocolate

Iced Chocolate

Prep time
Total time
Decadent and perfect for summer, this chocolate drink is perfect for company or just for a summer night.
Serves: 4 servings
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • ½ cup super fine sugar
  • ¼ cup good quality unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate extract 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • Club soda
  • Chocolate Gelato, slightly softened
  • Fresh mint
  1. Place the hot water, sugar, cocoa and extract in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in the milk and blend to combine. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Add the ice to the chocolate mixture. Blend until it is frothy and slush-like, adding more ice if needed.
  3. Pour a splash of club soda into the bottom of each glass. Fill the glass with the chocolate mixture, leaving about 1 inch of space at the top. Place a small scoop of chocolate gelato on top. Garnish with fresh mint.

Godiva Cheesecake

GODIVA Cheesecake
1 oz. GODIVA White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Vanilla Yogurt
1 cup Crushed Graham Crackers

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a shot glass that is rimmed with graham cracker crumbs

Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

1 7oz. bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed
1 lb. hamburger, browned
1 pkg. taco seasoning, mixed according to directions
1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded Mozzarella cheese
Shredded Lettuce
Sliced tomato

Layer ingredients in 9 x 13 pan as listed - crushed chips, meat and seasonings, 2/3 of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Better than Fries!

Loaded Cauliflower

Loaded Cauliflower


1 large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces (approx 6 cups)
6-8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (Cooked in oven at 400° for 20 mins)
6 Tbs chopped Chives
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 cups Colby Jack Cheese ( may use cheddar)
8 oz container sliced mushrooms

Preheat oven to 425°
In a large pot boil water and cook Cauliflower for 8 - 10 minutes, drain and let cool.
In a large bowl combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 of crumbled bacon, 3tbs chives, 1 cups of cheese,mushrooms and cauliflower and mix well... place in baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup of cheese and rest of bacon crumbles. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. top with remaining 3Tbs chives and serve.

Spice Substitutions