Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Funeral Potatoes

7 cups shredded baked potatoes

1/4 cup butter
2 cups sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 tsp salt
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed corn flakes
2 tsp melted butter

In a sauce pan, melt butter and heat sour cream and soup and salt.  Once uniform add cheese ( doesn't need to be melted).  Set aside about 1 1/2 cups for later.  Mix in potatoes then spread into a 9x13 pan. Top with mixture bake at 350* for 40 minutes topping with corn flake mixture just the last 5 mins.

Friday, November 11, 2016



Pop 1/2 cup popping corn and place in the bottom of a large stainless steal bowl, then add:

1 small box cinnamon toast crunch cereal
1 small box Rice Chex
2 cups raw coconut (found at health food stores)
1 1/3 cups pecans
1/13 cups almonds
1 1/3 cups cashews  
(or 2 cups almonds and 2 cups pecans)
2 cups small pretzels broken in half

Mix and set aside

1 1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
dash of sea salt
2 cups white sugar

Mix together in a sauce pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Continue cooking and stirring for 5-6 more minutes.  Take from the heat and pour over cereal mix, stir until everything is coated. Spread out on parchment paper or 2 or 3 buttered cookie sheets.  Drizzle with melted white chocolate and or dipping chocolate.  When chocolate is set you can package or put in an airtight container.

*See Killian Corn!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


1 lb of ground beef, cooked
1 onion chopped
2 cans kidney beans with liquid
1 can black beans
1 quart canned tomatos
1 4 oz can green chilies
1/4 cup taco seasoning mix

Put everything in a crock pot, stir to mix
Set on Low for 8 hours

Serve with shredded cheese, taco chips and sour cream,

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy Ham Sliders

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 12 mins | Servings: 12-24 servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • Recipe:
  • 24 Good Dinner Rolls (I used Costco rolls)
  • 24 Slices of Ham
  • 24 Slices Provalone Cheese (Cut to fit rolls)
  • 1/3 C. Mayonnaise
  • Sauce:
  • 1 Stick of Butter, Melted
  • 1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp. Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. Minced Onions
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce


Spread thin layer of mayonnaise onto both sides of rolls, then lay ham and then cheese on the roll. Repeat for all 24 rolls and lay closely together on a heavy cookie sheet.
Mix ingredients together and pour evenly over all rolls. (I like to spread a little sauce inside the sliders before I pour over the top). Cover cookie sheet with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove foil and bake an additional 2-5 minutes. To make with crispy tops cook without covering. Enjoy!



5 large ripe peaches
1 cup sugar
3 TBSP corn starch (rounded)
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp. Almond Extract
2 TBSP Butter
1 cooked pie shell

Slice 3 large peaches in a cooled pie crust. Mash 2 large peaches with 1 cup sugar, 3 tablespoons corn starch (rounded) and 1/2 cup water.  Cook 5 minutes until boiling gently, stir often.  Add 1/4 teaspoon almond and 2 TBSP butter. pour over peaches.  Chill and serve with vanilla ice cream (or whipped cream).

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best Ever Blue Berry Muffins

From Brenda Goodrich

1 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat oven to 375.  Sift together dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, and butter. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in milk mixture, stirring with fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Fold in blueberries.  Ladle into greased muffin tins.  Bake for 18 -20 minutes.

Saturday, December 26, 2015



½ Cup melted butter
2 tsp salt
½ cup sugar (1/4 cup sugar if you are making rolls)
2 1/2 cups warm milk
2 well beaten eggs
2 TBSP yeast
7 cups flour

Put butter, salt, sugar and milk in mixing bowl mix in two cups of flour. Add eggs and yeast, and flour 1 cup at a time.  Knead until smooth as satin.  May need more flour.

Let raise until double.  For rolls, shape as desired.

Shape into cinnamon rolls by dividing dough into two parts and rolling out about 12” by 6”.  Spread melted butter, sugar and cinnamon.  Roll up and cut with dental floss about ¾ inch thick.  Place on baking pan, let raise until double,

Bake 350° for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  

Frost when they come out of the oven with:
3 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup milk
Blend together to the consistency you desire, may need more powdered sugar.

Make about 4 dozen Cinnamon Rolls

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Creamy Tomato Sausage Tortellini

1 lb ground Italian sausage
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cans condensed tomato soup
2 tbsp sun dried tomato paste (or Italian tomato paste)
1 ½ cups milk
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups (1 can) chicken stock
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 pkg cheese filled tortellini
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Brown sausage in a large pot with garlic and olive oil.  Add soup, tomato paste, milk, half and half, chicken stock and seasonings.  Bring to a simmer.  Add tortellini and cook according to package directions (8-10 mins).  Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cereal Candy

I got this recipe from my neighbor Tammy.  It's seriously addicting....I could eat a whole pan by myself!

17.5 oz crispix cereal (I usually use rice or corn chex...on sale this time of year)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips (alternative: 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips)
1 cup butterscotch chips

1.  Place cereal in a big bowl.
2.  Heat sugar and corn syrup over medium heat until it starts to boil.
3.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter.  Stir until smooth.
4.  Pour over cereal and stir until well coated.
5.  Spread on two cookie sheets.
6.  Melt chocolate chips (or chocolate chips and cinnamon chips together) and drizzle over cereal.
7.  Melt butterscotch chips and drizzle over cereal.
8.  Let set and cool.  Then break apart and store in air tight container.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Broccoli Salad

3 heads of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 c craisins
1/2 c salted sunflower seeds
1 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
  • In a large bowl combine the broccoli, bacon, red onion, craisins, and sunflower seeds.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the broccoli salad and toss to coat.
  • Cover the salad and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Stir right before serving.
This is one of my FAVORITES!