Crunchy Onion Potato Bake Recipe

Crunchy Onion Potato Bake Recipe

Crunchy Onion Potato Bake

Crunchy Onion Potato Bake

This recipe is so easy to make! Do you have to take a dish to your upcoming holiday party and you do not have a lot of time to make something? Make this! Everyone LOVES this Crunchy Onion Potato Bake!

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1 box (7.2 oz) Betty Crocker® homestyle creamy butter or roasted garlic mashed potatoes
1 can (15.25 oz) Green Giant® whole kernel corn, drained
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 can (2.8 oz) French-fried onions

Directions
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 3-quart saucepan, heat milk, water and margarine to boiling. Stir in contents of both pouches of potatoes (from potatoes box) just until moistened; let stand 1 minute. Stir with fork until smooth. Stir in corn.
2 Spoon half of potato mixture into dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 each of the cheese and onions. Top with remaining potatoes; sprinkle with remaining cheese and onions.
3 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and onions are golden.

This is sure to be your next family favorite, who does not like Crunch Onion Potato’s? YUM!!!

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Chex Mix Recipe

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Chex® Mix

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Chex® Mix

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Chex® Mix

 

If you have friends or family members that have to follow a gluten free eating plan (Like I do!) they will really THANK YOU for this Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Che Mix treat!

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal
2 cups Chocolate Chex® cereal
4 cups popped popcorn
1/4 cup butter or margarine

Directions
1 In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and popcorn.
2 In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated.
3 Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture evenly over cereal mixture; stir. Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture; stir. Microwave 1 minute longer. Spread on waxed paper or paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Merry Christmas and I hope you share this Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Che Mix recipe with your friends and family.

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe (sugar free option included)

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe (Sugar Free Option Included!)

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe

I make big batches of this Homemade Kahula every Christmas and give them away as gifts in my gift baskets to friends and Family. I usually save bottles during the year to put it in but you can buy new bottles too 🙂

 

6 cups granulated sugar
4 cups water
1/4 cup instant coffee granules
1 cup water
1 (750 ml) bottle vodka (stronger the better)
1/2 cup pure vanilla extract (not imitation, please!)
Directions:

1 Dissolve sugar in 4 cups water in a pan over medium heat; boil for 10 minutes; set aside.
2 Dissolve coffee granules in 1 cup water in a pan over medium heat; boil for 8 minutes.
3 Combine sugar mixture and coffee mixture; cool to room temperature.
4 Stir vodka and vanilla into cooled coffee mixture.
5 Store in sealed, decorative bottles.

SUGAR FREE OPTION
2 cups vodka ( 80 proof)
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
sugar substitute (10 packets)
Directions:

1 Combine first 4 ingredients in saucepan.
2 Cook until all dissolved.
3 Let boil a couple of minutes, leave a cover on pan/remove from heat and let sit at room temperature.
4 Add sweetener.
5 I store in refer.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Homemade Kahlua 

Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes Recipe

Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes Recipe

 Cheesy potato Corn Cakes

Cheesy potato Corn Cakes

I found this YUMMY recipe for Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes over on the Pillsbury website. They looked so good I just had to make them. My Family gave them a BIG thumbs UP! So, of course I had to share them with you all 🙂  Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 cups Hungry Jack® Mashed Potato Flakes
1 can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn, red and green peppers, drained
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup butter or margarine
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
Directions

In large bowl, combine potato flakes, corn, Cheddar cheese, flour, cornmeal, seasoned salt, basil, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add milk and egg; mix well. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Melt 1 to 2 tablespoons of the butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop potato mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Carefully press each to form 3-inch round. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat with remaining butter and potato mixture as necessary.

I hope you enjoy these clever little Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes!

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

 

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

CHOCOLATE PINECONES

SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES

Now these Snowy Chocolate Pinecones are so cute and so incredibly easy to make, even the kids can help!!

I found these over at Hand Made Charlotte and after making a few of these to be sure they were as truly easy as the instructions said I just had to put this on my blog to share with my readers!

WHAT YOU NEED

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HOW-TO Make:

Learn How To make them here

Enjoy adding these Festive Snowy Chocolate Pinecones to your Holiday Table

 

Corn Dog Bites Recipe, Kids (both big and small) love these!

These cute little bite sized corn dogs were always a big hit with my kids when they were younger, and even today as adults if I make these appetizers they are the first things gone!

Corn Dog Bites

Corn Dog Bites

Corn Dog Bites!

Ingredients
1 pouch (6.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ cornbread & muffin mix
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper powder
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained, patted dry
1 package (7 oz) cooked chorizo sausage links
4 oz chipotle or habañero Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)
Directions
Directions

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
In medium bowl, stir together cornbread mix, milk, melted butter and eggs until blended (batter will be thin). Stir in chile pepper powder and green chiles. Fill each muffin cup half full.
Cut sausage into 36 (1/2-inch) slices; place 1 slice in batter in center of each muffin cup. Top evenly with cheese.
Bake 10 minutes or until cornbread is set. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Photo Courtesy of Bettycrocker.com

Loaded Smashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

A great appetizer that combines the light sweetness of sweet potatoes and traditional loaded potato toppings! These would make an AWESOME Thanksgiving appetizer, give them a try and let me know what you think. If you like recipes and want more please feel free to follow me on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Natalee.tilley

Loaded Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients
2 strips thick bacon
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into quarters
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
Fresh chives
Directions
Directions

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet or baked in the oven. Once the bacon is crispy, let cool and chop into bits for topping. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cut off the ends of the sweet potatoes, then cut them into quarters. Pour olive oil on a baking sheet and rub potatoes on both sides to coat. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper.
Bake potato pieces for 25-30 minutes until they are fork tender. Then let cool briefly until you can handle them.
Use a small plate to smash each potato down a bit. Return smashed potatoes to baking sheet.
Bake smashed potatoes a second time for 10 minutes to crisp them up a bit.
Remove potatoes from oven and top with sour cream, shredded cheese, crispy bacon bits, and fresh chives.

recipe and photo courtesy of http://www.bettycrocker.com

Easy Homemade Cheesy Onion Rings Recipe!

Why get take out Onion Rings when you can make these awesome Cheesy Onion Rings at home!!

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Photo credit: http://www.bettycrocker.com

Easy Homemade Cheesy Onion Rings

Ingredients
1 large white onion
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 cups Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Oil, for frying
Directions

Heat 3 inches of oil over medium high heat to 375ºF.
While the oil is heating, cut the root and tip off the onion and discard. Slice the onion into 1/4 inch thick slices and separate the rings.
Add the flour and salt to a shallow dish and coat each onion ring in the flour. Shake off and set aside.
Once all the onions are coated in flour, beat together the milk and egg and stir into the flour. Whisk until smooth.
Coat the onions in the batter and shake excess off before placing on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
Mix together the panko and Parmesan cheese and coat each onion ring in the breadcrumb mixture. Return to the cooling rack.
Drop the onion rings, 3 or 4 at a time depending on the size of your pot, into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove the onion rings from the oil to a paper towel-lined dish for the grease to drain. Repeat with the remaining onion rings until all are cooked.

Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever!

This is THE BEST Banana Bread recipe ever. My family has been using this one for generations now. It is simple, easy and turns out PERFECT every time! Oh and try it with some Peanut Butter, it is SO YUMMY!!!

The Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever!

1⁄2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 bananas, finely crushed
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs and crushed bananas.
Combine well.
Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla.
Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
Keeps well, refrigerated.