Saturday, November 22, 2014

Butter Cracker Stuffing or Dressing Recipe


A different kind of dressing that goes well with any meal. I like the sweet and savory flavors, this has it all!

 Butter Cracker Stuffing or Dressing Recipe

(Whatever you call it!)

7 cups coarsely crushed butter flavored crackers (around 5 sleeves)  reserving 1/2 cup
5 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled reserving 3 tablespoons of bacon fat
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 finely chopped celery
1/2 cup dried cranberries or chopped dates
2 cups chicken broth
2 eggs beaten
optional: pinch of cayenne pepper or use 1 teaspoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic in olive oil
2 cups shredded cheddar

Butter a 2 to 3 quart baking dish. Cook bacon setting aside 3 tablespoon fat. In that pan add the garlic cook for 45 seconds.  Add the bacon and garlic to the pan.  Add the rest of the ingredients except broth and eggs and toss together. Whisk in eggs and broth. Add that mixture to the butter baking dish. Sprinkle top with cheddar and additional cracker crumbs  Cover with oil sprayed foil and bake for 40 minutes until its hot in the center and crisp on top.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Baked Potatoes and Cheese Mash Recipe

If you're a macaroni and cheese lover and love potatoes  then this one's for you! Here is the easiest side dish that goes with everything it's a potato and cheese casserole that taste like mac and cheese! It is the best side dish to go with everything and so fast and easy it will be your go to recipe often. The family will love this one I promise!


Baked Potatoes and Cheese Mash Recipe

4 potatoes microwaved
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup heavy cream or use whole milk
4 ounces extra sharp cheddar cut int small slices
salt pepper to taste
sprinkle with dried parsley

Microwave the potatoes until soft. It's up to you if you like the skins left on,  I remove them.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the cheese and smash with a fork. Add the cheese, microwave again until the cheese is melts and just stir keeping the potatoes lumpy.
Sprinkle with dried parsley.