Cheesy Loaded Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
| Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 45 min |
||Yield: About 4 to 6 servings
- 2 pounds of red skinned potatoes, about 10 medium, baked
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
- 1 (5 ounce) can of evaporated milk
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
- 1-1/2 cups of shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 green onions, sliced, reserve a teaspoon for garnish
- 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Scrub potatoes, puncture each with a knife to vent, toss with olive oil and salt and place on a pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, cook the bacon to crisp; set aside, chop once cooled, reserving half for garnish; set aside. Set potatoes aside until cool enough to handle, then slice in half lengthwise, then into half rounds about 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Place into a large bowl. Add 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese and half of the bacon. Set aside a big pinch of the green onion for garnish and add the rest to the potatoes; toss.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 x 8 inch baking dish; set aside. Blend together the evaporated milk, sour cream and melted butter. Add parsley, garlic salt and pepper. Pour mixture over the potatoes and gently toss. Use a potato masher to break down the chunks to desired texture. Turn out into the prepared baking dish, cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until heated through. Remove, top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese, return to the oven, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Garnish top with remaining bacon and green onion. Serve immediately.
Cook’s Notes: Double for a cookout, potluck or church supper. Leftover baked potatoes are perfect for this, so if you’re already baking some, bake extra, or bake the potatoes ahead to save time. Also good for smoked potatoes.
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Famous Fruitcake Recipe
I thought I would share a favorite recipe of mine! Make sure you read the whole recipe first before you start cooking…It’s very important!
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup nuts (any except walnuts)
1 gallon whiskey (JD tastes best)
Sample the whiskey to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the whiskey again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Repeat. Turn on the electric mixer; beat 1 cup butter in a large, fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again. Make sure the whiskey is still OK. Cry another tup. Turn off mixer. Break 2 legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the whiskey to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift 2 cups of salt. Or something. Who cares? Check the whiskey. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or something. Whatever you can find. Grease the oven. Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees. Don’t forget to beat off the turner. Throw the bowl out of the window. Check the whiskey again. Go to bed.
What the hell?
Who likes fruitcake anyway?
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Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats!
Here’s an easy breakfast recipe you can make tonight – and bring to work tomorrow.
You mix all the ingredients, let it sit in a container overnight, and in the morning it’s good to go!
1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
2/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. chia seeds
2-2 1/2 tbsp. strawberry jam – or sliced strawberries.
1 small banana, mashed
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or jar, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, stir in any mix-ins, like granola or almond slices, and enjoy.
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Cresent Roll Quick Snack ideas
Looking for a quick and easy snack to feed the kids when they get home from school… How about trying some of these Cresent Roll Quick Snack ideas
1. Add a little tomato sauce or pizza sauce inside the crescent roll before baking and you have a self contained pizza pocket.
2. Ham and Cheddar with a little mustard, sometimes with chicken and provolone with a punchy garlic sauce.
3. apple slices with sugar and cinnamon make great little apple pies, too ! yummy!
4. Hotdogs and cheese rolled up in a Cresent Roll or better know as ‘Pigs in the Blanket’
5. For the chocolate lover – how about some easy to make chocolate Cresent Rolls
Please share your creative Cresent Roll ideas in the comments.
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Brownie cupcakes with peanut butter Oreo centers! This looks soooo good, and it is super easy to make! Seriously!!! Share this recipe on your page, so you don’t forget it!
Here’s the recipe:
Box of Brownie Mix
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
-Take two oreos and stack them with peanut butter (A layer in the middle and on top).
-Place the stack in a cupcake liner.
-Place liners in a muffin tin.
-Make brownie mix according to box
-Pour brownie mix over cookie stack
-Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked
-Pull out of the oven and let cool
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