Potato-Stuffed Poblanos Reverse Potato Skins

Potato-Stuffed Poblanos Reverse Potato Skins

Potato-Stuffed Poblanos Reverse Potato Skins
Roasted poblano peppers are stuffed with bacon mashed potatoes and plenty of Cheddar cheese in this indulgent twist on stuffed peppers.

Mix sour cream salsa verde and cilantro together in a bowl until sauce is evenly mixed; refrigerate.

Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender about 10 minutes.

Drain and cool in a large bowl.

Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place peppers on the baking sheet.

Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered 3 to 4 minutes.

Place blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap.

Allow peppers to steam as they cool about 20 minutes.

December 11, 2023

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Dorm Room Chili Mac

Dorm Room Chili Mac

Dorm Room Chili Mac
Chili mac made with canned chili, boxed macaroni and cheese, and shredded Cheddar comes together quickly for a meal or snack. Perfect for a study break!

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Cook macaroni in the boiling water stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite 7 to 8 minutes.

Drain macaroni and return to the pan.

Add margarine milk and cheese sauce packet; mix well.

Stir in canned chili and cook over medium heat until hot.

Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese to serve.

December 10, 2023

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Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Funfetti Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats
Funfetti cake mix and brown butter add a new colorful twist on the classic Rice Krispies treats and are perfect for any festive celebration.

Line a 9×13-inch cake pan with parchment paper.

Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat cooking and stirring until butter is golden brown and smells nutty 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir marshmallows into brown butter and cook until melted 2 to 3 minutes.

Add bourbon and 1 teaspoon salt; stir until incorporated.

Mix cake mix into marshmallow mixture until dissolved; remove pot from heat.

December 9, 2023

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Zesty Hominy and Cheese

Zesty Hominy and Cheese

Zesty Hominy and Cheese
A different sidedish using hominy, sour cream, cheese and green chilies. Friends who say they don’t like hominy eat it and ask for more. It’s fast and tasty.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a 2 quart casserole dish mix together hominy sour cream cheddar cheese chilies and cayenne pepper.

Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven or until heated through.

December 8, 2023

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Energy Balls without Peanut Butter

Energy Balls without Peanut Butter

Energy Balls without Peanut Butter
These energy balls are the ideal snack because they contain oats, seeds, nuts, sweet dates, and raisins.

In the bowl of a food processor, pulverize the oats into a coarse meal.

When the chunks are the desired size, add the pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and pecans and pulse 10 to 15 times.

Dates should be added to the food processor and blended for a minute.

As the processor is running, slowly stream in the rice syrup, blending until the mixture begins to ball up.

Add chocolate chips, coconut, raisins, and sunflower seeds after transferring to a bowl.

Roll the dough into balls after removing it in 25 gram portions.

Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer; it’s okay if they touch, but watch out for stacking.

Serve chilled after 2 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

December 7, 2023

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Orange Spice Cookies

Orange Spice Cookies

Orange Spice Cookies
Cream cheese, molasses, and extracts bring comforting flavor to these holiday-ready orange spice cookies.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Use parchment paper to line two baking sheets.

Cream cheese and both sugars should be combined for at least five minutes to become creamy.

Add the egg, then thoroughly combine.

Add the molasses.

Add the maple, vanilla, and orange extracts.

In a separate bowl, stir the flour, orange zest, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg until well combined and the zest is completely dispersed.

Don’t overmix; just combine the dry ingredients with the wet ones.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them out 2 inches.

December 6, 2023

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Banana Ice Cream Topping

Banana Ice Cream Topping

Banana Ice Cream Topping
Made with warm bananas and ground cinnamon, this quick and easy ice cream topping is the perfect addition to a classic summer dessert.

Bananas should be cooked and stirred over high heat for about 5 minutes, until they resemble a chunky paste.

Reduce the heat to medium, then stir in the milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in the saucepan.

About 5 minutes of stirring is needed to thoroughly combine all the ingredients.

December 5, 2023

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Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding

Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding

Apple and Carrot Christmas Pudding
This has less fat but is otherwise identical to traditional Christmas pudding. The house has a wonderful scent all day. It tastes great when paired with rum or cranberry sauce. Try chocolate or lemon sauce for variations. Before filling, you can line the mold with pecan or cranberry halves. Before serving, get creative and adorn the plate with Christmas decorations. Nothing is off limits.

In a bowl, mix the bread crumbs, raisins, and carrots.

In a separate small bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice.

In a separate, big bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and eggs.

Then, add the flour mixture.

Mix well after adding the carrot mixture.

Place mixture in a 2-quart mould that has been lightly greased.

December 4, 2023

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Krautburger

Krautburger

Krautburger
A lean version of a German beef and cabbage filled roll. They freeze very well, and are good dipped in mustard.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place ground beef in a large deep skillet.

Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.

Drain fat.

Stir in cabbage and onion soup mix; cook 5 minutes longer or until lightly browned.

Set aside.

Roll one loaf of bread dough into a 16×8 inch rectangle then cut into eight 4 inch squares.

Spoon cabbage mixture into center of each square top with 1 small slice cheese and bring up diagonal points pinching edges closed.

Place krautburgers on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray and let rise for about 10 minutes.

December 3, 2023

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Rhubarb-Peach Crisp

Rhubarb-Peach Crisp

Rhubarb-Peach Crisp
Which is crispier, peach or rhubarb? Why choose? Use two summertime favorites in this recipe to combine both into one delectable dish.

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Mix the rhubarb peach white sugar and 1/4 cup flour together in a large bowl until evenly combined; pour into the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.

Stir the brown sugar quick oats and 1 1/2 cups flour together in a separate bowl.

Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle evenly over the rhubarb and peach mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top about 45 minutes.

December 2, 2023

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