Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cheesy Baked Hashbrowns

These are a great tasting dish that can be prepared a day before baking.  Perfect for brunches!

Serves 4-6
2 lb Frozen Hash Browns
1/2 C Butter, melted
1/2 C Sour Cream
2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 C Chopped Scallions
2 t Cajun Seasoning
Optional: 2 C Real Bacon Bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together,  taste for seasoning.  Spray a
9 x 13 baking dish with Pam and add hash brown mixture.  Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown on the top.  Enjoy! xo


Friday, November 14, 2014

Cranberry, Cherry & Pecan Bark

This bark is tasty and healthy, dark chocolate, dried fruit...what more could you want?  Add it to an afternoon wine soiree or use as a dessert!  But mostly.... make it!  xoxo

2 lb good quality semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c dried cranberries
3/4 c dried bing cherries
1/2 c toasted pecans, roughly chopped
Place chocolate chips in a glass bowl, microwave on high for 1 minute.  Stir continue to microwave & stir at 30 second intervals until chocolate it completely  melted.
Line a half sheet pan with parchment,  pour melted chocolate onto parchment and spread to about 1/4 of an inch.  Evenly distribute the cranberries,  cherries & pecans.  With an off set spatula gently press the toppings into the chocolate.  Let cool and harden.  Break into desired size pieces.   Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Deb's Clam Chowder

The days are getting colder and I was in the mood for some cozy food!  This soup seemed to fit the bill!  So yummy and easy! xo
    4 tablespoons butter
    1 large onion, chopped
    5 ribs of celery, sliced thinly
    1 c Real Bacon Bits, (Kirkland Brand)
    ¼ c flour
    3 1/2 cups milk
    a 10-ounce can whole baby clams including the liquid or two 6 1/2-ounce cans minced clams including the liquid
    2 pounds red potatoes, diced
    3 T Sriracha hot sauce
    2 t garlic salt
    2 t ground black pepper
    1/2 cup scallions sliced diagonally
    In a stock pot over medium high heat, melt butter with onion, celery and bacon bits until onions are transparent. Add flour and stir in until flour is browning on the bottom of the pot. Add milk and potatoes, stir until mixture begins to thicken and the potatoes soften. Add clams and liquid, sirracha, garlic salt, pepper and scallions. Taste for seasoning and serve.