Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs!!!

Back by popular demand!!

OMG these look AMAZINGLY delicious!!!!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs!!!


Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground pork or mild Italian sausage
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
3 eggs
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
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1/2 lb mozzarella, cut into cubes
Olive Oil
Marinara (jar or homemade)

Directions:
In a large bowl mix beef through pepper. Form into 2" balls. Press a cheese cube in the middle and seal the meat around it.
Heat 1/2" olive oil in a large skillet. Brown meatballs and then set aside on plate.

Pour marinara sauce into pan; bring to a simmer. Add meatballs and simmer until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Serve over spaghetti or on top of a hoagie!!




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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole


It is very kid friendly and most "big kids" enjoy it too! :))

2 lbs. extra lean ground beef
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I would substitute cream of chicken) ;)
1 16oz Sour Cream

1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or more!)
1 pack frozen tater tots

Preheat Oven For 350 degrees. Grease 13x9 inch pan. Layer the beef on the bottom of the pan, set aside. In a med mixing bowl add sour cream and mushroom soup and mix well. Then layer the mixture on top of the beef, then add cheese. Top with tatter tots. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer, adding extra cheese here, if desired. Once cheese is melted you will have One fabulous meal Everyone will enjoy!









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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ranch Potatoes

Ranch Potatoes


8 -10 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 1/4 cups milk
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
salt and pepper
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Add the potatoes to a saucepan. Add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cook about 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender; drain. Place drained potatoes into a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
In a bowl, mix together the soup, milk, salad dressing mix, 1 cup cheese, salt and pepper to taste; pour over potatoes. Sprinkle crumbled bacon and the remaining cheese over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.



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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Honey Lime Shrimp

Honey Lime Shrimp

serves 2

1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T honey
juice of one small lime, or half a large lime (2-3 T)
zest of one small lime, or half a large lime
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1.) In a large ziploc bag, combine all the marinade ingredients. When everything is well-combined, add the shrimp, squeeze as much air as possible out of the bag, and close it up. Place it in the fridge.

2.) Let the shrimp marinate for 30-60 minutes, flipping the bag around once or twice during that time, so that all the shrimp stay evenly covered in the marinade.

3.) When you’re ready to cook, take the shrimp out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; there is no need to add any oil or butter to the pan, as the marinade has enough oil in it to keep the shrimp from sticking to the pan. (If you would prefer to use the grill for these, you can thread them onto skewers and toss them on the grill at this point.)

4.) Add your shrimp to the pan in a single layer, making sure they are not too crowded; you can always cook them in more than one batch. Let them cook on one side for about a minute, until they curl up and start to turn pink. Flip them over, and cook for another 30 seconds or so, until the shrimp are opaque. Remove from the pan, and serve immediately!

Shrimp: they’re the fruit of the sea!



(Some have suggested adding tequila to the marinade.)




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Cucumber subs

If you love cucumbers, you will love this. I saw this on a friends page and I had to repost.


Cucumber subs with turkey, green onions and Laughing Cow cheese! Yum!! All the goodness without all that bread!





Cucumber subs:

medium to large cucumbers
turkey, ham, or other deli meat slices or shaved
bacon (optional)
green onions (optional)
tomatoes (optional)
any sandwich fillers (optional)
Laughing Cow cheese or mayo or cream cheese or any other condiment

Cut the cucumber length-wise, from tip to tip. Scoop out the inside of the cucumber to make room for your sandwich fillers. Add meat, vegies, and other sandwich makings to the inside of the cucumber. Place one half of the cucumber on the other half. Enjoy!!



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Brownies


For Brownie:

19 1/2 ounce package of brownie mix
egg
vegetable oil
water
or whatever the package calls for

Prepare and bake brownie mix in a greased 13"x9" baking pan according to package directions. Let cool.


For Middle Layer:

2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (18 ounce) jar creamy peanut butter

Mix powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and peanut butter.
Mix well and spread over cooled brownies.
Chill for one hour.

For Top Layer:

1 (12 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter, softened

Melt together chocolate chips and 6 tbsp butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted.
Spread over brownies.
Let cool; cut into squares.







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Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring

Biscuit CINNAMON Roll!!
WOW these look Awesome and Delicious!!!

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring:


2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits**
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 C. pancake syrup (any brand you like, I used Mrs. Buttersworth)
1/3 C. packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. chopped pecans, optional
1/4 C. chopped almonds, optional

Instructions:
Spray a fluted pan with non-stick spray. Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (if desired). Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top. Lay the biscuits on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together) to form a ring. Top with remaining syrup and sugar mixtures. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and enjoy!
** You can use 1 1/2 tubes of the Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits if 1 doesn't seem like enough and bake it for about 30 minutes.

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