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Mar 182016
 
Creamy Grape Salad
This is a really good kid friendly salad. What kid does not like grapes and there are lots of grapes in this one.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  3. 1/3 cup sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 pounds seedless red grapes
  6. 2 pounds seedless green grapes
  7. 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  8. 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. 1 In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat.
  2. 2 Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving. Yield: 21-24 servings.
Notes
  1. I made half of the recipe.
  2. Will try cutting the grapes in half, using only red grapes and adding cooked chicken for a sandwich next time.
Adapted from Taste of Home
Adapted from Taste of Home
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/
Mar 072016
 
Baked Cheesy Bacon Grits
Serves 6
If you like breakfast, casseroles, grits, cheese, and bacon this is the dish for you. Very cheesy and rich in bacon flavor.
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  2. 1 1/2 C. water
  3. 1 1/2 C. chicken stock
  4. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 1 C. quick-cooking grits
  6. 6 oz. process cheese (velveeta), cubed (little over 2 C.)
  7. 1/4 C. butter, cubed
  8. 1/4 C. milk
  9. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  10. 1 C. (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, cook b acon over medium heat until crisp. Stir occasionally. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  2. Add water, stock, garlic powder and pepper to bacon drippings. Bring to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to med-low. Cook covered 5-7 min. or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Add process cheese and butter. Stir until melted. Stir in milk. Slowly stir in eggs until blended.
  4. Transfer to a greased 8" x 8" baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon and shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 40-45 min. until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  5. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
Notes
  1. Can be frozen unbaked - cool, cover and freeze. Remove from freezer and refrigerate night before. Remove from freezer 30 min before baking. Bake as directed except increase time to 50-60 min. Thermometer should register 165° near center of casserole.
Adapted from Taste of Home - Fall 2014
Adapted from Taste of Home - Fall 2014
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Apr 302015
 

 

Tortellini and Ham
Serves 4
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package (12 ounces) Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini
  2. 1 cup frozen pepper strips, thawed
  3. 3 tablespoons butter
  4. 1-1/4 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  5. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  6. 1-1/2 teaspoons ClearJel (cornstarch)
  7. 1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
  8. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  9. 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  10. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  11. 4 tablespoons grated Romano cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute pepper strips in butter until crisp-tender. Add ham and garlic; saute 1 minute longer.
  2. Combine the clearjel, broth, basil, parsley and pepper; stir into pepper mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons cheese. Drain tortellini; toss with ham mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Notes
  1. You could use frozen cheese tortellini.
  2. I clean and freeze peppers at the end of the summer for use all winter.
  3. I also use fresh peppers when in season.
  4. You could use canned chicken broth if you want.
  5. Parmesan cheese could also be used instead of Romano.
  6. Wonderful recipe for using up that leftover ham after a holiday.
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/

Note from Christy: The pictures have broccoli instead of peppers. I used a 12oz bag of frozen broccoli cuts for the picky people. I thought it was great with the broccoli, but I’m anxious to try it with peppers, too.

Apr 062015
 

Smoke cook ground beef (and vegetables) adds another dimension of wonderful flavors to familiar standbys such as lasagna and other casserole dishes. See Smoky Sloppy Joes on Homemade Buns.

Smoked Ground Beef
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. Ground Beef
Instructions
  1. Preheat smoker to approximately 95-100ºC (200-220ºF)
  2. Crumble meat and spread over a ceramic baking sheet with sides
  3. Place on a rack in the lower half of the smoker.
  4. Smoke cooks for 1 hour or until full of flavor but not fully cooked.
  5. Cooking time will vary depending on weather and wind conditions.
  6. Remove meat with slotted spoon to large skillet, bowl or sauce pan.
  7. Discard fat.
  8. Continue as outlined in your specific recipe.
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Apr 062015
 

Creamy Broccoli Coleslaw
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Bag of Broccoli Slaw
  2. Coleslaw Dressing

  3. Coleslaw Dressing:
  4. 3/4 C Mayonnaise
  5. 1/3 C Sour Cream
  6. 1/4 C Sugar
  7. 3/4 Tsp. Seasonall Salt
  8. 1/2 Tsp. Ground Mustard
  9. 1/4 Tsp. Celery Salt
Instructions
  1. Mix Broccoli Slaw with enough coleslaw dressing to coat.
  2. Put in refrigerator for four hours or overnight.
  3. Stir before serving.
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Creamy Broccoli Slaw

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