Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Serves 6-8 I made this for 2021 Christmas Lunch. The Balsamic Glaze was an afterthought because the dish needed more acidity. I think it could use even more. We didn’t have parmesan so we used a wine infused sharp cheese. We used a zester to grate the cheese. We tossed in some of the grated… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Italian Tomato Soup

Chelsea brought this to a shower and it was pretty amazing. INGREDIENTS: 3 cans Italian Style Tomatoes 1 stick butter 3 small (10.5 oz.) cans tomato sauce 16 oz. heavy whipping cream Italian seasoning to taste INSTRUCTIONS: Simmer 30 minutes Puree Add tomato sauce Simmer to marry (20 minutes) Stir in heavy whipping cream

Compound Butter (Herb):

I am anxious to try this on steaks. INGREDIENTS: 1 stick softened butter (not melted) 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan (or other strong) cheese 2 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp black pepper (finely ground) 2 tsp sage (finely chopped) 2 tsp thyme (finely chopped) 2 tsp rosemary… Continue reading Compound Butter (Herb):

Chicken Soup – Homemade

Another great version: INGREDIENTS: Mirepoix Ingredients: 3/4 lb. carrots 3/4 lb. celery 1.5 lb. onion 64 oz. chicken broth 32 oz. beef broth 1.5 – 2 lbs cooked chicken breast (diced to 1/3″ cubes). 1 Tbsp Knorr chicken Bullion 1.5 tsp pepper 1 recipe noodles from Chicken and Noodles – Grandma Great’s INSTRUCTIONS: Simmer the… Continue reading Chicken Soup – Homemade

Copycat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is the equivalent of a single, small, 12 oz. box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. They make another version of the powdered cheese called Big Daddy Mac. It would probably work with about 4T instead of 6T. INGREDIENTS: 1.5 Cups Elbow Macaroni 6T Hoosier Hill Farm Gourmet Cheddar Cheese Powder (I bought 1… Continue reading Copycat Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

Jalapeño Popper Dip – Kaitlyn’s

NOTES: This recipe contains a lot of dairy so it is hard to make it overly spicy. You can add chili powder to increase spiciness. You can also add parmesan cheese to complement the umami of the bacon bits. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 small jar of diced pickled jalapeños (taste prior to half jar could be spicy) 8oz cream… Continue reading Jalapeño Popper Dip – Kaitlyn’s

Seasoned Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip – Maddy’s

NOTE: I stole this from Rick who stole it from Maddy. It is published without permission. Not sorry! PRETZEL INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup oil 1 packet ranch mix 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon lemon pepper PRETZEL INSTRUCTIONS: Mix and pour over pretzels and stir. CHEESE DIP INGREDIENTS: 2 blocks cream cheese… Continue reading Seasoned Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dip – Maddy’s

Enchilada Stuffed Shells – Danielle

NOTE: If you shred your own cheese, it will melt easier than pre-shredded cheese but this is not required for this recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 box of jumbo pasta shells 2 pounds hamburger 16 oz (2 small cans) refried beans 8 oz. shredded colby jack cheese 8 oz. shredded pepperjack cheese 56 oz (2 large cans)… Continue reading Enchilada Stuffed Shells – Danielle