Breakfast Delight Ham

Breakfast Delight

Breakfast Delight

1 tube (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent rolls
2 cups (1 lb.) cubed ham
2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
Dash of salt and pepper
1-1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese

Arrange rolls on bottom of 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Top rolls with ham and potatoes.

Beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture over potatoes. Top with cheese.

Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 minutes or until eggs are set.

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Strawberry Angel Food Trifle

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Angel Food Trifle

(1) angel food cake
24 oz. container frozen strawberries, sliced with sugar added, thawed
3 cups sugar free vanilla pudding
16 oz. container of whipped cream, slightly less than the whole container
Fresh strawberries for garnish

Tear angel food cake into medium pieces. Begin layering cake, strawberries, pudding and whip cream in a large clear glass bowl.Continue irregular layers, filling the bowl. Top entire dessert with a solid layer of whip cream. Slice a few fresh strawberries for garnish Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving.

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Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

Snickers Caramel Apple Salad

6 regular size Snickers Candy Bar
6 apples I used Red Delicious… Granny Smith would also be great
1 (5 oz.) package Vanilla Instant Pudding dry, do not prepare
1/2 cup milk
1 (12 oz.) tub cool whip
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping

Whisk vanilla pudding packet, 1/2 cup milk and cool whip together until well combined.
Chop up apples and Snickers.
Stir chopped apples and Snickers into pudding mixture.
Place in a large bowl and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.
Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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Watermelon “Cake”

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon “Cake”

Directions:
The “cake” is watermelon.

Cut the ends off the watermelon to form the top & bottom of the cake; then cut away the rind from the sides of the cake.

Use cookie cutters to cut cantaloupe flowers and honeydew leaves/ Use toothpicks to attach to cake.
Decorate with additional strawberries, blueberries, apples, grapes, and oranges.

Simple & yummy!

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potato

Twice Baked Potatoes

2 large baking potatoes
salt to taste
pepper to taste
3 Tbs milk
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs sour cream
1 tsp fresh chives, diced
¼ cup shredded Swiss, Cheddar or your favorite cheese, optional
Bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional
Preheat oven to 200 (400 degrees F). Scrub potatoes, prick with fork and bake for about an hour or until tender. Remove from oven and let potatoes sit for 15 minutes to cool slightly.

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out pulp leaving a thin layer in shell. Mash potato, then use an electric mixer on low until smooth.

Heat milk and butter over medium low heat in saucepan until butter is melted. Add to mashed potatoes; cream together well. Stir in sour cream, and 2 Tbs cheese if using. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heap mixture into potato shells. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon if using and remaining cheese if using.

Place potatoes in baking dish; bake another 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, garnish with chives and serve.

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Scalloped Potato Beefy Casserole

Beefy Scallop Casserole Scalloped Potato Beefy Casserole

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 pkg. scalloped potatoes (I use loaded baked potato)
1/4 c. onions
1/4 c. celery
1/4 c. green pepper

 

Brown ground beef and onions, drain, add celery and green peppers.
Mix scalloped potatoes (box instructions).
Bake according to box directions. If you want, top with some shredded cheese or sour cream dollop

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Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Sausage, egg and biscuits casserole

1 can buttermilk biscuits any brand
1 lb Jimmy Dean sausage(or any brand of pork sausage)
1 c shredded mozzarella
1 c shredded cheddar
6 eggs
3/4 cup milk
salt & pepper to taste

Directions
Cut biscuits into six to eight pieces place in a grease 8×8 pan, brown sausage on the stove top and drain spread over the cut up biscuits, beat eggs and add milk and salt and pepper to them and pour over sausage and biscuits, sprinkle both shredded cheeses over the top.
Bake in 8×8 pan at 425 for 30-35 min. Let sit 5 min.

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Pizza Stuffed Chicken Breast

Pizza Stuff Chicken INGREDIENTs:

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 oz. mozzarella cheese
1.25 oz. (approx. 16 slices) pepperoni
1 large egg
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
6 Tbsps vegetable oil
to taste salt and pepper

STEP 1: Trim the chicken breasts. Slice each breast in half diagonally to create two diamond-like shaped pieces. Using a small, sharp knife, cut a pocket into the side of each breast piece. This can be slightly tricky on thinner pieces so be careful. Be sure not to cut all the way through the meat but rather just into one side so that the fillings will stay in.

STEP 2: Stuff each piece of chicken with 1/2 oz. of cheese and about 4 slices of pepperoni. Lightly season each piece with salt and pepper. Set the stuffed chicken aside.

STEP 3: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Begin to heat a large skillet with 6 Tbsp of vegetable oil over medium/high heat. Collect three shallow dishes and put the flour in one, the egg in another and the bread crumbs in the third. Beat the egg until it is an even consistency (adding a 1/2 tsp of water helps break it up).

STEP 4: One by one, coat each piece of chicken in the flour, then the egg then the bread crumbs. Use your hands so that you can keep the open side of the pocket pinched closed and keep the fillings in. The flour helps the egg adhere and the egg keeps the bread crumbs in place. This is a basic bread coating.

STEP 5: Test the oil in the skillet to see if it is hot enough by dropping a small pinch of bread crumbs in. The bread crumbs should sizzle and dance A LOT. It is very important that the oil is hot enough or else the breading will soak up a lot of oil and you’ll end up with some really greasy chicken!. Place all four pieces of chicken in the skillet and cook until it is golden brown and crispy on each side. This should take no more than 2-3 minutes.

STEP 6: When you remove the chicken pieces from the skillet, transfer them to the baking sheet and place it in the oven. Finish baking the chicken (to cook the inside) for about 25 minutes (longer if you have larger pieces). Remove from the oven (check to make sure the chicken is cooked through) and serve immediately!

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No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

INGREDIENTS:
½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cooking oats

DIRECTIONS:
1. Add the first four ingredients (through the cocoa powder) to a 4-quart saucepan.

2. Bring to a rolling boil and let boil for 1 minute.

3. Remove from heat.

4. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until smooth, then stir in the oats.

5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto wax paper-lined baking sheets.

6. Let cool until set.

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Pizza Chicken No Bread No Crust

Chicken Pizza

PIZZA CHICKEN

1 boneless chicken breast, pounded flat if thick
Salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning, to taste
1 tablespoon pizza sauce
4 slices pepperoni
1 teaspoon butter or oil
2 fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 thin green pepper rings
1 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded

Season the chicken with salt and other seasonings; grill.
Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms and pepper rings in butter or oil until slightly tender, but not mushy; set aside. Spread the sauce over the chicken, then top with the pepperoni, the pepper rings, mushrooms and then finally, the cheese. Sprinkle with a little additional Italian seasoning, if desired.

Bake at 350º about 10-15 minutes or until hot and the cheese is melted. Serve at once.

Makes 1 serving

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