Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bacon Wrapped Smoked Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breasts


4 boneless chicken breasts

4 slices bacon

3 -4 ounces smoked gouda cheese

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon pepper



Combine, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika and pepper.


Flatten chicken breasts to approx 1/4" thickness.


Season both sides of chicken with the cayenne mixture.


Place small piece (s) of cheese on chicken and roll up, pressing firmly.


Wrap each stuffed breast with a bacon slice and then brown over medium heat until bacon just begins to crisp.


Bake in a 350 oven for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014




2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter

16 ounces cream cheese

4 TBS sugar

4 TBS milk

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

16 ounces crushed pineapple, drained

2 cups flaked coconut

2 TBS melted butter


1 - Combine flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup butter. Pat mixture into ungreased 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 350 oven for 14-19 minutes. Cool slightly.

2 - Mix together cream cheese, 4 TBS sugar, milk and eggs. Fold in vanilla, and drained pineapple. Spread over baked crust.

3 - Combine coconut and 2 TBS melted butter. Sprinkle over pineapple layer filling. Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kentucky Hot Brown Bake

Kentucky Hot Brown Bake


8 oz package refrigerated crescent rolls

1 lb. package smoked turkey lunch meat

8 slices cooked bacon

8 slices Swiss cheese

3 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin

4 eggs, beaten


Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 2 squares.

Place one square in bottom of 8" pan that is greased or lined with parchment paper.

Press dough to fit pan.

Layer with half the turkey, bacon, cheese and tomatoes.

Pour half the eggs over the top.

Repeat the layers.

Top with remaining dough square.

Pour remaining eggs over top.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, covered with foil. Remove foil and bake another 20-25 minutes.

Let sit at room temp for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

kings hawaiian baked ham swiss sandwiches

kings hawaiian baked ham swiss sandwiches


1 12 pack of King’s Hawaiian Original Rolls

1 lb. deli ham, shaved

1 lb. Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

1 1/2 sticks butter

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

3 teaspoons of poppy seeds

1 onion, chopped


1. Heat oven to 350. Melt butter and mix in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion and poppy seed. Simmer for several minutes.

2. Cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves in tact).

3. In a greased 9×13 pan, place bottom half of rolls and spread 1/3 of the onion mixture over the bottom of the rolls followed by the ham and cheese.

4. Replace the tops of the rolls and spread the remaining onion mixture over top.

5. Cover and bake for 15-20 minutes and, once finished, separate for serving.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014



• 7 whole graham crackers, finely crushed

• 1/4 cup powdered sugar

• 6 tbsp butter, melted

• 4 bars milk chocolate candy

• 12 large marshmallows

You are going to be shocked how easy these are.

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Place graham crackers into a large resealable plastic bag. Finely crush into crumbs using Baker’s Roller®;. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and butter in Small Batter Bowl

Step 2:

Using Small Scoop, place scant scoop of crumb mixture in each cup of a Mini-Muffin Pan. Press crumbs to form shallow cups with Mini-Tart Shaper. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling

Step 3:

While the crust is in the oven, break two of the candy bars into rectangles. Remove pan from oven; place one rectangle into each cup.

Step 4:

Cut marshmallows in half crosswise using shears dipped in cold water. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup. Return to oven 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are just slightly softened. Remove from oven to a cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cups from pan. Cool completely.

Step 5:

Break remaining candy bars and place in (1-cup/250 mL) Prep Bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute-1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Dip the top of each marshmallow in melted chocolate. Turn top-side up and let stand 40 minutes-1 hour or until set.

Yield: 24 cups

Store the cups in a single layer in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Freezing is not recommended. For a richer chocolate flavor, substitute dark chocolate candy bars for the milk chocolate.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Copycat Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts

Copycat Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnuts


  • Doughnuts

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

  • 1/2 cup warm water, 110 degrees

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk, warmed to 110 degrees

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, at room temperature

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, then more as needed

  • 3 - 4 cups vegetable shortening, for frying

  • Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tsp evaporated milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 - 4 tsp hot water


  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whisk together yeast, warm water and 1/2 tsp of the sugar. Let rest 5 - 10 minutes. Add in evaporated milk, remaining granulated sugar (3 Tbsp + 2 1/2 tsp), salt, 1/4 cup shortening, egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Add half of the flour and set mixer with whisk attachment and blend until smooth. Switch mixer to hook attachment, slowly add remaining flour and knead on low speed until smooth and elastic about 4 - 5 minutes, adding additional flour as needed (I only added about 2 Tbsp more. You shouldn't need a lot more, you want dough to be slightly sticky and tacky but shouldn't stick to a clean fingertip). Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

  • Punch dough down and roll into an even layer onto a floured surface to slightly less than 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into doughnut shapes using a doughnut cutter or two round circle cutters (on large and one small for holes). Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 - 40 minutes.

  • Heat shortening in a cast iron dutch oven to 360 degrees (don't walk away from oil while preheating and don't let it get above 375 degrees, remove from heat and reduce heat as needed). Meanwhile, prepare glaze by mixing together all of the glaze ingredients in a shallow dish (don't add too much water, you'll be dipping warm doughnuts in glaze so you don't want it to be runny, fairly thick is good). Carefully transfer doughnuts to oil (I could fry 3 at a time) and fry until golden on bottom, then using a wooden chopstick, flip to opposite side and fry opposite side until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool 1 - 2 minutes then dip top half in glaze while still warm and return to wire rack and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Best served warm. Once cool reheat in microwave 5 - 10 seconds if desired.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

1 cup flour

2 Tbsp onion powder

2 Tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp red pepper

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

4 thin pork chops

2 Tbsp bacon fat

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 cups buttermilk

Chopped fresh parsley or green onions, for garnish, optional

Mix together flour, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper, salt, and black pepper in a pie plate. Coat pork chops in flour mixture; shaking off the excess.

Over medium heat in cast iron skillet, melt bacon fat and oil together well. Gently lay pork chops in skillet; fry about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove pork chops from skillet.

Mix ½ cup flour mixture and buttermilk together well; pour into skillet, stir into hot fat; bring gravy to boil then reduce heat to simmer until nice and thick, stirring often. Return pork chops to skillet; cover with gravy. Simmer for 5 minutes or so until pork chops are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with chopped parsley or green onions if using, before serving.

Variation: May sauté onions and or mushrooms with pork chops and add to gravy mixture.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Almond Joy Brownie Bites

Almond Joy Brownie Bites


1 box of family size Chocolate Fudge brownie mix

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (14 oz.) bag coconut

1/4 C milk

1 C chocolate chips, melted

1/4 C almonds (or nuts), crushed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line (regular size, not mini) cupcake pan with paper liners. (Don't skip the paper liners as they make stick).

Make brownies according to package directions and pour batter only half way up the liners.

Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes. While they are baking, mix the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and milk together.

Remove brownies from oven and spoon on some sweetened coconut.

Place bake in oven and continue to bake an additional 14-16 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing the paper liners. Drizzle on the chocolate then sprinkle on the almonds.

Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Pecan Pie Cupcakes


1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cup butter, melted

2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.

Spray a miniature muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. (The spray with flour in it works best!)

Fill each 3/4 full.

Bake in preheated oven for approx 18 minutes.

NOTE: Generously spray your pan with cooking spray with flour. Once they come out of the oven let them cool for one minute then flip them out onto a cooling rack. If they cool in the pan they'll have to be chiseled out.

Also don't fill the pan to the very top, they will overflow if you do.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used a rotisserie chicken)

1 cup sour cream

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 can of corn, drained

1/4 cup minced onion

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 medium sized bag of nacho cheese Doritos, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Spread the bottom of the pan with half of the Doritos . Reserve one cup of cheese. Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bow. Pour chicken mixture over the Doritos. Top casserole with the remaining cheese and Doritos. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

3 Envelope Roast

3 Envelope Roast


3 pound beef roast such as chuck roast

1 envelope of dry Italian salad dressing mix

1 envelope of dry ranch salad dressing mix

1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix

2 cups water

Instructions :

Put the water in a measuring cup that is larger then the amount of water you are using. Now add and mix all three envelopes to the water. Mix until blended completely.

Brown the roast (if desired). Add the meat to your cooker. Pour the water, salad dressing mixture over the roast. In the slow cooker cook it on high for about 4 hours on low about 8 hours.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014




22 REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups

3 cups of white chocolate chips

1-14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk


Line a 9x9 casserole dish with foil. Lightly spray it with cooking spray.

Arrange your Peanut Butter Cups on the bottom (16 total)

In a large sauce pan add your white chocolate chips & sweetened condensed milk and heat over medium low heat until all of the chocolate has melted.

Once everything is well combined immediately pour the chocolate/milk mixture over your peanut butter cups.

Chop the remaining 6 peanut butter cups into smaller pieces and spread evenly over the top of the mixture and press down slightly.

Let cool on the counter for a while and then cover with plastic and put in the fridge to cool completely. We've actually just stored our fudge in the fridge to keep it longer since it made so much!

Once it's cooled in the fridge for a couple of hours you can cut into bite sized pieces, or huge chunks... it's up to you.