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I am a mommy of 7 year old boy/girl twins, as well as two additional daughters ages 2 and 4 and a teenage step son!! Life is always crazy around here!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Heart Attack Potatoes

This dish is a must have at most family gatherings.

1/2 cup melted butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can of  cream of chicken soup
8 ounces shredded cheese any type I like extra sharp cheddar
1 (8 oz) carton sour cream
1 (32 oz) package shredded frozen hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups crushed corn flakes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. In a large pan, melt one stick of butter and saute the onions in it for 5 to 10 minutes, until onions are softened. Take pan off burner. Add soup, cheese, and sour cream, mix well. Add frozen hash browns and mix well. Place mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Mix the crushed corn flakes with the second stick of butter.

Sprinkle corn flake butter mixture over the hash brown mixture in pan.

Bake, uncovered, at 350degrees for 1 hour.

Baked Mac and Cheese

This is always a hit in my house!
1 (12 ounce) package macaroni
1 egg
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
2.In a large pot, lightly boil the macaroni for about 5 minutes until half-cooked.
3.Whisk the egg and milk together in a large cup. Add butter and cheese to the egg and milk. Stir well.
4.Place the lightly cooked macaroni in the prepared baking dish. Pour the egg and cheese liquid over the macaroni, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir well. Press the mixture evenly around the baking dish.
5.Bake uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top is brown.
Also feel free to be sneaky I sometimes add carrot puree to my Mac and Cheese.

Chocolate Butterscotch Fudge

This is the fudge recipe I use and it is alway's a no fail one.

1 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels
9 ounces butterscotch morsels
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
nuts and dried fruit ( optional)

Place pot on the stove and preheat it over low heat. Add chips and milk and stir until chips are melted and milk combined. Stir in vanilla and remove fudge from heat.The fudge sets up very fast. Chill covered in the refrigerator. This makes a great gift during the Holiday or anytime really!


So, anyone who know's me know's two important things about me...I love chocolate and I love EASY. This is the simplest frosting ever and it is oh so yummy!

16 ounces heavy cream
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (I use a bag of chocolate chips)
1 tsp corn syrup

Place chocolate morsels and cream in a  saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until combined and thickened, between 20 and 25 minutes. Increase the heat to medium low. Cook stirring  a couple  minutes more. Remove pan from heat.

Stir in corn syrup. Transfer frosting to a large metal bowl. Chill until cool enough to spread, about 2 hours, checking and stirring every 15 to 20 minutes. Use immediatly

You will never buy tub frosting again.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I am Back!

It has been a long time since I have been on. Busy Busy busy. I have ton's of things to creat in the kitchen and I plan on sharing them here. So please keep an eye out for new yummy recipes!