Loaded Potato Soup

I made this for dinner the other night.  It was easy to make but took a bit of time which was worth it!  Just go slow and follow the directions carefully and you will be rewarded for your time and effort. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 6 cups chicken broth 2 … Continue reading

Cheater Baked Beans

Don’t let the name fool you, these cheat in ease of preparation only, definitely not in flavor! 1 pound bacon 2 (28 ounce each) cans Bush’s Original Baked Beans 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup ketchup 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 small onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350. 2  Cut bacon into bite size … Continue reading

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

I made this for our big 4th of July family BBQ yesterday and it was a hit!  It tastes just like a loaded baked potato in potato salad form, delicious! 1 1/2 pounds potatoes 1/2 cup fat free sour cream 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup bacon crumbles 1 bunch … Continue reading

Spinach Salad with the Works

I threw this salad together one day and now it’s become my favorite. 1 bag baby spinach 1 can Mandarin oranges, drained 1/3 – 1/2 cup craisins 1/3 – 1/2 cup Feta 1/3 – 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/3 – 1/2 cup bacon crumbles Toss all ingredients together and serve with poppy seed dressing for … Continue reading

Hash Brown Egg Bake

Just trying out some breakfast casserole recipes for the neighborhood Breakfast with Santa which I’m helping out with again this year.  This was pretty yummy and easy to make, really  potatoey as opposed to eggy. 1 (30 oz) package frozen cubed hash browns, thawed 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 cup (4 oz) shredded … Continue reading

Southwestern Pasta with Bacon

Dinner last night, recipe courtesy of “My Recipes”,  it was delicious and easy and fast, my three favorite things! salt and pepper 12 ounces gemelli or other short pasta (I used a 17.6 oz bag) 4 slices bacon, chopped (I used half the package which was about 7 slices) 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 … Continue reading