Broccoli & Ham Hot Dish

Debbie Says: A great old dish.  You can use plain or crinkle cut french fries for a fun variation.

Broccoli & Ham Hot Dish
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 bag French fries, frozen
  • 1 sm. box frozen broccoli pieces, thawed & drained
  • 2 c. ham, cubed
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 c. milk
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large casserole dish or 9″x13″ baking dish.
  2. Layer frozen french fries, broccoli & cubed ham evenly on the bottom of your dish/pan.
  3. Mix soup, mayonnaise & milk together. Pour evenly over other ingredients in baking dish. Spread cheese evenly on top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until warmed thoroughly.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Lilley on Flickr

Debbie’s Corn Pudding

Debbie Says: This can also be prepared ahead of time and re-heated before service.

Debbie's Corn Pudding
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Ingredients
  • 2 cans creamed corn
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 c. milk
  • ⅔ c. sugar
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter or spray 9"x9" baking dish (or other appropriate sized casserole dish).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together creamed corn, eggs, sugar, flour, salt, nutmeg, black pepper, & milk. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Slice the butter in half & place the slices on top, separated. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown on top. The center of the pudding may still appear to be loose due to the butter, but the edges should appear done.
  4. Server warm.

Photo Courtesy of Ishikawa Ken on Flickr

Jen’s Breakfast Sausage Gravy

Jen Says: We like the Jimmy Dean brand of sausage and prefer Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits.  If the gravy ends up too thick, add more milk.

Jen Goode blogs about creativity in every direction at 100Directions.com.  She wrote more about her Breakfast Sausage Gravy there!

Jen's Breakfast Sausage Gravy
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. maple sausage
  • 5 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp beef bouillon
  • 1 tsp seasoned pepper
  • Dash of garlic herb seasoning
  • Flour
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown the sausage. Drain the grease. Put it in a food processor & chop to fine pieces. Set aside.
  2. Add 4 c. of milk to the skillet, stirring in the beef bouillon, seasoned pepper, and garlic herb seasoning. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in sausage, add the remaining milk, & simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix 1 c. of warm water with 1 tbsp of flour. Stir until well mixed. Continue to add flour, 1 tbsp at a time, until the consistency of the mixture is that of a thick cake batter. Pour the flour/water mixture into the skillet & stir thoroughly until the gravy begins to thicken.
  4. Remove from the heat & pour generously over freshly baked biscuits. Serve.

 

Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars
 
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Bars
  • 1 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 c. water
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • ½ c. buttermilk or sour milk
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt
Topping
  • 2-3 c. mini marshmallows
  • ¾ c. chopped walnuts
Frosting
  • ½ c. butter or margarine
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 7½ tbsp milk
  • 6½ c. powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine butter, water, & cocoa & bring to a boil. Mix all ingredients, except topping & frosting ingredients, well (batter will be thin).
  2. Bake at 350°F in a greased 11"x16" pan for 20 minutes. Cover with the topping ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil the butter & milk from the frosting ingredients.
  4. Add additional frosting ingredients & beat until smooth. Frost bars.

Photo Courtesy of Cory Denton on Flickr

Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

Toasted Butter Pecan Cake
 
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Cake
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 c. milk
Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ⅔ c. chopped pecans, toasted
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar & butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, & salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined.
  3. Fold in pecans.
  4. Pour into three greased 9" round baking pans. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans; set aside & cool completely.
  5. For frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, & vanilla. Beat in enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  6. Spread frosting between layers, inserting toothpicks to stabilize layers.
  7. Frost top & sides of cakes. Sprinkle with pecans. Store in refrigerator.

Photo Courtesy of Richard Elzey on Flickr