American Q’s Bourbon + Bacon Hot Chocolate

Submitted by Hazel Morgan
Serves 1

American Q's Bourbon + Bacon Hot ChocolateEditor’s Note: This recipe has also appeared elsewhere but is being shared with permission.

American Q's Bourbon + Bacon Hot Chocolate
Recipe type: Cocktails
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  • ¼ c.cocoa powder
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ⅓ c. water
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 3 oz. bacon fat
  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 4 pcs. American Q Swine Candy
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  1. Heat all ingredients except for bourbon & bacon fat in a saucepan, do not boil.
  2. Whisk until incorporated.
  3. Once mixed well, remove from heat & whisk in bacon fat until frothy. Add bourbon.
  4. Serve in mugs with a dollop of whipped cream, crumbled swine candy, & a garnish of ½ piece of swine candy.

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
Recipe type: Sides
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  • 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
  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
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 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
  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.

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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  She wrote more about her Breakfast Sausage Gravy there!

Jen's Breakfast Sausage Gravy
Recipe type: Breakfast
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  • 1 lb. maple sausage
  • 5 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp beef bouillon
  • 1 tsp seasoned pepper
  • Dash of garlic herb seasoning
  • Flour
  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
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 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
  • 2-3 c. mini marshmallows
  • ¾ c. chopped walnuts
  • ½ c. butter or margarine
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 7½ tbsp milk
  • 6½ c. powdered sugar
  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.

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