Funeral Potatoes

Stephanie Says: Frozen potatoes are a necessity for the baking times to be right.  I actually use dry onion flakes reconstituted instead of fresh onion.  You can also substitute the corn flakes for crushed Ritz crackers or potato chips.  This recipe can be doubled for a larger party, but remember to adjust the baking times to suit the larger volume.

Funeral Potatoes
Recipe type: Side Dish
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  • 16 oz. hash brown potatoes, frozen
  • 16 oz. diced potatoes, frozen
  • 10¾ oz. Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1½ oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ c. butter, melted
  • ½ c. onions, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 c. corn flakes, crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  1. Grease 9"x13" baking dish. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine soups, sour cream, cheese, onions, garlic salt, seasoned salt, & the ½ cup melted butter or margarine. Gently fold in hash browns, then gently fold in diced potatoes.
  3. Pour mixture into pan. Combine crushed corn flakes & the 2 tbsp melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle on top of potato mixture in baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30-45 minutes.


Photo Courtesy of Andy Melton on Flickr

Crockpot Mac N’ Cheese

Gary Says: We tried this recently and it was terrific!

Crockpot Mac N' Cheese
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  • 16 oz. large elbow macaroni
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  1. Boil macaroni in water until al dente. Reserve ¼ c. cheddar cheese.
  2. Beat the 3 eggs.
  3. In a large bowl, mix evaporated milk, remaining cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Velveeta, eggs, salt & pepper. Add the cooked macaroni & mix until well blended. Pour mixture into appropriate sized Crockpot or other slow cooker. Top the mixture with your reserved cheddar cheese.
  4. Cook at Low setting for 3-4 hours.


Photo Courtesy of Gail on Flickr

Easy Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

Submitted by Nicole~
Serves 2


32 oz. Velveeta cheese 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can evaporated milk 32 oz. macaroni noodles
salt & pepper to taste


  1. Place large pot of water on to boil. While waiting for water to boil, cut up the Velveeta into chunks & place chunks & evaporated milk in the crock pot (I start out with pot on high). 
  2. When water is ready, put noodles in for 10 minutes, strain & dump ½ of the noodles into the cheesy goodness with a little salt & pepper, stir. 
  3. Add 1 cups of shredded cheese, stir. Add in remaining noodles & additional salt & pepper, stir. Add salt & pepper to your taste & stir again if needed. 
  4. Top of with remaining cup of cheese & you’re done! Leave on high for 1 to 2 hours, then move to low or warm until you serve.

The Califunky Hot Brown

Submitted by randilicious
Serves 2


5 tbsp canola oil 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1½ c. milk 6 tbsp Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
3 tbsp sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 egg, beaten
½ tbsp pepper ½ tbsp oregano
1 tsp paprika 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 c. mushrooms, sliced 8 stalks asparagus
1 tomato, thinly sliced 4 slices of bread, toasted
1 avocado leftover turkey slices and/or ¼ lb. pork roast thinly sliced


  1. To prepare sauce, in a large skillet combine 3 tbsp canola oil & flour little by little & mix to create a roux.  Stir in flour to absorb the oil.  Slowly whisk in the milk, & add Parmesan cheese & cheddar cheese.  Stir in the egg to thicken the sauce, but do not allow to boil.  Season with pepper, paprika, & Old Bay seasoning & remove from heat.
  2. In a separate skillet, heat 2 tbsp canola oil.  Saute mushrooms in the oil until soft.
  3. In the same skillet, saute the asparagus.
  4. Preheat the oven broiler.  For each serving, put 2 slices of toast on a broiler-safe dish.  Cover toast with layer of slices of turkey/pork roast & mushrooms.  Smother each serving with sauce.
  5. Place dish in broiler until the top of the sauce in speckled brown & bubbly.  Remove from broiler, add tomatoes, & cross cross 4 stalks of asparagus (per serving) over top, & serve.
  6. For each serving, slice up half an avocado & add as garnish.

Chef’s Note: The Kentucky Hot Brown retains a special place in my heart, as I was born in Kentucky.  Of course, I had to add in more of a California flavor (and a dash of my Maryland side too) to make it healthier.

Ham Rolls

Submitted by MoonSpinner


1½ Blocks Philadelphia Cream Cheese 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ to 1 c. green onions or Vidalia onions 1 pkg. ham slices (not thin cut)


  1. Heat cream cheese in microwave until smooth & warm, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.
  2. Add shredded cheddar cheese to warm cream cheese mixture. You can vary the cheese mixture depending on how much of a cream cheese taste you want. If you want more of a sharp cheddar taste, add more shredded cheese.
  3. Stir until blended smooth, which may require additional heating. (Mixture should be a light orange color)
  4. Stir in green onions to mixture.
  5. While still warm, drop a spoonful of mixture onto one end of ham slice. Also spread a very thin layer of cheese picture across rest of ham slice (this will make the roll stick together.
  6. Tightly roll ham up pushing cheese mixture through slice evenly. Cheese mixture should stick ham roll together.
  7. Once rolled, refrigerate ham rolls flap side down for 3-4 hours until solid.
  8. Once solid, slice rolls up to desired size or eat whole & serve.