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Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole


Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Great side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas
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Cuisine: Southern
Recipe type: Holiday side dish
Serves: 12 servings
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Ingredients
  • 4 Large sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1⁄2 C white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1⁄2 t salt
  • 4 T butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 C milk
  • 1⁄2 t vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1⁄3 C all-purpose flour
  • 3 T butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 C pecans, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes or until the topping is lightly brown.

 

Scott Whitney’s Hot Buttered Rum

Scott Whitney's Hot Buttered Rum
Scott Whitney, from the Living in Las Vegas podcast, said this is the best hot buttered rum recipe. Try it and see if you agree!
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Recipe type: Drinks
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Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • 1 pinchy cloves
  • 1 pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until melted
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of mix to a mug
  3. Add 2 oz. rum or brandy
  4. Add 8 oz boiling water
  5. Stir and enjoy

 

Flaky, Buttery Biscuits

Flaky, Buttery Biscuits
Great with a sausage gravy for breakfast and pretty darn good with some butter and honey as well!
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 10
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Ingredients
  • 2 C flour
  • 3½ T baking powder
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t cream of tartar
  • 1 T honey
  • ½ C cold butter cut into small chunks
  • ⅔ C milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Place dry ingredients in a food processor to combine.
  3. Add butter and pulse about 10 times.
  4. Dump into a mixing bowl and add the milk and honey. Stir until it comes together.
  5. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead until not sticky to work the gluten
  6. Roll or pat the dough to about ¾ inch thick.
  7. Cut them with a biscuit cutter, a tin can or a glass. Try not to twist to keep layers separate.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Brush with butter right after they come out of the oven.
  10. Bake 10 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown.

 

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn
Mmmmm, caramel corn.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
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Ingredients
  • 7 quarts plain popped popcorn
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts (optional)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Place the popped popcorn into two shallow greased baking pans.
  2. Add the peanuts to the popped corn if using. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  4. Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in a saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring enough to blend. Once the mixture begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from the heat, and stir in the baking soda and vanilla. The mixture will be light and foamy.
  7. Immediately pour over the popcorn in the pans, and stir to coat. Don't worry too much at this point about getting all of the corn coated.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, removing the pans, and giving them each a good stir every 15 minutes.
  9. Line the counter top with waxed paper. Dump the corn out onto the waxed paper and separate the pieces.
  10. Allow to cool completely, then store in airtight containers or resealable bags.

 

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Easy pulled pork recipe. Good for large gatherings.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Pork!!!
Serves: 6-8
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Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and cut in half
  • 7 - 8 pounds pork shoulder, cut in half
Instructions
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the first six ingredients (all of the spices) with a fork.
  2. Pour in the honey, vinegar, and olive oil and stir to form a paste.
  3. Place the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top it with the 2 pieces of pork
  4. Pour the honey paste over all sides of the pork pieces.
  5. Turn the slow cooker on to low and cook for 8 to 9 hours or until the meat is tender enough to be easily shredded with a fork.
  6. Serve warm with good split rolls (buns) and your favorite BBQ sauce

 

Sushi Rice

Sushi Rice
Use this to create your favorite sushi rolls.
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Cuisine: Japanese
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse rice in cold water, 3 to 4 times. Drain fully
  2. Add rice and water to rice cooker and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
  3. While rice is cooking, mix remaining ingredients. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Once rice is cooked, pour into large mixing bowl. (The larger, the better. You want enough room to allow the rice to spread out so it can cool.)
  5. Pour rice seasoning (vinegar, sugar and salt concoction) over rice.
  6. Gently mix seasoning liquid into rice trying to evenly coat every rice grain
  7. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.

 

Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese

Crockpot Macaroni & Cheese
My attempt at a crockpot (slow cooker) macaroni and cheese
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Comfort food
Serves: 8
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  • 16 oz. elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups milk
  • 12-oz. can evaporated milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz cubed ham
  • 1 T dry mustard
  • 1 T hot sauce (Tobasco or Frank's)
  • 1 t smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Spray a large crockpot liberally with cooking spray
  2. Combine the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, cheeses, ham, mustard and hot sauce in the crockpot.
  3. Sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Cover and cook on low heat until noodles are done (about 2½ hours).
  5. Stir the mixture and serve hot.

 

Johnny’s Pancake Recipe

Johnny's Pancake Recipe
My kids love pancakes.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
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Ingredients
  • 2 C Flour
  • 3 T Sugar
  • ¼ t Salt
  • 2 T Baking Powder
  • 1¾ C Milk
  • 1 T Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs, beaten slightly
  • ¼ C Butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Combine all dry ingredients
  2. Combine all wet ingredients
  3. Mix wet into dry until well blended
  4. Let batter set for 10 minutes
  5. Heat griddle to 350F
  6. Butter griddle and pour ¼ C of batter onto griddle
  7. Cook until bubbles break on pancakes and they start to look a little dry
  8. Flip pancakes and cook for 3 minutes more
  9. Serve with butter and your favorite syrup

 

Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato Salad
Mmmmm, BACON!!
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
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  • 3 lbs Red Skinned Potatoes
  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimiento, drained
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Cut potatoes into ½" cubes
  2. Boil potatoes until cooked through (about 15 minutes)
  3. Combine all ingredients except potatoes in bowl
  4. Add potatoes to dressing
  5. Place in refrigerator for a couple hours (minimum) until chilled through

 

Chicken Cabbage Wraps

Chicken Cabbage Wraps
My 6 year old loves these!
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Serves: 4
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  • 2 lbs Ground Chicken
  • 1 lb mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • ½ C Hoisin sauce (can add more if desired)
  • 1 head Napa cabbage
Instructions
  1. Brown chicken in skillet
  2. Add mushrooms, celery, carrot and onions to chicken and cook until tender
  3. Add Hoisin sauce, cook until thick
  4. Scoop chicken mixture into cabbage leaves
  5. Roll and enjoy!