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November 23, 2013
I get the "How long do I cook a turkey?" question, this time every year. Here's a great reference brought to you by The Savory.
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October 29, 2013
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October 27, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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October 22, 2013
I love this time of year for one reason. Pumpkin. Yes, pumpkin. My husband swears that I will soon turn into a pumpkin if I continue to consume as much pumpkin as I do. After four failed attempts at trying to make a tasty pumpkin fudge, we finally have a winner. The best part of this recipe was it was super simple, and with a hint of pumpkin flavor, it wasn't too sweet.
Here's what you'll need:
5 cups of Confectioner's Sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
In a medium sauce pan, combine butter, milk, and vanilla. Heat mixture until butter is completely melted.
in a mixing bowl, combine confecvtioner's sugar, cocoa powder, and pumpkin pie spice.
Add your melted butter mixture to your dry ingredients, and blend together. ( You can use an electric mixture to ensure you don't have any clumps.)
Once all ingredients are thoroughly combined, pour into a lined 8 x 8 pan. I use parchment paper for lining. You'll want to make sure you have your pan lined ahead of time. Place in fridge for a few hours to harden.
Once the fudge has fully set, remove from pan and cut into bite size pieces. Perfect for an after Thanksgiving Day dinner treat!
Want to make different versions? Replace the pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon or for the bold lovers, try a 1 teaspoon of cayan pepper!
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October 20, 2013
I have been thinking about doing these for a few weeks now. Last night I decided I would give them a try, with just items we had on hand.
Easy? Absolutely. This was a type of dish that would be great to teach the little ones to do.
First what you'll need:
Pepperoni, cut into Fourths. ( I did this to make biting into them would be easy.)
String cheese ( I would have preferred to have fresh mozzarella balls.)
Sauce for dipping
You'll need to split each biscuit in half. So for each package of 8, you'll end up with 16 pillows. Once you have them separated, flatten out each piece.
Layer each piece with a few slices of pepperoni, and a piece of mozzarella.
Begin by folding over one side of the biscuit.
You'll end up making an envelope of sorts.
Once you have all the sides folded over, gently roll the pillow between the palms of your hands, you want to create a ball like shape.
Place close together in a pan. ( When they bake up, they'll be touching each other.) Lightly drizzle olive oil over each of them.
Sprinkle a little basil and minced garlic over each of them.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping!
Like little pillows of pizza heaven!
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October 19, 2013
My husband found a recipe online a few weeks ago that was very similar to the dish pictured above. I have been putting it off and putting it off for some time now. Basically I did not want to make this dish. The thought of soggy tater tots turned my stomach. Now when I make tater tots for a side dish, I always end up cooking them waaay past the suggested cooking time, because well, I like crunchy tater tots.
Well a girlfriend of mine, her husband saw the photo that my husband shared and that was it. The men, well let's just say neither one of us was going to get any rest until we made this dish. So earlier in the week we decided that we would get together for this dinner.
I had my apprehensions. To say the least. I put this dish together in the crockpot yesterday morning, and let it cook all day. Continually checking on this, because like I said, I just can't choke down soggy tater tots.
5:00 pm, it was time to serve this dinner.
It smelled wonderful. Okay, I can admit when I am wrong. This dish was incredible! Tasty, flavorful, moist. The tater tots turned to more of a shredded potato dish feel than tater tots.
Would I make this again? Will I put this dish into our rotation of weekly meals? Absolutely! In fact, I'm going to make a few variations of this to mix it up.
Here's how to make this super easy dish!
1 bag of Tater Tots
2 lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts/Tenderloins cut into pieces
1/2 cup milk
2 cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
non stick pan spray
1 lb Bacon, cooked (or you can use real bacon bits to save time)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Spray the inside with your non stick spray. place a single layer of tater tots in the bottom. Add a thin layer of bacon bits or cooked bacon pieces. Next add a thin layer of cheddar cheese. Lastly, add a single layer of your cut up chicken. (Some people have made this dish using whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, howevere many said the next time they made this dish they would cut up the pieces into smaller portions.
Continue to layer the crockpot until you have used your ingredients, making sure to use tater tots and cheddar cheese as your top layers.
Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours. Top with scallions when serving.
October 15, 2013
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