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Caramel Crispies

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Many years ago I was looking though a new cookbook and came across a recipe that combined rice crispie treats and caramel. Caramel and rice crispies combined together?! Yeah, that recipe got made sooner than later!

The first batch I made was delicious and my family and I devoured them! The next time I made them (which was not too long after the first batch) I made some changes and this batch was unbelievably delicious and did not last as long as the first batch.

The first time I took them to a work potluck, they were gone in seconds with several requests for the recipe and many request to make them again and again. They are really delicious, but I will warn you, they are incredible sweet and addicting.

Caramel Crispies
Ingredients:
18 tablespoons butter, divided
10 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
8 cups crisp rice cereal, divided
14 ounces caramels
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

Directions:
Grease a 9x13 pan.

In a large saucepan add 4 tablespoons butter and 5 cups marshmallow…

Hissy Fit Dip

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This Hissy Fit Dip is all across the internet. If you google the name many different sites will pop up. The most common story behind the name of this dip is that it was served at a football party and a girl or as some sites say a southern belle, threw a "hissy fit" because she did not get any. I do not know how true this story is, but it does show how delicious this dip is.


Hissy Fit Dip
Ingredients:
1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
16 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 ounces Colby cheese, shredded
4 ounces Muenster cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried ground sage

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a skillet, over medium heat, cook the sausage, crumbling it as it cooks, until it is completely cooked. Remove the sausage using a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Let cool for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the sausag…

Breakfast Bowl

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All of my families favorite breakfast items in one delicious bowl, minus the pancakes and waffles that they love as well. Plus it has both sausage and bacon, so that makes both my daughter's happy. It is a rare day that they both agree on something. One prefers sausage and waffles while the other prefers pancakes and bacon. So having both breakfast meats in one bowl makes them and me happy. 
Breakfast Bowl Ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen tater tots 2 maple sausage links 1 slice bacon  2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon shredded cheese of your choice
Directions: Cook the tater tots according to the package directions.
While the tater tots are baking, in a small skillet cook the bacon until crispy, then remove and set aside. Drain any grease and then in the same skillet cook the sausage, remove and set aside. Drain any grease and cook and scramble the eggs. 
When everything is cooked, place the tater tots in the bottom of a bowl. Place the eggs on top followed by the bacon and sa…

Jalapeño Popper Macaroni Salad

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Any time I have ever had a macaroni salad, they are very similar. There was never anything special about them. But that is not the case with this macaroni salad. It is full of fresh jalapeños for a nice crunch and great spiciness. It also has yummy bacon and cubes of cheese. A delicious and spicy macaroni salad perfect for the warm summer months.
Jalapeño Popper Macaroni Salad Ingredients: 1 pound elbow macaroni pasta 1 cup diced jalapeños 4 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed 10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon garlic powder black pepper, to taste
Directions: Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water until the pasta has cooled.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder and black pepper, until well combined and smooth.
In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, jalapeños, cubed cheese a…

Roasted Broccoli Quinoa with Honey Mustard Dressing

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The combination of roasted broccoli with quinoa, a homemade honey mustard dressing and sliced almonds for added crunch makes a delicious side dish. I loved everything about this dish. Honey mustard dressing is one of my favorite dressings and I prefer my broccoli roasted over any other method of cooking it. So the combination was a perfect one for me.
Roasted Broccoli Quinoa with Honey Mustard Dressing Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided black pepper, to taste 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1-2 tablespoons dijon mustard 2-3 tablespoons honey juice of 1/2 lemon 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Directions: Preheat oven to 425º F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 
Cut the florets off of the broccoli head, toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and place on the prepared baking sheet. Season with black pepper and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the broccoli is tender and golden.
Meanwhile cook the quinoa according to the package directions a…

Chicken Teriyaki Casserole

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When it comes to cooking one of the things I really dislike is when a recipe requires you to brown the chicken or cooking it completely before adding other ingredients and then cooking it in the oven. With this recipe there is no precooking the chicken, it cooks in the oven with the sauce. Then you add the other ingredients and cook it some more.


Chicken Teriyaki Casserole
Ingredients:
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup quinoa
6 cups frozen stir fry vegetables

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.

In a small saucepan, stir together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, ginger and garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil and then remove from the heat.

Combine the cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until well mixed. Add to the soy sauce mixture and stir until well mixed.

Place the …

Chorizo Hash Brown Casserole

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I am sure you have all tried a hash brown casserole at some point. But have you ever tried one with Mexican flavors? This hash brown casserole has jalapeños, enchilada sauce, and chorizo mixed in for a spicy and delicious breakfast or brunch.


Chorizo Hash Brown Casserole
Ingredients:
1/2 pound Mexican chorizo
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
20 ounces refrigerated shredded hash browns
black pepper
8 ounces sour cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup enchilada sauce
8 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 2 quart or 11x17 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Remove the chorizo from the casing if needed and cook and crumble in a nonstick skillet. Once the chorizo is almost cooked, add in the diced jalapeño and cook until soft. Transfer to a bowl.

Add the olive oil to the chorizo grease and heat over medium-high heat. Add in the shredded hash browns and cook just until the hash browns are browned. Transfer to the prepared baking di…

Overnight Oats

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I have made quite a few overnight oat recipes since I first discovered them. I only make them in the summer time, because I like my oats cold when the weather is hot and my oats warm when the weather is cold. So I thought it would be helpful for me to have all of my overnight oats in one list so I can easily find and make them during the summer months. I hope you enjoy browsing all of the recipes in the list.


Blueberry Lemon
Overnight Oats
Cherry Vanilla
Overnight Oats
Coconut Almond
Overnight Oats
Peanut Butter
Overnight Oats
Raspberry Mocha
Latte Overnight
Oats
Raspberry Nutella
Overnight Oats


Raspberry White
Chocolate
Overnight Oats
Tropical Overnight
Oats