One of my family's most favorite dinners is Tater Tot Casserole, so when I saw this recipe for a breakfast version, there was no doubt that I was going to make it. This casserole was everything I thought is was going to be. The combination of sausage, eggs, and cheese topped with tater tots, yum!
One nice thing about this casserole is that you can make simple changes to tailor it to your own taste. Instead of regular sausage(or mild) you can use hot, to give it a nice kick (my favorite way). If you like things extra cheesy you can add up to two additional cups of cheese. Also, you can put it all together, minus the tater tots, and refrigerate overnight. Then adding the tater tots right before you bake it.
It seems that everyone raves about Panera's broccoli cheese soup. I have to honestly say I do not think I have ever had it. I have eaten at Panera but I do not think I have ever had any of their soups.
The creator of this soup claims that it is better than Panera's. From everything I have heard about Panera's soup that is a big claim. So I decided to try the soup and I have to say it was very very good, definitely one of the better ones I have made. Although I can not say if it is better than Panera's, you will just have to try it yourself and decide.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups low sodium vegetable stock
2 cups half and half
3 cups broccoli florets, diced into bite sized pieces
2 large carrots, thinly sliced into rounds
3/4 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika or smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
pinch cayenne pepper
8 ounces sh…
Recently I had seen several recipes for homemade kettle corn and decided it was time to make it myself so I could enjoy it whenever I wanted. However, all of the recipes either called for a bag of microwave popcorn or cooking the kernels in a big pot on the stove. I did not want to use either of those options so I created a recipe that used my air popper.
I am glad I tried a homemade version because out of all the different types of popcorn, kettle corn is my favorite. I just love the combination of sweet and salty.
Air Popped Kettle Corn
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup salted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Pop the popcorn kernels in an air popper and set aside.
In a small saucepan add in the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted, mixture comes to a boil, sugar is dissolved and the mixture is slightly thickened.
Pour butter, sugar and salt mixture over the popped popcorn and gently stir to evenly coat the pop…