by Megan Austin | Nov 11, 2021 | Easy Peasy Recipes, Lunch/Dinner, Party Recipes
Aunt Katie’s Cornbread Dressing
My Sister-in-law's dressing is the best I have ever had. It's pretty much what made me like her when she started dating my little brother, just kidding! It's so good and my most favorite dish that she always makes me an extra to take home. I hope you enjoy this yummy dressing recipe just as much as I do!
- 8 tbsp butter divided
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 loaf white bread crust removed and cubed
- 1 pan cornbread, crumbled She uses Jiffy
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 egg beaten
- 14 oz can of chicken broth
Preheat oven to 325
melt 4 tbsp of butter in a large skillet
saute onion and celery until tender
put on lid and stew for about 10 minutes
combine all other ingredients, plus 4 more tbsp of melted butter
Put in a 9×13 casserole dish
Bake 1 hour (probably less)
*Add broth slowly–you may need more or less, you don’t want it soggy or dry
**Can be assembled and frozen, but must be thawed before baking
by Julia Minick | Nov 2, 2021 | Easy Peasy Recipes, Lunch/Dinner, Party Recipes, Sides, Slow Cooker
Crockpot Holiday Creamed Corn
We only have this corn twice a year, Thanksgiving and Easter but we crave it all year round!
Course Side Dish
- 16 oz frozen corn kernels
- 8 oz whipped cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Keyword CORN, creamed corn, dinner, fall, family food, feed a crowd, lunch, side dish, slow cooker, supper
by Julia Minick | Oct 30, 2021 | Dessert, Drinks, Easy Peasy Recipes, Party Recipes, Slow Cooker
Hayden’s Apple Cider
Hayden loves hot drinks like his mama. He is a year-round apple cider drinker. He loves adding caramel syrup to his.For parties we will double this recipe and use a roaster.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 sliced oranges
Combine all ingredients into a crockpot.
Cook on High for 1.5 hours or Low for 3 hours.
Before serving, remove the whole spices and oranges
We top ours with thin apple or oranges slices, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries.
To make this a Caramel Apple Cider:
Hayden adds 1 tbsp. of caramel syrup and stirs it well and tops it off with whip cream.
by Julia Minick | Oct 30, 2021 | Dessert, Drinks, Party Recipes, Slow Cooker
Brooklyn’s Favorite Hot Cocoa
She definitely loves her chocolate drinks!This is a great recipe for a large crowd. We have served this at very large events by tripling the recipe and using roasters.
- 6 cups whole milk You can also use lactose free
- 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips Enjoy Life is a great brand!
Combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a crockpot
Whisk well (until it is no longer lumpy)
Add the chocolate chips and stir well
Cook on low for 2 hours or until the chocolate chips are melted (I will stir every 45 minutes while it's cooking)
Brooklyn’s favorite toppings are: regular whip cream and sprinkles
The rest of the family uses peppermint sticks and flavored whip cream toppings.
Extra suggestion: Turn on a Christmas movie and light a fire. Enjoy!
by Julia Minick | Oct 30, 2021 | Easy Peasy Recipes, Lunch/Dinner, Party Recipes, Sides, Snacks
7 Layer Taco Party Dip
Anytime someone comes over they expect me to make this dip and to have it at every party we attend!For a large crowd, I would double or triple this recipe and put it in a trifle bowl.It will be gone in minutes so make sure you get a bite first!
- 1 package taco seasoning mix I use gluten-free
- 16 oz can of refried beans
- 8 oz container whipped cream cheese
- 16 oz sour cream
- 1 jar salsa
- 1 bunch chopped green onions
- 1 small bag shredded lettuce
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans and, spread this mixture onto a large serving platter.
Stir the sour cream and cream cheese together, spread this mixture over the refried beans.
Spread salsa over the cream cheese/sour cream mixture.
Spread shredded lettuce over the salsa.
Spread the shredded cheese over the lettuce.
Sprinkle with green onions.
Optional: top with olives or diced tomatoes (we normally omit this part)
by Julia Minick | Oct 29, 2021 | Breakfast, Easy Peasy Recipes, Party Recipes, Sides, Snacks
Easy Sausage Balls
I always triple this recipe because they are gone within minutes.Warning: You can't eat just one!
- 1 lb sausage
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 cups baking mix I use Bisquick
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Mix sausage, cheese, and baking mix
Shape the mixture into a walnut-sized ball
After shaping, line a foil-lined baking sheet with the balls
Bake 12-15 minutes