Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cowboy Potatoes

This is an amazing recipe I received from my MIL which I have since made for my side of family and now it requested for Easter EVERY year!!! Made the mistake of not making it one year ... that didn't go over very well ... I'll be making a double batch for tomorrow's Easter Brunch and will post pics then but I wanted to share this now in case any of my fabulous followers would like to add it the menu for Easter ...

UPDATED with a pic ...  


  • 2 lb bag hash browns, partially thawed
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Place hash browns in 9x13 pan
  2. Mix everything but chips, butter and cheese and spread over hash browns
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top 
  4. Mix crushed potato chips with butter and sprinkle on top
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours

Note - I normally leave the butter out and just add the potato chips during the last thirty minutes of baking

Monday, April 18, 2011

Grilled Avocado

I LOVE avocados!!! Especially when I was pregnant with both of our daughters ... I probably had about half an avocado a day which apparently was passed on to them as they both love avocados too!!! A friend of ours made these for us for the first time about 5 years ago and I've have been hooked ever since :) Great during the summer and easy to make while camping ... Simple and DELICIOUS!!!

  • Avocados - halved with pit removed
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Salsa
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips
  1. Heat grill to medium. 
  2. Brush the avocado flesh with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Place flesh side down on the grill over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes
  4. Turn avocados over and fill the "bowl" with salsa
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted
  6. Top with sour cream and serve with tortilla chips :)

 Enjoy with your favorite beer :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chicken Salad Sandos

I came up with these yesterday for lunch for the Hubby and I ... Very flavorful and lots of different textures for a "salad" style sando! Served with a side of fruit ... as you can from the pic! Enjoy :)


  • 1 can chicken - a rotisserie chicken would be even better, but this is what we had in the cupboard
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup apple, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place the first five ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in another bowl and whisk until well blended. 
  3. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the chicken mixture and stir until well mixed. 
Note: if a rotisserie chicken is used, you may want to adjust the remaining ingredients accordingly ...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

AMAZING ... Peeling a Potato!

This is too awesome to not share! Its not a recipe but it will make preparing potato dishes so much easier ... can't wait to make a potato salad now!!! Thanks to my MIL for e-mailing this to me :-)

Peeling a Potato

I'd love to hear about other cooking tricks or tips out there ... please share them in the comments section and I'll post for others as well (including a link to your blog if you'd like)

Happy Cooking!!!

5/17/11 - UPDATE: Tried this peeling method today ... IT IS AMAZING!!! And another added bonus is that placing the hot potatoes in the ice water stops the cooking process (making them perfect for potato salad) ... not sure why I didn't think of that the first time I watched the video ... but anyway, you must try this :)