Bacon Wrapped Baked Chicken

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Bacon, Chicken, and Cheese are the perfect combination to a delicious dinner!
Bacon Wrapped Baked Chicken

Bacon Wrapped Baked Chicken

I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken, and when I saw a few recipes floating around for Bacon Wrapped Baked Chicken, I knew I had to give it a try. I followed a recipe I saw on Pinterest from Artsy Fartsy Mama. Continue reading »


Shrimp Risotto

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This yummy Shrimp Risotto Recipe uses just 5 ingredients and is ready in about 30 minutes!

Shrimp RisottoTonight I decided to make a Shrimp Risotto for dinner. It seemed easy enough, only 5 ingredients, and took less than 30 minutes for all prep and cooking. I gathered my ingredients, and set off on my first attempt at cooking real rice (not minute rice!). Continue reading »


Hashbrown Casserole

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This Hashbrown Casserole Recipe is the perfect complement to many dinner dishes, and is a MUST HAVE for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!
Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown Casserole

When my family eats dinner at a national family friendly restaurant, a favorite side dish to order is Hashbrown Casserole. I have seen a few variations around, but none that everyone in my family loved as much as the restaurant version. Finally, after a few rounds of trial and error, this is the result that works best for us. Best of all, everyone says it tastes BETTER the 2nd day as leftovers. One 9×13 size dish is the perfect size for 2 meals (until the boys get a little older!), so I always plan back to back meals that this will work well with. This is also an excellent choice for potluck dinners, and Handi-Foil pans work very well so you don’t have to worry with clean up or keeping track of a dish!

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Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray. Saute your onions in a sauce pan with a dab of butter, until they are clear. Next, layer the hash browns in the bottom. I have found that 1/2 bag of frozen hashbrowns, un-thawed in the refrigerator the day you are cooking, works best for us. Some may prefer fresh potatoes.

Hashbrown Casserole

I like an even distribution of ingredients, so I make 15 thin slices of butter, and place evenly on top of the hash browns. I dash the salt and pepper on top, followed by a thin layer of shredded cheddar cheese. Next, I add the onion to half the recipe (I am allergic Onions) and leave the other half onion free. Spoon the cream of chicken soup and sour cream on top, and mix the items together. Place in the oven and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Hashbrown Casserole

Meanwhile, crush your Corn Flakes into tiny bits. I use my clean hands, and it works best in my measuring cup. Melt your butter on the stove and then pour over the corn flakes, mixing well. When the hour is up, remove the dish from the oven, pour the cornflake mix on top, spreading the entire pan, and return to the oven for 15 minutes.

Hashbrown Casserole

Notice my nice dividing line 🙂 On the left is the onion side, on the right is the onion free side.

Serve to your family, with your meal of choice. For us, this is a MUST HAVE for Thanksgiving, and all other major holidays. They would mutiny if I ever failed to make it 🙂

Hashbrown Casserole

The rolls are Sprite Rolls, and are featured on my blog, Practical Frugality 🙂

Hashbrown Casserole
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2lbs Hashbrowns Shredded Potatoes
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes - add an additional 3 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Saute your onions in a pan with a dab of butter, until they are clear.
  3. Layer the hash browns in the bottom. I have found that ½ bag of frozen hashbrowns, un-thawed in the refrigerator the day you are cooking, works best for us. Some may prefer fresh potatoes.
  4. Place butter evenly on top of the hash browns.
  5. Dash the salt and pepper on top
  6. Top with a thin layer of shredded cheddar cheese.
  7. Add the onion to half the recipe
  8. Spoon the cream of chicken soup and sour cream on top, and mix the items together.
  9. Place in the oven and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  10. Crush your Corn Flakes into tiny bits.
  11. Melt your butter on the stove and then pour over the corn flakes, mixing well.
  12. When the hour is up, remove the dish from the oven, pour the cornflake mix on top, spreading the entire pan, and return to the oven for 15 minutes.

Sprite Rolls

These are a few of the items I find useful in my own kitchen when preparing this recipe:

 15/Pack Handi-Foil 22002Tl-15 13X9X2 2Pack Utility Pan Pyrex Basics 3 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish, Clear 8.9 Inch X 13.2 Inch – 3 Qt OXO Good Grips Freezer-to-Oven Safe Glass Baking Dish with Lid, 9 x 13 PYREX 4-cup Measuring Cup T-fal C51402 Excite Nonstick Thermo-Spot Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe PFOA Free Fry Pan Cookware, 8-Inch, Red Campbell’s, Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, 10.5oz Can (Pack of 6) Corn Flakes Cereal, Original, 18-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3) AmazonBasics 18-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 6

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Disclosure: Handi-Foil provided me with the pan to bake this in. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own, and I was not influenced in any manner.