Bacon & Cheese Puff Frittata

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Delicious and easy baking Frittata. 12 large eggs, 1/4 cup cream, s & p to taste, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, 6 slices crispy cooked bacon (crumbled), fresh chopped parsley, garnish.

Pre Heat Oven 400 F, whip eggs and cream, s & p together until frothy, transfer to a prepare round baking dish, add grated cheese on top and place into the oven, bake 18 minutes, garnish with bacon crumbles, parsley.

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

I made 3 pans for lunch today and served with fresh fruit salad and muffins.

Enjoy!

Lemon Pudding Quick Dessert

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Easy and quick dessert my family loves. One box Vanilla Wafer cookies, 2-boxes (4 oz.) Lemon Instant Pudding, 4 cups cold milk, 6 egg whites, 2 tablespoons sugar, dash of vanilla extract.

In a stand mixer bowl add box pudding and milk and run to combine. Line a dish (I use an oval one) with the vanilla wafer cookies, transfer lemon (instant) pudding on top of wafers. Using another mixing bowl and a hand mixer on high beat egg whites, vanilla extract and sugar until peaks form, spread on top of lemon pudding, place under the oven broiler to lightly brown the topping.

Spoon and serve.

Oh yum-o!!!

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

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Fresh heads of cauliflower were on sale at my local produce market and I could not resist purchasing two heads and cooking up some cream of cauliflower soup! PERFECT for the chilly weather here in the Georgia Mountains.

I cored each head, cut up the cauliflower florets added into a soup pot with 1-1/2 cups vegetable stock (low sodium), few dashes of white pepper, 1 cup Milk, 1/3 cup light cream, pinch of salt and cook covered for 20 minutes on medium heat. I then carefully used my immersion blender to cream the soup. I lowered the temperature to simmer for a few minutes, stirred well covered.

I grated some fresh cheddar cheese, chopped some fresh parsley, ladled the soup in bowls, garnished and served with corn bread.

Yum! A great lunch!

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Garlic Mash with Beef & Vegetables

 

 

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I had quite a bit of leftover mashed potatoes from yesterday’s Christmas Dinner. I put this easy casserole together for lunch today. I used one pound sirloin ground beef, one finely diced small onion, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, one 8 ounce bag frozen vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots), 2 cloves minced garlic.

Saute the ground beef with onion, once cooked through add Worcestershire sauce, black pepper cook a few minutes on low heat with the vegetables, transfer to a baking dish. I used 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes and added them in a stand mixer bowl with minced garlic and whipped together. Transfer to the top of beef, spread in a single layer and bake @ 375 F for 10 minutes.

Easy and delicious!

Enjoy.

Spicy Italian Sausage & Zucchini Stew

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Having been on a spicy kick lately (with the gang away at Disney World) i was craving some spicy Italian Meal. I cut up one small zucchini in slices, 1/4 onion sliced, one large link of Hot Italian Sausage (remove casing), one carrot peeled, diced, 1 cup low sodium vegetable stock, 4 Roma Tomatoes, cut, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1/3 teaspoon red pepper flakes, one minced garlic clove, S & P, to taste.

I sauteed the hot Italian sausage in olive oil with the sliced onion, minced garlic until cooked through, transferred to a stock pot, added all other ingredients and covered on medium heat. I cooked it for about 15 minutes! Cut a chunk of Italian bread to soak up the juices. Garnished with grated parmesan.

Yum!

Happy Holidays!

Broccoli & Cheese Soup

 

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This soup is so easy and flavorful and definitely a favorite-lots of cheese and topped with bacon pieces. One large head of broccoli, cut. In a large soup pot add 2 cups Milk, 1/2 cup light cream, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, 2-1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, bring to a boil, reduce heat, add broccoli cuts, stir well, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook 12 minutes. Cook several pieces of bacon crispy (cut into crumbles). Add black pepper to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Its lunch today!

Happy Holidays

Caramelized Pears & Cranberry Crisp

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Friday Night is always homemade pizza night and movie night! Tonight its all about Christmas Movies! I decided to make this easy, delicious Pear & Cranberry Crisp for dessert. I use 4 Bartlett Pears, peeled, cut, add into a skillet with 1/2 stick unsalted butter and caramelize for 20 minutes, add 1/2 cup dried cranberries and lower heat to simmer and cook 6 minutes.

For the crisp topping I crumble 6 shortbread cookies, dash of salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, one tablespoon light brown sugar, dash of nutmeg and mix well. Sprinkle over the fruit and place into a 325 F oven for 6 minutes. Serve with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream!

Yum-oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

Enjoy-Happy Holidays.

Bagel Halves with Tavern Ham & Tomato & Cheese

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I stopped by the bagel shoppe this afternoon and bought one dozen fresh bagels! I had some wonderful Tavern Ham leftover, ripe tomatoes and I always have cheese to grate and use. I put on a slow cooker of soup this morning and thought these would go along perfectly! They did!

I just sliced the bagels in half, buttered them and popped them into the oven under the broiler for a few minutes to toast lightly. Added a few slices of tavern ham, slice of tomato, grated cheese and placed back into the oven for a few minutes and served them with the soup.

Easy, delicious supper.

Now, on to wrapping gifts!

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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On a busy night the slow cooker is the answer! From my butcher shop I get 3-4 pounds of lean stew meat, small red potatoes,  a few carrots, one stalk celery, one small onion, 1/2 cup beef broth, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, salt and black pepper, one garlic glove minced. I will always sear the stew meat in olive oil, s & p, then transfer to the slow cooker, cut carrots, celery, peel potatoes, add beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, gently stir place on low heat and cover.

Allow to cook 4-6 hours. The meat will be fork tender. Serve with biscuits and butter!

Enjoy this easy, flavorful dinner.

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Soup’s On!

So many Readers and Friends have told me of very cold temperatures, some snow, wind, any one of these soups will warm you right up!

 

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Beef Tortilla Soup

 

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Tomato & Chive Soup

 

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Chicken & Thick Egg Noodle Soup

 

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Cream of Asparagus with Lump Crab Meat

 

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

 

Serve with crackers or croutons, bread and butter and enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

 

Milk Chocolate Nut Clusters

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The Christmas Music is playing, the gang is decorating one of the Live Trees, hot chocolate is made and these chocolate nut clusters are about ready to get eaten!!!

Super easy to make too-melt 8 ounces of good milk chocolate with 1/4 cup light cream, add 1/2 cups walnuts, 1/2 cups almonds, 1/2 cups pecans, stir well. Place cupcake wrappers in the tin wells and ladle the mixture full. Set in the refrigerator for one hour then they’re ready to serve.

Simply, delicious!

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday too!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

One Pan Skillet Chicken & Veggies

 

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Easy, flavorful supper tonight! One Pan dishes are one of my favorite meals to put together. The oven does all the work! I sear the boneless chicken in olive oil, s & p and place into the hot oven for 20 minutes. Add vegetables, herbs and spices, 1/2 cup chicken broth, cover with foil and return skillet into the oven and bake @ 375 F for 30 minutes. The vegetables are tender and so delicious.

Enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.