Pecan Pie Mini Muffins

 

Before

Tiny bite of perfection

 

1/2 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar ( I used dark)

2/3 cup butter, softened ( I used unsalted)

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 capful of real vanilla extract

1 cup chopped pecans

 

Spray mini muffin pan with  Pam Baking Spray with flour

(I used the nonstick pan)

Blend flour and sugar.

Add  butter.

Add eggs and vanilla extract.

Add  pecans last, making sure all ingredients are completely blended.

 

Use a small scoop to fill each muffin well 2/3 full.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Ovens may vary so check to make sure  muffins are not getting too brown.

Let rest for 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

These popped out with NO sticking at all.

Makes 24 mini muffins.

 

 

 

 

 

Super Easy Scalloped Potatoes

2 cans sliced white potatoes, one drained  one not

1 large scoop of pimento cheese

1 large scoop sour cream

1 large scoop cream cheese

1 large scoop Velveeta Shreds

Sprinkling of salt

 

 

Dump potatoes in  large pot , using low heat.

Stir in all other ingredients.

Keep stirring until mixed well and all cheeses are melted.

Simmer until thick, stirring often.

 

This is just a quick and easy recipe- no measuring just add/take away per your personal taste.

 

 

 

 

Crockpot Smoked Sausage and Veggies

1/2 of a 14 oz pkg Slovaceks Smoked Beef Sausage , chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 new potatoes, chopped
1/2 of 12 oz pkg mini carrots
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 can French Onion soup
Worcestershire Sauce

Add all ingredients except soup to large crock pot.
Pour soup plus 1/2 can water over all.
Add Worcestershire on top ( I used quite a few shakes) and stir.
Cook on low for 6 hours

Many similiar recipes online, this is my version- husband approved!

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Put 6 eggs in the bottom of a large pot.

Cover with with hot water and bring to boil.

Reduce to simmer and let simmer for 18 minutes.

Remove from pan and run under cold water.

Remove shells.

Perfectly cooked for egg salad or boiled eggs!

Mayo, small shot of mustard, cream cheese, sweet pickle relish and sweet pickle juice to taste makes the perfect base.

If making egg salad, chop up whole egg and mix together.

If using for boiled eggs, remove yolk only and add base then refill the white part.

Orange BBQ Chicken

 

1/2  jar Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade

1/2 cup Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce

1 package Gardein Chicken strips (discard the sauce packet)

(can also use Gardein 7 Grain Crispy Tenders)

Melt the orange marmalade for 30 seconds in microwave.

Add BBQ sauce and stir well.

Stir in chicken strips, covering all pieces completely.

Pour into small baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Serve over 1/2 cup rice and 1 cup sautéed green bell peppers/onion.

 

Adapted from online recipe to make it vegetarian.

 

 

 

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Hominy Casserole

2 cans hominy, drained

1 can green chilies, drained

1/2 cup roasted red peppers (or pimentos), drained

1 cup chopped black olives, drained

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1/2 carton Green Onion Dip

sprinkling of sugar

crumbled Ritz crackers

 

Mix all ingredients (except Ritz) and top with crumbled Ritz crackers, dotting with margarine.

Bake at 350 for thirty minutes

Allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.