Texas Taters

2 sleeves Ritz crackers, crumbled 8 ounces sour cream salt & pepper, to taste 1 bag Southern-style hash browns 1 small onion, chopped 1 can cream of chicken 1 stick butter, melted Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Thaw hash brown and mix sour cream, cream of chicken, onion, salt and pepper together, until thoroughly mixed….

Sweet Potato Souffle

potato mixture: 6 large sweet potatoes, peeled 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 cup butter, melted 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg topping mixture: 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Prehea oven to 350 degrees and grease casserole…

Sour Cream Pound Cake

2 sticks butter 3 cups sugar 3 cups plain flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 6 large eggs 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place flour, sugar, butter, sour cream, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix on low setting and add egg one at a time. One mixture is…

Sausage Balls

1/2 pound hot pork sausage 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1 package biscuit mix Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Knead all ingredients together until well-combined. Roll mixture into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or when balls become a light brown color. recipe: The Martins // photo: myrecipes.com

Roasted Turkey

brine: 1 cup salt 1 tbsp black pepper 1 gallon heavily iced water 1 1/2 tsp allspice berries 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 five gallon bucket 1 gallon vegetable stock 1 1/2 tsp chopped candied ginger aromatic ingredients: 1 stick cinnamom 6 sage leaves 1/2 onion, sliced 4 sprigs rosemary 1 red apple, sliced…

Christmas Ritz Treats

1 box Ritz crackers 1 jar creamy peanut butter 1 package almond bark (white or milk chocolate) 1 canister Christmas sprinkles Make sandwiches with peanut butter and crackers. Melt chocolate over low heat. Using fork, dip crackers in melted chocolate, covering both sides. Place on wax paper until chocolate sets up and can be removed…

Rice Krispie Treats

1/4 cup butter 10 ounces regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal Microwave butter with marshmallows on high setting for 2 minutes in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir together when melted. Microwave again on high for 1 additional minute. Stir in cereal, mixing until well coated. Using a buttered…

Red Wine Sangria

2 cups sliced fruit (oranges, grapefruit, apples, pears, strawberries, peaches) 3 tbsp. sugar 1 cup brandy 2 bottles red wine 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup lemon lime soda Place fruit, sugar, and brandy into a 2 to 4 quart pitcher and stir to combine.  Let mixture set in fridge for 6-8 hours minimum. When…

Puppy Chow

9 cups Chex cereal 1 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup butter 1/4 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over Chex cereal, put into a large plastic bag with powdered sugar…

Pound Cake

4 cups all purpose flour 3 cups sugar 1 lb. butter, softened 3/4 cup sweetened milk 6 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix on low setting and add egg one at a time. Once mixture is complete, pour into…

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

10 large baking potatoes 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 pound cooked bacon 1/2 cup green onion, chopped 9 tbsp butter, room temperature 2 tsp salt 1/2 pound white sharp cheddar, cubed 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 tsp black pepper 3/4 mild cheddar, grated Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Scrub…

Orange Frosting

14 orange cornstarch, as needed sugar, as needed Roll and squeeze oranges (allow pulp to fall into mixture). Grate 1⁄2 cup of orange peel for mixture. Cook low in a sauce pan and add sugar (to taste). Use a teaspoon of cornstarch to thicken frosting, if needed. Let cool completely, then spread on cake. recipe:…