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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Biscuits and Gravy

I grew up eating this for breakfast in Tennessee. It is delicious and a real Southern treat for kids and husbands. We usually had the hot country sausage but you can use whatever suits your taste.

1- 12 ounce roll of bulk Pork Sausage
2 to 3 Tbs. flour (try 2 Tbs. first)
2 cups milk

Salt and Pepper to taste
Homemade or Frozen Biscuits, baked and kept warm

Fry sausage in a cast iron skillet. Remove sausage and leave drippings in pan. Add flour and mix with a whisk until incorporated. Add milk, salt and pepper. Whisk over medium heat until bubbly, thick (but not too thick) and lump free. Crumble sausage and add to gravy. Serve immediately over warm homemade biscuits split and patted with butter.
Note: If the gravy seems way too thick, just add a little more milk.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

I found this amazing recipe on a random recipe blog and I had to try it out. It got rave reviews from friends!


3/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
4 cups miniature marshmallows

Topping:1-1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp butter
2 cups crisp rice cereal

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1" pan. (Can also use a 13 x 9)

Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. (I didn't spread the marshmallows out, I just used enough to cover the whole thing in a single layer of marshmallows)

For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. (I just did mine in the microwave) Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Immediately spread over bars. Chill

I didn't let the marshmallows cool enough after I put them in the oven, so when I tried to put the topping on it didn't work out so great. It ended up being a little bit of a marshmallow/topping swirl. But it looked fine and still tasted great! I kept them in the fridge because they were so gooey!

Breakfast Burritos

My husband loves breakfast burritos, but I've never been a huge fan. I came up with this simple and easy recipe that my whole family enjoys.


1/2 package bacon
6-8 eggs
3 medium sized potatoes
Shredded cheese

Cut bacon into pieces and cook in skillet over medium heat until fat renders. While bacon is cooking, peel and shred the potatoes. Rinse them off, then boil them in water for just a couple of minutes until they are pretty tender. Drain fat from pan, give the eggs a good stir in a bowl and add to bacon. Scramble the eggs. Remove eggs and bacon from skillet, drain potatoes and add to skillet. I add some seasoned salt and pepper to the potatoes and let them cook a little in the skillet. Add eggs and bacon back in and stir it all up. Warm up your tortillas, put on some of your egg/bacon/potato mixture, add shredded cheese and salsa to your tastes.

This recipe can easily be adjusted for more or less people. You could probably use frozen hash browns instead of doing your own potatoes, but I've never tried it. You can put this in the fridge for a few days and it reheats really well.