Fave Recipes For Sharing

I’m always looking for great tasting and easy to make recipes, especially this time of year. I was given a new…well…old…well, to me it’s a new recipe that I thought I’d share along with two of my go-to favourites.
I’m giving you a head’s up–these recipes are quite rich and I consider them to be a splurge for the holidays. Let me know what you think.

Party Potatoes

Everyone I know seems to either like mashed potatoes or can’t stand them. I believe I’m the only one who is on the fence when it comes to smashed spuds. I think it’s because whenever I have had the pleasure of having mashed potatoes with my meals, they are never made the same way twice–except until now. This recipe was passed on  to me from my niece, who got it from one of her uncles who go it from…who knows who? This is perfect dish to make if you’re invited to a potluck and you don’t know what to make. Warning–this is a calorie heavy recipe–but it tastes so good!!

Party Potatoes
24 oz cubed frozen hash brown potatoes
2 cups sour cream
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Cornflake Topping
2 cups cornflakes, crushed
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven 350F.
1. Thaw potatoes.

2. Combine sour cream, 1/2 cup melted butter and soup. Gradually add potatoes. Pour into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.

3. Mix in cheese, onion powder, and salt to potato mixture.

4. Top with crushed cornflakes and butter mixture.

5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

The second recipe is one that many say tastes just like the buns at that seafood restaurant! It’s an easy recipe that is sure to help you out in a pinch. Let me know what you think!

cheesy Garlic Buns

Cheesy Garlic Buns
Makes approx. 9 buns
1 1/4 cup biscuit mix–I use Bisquick
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup water

1. Combine the above ingredients in a bowl–do not over mix. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop oversize spoonfuls of dough on to parchment paper.

2. Bake on 400F for about 11 mins or until golden.

Garlic Butter Topping
2 Tbs butter
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp parsley flakes

Melt butter. Add garlic powder, salt and parsley and mix together. Apply to top of freshly baked buns.

The third recipe is a favourite of mine that I have been making for years and have shared with you in the past. This so good, I have to share the recipe again!!

Decadent Holiday Breakfast

Tangerine French Toast with Ricotta For Two
4 slices egg bread about 1 inch thick
6 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream (35%)
1/4 tsp real vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 tangerines, zested
1/2 cup creamed ricotta cheese
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs butter

1. Beat together eggs and 2 Tbs of sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, half the tangerine zest and 1/4 cup of the heavy cream in a large bowl. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl mix ricotta, rest of heavy cream, a small amount of the tangerine zest and the remaining sugar until mixture is fluffy.

3. Peel one tangerine. Break apart the segments. Juice the remaining two tangerines. Put the juice in a pot and simmer gently. Add the remaining zest to pot along with maple syrup and tangerine segments. Keep warm.

4. Immerse the egg bread in the egg mixture until bread is moist.

5. Toast the bread in a non-stick pan over medium heat with melted butter until golden brown.

6. Remove bread from heat and top with a heaping spoonful of the ricotta and drizzle over the warm maple syrup and tangerine segments.

7. Enjoy!

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