Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Party Tarties

I just submitted this Christmas recipe to a contest. It turned out really well. SO easy with four ingredients!


6 ounces Brie cheese
15 Athens Mini Fillo Shells (1 box)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1 kiwi, peeled and small diced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the brie into 1/2 inch squares. Place a square of Brie into each Fillo Shell. Place on a metal pan in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is just melted. Remove from oven and top with half pomegranate seeds (red) and half diced kiwi(green). Serve warm.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sweet Potato Casserole-reposted for 104.7 The Fish

I was selected to compete in the "Sweet Potato Battle" on Kevin and Taylor's Thanksgiving Homemade Smackdown on Christian radio station The Fish 104.7 on Monday, November 21 around 7:30am. I'm re-posting my Sweet Potato Casserole which tastes like a cross between a casserole and souffle.

Sweet Potato Casserole

4 cups mashed sweet potatoes, baked (fresh is best)
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter, melted

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees to cook the fresh, sweet potatoes.  Rub the sweet potatoes with a little oil; place on a baking sheet and bake for an hour at 400 degrees for the best result. Allow to cool, peel, then mash the cooked, sweet potatoes and set aside for later use in the recipe.

Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla and milk. Pour into a casserole dish or 8 inch by 8 inch pan. Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Givin' Thanks for BAKED CORN PUDDING

The holiday countdown is on! This is a tasty side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and it's not difficult or expensive to make. It relies on canned corn and creamed corn. Everyone will think you worked much harder than you actually did. ;)

Baked Corn Pudding

1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
1-14 ounce can cream-style corn

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine the sugar and flour. Whisk in the eggs, milk, butter, salt and pepper. Stir in the corn and creamed corn. Pour the mixture into a 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a knife comes inserted in the center comes out clean.

Serves 6-8

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Best Ham Sandwich Rolls

I've been craving these, so I pulled out this old recipe. If you make them on the small dinner rolls, then it's an appetizer. If you make them on sandwich buns, then it's lunch or dinner. You can't get much better than that!

Best Ham Sandwich Rolls

1 package Pepperidge Farm dinner rolls (split horizontally) or 6 sandwich buns
1 stick butter (at room temperature)
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 pound shaved ham (I love Black Forest)
1/4-1/2 pound Swiss cheese slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the softened butter, mustard, Worcestershire, and poppy seeds in a small bowl until combined. Spread the butter mixture on both sides of the rolls/buns. Place the ham and cheese in the middle of the bread. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.