EZ Mac and Cheese with Corn

corn mac cheese

 

1 box Velveeta Shells and Cheese

1 can corn, drained

1 can Rotel, drained

1 large spoonful of sour cream

1 large spoonful of butter

handful of Velveeta shreds

sprinkle of sugar

 

 

Prepare shells per box instructions, returning to same pan when finished.

Add all other ingredients and stir until butter, cheese and sour cream are melted.

Quick and delicious!

BBQ Baked Beans

 

beans

6 slices bacon

1 onion, chopped

1/2 cup frozen bell peppers

2 cans pork and beans

1/2 cup bbq sauce

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 TB Worcestershire

1 tsp mustard

 

Pan fry bacon until half way browned.

Remove fried bacon from pan and reserve.

Saute onions and peppers in pan with remaining bacon grease until soft and done.

Stir all ingredients except fried bacon together.

Pour into baking dish and top with fried bacon.

Bake at 325 for 2 hours.

 

 

 

Potato Pepper Nachos

potato pepper nachos

2 large potatoes,  scrubbed clean and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

Vegetable oil, enough to coat potato rounds

About 2 cups frozen bell peppers, sauteed in butter until soft

About 1 1/2 cups grated cheese  (I used Velveeta)

Preheat oven to 400.

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Spray baking sheet with vegetable oil spray.

Place potato rounds in bowl, drizzle with vegetable oil and coat evenly.

Layer rounds on baking sheet in single layer.

Top with favorite seasonings (I used McCormick Perfect Pinch Roasted Garlic and Bell Pepper)

Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, flipping over halfway through.

Turn off oven and remove baking sheet.

Top rounds with shredded cheese and sauteed bell peppers and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

I did not measure anything exactly, this is a  very forgiving recipe. You can add/take away ingredients to your hearts content!

Mushroom Gratin

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about 1 lb of  leftover  slowcooker mushrooms

(many versions online, I used the one at Plain Chicken but subbed 1/2 cup reg  bottled Italian dressing instead of powdered)

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup  shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Chop mushrooms very fine in food processor.

Mix in cottage cheese and cheese, reserving enough cheese to sprinkle on top.

Pour into pie plate and sprinkle reserved cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Doesn’t look very pretty, but tastes wonderful!

French Coconut Pie

french coconut pie

Found this recipe on Very Culinary  who found it on Tasty Kitchen. Easy and delicious!!

Ingredients
• 3 eggs, beaten
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1 cup flaked coconut
• 1 stick butter, melted ( I used salted)
• 1 tablespoon white vinegar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• pinch of salt
• 1 (9 inch) Pillsbury refrigerated pie shell (used Kroger brand)

Directions
Mix filling ingredients well and pour into the pie shell.

Bake at 350F for 1 hour.

Let cool and set before slicing.

Spicy Porkchops

spicy pork chops

This is one of Janet’s Appalachian Kitchen recipes that I changed a bit. She uses soy sauce, but I only had Worcestershire and it worked just fine.

I shortened the marination time, and chops still came out tender and juicy. Husband said it was a keeper :)

Check her out on Facebook, she has some wonderful down home recipes!

3 boneless pork chops (½” thick

¼ C. Worcestershire sauce

1 T. all purpose seasoning

(2 T. smoked paprika, 1 T. brown sugar, 1 T. salt, 1 T. Adobo, 1 tsp. black pepper…combine together and store in an airtight container)

Place the pork chops in a Ziploc bag.

Whisk together the sauce and the seasoning and pour over the chops.

Seal and place in the fridge for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Remove and place the chops on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. (I sprayed the foil with kitchen spray also)

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Remove and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

 

Ball Canning Jar Soap Holder

soap jar

I wanted to use one of my pretty blue Ball canning jars as a soap container for the kitchen sink. Hate seeing those ugly plastic bottles out, but wanted the convenience of keeping it on the counter.

Found a cheap soap dispenser at Dollar Tree and took out the plastic insert.

Poked hole in canning jar lid with screwdriver, then wiggled screwdriver around to widen the hole until the insert fit snugly.

Spray painted the canning jar lid black.

Reassembled after lid dried.

So simple and so fast!  Total cost was only $1 since I already had the Ball jar and paint.

It looks really pretty with the light coming through it- funny how something so simple can bring a smile to your face!

I know people have been doing these for years, I was just happy I finally got around to it.