I was craving hash brown casserole, but I didn’t have any soup in the house. I had a packet of onion soup mix though, so I created the following recipe:
Hamburger Hashbrown Casserole
1 lb hamburger meat, lightly browned
1/2 to 3/4 onion, cooked with hamburger meat
2 cups sharp shredded cheese
1/2 packet French onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
6 diced red potatoes ( I leave peel on)
8 oz sour cream
Steak n Shake seasoning
1 pack of ritz crackers (I used gluten free)
1 stick butter or 1/2 cup Country Crock
Preheat oven at 425 degrees. Lightly brown ground beef and onion in a skillet. In a casserole dish, combine chicken broth and onion soup mix. Add cheese, hamburger meat, onions, diced potatoes and sour cream. Sprinkle spices over mixture and mix well.
Meanwhile melt butter and add the crackers, crushed. Coat crackers well with butter, then add to casserole after it has cooked for 30 min. Then cook 40 more minutes, but check potatoes for doneness at 30 min if your oven cooks faster than most.
Teresa's Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
5 ounces cream cheese softened to room temp or in microwave on defrost
1 stick butter softened to room temp or in microwave on defrost
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
With mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy, then add powdered sugar and strawberry preserves, mixing until smooth. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract. Mix until fluffy and desired spreading consistency.
Recipe makes enough for one 9 x 13 cake.
Teresa's Sweet Tortilla Treats
8 low carb small tortilla shells (or enough cut into 6 pieces each to fill a baking sheet)
Oil (canola, vegetable, etc.)
1/4 cup butter (=1/2 stick) melted
I use the low-carb (6 g each) tortilla shells…cut them into six pieces each and fry them in a skillet in about 2 tsp oil each time, flipping them once after they are very slightly brown on each side.
Next line a baking sheet with the pieces you haven't already eaten 😂 and pour melted butter over all of the shells, making sure each one has butter on it.
Next sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the shells until they are generously coated. (See pictures)
Broil until golden brown, but not burnt. Mine only took one minute.
Eat as is, or serve with whatever you like such as a chocolate sauce, ice cream, or Cool Whip.
Teresa's Vanilla Frosting
Yields enough for 24 cupcakes
1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
4 cups confectionary sugar
12 TBS heavy cream
1 TBS vanilla
Dash of salt
Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy. If you do not have a professional bakers Icing decorating bag, simply load the icing into a Ziploc bag trying to get all the air out of it, and close it, and cut the corner (a VERY, VERY small cut) and use it to pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.
Teresa's Peanut Butter Frosting
Yields enough to cover a three-layer 9 inch round layer cake
2 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups confectionery sugar
12 TBS heavy cream
1 TBS vanilla flavoring
Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. If frosting is too runny or taste to peanut buttery for your taste, add up to half cup more confectionery sugar.
Teresa’s Breakfast Quiche with Vegetarian Alternative at End of Post
Frozen hashbrowns, cubed (I use the ones with bell peppers)…about half a bag
1/2 stick butter
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 pack sausage (I like hot), cooked and crumbled
1/2 onion, finely chopped and cooked in microwave with 4 TBS water for 2 minutes
1 and 1/4 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a 9 inch pie plate or cake pan, spread the frozen hashbrowns out evenly until the bottom of pan is completely covered. You may need to run a small amount of water over the hashbrowns to break them apart, but pat them dry before putting them in pan. Melt the butter and pour over the hashbrowns. Add a little salt and pepper and mix well and then spread out again evenly in pan. Bake 25 minutes. Potatoes should start to turn lightly brown on edges.
At the same time, mix all other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Once the hashbrowns are ready, pour the mixture over them.
Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake quiche until golden brown on top, approx 25-30 min.
Alternatively, for a vegetarian quiche, just leave out the sausage and add half a bell pepper, finely chopped and cooked the same way as the chopped onions.
This is my sister Tina’s recipe:
Sausage Balls made with Buttermilk
Yield: about 45
3 cups Bisquick
1 pound hot sausage
2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
1 cup buttermilk (or maybe a little more to make it the consistency you would like)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Place by the tablespoon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. These will almost double in size so place them about an inch and half apart.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Store in the freezer in a freezer bag for about a month. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds for every 4 biscuits.