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Cheesy Ham Potato Bake

 

I think that I am going to make this Christmas morning!

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Recipe By:mamabear
“I have been told by several people that this could possibly be the best thing they ever tasted!! A delicious and easy casserole your kids will beg you to make!! Cheese, ham, and hash browns make this a dish even your pickiest eater will like!”

Ingredients

  • 1 (30 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 (12 ounce) package pre-cooked ham steak, diced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Stir hash browns, ham, Cheddar cheese, onion, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and butter in a large bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking until brown, about 15 minutes more.

Christmas Crunch (Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style)

Christmas Crunch (Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style)
Looks like I may be busy Christmas Eve night with some of these recipes I have found!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels, or 2 bags tender white popcorn
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 1 (12 oz) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
  • Red, green and white Sprinkles (I used Jingle Mix Nonpareils)

Directions

  • Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any unpopped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.
  • Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don’t over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden). Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you’d like) before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
  • Note: I was able to fill 8 – 9 1/2″x 4″ party treat bags about 2/3 full with this recipe, just to let you know so you have an idea for gift giving.
  • *These can be found in the cake decorating section of some supermarkets, at craft stores or at specialty kitchen kneads stores.
  • Recipe Source: Adapted from Bake at 350

 

Enjoy,

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

 

 

Lunch Ideas

It is that time of year again, kids are in school, you’re running late for work, and then you get home tired.

How do you keep the kids eating a healthy lunch that is fun and healthy? Some of these ideas also allows a little independence on the for the child, and they excited that they have a choice.

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Below are some great ideas that you just load into those plastic separated containers. I LOVE these ideas!

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Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Slow-Cooker Italian Meatball Soup

This is an awesome recipe, and oh, soooo easy!

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 10 min
  • Servings 5

 

Ingredients

1 bag (16 oz) frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed

1 3/4 cups Progresso beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)

1 cup water

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, un-drained

1 can (19 oz) Progresso cannellini beans, drained

1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  •  in 3-4 qt slow cooker, mix all ingredients except cheese
  •  Cover: cook on low heat for 8 – 10 hrs
  • Garnish with cheese

Serve with a salad, and warm French bread!

 

enjoy

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Taco Dip Recipe

I love this taco dip, and it is such a great hit during the game. My grandmother used to make this stuff and it is sooooo addictive.

 

 

 

Have an awesome day!

Nancie & Haley d’Pug

 

 

 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a Gift Jar

Today we are going to add a few handmade jar recipe ideas for all of you. I am a huge fan of peppermint and cocoa!

Add a mug and this is a wonderful gift anyone would love to receive.

Gift in a Jar: Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Now if you would like my address to send me one also, I’ll share!  :0

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

You can’t have Christmas without the traditional Frosted Sugar Cookies. How would Santa make it from house to house without these wonderful Christmas treats?

It is about time to get the kids together and make a couple of batches of these goodies.

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies Recipe

 

Enjoy and make sure that you take pictures of all the fun you’re having!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

As far as I am concerned there is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter so today I am sharing the recipe for some awesome peanut butter balls. Who wouldn’t love to see these on the table at their next Christmas party?

Click on the photo for the complete recipe.

 

Peanut Butter Balls IV Recipe

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

Melt in your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

I Love shortbread cookies and these are soooooo easy to make. They are great for parties or you next cookie exchange! Click on the picture to get the full recipe.

 

Melt - In - Your - Mouth Shortbread Recipe

Enjoy!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

Pork Roast and Harvest Vegetables

Here is another yummy looking looking recipe that is easy to throw into the crockpot before heading to work. This is such an easy recipe. If you want, subsitute the veggies for what is in season in your area, or pull some squash out of the freezer and add.

30 minutes of prep time, and 4-5 hrs on high or 10-12 hrs on low and you have a great looking dinner all ready when you get home. Just click the pic below for complete list of ingredients and the full recipe!

Pork Roast and Harvest Vegetables

 

Enjoy,

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Bear

 

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