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Quest for the Best Side: Loaded Potato Casserole

THIS WAS FOUND AT : http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/01/crack-potatoes.html. I DON’T MAKE CASSEROLES ANYMORE BUT THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT.  THERE IS NO CREAM SOUP!
 
My husband can eat it with his diet so i’ll give it a shot. It would also be good for holidays.
 
Crack Potatoes or Loaded Potato Casserole
 
2 (16oz) containers sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits
2 packages Ranch Dip mix
1 large (28 – 30oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes – shredded kind
Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns.  Spread into a 9×13 pan.  Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes.  
*I divided the potatoes into 3 small 7×7 disposable foil pans and froze them.  I wrapped them with plastic wrap and then foil.*
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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Food & Health, Mabon, Yule

 

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Sugar Free “Viennese” Coffee

Ingredients

      1/2 cup instant coffee (I use regular, but decaf would work too)
      2/3 cup sugar substitute (whatever kind you like.  Adjust as it suits you)
      1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
      1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer
      1 tsp. cinnamon
      1/4 cup instant sugar free butterscotch pudding mix

Directions

Measure all ingredients into a medium bowl. Mix well. Place into a jar with a lid. Store in a cool, dry place.
To use: Place 2 teaspoons dry mix into a coffee cup. Add about 3/4 cup hot water. Stir well to blend and serve.
 
I’m going to make this for my coworkers this year and include the “how-to” on a little gift card attached with a ribbon around the jar and give them a new mug to go along.  So they can try it out right then at the office party.

Number of Servings: 20

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Yule

 

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Sugar Free Hot Cocoa Mix

Found at: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Sugar-Free-Cocoa-Mix-2

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep/Total Time: 5 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup fat-free powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients; mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to six months. Yield: 2-3/4 cups (about 8 servings).
  • To prepare hot cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 cup mix in 1 cup boiling water; stir well. Yield: 1 serving.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

 

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup prepared hot cocoa) equals 101 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchange:1 fat-free milk.

 Sugar-Free Cocoa Mix

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Food & Health, Mabon, Yule

 

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Spiral Designed Cookie

I found this picture on foodgawker.  It is fo a recipe called Kai Murukku which I am not interested in making, but have attached a link in case you are.  I liked the photo and thought I could try to arrange the dough for those homemade cheese crackers like this to serve.  Ive never seen such a design.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Food & Health, Mabon, Uncategorized, Yule

 

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