Smoked Sausage & Bacon Loaded Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad has all the good stuff: smoked sausage, bacon, cheese, ranch seasoning and chives. Everything you love about baked potatoes in a salad! I'm also sharing my easy secret to perfectly cooked potatoes that don't turn to mush when you make them into potato salad!

Loaded Potato Salad has all the good stuff: smoked sausage, bacon, cheese, ranch seasoning and chives. Everything you love about baked potatoes in a salad!  I’m also sharing my easy secret to perfectly cooked potatoes that don’t turn to mush when you make them into potato salad!

Potato salad is one of those popular dishes that shows up at food events all year long.  There are many variations on three main kinds.

German potato salad usually has an oil based dressing and […]

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Classic Deviled Eggs

These Deviled Eggs are true classics - creamy and perfectly seasoned with Dijon mustard and finished with smoked paprika. Instant Pot instructions included.

These Deviled Eggs are true classics – creamy and perfectly seasoned with Dijon mustard and finished with smoked paprika. 

Deviled eggs have become an iconic American dish.  They show up on the table around Easter and Thanksgiving without fail.  Many people feel like it’s not a party until the eggs come out!

Food that is “deviled” simply means food cooked with spices.  Usually this means mustard, black pepper or other strong spices.  I’m a firm believer in using Dijon mustard for that […]

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Easy Roasted Leg of Lamb

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Tender roasted Leg of Lamb is a classic for Easter and other holidays.  My simple recipe makes a perfect roast every time. 

Lamb has a bad reputation in America which is sadly undeserved.  Good lamb makes an excellent dinner but you need to cook it right.  Lamb is best cooked medium-rare to medium.  Anything less is not enough – anything more is a travesty.

Cook it just right and a good leg of lamb will reward you with a tender, juicy dinner […]

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Chocolate Cheesecake Deviled Strawberries

Creamy chocolate cheesecake filling is perfectly flavored and whipped, then spread unto strawberries for a elegant appetizer. Move over deviled eggs - there is a new "deviled" treat in town!

Creamy chocolate cheesecake filling is perfectly flavored and whipped, then spread unto strawberries for an elegant appetizer.  Move over deviled eggs – there is a new “deviled” treat in town!

I know everybody loves deviled eggs but why should they have all the fun?  When Easter rolls around spring comes with it.  I’m always chomping at the bit to say goodbye to winter serve the most colorful foods I can get my hands on.

This year I have been playing with a […]

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Instant Pot Corned Beef Dinner

Corned Beef Dinner is my favorite thing to make in the Instant Pot. It is super tender and flavorful - the best corned beef ever! Start to finish it takes just two hours and comes out perfectly every time. My recipe has some secret spices for that perfect corned beef flavor and I walk you through each step of using the Instant Pot so dinner will be easy.

Corned Beef Dinner is my favorite thing to make in the Instant Pot. It is super tender and flavorful – the best corned beef ever!  Start to finish it takes just two hours and comes out perfectly every time.

 

There is a lot of hype about the Instant Pot brand of pressure cookers so I got one a few months back and have been trying all sorts of different things in it.  While some recipes I experimented with were pretty blah, […]

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

An easy moist cake, perfectly caramelized slices of pineapple, and a hint of cinnamon make this the best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake we have ever had. This is a classic worth making again and again.

An easy moist cake, perfectly caramelized slices of pineapple, and a hint of cinnamon make this the best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake we have ever had.  This is a classic worth making again and again.

My father completely adored pineapple upside-down cake.  His one complaint was that nobody put enough pineapple in it!  Over the years I saw him bake them different ways until finally he just started putting crushed pineapple in the bottom.  He said that way you got some with […]

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Homemade Fruit Pizza

Easy no chill sugar cookie dough, fluffy cream cheese sauce, and piles of fresh fruit toppings make this Fruit Pizza a smash hit for any occasion.

Easy no chill sugar cookie dough, fluffy cream cheese sauce, and piles of fresh fruit toppings make this Fruit Pizza a smash hit for any occasion.

I think Fruit Pizza might be magic food.  It is beautiful and whimsical and insanely delicious.  If unicorns existed they would probably eat fruit pizza every day.

With winter sputtering to a close I have been more than ready for some fun, fresh springtime fare!  It was more than time to break out the fruit pizza […]

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Mexican Meatloaf

This easy dinner combines delicious Mexican flavors into a moist meatloaf with a cheesy top. It is weeknight friendly, taking only 10 minutes to prep. Make it with ground turkey or ground beef for a gluten free, high protein dinner! It can be made as a freezer meal and leftovers heat up well.

This easy dinner combines delicious Mexican flavors into a moist meatloaf with a cheesy top. It is weeknight friendly, taking only 10 minutes to prep. Make it with ground turkey or ground beef for a gluten free, high protein dinner!  It can be made as a freezer meal and leftovers heat up well. 

We LOVE Mexican food.  Tacos, enchiladas, street tacos – really anything and everything Mexican.  We also love a good meatloaf…

As it turns out classic Mexican food makes for […]

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The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

This lemon drop martini is my version of heaven. Simple to prepare, and lemony perfection to drink. Try my lemon sugar recipe on the rim - it is excellent! You can make these a few at a time or mix up as a big batch cocktail for a party. Perfect for bridal showers, Easter brunch, or summer BBQs.

This lemon drop martini is my version of heaven. Simple to prepare, and lemony perfection to drink. Try my lemon sugar recipe on the rim – it is excellent!  You can make these a few at a time or mix up as a big batch cocktail for a party.  Perfect for bridal showers, Easter brunch, or summer BBQs.

The iconic lemon drop martini is one of my go to drinks.  I’m a die hard lemon lover and the contrast of […]

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Moist Carrot Cake and Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

This tender, moist carrot cake is spicy and delicious. Rich, whipped cream cheese frosting with a hint of lemon brings it all together. Both the cake and frosting are easy baking projects for all experience levels.

http://www.thecountrycook.net/chicken-dressing-casserole-weekend-potluck-269/This tender, moist carrot cake is spicy and delicious. Rich, whipped cream cheese frosting with a hint of lemon brings it all together.  Both the cake and frosting are easy baking projects for all experience levels.

Oh carrot cake, how I love you!  Moist, tender, and full of cinnamon and other yummy spices.  I would say carrot cake is my favorite but then that would discount chocolate cake and pound cake and fresh strawberry cake!  Yeah…I could never play favorites with […]

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