Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Twice-Baked Potato Pie with BBQ Meatloaf Crust


Mashed Potatoes:
1 packet of Idahoan loaded baked potato mix.  Make as directed and add a bit of butter, salt & pepper, dash of garlic and some jalapeno cream cheese.   Or you can make your own loaded mashed from scratch. 

BBQ Meatloaf:
1 lb ground beef
½ cup crushed saltine crackers
½ cup minced onion
½ tsp salt
½ tsp montreal steak seasoning
½ tsp minced garlic or garlic powder
1 egg
3 tbsp plus 3 tbsp BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)

shredded cheese
green onions
cooked, diced bacon
diced tomatoes

Make mashed potatoes as directed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine uncooked beef, crackers, onion, salt, garlic powder, egg and 3 tbsp BBQ sauce. Press into ungreased 9" pie plate or 9" square baking dish and up the sides to form the crust. Brush meatloaf with remaining 3 tbsp BBQ sauce.
Cover with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with tomatoes, bacon and green onions (or any other toppings you want!).

Monday, March 21, 2016

Sweet Revenge Strawberry Jungle Juice

Strawberry Slices
Kiwi Slices
2 Bottles Sweet Revenge Strawberry Whiskey
3 Bottles Lemonade
1/2 Bottle White Rum
A splash of grenadine

Mix and chill.  It’s that easy. I used a bag of frozen strawberries so they would help keep it chilled without watering it down with ice cubes.  I’m not a fan of whiskey but this drink was delicious and made me excited for summer time.  Be careful though as it takes like strawberry lemonade but the alcohol can sneak up on you if you have too much! 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

2 boxes Jiffy Blueberry Muffin mix
4 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter
½ C. light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1 ½ C. white chocolate chips

Cream together butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time until blended. Combine muffin mix with the butter mixture and mix well. Fold in white chocolate chips. Chill for at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until just turning brown around the edges. Cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack until completely cooled.

If you like blueberry muffins, you must try these cookies! They came out a little flat even though I chilled them overnight but the taste is great.