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  • Ultimate Mac & Cheese

    Ultimate Mac & Cheese Ultimate Mac & Cheese

    Ultimate Mac & Cheese

    Being a single mom of a toddler, naturally I want to feed my kid the best foods I can. Unfortunately, the things he wants to eat aren't always the healthiness or best for him. One of his favorite foods is Mac & Cheese. Boxed Mac & Cheese totally grosses me out, with all the preservatives and chemicals, it's just not natural. I came up with this recipe as a more homely approach to the boxed Mac & Cheese and he loves it!
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    Prep Time

    10 minutes

    Cook Time

    45 minutes

    Serves

    8

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound elbow macarioni
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup half and half
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 3 tablespoons sour cream
    • 1 egg
    • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
    • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon badia adobo seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
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    Directions

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente. Al dente is usually achieved at the 8-10min mark. Drain water from the pot and return pasta to a low flame. Stir in butter, half & half and whole milk. Beat your egg in a separate bowl and temper into mixture. Stir in mozzarella cheese, sour cream and 3/4 of the cheddar cheese. When cheeses are well combined, fold in your fresh black pepper, paprika and adobo seasoning salt. Butter a few ramekins or a casserole dish and pour your mixture in. Top with the remaining cheese. Place in the oven for 20mins, then place under the broiler for 10min to achieve a crunchy top.

  • Spud Halo's

    Spud Halo's Spud Halo's

    Spud Halo's

    My Great Grandma Browning,Themla. Lived in Rigby, Idaho and worked at a local restaurant. She was in charge of making all the pastries and dessert and was known by everyone as a Great Cook! She would come down a few times every year visiting her friends and family and every time she would bake everyones favorite treats. Like her famous feather rolls that we still make every Thanksgiving, cinnamon rolls that we make every Christmas, and her famous white fudge that we make throughout the holiday season. Most of all she would always bring her famous Spud Halo's. This is one of her recipes that has been passed down and I will pass down to my children. Nothing beats a fresh, warm, doughnut with homemade glaze made from a Idaho Russet grown potato!
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    Prep Time

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Cook Time

    5 minutes

    Serves

    60

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup sugar
    • cup softened butter
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ginger
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, (optional)
    • teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 cup hot mashed potatoes
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 cups milk, scalded and then cooled
    • cup luke warm water
    • 4 tablespoons yeast
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • enough flour for a soft dough
    • cup powdered sugar
    • tablespoon cream
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • cup butter, softened
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    Directions

    Step 1

    Cream together the butter and the 1 cup of sugar set aside.

    Step 2

    Combine all the dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Nutmeg (optional), salt, cinnamon, and ginger.

    Step 3

    Add Hot Mashed potatoes to the creamed sugar and butter in mixing bowl and mix

    Step 4

    Beat the 3 eggs in separate bowl and add the 2 cups scalded milk (cooled), 3/4 cup luke warm water, 4 small Tbsp yeast, and 1 Tbsp sugar.

    Step 5

    combine Step 3 with Step 4. Then add in all the dry ingredients in Step 2. Then add enough flour for a soft dough.

    Step 6

    Roll out dough 1/2 inch - 3/4 inch. Lightly flour the board and the top of the dough. Cut with doughnut cutter, or round cookie cutter thats about 3 inches (if you don't have one use big coffee mug or big glass then find a something the size of a nickel to cut out the middle). Make sure to roll out lightly because dough is tender. Then mix the dough together and roll out again to get more cut out doughnuts until desired amount. (The middle of the doughnut cut outs make great tiny round doughnuts do not throw away. )

    Step 7

    Heat up the oil to roughly 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use the middle cut outs as a tester. Lay in oil no more than 3 at a time for roughly 1 min on each side or until golden brown. Then take out and lay on paper towel. Let cool for a few min and then add glaze on top of doughnuts as desired.

    Step 1 Glaze

    Place the softened butter into mixing bowl and mix until creamy and then slowly add powered sugar into mixing bowl and cream together until smooth. Add cream to glaze consistency and slowly add vanilla. Then drizzle over doughnuts or dip half way in glaze. You choose! :) (can also put a few doughnuts on a skewer and pour glaze over the doughnuts if you want to tackle a lot at one time)

  • Angel Cinnamon Rolls

    Angel Cinnamon Rolls Angel Cinnamon Rolls

    Angel Cinnamon Rolls

    This is a family recipe that been passed down from my mother. She loved to make desserts for her friends and family and was famous for her Angel Cinnamon Rolls. I remember waking up on Christmas mornings with the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. She would always be asked to bring them to big dinners, church parties, and family get togethers. Everyone would always ask her how does she make them so fluffy and what her secret was. She would respond by saying, " The secret is a good Idaho Russet potatoes that makes it so fluffy!".
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    Prep Time

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Serves

    24

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 cups mashed potatoes
    • cup shortening
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • cup flour
    • 2 cups scalded milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 yeast cakes (or dry yeast)
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • cup warm water
    • 2 cups brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
    • 1 cup softened butter
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    Directions

    Step 1

    Beat the eggs, sugar, potatoes, scalded milk, and shortening

    Step 2

    Then add the yeast that has been dissolved with 2 Tbsp of sugar in 1/2 cup warm water

    Step 3

    Then add salt, flour, vanilla, and mix like bread (kneading until fully mixed ).

    Step 4

    Let rise once and punch down. Let it rise a second time and roll out in rectangle shape (use the baking sheet pan as a guide).

    Step 5

    Mix together the filling. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. It will be stick so you can crumble it over the dough and spreading it evenly over entire dough. Use your fingers or back of a cold spoon helping to spread around.

    Step 6

    Next start to roll up the dough with the longer side of the dough. Pinching the edges closed. Score the dough so that you cut into 2" rolls. Cut the dough using floss. Slide under the dough cross over the ends and pull cutting the dough. (don't worry the mint taste will not transfer into your dough).

    Step 7

    Place on pan that is lined with parchment paper. (or you can use cooking spray to coat the pan). Cover the rolls with a bread towel or plastic loosely so there is enough room for the dough to rise. Rise until they are doubled in size.

    Step 8

    Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. Let cool. and glaze with frosting! Enjoy!

  • Pineapple Dump Cake

    Pineapple Dump Cake Pineapple Dump Cake

    Pineapple Dump Cake

    I read about the dump cake, tried it but it just didn't have enough pineapple. It also called for yellow cake mix.
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    Prep Time

    5 minutes

    Cook Time

    35 minutes

    Serves

    6

    Ingredients

    • 1 box cake mix any flavor, Your preference. I have used, yellow and cherry chip.
    • 1 can pineapple tidbits
    • 1 can of crushed pineapple
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
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    Directions

    Preheat

    Preheat oven to 350

    Step 1

    Lightly spray your 13 x 9 cake pan with Pam

    Step 2

    Pour both cans of pineapple in the cake pan, juice and all.

    Step 3

    Pour the cake mix right out of the box all over your pineapple.

    Step 4

    Dribble your melted butter all over the top.

    Step 5

    Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 35 minutes or until done.