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FLUFFY WHITE BREAD (Bread Machine Recipe)

FLUFFY WHITE BREAD (Bread Machine Recipe)

This is one of my “Go To” recipes for a basic white bread. This recipe makes a soft, fluffy loaf with a flaky crust. Perfect for all uses!!!

1 cup and 3 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3-1/4 cups white bread flour
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or rapid rise yeast

Add ingredients to your bread machine as per your machine’s directions. Choose basic white bread – regular or rapid rise cycle.

My bread machine requires the liquids first, so I add water and oil into the bread pan, then add salt, sugar, then I add my flour – I make a small well indentation on top of flour and make sure it does not reach wet ingredients. Add the yeast to the indentation. Keep yeast away from the salt.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 💜 Smile & Enjoy 💜

SMASHED SPUD STACK

SMASHED SPUD STACK

No matter how you stack it or what you stack it in these potatoes are the BOMB! BOMB Diddley DELICIOUS!

NOTES: You can used leftover mashed potatoes, you can make fresh OR don’t be ashamed use store bought mashed potatoes – BOB Evans brand was pretty tasty (that’s what a friend told me) 😉😋🤣!!! The Family Size container is 2lbs. and is what I used for the batch I made in the mini meatloaf tin – as you can see it was just a tad too much – BUT they were NOT Picture Perfect BUT still DELCIOUS!

2 Eggs
3 C. Mashed Potatoes
1/2 C. French Onion Dip (I Use Heluva Good French Onion Dip )
Sprinkle Pepper
Sprinkle California Garlic Salt
1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Onions
1-1/2 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese – Plus Extra for Serving
2 Tablespoons Cheez Whiz
2 Tablespoons Chopped Chives – Dried or Fresh
2 Green Onions with Tops, Sliced

Optional Toppings When Served:
Sour Cream
Chives/Green Onions
Cheese
Bacon – Cooked and Crumbled

Preheat oven to 400º. Lightly grease with butter a 9×13 dish, casserole dish, muffin tins or mini loaf size tin – whatever you prefer. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs then mix in the French onion dip and potatoes, sprinkle pepper, garlic salt and minced onions – mix well. Stir in both cheeses, the chives, green onions, and mix well. Spoon into the desired baking pan of your choice, filling the cups to slightly below the top – sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake 25- 35 minutes until they pull away from the sides of the cup and are golden brown. Remove from oven and let them cool a few minutes then serve as they are or add additional toppings.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 🧡 Smile & Enjoy 🧡

PORCUPINE MEATY BALLS

Do you like the insides of a stuffed pepper but hate the pepper itself? Try these delightful little meatballs without the mushy green pepper skin. The last 20 minutes, I love to add cabbage, green pepper, onions, and celery. If you are not worried about doubling up on carbs – Mashed Potatoes are really yummy with this especially when the sauce gets in the taters…YUM

PORCUPINE MEATY BALLS

NOTE: I use beef base – it gives this dish great flavor BUT you need to use it to suit your taste buds – especially since it is salty.  Start out by using  a little then taste.

ALSO – YES, I used fresh onion and minced onion – we LOVE Onion and I like the flavor the minced onion adds!

MEATBAL MIXTURE
1 cup tomato juice
1 teaspoon beef base
2 – 2-1/2lbs. lean ground beef
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup green, red, yellow, or orange pepper, chopped (Use as much or as little as you like or not at all)
1 teaspoon garlic salt/powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Sprinkle Dried Minced Onion – I never measure I just sprinkle over
Sprinkle Parsley – fresh or dried – Again this is a sprinkle thing
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

SAUCE MIXTURE
3 cups tomato juice
2 teaspoons beef base
3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 (14.5oz.) Can Diced Tomatoes (I love to use Green Pepper, Celery & Onion flavor)

OPTIONAL – to be added last 20 minutes of cooking time.

ADD as Much or as Little as you Like
Chopped Cabbage
Chopped Onion
Chopped Pepper (Green/Yellow/Red or Orange)
Chopped Celery

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Microwave 1 cup tomato juice and 1 teaspoon of beef base – mixing the beef base until dissolved.

In a large bowl – Add ground beef, finely chop onion, mince 2 garlic, peppers (if using), and seasonings. Mix well then add in long-grain white rice and tomato juice mixture, mixing until it is well combined. The mixture will be wet but should hold together. Form the mixture into 2-1/2” size meatballs. You should have about 12 – 15 meatballs. Place in the baking dish.

For the Sauce:
Mix tomato sauce, beef base, diced tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce – pour over the meatballs. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover check and make sure you have enough juice (if not more may be added) this is when I like to add in cabbage, onions, green pepper and celery – Cover and continue baking until the tops of the meatballs are lightly browned, 20 – 25 more minutes.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 💜 Smile & Enjoy 💜

NOT YOUR ORDINARY STUFFED PIEROGI PASTA SHELLS ♥

Recipe By ~ Kim Wallace ~ Field Editor ~ Taste of Home Magazine

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/pierogi-pasta-shells/

NOT YOUR ORDINARY STUFFED PIEROGI PASTA SHELLS

My family loves pierogies, so I decided to create my own version. I took these to a Christmas party, and they won rave reviews. When we left the party, I took home an empty pan—not a crumb to be found. I have been asked – can you make your own mashed potatoes – OF Course! Feel free and Season them any way you like!!! I have made mine many times using my own mashed potatoes – I have also been pressed for time and found the refrigerated just as good!

51 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
3 packages (24 ounces each) refrigerated mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place mashed potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once. Add the minced onion, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir in 2 cups of cheese until blended.

Stuff into shells. Place in two greased 13×9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with green onions and remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through.

NOTES: This is a large recipe – BUT – can easily be cut in half or even quarters!

EASY WAY To fill the shells – Use a scoop OR my favorite a Ziploc bag! Scoop the potatoes into a Ziploc bag cut a hole in the bottom corner and pipe them into the shells. Easy Peasy!!

Those worried about them drying out – Use a little chicken broth or butter or both – pour some into the bottom of the baking pan.

I was very honored to have this, and other recipes published several times in Taste of Home Magazine! Originally published as Not Your Ordinary Stuffed Shells in Taste of Home December/January 2007

Recipe By: Kim Wallace ♥ Smile & Enjoy ♥

Creamy Celery Beef Stroganoff – Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe by Kim Wallace – Field Editor – Taste of Home Magazine

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/creamy-celery-beef-stroganoff/

Creamy Celery Beef Stroganoff

Cream of celery soup adds richness to a recipe that has become a family favorite. It’s so simple to prepare and, oh, that flavor!

2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup sour cream

Hot cooked noodles

In a 3-qt. or larger slow cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Stir in sour cream. Serve with noodles.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 💜 Smile & Enjoy

 

MACARONI AND CHEESE – A Wallace Family Favorite

I made this for dinner tonight and served it with breaded chicken breast tenderloins…..

 

MACARONI AND CHEESE – A Wallace Family Favorite

You would think I live with a houseful of Mice the way my family eats cheese! Macaroni and Cheese is one of our favorite cheese dishes! It seems like I make it different every time and that is usually due to whatever cheese I have on hand! NOTE: Cream Cheese and Cottage Cheese have BOTH been in my Mac and Cheese!  IT TASTES GOOD AND IT WORKS! I also like to add in Velveeta Cheese another great cheese to use is Kraft cheese with cream cheese added…..You pick your favorite cheese and give it a try!

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups milk – sometimes I use 2 cans evaporated milk if I have it
8 OZ. sour cream (optional)
8 oz. extra-sharp cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded
8 oz. 4 State cheddar cheese, cubed or shredded

1/8 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (Topping) – (Optional)
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (Topping) – (Optional)

Heat oven to 350º. Cook elbow macaroni as directed on package – I use kosher salt to season my water and I like to cook my pasta al dente. Drain and set aside. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk, sharp cheddar and medium cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce, add the sour cream stirring until combined. Pour into ungreased baking dish. Mix together bread crumbs and parmesan cheese; sprinkle over macaroni and cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipe By: Kim Wallace 💜 Smile & Enjoy 💜

That is a bowl of YUMMY!!!

 AM I THE ONLY CRAZY ONE THAT LOVES THE CRUSTIES FROM THE SIDES AND BOTTOM OF THE PAN?