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Kentucky Derby Pie

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Kentucky Derby Pie


  • Author: Belle Omniley
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Looking to elevate your pecan pie game? Try out Kentucky Derby Pie, inspired by George Kern’s original recipe. With the perfect blend of chocolate and pecans, it’s an excellent choice for any occasion, not just the Kentucky Derby.


Ingredients

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  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 deep dish pie shell, unbaked


Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans, chocolate chips and butter. Pour into crust. Cover edge with foil or pie protector.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 30 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Notes

This pie is traditionally made with walnuts.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 309
  • Sugar: 41 g
  • Sodium: 86.5 mg
  • Fat: 15.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.5 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.6 mg

Keywords: derby pie, kentucky derby pie, pecan pie, dessert

 

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Microwave Drawer: Everything You Need to Know

Microwave Drawer: Everything You Need to Know

Due to a series of unfortunate events, we had the opportunity last year to change some things in our kitchens. The first thing on my opportunity list was to free up some countertop space by getting a microwave drawer. There are a few things you need to know if you are considering buying one and want to do it right.

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Here are some tips on adding a microwave drawer to your kitchen so you can be happy with your choice for years to come.

Measure the space available for the microwave drawer before purchasing to make sure it will fit into your kitchen.

You don’t want to buy a microwave drawer only to find out that it won’t fit. Measure the width of your space, as well as its height and depth. Having this information at hand before you go shopping will help ensure that you get what you need. In our case, we were getting cabinet bases built so the carpenter used the manufacturer’s specifications to build a custom cabinet.

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Consider the wattage of the microwave drawer.

Firstly to ensure it is powerful enough to cook your food properly. Also, most microwave drawers have to be on their own circuit, which may require additional wiring that would need to be completed by a licensed electrician.

Under-counter microwave ovens can be installed in a kitchen where there is adequate space.

If you are installing a microwave drawer, make sure there is adequate clearance at the top of your cabinet. Check the manufacturer’s specifications for minimal placement guidelines.

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The microwave drawer may seem like a luxury item, but it really can help to save you space. If you have the counter space and storage, it’s worth considering. Definitely give it a try if you are growing tired of your current kitchen setup! Be Well-Omniley

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How To Make Lasagna Soup That Everyone Will Love

How To Make Lasagna Soup That Everyone Will Love

Looking for a delicious, easy-to-make, crowd-pleasing dish to serve on Christmas Day? You’re in luck! I’m sharing an amazing recipe that combines the best of lasagna and tomato soup into one delicious dish. Lasagna soup is a fun twist on the classic recipe that your whole family will love.

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We all know that lasagna is one of the most delicious foods in the world. It’s a classic dish that everyone loves! Lasagna soup is just like regular lasagna but soupy and delicious. This recipe is super easy to make, and it will not disappoint.

This soup is full of all your favorite Italian flavors and will definitely warm you up on a cold winter day. I used ground venison and spicy Italian sausage for a richer, earthier taste.

Lasagna soup is the perfect recipe to make during the holidays, especially if you’re hosting a big party. It’s an easy dish that everyone will love! What’s your favorite way to eat lasagna? Let me know in the comments below.

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Spicy Lasagna Soup


Description

Creamy Spicy Lasagna Soup – great for when you want lasagna…but not all the work. All in one bowl! Perfect soup for holiday entertaining!


Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, venison, or turkey
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • ½  tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ c vermouth or dry white wine
  • ½ c tomato paste
  • 4 c chicken broth
  • 1 can (28-ounce) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 c shredded provolone/mozzarella  mix cheese
  • 1/2 c shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 box lasagna noodles broken into pieces


Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ground meat & sausage, season with salt and pepper, and brown.

Add onion, bell peppers, garlic, basil, oregano, thyme, crushed red pepper, and bay leaves, and cook until the onions are translucent for about 5 minutes.

Add in vermouth and cook down an additional 2 minutes

Stir in tomato paste, chicken broth, and crushed tomatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another pot, prepare pasta until al dente.

Add heavy cream and provolone/mozzarella cheese to the meat mixture and allow to heat thoroughly. 

Next, add the drained pasta to the meat mixture. Heat on low for about 3-5 minutes.

When you are ready to serve, ladle the soup in a bowl and top it with shaved parmesan cheese. Great to serve with crusty bread or salad.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Soup

Keywords: lasagna soup, lasagna, spicy lasagna soup

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Best Apple Crumble Recipe

Best Apple Crumble Recipe
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Best Apple Crumble Recipe


Description

Apple Crumble is our favorite dessert for apple season! A crowd-pleaser with it’s sweet, caramelized apple filling and buttermilk crumble topping.


Ingredients

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Filling

  • 2 pounds apples, sliced and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

Topping


Instructions

In a large bowl, add apples, brown sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix well. Transfer to a casserole dish; set aside.

Combine pancake mixture, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg into big crumble pieces. Sprinkle evenly over apples and bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Dessert

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 27.3 g
  • Sodium: 218.6 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.6 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg

Keywords: apple crumble, apple pie, apple crisp, breakfast, brunch

 

 

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Spicy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Spicy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Our spicy sausage breakfast casserole is flavor-packed and perfect for breakfast and brunch. Made with spicy sausage, eggs, cheese, and pancake mix.

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Spicy Sausage Breakfast Casserole


Description

Our spicy sausage breakfast casserole is flavor-packed and perfect for breakfast and brunch. Made with spicy sausage, eggs, cheese, and pancake mix.


Ingredients

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1# breakfast sausage, spicy

1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, divided

6 eggs, divided

3/4 c milk divided

1 c Krusteaz pancake mix

1 pkg shredded cheese


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown sausage and drain. Set aside.

Mix together the pancake mix, 1 egg, 1/2 c milk, and 1/4 c melted butter, and whisk the ingredients together.

Pour batter into a buttered baking dish. Top with sausage.

Mix 5 eggs and 1/4 c milk together; season with salt and pepper.

Pour egg mixture over sausage. Cover with 1 package of shredded cheese.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until cheese starts to brown.

 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Breakfast

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 255.3 mg
  • Fat: 12.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8 g
  • Protein: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.5 mg

Keywords: breakfast, spicy sausage breakfast casserole, brunch

 

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Easy Buttermilk Stewed Chicken Recipe

Easy Buttermilk Stewed Chicken Recipe

Friends, I hope your days are merry and bright. Have a wonderful holiday for those who celebrate Christmas. Many of you have been asking for a chicken recipe. So, I guess it is time for me to share my all-time favorite chicken recipe! Buttermilk  Stewed Chicken, and it’s so easy!

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This vintage buttermilk stewed chicken recipe is simply yummy. No wonder it is still a family favorite after so many years! Stewed buttermilk chicken always sounded strange to me as a child, but now when I cook it, I still enjoy the taste of it. I love how the poultry was cooked in a dutch oven with tomatoes and spices this time. It has a nice aroma when cooking, and to think that we enjoyed this meal over 20 years ago (hmmm, perhaps 20 years is an exaggeration). The preparation is simple too. All we really need to do is mix everything together.

The chicken always turns out moist and tender. It’s one of those meals you can repeatedly eat without getting tired of it.

It’s also a great dish for those who are looking for something to cook that is easy and quick. The buttermilk adds a nice tangy flavor, and the tomatoes give the chicken a rich, thick sauce that goes well with rice.

This is a great family dish that everybody will love. The best thing about this recipe is that it will make your house smell like heaven, and you will eat like royalty. It’s easy to prepare using affordable ingredients and can be made on a budget.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you do, please let me know what you think! And if there is a dish that you would like to see on the site, please comment below and let me know.

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Buttermilk Stewed Chicken


  • Author: Belle Omniley
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This traditional stewed chicken dish begins with a browned, cut-up chicken that is slow-cooked in a buttermilk-based gravy.


Ingredients

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6 bone-in chicken pieces, legs and thighs

1 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp butter

1/2 C onion, chopped

1 can tomatoes, drained

1 C buttermilk

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp white pepper

1/2 C chives, chopped

1/2 C parsley, chopped

1 1/2 tsp dill weed

dash of lemon juice

1 C sour cream

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Then brown in oil and butter.

Remove chicken add onions to pot and saute until tender.

Add tomatoes, buttermilk, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Next add the chicken pieces back; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes.

Add chives, parsley, and dill and cook uncovered for 5-10 minutes.

Add in lemon juice and sour cream and stir well.

Remove from heat.

Serve over rice.


  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Main Course

Keywords: stewed chicken, buttermilk chicken, buttermilk stewed chicken

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Our Chic Dining Room: Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

Our Chic Dining Room: Chinoiserie Christmas Tree

I love the Chinoiserie design, and decorating my home that way has become a tradition of mine. But since I’m a minimalist in decorating, I decided to spread the chinoiserie love during Christmas and integrated the theme into my Chinoiserie Christmas tree this year. This post will show you how I’ve decorated my tree in an elegant Chinese style using the most gorgeous shade of blue ribbons, gold ornaments, dried hydrangeas, and fake candlesticks.

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I’m a big believer in the power of color, and blue is my favorite. I’ve used this color throughout my home as it’s such an elegant and soothing shade that can create a relaxing atmosphere for you to unwind after a long day.

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I decided to use a light shade of blue ribbon for my Christmas tree. The color complements the gold ornaments and dried hydrangeas well and makes them stand out even more. As for other decorations, I used ornate gold ornaments. They were perfect for this type of Christmas tree. I also added a few fake candlesticks to the mix, and they helped me create an elegant grandmillennial style.

The gold and blue combination are not only elegant, but it’s also very chic. I love how this Christmas tree turned out. It looks festive and stylish, which is exactly what I was going for!

There is no right way or wrong way to decorate your Christmas tree; the most important thing is to decorate with items you love and can enjoy for many Christmas to come. Be creative, be thoughtful, and enjoy the season! Omniley

See the below step-by-step video on how to recreate this look!

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Peppermint Christmas Crack Recipe

Peppermint Christmas Crack Recipe

Everyone loves this Christmas Crack! Christmas Crack has a salty caramel base, is filled with chocolate, and is topped off with crunchy pecans. It’s like a saltine cracker meets a candy bar. It may sound complicated, but it’s pretty simple to put together, and the result is delicious!

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I have always loved the combination of salty and sweet, so this recipe is right up my alley. I hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think!

The base for Christmas Crack is a saltine cracker. We’ve all had these before, but don’t underestimate them! They have a great flavor and texture, making them perfect for this recipe.

Whether you are looking for a sweet treat or something easy to munch on while getting ready for Christmas, this crack is the perfect solution! It is the epitome of sweet and salty. If you can keep this homemade Peppermint Christmas Crack around after Christmas, it is a great gift you can easily make yourself. Happy Holidays-Omniley

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Peppermint Christmas Crack Recipe


Description

This Christmas Crack is crunchy, salty, and sweet! Saltine crackers are layered with a 2 ingredient caramel, melted chocolate, and pecans.


Ingredients

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40 Saltine crackers

1 c butter

1 c brown sugar

1 bag of white chocolate chips

1 ½ c pecans, chopped (optional)


Instructions

In a small pot, melt 1 stick of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar. Bring this just to the boiling point.

While this is melting, Spray a large shallow pan with non-stick spray or line it with parchment paper. Line the bottom of the pan with regular saltine crackers, single layer.

Pour the butter and sugar mixture over the crackers.

Bake for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.

Immediately top with chocolate chips and pecans; let melt and spread. 

Put the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Break off uneven pieces and enjoy.

Store in a covered air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: christmas crack, christmas crack recipe, crack recipe

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How To Make the Best Christmas Potpourri

How To Make the Best Christmas Potpourri

I love using potpourri at Christmas time. Christmas Potpourri has become a holiday staple for me, making my home smell so good! I used to buy potpourris from the store, and then I discovered that you could make your own! I make several batches during the holiday season.

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I wanted to share my recipe with you because it is so easy and inexpensive. You can use any combination of fruits and spices that you like.

I want to reiterate that this potpourri smells AMAZING. Also, you can use different combinations of these scents if you’d like. Happy Holidays!

 

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Christmas Potpourri Recipe


Description

Make Christmas Potpourri on your stovetop or crockpot with this easy-to-follow recipe!


Ingredients

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1 orange, chopped

1 apple, chopped

1 lemon, chopped

1 ginger, knuckle, chopped

68 whole cloves

3 cinnamon sticks

1 star anise, whole

fresh pine, pieces

23 c of water, depending on the size of your pot


Instructions

Bring water to a slight boil.

Add in all ingredients.

Reduce to a simmer for 4-6 hours; add water occasionally.

Notes

You can add all the ingredients to a crockpot on low for 4-6 hours. Stir occasionally.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 4

Keywords: simmer pot, christmas potpourri, christmas, stovetop potpourri

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