The Best Mardi Gras King Cake

The Best Mardi Gras King Cake

All About King Cake!

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Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a festive celebration that takes place before the Christian season of Lent. This annual event is a time for indulgence and revelry, and one of the most iconic treats enjoyed during Mardi Gras is the king cake.

Originating in France, the king cake is a sweet and decadent dessert that is traditionally eaten during the Mardi Gras season. It is named after the biblical three kings (or wise men) who visited baby Jesus on the 12th day of Christmas.

The king cake is typically made of a rich, brioche-like dough that is braided and shaped into a ring. It is then baked and topped with colorful icing and decorative sugar sprinkles in the signature Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold. These colors hold significant meaning – purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.

But what truly sets the king cake apart is the hidden surprise inside. Traditionally, a small plastic baby figurine is hidden inside the cake, and whoever finds it is said to have good luck and prosperity for the coming year. This tradition has evolved over time, and now some bakeries offer a variety of fillings such as cream cheese, fruit, or chocolate, in addition to the traditional plain cake.

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If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try making your own king cake, here is a simple recipe to follow.

Now you have a delicious homemade king cake to enjoy with your family and friends during Mardi Gras celebrations. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the hidden surprise – who knows, you may just be the lucky one to find it!

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Happy Mardi Gras!

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Mardi Gras King Cake-Dong Phuong Style


  • Author: Belle Omniley
  • Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings

Description

This soft and moist king cake recipe is the perfect treat for any occasion. Made with a fluffy and tender dough, this cake is enriched with a variety of warm spices and topped with a brown butter icing. The texture of the cake is irresistibly soft, with a moist and light crumb that will melt in your mouth with every bite. The combination of flavors creates a delectable balance of sweetness and spice, making it a crowd-pleaser for any dessert lover.


Ingredients

Cake:

3/4 cup warm milk

2 1/4 tsp instant yeast

1/4 cup honey

10 Tbsp softened butter

4 eggs

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 plastic baby (optional)

2 Tbsp heavy cream

Filling:

4 Tbsp of brown butter, melted

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 c granulated sugar

1 c light brown sugar, packed

2 Tbsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp kosher salt

Icing:

4 oz cream cheese, softened

3/4 c browned butter softened

2 c confectioners sugar

1 Tbsp heavy cream

Decorative sugar sprinkles in purple, green, and gold


Instructions

Cake:

In a large mixing bowl, combine warm milk (110-115 degrees) yeast, and 1/4 c honey. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy.

Add eggs to yeast mixture. Mix well.

In blender bowl add flour and salt whisk together; then add egg/yeast mixture on low.

Add softened butter; one tablespoon at a time. When all has been added mix for an additional minute.

Scoop wet/sticky mixture into a greased bowl. Allow to proof on counter for 2 hours folding dough gently every 30 minutes. Keep covered with plastic or tea towel while proofing. Once proof is complete. Move to refrigerator for at least 12 hours or overnight.

Prepare your browned butter and cover and let cool in a container.

Filling: 

In a medium bowl whisk together brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Fold together 4 oz of cream cheese and 1/4 c of sugar on day of baking.

Remove dough and punch down. Knead to wake dough. Work fast as dough will get sticky.

On a floured surface place dough and roll out to 18”x 14”

Brush dough with cooled browned butter, then cinnamon mixture and press down.

Pipe cream cheese mixture down the long side of prepared dough.

Roll tightly to center from left to right and right to left.

Quickly place dough seam side down. Place in u-shape or oval if you like.

Cut 1” slits with scissors are outside perimeter of cake and 2 slit on inside.

Poke holes throughout top of dough.

Place in oven and allow to proof at 100 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes or on countertop in draft free zone.

Preheat your oven to 350°F .

Bake the king cake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Rotating constantly while baking.

Once cooking is complete immediately brush with 2 Tbsp of heavy cream.

Move to cooling rack.

Allow cake to completely cool before icing.

Icing:

Mix butter and cream cheese well then and powdered sugar and heavy and mix an additional 3 minutes or until fluffy.

Spread the icing over the cake

Sprinkle decorative sugar in the over the icing.

Place the plastic baby in the cake through the bottom (so it is hidden) before serving.

  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: Creole

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How to Shop Estate Sales

How to Shop Estate Sales

Are you a fan of antiques and vintage home decor? Do you love browsing old furniture, books, jewelry, and other treasures? If so, you might want to check out estate sales in your area.

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Estate sales are events where the belongings of a deceased or downsizing person are sold to the public. They are a great way to find unique and high-quality items at bargain prices.

Here are some tips on how to find great antiques and vintage home decor at estate sales.

– Do your research. Before you go to an estate sale, do some online research on the company that is hosting it, the location of the sale, and the available items. I use estatesales.net to locate the best high-end sales. You can also look for photos and descriptions of the items on social media or online forums. This will help you get an idea of what to expect and what to look for.

– Arrive early. Estate sales are usually very popular and crowded, especially on the first day. If you want to have the best chance of finding the items you want, you should arrive as early as possible. Some estate sales have a sign-up sheet or a numbered ticket system to let people in order. Others are first-come, first-served. Either way, you should be prepared to wait in line and enter the sale as soon as you can. If you visit often, consider asking the sale organizer if you have the option to buy before the general public.

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– Be polite and respectful. Estate sales are not like garage sales or thrift stores. They are often held in someone’s home and involve their personal belongings. You should be polite and respectful to the hosts, the staff, and the other shoppers. Don’t haggle too much, don’t touch anything that is not for sale, don’t block the aisles or doorways, and don’t be rude or aggressive. Remember that you are a guest in someone’s home and act accordingly.

– Know what to look for. Estate sales are a treasure trove of antiques and vintage home decor, but they can also be overwhelming and confusing. You should have a clear idea of what you are looking for and what you are willing to pay for it. You can use online guides, books, magazines, or apps to help you identify and value different items. You can also ask the staff or the hosts for more information or history about the items.

Some things to look for are:

– The condition of the item. Is it clean, intact, functional, and free of damage or defects? Does it have any signs of wear, tear, repair, or restoration? Does it have any marks, labels, stamps, or signatures that indicate its origin, date, maker, or value?

– The style of the item. Does it match your personal taste and preference? Does it fit with your existing home decor or collection? Does it have any distinctive features or characteristics that make it stand out or unique?

– The rarity of the item. Is it a common or a rare item? How many of them were made or are available? How often do they come up for sale? How much demand is there for them?

– The price of the item. Is it within your budget? Is it fair and reasonable for its condition, style, rarity, and market value? Is it worth buying now or waiting for a better deal?

Have fun! Estate sales are not only a great way to find great antiques and vintage home decor, but they are also a lot of fun. You can meet new people, learn new things, discover new treasures, and enjoy the thrill of the hunt. Estate sales are a wonderful way to spend your time and money while honoring the past and beautifying your present.

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Simple & Elegant Juneteenth Tablescape

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Hey y’all, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to show you how to set a simple and elegant Juneteenth tablescape. Juneteenth is a special day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and it’s a great opportunity to honor our ancestors and celebrate our culture and heritage. Here are some tips on how to create a beautiful and meaningful tablescape for this occasion.

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HOW TO SET A JUNETEENTH TABLESCAPE

– Start with trying to incorporate some red, black, and green in your table. These are the colors of the Pan-African flag, and they represent the blood, skin, and land of African people. You can use a white tablecloth as a base and add red, black, and green runners or placemats.

– Choose dishes and utensils that have some history or significance to you. For example, you can use vintage china that belonged to your grandparents, or wooden spoons that your relatives carved. You can also mix and match different styles and patterns to create a unique and classy look. I opted to incorporate blue into my tablescapes. I used grapes to serve and the black aspect and red and green are featured in my salad plates.

juneteenth tablescape

– Add some candles and flowers to create some ambiance and fragrance. You can use red candles to symbolize the spirit of resilience and courage, or white candles to symbolize peace and hope. You can also use flowers that are native to Africa, such as hibiscus, protea, or marigold, or flowers that have symbolic meanings, such as sunflowers, roses, or lilies.

– Incorporate some elements that reflect your personal or family history. For example, you can display some photos of your ancestors or loved ones who have passed away or some artifacts or memorabilia that tell a story about your heritage. You can also use some books, magazines, or newspapers that feature stories or articles about Juneteenth or African American history.

– Have fun and enjoy the celebration! Remember that Juneteenth is not only a day of remembrance but also a day of joy and gratitude. You can play some music, sing some songs, share some stories, or recite poems that celebrate your culture and identity. You can also serve some delicious food and drinks that are traditional or inspired by African cuisine.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Let me know in the comments how you plan to celebrate Juneteenth this year. And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more tips and ideas on how to live a simple and elegant life. Happy Juneteenth!

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Easy Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe

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Summer is here, and it’s time to fire up the grill and enjoy the great outdoors. And what better way to complement your grilled meats and veggies than with a delicious and easy-to-make creamy pasta salad?

This pasta salad recipe is a classic that has been enjoyed by my family many for years. It’s creamy, tangy, and packed with fresh veggies that add a pop of color and flavor. Plus, it’s so easy to make that you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before.

To make this creamy pasta salad, you’ll need rotini pasta, grape tomatoes, red onion, sweet peas, parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, Italian dressing, and a variety of seasonings. The first step is to cook the pasta according to package directions or al dente. Once cooked, drain the pasta in a colander. Avoid rinsing this allows the sauce to coat the pasta better.

Next, add the cooked pasta, grape tomatoes, red onion, and sweet peas in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Italian dressing, tony cachere, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth and creamy. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture, top with parmesan cheese, and stir until everything is evenly coated.

 

Cover the bowl with a top or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the pasta salad to chill properly.

When it’s time to serve, give the pasta salad a quick stir and enjoy! The creamy dressing pairs perfectly with grilled meats and veggies, making it the perfect side dish for any summer barbecue or picnic.

In conclusion, this creamy pasta salad is a delicious and easy recipe that is perfect for summer and grilling time. With its fresh veggies and tangy dressing, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone at your next gathering. So give it a try and see for yourself how delicious it can be!

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Creamy Pasta Salad


Description

Light and tangy Pasta Salad, with just enough creamy dressing to coat the noodles and vegetables, this is one heck of an awesome creamy pasta salad


Ingredients

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12 oz small pasta noodles

12 oz grape tomatoes, halved

3/4 cup red onion, chopped

2 cups frozen peas (thawed)

12 oz ham, chopped (or protein of choice)

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

For sauce

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 c Italian dressing

2 tsp tony chachere seasoning

1 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp black pepper


Instructions

Cook the pasta noodles in a large pot of water according to their package directions, until cooked al dente. Drain the water out. Do not rinse.
While the pasta is cooling, prepare other ingredients . Set aside.
In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, dressing, tiny cachere, sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk them together till combined.
Add tomatoes, red onions, peas, sauce, and parmesan to pasta and mix well.
Cover the pasta bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for 4-6 hours.
Mix again before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: creamy pasta salad, pasta salad, salad, side dish

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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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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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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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