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SAUSAGE, TOMATO AND CHEESE GRITS CASSEROLE

Sausage, Tomato and Cheese Grits CasseroleThis Sausage, Tomato and Cheese Grits Casserole is wonderful for breakfast along with eggs or make it for a main dish for dinner and serve with a green vegetable.  We like grits anytime.  They can be served so many different ways and are a staple in most Southern homes.

1/2 pound pork sausage (You could use Smoked sausage, or even Italian or Polish in this recipe)

3 cups cooked grits, (can be regular or the quick-cooking grits)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilis, undrained

1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice

Brown sausage, green pepper and onion in a skillet on top of the stove.  Drain. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray.  Combine sausage, onion and pepper with cooked grits.  Add salt, pepper, garlic, melted butter and diced tomatoes.  Stir to mix.  Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes, uncovered.  Makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!

Sausage, Tomato and Cheese Grits Casserole

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Garlic Cheese Grits.

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BUTTERY CHEDDAR SCONES

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These little buttery scones are great as appetizers served with your favorite jams and jellies.  They go great with any kind of soup or with any meal, too. Good with coffee or milk.  They will keep several days in a cool place in an air tight container and can be reheated.

2 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal (You could use regular cornmeal)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

pinch cayenne or about 1/8 teaspoon

1 stick butter or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons,  softened

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Sea salt, Optional

Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar and cayenne in a large mixing bowl.  Cut the butter in small pieces and cut into the flour mixture until resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the eggs, sour cream and buttermilk and stir with spoon.  Fold in the cheddar cheese.  Place dough on a floured surface and roll out in a square.  You can cut out square scones with a pizza cutter or use a square biscuit cutter.  You can make large squares and cut in half to make triangle scones.  Place on a sprayed baking sheet and bake in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Makes about 24 scones depending on size you make them.  Enjoy.

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Note:  I use unsalted butter and brush the tops before cooking with a little melted butter then sprinkle with sea salt. The cornmeal makes them a little crunchy.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for pumpkin scones.

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BEANS AND FRANKS WITH A TWIST

 

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How many times have you said,  “I wish I knew what to “fix” for supper?”  This recipe for beans and franks is easy and made with a few more ingredients than just plain old beans and franks. We love this with cornbread muffins. Children will like it, too.  There are lots of days when I have to throw something together for a quick meal and this is a favorite.

2 (15 ounce) cans pork-n-beans, drained

1 (1 pound) package franks, cut up

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped purple onion (can use green onion or regular onion)

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons molasses

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Shredded cheddar cheese, Optional

Melt the butter in a skillet on top of the stove.  Brown green pepper, onions, and cut up franks.  Add the drained pork-n-beans, drained diced tomatoes with green chilis, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper.  Simmer about 20 minutes. Can sprinkle on shredded cheddar cheese either while still in the skillet or individual servings.   Makes about 6 servings.  Enjoy!

 

 

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet.

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BIG FLUFFY SWEET POTATO BISCUITS

Big Fluffy Sweet Potato Biscuits - TSLCThese biscuits are the best!  They are really good slathered with butter and honey and served with coffee. They are great as a snack or with a meal.  If you are not a sweet potato lover, you will still like these biscuits. They are just plain good! We love them for breakfast but they are good anytime.

3/4 cup sweet potato, boiled, peeled and mashed (1 medium sweet potato will do it)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons honey or sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
8 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup buttermilk 
 
Whisk together the flour, sugar or honey, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.  Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the mashed sweet potatoes and buttermilk. Stir to combine all ingredients and turn out onto a floured surface.  Cut out with biscuit cutter. (I use a 14 ounce size tin can to cut out these biscuits). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake in preheated 450 degree oven 12 to 15 minutes. Can brush the tops with melted butter.  Makes 10 to 12 biscuits depending on how large you make them.  Enjoy!
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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Pumpkin Biscuits.
 

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