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CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES AND SAUSAGE

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage4 - tslcThis recipe for Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage makes a hearty meal and men love it.  I serve it with my Southern Cornmeal Hoecakes.  Leftovers can be reheated and keeps for several days in the fridge.  You could also cut this recipe in half.

1 pound package of smoked sausage (could use polish), sliced in rounds

7 to 8 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 green pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 (8 ounce) package Colby Jack Cheese, cubed (can use whatever kind you like)

1 cup milk

1 cup sour cream

4 tablespoons butter or 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (can use whatever kind you like)

paprika (about 1 to 2 tablespoons)

fresh parsley for garnish (Optional)

In a large mixing bowl slice up the sausage, peel and slice potatoes, chopped green pepper and chopped onion.  Toss to mix.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and pour in the potato sausage mixture.  Sprinkle cubed cheese on top.  In a saucepan on top of the stove combine the milk, sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder and flour.  Over low heat melt the ingredients while stirring with a wire whisk until mixture thickens and is smooth. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from stove and pour over potatoes and sausage.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over top. Sprinkle paprika over cheese.   Cover with foil and bake in preheated 375 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender when stuck with a fork.  Remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes until starts to brown on top.  Remove from oven and garnish with fresh parsley.(Optional)  Makes 8 – 10 servings.  Enjoy!

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You might also like the following casseroles, too:

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Cheesy Bacon Yellow Squash Casserole

Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

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HONEY BOURBON GLAZED HAM

Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham

We love ham anytime.  I am republishing this ham recipe since so many have asked me how I do my holiday hams.  We always have ham for Easter and Christmas. I get rave reviews on this recipe. You can check out the comments, too.

There are some rules and tips to follow when baking ham.  First of all a ham with the bone in it will be more flavorful.

A fully cooked ham can be eaten right from the package but the flavor can be enhanced by heating and adding a glaze.

Most likely you won’t find a ham that has not been cooked to some degree in the store.  Hams are usually partially or fully cooked when you buy them.

Allow 1/4 pound of ham per person for a boneless ham.  Remember to consider the weight of the bone for a bone-in-ham.

You should allow 20 minutes baking time per pound in a 350 degree oven for a partially cooked ham.  If the ham is fully cooked allow 10 minutes per pound to heat.  Allow 35 to 40 minutes per pound for uncooked hams.

Place the cut side down in the pan when cooking and I baste mine about every 20 minutes.  The ham should reach 160 degrees to be ready for serving.

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This is the glaze I use to cook my hams.

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup bourbon (preferably Kentucky bourbon!)
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and baste ham with mixture every 20 minutes while cooking. 
Once cooked remove ham from pan, slice and pour liquid over ham, serve.  Enjoy!
 
Note:  I always trim off the excess fat and freeze along with the ham hock to use for seasoning in recipes.
 
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CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Ranch Dressing - CopyWe love chicken and enjoy this Chicken Nuggets recipe with Homemade Ranch Dressing as a meal or for snacking during ballgames or while watching movies.  The ranch dressing is great with lots of meats and chips, too.

Chicken Nuggets

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite sized pieces (can use chicken breasts, chicken fingers or whatever pieces you like)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch cayenne, Optional

1/4 cup cooking oil

2 eggs

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and set aside.  Whisk together the flour, paprika, mustard, bread crumbs, black pepper, salt garlic powder and cayenne in a bowl.  In another bowl, beat the eggs until smooth.  Heat cooking oil in skillet.  Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture, then in beaten eggs and in flour mixture again.  Make sure they are well coated.  Cook six to seven minutes turning if needed.  Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.  Makes about 4 servings.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise (could use Miracle Whip)

1 teaspoon dried parsley (could use fresh parsley)

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried chives (could use fresh chives)

Whisk together all ingredients and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.  Makes about 1 1/4 cups dressing.  Will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Enjoy!

Check out other chicken recipes on the website.

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COUNTRY HAM FOR EASTER!

Brownings Country Ham 2015Easter is just around the corner folks! Do you have your menu ready?  Don’t hunt high and low for the perfect ham each holiday season.  Browning’s Country Ham out of Dry Ridge, Kentucky has a Holiday Ham that has been aged to perfection for a full year. Browning’s Country Hams and other Amish-quality products ship nationwide to arrive right at your doorstep.

Last year,  Mr. David Sponcil, owner of Browning’s Country Hams, contacted me about doing a review of some of their products.  Mr. Sponcil sent me these products to try under the agreement that he would receive my honest opinion. Believe me, I know country ham.  When my children were small and we lived on a farm outside Perryville, Kentucky, we killed our own hogs every year in November, cured the hams and processed all the meat.  I can remember several years when, along with our neighbors,  we killed and processed as many as 45 hogs in one killing.

Browning’s Country Ham is really good ham.  That is my honest opinion and I have enjoyed trying these products so much.  The Holiday Ham is perfect for your Easter dinner.  It is one of the most tender hams I have ever tried and the flavor is delicious. It is spiral sliced and comes with cooking instructions. You can insert cloves and bay leaves, cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees pat on some brown sugar and let caramelize for about 5 minutes under the broiler or there are instructions for adding a honey glaze.  Of course, being Southern, I had to try it my way.

Southern Lady Cooks Ham Glaze:

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup sorghum

1/4 cup Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey

Mix together and baste the ham several times while cooking. This was WONDERFUL!

 

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My favorite foods to serve with country ham are potato salad and baked beans.  Once I cooked this ham, I just had to make baked beans and potato salad, too. The baked beans are made with Browning’s Pepper Bacon.  They have 3 thin sliced styles:  Country, Applewood or Pepper Bacon.  Browning’s Country Bacon is a thick cured bacon with an old-fashioned taste.

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Southern Baked Beans by The Southern Lady Cooks

2 (15 oz.) cans pork-n-beans, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon molasses or dark syrup
2 to 3 slices bacon (I use Browning’s Pepper Bacon)
 
Drain beans, combine with all other ingredients in an oven safe casserole dish.  Place bacon slices on top.  Cook uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!
Note:  You can make these beans in the crockpot, too.  Just throw all ingredients in the crockpot and cook about 4 hours.

Browning’s Country Ham offers Country Ham Center Steaks and Biscuit Cuts.  These are wonderful served on biscuits in the morning for breakfast or with red-eye gravy.

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These are just a few of the great products you will find on the website and Facebook page. Grandma Babe’s Country Sausage is the newest addition to their line.

You won’t be sorry you tried Browning’s Country Ham products. I thought they were some of the best I have ever tasted.  Try it for yourself and find out.  Mr. Sponcil is making you this special offer again this year by taking $5.00 off any Browning’s Holiday Ham ordered by friends and fans of The Southern Lady Cooks website.  Just mention The Southern Lady Cooks or (TSLC) when ordering your Holiday Ham. Try some of his other products along with the ham for breakfast on Easter morning.

Browning’s Country Ham is located at 475 Sherman Newtown Road, Dry Ridge, Ky. 41035.  Website:  www.BrowningsCountryHam.com, Phone: 859-948-4HAM (4426)  “Like” them on Facebook.

FTC Disclaimer: Browning’s Country Ham provided me with products for this review. The opinions expressed in
this blog post are my own. I was in no way financially compensated by Browning’s
Country Ham for this review.

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