Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Food Picks

So I am not the cook in our family, my husband does most of the cooking. (I know, I am a lucky gal!) But. this past month I have made a few pinterest items that have been pretty darn yummy. 

 

Potato Bake
This first dish I made was this delicious potato back. I love anything potato so I knew this would be so perfect for me. This was very easy to make and was so delicious. 


Here's what you'll need….

2lbs. frozen hash browns, thawed 
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1/4 teaspoon of pepper 
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped onion 
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pint (2 cups) sour cream 
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed corn flakes

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine thawed hash browns with 1/2 cup melted butter and all the remaining ingredients except the corn flakes. spread into a 9x13 baking dish. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter and the crushed corn flakes together and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake 350 degrees, uncovered, for 1 hour. Serve hot. 



Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa pockets
So this dish is more of an appetizer but it was really good. I need a little work on this one to make sure I am getting the right about of each item. 


Here's what you'll need….
1 large sheet puffed pastry, thawed
1 ripe avocado, halved and mashed
1/3 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup salsa
salt and pepper, sprinkled to taste
1 egg, beaten

 Heat oven to 400F and spray two baking sheets with cooking spray.
Thaw puffed pastry for about 10 minutes. With a knife, slice the pastry into approximately 2-inch by 2-inch squares. On half the squares, place a lump of avocado, then cream cheese, then salsa. Season with salt and pepper. Use the remaining squares as the tops and place over top the filling. Seal the pockets by pressing the edges with a fork. Seal well so no filling oozes out during cooking.
In a small bowl beat an egg with a fork and apply an eggwash to each of the pockets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until desired browning and puffing has occurred.


I hope you all enjoy these delicious items, because I really enjoyed them!  :)

Have you made any great meal lately? 

XoXo,


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