Saturday, May 30

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad...

Thank you to my sissy for telling me this is a recipe to share... I promise its YUMMY and great for a crowd (or for a first date!) I made this for my husband the first time I ever cooked for him almost 4 years ago. He looked at it and I asked him if he had ever had it before and he said yes, it's just like my Momma used to make (his mother had passed away 2 years before). Needless to say, when he tasted it (after putting a conservative portion on his plate) he went back for more- he just didn't want to tell me that he had never had it before. It is one of our favorites and is something that I usually take to family/friend gatherings (simply because I can make it a day ahead of time and with all of the pretty colors in it- it's a STUNNING side dish! I like it so much better than any I can buy premade or get in a resturant! The dressing itself is awesome on salads or to make a sweet cole-slaw with as well!

  • 3 broccoli crowns, cut into small pieces
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1 bag bacon bits (or fresh fried bacon)
  • 1 cup raisins (purple)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • chopped1 bag Colby-montery jack cheese, shredded

  • 1 c. mayo
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar

mix dressing before mixing in with the rest of the salad, the longer it sets - the better it gets.(ideally, 1 day ahead of time)

Tuesday, May 19

Hash Brown Casserole

Gotta love a good casserole and this one hits the mark- especially if you enjoy the Cracker Barrel version! Enjoy!

SERVES 10 -12


Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 11 x 14 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix the above ingredients together, place in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until brown on top.