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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Maranda's Hashbrown Casserole


• 1 (big bag) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed

• 1/2 cup melted butter

• 1 can cream of chicken soup

• 1 can of cream of mushroom soup

• ¾ of a big container of sour cream

• 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

• 2 cups crushed plain potato chips or crushed cornflakes cereal

• 1/4 cup melted butter


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine hash browns, 1/2 cup melted butter, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Place mixture in a 3 quart casserole dish.

3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute cornflakes in 1/4 cup melted butter, and sprinkle the mixture over the top of the casserole.

4. Bake covered in preheated oven for 40 minutes

We have a small town restaurant here in town and Maranda (Big Sis), our daughter was determined to try to figure out this recipe.  I think she did it!  This is delicious.
 Thank you Maranda!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake

Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake

1 C. Coca-cola
1/2 C. oil
1 stick Margarine
3 Tbsp. cocoa
2 C. sugar
2 C. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 C. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

In a sauce Pan, Bring Coca-Cola, Oil, Margarine, and cocoa to a boil, mix the sugar, flour and salt, Pour in the boiling liquid and beat well. Add the eggs, Buttermilk, soda, and vanilla and beat well. Pour into a greased and floured sheet cake pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


1/4 lb. Margarine
3 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. cream or milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 to 1 C. pecans chopped
1 lb. confectioners sugar

In a saucepan, combine the butter cocoa, and milk and heat until the butter melts, Beat in the remaining ingredients, and Spread on the hot cake.  Cool and cut.