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INGREDIENTS
1 lb. Jimmy Dean hot sausage roll (any hot sausage will do)
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tube Pillsbury crescent roll

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown sausage in a skillet.  In the meantime roll out the crescent roll onto a sheet pan closing all perforations, making it one piece of dough.
Spread crescent roll to an even layer and make five slices partially through the dough on both sides (about 1/2 inch slices) leaving a solid layer of dough through the center.

When the sausage is cooked, drain sausage then add cheese, cook and stir until melted.

Place the sausage mixture down the middle of the dough.

Starting at the ends of the dough, take that short end and fold it over the sausage, then fold over the sides alternating the dough, most of the sausage will be covered but if you have a portion that is not covered its okay, the dough will cook and bond together. Bake for 12-14 minutes depending on your oven, mine takes 14 minutes!

Let sit for 2-3 minutes before cutting.

Serve and Enjoy!

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This would be fantastic for  dinner, game night or any party occasion! I know this will be making an appearance MANY more times for dinner and parties to come!

You can put this on a hamburger type roll, slider for an appetizer or even a wrap! If you don’t like blue cheese feel free to swap it out with ranch dressing.

The original recipe came from Pillsbury it is written as a slow cooker recipe, however I did change it a bit. I cooked it stove top and then transferred it to my slow cooker putting it on the “warm” setting. I think cooking it on low or high for a period of time would dry it out if it cooked for too long, that is my only caution for this recipe!

INGREDIENTS
2 lb. ground beef
1 large onion (chopped)
3 cups celery (6 stalks), chopped
1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounce) tomato paste
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons of chili powder
hamburger buns, slider buns or wraps

BLUE CHEESE SAUCE
8 ounces of sour cream
2/3 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
1 scallion, chopped
2 teaspoons buffalo wing sauce
Mix together all ingredients in medium bowl.

DIRECTIONS
In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Drain beef, add celery, tomato paste, tomato sauce, wing sauce, cider vinegar and chili powder. Stir well and let blend on low for 10 minutes. ( you can add to slow cooker at this point).  To serve…spoon mix on bun, add blue cheese sauce, cover with top bun.

Enjoy!

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Well, the weather outside is frightful and I am not going anyplace warm soon, so what is the next best thing?  TROPICAL GRANOLA of  course!!!  This is a favorite of family, friends, neighbors and workplace co-workers!

 

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 1/2 cups bran flakes cereal
3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
2 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dried pineapple
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried mango
1/2 dried papaya


DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, whisk brown sugar and salt into butter until mixture is blended smooth and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. In a large bowl combine oats, flake cereal, coconut, almonds and cinnamon. mix well. Stir in vanilla extract into butter and sugar. Pour butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix until combined. All dry ingredients should be coated with butter mixture. Divide granola between the two baking sheets, spreading it into an even layer.  Bake for 30 minutes. Stir granola, rotate pans and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes until granola is golden. WATCH CAREFULLY during the last ten minutes as the granola can burn easily at this point. Pour granola into large mixing bowl and stir in all of your dried fruit. Chop fruit if necessary. Let cool at room temperature.  Store in an airtight container.  Serve with your favorite yogurt!  As you can see from the above image, this granola does not last long in my house!

Enjoy,

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Nothing can be more simpler  than a recipe with only 3 ingredients!  You heard me right…ONLY 3 ingredients.  But to make this even better, this recipe is BAKED, not fried, and still full of flavor!  Not much is better than that!

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS
1 package of egg roll wrappers
1 package of coleslaw mix
1 package of HOT Jimmy Dean sausage
Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown sausage in a skillet.   When sausage has been browned, drain the liquid.
In a bowl place about two cups of coleslaw mix (you be the judge!).  Add the browned sausage, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sausage mixture to the middle of the egg roll wrapper and wrap by folding the side of the wrapper in to the center and roll to make a log shape. Continue until all of the mixture is gone. Place them on a baking sheet sprayed with non stick spray and Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, turning them about half way through. Once they are browned take them out and serve with your favorite duck sauce, sweet and sour sauce.  Sometimes we use Frank’s Sweet Chili Sauce found at most grocery stores!

Enjoy!

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                            A favorite of mine and many that eat it!

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS
1 box of devil’s food cake mix
1 package of instant chocolate pudding, dry (5.9 ounces)
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together cake mix, pudding , sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well-greased bundt pan. Bake 50-55 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake in pan at least  1 1/2 hours before inverting onto a plate.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Dust with powdered sugar OR drizzle with salted caramel OR add a scoop of raspberry sorbet and drizzle with chocolate sauce.  OH, THE CHOICES!!!!

Enjoy!

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