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Ranch Potato Salad


Since the warm weather is finally here I think it’s time for BBQ’s and picnics so I wanted to share a recipe for potato salad this week. It’s one that my mom makes and it is so delicious. It isn’t like your regular mustard type of potato salad. And I am not exaggerating when I tell you I could eat the entire recipe by myself. It is that good.

Ranch Potato Salad

2 pounds small red potatoes, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing (I’ve made it with other brands and it is not the same.)
Black pepper
8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

Cut slightly cooled small red potatoes into 1 inch cubes. In large bowl combine potatoes, green onions and ranch dressing. Toss gently and dust with pepper. Garnish with bacon. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Just a few simple ingredients.

Yummy Potato Salad

Baked Corn Pudding


Since I didn’t have any crafts to post last week I’ve decided to share a recipe.  This would be a perfect addition for your Thanksgiving meal- it’s yummy!!

Baked Corn Pudding Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • Baked Corn Pudding RecipeDirections: In a large bowl, combine sugar and flour. Whisk in the eggs, milk, butter, salt and pepper. Stir in the corn and cream-style corn. Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 10 servings.

    (Picture taken from Taste of Home.)

    Four Foods on Friday


    Val at Fun, Crafts and Recipes hosts Four Foods on Friday every week.  Here are the questions she gave us this week:

    #1. Name a food you like that uses a red sauce or anything red in it.
    I love pizza- and since I guess pizza sauce is kind of red, I’ll go with pizza.

    #2. Name a food you like with whipped cream in it or on it.
    I love to have whipped cream on my hot chocolate.

    #3. Name a food you like with blueberry in it.
    My mom makes this amazing blueberry salad that I love.

    #4. Share a recipe for pasta or dessert or a beverage.
    I’m going to use this as a chance to post about my recipe that is a part of the Velveeta Casserole Challenge.  It’s called Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole (there are ziti noodles in it, so I think it qualifies as pasta, right?)

    Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole

    The ingredients

    Cook about 10 oz of the Ziti noodles

    Chop up 1 cup of green pepper

    Chop up 1 small onion.

    Cook 1/2 pound of ground beef, green pepper and onion until meat is no longer pink. Drain it and then set it aside in a medium bowl (which will be called the “meat bowl” for the rest of this post).

    Brown 1/2 pound of sausage and add it to the “meat bowl.”

    Cook 8oz of bacon, drain and add to the “meat bowl.”

    Cut up 1 cup of fully cooked ham- and you guessed it- add it to the “meat bowl.” Stir everything in the “meat bowl” until it is well mixed.

    Add 12 oz of Spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture and mix well.

    By now your Ziti noodles should be done cooking so you will need to drain them.

    Cut 4 oz of Velveeta Cheese into little cubes and mix it with the ziti noodles. Be sure to do this while the noodles are nice and warm and the cheese will melt very easily.

    Now add the other 12 oz of Spaghetti sauce to the noodles and cheese. Spread that mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Then spread the meat mixture on top of that.

    Then grate 8 oz of Velveeta cheese (I didn’t know you could grate Velveeta cheese, but I tried it and it actually grated pretty easily). Sprinkle that on top of your casserole.

    Then add pepperoni to the top of your casserole. Add as much or as little as you like. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

    Yummy Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole.

    And again from a different angle.

    And now in case you just want the recipe in regular format:

    Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole

    ½ pound ground beef
    ½ pound sausage
    8 oz bacon
    1 cup fully cooked ham
    Sliced pepperoni (use as much or as little as you prefer)
    10 oz Ziti noodles, cooked and drained
    1 (24 ounce) jar Spaghetti sauce, divided
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 cup chopped green pepper
    12 oz Velveeta Cheese, divided


    In a skillet cook ground beef, onion and green pepper until meat is no longer pink, drain and set aside in a medium sized bowl.
    In a skillet cook sausage until meat is no longer pink, drain and add to bowl with beef in it.
    In a skillet cook bacon, drain and add to bowl with other meats.
    Add 1 cup of fully cooked ham cut into bite size pieces to the other meats and stir everything until well mixed. Then add half of the jar of Spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture, mix well.
    After you have cooked and drained your ziti noodles- add 4 oz of Velveeta cheese that has been cut into small cubes. Be sure to add the Velveeta cheese while the noodles are warm so that the cheese will melt. Then add the other half of the jar of Spaghetti sauce to the noodles and cheese. Spread the noodles into a greased 9×13 inch dish.
    Add the meat mixture on top of the noodles. Cover with 8oz of grated Velveeta Cheese and top with pepperoni slices.
    Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

    If that looks yummy to you (and I PROMISE, it is YUMMY!) then please stop by and vote for me at the Velveeta Casserole Challenge.  I’m the one all the way on the right- Livin’ With Me and Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole.

    You can also check out some fun giveaways I have going on at my Livin’ With Me blog- if you vote for me you can have a chance to win some great prizes.

    Four Foods on Friday


    Val is hosting the 44th Four Foods on Friday this week with questions about potatoes.

    #1. Potato Chips. What kind of chips are your favorite?
    I love plain potato chips with or without dip and I love BBQ potato chips.

    #2. What’s your favorite thing to dip chips in?
    I’m not picky- I’ll use any kind of dip.

    #3. What’s your favorite way to eat a baked potato?
    With butter, cheese, real bacon bits, sour cream, etc.

    #4. How do you make mashed potatoes?
    I usually just add milk and butter until they look right. Sometimes if I have left over dip from chips I’ll add that to the mashed potatoes too. It’s really yummy!

    Stop by Fun, Crafts and Recipes to play along.

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