Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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Super easy weeknight meal. Something about winter makes me want to cook casseroles several times a week so look for more casseroles coming soon! đŸ™‚ This one is delicious and easy. Think of a deconstructed stuffed bell pepper.

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1 lb ground beef (I used 90/10)
2 med bell peppers, chopped – can used any color! I like yellow and red
1/2 medium onion or 1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic or to taste
2 cups cooked rice (can use brown, jasmine or any rice you prefer really!)
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1/4 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
1/2 to 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook meat until almost completely browned. Drain. Place beef back in pan and add peppers, onion powder, and minced garlic. Cook over medium-low heat until beef in completely cooked and peppers begin to turn tender. In a large mixing bowl combine the meat, onion, and pepper mixture with the cooked rice, Italian seasoning, and sauce. Mix well. Pour into 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until heated through and cheese begins to brown. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

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Memphis Corn Casserole

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This side dish is perfect to have with your favorite chili during the winter or as a side dish at a summer barbecue or a side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas… Okay so it basically goes with anything! You simply throw it all together, mix and then bake!

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1 box Jiffy Corn Bread mix (or equivalent)
1 can whole corn with juice
1 can creamed corn
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let sit form about five minutes or so, cut and serve.

Perfectly Crispy Bacon – Every time

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This couldn’t be easier! I was talking with a girlfriend of mine about how to bake bacon. Yes, us Southern girls do have entire conversations about bacon! đŸ˜‰ She told me this is what she does!

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Line a cookie sheet with foil coming up on the sides so the grease is easier to clean up. Line the pan with strips of bacon. Place the sheet into your cold oven. Then set the oven to 400 and timer to about 18-20 minutes. That’s it! Mine only took about 18 minutes so watch it closely the last few minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.

On a plate do layers of multiple paper towels to soak up the grease. You can also lay a rack on the cookie sheet to keep the bacon out of the grease while it cooks. Once your bacon has cooled use the paper towels to soak up the left over grease in the tinfoil wrapped pan and discard the paper towels and foil. No grease splatter and easy clean up!