Category: Holiday Recipes

Mexican Baked Spaghetti

Mexican Baked Spaghetti

Mexican Baked Spaghetti Mexican Baked Spaghetti is a new twist on the classic Italian dish, spaghetti and meat sauce. This dish is easy and delicious. Serve with whichever toppings your family likes best on tacos. You can easily substitute ground turkey for the ground beef. 

Taco Casserole on Lettuce

Taco Casserole on Lettuce

Taco Casserole on Lettuce This super delicious taco casserole can be served one of two ways. On top of a bed of lettuce with all the usual taco toppings or served with corn chips as a taco dip. This recipe is not only easy and delicious 

Cheesy Potatoes aka Easter Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes aka Easter Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes aka Easter Potatoes

This recipe for Cheesy Potatoes aka Easter Potatoes has been on our Easter Dinner table for at least 40 years. I can safely say that this recipe is probably the Original recipe. There are many variables on this recipe, some I’ve even tried but I always come back to this recipe. Why? Because it’s the best recipe for cheesy potatoes, ever.

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Originated

I like to give credit where credit is due. This recipe was given to me some 40 years ago by my then mother-in-law, who later became my ex mother-in-law. I’m not exactly sure whom she got the recipe from but I’m thinking it might have been from the chorus group she participated in. One Easter, Colleen brought cheesy potatoes to Easter dinner. After that Easter, cheesy potatoes or what they later became referred to as Easter potatoes. Easter potatoes were put on the menu and remained.

Made One of Two Ways

This recipe for cheesy potatoes can be made one of two ways. Both recipes are basically the same but over the years, depending on who made the potatoes that year for Easter, the recipe has changed slightly. Southern-style hash browns or O’Brien style hash browns? That’s the question, but both potatoes can be used interchangeably. What is the difference between the two? O’Brien potatoes have the onions, green & red peppers already added; southern-style potatoes do not. The other difference is whether or not to add a Ritz cracker topping.

Yes, to the Crackers!

Let me just say, that I will never pass up a cracker crumb topping, drizzled with melted butter. There have been times when I’ve made a recipe just because it had a cracker topping! A buttery, crunchy, cracker crumb topping can take an ordinary recipe to new flavor heights. After mixing all of the potato ingredients together, sprinkle the top with the crushed crackers and drizzle with melted butter. Cover and bake for an hour and 15 minutes at 325. Remove the cover and bake for an additional 45 minutes. This recipe for cheesy potatoes can easily be doubled.

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