Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Inside Out Grilled Cheese

So, let's talk Easter. Specifically, Easter dinner and dinner leftovers. We always have leftover ham. But, I always make enough just for that reason. Sometimes, if we're in the mood, we might make a bean and ham soup. But, if we have any extra King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls left from Easter dinner, then I make these. Because we always gotta have sweet rolls at our Easter table. My son can plow through about 5 rolls all by himself. Wait, who am I kidding? I will buy an extra pack of rolls just to make these. Inside Out Grilled Ham & Cheese. Sometimes I make it with just the cheese and add in some tomato and fresh basil. I mean, who doesn't love a warm, gooey cheese sandwich?
The Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls take these from good to over-the-top yummolicious! All you're going to do is slice the rolls in half (all in one go) and flip them inside out (hence the name) and put in your yummy leftover ham and cheese and whatever else your family wants. And the key secret to make the best grilled cheese? Mayonnaise! Instead of slathering butter on the outside of your rolls, you are going to slather on mayonnaise. It not only adds to the flavor but it makes the outside crispy and golden brown. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

All-Star Chicken Thigh Recipes - Weekend Potluck #162

Welcome to Friday! Congratulations, you made it!! Every Friday here at The Country Cook, we do a potluck to kick off the weekend. For those of you not familiar, Weekend Potluck is where we showcase recipes from other food bloggers. Each week, food bloggers can come here and "link up" or share what they've been cooking/baking up all week. We have some featured recipes at the top here (those are the ones that we drooled over or were popular with you!) If you scroll all the way down (if you're on a computer), you'll see a bunch of little thumbnail photos of recipes. Those are the most recent shares happening right now! If you are on a mobile device, you'll just need to click the underlined words at the bottom that say "An inlinkz link up". So all you have to do is click on any of the pictures in this post and it will take you right to the recipe! Let's dig in!

The recipe with the most clicks was...

19 All-Star Chicken Thigh Recipes by South Your Mouth

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Meatball Sub On A Stick

Does your family get psyched for March Madness? Any basketball fans in your house? I can't say that I'm into basketball anywhere near as much as my hubby.  I really need no excuse to celebrate and eat but March Madness is a good enough reason as any. Maybe you're having a game watching party and don't want to fuss too much but you still want some grub that you know for sure everyone will love. I totally get that and I think Farm Rich Snacks and I can help offer up some ideas.
Hey, when you're a busy Momma, ain't nobody got time to be fussing all day in the kitchen when all you want to do is sit down and eat and enjoy the company, right? So these frozen Farm Rich foods are your snack hack. Freeze until you need them! Then just pop them into the microwave or oven or deep fryer (depending on the product) and boom - you're done! Set it all out and let everyone help themselves. There is something in here everyone will love. Personally I'm a huge fan of the breaded Jalapeño Peppers and my guys love the Bone-In Chicken Wings. The wings actually have a good coating of breading on them that crisp up in the oven but can be made in the microwave if you're really short on time. 
I made everything in my oven this time around. I figured since I had it on, I'd just keep reusing the pans to make everything. And, I lined all my baking sheets with parchment paper for crazy-easy cleanup. Because don't nobody have time for all that either!
What was cool about the wings is the sauce is packaged separately. So I could make some with sauce and some without. My son isn't a big fan of buffalo sauce so it was no trouble to set aside a few just for him after cooking. 
They were all hovering while I tried to snap some photos. I'm not even kidding - the meatball skewers kept disappearing everytime I made an adjustment to my camera. Five minutes fellas - I only needed five minutes. Seriously though, it smelled awesome and it was getting hard to resist the temptation myself. 
Now, if you really want to impress those basketball fans, give this little recipe a try. I'm not even sure I can call it a recipe, it's more like a recipe hack. It will literally take you only 10 minutes to prepare these. Less time if you put the family to work to help out. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

If you are of a particular generation (cough, cough) this will not sound like an odd recipe at all. But, more recent generations may have never heard of it so I'd love to introduce you to this beauty of a cake. This cake should never, ever be forgotten or lost to recipe history. Basically because it is darn good. Darn good! It requires no eggs and no oil. Say what? Yup. That's where the mayonnaise comes in. I mean, that's what mayonnaise is; eggs and oil. It makes this cake SO incredible moist. If you need a go-to homemade chocolate cake, this is it! It is hands-down THE BEST chocolate cake you will make. 
Also, just so you know, you don't taste the coffee in this. It just accentuates and deepens the chocolate flavor. I learned that little trick from Ina Garten and it really does work. If you don't keep coffee around, no worries, just leave it out. You'll still have a moist and yummy chocolate cake!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Angel Biscuits ~ Weekend Potluck #161

Friday the 13th - eek! Well, hopefully we have a wee bit of the luck of the Irish today at Weekend Potluck. Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? You know they say we all have a touch of the Irish in us on March 17th! I hope you'll be inspired to have a little fun and make some of the "green" dishes being shared by your favorite food bloggers this week. We added a couple of those recipes to our featured recipes today. What's St. Paddy's Day without some tender Corned Beef & Cabbage?

The recipe with the most clicks was...

Angel Biscuits by Kitty’s Kozy Kitchen