Creamy Corn Casserole

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We love this side dish. I made it for Easter this year. And that’s where you get the eggs and the basket in the pix. BUT, I’ve made this twice this week so far!! If you use fat free sour cream, you feel a little less guilty! In my thinking, if you find something a a guilty pleasure, then it sure could be this!!!

Creamy Corn Casserole
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Two Girls Cooking
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) package dry corn bread mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and lightly grease a 9×9 inch baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine butter, eggs, corn bread mix, whole and creamed corn and sour cream. Spoon mixture into prepared dish.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden brown.

 

Better late than never!!!

Two Girls Cooking – Patricia

Cinnamon Twist Bread

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I know it’s that time of the year where most people are baking Easter goodies to put on display.  I have a couple of those that I want to try too, but bread. Bread came to my mind yesterday when I was on Pinterest looking for Easter fun things and I saw a tomato basil twist flavored.  Then cinnamon was on my mind.  Why?  Well because I’m not a tomato fan.   Though I’m sure it would be just fine, I chose the sweet bread instead.

Making bread takes a long time.  You have sit and wait for it to rise.  Not once but twice.  Now how does that work with a person that is working on their patience skills?  Not well.  I have to set the timer and walk away.  Good thing The Voice was on last night!  I loved seeing Usher on there!!!!  Ok, here’s what you do!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Preparation:

  1. In small saucepan, warm milk and 1 tbsp butter until butter is melted. Set aside until lukewarm.
  2. In small bowl, mix water and yeast until yeast is dissolved.
  3. In large bowl, add 2 tbsp sugar, salt, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Pour in lukewarm milk and butter. Mix until sugar and salt is dissolved. Stir in yeast and water.
  4. Mix in 2-1/2 cups flour. Turn out onto floured board and knead in the remaining half cup of flour or until the dough is soft and smooth.
  5. Put dough in greased bowl and turn dough so that the top is greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until double in size.
  6. Punch down dough with your fist. Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for about 1 minute.
  7. Roll dough out into a basic rectangular shape. Use a butter knife or fingers to spread 2 tbsp softened butter on the top of rectangular dough. Evenly spread about 2 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon on top of butter.
  8. Roll up the dough into a log shape and connect both ends by putting a bit of water on the ends and push together into a wreath shape.
  9. Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
  10. Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.  (Mine was done in 30 minutes)
  11. Turn out bread and let cool on a rack.

I took the bread out and placed it on my baking rack to cool and to take photos.  Before I knew it someone was in the kitchen trying to cut it apart.  Goodness sakes I about had a fit!  And I kind of wanted to taste it first!!!

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I’m feeling a bit more comfortable with my bread baking!  I got this one down the first try!!

Have a great week.

Two Girls Cooking – Patricia 😉

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Our Easter Eggs

Every year we are like most families that celebrate Easter, we color our eggs.  I’m not one to be all fancy smancy with out eggs because the kids are the ones that make them for us all.  If I were in charge of how it were to be done, there would be a huge fight!  So I sit and watch and try to direct as much as possible on how to do this or how to do that.  My only panic was when I looked over to see them both using their hands in the dye, or when Caleb had started to pour the dye over his eggs, which then was all over the table.

Jodi and Sammie stopped over to have dinner with us (we had Pulled Pork Sammies) and dye an egg or two.  I didn’t even get a picture of the handsome little guy for you all to see.  It was a pretty hectic night here!!!!!  Not with Sammie of course.  But a lot going on at once!

The Friday before Jodi and I had a conversation about the meaning of Good Friday.   I like to have a conversation with the kids when holiday’s come up so that they know the meaning behind the day.  I can’t say that I know the reason behind the coloring of the Easter eggs and the Easter bunny, but I can explain what Good Friday and Easter means to them.  So far, they haven’t asked how it fits together.  When that happens, I may need some good advise.

Saturday came and went with a minimal mess made with the eggs.  The Easter Bunny came and succeeded to please the kids.  We went to church that morning with the kids all dressed nice.  I even got a picture of them with their arms around each other (I won’t say what happened after the photo snapped!!

I hope you all had the best Holiday with your family, friends and loved ones.  May your days be blessed with Love, Joy, Happiness and Peace.

Patricia, Brooklyn and Caleb

Easter Candy Bark

I found this on Pinterest a while ago and knew I had to make this for Easter this year.  I make candy bark for Christmas time, but when I saw this decorated with different kinds of Easter candy, I knew we would all love this.

Another super easy one to make.  The best part, besides tasting it, was making it and adding all of the fun candy that you find once a year at the store in the candy isle!!

8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

8 ounces milk chocolate chips

7 ounces pink, green, and yellow candy melts

Strawberry filled Oreo cookies broken into pieces

Mini Cadbury Eggs – cut in half (the hard shell ones)

Mini Robin Eggs (malt balls/Whoppers)

Nerds Jelly Beans

Measure out the candy and cookies. Set aside

Lay out a large piece of parchment paper. You’ll use this to make the Easter Candy Bark on.

Melt the chocolates in a microwave safe bowl and mix together.  The candy may not look as though it’s melted, but once you stir, it blends together.  It look less than a minute and a half for this to melt.

Spread the chocolate on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet (mine covered almost the entire pan).

I put each color of the candy melts in separate bowls and melted those in the microwave as well for less than a minute.  Mix each bowl (or if you just choose to make one color) together.  Place little spoonfuls of each color onto the chocolate.  Take a knife and run it through, making a fancy little design.

Start to top the candy and cookies on top of the chocolate and push down lightly so that the candy sticks once put in the fridge to set.

After you have all the candy and cookies on that you want, place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or more.  Once chocolate is set, take out and break into pieces and just eat!!!!!  Simple, kid friendly, and great tasting Easter candy treat.  I think the Easter Bunny will like this as well.

Have a wonderful Holiday

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

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Ginger Bread Bagels

Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter is this weekend.  I’ve never been much of a baker at this time of the year.  Usually I boil our eggs, we color them and I make deviled eggs for an appetizer for Sunday Dinner.

But I found this cute Spring Cookie sheet and had to make these.  I took the easy way out and bought a package of the sugar cookie mix.  I wasn’t sure how much to put in each little cup and had to make another batch due to too much the first time around :).

I got some of the glitter icing and just tracked around each cookie and made them as cute as I could possibly do!  Remember who you’re talking to.

I package of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie pre made mix

Glitter Icing for decorations

Spring Cookie pan

Sprinkles for topping

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Fill each cup with a small portion of sugar cookie dough and bake for 11-13 minutes – until slightly browned.  (I did put too much in the first time around and the cookies went over each cup).

Once the cookies are done they came out easily.  I let them cool for a bit before decorating each cookie.  I kept the package the pan came in and just sort of followed how they had the cookies decorated and then just came up with some of my own ideas.  Cute.  Fun. Easy to make.  Fun Easter treat.

Now the Easter Bunny will have some carrots and some sugar cookies when dropping off the Easter baskets at our house this weekend!

Super easy to make.  Super easy to decorate.  Super good to eat!

Happy Easter

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking

Potato Salad

I made this potato salad for Easter and just didn’t get to post it!  I know, falling behind on blogging!

I was so not in the mood to boil the potatoes, cut them up ……so I took the easy way out on this one.  However, you still need to make sure you cook the potatoes  long enough (I didn’t and they were a bit to hard still).

This is a simple recipe, quick to make and it did have great flavor to it.
2 packages Simply Potatoes® Diced Potatoes with Onion
1/2 cup water
2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups chopped celery
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, chopped

And all you need to do is:

1. In 2 1/2 quart microwave-safe casserole dish* combine Simply Potatoes and water. Cover; microwave on HIGH 10 to 12 minutes or until Simply Potatoes are tender. Drain water.

2. Meanwhile in large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth. Add cooked potatoes, celery, red pepper and chopped eggs. Stir gently. Refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.

Tips: To prepare hard boiled eggs, place eggs in 3 quart saucepan. Cover eggs with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes; drain water. Add cold water to saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain; peel and chop eggs.

* A 9-inch square baking dish can be used for a 2 1/2 quart casserole baking dish.

(I tried to boil my eggs like this and it didn’t work for me.  I did have to get more eggs and start over by just boiling the water with the eggs in it.  But if it works for you, great).

Happy Weekend

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking.

Deviled Eggs

Ok, so I’m a little late on this post.  I know, I know.  But here are my deviled eggs that I made for Easter!

This is really the only time I make hard boiled eggs so I thought I had to share with you.  The Easter Bunny quite enjoyed these I might add!

I’m sure everyone has made these before and everyone has their own way of making them.  But still, I’ll share!

I’ll be honest, I tried putting the eggs in the water, bringing it to a boil, covering and letting it sit for 10 minutes, but they didn’t turn out for me.  So off to the store I went again and started over.  This time I put the eggs in the water and let it boil for 12 minutes.  They turned out great.

Here’s what I used (I did not measure one thing)

12 hard boiled eggs cut in half

Mayonnaise

paprika, pepper, garlic

1 small diced onion

a squeeze of mustard

chopped pickle

Add all of this in a bowl and mix (I used and hand mixer).  Use spoonfuls of the mixture and fill the eggs.  Top with sprinkled paprika.

Like I said, everyone has their own recipe for these.  I’m sure there is nothing fancy about mine.  But I loved the picture with the colored egg, I had to share!!

Have a great week

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking