2 1⁄2 lbs potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons butter
1 1⁄2 cups cheddar cheese or 1 1⁄2 cups swiss cheese, grated and divided
3⁄4 cup milk
1⁄2 cup sour cream
3⁄4 cup sliced scallions or 3⁄4 cup green onion
5 slices bacon, cooked crisp
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a shallow 2-quart baking dish.
Cook potatoes in a large pot with salted water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes, until tender when pierced. Drain well and return to pot. While potatoes are still hot, add butter and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of cheese, milk, sour cream and eggs until blended. Then add 1/2 cup of scallions, 3 slices of bacon, crumbled; salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and 2 slices of bacon, crumbled.
Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of scallions and serve.
1 head green cabbage
1 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
2 -3 large garlic cloves, smashed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Pull outer leaf off cabbage (it’s usually dirty and nasty looking), cut cabbage from top to bottom (bottom being root) into 1″ thick slices.
Rub both sides of cabbage with smashed garlic.
Use a pastry brush to evenly spread the olive oil over both sides of the cabbage slices.
Finally, sprinkle each side with a bit of kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Roast on the middle rack for 30 minutes. Carefully flip the cabbage steaks and roast for an additional 30 minutes until edges are brown and crispy. Serve hot and Enjoy!
1 (12 ounce) can refrigerated biscuits (The flakey are good or Grands)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb ground beef (chuck or ground turkey or chicken or lamb)
1⁄2 onion, minced
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1⁄2-1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup beef stock (or chicken or turkey or vegetable)
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaf
1 1⁄2 cups leftover mashed potatoes (or use instant or storebought in a pinch)
1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
2 tablespoons granulated onion powder
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Spray a 12-count muffin pan with cooking spray. Mold biscuits to the shape of each muffin cup. Par-bake biscuits for 6 to 8 minutes until light golden. Remove from oven and set aside. You will probably need to smash them down with the back of a spoon.
Heat the 2 tbls. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and brown. Stir in the onions, salt, pepper and garlic and allow to cook together for a couple of minutes.
Mix flour into the meat mixture and stir until a paste consistency is reached. Add beef stock to pan and stir in vegetables and herbs, the last few minutes, until combined.
Reheat mashed potatoes in a microwave for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in granulated garlic and onion powder.
Spoon equal amounts (approximately 2 tablespoons) of warm potatoes on the bottoms of each par-baked biscuit. Then top with equal amounts of beef mixture (approximately 2 tablespoons). Finally top with equal amounts of Cheddar cheese.
Return to oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is melted and browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before popping individual pies out with a knife. Enjoy!