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Tater Tot Casserole from ILikeBigButtons.com Kitchen April 14 2020

Tater Tot Casserole

My favorite Go-To Dinner/Breakfast/Brunch dish, 🥔 Tater Tot Casserole 🥔. It is delicious, makes my husband grin from ear to ear when he realizes that IT is what is for dinner, and crazy easy to make.

 

🥔 Tater Tot Casserole 🥔 (Breakfast/Dinner)

From: I Like Big Buttons' Kitchen

 

Ingredients:

  • 30 ounces of Tater Tots (frozen)
  • 16 ounces of Sour Cream
  • 2 cans of Cream of Potato soup
  • 1 cup of Shredded Cheese
  • 16 ounces of Cubed Ham
  • 1/2 cup of Bacon Bits

(Optional) Add during the last 5 minutes of baking:

  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Shredded Cheese (Cook for 5 additional minutes to melt.)*

Directions:

Mix soup and sour cream together in large bowl.  Add tater tots until well mixed then add cubed ham, bacon bits, and shredded cheese.  Place in greased 9x13 casserole dish and smooth out. Bake.

*Optional, sprinkle an additional 1/2 to 1 cup of shredded cheese on top in last 5 minutes of baking, if you like extra cheese. We do :).

Cook Time: Cook at 375 F until bubbly (about 40-50 minutes)

 


Christmas Crafting 2 In My Kitchen @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 20 2018

 

#3 Foolproof Fudge

Super quick and tastes amazing with almost no effort - my two favorite baking requirements! 😀

I make multiple batches of this recipe. This year I made Mint Chocolate Fudge and Milk Chocolate Fudge.

 
#4 - Caramel Corn
 
CLASSIC CARAMEL CORN
 
INGREDIENTS:
• 2/3 cup of Popcorn popped and de-seeded (will make 24 cups)
• 9 Tablespoons of Corn Syrup
• 18 Tablespoons of Butter
• 2 ¼ cups of packed Brown Sugar
 
Directions for Caramel Sauce:
 
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Put in a saucepan, stir together and bring to a boil.
3. Let boil for 5 minutes, keep an eye on it and continue to stir it.
4. When 5 minutes is up, pull it off the stove and add vanilla and baking soda and stir (it will double in size).
Add:
• ¾ teaspoons of Vanilla
• ¾ teaspoons of Baking Soda
 
Directions for Caramel Corn:
 
1. Put popcorn in a turkey broiler pan, pour caramel mixture over and stir.
2. Place in oven for 10 minutes, at 10-minute mark stir and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.
3. At 5 minute mark, pull out and stir**.
4. **If you want crisper Caramel Corn (I like it crunchier), return to oven for an additional 3-5 minutes, pull and stir one last time.
5. Then spread caramel corn on tin foil in a single layer and let cool.
6. When cooled, break it up and eat.
 

Christmas Crafting In My Kitchen @ ILikeBigButtons.com December 18 2018

This week I am spending time crafting in my kitchen. 😊 One of my kiddos favorite tradition is a few days before Christmas we visit all our neighbors with treats and wish them "Happy Jesus' Birthday!"

We spend upwards of 20-30 minutes at each house. 😂 Our cookie run often takes a few evenings to complete. Not the swiftest, but a wonderful time where we get to really talk with our neighbors and enjoy them in more than passing.

This year I thought I would share my favorite easy, but tasty Christmas treats.

#1 Peanut Butter Fudge

See Recipe here: https://pinterest.com/pin/201184308339934112/

 

 
#2 English Toffee
 
This is one of my Grandma's recipes and a favorite of my husband's. I have to admit I am quite fond of it too.
 
ENGLISH TOFFEE CANDY
 
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (pecan or walnuts)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 6oz chocolate chips (semi or milk chocolate)

Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup of chopped nuts in bottom of tin foil lined cookie sheet. Cook ¾ cup of brown sugar (packed) and ½ cup butter to 270 degrees about 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over nuts and smooth out.
  2. Sprinkle over toffee 6 oz of chocolate chips (or not).
  3. Cover at once with tin foil and wait for 2 minutes or until chips are soft. Then spread the chocolate out with a spatula.
  4. Let Cool. Break into pieces (turn over on wax paper and strike with a heavy spoon or break with hands)

Keep refrigerated. (May freeze)

Makes - 1 lb. candy


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