Monday, January 19, 2009

California Baked Potatoes

Here is another easy and interesting potato side.

California Baked Potatoes

3 cold baked Idaho potatoes, cut into spears
1/2 cup Kraft Fat Free Catalina dressing
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp parsley flakes

Heat oven to 375.
Toss potato spears with dressing.
Sprinkle each spear with garlic powder and parsley. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 20 minutes or until crispy.

Makes 6 servings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes

Friday, January 16, 2009

Original Ranch Roasted Potatoes

I got a new cookbook for my birthday and am enjoying things I have made from it. It is called Favorite Brand Name Classic Recipe Collection. Here is an easy, good side to try:

Original Ranch Roasted Potatoes

2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 packet (1 oz) Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix

Place potatoes in a gallon-sized zipper storage bag. Pour oil over the potatoes, seal the bag, and toss to coat. Add salad dressing mix; seal bag and toss again until coated. Bake in ungreased baking pan at 450 for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are brown and crisp.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Taco Soup

This was soooo good! It comes from the Southern Living Slow-cooker Cookbook. I liked it with the sour cream and cheese. It helped with all the flavors.

Taco Soup

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 cup chopped red onion (I left it out- allergies)
1 (1.25oz) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1 oz) envelope Ranch-style dressing mix
2 (15.25 oz) cans whole kernel corn, undrained
1 (16 oz) can pinto beans, undrained
1 (15 oz) can black beans, undrained
2 (10 oz) cans chili-style diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 (12 oz) can light beer
1 1/2 cups water.
Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, cilantro

1. Cook beef and onion in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring until meat crumbles and in no longer pink; drain.
2. Combine meat mixture, taco seasoning, and next 7 ingredients in a 5 1/2 quart slow cooker.
3. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours. Serve with toppings.

Makes 16 cups.