Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twice Baked Potato Casserole - New Recipe Try and Review

I have a new recipe try and review for Twice Baked Potato Casserole.

I found the original recipe here at Julie's Eats and Treats. 

Here is the review video if you would like to see how this recipe came together. 

5lb russet potatoes
1 (3oz) package Real Bacon Bits
8oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 c. sour cream
2 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Peel your potatoes and cut into chunks. Place into large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for around 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. 

Drain and place into a large mixing bowl. 

Using a mixer, beat until fluffy.  Next add the cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and mix until combined and fluffy.  Add in the cheddar cheese, half the bacon bits, and salt and pepper. Mix until combined. 

Transfer the potatoes to a baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cups cheddar cheese and bacon bits. 

Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are heated through and the top is slightly golden brown. 

We really enjoyed this recipe and it is a keeper. 

This is a time consuming recipe that I will make on a weekend instead of a weekday. 

I also think that this would be wonderful with a big Sunday dinner spread. 

We served the potatoes with some chicken skewers from Costco and steamed broccoli. 

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and review. 

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Hugs, Shelly

Monday, October 27, 2014

Smash Book Layout and Process Video - "Guilty Pleasures"

I have a smash book layout and process video to share with you all today. 

Emily is loving gum right now! She has a stash of gum in her room and backpack. 

She cleaned out her stash of gum wrappers that were in her backpack and  I knew immediately that I wanted to make a layout in her Smash Book with the gum wrappers. 

Please click here to take you to the video showing you how I put this layout together. 

For my pictures, Emily took a selfie of her blowing a bubble and I grabbed a picture of her gum collection on her desk. These were perfect!

For this layout, I painted the layout on the left hand side a medium magenta color and I also painted some die cuts that I had in my stash. 

The paper collection that I used was Capture Life by Echo Park. 

I also used some frames from my stash and stickers from the Echo Park paper collection. 

Here are some detail pics of the layout. 

I had so much fun making this layout and capturing this moment in Emily's life. 

I hope you enjoyed it too!

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Hugs, Shelly

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