Friday, December 19, 2014

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull-apart Bread

1 unsliced round of sourdough bread
8 oz block of cheddar cheese, sliced into thin slices
1/4 lb bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter melted
1/4 tsp dried chives
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp seasoning salt
Pinch of black pepper

Cut the bread in a cross hatch pattern without cutting all the way through the bottom of the loaf.  Place it on a large piece of foil (large enough to cover & close it).  Place the thin slices of cheese in between the cut slices of bread.  Sprinkle the top with crumbled bacon.  Melt the butter in a large bowl then add the dried herbs & spices.  Mix everything together  and let it sit for a minute.  Pour the butter/herb mixture over the bread.  Wrap the foil all the way around the bread and put it on a baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes..  Uncover the bread and continue to cook for 10-15 min or until cheese is melted.  Let cool slightly and enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2014



1 lb ground beef
1 egg (beaten)
1/4 C cracker crumbs (approx 8 Saltines)
6 oz tomato sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp dry mustard
dash garlic salt
1/8 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp onion powder

Using hands, mix all ingredients well and shape into loaf.  Cover with ketchup or barbecue sauce and sprinkle with brown sugar before baking.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.