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CASARANDA - IRISH CAR BOMB CUPCAKES

These cupcakes consist of a Guinness-chocolate cake base, which has a wonderful depth of flavor and is also supremely moist. The centers of the cupcakes are cut out and filled with a chocolate ganache that has been spiked with Irish whiskey. And to top it all off, the frosting is my favorite vanilla buttercream that has been doused with a serious amount of Baileys Irish Cream.

CASARANDA - LENTIL STEW WITH KALE & POTATOES

This delicious original lentil stew recipe is a wonderful winter treat. Lentils are my favorite legume--filling and packed with protein and nutrients. The potatoes make this stew even heartier and the winter kale boosts the flavor and nutrition. Serve with whole grain bread or rolls for a very filling vegetarian meal!

Onion Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Adapted from AllRecipes.

Slow Cooker Tamale PIe

Talked our friends out of this recipe after having it at their house.

Roasted Red Potato Casserole

It used to be that you could get a roasted, seasoned veggie medley from Schwan’s. There was a recipe in the catalog for making a casserole of it with chicken broth and salsa, which you topped with sliced cheese I believe. I added bacon right off the bat, because a meal without meat struck me as weird.

Once I couldn’t get the pre-fab veggies anymore (every time Schwan’s carries something you really like, it gets discontinued) I faked my own using a roasted red potato recipe I found online (AllRecipes?) and modified; then just threw in a can of green beans (it was mostly potatoes and broccoli as it came from Schwan’s). Then hubby improved it with the suggestion of using cream of chicken soup instead of broth, and we started using a shredded colby/jack cheese blend to top it, as we tend to keep that around more than slices.

It’s developed into something we really like. It’s good served as a main dish with some canned Southern-style biscuits or as a side to hot wings. You can also skip the casserole part and just serve the roasted & seasoned taters because they’re quite good on their own.


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