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Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon

Added: 24/11/15 : 12:05:12

"A slight twist to an old favorite, this cheesy recipe will surely set their mouths to watering. For a creamier casserole, use a potato masher and mash potatoes thoroughly."

 1 h 30m / 4 servings / 535 cals


2 large baking potatoes
1/2 pound lean bacon
3/4 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese


    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

    Poke a few holes into each potato using a toothpick.

    Bake potatoes in the preheated oven until fully cooked, about 1 hour. Cool for about 15 minutes.
   Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally,
   until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels and crumble.
  Cut a thin slice from one side of each potato; carefully scoop out the flesh and transfer to a bowl.

  Discard skins. Mix 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, sour cream, milk, butter, chives, salt, black
  pepper, and garlic powder with potatoes. Spread potato mixture into the prepared casserole
  dish; top with 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.
  Bake in the preheated oven until just bubbling, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool for at least 5 minutes
  before serving.
Too Much Chocolate Cake

Added: 24/11/15 : 12:11:50

"This cake is very chocolaty."

 12 servings / 600 cals


1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water.
   Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.
   Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted
   comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a
   plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.


    Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.