Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

Ultimate twice baked potatoes

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a great side dish to add to any meal!

Janelle writes:

There’s somethin special ’bout them taters…there suuuuure is!

These ultimate twice baked potatoes are simple to make, are ohhh so tasty and are a definite crowd pleaser. Make sure to add this recipe to your next get together!  They may look a little “fancy”, but only you will know they are just “comfy” ;)

*Gluten-Free

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Preheat oven to 400. Wash, dry, and poke potatoes with a fork on both sides. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake in the oven for 45 mins to 1 hour until a fork easily penetrates through the potato. There may be a little smoke…thats no biggie. It’s worth the crispy outside!

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Take potatoes out and let cool slightly. Slice in half. Scoop out the inside of the potato being careful not to go through the skin (A grapefruit spoon works great here). Put the “potato whites” in a bowl.

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Add sour cream, butter, cheese, salt and pepper and beat well.

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Because the potatoes are still warm everything will melt nicely together like so.

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Turn down the oven to 350. Place your potato skins on a baking sheet (I line mine for easy clean-up), put potato filling inside, top with remaining cheese and cooked bacon. Bake for another 20 mins until bubbly.

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Add chopped scallions.

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YUM!

Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes

Serves:12
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Ingredients
  • 6 large Russet Potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Sea Salt/Black Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • ¾ cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (halved)
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and torn into pieces
  • ¼ cup scallions chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash, dry and poke potatoes with a fork. Roll in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Place potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 mins until tender. Test with a fork.
  4. Take out and let cool for appx 5 mins. Cut in half from top to bottom and scoop out insides, leaving the skins in tact.
  5. Put the potato whites in a large mixing bowl. Add butter, sour cream, 1 cup of cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to your liking. Mix well until combined.
  6. Place potato skins on a cookie sheet and fill with mixture. Top with cheese and bacon. Bake in a 350 oven for 20-30 mins longer.
  7. Garnish with scallions.
  8. Notes:
  9. You may halve or double this recipe

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
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And in case you missed the BIG announcement, Janelle just launched her brand new website >>>> OvercomerOutreach.com!  This website is to comfort and counsel those who are walking through hard times and deep waters in their lives.  (I’m contributing there too!)

You can find Overcomer Outreach on the following social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

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Baked Caramel Apples Recipe – A Side Dish or Ice Cream Topper!

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect fall recipe for us!  She writes:

Autumn is my favorite time of year…when the air cools, the sun shines, and the leaves turn color. One of the first things I want to do with my children is to take them to the many wonderful apple orchards we have in our area. We pick so many that our home is bursting at the seams with apples!! Here is one of my favorite apple recipes… you will LOVE the smell and taste of this comfort dish. Add it as a side, eat it alone, or top it “a la mode” (ice cream)…. enjoy!

Water, brown sugar, flour, butter, salt, cinnamon and apples – looks like one got away in the background! Oops!

Start making your homemade caramel sauce by placing in the sauce pan the brown sugar, water, butter, salt, and flour.

Heat until bubbling-it will thicken.

Peel your apples.

Cut apples into medium sized chunks.

Pour homemade caramel sauce over the cut apples.

“Dot” with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Cover and bake in a 350 oven for 1 hour, stirring at the 30 min mark.

ahhhhhh…

Fresh out of the oven…

An amazing accompaniment to pork chops.

Baked Caramel Apples
Serves 6

Preheat oven to 350

Peel and cut about 8 apples into quarters (enough to fill a 9” round baking dish)

Sauce:

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup water

2 tbsp butter

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp flour

Put all sauce ingredients into a saucepan and bring to soft boil-it will thicken and turn into a caramel/gravy texture.

Place apples in baking dish and cover with caramel and stir. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and bake for 1 hour stirring at the 30 min mark.

Enjoy!

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a comfy breakfast planned for us today!

She writes:

This morning I had some of my close mom friends from our children’s school over after drop-off. I whipped up an easy ham and cheese quiche, cut and washed some berries, and had this delicious oatmeal already baking overnight in the crockpot. May I just say…. it was so much easier knowing that one of my main dishes was finished even before I woke up!

We had a great time over breakfast and coffee….we live in such a blessed community.
Two tips for GREAT slow cooker oatmeal- Use steel cut oats and a water bath! If you have made Crock Pot oatmeal before, did you notice it crusts on the sides and sometimes browns on the bottom? The water bath prevents all of that nonsense. ;)

*I use gluten-free oats, but you may use any kind you wish.


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In a casserole dish add oats, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

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Fill Crock Pot up half way with water, then place the casserole dish inside and cover. Turn on low heat overnight and bake 8-10 hours.

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In the morning you’ll wake up to the smell of cinnamon and have delicious baked oatmeal waiting for you.

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Add milk, pecans, raisins and an extra dollop of brown sugar and sprinkle of cinnamon. Mmmm…

Thanks to my friends who shared their morning with me! Love you girls!

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Serves:8
Prep time:5 mins
Cook time:8 hours
Total time:8 hours 5 mins

Ingredients
2 cups steel cut oats {I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free}
6 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Enough water to fill Crock Pot ½ way.
“Fixins” and extra milk as desired.

Instructions
In a casserole dish add all ingredients except water.
Fill Crock Pot with water.
Place casserole dish inside Crock Pot.
Cover and set on low for 8-10 hours {overnight}
Add your fixins in the morning {brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, raisins, cinnamon …pour on additional milk to desired consistence}

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

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Janelle from ComfyInTheKitchen.com is back every Thursday this fall to bring us some comfy food!  
First up, this Sausage Stuffed Zucchini – YUM!

Janelle writes:

Oooo…this recipe is a keeper! It’s simple, gluten-free and delicious. I’ll be making this on a monthly basis for sure!!! Love when I find new recipes that work out so well! Wohoo!

The first time I saw this recipe was on Skinny Taste-I altered the recipe a bit to fit the ingredients I had on hand and to keep it simple, but if you’re interested in a lower-fat version, definitely check out the original recipe!

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Slice 3 zucchini’s lengthwise. Take a spoon and scrape out seeds like so..

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Blanch zucchini in hot water for 2 mins.

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Start shredding your mozzarella! I have an excellent assistant, if I do say so myself.

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Brown and drain 1 package of Bob Evans Italian Sausage.

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***** If you don’t think your children will like the Zucchini I recommend boiling some noodles and making spaghetti with sauce/cheese**** It’s a small extra step, but worth it.

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Pour 1/2 cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Fill zucchini planks with Italian sausage, pour marinara sauce over top, sprinkle with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and top with garlic powder and oregano. Bake covered in a 375 oven for 35 mins until bubbly.
*You don’t have to make your own marinara -I recommend Newman’s Own Marinara if you’re looking for a good jarred sauce!

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Who could resist? Delicious!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Serves:4-6
Prep time:15 mins
Cook time:35 mins
Total time:50 mins

Ingredients
3 large zucchinis
1 lb Bob Evan’s Italian Sausage
2 cups Marinara Sauce
2 cups Mozzarella Cheese
½ cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Garlic Powder
½ tsp Oregano

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375.
Boil water in a large pot.
Slice zucchini’s and scoop out seeds.
Blanch zucchini’s for 2 mins in boiling water.
Pour ½ cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13 pan and set zucchini on top.
Brown and drain Italian sausage.
Fill zucchini’s with Italian sausage, top with remaining marinara sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic powder and oregano.
Cover with foil and bake for 35 mins or until bubbly.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”.

You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com
Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen
Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

12 Fabulous Salad Recipes

12 Fabulous Salad Recipes

I always eat more salads in the summertime!

Thanks to Janelle at ComfyInTheKitchen.com  

and Clare at Peak 313.com -

I have 12 Fabulous Salad Recipes for you today!

1. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

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2. Easy Taco Salad (this recipe has been pinned over 274,000 times!)

salad easy taco salad

3. Fancy but Easy Wedge Salad with Homemade BlueCheese Dressing

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4. Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

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5. Easy and Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Salad cucumber

6.  Cottage Cheese Salad

salad cottage cheese

7.  Egg-cellent Egg Salad

salad egg-cellent egg

8. Grilled Veggie Salad


salad grilled veggie

9. Harvest Salad with Walnut Crusted Chicken

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10.  Italian Orzo Salad

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11. Quinoa & Radicchio Salad with Dried Cherries & Pistachios

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12. Orange and Red Onion Salad via Peak313.com

orange and red onion salad

And 3 Bonus Dessert Salads!

1. Pistachio Marshmallow Salad (aka Watergate Salad)

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2. Snicker Apple Salad

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3. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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**Chime In:  What is your favorite salad recipe? Tell us how you whip it up or share a link to it in the comment section.

Walk with the King,

Courtney