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Taste Testing Company Potatoes

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In celebration of my upcoming wagon train series, I hosted a WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST! The winning recipe will be published in my next full-length novel with WaterBrook Press!

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During the month of October, entrants in the recipe contest sent in beloved old family recipes! Folks voted on the recipes, narrowing the finalists to three. Now my hubby Bob and I are preparing the top three recipes and will decide which is the tastiest. It’s going to be a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

We’re preparing the three recipes and sharing the process in no particular order. The winning recipe will be announced here on Thursday, December 20, 2012!

Company Potatoes by Jodie and Marjorie is one of the three finalists!

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1 pt. greek yogurt or sour cream (Grandma’s original ingredient)

1 can cream of chicken

  • Anna in Prairie Song wouldn’t have had a can of cream of chicken soup on the trail, so she most likely would’ve used chicken broth, cream, and flour as a substitute.

1 c. chopped onion (or how much you want)

1 c. shredded cheese

1 lb. frozen cubed hashbrown potatoes

  • Bob cubed fresh Yukon Gold potatoes.

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garlic and salt to taste (though I don’t use extra salt–soup has enough)

crushed potato chips

  • Bob crushed enough potato chips to evenly cover the top, about a cup crushed.
  • Preheat oven to 375. Spray 9×13 pan. Allow potatoes to thaw a little before attempting to mix ingredients. Combine everything except crushed chips in large mixing bowl. Spoon into baking pan and level. Spread a bit extra shredded cheese on top. Bake 45 min covered in foil, then remove foil, add chips to top, and bake 15 more min. Allow to cool a bit to set, and then cut and serve.

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What would you serve with the Company Potatoes?

 

 

Taste Testing Grandma’s Biscuits

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In celebration of my upcoming wagon train series, I hosted a WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST! The winning recipe will be published in my next full-length novel with WaterBrook Press!

RecipeWagon

During the month of October, entrants in the recipe contest sent in beloved old family recipes! Folks voted on the recipes, narrowing the finalists to three. Now my hubby Bob and I are preparing the top three recipes and will decide which is the tastiest. It’s going to be a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

We’re preparing the three recipes and sharing the process in no particular order. The winning recipe will be announced here on Thursday, December 20, 2012!

Grandma’s Biscuits by Amy is one of the three finalists!

2 c. flour
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt

  • Measure dry ingredients and stir together.

Grandma's Biscuits by Amy

4 T. softened butter

  •  Cut in the softened butter.

3/4 c. milk

  • Add the milk all at once.
  • Stir rapidly for a few seconds, then turn out on a lightly floured board.
  • Knead vigorously for 30 seconds.

This was the step in which Bob broke into song: “You Kneaded Me.” (Apologies to Anne Murray.) Can’t help but love a man who likes to play with words.

  • Pat or roll to 1/2″ or 3/4″ thickness.
Bob's hand. He did the baking while I supervised (watched).

Bob’s hand. He did the baking while I supervised (watched).

  • Cut out and place onto a greased cookie sheet.

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Since we didn’t have an authentic tin biscuit cutter, we used a water glass.

  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the tops begin to brown.
Grandma's Biscuits by Amy

Grandma’s Biscuits by Amy

What would you serve with these biscuits?

 

 

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