Monday, September 19, 2011

Twice Baked Potatoes!

Another yummy comfort food to share with you!!  I made this the other night with a salad and they were delicious!!  Super easy too!!  I think the hardest part was waiting for the potatoes bake!! Oh...and my potatoes really did look like this when I was done! Mmmmm....

recipe found here

The Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes
from The Clarks and found on

4 large baking potatoes
8 slices bacon 
1 cup sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk 
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
8 green onions, sliced, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour. You can just microwave the potatoes instead because it is way faster and they taste just as good. About three minutes per potato, just check for tenderness. Make sure to poke holes in the potatoes with a fork before microwaving so that they don't explode.

Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
*another easy way to cook your bacon is to line a cookie sheet with tinfoil, turn your oven up to 350 and cook for 20 mins!  Just pour the grease off and enjoy!!*

When potatoes are done allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a large bowl leaving about 1/4 inch of flesh so the potato maintains it's shape; save skins. To the potato flesh add sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 the green onions, and milk (start adding 1/2 cup of milk but you may not need to add it all depending on the consistency you want. You don't want them too runny). Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top each with remaining cheese, green onions and bacon.

Bake for another 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Comfort Food!

Just something quick that you can whip up and enjoy with the cool weather we're having!!

I made this yesterday and it turned out quite yummy!  It didn't look exactly like the picture, but the flavour was there!


I think I had more pasta then what his 'box' had, because mine seemed a little drier than what his looks his, I only used the salt, pepper and minced garlic...oh...and one of the times I salted, I used Lawry's Season Salt, just to see if it would add to the flavour. Plus, I am guilty for adding a bit of sugar to the tomatoe/beef part to help with the acidity a bit (my father in law will like that!  ;D).

Over all, it was definitely comfort food and I did have left overs to freeze for another day!

This is one I'd make again!


What comfort foods are you making?? Share them with my for a future blog!

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