Bacon Ranch Chicken Breasts

Carma Mack, Audubon County

2 chicken breasts
4 slices of smoked bacon
4 spoonfuls of ranch dressing

1 c. grated cheese blend


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Generously season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken breasts in a greased casserole dish, and pour a couple spoonfuls of ranch dressing over each one. Cover each breast with two slices of bacon, and top with the cheese blend. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes. 

George’s Beef Sloppy Joes

Andy George, Jasper County

2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 c. ketchup
1 tbsp. mustard
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 can chicken gumbo soup


Brown hamburger and drain. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes. Slow cooker: Pour well-mixed ingredients into the slow cooker; cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. 

Oatmeal Fudge Bars

Marilyn Lawler, Jackson County 

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1-1/2 sticks butter, softened
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2-1/2 c. quick oats
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream together sugars and one stick of butter. Add two eggs, flour, baking soda and salt, and mix until combined. Add quick oats and mix well. Spread two-thirds of mixture in greased 9x13 pan. In a sauce pan, melt together one-half stick butter, one can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and 6 oz. chocolate chips. Do not boil; heat only until melted and combined, stirring often. Pour over mixture. Drop remaining oatmeal by teaspoonfuls over chocolate. Bake 30-35 minutes. You could also use a jelly roll pan or an 8x8 inch square pan. 

3 Cherry Pie with Almond Streusel (Corrected Recipe) Dec. 23, 2020

Velma contacted us to correct a recipe she submitted. The recipe stays the same except: Add 20 oz. cherry pie filling and lower oatmeal to 1/3 c. Thanks, Velma!

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