Fluffier than the shredded cheesy potatoes. For added zing, I like to use the "O'Brien" variety of frozen hash browns that comes with bits of red pepper and onion in it. For super-fast prep, use dried minced onion and the prepackaged shredded cheese.
A crispy outside with warm and chewy bread, sausage, and italian cheeses inside. We often have for Christmas breakfast--just prepare the loaf the night before, then put in the oven to bake while the family opens gifts.
Everybody has a favorite type of barbecue. Eastern NC BBQ has a pure salty savoryness without any ketchup base. The following recipe is awesome served on large sandwich buns with potato chips. And it's easy--a great recipe to set in the crock pot and come home to an almost-finished meal. For cost savings, I often buy a large pork roast when it goes on sale and just cut in in two halves; use one for the recipe. Pick a nice lean cut; not a Boston butt. Even better as a leftover!!
Sweet and sour flavored sauce with chicken pieces and oriental vegetables. Nice for us soccer moms on those nights when everyone is going different directions at different times. Once cooked, you can hold on lowest setting and each family member can dish up whenever they're ready to eat.
I don't know who came up with the colorful name for this recipe (from an old church cookbook), but it's sort of like sloppy joes with more substance and not in a sandwich. Served on Fritos and topped with shredded lettuce, cheese, and ranch dressing. It's not fancy, but it is a tasty and easy to prepare home-cookin' dish.