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Loaded Cheese Fries

I have the yummiest recipe on the blog today!
I made this the other night for my crew, and my mom who is in town, and they devoured it!
Loaded Cheese Fries. This is an easy and quick recipe that will be sure to please a crowd.
Perfect for upcoming graduation parties and cook outs!
You could even bring this as an appetizer to a party and pop it in their oven when you get there
for perfect bacon cheesy goodness!
I used Ore-Ida’s Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries and a couple other ingredients to whip this up!
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is and your house will smell amazing!
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INGREDIENTS:
Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries
Pre- cooked bacon (to make it even easier!)
Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Daisy Sour Cream
Package of Ranch Salad Dressing Seasoning Mix
Milk
Pepper and Hot Sauce (optional)
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DIRECTIONS:
-Layer a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.
You could also just grease the pan but I love how easy this makes the clean-up.
-Layer the fries in a single layer. It’s ok if there’s a little overlap!
If you want crunchy fries, bake in a 400 degree oven for 10  minutes before adding toppings.
But if you want easy and regular fries you can add the fries and toppings all at once.
I went ahead and sprinkled the bacon and cheese on the fries at the same time.
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-Bake the fries and toppings for 18 minutes.
-While they are in the oven it’s time to make the ranch dressing!
-Use a packet of seasoning, 1 cup milk and 2 cups sour cream.
Mix together and you can always add sour cream to get your preferred thickness.
-When the fries come out, use a whisk to drizzle the ranch dressing across the top!
You’ll also have extra dressing for people to add to their plates for dipping.
My husband loves hot sauce so he added that and pepper to his plate of fries.
You could also have chopped up green onions for even more yummy topping options!
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I love how easy and yummy this recipe is.
The Ore-Ida Fast Food Fries are the perfect crunch and are made from 100% real potatoes!
Feeding an even bigger crowd? Use a cookie sheet and layer in as many fries as needed!
This is a great recipe for a crowd and if you are wanting to
make something warm to serve but need it to be easy. Enjoy!

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Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) for sponsoring todays’ post!
I’m on the Cool Food Panel and love sharing meal ideas like this one with you guys!
Be sure to check out EasyHomeMeals.com for even more ideas!

Party Food: A Pierogies Bar!

Almost 10 years ago, I married a polish boy and was introduced to the world of Pierogies!
Since then, we almost always have Mrs. T’s Pierogies in our freezer!
Today, I’m sharing a fun food bar theme that’s perfect for appetizers or party food!
A Pierogies Bar!
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We use Mrs. T’s Mini Pierogies when we do this since we add
a bunch of toppings into our bowls.
Today, we chose the classic cheddar and potato and the four cheese medley.
They’re loaded with flavor and so good! Both favorites in our house!
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I love food bars because you can really let each person customize their
bowl just how they want it and people love options!
You can make the pierogies bar a meatless option by skipping the kielbasa.
(Another thing I was introduced to after marrying Ben! ;)
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I put out a bunch of toppings that I know my kids love.
We had shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, frizzed up kielbasa,
chopped green onions and hot sauce for the hubby!
The pierogies can be cooked a bunch of different ways…
but today we boiled some and fried some!
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March is Frozen Food Month so if you haven’t strolled down
your freezer aisle lately, go take a look at all the easy and fresh meal ideas you can find!
There are certain things we always grab when we go grocery shopping, and
the Mrs. T’s Pierogies are one of the must have items in our freezer.
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Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring this post.
I love being a part of their Cool Food Panel and sharing recipes with you guys.
Be sure to check out EasyHomeMeals.com for even more meal ideas!

Mozzarella and Prosciutto Bruschetta

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Today I’m sharing an easy and delicious snack that you can whip up!
Mozzarella and Prosciutto Bruschetta. It’s perfectly salty and cheesy with a crunch!
We like making this snack to enjoy together as a couple after the kiddos go to bed.
Put on a favorite show and enjoy some adult time, talking about our kids. ;)
With just a few ingredients and minutes…you have something that’s almost too pretty to eat. almost. ;)
I know the usual go-to is popcorn…that’s our regular too!
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But, if you are looking for something a little more fun and yummy, try this out!
Having some friends over for a game night? This is the perfect
snack to put out for everyone to enjoy!
The ingredients are simple and as you are making this you’re
gonna feel like you are on a cooking show..…there’s just something fancy
feeling about chopping up fresh herbs and sprinkling them on top of things! ;)
The main ingredient of this dish is the CHEESE.

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Ohh fresh mozzarella… you’re my favorite!
We grab Galbani at our grocery store…they have a whole variety of ways you can purchase it.
I especially love the package of Medallions! They are the perfect size for bruschetta!
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INGREDIENTS:
Galbani Mozzarella Fresca – Medallions
Fresh bread of choice (I got a whole garlic clove bread! So yummy!)
Prosciutto
Tomato
Fresh Basil Leaves
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Just a few steps and you will be snacking!

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 450 and slice bread.
*TIP* Turn the bread upside down before you cut.
It will help keep them from falling apart and be pretty even slices!
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STEP TWO:
Layer the fresh mozzarella and prosciutto onto the bread.
Some people like to toast up their bread before but I hold off and do it while I melt the cheese!
I like to put my mozzarella onto the bread at an angle.
Then you can see all the deliciousness from under the prosciutto.
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I got excited today but you don’t want to put the basil on until after you get them all melty and delicious.
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STEP THREE:
Toast them in the oven at, 450 for 5 minutes!
While they are getting melty in the oven I typically slice up my fresh basil leaves.
The trick to getting the pretty strips is to take a leaf or two and roll it up, then slice!
When they come out of the oven, sprinkle and you’re done!
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STEP FOUR:
Enjoy the cheesy melty goodness!
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I feel like at- home dates are the only thing we can swing these days.
Life is so busy, but we still want to make time and effort for each other.
I love how this recipe feels special and jazzes up a normal hang out night.
Try making it for your next at-home date night!
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Looking for more fun recipes to try? Check out EasyHomeMeals.com
for lots of yummy snack ideas!