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Kentucky Hot Brown….my version

I made a version of this Kentucky Hot Brown recipe.
I’ve never had a REAL “Hot Brown” but this version looked good. I followed her recipe pretty much but I didn’t add tomatoes and I DID add American Cheese.

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My version was small. I used a roll of Pillsbury Seamless Crescent Roll dough and didn’t use all of it in this vintage Pyrex loaf pan. I made rolls out of the extra. I did grease the pan and add parchment paper. (I LOVE using Parchment paper and the King Arthur brand is my favorite.)

Kentucky Hot Brown Ingredients

Ingredients I used are:
1 roll Crescent Dough….half in the bottom of the pan, half over the top. I used more so it would be a “loaf” when done.
Ham….I used real ham and cut it in small pieces
Cheese…..I used Swiss Cheese slices and American Cheese slices
Bacon……I used my favorite Farmland
2-3 eggs, scrambled
The recipe called for turkey and tomato, which sounds so delicious. I didn’t have either so I just left them out.

Layer Crescent Dough, Ham, Bacon, Cheese, 1/2 egg mixture, Ham, Bacon, Cheese, Crescent Roll, Rest of the Egg over the top.
Bake in a 350* oven 15-20 minutes covered with foil and 15-20 minutes uncovered. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting into it.

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It was delicious! Smelled great, too. I think this would make a great Brunch item. We’ll try it at The House At The Lake some weekend. Even Matt loved it! I can see how you can use leftover meats, cheeses and vegetables in this to change it up. Yum!
Thanks EatAtHomeCooks for the recipe!

The “I Had Dental Work Done and Want Chocolate Pie” Birthday Cake

Today I got a special crown on my back tooth that fell off a few years ago. I know. Don’t even say it. I take THIS before each Dentist visit…(Nitrous makes me carsick).

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Before I went to the Dentist, I made the pie crust. I used the King Arthur recipe but made it in the food processor using my plastic blade, not the metal one. Now King Arthur says to NOT make it in the food processor at ALL, but I did. Heck, I usually use roll out dough from a box, so this will be fine.

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The dough sat in the fridge while I got a new crown and then I came home and baked it, numb from my neck to my hairline. I ask for mucho novacain. Today I am using my cool Vintage Pyrex Hexagonal Pie Plate.

ImageNext up was baking the pie shell and making the homemade chocolate pie filling. I measured the ingredients in a pot and the liquid in a 4 cup Measure. Today I used Trader Joes chocolate and chopped it up. I love using my scale!

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Taaa Daaaah!

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This might actually be the First Chocolate Cream Pie I’ve made from scratch. I can’t wait to taste it. I used a recipe from RecipeGirl based SOLELY on the picture!  I really think this will help my newly crowned tooth feel better.

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Cinnamon Rolls

I make Cinnamon Rolls at LEAST once a week. My son loves them. Loves. Them.
My recipe uses the Bread Machine to do all the work.
Dough from Bread machine

Cinnamon Rolls

1 1/3 C. Milk
2 1/2 T. Butter
2 Eggs
3 T. Sugar
1 t. Salt
3 1/2 to 4 Cups Flour (I use a combo of Bread/All Purpose/White Wheat
2 1/2 t. Yeast

Place ingredients in bread machine in the order recommended by the instruction manual and use the DOUGH cycle.
Frankly, I do stand there and watch it mix, adjusting the flour. I add 3 cups at once, then add the last cup a bit at a time.

Filling

I use King Arthur Flour Cinnamon Roll Filling.
You could also spread 1 T. Milk or Cram on the rolled out dough and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. My favorite is Penzy’s Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar mixture.
Roll the dough Jelly-Roll style and cut into slices.
Put into a greased pan and let rise until doubled…..maybe about 40 minutes.
Bake at 375* for about 20 minutes.

Icing

I use about 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar and some milk or cream and mix until smooth.
Glaze when warm.