Shannon Stacey

The recipes

Picture of sausage balls and crack potatoes

By request, the recipes for the scrumptious (as in not healthy) dishes I only make for the holidays. Or, more accurately, links to the recipes.

Sausage Balls I could eat these until I’m sick. Seriously.

Crack Potatoes Another food I eat WAY too much of. (I make it with only one package of Ranch dip.)

The entire extended family gathers for Christmas breakfast, and I take the sausage balls and the crack potatoes. The sausage balls I mix and make it into balls the night before and put them in the fridge. On Christmas morning, I mix the crack potatoes (which takes like two minutes) and put them in the over for an hour. When they’re done, I stick the sausage balls in for fifteen minutes (same oven temp for both) while the potatoes sit and then we’re good to go. The hardest part is not melting my slippers on the Pyrex oven dish since it rides on the floor at my feet.

I also make Cracker Candy every year. (This is wonderful for sending into school for teachers or for packaging in disposable plasticware with bows for those times when you’d like to have a token gift for multiple families at a gathering when there aren’t really gifts being exchanged. I’ve also made it with white chocolate chips and red sprinkles for a school Valentine’s Day party.)

3 comments to “The recipes”

  1. Ruby Norwood
      · December 27th, 2015 at 7:07 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to get that book!! Thanks for the recipes also.

  2. Julie
      · December 27th, 2015 at 7:13 pm · Link

    Oh! What you call cracker candy is something I make called ‘Bark’. That stuff is so addicting it’s hard to have any left after you make it!

  3. Shannon
      · December 27th, 2015 at 10:06 pm · Link

    The funny thing about the cracker candy is that nobody in my own house likes it, so it’s all for gifting. My cousin might become the Bringer of the Christmas Cracker Candy and I won’t be sad about not having to make it, LOL.

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