Strawberry-Pretzel Bars

strawberry pretzel bars




2 1/2 Cups finely crushed pretzels

1/2 cup sugar, divided

1 cup butter, melted

2 packages (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

3 Tablespoons Milk

2 cups thawed whipped topping

2 cups boiling water

1 package (6 oz) Strawberry Flavored Gelatin

1 1/2 cups cold water

4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced



  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Mix pretzel crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter.  Press into bottom of 9″x13″ pan and bake for 10 mins. Cool.
  3. Beat cream cheese, remaining sugar and milk until blended.  Stir in whipped topping.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl. Stir until dissolved.  Stir in cold water.  Refrigerate until thickened.  Stir in strawberries. Spoon over cream cheese layer and refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.

Hash Brown – Sausage Not Just For Breakfast Casserole

sausage and egg



1 pound mild ground pork sausage

1 pound hot ground pork sausage

1 large package frozen hash browns

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

8 large eggs

2 cups milk



  1. Cook hot and  mild sausages in a large skillet over medium heat until sausage is browned and crumbly.  Drain.
  2. Prepare hash browns according to directions on package.  Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Mix sausage, hash browns and 1 cup cheddar cheese.  Pour into a greased 13″x9″ baking pan.
  4. Whisk eggs, milk and 1 teaspoon salt.  Pour evenly over potato/sausage mixture.
  5. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese over casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.