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Amber Stockton's Hash Brown Casserole


Amber Stockton began her publishing career as Amber Miller, using her middle and maiden names. Now, she publishes under her married name. Her first is Tiffany, and most people call her Tiff. She married the love of her life in July 2007 and lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband, their daughter and son, and their Australian shepherd, Roxie.
She firmly believes a good book can take you away from your present reality into a world you've never seen. With a passion for history, her books take you back to the worlds that once were and give you a slice of life amidst the adventures and faith of her characters. Learn more about Amber and her books HERE

Amber's Newest Release: Colonial Courtships


Collection Description: Unexpected adventure catches the Ingersoll brothers by surprise-and brings unexpected love into their lives. Nathaniel has his sights set on becoming a master figurehead carver, until he risks everything for a woman. Jonathan's merchant trade and his new love are in jeopardy from a brother's animosity. Micah expects to settle down to peace after a life of fighting on the frontier but finds a young woman hiding from an abductor. Alden is press-ganged into tending an ailing naval captain, then catches sight of the captain's fetching niece. Will the unexpected end in four courtships?

About Trading Hearts: Jonathan Ingersoll is a successful merchant trader along the Great (Connecticut) River. When flooding forces him to take sanctuary in an unfamiliar inn along his route, he meets the innkeeper’s daughter, Clara Marie Preston. Immediately attracted to her shy, yet caring spirit and quiet faith, Jonathan makes a point to return. But animosity from her brother gives him pause. Learning the source of the resentment only spurs Jonathan to try that much harder to prove his worth. Doubts are cast upon his character, and his trade sales begin to decrease. When he tracks down the pirates who attacked Clara’s brother and sees justice served, things take a turn for the better. Finally, he can accept the full blessing for a union of marriage and make plans once more for the future.

Amber's Recipe - Hash Brown Casserole

3 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 cups frozen shredded hash browns
1 pound bulk sausage, mild, hot or sage
8 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 cups (1/2 pound) grated Cheddar
2 cups (1/2 pound) freshly grated Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a deep 13 by 9-inch casserole dish with vegetable/canola/olive oil cooking spray. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
In a second frying pan, brown the sausage, breaking apart large clumps. When the sausage is cooked through, remove it from pan. Can substitute bacon or sausage links, or ham. Make certain meat is chopped or crumbled for easy layering.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, briskly to blend.
To assemble, spread the onions and hash browns evenly at the bottom of the greased dish. With a slotted spoon distribute the sausage as the next layer. Pour the egg mixture over these layers. Add Parmesan as the next layer, while then adding the Cheddar.
*Note: Save a few tablespoons of Cheddar for the last 10 minutes of baking, where you can add a fresh topping of melted Cheddar.

Bake the casserole, uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.