My Secret Cooking Ingredient!

by - 4/12/2012 02:00:00 AM

This post is sponsored by Country Crock. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

My secret cooking ingredient!

Have you tried Country Crock butter before? Well, you have no idea what you are missing. This is my favorite butter and my kids love it too. Everything just tastes so much better with Country Crock. As you guys know, I love creating and recreating recipes. I also love finding innovative ways to entice my kids to eat their veggies. I was so excited when I found a printable Clare Crespo Cookbook. There are so many fun, and easy ways to present veggies to my kiddos. I just knew that my family would love these recipes. After looking through the Cookbook several times, I could not decide on which recipe to try first. I finally decided to try the “Hashbrains” recipe. Doesn’t it have the cutest name?

About Country Crock:

  • Country Crock is a good choice.
  • 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter
  • 0g trans fat
  • RD approved
  • Recommended in 2010 Dietary Guidelines 

Hashbrains recipe


4 Servings
2 large baking potatoes, peeled
1 tsp. grated onion
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup Country Crock Spread, melted

Preheat oven to 400°.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
Grate potatoes using a food processor fitted with a shredding disk or with a box grater. In large bowl, combine the potatoes with enough cold water to cover and let soak for 10 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and then layer them between kitchen towels and squeeze to remove any excess water. In a large mixing bowl, mix the potatoes, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Gather a handful of potatoes and place on baking sheet in a mound. With your hands form an oval half-dome. With a spatula press a 1-inch crevice down the center of the oval lengthwise to define the two lobes of the “brain.” Make three more brains. Brush tops and sides of brains with Country Crock Spread.

Bake 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.

This recipe is super simple and yummy; my little guy always tells me how veggies taste good with Country Crock. I was thinking that’s great to know there’s no need to hide them anymoreJ. He use to think I made special sauce for his veggies, and it was only Country Crock. Did you know that 8 out of 10 kids think veggies with Country Crock are delicious; this is how I was able to get my kids to start eating their veggies. Trust me kids love veggies with Country Crock! I am really looking forward to making this recipe again this weekend. I am also looking forward to trying some of the cool recipes in the Clare Crespo Cookbook. The Clare Crespo Cookbook is full of fun simple, whimsical, step-by-step recipes that your family is sure to love. I love how the cookbook utilizes all different kinds of veggies in cool ways like corn, bell peppers, and zucchini and much more. All of the recipes include Country Crock butter which adds a scrumptious taste.

For additional information about Country Crock, check out their
Facebook and Twitter pages.

Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!

You May Also Like


  1. I only use Country Crock! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. What is it made out of??? I've never tried Country Crock before...maybe I'll have to get a small tub and try it in a few recipes. Those look really good by the way! My son LOVES any kind of potatoes, so I really need to try this one!

  3. I have this in my kitchen, used it earlier.

  4. I love Country Crock that is all I use another secret butter I use in the stick form is Parkay shhhh lol. I will be trying out this recipe.

  5. Boy! Did you make me hungry. Thanks for the recipe. I am hopping over from Friday Shout out and am now following you on Linky Followers. I would love it if you would visit and check out the Linky Followers blog hop I am participating in this week and may be give me a follow back.

  6. Yum! I'd love if you linked up some yumminess to my link party tomorrow! It'd make me oh-so-happy! Thanks and hope to see you there !:)

  7. This recipe looks really good and I love hashbrowns. Country crock is my favorite too. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  8. Hi,

    I followed you over from Sweet Saturdays Link Party and I would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at Have a great weekend.


  9. Yummy! I love anything with potatoes! Thanks for following us and we are now your newest follower!
    The Sisters at Babblings and More


ATTENTION: Are you a no-reply comment blogger? I only reply via email. If you would like to change this setting. Please go to your profile and check "show my e-mail address". TA-DA!

I would love to read your thoughts... Thanks for sharing Happy comments :).
~Mrs. Delightful

The Network Niche