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Tuesday Recipe: Morning Pick-Me-Ups

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Good morning, and welcome to a new year of the blog! To kick things off, we are starting with a recipe – rather, three recipes – that will jump-start your mornings and your year. Whether you have the entire morning, an hour or only a few minutes, you can enjoy breakfast and feel satisfied until lunch!

Breakfast Bar Set

All Morning

French Toast
Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 breakfast sausage patty,
    cooked/browned
  • 2 slices french toast
  • Maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Gently whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Add oil to a small frying pan, pour in the egg mixture and cook on medium-high heat, folding egg to make the shape of your French toast.
  2. Once egg is cooked, place browned sausage patty on top in the pan and slide onto one slice of your French toast. Top with second slice, and serve with maple syrup or alone.

One Hour

French Breakfast Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Topping

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Directions:

    Haeger Muffin Pan

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt, set aside.
  3. Stir together egg, milk and 1/3 cup melted butter; add to flour mixture and stir until just moistened
    – batter may be lumpy.
  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  5. When finished baking, remove muffins from oven and first dip their tops in 1/3 cup melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve and enjoy!

A Few Minutes (make ahead)

Milk Bottle ClockPeanut Butter Breakfast Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup wheat germ, toasted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. Shape into bite-size balls and arrange in a storage container or plate, cover.
  2. Place in the freezer for about 1 hour, or until solid. Enjoy!

Tuesday Recipe: Holiday Menu

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This is our final recipe post before Christmas, and because there are so many delicious concoctions out there for serving and feeding guests at Christmastime, we have compiles a selection of our favorites: a drink recipe, a slow-cooker recipe, a dessert recipe and a main dish (or side dish) recipe to enjoy Christmas Eve, Christmas day or as an indulgence after the holidays.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

What’s the point, you ask? For some variety and party flair! You can always make a batch of hot chocolate, but this frozen drink will be remembered next year and the year after – especially if you serve it in Mason jars with festive straws. Get the recipe here.

Soup is a Hug Soup BowlSlow-Cooker Broccoli
& Cheddar Soup

A classic soup recipe for any occasion, you can set this up before a party or have it ready just in time for dinner while barely lifting a finger – the host should be able to enjoy their party too! Alter the broccoli or cheddar measurements to fit your preferences, and serve with your favorite bread or on its own. Cooking Classy has the recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole - DiethoodBaked Potato Casserole

Your ham may already be glazed and covered in pineapple slices, so we have a side dish that will go perfectly with the sweet flavor of your main course. This casserole is garlicy, cheesy and oh-so-creamy; the perfect trifecta! The recipe also includes bacon, so step up your pork game or leave it out and let the potato do all the talking. You’ll have leftovers for regrouping after the holidays, and a new recipe for the new year. Check it out here.

Christmas Tree Brownies - One Little Project

Christmas Tree Brownies

Okay, so we sort of started with a dessert, but these are too cute not to mention. You can basically add any sprinkles, peppermint, chocolate chips or other toppings to make it your own, but get started over at One Little Project – it’s a great way to keep kids occupied and happy during a party too!

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Tuesday Recipe: Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Bow Ties

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

We’ve got your pasta, protein and vegetable needs covered with this recipe, especially if you want to try a new dish for your holiday dinner or party. The bow tie pasta brings a little youthful excitement to the table while the flavors bring satisfaction to your taste buds. Enjoy!

Farfalle Pasta

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 12 oz Farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cup shredded chicken, grilled

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Directions:

  1. Place broccoli florets in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly tender, or for about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a large bowl; using the same water, cook bow tie pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Stir together broccoli, garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and Parmesan cheese, add to pasta; combine well.
  3. Fold in softened cream cheese and chicken until well coated and mixed; serve.