Spinach Ravioli Casserole

Need a delicious dish to serve for a vegetarian? I’m not one, but this Spinach Ravioli Casserole is one that I would make for my family whether vegetarian or not! It is delicious and easy to put together!

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Spinach Ravioli Casserole

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. Alfredo Sauce, divided
  • 18 oz. package spinach and cheese ravioli
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 fresh garlic close, minced (I used freeze dried garlic)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 c. chili sauce (I used Heinz)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3/4 t. chili flakes (optional - adds heat)

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease 9x13 pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cover the bottom of pan with 1/4 inch or more of Alfredo Sauce.
  4. Top with single layer of ravioli and 1/2 cup of mushrooms.
  5. Sprinkle with 1/2 of garlic and 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella.
  6. Add chili flakes, if desired.
  7. Repeat the layer.
  8. On the last layer pour the chili sauce over the top and spread it evenly.
  9. Top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes covered.
  11. Uncover and bake and additional 15 minutes until top is light brown.
  12. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  13. Serves 4-6
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Layer the ingredients in a lightly greased 9×13 pan. When making this casserole, make two! Freeze one for future use and use the second one for dinner.

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Now, you’ve got another meal to share or serve on a later date.

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It doesn’t take long to put this together for a yummy evening meal! It’s a good way to get kids to eat vegetables, too!

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Delicious!

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Rose Tea Party or Luncheon Ideas

Sometimes it’s fun to do something special such as doing a theme for a tea or luncheon. You can carry  out the theme in various ways through food and decorations. These rose tea party or luncheon ideas are ones that my sister and I did for a tea. Some are original and some we found through various sources.

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The table and place settings of course, reflected the theme. As soon as you entered the room, you knew what to expect. We found some fabric that had teapots and roses on it. It was perfect for making a table runner. Teapots, roses, rose plates and pretty pink napkins carried out the theme. Even rose teacups hung from a chandelier adding to the festive affair.

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We started about a week early and wrote down all the ideas we found and then came up with some of our own. We tried a few of them and then decided on which ones we wanted to use for the tea.

Here is what we used for each course……

Tea, of course! At a local tea store, they usually carry varieties of tea made from dried roses. Check out your local store. Select two varieties and switch teas half way through.

At a tea, scones are traditionally the first course. There are many great scone recipes, but what we did with our favorite recipe was to add dried rose petals. We added a few to the batter and then sprinkled a few on top of each scone. Be sure you order these online and use organic ones; not from your garden. You don’t want insecticides on your rose petals!

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The second course is savory sandwiches.

 

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This was an idea that I came up with for the savory course. I bought oven roasted turkey and had it sliced a bit thicker than the usual super thin slices. I wanted the brown roasted edge to show. Laying each piece on a cutting board, cut in half and roll up to look like a rose. Place a toothpick in it to hold. Slice off the end so it sits on a cucumber slice garnished with a small spinach leaf. If you like, place a dollop of cream cheese to hold the “rose” to the cucumber. The toothpick also holds the turkey to the cucumber slice. Be sure to warn guests that there is a toothpick in it. This is a nice low-cal choice. In the center of the plate, garnish with a tomato rose made from the outside peeling of the tomato.

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Not everything needs to look like a rose, but these roll-up tortilla sandwiches look great when they circle around the rose-cut watermelon pieces (use a rose cookie cutter).

 

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Open-faced egg salad sandwiches is another idea we used. While they don’t look like roses, again we used the rose cookie cutter and created a center accent of roses made from red and green peppers.

Cut squares from a dark pumpernickel bread. Freeze the bread squares for quick preparation. Take out of freezer and spread with a light coating of butter. Add a spinach leaf. Then, using a small cookie scoop, place a scoop of egg salad on top and garnish with a slice of olive. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.

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We found Rose Petal Jam online and used it with strawberries.  First, cut off crusts from white bread. Freeze. When ready to prepare, slice strawberries, spread bread with Rose Petal Jam on one side. On the other side spread with a little butter or cream cheese and cover with sliced strawberries. Place both sides together and cut into triangles.  In the center, make a strawberry rose for a garnish.

 

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A small sweet item for this course was a failure that we revived…   We tried making small roses out of refrigerated cinnamon roles. They didn’t look like roses!  We salvaged them by using part of the frosting on top and then used a little bit of green food coloring to the remaining frosting and placed a dried rose on top!

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Third, and final course, is the dessert. I found the rose dessert on Pinterest and decided I should try it out before the tea. It was fine, but I felt it needed more flavor. I changed the recipe a bit. Check out my version!

Puff Pastry Apple Roses

Ingredients

  • 2 Delicious apples (or any bright red pie apple) for 6 roses.
  • 1 sheet of Puff Pastry (thawed)
  • 3 oz. cream cheese (softened and lightly sweetened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • Powdered Sugar - optional

Instructions

  1. Thaw puff pastry and roll out almost double in length.
  2. Cut pastry into 6 - about 2 - 2 1/2 inch strips.
  3. With cream cheese at room temp. Add 1-2 tsp of sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Mix 1/4 cup sugar with the 2 tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl
  5. Cut apples in half and core. DO NOT PEEL
  6. Slice apples quite thin (as shown in the picture) and place in water with lemon juice.
  7. Microwave apples in the lemon water for 3-4 minutes until just pliable.
  8. Take each section of Puff Pastry and coat with a layer of cream cheese.
  9. Arrange apples across the top half making sure they overlap well.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the bottom part of the apples.
  11. Fold pastry over and start to roll from one end to another.
  12. Place in greased and floured muffin tin.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  14. Sprinkle with Powered Sugar, if desired, just before serving
  15. Serve with ice cream - optional
  16. Serve warm.
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Puff Pastry Apple Roses….. so beautiful and they look like a rose!  Be sure to serve warm! Maybe serve with a small scoop of ice cream on the side!

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Another idea for your tea or luncheon is adding small rose mints made from candy melts. These can be done way ahead of time, too. All you need is the candy melts and a mold. You can find rose molds at Michaels.

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We found these small petit fours and bought them. Not everything has to be homemade!

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At the end, each guest was given this special Rose poem! The author was simply listed as Elizabeth. It was originally published in Poems on Life.

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Another idea is a rose napkin….   Check the link for an easy demonstration!

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Hope you enjoyed these ideas. It’s easier when there a two to do it. Find a friend to work with, divide up ideas, and give a memorable Rose Tea or luncheon.

Phyllis

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Italian Pork with Balsamic Potatoes

This meal of Italian Pork with Balsamic Potatoes tastes delicious. It is low in calories, yet very filling. Now, doesn’t that sound appealing? When you’re looking for an easy dinner, try this recipe! A few basic ingredients and you have a complete meal in one dish! Use an aged Balsamic Vinegar which you can find at an Olive Oil store or check with Love That Olive.

 

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Italian Pork with Balsamic Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. (about 10) small new red potatoes, cut in half
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin, cut into 1" pieces (use 1 1/4 lb. pork tenderloin)
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2-3 T. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a 2-quart saucepan combine potatoes and enough water to cover. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat until fork tender (approx. 10-12 minutes) Drain
  2. Meanwhile, in a nonstick pan, heat oil, add pork, and Italian seasoning. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until pork is lightly browned )6-10 min.)
  3. Toss together potatoes, pork, tomatoes, basil, and vinegar.
  4. Season with salt & pepper
  5. Add additional balsamic vinegar, if desired.
  6. Serve with a green vegetable to add more color!
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If you can chop, you can make this!  Cut pork up into 1 ” pieces, chop and seed the tomatoes, and chop the basil into small pieces. Not hard, right?

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Add a green vegetable and you have a complete meal! I love flavorful and colorful food.  This recipe certainly fits that description. I, also, love easy!

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This recipe is also delicious with chicken or beef. Don’t just limit to pork!

Enjoy this tasty recipe! It’s great eating with quick preparation!

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Beef Breakfast Burrito

Switch up breakfast a bit with a Mexican menu. A lot of the fast-food restaurants now have breakfast burritos on the menu. You can do it even better with this tasty Beef Breakfast Burrito recipe. Your family will love it.

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Beef Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. ground beef
  • 1 med. red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • 1/2 t ground cumin
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 T. water
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. shredded Mexican or Cheddar cheese
  • 4 medium spinach or plain flour tortillas. (10 in.)
  • Salsa
  • Ingredients for Lime-Cilantro Cream
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef, onions, and red pepper. Add chili powder and cumin. Break into small crumbles.
  2. (At this point, you can freeze this for future burritos)
  3. Combine eggs, water and 1 tbsp. cilantro in med. bowl.
  4. Spray skillet with cooking spray.
  5. Pour eggs into skilled and scramble them, stirring occasionally. Season with salt.
  6. Add to beef mixture, add cheese and cook 1 minute to heat through.
  7. Spoon beef mixture across center of each tortilla, leaving a 1 inch border on right and left sides Fold right and left sides of tortilla over filling. Turn over and cut in half diagonally. Serve with Lime Cilantro Cream and salsa, as desired.
  8. Serves 4
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This Beef Breakfast Burrito recipe is so easy to freeze the meat mixture for future use or refrigerate the beef, onion, bell pepper for the next morning ready to add the eggs.

Then, all you need to do in the morning is warm the beef mixture up, scramble the eggs, and mix together. It makes breakfast quick and easy.

During the summer around our area, many people head north to a the lake for the weekend. What an easy and yummy breakfast for family and guests at the cabin.

Step 1  Browning the beef, onion, and bell pepper mixture.

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Step 3

Combine scrambled eggs with beef mixture and add cheese.

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Step 5

Fold it like a burrito or roll it long like a taco!  Either way, it’s a wonderful start to the day. Use ground turkey in place of beef for fewer calories!

Step 6

Serve and eat! Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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I’m all for doing things the night before to make mornings easy. This recipe is perfect to do ahead. You don’t need to get up early to fix this hearty breakfast!

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Watermelon is so good in the summer, but this Watermelon Salad even makes it better and sweeter! It’s a bit unusual, but absolutely delicious!

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This Watermelon Salad is a summer winner! When you want something different, delicious and quick to make, this is IT! It’s wonderful to take to a potluck or a picnic! The Strawberry Balsamic vinegar actually makes the watermelon taste like candy!

Watermelon Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Ingredients

  • Watermelon - 2 cups or more
  • Cucumber - diced 1/4 cup
  • Red Onion-diced 1/8 cup
  • Cilantro - diced 2 Tbsp.
  • Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Cut watermelon into 1- 1 1/2 inch pieces
  2. Run fork down the outside of the cucumber to make the green part look pretty. Slice and cut sliced into sixths.
  3. Dice red onion and add
  4. Drizzle Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar all over the mixture. Stir to cover all of it. Don't skimp!
  5. Sprinkle Cilantro over the top.(if desired) or substitute parsley.
  6. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. Serves 6
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Make your cucumber look fancy, by running the tines of the fork down the side of the cucumber. Then, cut slices and divide into sixths. The green and red look so colorful together mixed in this salad.

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Still in doubt? Well, make a small amount to try and you’ll be amazed how good it is! People can’t figure out what is in it!

Purchase the Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar from an olive oil store.

Check out lovethatolive if you don’t have a source for the strawberry balsamic near you. (You won’t find it in the grocery store.) I use this strawberry balsamic as a salad dressing, too. There are so many ways to use it besides this Watermelon Salad. The bottle will not go to waste, I promise. It might just be your new favorite dressing!

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Did I entice you to try it? Hope so!

Enjoy!

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Orange Tapioca Fruit Salad

This Orange Tapioca Fruit Salad recipe is from my mom. She made it when entertaining large groups and family Sunday dinners when I was young.  It became a hit with everyone and today, it is still requested.

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It is quick and easy to put together. This recipe uses canned pineapple and mandarin oranges  (grapes, blueberries, too, if desired) so it is less expensive per fruit serving for a large group.

I grew up with my mom making a big Sunday noon dinner each week after church. (Not many do this today.) Everything was in the oven before we left for church. We often had company and Orange Tapioca Fruit Salad was a favorite. There used to be a Jello product called “Orange Tapioca” and I think she got the recipe off the box. I loved it so much back then that now I make it with the regular tapioca pudding, but add fruit juice instead of water to make it taste similar to the original recipe.

 

Orange Tapioca Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 1- 3 oz box of "Cook & Serve" vanilla pudding
  • 1-3 oz box of "Cook & Serve" tapioca pudding
  • 3 cups of orange juice (or orange and pineapple or any combination along with at least 1/2 of it orange juice)
  • Large can (15 oz.) of Mandarin Oranges - drained
  • Large can (20 oz.) of Pineapple Chunks (in its own juice) - drained
  • Red Grapes (optional) cut in half

Instructions

  1. In saucepan, combine the dry vanilla pudding and tapioca pudding with 3 cups of orange juice or combination of juices. You may use the pineapple and mandarin orange juices with the orange juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  3. Cool until fruit can be added.
  4. Fold in the fruit and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  5. Serve in a large bowl or individual dishes.
  6. Top with whip cream, if desired.
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While this is called a fruit salad, it makes a delicious dessert, too. Put into individual parfaits or sherbets and top with whipped cream and a cherry. Orange Tapioca Fruit Salad is light and very refreshing. If you choose, other fruit may be added as well.

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Both adults and kids love this recipe!

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Amazing Stuffed Jalapanos Recipe

While visiting in Arizona, we had an extended family get-together which grew to over 70 people! One of the relatives brought these Amazing Stuffed Jalapanos! Now, I’m from the midwest and don’t like really hot spicy food, but these were absolutely delicious! My second-cousin, Beth, graciously shared this recipe.

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The recipe makes a generous amount of appetizers, but people absolutely love them and they really go fast. So, plan accordingly. They’re stuffed with a combination of sausage, cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Then, they’re wrapped with bacon. Ooh, my mouth just waters thinking of them. Please don’t shy away from this recipe because you might think of it as way too spicy. You can control the amount of heat. If you want it spicier, just leave some pulp, seeds, or use a spicy sausage for the stuffing. Make one batch spicy and another fairly mild, just to please everyone.

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Amazing Stuffed Jalapenos

Ingredients

  • 15-20 jalapenos
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage (I used Jimmy Dean)
  • 1 pkg. of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 pkg. bacon

Instructions

  1. Brown and crumble sausage.
  2. Melt cream cheese in with sausage and add parmesan cheese.
  3. WEAR GLOVES
  4. Halve jalapenos, lengthwise
  5. Remove stem and remove seeds and pulp
  6. Fill with sausage mixture
  7. Wrap with 1/2 slice of uncooked bacon
  8. Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 min.
  9. If you want bacon really crisp, broil on high for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.
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I wanted my family to taste these and give me their opinion. I didn’t want to make the entire recipe for just a couple of people, so  I made half and refrigerated the sausage-cream cheese combination and made the rest two days later. It was nice to have them fresh-made two times in a week.  By the way, the family opinion was that they were AMAZING!

These are ready for the oven…..   I baked these Stuffed Jalapanos on foil for an easy clean up.

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Baked at 425 degrees and ready to eat!

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Just wait until you taste one…..you’ll be amazed at how delicious they taste! These are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, too, when you’re looking for something Mexican to serve.

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I hope I’ve convinced you how delicious these appetizers taste. They were a big hit at the family get-together!

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Zucchini Orange Bread Recipe

Zucchini Orange Bread

A zucchini bread with a hint of orange? Yes, it’s a delightful addition to zucchini bread! Zucchini Orange Bread is a tasty change from the usual zucchini breads. The light orange flavor comes from orange juice and orange peel.

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Perhaps you have some zucchini frozen. If not, buy some fresh from the grocery store. Don’t wait for your crop of zucchini to come in the fall to make this bread. Bake some this week!

 

Zucchini Orange Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8 x 4 loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored.
  3. Gradually beat in sugar
  4. Stir in oil, orange juice, shredded zucchini, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and orange peel.
  5. Mix until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans,
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pans.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
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This recipe goes together quickly and produces two nicely shaped loaves. This is a wonderful alternative to chocolate zucchini bread, too. It’s a vegetable, right? 

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I know your family or guests will enjoy this bread! I like having quick breads in the freezer ready to use.  I pre-slice them before freezing so I can take out only what I’ll use.

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Zucchini Orange Bread! Vegetable and fruit together! Do you agree?

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Canadian Bacon Quiche Recipe

You may think of this Canadian Bacon Quiche Recipe as a breakfast entree, but this is delicious as a brunch or lunch, too. In fact, a breakfast quiche works for a light dinner! Anytime is good for this quiche. This recipe is served at A Spot for Tea in Oklahoma City, OK, where it is a favorite.

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You may have noticed that I’m on a “Gouda Cheese kick” as I have included it in a few of the last recipes posted. It has a wonderful flavor and it’s a nice change from cheddar. In my grocery store, it is included with the regular cheeses and you can buy it already shredded. If you can’t find it there, look in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store. 

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Canadian Bacon Quiche

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup diced Canadian Bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 9" unbaked pie crust

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine eggs, half n' half, chopped tomatoes,diced Canadian Bacon, Gouda cheese, garlic salt, pepper, and dried basil.
  2. Mix well and pour mixture into unbaked pie crust.
  3. Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  4. Knife inserted should come out clean when done.
  5. Let quiche rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Cut and serve with fruit.
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The Canadian Bacon Quiche is ready for the oven.

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Done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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What makes this Canadian Bacon Quiche so easy is there is no frying of bacon ahead of time and all the ingredients go together quickly. Canadian bacon is a nice change from bacon and the Gouda cheese is delicious in this quiche!

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Try it and I know you’ll like it!

Enjoy! 

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Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake

Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake

Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake

 

Add a bit of Italian flavor to your morning with this Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake Recipe.  This is a very different type of egg bake from the soggy bread recipes. The eggs are scrambled with green pepper, mushrooms, onions, and bacon with an Alfredo sauce added. The delicious combination is topped with dollops of an Italian flavored crust. Keep this recipe on hand as it is a delicious one. By eliminating the crust, it becomes gluten-free and still is wonderful!

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Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 c. Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 6 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 13 eggs, divided
  • 1/4 chopped onion
  • 1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup crumbled, cooked bacon
  • 3/4 cup Alfredo pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 400 degrees
  2. Grease 8x8 baking dish
  3. In a small bowl, add Bisquick, 4 Tbsp butter and Italian seasoning. Blend with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add 1 egg and stir in gently. Set aside.
  4. In a skillet, over med. heat, saute' onions, peppers, and mushrooms in 2 tbsp. butter, until veggies are tender, but crisp.
  5. Mix 12 eggs together in a bowl.
  6. Add eggs to skillet with the veggies.
  7. Stir occasionally until eggs are set.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in bacon and Alfredo sauce
  9. Spread egg mixture in the prepared 8x8 baking dish.
  10. Plop small dollops of Bisquick mixture over eggs.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes until the topping is light brown.
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Dollop the Bisquick mixture on top of the eggs.

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Remove when topping is lightly browned.

Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake grandparentsplus.com

If desired, offer remaining warmed Alfredo sauce on the side. Serve with fresh fruit for an outstanding breakfast or brunch.

To shorten the prep time for the morning, cut the veggies and prepare the bacon the evening before. Cover and place in refrigerator. Now, it is so quick and easy to put together in the morning.

This recipe makes a nice option for a holiday brunch. Also, if you like breakfast for dinner, make it in the evening. Anytime is good for this Scrambled Eggs Alfredo Bake.

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Without a doubt, I know you’ll enjoy this “out of the ordinary” egg bake.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by….

Phyllis

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Strawberry Bread Recipe

This Strawberry Bread Recipe comes from the Rose Mountain Manor Tea Room in California. I’ve change it just a bit so it has enhanced strawberry flavor using a bit of strawberry jello. The recipe makes one 5 x 9 loaf. It may not be strawberry season, but don’t worry as this recipe uses frozen strawberries which are easily available at your grocery store.

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Strawberry Bread Recipe

Strawberry Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar less 2 Tbsp.
  • 2 Tbsp. strawberry jello (my addition)
  • 1 tsp. almond extract or imitation strawberry extract (my addition)
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries, thawed

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, jello and extract. Add egg yolks to butter mixture, one at a time, until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
  2. Drain juice from strawberries saving 1/4 cup juice. Add the juice to mixture and fold in drained strawberries. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into mixture and spoon mixture into a greased 5 x 9 loaf pan. Lightly drop pan to release any air bubbles.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove bread from pan after 20 minutes.
  4. Let bread cool completely before slicing.
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This recipe freezes well. It’s great to have on hand for a quick addition to breakfast, afternoon tea, brunch, or snack. Add a cup of coffee or tea and you have a wonderful, tasty afternoon break!

 

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If this bread is good enough to serve at a bed and breakfast, you know it will be a great recipe to try. 

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing

What a refreshing, delicious, lo-cal salad to serve! The Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing is a wonderful tasting combination of flavors with an easy homemade pear dressing. It looks delightful and tastes the amazing!

This is a close-up of the ingredients before adding the dressing. It’s such a pretty combination, don’t you think?

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Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Chicken-Pear Salad with Pear Dressing
  • Recipe Type: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Nancy Heishman in Country Woman Magazine with my variations
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • A delicious, low-cal, colorful salad.
  • Ingredients
  • DRESSING
  • 3 Tbsp. light olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 2 medium ripe pears, divided
  • SALAD
  • 8 cups fresh arugula or Spring Mix with Spinach greens
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans,
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • I

Instructions

  1. For dressing combine the first five ingredients in a blender or bullet. Take one pear and peel, halve, and core. Add to blender and process until smooth.
  2. Divide greens among four plates and top with chicken or turkey. Add dried cranberries, onions, pecans. Top with sliced pears (peeled or not) and sprinkle with pear dressing.
  3. Serve immediately.
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The ingredients for the dressing made a little more than 1 cup.  Since I made only two salads, I had leftover dressing. I used the dressing over fresh fruit and it was delicious!

Salad with pear dressing drizzled over it……

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Put this recipe on your list of awesome salads.  Besides being colorful and delicious, it is low-cal, too! The salad is around 360 calories. 

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce

Chicken Spirals look absolutely amazing ! This recipe certainly has that “wow” factor of a beautiful and delicious company dish. Your guests will think you spent hours preparing this , but it’s actually easy to put together. 

When you’re looking for something special to serve, consider Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce. Your guests will be delighted!

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For this recipe, I am using the thin-sliced ham, but you can use Pastrami, any Kosher deli meat, or the expensive prosciutto. I also used 3 large,whole breasts instead of the 6 half-breasts. This made 3 larger rolls and I just cut them into 6 slices instead of 3.

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Adapted recipe from the Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN
Prep time:
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Serves: 6 servings
A spiral of chicken that is stuffed with ham, cheese, and spinach. This is a special main dish that has a “wow” factor!
Ingredients
  • 6 large skinless and boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 10 oz. packages of frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 12 thin slices ham
  • Colby Jack cheese, Gouda, Monterrey Jack. Pepper Jack or any cheese
  • Cut into six 2 x 1/2 inch sticks
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Creamed Spinach Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted.
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • Use 1/2 pkg of chopped spinach from ingredients above
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream or half and half
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Stuffed Chicken Directions:
  2. Place a chicken breast with boned side up between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet. Start in the center and work to the edges. Pound to 1/8 inch thickness. Remove top of wrap and sprinkle with pepper. Continue with each chicken breast.
  3. squeeze spinach until well-drained and almost dry. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 of the Squeeze spinach until very dry. Use 1 1/2 pkg and mix with the lighty beaten eggs. Save 1/2 box of the spinach for the cream sauce.
  4. For each chicken roll, spoon about 2-3 tbsp. spinach mixture over each flattened chicken breast
  5. Top with a slices of ham or other choice of thin-sliced meat. Place a stick of cheese at the edge.
  6. Start from the edge with the cheese and roll into a spiral, pressing edges in to seal. Secure spirals with wooden toothpicks
  7. Place rolls,seam sides down, in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish. Drizzle the rolls with melted butter.
  8. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until chicken reaches 170 degrees.
  9. Cover with foil and let rest a couple of minutes.
  10. Remove toothpicks and slice each chicken roll. Top with cream sauce.
  11. Creamed Spinach Sauce:
  12. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan
  13. Add 2 tbsp. flour and stir constantly until bubbly
  14. Slowly add 3/4 cup chicken broth to the flour mixture stirring constantly
  15. Add remaining spinach, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  16. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream or half and half. Heat until warm. If too thick, add more cream.
  17. This should be a gravy-like consistency.
  18. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  19. When chicken is done…
  20. Remove toothpicks from chicken
  21. Cut chicken into spiraled slices
  22. Ladle hot creamed spinach sauce over the spirals.
  23. Serve with wild or white rice

While I’m not paid for this recommendation, it is a lot easier to work with pounding the chicken when using Glad Press and Seal. Lay one piece on top and one on the bottom of the chicken breast. It stays together while pounding and it makes it easier to roll the chicken up, too. Just take the bottom piece and roll the chicken in a spiral.

Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce

Layer the spinach mixture, ham, and roll with cheese. Secure with toothpicks. Don’t worry if your chicken roll resembles a porcupine, just secure it as the toothpicks come out after cooking.

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Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce grandparentsplus.com

It’s nice to prepare and roll the chicken spirals on the evening before your dinner. Wrap and place the chicken rolls in the refrigerator ready for the oven.  This way, you don’t have the preparation and clean up to do before your dinner. When ready, just pop the chicken in the oven to bake. I made the creamed spinach sauce ahead as well. It thickened as it cooled, but just thin with extra chicken broth, if needed.

When baked, remove toothpicks, slice chicken, layer 3-4  spiral chicken slices on a plate and drizzle with the sauce. Serve with wild rice, white rice, or a combination. Offer additional creamed spinach sauce in a gravy- boat for guests. 

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I know you’ll enjoy this special recipe for Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce! Next time I’m going to try it with Gouda cheese. You can change the cheese and the meat for a different flavor combination.

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Roast Beef Reuben Sandwich

Try this new version of a Reuben. I call it a “Roast Beef Reuben Sandwich”! This sandwich is so delicious with the new combination of flavors that it may become your favorite. My mouth just waters when I think of it. My family loved it!

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Roast Beef Reuben Sandwich
Recipe Type: Lunch or Dinner Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Author: Phyllis Van Rossum
Prep time:
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Serves: 4
A new combination of flavors make this Roast Beef Rueben Sandwich absolutely delicious!
Ingredients
  • 8 slices of bread- Sourdough
  • Sliced Roast Beef – don’t skimp!
  • 8 slices Gouda cheese
  • Jar of Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage (found ready-made in vegetable aisle) or homemade
  • Coarse Ground Dijon Mustard – optional
  • Butter
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat skillet
  2. Drain Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
  3. Arrange 8 slices of bread
  4. Place a slice of Gouda Cheese on 4 slices of bread
  5. Layer Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage on top of cheese
  6. Add Roast Beef on top of Cabbage
  7. Top with remaining slice of Gouda Cheese
  8. Spread remaining 4 slices lightly with coarse ground Dijon mustard (optional or serve on the side)
  9. Place those 4 slices with mustard side towards the four cheese-topped sandwiches.
  10. Spread with butter and place buttered side down in pre-heated skillet.
  11. Butter the top of the sandwich while in the skillet
  12. Grill until browned on each side.
  13. While grilling cover with a lid to warm the inside of the sandwich and melt the Gouda cheese

The combination of Roast Beef, Gouda Cheese, along with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage is fantastic! My husband was skeptical and then after tasting it declared it to be his favorite!! You just have to try it to believe how good it is.

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Serve with Coarse Ground Dijon or regular mustard on the side. Not a mustard fan? You’ll still love it without it.

Wish you could taste it right now. YUM!

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Even if you don’t particularly like a corned beef  with sauerkraut Reuben sandwich, I know you’ll enjoy this one! Try it! 

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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Valentine Scones (quick and easy)

Scones are sometimes tricky and hard to make tender and delicious. This recipe will make you an expert. It is quick, easy, and the scones turn out delicious. There is a simple trick to making them tender which I’ll share with you so stay tuned…..

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These Valentine Scones are almond flavored with mini cherry chips in the batter. They’re perfect for a Valentine tea or just a breakfast or afternoon treat.

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Valentine Scones (quick and easy)
Recipe Type: Bread
Cuisine: American, English
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12-18 scones
Light, tender, and delicious scones. Vary the flavors and what you add to them for serving anytime.
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup to 2 cups chopped dried fruit, chocolate, cherry, or other flavored chips, nuts, or a combination,(optional)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or the flavoring of your choice (I used almond extract)
  • 3/4 cup half and half or milk for free-form scones
  • Topping:
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling white sugar or cinnamon, or colored sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. It’s OK if there ar a few larger lumps.
  3. Stir in the chips, fruit or whatever you’re adding to the dough.
  4. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk ( or half and half), along with flavorings
  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until moist.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment or use greased pan Sprinkle a little flour on the parchment or pan.
  7. Drop approx. 1/4 to 1/3 cup of dough on to baking sheet for each free-form scone.
  8. Brush top of scone with milk and sprinkle sugar on them
  9. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove and bake in 425 degree oven for approx. 20-25 minutes. Watch closely as this time depends on the size of your scones.
  11. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
  12. When cool, frost with a powdered sugar glaze and sprinkle with red colored sugar for Valentine Scones (this is optional)
  13. These scones are easy to” prepare for any occasion. Use dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips, too.

 

Ok, did you catch the secret? It’s the 30 minutes in the freezer that relaxes the gluten, makes them tender, and rise higher. It, also, chills the fat which makes them flakier! Did you know that fact?

 

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The free-formed scones are so much easier to make and they taste the same! If you decide to freeze them, don’t frost until you thaw them out. 

Serve with Devonshire cream and lemon curd, if desired.

Devonshire Cream

1 C. heavy whipping cream
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla together until whipped cream consistency.
Fold in 1 C. sour cream

 

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You might enjoy the Best Valentine Cookies – Flavor Cookies, too.

Enjoy!

Phyllis

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