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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bubble Pizza

Pizza Bread

1 ½ lb. ground beef
1 jar pizza sauce
2 tubes refrigerator biscuits
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Brown the beef in a skillet and drain.
Mix pizza sauce hamburger and simmer until heated through.
Quarter the biscuits and place in a 13-in x 9-in x 2-in greased baking dish. Top with beef mixture.
Bake uncovered at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheeses and bake 5-10 more minutes.






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Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast Layered Pie

Ingredients:
1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shells
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/3 cup chopped green pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cooked crumbled sausage in a large mixing bowl. Fold in both cheeses.  Place pie shell in a pie plate.  Place sausage mixture in the pie shell.   Whisk eggs, milk, onion and both peppers in a separate bowl, making sure eggs are blended in well.  Pour egg mixture over the sausage mixture. Top with second pie shell. Cut slits in the middle of the pie shell to vent. Press edges of pie together with a fork.
Bake one hour or until knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.   

Breakfast Casserole



Ingredients:
1 package of sausage
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
9 eggs, beaten
2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
chopped mushrooms, optional

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Crumble and brown the entire package of sausage and pour off any fat. Coat a 9” x 13” baking dish with a non-stick spray and line it with one package of the crescent rolls. Put the cooked sausage on top of the rolls and top with the cheese. Pour in the eggs and top with the second package of crescent rolls. Bake 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.  Serve warm with a buttery maple syrup.


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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Chocolate Raspberry Balls

Ingredients:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
15 vanilla wafers with creme, crushed
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
Finely chopped toasted almonds
Toasted coconut

Instructions:
Melt chocolate chips until completely melted and smooth.  Allow cooling slightly. Place cream cheese in a large mixing bowl.  Pour melted chocolate over cream cheese and mix together until very smooth.  Fold in vanilla wafer crumbs being sure to cover all the crumbs with the chocolate mixture.  Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until chocolate is firm.  Once firm, shape chocolate mixture into balls.  Roll half the candy balls in the toasted almonds and the other half in the toasted coconut.  Store in the refrigerator to keep them from becoming too soft.


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Shopping Rebates- a can't miss!

One thing I love to use during the holiday season or even birthdays is Ebates. There is nothing like getting a rebate back when you go shopping, Have you joined yet?

 Ebates Coupons and Cash Back 


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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Reindeer Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Dress this yummy Pumpkin Bread recipe up with a glaze and nut topping.  Since we are celebrating the Christmas season we call it Reindeer Bread.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, divided

Icing Ingredients:
1/4 cup powdered' sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add one egg at a time mix well after each addition.  In a separate bowl blend together flour, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and the ginger.  Slowly stir 1/3 of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture.

Then stir 1/3 of the pumpkin into the sugar mixture.  Next stir in 1/3 of the flour and then the rest of the pumpkin. Finally stir in the last of the flour mixture.  Gently fold in chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of pecans.  Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Pour mixture into loaf pan and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Bake for one hour until a knife inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Cool completely.  For the icing stir together the confectioners' sugar and heavy cream. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until smooth. Drizzle icing over bread loaf when completely cooled.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Foods that Kids Can Prepare

Christmas is a holiday where the entire family tries to get together. Sweet smells waft from the kitchen as those with the talent prepare meal after meal to everyone’s delight. If you have kids, get them in on the Christmas cooking craze.

It is a common myth that kids don’t want anything to do with the kitchen. In fact, kids love to cook. How do you think we got so many wonderful chefs in the world? When you invite them in and give them something to do, kids will jump at the chance to cook in the kitchen.

No matter what you are cooking (or baking) in the kitchen, the key here is cleanliness. In preparation, buy your child their own apron. Aprons will protect their clothing, giving them a place to wipe their hands. Also, keep plenty of paper towels and hand soap available as they will be washing their hands quite a lot.

Baking is the easiest thing to start with. Let your kids cut their culinary teeth on breakfast. Cookies are a favorite place where they can learn and not get in trouble for making a mess. As you go from step to step, explain to your kids what you are about to do.

Baking involves most of the work to be done away from the stove. You can set up a work area on the kitchen table or the counter if your kids are tall enough. Let them create there while you prep the stove for the food.

For any recipe, begin by gathering your ingredients and utensils. It will feel like a kitchen show; your kids will love that. Show them how to do each step and then let them take over from there.

We mentioned cookies before. Anything that goes into the oven is a good start for kids:





  • Christmas cookies
  • Breakfast casserole
  • Cakes
  • Dinner 
  • Rolls

  • More holiday cooking activities:

    Learn How to Make Homemade Chocolates
    Homemade Fudge Recipes
    Christmas Candy Recipes
    Homemade Suckers
    Christmas Cookie Recipes
    Gingerbread House Recipes
    Food Gift Ideas
    Dough Ornament Recipes
    Happy New Year Recipes
    Snowman Theme Recipes


    What do you like cooking with your kids this time of year?
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    Sunday, December 1, 2013

    Kids Holiday Cookbook

    This cookbook has been compiled by a group of bloggers to help you teach students about the holidays through the joy of the meals shared during these holidays. It includes recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ramadan and New Year's.

    Holiday Cookbook for Kids


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