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Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

Asiago Mashed Cauliflower

Why make plain ole mashed cauliflower when you can make Asiago Mashed Cauliflower? This low carb mashed potato alternative is the best mashed cauliflower recipe to try. The secret lies in its ingredients. Tangy cream cheese adds richness and texture while asiago cheese lends comfort […]

Brandy Glazed Carrots

Brandy Glazed Carrots

Elevate any dinner by adding Brandy Glazed Carrots to the menu. You’ll be amazed at the way brandy can transform the same old carrot dish into something quite special. Fresh baby carrots are cooked until tender, simmered in a mixture of honey and butter with […]

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole is my go to recipe when I need breakfast on the table in a jiffy! This delicious egg and sausage bake will make the whole crowd happy. And it’s so easy to pull off that it’ll make you happy too. The ingredients are simple: refrigerated crescent rolls for a flaky crust, savory breakfast sausage that’ll fill you up, and  a delicious egg and cheese bake to hold everything together. There’s very little work involved and you can have this ready in about 30 minutes from start to finish. Leftovers refrigerate well and are great the next day. But don’t be surprised if the pan empties fast and there’s not a single slice left!

Here’s all you’ll need: sausage, crescent rolls, cheddar cheese, eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole ingredients list #breakfast #crescentrollbreakfastcasserole #crescentrollbreakfastbake #breakfastcasserole #breakfastbake #sausagebreakfastbake #easybreakfastrecipes

Let’s get the hard part out of the way first! Just kidding there really is no hard part to this recipe. Place the sausage in a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. Cook the sausage until it’s no longer pink, breaking it up into crumbles as it browns. Drain the sausage and set aside. We used a standard breakfast sausage, but maple or Italian can be a fun change too. Not a sausage fan? Try using bacon crumbles or cubed ham in its place. Cooked peppers, onions or even mushrooms can also be easily added alongside any of the meats.

Breakfast sausage in a large skillet cooking on a stovetop. #breakfastbake #sausagebreakfastbake #sausagebreakfastcasserole #breakfastcasserole #makeaheadbreakfast #brunchrecipes

Next spray a 13″X9″ baking dish with cooking spray. Roll out the crescent dough to cover the pan completely. Pinch the seams together to seal so the dough forms one solid sheet. You may need to stretch or scrunch it a little to fit perfectly in the pan. Don’t worry! This dough is super forgiving. Plus it’ll be on the bottom and you’ll barely see it after baking. Crescent roll dough placed in the bottom of a 13X9 baking dish. #crescentrollrecipes #crescentrollcasserole #crescentrollbake #breakfastbake #brunchrecipes #easybrunchrecipes #easterrecipes

Spread the sausage evenly over the crescent dough. A pound of meat should cover the dough completely. We like this recipe extra meaty but obviously you can adjust to your tastes as well as to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Breakfast sausage is sprinkled over the crescent dough layer. #crescentrollrecipes #breakfastrecipes #familybreakfast #breakfastforacrowd #13x9panrecipes #13X9brunchrecipes #13X9breakfastrecipes #eggbake #easyeggbake

Sprinkle the cheese over the sausage to cover. Sharp cheddar is my favorite! The sharper the better!! Mozzarella makes a great substitute or even a mix of the two. You basically want a cheese that will melt easily in the oven. Shredded cheese is sprinkled over the sausage to cover. #breakfastcasserole #easybrunchrecipes #makeaheadbrunchrecipes #makeaheadbreakfastrecipes #crescentrollrecipes #sausageeggandcheesebake #sausageeggandcheesecasserole

Add the eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper to a medium bowl. Whisk until everything is completely combined. Pour the egg mixture over top of the casserole. The fresh rosemary will have the kitchen smelling amazing. Oregano, thyme or even Italian seasoning can be fun variations too.

Planning to prep Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole in advance? This recipe can be easily prepped the night before. Just line the pan with crescent rolls and cover with the cooked meat and cheese ahead of time. When you’re ready to bake, whip up the egg mixture while the oven preheats, pour it over top, and you’ll have breakfast on the table even quicker! So easy!! Eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper are whisked together in a medium sized bowl. #eggbake #eggcasserole #sausagebake #sausagecasserole #easybreakfastrecipes #breakfastforacrowd #brunchmenuideas

Bake Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole in a 400 degree preheated for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden and the eggs are set. And that’s it! Breakfast is served. I’m telling you it doesn’t get any easier than this. Serve alongside our Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins, Bananas Fosters French Toast Bake, and Creamsicle Mimosas and you’ve got yourself an impressive brunch menu.
Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole by Happylifeblogspot.com #breakfastbake #breakfastcasserole #makeaheadbreakfastrecipes #brunchrecipes #brunchforacrowd #sausagebreakfastbake #sausageandeggbreakfastcasserole #crescentrollbreakfastcasserole #crescentrollbreakfastbake #easterbrunchrecipes #christmasmorningrecipes

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

March 27, 2021
: 12
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  • Step 1 Place the sausage in a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. Cook the sausage until it’s no longer pink, breaking it up into crumbles as it browns. Drain the sausage and set aside.
  • Step 2 Spray a 13″X9″ baking dish with cooking spray. Roll out the crescent dough to cover the pan completely. Pinch the seams together to seal so the dough forms one solid sheet.
  • Step 3 Spread the sausage evenly over the crescent dough. Sprinkle the cheese over the sausage to cover.
  • Step 4 Add the eggs, milk, rosemary, salt and pepper to a medium bowl. Whisk until everything is completely combined. Pour the egg mixture over top of the casserole.
  • Step 5 Bake in a 400 degree preheated for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden and the eggs are set. Cut into slices to serve. Enjoy!

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Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I was one of those kids that never liked Brussels Sprouts. Heck I don’t even think I tasted one til I was well into adulthood. Then along came Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts to change my mind. The combination of sweet maple syrup, smokey bacon and […]

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies are my favorite way to spread Christmas cheer! This nostalgic butter cookie has a rich almond flavor and is a Christmas staple in our house. It takes a little time and practice to get that perfect red and white swirl but I promise […]

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash is stuffed full with as much goodness as we could possibly cram into one recipe. This healthy but flavorful Fall dish is filled with savory sausage, good for you vegetables, and plenty of herbs and spices to tantalize your tastebuds. It’s low in calories but so hearty, super filling and sure to keep you satisfied. This recipe makes A LOT so round up the troops, gather at the table, and prepare yourself for the ultimate feel good Fall dinner.

Here’s all you’ll need: acorn squash, grape tomatoes, turkey sausage, mushrooms, apple, onion, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, sage, spinach, thyme, salt, pepper, fresh mozzarella, and red wine vinegar. Stuffed Acorn Squash ingredients list #acornsquash #stuffedsquash #howtomakestuffedsquash #turkeystuffedsquash #healthydinnerrecipes

Let’s get started! First, using a sharp knife, cut each acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard. It reminds me of cleaning out a pumpkin before carving. Next carve out a thin slice from the bottom of each acorn squash which will allow them to lie flat. Be careful not to slice too deep otherwise you’ll leave a hole.
Acorn squash are sliced in half with a sharp knife. The centers are hollowed out with a spoon. #acornsquash #squashrecipes #stuffedsquashrecipe #stuffedacornsquash #lowcarbrecipes #healthyrecipes

Next cut the grape tomatoes in half lengthwise. Place the squash hollow side down in a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet. Surround with the tomatoes. Then add 1/4″ of hot water. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes. Acorn squash and grape tomatoes on a baking sheet ready to go into the oven. #acornsquash #squashrecipes #stuffedsquash #healthydinnerrecipes #fallrecipes #falldinnerideas #lowcalorierecipes

While the squash bakes we can get started on that delicious sausage stuffing. Add the sausage, mushrooms, chopped apples and onion to a large skillet. Sprinkle with fennel seeds, caraway seeds, and sage leaves. Cook over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink (about 8-10 minutes), breaking apart the sausage into crumbles as it cooks. Once the sausage is cooked, drain and discard any excess grease from the pan.

We used turkey sausage to keep this recipe on the lighter side. Of course you can substitute for chicken, pork, or even venison sausage to better suite your tastes or to use up any supplies you may already have on hand.

Carefully remove the squash from the baking pan. Kitchen gloves or a spatula are a must for this step. They will be hot!! Drain the water, reserving the tomatoes. Return the squash to baking pan this time hollow side up. Sausage, mushrooms, apples, onions, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and sage leaves are cooked in a large skillet over medium heat on a stovetop burner. #acronsquash #lowcaloriedinnerrecipe #lowcaloriesrecipes #healthydinnerrecipes #acornsquashrecipes

Next add the spinach, thyme, salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Remove the the skillet from the heat, then stir in the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and red wine vinegar. Spoon the sausage mixture into the acorn squash in a heaping mound.

Spinach, thyme, salt, pepper, tomatoes, mozzarella and red wine vinegar are added to the skillet. #acornsquash #healthydinner #lowcaloriedinner #lowcarbrecipes #stuffedsquash #stuffedacornsquash #sausagestuffedsquash

Return the stuffed acorn squash to the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until the squash is easily pierced with a fork. Check that out! So delish and just bursting with flavor. Mmmm mmmm!! Be sure to try our Apple Squash Soup and Honey Squash Dinner Rolls too. Stuffed Acorn Squash by Happylifeblogspot.com #acornsquash #stuffedsquash #turkeystuffedsquash #lowcarbdinner #falldinner #healthyrecipes #healthydinnerrecipes #squashrecipes #acornsquash #groundturkeyrecipes #turkeysausagerecipes

Stuffed Acorn Squash

November 15, 2020
: 8 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, halved
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Directions
  • Step 1 Using a sharp knife, cut each acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard. Carve out a thin slice from the bottom of each acorn squash which will allow them to lie flat.
  • Step 2 Cut the grape tomatoes in half lengthwise. Place the squash hollow side down in a shallow roasting pan or baking sheet. Surround with the tomatoes. Add 1/4″ of hot water. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  • Step 3 Meanwhile add the sausage, mushrooms, chopped apples and onion to a large skillet. Sprinkle with fennel seeds, caraway seeds, and sage leaves. Cook over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink (about 8-10 minutes), breaking apart the sausage into crumbles as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
  • Step 4 Carefully remove the squash from the baking pan. Drain the water, reserving the tomatoes. Return the squash to baking pan this time hollow side up.
  • Step 5 Add the spinach, thyme, salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Remove the the skillet from the heat, and stir in the tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and red wine vinegar. Spoon the sausage mixture into the acorn squash cavities to fill.
  • Step 6 Bake at 400 degrees for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the squash is easily pierced with a fork. Enjoy!

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Butterfinger Cheesecake

Butterfinger Cheesecake

Whether you’re looking to use up that leftover Halloween candy that’s hanging around or brainstorming an epic Thanksgiving spread that will knock everyone’s socks off, Butterfinger Cheesecake fits the bill perfectly. Cheesecake is such an amazing dessert on its own but when you toss in crispy, […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Attention all chocolate and peanut butter lovers…I’ve got the recipe of your dreams right here!!! Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are calling your name (and mine too). Chocolate and peanut butter is a combination that I just can’t resist and these soft, chewy, sinfully delicious […]

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Are you ready for a quick and easy recipe to get dinner on the table in a flash? Well say hello to Apple Cider Pork Chops! Soooo….a few things you’ll absolutely LOVE about this one, it’s on the table in 25 minutes flat, only uses 11 simple ingredients including the pork chops, and you’re only going to dirty one dish in the process. It’s the perfect recipe for those of us with busy lives, which this year, is literally everyone!! This cold weather meal is Fall comfort food at its finest. The pork chops cook up juicy, flavorful complete with a sweet and tangy homemade pan gravy. The only problem I have is trying to keep apple cider in my house long enough to use it in a recipe. We love all things Fall around here!

Here’s all you’ll need: olive oil, boneless pork chops, garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, pepper, thyme, salt, apple cider, cornstarch, water, and fresh parsley to garnish.

Apple Cider Pork Chops ingredients list #appleciderporkchops #porkchops #skilletrecipes #quickdinnerrecipes #easydinnerrecipes

What are you waiting for? Let’s get cracking! Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. We use cast iron round here whenever we can because it’s so versatile and fun to cook with. Of course you can use any skillet to make this recipe. Brown the pork chops on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side). Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to do this in batches.

Four pork chops cooking in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop. #porkchops #appleciderporkchops #skilletporkchops #porkchoprecipes #dinnerrecipes #easydinnerrecipes

While the pork chops are cooking we can mix up the beginnings of our gravy. Yes! It really is that simple that it will only take a minute or two. Add the minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, ground pepper, thyme and salt to a small bowl. Mix with a spoon to combine. Next whisk in the apple cider and we’re on our way to a super easy, bursting with flavor, made from scratch gravy.
Minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, ground pepper, thyme and salt in a small bowl. #applecideporkchops #porkchoprecipes #bonelessporkchops #dinnerrecipes #30minutesorlessdinner #porkrecipes #applecidergravy

Pour the apple cider mixture over the pork chops. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Cook the pork chops until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop, reaches 145 degrees (about 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your chops).   Apple cider mixture poured over the pork chops in a cast iron skillet. #appleciderporkchops #fallrecipes #falldinnerrecipes #coldweatherrecipes #castironskilletrecipes #skilletdinnerrecipes #onepotdinnerrecipes

Remove the pork chops from the skillet and let them stand for about 5 minutes. This allows all of those delicious juices that come to the surface during cooking to return to the center of the meat. Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Add the cornstarch “slurry” to the pan. Turn the heat up to bring the mixture to a boil. Cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Scrape the edges and bottom of the pan while stirring to loosen any brown bits remaining from the meat. The pork chops are removed from the pan. Cornstarch and water are added to the skillet to form a gravy. #appleciderrecipes #porkchops #appleciderporkchops #bonelessporkchops #dinnerrecipes #applecidergravy

Spoon the apple cider gravy over the pork chops, garnish with fresh parsley and you’re done! The perfect Fall family dinner on the table in a jiffy. Serve Apple Cider Pork Chops with our Slow-Cooked German Potato Salad or Perfect Baked Potato to finish the meal.

If you love this recipe, be sure to add our Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade to the top of your list! It’s our most popular recipe of 2020.
Apple Cider Pork Chops by Happylifeblogspot.com #porkchops #appleciderporkchops #appleciderrecipes #porkchops #porkchopskillet #skilletporkchops #castironrecipes #dinnerrecipes #falldinnerideas #porkrecipes #bonelessporkchops #applecidergravy #porkchopswithgravy #onepotdinner

Apple Cider Pork Chops

October 21, 2020
: 6 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 to 8 ounces each), about 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Minced fresh parsley
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Brown the pork chops on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side).
  • Step 2 Add the minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, ground pepper, thyme and salt to a small bowl. Mix with a spoon to combine. Whisk in the apple cider.
  • Step 3 Pour the apple cider mixture over the pork chops. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Cook the pork chops until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop, reaches 145 degrees (about 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your chops). Remove the pork chops from the skillet and let them stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Step 4 Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Add the cornstarch “slurry” to the pan. Turn the heat up to bring the mixture to a boil. Cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Scrape the edges and bottom of the pan while stirring to loosen any brown bits remaining from the meat.
  • Step 5 Spoon the apple cider gravy over the pork chops, garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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Easy Artichoke Bread

Easy Artichoke Bread

Easy Artichoke Bread makes a great snack for game day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…or really any day for that matter. This crusty French bread is rich, creamy, and super cheesy or in other words everything you would want an indulgent snack to be! It can be […]


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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Pizza Pinwheels

Pizza Pinwheels

If you’ve never made Pizza Pinwheels then you’re truly missing out! This bitesize, crowd pleasing appetizer is totally irresistible, super easy to make and tastes just like pizza. Loads of pepperoni and mozzarella are wrapped up inside a tender, flaky crescent dough crust. These mini […]

Cappuccino Swirl Cookies

Cappuccino Swirl Cookies

Christmas is a time for family and love, a time for magic and wonder, a time for…..BAKING!!! We’ve been baking up a storm here at Happylifeblogspot this December and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. I wanted to share with you one of my […]

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies were my absolute favorite as a kid. So when I grew up and started baking I knew that I needed a fabulous, no fail, peanut butter cookie recipe in my arsenal ASAP!! Well guys, this is that recipe!! These cookies are rich, […]

Aunt Lisa’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Aunt Lisa’s Sweet Potato Casserole

A few Thanksgiving’s back, my nephew Nathan started to get brave. Our little picky eater who had been known to enjoy a peanut butter sandwich while everyone else shoveled back mounds of delicious food, decided that he wanted to see what all this Thanksgiving fuss […]