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White Chocolate Fruit Tart

White Chocolate Fruit Tart

Serve up a little slice of sunshine with our White Chocolate Fruit Tart! As summer heats up it’s only natural to crave juicy fruits and refreshing desserts and this beautiful tart is both. This marvelous dessert is super versatile and perfect for brunch, picnics and […]

S’mores Sandwich Cookies

S’mores Sandwich Cookies

Hey Y’all! Soooo….I’m about to change your life right now with S’mores Sandwich Cookies!! You don’t even need a campfire to create this delightful little treat. The cookies on their own are completely amazing so you’re going to have to resist devouring them hot out […]

Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

Rise and shine! Our mouth-watering Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet is a great way to start the day. I’m talking a good old fashioned down home country breakfast with a whole lotta substance. Right from the start I knew this hearty skillet would quickly become a breakfast favorite in my house. What’s not to love about bacon, eggs and cheesy hash browns? It’s all the best breakfast staples in one dish! Cast iron adds that little something special to the presentation but really any large skillet will work in a pinch. It’s amazing how satisfying a few simple ingredients and a one pan meal can be! I love cooking breakfast. But I love cooking EASY breakfasts even more!

Here’s all you’ll need: bacon, onion, hash browns, eggs, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.

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Chop up the bacon and add it to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until bacon starts to crisp up slightly. Cast iron skillets are a great additional to your cooking arsenal because it offers an even heating area for cooking no matter what you’re cooking on. That means you can toss this baby on a grill (say if you’re tailgating) or even a campfire. They’re also naturally nonstick (if seasoned correctly) and are built to last a lifetime. But again a large skillet with a lid can be used to make this recipe as well.

Pork sausage would make a great swap in place of the bacon if you’re looking to mix it up a bit!

Chopped bacon cooking in a cast iron skillet on a stovetop burner. #castironskilletrecipes #castironrecipes #onepanrecipes #breakfastrecipes #breakfastforacrowd #campingrecipes

Once the bacon begins to crisp push it to the sides of the pan. Add the chopped onions to the center of the skillet. Continue to cook over medium heat until the onions are tender. A lot of people make the mistake of adding the onions too early. In this case the bacon needs a little bit of a head start. Drain the bacon grease reserving about a tablespoon of drippings in the pan.

Chopped onions and bacon cooking in a cast iron skillet on a stovetop. #castironrecipes #breakfast #breakfastskillet #skilletrecipes #onepanrecipes #baconandeggs

Next stir in the hash browns. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let the potatoes fry, without disturbing, until golden on the bottom (about 3-5minutes) and then flip. It’s perfectly fine to use metal utensils on cast iron because it’s a very resilient cooking surface. A thin metal spatula is easy to maneuver. (The exception to this is enameled cast iron; metal can scratch its porcelain coating).

Hash browns, bacon, and onion cooking in a cast iron skillet on a stovetop. #castiron #breakfast #heartybreakfast #campingbreakfast #breakfastforacrowd #breakfastskillet

Using the back of a spoon, create 8 deep, evenly spaced wells in the potato mixture. Break one egg into each indentation. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Of course you can adjust the number of eggs depending on the size of your crowd.

8 eggs are added to indentations in the potato mixture #breakfast #breakfastskillet #castironrecipes #baconandeggs #hashbrowns #hashbrownskillet

Cover the skillet and cook on medium low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are set. The cooking time will depend on how done you like your eggs so take a quick peek under the lid to see how far along they are a few times during cooking. No lid for your skillet? No problem! Simply cover the breakfast skillet with aluminum foil to keep the heat in.

Eggs and hash browns cooking in a cast iron skillet on a stovetop. #castiron #breakfastideas #heartybreakfast #skilletbreakfast #brunchrecipes #hashbrownrecipes

And now the final touch! Sprinkle a little cheese on top of the hash browns. Let stand until the cheese is melted. Cast iron holds heat for a long period of time so you won’t have to worry about your breakfast getting cold. Serve with coffee, juice and toast and you’ll have a bunch of happy campers! Enjoy!!

And don’t put that skillet away just yet. You’re gonna need it again for our Skillet Potato Rolls.

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Cast Iron Breakfast Skillet

July 4, 2020
: 8 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound bacon strips, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Chop up the bacon and add it to a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until bacon starts to crisp up slightly.
  • Step 2 Push the bacon to the sides of the pan. Add the chopped onions to the center of the skillet. Continue to cook over medium heat until the onions are tender. Drain the bacon grease reserving about a tablespoon of drippings in the pan.
  • Step 3 Stir in the hash browns. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let the potatoes fry, without disturbing, until golden on the bottom (about 3-5minutes) and then flip.
  • Step 4 Using the back of a spoon, create 8 deep, evenly spaced wells in the potato mixture. Break one egg into each indentation. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the skillet and cook on medium low heat for about 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are set.
  • Step 5 Sprinkle a little cheese on top of the hash browns. Let stand until the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

If you like sweet potato fries, then you’ll love Grilled Sweet Potatoes! I’ve always been a sweet potato fan whether they’re fried, baked or all dolled up in a holiday casserole, but grilling them puts it on a whole new level for me. Grilling not […]

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Happy First Day of Summer!!! What better way to celebrate than with a fun new recipe? No Churn Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day. This recipe is amazing for so many reasons. It starts off […]

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Move over boring side dishes! Grilled Brussels Sprouts are here to steal the show this summer. Brussels sprouts can sometimes get a bad rap but it’s only because most people don’t know how to cook them properly. Grilling or roasting them caramelizes their natural sugars yielding incredible results. Our recipe uses a very simple seasoning that pairs beautifully with that charred, smoky flavor added by the grill. Find a Brussels sprouts hater and let’s change their mind!

Here’s all you’ll need: Brussel sprouts, onion, red and orange peppers, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

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Let’s get cooking! If you plan on using wood or bamboo skewers, now’s a good time to get them soaking in water. Soaking them in water for 10-15 minutes before threading will keep the skewers from cooking on the grill along with the food. Of course if you’re using metal skewers or a grill basket you won’t need to do this.

Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sprouts to the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam, covered for 4-6 minutes or until the veggies are crisp-tender. I know the title of this recipe is Grilled Brussels Sprouts but precooking helps to ensure the centers won’t be raw. Remove from the steamer and allow the brussels sprouts to cool.

Brussels Sprouts in a steamer basket over a saucepan on an stovetop. #grilledbrusselsprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #brusselssproutsonthegrill #howtocookbrusselssprouts

Next cut the peppers and onions into 1-1/2 inch pieces. I used red and orange peppers but you can add any veggies that you like. Green peppers or cherry tomatoes would make great additions too. Hearty vegetables work best when it comes to grilling so save the spinach and kale for another time.

Red and orange peppers cut into 1-1/2 inch chunks on a cutting board. #brusselssprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #howtocookbrusselssprouts #grillrecipes #summergrilling

While we have the cutting board out, we’ll need to trim the Brussels sprouts as well. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Then cut each sprout in half vertically. Thread the vegetables onto the skewer alternating between a Brussels sprout, a pepper and an onion. Repeat the pattern until the skewer is full. Make sure your veggies have a little bit of room to breathe. If they’re jammed too tight you won’t get an even cook.

Brussels sprout, red pepper and onion are alternatively threaded on a bamboo skewer. #grilledbrusselssprouts #brusselssprouts #grillrecipes #grilling #dinneronthegrill #summerrecipes

Now it’s time to make our seasoning. Mix salt, garlic powder and pepper together in a small dish. And…..That’s it! Sometimes simple really is best. Never underestimate the power of a lil garlic flavor! Salt, garlic powder, and pepper are mixed together in a small dish. #brusselssprouts #brusselssproutsseasoning #grillrecipes #grilledveggies #grilledvegetables #fathersdayrecipes

Brush the veggie kebobs lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with a little seasoning. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes turning frequently. You can use a grill pan or cook directly on the grates. Or ditch the skewers altogether and toss the vegetables in a grill basket. Work with what you got!

Grilled Brussels Sprouts cooking on a grill. #brusselssprouts #grilledbrusselssprouts #howtocookbrusselssprouts #grillrecipes #grillingrecipes #grilledsidedish

Remove Grilled Brussels Sprouts from the grill and serve immediately. Cause you can’t stop me from diving in!! Serve with our Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade and Cheesy Grilled Potatoes. You won’t be disappointed!

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

June 16, 2020
: 4
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 16 fresh Brussels sprouts (about 1-1/2-inch diameter)
  • 1 medium sweet red or orange pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Soak wood skewers in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Step 2 Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan. Place a steamer basket over the top. Bring the water to a boil. Add the sprouts to the steamer basket. Reduce the heat to a simmer and steam, covered for 4-6 minutes or until the veggies are crisp-tender. Remove from the steamer and allow the brussels sprouts to cool.
  • Step 3 Cut the peppers and onions into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Then cut each sprout in half vertically.
  • Step 4 Thread the vegetables onto the skewer alternating between a Brussels sprout, a pepper and an onion. Repeat the pattern until the skewer is full.
  • Step 5 Mix salt, garlic powder and pepper together in a small dish. Brush the veggie kebobs lightly with olive oil then sprinkle with a little seasoning. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes turning frequently. Remove from the grill and serve. Enjoy!

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Slow-Cooker Root Beer Brats

Slow-Cooker Root Beer Brats

Move over beer brats there’s a new kid in town! Root Beer Brats are not only delicious but they are so easy to prepare. And since they’re made with root beer rather than beer, they’re family friendly too. Slow-cooking in a sweet root beer marinade […]

Everything Braided Bread

Everything Braided Bread

The name says it all folks! Everything Braided Bread is…..you guessed it….EVERYTHING!!! Talk about homemade bread goals. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at bread making, this recipe is the place to start. This impressive loaf is crusty on the outside, soft on the […]

Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

If you’re in need of a little comfort right now, grab a whisk and whip up a batch of Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins. Now you can enjoy light and fluffy, bakery-style muffins at home. These delicious muffins are lightly flavored with lemon, chock-full of sweet raspberries, and topped with a crunchy, buttery streusel. Can you say YUM?!? All the BEST muffins have a crumb topping in my opinion. Dress them up with your favorite cupcake liners and watch as they bake up high and beautiful. Eat ’em for breakfast, brunch or even a snack! They’re also perfect for gifting. You can drop the first batch off at my house! I’m really good at taste testing.

Here’s all you’ll need: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, lemon yogurt, vegetable oil, lemon zest, raspberries, and butter.

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Watch how easy this is! In a large bowl combine 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk it all up to combine. Flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt are added to a large bowl. #lemonraspberrymuffins #strueselmuffins #bakerymuffins #muffins #muffinrecipes #homemademuffins

Grab another bowl and add the eggs, yogurt, oil, and lemon zest. Mix well with a whisk until all the ingredients are fully combined. I needed two 6-oz yogurts (the single serving size) to make a full cup. The yogurt adds flavor but also keeps the muffins so moist. Not into lemon? Swap out with raspberry or even plain vanilla yogurt instead. Eggs, yogurt, oil, and lemon zest are mixed together in a second bowl. #muffins #muffinsfromscratch #lemonmuffins #raspberrymuffins #raspberrylemonmuffinsNext add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until the mixture is just moistened. Then fold in the raspberry pieces. I’ve made this recipe with both fresh and frozen raspberries and both ways are delicious. I thawed the frozen raspberries just enough to get them to break apart for mixing but if your raspberries are holding a lot of water I would suggest defrosting first. Strawberry chunks or even blueberries would be a perfect swap if you wanna shake things up a bit!

The dry ingredients are added to the wet ingredients and mixed to combine. The raspberries are then folded into the mixture. #muffins #homemademuffins #fromscratchmuffins #lemonraspberrystreuselmuffins #springbaking #springrecipes

Line a muffin pan with your prettiest cupcake liners because Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins deserve only the best! Do your cupcake liners ever get splotchy or greasy from baking? This can result from “well-loved” (frequently used) baking pans. The easy fix? Line each cavity of the pan with a thin layer of rice. Any rice will do the trick (white, born, instant, doesn’t matter). The rice in the pan absorbs the excess oil and leaves the liners pretty and grease-free. Divide the muffin batter evenly into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. A cookie scoop helps to keep this job nice and neat and also uniform.

Leamon Raspberry Streusel Muffin batter is scooped into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. #muffins #springbaking #brunchrecipes #springbrunch #easterbrunch #mothersdaybrunch

Don’t you dare forget that yummy streusel topping! It’s my favorite part. Combine 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Full disclosure: I always start by cutting in the butter like a professional but I always finish by mixing it with my hands. I just feel like I have more control plus the heat from my hands warms the butter and makes mixing these ingredients a little bit easier.

Sprinkle a tablespoon of the butter mixture over each muffin and lightly press into the muffin top. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Streusel topping is pressed into the top of each muffin #muffins #streusel #streuseltoppedmuffins #breakfast #breakfastrecipes

Or if you’re like me and just can’t wait to sneak a taste then I’m sure you’re be enjoying a Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffin while it’s still warm. There’s nothing like a lil lovin’ straight from the oven! Have you tried our Streusel Topped Blueberry Muffins or Strawberry Crumb Cake Muffins? I told you I’m addicted to that crumb topping!

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Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins

May 14, 2020
: 12 muffins
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • FOR THE MUFFINS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl combine 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk it all up to combine.
  • Step 2 In a separate bowl, add the eggs, yogurt, oil, and lemon zest. Mix well with a whisk until all the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Step 3 Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir until the mixture is just moistened. Fold in the raspberry pieces.
  • Step 4 Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Divide the muffin batter evenly into 12 paper-lined muffin cups.
  • Step 5 Combine 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle a tablespoon of the butter mixture over each muffin and lightly press into the muffin top.
  • Step 6 Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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One-Pot Lemon Chicken with Orzo

One-Pot Lemon Chicken with Orzo

What’s for dinner tonight? Let’s take it nice and easy and whip up a batch of One-Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo! You’re gonna love this recipe for SO many reasons. First off it’s fast and easy to make which means it’s perfect for a busy weeknight […]