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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 […]

The BEST Rhubarb Meringue Pie

The BEST Rhubarb Meringue Pie

I’ve got pretty high standards especially when it comes to desserts. So when I tell you this is The BEST Rhubarb Meringue Pie out there you better believe it’s the truth! Rhubarb Meringue Pie is a Springtime favorite in these parts. The base is a […]

Creamsicle Mimosas

Creamsicle Mimosas

We all love a good mimosa with brunch but if you really want to up your brunch game then you NEED Creamsicle Mimosas in your life! This easy mimosa recipe is anything but basic. Your favorite boozy champagne cocktail just got a major upgrade. It’s a little bit slushy, a little bit bubbly, and tastes just like the adult version of a creamsicle. You’ll love this fun new twist on a classic recipe. And it’s here just in time for Mother’s Day!! Give mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day this year…Creamisicle Mimosas!!!

Here’s all you’ll need: orange zest, orange juice, half and half cream, superfine sugar, and champagne.

Creamsicle Mimosas ingredients list #creamisclemimosa #mimosa #creamsicle #brunch #brunchrecipes

A teeny tiny bit of prep work is all that’s needed to make this fabulous drink. But don’t worry…it’s makes a big batch! We need a little orange zest. Orange zest is the colorful peel of the orange and adds a bright citrus note to recipes. Run the skin of an orange against a grater to create orange zest.

Orange zest on a cutting board next to a grater.

Next add the orange zest, orange juice, half and half cream, and superfine sugar to a blender. Blend all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.

If you can’t find superfine sugar in stores, you can easily make it yourself at home in a food processor. The granulated sugar will turn powdery and have more of a fine grain.

Orange zest, orange juice, half and half cream, and superfine sugar mixed together using a blender.

Transfer the creamsicle mixture to an 8-inch square dish. Cover and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

Creamsicle flavored mixture in an 8 inch dish ready to go into the freezer.

Divide the frozen creamsicle mixture into 16 equal portions. Spoon into a champagne glass and top with champagne.

Don’t have enough time to freeze? No worries! This mixture is SO versatile. You can use the unfrozen creamsicle mixture and still get the same great taste and skip the slushy texture.

Frozen creamsicle mixture in an 8-inch square dish.

Garnish Creamsicle Mimosas with orange slices if desired and enjoy! Substitute Sprite or Ginger Ale in place of champagne for a fun, non-alcoholic version that you can share with the kiddos. Or keep it all for yourself. I’m not judging!! Pair with our Puff Pastry Eggs Benedict and send me an invite! I’ll be there in a jiffy.

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Creamsicle Mimosas

May 9, 2019
: 16 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 bottles (750 milliliters each) champagne
  • orange slices to garnish (optional)
Directions
  • Step 1 Add the orange zest, orange juice, half and half cream, and superfine sugar to a blender. Blend all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Step 2 Transfer the creamsicle mixture to an 8-inch square dish. Cover and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Step 3 Divide the frozen creamsicle mixture into 16 equal portions. Spoon into a champagne glass and top with champagne. Garnish with orange slices if desired and enjoy!

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Puff Pastry Eggs Benedict

Puff Pastry Eggs Benedict

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My hubby’s a morning person but me…eh….not so much. I’m more of a brunch gal. But I’ll tell you what! You can drag me out of bed any day of the week for this […]

Make Ahead Crescent Rolls

Make Ahead Crescent Rolls

Once you try our Make Ahead Crescent Rolls, that store bought, canned variety will just never be the same. Sorry not sorry! Crescent Rolls, sometimes called Butterhorns are a fairly simple yeast bread. This beautiful bread bakes up pillowy soft with a subtle sweetness in […]

Ham and Cheese Bites

Ham and Cheese Bites

Our Ham and Cheese Bites make the cutest lil appetizer ever! This tasty bitesize snack works great for Easter brunch and doubles as a wonderful appetizer for Easter dinner too. They’re also perfect for after school snacking. Little fingers won’t be able to resist this mini-sized fun to eat treat. This quick and easy recipe is a breeze to make and only 6 ingredients! Ham and Cheese Bites are loaded up with cheesy goodness and so rich and creamy. Believe me when I say these babies are highly addictive!! You might even want to just go ahead and double the batch right now! They’ll be gone before they’re even finished cooling.

Here’s all you’ll need: cheddar, deli ham, mayonnaise, bacon bits, dijon mustard and a tube of biscuits.

Mini Ham and Cheese Bites ingredients list

Start by dicing the ham into little bitesize pieces. If you’re looking to save time, you can even use a package of the pre diced ham. I mean we ARE using this bacon bits shortcut so you might as well just go all the way! Buy that diced ham baby!

Dice the ham into bitesize pieces.

In a large bowl, combine the ham, cheese, bacon, mayo, and dijon mustard. I know it seems simple, but these six ingredients combined are SO ridiculously good together!

Combine the ham, cheese, bacon, mayo, and dijon mustard. 

Mix until well combined. You’ll find yourself making this recipe again and again. Need a Christmas appetizer? Ham and Cheese Bites. Game Day snack? Ham and Cheese Bites. Potluck Party Food? For real everyone’s gonna love them!!!

Mix until well combined. 

Next pop open that tube of biscuits. Try not to have a heart attack! Cut each biscuit in half. Press each biscuit half into a mini muffin pan sprayed with cooking spray. I found it easiest flatten and stretch the biscuit out with the palm of my hand a little bit first before pressing into the pan. I used a regular sized 7 oz tube of biscuits that come 10 per pack. If you’re using Pillsbury Grands or jumbo sized biscuits (typically 6 come in a tube) then you’re going to want to cut your biscuits into thirds instead.

Cut each biscuit in half. Press into the bottom of a mini muffin pan.

Once you’ve got that all squared away, spoon about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each cup. Load em up real good!

Spoon a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each cup.

Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. They’re done when the biscuits are golden brown and the cheese is melted. That’s mine right there! That little guy with all the little bacon pieces poking out. I call dibs!!! Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from the pan.

Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes.

Serve warm! Make sure you grab one (or five!!) before they’re gone. Seriously I’ve seen people eat these by the handful.

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Ham and Cheese Bites

March 20, 2018
: 20 cups
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 ounces sliced deli ham, diced
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tube (7 ounces) refrigerated biscuits
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, combine the diced ham, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, bacon, mayo, and dijon mustard. Mix until well combined
  • Step 2 Cut each biscuit in half. Press each biscuit half into a mini muffin pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Step 3 Spoon about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each muffin cup.
  • Step 4 Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven for 9-11 minutes or until cheese is melted and biscuits are golden brown.
  • Step 5 Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm! Enjoy!!

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Maple Glazed Mini Pancake Bites

Maple Glazed Mini Pancake Bites

It happens to us EVERY holiday! We’re busy people. We usually have to be somewhere, or have people coming over, or have to cook. I wake up and start working in the kitchen and I get so busy that I forget to make us breakfast. […]

Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

Big, Fat, Ooey, Gooey Cinnamon Buns

YESSSSS!!!!!!! Look at all of that drippy cream cheese frosting! OMG! This is one of those recipes that I almost shouldn’t  have. They are SO good! I definitely should NOT be able to make these whenever I feel like it. And you know what’s even […]