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Recipe: Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Do you still have leftover corned beef? Do you want something other than a rubin sandwich? Then this recipe is for you!

Ingredients:

Butter
1 Onion, diced
Corned Beef, diced
Potatoes, pre-cooked, diced
Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

In a large high sided skillet, melt about 2-3 Tbs Butter. Saute the onion until translucent. Add potatoes and corned beef, toss to mix everything up then spread out evenly in the pan. Press down with the back of a spatula and let cook sizzle for 5-7 minutes. Turn over, toss, press down, and cook again. Continue this until the potatoes are nice and browned. If the potatoes are starting to stick, just add more butter. You could also use a non-stick pan and avoid the butter all together.

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Recipe: Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Many mornings when I attend a MOPS group, someone brings a breakfast casserole. They are always a favorite of mine so here is my own version of a breakfast casserole. This serves 6-8.

Ingredients:

1 lb Sausage, cooked & crubmled
5 Slices Bread, cubed
2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
10 eggs, beaten
2 c Milk
2 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 325°. Line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with the bread. Top with sausage and cheese. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour over the top of everything. Bake for 1 hour.

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Recipe: French Toast with Plumb Pear Sauce

French Toast

French Toast with Plumb Pear Sauce

Ingredients:

8 Slices Dry Bread

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4 Eggs
1 c Milk
1 tsp Demerara Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg20130218_093512

Topping:
4 Plumbs
1/2 Pear

Instructions:

Mix plumbs and pear in a blender. Then gently heat on the stove over low-medium heat. Let it simmer while you prepare the french toast. Preheat a griddle to 325-350°. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip the bread in the batter until fully saturated. If you are using very dry bread, 10 seconds will do. If the bread still has lots of give to it, then much less time. Place on the griddle and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Top with butter and plumb pear sauce.

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Recipe: French Pancakes (Crepes)

Crepes

French Pancakes (Crepes)

Many years ago while I was in high school, we hosted a french exchange student. She made us this delicious breakfast that could moonlight as a dessert. It was Crepes! These very thin “pancakes” are surprisingly easy to make. Filled with fresh fruits, you can’t go wrong! Cook up a batch for breakfast and let me know how you like them!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbs Demerara Sugar
4 Eggs
1 1/3 c Milk
2/3 c Water
1 tsp Vanilla

Fillings:
Butter
Sour Cream
Fruit (sliced banana, diced apple, blackberries, jam…)

Instructions:

Mix all your dry ingredients in a large bowl (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar). Mix all your wet ingredients in a medium bowl (eggs, milk, water, vanilla). Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and lightly mix. It’s ok if there are lumps. Ladle crepe mix onto a hot griddle making a large, thin pancake circle. When the edges look like they are completely set and starting to dry, flip them gently with a large spatula. You want a nice light golden brown color on the crepes. Cooking time will very, but for my griddle, it’s around 3 minutes per side. Fill the crepes with your desired fillings and gently roll up. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of the crepe and you’re done!

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What do you fill your crepes with?

If you liked my crepes, you’ll love my other recipes!

Make Your Own Baby Food

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I’ve made little man’s baby food since he started eating solids. He currently eats a variety of fruits and vegetables. We’ll slowly add in more things as he gets older, but this is what he eats so far (I’m sure I’m missing a few off the list):

  • Banana
  • Apple (homemade applesauce)
  • Pear
  • Sweet Potato
  • Red Potato
  • Peach
  • Carrot
  • Eggs (a new one today)
  • Black Beans (rarely)
  • Green Beans
  • Split Peas
  • Avocado

The fruits get pureed with the immersion blender or chopped into little bits depending on how soft the fruit is. The vegetables get cooked and then blended. For his eggs, this morning I made scrambled eggs and cut up some into tiny pieces for him. He really liked this new taste. When I make him split peas, I use my crock pot. I dump in the peas, add water, and cook on low all day. They mush really well after this. With any of the fruits or vegetables we add water if it needs to be thinned out. I’ve also mixed them up to create blended flavors. Who knew that pears mixed with carrot would be so tasty?

Recipe: Ham and Cheese Baked Sandwiches

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Ham and Cheese Baked Sandwiches

Ingredients

8 slices bread
1/2 lb. sliced ham
2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 c milk
4 eggs
1 tsp dried mustard
1 1/2 tsp dried chives (1 Tbs fresh)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°. Grease a 9×13 glass pan.
  2. Place 4 slices of bread in the bottom of the pan. Cover bread with ham and most of the cheese. Butter remaining slices of bread and place on top of your “sandwiches” butter side up.
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  3. In a medium bowl, mix milk, eggs, mustard, chives, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture over bread and top with remaining cheese. Let sit 15 minutes.
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  4. Bake 30 – 35 minutes, or until egg is set and bread has browned.
  5. Enjoy!

If you liked my Ham and Cheese baked sandwiches, you’ll love my other recipes!

New Recipes!

Great news everyone, I’ve just added links to three new recipes. Now you can make Baked Apples, Dark Applesauce, and Oatmeal/Porridge. Remember, you can always go to my Recipes page to see a listing of every recipe I have. Enjoy!