Friday Favorites – Week 332 – With Breakfast Delights

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party! This week I’ve been busy preparing for our son’s first day of school next week.  We’ve paid his school fees, picked up his schedule, purchased clothes and shoes, and tomorrow I’m picking up the rest of his school supplies.  With all this back to school preparation, I’ve got breakfast ideas on my mind, so this week I’m featuring a few yummy “breakfast delights.”  Not only would these make for some yummy breakfasts for the kids, but they would also make great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks for Mom!  Hope you enjoy them!

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Friday Favorites – Week 322 – Breakfast Recipes

Hello everyone! Welcome to Friday Favorites. Let me first say an early Happy Memorial Day to everyone here in the U.S.  And I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

For this week’s party I’m looking at one of my favorite meals of the day: Breakfast!

I love eating breakfast foods any time of day, and I think it’s safe to say that any of these recipes could also be enjoyed any time of day and for any occasion.  Hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites – Week 283 – With Homemade Bread Recipes

This week we’ve had such great weather…..I like to call it “pre-fall.”   We’ve had 80s in the days and 60s at night!  I wish it could stay like this all the time!  But I know it won’t last long……but the great thing about cooler weather is that I get to break out my favorite sweaters, and we get to enjoy yummy fall foods like soups and homemade bread!

Today I have a few bread recipes to features…..these look so yummy!  And they are definitely not your average white and wheat breads!  Check it out! [Read more…]

Summer Sides Made Easy: Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad

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Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad

The other day we had a Mother’s Day get together.  I had all sorts of plans to bring a couple of dishes and a dessert, but I had a busy week and then I was sick the day before the event.  It became impossible for me to bring everything I want to bring, but I still didn’t want to come empty-handed.  Enter Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad!

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Friday Favorites – Week 250 – With Bread Recipes

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Hello everyone! Welcome to Friday Favorites Week 250! Woohoo! I can’t believe it’s been that many! (Here’s to 250 more!! Ching!)

It’s been super cold around here, so it’s the perfect time to cook and bake!  Today I’m sharing some great baking inspiration with a few bread recipes! Yum!

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Guest Post: Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Christine at If I Had Anything to Say

Today we have another holiday guest post. This one is from I’m Christine.  She blogs over at If I Had Anything to Say.  Today she is sharing her Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They sound delicious!  Check it out!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Hi! I’m Christine, and I blog over at If I Had Anything to Say . I’m a mom of six who enjoys cooking, reading, writing, shopping, home improvement projects and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. I like to say that I blog my life, so over in my little corner of the web you’ll find recipes, great reads, family topics and other fun. One of my kids has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 13 years, so sometimes I blog about real life with diabetes too.

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe of my own. The holidays are great for sweets and treats, so sometimes it’s great to enjoy something a little healthier that doesn’t skimp on holiday appeal or taste. We enjoy these muffins for breakfast, and they’d be a great breakfast for your Thanksgiving morning!

5-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Cereal Mix

1 cup flour

3 T. brown sugar

½ t. Baking powder

1 t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

1 ½ t. cinnamon

½ t. nutmeg

½ t. ginger

¼ t. cloves

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 large egg

½ c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a regular muffin tin with paper liners, or spray with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk to combine; set aside. In a

small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, egg and buttermilk. Pour pumpkin mixture all at once into dry ingredients; stir until flour is completely incorporated, but do not over-mix.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups ¾ full. Bake muffins 18-20 minutes or until the tops spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Cool muffins on a rack for 5 minutes; remove from tin and cool completely.

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Friday Favorites – Week 236 – with Muffin Recipes

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Hello all!  Thanks for stopping by for this week’s party!  This week we have some yummy muffins from our friends.  I love muffins any time of year, but when fall rolls around I’m especially in the mood to bake, and I love a good muffin for breakfast, snack, dessert, and basically any time of day!  Hope you enjoy these!

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Friday Favorites – Week 200 – With Bread & Muffins

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This week we celebrate week 200 of Friday Favorites! Yay!  So for this week, I’m featuring something I absolutely LOVE: bread & muffins!  Hope you enjoy!
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Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites

Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Snacks

I love homemade bread! Last year I had the chance to try Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread Mixes, and I made this lovely loaf of wheat bread:

Check out the wheat bread: HERE.

The bread turned out just fabulous!  So I was very excited when I was asked to try Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Pretzel Mix!  You can find this mix along with other Fleishmann’s Simply Homemade mixes in the baking section at your local market.

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For this baking project, I decided to use the pretzel mix to make Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites.  For these, I rolled the dough in to 1.5 inch balls (and I made some of them smaller, only because I didn’t know if they would rise).  But you could also make actual pretzel shapes, or sticks, twists, bigger rolls, or even in to a bread loaf.

Either way you to choose to do it, this recipe makes for a great party appetizers or just a snack for the family!

Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites

Cheddar Bacon Pretzel Bites

Ingredients:

1 package Simply Homemade® Pretzel Creations™

3/4 cup very warm water (120º to 130ºF)

1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon (or Real Bacon Bits)

Egg Wash:

1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Combine pretzel mix and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Stir in very warm water, oil, cheese and bacon until thoroughly combined. (Dough may be stiff; use hands if desired).

Cover dough and let rise 25 minutes in a warm, draft-free place. (Dough will not double in size.)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a large muffin tin with cooking spray (or you may use a cookie sheet).

Pull off pieces of dough an roll in to 1 to 1.5 inch balls (or other sizes and shapes as you desire). Place balls inside muffin tin cups or on cookie sheet.

Generously brush each ball with egg wash. (You may also top with additional cheese at this time.)

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with your favorite condiments. I recommend honey mustard and ranch dip.

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Friday Favorites – Week 183 – Featuring Apple Recipes

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Hey everyone! Welcome to Friday Favorites! Today we’re falling in to fall with some apple recipes! Hope you enjoy! [Read more…]