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Pizza Monkey Bread

Ingredients

1 can jumbo biscuits
1/4 c. diced olives
8 slices bacon, crisp & crumbled
1/4 c. Canadian bacon, diced
1/2 c. Italian sausage, cooked
1 small can green chiles
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 c. olive oil
1 c. cheese, shredded (we used pepper jack)
pizza sauce for dipping

Directions

Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces. Easiest to cut in half. Place on top of each other. Cut in thirds and then separate. Put aside until all are cut in pieces.

In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients together. When combined well, drop biscuits pieces into it and gently toss to get mixed well. Using your hands is a plus here.

Preheat oven 350F. Coat bundt pan with cooking spray.

Place in bundt pan and spread out evenly.

Place bundt pan in oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t over bake on the outside and doughy on the inside.

After about 35 minutes, gently pull a piece of bread away to see if it is done or not. If not, bake in 5 minute intervals until finished.

Serve with pizza sauce and enjoy.
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Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake

Ingredients

8 slices bacon, cut in half
30 ounces frozen and thawed shredded hash brown potatoes
1 tablespoon italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 pinch red chili pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 large eggs
3 tablespoons chopped chives (garnish) or 3 tablespoons sliced scallions (garnish)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bacon in a single layer on baking sheet and bake, turning once, until lightly crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a towel lined plate; set aside.

Place potatoes, Italian seasoning, granulated garlic, salt and chili flakes on baking sheet and use tongs or a spoon to combine, then spread into an even layer. Bake until potatoes are starting to turn golden, about 20 minutes.

Remove baking sheet from oven and sprinkle mozzarella and cheddar cheese over the top. Use a spoon to create 8 wells. Break the eggs into the wells and season with salt and pepper. Place the bacon slices over the potatoes and bake until eggs are set and bacon is completely crisp, about 10-15 minutes more.

Garnish with chopped chives or sliced scallions to serve.
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Sausage And Egg Casserole


Serves 8

Ingredients

1 pound pork and sage sausage
1/2 loaf Italian or white bread
5 large eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
parsley, finely chopped, garnish
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and set aside.

In a medium pan or skillet over medium heat, brown sausage until cooked through and no longer pink.

Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel-lined plate. To the same pan, add diced onion and sauté until softened and translucent. 8-10 minutes.

Add minced garlic to the onion during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Once fragrant, remove vegetables from heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together eggs with milk, mustard, salt and pepper.

Assemble casserole by spreading bread cubes out in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Spoon sausage and onion mixtures on top of bread so that they fill in empty gaps.

Pour egg mix on top of everything, cover and refrigerate overnight.

When ready, preheat oven to 350 F.

Take casserole out of refrigerator and sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over the top.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until cheese is melted and eggs are set.

Remove from oven and let rest 10-15 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.
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Beef And Potato Scramble Casserole


Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 pounds potatoes (your choice), peeled and diced
8 eggs, lightly beaten
1 white onion, chopped
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup milk or heavy cream
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon dried parsley
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray.

Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and sauté potatoes until tender. 10-15 minutes.

Transfer potatoes to a separate bowl and set aside.

Add ground beef and onions to the skillet and cook until beef is browned and onions are tender. Season with garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper.

Drain fat from pan and transfer beef and onions to the same bowl as potatoes. Place beef, onions and potatoes into greased baking dish.

In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and eggs, and stir in cheddar cheese. Pour mixture over beef and vegetables and stir everything together.

Place baking dish in oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until eggs are cooked and everything is warmed through.

Remove from oven and serve hot.
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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins


(makes 16 muffins)

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
1 2/3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 large eggs
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons flour
cooking spray
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400F

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 10″ skillet over medium heat. Add the oats and cook, stirring frequently until the oats turn a golden brown (about 6 to 8 minutes). Transfer the oats to a food processor and process into a fine meal (about 30 seconds). Place in a large bowl.

Add the flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the oats and mix well. Make a well in the center of the mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, canola oil, lemon zest, and eggs. Add to the flour mixture and stir until moist.

Toss the blueberries with the 2 tablespoons flour and fold them into the batter. Grease the cups of a muffin pan with cooking spray and pour the batter evenly among them. Sprinkle the tops evenly with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center. Remove the muffins from the pans immediately and let cool on a wire rack.
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Zucchini Corn Pancakes


Serves 4

Ingredients

1 pound zucchini, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
4 large eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

Place grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add salt and gently toss to combine; let sit for 10 minutes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain zucchini completely.

In a large bowl, combine zucchini, corn, eggs, basil, oregano and garlic powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in cheese and flour until well combined.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Scoop tablespoons of batter for each pancake, flattening with a spatula, and cook until the underside is nicely golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes longer.

Serve immediately along with sour cream (Greek yogurt also works great here) or even salsa.
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Ham, Egg & Cheese Pockets


Servings: 2

Ingredients

2 soft large wraps / tortillas (9″ diameter) (Note 1)
3.5 – 5 oz ham slices (Note 3)
1/2 – 2/3 cups grated cheddar or tasty cheese (or any other melting cheese) (Note 2)
2 eggs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F (all oven types).

Place 2 pieces of foil on a work surface and spray with oil (any).

Place tortilla on foil. Place ham in the middle of the tortilla, making sure you arrange it so it is flat, not a mound (harder to keep egg in place). Even better, create a shallow crater shape using off ham off cuts and shavings.

Place cheese in the middle of the ham, the form into a ring.

Working quickly (one pocket at a time), crack an egg into the ring then fold the bottom and top edges in, then the left and right side to form a package (see video below recipe). Then wrap in foil. DO NOT TURN UPSIDE DOWN. (Egg will leak)

Place on baking tray.

Bake for 25 minutes. Check to ensure yolk is cooked by poking the pocket, you will feel the dome shape of the yolk. The base and edges should be crispy and the top will be soft.

Unwrap immediately (otherwise will sweat and lose crispiness). Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

1. I use Mission soft wraps and large tortillas.

2. You can use any cheese that melts, like Monterey Jack, Gruyere, even Swiss. I usually don’t make this with mozzarella cheese because it doesn’t have as much flavour, but can if you want to.

3. I made this with leftover Christmas ham sliced pretty thinly. But you can use any ham you want – or even sub with other cured meat of choice.

4. This is not suitable for freezing because cooked whites go a bit rubbery. If you want to make these to freeze, use a fork to whisk the egg before pouring it into the cheese ring. Cook for 20 minutes, then unwrap and allow to cool. Then wrap in cling wrap (or foil if you want to reheat in oven), place in airtight containers and freeze. To reheat, thaw then either reheat at 180C/350F in oven for 10 minutes or in the microwave (1 minutes on high should be enough)
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