Rice Krispy Bunny Eggs
Prepare rice crispy treats to direction on box or recipe of choice.
6 cups Rice Krispies
3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
1 (10 ounce) package regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
In a bowl mix coconut and green dye to desired color. Just a few drops at a time. Lay out on wax paper to dry.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat, and add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Working quickly, add rice krispies cereal, and stir until the cereal is well coated.
While warm still take a fist sized ball then gently form into a nest. Want to make it deep to hold coconut and chocolate eggs. Keep hands greased up with butter while forming to avoid sticking. Lay on wax paper to cool. Place some coconut into center then place chocolate eggs into them.
- Use cookie cutters to create spring flowers!
Baked Pecan Praline French Toast Casserole
1 1/1 loaf of French bread
2 cups half and half
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp nutmeg
Dash of salt
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
Generously butter a 13×9 glass dish. Slice French bread into 1/2″ slices. Arrange bread into dish in two rows over lapping slices.
In a mixing bowl combine eggs, half and half, milk,sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and whisk until all ingredients are completely combined.
Pour mixture over bread making sure all bread is covered evenly with mixture. Spoon some mixture between the slices.
Next combine all praline topping ingredients together and spread evenly over the top of the bread.
Cover with foil and put in refrigerator. In morning place dish into a preheated oven and bake 40 minutes until puffed and lightly brown.
Creamy Strawberry Dip
8 oz cream cheese at room temp
1 jar marshmallow cream
Zest from one large orange
1/4 -1/2 tsp Ground ginger
Combine all ingredient until completely mixed. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Addictingly delicious. You’ll want to eat right by the spoonful
Eggs In A Basket
3 large russet potatoes, peeled
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 lb bacon cooked and crunched up
2 Tbsp maple syrup
3/4 cup cheddar or pepper jack shredded cheese
Special equipment: jumbo sized 6-cup muffin tin
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a food processor fitted with the grater attachment, push chunks of the potato through the chute to grate. Once all the potatoes are grated, put them into a piece of cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel and squeeze to remove the moisture. Add the potatoes to a large bowl, stir in the melted butter and season well with salt and pepper, to taste.
Spray the muffin tin lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Press the grated potatoes evenly into the muffin cups being sure the potatoes go up the sides and a thin layer and covers the bottom. Bake until the top edges turn light golden brown and the potatoes are cooked through, about 35 to 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl toss together the cooked bacon with maple syrup and a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and gently crack an egg into each cup. Bake until the egg whites set but the yolk remains runny, about 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and set the oven to broil. Top the eggs with grated cheese and Broil until cheese melts. About 1 minute.
Top the eggs with crispy bacon and serve immediately.
When I started my blog back in August 2012, my main goal was to share recipes, tips and tricks to make life in the kitchen a little easier for each other, and I thought that I wanted to compete in culinary competitions and share that journey with my readers. Well a lot has changed since i started blogging, and I learned more than I bargained for…lol.
I learned just how powerful food in its natural form, and through a little bit of knowledge we can reverse illnesses such as Type 2 diabetes, Hyper-tension, High cholesterol, even depression.
I have always believed that “knowledge is power” that should be shared with others, whom like me are not aware of GMO’s, processed foods, food fraud, food waste, cancer fighting foods, and the endless food recalls across the globe.
I’ve added a two new categories recently; “Healthy Beautiful You, and “Facts About Processed Foods And GMO’s”. I added “Tami’s Corner” several months ago and will be doing a lot of updating on this special corner. Tami is a dear friend from high school who is very creative when it comes to entertaining and party planning, and hopefully before summer we will finally work on a cookbook together!
So while my blog will still be based on cooking, I plan to add a simple cooking lesson each Friday. I enjoy teaching those who are new to cooking that it’s not difficult, its okay to burn food as we all have done, and I still do from time to time. Creating dishes in the kitchen is always fun, and unless one tries they will never know, what fun they are missing out on.
Till next time…..