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Blueberry Breakfast Bake, Recipe that uses left over hot dog buns to create a hot and yummy breakfast, #HotDogBuns, #BreakfastHave you ever noticed that after a family bbq there always seems to be left over hot dog or hamburger buns?  You never know how many to buy, and there is normally lots left over. BUT they have been sitting out in the heat so the bag has started to get moister in it, so they are going to mold fast… or the bag has been left open for a few hours and the buns are starting to get stale.  The “thrifty” part of me does not want to toss food. SO I came up with a recipe that allows me to use the buns for breakfast the next morning.  If you only have a few buns you can substitute normal bread… or toss the buns in the freezer till you get enough to make the recipe.

Blueberry  French Toast Bake

What you need:

  • 9 cup cubed Hot Dog or hamburger buns
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 eggs whipped
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups half and half

Heat oven to 350 degrees, coat mini loaf pan or 9X13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

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In a large mixing bowl whip together the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, eggs, and half and half.  Once they are well blended add the cubed Buns/bread and blueberries.  Mix together well, let sit for 5-10 minutes while the bread soaks up most the liquid. Once it has set, spoon the mixture into prepared pan.  Bake at 350, the mini loaf pan only needs 30-35 mins to bake, while the casserole dish will take 45-50 minutes.

You can also prepare the bread/ egg mixture the night before for a quick and easy breakfast idea.  Just pop it into the oven after it has soaked overnight.  You might need to adjust cooking time since it will be cold from sitting in the refrigerator overnight.

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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad, Broccoli Slaw Recipe, #Summer, #Salad, #Recipe, #BroccoliSlaw #RanchCrunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad

I have always wanted to try these bags of broccoli slaw, but never had any idea what to make with them.  My sister in law made this Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad at our last family  dinner and everyone loved it.  We ate every last bite, I was surprised to see how easy it was to make and the fact that all my kids LOVED it made it a “keeper” for  our family recipe book.

This recipe makes  a LARGE bowl, about 18 cups of salad so it is great to take a picnic or family gathering.

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad, Broccoli Slaw Recipe, #Summer, #Salad, #Recipe, #BroccoliSlaw #RanchTo make this salad you will need:

  • 1 – 32oz bag of Broccoli Slaw (2lbs)
  • 1 cup sunflower nuts/ seeds
  • 2-3 packages of crushed ramen noodles (withOUT the seasoning packet)
  • 2 cups of Ranch Dressing (you can use the bottled kind, but making it from scratch is SO much better)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Mix the Ranch dressing, with the broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds.  Stir in the crushed noodles right before serving.  Easy as that you have a salad that your whole family will love.

Crunchy Broccoli Slaw and Ranch Salad
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 - 32oz bag of Broccoli Slaw (2lbs)
  • 1 cup sunflower nuts/ seeds
  • 2-3 packages of crushed ramen noodles (withOUT the seasoning packet)
  • 2 cups of Ranch Dressing (you can use the bottled kind, but making it from scratch is SO much better)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix the Ranch dressing, with the broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds. Stir in the crushed noodles right before serving. Easy as that you have a salad that your whole family will love.

 

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More salad recipes you might want to check out:

Red Potato Salad
Broccoli Grape and Sunflower Salad
Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad 
Pretzel Jello Salad
Caramel Apple Salad 
Toasted Almond and Cabbage Salad 
Fiesta Layered Corn Salad 
Fresh Cucumber Salad – good for 2 months in the refrigerator 
Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes 
Six Thumbs Up Salad
CAULIFLOWER BACON PECAN SALAD RECIPE ~ WITH KRAFT RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
The Pink Stuff Fruit Salad
Spinach Mandarin Orange and Pecan Chicken Salad 
Creamy Cucumber and Dill Salad 
Fruity Pasta Salad 
12 Hour Layered Green Salad 
Grilled Chicken and Cabbage Salad 

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Baked Zucchinni Sticks recipe Last month I posted a recipe for Fried Zucchini, it was well received but a few o you wanted a baked recipe instead.   The recipe varies a bit… the main difference is how I cut the zucchini and how it is cooked.

For the recipe you will need

  • 2-4 small zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Progresso bread crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive olive (to grease the pan)
Wash the zucchini and cut into quarters. I normally get about 8 spears from each zucchini.  Put in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and a light sprinkle of garlic powder.  Pour the egg and milk mixture over the top till well coated.

Then take the zucchini spears from the egg wash and roll them in Progresso Italian Seasoned bread crumbs.

Place them on a greased baking sheet.  Bake them at 425 degrees for 25-35 minutes till tender.

 Baking time will vary on oven, and size of the spears.  Enjoy!

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Fruit kabobs for 4th of July, recipe perfect for summer #Fruit, #Healthy, #July4th4th of July Fruit Skewers

If your family is anything like mine, the 4th of July is a big deal. It’s also an outdoors and on the move kind of day, meaning that you need snacks that are easy, portable and fun. I decided to do a spin on the kebobs that are a summer staple by using fruit and marshmallows instead of meat and veggies.

What you’ll need –

  • Skewer Sticks – I like bamboo ones because they seem to splinter less. The size depends on how much you want to load onto them but try to avoid ones that are too thick or they will split the blueberries.
  • Strawberries – obviously you want ripe ones, but be careful about getting ones that are too big, they don’t stay on the skewer as well.
  • Marshmallows (mini and regular)
  • Blueberries
  • White Chocolate (or White Candy Melt)
  • Blue Candy Melt
  • Raspberries

Fruit kabobs for 4th of July, perfect for summerInstructions –

  1. Prep all of your fruits by washing them thoroughly and patting them dry. You can take the stems off the strawberries if you want; I left them on just because I thought it looked nicer.
  2. Run a mini marshmallow down the skewer far enough to act as a stopper for everything else you’re going to put on the skewer. If you don’t start with a marshmallow, the fruits won’t stay in place very well. I started with a mini mallow so that the red, white and blue theme would be more obvious.
  3. Load the rest of the skewer with the fruits and marshmallows in the following order – raspberry, regular marshmallow, two blueberries (through the center not the side) and then the strawberry. Don’t run the skewer all the way through the strawberry – if you do, the juice will make it hard to get the candy melt to stick and it will be more likely to fall off. Make sure your strawberries are very dry or you will have trouble making the candy melt stick!
  4. Melt the white candy melt in a bowl in the microwave for 35 seconds, then stir it up and heat for another 30 seconds and stir again. You should have a nice even texture with the melt. Dip or coat the strawberry about 2/3rds of the way up then wait for it to dry. I put the skewers in upright in a piece of Styrofoam so they would not have any flat spots. Repeat on all your skewers. Allow white candy melt to harden before proceeding.
  5. Melt the blue candy melt the same as the white and repeat the process, this time only covering the last 1/3rd of the strawberry. Repeat until all skewers are complete – the tasty snack is done, you can either refrigerate if needed or serve immediately.

Fun, refreshing and really pretty simple to make once you get the hang of the candy melt. They are an eye catching and unique way to celebrate Independence Day.

More 4th of July Recipes and DIY ideas you might want to check out…

Red, White and Blue Layered Fruit Dessert

 

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