Baked French Toast with Praline Topping

Ingredients: 1 to 1.5 loaf french bread (about 12 oz per loaf) 8 eggs 1 pint Half & Half (2 cups) 1 cup milk – did not use this first time, but may try adding next time I make this. 3 Tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg…

Falls Road Breakfast Juice

I have not had the juicer out for a while.  When we first got our juicer as a gift, we used it all the time.  We came up with some interesting creations.  I came across this recipe (jotted down on a piece of paper) of a combination we found we really liked.  I named it…

Corn Fritters (Grammy Jefferson)

Corn Fritters are a tradition when we visit Grammy.  I use her recipe, with one modification: instead of frying the fritters in oil, I cook them dry (no oil) like pancakes.  Same great flavor, but without the guilty fried calories.  Top with applesauce, syrup, honey, butter, jelly … the options are limited only by imagination….

Roasted Bell Pepper Tart

A friend made this yummy dish for dinner one night.  Can’t wait to have it again … Ingredients: 1 package refrigerated pie crust dough 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 eggs 2/3 cup milk 1…

Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients: 1 pie dough – home made or frozen 1/2 package (12-15 slices) of turkey bacon, cooked and chopped into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces 1 cup skim milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 3 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg 1 cup shredded/grated gruyere cheese (could use cheddar or another substitute)…

Spring Vegetable Quiche

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients 7 egg whites, divided 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk 1 egg 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed 1 jar (4-1/2…

Zucchini Frittata

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium zucchini, halved and thinly sliced 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms 4-1/2 teaspoons butter 3 eggs 1/3 cup fat-free milk 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded…

Apple Chicken Sausage

Prep / total time: 25 minutes Yield: 8 patties Ingredients: 1 large tart apple, peeled and diced 2 tsp poultry seasoning 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 pound ground chicken Directions: In large bowl, combine the apple, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper.  Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well.  Shape into eight 3-inch patties….

Becker Baby Bran Muffins

In large bowl, combine 1 cup bran 1 cup flour 1 ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. salt In medium bowl, combine: 1 egg, slightly beaten ½ cup plain yogurt 2 Tbsp molasses 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla 1/3 cup canola (or olive) oil ¾ cup coconut ¾ cup raisins ¾ cup chopped walnuts…

Mom’s Berry Delicious Smoothie

My mom has been describing her smoothie concoction to me … and I was a little skeptical about whether I would like her smoothie recipe.  It includes bananas and spinach (I know bananas are highly popular in smoothies, but I just don’t care for the flavor).  However, when I came to visit this past weekend…

Shelly’s Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients: 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk (estimate) 1/4 cup orange juice 1 to 2 Tbsp frozen blueberries 1 to 2 Tbsp frozen blackberries 4 or 5 frozen cherries 4 or 5 frozen strawberries 1 to 2 heaping Tbsp fat-free vanilla yogurt approx 1/4 to 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 to 2 tsp honey 3 to…

Florence-Inspired Spinach Souffle

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. Ingredients 6 egg whites 3/4 cup onion and garlic salad croutons 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper (can substitute green or other pepper) 4 slices Morning Star soy bacon, chopped 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, minced 2 cups fresh baby spinach…