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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole



Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, or Christmas Casserole as it's know at our house, is and easy to prepare recipe. You've been busy with holiday cooking and want to feed the family, perhaps guests too, a great breakfast. This casserole can even be made the night before. There's no heavy bread in this dish. After all, aren't we still stuffed from Christmas dinner. Fluffy eggs, your favorite breakfast sausage and cheese. Cause we all love cheese right?!


This breakfast casserole is one of my personal favorites. Us Southerners love our hot sauce too and I add a few dashes to my serving. It's so good! I occasionally make this when we are in the mood for a breakfast for supper kind of night. If you have leftovers, they re-heat beautifully in the oven the next day.    

I appreciate an easy to prepare breakfast after I've spent days cooking. December also happens to be a very busy month overall with baking homemade goodies, decorating, and most likely shopping. There are trips to the post office, cards to write and send. I love it all but am ready for the New Year after December 25th rolls around.
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Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 tbs Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 3/4 c Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 c Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

Brown sausage in a skillet breaking up as it cooks. Add dried minced onion to the sausage as it browns.


Add one dozen eggs to a mixing bowl and whisk. Add milk, salt and black pepper and whisk together to combine.


Preheat oven to 350°F Add 3/4 of the cooking sausage to the bottom of a casserole dish. Top the sausage with 1/2 of the grated cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and cheese.


Place into your preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes top the casserole with the remaining cheese and top with the reserved cooked sausage. Return to the oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes so that the cheese is well melted.


Cut into squares and serve.


Here are a few more recipes you might enjoy: Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole , Country Breakfast Hash , Ham and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole





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Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

ingredients:

1 lb Breakfast Sausage
1 tbs Dried Minced Onion
1 Dozen Eggs
3/4 c Whole Milk
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 c Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

instructions:

Brown sausage in a skillet breaking up as it cooks. Add dried minced onion to the sausage as it browns.
Add one dozen eggs to a mixing bowl and whisk. Add milk, salt and black pepper and whisk together to combine.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Add 3/4 of the cooking sausage to the bottom of a casserole dish. 
Top the sausage with 1/2 of the grated cheese.
Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and cheese.
Place into your preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes top the casserole with the remaining cheese and top with the reserved cooked sausage. Return to the oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes so that the cheese is well melted.
Cut into squares and serve.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars


Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars are a simple no bake candy dessert. They are a perfect homemade holiday gift option.


"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas" ~ Peg Bracken


There is no special equipment needed for this candy. With just a few simple ingredients you will have a delicious treat. You may have seen similar recipes. The star ingredient of this confection is powdered sugar. It's one of the easiest recipes ever. I've been making it for years now and everyone loves it. I also happen to be a huge lover of peanut butter and have always preferred peanut butter fudge. Taste testing is complete bliss for me!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #92



Hey Y'all! Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Meal Plan Monday. We're sure glad to have you. Each week at Meal Plan Monday, food bloggers come together to share some of their best dishes with you. New recipes are added daily so check back with us and enjoy all of the wonderful eats. We have a few featured recipes along with an all new line up. Feel free to share those that catch your eye and be inspired in your week ahead with tasty recipe options. So let's get started.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy


Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy is an easy homemade treat, perfect for giving during the holiday season. The season of giving! Christmas is approaching and I began a tradition years ago of making homemade gifts rather than shopping for commercial items people may not want or need. These homemade gifts have a special part of me, my time and love in making them. I think that adds a special touch. By making my own gifts I have plenty to share with family, friends, and neighbors.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Southern Breeze Cold Brew & Peach Turkey Meatball Appetizers

This post was sponsored by Southern Breeze Sweet Tea. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Thank you Southern Breeze, you're a real sweetie!


The holidays are upon us. A time that friends and families gather together.


We've recently moved to a new house and a new town. It's time to meet new friends and chat over a glass of iced tea. I decided to host a very small "meet the neighbors" get together. I served a few appetizers, Including Peach Turkey Meatballs, along with 4 delicious flavor options of Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Tea. A sweet tea bar if you will.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #91 - Candy Edition

 
Hey, friends! Welcome to another special edition of Meal Plan Monday! The holidays have us feeling all festive so we wanted to share another list of recipes geared toward this special time of year! Nothing says the holidays quite like all the delicious homemade candy that comes out of kitchens each December. So we've dedicated this week to all things candy! Y'all enjoy! Our hosts are sharing some amazing sweets this week...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Prime Rib


Prime Rib or Beef Rib Roast, as you'll likely find it labeled at the market, certainly falls under the special occasion meal. It's a pricey cut of beef. You'll find this delicious prime cut of beef gracing the Christmas table of many homes for holiday gatherings. After all it has been just a month ago that we were stuffing our faces with turkey and you may want something different.  If you're lucky enough to catch it on sale, as I did, a prime rib makes for a great special dinner for a loved one's birthday too and perfect for dinner parties. While it may be a more expensive beef product, you'll be able to feed six or more people for the price you would pay for a prime rib dinner for two at a restaurant.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake


Do you have dessert recipes that have been a long tradition in your family? For me, it's this Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake. I cannot recall one holiday throughout my childhood and into my 20's that this cake was not a part of our holidays. It was my grandmother's signature cake. She had mastered this vintage recipe and never used a recipe card to bake it. She had it all locked away to memory. Each Thanksgiving and Christmas she would bake this cake in the same flute pan year after year and we all very much looked forward to our share. I remember helping to gather the pecans that had fallen during season, helping to shell them,  that would eventually be used in this cake. In my mind I can still smell the crisp fall air and see my little hands search through fallen leaves to find the pecans.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Meal Plan Monday #90 - Christmas Cookies

meal plan monday christmas cookie edition
Welcome friends, to a special holiday edition of Meal Plan Monday! This week we are all about cookies and are just tickled that you'll be joining us. We are starting things off with a cookie recipe from each of our host...enjoy sweeties.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes


After a day or so of re-heating those Thanksgiving leftovers for meals, you may want to find something new to prepare with them. None of us want to eat the exact same thing day after day after day. Most of us don't like the idea of wasting a lot of food if we can help it either. Here are a few recipes ideas to help you reinvent those holiday leftovers for something new to put on the dinner table.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Meal Plan Monday 89 - Thanksgiving Desserts


      Hello friends! Come on in and pull up a chair as we prepare for Thanksgiving by sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving desserts from around the web!

  1. Holiday Fruit Salad from Southern Plate
  2. Cream Cheese Pecan Pie from Southern Bite
  3. Chocolate Pie from Big Bear's Wife
  4. No Bake Pumpkin Pie from Julia's Simply Southern
  5. Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake from A Southern Soul

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Aunt Betty's Famous Ham Dressing


This is not your ordinary recipe for dressing. This is my Aunt Betty's Famous Ham Dressing! It's my first "NEW" recipe post from our new home. The thing is, it's not really a new recipe. It's an old family recipe, shared with me, and is probably older than I am. It was the traditional signature dish that my aunt would bring to family holiday gatherings. This was back when there were over 20 of us gathered at my grandparents home. I still have the memories of those holiday meals. Everyone would bring a dish to contribute. It was a true feast. Eventually the large gatherings faded away as older cousins left home and had families of their own. We still made a point to go around and visit relatives close by during holidays however. One stop was always to my Aunt Betty's house.
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