Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole

Thanksgiving Breakfast Casserole

Level: Easy

Total: 9 hr 30 min (includes overnight chilling)

Active: 30 min

Yield: 8 servings

 

Ingredients

 

Directions:

  1. Set a large skillet over medium heat and add the sausage. Cook until browned and cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Without cleaning the skillet, add the apples, onion and sage and cook until the onion has softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  2. Mix together the eggs, milk and half-and-half in a large pitcher or bowl. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Grease a large casserole dish with some butter. Layer in half the English muffins, half the sausage, half the apple/onion mixture and half the cheese. Repeat with the other half of the same ingredients, ending with the cheese. Slowly pour the egg mixture all over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove the pan from the fridge 20 to 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Replace the plastic wrap on top of the casserole with aluminum foil. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, then remove the foil and continue to bake until the top is golden brown and slightly crisp, 10 to 15 minutes more.
  6. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Serve warm and enjoy.

 


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Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops

This simple preparation is perfect for a weeknight — just shake and bake!

Level: Easy

Total: 40 min

Active: 10 min

Yield: 4 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Combine the panko, oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Put the pork chops in a large bowl and toss to coat with 1 tablespoon water. Place the pork chops in the bag and shake well to coat, pressing the breadcrumb mixture firmly into the meat.
  3. Place the pork chops on a wire rack set on a baking sheet and top evenly with any breadcrumbs remaining in the bag. Bake until the breadcrumbs are dark golden and the internal temperature of the chops registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (avoid touching bone), 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with lemon wedges if using.

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Fall Off the Bone Chicken

Fall Off the Bone Chicken

Dry brine combined with low speed and slow roasting will produce some very juicy and juicy meat. Finally, it flashes quickly under the broiler to make the skin crisp and golden.

Level: Easy

Total: 6 hr 20 min (includes brining time)

Active: 20 min

Yield: 4 servings

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar, paprika, garlic powder, 1 tablespoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Toss the chicken in the spice mixture until coated. Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a flameproof 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. 
  3. Bake until the chicken is super moist and falling off the bone, about 2 hours. Remove the baking dish from the oven and remove the foil. Use a spoon or ladle to remove as much liquid from the dish as possible and reserve. Turn the oven to broil. 
  4. Broil the chicken until the skin is golden brown and slightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the chicken with the chives and serve with the reserved pan juices. 

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Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who really has the time to make breakfast?

 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

When I was working a full-time 9-5 office gig, I barely had time to shower before I ran out the door to sit in the usual 1-hr commute.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

That’s when I’d munching on some dry cereal. It never really hit the spot, and I was always counting down the seconds until my lunch break, all the while my stomach was grumbling very loudly.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

But now these breakfast sandwiches. Man, oh man. I could probably live off of these sandwiches for the rest of my life.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

Just think of these as the healthy version of McDonalds McMuffins, except they taste 10000x better. Plus, you can make them ahead of time and pop them right into the freezer.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

Now I was never the biggest fan of using the freezer until I made these. You wouldn’t believe how amazing these sandwiches still tasted after being frozen. It tasted the same as when they were first made!

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

Best of all, you can nuke these sandwiches between 1-2 minutes right in the microwave, no defrosting necessary. From there, you’ll have a piping hot, cheesy breakfast sandwich ready for you in the hectic morning.

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches - Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!

With these, you’ll always have time for a hearty breakfast meal. Or if you’re like us, you’ll be munching on these for dinner with a side of tater tots and bacon!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 English muffins, split
  • 12 slices deli-sliced ham
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil six 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray and place onto a baking sheet.
    2. Add one egg to each ramekin, beating slightly; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place into oven and bake until egg whites are cooked through, about 12-14 minutes.
  1. Place one egg over the muffin bottom. Top with 2 slices ham and 1 slice cheese, and then cover with another muffin top to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining English muffins to make 6 sandwiches. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
  2. To reheat, remove plastic wrap from the frozen sandwich and wrap in a paper towel. Place into microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through completely.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

 

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
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Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!
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Servings Prep Time
6 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
Cook Time Passive Time
15 MINUTES 30 MINUTES
Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
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Easy, make-ahead freezer-friendly sandwiches, perfect for breakfast-on-the-go! Ready in just 2 minutes!
Servings Prep Time
6 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
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15 MINUTES 30 MINUTES
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6 SERVINGS 15 MINUTES
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15 MINUTES 30 MINUTES
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Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

Holiday Cheese Ball Wreath

Bring your outdoor holiday wreath inside with this festive and easy cheeseball. Use a small Bundt pan to form a wreath shape, or roll the mixture into a ball or log. For a cheeseball worthy of any big gathering, skip the Bundt pan and colorful garnish and roll the ball in toasted sliced almonds instead. 

Level: Easy

Total: 1 hr 15 min 

(includes chilling time)

Yield: 16 to 20 servings

Active: 15 min

Ingredients:

1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups shredded firm cheese, such as Cheddar, pepper Jack or Colby

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

1/2 cup pickled piquante peppers, such as Peppadews, finely chopped

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives

Crackers, sliced bread or crudites, for serving

Directions:

Special equipment:  A small (6-cup) Bundt pan

1. Line the inside of a 6-cup Bundt pan with plastic wrap. Process the cream cheese, shredded cheese, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and few grinds of pepper in a food processor until smooth. Empty the mixture into a medium bowl, and fold in all but 2 tablespoons of the chopped peppers.

2. Spoon the cheese mixture into the prepared Bundt pan; pack it in, spread into an even layer and cover (or simply form the cheese mixture into a ball and wrap tightly with plastic wrap). Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour up to 2 days.

3. Uncover and invert the cheese mold (or unwrap and transfer the ball) onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with the chives and parsley to completely coat the wreath, and garnish with the reserved 2 tablespoons peppers. Serve with crackers, sliced bread or crudites.


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