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Weekend Breakfast Board

Weekend Breakfast Board

This post is sponsored by Pure Farmland™. The opinions and text are all mine. Don’t you just love a big and beautiful breakfast board? I am telling you if you make it, it is a feast for the eyes!   We have these almost every…

Stress-Free Breakfasts with Jimmy Dean

Stress-Free Breakfasts with Jimmy Dean

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Waffle Breakfast Board

Waffle Breakfast Board

Saving the Day with Danone® Products at Publix!

This post is sponsored by Danone North America. The opinions and text are all mine.

A Waffle Breakfast Board would not be complete without the signature sides of luscious fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, and jam.

Waffle Breakfast Board

My family loves a quick and easy meal, especially during the weekend, so we have been making some type of board every Saturday or Sunday.

This week we decided to create this graceful and gorgeous spread with the help of Danone. I was so enthralled by the way it turned out.

It is bright, tasty and popping with colors. There is truly something for everyone.

Danone has been a part of my family for a long time, and I continue to buy their products for myself all the time.

Their products are an amazing snack and are definitely a quick on-the-go breakfast, school, or work lunch essential.

Waffle Breakfast Board

With that being said, I’ve created many phenomenal desserts using Activia® and Two Good® yogurts, such as parfaits, making incredible salad dressing, using it in my baked goodies, and smoothies.

It is such a versatile product packed with delicious ingredients. I also picked up Stok® Cold Brew and So Delicious® Coconutmilk Creamer.

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Also, if you spend $20 on participating products you will receive a $5 Publix gift card and a chance to win the grand prize, a Vitamix Blender.

Products

I love the Save the Day Stack the Savings promotion at Publix because everyone loves an amazing deal, and Publix definitely has it.

You can purchase so many delicious products that you likely already use, so check it out. Do not miss this excellent opportunity, because it is a great one!

In addition to my Waffle Breakfast Board in the morning, ifyou genuinely love a good iced coffee and silky creamer, Publix has your back.

Stok Cold Brew Coffee

Well, I need my coffee hot every single morning, but my college son adores his coffee iced, no exceptions, with a generous amount of creamer.

Most of the time when he is home, I get him excellent Stok Black Unsweetened cold brew coffee.

As well as a complementary sweetener such as the rich andcreamy coconutmilk creamer from So Delicious.

They are both qualifying products for the Save the Day Stack the Savings promotion at Publix.

Creamer from So Delicious

Nevertheless, this iced coffee and creamer naturally makean outstanding addition to our Waffle Breakfast Board!

Easy and Quick Salad Dressing

When it comes to lunch or dinner, one of my favorite multi-purpose salad dressings is this incredibly creamy dressing using Two Good plain low-fat yogurt.

I sincerely love it with romaine lettuce, radishes, and cherry tomatoes.

Salad with Yogurt Lemon Dressing

However, if you have some tomatoes and cucumbers, this dressing instantly makes one delicious salad. Perhaps use it to make a pasta salad.

Also, serve it on the platter with vegetables like peppers, carrots, cucumber, etc., you would be surprised how tasty it is.

Yogurt Lemon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Two Good plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Mix ingredients in one medium-size bowl. Set aside for about 15 minutes to allow all flavors to develop.

Waffle Breakfast Board

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@sandraseasycooking with hashtag #sandraseasycooking. I would love to see all your tasty creations. Thank you so much in advance!

Waffle Breakfast Board
Yield: Makes about 8 Waffles

Waffle Breakfast Board

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 36 minutes

A waffle breakfast board would not be complete without the signature
sides of luscious fruits, yogurt, homemade granola, and jam. Enjoy my ultimate brunch board.

Ingredients

Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs, mixed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Other Board Essentials:

  • Fresh Fruit; berries, bananas, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, etc.
  • Yogurt; Two Good®, Dannon® Activia®, Dannon® Danimals®, etc.
  • Syrup and Preservatives; maple syrup, honey, berry jam.
  • Nuts, granola, cereals, etc.
  • Parfaits; part granola or cereals, part fruit and equal part yogurt.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a second bowl use whisk or the electric mixer to beat together the
    egg yolks and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved and eggs have
    turned a pale yellow.
  4. Add melted butter and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine very well. Combine the
    egg-milk mixture with the flour mixture and whisk just until well blended. Do
    not over mix.
  5. In the third bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form,
    few minutes or so.
  6. Gently fold egg whites into the waffle batter.
  7. Lightly brush butter on the waffle iron and pour enough batter in iron to just cover
    waffle grid.
  8. Close and cook as per manufacturer's instructions, until golden brown.

Assembly:

  1. If your waffles are large or regular size cut each waffle into 4 equal parts and place
    in the middle of the board.
  2. Place all the other products on the table into smaller serving bowls, around waffles.
  3. Make parfaits with granola, fruit, and yogurt using small glasses to showcase all the
    ingredients beautifully layered in the glass.
  4. Serve coffee, cream, as well as yogurts on the side as an option.
Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

I hope you guys will enjoy my Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes. Mother’s Day is just around the corner so I gathered some of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipe ideas and made this tasty roundup. I hope you guys find my Mother’s Day…

Breakfast Brioche Bread Pudding

Breakfast Brioche Bread Pudding

Do you like Bread Puddings? What flavor combination is your absolute favorite? Bread pudding, which I typically call sweet breakfast casserole, is the best creation. Whoever invented this is an absolute genius. My family genuinely loves it so much. I cannot even begin telling you how this entire pan was gone in less than 10 minutes. Ahh! Le Sigh! This was the time when I still ate carbs and sweets. I precisely remember waking up…

Easy Breakfast Strata

Easy Breakfast Strata

Easy Breakfast Strata

Easy Breakfast Strata reminds me of a wonderful world of casseroles.

They are not only tasty, beautiful, nor easy to make, they are so versatile as well. 

This golden deliciousness, Breakfast Strata was so simple to make and we all enjoy it very much. I make this often over the weekend.

Sometimes it’s without any bread which makes it more like crustless quiche or frittata, and sometimes I add leftover biscuits from dinner before. 

Easy Breakfast Strata

My son, who doesn’t care much for asparagus made his own version, which we all loved.

He will go to University next year, so I have been more persistence regarding him learning things around the house, in particular how to cook more complexed meals.

Don’t get me wrong, he knows how to cook basic meals, clean the house, wash and survive as a young adult, but I feel like he can always learn more.

I know many moms would agree, but I feel like crap just thinking about him leaving the nest.

Even now, a year away, it feels like part of me will be missing when he goes on his new journey.

Goodness! I am getting emotional again.

I need “kids’ going to college support group” soon haha… Seriously, how do you survive it?

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Anyhow, I am watching “Eat, Pray, Love” with Julia Roberts, while eating cheese crackers, drinking my rooibos hot tea.

I am trying so hard to write something in this post other than “This dish is so delicious” but literally nothing interesting coming in my mind.

So, with that being said, I will just post this recipe and call it a night, haha!

Easy Breakfast Strata

One more thing, This makes amazing and healthy meal prep for a week. It is fantastic to just mix different ingredients.

You can keep it in the fridge for about 5 days. Make sure to keep it in the safe dish preferably glass or at least BPA FREE.

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@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandrasasycooking.

I would love to see all your delicious creations and share them with my readers as well. Thank you so much!

Recipe
Yield: Serves 6

Easy Breakfast Strata

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

The wonderful world of casseroles. They are not only tasty, beautiful, nor easy to make, they are so versatile as well. 

Ingredients

  • 10 slices Italian Bread the best of it’s a bit stale, two to three days old
  • 8 Large Eggs mixed
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipped Cream or Half and Half
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 10 Asparagus younger, if possible, sliced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Diced Country Ham you can sub with bacon, Canadian bacon, or boar’s head smoked ham
  • 1/2 Green Pepper diced
  • 1 cup of Shredded Cheese or 6 slices deli cheese (I used smoked gruyere cheese)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In a large pan saute together asparagus, country ham, and green peppers. Add about 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes at medium-high heat. Stir to saute everything equally.
  3. Mix eggs together, then to the eggs add 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon dry parsley and a pinch of baking soda. Baking soda acts to make eggs puffy and perfect so do not be afraid to add just a pinch. If you don’t have it, that’s fine too. No need to panic. Strata will come out delicious regardless.
  4. To the egg mixture add 1/2 cup heavy whipped cream, or half and half; Mix it again.
  5. Oil the baking dish with a drizzle of olive oil, you can use butter if you wish.
  6. Line bread in the baking dish and drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
  7. Top bread with the veggie and ham mixture. Spread equally. Then pour over mixed eggs and cream mixture. 
  8. Press the bread with the fork or spatula. You can keep it in the fridge overnight, or you can bake it right away.
  9. Add cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven. You may use any cheese that you prefer. I made this with the Mexican blend, cheddar, and mozzarella, so whatever cheese you use it will be fine. 
  10. You can garnish it with chopped parsley or green onions

Notes

I made this one using two smaller baking pans but the measurements are for one family size Strata, about 8 servings. This makes an amazing meal for a week. You can mix and match vegetables and meat. You can make it vegetarian or meat lovers.

Sodium: Country ham is already packed with sodium, as well as cheese so you really do not need much.

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

What better to start Holiday brunch than with breakfast casserole?! I have made many times this amazing breakfast casserole with different types of bread and meats. It is always a bit different, but extremely comforting and delicious. Therefore, when the cold weather knocks on our…

Breakfast Eggs and Beef Wrap

Breakfast Eggs and Beef Wrap

I had this recipe for breakfast eggs and beef wrap brewing in my head for a while now. However, it something else happens and I forgot to blog about it, Life, I guess! Sometimes we plan one thing but end up doing something completely different.…

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PB2 Foods. All opinions are entirely my own

Wouldn’t you agree that just about anyone would love to wake up to a freshly baked batch of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls?

Mmhm! My family was, undoubtedly fortunate during the process of testing the recipe for these rolls.

I have been making them nearly for two weeks. Ever since I partnered with PB2 Foods this past summer, I have been using their products to test all kinds of sweet and savory recipes.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

I have loved their products even before this collaboration, so I feel great when working with a brand that I absolutely enjoy using.

Anyhow, you all know how much I love Peanut Butter, so this way, I can use it in a powder form in my smoothies, baked and none-baked goods, as well as savory dishes with it being literally mess-free.

Speaking of baked goods, these rolls started as PB2 Powder, quickly made into a PB spread and used with raspberry jam. The thought of this dish makes my mouth water.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

However, when I made these with chocolate spread, all my team of qualified taste-testers agreed that they were so much better than one with jam. The sad part was I decided with them.

I mean, they were delicious, but the Peanut Butter and chocolate spread rolls tasted significantly better. You see, I am trying to create recipes that you would enjoy too. That is why I taste test recipes with my team so all of you can enjoy them as well.

Now that the Holiday season is upon us, a cozy aroma will wrap around your whole kitchen like a warm blanket and make your home that much more pleasant and warm.

Don’t you just love this time of the year?

Holiday baking

This time around, I used PB2 Pure Peanut Powder which is great for baking. PB2 Pure is the original PB2 formula reimagined down to its essence. This is literally a single-ingredient product – just 100% all-natural roasted peanuts, and that is it. No added sugar, no added salt, no added preservatives.

It is kosher, vegan, and gluten-free: Not only are PB2 products void of any GMOs, but they also work well with a wide variety of dietary preferences.

You guys must try these tasty Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls. Please remove your ads to watch a video on how to make these rolls. Thank you!

Holiday season baking

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PB2 GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES

NO BAKE SWEET FRUIT PIZZA

TOFU AND VEGGIE STIR-FRY WITH PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE

 

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls
Yield: Makes 20-22 Rolls

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spread Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Easy, warm, and tasty peanut butter and chocolate rolls.

Ingredients

STARTER

  • 1 envelope dried yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk, warm to the touch

DOUGH

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (500g/1 lb.), plus a few tablespoons more for dusting working area
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp PB2 Pure Peanut Powder
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 3/4-1 cup warm milk (or water)
  • 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil, plus for greasing bowl for the dough

FILLING

  • 8 tbsp PB2 Pure Peanut Powder + Water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Chocolate Spread

PB-CREAM CHEESE ICING OPTION

  • 1 block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp PB2 Pure Peanut Powder

CLASSIC ICING

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, more if needed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

ACTIVATE YEAST

  1. It is not necessary if you have instant dry yeast, but I like to do it. So warm up milk for about 20 seconds in the microwave-safe bowl or a cup until warm to touch, then add sugar and dried yeast.
  2. Mix and allow the yeast to start to bubble.
  3. When you see yeast get bubbly and thicken on the top it is ready. It usually takes about 3-5 minutes, depending on the temperature. Never use hot milk or water.

PREP DOUGH

  1. Measure and combine flour, salt, sugar, PB2 Pure Peanut
    Powder, etc. Mix it together.
  2. Add activated yeast.
  3. Using the kneading attachment of your mixer start mixing slowly while adding 2 mixed or beaten eggs, room temperature/soften butter, and the rest of the warm milk.
  4. Adjust mixer to a higher speed and keep kneading for about 3-4 minutes or until the dough is
    becoming a ball and pulling away from the sides of the mixer bowl.
  5. Do not overmix, there is no need. The dough will be softer on the touch. Oil dough and cover. Place dough either in the oven or microwave so it could rise. If your oven has a proof setting this is a perfect time to use it, if not just keep it in the turned-off oven. Allow it to rise for the first time for about 45 minutes to up to 1 hour.
  6. It will double in size. Knead, then allow it to second proof for another 45 minutes, knead. This is the time to place in the fridge for about 6-8 hrs./overnight before making rolls.

NOTE: You do not have to chill the dough however they do come out so much better, plus it is easier to roll out. After chilling, let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before rolling out. This is optional!

FILLING

  1. Split the dough into two equal parts. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. The size is approximately (38cm) 15 inches wide and (53cm) 21 inches long. You do not have to split dough, but I liked these smaller rolls.
  2. Mix PB2 Powder with water to create spreadable Peanut Butter. Follow the directions in the back of the package. The spread needs to be just a bit thinner, so considers adding a tablespoon or two more.
  3. It would really be hard to spread it is not. On top of PB spread, evenly add chocolate spread. You can add chopped nuts if you prefer.
  4. Slowly roll the dough until you reach the end. Pull ends to have an even end. Slice it in half, then cut the cylinder into equal slices. These
    two dough parts make 20-22 smaller rolls.
  5. Place cut side up and evenly spaced 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  6. Cover pan with a cotton towel and set aside in a warm place to let rise for at least 30 minutes to one hour. if you have an oven with a proof setting place in the preheated oven for proof.

BAKING

Preheat oven to 375F and bake them for 25 minutes. This also
depends on your oven, and baking dish.

NOTE: If you are baking in the ceramic dish, then bake at a lower temperature, I would do the same if you choose to bake it in cast iron, however, for a regular metal/nonstick baking dish, bake at 375F for about 25 to 27 minutes, or until they are golden brown.


ICING

  1. While the rolls are baking make the icing. I like it with a cream cheese-based, so you would just mix it together until nicely blended. I added PB2 Powder for a delicious warm peanut butter taste. If you prefer regular classic icing, then whisk together the
    cream, sugar, and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.
  2. Transfer the pan of cinnamon rolls to a cooling rack. Let cool for at least 5 minutes. Drizzle or spread the icing all over the rolls and serve immediately.
  3. Keep in the fridge after they
    cool down for 3 days. Reheat before eating for the best taste.
 

 

Mini Sunday Brunch Casseroles

Mini Sunday Brunch Casseroles

Mini Sunday brunch casseroles are such a jam and life savor, especially over holidays. I know it has been a weird year, and most have kids still at home, so these casseroles are fantastic at any time of the year. Sometimes it is hard to…