Category: PARTY FOOD

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls

Just like any baked goods, these Basil Pesto and Cheese Rolls are pillowy and comforting at every bite. These are soft, tasty and super easy to make. I do not bake as often as before. Perhaps because I cannot stop eating. Well, to be honest, […]

Nutella Rolls

Nutella Rolls

Nutella is an absolute favourite in my family, so I thought making Nutella Rolls would be appropriate as well as appreciated. I cannot say they are not. My family honestly licked two trays clean and asked for more. These rolls are soft, sweet, fluffy and […]

Waffle Breakfast Board

Waffle Breakfast Board

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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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Products

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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

If you get inspired and make this Waffle Breakfast Board, please tag me on Instagram.

@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.
Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls

Extremely tasty, warm and comforting recipe for Cheese Stuffed Dinner Rolls. You will love these soft, garlicky and cheesy bread bombs. If you love soft dinner rolls than you will adore these beauties with cheese, brushed with butter, garlic and herbs. From time to time […]

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto

Pepperoni and Burrata Pizza with Pesto makes an amazing dinner idea as well as party food. It is simple, tasty and so easy. Pizza is my life-saviour, literally and figurately. It is such a fantastic, cheap and satisfying way to feed your whole family. I […]

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

A family gathering or holidays would not be the same without a delicious breakfast casserole, just like this Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole.

They are a staple of my house, and I hope it will become a staple of yours as well.

This is easy, tasty and a perfect bake for a big family breakfast.

I might add brunch because we do not rise early as some might assume. We like to sleep in when we break start and stay up late.

Since my kids are on the winter break I recreated one that I made over Thanksgiving.

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Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

We really love casseroles so I always make different once just to test them out.

I made casseroles with ground beef, turkey sausages, biscuits, stuffing, spinach, and mushrooms.

It is just great to be inventive when you have endless possibilities.

For this particular one, you could use store-bought stuffing which I used over Thanksgiving, however, this time I made my own.

Also, like any other casserole, you could make this ahead. The night before would be just fine. Some foods are great when you make them the next day.

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

With that being said, in this case, if you have a lot of food to cook for the holiday table it is just easier to make ahead.

It just makes sense so that is why these casseroles are not only tasty but help us, hostess to serve hot, tasty breakfasts or meals in no time.

Recipes you might like:

French Toast Casserole

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If you by any chance make this Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole, please tag me on Instagram.

@sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandraseasycooking.

I can’t wait to see your creations and share them with everyone. Thank you so much in advance for all your support.

Now, let’s get cooking!!!

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole
Yield: Serves 6

Herbed Stuffing Sausage Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Holidays would not be the same without breakfast or brunch casseroles. They are a staple of my house, and I hope it will staple of yours as well. This is easy, tasty and a perfect bake for a big family breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pack cooked frozen breakfast sausage links (10ct)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cubed bread, preferably a bit stale (2-3 days old)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cup half and half
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 4 ounces shredded mild cheddar

Instructions

  1. Defrost breakfast sausages if they are frozen, slice them.
    In the skillet or frying pan add oil then saute sausage with chopped onion and celery. Breakfast Sausage is already cooked so it should not take too long just to brown it up a bit, 2-3 minutes at medium-high heat. If you get uncooked sausage, then follow directions and saute longer until cooked through.
  2. Grease deeper baking (casserole) dish, 13 by a 9-inch or simular with unsalted butter and add cubed bread and sausage mixture.
  3. Sprinkle over it black pepper, salt, and all the herbs. Then toss to coat nicely.
  4. To that add half of the shredded cheese and mix it with everything. I like shredding cheese myself but you could use already shredded cheese.
  5. Mix eggs with half and a half and pour half over then mix a bit to coat, then add the other half of egg mixture and slightly press it down.
  6. Add the rest of the shredded cheese and again press it a bit down.
  7. Cover and place the casserole in the fridge until ready to bake and serve, up to overnight.
    If baking immediately, let the casserole sit for 15 minutes before putting in the oven. This will give the bread a chance to absorb the liquid mixture.
  8. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes. Slightly cover with aluminum foil if the top begins to brown too quickly.
  9. Wait for 5-10 minutes before serving, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley if desired.
Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers

Smoked Salmon Goat Cheese Appetizers are perfect bites to serve over joyous holidays. However, in my humble opinion, these are divine perfection all year round. Sometimes, instead of these rather gourmet crackers, I would serve it with toasted bruschetta. It is just so fancy, yet […]

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

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Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Minerva Dairy. All opinions are entirely my own.

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole is an appetizing and amazing side dish or dessert that will make any holiday dinner that much more special.

The holiday season is known as the coziest time of the year, and I couldn’t agree more. A time to relax, reflect and celebrate life with your loved ones is always a necessity.

I am so grateful for everything that I have achieved alongside with a very supportive family.

I make sure to seize maximum advantage during the holiday season to fully enjoy it. So, I prepare food in advance as well as include everyone in some sort of activity to make family dinners over the holiday season much easier on me.

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it honestly has to be one of my favorite celebrations. I must add that because of my profession, I have grown a love for food even more.

As well as admire experimenting out of my comfort zone when making different genres of it.

During Thanksgiving, I get the best of both worlds! I adore spending time with my dear family, and when we all gather together and share food around the table, it feels like my whole world is utterly complete.

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Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

One dish that will surely make it on a platter this year and many more to come is my sweet potato casserole. This delectable treat is delicate and so versatile.

You can traditionally serve it as a side dish delicacy, or a simple dessert. It’s naturally filling and sweet but not uncomfortably sugary.

It sits pleasantly after the savory main meal and abundantly satisfies any candied craving.

You can present it at any holiday party imaginable, or just on a cold, rainy night. Although Thanksgiving dinner is the most appropriate time of the year when this superb casserole is served the most.

Thanksgiving Recipes

Minerva Dairy Amish Butter undoubtedly makes this magnificent treat possible. I partnered with America’s oldest family-owned creamery once again to bring you an easy, yet fabulous recipe.

This butter is rich, creamy, and full of flavor because it has 85 present butterfat. It gives the casserole such a delicate and soft relish that is indescribable.

It melts in your mouth right after the first bite, and all of the munches that follow are left just as delicious as the initial one.

Minerva Dairy Butter

My family and I have been heartily enjoying fairly enough gourmet meals using Minerva Dairy Amish Butter.

Admirably, they have been in the business for 125 years, so you know they make phenomenal quality butter.

Minerva Dairy Amish Butter does slow-churned in small batches and they use only the freshest cream from pasture-raised cows on American family farms.

Casserole

Furthermore, they provide many incredible flavors; unsalted, sea salt, garlic-herb, pumpkin spice, maple syrup, and smoked maple wood butter.

If you get inspired and make my Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole, please share it with me on Instagram by tagging me. @sandraseasycooking. Thank you in advance.

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole
Yield: Serves 8

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time FOR SWEET POTATOES: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Easy, tasty and amazing side dish or a dessert recipe for Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole.

Ingredients

TOPPING:

  • 1 cup coarsely crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 20 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups regular marshmallows, optional

Instructions

Sweet Potato Prep:

1. Wash them.

The worst way to ruin a sweet potato casserole or a BBQ stuffed sweet potatoes is with a gritty texture. Scrub the skin lightly before preparing.

2. Line your baking sheet with foil, parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Sweet potatoes tend to get a little juicy while baking, so lining the baking sheet first ensures easy cleanup. Mess-free baking!

3. Poke holes!

The pricking technique is always used when baking regular or sweet potatoes—it reduces the baking time and ensures the potatoes won't burst. Use a fork to prick the potatoes all around.

4. Bake until tender.

How can you tell when they’re done? Stick a fork into the thickest part of the potato, if there’s no resistance and goes in almost smoothly, it’s done. For the casserole, scoop all the potato flash out and transfer into the large mixing bowl.

CASSEROLE:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 7 casserole ingredients. Transfer to a baking casserole size dish (9×13-inch rectangular casserole pan, 8×8 or 9×9 square dishes; 9×13 also holds about 3 quarts of volume).
  3. Combine topping casserole ingredients; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. This is a personal preference, you may add marshmallows on top of the casserole topping mixture and press it slightly down; if you desire classic sweet potato casserole use it, however, without it just as tasty.
  4. Bake, uncovered between 20-25 minutes. Serves warm!

Notes

You may use marshmallows or leave them out. You could make two smaller casseroles one with marshmallows and one without it to please everyone's palate.

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