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Brownies and Yogurt Summer Parfait

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This post is sponsored by General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. Brownies — a scrumptious, mouthwatering, enticing dessert that leaves all with nothing but a smile. The chocolaty goodness bestowed by this sweet treat is definitely a personal favorite in my family! Not […]

Easy Tuna Pizza

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Caramelized Onion Tart

Caramelized Onion Tart

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

Caramelized Onion Tart Recipe

If you want to churn your recipe up to the next level, I encourage you to use Minerva tasty butter to make my Caramelized Onion Tart.

My family sincerely loved this caramelized onion tart with delicious creme fraiche.

As one would expect, we made many delicious and easy dishes using Minerva Dairy Butter;

Such as silky, soft and creamy scrambled eggs, sauteed Lyonnaise Potatoes, which I will share a recipe soon with you all, rich and lush spinach, and so forth.

Caramelized Onion Tart

However, so far this tart has been such a genuine masterpiece. I absolutely love serving it with lemon chicken or my famous pork schnitzels.

Therefore, I would not only recommend this butter for sauteing but for baking and just spreading on your morning toast as well. This butter is a real jam. Lusciously delicious! Best butter that you will ever put in your mouth.

Caramelized Onion Tart

Minerva Dairy, America’s oldest family-owned creamery, just re-vamped their brand and packaging this year in honor of their 125th anniversary. I partnered with them to celebrate this special anniversary.

125th Birthday? Wow! Can you even imagine? Alright folks, let’s churn this thing up.

I brainstormed quite a few recipes using this amazing butter as they sent me three kinds; unsalted, sea salt and with garlic and herbs.

Caramelized Onion Tart

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Don’t you just love butter with 85% butterfat and high-quality? You cannot possibly ask for more.

Also, its made by 6 generations of Butter Makers and made from pasture-raised cow milk. Again, yes, indeed they are America’s oldest family-owned creamery. That is why this butter is creamy heaven.

It also reminds me of my childhood, and I will tell you a tiny fact about me. One of my absolute favorite treats growing up was butter and a drizzle of pure homemade honey from my neighbors.

Caramelized Onion Tart Recipe

I would enjoy this every single day either after school or on weekends when I played all day outside. Till this day, not even one decadent dessert would replace a freshly baked bread with butter and a drizzle of honey.

Those memories I treasure and cherish and on occasion celebrate by eating my favorite treats.

Caramelized Onion Tart
Yield: Serves 6

Caramelized Onion Tart

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

If you want to churn your recipe up to the next level, I encourage you to use Minerva tasty butter to make my Caramelized Onion Tart recipe. It’s easy, tasty and a perfect appetizer for entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 2 Sheets Puff Pastry
  • 2 pounds Onions, sliced into thicker rings, preferably Vidalia Onions
  • 3 tablespoons Minerva Dairy Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Springs of Fresh Thyme, plus for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons Creme Fraiche

Instructions

Caramelized Onions:

  1. Melt the butter, then add oil in a large skillet. Add thick onion slices and turn the heat to medium. stir to coat for a bit and do not touch it until you see the onion changing color from the bottom. You can check by flipping one or two after 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. This is the beginning of caramelization. I do not add sugar, but I use sweet yellow onions which will give you an excellent caramelization of onions.
  3. Now, add the thyme, salt, and ground black pepper to the skillet and stir. Turn the heat to medium-low heat until the onions are completely translucent and caramelized. It will take around 30 to 40 minutes depending on your stove, skillet, etc. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

Assembly:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (190C)
  2. Thaw your frozen puff pastry, preferably in the fridge, overnight.
  3. Unfold your pastry only when fully thawed.
  4. Flour your work surface and your rolling pin. Use restraint with your rolling pin and just slightly roll. Use a fork and make small punching holes all around the bottom of the puff pastry.
  5. Add Creme Fraiche on the top of the pastry then slightly fold ends of the pastry, as shown on the pic. If you do not have Creme Fraiche, check notes below.
  6. As you see on step by step instructions make sure the pastry has four edges in order to hold the onions. You may make it as traditionally rectangular or bake in the circular baking tart pan.
  7. Bake between 15 and 17 minutes, depending on your oven. The pastry needs to be golden.
  8. Take it out and allow it to cool down for a minute or two before slicing.

Notes

Easy Creme Fraiche Substitute:

  • Mix 1 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup whole milk sour cream together.
  • I like mixing it n the jar or a container with a fitted lid, but you can pour the mixture into a jar as well, cover and let stand in a warm place for about 8 hours.
  • Then stir and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 313mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Protein: 4g
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Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

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Spiral Twist Bread Rolls

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is undoubtedly nothing better than dunking a crispy chocolate chip cookies in a warm cup of frothy milk. Mhmm! My kids absolutely love that.

I mean, aren’t all the kids the same? To be honest, I fondly remember when I was just a kid. I would crumble many homemade cookies and eat it like a bowl or a mug of cereal. Not necessarily healthy, but I loved it.

Every so often I make these a bit thicker, but most of the time my family loves their cookies thin and crispy.

My lovely daughter, Anna, loves microwaving it for 10 seconds and instantly making them softer, which is not bad at all. It actually tastes like freshly baked cookies.

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love cookies!!! The only cookies that I am not a huge fan of would probably be Oreos, but if I don’t have any I would most definitely inhale a couple of Oreos as well.

I know everyone in this food blogging world is posting Xmas cookies, but I feel like these cookies are timeless and seasonless. Any day of the year is a good day to make homemade cookies.

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I hope you guys try our crispy chocolate chip cookies and enjoy them as much as we did.

If you make my yummy Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies, please tag me on Instagram. @sandraseasycooking and make sure to use hashtag #sandraseasycooking so I could see your delicious creations.

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: Makes about 36 cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate for at least: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Makes Approximately 3 dozen (36 cookies) It depends how large or small you make them. 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks optional (65%-85% dark)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add 1/4 cup water, vanilla, and one egg. Beat until well incorporated, around1 minute.
  3. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. (now would be a good time to add crushed or chopped nuts)
  4. Once incorporated, cover a bowl and refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes before baking. It bakes wonderfully when it’s a bit colder, and the dough is easier to work with. 
  5. Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 3 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper because the cookies will spread. You may use ice cream scoop to keep the size of the cookies the same. AirBake Natural Aluminum 2 Pack Insulated Cookie Sheet, no burn design, 14 x 12in & 16 x 14in on Amazon
  6. Bake until cookies is golden brown 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. 
  7. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
  8. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

Notes

  • You may freeze cookie dough. You can make dough balls with your ice cream scoop and place in the freezer-safe airtight container. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. You can also make 6-12 dough balls per freezer bag and put in the ziplock bags.
  • Dark chocolate brings a different level of tasty in chocolate chip cookies when mixed, of course, with chocolate chips. You may use any chocolate that you prefer. I love chocolate, but I don’t want chocolate chips to overwhelm the cookie, so this amount we personally prefer. You may add less or more. 
  • Also, you may add 1/2 to 1 cup of nuts, like walnuts or pecans. In my opinion, nuts are making these cookies even better. 
  • Baking time is per batch. If you have 3 trays/baking pans to bake and one oven, well it will take for each baking pan to bake 12-15 minutes. 
  • Tip:
  • Brush your baking pan with a bit of butter or oil and line a parchment paper on top. It is so much easier to keep the parchment paper glued on, otherwise, it just rolls and moves.

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Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

You all probably heard about Low Carb KETO Bread, so I just made my version of the same bread.

When carboholic decide to join the low carb club and cannot live without a slice of bread. That would be me. I just had to clean up my act and start the most strict form of carb cleanse because I felt like I was out of control. 

Have you heard of Keto Bread? I am almost certain that you all probably heard about it, so I just made my version of the same bread.

You guys know that I was baking a homemade bread almost every single day. If not bread than some kind of rolls, focaccia or flatbread.

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I am one of those people that would eat heartily bread with pasta. Yup! Guilty as charged… but that was it! It was a time for me to change.

Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

Well, I am entering my fourth week and I feel freaking fantastic. I lost lots of inches, a nice chunk of weight for a beginner, not too much like some people, but it is going slow and steady which I like the most.

My sleep and energy level drastically improved, I no longer snore, I have far less cramps and no headaches. Overall, so far so good!

I know we all have different success and even failures, some see amazing results in the shorter period of time and for some of us takes time. That’s okay. We are all different and unique.

What can I say? I have never felt better, however, yes, I missed bread the most so I made my own. We tried to experiment for a week with it, and I think this is it. I absolutely love this version.

Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

The first one that I made was too eggy and buttery, so I dropped to six room temp eggs, added ghee instead of coconut oil and used a bit of sour cream to make it rise up a bit more.

My family wanted to support me so they join Keto Fun as well. So now, I need one fridge just for bacon and eggs because they literally ate over the weekend my week supply of both.

Also, they sincerely love this bread as well and it was gone for lunch. Like, seriously?! I could eat this bread all week long. LE SIGH!

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Anyhow, It is utterly scrumptious and so tasty! I know this bread is for sure going in the rotation as long as we are on Keto. I might do some updating like adding cheese or herbs.

Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

It tastes like cornbread meets savory pound cake, but way less eggy taste… Hey, it replaces reg bread beautifully, so you can eat it once a day or every other day.

I hope you guys like this bread as much we do. With that being said, please, comment and tag me if you make it.

Or just post a pic and tag me so I can re-post. I really want your feedback; good, bad and ugly! Can’t wait to see your creation. Thanks!!!

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Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread
Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread
Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread
Yield: Makes 1 Loaf, 8-10 Servings

Keto Bread- Easy and Delicious Low Carb Bread

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

It is utterly scrumptious and so tasty! I know this bread is for sure going in the rotation as long as we are on Keto. I might do some updating like adding cheese or herbs.

It tastes like cornbread meets savory pound cake, but way less eggy taste…Hey, it replaces reg bread beautifully, so you can eat it once a day or every other day.

Ingredients

  • 200 g Almond Meal Roughly 2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Guar Gum or 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 50 g Ghee softened
  • 30 g Unsalted Irish Butter room temperature/softened
  • 1 tbsp. Whole Sour Cream
  • 6 Large Organic Eggs Simple Truth, Cage Free, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Measure everything, mix eggs, and softened ghee and butter.
  3. Combine one by one, start with almond meal flour, then add baking powder, salt, guar gum or xanthan gum; Mix it then add, butter/ghee, sour cream, and eggs.
  4. Line the baking pan with parchment paper or just lightly grease a nonstick baking loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until it is golden on the top.
  6. Take it out of the oven and slide on the cooling rack. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing and eating.
  7. Store in the fridge for up to a week. Make sure it is in the airtight container or ziplock type of bag

Notes

Use Room Temp Eggs. Just leave them on the countertop for 15 minutes or you may drop them in the warm water for 5 minutes to warm up. The bread turns much better.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304 Total Fat: 27g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 164mg Sodium: 271mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g Protein: 11g
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