Monday, September 26, 2016

Pepperidge Farm Swirl Breads


Who doesn't love Pepperidge Farm Swirl Breads? Here's the thing, if you loved it before, you'll
love it even more now with a new wider slice and more cinnamon! For now it's Cinnamon Swirl and
Raisin Cinnamon Swirl, but let's cross everything we've got that this will soon include the
seasonal breads, as well!

To celebrate this new yumminess Pepperidge Farm is sharing this delicious recipe. I made mine with plain cream cheese and raspberry preserves, but check out the end of the recipe for alternatives!



Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread French Toast Waffle Sandwiches
Prepares 4 Sandwiches

Ingredients

8 slices   Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread
8 oz.  Cream Cheese
8 tablespoons    Jelly or jam of your choice
1/2 cup  Milk
5 each   Eggs
1 teaspoon   Vanilla
½ teaspoon  Cinnamon

Method

1. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions
2. Divide Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread slices, spread cream cheese on half of the slices, and jelly on the other half then combine into sandwiches.
3. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs until the yolks and whites are thoroughly combined, add milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk to combine.
4. Dip the sandwiches in the egg/milk batter and allow to soak for 30 seconds.
5. Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray, place sandwiches in waffle iron, close lid and cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Remove sandwiches from toaster and serve with maple syrup or your favorite yogurt as a topping.


Alternative Fillings: Banana with Hazelnut Chocolate Spread, Cream Cheese and Strawberries, Peanut Butter and Banana, Ham and Swiss Cheese, Apple slices and Cheddar cheese


Monday, September 19, 2016

Taste of Home Simple & Delicious Cookbook



This past week I had the chance to review the newest Taste of Home Cookbook. I honestly can't recall the first time I read a Taste of Home magazine, but I know it was at least 20 years ago. This has hands-down been one of my favorite food magazines. I think the biggest draw is the simple recipes from real people. 

I made one recipe a day this past week and there wasn't one that my family didn't love! Not only that, the photos I've shared on social media have been a big hit as well. I'm not sharing recipes here because every recipe from Taste of Home is found on the website! How easy is that? 

This cookbook is full of the best - broken into 20 sections with a total of 1,314 recipes there WILL be something in there you'll love! My favorite sections were Finished in 15, 30 Dinners in 30, Slow Cooking, Oven Entrees and Good Mornings, but I've found recipes from each section that I've marked for making!

I'm missing one photo this week and that's because I didn't forewarn anyone that the recipe that day needed photographed and they ate so fast I never had a chance! That was Breakfast in a Muffin. So good and great for busy mornings so I'll be making them again, and when I do I'll be sure to update with a photo!

Pizzeria Burgers from 30 Dinners in 30.


Spicy Roasted Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers from Oven Entrees (One of my favorites!)

Korean Beef and Rice from Finished in 15.


Pierogi Quesadillas from 30 Dinners in 30.


Croissant Breakfast Casserole from Good Mornings.

French Toast Waffles from Good Mornings.

Here is the official press release, please note the link to purchase this cookbook for yourself, you won't be disappointed!
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New Simple & Delicious Cookbook Caters to Busy Home Cooks
With its Largest Collection and Resource for Quick and Easy Recipes

Features More than 1,300 Easy Recipes for Express Weeknight Dinners, Classroom Treats and More

Biggest Simple & Delicious Collection Yet, On Sale September 13

MILWAUKEE, WI (August 1, 2016) – More than 600 pages of recipes and photos for the busy home cook make up the newSimple & Delicious Cookbook, on sale September 13 wherever books are sold. It is the biggest cookbook of fast-fix recipes in the Simple & Delicious collection, offering 1,314 easy-to-create recipes for family-pleasing foods, segmented so home cooks can choose recipes that take 30 minutes, 15 minutes and even five minutes to create.  

Simple & Delicious aims to make cooking easy for busy people by providing time-saving shopping, cooking and serving tips, and secrets from the pros. The new cookbook from Simple & Delicious is the brand’s biggest cookbook yet, packed with recipes for 15-minute meals, sides and desserts, slow-cooked favorites, and more, and is designed to show cooks how easy it can be to find the time to cook fun and flavorful meals, snacks and treats for their friends and families.

“For the time-stressed home cook, we’ve gathered a collection of fast and easy recipes,” said Catherine Cassidy, Chief Content Officer of Simple & Delicious and Taste of Home. “We hope that this will become an indispensable resource for those who lead busy lives but still want to put delicious food on the table.”

Split into 20 chapters, readers can easily locate the recipes that best suit their needs, including:

·         Finished in 15 – These super-fast entrees and more are on the table in just 15, 10 or even five minutes.
·         30 Dinners in 30 – Sit down to complete meals – a main dish with a side or dessert – in 30 minutes or less.
·         Quick Casseroles – Short prep times make favorite bakes a great choice any day of the week.
·         Make-Ahead Magic – Busy cooks can keep their cool with dishes that go in the freezer or refrigerator.
·         Cook Once, Eat Twice – Make extra food tonight, and then use the leftovers to kick-start an all-new dinner tomorrow.

The cookbook also includes five helpful recipe icons – Eat Smart, Fast Fix, Five Ingredient, Slow Cooker and Freeze It – to help cooks quickly locate the dishes that best suit their families.  

Recipes are selected through a very rigorous testing process done in the Taste of Home Test Kitchen before they are given the Taste of Home stamp of approval. The cookbook also features complete nutrition facts with recipes, free splash guards to keep pages clean while cooking, a photo index for each chapter and 36 menu suggestions to make meal planning easy.

Simple & Delicious Cookbook
ISBN: 978-1-61765-550-0
Hardcover Binder/$29.99

Available online and wherever books are sold on September 13, 2016.

About Simple & Delicious
Simple & Delicious, a Trusted Media Brands, Inc. brand, is the cooking magazine for busy people. Published by Taste of Home, the leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking and entertaining, Simple & Delicious serves home cooks engaging media that capture the joy and comfort of food made with love. Simple & Delicious is published six times a year and every issue is packed with more than 100 irresistibly easy recipes and time-saving tips, plus fast-fix weeknight meal ideas, color photos and more. The magazine is available via subscription and on iPad, as well as on newsstands where magazines are sold.

Content from the full suite of Taste of Home products is available online at TasteofHome.com and via the Taste Digital Community, with more than 39 million monthly visitors*, making these sites top destinations for kitchen-tested recipes, how-to techniques, cooking videos and lively community forums. The same engaging content can be found in Taste of Home magazine, with a circulation of 2.5 million; Simple & Delicious magazine; top-selling bookazines; newsstand specials; popular cookbooks; and via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and Kindle.

Learn more at TasteofHome.com/simple for the latest on recipes and food.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie


Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie

Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie

Fasten your seat belts, this chocolate cream is dark and rich and whoa. Slice this beauty of a pie into 16 pieces unless you're truly a chocoholic and can deal with the richness. This is best eaten after a lighter meal for sure.

Try to find strawberries that are on the smaller side and roughly the same size so it looks pretty, you can also slice them on top, but remember sliced berries will weep, so you may have a wet pie afterward.

Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie

Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie. I used a fluted removable bottom pan for this, a regular pie pan works just as well!

Chocolate Cream and Strawberry Pie

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Serves: 8-16

Ingredients:

12 ounces dark chocolate chips
1 cup milk - any fat content
1 large egg - beaten
1  9-inch pie crust - unbaked
1 quart fresh strawberries all roughly the same size, washed and hulled
1/4 cup strawberry jelly or preserves
1 Tablespoon water


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Combine chocolate chips and milk in a heavy saucepan. Heat on low until chips begin to melt. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Beat egg in a medium bowl and add 1/4 cup of hot chocolate mixture to egg. Whisk quickly so the egg does not cook, but only thickens.
4. Add egg and chocolate to the first mixture and blend well. The chocolate should be smooth and silky afterward. If it looks lumpy during mixing, stir faster and wait it out, it will usually smooth out.
5. Pour chocolate into pie crust and bake for 25 minutes, or until center is lightly set.
6. Chill pie for 30 minutes.
7. Top pie with strawberries - pointed ends up.
8. Combine strawberry preserves with water and stir until smooth, heat briefly in the microwave if necessary. Brush or drizzle over strawberries.
9. Chill until serving time, at least 30 minutes.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Healthy with Anne



Here it is! My newest endeavor, Healthy with Anne. I recently got burned out caring for others at my jobs (because the caring at home never ends!) and decided to go in a different direction, I signed up for a few online courses, pulled my entire life's experience together and am now a certified health coach.


There's lots to offer - go check out the new site! Healthy with Anne 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Money Saving Ingredient Substitutions

Quick blurb from me - I haven't done one of those in a while - about one of my favorite topics; Saving Money! Not only are these subs cost friendly, several of them are flat-out healthier! Keep this list on-hand for times when you're in the middle of cooking and can't run out.