Bacon and Egg Puff Pastry Tart

A creamy cheesy Puff Pastry Tart with poached eggs, bacon and some delish greens on top.

Bacon & Egg Puff Pastry Tart

Bacon and Egg Puff Pastry Tart

★★★★★

Breakfast, Eggs

INGREDIENTS

1 cup grated Gruyere cheese

1/2 cup crème fraîche

1 lemon, juiced and zested (divided)

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 sheet store bought Puff Pastry, thawed

1 egg, beaten

2-3 tablespoons This Is Everything Seasoning

6 slices cooked bacon

Toppings

4 eggs, poached

1 cup upland cress or arugula

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons chives to garnish

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix gruyere cheese and créme fraiche in a small bowl. Season with salt, pepper and lemon zest to taste. Set aside.

Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface to make a large rectangle just smaller than a half sheet pan. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Create a border by scoring with a knife, an inch from the edges. Dock the dough by poking holes with a fork in the center area. Brush the border edges with beaten egg and sprinkle with This Is Everything. Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.

Spread cheese mixture in the center of the pastry dough. Place the bacon on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden. Remove from the oven.

While the tart is baking, poach the eggs. Toss upland cress with the olive oil, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Remove the tart from the oven, add the poached eggs and break open, garnish with the upland cress salad and chives. Serve immediately

Them Apples 🍎 🍏🍎 – a recipe for an Apple Dutch Baby

I love fresh fruit from an orchard and had been looking for a source for apples, when I found honeycrisp.com.

Honeycrisp Apples

The apples in the image above were shipped to me in October. Yes, 4 months ago. I ordered a bushel. I was saving these to take with us on our month of travel in January, but they got left behind. I wasn’t sure what condition they’d be in, but they’ll be pie filling and apple sauce by day’s end.

But FIRST, an Apple Dutch Baby

Apple Dutch Baby

★★★★★

Breakfast, Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

4 Tbsp butter

2-3 Gala apples sliced thinly (I used Honeycrisp)

3/4 C flour

3/4 C milk

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp sugar

4 eggs

Cinnamon Topping:

1/2 C sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400.

Place butter into a 12″ cast iron frying pan and place in the oven to melt butter.

In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, milk and eggs.

Place the sliced apples into the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter. Pour egg mixture over apples.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the egg mixture evenly.

Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

This handy device makes quick work of the coring, peeling and slicing. Just love it. It’s made by Cucina Pro.

Apple peeler in action demo by hubby 😍
Prior to adding topping (which I almost FORGOT to add)
that’s better
You know it’s good if a piece is gone before you’re finished photographing it 😎

I made two batches of apple pie filling but decided to freeze them.

Apple 🍎 pie 🥧 filling

And last but not least, the Instapot No Peel Apple sauce.

Applesauce in 4 Instapot minutes
Instapot No Peel applesauce

Pizza Sausage Rolls

Pizza Sausage Rolls

Pizza Sausage Rolls wrapped in bagel dough with Italian chicken sausage, marinara and mozzarella make a fun recipe your whole family will love. Great game day food!

Pizza Sausage Rolls

Pizza Sausage rolls

Baked goods, Breads, Italian, Kid-Friendly

INGREDIENTS

For bagel dough:

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting, (5 oz in weight) use cup4cup for GF*

2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, (should be thick) I recommend Stonyfield

1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too)

sesame seeds, for topping (optional)

For filling:

2 raw chicken Italian sausage links, 3 oz total (halved lengthwise) I like Premio

4 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese

8 teaspoons pizza sauce or marinara

marinara sauce, for serving (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place parchment paper or a silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well.

Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined (it will be sticky and look like small crumbles).

Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away). If it’s too sticky, add a few extra sprinkles of flour.

Divide in 4 equal balls.

Working with 1 ball at a time, lightly dust a rolling pin and a work surface and roll dough into a 5 ½” circle, about ¼” thick.

Spread 2 teaspoons pizza sauce down the middle of the circle, leaving about 1/2” border.

Lay 1 slice of cheese in the middle of the circle then top with 1/2 sausage link.

Carefully bring both sides of the dough up, wrap one side around the sausage then the other.

Press dough together so it’s sealed around the sausage and place it on the prepared sheet pan seam side-down.

Repeat with remaining dough, sauce, cheese and sausage.

Brush each with egg wash, top with sesame seeds, if using, and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes then slice into 6 pieces and serve.

NOTES

*I have not tested these with GF flour, but I have made the bagels with cup4cup and had great success so I am sure it will work. You may have to add 5 more minutes to the bake time.

NUTRITION

302 Cals 22 Protein 30 Carbs 10 Fats
Serving: 1roll, Calories: 302kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 957mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 4g Blue Smart Points: 8 Green Smart Points: 9 Purple Smart Points: 8

Breakfast Egg Rolls

These Breakfast Egg Rolls, loaded with eggs, sausage, and veggies cooked in the oven or air fryer, are a fun twist on an egg sandwich. Perfect for making ahead and reheating as needed.

Breakfast Egg Rolls
SkinnyTaste’s Breakfast Egg Rolls

Breakfast Egg Rolls

★★★★★

Breakfast, Make Ahead, TO TRY

INGREDIENTS

6 large eggs

1 tablespoon water

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

black pepper, to taste

1/2 pound chicken or turkey sausage

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

olive oil spray

12 egg roll wrappers

salsa, optional for dipping

DESCRIPTION

These Breakfast Egg Rolls, loaded with eggs, sausage, and veggies cooked in the oven or air fryer, are a fun twist on an egg sandwich. Perfect for making ahead and reheating as needed.

DIRECTIONS

Beat eggs with water, salt and black pepper.

In a medium nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 4 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain.

Stir in scallions and peppers and cook 2 minutes. Set aside on a dish.

Heat the skillet over medium heat and spray with oil.

Pour in egg mixture and cook stirring until eggs are fluffy and cooked. Stir in sausage mixture.

Place 1 eggroll wrapper on a clean, dry work surface with corners positioned like a diamond.

Add 1/4 cup of the egg mixture on the bottom third of the wrapper.

Carefully lift the bottom point nearest to you and wrap it around the filling. Dip your finger into a small bowl of water and run it along the edges of the wrapper.

Fold the left and right corners in toward the center and continue to roll into a tight cylinder.

Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.

Spray all sides of the egg rolls with oil and rub with your hands to evenly coat.

Preheat air fryer to 370F.

Cook egg rolls in batches for 10 minutes, turning halfway or until golden brown and crisp.

Serve immediately with salsa, if desired.

Egg Roll Oven Recipe:

Bake 400F in a preheated oven 12 to 16 minutes, flipping halfway.

From frozen, 375F 18 to 20 minutes, flipping halfway.

NUTRITION

Serving: 2egg rolls, Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.5g, Protein: 17.5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 221.5mg, Sodium: 585mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g Blue Smart Points: 4 Green Smart Points: 6 Purple Smart Points: 4

Virgin Bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary

★★★★★

Craving a Bloody Mary but doing a dry challenge? Make this Virgin Bloody Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary, and you won’t miss the vodka!

BEVERAGE

INGREDIENTS

2 cups prepared tomato juice, preferably low sodium

1/4 cup dill pickle juice OR olive brine

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Franks

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 small celery heart stalks with leaves, for serving

4 lemon wedges, for garnish

12 large olives, optional for serving

DESCRIPTION

Craving a Bloody Mary but doing a dry challenge? Make this Virgin Bloody Mary, also known as the Virgin Mary, and you won’t miss the vodka!

DIRECTIONS

Combine tomato juice, pickle juice, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery seeds, and cayenne in a large pitcher.

To serve, pour about 2/3 cup into 4 ice-filled glasses. Garnish each with a celery stalk, olives and a lemon wedge.

Can be made 4 days ahead; keep chilled.

NUTRITION

Serving: 2/3 cup, Calories: 33kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.5g, Sodium: 295mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 4.5g Blue Smart Points: 1 Green Smart Points: 1 Purple Smart Points: 1

Satisfy your Sushi Cravings with Spicy California Shrimp Stacks

Spicy California Shrimp Stacks

Spicy California Shrimp Stack

★★★★★

Asian, Seafood

INGREDIENTS

1 1/3 cups cooked short-grain brown rice, from 1/2 cup uncooked

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

8 ounces cooked shrimp, peeled and tails removed

1 cup diced cucumber, about 1 small

1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives

1/2 cup mashed avocado, about 1 medium

4 teaspoons Furikake, such as Eden Shake or use sesame seeds

4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, or gluten-free

4 teaspoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sriracha sauce

DESCRIPTION

These EASY, Spicy California Shrimp Stacks will satisfy your sushi craving, and they taste SO GOOD! Layered with cucumber, avocado, shrimp and brown rice, then topped with a spicy mayo – YUM!

DIRECTIONS

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and oil. When rice is done, add rice vinegar and stir. Evenly spread rice on a sheet pan to cool.

Cut shrimp into 1-inch cubes. In a small bowl, combine cucumber and chives. In another small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce.

Using a 1 cup dry measuring cup, layer ¼ cup cucumber, then 2 tablespoon of avocado, then ¼ of the shrimp, and 1/3 cup rice.

Carefully turn the cup upside down to turn the stack out onto a plate, lightly tapping the bottom of the cup if necessary. Sprinkle with Furikake and drizzle with 1 teaspoon soy sauce and sriracha mayonnaise.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1stack, Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 662mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g Blue Smart Points: 5 Green Smart Points: 5 Purple Smart Points: 3 Points +: 6

DELICIOUS 😋

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree 🎄

Cheesy Garlic pull-apart Christmas Tree 🎄





Cheesy Garlic Pull-apart Christmas Tree

1 lb. raw pizza dough
Egg wash (1 egg mixes with 1 tbsp water)
7 mozzarella sticks
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan
1 tbsp. Thinly sliced basil
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. chopped rosemary
1 large clove of garlic minced
Marinara, warmed (for serving)

Preheat oven to 450°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1” pieces and set aside.
On a floured surface, divide pizza dough into two pieces. Stretch and roll each piece of dough into a long rectangle, then cut dough into 2” squares (you’ll need 33 total).
Wrap a dough square around each piece of mozzarella, forming a tightly sealed ball. Place balls seam-side down on the baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree (they should be touching). Brush egg wash on dough balls and bake until golden about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together melted butter, Parmesan, garlic and herbs. Brush on baked pizza balls. Serve warm with marinara for dipping.

Mongolian Beef 🥡🥢

“Forget the fast food–this take on Mongolian Beef delivers all the flavor without the insane sodium and fat levels. This vibrant, Asian-inspired dish brings just the right amount of spice to the plate.” – Cooking Light

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

Asian, Main Dish,

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon cornstarch

2 teaspoons dry sherry

2 teaspoons hoisin sauce

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

1 teaspoon chile paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)

¼ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons peanut oil

1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger

1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain

16 medium green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces

DIRECTIONS

Combine first 8 ingredients, stirring until smooth.

Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced ginger, minced garlic, and beef; sauté for 2 minutes or until beef is browned. Add green onion pieces; sauté 30 seconds. Add soy sauce mixture; cook 1 minute or until thickened, stirring constantly.

NUTRITION

237 calories; fat 10.5g; saturated fat 3.5g; mono fat 4.3g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 26g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 60mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 517mg; calcium 67mg.

Savannah Bee’s Lemon Pound Cake with Whipped Lemon Honey Frosting

I already have a to-die-for Lemon Cake recipe but I’m REALLY tempted to try this:

Granny P’s Pound Cake with Whipped Lemon Honey Frosting

Cakes

INGREDIENTS

Cake Ingredients:

12oz jar of your favorite honey

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 cups flour

1 stick butter

1 cup shortening

7 large eggs

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

1 1/2 Tbsp. almond extract

1 Tbsp. salt

Frosting Ingredients:

Whipped Lemon Honey

1 cup (stick) of Philly Cream Cheese

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.Cream together sugar, honey, butter, and shortening.

Add in flour and salt.

Combine wet ingredients (eggs, almond extract, orange juice) and add into the mix.

Pour into greased and floured pan.

Bake at 300 for 90 min.

Let pound cake cool for 10 min.

Place plate over baking dish and flip cake onto plate – you may have to go around the edges with a rubber spatula carefully pulling the edges off of the dish.

Using a different plate, flip the cake once more so the cake is upright. The top forms a crunchy candy shell that’s always everyone’s favorite. (If you leave the cake in the pan, the cake will continue to cook and sink in the middle).

FROSTING:

Cream together 1 cup of Philadelphia Cream Cheese with 1/2 cup of Lemon Whipped Honey (about 1/2 of the large jar).
Drizzle over cake and sprinkle with lemon zest (optional).

Drizzle over cake and sprinkle with lemon zest (optional).

It may be a Pandemic but we’ve never eaten better …🦀

Last night’s entree 🦀

We’re pretty landlocked when we’re up north, so finding a reliable source of great seafood is truly exciting. It’s even better when you’re purchasing directly from an Alaskan fisherman.

Not only is their fish fresh, it bears the name of the vessel that caught it. Even their packaging is sustainable. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Sitka Salmon Shares

9 Month Premium Sitka Seafood Share

Pan Roasted Sesame Salmon

Pan-Roasted Sesame Salmon

Main Dish, Seafood

INGREDIENTS

4 scallions, whites and greens separated

1 clove garlic, grated

1 tablespoon hoisin sauce

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish, toasted

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon mirin

1 ¼ pounds skin-on salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Finely chop scallion whites and place in a small bowl (chop and reserve greens for garnish). Add garlic, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, honey and mirin and stir to combine.

Pat salmon dry and sprinkle with salt. Heat canola (or grapeseed) oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, skin-side up, and cook until the underside is browned and releases easily from the pan, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the salmon and spoon the sauce over the top.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle the salmon with scallion greens and more sesame seeds, if desired.

NUTRITION

265 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 66mg; sodium 561mg; carbohydrates 6g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 29g; sugars 3g; exchange other carbs; niacin equivalents 10mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 354IU; vitamin b6mg.