Friday, July 23, 2021

Bacon Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

I made this for lunch a few weeks ago.  It was a quick and easy dish to put together and tasted great!

Bacon Cheddar  Breakfast Casserole

Non-stick cooking spray
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cups broccoli florets
3 tbsp water
1 cup shredded cheddar or Colby Jack
6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
4 large eggs
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 F and spray an 8” x 8” or 9 x9 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Add the broccoli and water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or just until the broccoli softens slightly and turns bright green.

Remove from heat and drain thoroughly. Transfer the broccoli to prepared casserole dish and spread into a uniform layer. Top with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon and side aside.

Whisk the eggs with the heavy cream, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli, cheese, and bacon and bake for 17-23 minutes, or until the casserole is set and lightly golden brown on top.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Cheesy Low Carb Zucchini Casserole

This was so very tasty!  I would make this every night if I could get zucchini to grow in my garden down here---it is that good!

Cheesy Low Carb Zucchini Casserole

2 zucchini, thinly sliced 
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup grated cheese 
1/2 cup sour cream
1-2 tbsp cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Grease a 9 inch baking pan with butter

Place overlapping zucchini slices in baking dish, layering it with onions and cheese between each layer

In a small bowl combine sour cream with garlic powder, salt and pepper and just enough cream to thin the mixture.

Spread sour cream mixture over the zucchini

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until casserole is brown and bubbly on top.
Let rest in oven for 10 minutes.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Candied Pecans

Jenna made these to go on a salad with strawberries that Don requested for Father's day.  YUM

Candied Pecans

4 c pecan halves
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla
2 teaspoons water
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 300 F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk egg white, vanilla extract, and water until foamy, about 2 minutes. Fold in pecans and stir until completely coated in egg white mixture.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour over the top of the pecans and toss until pecans are completely coated in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Spread the pecans onto the prepared baking in a single layer. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes stirring after the first 15 minutes, then every 10 minutes thereafter until the sugar mixture has hardened.

Remove the candied pecans from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet before transferring to an airtight container.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Ranch Chicken Bake

This was a quick and tasty dinner.  

Ranch Chicken Bake

Alvin and Charlene Kanagy Beach Family Favorites

3/4 c bottled Ranch dressing
2 T flour
salt and pepper
4 chicken breasts
cheddar cheese

Mix Ranch, salt and pepper to taste, and flour together.  Dip chicken breasts in the Ranch mixture and put in a greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top.  

Bake at 350 for 25-45 minutes, depending on how thick the chicken is.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chips of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This was a light and airy cake.  Could be used as a coffeecake, too.  Very good.

Chips of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Raymond and Martha Beachy Beachy Family Favorites

2 1/4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9″x 13″ baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

Mix flour, brown sugar, peanut butter, and butter.(Beth used a pastry blender) Remove 1 cup of mixture and set aside.

Combine all ingredients and pour batter in to baking pan.

Sprinkle top with reserved crumbs over top and then sprinkle chocolate chips. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Quick Green Beans

I got some fresh sour cream and onion powder while visiting an Amish store--many uses, but most often used over popcorn.  I saw this recipe and tried it.  Simple and DELICIOUS!

Quick Green Beans

Abner and Sovilla Mae Zook Beachy Family Favorites

2 or 3 12.5 oz cans green beans, drained

2 T butter

2 T sour cream and onion powder

In saucepan, melt butter and add green beans.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Add the sour cream and onion powder and stir well before serving.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Breakfast Pizza II

This pizza has a different 'sauce' than the one I usually make.  We made this when cousin Mike was here and I used leftover brisket instead of bacon.  YUMMO!

Breakfast Pizza II

adapted from Cheryl Rose Miller Beachy Family Favorites

2 cans crescent rolls or pizza dough

1/2 # bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 c shredded cheese

4 eggs

1 1/2 c sour cream

2 T fresh parsley or 2 t dried parsley

2 T onion, diced

Preheat oven to 425.  Pat out crust into a pizza pan--Beth used 2 cans of crescent rolls and a 17 inch pan.

Bake for 5-8 minutes until lightly browned.

In a bowl, beat eggs, sour cream and parsley until smooth.  Pour over crust as the 'sauce'.  Add cheese and sprinkle with bacon and onions,  

Bake for 20-25 minutes until puffy and lightly browned.