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Friday, November 28, 2014

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD


I always try to make a special breakfast for Christmas, but the last thing I want to be doing on Christmas morning is spending all my time in the kitchen!  The solution to this problem is the breakfast casserole - one that can be made the night before so that all you have to do is pop it in the oven and let it bake while everyone is opening their presents.  By the time all the gifts are opened, breakfast is ready to serve!

I recently had the opportunity to try Arla Dofino Gouda Cheese and it makes this particular breakfast casserole recipe absolutely amazing!  I am generally very conservative with cheese and have never ventured very far beyond cheddar, but after trying the Arla Dofino cheese, I don't know if I'll ever be completely satisfied with plain cheddar again!  They have several different varieties of cheese that they offer - click here to get a coupon for $1.00 off any Arla Dofino product!  I was able to find this cheese in several local grocery stores in the deli section.

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

1 cup diced ham
1 cup roasted red peppers, diced
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (I used about 1 Tbsp dried parsley)
1/2 cup minced onions
1 loaf sourdough bread, crust removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cups Arla Dofino Gouda Cheese, shredded (I used about 1 1/2 pkgs to get this amount)
12 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

In a small bowl, combine the ham, peppers, parsley and onions.  Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 9 X13 pan.  Layer half of the ham mixture on top of the bread and then sprinkle half of the cheese on top of that.  Repeat the layers one more time.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne.  Pour over the top and then cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator before preheating the oven to 350.  Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.  Enjoy!

I combined several recipes from several different cookbooks to come up with this casserole.  One of the recipes called for sun-dried tomatoes which I thought would be very festive and color-appropriate for Christmas, but when I went to make the casserole I realized that I only had roasted red peppers but I used those instead and I love the results!  I used dried parsley so the green isn't very obvious, but if you use chopped fresh parsley, you'll have a lovely red/green combination for Christmas!  I think spinach would work great too!  The best part about this recipe is that it is very versatile - you can use any combination of veggies and/or breakfast meats (sausage, ham, bacon, etc) and it will still be delicious!


HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD



GIVEAWAY!!!!!!  

Arla Dofino is generously offering a lucky reader a Happy Havarti Holidays Breakfast prize pack!

The prize pack is a $60 value and will include:
  • Crate & Barrel mixing bowl
  • Anthropologie whisk
  • Crate & Barrel cheese grater
  • A coupon for one free Arla Dofino product
  • Set of Arla Dofino recipe cards
To enter, please click over to the Happy Havarti Holidays Breakfast Prize Pack Giveaway page on Pinterest and follow them.  Then select your favorite recipe from the page, and copy and paste the recipe link into the comments section below, telling me why you want to try it!  We will select a winner on 12/15/14. Good luck everyone and thank you for participating!

*This is a sponsored post by Arla Dofino, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SLOW COOKER SWEET POTATOES & CRANBERRIES


Butter With a Side of Bread: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries
I'm going to admit that I'm not a big fan of cranberries or sweet potatoes, but my husband insists that we have them as part of our Thanksgiving meal.  I was thrilled to find this recipe because it's easy and can be put together in the Crockpot and then cook itself while you focus on the more important parts of the meal.  It's delicious- enjoy!

SLOW COOKER SWEET POTATOES & CRANBERRIES

6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 cups cranberries
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Place all of the sliced sweet potatoes in the crockpot and then dump the cranberries on top.  Stir the brown sugar and salt into the melted butter and then pour the mixture all over the cranberries and sweet potatoes.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours and then serve.  It really is that easy!  Enjoy!  (My husband thought that the potatoes weren't quite sweet enough so he sprinkled a little bit of brown sugar on the top right before eating and declared it perfect.)

Butter With a Side of Bread: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Butter With a Side of Bread: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Butter With a Side of Bread: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Butter With a Side of Bread: Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA

This is a sponsored post from Crisp Cooking. All opinions are 100% mine.

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread
























My kids are pretty good about eating their vegetables but they're even better about it when I'm able to serve them in a fun and creative way. This vegetable pizza is light, colorful and pretty healthy! They love that it's "pizza." I love how easy it is to make and how wonderful it tastes. It's perfect as an appetizer, snack or side dish. Enjoy!

Easy Garden Vegetable Pizza
Serves 12 (side dish or snack) or 24 (appetizers)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 heaping TBSP dry Ranch-style dressing mix
  • 2 cups sliced/chopped vegetables (cucumber, carrots, celery, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.)

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Roll out the crescent roll dough onto a quarter baking sheet (9x13 pan) and pinch together edges to form the crust.

Bake crust for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Once finished cooking, remove crust from oven and let cool 15 minutes without removing it from the baking sheet. (If you want to cool the crust quickly, put it in the freezer for a few minutes.)

In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream and dry Ranch dressing. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust. 

Arrange vegetables over the cream cheese layer. The Wavy Knife from Crisp Cooking was so fun to use- I love how it dressed up the veggies that much more.  I like to arrange the sliced vegetables, then top with grated carrot. I used my Crisp Zester to grate the carrot even finer. 

Cut into squares and serve. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. 

Enjoy!

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread

EASY GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA: Butter With A Side of Bread
This is a sponsored post from Crisp Cooking. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX

This is a Sponsored post for Albertsons. All opinions are 147% mine. 
WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread



This quick and easy Chex mix is a result of combining two holiday favorites: Chex mix and Gingerbread. The result is a simple and sweet holiday mix that everyone loves! The spices add just the right amount of flavor to the sweet chocolate. You can't go wrong with less than 10 minutes of prep time either! Enjoy.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Chex Mix

  • 6 cup Chex cereal (rice or corn)
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips or bark (2 cups)
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup holiday M&M's (mini or regular size)

Measure out 6 cups of Chex cereal in a large bowl.

Place your white chocolate in a small bowl and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. I like to use the white chocolate bark for Chex mix because you don't have to add anything to get it smooth and perfect for coating cereal. If you use white chocolate chips, feel free to add 1 TBSP of shortening to thin out the mixture and make it easier to work with.

Once chocolate is melted, add in molasses and pumpkin pie spice. Gently mix to combine.

Pour over the Chex cereal and gently stir, using a rubber scraper, until cereal is well coated in chocolate.

Add in M&M's and stir a few more times until the candy is incorporated.

Transfer onto a large piece of wax paper and let sit about 5 minutes, until chocolate has hardened. Break into pieces to serve.

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread

WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread


WHITE CHOCOLATE GINGERBREAD CHEX MIX: Butter With A Side of Bread
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

GLAZED PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I'm not much of a pie person, so I'm always looking for alternative dessert ideas for my Thanksgiving dinner!  Fleischmann's Yeast recently sent me some product to try, so I thought it would be the perfect time to try the Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll recipe that I've had on file for quite some time.  These rolls have just the right amount of pumpkin flavor, and they are absolutely fabulous!  I love using Fleischmann's Yeast because the dough always rises so fast, and it always works perfectly every time!  I know that some people are intimidated by the idea of using yeast, but it is really not any more difficult-all you do is throw the yeast in with all of the other ingredients and mix it up!

GLAZED PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS

DOUGH
1 pkg Fleischmann's Rapid Rise Highly Active Yeast
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
1/2 cup milk, warmed to 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit (I microwaved it for about a minute)
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg

In a large bowl, combine the yeast, flour, sugars, salt, cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie Spice.  Add the milk and melted butter and mix for one minute and then add the pumpkin and egg.  Mix for about 2 minutes.  Move the dough to a well-oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap.  Let the dough rise for about an hour.  (If your house isn't very warm or the dough doesn't seem to be rising quickly enough, you can preheat your oven to about 170 degrees and then turn it off. After a few minutes, place the covered bowl in the oven so that the dough can rise.)

FILLING

1 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12X16 inch rectangle.  Using a pastry brush, spread the melted butter across the entire surface of the dough.  Mix the sugars and cinnamon in a small bowl and then spread over the melted butter.

You can roll up the dough and slice it to make traditionally shaped cinnamon rolls, or you can make the fan-shaped design shown in the pictures.  To make this fan shape, use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into 2 inch strips.  (If your dough rectangle is 16 inches wide, you should end up with 8 strips.) Cut each strip into 4 three-inch segments.  Place two strips directly on top of each other, both with the butter side facing up.  Pick up the strips and fold the dough in half, and then place into a well-greased muffin tin.  You should be able to make 16 rolls.

Cover muffin pans with a tea towel and let rise again for about an hour.  Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until the rolls just barely begin to brown on top.  While the rolls are baking, you can make the glaze.

GLAZE

2 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
4 Tbsp butter, softened to room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Combine the cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla and lemon juice and then add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.  After removing the rolls from the oven, let them cool for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.  At this point, drizzle the rolls with the glaze and serve immediately.  There is nothing better than a warm, freshly baked cinnamon roll!  I can tell you that based on my personal experience, they still taste good when they are completely cooled or re-heated later!  


Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Butter With a Side of Bread: Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

 *This post is sponsored by Fleischmann's Yeast.  They provided me with the product in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.



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