Strawberries and Chocolate Baked Oatmeal

Who else has kiddos who ask for something at the grocery store and then they don’t eat any of it? My kids do this all the time. Mom, can you get bananas? They ate 3 and the rest of the bunch start to over-ripen. As I was going through my meal-planning, I asked my kids if they wanted strawberries since they were on sale. Of course they said yes and then only ate 1/2 of one of the containers. I needed to find a recipe to use some of the strawberries before they went bad and thought it would be good to finally bake a pan of baked oatmeal.

I found this recipe that has strawberries and chocolate … I mean it’s perfect. The recipe is simple and easy to make; and only requires one bowl. My family all enjoyed it for breakfast or dessert. Just warm up slightly in the microwave and add a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of milk.

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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

For some reason, I had three bags of frozen hashbrowns in my freezer and it was time to find a recipe to start using them. I’ve been waiting to make a hashbrown casserole and now seemed to be the perfect time. This week, the weather has been perfect – almost fall like – and I didn’t mind turning the oven on.

Everyone enjoyed this casserole – especially my quiche hating husband. Though who doesn’t love potatoes, eggs, cheese and ham? The reason he said he doesn’t like quiche is that he eggs are too wet … who knows, I love quiche! The hashbrowns are baked first with a stick of butter. I know, not super healthy, but indulging occasionally is needed. Then eggs, diced ham and cheese are mixed in and it’s baked until cooked through. I served it with steamed asparagus for dinner and then had leftovers with a green salad. I’ll definitely be making it again!

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Cinnamon Sugar Knots

I’m wrapping up #CookoutWeek 2018 with a delicious treat. If you love cinnamon rolls, these 30 minute cinnamon sugar knots will not disappoint! They’re perfect for breakfast, dessert or a mid-afternoon snack. I was in the mood to do some baking and after sampling my fair share of Honey Butter from Chef Shamy, I know it would perfect to use in these knots. It really pumped up the honey and cinnamon sugar.

If you have never experimented with yeast before, this is great recipe to start with. You’ll use instant yeast and the time for rising is only 10 minutes. You’ll get a little messy with rolling the dough in the butter and cinnamon sugar, but it’s not fun baking unless you’re making a bit of a mess! 🙂

As a special thank you, Chef Shamy has provided me with a discount code, so you get to try these delicious butters too! Visit Amazon and use the code 10BUTTER10 for 10% off your order. Hurry – the code is only valid until July 4th!

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Ham and Cheese Scones

There’s just something about scones that I love. I don’t know if it’s the flaky, buttery dough or how versatile they are. I had leftover ham from Easter dinner and used it to make a batch of these scones. Everyone loved them and they were so easy to make. They were a little sweet with the addition of brown sugar, but savory as well!

They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, dinner – really anytime of the day! I served them with scrambled eggs and a green salad one night for dinner. My daughter finished the batch by eating them for breakfast. I’ll definitely be making these again!

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Homemade Bagels

Have you been scared to make bagels at home? With this recipe, there’s nothing to fear anymore! This quick and easy recipe uses no yeast, only a few ingredients and there’s no need for boiling or a high-end mixer. I whipped these up when my son was home sick a week ago and they were the perfect thing for him to snack on. Of course, I had to sample some and it was delicious. I can’t wait to experiment with the recipe and change-up the flavors!

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Banana Bread Maple Cinnamon Rolls

I’m on the hunt for a delicious recipe for breakfast morning on Christmas and decided to do some testing. This is the first recipe I’d tried and it was really good. Everyone loved the cinnamon rolls and the banana made them different and unique….plus I’m always looking for a way to use up over-ripe bananas. The maple glaze is amazing too!

Homemade cinnamon rolls are fairly easy to make – they take a little time and patience, but trust me… it’s so worth it!

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Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Cake

I know breakfast cake is a little deceiving since this recipe is nothing like cake….but casserole or strata sounds so boring. This was a HUGE hit with my kids, enough that my little picky eater asked for seconds and he was disappointed when it was gone. I went with bacon and cheese because I knew my kids would eat it, but I’d love to try it with roasted vegetables. There are so many options that you can do with it.

I used a springform pan to make it in, but if you don’t have one, a glass casserole dish is perfect.

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Sweet Corn Oatmeal with Peaches

We’re coming off an amazing season of fresh corn and peaches and this recipe for oatmeal features both of them! This recipe is great for breakfast or dinner. Creamy oatmeal with bites of fresh corn then topped with sweet peaches and creamy yogurt….it’s the perfect bite! This recipe makes four one-cup servings, but could easily be halved for smaller portions.

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Bacon Breakfast Ring

This breakfast ring is the perfect way to kick off the morning! Fluffy eggs are mixed with peppers and cheese than wrapped up with bacon and crescent rolls. This is a basic recipe that you could easily switch up the ingredients to what you have on hand. I’d love to try a greek version with feta, spinach and ground sausage. Another option would be use leftover ham from your Easter dinner in place of the bacon. The possibilities are endless with this simple recipe!

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Asparagus Quiche

I’ve mentioned it before, we’re big fans of breakfast for dinner and this Quiche did not disappoint! My kids gobbled it up and asked for seconds. I enjoyed it with the pieces of cheese and ham dotted throughout and plus it’s low-carb since it’s a crustless quiche. You could make it in a crust and it would be perfect too.

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15-20 thin asparagus spears
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup diced ham

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a pie pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Cut the woody ends off the ends of the asparagus and then cut the asparagus in half. Set aside the top halves of the asparagus and then cut the bottom halves in 1 inch pieces.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and seasonings. Stir in the cheese, ham and small pieces of asparagus. Pour into the prepared pie pan and spread out the cheese, ham and asparagus through the Quiche. Place the long pieces of asparagus in a starburst pattern. Bake uncovered for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.

Source: The Dinner-Mom