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Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Grilled Cheese Egg in a Hole

Ingredients
2 slices soft bread, like white or potato
1 to 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 to 2 slices sharp white cheddar cheese or your favorite melty cheese
1 large egg
Freshly ground pepper
Sea Salt

Directions
Start heating a non-stick pan on medium-low. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one slice of bread and place the bread mayonnaise-side down in the pan.

Cut the cheese into thirds. Place one-third on each side of the bread in the pan. Cut the remaining third in half and fill in the top and bottom of the gap between the other slices of cheese, leaving a cheese-less square in the middle. [Editors' note: You want to cover the entire slice of bread except for the square in the center where you'll be cutting a hole through the sandwich.]

Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on the other slice of bread and place it on top of the cheese, mayonnaise-side up. Cook the sandwich for a few minutes until the bottom is golden brown.

Flip the sandwich over. Using a cookie cutter or a drinking glass, cut out a hole in the middle of the sandwich about 2 1/2- to 2 3/4-inches wide. Remove the circle of bread (you can continue grilling this on the side of the pan) and crack the egg into the hole. Cover and cook until the egg is set to your liking.

Slide the sandwich onto a plate. Season the egg with freshly ground pepper and sea salt (I used a red Alaea salt, which is why the egg looks like it has measles). Serve with tomato soup, if you like.

Serves 1

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Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

Ingredients
1 cup complete buttermilk pancake mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chunky cinnamon applesauce
1/4 cup water
Maple syrup and butter

Directions
Combine pancake mix and cinnamon. Add applesauce and water; stir just until moistened.

Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with syrup and butter. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Cinnamon Applesauce Pancakes

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Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients
1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
6 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 package (3 ounces) real bacon bits
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Unroll crust into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; flatten dough and build up edges slightly. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk eggs and water. In a small skillet, heat remaining oil until hot. Add eggs; cook and stir over medium heat until completely set.

Spoon eggs over crust. Sprinkle with bacon and cheeses. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 slices.

Recipe found here: Bacon Breakfast Pizza

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Sweet Cherry French Toast

Sweet Cherry French Toast

Ingredients
8 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
6 Eggland’s Best Eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/8 teaspoon salt

CHERRY TOPPING:
4 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons cold water
Vanilla yogurt

Directions
Place the bread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, syrup, sugar, orange peel and salt. Pour over bread; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In another large bowl, combine the cherries, orange juice and sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Transfer bread slices to another greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Discard any remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in the reserved cherry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over French toast; drizzle with yogurt. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Sweet Cherry French Toast

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Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Maple Nut Coffee Cake

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon maple flavoring

FILLING:
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
2 tablespoons butter, melted

GLAZE:
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the contents of the roll mix and yeast packets with the sugar. Stir in water, butter, egg and maple flavoring; mix well.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-3 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and maple flavoring. Grease a 12-in. pizza pan. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into three portions. Roll each into a 12-in. circle. Place one circle on prepared pan. Brush with a third of the melted butter; sprinkle with a third of the filling. Repeat layers twice. Pinch around edge to seal.

Place a small glass in center of circle. With kitchen scissors, cut from outside edge just to the glass, forming 16 wedges. Twist each wedge five or six times and tuck ends under. Remove glass. Cover with a kitchen towel; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm coffee cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe found here: Maple Nut Coffee Cake

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Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

Ingredients
1/3 cup raisins
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups coarsely chopped peeled apples
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 sheets phyllo dough (14 inches x 9 inches)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons canola oil

Directions
In a microwave-save bowl, combine the raisins, water and almond extract. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes. Drain. Add the apples, 1/3 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon; toss to coat. Set aside.

Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface. Combine butter and oil; set aside 2 teaspoons. Lightly brush some of the remaining butter mixture over phyllo dough. Keep remaining phyllo dough covered with plastic wrap and a damp towel to avoid drying out. Layer with 7 more sheets of phyllo, brushing each layer with some of the butter mixture. Spread apple mixture over phyllo to within 2 in. of one long side. Fold the short edges over filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the long side where the apple filling is 2 in. from edge.

Place seam side down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits into top of strudel. Brush with reserved butter mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Apple Strudel

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Jelly Doughnuts

Jelly Doughnuts

Ingredients
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons jelly or jam
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, egg yolks, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (do not knead)

Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead about 10 times. Divide dough in half.

Roll each portion to 1/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cutter. Place about 1/2 teaspoon jelly in the center of half of the circles; brush edges with egg white. Top with remaining circles; press edges to seal tightly.

Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm doughnuts in remaining sugar. Yield: 16 doughnuts.

Recipe found here: Jelly Doughnuts

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