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Cheesy Egg Puffs

Ingredients

1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup butter, cubed, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups 4% cottage cheese

Directions
In a skillet, saute the mushrooms and onions in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

In another bowl, combine eggs and cheeses. Melt remaining butter; add to egg mixture. Stir into dry ingredients along with mushroom mixture.

Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Carefully run the knife around edge of muffin cups before removing. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Egg Puffs

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Monte Cristo Casserole with Raspberry Sauce

Ingredients
1 loaf (1 pound) day-old Italian bread, cut into 1-inch slices
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 pound sliced deli ham
1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese
1/2 pound sliced deli turkey
6 large eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

TOPPING:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

RASPBERRY SAUCE:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries

Directions
Line a greased 13×9-in. baking dish with half of the bread. Spread mustard over bread. Layer with ham, cheese, turkey and remaining bread (dish will be full).

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water, lemon juice and maple syrup until smooth. Add raspberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly.

Let casserole stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with sauce. Yield: 12 servings (1-3/4 cups sauce).

Recipe found here: Monte Cristo Casserole with Raspberry Sauce

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Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons minced chives
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 ounces cream cheese, cubed
Salsa

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Whisk the eggs, chives, water, salt and pepper. Add egg mixture to skillet (mixture should set immediately at edges).

As eggs set, push cooked edges toward the center, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When the eggs are set, sprinkle cream cheese on one side; fold other side over filling. Slide omelet onto a plate; cut in half. Serve with salsa. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

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Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 tablespoon prepared pesto
4 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons white vinegar
4 large eggs
8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
4 fresh basil leaves
4 slices tomato
4 slices Italian bread (1 inch thick), toasted

Directions
In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in pesto. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, whisk egg yolks, water and lemon juice until blended; cook until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and temperature reaches 160°, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to very low. Very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter mixture, whisking constantly.

Transfer to a small bowl. Place bowl in a larger bowl of warm water. Keep warm, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve. Place 2-3 in. of water in a large saucepan or skillet with high sides; add vinegar. Bring to a boil; adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a small bowl; holding the bowl close to the surface of the water, slip each egg into water.

Cook, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Using a slotted spoon, lift eggs out of water.
To serve, layer prosciutto, basil, tomato and eggs over toast. Top with hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

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Glazed Cherry Coffee Cake

Ingredients
1 package yellow cake mix (regular size), divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/3 cup butter, melted

GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 to 2 tablespoons water

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups cake mix, flour, yeast and water until smooth. Stir in eggs until blended. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Gently spoon pie filling over top.

In a small bowl, mix butter and remaining cake mix; sprinkle over filling.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. In a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, corn syrup and enough water to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over coffee cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Recipe found here: Glazed Cherry Coffee Cake

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Raspberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Ingredients
1 cup fresh raspberries
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2/3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds

ICING:
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional raspberries, optional

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, toss raspberries with brown sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened (batter will be thick).

Transfer half of the batter to a greased and floured 8-in. round baking pan. Top with raspberry mixture. Spoon remaining batter over raspberries; sprinkle with almonds.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over top. Serve warm. If desired, serve with additional raspberries. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Raspberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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Prosciutto & Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

Ingredients
2-1/3 cups biscuit/baking mix
1/2 cup 2% milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

EGGS:
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto or deli ham, cut into strips
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, combine biscuit mix, milk, melted butter and chives; mix just until moistened.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and salt. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto and green onions; cook until prosciutto begins to brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter until melted. Add egg mixture; cook and stir until eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains. Stir in cheese; remove from heat.

Split warm biscuits in half. Fill with egg mixture. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Prosciutto & Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

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