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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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Banana Beignet Bites

Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

BEIGNETS:
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions
In a small bowl, mix sugars and cinnamon until blended. In a large bowl, whisk the first five beignet ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, bananas, milk and 2 tablespoons oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry about 45-60 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm beignets in sugar mixture. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Recipe found here: Banana Beignet Bites

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Almond Ring Coffee Cake

Ingredients
3-1/2 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup milk
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg

FILLING:
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

GLAZE:
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour and yeast. In a saucepan, heat the milk, butter, sugar and salt to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat until moistened. Add egg; beat for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4-6 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn on a lightly floured surface; roll into an 18-in. x 12-in. rectangle. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over dough to within 1 in. of edges.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Place on a greased baking sheet, sealing ends to form a ring. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

In a small bowl, combine milk and almond extract; whisk in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Drizzle over coffee cake. Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Almond Ring Coffee Cake

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Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwiches

Ingredients
2 tablespoons prepared pesto
2 whole wheat bagels, split and toasted
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 to 5 ounces smoked salmon or lox
2 slices tomato
2 Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Directions
Spread pesto over bagel bottoms; sprinkle with pepper. Layer with salmon, tomato and lettuce leaves. Replace tops. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwiches

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cappuccino-muffins

Cappuccino Muffins

Ingredients

ESPRESSO SPREAD:
4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

MUFFINS:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
In a food processor, combine the spread ingredients; cover and process until well blended. Transfer to a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until serving.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine milk and coffee granules until coffee is dissolved. Add the butter, egg and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm with espresso spread. Yield: about 14 muffins (3/4 cup spread).

Recipe found here: Cappuccino Muffins

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Bistro Breakfast Panini

Ingredients
6 bacon strips
1 teaspoon butter
4 large eggs, beaten
4 slices sourdough bread (3/4 inch thick)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
8 thin slices apple
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir until set.

Place eggs on two slices of bread; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer with cheese, apple, bacon, spinach and remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.

Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 3-4 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Bistro Breakfast Panini

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