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Creamy Egg Salad

Creamy Egg Salad

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green or sweet red pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
8 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

In a bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir in green pepper, celery, relish and parsley. Fold in eggs. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. Yield: 3 cups.

Recipe found here: Creamy Egg Salad

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Mushroom Quiche Lorraine

Mushroom Quiche Lorraine

1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons butter
4 large eggs
1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
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Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from the oven; reduce heat to 375°.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute mushrooms and onions in butter until tender. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, cream and pepper. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mushrooms and onions to egg mixture. Stir in cheese and bacon.

Pour into crust. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked quiche. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 375°. Place quiche on a baking sheet; cover edge loosely with foil. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary for a knife inserted near the center to come out clean. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Mushroom Quiche Lorraine

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Cheesy Souffles

Cheese Souffles

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
Dash cayenne pepper
1 cup milk
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese
4 eggs, separated

In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, mustard and cayenne until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Remove from the heat.

Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. In a bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture.

Pour into four greased 10-oz. souffle dishes or custard cups. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheese Souffles

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Crepes Suzette

Crepes Suzette

For the suzette butter:
1 orange
8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar

For the batter:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk, plus more as needed
3 Tbs. unsalted butter

6 Tbs. brandy
3 Tbs. Grand Marnier
Thin strips of orange zest for garnish

To make the suzette butter, grate the zest from the orange. Cut the orange in half and extract the juice. In a food processor, combine the orange zest, butter and sugar and process until completely blended. With the motor running, slowly add the orange juice and process again until blended. Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

To make the batter, in a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and the 1 3/4 cups milk. Gradually whisk in the flour mixture to make a thin, lump-free batter. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

When ready to cook, stir the batter; it should be the consistency of heavy cream. If it is too thick, thin with a little more milk. Heat a 12-inch crepe pan or nonstick fry pan over medium heat until hot. Add 1 tsp. of the unsalted butter and tilt the pan to coat the bottom with the butter as it melts. Ladle about 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, tilting and swirling the pan to coat the bottom with the batter. Pour any excess batter back into the bowl. Cook until the edges are dry and separate slightly from the pan, 30 to 45 seconds. Using a spatula, turn the crepe over and cook for just a few seconds. Transfer to a warmed plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more butter to the pan as needed. You should have 12 crepes.

In a fry pan over medium-high heat, melt 4 Tbs. of the suzette butter and add 4 crepes to the pan. Using 2 forks, turn the crepes in the butter to coat, then fold each into fourths and nestle them in the pan. Add 2 Tbs. of the brandy and 1 Tbs. of the Grand Marnier. Remove from the heat. Using a long-handled match, ignite the brandy and stir the crepes in the sauce until the flames subside. Transfer to individual plates. Repeat the process in 2 more batches. Serve immediately, garnished with the orange zest strips. Serves 6.

Recipe found here: Crepes Suzette

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Amish Breakfast Casserole

Amish Breakfast Casserole

1 pound sliced bacon, diced
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
6 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
1-1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in bacon mixture. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Amish Breakfast Casserole

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Hash Brown & Chicken Brunch Casserole

Hash Brown & Chicken Brunch Casserole

15 large eggs, beaten
1 package (28 ounces) frozen O’Brien potatoes
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
5 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a very large bowl, combine eggs, potatoes, chicken, milk, tomatoes, 1 cup cheese, green onions, cilantro and seasonings until blended. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Hash Brown & Chicken Brunch Casserole

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eggs benedict with cheese sauce

Double-Cheese Eggs Benedict

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper

1 tablespoon white vinegar
8 eggs
4 English muffins, split and toasted
8 slices Canadian bacon, warmed
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

For cheese sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the cheese, mustard, salt and pepper, stirring until cheese is melted. Cover and keep warm.

Place 2-3 in. of water in a large skillet with high sides; add vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer; holding the cup close to the surface of the water, slip egg into water.

Cook 4 eggs, uncovered, until whites are completely set, about 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, lift each egg out of the water. Repeat with remaining eggs.

To assemble, top each muffin half with one slice Canadian bacon, one egg, cheese sauce and bacon. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Double-Cheese Eggs Benedict

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