Ok, so yes this may seem more a dessert than breakfast -- but have a cup of coffee and side of fruit and it's breakfast for me!
~I love Southern Living, I find their recipes incredibly reliable. So when I saw this recipe in last years Southern Living holiday magazine, I cut out the page and stashed it in my cooking 'to-do' pile! And as usual, Southern Living didn't disappoint! It is sweet but not overly decadent, and makes a perfect baked gift.
Triple Chocolate Coffee Cake
1 (18.25-oz) Devil's food cake mix
1 (3.9-oz) package chocolate instant pudding mix
2 cups sour cream
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
5 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans - optional
1. Beat the first 6 ingredients until just combined. Stir in 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips. Pour batter evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch square cake pans. --You'll notice in my picture I used a disposable cake pan, I made one 9-inch cake for a gift, and one for my family.---
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
3. Microwave white chocolate chips in 10 second intervals - stirring between each - until melted. Drizzle over cakes. Do the same with the remaining semisweet chips, or sprinkle whole over the top as I did. If adding pecans, sprinkle on last.
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-Casserole Gal Kristen
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This is a delicious way to celebrate cooler weather, falling leaves and Thanksgiving! The Cottage Cheese dough wraps around a pumpkin filling and topped with a cream cheese frosting, which makes this the perfect Thanksgiving morning breakfast!
Cottage Cheese Dough find the recipe on my blog Our Treasured Home
Roll out to approximately 13 inches by 17 inches
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all ingredients and spread evenly on dough. This part is a little messy, but roll up as tight as you can, keep pushing your filling inside as you roll. Use cooking spray on two pie plates or one 13 x 9 casserole dish. Cut roll into 1 inch sections and place in pan/pans, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place. until double in size. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. You want your rolls to be golden brown on top and bottom. While the rolls are baking prepare your frosting.
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sift powdered sugar and cinnamon together. Using a mixer combine cream cheese and vanilla, add powdered sugar/cinnamon, mix together well, if it is too thick add a tablespoon of milk.
Frost rolls while they are hot.
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This is quite possibly one of the easiest casseroles to make. It would be great for having family over for the holidays. It could easily be doubled. This casserole is fantastic served warm with the Cinnamon Whipped Cream. The whipped cream could be made the night before you plan to serve the casserole.
3 12.4 oz tubes of cinnamon rolls, divided and cut into quarters
Spray pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350. Place quartered cinnamon rolls in casserole dish. Transfer 1 container of icing to a small microwave bowl. Microwave for 15-20 seconds. Drizzle warm icing over cinnamon rolls. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through in the middle. Drizzle remaining icing on top of cinnamon roll casserole. Serve warm with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
Cinnamon Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
Place mixing bowl in refrigerator at least 30 minutes to an hour before making the whipped cream. Beat heavy whipping cream and sugar on high in cold mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold in cinnamon and vanilla. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
It's Breakfast month at Casserole Gals! I love breakfast foods - if I could get up and eat a huge breakfast of waffles, bacon, eggs, gravy, potatoes, biscuits, jam, coffee every day.... I would. I love getting up before my family on the weekends and making pancakes or waffles, eggs and bacon. And there is always a snow day at home that starts with biscuits and chocolate gravy. Yum!
This type of casserole recipe has been popping up on my Pinterest non-stop it seems! Always looks so tasty, filling and comforting - so I finally decided to look over different versions and make my own. It did not disappoint! I think my son ate half in one setting, so there's a solid recommendation :)
Biscuits & Gravy Casserole
2 cans biscuits
16 oz sausage
5 cups milk
6 Tb flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Open one can of biscuits, and cut them into fourths. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray, then line bottom of pan with biscuit pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes - you don't want the biscuits fully cooked or they will become over baked later! Remove from oven and set aside.
Brown sausage until cooked completely, in a large skillet. Do not drain sausage, instead spoon out grease until you have about 1/8 cup still in the pan. You need the fat in the pan to make your gravy.
Sprinkle flour over sausage and stir well. Stir and cook for 3 minutes or so to get rid of the raw flour taste. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Coating the sausage with flour then adding the milk slowly help makes a creamy gravy with no lumps. If you pour the milk in all at once - lumps. If you add the flour after the milk - lumps. Every single time.
Let gravy simmer on low until it starts to thicken and covers the back of a spoon. Stir constantly so the flour doesn't 'settle' into lumps on the bottom of your pan. Don't let your gravy get too thick! Taste, and add salt and/or pepper if needed.
Once gravy thickens, pour over partially cooked biscuits. Open other can of biscuits, cut them into fourths and place across the gravy. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until biscuits are fully cooked and golden brown on top. If your top biscuits start to get too brown before the bottom biscuits fully cook, cover with aluminum foil.
-I made two 8x8 pans, one to eat and one to gift!
-I tried adding eggs to one of the pans by whisking 3 eggs and pouring around the top biscuits. We did not like it - changed the texture too much.
Cooking everything in casserole dishes!
With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!