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Baked Eggs in Ham Cups

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Baked-Eggs-Ham-Cups-21616192

INGREDIENTS

12 slices of ham (free of preservatives)
12 eggs
Salt, pepper, and paprika

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Line a muffin tin with slices of ham. Crack an egg into each muffin spot, and season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool for two to three minutes, remove slowly from muffin tin, and enjoy!

PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS

1. Place one egg in each slot of a muffin tin
2. Bake at 325 for 30 mins
3. Immediately drop them into an ice bath

Voìla Perfect eggs!

SAUSAGE, SPINACH & FETA FRITTATA – LOW CARB AND GLUTEN FREE

Sausage, Spinach & Feta Frittata – Low Carb and Gluten Free

 

A low carb and gluten free breakfast casserole recipe that is hearty and easy to make!
Serves: 18 muffins or 12 squares
INGREDIENTS
  • 12 oz. Jones Dairy Mild Sausage (roll)
  • 10 oz pkg of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Break up the raw sausage into small pieces and place it in a medium bowl. Squeeze any remaining liquid out of the spinach, and break it up into the same bowl as the sausage. Sprinkle the feta cheese over the mixture and toss lightly until combined. Lightly spread the mixture onto the bottom of a greased 13×9 casserole dish or 18 greased muffin cups.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat the eggs, cream, almond milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg together until fully combined. Gently pour into the pan or muffin cups until about ¾ the way full.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 50 minutes (for the casserole) or (30 minutes) for the muffin cups – or until fully set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
NOTES
Approximate nutrition information per serving:
Per muffin: 137 calories, 10g fat, 1g net carbs, 8g protein
Per square: 206 calories, 16g fat, 1.4g net carbs, 12g protein
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 1 muffin or square serving

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken, Bacon, & Tator Tot Bake

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken, Bacon, & Tator Tots is a delicious and super easy meal to put together! Your whole family will love it!
Author: Stacey
Recipe type: main
Ingredients
1 (32 ounce) bag tater tots
3 ounce crumbled bacon pieces
1 lb skinless chicken breasts
1½ cups grated colby cheese
1½ cups grated monterey jack pepper cheese
¾ cup milk
salt and pepper
Instructions
Grease the bottom of the crock pot
Layer ½ the tater tots on the bottom of the pot
Sprinkle ½ of the bacon pieces on top of the tator tots
Combine the two cheeses, and sprinkle ⅓ of it over the bacon and tots
Top cheese with the chicken breasts
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper to taste
Top chicken with another ⅓ of cheese
Sprinkle with other ½ of the bacon pieces
Add remainder of the tater tots
Top with final ⅓ of the cheese
Pour milk over the top
Set crock pot to high and cook 4-5 hours (3 was perfect for me)

Creamy Coleslaw

1 medium to large head cabbage
2 large carrots, or a couple handfuls of baby carrots

Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. Chop cabbage
2. Grate carrots, or chop in Ninja chopper
3. Mix dressing ingredients
4.  Add to cabbage and carrots
5. Chill in fridge for at least one hour

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

http://www.chowhound.com/recipes/easy-slow-cooker-pulled-pork-30356

INGREDIENTS (10)

2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar1 tablespoon chili powder1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 (4-1/2- to 5-pound) boneless or bone-in pork shoulder (also known as pork butt), twine or netting removed

Grandma Green’s Fruit Candy

1 c dried apples (chopped)
1 c dried apricots (chopped)
1 c dried cranberries
1 c canned prunes(chopped)
1 c raisins
1/2 c walnuts (chopped)
1/2 c butter (1 stick)
1/2 c honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla
5 c graham crackers

(It’s recommended to use rubber gloves to mix thoroughly)

– Mix dried fruit & prunes
– Add spices to fruit mixture
– In separate bowl mix butter &  honey,  then add to fruit &  spices mixture
– Add graham crackers &  mix well
– Pack into foil lined loaf pan

HONEY BEER BREAD

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http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/honey-beer-bread/

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
4 Tbsp. (half stick) butter, melted (**You can double this if you’d like**)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x 5x 3-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. (I recommend popping your honey in the microwave for a few seconds beforehand to make it easier to stir in!)

Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan. Then spoon the batter into the pan, and pour the rest of the butter on top of the batter. (Use a pastry brush to spread it around if you’d like.)

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown and a toothpick/knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve immediately.

HEALTHY BAKED BROCCOLI TOTS

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http://gimmedelicious.com/2015/05/17/healthy-baked-broccoli-tots/

PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 20 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins

Serves: 20 tots
INGREDIENTS
2 cups or 12 ounces uncooked or frozen broccoli
1 large egg
¼ cup diced yellow onion
⅓ cup cheddar cheese
⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
⅓ cup italian breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons parsley ( or cilantro, rosemary,
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.

Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.

Chop broccoli finely and mix thoroughly with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix using a ice-cream scoop or your hands and gently press between your hands into a firm ball then shape into a tater-tot shape. It helps to wash your hands after every few tots to keep them from sticking onto your hands. Next, Place on your prepared baking sheet.

Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-24 minutes, turning half way. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with ketchup, sriracha, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce!

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