We continue our cooking series with “What’s For Breakfast?!” It’s a New Year, let’s kick off the week with two delicious and healthy recipes for breakfast that you can meal prep in advance. A perfect grab-and-go!

Recipes:

Easy Egg Bite Muffins With Hot Turkey Sausage HERE
 ( we added hot turkey sausage for extra flavor )

Blueberry Muffins HERE

Some of our favorite Winter Teas and Teapot:

Hot 6 Cup Cordless Electric Water Kettle Stainless Steel HERE

Professional 1.7L Electric Kettle in Stainless Steel HERE

Holiday/Winter Tea Bundle (3 flavors Peppermint Bark Minty Chocolate, Eggnogg’n, Ginger Snappish) HERE 

Peppermint Bark Minty Chocolate Tea HERE

Eggnogg’n Tea HERE

Ginger Snappish Tea HERE

Lemon & Ginger Tea HERE

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Apple Watch Bands HERE

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Scentsy Warmers, wax melts, and much more HERE

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Simple Human 8″ Round Sensor Mirror with Touch Control HERE
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Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation HERE
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pizzelles

pizzelles

Recipe & Ingredients:

6 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
pinch of salt
3 1/2 -4 cups of all purpose flour
Anise Oil (start with 1/2 teaspoon, add to to taste)

Directions:

Preheat pizzelle iron and spray with some cooking oil.  In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs then add sugar, oil, and anise oil. Mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Drop batter (one tablespoonful) onto hot pizzelle iron. Close and clamp the lid to cook for 30 seconds.

Pizzelles should be a nice, light-medium, golden brown. Remove with spatula from iron and cool on wire rack or baking towels. Store in an airtight container. Remaining batter can be refrigerated to be used at a later time.

pizzelles

pizzelles

pizzelles

As long as we can remember, Italian Pizzelle Cookies have been a part of our Italian-American subculture. This old family, traditional Italian cookie was part of every festive holiday, weddings, baptisms, and family celebrations.  Today, we are keeping that family tradition going by baking the pizzelles, and passing our family recipe down to the next generation. As young children, we remember waking up to the wonderful scent of anise (which smells similar to licorice), wafting through the house and couldn’t wait to gobble up our favorite cookies with a glass of milk.  The cookies are light and crisp, and easy to make with a pizzelle iron (yet have a tendency to test our patience, haha!).  The best part is you can customize the flavor of the cookie by adding as little or as much of the anise oil as you like.  You can also substitute the anise oil for other flavors such as vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon, orange, or chocolate.  Some prefer adding jam on top of the cookie, or even a little powdered sugar.  Lauren’s grandma added anise seeds to hers, which will also give it that signature anise flavor.  They taste as delicious as they look!

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Our What’s For Dinner? Thanksgiving Edition, features a simple dish that will compliment your holiday dinner! It will add lots of color, and it tastes great too! Step aside boring veggies and say Hello to this Fall Harvest Medley! Watch us prepare this delicious dish on our YouTube channel HERE!

Recipe:

Fall Harvest Medley (Source: Entertain & Celebrate Autumn 2019)
(Makes 8 servings)

1 pound fresh brussels sprouts, peeled, trimmed, and halved
2 (8-ounce) packages miniature rainbow carrots, halved
1 bunch fresh radishes with green tops, trimmed and halved
2 red apples, quartered
2 green apples, quartered
3 shallots, quartered
6 cloves garlic
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Garnish: fresh sage

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, apples, shallots, garlic, and rosemary sprigs. Add oil and melted butter, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Bake until lightly browned and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with sage, if desired. Serve immediately.