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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Our Favorites:

Shop The 2 Orchids Online Boutique HERE

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Karen’s Favorites:

Foreo Luna Play Plus HERE
MicroBiome Night Mask HERE
PJ’s Shop I Love Jewelry HERE
Sugar Peach Wet & Dry Face & Eye Palette HERE
Apple Watch HERE
Apple Watch Bands HERE

One Protein Bars Variety HERE
Scentsy Warmers, wax melts, and much more HERE

Lauren’s Favorites:

Simple Human 8″ Round Sensor Mirror with Touch Control HERE
The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette HERE
Double Wear Stay In Place Foundation HERE
Lobe Wonders Earring Support Patches HERE
Macbook Air Case HERE
Total Results Color Obsessed Miracle Treat 12 HERE

Pillow Talk Lip Pencil HERE
Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels HERE
Multi-Action Sculpting Cream 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!

Our Signature

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.

Before the family fills their bellies with candy on Halloween night, surprise them with a spooktacular dinner they will be sure to love! Our Crockpot Pizza Casserole has all the ingredients of pizza that you can eat with a fork. Swap plain dinner rolls for these fun Witches Broomsticks which can be made in advance! Happy Halloween! 🎃

Crockpot Pizza Casserole Recipe HERE (Source: Real Housemoms)

Ingredients:

8 ounce box of short pasta rigatoni, penne or ziti
1 pound ground Italian sausage
1/2 pound of ground beef
8 ounce package of sliced pepperoni
1/2 large white onion chopped
42 ounces of pizza sauce Three 14-ounce jars
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cloves garlic chopped
16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until almost al dente, but not quite, about 6 or 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta boils, cook the Italian sausage and ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
Layer the pepperoni slices between a couple paper towels. Place the towels on a plate and microwave for 15 seconds to help remove the excess grease from the pepperoni.
In a large bowl mix together the pasta, Italian sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, onion, pizza sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic.
Coat the inside of a 5-quart slow cooker with non-stick spray
Layer the pasta in the slow cooker, alternating layers with the shredded mozzarella cheese. There should be three layers, ending with the cheese on top.
Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Serve warm with garlic bread and a salad, make sure the heat at your place is the best for storage, if not just contact a professional at https://eastwoodairlodi.com/acampo/ for a check up or fix so you can cook with the right ambiance.

Witches Broomsticks Recipe HERE (Source: Taste Of Home)

Ingredients:

2-1/3 cups biscuit/baking mix
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, milk and Italian seasoning. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 10 times. Divide into 30 portions; set half aside. Roll the remaining 15 pieces into 7-in. ropes for broom handles; fold in half and twist. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Shape reserved pieces into 2-1/2-in. circles; cut with scissors to form a bundle of broom twigs. Place below each broom handle; pinch edges to seal. Brush with butter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or cool on a wire rack.

What’s For Dinner? “‘I love The 2 Orchids” Show Halloween Edition Youtube HERE