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Crème Brûlée French Toast Recipe >

On 11.28.2016 by Nam Nguyen

The holiday season is in full swing—my favorite time of the year! It’s a period full of quality time with friends and family, along with celebrations galore. And where there’s celebration, there’s a bit of decadence. And where there’s decadence, there better be crème brûlée! If your holiday season is anything like mine, you’re probably surrounded with lots of loved ones who always seem to be hungry. But with so many events, you’re also likely to be short on time, too. No worries, I’ve got the perfect dish for you that will be a make-ahead lifesaver, while still wowing your ever-hungry crowds—crème brûlée French toast! Perfect for the holiday season and a great way to celebrate National French Toast Day, November 28! French toast usually Read More >

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake >

On 11.14.2016 by Laura Basher

Now that Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is around the corner, I can totally relish the fact that fall is in full bloom. Here in San Diego, it doesn’t cool off and feel like autumn until November. We still haven’t given up our flip flops, but we just wear them AND our sweaters! This is also the time of the year where I make homemade pumpkin purée. I always have a stash of pumpkin goodness in the freezer. I like to sneak pumpkin into everything I make: soups, chili, and even pancakes! My pumpkin spice mug cake only needs 2 tablespoons of pumpkin purée. A mug cake is a super easy and quick way to enjoy a warm and fluffy cake in minutes. The baking Read More >

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe >

On 10.27.2016 by Paula Jones

Macaroni and cheese—it's an American staple. Who doesn't love mac and cheese, right? There are so many ways to make it and so many add-in possibilities. It might be the perfect food, because it's completely customizable. It starts with a stove top or baked version. Today we're exploring a classic version of baked macaroni and cheese. It's the perfect accompaniment to most meals or, if you're like me, perfect on its own. Baked is what I grew up on and it's my go-to. It starts with a short pasta. We like shells or elbows. Feel free to try rotini, penne, or farfalle. You'll want to be sure you cook the pasta just shy of al dente. No worries, it will finish cooking in the oven. Read More >

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting and Caramel Drizzle Recipe >

On 10.24.2016 by Laura Davidson

Having worked as a baker for a dessert food truck, I have a strong affinity for cupcakes. I’ve made thousands upon thousands of them. They might have started as a food trend but, in my humble opinion, they’re here to stay. These pumpkin cupcakes with marshmallow frosting and caramel drizzle are the perfect portable, festive, fall dessert. Inspired by classic sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, the pumpkin cupcakes are topped with a light and fluffy marshmallow frosting and finished with a light drizzle of homemade caramel (or store-bought caramel if you are short on time!). Similar to homemade meringue, the marshmallow frosting is made with just a handful of ingredients: Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg whites, fine granulated sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and pure Read More >

Eggs with Zoodles Recipe >

On 09.23.2016 by Kelsey Banfield

We are back in the weeknight swing and I'm working on some new dinner recipes to add to my current repertoire. Over the summer we got into two dishes: zoodles and shakshuka. Both are simple to make and taste delicious. Until now, I've been serving them separately, but this week I decided to combine them into one easy dish, eggs with zoodles. My plan was to bake the eggs in the tomatoes and serve them over zoodles for an easy, healthy dinner. Procuring the ingredients was easy. And, while I was doing so, I picked up some Davidson’s Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs. They are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath to eliminate the risk of Salmonella. Knowing this eases my mind when it comes Read More >

Make Ahead Cheesy Spinach Strata Recipe >

On 09.20.2016 by Paula Jones

Gasp, the holidays are coming up and they'll be here, along with house guests, before we know it. It's a great idea to have a few breakfast and brunch recipes in your cooking arsenal that can feed a crowd and be made ahead of time. Who wants to wake up hours before everyone else to prep meals? Am I right? This strata is vegetarian. It's packed full of egg, spinach, and cheesy goodness. You can, however, appease your carnivore taste buds by adding some crispy prosciutto or bacon bits to the top. Because bacon. Make this cheesy spinach and strata recipe the night before, pop it in the fridge and then into the oven the following morning. It makes a generous 8 servings. I choose Read More >

September is National Family Meals Month™ >

On 09.16.2016 by Molly Bray Yunek

This September we are celebrating National Family Meals Month™. Family life can be hectic and getting everyone to sit down around the table to enjoy a meal together might not always be an option. But research has shown that just a few meals per week shared between parents and their children can have several health benefits. Kids and teens who share meals with their families three or more times per week are less likely to be overweight, more likely to eat healthier foods, and show more respect for their families. Quick and easy meal ideas We understand time can be limited during the week. Here are a few quick and easy skillet meals that everyone in the family will love. Each is ready in less Read More >

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizza Recipe >

On 09.16.2016 by Jamie Sanders

It’s September - which means it's back to school time! My kids have been back for a few weeks now and are starting to get back into the routine. The routine of go, go, go that is. With all the rushing around in the mornings, after school activities, and homework we don't have a lot of time to make big dinners or from-scratch breakfasts. Today, I've got a great recipe for a bacon and eggs breakfast pizza that comes together in just a few minutes and is perfect for those nights when you're craving breakfast for dinner. Even better, the leftovers are just as yummy heated up for a quick breakfast the next morning. Growing up, it was always a reason to celebrate when mom would announce we were having breakfast for dinner (usually Read More >

Cranberry Orange Corn Muffins Recipe >

On 09.15.2016 by Matt Ivan

September marks the official start of fall. While I’m a bit sad to see summer weather and weekly barbecues go away, an exciting new chapter of seasonal recipes is upon us. In-season harvest flavors such as apples, cranberries, pears, sweet potatoes, and of course pumpkin are coming. These cranberry orange corn muffins feature some of my favorite fall flavors in a unique breakfast treat that’s full of flavor and texture, with a large amount of cornmeal adding distinct crunch throughout. It’s a simple recipe that uses mostly common pantry ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to make, including baking time. Ideal for a weekend brunch, holidays, or even an easy comforting weekday breakfast. When I was growing up, the fall season was one of Read More >

Kale, Bacon, and Cheese Strata Recipe: A Make-Ahead Lifesaver! >

On 08.22.2016 by Nam Nguyen

It’s back-to-school time—can you believe it? Where has the summer gone? And as someone who also works in education, I’m double bracing myself for the full flurry of classes being back in session. If you’re like me and love breakfast, it can be tough this time of year to take the time to enjoy a delicious meal to start the day. That snooze button on your alarm can be so tempting and before you know it, you are in a mad flurry running out the door while hoping that you’re at least wearing matching socks. That is why prep-ahead meals are a lifesaver in my home. With just a small bit of planning and assembly the night before, you can have a scrumptious, Sunday brunch-worthy Read More >