Impossibly Easy Bacon, Egg and Tot Bake (With Make-Ahead Directions)

Impossibly Easy Bacon, Egg and Tot Bake

 

Easter morning can be hectic. The kids want to hunt for eggs & candy. You need to get everyone ready to go to church. And, it’s probably a good idea to give everyone a nutricious breakfast before diving into those Easter baskets & heading out the door! How do you find the time to prepare breakfast, let alone eat it?

Betty Crocker to the rescue with some help from Jean Ann! In this episode, Jean Ann share a simple recipe for egg casserole that includes Bisquick, Tater Tots & BACON! As if that isn’t enough, you can make this recipe the day before, put it in the fridge, then bake the next morning.

This is also perfect for after church brunch! Enjoy!

 

Easy Egg Bake

The Best Easter Desserts

Best Easter Desserts

I want you to look closely at the eggs in the photo above. Cute, aren’t they? And can you believe they are TRUFFLES?! I might have a hard time eating these delightful confections but I’m sure I could FORCE myself after spending some time admiring them. And this isn’t the only fabulous Easter dessert created by BHG. They have an incredible selection of desserts that will tickle the taste buds of Easter guests, family and ESPECIALLY YOU! Enjoy!

Easter Desserts

Best Egg Bakes for Easter

Best Egg Bakes for Easter

Easter morning can be VERY busy. The kids are excited to begin hunting for candy & eggs. Church bells call you to worship. Family may be coming over. With all this confusion going on around you, it becomes difficult to make a filling, but simple, breakfast for your family. Thank Heavens for Betty Crocker. She offers you a flavorful selection of  egg casseroles for Easter breakfast or brunch. You can put the dish together the day before & have it in the fridge, ready to bake. Add fresh fruit, juice & coffee & you begin Easter in a wonderful way. Enjoy!

Egg Bakes

9 Showstopping Desserts to Complete Your Easter Feast

9 Showstopping Desserts to Complete Your Easter Feast

I love good food. Share a wonderful meal with family & friends is one of my very favorite things. Easter offers us the opportunity to enjoy a variety of dishes. You can host an Easter brunch after church or have everyone over for Easter dinner in the afternoon. No matter when you celebrate Easter with your family, these fabulous desserts from Betty Crocker will top off your meal in grand style. I like to use dessert as the centerpiece for my table, placing the cake or pie on a raised cake stand & surrounding the base with flowers & decorations. Imagine how beautiful your table would look with the cake in the photo as your centerpiece! Your guests may have a hard time resisting! Enjoy!

Easter Desserts

Coconut Easter Egg Cookie Nest

Coconut Easter Nest Cookies

These cookies are easy to make & fun to eat. They are cake mix cookies so you can make a batch in no time!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines™ Classic White Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • green food coloring
  • 1 bag jelly beans

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper. I have 2 cookie sheets but I use 4 sheets of paper. This way, I can prepare all the cookie batches for baking before the first sheet goes into the oven.

In large mixing bowl or batter bowl, combine oil, eggs & almond extract. Add cake mix & mix until lumps are gone. This takes some work but keep at it.

White coconut with drops of food coloring

White coconut with drops of food coloring

In an empty plastic container, place 3-4 drops of food coloring. Add coconut. Add 3-4 more drops of food coloring. Put lid on container & shake until all the coconut is the desired color. You may want to begin with less food coloring & add more gradually until the coconut is the shade you desire.

Tinted coconut

Tinted coconut

Add tinted coconut to cookie batter & blend thoroughly. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. I made the cookies in this batch larger so only 9 fit on each sheet. You can make them smaller so 12 will fit.

I rolled these cookies into balls, flattened them & made indentations. This isn’t necessary. The cookies puffed up & the indentations went away. I will probably continue to roll them into balls & flatten them though so they have a nice round shape.

Ready for the oven

Ready for the oven

Bake 10-11 minutes in a 350 oven. Before removing cookies or parchment from sheet onto cooling racks, gently press 2 jelly beans into center of each cookie while still hot. If you make smaller cookies, one jelly bean may be enough. Then carefully slide parchment paper onto cooling racks.

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

I place these cookies on one of my buffet plates with a floral patterned paper plate I bought at Dollar Tree. The plate then went on my cake stand on my living room sideboard.

My Easter sideboard featuring Easter nest cookies!

My Easter sideboard featuring Easter nest cookies!

These are a keeper so I plan to make a larger batch of small cookies for church one Sunday during Lent.

CHANGES

Next time, I plan to add green food coloring to the egg, oil & extract mixture to color the batter as well as the coconut. The coconut tinted the batter but it was speckled. I would prefer it to be a consistent green. This should also help the coconut to stand out.

I also plan to use pastel Easter plan M & M’s instead of jelly beans. I like the jelly beans but I thought the chocolate would be a nice change of pace.

13 Things To Do With Marshmallow PEEPS!

13 Things To Do With Marshmallow PEEPS!

You know I choose this article because I couldn’t resist the photo! I recently saw a photo of a dress covered in Peeps! I would eat my way through it before church was over on Easter! Then I would be a majorly sticky mess! Good Housekeeping has come up with ways to enjoy Peeps long after Easter. With all the different colors, I may need to try all 13 ideas! Enjoy!

Fun with Peeps

Lemon-Basil Orzo with Parmesan

Lemon-Basil Orzo with Parmesan

Planning your menu for a special event can be challenging. One of the biggest challenges is to make your meal interesting without going over the top AND without causing yourself an incredible amount of stress. For these reasons, I LOVE it when I find a recipe will add a freshness to my menu but is simple to make.

This Lemon Basil Orzo with Parmesan MyRecipes.com is the perfect example. It is simple to make, will add a freshness to your meal & goes perfectly with your Easter menu. Enjoy!

 

Lemon Basil Orzo