Quick and Easy French Toast that Your Family will Love

Stuffed French toast is a great way to spice up your breakfasts with whatever flavors you want. The whole family will love it, and you can even make some of these recipes the night before for easy mornings. Make a Breakfast the Family will Love with Stuffed French Toast With stuffed French toast, you can choose whatever filling your family loves best–peanut butter, cream cheese, pastry filling, or even ham and cheese. Let your family choose their favorite flavor. Simply take two slices of bread, make a sandwich with your filling, and finish the French toast as usual with an …

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How to Make Easy Pigs in a Blanket with a Bread Mix

Black bread pigs in a blanket with cheese in the center and dipping sauce on the side

I grew up with pigs in a blanket. Loved them. My mother wrapped dough around sausages or hot dogs and served them for lunch or dinner. It’s an easy answer for weeknight meals. A narrow strip of cheddar down the center of the dog makes them even better. Your family will have a ball! Choose a Bread Mix for Pigs in a Blanket Your Family Will Love Choose a bread mix your family would love to try–your choices are incredible. The image above shows an Italian Herb and Cheese Bread mix. Other images in this article include black Russian bread …

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How to Make Family Friendly Dinners with Pigs in a Blanket

Black bread pigs in a blanket with cheese in the center and dipping sauce on the side

I grew up with pigs in a blanket and loved them. My mother wrapped dough around sausages or hot dogs and served them for lunch or dinner. It’s an easy, affordable answer for weeknight dinners, and your family will have a ball. You can make them with a bread mix for an easy meal with lots of flavor options, a biscuit mix for a quick and easy meal, or refrigerated crescent dough for a fast weeknight meal. No matter the method, these pigs are amazingly foolproof and easy with a mix or premade dough. Make Foolproof Pigs in a Blanket …

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How to Make Food Taste Better with Dips, Sauces, and Sandwich Spreads

There is a bottle in our refrigerator. On the label, it says, “The Sauce is the Boss.” It’s true. Our dinners, sandwiches, and even desserts would not be the same without sauces and spreads. Sauces and spreads make any food taste better. Here you will find a sauce, spread or dip for: Burgers Sandwiches Wraps Pigs in a Blanket Corn Dogs and even salads Say Goodbye to Your Ordinary Condiments You won’t need to settle for everyday burgers anymore. Forget about mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard—on their own, they’re plain, but mixed together or with other ingredients, you can make them …

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How to Make Pigs in a Blanket with Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough

These crescent roll pigs are the meal you can make when you don’t have any time. The dough is already made for you, so you can have hot pigs on the table in less than fifteen minutes. Crescent Roll Pigs in a Blanket: A Fun, Tasty Meal Crescent rolls are buttery, flakey, and melt in your mouth. We love them wrapped around little cocktail sausages, and your family will love them too. They’re not much work. You don’t have to mix the dough or let it rise. Just pull the crescent dough and sausages out of the fridge, wrap the …

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Make Quick Pigs in a Blanket with a Biscuit Mix

These pigs in blanket are perfect for a busy day, when you don’t have time to let the bread rise. Because biscuits are quick and easy, these pigs are quick and easy—especially when you use a just-add-water biscuit mix. Foolproof Pigs in a Blanket with a Biscuit Mix Our just-add-water biscuit mixes make this pigs in a blanket recipe foolproof. You don’t have to cut butter or shortening into the flour mixture for the biscuit dough, so your pigs will take hardly any effort at all and will bake in about ten minutes. With all the biscuit mix options, you …

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Make Dessert Waffles from a Cake Mix

Everyone loves waffles for breakfast, but what if you could turn them into a dessert as well? I’m not talking about just topping your ordinary waffles with a little extra whipped cream; I’m talking about making dessert waffles with a cake mix. Just add a little extra water to the cake batter, pour it into a waffle iron, and you’ll have a tasty dessert in no time. It really just takes a few minutes to make these fun desserts that are sure to impress. The Best Cake Mix for Dessert Waffles: Baby Cakes We like to make our dessert waffles …

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Orange Dream Whipped Cream Cake

This whipped cream cake is made with a vanilla bean baby cakes mix with a touch of orange flavor and topped with orange-flavored whipped cream. It’s light, citrusy, and just a dream for the tastebuds. Ingredients: 1 Vanilla Bean Baby Cake Mix 3 large eggs 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon orange flavor Orange Cloud Whipped Cream Frosting Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the cake batter in your stand type mixer, per package instructions. Add the orange flavor. Spread batter in a greased or parchment-lined 9X13 cake pan and bake for 18 minutes at 325 degrees or until …

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The Best Time of Year for a Nature Hike

Take a hike in the woods, fish a mountain brook, and more. Since church is mostly shut down, on Sunday afternoons, Merri Ann and I pack a lunch, grab a lesson manual, and go find a quiet place in the woods for a picnic, time together, and a discussion. This was as quiet a place as you could find, tucked under the Continental Divide. It was an hour on paved roads and 45 minutes on rough dirt roads. That’s a long way for a prayer and discussion, but oh, was it worth it! A Nature Hike in a Quiet Canyon …

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Five Things You Can Do to Make Your Baking Better

Over the years, we’ve found ways to make our baked goods taste better. We wanted to share our list with you, so you can make your family and friends fall in love with your baking every time. 1. Add More Flavor So why do we add vanilla to our cookies and cakes when you can’t taste it? Because it makes everything else taste better. And it would probably taste even better if you added twice as much. But vanilla is expensive. Try something else–French vanilla or maybe one of the synthetic vanillas (I know–that’s heresy.) We use brown sugar flavor …

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Make Ice Cream Sandwiches with Your Favorite Cookies

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Make Ice Cream Sandwiches with Your Favorite Cookie Mixes You can have a ton offun with ice cream sandwiches.It’s simple to make them like those above, simply two cookies with ice cream smashed in the middle. We’ll even share a few of the tricks we’ve found to make them even better than those you can get from the grocery store. Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches Ingredients: Your choice of ice cream Your favorite cookie mix Jimmies or other decorations (optional) Instructions: Bake the cookies according to the package instructions. Layer on a scoop of …

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Got Fruit? Fabulous Dessert Recipes for Your Summer Fruits

How to Make Clafoutis and Other Fabulous Desserts with Your Summer Fruits I love fresh fruit. I love to eat it. I love to bake with it. One of my favorite things to do growing up was go fruit picking. We’d go to the best orchard we could find, pick enough peaches, cherries, blueberries, and strawberries to feed an army, and go home with bellies full because they never charged you on how much you ate. There are so many summer fruits to choose from, and they’re so fun to bake with. Here are some fabulous summertime dessert ideas to …

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How to Make French Toast Sticks

How to Make French Toast Sticks Life is too short not to enjoy the simple things in life. These are French toast sandwiches cut into sticks and cooked on the griddle.  That’s that we’re dipping the sticks in. We love the for serving.  Leftover sticks—if any—can be frozen. This looks like kids’ fare but there is no reason that adults can’t have fun too. Fun to make and fun to eat! There’s nothing better than a breakfast you can eat with your fingers and dip it into syrup like a French fry. It’s like regular French toast but in sticks. …

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Make Your Own Bavarian Cream

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Take your desserts to the next level with real Bavarian cream. It really is a must-have filling for many desserts: cream puffs, pies, cupcakes, donuts, and more. Here, you can decide between making your own Bavarian cream with our recipe or using our pre-made Bavarian cream to make your life easier and tastier. Homemade vs. Premade Normally, I’d tell you that making anything from scratch is always better–even if you have to put a little extra work in it, but the line between “worth the effort” and “still has great taste” gets very …

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How to Make Chapatti

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Chapatti: Your New Favorite Pancake A Traditional Indian Fried Bread If you can make pancakes, you can make this chapatti. So simple! There are only six ingredients and four easy steps. The name may be intimidating, but it’s as easy as a cross between making simple fry bread and pancakes. So tasty! You can serve your chapatti hot with butter, honey, jam, or cinnamon and sugar. Or you can eat them plain as a complement to a main dish. A new family favorite! Not even the picky eaters can hate this one. While …

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Going Bananas for Elvis Presley Sandwiches

Blog Home Prepared Pantry Store Shopping Cart Get a FREE Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread Mix Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZBAN” at checkout. Going Bananas for Elvis Presley Sandwiches And Taking Them to the Next Level with Banana Bread I remember Elvis Presley, barely. I think of him as a big, brawling-type of guy, singing the blues as the girls go crazy. It’s easy to picture him eating peanut butter, bacon, banana sandwiches, too, and having it named after him. You think it’s crazy, but the flavors work together marvelously. I tried a sandwich the other day, …

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Home of the Stuffed Burgers

Home of the Stuffed Burgers Welcome to the Cantina Burger Cafe! Get a Stuffed Burger Press Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press!  Click any arrow below to jump to that section. How to Make Stuffed Burgers Cantina Stuffed Burger Recipes How to Make Burger Buns Click Here For Your Stuffed Burger Press Get a Stuffed Burger Press Now Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press! Get it now! Here’s How to Make Your Own Stuffed Burgers Stuffed Burgers Can Be as Easy as 1 2 3… Make crowd-pleasing burgers in just three easy …

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Upside Down Donut Cake

It’s a Donut! It’s a Cake! It’s an Upside Down Donut Cake! Get Your $1 Donut Mix Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZDON” at checkout. Donuts surely can’t get any better than this, an upside down donut cake. Everyone loves donuts, and I know that upside down cake has always been a family favorite, so when we mixed the two together, using raised donut dough instead of cake batter, the result was an absolute masterpiece. Here’s how to do it. Step 1: Mix the Donut Dough Use a Daily Dozen Raised Donut Mix for this donut cake, or …

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Bread Making Primer

Bread-Making Primer Whether you’re new to making bread or just need a little refresher course, this bread-making primer will answer all of your questions about making bread. Paired with additional resources and recipes, this primer will have you feeling like a culinary genius in no time. Making this in your bread machine? Click Here for Instructions Click any of the links below to jump to the right step: Essential Tools and Ingredients 1. Mix the Dough 2. Knead the Dough 3. Let it Rise 4. Form the Loaf 5. Bake Essential Tools and Ingredients for Better Bread Essential Tools and …

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Bread Making Made Easy

Bread Making Made Easy Get White Breads for $2 Get Wheat Breads for $2 Make great bread! Choose the Country White Collection or the Country Wheat Collection and get our three favorite white or wheat breads for just $2 each when you add it to cart and use code “ZEZ1” at checkout for white breads and code “ZEZ2” for wheat breads. Look How Easy It Is to Make Bread Click to Learn More: Mixing the Dough Kneading the Dough Letting it Rise How to Form the Loaf Getting the Bread Baked Right Making this in your bread machine? Click Here …

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