Lou Anne’s Cinnamon Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

We were on a French toast kick a while back, when one day, Lou Anne came in and told us she was making deep-fried stuffed French toast. She prepared it like stuffed French toast with a cinnamon cream cheese filling between two slices, dipped it in a batter, and deep-fried it. The results were scrumptious. Here you will find a very good, easy stuffed French toast and a couple variations: a maple cream cheese French toast and a raspberry almond. What You Will Need Good-Quality Bread: With fried French toast, you need a good, sturdy bread that won’t fall apart …

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Storing and Freezing Piroshki

You can make piroshki ahead of time and store them before baking in either the refrigerator or freezer.  You can also refrigerate or freeze leftovers piroshki and reheat them when you’re ready to enjoy them again.  Here’s how: How to Do Make-Ahead Piroshki To do make-ahead piroshki, follow the recipe filling the piroshki and sealing the seam.  Instead of baking the piroshki, store them tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three weeks. Use this as a base recipe for your make-ahead piroshki. When you get ready to bake your …

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Beef and Onion Piroshki

This is a classic piroshki recipe similar to the mushroom piroshki.  You make these beef and onion piroshki in three steps: make the dough, cook the filling, and then assemble the piroshki.  It’s easiest to do with a dough press, but you can build it manually.  If so, be sure to seal the edges well with the tines of a fork. For the Piroshki Dough Ingredients 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup cold butter 2 large eggs 1 cup sour cream Directions Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and …

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Mushroom Piroshki

This is a classic piroshki recipe.  You make these mushroom piroshki in three steps: make the dough, cook the filling, and then assemble the piroshki.  It’s easiest to do with a dough press but you can build it manually.  If so, be sure to seal the edges well with the tines of a fork. For the Piroshki Dough Ingredients 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup cold butter 2 large eggs 1 cup sour cream Directions Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a bowl. Cut the butter …

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Potato Leek Piroshki

You make these potato leek piroshki in three steps: make the dough, cook the filling, and then assemble the piroshki.  It’s easiest to do with a dough press, but you can build it manually.  If so, be sure to seal the edges well with the tines of a fork. For the Piroshki Dough Ingredients 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup cold butter 2 large eggs 1 cup sour cream Directions Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a bowl. Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes and add …

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How To Make Easy Calzones, Piroshki, and Pocket Sandwiches

I know. The neighbor needed help. The doctor took forever. And the kids are crying. You just want to get them fed and move on.And you certainly don’t feel like cooking. Here’s a simple solution. Call them pocket sandwiches, pizza pockets, calzones, or piroshkis… they’re a great way to rescue a busy day. They’re great for picnics and school lunches, too. You can even make breakfast pockets for those busy mornings. This Saturday morning, make a bunch of pocket sandwiches and throw them in the freezer. They don’t have to be extravagant. My daughter, Debbie, loads them with cubed cheese …

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Turkey and Cheese Piroshki Recipe

This is a classic piroshki recipe.  You make these turkey and cheese piroshki in three steps: make the dough, cook the filling, and then assemble the piroshki.  It’s easiest to do with a dough press but you can build it manually.  If so, be sure to seal the edges well with the tines of a fork. For the Piroshki Dough Ingredients 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup cold butter 2 large eggs 1 cup sour cream Directions Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a bowl. Cut …

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Ham and Cheese Piroshki

This is an easy piroshki recipe.  You make these simple ham and cheese piroshki in three steps: make the dough, cook the filling, and then assemble the piroshki.  It’s easiest to do with a dough press, but you can build it manually.  If so, be sure to seal the edges well with the tines of a fork. For the Piroshki Dough Ingredients 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 cup cold butter 2 large eggs 1 cup sour cream Directions Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a bowl. …

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How to Make Monte Cristo Sandwiches

This is an old French sandwich circa 1910. It became popular in America in the 1930’s and then seem to drop out of sight in the 1960’s. My dad loved Monte Cristo sandwiches. As a child, it seemed that they were popular in diners and other casual recipes. Either way, they were made with meat, usually ham, and a soft cheese, raspberry jam, and mustard or a hot sauce. They are now a type of sandwich, a meat and cheese sandwich cooked like French toast or deep fried. We’ve maintained the sweet layer with either jam or a flavored honey.

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American Hamburger Buns

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You can make hamburger buns or sandwich rolls from any mix or recipe. This homemade burger bun recipe is a little richer than most with milk instead of water. It makes a soft, delectable roll that your family will find irresistible. Be warned though: Once you’ve served burgers on fresh-baked buns, your family will never let you use store buns again. American Hamburger Bun Recipe Ingredients 5 1/2 cups plus of high gluten bread flour, divided 1 seven-gram packet instant yeast or two teaspoons 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon dough conditioner 2 cups milk 1 egg, warmed …

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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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French Fried Peanut Butter and Jam Stuffed French Toast

A Perfect Marriage of Childhood Favorites Growing up, French toast was always the classic breakfast and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were the classic lunch. Combining the two and deep frying them in a tempura batter? An absolute masterpiece that will leave you licking every last crumb from the plate. So simple! Making French fried PB&J stuffed French toast is as easy as making the sandwich, dipping it in an egg mixture or batter, and frying it on the pan. So tasty! PB&J sandwiches were always a childhood favorite. Turning them into French toast and topping them with syrup is …

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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 for $1 Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press! Get it for just $1. Add it to your cart and use code “ZBURG” at checkout. 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 for $1 Make your own stuffed burgers with a stuffed burger press! Get it for just $1 now! Add it to …

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How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways Get a FREE Soft Cookie Mix for your ice cream sandwiches! Choose one, add it to cart, and use code “ZSOFT” at checkout. Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Three Ways! So much better than the store! You can’t get more than simple chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiches from the store; making them yourself is so much better. Get creative! Choose your favorite cookie base and mix and match with the ice cream, the toppings, and even the shape. You can even dip them in chocolate or frosting. So fun and always delicious! Whether you decide to use the ice cream sandwich maker, cut out the cookie shapes from a sheet cookie, or use simple cookies they’re fun to make with the kids and will taste great.

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Cantina Stuffed Burger Recipes

Get a Stuffed Burger Press for just $1. Add it to cart and use code “ZBURG” at checkout. Get the Stuffed Burger Press Now (Reg. Price: $10.99) With summer and backyard barbecues coming around, there’s nothing like a good, juicy burger. I’m talking the drip down your chin, piled high with toppings, and nearly too big to bite kind of burger. But we’re moving burgers to the next level: stuffed burgers. We like to call them cantina burgers. Imagine biting down into a soft, tasty bun on top of crisp lettuce, tomato, and zesty condiments followed by a bite of …

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Nine Ways to Make Stuffed Burgers

(Updated from June 9, 2015) We discovered stuffed burgers a long time ago.  But they were simple affairs. We would grind up a block of cheese and mix it into the burger.  Maybe we would chop up onions and peppers and mix those in.  Occasionally, we would look to meatloaf recipes for inspiration. They were good but we found another way to make stuffed burgers. It’s a stuffed burger press.  Instead of mixing the fillings into the meat, you create a stuffing pocket in the middle of the meat. This is what a stuffed burger press looks like: Learn how …

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Homemade Burger Buns

Choose One! Get a FREE Burger Press or a FREE Bun Mix! Add it to checkout and use code “Z507” or “ZBUN” at checkout. The weather is warming up, and it’s time to let the neighborhood cookouts and family picnics begin. Burgers are the spotlight of the season, and it’s always best to impress. While you’re showing off your homemade burgers on the grill, why not also give our favorite homemade burger buns a try? As Dennis likes to say, “the buns make the burger,” and it’s true. I’m sure we can all remember eating a burger fresh off the …

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That’s a Wrap: How to Make a Sandwich Wrap

(Updated From May 10, 2014) Make Great Wraps with a Free Tortilla Mix. Add it to cart and use code “ZWRAP” at checkout. OR Choose 2 Free Breads and use code “ZBREAD” at checkout. Once you know how to roll a wrap, you can make wraps for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even desserts. It’s easy to make sandwich wraps, and there’s so much room for creativity. Load them with meats, cheese, and veggies to suit. Spread them with mayonnaise or a sandwich spread or drizzle them with dressing. For breakfast, you can make a wrap with scrambled eggs, grated cheese, …

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Grilled Chicken and Chipotle Sandwich Wrap

Grilled chicken makes a wonderful sandwich wrap.  Load it up as you like.  The chipotle ranch spread gives it some zip, really improves the sandwich. Ingredients grilled chicken breast, seasoned and cut into 2-inch strips provolone cheese thinly sliced red bell pepper, each slice cut in half romaine lettuce slices of tomato thinly sliced sweet yellow onions chipotle ranch spread spinach tortillas (Note: If you heat the tortilla for ten to fifteen seconds in the microwave before making the wrap it will be much easier to work with and they will stay together better after the wrap is rolled.) Directions …

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How to Make an Easy Dinner with Pigs-in-a-Blanket using Biscuit Dough or Bread Dough

Pigs in a Blanket with cheese in the center

Save up to 60% off on the bread mixes for your pigs in a blanket. I grew up with pigs in a blanket. Loved them. My mother wrapped biscuit dough around sausages or hot dogs. They were quick and easy and her kids were excited about them. She could add a salad and maybe some chips and had an easy meal. A blanket wrapped around a hot dog—or better, a brat—sure beats a store-bought bun. A narrow strip of cheddar down the center of the dog makes them even better.

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