Pecan Pie Bread Pudding – Not Moms Recipe

My mom never made Pecan Pie Bread Pudding. She made bread pudding and she made pecan pie. But she never made this variation of the two!

 

It comes out semi-firm, firm enough to cut into squares when cooled but not dry and really solid. The pecans are a great flavor addition and I like the contrast in texture that they add as well.

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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Resting
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is a delicious combination of pecan pie and bread pudding.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
Servings: 6
Calories: 415 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 4 cups bread cubes any kind of firm bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8" x 8" baking pan with 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the half and half, and 1 cup of the brown sugar. Stir in the salt and nutmeg. Add the bread cubes and 1/2 cup of the pecans, and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes until the bread is completely soaked with the custard.

  3. Pour into the baking pan, sprinkle with the remaining pecans and brown sugar. Dot the top with 3 tablespoons butter broken into small pieces.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until set and golden brown on top.

 

This is great served warm with ice cream or a custard sauce. I like it cold for breakfast too!

Enjoy!

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The Traditional Plus The Best 5 Variation Deviled Egg Recipes

Deviled eggs are the perfect holiday finger food and the hunt for the best is over. Traditional or zesty – however you like ’em, we have fun and foolproof takes on the incredible, edible deviled egg.

From the classic, basic, old fashioned deviled eggs, that are already perfect for every occasion we move further into the deviled egg world with the 5 best variations we know of.

First up is the Classic Southern Deviled Eggs and then 5 delicious ways to update that classic.

Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs

Make Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs, “just like mom used to make”! Classic, basic, traditional deviled eggs, that are perfect for every occasion. Using simple ingredients you make a traditional, old fashioned deviled egg with a creamy filling that tastes delicious

Barbecue Deviled Eggs

These eggs mean business! A unique spin on a great Southern tradition. The sweet, tangy flavor of the barbecue sauce blends surprisingly well with rich, creamy egg yolks.

Buffalo-Style Stuffed Eggs

One bite and your guests will be clamoring for this recipe. The combo of blue cheese and Tabasco sauce is absolutely addictive. These are the bomb! Love the blue cheese.

Special Request Deviled Eggs

Classic, southern-style deviled eggs with a smoky twist, bacon and smoked paprika. This recipe came from a friend whose Dad loves deviled eggs. She added all his favorite ingredients.

The Devil Made Me Do It Bacon Deviled Eggs

Do you ever just got tired of the same old egg recipe? Well these aren’t just any deviled eggs! These are deviled eggs with bacon and cheese. Brings your deviled egg game to a whole new level.

There’s a Secret Ingredient in These Deviled Eggs

You just can’t have a potluck, reunion, picnic or guests for dinner without deviled eggs!! These are the best! The secret to successful stuffing?…mash the yokes good and beat until fluffy.

Spicy Sausage Balls – Grab & Go Breakfast

These Spicy Sausage Balls are seriously a no-brainer! They’re so delish! Great as an appetizer, breakfast item, or brunch dish!

 

I also freeze these in a large ziplock, pulling them out for a breakfast on the go.

They just take a minute or so in the microwave if they’re frozen! Goes great with scrambled eggs to make a delicious holiday breakfast!

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Spicy Sausage Balls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

These sausage balls are a great grab and go breakfast!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy Sausage Balls
Servings: 6
Calories: 295 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1 lb spicy bulk sausage breakfast sausage...i use jimmy dean hot
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Combine dry Bisquick mix, raw sausage, and cheese in a large mixing bowl. (***mixture will be very dry -- so it's important to allow your sausage and cheese to come to room temperature before combining.).

  3. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. Form small balls (more like loose clumps) out of the mixture, and line balls on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes until browned and crispy!

 

Enjoy!

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Cheese Puffs – A Great Holiday Appetizer

These Cheese Puffs are quick, easy, delicious and they make an excellent appetizer. So quick you can whip up these snacks in no time.

 

This is a basic recipe that can be taken into 100 directions!

You can vary the taste with different types of cheese. You could also throw in a little onion, dill, green peppers, chopped nuts, etc.

This recipe is a definite keeper and should be in everyone’s recipe box!!!

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Cheese Puffs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Delicious, easy, and quick. What more could you ask of an appetizer?

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Puffs
Servings: 6
Calories: 295 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups cheese grated
Instructions
  1. Beat the egg in the milk; mix together with the flour, baking powder, salt and grated cheese.
  2. Put large teaspoonfuls on a cold greased tray.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in a hot oven 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).

 

Enjoy!

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Glazed Ham with Chipotle Peppers

This Glazed Ham with Chipotle Peppers recipe is the most wonderful recipe EVER!!  Sweet, Smokey, Spicy, and delicious.

 

I love it. Kids love it. Families love it. This glaze would taste great on an old shoe… lol.

Seriously I think this glaze would be great on chicken, pork.. but I think I’m going to try it on some baby back ribs.. just the right spice and “stickiness”

This was the prettiest, tastiest ham I have ever made!! Looking forward to using the yummy leftovers in a ham and potato casserole recipe!

I’ll be making this often!

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Glazed Ham with Chipotle Peppers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 

There's nothing I enjoy more for holidays than ham and this Glazed Ham With Chipotle Peppers is a favorite!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Glazed Ham With Chipotle Peppers
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 5 -7 lbs smoked ham
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 10 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 -2 chipotle chile in adobo seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water to dissolve.
  2. Place all ingredients except for ham in a blender and blend smooth, in a small saucepan over medium heat bring to a boil then simmer till thickened.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 ° F.
  4. Place ham, cut end down, in a large baking pan and score skin. Bake ham for 15 minutes.
  5. Brush glaze over ham and bake for another hour or until internal temperature reads 140 °F.
  6. Baste halfway through baking.

 

Enjoy!

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Schnitzels

These Parmesan Crusted Chicken Schnitzels are a delectable low-calorie chicken dish packed with flavor but not calories. The flavor is sooo good.

 

I used panko breadcrumbs and shredded Parmesan and I serve it with lots of steamed greens and a grilled tomato.

It makes for a delicious dinner.

If you are NOT worried about the extra calories, brush the chicken fillets with a little oil before baking, or pan-fry them in a little oil or butter.

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Schnitzels
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Schnitzels sounds really fancy but they are easy to make!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Parmesan Crusted Chicken Schnitzels
Servings: 4
Calories: 395 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 250g/8ozs
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil optional for those not on a calorie controlled diet
Instructions
  1. Beat the chicken breasts with a mallet until they are flat. This is best done between cling-film.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and then put them into a large bowl.
  3. Dip the chicken schnitzels in the seasoned crumbs and then place the onto a non-stock baking tray.
  4. Bake at 400F for between 20 and 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the crumb coating is crisp and golden.
  5. Serve immediately with a lemon wedge, some grilled tomatoes and seasonal greens.

 

Enjoy!

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Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine & Shallot Sauce

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I made this for Christmas dinner in the past and it was devoured and loved by all. The beef was melt-in-your-mouth tender and I could have eaten a bowl of the sauce all by itself. This one is a keeper!

It is definitely dinner party fare but also good enough for your family!

This recipe is awesome, elegant and SO easy too!!

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Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine & Shallot Sauce

Ingredients

4 lbs beef tenderloin, premium oven roast
3 tablespoons black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil

Sauce

4 tablespoons butter
2 cups diced shallots
1 teaspoon sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
3 1⁄4 cups beef stock
1⁄2 cup dry red wine
1⁄4 cup brandy
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

Sprinkle beef with peppercorns & salt, pressing to adhere.

Heat oil in roasting pan, over medium-high heat; sear beef all over.

Roast in preheated 375F oven for about 55 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 140F (for medium-rare); transfer to cutting board, tent with foil & let stand for 15 minutes before carving.

Sauce:

Heat 2 tbsp pf the butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook shallots, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until softened.

Stir in sugar & cook for an additional 10 minutes or until shallots are golden & caramelized; stir in garlic & thyme and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Add stock, wine, brandy & bay leaf, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 2 cups.

Whisk cornstarch with 1 tbsp water, then whisk into sauce and boil until smooth & thickened; discard bay leaf.

Add roasting pan juices to sauce, bring to a boil, then whisk in remaining butter; serve with roast.

Enjoy!

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parmesan-crusted-chicken-scThis delectable low-calorie chicken dish is packed with flavor but not calories and is perfect for anyone following a diet.

 

 

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Easy Cornish Game Hens – Delicious Elegance

This Easy Cornish Game Hens recipe is really easy but so delicious! When I last made it I made it even easier by not cutting the hens in half.

It has been a while since I last made it but it’s close to Christmas and I think I know what’s going to be for Christmas dinner!

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Easy Cornish Game Hens
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
 

A deliciously different dish for holidays or special guests.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Cornish Game Hens
Servings: 6
Calories: 385 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 baking hens
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 whole onion chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon crushed parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except hens.
  2. Clean & cut hens in half.
  3. Place hens in baking dish and pour the sauce over hens & bake 1 hour at 350°F.

Enjoy!

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Ham in Coca Cola

This Ham in Coca Cola comes from Nigella Lawson’s book Nigella Bites and I can’t even say how EASY this is to make. It’s a wonderful way to make ham! Her recipes rarely fail!

Ham in Coca Cola

I had a smoked pork shoulder, 5 1/2 pounds. Gave it 3 hours in the pot with the cola. It only takes 10 minutes in the oven, how easy is that?

The ham is juicy, tender, and delicious! I don’t think I’ll want ham cooked any other way now.

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Ham in Coca Cola
Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 pound mild-cure ham
  • 1 onion peeled and cut in half
  • 1 2 liter bottle Coca-Cola
For the glaze
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Put ham in a pan, add onion and pour over the Coke. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer, put the lid on and cook for around 2 1/2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  3. When ham is cooked, take it out of pan and let cool. Remove skin, leaving a thin layer of fat.
  4. Use a sharp knife to make large diamond shapes in the fat. Put a clove in each diamond and spread with molasses all over. Pat mustard and sugar onto the sticky fat.
  5. Bake in a foil-lined pan for around 10 minutes, or until crispy and bubbly.

Enjoy!

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easy-cornish-game-hensThis recipe is so easy but so delicious! When I last made it I made it even easier by not cutting the hens in half.

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Gingersnap Crusted Ham – Delicious Beyond Belief

Gingersnaps as a crust for ham? Absolutely! This Gingersnap Crusted Ham totally works. This ham is delicious beyond belief.

 

The gingersnaps add lovely spicy sweetness to the ham and it’s not overpowering at all.

I’m not usually a mustard lover, but again it totally worked with this ham! Fantastic!

With this hams amazing flavor and beautiful crust, I may have to add it to my holiday menu!

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Gingersnap Crusted Ham
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 35 mins
Resting
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
 

The gingersnap crust really makes this ham!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingersnap Crusted Ham
Servings: 16
Calories: 395 kcal
Ingredients
Ham
  • 1 8 lb ham, half
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup gingersnap crumbs about 9 cookies, finely crushed
Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup dry marsala wine
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. To prepare ham, line a broiler pan with foil. Trim fat and rind from ham. Score outside of ham in a diamond pattern. Place ham on prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Remove the ham from the oven, and cool slightly. Increase oven temperature to 375°.

  3. Combine 2 tablespoons preserves and 2 tablespoons mustard, stirring with a whisk. Combine the sugar and crumbs. Brush preserves mixture over ham.

  4. Carefully press crumb mixture onto preserves mixture (some crumb mixture will fall onto the pan). Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°.

  5. Place ham on a platter; let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

  6. To prepare sauce, combine 1 1/2 cups preserves and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes. Serve sauce with ham.

 

Enjoy!

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