Nicole's Favorite Recipes

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Posted by Nicole Mason on March 14, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

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1 tube large Pillsbury cinnamon rolls

parchment paper

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon water


1. Remove cinnamon rolls gently from tube (not to lose any cinnamon filling)

2. Smash each cinnamon roll between parchment paper until flat

3. Spray skillet with cooking spray, keep on low - medium heat

4. Cook cinnamon roll on low 5-6 minutes per side until middle is cooked through

5. Whisk frosting (included with cinnamon rolls), water, and syrup together until smooth

6. Drizzle over rolls for some beautiful pancakes! (well sort of!)



Basil Pesto Hash Browns

Posted by Nicole Mason on June 12, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)


30 oz bag frozen hash browns

5 TB butter

salt and pepper

1-2 TB pesto


1. In a large skillet melt 3 TB butter

2. Add hash browns, spread evenly in pan and cook on medium heat 8-10 minutes (do not stir)

3. Usin a large spatula flip hashbrowns

4. Drizzle with remaining 2 TB butter, salt, and pepper

5. Cook additional 8-10 minutes, remove from pan and place in large bowl

6. Toss hash browns gently with pesto 

7. Return to pan, cook to crisp about 3-5 more minutes per side


Strawberry Cream Biscuits

Posted by Nicole Mason on May 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)


 

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 TB sugar

dash of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup diced strawberries

1-1/2 cups whipping cream

cool whip / whipped cream (optional topping)

 

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt

3. Fold in the strawberries

4. Add vanilla to whipping cream mixture, stir into batter until moistened (do not over mix!)

5. Spread dough onto a greased cookie sheet, forming a loaf about 1 inch high

6. Bake 10 minutes, then pre-cut into squares

7. Put back in oven to bake an additional 6-10 minutes  

8. Let cool 5 minutes, top biscuits with some whipped cream or cool whip before serving

Glazed Vanilla Scones

Posted by Nicole Mason on June 24, 2014 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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Scones -

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 stick butter (room temperature, not cold)

1/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup milk

 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. In electric mixer beat butter 1 minute

3. Beat in sugar until light and fluffy, scrape sides and beat once more

4. Slowly beat in remainder of ingredients on low speed, until dough is formed

5. Divide batter into 4 balls, flatten balls on floured surface

6. Cut each ball into 4 (making a + sign)

7. Bake scones on greased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes until bottoms are golden

8. Cool 10 minutes and drizzle with vanilla glaze (recipe below)

 

Vanilla glaze -

2 TB milk

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 TB melted butter

 

1. Whisk together milk and powdered sugar until creamy

2. Add vanilla and melted butter, continue to whisk until blended

3. Drizzle over cooled scones

Mexican Breakfast Tostadas

Posted by Nicole Mason on May 27, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

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Definitely out of the box but so delicious!

 

Meat mixture -

1 TB butter

1/2 onion (chopped)

6 oz chorizo sausage

one dozen eggs

generous amount of salt, few dashes of pepper

 

Toppings -

tostadas

chihuahua cheese (grated)

sour cream

salsa

 

1. In a large skillet melt butter

2. Add onions and sausage, cook 6-8 minutes stirring constantly until onions are tender (continue breaking apart sausage with spoon)

3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, salt and pepper

4. Add eggs to sausage mixture, cook like scrambled eggs by pushing spatula through mixture until eggs are fully cooked

5. Spread sour cream over a tostada shell, top with egg mixture, salsa and cheese!

 

 

 

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by Nicole Mason on September 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

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My new favorite breakfast :)

 

Rolls -

3 cups flour (a little extra for counter)

1 pkg yeast

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup whipping cream

2 TB sugar

2 TB brown sugar

4 TB butter

2 eggs

 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. In a small bowl combine flour and yeast, set aside

3. In a saucepan combine milk, cream, sugars and butter

4. Stir until butter is almost melted

5. Transfer to electric mixer, beat in eggs

6. Gradually beat in flour until dough ball forms (dont forget to scrape sides)

7. Knead dough 15-20 times on floured surface

8. Transfer to a greased bowl, cover with paper towel, let rest 45 minutes

 

Filling -

6 TB softened butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup chopped pecans

 

1. Beat all ingredients in electric mixer until paste forms (leave out pecans) Set aside

2. On a floured surface, roll out dough to form a large rectangle

3. Spread evenly with filling

4. Sprinkle with half the chopped pecans (save half for topping), and gently press them down into the dough

5. Roll into tight log

6. Slice dough in 8-10 even pieces

7. Arrange in pan and bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown

8. Drizzle with maple glaze (recipe below) and top with remainder of pecans

 

Maple Glaze -

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup maple syrup

5 TB butter

 

1. In small saucepan, melt butter with syrum until smooth

2, Pour into small bowl to cool slightly

3. Whisk in powdered sugar, drizzle over rolls

 

Basic Belgian Waffles

Posted by Nicole Mason on June 29, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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Tried out my new waffle iron this morning! 

 

2 eggs

3 TB sugar

1/2 cup melted butter

2 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1- 1/2 cups milk

 

1. Warm up waffle iron, spray with cooking spray

2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, sugar and shortening

3. Whisk in the remainder of ingredients

4. Pour batter into waffle iron, until batter reaches all sides

5. Cook 3-5 minutes (3 for a lighter waffle, 5 for a darker waffle)

6. Top with your favorite ingredients!

Classic Pancakes

Posted by Nicole Mason on April 20, 2013 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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 2 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 - 1/4 cups milk

 

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, and milk

3. Whisk sugar mixture into dry ingredients until smooth

4. Cook pancakes on greased skillet

5. Top with butter and syrup

 

 

Birthday Cake Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by Nicole Mason on March 20, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

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Rolls -

2 - 1/4 cup flour (a little extra for counter)

3/4 cup Funfetti cake mix

2 TB colored sprinkles

2 TB sugar

1 - 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup milk

2 TB melted butter

 

Filling -

2 TB softened butter (spread on dough)

1/4 cup sugar

2 TB cake mix

1 teaspoons cinnamon

2 TB sprinkles

 

1. Prehet oven to 425 and grease 9 inch round cake pan (or 8x8 brownie pan)

2. To make dough, combine dry ingredients in a bowl

3. Add butter

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla and milk, add to dry ingredients

5. Stir until dough ball is formed

6. On a floured surface, knead 15-20 times and roll out to form a large rectangle

7. Spread with softened butter (filling)

8. Combine sugar,cake mix, and cinnamon, sprinkle evenly over dough rectangle

9. Cover evenly with sprinkles, gently press them down into the dough

10. Roll into tight log, pinch ends to seal

11. Slice dough in 8-10 even pieces

12. Arrange in pan

13. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown

14. Drizzle with glaze (recipe below)

 

Glaze -

1 cup powdered sugar

1 TB cake mix

2 TB milk

 

1. Whisk together ingredients until smooth

2. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Posted by Nicole Mason on January 26, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Sometimes waking up early is a great thing. For me, it always leads to some delicious breakfast experimentation!

 

Rolls -

2 - 1/2 cups flour (a little extra for counter)

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 TB sugar

1 - 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup milk

2 TB melted butter

 

Filling -

2 TB softened butter (spread on dough)

1/3 cup sugar

1 TB brown sugar

1 teaspoons cinnamon

 

1. Prehet oven to 425 and grease 9 inch round cake pan (or 8x8 brownie pan)

2. To make dough, combine dry ingredients in a bowl

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla, milk, and butter, add to dry ingredients

4. Stir until dough ball is formed

5. On a floured surface, knead 15-20 times and roll out to form a large rectangle

6. Spread with softened butter

7. Combine remainder of ingredients to make the filling, sprinkle evenly over dough rectangle

8. Roll into tight log, pinch ends to seal

9. Slice dough in 8-10 even pieces

10. Arrange in pan

11. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown

12. Drizzle with chocolate glaze (recipe below)

 

Glaze -

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder

2 TB milk

 

1. Whisk together all ingredients until smooth

2. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls

Caramel Apple Pancakes

Posted by Nicole Mason on September 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

After visiting some Michigan apple orchards, It's time to put my picking to good use! Hopefully several more apple recipes to follow :)

 

Pancakes -

1 egg

1 TB brown sugar

1 TB sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup apple cider

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 small apple (cored, peeled and grated)

 

1. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, sugars, milk and apple cider

2. Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth

3. Stir in grated apple

4. Cook pancakes on greased skillet

5. Top with caramel syrup (recipe below)

 

Caramel syrup -

1/2 cup caramel sauce topping

2 TB syrup

 

1. Microwave caramel sauce in a small dish for 15 seconds

2. Stir in syrup, drizzle on pancakes

3. Garnish with apples and cinnamon if desired

 

Smores Pancakes

Posted by Nicole Mason on March 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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This has to be one of my absolute favorite breakfast treats. I usually don't have time to experiment with breakfasts (I'd rather sleep in!) however, today my cousin woke me up extremely early...this time I am going to thank her :)

 

Pancakes -

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder

2 TB sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

3 TB chocolate syrup

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

 

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, egg, milk and syrup

3. Stir syrup mixture into dry ingredients until smooth

4. Cook pancakes on greased skillet

5. Top with marshmallow glaze and graham cracker crumbs (recipe below)

 

Marshmallow Glaze -

1/2 cup marshmallow fluff

1 TB hot water

 

1. Mix together marshmallow glaze and water until smooth and creamy

2. Drizzle on pancakes

Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Pumpkin Syrup

Posted by Nicole Mason on January 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

French Toast -

4 eggs

1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie filling

1/4 cup whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 TB sugar

8-10 bread slices

1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined

2. Dip bread slices into pumpkin mixture (covering both sides) and fry in greased skillet

3. Top with pumpkin syrup (below)

 

Pumpkin Syrup -

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

 

1. Blend ingredients until smooth

2. Great with french toast, waffles, or pancakes

Crepes (In Many Flavors)

Posted by Nicole Mason on November 2, 2010 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

1 ½ cups flour

1 TB sugar

1 egg (can substitute with 1 TB oil)

¼ cup water

milk (until batter is runny)

 

1. Grease skillet

2. Mix first 4 ingredients with hand mixer, adding milk until batter is thin

3. Pour batter into hot skillet, take skillet off burner and move in a circular motion to form thin pancake, put back on burner to cook for 30 seconds (per side)

4. Flip and serve with favorite filling!

 

Banana Nutella - Spread crepe with nutella (hazelnut spread) and fill with sliced bananas

Strawberries and Cream - Fill crepe with strawberries and cool whip

Caramel Apple - Spread caramel dipping sauce on crepe, fill with Dole cinnamon apple parfait cup