Breakfast Casserole recipe

July 2, 2019 Tuesday
5:59 AM Phil
9:01 AM Sassy
Good morning Philip! Here’s another breakfast casserole recipe you might like, and a recipe blog by a German American gal with 7 years of recipes and a great tagging system so you can find stuff easily!

Make-Ahead Veggie and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

9:21 PM Phil
Oh cool!
Thank you!
9:22 PM Sassy
You are most welcome!

Gotta keep my favorite cook stocked with new ideas!

Christmas Buffet

December 25, 2018 Tuesday

12:02 AM Sassy

5:54 AM Sassy
Merry Christmas Philip! Hope Santa is good to you!

6:22 AM Phil
Merry Christmas! Baking the casserole! 
Hope your day is wonderful!

2:54 PM Sassy
Christmas brunch buffet!

Menu with recipe links: 
yogurt/granola parfait
smoked fish platter with dill cream sauce
French toast with strawberry sauce
baked eggs with mushrooms & spinach
Benton’s Tennessee Country Smoked Ham & red-eye mayo
omelet slices
sliced cheddar cheese
English muffins
tater tots with sriracha aioli
Brussels sprouts salad w/ cranberries & almonds
cinnamon rolls
honey-fig muffins
chocolate pudding with whipped cream
jams & nutella
syrup (maple, smoked & spicy maple, blueberry)

citrus mocktails

 My plate with a little of everything! 

8:40 PM Sassy
Christmas dinner from HMart!

Shout ramen with chasu (pork)
Shrimp shumai
Pocky for dessert

Holiday Cookie Exchange – Melting Snowmen Balls

Dear Readers,
It’s time to share recipes for holiday treats!  Yum.  A gaggle of sexy bloggers are kicking off the holiday season in style with the 10th annual recipe exchange!  Jz from A Reluctant Bitch encouraged us to post a favorite holiday treat recipe today.  Bless her heart and many thanks for pulling this together! So you can see holiday treats all over this part of the blogosphere!  And drool over something other than my cleavage today!  The recipe I picked is below, and then further down are the links to the other blogs sharing their tasty treats!  
I adore cookies!  Cookie Monster is my favorite Sesame Street muppet.  Om nom nom.  I am not much of a baker these days, but I used to help my mom make hundreds of cookies for church events – from lebkuchen (that had to be started a month ahead of time), to sugar cookies, currant bars, icebox cookies, shortbreads, thumbprints with raspberry jam, molasses cookies, spritz, ginger bread men, and something she called “snowballs.”  See my cookie post from 2012 about those!  Ever since I’ve been hooked on eating balls of all kinds!  
In 2013, I shared Noreen’s easy recipe for Oreo Cookie Balls.  There was even a video to make prep extra easy!

The 2014 entry was an amazing recipe for toffee cookie balls from Snackworks!  With only four ingredients!  And three steps!  And NO BAKING!  I could do that!  More balls made of cookies! With chocolate and toffee!  

For 2015, I shared something a little more exotic – doggy style cookies.  They still had balls on them!
The 2016 post was an easy no-bake recipe with caramel, chocolate and nuts that turn into TURTLE BALLS!

In 2017, I shared an easy no-bake recipe with chocolate and stuff that turns into RED VELVET BALLS!

Last year, my cookie exchange creation was a chocolatey nutty oaty delight called NO-BAKE MONSTER COOKIE BALLS!

And this year, I am sharing


Adapted from Christi Johnstone’s Love from the Oven blog

  • 24 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies/Oreos – divide up into 9 to crush, 15 to top
  • 3 Tbsps of Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened 
  • 9 oz Baker’s White chocolate broken into pieces and melted in microwave
  • Assorted colored decorating gels

    Also needed – Two bowls, sheet of waxed paper and a baking sheet, plate or platter

    1) Finely crush 9 cookies in a bowl then mix in cream cheese until blended.  Roll into 15 balls

    2) Place remaining cookies on a waxed paper-lined rimmed baking sheet

    3) Melt chocolate – Place chocolate in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.

    4) Dip balls in melted chocolate, place on the cookies on the baking sheet

    Use a toothpick to dip the cookie balls into melted white chocolate; shake off excess chocolate then place on remaining cookies.

    5) Tap cookies on tray 3-4 times, allowing excess chocolate to pool onto cookies

    6) Decorate with gels into smiling faces

    7) Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.  Keep refrigerated until served.

    8) Display elegantly on a plate or platter, serve and enjoy!

    Makes 15 balls

    Happy Holidays Dear Readers!  Extra hugs with groping! 
    You can see other recipes on any of the blogs listed below!  Click for treats!
    Bloggers Sharing Holiday Treats 2019

    Baker            blossom           Cat
    greengirl        Hermione        Jz
    Lindy             little monkey    messymimi     morningstar
    Mrs. Fever     olivia               Ronnie
    Ryan             Sassy              selkie  (blog here, recipe here)

    Lick and pump

    December 2, 2018 Sunday
    7:51 AM Phil
    Good morning! A little homework before church. Hope your day is good.

    [photo of his desk with papers, laptop computer, glasses, bottle of San Pellegrino]

    7:52 AM Sassy
    Good morning kid!
    I’m going back to bed to play and relive my Friday fun. ; )

    8:01 AM Sassy
    I will never look at a hotel desk in quite the same way!

    8:40 AM Phil
    Well well, enjoy! Back to work for me!
    4:35 PM Sassy

    5:17 PM Phil

    [photo of his balcony with a TV showing a football game, and a fireplace]

    5:23 PM Sassy
    Your team having a good day?

    5:29 PM Phil
    So far, they are!
    5:36 PM Phil
    Hung the greens at church, sang, finished my homework, now enjoying the game. 
    Good day. 
    Hotel Desk?
    5:54 PM Sassy
    I’ve been doing stuff at home. internet is down so I’m stuck on my phone. Grrrr

    The Northerner got quite frisky when we first entered the room – couldn’t wait, made good use of the desk!

    5:56 PM Phil
    Cool! Always fun to shake it up
    5:57 PM Sassy
    He’s usually…conventional. I was shocked and pleased.

    5:58 PM Phil
    Ha! Good for you!

    6:33 PM Sassy
    Beef stew! It’s what for dinner!

    7:32 PM Sassy
    Here are my easy recipe notes – 
    Cook egg noodles in boiling water, drain and set aside. 
    2 20 ounce cans of Dinty Moore beef stew
    2 heaping teaspoons of minced garlic
    2 cans of sliced mushrooms 
    Simmer all ingredients in a pan. 
    Pour over egg noodles, added freshly chopped onions for crunch and topped it off with shake cheese! 
    Took about 20 minutes. Makes four big bowls worth. Yum!

    Tater tot breakfast bake

    November 22, 2018 Thursday

    8:26 AM Sassy
    Happy Thanksgiving kid!

    8:29 PM Phil
    Happy Thanksgiving from the beach!

    8:31 AM Sassy
    Brrr….12 degrees… please come back to bed.

    8:32 AM Phil
    Nice here! 43! We were up at 4 and moving!

    8:33 AM Sassy
    I was up until 2 am making up my Christmas wish list.

    8:35 PM Phil
    So you have reason to sleep in and it’s cold.
    Pull the covers up. You need a hot body to snuggle up to

    8:41 AM Sassy

    8:42 AM Sassy
    Exactly! You are smart in addition to being sexy!

    8:43 AM Phil
    [kiss emoticon]

    9:07 PM Sassy
    Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family! And my niece did my hair two ways!

    The beautiful centerpiece!
    I brought three pies from Star Market – pumpkin, 
    pecan and apple/berry.
    A friend made a chocolate cake!
    Another friend made cookies!
    My niece made the whipped cream!
    My “taste of everything” dessert plate!

    9:18 PM Sassy
    Hope you had a special day!

    How was dinner?
    I saw another breakfast idea today – Tater tot breakfast bake

    It has bacon so it had to be good, right?

    9:43 PM Phil

    Had a great day!

    Breakfast Casserole

    November 21, 2018 Wednesday

    8:02 AM Sassy
    Good morning kid! Have a wicked good Wednesday!
    I’m working at home this morning then going to hunt for pie!

    8:35 AM Phil
    Good morning! Enjoy the day and hope you find a good pie. I’m searching for breakfast casserole recipes and maybe a pie recipe. I’m going to bake an apple and pumpkin pie. Off to the beach in the AM!

    12:43 PM Sassy
    Here’s the only breakfast casserole I’ve ever had – a coworker brought it to work and I asked for her recipe! I did have a bacon cheese quiche once, with bacon slices criss-crossed on top that looked spectacular.

    Breakfast Sausage and Egg Soufflé

    1 ½ lbs “hot” bulk sausage
    9 eggs, slightly beaten
    3 cups milk
    1 ½ tsp dry mustard
    1 tsp salt
    3 slices white bread, cut into ¼ inch cubes
    1 ½ cups grated sharp cheese

    Grease a 2 X 9 X 2 inch pan.
    Brown crumbled sausage in skillet. Drain well on paper towels.
    In a bowl – mix eggs, milk, mustard, & salt. Stir in bread, sausage,
    & cheese.

    Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate overnight.

    Bake uncovered at 350 F for 1 hour.
    Serves 10…makes large servings.

    12:44 PM Sassy
    I just braved the grocery store to get a pie and picked up Dunkin for Hubby – he’s got a bad cold. The payroll is done… not sure what to do next?!

    2:38 PM Phil
    That recipe sounds good, I’ll give it a try.
    On the way home. Gotta vacuum and mop before we leave.

    2:39 PM Sassy
    I’m considering toys and a nap.

    2:50 PM Phil
    That sounds like much more fun!

    2:53 PM Sassy
    Nap is winning…

    2:54 PM Phil
    Sweet dreams