Loaves & Dishes
By Jennie Geisler Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘breakfast recipes’
Posted: April 2nd, 2013

Ham Egg and Cheese Pizza from Family Features brings breakfast into any time of day.

Ham Egg and Cheese Pizza from Family Features brings breakfast into any time of day.

Breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore.
For months chefs, cookbook authors and home cooks have been filling my e-mail box with breakfast-for-dinner and brunch recipes.
Just about everyone I know loves eggs, muffins, ham, pancakes, waffles and the hands-down biggest raging food trend ever is wrapped in bacon.
It’s no wonder. Breakfast foods are uber-cheap, lightening fast, salty and rich comfort foods with a note of nostalgia for the days when Mom made a full breakfast for the family every day of the week.
My mom always made pancakes and bacon for dinner when my dad was away on business. My brother and I loved it for lots of reasons, not the least of which was because she skipped the obligatory and much-maligned vegetables on those nights.
These days you can find millions of recipes for quiche, stratas and pastries, in both traditional and modernized with creative twists.
This one from Family Features made me hungry.

Non-stick cooking spray
1 3/4 cups buttermilk pancake mix
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh dill weed or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onion
4 ounces thinly sliced deli-styled baked ham, coarsely chopped
Fresh dill sprigs (optional)

For crust:
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Coat 12-inch pizza pan with no-stick cooking spray. Combine pancake mix, Parmesan cheese, dry mustard and onion powder in medium bowl, stirring until blended. Stir in water and olive oil until dough forms.
2. Press dough onto bottom of prepared pan to form a crust, building up outside edge to form a rim. Bake 7 minutes.
For filling:
1. Whisk eggs, sour cream, Dijon mustard, dill and salt in medium bowl. Stir in cheese and green onions. Pour over hot crust, spreading evenly. Toss ham to separate pieces. Sprinkle evenly over egg mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until egg mixture is set in center.
Cool 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.
– Hungry Jack

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Posted: November 8th, 2012

Shocking revelation: Food writer can't make toast. Plans to make German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes instead.

Embarrassing confession: I can’t make toast.
We put away our regular toaster in favor of a toaster oven a few years ago. I have not adjusted well.
It has a dial timer, which is useless, and I can’t figure out which heating option, from a list of conventional bake, broil, toast, etc. And no, picking “toast” does nothing to improve my finished product.
I usually wind up having to take the battery out of the smoke detector.
I’d haul out the regular toaster, but, frankly, I never had much luck with that either.
I feel a little like Chuck Knoblach of the Yankees, who all of a sudden late in his career couldn’t throw to second base. I’m not saying I’m a Yankee. I’m saying I should at least know how to make toast.
Despite my ineptitude, I love making hearty breakfasts on Saturday mornings.
That usually consists of simple Bisquick pancakes and bacon, or a frittata of cheese and veggies, and/or an occasional batch of muffins — after another failed attempt at plain old toast.
This weekend, I want to skirt the whole issue with German Apple-Pear Puff Pancakes.

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