Holiday Brie En Croute – Easy & Delicious With Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry

HOLIDAY BRIE EN CROUTE

I love the holidays so much. I love decorating, spending time with friends and family, and of course all of the yummy food! There are a couple of dishes that I make without fail every year for Christmas and baked brie is one of them. A simple baked brie is good but when you add yummy fillings and wrap it in puff pastry…it’s out of this world delicious!! While I may change the filling from year to year, I always use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. It’s delicious and so easy to work with. What’s great is that right now we have a great coupon that means awesome savings too!

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers, $3.79, Sheets, $4.59, or Shells, $3.85
-$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers, Sheets, or Shells Publix Coupon “All The Trimmings” Booklet or PRINT
The turnovers are $2.79, the sheets are $3.59 after coupon and the shells are $2.85 after coupon.

This recipe for Holiday Brie en Croute is so simple and the presentation is just fantastic. It really does taste as good as it looks!

There’s always a line of folks waiting to cut into that pastry when I pull it out of the oven. I learned a long time ago that if I want to get a bite, I have to make sure I am nearby when this baby comes out. This year I’ve learned my lesson and will be baking two to ensure that everyone gets as much as they’d like.

Take advantage of the savings and stock your freezer. Then whip this up as a holiday appetizer…your guests will love it!

Holiday Brie En Croute
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • ½ cup apricot preserves or seedless raspberry jam
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 (13- to 16-ounce) Brie cheese round
  • 1 pkg. (13 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Cracker Favorites
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
  3. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.
  4. Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-inch square.
  5. Spread the preserves on the pastry to within 2 inches of the edge.
  6. Sprinkle with the cranberries and almonds.
  7. Place the cheese in the center of the pastry.
  8. Fold the pastry up over the cheese to cover.
  9. Trim the excess pastry and press to seal.
  10. Brush the seam with the egg mixture.
  11. Place seam-side down onto a baking sheet.
  12. Decorate with the pastry scraps, if desired.
  13. Brush with the egg mixture.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  15. Let stand for 45 minutes. Serve with the crackers.
Notes
Flavor Variation: For Brie en Croute Provençal, omit the preserves, cranberries and almonds. Stir ¼ cup diced jarred sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive tapenade and 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture in the center of the pastry sheet. Top with the cheese and proceed as directed above

Recipe from Pepperidge Farm

How do you guys use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry? It’s so versatile and is a great way to bring life to all those boring holiday leftovers! Need some recipe ideas? Check out all the options on the Pepperidge Farm Recipe page.

This post is brought to you by the folks at Pepperidge Farms.

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Potato Leek Soup With Bacon – Easy & Delicious With Farmland Bacon

Potato Leek Soup with Bacon
I have to admit that I am not a big fan of cold weather, but the one thing I do look forward to during the chilly months is a bowl of warm soup. Today I thought I would share one of my favorites – Potato Leek Soup with Bacon. This is a delicious soup that is so easy to prepare. I promise even if you don’t consider yourself a pro in the kitchen…you can whip this one up very easily!

The combination of the potatoes, leek and bacon is just wonderful. I will admit that I can eat this whole pot of soup by myself! If you also enjoy leftovers, you might consider doubling this recipe so you’ll have plenty for your lunch throughout the week. You’ll thank me later. ;-) While this recipe is definitely a little heavy on the calories, it is really so delicious and worth a splurge on a cold day.

This recipe is also very budget friendly. You don’t need a ton of ingredients and you can even get a great deal with the Farmland Bacon coupon in the Winter Family Savings booklet.

Farmland bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor. For decades, they’ve taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite. We love this bacon and I am always happy to add a pack to my fridge.

farmland soup

Potato Leek Soup With Bacon
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • ½ pound Farmland Bacon
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, split, and washed thoroughly, then roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • water as needed
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Fry Farmland Bacon until crisp, reserving drippings.
  2. Set aside on a paper lined plate to drain.
  3. In a large dutch oven, saute leeks in butter and reserved bacon drippings over medium heat until translucent.
  4. Add potatoes and chicken stock to the pan. If liquid does not cover the potatoes, add water to cover.
  5. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth (or blend in a blender in batches).
  7. Bring soup back to a simmer, then add heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper.
  8. Serve topped with the crumbled bacon.
  9. Serve warm.
Notes
Recipe from the wonderful Matt Snyder

Even if you don’t consider yourself a huge leek fan, I think you should try this recipe. You might just change your tune. If you just can’t do the leeks, try my Loaded Potato Soup instead. It’s filled with delicious veggies then topped with cheese, green onion and Farmland Bacon. Be sure and grab your Farmland coupon and save on a delicious soup that’s sure to warm you up on a chilly day!

If you need more recipe ideas, I have lots of great meal options. Check out my other great recipes to help you put that coupon to use –

This post is brought to you by the folks at Farmland bacon.

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Holiday Fun With Food Using Dominex Angel Parm Bites + High Value Coupon

Dominex Parm Bites FrostyThe holidays are here and soon my kids will have a long holiday break from school. I looked and my boys are off for three weeks this year! I’ll have to make sure I have lots of lunch and snack options on hand!

You guys know I love the holidays. I try to do fun themed meals and treats for my guys. They grow up so fast and I try to enjoy it while I can. Soon, they won’t want to spend as much time with me in the kitchen…so I have to make the most of it.

Like most kids, my boys would choose those less-than-healthy items if given their choice. One of the ways that I can get more fruits and veggies in their diet is to opt for delicious products from Dominex. My boys get great taste and I get the satisfaction of knowing that they are filling up on the good stuff. With products like the Dominex Angel Parm Bites, I can give the boys healthy eggplant in a delicious bite size treat that they love!

These bites combine the ingredients of Eggplant Parmesan in a bite size morsel. Eggplant, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce are covered nugget-style with Dominex signature Italian breading. These Bites are an excellent replacement for Chicken nuggets or pizza bites and are a great way to have fun with veggies.

Dominex Parm Bites Rudolph

Some days I serve these with a little bowl of marinara for dipping and then other days we create fun foodscapes that make lunch and snack time a blast! Since it’s the holiday season, I thought I would share one of our favorite ways to munch on Dominex Parm Bites. As you can see, we create snowmen and reindeer that are almost too cute to eat. Add in a broccoli tree and some ranch and you have a fun and delicious meal that the kids can’t wait to eat!

For those of you that don’t know too much about eggplant – it is a healthy eater’s friend!  One cup has only 35 calories and 10 percent of the recommended daily fiber.  Eggplants are high in copper and potassium, making them a great energy booster.  They are also high in bioflavonoids and other antioxidants.  Eggplant makes a healthy and satisfying meat substitute. Learn more about these products on the Dominex website.

It doesn’t take very much effort to add some healthy fun to mealtime. Check out my “Under the Sea” foodscape using Dominex Veggie Fries. No matter which you serve your kiddos, they are sure to love it!

dominex parm bitesAlso, be sure and grab your coupon and pick up some Parm Bites and Veggie Fries next time you shop at Publix. The base coupon is $1.50 and you can boost it all the way to a $2 coupon–awesome savings!

If you have a fun foodscape that you do at your house, snap a picture and email it. I am always looking for fun lunch/dinner options for the boys!

This post is brought to you by the folks at Dominex.

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Cheesy Sausage Pinwheels – Easy & Delicious With Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles

Cheesy Sausage Pinwheels

Did you guys notice the awesome deal on Jimmy Dean Crumbles? We have a sale in the current ad and it continues in the upcoming ad too. Plenty of time to grab your deal at Publix.

Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles, 9.6 oz, 2/$7
-$1/2 Jimmy Dean Refrigerated Breakfast Sausage Product printable
-$1.25/1 Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles, Any Variety, 9.6 Oz. Pack ibotta Offer 
Just $2.38 each after coupon and Ibotta offer.

I love these bags of sausage crumbles. They are perfect for a quick and easy meal and convenient for so many great recipes! The crumbles are fully cooked and ready from the microwave in less than 1 minute. Just heat & serve! Plus, like all Jimmy Dean Sausage, these are made with a signature blend of seasonings that your whole family will love!

With all the holiday entertaining that we are all doing, I thought I’d share one of the easiest and most delicious recipes using Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles – Cheesy Sausage Pinwheels!

They are great because they take almost no time to prepare and everyone loves them. Just be prepared…when you put them out they’ll be gone in minutes. You might consider making two batches!

jimmy dean crumbles

Cheesy Sausage Pinwheels
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 can (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls or refrigerated seamless crescent dough sheet
  • ¼ cup garlic and herb cheese spread
  • ½ cup Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage Crumbles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll crescent dough into 4 rectangles or cut into 4 rectangles. Place on lightly floured surface.
  3. Firmly press perforations to seal if using crescent rolls. Press or roll each to form 8x5-inch rectangle.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon cheese spread over each rectangle.
  5. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons sausage.
  6. Starting at short side; roll up to form 4 rolls, sealing long edges. Cut each roll into 5 slices using a serrated knife.
  7. Place spirals cut side up on greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from cookie sheets and serve warm.
Notes
Recipe from Jimmy Dean

cheesy sausage pinwheelsDon’t forget about the Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole that I shared last week. You can do so much with those crumbles! My boys would say that their favorite way to use the crumbles is on top of pizza — yum! Be sure and stock up while you can grab a great price!

This post is brought to you by the folks at Jimmy Dean.

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Florida Orange-Cinnamon French Toast + Free Eggs When You Buy 100% Florida OJ Coupon Reminder

Florida Orange-Cinnamon French Toast
Who doesn’t love French Toast? My guys would happily eat it every day if I made it for them. I’ll admit, I don’t mind making it for them…it’s quick, easy and delicious.

I thought I’d share a recipe that takes French Toast to a whole other level – Florida Orange-Cinnamon French Toast. A little cinnamon, some raisins and 100% Florida Orange Juice cooks up to become the most amazing dipping sauce. The best part is that this dish is comes together very quickly so it’s perfect for any morning of the week.

If you want to whip this up, you can do so at a great price thanks to the big coupon that I have been telling you about. Be sure to grab your coupon for FREE eggs when you buy 100% Florida Orange Juice.

Use a few of those free eggs to whip up this French Toast recipe, and the rest are sure to come in handy with Thanksgiving just a few days away. It’s just not Thanksgiving at my house without a big batch of deviled eggs! Whether you use them for breakfast or your other holiday meals, the protein in eggs provides steady and sustained energy. And of course, free is my favorite price!

After you make this recipe, you’ll still have plenty of OJ for your breakfast for the rest of the week. It’s the perfect way to start the morning. Besides being delicious, one 8-ounce serving of orange juice is fat-free and, at 110 calories per 8-ounce glass, has fewer calories than some other commonly consumed 100% fruit juices.

Need more recipes ideas to put that coupon to use? Be sure to try the other recipes that I have shared:

french toast OJ

Florida Orange-Cinnamon French Toast + Free Eggs When You Buy 100% Florida OJ Coupon Reminder
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Florida orange juice
  • 3 ounces black raisins
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 4 eggs, whole, large
  • ¼ cup nonfat milk
  • 4 slices whole-wheat French bread
Instructions
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, place the orange juice.
  2. Add raisins and half the cinnamon; cook until raisins are fully hydrated. Remove from heat.
  3. Add contents to a blender and blend until smooth; reserve.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, nonfat milk, and remaining cinnamon. Whisk until fully combined.
  5. Place the four slices of French bread into the mixture.
  6. Preheat a griddle over medium heat.
  7. Cook the French bread until golden brown; spoon the orange juice and raisin mixture over top or serve on the side.
  8. Add orange zest to top of French toast, if desired.
  9. Serve immediately.
Notes

This post is brought to you by the Florida Department of Citrus & The American Egg Board

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Spinach Cheese Swirls Recipe – Great Deals For Your Holiday Gatherings With The Pepperidge Farm Publix Coupon

Spinach Cheese Swirls

I am in holiday mode right now. I mentioned that I have two Thanksgiving dinners over the next two weeks. This week I will be hosting my family so I am finalizing my menu. In addition to the standard fixings, I also have a list of appetizers that I will put out so folks have something to nibble on while I work on dinner.

One of my all time favorite things to cook with is Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. It is super easy to work with and everything I have ever made with it has been delicious! One of my all time favorite things to make are puff pastry swirls. You can add anything you like to the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. Then it’s just a matter of rolling it, cutting it and baking it for a simple and tasty appetizer (or snack) that your guests will love.

I thought I’d share a recipe for Spinach Cheese Swirls. This one has no meat, so it’s perfect if you have family members who are vegetarians. Of course if you have meat lovers, a little bit of bacon makes these just delicious.

Did you notice that we have a great Publix coupon in the new All The Trimmings booklet? It’s time to stock our freezers so we’ll be ready for all those hungry guests!

Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers, $3.79, Sheets, $4.59, or Shells, $3.85
-$1/1 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers, Sheets, or Shells Publix Coupon “All The Trimmings” Booklet or PRINT
Turnovers $2.79 after coupon. Sheets $3.59 after coupon. Shells $2.85 after coupon.

Spinach Cheese Swirls
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • ½ cup shredded Muenster cheese or mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ pkg. of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed
  • 1 pkg. (about 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.
  2. Stir the Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface. Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface. Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture. Top with the cheese mixture and spinach. Starting at a short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into about 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place the slices, cut-side down, onto 2 baking sheets. Brush the slices with the egg mixture.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  5. For best results, make sure to remove as much liquid as you can from the spinach before adding it to the pastry. If it's too wet, it may make the pastry soggy.
  6. For Pesto Swirls, omit all ingredients but the flour and the puff pastry. Unfold the pastry sheet as directed above. Spread ½ of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, on the pastry sheet to within ½ inch of the edge. Top with 3 tablespoons pesto sauce and sprinkle with ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts. Brush the edge of the pastry sheet with water. Roll up the pastry and proceed as directed above.
  7. For Ham & Broccoli Swirls, omit the spinach, cheeses, onion and garlic powder. Unfold the pastry sheet and brush with the egg mixture as directed above. Spread ½ of an 8-ounce container whipped cream cheese with chives on the pastry sheet. Top with 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and well drained and 1 cup finely chopped cooked ham. Proceed as directed above.
  8. For a flavor twist, try a different cheese. Any shredded cheese will work in this recipe.
Notes
Recipe from Pepperidge Farm

I’d love to hear some of the recipes that you guys make with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. It’s so versatile and is a great way to bring life to all those boring holiday leftovers! Need some recipe ideas? Check out all the options on the Pepperidge Farm Recipe page.

This post is brought to you by the folks at Pepperidge Farms.

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Florida Orange Crepes with Fruit Filling & Reminder To Grab Your Free Eggs With 100% Orange Juice Purchase

Florida Orange Crepes with Fruit Filling

Do you guys need a delicious breakfast/brunch option? Check out this recipe for Florida Orange Crepes.

I love to do crepes for Thanksgiving breakfast. These fruit filled crepes are delicious and light – the perfect breakfast so you’ll have plenty of room for all those Thanksgiving goodies later in the day.

Crepes are so good and they really are quite easy to make. The hardest part is getting the technique down. All you have to remember is to swirl the pan to let the batter set up, then just it’s just a few minutes to a golden crepe. I usually get the crepes going while I cut up the fruit. This is definitely a light and better-for-you breakfast that your whole family will love.

What’s great is that you can whip this recipe up at a great price thanks to the big coupon for FREE eggs when you buy 100% Florida Orange Juice.

I know you guys can use those eggs with Thanksgiving just a week away. I have plans for deviled eggs, dressing, baked mac & cheese and a couple of pies…plus the crepes that I will make for breakfast. I’ll likely go through a dozen eggs in one day! The protein in eggs provides steady and sustained energy that starts your day off right. I’ll need the energy for all that cooking!

These crepes have a great taste as they are made with 100% Florida Orange Juice. While Florida Orange Juice is the perfect breakfast beverage, it’s also perfect in so many different recipes. Besides being delicious, it’s also a better-for-you option. Orange juice is fat-free and only 110 calories per 8-ounce glass.

Grab your coupon and save some of your OJ and a few eggs to whip up this recipe. Once you try these, I think you’ll add them to your recipe rotation and do crepes quite often!

crepes ingredients

Florida Orange Crepes with Fruit Filling & Reminder To Grab Your Free Eggs With 100% Orange Juice Purchase
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Crepes
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup Florida orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 7 generous tablespoons flour
Fruit Filling
  • 1 cup fresh Florida oranges
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh quartered strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • Powdered sugar, optional
Instructions
  1. In a blender container, place eggs, orange juice, sugar and salt.
  2. Cover and pulse 15 seconds until combined.
  3. While blender is on, add flour one tablespoon at a time until blended well.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Melt ½ tablespoon butter in a 10-inch nonstick sauté pan.
  6. Pour 3 tablespoons of batter into the pan and swirl around to coat the bottom of the pan evenly.
  7. Cook until edges are nice and brown and middle is firm to the touch.
  8. Loosen edges and flip crepe and cool for approximately 15 seconds.
  9. Slide out of pan onto plate, cover with foil while continuing to make crepes with remaining batter.
  10. In a medium bowl, combine fruit with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Using a fork, crush the berries slightly to allow the juices to come out.
  11. Place 2 crepes on a plate and ladle ¼ cup of the fruit mixture on one side of each crepe and roll crepe over the fruit.
  12. Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.
Notes

This post is brought to you by the Florida Department of Citrus & The American Egg Board

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Florida Orange Cupcakes Recipe + Reminder To Print Your Coupon For Free Eggs When You Buy Orange Juice

Florida Orange Cupcakes
Have you guys printed that big coupon that I shared last week? Don’t miss out on FREE eggs with your 100% Florida Orange Juice purchase!

With the holidays coming up, I’ll be doubling (maybe even tripling) my egg use, so this coupon couldn’t come at a better time! There’s deviled eggs, pies, dressing, baked mac & cheese and so much more. Plus, eggs are the perfect choice for breakfast. The protein in eggs provides steady and sustained energy that starts your day off right. I can say for sure that a FREE carton of eggs is right up my alley. I will happily put those babies to good use!

Orange juice is another must-have at my house. Besides being delicious, one 8-ounce serving of orange juice is fat-free and, at 110 calories per 8-ounce glass, has fewer calories than some other commonly consumed 100% fruit juices. It’s also a great way to start the day!

Eggs and OJ are staples at my house and I bet they are at your house, too. I use eggs multiple times per week and orange juice is my drink of choice in the morning. But did you know that they pair perfectly in many different recipes that go beyond breakfast?

I shared a delicious recipe for Florida Orange Brownies last week and this week I thought I’d give you another idea to put that high value coupon to use. The recipe I am sharing today is a good one – Florida Orange Cupcakes!

If you have never tried your hand at homemade cupcakes, you have to whip these up. These reminded me of my grandma’s homemade cupcakes. They were light and fluffy, topped with the most incredible orange cream cheese frosting…YUM. I’ll go ahead and admit that I licked the bowl. Grab your coupon and pick up your OJ and free eggs when you shop this week at Publix. Give these cupcakes a try then come back and let me know what you think!

Florida Orange Cupcakes
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 24 cupcakes
Ingredients
Cream Cheese Icing
  • ½ cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup, pure
  • 1 teaspoon Florida orange zest, chopped .
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Florida Orange Cupcakes
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Florida orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • Orange zest, for garnish
  • Cupcake liners
Instructions
Icing Instructions
  1. Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks; reserve.
  2. Combine cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, orange zest and vanilla extract in mixing bowl; beat with mixer until combined.
  3. Fold in whipped cream; refrigerate until chilled.
  4. When ready to use, mix gently by hand until soft.
Florida Orange Cupcakes Instructions
  1. Combine eggs and sugar in metal mixing bowl.
  2. Rest bowl over pot of lightly simmering hot water.
  3. Whisk with wire whisk until eggs become warm, frothy and light in color.
  4. Place egg mixture in mixing bowl; beat with whisk attachment of mixer on medium speed.
  5. Add orange juice and water; whisk for 15 minutes, until mixture is cooled.
  6. Add orange zest and nutmeg.
  7. Gently fold in flour with a rubber spatula until just combined; batter will be slightly lumpy, do not overmix.
  8. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  9. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans; fill three-fourths full with batter.
  10. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned on top. Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean.
  11. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool on wire rack completely.
  12. Just before serving, place Cream Cheese Icing in pastry bag; pipe icing on top of cupcakes and garnish with orange zest.
  13. Serve immediately.
Notes

This post is brought to you by the Florida Department of Citrus & The American Egg Board

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Spaghetti & Meatball Cups Recipe

Spaghetti & Meatball Cups

Today I thought I’d share one of my boys’ favorite recipes – Spaghetti & Meatball Cups. This is really just an mini version of my Spaghetti Pie. It’s more fun that your standard spaghetti and meatballs and really doesn’t take too much more effort.

My boys actually prefer this one with turkey meatballs. I think the texture works better with the creamy ricotta and pasta. Whenever I make meatballs, I try to make a double batch just for recipes like these. If you have your meatballs ready this recipe comes together in no time flat.

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it’s a great way to use up leftover pasta. So next time you want to break away from your boring spaghetti, try this one out.

This recipe is part of the Publix Menu Plan 10/29. Here are the other recipes that I shared –

Spaghetti & Meatball Cups
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Meatballs
  • 20 oz ground turkey
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Spaghetti Cups
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup prepared spaghetti sauce
  • 8 oz spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Form 1 inch meatballs and place on a baking sheet (I usually place mine on a baking rack lightly coated with cooking spray and then place on the baking sheet).
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking, mix the cooked pasta with the 2 eggs, ¼ cup of parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
  6. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and then place about ⅓ cup of the prepared noodles in each cup. Gently push the pasta down and over to form a cup.
  7. Bake in a 375º oven for about 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and place about a tablespoon of ricotta in the cooked pasta cup.
  9. Top with a meatball, a tablespoon of pasta sauce and then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  10. Place back in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until heated through.
  11. Serve while warm.

 

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)

Reminder Farmland Bacon Coupon + Make My Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese & Apple Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese & Apple Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
I have mentioned to you guys before how much my guys love meatballs. If I were to ask my husband what he wants for dinner, I’d bet you that one of the three foods he’d mention would include meatballs of some sort! Now, I like meatballs too, but I get bored of making the same things all of the time. I am always trying to shake things up a bit and come up with different variations of the foods that my guys love.

My recipe for Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese & Apple Stuffed Turkey Meatballs came about from my need to change up dinner. I looked in my fridge and saw some ground turkey and a package of Farmland Bacon, and started thinking about how to put those two together for a meal that everyone would like. I dug around a bit more and found some goat cheese. The goat cheese made me start thinking about apples and all of the sudden I had an image of the most delectable meatballs ever.

I had the meatballs made and in the oven in just minutes. Let me just tell you that these babies did NOT disappoint! The entire batch was wiped out…no leftovers whatsoever! I typically avoid doing meatballs with ground turkey as they can sometimes be a bit dry and lacking in the flavor department. Not the case with this batch. The Farmland Bacon gave the meatballs the best flavor and they were so moist and absolutely delicious. The zing of the goat cheese paired with the sweetness of the diced apple took them over the top.

I threw together a batch of my sweet & sour sauce for dipping, made a big salad, and dinner was just perfect. I think for the next batch, I may come up with some kind of honey mustard/apple dipping sauce. Either way, I will definitely make these again!

Right now you can whip up my Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese & Apple Stuffed Turkey Meatballs (or any of my other recipes that use bacon) at a great price thanks to the new Farmland bacon coupon over on the Publix Digital Coupon page. Head over and load your coupon and save a buck on your favorite Farmland bacon.

Farmland bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor. For decades, they’ve taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite. I know you will love it and thanks to the coupon…so will your wallet! Grab your coupon and try my recipe. Come back and let me know what you think!

farmland meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese & Apple Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: 6 (recipe yields approx 18 meatballs)
Ingredients
  • 1 package Farmland Applewood Classic Cut Bacon
  • 20 oz package ground turkey breast
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 - 2 apples, finely diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg whites, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Create rounded meatballs about ¾" in diameter.
  4. Mix the finely diced apples and goat cheese in a small bowl.
  5. Use your index finger to create a well in each meatball and stuff with about a teaspoon of the cheese/apple filling.
  6. Gently press and roll the meatball to seal in the filling.
  7. Cut each strip of Farmland Bacon into three equal pieces. Wrap each meatball with two cut pieces, by pulling and stretching the bacon to cover the meatball.
  8. Place the bacon wrapped meatballs on a cooking rack in a baking sheet.
  9. Bake in a 375º F oven for 25 - 30 minutes, until bacon is browned.
  10. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Notes
Don't use thick sliced bacon as you will need to stretch the bacon to cover the meatball. The thick cut bacon is not as easy to stretch at the classic cut bacon!

stuffed meatball

This post is brought to you by the folks at Farmland bacon.

(All posts may contain affiliate links and/or have sponsored content. Read my disclosure policy.)