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Champagne Bread

champagne bread

Champagne Bread

I had champagne leftover and I decided why not make something out of it. I looked over the Internet and I was lead to this great recipe for an orange and champagne bread. I decided to try it. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is and how great it tasted. We served it with pasta but it would compliment a soup or salad. It could be paired with fruit and eggs for a fancy brunch.

Champagne Bread

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup Champagne

1/2 cup orange juice

2 Tbsp. grated orange zest

optional 3 Tbsp. melted butter for the top of the bread

You will first mix together the dry ingredients .

champagne bread

This is great bread and a wonderful use for that last cup of champagne

Then you grate in the orange peel.

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Finally, will mix in the wet ingredients. The bread will be a bit lumpy that is fine place. When you have mixed it you will place it in a greased loaf pan. You will  cook it at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Note: This recipe for the liquid can be substituted for a 12 oz beer or soda to change the flavor of the bread. It is an easy base for an awesome bread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

When you think of Thanksgiving you probably don’t think of salad, but you should. I found so many salad recipes that made my mouth water and I had to share them with my readers. They would be perfect to compliment your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some yummy Thanksgiving salad recipes for you to try. Let me know which one you think will go perfectly with your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Salad Recipes

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Basic Muffin Recipe

Basic Muffin Recipe

Basic Muffin Recipe

Do you love muffins? My family does and there’s no need to buy because it’s easy to make at home. This Basic Muffin Recipe can be used as base for any muffin flavors that you like to make.

Basic Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups of flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 egg
1 cup milk (I use rice milk)
1/4 cup oil ( I use olive oil)
muffin liners

Directions

Combine dry ingredients first.
Combine wet ingredients.
Next fold the wet ingredients into the dry.
You can use this base for almost all of your recipe needs.
Then once everything was mixed, place the muffin mix in the cupcake papers in the muffin tin.
Cook for 20 minutes at 350.
This basic muffin recipe yields a dozen muffins.

You can add your own flavors to make these more fun. Like blueberry pineapple zucchini.

Basic Muffin Recipe

Like this Basic Muffin Recipe? Also try this delicious Make Ahead Breakfast Muffin Recipe

make ahead breakfast muffin recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe

Prepare a delicious and healthy dish that your whole family will enjoy. These Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe are amazing and gluten free.

Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe Ingredients

2 Acorn Squashes
1/2 lb of Browned Meat
1 cup of your choice of sauce I used mine (Spaghetti Sauce Recipe)
1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese

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Place the cut and seeded acorn squash on a cookie sheet with a lip. I put 1 cup of water on the tray. This will keep the acorn squash moist.

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I cook them for 30 minutes prior to adding the meat and sauce.

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Then I leave the cheese out until 10 minutes before the squash is done. Then I put on the cheese to melt.

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Cook at 350 degrees for one hour total.

Love this Gluten Free Pizza Acorn Squash Recipe? Also try this another recipe for Acorn Squash!

Check out my tip on How to Cut Squash!

For another squash recipe try Bacon, Egg, Apple & Cheese Frittata with Butternut Squash Hash browns.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Prepare a delicious side dish that will also impress your family and guests. This Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe is super delicious, you only need few ingredients and you’ll have a tasty side dish perfect for holidays or just to make dinner extra special.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Ingredients:

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  • 2 Large egg plants
  • 3 eggs
  • Gluten Free Bread crumbs (Italian ones)
  • Jar of spaghetti sauce
  • Package of shredded cheese. I like the Italian mix

Directions:

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will need to peel the egg plants.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Then cut them in 1/4 in circles.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will then place your eggs in one bowl

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

And place the bread crumbs in another one.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

You will dip your eggplant in the egg.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

And then place it in the bread crumb.

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You will make sure it is coated and place it on a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes on each side at 350.

Oven Baked Eggplant Recipe

Then you will take it out of the oven and build a layered casserole in a baking dish.

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I place a layer of coated egg plant then I put sauce on it and cheese. I repeated twice. I then cooked the eggplant casserole for 35 minutes.

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