Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Today, Lily-Rose and Grandma make a toasted grilled cheese sandwich with chicken and pickles! It’s a classic treat that’s kid-tested and approved!

Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Toasted Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Course Sandwiches
Servings 2
Calories 528 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 slices chicken breast
  • 6 pickle slices

Instructions
 

  • Spread one side of each piece of bread with a thin layer of butter.
  • Place two slices of bread, butter side down, in a skillet or griddle.
  • Cover each piece of bread with one slice of cheese and two slices of chicken.
  • Lay 3 pickle slices on each sandwich and cover with another piece of cheese.
  • Top the sandwiches with the last two pieces of bread, butter side up.
  • Place the skillet on the stovetop and turn the heat to medium.  Fry until the bottom of the sandwich is browned and flip.  Cook the other side until it’s brown and remove from heat.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Hack:  Feel free to use your favorite cheese and/or sliced meat or whatever you have on hand!
  • Hack:  Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Reheat in a skillet, oven or toaster oven.
Keyword American cheese, brunch, childrens recipes, cooking video, grilled cheese, kid friendly, kids recipe, Lily Rose Kindergarten Cook, lunch, sandwich, toasted cheese

Ever wonder how (or why) grilled cheese became the All-American sandwich? Click here to find out!

Suggestion:  Pair this with pasta salad or homemade tomato soup for a delicious lunch!

Fresh Cucumber Sandwich Spread

Take lunch to a whole new level with this fresh cucumber sandwich spread. It’s delicious served on simple white bread for a sandwich or with crackers as a dip.

Cucumber Sandwich Spread

Cucumber Sandwich Spread

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened (8 oz block)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Peel the cucumber and slice lengthwise.  Remove the seeds. Shred the cucumber using the largest holes of a grater or mince it with a knife.
  • Use a piece of cheesecloth or linen towel to squeeze excess liquid from the cucumber and place shreds in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder and pepper to the bowl and combine using the paddle attachment.
  • Cover mixture tightly and refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to meld.
  • Serve on simple white bread for a sandwich or with crackers as a dip.
Keyword brunch, cucumber, cucumber sandwich, cucumber sandwich spread, lunch, sandwiches, vegetarian

Did you know?  Cucumbers are a great source of vitamin K and are high in water content to promote hydration and make you feel full longer!  Check out the facts here!

Apple Butter Muffins

Lily and Grandma make some Apple Butter Muffins using homemade apple butter in this latest episode of Lily-Rose: Kindergarten Cook!

Apple Butter Muffins

 

½ cup butter, softened

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

½ cup milk

2 eggs

1¾ tsp baking powder

1½ cups flour

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup Old Fashioned Apple Butter

2 tbs cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

¾ cup raisin and chopped dates, soaked in water

Streusel Topping:

½ cup butter softened

1½ cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

½ cup old fashioned rolled oats

½ cup flour

2 tbsp cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 350℉.

Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well combined.  Mix in milk and eggs.    Stir in baking powder and flour.

Add vanilla, apple butter, cinnamon and cloves.  Mix until smooth.  Drain raisins and dates and fold into batter.

Grease 18 muffin cups or line with muffin papers.  Fill each cup half full with batter.  Set aside.

Place all streusel ingredients into a medium-sized bowl.  Using a spoon or your hands, mix all ingredients until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.  Sprinkle evenly over the tops of muffins.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 209℉.  Remove from the oven but allow muffins to remain in the pan until streusel has set up about 15 minutes.  Remove muffins to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before storing.

 

Serving size:  1 muffin, 325 calories per muffin

 

Hack:  Muffins can be stored, tightly cover, at room temperature for 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

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Featherbed Eggs

 

Featherbed Eggs
Featherbed Eggs

Featherbed Eggs

 

½ cup jalapeno cheddar cheese cornbread, crumbled

1 egg

3 tbsp milk

1 tbsp green onion, sliced

1 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Dash of salt and black pepper

 

Preheat the oven to 350℉.

Coat an 8 oz ramekin or oven proof-dish with cooking spray. Crumble cornbread into the bottom.

In a separate bowl, beat egg and milk until well incorporated. Stir in green onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

Pour egg mixture over cornbread and bake until the eggs become puffy and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Serve immediately.

 

1 serving, 240 calories

 

 

Fresh Orange Juice Quick Bread

This incredibly moist and delicious orange juice quick bread uses orange zest and fresh orange juice for extra-bright citrus flavors everyone will love.

Orange Juice Quick Bread

Orange Juice Quick Bread

Course afternoon tea, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Servings 10
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 orange
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature (½ cup)
  • cups sugar
  • ½ cup orange juice + ¼ cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉. Coat one 9” x 5” loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Zest orange.  Pulse the remaining orange in a blender or food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  • Cream eggs, butter and sugar together with a mixer until pale. Add orange zest, orange puree, ½ cup orange juice and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture and blend until smooth
  • Place batter into loaf pan and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean or until the internal temperature is 190℉, about 60 minutes.
  • Immediately after taking the bread out of the oven, drizzle the top with ¼ cup orange juice, going slowly enough to allow the juice to soak into the top of the bread.
  • Allow to cool completely before slicing.
  • Hack: For smaller loaves (for freezing or giving away!), divide the batter between two 6’ x 4” loaf pans lined with parchment paper and bake for 40-45 minutes. Alternately, line 24 muffin cups with muffin papers. Divide batter between cups and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Hack: Store leftover bread at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months.
  • Hack: To easily zest a whole orange, use a vegetable peeler. Lay unused zest in a single layer and freeze. Store, tightly wrapped, in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Hack: Zest and puree any leftover oranges in the blender or food processor for use in recipes such as cakes, cookies or breads. 1 orange yields about ⅓ cup puree, which can be sealed in a bag and stored in the freezer.
  • Hack:  Leftover orange juice can be frozen for up to 12 months.  Pour orange juice into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer until solid.  Transfer to freezer bags or freezer safe containers for storage.
Keyword afternoon tea, baked breakfast, breakfast, brunch, orange juice, orange zest, oranges, quick bread, snack, vegetarian

Did you know?  Oranges are actually classified as a berry! Check out some more fun facts here!

Suggestion: If you love quick bread, try this simple homemade banana bread by Lily-Rose Kindergarten Cook!

Homemade Crispy Hash Browns

Homemade crispy hash browns topped with ketchup are one of my favorite breakfast foods!  They’re easy to make at home and are sure to become a family favorite!

Homemade Crispy Hash Browns

Homemade Crispy Hash Browns

Course Breakfast
Servings 2
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large potato, 12 oz
  • ½ cup fresh onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil plus more as needed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional or to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Scrub the potato and, if desired, peel.
  • Using a box grater or grater attachment on a food processor, shred the potato using the largest holes. Grate potato on the long side to get longer shreds.
  • Submerge potatoes in a bowl of water and swirl around with your hand. Use a fine mesh colander to strain out the water. Repeat this process 1-2 more times until the water remains clear.*
  • After potatoes are strained the last time, place them on a linen hand towel or cheesecloth. Squeeze as much water out as possible.
  • Heat oil in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add potatoes and onions. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper over the mixture and stir to combine.
  • Allow potatoes to cook undisturbed for about 5 minutes or until the bottom is brown.
  • Turn in 2 or 3 sections and allow to cook undisturbed 2-3 minutes until the bottom is browned.
  • Continue turning the potatoes every few minutes until desired crispiness is achieved, about 10 minutes. Add more olive as necessary for potatoes to continue to sizzle. A non-stick pan will require less oil than a cast iron or stainless steel skillet.
  • Serve immediately.
  • * At this point, potatoes can be left in water and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
  • Hack: Leftover hash browns can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat, place in a skillet over medium heat just until warm.
Keyword breakfast, brunch, fried, hash browns, pan fried, potatoes, shredded potatoes, vegan, vegetarian

 

Potatoes are considered “empty calories” by many but nothing could be further from the truth!

Suggestion:  These potatoes would go great alongside Scrambled Egg with Spinach, Tomato and Onion or 3 egg omelette with asparagus!

Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole

This loaded baked cauliflower casserole brings together eggs, cheese and roasted vegetables in a delightful vegetarian dish that’s great for any meal!

Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Baked Cauliflower Casserole

Course Breakfast, brunch, Main Course
Servings 6
Calories 395 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced, divided
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (6-8 cups)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • tsp dried basil
  • tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup flour*
  • tsp baking powder*
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Set aside 4 onion rounds and put the rest in a 13” x 9” baking pan.  Add cauliflower and tomatoes.  Toss with olive oil. 
  • Roast in the oven until cauliflower is very tender, 30-40 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Whisk together eggs, sesame oil, cumin, rosemary, basil, turmeric, salt and pepper.
  • Blend flour and baking powder and whisk into egg mixture.  Whisk in cheese. Gently fold in vegetables trying not to break up cauliflower.
  • Place mixture in a greased 13” x 9” pan lined with parchment paper.  Arrange reserved onion rings over the top.
  • Bake in 400℉ oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.  Allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
  • This dish can be served warm or at room temperature.
  • *Make this dish gluten-free by substituting ¾ cup almond flour for the all-purpose flour.  Increase the baking powder to 1¾ tsp.
  • Hack:  Leftover portions can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for upto 3 months.
  • Hack: Frozen cauliflower can be used in this recipe.
Keyword baked, breakfast, brunch, casserole, cauliflower, easy, eggs, gluten-free, oven roasted vegetables, quiche, vegetarian

Did you know?  Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables that are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.

Suggestion:  Serve this with some crispy hash browns to make a complete meal!

3 Egg Omelette with Asparagus

This delicious vegetarian 3 egg omelette with asparagus will get your day off to a great start! Pair it with hash browns or home fries for a complete breakfast!

3 Egg Omelette with Asparagus

3 Egg Omelette with Asparagus

Course Breakfast, brunch
Servings 1
Calories 430 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat an 8” saute pan on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Crack eggs in a deep bowl. Add milk and whisk with a fork until well blended.
  • Coat the pan with cooking spray and pour eggs carefully into the pan, covering the bottom of the pan evenly. Allow to cook undisturbed until eggs are set. If a “harder” cooked omelette is desired, gently flip it when it's cooked enough to be manageable.
  • Heat asparagus in the microwave just until warm, 20-30 seconds. Place in a single layer on half of the omelette, sprinkle with Gouda and fold the omelet in half to cover.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Keyword asparagus, breakfast, brunch, eggs, fast and easy, keto, light meal, low carb, lunch, omelet, omelette, quick and easy, quick meal preparation, vegetarian

Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Suggestion:  Pair this with some homemade crispy hash browns for a complete and delicious breakfast!

Hearty Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

Sweet potatoes, eggs, spinach and feta cheese come together in this tasty quiche. This sweet potato crust quiche makes a great addition to a brunch buffet!

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

Sweet Potato Crust Quiche

(Courtesy: Penny Jacques)
Course Breakfast
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large sweet potato, thinly sliced (⅛”)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 3 cups fresh spinach (3 oz) or ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Coat 9” pie pan with cooking spray.
  • Layer sweet potatoes across the bottom and up sides of the pie pan, overlapping heavily. Coat with cooking spray and bake for 30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and beginning to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and turn the temperature up to 375℉.
  • Allow crust to cool for 10 minutes. Coat crust and any exposed pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Whisk eggs with milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Arrange cooled onion/spinach mixture over sweet potato crust. Pour egg mixture over the filling and sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until set with an internal temperature of 160℉. Allow to set for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Hack: Cut leftovers into serving-size pieces. Place on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer until solid. Move to freezer bags or containers and store in the freezer for future use.
Keyword baked breakfast, breakfast, breakfast bakes, brunch, buffet, casserole, eggs, make ahead breakfast, quiche, sweet potato, vegetarian

Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Cutting back on carbs?  Try this crustless vegetarian quiche!

Super Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

These easy classic deviled eggs are the perfect nutritious, low-carb solution for brunch, buffets, picnics or just a delicious snack!

Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

(Courtesy: Suzanne M. Woodworth)
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 3
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp spicy brown mustard
  • ½ tsp honey
  • Paprika (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Put eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover the pan and bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let the pan sit, still covered, for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, drain hot water from the pan and fill it with cold water and ice to cool. Peel the eggs.
  • Cut each egg in half lengthwise and gently squeeze white to pop yolks out into a small bowl.
  • Mix mayonnaise, mustard and honey with yolks. Scoop the filling back into whites. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired
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Did you know?  Despite the negative press that eggs have received in the past, they can absolutely be a part of a healthy diet!

Hard-boiled eggs keep in the refrigerator for one week so consider making a few extra while you’ve got the water boiling! They make a great snack alone, pickled or in egg salad.

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