Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rise and Shine Breakfast Bagel Sandwich

This breakfast bagel sandwich is inspired by my favorite breakfast bagel I get from my local sandwich shop.  My homemade version might even be better . . . just saying :)  You can have this ready in less than 15 minutes, which is less time than it would take you to get dressed and drive to that sandwich shop.

I could eat this sandwich every single day for breakfast.  I crave this all the time.  A toasted bagel, topped with melty American Cheese, smoked ham, medium-cooked eggs and velvety smooth cream cheese.  Breakfast of Champions right here.    

I used none other than Eggland's Best Eggs!  I feel so good when I eat Eggland's Best Eggs, because I know they are packed with so many nutrients and they have 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs. 
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Rise and Shine Breakfast Bagel Sandwich
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable Recipe)

2 Eggland's Best eggs
salt and pepper
4 thin slices smoked deli ham
1 slice American Cheese
2 Tbl. cream cheese, room temperature
1 plain bagel

Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Crack each egg, side by side, into the skillet.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook for 4 minutes on the first side, flip over and cook for another 3 minutes on the second side.  The yolk will be soft, but not runny.  Remove to a plate.  Add sliced ham to the same skillet and cook for about 30 seconds per side, just to heat through.  Meanwhile, place the bagel in the toaster.  

Remove bagel from toaster and immediately place a slice of American cheese on the bottom half, followed by the warm ham and then both eggs.  Spread cream cheese over the top half of the bagel and place on sandwich.  Enjoy.    

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sugar Cookie Bars with Whipped Eggnog Frosting

Thanksgiving is over, it's officially Eggnog time.
These bars are for all the eggnog lovers out there.  Me being one of them. 

A soft and chewy sugar cookie base lightly spiced with nutmeg and topped with a light and airy Whipped Eggnog Frosting.  I usually top my Sugar Cookie Bars with a creamy Buttercream Frosting (like in these Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars), but I wanted to switch things up and use a whipped frosting instead. 

They get better on days two and three.  I love them at room temperature and I love them cold, right out of the fridge. 
I used Eggland's Best Eggs in the Sugar Cookie Base.  

You can rest assured that you're serving your family and friends the best by using Eggland's Best (EB) eggs in your holiday desserts, because EB eggs are packed fresher and stay fresher than ordinary eggs.

By using EB eggs in your holiday desserts, you're sneaking in those necessary vitamins too.  Compared to ordinary eggs, EB eggs contain more than double the omega-3s and four times the vitamin D.  EB eggs also have ten times the vitamin E, which help you to fight off those sick days during the busy winter months.

If you're trying to get a head start on your new year's resolutions, you'll be happy to know that EB eggs are only 60 calories while ordinary eggs have 70 and they contain 25% less saturated fat.  

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 I was compensated for this post.  The above Eggland's Best information, coupons and gift card have been provided by Eggland's Best.  The giveaway prize will be shipped by Eggland's Best.     
Sugar Cookie Bars with Whipped Eggnog Frosting
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Eggland’s Best large eggs
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. nutmeg

Whipped Eggnog Frosting:
3 Tbl. instant vanilla pudding mix
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
½ c. cold eggnog
2 ½ Tbl. powdered sugar
4 oz. frozen whipped topping, thawed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using a hand mixer.  Mix in the vanilla.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add 1 cup of flour, salt, baking soda and nutmeg and mix until combined.  Add the remaining 1 cup of flour and mix until just combined.  Press dough evenly into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan.  Bake for 15-16 minutes.  Bars might seem underdone, but they set up as they cool. Cool completely and top with frosting.

For the Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine dry pudding mix and nutmeg.  Add the eggnog and beat until thickened using a hand mixer, about 2 minutes. Mix in the powdered sugar until fully combined.  Gently fold in the whipped topping until no white streaks remain.  Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before spreading over sugar cookie bars.  Refrigerate any leftover cookie bars.