Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Greek Yogurt Honey Breakfast Bagels

These simple & easy bagels are perfect for breakfast!
Just combine flour + Greek yogurt with a few seasonings and you're set.

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Every once in awhile I check in on my blog stat's to see what everyone is searching.  It's kinda fun to see!  One month people are crammering for ground beef recipes {check out this post} and the next it's all about my famous banana bread.

Since mid-March when this pandemic hit us, my #2 searched recipe has been my 2 Ingredient Everything Bagels.

For good reason!  They are really good and easy.  That got me thinking....maybe I should try another version?  Why not?  So that is where these Greek Yogurt Honey Breakfast Bagels came in.  

I wanted a sweet version.

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I will not bore you with how long it took me to name them.

Well, actually maybe I will.

You see one of my biggest pet peeves is when people complain about recipes.  I'm of the notion that if I don't like a recipe or have an issue with it - I just move on.  There is no reason I need to rant and rave to the author about my grievence.

Most complaints I receive have to do with people changing my recipe and then telling me it didn't work out.  NO KIDDING? After I published my 2 Ingredient Everything Bagels I had a zillion comments from people saying there were MORE than two ingredients in the recipe so why on God's green earth would I name them that?

They were right.

But see I don't get wrapped up like many do in all those petty details.  The two MAIN ingredients in that bagel recipe AND in this current bagel recipe are flour and Greek yogurt.  That is what makes this bagel. After that you throw in a few simple PANTRY STAPLES THAT EVERYONE HAS ON HAND ALWAYS {salt, baking powder, cinnamon, etc.} and that my friends is the completed recipe.

A 2-Ingredient title is catchy and grabs people attention {oh, that it did!} so that is why I kept it that way.  But clearly it affected me enough to not name this recipe 2-Ingredient Honey Breakfast Bagels.  

I didn't want to hear all the complaining again.

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That was a bit of a rant, but I wanted you to hear the backstory.

Of why I stress over recipes titles more than anything else.  A lot goes into those few words and even then sometimes I don't get it right! I won't even go into SEO and Google and what they require from us to get seen on the internet as that is a different story.

It's hard to keep all my readers happy.  I get it right most of the time but not always.  Saying this, I hope you make these bagels!

They are the perfect breakfast treat and make JUST 4 BAGELS so you will not be overwhelmed and feel like you need to freeze a batch or have to deliver to all your neighbors.

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I used honey flavored Greek yogurt in these to give them a bit more flavor without the added sugar and I really liked it!  If you can't find honey, vanilla works just fine.  For just a small crunch/crisp on the top I sprinkled brown sugar and cinnamon over the egg wash.

It was just enough to make them slightly sweet.

We love bagels in our house, but don't get them often so they are a bit of a treat.  I personally like a sweet bagel slathered in cream cheese and a bit of my homemade strawberry freezer jam on top.  These are great fresh from the oven, but can also be toasted for extra crispiness.  I keep mine in a Ziploc bag to stay fresh, but they also freeze well and toast up just fine later too.

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Will you try these?

It's a great recipe to make with kids too!  Simple enough and ready in under an hour.  Also, feel free to change up the seasonings and play around.

I WILL NOT GET MAD, NOR DO YOU NEED TO TELL ME IF YOUR SEASONING CHANGE DIDN'T WORK.

Can you tell that's a sore subject for me?  LOL.

Play around!  Make a pumpkin pie spice version!  Make a garlic and herb version!  You are in charge of your own kitchen.  Enjoy.

Greek Yogurt Honey Breakfast Bagels


Greek Yogurt Honey Breakfast Bagels
Yield: 4
Author:
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 22 MTotal time: 32 M
These two ingredient bagels (flour + Greek yogurt) + some additional seasonings are so good! Just slightly sweet, they are great spread with butter, jam, cream cheese or just toasted plain.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour + additional for kneading
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, honey flavored (vanilla can work too)
  • 1/2 T cinnamon + additional for sprinkling
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 4 T brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking powder.  Gently stir in the Greek yogurt until it forms a soft, sticky dough.
  3. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and sprinkle with additional flour, while gently kneading until no longer sticky and it forms a ball.
  4. Cut the dough into 4 pieces.  Roll those pieces into a ball.  With a floured finger stick that finger in the middle of the ball and start spinning around to make a hole.  Continue with all four bagels and lay on the baking sheet.
  5. Crack the egg and whisk with a little bit of water with a fork. Brush the egg wash all over the tops of the bagels.  Sprinkle with the brown sugar and additional cinnamon.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crispy on the tops and edges.
  7. Serve warm, with butter, jam or cream cheese.  Also great toasted.  Keep in a plastic baggie for freshness.

Notes:

Feel free to add any seasonings to these bagels - play around with flavors!
Calories
307.97
Fat (grams)
2.61
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.07
Carbs (grams)
60.13
Fiber (grams)
1.81
Net carbs
58.31
Sugar (grams)
22.66
Protein (grams)
11.11
Sodium (milligrams)
863.03
Cholesterol (grams)
51.16
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Rhubarb Custard Bars

I first showcased this dessert in 2014, but I've been eating it my whole life.
This Rhubarb Custard Dessert will soon become a favorite.

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Spring in the Midwest means one thing....RHUBARB.

We can't get enough of it! Many parts of the U.S. don't even know what this stuff is, or if having heard of it, have never tasted it.  

Although rhubarb is technically a vegetable, we most often use it in desserts.  It's a perennial, so once it's planted it will be there for years.  It takes a lot to kill off this plant, so be prepared for it to come back each Spring!

I personally don't have any growing in our yard, but I grew up having a patch and have many friends around here with patches so I'm never short on the stuff.

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Rhubarb is also kinda a love or hate vegetable.  OR....it's a "I've never had it" vegetable.  People, give it a chance. 

GIVE IT A CHANCE.

Once cooked down and sugared up it is tangy and sweet and sometimes just a bit sour {in a good way}, but trust me when paired into desserts with buttery crusts and whipped toppings, it becomes heavenly.

Most people are familiar with it in crisps, cobblers and pies, but when I pull this dessert out of the fridge, people get really big eyes and drool starts dripping off their lips.  

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This dessert has three glorious layers.  Three!  And here's the thing.  I make this just once a year.  The husband gets all giddy and then once it's gone we sit around and dream about it until the following Spring.

He likes it so much that when I mentioned giving the neighbors two pieces to try he thought that was a VERY BAD IDEA.  He would hoard the stuff all for himself if I let him.  And granted he has a point.  It has three layers.  This isn't a simple brownie boxed mix.  It takes about an hour start to finish.

But it is so worth it.

I love all three layers.  I tell myself the shortbread crust is my fave, until I hit that rhubarb custard....then until I hit that whipped creamed topping.  Put them all together and it's just the best.  The absolute best.

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If you have rhubarb in your yard or you can snag some from a friend or the farmer's market, you need to make this dessert.

You need to.

This Rhubarb Custard Dessert will become your favorite!  Share with your friends and let me know if you make it - I'd love to see your photos.

Rhubarb Custard Bars


Rhubarb Custard Bars
Yield: 18
Author:
Prep time: 20 MCook time: 55 MTotal time: 75 M
The #1 rhubarb recipe! This dessert is grand in so many ways - a wonderful shortbread crust and a tangy rhubarb custard layer topped with a creamy whipped cream cheese frosting. I make this once a year and dream about it the remaining 364 days.

Ingredients:

Crust
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold
Filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 7 T all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup  whipping cream
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 5 cups finely chopped rhubarb
Topping
  • 2  8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Press this into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for the filling, combine the sugar and flour in a bowl. Whisk in cream and eggs and stir in the rhubarb. Pour this over the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until custard is set.
  4. Allow the pan to completely cool.
  5. For the topping, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and set aside.
  6. In another bowl whip the whipping cream until fluffy and fold it gently into the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Spread this topping over cooled custard. Cover and chill.
  8. Cut into 18 bars and store in the refrigerator.
Calories
331.45
Fat (grams)
25.07
Sat. Fat (grams)
15.29
Carbs (grams)
22.98
Fiber (grams)
0.46
Net carbs
22.53
Sugar (grams)
9.90
Protein (grams)
4.43
Sodium (milligrams)
60.36
Cholesterol (grams)
100.72
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Friday, May 15, 2020

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Frittata

I love pizza and I love eggs so I combined the two into a delicious frittata!
This dish is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

This post is sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council.

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Our family has always been an egg family.  Eggs were one of the kid's first bites of real food back in the day!  Scrambling up a quick egg has always been an easy meal in our house.  We get all crazy and eat them for any meal of the day, not just breakfast.

Today, I jazzed up these eggs {farm fresh ones that were delivered to my door step by a friend - did you know 1 out of 6 eggs produced in the U.S. come from Iowa?} and made this tasty Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Frittata.

I basically put all my favorite pizza toppings into the dish and drooled all over myself while making it.  Plus, today is National Pizza Party Day so naturally everything about today just feels right.

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I have once again partnered with a long time client, the Iowa Egg Council.  It is a natural, easy fit because eggs are a part of our daily lives and May is National Egg Month!  With three hungry and growing kids {ages 10, 9 and 6) they are an easy, quick meal for all of us.

Together we always brainstorm to share something fun, yet still delicious and mostly healthy.  No boring dishes here!  This one is PACKED with protein and can easily carry you through most of your day.

10 eggs, freshly cut pepperoni, ham, bacon and cheeses.  Could that combination get any better?  Plus, what is perfect about making a frittata - is that you can add whatever you want.  This pizza combo is fun {and shockingly tasty}, but you can add whatever pizza favorites you love.  Peppers?  Add them.  Black olives?  Add them.

There are no rules to break here.

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Eggs are rich in protein and loaded with vitamins and minerals.  Whenever I'm lacking any dinner enthuasiam {or am running short on time}, I whip up eggs.  With high-quality protein, no sugar or carbs and 13 essential vitamins - they are such an easy and tasty food to bring to the table that everyone loves.

You know what else I love?

They keep in my fridge forever.  I'll admit, I use a LOT of eggs in both cooking and baking, so we always have a steady supply, but I love that I never have to worry about them going bad.  Eggs have a wonderful shelf life - being safe to eat 4-5 weeks after their sell by date when refrigerated.

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I made this frittata for lunch this past week {remember, those kids are home and hungry!}.  We often get tired of sandwiches and chips....so this pizza frittata was a welcome change.  I served it with fresh strawberries and sliced bananas and everyone was happy.

Plus, I got all crazy and gave them a side of marinara sauce for dipping.  Just like pizza!  It was a nice tasty change and went perfectly with the pizza toppings.

This frittata serves 8, or a healthy, hearty 4 depending on how many slices people grab.  Either way, it is easy, affordable and super quick and painless to cook up.

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Don't have a cast iron skillet?

That's okay - any stainless steel skillet will do.  Or any 10 to 12 inch pan or skillet that is oven and broil safe.  Just make sure you grease it well before pouring in the eggs.  Remember this is a recipe that once you pour in those eggs you leave them alone!

That is right, you don't even stir these eggs, you just let them do their thing.

Five minutes of cook time on the stove, then another five minutes {or less} of broil time in the oven.  It really could not be much simplier.

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We are so proud of our Iowa egg farmers here in the Midwest - you can meet a few of them HERE. To get more cooking tips and recipe ideas visit IowaEgg.org and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  I am always learning tips from them! 

I hope you enjoy this Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Frittata as much as we enjoyed eating it.  Give a try!  I'd love to hear your thoughts on social media, so be sure to tag me @sweetsavoryeats.

A big thank you to the Iowa Egg Council for sponsoring this post.

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Frittata


Cast Iron Skillet Pizza Frittata
Yield: 8
Author:
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 15 M
All of your favorite pizza toppings in a frittata! Make this easy breakfast or dinner in just 10 minutes. Serve pizza style with a side of marinara.

Ingredients:

  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni, chopped
  • 1/4 cup ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 1/2 t dried parsley

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl combine the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk together.
  2. Start preheating your cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stove, generously coating the skillet with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and do not stir.  Cover the gently with a lid or foil and let cook for 5 minutes or until the sides begin to set.  
  4. While the eggs are cooking turn your oven on to BROIL (the high setting).
  5. Once the sides of the eggs are set, remove the lid and add all the toppings, ending with the cheese.
  6. Place the skillet into the oven.  Leave the pan in there for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown or the frittata is cooked through.  DO NOT WALK AWAY.  The broiling process can go fast depending on your oven, so stay close and keep watch.
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing into 8 triangles to serve.  Sprinkle with the dried basil and parsley.

Notes:

Serve with a side of marinara for dipping like pizza!
Calories
161.52
Fat (grams)
11.21
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.32
Carbs (grams)
2.15
Fiber (grams)
0.28
Net carbs
1.87
Sugar (grams)
0.38
Protein (grams)
12.32
Sodium (milligrams)
337.43
Cholesterol (grams)
247.72

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

25 Ground Beef Dinner Recipes

Ground beef fills many freezers and we are always needing new ideas to spruce up dinner!
Here are 25 new and fun recipes using ground beef.

25 ground beef dinner recipes

Here in the Midwest many families purchase ground beef in bulk.  This means we buy it directly from the farmer and have it processed at a local locker for pick up.  Not only does it save us a ton of money {versus purchasing individual packets at the grocery story}, but we also know where our meat is coming from.

We just put in an order for a 1/2 of a beef that will be ready for us in early July.  It should last us well over a year and give us an array of ground beef, roasts and steaks {pretty much the husband's dream}.  Like many of you, ground beef is the bulk of the order as that is what we use the most!

Over the years I've received approximately 893 requests for ground beef recipes.  Who doesn't grab a pound out of the freezer in the morning only to have 3 p.m. roll around and you still don't know what you're going to make?

Me!  I do this all the time.

So, me being me, I rounded up some yummy ground beef recipes for you!  There is a little bit of everything here - quesadillas, casseroles, pasta bakes, stir frys and pizza.  Grab a few and meal plan for the week!

Here we go.

25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes




25 ground beef dinner recipes

You've bound to find something in this list!  

I know I'm grabbing a few to get on my meal plan soon {stroganoff, stir fry and and pizza burgers to name a few}.

With all these choices your family shouldn't get bored and more than likely you'll find a few new favorites.  I'd love to hear which ones you try!  Be sure to save this post on Pinterest to save for later!