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Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake by Lewis Lane

Hey! It has been a while since I got to post. Been a crazy few couple of months, and time just seems to be flying by. End of year is always crazy time with Christmas, my birthday, and New Years all in the span of two weeks. Now we have made it a tradition to go to Las Vegas on New Years (Yes I am still working on a post about Vegas, and hope to have it up this week), so the year ends with a lot of running around then going out of town. Then we got back into town and my Grandma ended up in the hospital for a week, so the craziness of the end of year just continued into the beginning of the year. Anyways very happy to finally be getting back to blogging.

Even though my Cowboys were not even close to being in the Super Bowl.  Super Bowl Sunday is still one of my favorite days of the year.  Best part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food, and should always be a cheat day.  Since Jeremy got off shift at 7am Sunday morning thought I would start our day off right, and make a Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake. My Aunt had made this when I went over to do Christmas candy at her house, and I had been wanting to make it just hadn’t had time. She found the recipe on Facebook, and it was so easy.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake by Lewis Lane

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Coat 9x13 glass baking dish with Pam.
  2. Cut each cinnamon roll into 8 pieces
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla
  4. Pour mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  5. Pour 1 cup of maple syrup over the mixture.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 25 min.
  7. Let cool then top with the icing from the cinnamon rolls.
https://lewislanedesigns.com/cinnamon_roll_french_toast_bake/

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Offered to make some pulled pork sandwiches & queso to have during the game, but Jeremy said he wanted pizza.  Ended up just ordering pizza.

While at Walmart I found some football cupcake liners.   Since it was Super Bowl Sunday figured may as well have some football cupcakes, so just whipped up some chocolate cupcakes with chocolate funfetti icing.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Besides food we had some much deserved chill time, and watched the game our on newly redone patio (Yes in Texas it was actually perfect patio weather even though it is February). Super excited about the patio cause we had no patio before really, and have been talking about doing one since we moved in six years ago. Here is how it turned out. Will be posting some before and after pics soon.

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Did you do anything for Super Bowl Sunday? What was your favorite Super Bowl Commercial?

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Christmas Recipe Round-up

Christmas Recipe Round-Up by Lewis Lane

Am I the only one finding it crazy that this week is already Christmas? Wasn’t it just Thanksgiving? Swear this time of the year just always flies by. I am going crazy trying to get all kinds of last minute things done for Christmas.

Thought if you are like me, and your Christmas prep includes making food to take for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day I would share some recipes that might help you out.

#christmasreciperoundup has some great #christmas recipes Click To Tweet

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball by Lewis Lane

Easy Holiday Cheese & Fruit Platter

Easy Holiday Cheese & Fruit Platter by A Savory Feast

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll by Lewis Lane

Sweet Potato CasseroleSweet Potato Casserole

Hope these will help you out.  What are you looking forward to this holiday season?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball by Lewis Lane

Few months ago I found this recipe for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball on Facebook, and it caught my attention real quick.  It had me at Reese’s.  Looked like such a fun & different appetizer to make.  Ever since I saw it have been looking for excuse to make a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball.  Finally found a excuse & ended up  making the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball to take for Thanksgiving along with Sweet Potato Casserole.  Was really worried about how it would turn out

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball Recipe

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter together until combined. Then add in the cream cheese and peanut butter and beat until combined. The beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla until combined.
  2. Stir in the chopped peanut butter cups.
  3. Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 1 1/2 hours or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
  4. Place the Reese's Pieces on a flat plate and roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the Reese's Pieces. Make sure to press the Reese's Pieces into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
  5. Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze the cheese ball for another 2 hours or overnight. If frozen overnight, thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.
https://lewislanedesigns.com/reeses-peanut-butter-cookie-dough-cheese-ball/

The one part I struggled with was Step 3.  I ended up putting it on wax paper in a bowl in the freezer over night.  Then the next night I let it thaw a little while , which then allowed me to form it.  Then I rolled it in the Reese’s like it said in Step 4, and put it back in the freezer.

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball went over pretty well at Thanksgiving.  Will definitely be making this again.  Perfect for taking to a party or work spread.

What in a recipe usually grabs your attention and makes you want to try it?  Is it just a good picture that makes you go man that looks good I have to try it?  Or is it certain ingredients?

If you follow my Pinterest board you will see other recipes that I have been checking out.

Rotel Taco Soup Recipe

Rotel Taco Soup by Lewis Lane

Seems so weird that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I swear time is just flying by. My cousin shared this Rotel Taco Soup Recipe on her Facebook. She said she had tried it, and it tasted pretty good. The recipe came from Stockpiling Moms

Rotel Taco Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can black beans, undrained (Bush’s Reduced Sodium Black Beans)
  • 1 can white beans, undrained (Bush’s White Kidney Beans)
  • 1 can red beans, undrained (Bush’s Kindney Beans)
  • 1 can corn, undrained (Libbey’s Natural Sweet Corn)
  • 1 taco packet (Williams Taco Seasoning)
  • 1 ranch packet (Hidden Valley Ranch)
  • 1 lb ground beef, prepared
  • 2 cups water
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Tortilla chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes, cans of beans, corn, ground beef and both packets into crock-pot.
  2. Add 2 cups water and stir.
  3. Place lid on crock-pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Serve soup with cheese, sour cream and chips if desired.
https://lewislanedesigns.com/rotel-taco-soup/

In parenthesis I put what I used to make it just to help. You don’t have to use the same one. Would have to say I agree with my cousin this tasted great. Browned my meat the night before so that it would be quicker to put together before work in the morning. Then before work I just put the meat, beans, rotel, ranch, taco seasoning, and water in the crock-pot. When I got home from work it smelled good. I served it with Light Sour Cream, and Fat Free Cheddar Cheese. Then used Baked Tostitos Scoops chips to eat.

Think this is a perfect cold weather meal.

Check out the recipe page for more recipes.

What is your favorite cold weather meal?

Hope you have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving tomorrow, and eat lots of Turkey!

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Well unfortunately we are back to a Monday 🙁  Swear the weekends are way to short.  Was going through recipes this weekend, and realized I had forgot to repost this recipe when I lost all my old post.  Thought it was worth reposting, so here you go.

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe by Lewis Lane

For a while Jeremy has subscribed to Men’s Health Magazine.  He found this chicken cacciatore recipe in the magazine and wanted to give it a try.  Figured why not it looked good, and was low in calorie. When we ate it we put it on a bed of rice as you can see in the photo.

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 - 8 oz chicken breast, diced into cubes
  • 1 - cup onion, diced
  • 1 - cup green pepper, diced
  • 3 - cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 - 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 - 4.5 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 - cloves garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Coat a deep skillet with spray and place over medium heat
  2. Once the pan is hot, add chicken and cook 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally until cooked through
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour
https://lewislanedesigns.com/chicken-cacciatore-recipe/

This recipe does make a lot of food. You can take as leftovers or cut in half if serving a smaller group. Since it was just Jeremy and I at the house we had leftovers for days.

Where do you usually go for recipes? or what makes you want to try a recipe?

Usually I find my recipes on Pinterest now a days.

If you give it a try leave a not in the comments below to let me know what you think.

P.S  I did find a way to retrieve an archive storage of your old post in case you lose them.  Would you be interested in knowing how?  If so leave me a comment below.  Trying to see if worth doing a Tuesday Tutorial on.