Quiche’n It Real

Quiche'n It Real!

Brandon
Brandon

Let me start out by saying, this is NOT an egg bake. Granted, there are eggs in it, and you do bake it – but it won’t be tasting anything like an omelet. This French inspired dish screams brunch and tastes amazing with a smooth velvety texture. It’s pretty awesome, and won’t cost much to make. In fact, I saved a ton using all Food Club products and the taste still surpasses any quiche I’ve ever had.

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Holiday Dessert Shooters

Creamy Chocolate Trifle Recipe - www.cobornsblog.com

Clayton, Coborn's Inc. Director of Bakery - www.cobornsblog.comParty season will be upon is before we know it. My name is Clayton and I have created a easy dessert that I have made for my wife to
take to her work potluck and my daughter made with a friend to take to a New Year’s Eve party. They will also be a great hit at our
next holiday party at home. Want to try something new? These individual desserts are not only fun to make, but will impress at your next gathering!

Creamy Chocolate Trifle

Creamy Chocolate Trifle
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Ingredients
  • 1 Box Graham Crackers
  • 1 Tin Pepperidge Farm Pirouette Chocolate Wafer Sticks
  • 1 Tub Cool Whip Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Box Food Club Chocolate Pudding
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Clear Plastic Cups
Instructions
  1. Mix chocolate pudding per box instructions or use canned.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. Put Graham Crackers in a food processor until they are fine crumbs.
  4. Put a layer of crumbs in each cup.
  5. Spoon in or fill a piping bag with chocolate pudding and another piping bag with Cool Whip chocolate frosting.
  6. Cut the tip of the piping bag - ½ inch to ¾" wide opening will work great. Alternate layers of pudding and frosting, ending with frosting.
  7. Break wafer sticks in half.
  8. Insert half of a wafer stick into each cup along the side.
  9. Top with chocolate pieces or shaved chocolate.
  10. Refrigerate if made ahead of time. Enjoy!
Notes
Chocolate shavings can be shaved from a block of chocolate almond bark or Hershey candy bar.

 

Mini Holiday Trifle Recipe - www.cobornsblog.com

Mini Holiday Trifle

Mini Holiday Trifle
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Ingredients
  • 1 Box Graham Crackers
  • 1 Box Food Club Vanilla Pudding
  • 3 Tubs Cool Whip White Frosting
  • Red and Green Food Coloring
  • Fresh Cherries
  • 1 Can Cherry filling
  • White Almond Bark
  • Chocolate Almond Bark
  • Clear Plastic Cups
Instructions
  1. Mix vanilla pudding per box instructions.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. Put Graham Crackers in a food processor until they are fine crumbs.
  4. Put a layer of crumbs in each cup.
  5. Mix a bowl of cool whip with green food coloring and a bowl of cool whip with red food coloring.
  6. Spoon carefully or fill a piping bag with vanilla pudding.
  7. Put the white, green and red cool whip in piping bags as well.
  8. Cut the tip of the piping bags - ½ inch to ¾" wide opening will work great.
  9. Add layer of vanilla pudding, followed by a red cool whip layer, a green cool whip layer and finally a white cool whip layer.
  10. Melt chocolate almond bark in a small bowl.
  11. Dip cherries in chocolate and place on parchment paper to cool.
  12. Spoon a couple cherries from filling on the top of each desert.
  13. Place a chocolate covered cherry on each dessert slightly to the side.
  14. Finish off with white almond bark chocolate shavings.

 

I hope your friends and family enjoy these delicious treats! Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

 

– Clayton
Coborn’s, Inc. Director of Bakery

 

 

Mini Baker Holiday Gift Idea

Mini Baker Holiday Gift Idea - www.cobornsblog.com

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Jayne

Traditional Holiday Baking at its Best!

Well in my blog this past September I introduced you to the new Mini Baker and I thought that this month we could talk more about the Mini Bakers.  December is the time of year when you get together with family and friends you haven’t seen for a while to celebrate the holidays over dinner or even a cocktail party. Each year when I get an invitation to attend a party, I always bring a gift for the host or hostess to show my appreciation for the time spent to get their house ready and all the wonderful food that he or she has prepared for all of us to enjoy. Now that I have discovered these little Mini Bakers, I am going to make a variety of items that I can put into the Mini Baker and give out as hostess gifts. I want to share these recipes because they have been in my family for over 75 years.  I grew up enjoying these breads during Thanksgiving and Christmas and want to pass them on to you.  There is nothing like the smell of these old recipes baking in the oven that brings back all those wonderful memories of my mom and grandma in the kitchen.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Yesterday when I picked up more of these Mini Bakers I noticed that Crafts Direct now has serving trays to go with the Mini Baker and cute decals to add to the outside of the dish.  So I just had to try them.

Now all you have to do is attach a cute little decal on the side of the dish along with a bow on the top.  You have a perfect little hostess gift that can be enjoyed as a treat and the best part your host or hostess can keep the dish to enjoy other fun treats throughout the holidays.

Cranberry Orange Bread

My Grandma's Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe made in the Mini Baker - www.cobornsblog.com

Cranberry Orange Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Soda
  • ¼ Cup Shortening
  • ¾ Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Orange Zest
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients except for nuts and cranberries, just to moisten.
  2. Fold in the nuts and berries.
  3. Spray Mini Bakers with cooking spray and flour them.
  4. Pour batter into 4 Mini Bakers.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Notes
Makes 4 individual loaves in the mini bakers.

 

Almond Tea Bread

Almond Tea Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • Bread
  • 2¼ Cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1½ tsp. Salt
  • 1½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1½ Cups Milk
  • 1½ T. Poppy Seed
  • 1½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1½ tsp. Butter Extract
  • 1½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Glaze
  • 3.4 Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • ½ tsp. Butter Extract
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Mix together the sugar, egg, and oil.
  2. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.
  3. Beat for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Spray Mini Bakers with cooking spray and flour them.
  5. Pour batter into 4 Mini Bakers.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Stir all glaze ingredients together.
  8. Paint with pastry brush over bread while bread is still warm.
Notes
Makes 4 individual loaves in the mini bakers.

Aloha Banana Bread

Aloha Banana Bread
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 T. Orange Zest
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 1 Cup Flaked Coconut
  • ½ Cup Chopped Macadamia Nuts or Walnuts
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spray Mini Bakers with cooking spray and flour them.
  3. Pour batter into 4 Mini Bakers.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes.
Notes
Makes 4 individual loaves in the mini bakers.

 

Have a Safe Happy Holiday. And enjoy… I will!

Jayne
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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Peak Pear Season… Great Recipes using Pears

Blueberry Pear Crisp Recipe - www.cobornsblog.com

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Jayne

Well, it is September and all the kids are back in school. I remember when my son Derek, in his cute outfit & new back pack, left for his first day of school. The hardest part was hiding the tears as I waved goodbye. Now it is almost 25 years later and I’m hoping someday I will have grandkids to wave to as they start school. Someday my little munchkins will come, but for now I am baking for two!

I love all four seasons in Minnesota, but am most looking forward to seeing all the fall colors. Along with fall comes a popular fall fruit, the pear. The apple typically gets all of the attention in fall, but the pear is also at it’s peak and oh so delicious.

Recently, as I was shopping at my favorite store, Crafts Direct, and found the new ‘Mini Baker’. So this month I am passing on some pear recipes that you can bake using this new baker. This little baker is also great to use when you are making hot dips in the oven for those appetizer parties during the holidays.

Blueberry Pear Crisp Recipe - www.cobornsblog.com

Blueberry Pear Crisp
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Small Pear, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ½ Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 T. Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 T. All-Purpose Flower
  • 1 T. Old-fashioned Oats
  • ⅛ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 T. Butter or Margarine (firm)
  • Whipping Cream or Ice Cream, if desired
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray mini bakers with cooking spray.
  3. Mix pear and blueberries; divide between two mini bakers.
  4. Mix brown sugar, flour oats and cinnamon in small bowl.
  5. Cut in butter with pastry blender or a fork until crumbly, sprinkle over fruit.
  6. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and pear is tender.
  7. Serve warm with ice cream.

Caramel Pear Crumble
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 6 Medium Ripe Pears, peeled, sliced (6-cups)
  • 1 Cup Caramel Bits
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 T. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Pouch Oatmeal Cookie Mix (1-1/2 cups)
  • ¼ Cup Bold Butter or Margarine, cut into pieces
  • ¼ Cup Caramel Topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray each of 4 Mini Bakers with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, mix pears, caramel bits, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until evenly coated.
  4. Spread into each dish.
  5. In same bowl, place cookie mix.
  6. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Crumble over pears.
  7. Bake 45 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown.
  8. Drizzle with caramel topping.

Because I love these little bakers so much I also thought it would be fun to make mini loaves of bread in them to give away as gifts, dish and all, to family & friends during the holidays. Perhaps I will have to share those recipes with you in a future blog, stay tuned. I hope you enjoy these great pear recipes this fall … I did!

– Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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