Cherry Almond Danish
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Cherries and almonds go together like peas and carrots. This recipe for a simple breakfast Danish features cherry pie filling and slivered almonds. The flavor is unbeatable.

The simplicity of the recipe is a winner also. Using canned biscuits from the refrigerator section of your grocery store and prepared pie filling, breakfast can be on the table in a few minutes.

Cherry Almond Danish

As fancy as this Danish looks, you’ll be able to serve it for your next brunch to guests and they’ll feel like you spent all night prepping the meal. If you don’t tell them the secret to this dish, they’ll never know!

I prefer the honey layer dinner rolls for this recipe, but you can use buttermilk or butter dinner rolls just as easily. If you’re a ‘make it from scratch’ kind of baker, pull out your favorite biscuit recipe and go for it!

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Cherry Almond Danish Recipe

Ingredients:

1 pkg (10 oz) Layer Biscuits
1 can (15 oz) Cherry Pie Filling
1 c Sliced Almonds

Recipe Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 9×5 loaf pan. Separate biscuit dough into single biscuit portions. Layer biscuits, spoonfuls of pie filling and almonds in overlapping pattern in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Approximate Nutrition Information:

Servings Per Recipe: 6, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 288g, Total Carbs: 60g, Protein: 3g.

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Make it a Meal: 

This Danish makes a wonderful breakfast when teamed up with juice, coffee and a bit of fruit. Topped with vanilla ice cream, this Danish becomes dessert!

Add Breakfast Casserole, Banana Bread, or Blueberry Coffee Ring to round out the meal.

Banana Bread

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Variations:

Trade the cherry pie filling for your favorite flavor. Blueberries, Apples and Peaches work well.

To make the Danish look pretty in the baking dish, I alternated sides of the dish when layering, overlapping the biscuits from left to right as well as the length of the pan. A light sprinkle of coarse sugar on top gives a bakery appearance.

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Tuna Puffs for Cats ~ Pet Recipe

I have a loyal sidekick in my white kitty named “The Phantom”. You can read her story here.

She is continually helping me with my work. Reading content for grammar. Taste testing treats or simply playing solitaire.

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I found a recipe for pet treats, and thought I’d give this one a try for the cats in our house.

It turned out pretty good! At least it’s as popular as the store bought treats we buy for the kitties and it’s pretty simple to make.

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I mixed this recipe up and baked it in two different forms. I wanted to test the baking process. <shrugs> it’s part of what I do!

The photo above shows the Tuna Puffs baked in half teaspoon drops. The photos below show the cut out method. I rolled the dough out and baked it in a large flat form (like a pizza crust). Then I used the pizza cutter to cut the small squares.

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Tuna Puffs 9These treats are made of regular grocery store ingredients, that you can find anywhere. In fact, you probably could eat these yourself, altho the flavor probably isn’t pleasing to humans.

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I’m tempted to try them. Look at how yummy they are! If you want soft treats, bake according the recipe instructions. If you want crunchy treats, bake a few minutes longer. Let’s face it, cats like things differently than we do.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
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Potato casseroles are great for picnics and potlucks. This variation includes all time favorite flavors – bacon, ranch and chicken!

The addition of the chicken to this pan moves a side dish into main dish territory. All you really need to round out a meal with this dish is a bit of fruit.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

A friend of mine recently shared a similar recipe with me. She commented that it wasn’t quite what she hoped for. I changed it up a bit and this is the result. The original recipe called for canned corn and peas. I like adding frozen mixed vegetables, for the variety and color.

I also reduced the amount of liquid, as the original recipe was rather soupy. I don’t mind having some gravy in my casserole, but I do want it to stay on the plate when I serve it.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole Recipe

Ingredients:

2 c Chicken, diced
3 c Mixed Vegetables
½ c Ranch Dressing
1 c Sour Cream
¼ c Milk
10 oz Cream of Chicken Soup
10 oz Hash Browns
1 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
5 oz Bacon Bits

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook chicken in skillet on stove top. When cooked, dice into half inch pieces. In a 9×13 baking dish, layer the mixed vegetables and the diced chicken. In a bowl, mix the dressing, sour cream, milk and cream of chicken soup. Spread over chicken and vegetables. Please the hash browns on top of the sauce. Top with shredded cheese and finish with bacon bits. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

 Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Approximate Nutrition Information:

Servings Per Recipe: 12, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334, Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 535g, Total Carbs: 0g, Protein: 11g.

Make it a Meal: 

Serve this dish with hamburgers and hot dogs. Add a salad: Tomato & Corn Salad or Apple Salad.

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Variations: 

If you don’t care for hash brown style potatoes, use tater tots or diced potatoes instead. Add some diced onion if you want a little more flavor. Toss in some diced green and red peppers for some additional color.

If you’re a bacon lover, feel free to add more to the mix, add a layer of bacon beneath the potatoes as well as above!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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