This post originally published on March 14, 2011. Photos updated on March 1, 2016.
I avoid the Irish soda bread trend every Saint Patrick’s Day. Partly because I’m a party pooper and only do themed posts for the super important holidays but mostly because every other food blogger has a post about soda bread going up about this time. Plus bread with raisins? That doesn’t even have yeast? Not my thing.
As I mentioned in my recent post about pasta with raisins, I’m trying to be more open-minded with food and even though I was convinced this was going to come out as a hard disk filled with sugary-sweet raisins, I forged ahead. (It’s also a good idea to ask someone you really trust for a recipe!)
I cannot tell you how shocked I am! This bread reminds me of something, maybe a biscuit? It’s soft and fluffy inside with little pockets of sweetness from the raisins and richness from the butter. I’m not sure you could make a better bread, to be completely honest. And I threw it all together in about 15 minutes! Seriously.
I have partnered with Jennie-O this year to bring you lots of yummy recipes featuring Jennie-O turkey.
Are you a sweet or savory breakfast person?
I’m definitely savory. I mean, I love pancakes and cinnamon rolls as much as the next person but I’d rather have those at 3 pm. Not first thing in the morning.
For breakfast, I am all about the eggs, the turkey sausage, the cheesy grits!
And this Loaded Grits Casserole has all of that and more!
If you are feeding a crowd, this casserole is perfect! Or if you are hosting a morning get together, prep it at night, pop it in the oven first thing in the morning, and have breakfast ready in about an hour!
So the casserole has the Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage, quick cooking grits, green chiles, sharp cheddar, and then you go nuts with toppings. Avocado, green onions, tomatoes, pickled jalapenos, more cheese! Pile it all on top!
If you are a grits person, you will totally love this! So much yummy stuff in each bite!
Before you head to the store for your turkey sausage, make sure you print out this $.50 off coupon for Jennie-O breakfast products!
I have several more recipes with Jennie-O coming this year so make sure you keep an eye out for those!
Did you binge watch Fuller House yesterday? I made it through the first 4 episodes and I’ll definitely be finishing it by the end of the weekend.
Yeah, it’s kind of cheesy but I’m still loving it. I’m obsessed with Kimmy. She is fabulous these days. That bacon and egg scarf? I need it.
My oldest also turns 9 today so we’re doing the whole cake and presents thing. And doughnuts for breakfast, of course! I really, really, really want to make the drive to a doughnut place in Round Rock that several people have told me about but… uggghhhh, driving. We’ll see – we may just end up at Dunkin.
This week’s menu plan is looking great, as usual! We’ve got one of my favorite fish recipes, a couple crockpot meals, some yummy pastas, a spicy snack, and TWO cake recipes. One for breakfast, one for dessert! Everything sounds fantastic!
For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!
I am loving spring flavors right now. No surprise since it’s been in the 80s in Texas for the last week or so. How crazy is that?
I keep thinking about how much I want to go back to Colorado and then I see their weather and I’m like, “Ehh… maybe I’ll just stay in Texas and continue to wear flipflops all year.”
I am especially loving all things berry right now. I feel like I’m going to the store every other day for more strawberries! I’m loving them in everything, especially in treats like these Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting!
I’m still loving having a stockpile of Pillsbury mixes and frostings in my pantry. But this time, I want to chat about the cake mixes because they are my alltime fave. If you ever see me instagramming or snapping cupcakes, I can guarantee I made them with the Pillsbury Moist Supreme mix.
Seriously, the softest cupcakes you will ever make.
So for these cupcakes, I took the white cake mix and made it according to the box instructions, except I added just a bit of fresh lemon zest. It gave the cupcakes a nice freshness – and also gave me an excuse to put strawberries on top.
Because lemon and strawberry is just the most perfect combo!
For the frosting, I used the Pillsbury Creamy Supreme in vanilla and stirred in some pureed strawberries. Such an easy way to make a store-bought frosting your own!
The soft lemon cupcakes with the strawberry frosting was so delicious.
My oldest has a birthday this weekend and has requested that I make these again for the party!
If you want to stock up on Pillsbury products for all your baking needs, make sure you download the Ibotta app to save $.75 and then visit Pinterest to discover more ways to #MixUpAMoment with Pillsbury!
I’ll be using Pillsbury products to make a super cute Easter treat in a couple weeks so make sure you check back!