Tip: if you don't have shot glasses, use clean votive candle holders! You can usually find them for 50 cents or less.
This Christmas, we're going for one last crazy food fling beore we buckle down and give up the treats. It's a killer (definitely a once-a-year food!) but my friend Lenore sent this recipe and I just can't resist!! She is an amazing caterer & foodie, you can check out her website here.
KRISPIE KREME FRENCH TOAST BAKE
from Lenore Nolan-Ryan
12-16 Krispie Kreme Glazed Donuts
8 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Praline Topping, recipe follows
Tear Krispie Kreme Donuts into one inch pieces. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half- and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended. Pour mixture over the donuts making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Next day preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well.
Even though I can't draw, I do have some fabulously talented friends! My amazing friend Annie drew these 12 Days of Christmas designs for me and we are so happy that they’re available to you for free to download and print!
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Yep, we're giving one lucky Gourmet Mom reader a brand new iPad loaded with Kraft Food's fabulous app, Big Fork Little Fork!!
(Note: I don't have and iPad so I'm insanely jealous. Hopefully GourmetDad will take the hint and get me one for Christmas.:))
Time is up!
Our lucky winner is:
The Karlinsey Family who said...
"the number one thing on my christmas list is new knives"
As a teaser, here's the recipe from the app for Red Grits (pictured above). This side dish is a great alternative to rice and pasta, and particularly good served with shrimp, as they do in the Low Country of South Carolina and other regions of the American South.
Prep Time: 5 min. Total Time: 20 min. Makes: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each.
What You Need
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. tomato paste
1/8 tsp. smoked paprika
½ cup old-fashioned grits
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup KRAFT Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
COOK first 3 ingredients in medium saucepan on medium-low heat 1 min. Add grits; cook and
stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook and stir 2 min.
STIR in juice and stock; simmer 10 min.
TOP with cheese and basil.
How to Wash Fresh Herbs: Always wash fresh herbs before use. Rinse small bunches under cold running water and blot dry. When you need to clean a large amount of herbs, fill a large bowl or clean sink with cold water and swish the herbs around to remove any dirt. Remove the herbs from the water and dry in a salad spinner or gently blot dry.
The combination of tomatoes and tomato juice not only adds color and flavor to the grits, but it also provides a good source of both vitamins A and C. Carb Choices: 1 Nutrition Information Per Serving: 160 calories, 6g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 5mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 3g sugars, 6g protein, 20%DV vitamin A, 15%DV vitamin C, 6%DV calcium, 6%DV iron.
Disclosure: Thanks to Kraft Foods for providing the iPad and app for this giveaway. Thanks to GourmetDad for providing me an iPad for Christmas (hint, hint!). I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own.
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