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French Toast with Cream Cheese Filling

French toast with cream cheese filling is a delicious breakfast twist. Spread a mixture of cream cheese and sugar between slices of bread, dip in French toast batter, and cook until golden brown. Serve hot with syrup or fruit for a delightful treat.

French Toast with Cream Cheese Filling- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

This recipe wasn't something my mom made when I was young, although, she did make traditional French toast.   Nope, this was a recipe that I discovered from her when I got older.  She made it one weekend while I was visiting with my kids and I instantly fell in love with it.

It's pretty filling, so, I wouldn't  recommend it for your everyday weekday breakfast, but, it is perfect for a special occasion,  brunch or simply when you want a sweet treat.

Ingredients Needed

  • Sliced bread
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Butter

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Recipe Notes

Bread

I recommend using a thicker sliced bread.  For example, Texas toast or a brioche. Don't get me wrong...any type of sliced bread will work for this.  However, a thicker bread will hold up better once it's dipped in the egg mixture. 

Cream Cheese

I like to use a whipped cream cheese for this recipe.  It's easier to work with and spread on the bread slices.  But, go with your favorite brand and flavor.  Let it softened before use to make your life easier. 



Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken- Moist, flavorful chicken that only needs a handful of simple ingredients to make.  Serve it with your favorite starchy side and call it dinner. 

Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

This chicken?  Soooo good.

This chicken? Soooo simple.

Ingredients Needed

  • Chicken breasts
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bread crumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Dried spices: onion, garlic, black pepper


Baked Parmesan Crusted Chicken- Recipes My Mom Gave Me


Recipe Notes

Chicken

This can be easily cut back or doubled to fit your serving size.   I usually make about 1 pound of chicken breasts or about 4 medium size breasts. 

Can I Use Any Type of Mayonnaise?

Yes.  I have used regular mayo, vegan mayo, mayo made with olive oil, homemade mayo and low fat.  They all work! Note, I have not used Miracle Whip or something similar, so, I can't say for sure how it would work out. If you do, please let me know. 👍

Parmesan Cheese

You can use fresh or grated. Go with your favorite!

Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies- The best of both worlds...sweet and salty! Delicious cookies loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy potato chips.  They are crunchy on the edges and chewy in the middle. YUM!

Potato Chip Cookies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

My mom's potato chip cookie recipe never included chocolate chips. She would top them off with a maraschino cherry.  They were yummy, but,  honestly, I never ate the cherry.  I would pull it off and simply eat the cookie. 

When I started making these for my own family, I added the chocolate chips instead.  They are a perfect combination of sweet and salty. 👌

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour
  • Sugar (both white and brown)
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Potato chips
  • Chocolate chips
Potato Chip Cookies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

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Potato Chip Cookies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes

Butter

Make sure it's softened! This is so important for the texture of your cookies. You will need 2 whole sticks for these!

Potato Chips

I use a standard, regular potato chip for these. Go with your favorite brand or salt level.  Be sure they are finely crushed. 

Storage

Keep any leftover cookies in a covered container. Don't worry about refrigerating them, unless it's really hot in your area. 

Can I Freeze These?

Yep.  Bake according to the recipes, then, let them cool completely.  Store them in a covered, freezer safe container /storage bag. They will be good for several months. 

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Taco Dip

Taco Dip- A creamy, flavorful dip that only requires three main ingredients. You can finish it off with your preferred toppings to create the perfect party dish.

Taco Dip- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

I can't even tell you how many times this dip was consumed by me or a member of my family. It's been around since my childhood ( that's a long time ago ) and it's always a hit.

It's great for a party, gathering or just when you are craving it.

Just Three Main Ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Taco seasoning 

Taco Dip- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

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Taco Dip- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes

Sour Cream

If desired, you can use Plain Greek yogurt as an alternative.  You can also opt for a fat free or low fat version.  They all work great!

Cream Cheese

As with the sour cream, you can use a low fat or fat free version of cream cheese for this dip.  Just be sure it's softened before mixing. 

Taco Seasoning

I use a standard size envelope ( 1.25 oz) of taco seasoning.   This is totally adaptable. You can make your own homemade, use more (or less) to your taste preference or use a low salt ( or salt free ) version. 

Top Your Dip With Your Favorite Stuff.  A  Few Ideas:

  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded taco blend or cheddar cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped onions
  • olives
  • pico de gallo
  • salsa
Serve with a side of tortilla chips, raw veggies or pita chips.


Chocolate Syrup Brownies

Chocolate Syrup Brownies- For the chocolate lover! Fudgy brownies that are made easily with chocolate syrup and topped with a thick layer of dreamy chocolate frosting.  

Chocolate Syrup Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Where do you stand on frosting on brownies?  My entire childhood my Mom frosted our brownies or dusted them with powdered sugar.  When I met my husband, he ate his brownies plain. Yeah, no frosting. 🤷 I was totally confused. 

Of course, they're brownies, I still eat them,  plain or frosted.  But, I do prefer them with frosting. My kids are split.  Some like them plain, some like them with frosting. 

What do you think?

These brownies are made with chocolate syrup and honestly, you could eat them with the frosting or plain. Either way, they are dee-licous

Chocolate Syrup Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Flour + Baking soda
  • Eggs
  • Powdered sugar
Chocolate Syrup Brownies- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes

Butter

Make sure your butter is softened for both the brownies and frosting. This will make beating it all much easier and give your items a better consistency. 

Chocolate Syrup

Want to make it homemade?  It's easy. Find out how here. 

Storage

Keep any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator. They are best eaten within a week. 


Cake Mix Fruit Cobbler

Cake Mix Fruit Cobbler- You need just three ingredients for this cobbler.  It takes just 5 minutes to put together and can be made to your liking.  Don't forget a scoop of ice cream to finish it off!

Cake Mix Cobbler- Recipes My Mom Gave Me
 
My sister gave me this one about 10 or so years ago. It's so darn easy and so darn delicious, you won't be able to eat just one dish of it!

Just Three Ingredients

  • Cake mix
  • Frozen fruit
  • Lemon lime soda

Cake Mix Cobbler- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

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Cake Mix Cobbler- Recipes My Mom Gave Me

Recipe Notes

Can I Use Any Flavor Cake Mix? 

Yes!  I usually opt for a white/vanilla or yellow cake mix.  However, if you stick with a standard size box ( 15-18 oz), you can use any flavor or brand.   Also, you will only be using the dry mix, not making the cake. 

What About Fruit?

Again, yes, use your favorite frozen fruit. Keep it frozen and make sure your fruit will lay in a single layer on the bottom of your baking dish.  Other than that, it's up to you!

Lemon Lime Soda

I have used Sprite, 7-Up, Sierra Mist and generic lemon lime soda for this cobbler. They all work great.

Dry Spots

If your cobbler has a few dry spots after baking, that's OK.   Feel free to use a bit more soda to cover the entire top of the dry cake mix before baking or lightly tip the pan back and forth, so, the soda will spread more evenly.

Important!

After layering your ingredients in the pan,  DO NOT MIX!  I learned this the hard way the very first time I made it.  It will take forever to bake and won't turn out properly. 

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