Diva Tasting: Roasted Zucchini…

Roasted Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 2 Zucchinis, Quartered Lengthwise
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Place zucchini in a zip bag with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and salt over zucchini. Shake bag until thoroughly coated.

  3. Cook in preheated oven until beginning to brown, 30-40 minutes. Brush balsamic vinegar over the zucchini and continue cooking 1 minute more. Serve immediately.

Diva Tasting: Sausage Broccoli Breakfast Casserole….

Sausage Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

INGREDIENTS:

12 Slices Artisan Bread, chopped

12 Ounces Palmetto Cheese, Original

14 Ounces Broccoli, Fresh Or Frozen

1 lb. Mild Sausage Cooked

8 Eggs, Whole

3-1/2 Cups Cream

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Pepper

DIRECTIONS:

In a microwave-safe bowl, cook frozen broccoli for 10 minutes. Cool down with cold water and drain. Uncooked broccoli will add extra moisture to your casserole, so be sure to not skip this step.

  1. Next remove the crusts off of your white bread. Set aside.
  2. Now you’ll want to brown sausage until crumbly drain on paper towels
  3. In a mixing bowl, add your 8 eggs, cream and seasonings. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  4. Now it’s time to put everything together.
  5. In a 9″x 13″ pan, place half of the chopped bread.
  6. Top with sausage, broccoli and half of your Palmetto Cheese.
  7. Top that with other half of the bread.
  8. Spread the rest of the Palmetto Cheese on top of the bread.
  9. Pour the egg mixture on top of the bread.
  10. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours to let the bread soak up the egg mixture.
  11. Bake for 55 minutes foil tented at 375 degrees. Bake an additional 5-8 minutes until crust has browned and egg mixture has been thoroughly cooked in the center.
  12. Let rest for 10 minutes to make cutting easier.
  13. Cut into squares and serve.

Diva Rambling: Judging….

Years ago I read a psychologist report that said the traits we hate in others is secretly things we hate in ourselves. I won’t even get started on what just thinking the word hate does to the spirit self.  Since I read this, I ask myself when I’m being upset by annoying behaviors, so you don’t ever do this?  My spirit kicked me in the backside…Big Ouch!  I know that sometimes I walk into a room and I’m bigger than life without even trying (not just my physical presence).  I’m always self analyzing.  I figure when they put me in the “Home”….I’ll be the only one able to analyze myself. 

My point is this…..judging others is a bad, bad habit of mine.  Even when someone is being evil and rude I am not the one with the right to judge.  The Bible says…”judge not and you will not be judged”…. Boy is that a tough one, as I grew up with a mother who sat in negative judgement on everyone and everything.  But we can make better choices. I’m not there yet but I’m getting better.  I wish you a world free of judgement. Love you, our Divas…Namaste, The Queen Cronista.

Thank you Wild Woman Sisterhood….

Diva Rambling: Spreading Love….

This beautiful Quote below from Science and Metaphysics made me think that if we could spread love, laughter and joy like we spread a peanut butter and jelly sandwich we’d have a world everyone could enjoy.  Who doesn’t have a nut allergy of course.  Then we’d learn to make something just as yummy for them.  Namaste, My Divas, The Queen Cronista….

Diva Tasting: Pimento Cheese Breakfast Casserole…

Pimento Cheese Breakfast Casserole

INGREDIENTS

12 Ounces Palmetto Pimento Cheese: Original, Jalapeno, Or Bacon OR Use Your Own

1 Lb. Breakfast Sausage

12 Eggs

3 Cups Half n Half

12 Slices Artisan Bread Chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut the crust off of the 12 slices of white bread.

  2. Place into a greased 9″x 13″ baking dish.

  3. Brown off breakfast sausage and drain as much fat as you can from the pan.

  4. Spread sausage evenly over your bread.

  5. Evenly distribute Palmetto Cheese on top of your bread/sausage.

  6. Crack 12 eggs into a mixing bowl and add 3 cups of half n half. Blend until mixed thoroughly.

  7. Pour the egg/milk mixture over top of the bread mixture. Make sure all the bread is covered in the egg mixture.

  8. Wrap with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours – overnight.

  9. You can bake this right away, but you’ll get better results if you let the bread soak up the egg mixture. Bake with a foil tent at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes depending upon your oven.

  10. Un-tent the last 10 minutes to brown the top.

  11. Can be served by itself or with whatever else you choose.

Diva Tasting: Fried Deviled Eggs…!!!

By now you probably know from us that we try to fry everything in the South.  From pickles to eggs.  Try this mouthful of yummyness…

Deep Fried Devil Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tablespoons Palmetto Cheese, Original, Jalapeno Or Bacon
  • 6 Eggs, Hard Boiled
  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Pickle Relish
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste

For breading and frying:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 cup oil for frying.
  1. Cut hard-boiled eggs in half, remove yolks and place into a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan to 350 degrees. While the oil is heating up, set up a breading station.
  3. Place the flour, 2 beaten eggs, and Panko breadcrumbs each in a separate bowl.
  4. Coat the egg white halves each in flour, then egg and then breadcrumbs.
  5. Continue until all egg whites have been breaded.
  6. Gently place the breaded egg whites into the oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to a paper towel lined sheet pan or plate to drain off the excess oil.

For the filling:

  1. Mash yolks with a fork until fine.
  2. Add mayo and Palmetto Cheese, relish and mix until thoroughly incorporated together.
  3. Scoop mixture into a pastry bag or gallon-size food storage bag with one small corner cut off.
  4. Pipe mixture onto egg whites.
  5. Garnish with a little southern sprinkle of paprika.