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Mother’s Day Brunch

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I appreciate any excuse to have a delicious brunch. And it just so happens that Mother’s Day and brunch go together like champagne and OJ. There really is no better way to show your appreciation for mom than by doing what she’s done for you. All of your life. Because after all, moms deserve a day or two off in the kitchen. Now it’s your turn to whip up a fantastic, home cooked brunch to really pamper her.

And of course no Mother’s Day would be complete without a heartwarming American Greetings Mother’s Day card. Growing up my mom was the card lady, and to this day she still comes armed with a card for every occasion. Something that she has passed onto me over the years. She also taught me that random acts of kindness mean more than just about anything. Randomly receiving a card in the mail is a surefire way to turn anyone’s day around. So to this day the art of sending (and receiving) cards have a special place in my heart. And American Greetings has the perfect card for every occasion, no matter who’s the sender. 

I’m a big fan of quiche and still remember the first time I made one. It was with my dad for a Mother’s Day brunch at our church. So I figured today’s post would be the perfect time to whip up a new take on a classic. Because I can’t think of a better way to celebrate mom than by sharing the first recipe I remember making!

Chicken sausage has been on repeat in my house lately, and it pairs perfectly with asparagus and goat cheese in today’s recipe. This asparagus quiche recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, time after time! And you’re in luck, because I’m also sharing the recipe for homemade crust. It’s delicious, crunchy, and flaky. Your mom will be in awe, and you’ll be the favorite kid for the foreseeable future.

Complete this spread fit for a queen by adding a signature cocktail (or two) and serving my Herbed Skillet Potatoes. Beware though if you’re too good in the kitchen though she may call on you to help out more often. My advice? Embrace it. Knowing your way around the kitchen is a blessing. After all, the stomach is the way to everyone’s heart. 

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Fresh cut flowers always make for a great gift, but why not give mom something that’ll last a little longer? Start by picking up your mom’s favorite potted plant at your local Walmart. Drop it in your American Greeting’s gift bag with a little tissue paper, and then you’re set. Trust me when I say your mom will send your photos of the flower when it begins to bloom, year after year. And if you’re really lucky she’ll share how great you are on Facebook with all her friends. 

Forget scrambling around this year because Walmart has absolutely everything you’ll need to make this Mother’s Day an occasion your proud mama won’t soon forget. And if you act now you can earn $2.00 when you buy 2 cards with this Ibotta offer! So what are you waiting for?! Now’s your chance to head on over to your local Walmart and score everything you need for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch. Since we all know you’re dying for an excuse to get into the kitchen and try out this new recipe! I mean, I can’t really blame you. Because it is quite delicious, and probably one of my favorite recipes to date. Therefore I urge you to hop to it, as quickly as possible.

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Asparagus Quiche
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Crust
  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 tsp. salt
  3. 1/4 cup ice water
  4. 1/4 cup olive oil
Quiche
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 1/2 cups cream
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  6. Goat cheese
  7. 3 chicken sausage links, sliced
  8. 4 asparagus spears, sliced in half
Crust
  1. Whisk together flour and salt in mixing bowl.
  2. Add water and olive oil, mix to combine.
  3. Press into prepared pie pan and set aside.
Quiche
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brown chicken sausage in cast iron skillet for 6-7 minutes, remove and allow to cool.
  3. To same skillet add diced onion, season with salt and pepper, allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, and then remove from heat.
  4. Slice chicken sausage and line bottom of pie pan, top with onions before setting aside.
  5. Whisk together eggs and cream, pour into pie pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, remove, top with asparagus and goat cheese, and then bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese begins to brown.
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Four Cheese Lasagna

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Since the dawn of time a fight has raged on. A silent war between two vastly different factions who reside on this funny little planet called Earth. The battleground? The kitchen!  

There are two types of people when it comes to cleaning up after the havoc of a home cooked meal. Those who prefer the classic resilience of a dishcloth, and those who prefer the versatility and general ease of the sponge. Like myself.  

To represent for my team I’m sharing with you lovely folks how to concoct one of my favorite recipes. My Ooey Gooey Four Cheese Lasagna. Because few things are as guaranteed to please even the most finicky of palates quite like a delicious, homemade lasagna. And with this recipe you definitely can’t go wrong.

While this insanely tasty dish is definitely one of the most popular among my family and friends. it also happens to be one of the most (let’s face it, THE most) kitchen destroying recipes that I make. And while that may be true, I never worry too much because I know I have Scotch-Brite® Scrub Sponges to help me break through that grit and grime. After all is said and done. Time after time. 

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But no matter what team you’re on. There’s good news for you. Because Scotch-Brite has you covered with top-notch sponges AND dish cloths. So, while that silent war may rage on, as long as you’re using Scotch-Brite you’ll be a winner in the end! Especially seeing as how Walmart is the perfect one-stop shop. Where you can not only grab your ingredients for this lasagna but also pick up new sponges to make clean up a breeze.

I happen to err on the side of ‘team sponge’. Why? Because they make tackling burnt on messes a breeze. If you’re looking to conquer those baked on, formidable messes Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges are what you’re after. Believe me when I say that this green wonder sponge is able to resolve the most challenging of messes and do it 50 percent faster than other competitors. You can even take it beyond your kitchen and put it to work in the bathroom and even your garage. Shoot for the moon with this sponge and it will clean that very moon when you land.

When you don’t need the wallop that the Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge packs (green sponges), you can always count on the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge (blue sponges) to be there for your day-to-day cleaning needs. Whether you need to get those non-stick pots and pans clean or just tidy up around the kitchen, these sponges will provide maximum cleaning power, without any of the harshness or scratching. 

Four Cheese Lasagna
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Sauce
  1. Olive oil
  2. 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  3. 1/2 mild Italian sausage
  4. 2 medium bell peppers, diced
  5. 1 large red onion, diced
  6. 4 gloves garlic, diced
  7. 28 oz. of tomato sauce
  8. 28 oz. of crushed tomatoes
  9. 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  10. 2 tbsp. flat lead parsley, diced
  11. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  12. 1 tsp. salt
  13. 1/4 cup sugar
Lasagna
  1. 10 lasagna noodles
  2. 8 oz. Ricotta cheese
  3. 24 oz. Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  4. 8 oz. Parmesan, grated
  5. 8 oz. Asiago, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. While oven is preheating bring pot of salted water to boil.
  3. Brown beef and pork in large skillet with olive oil.
  4. Once browned on all sides, remove from pan and allow to drain.
  5. Add onions, peppers, and garlic to pan, season with salt and pepper, and cook 4-5 minutes until softened.
  6. Add meats back to pan and stir to combine, reduce heat to low.
  7. Once water is boiling cook lasagna noodles for 4 minutes, drain in colander, and rinse with cold water. Remove from colander and place on baking sheet, coating with olive oil to keep from sticking.
  8. In pot where you cooked lasagna noodles add tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, seasonings, and meat and vegetable mixture. Bring to boil. Cover and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Begin to assemble the lasagna by coating bottom of baking dish with sauce, add a layer of noodles, cover with sauce, a layer of cheese, and repeat until dish is filled.
  10. Top with remaining Asiago and Parmesan cheeses.
  11. Cover with foil, insert toothpicks into dish to keep cheese from sticking to foil, and bake covered for 45 minutes.
  12. Remove foil and place under broiler on high for 5 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble.
  13. Allow to cool before serving!
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