Monday, January 7, 2013

Treat Exchange

In December I hosted my first Annual Treat Exchange and Brunch. I think it was hit...thanks to the yummy recipes from Pinterest, and some of the most amazing ladies I have the pleasure of calling my friends!

Even though for many of the ladies this was their first "Treat Exchange" I love that they took the time to make their treats look so cute!! Good job ladies. Can't wait for next year!!

I wanted to make one savory and one sweet casserole, you know you have to have some sweet with the's a must! I chose this yummy Croissant, egg, sausage breakfast casserole and OMGosh...everyone loved it!!

Yummy Egg Casserole


1 8-ounce can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1 pound Jimmy Dean Original Recipe Sausage Roll ( or you could use the spicy one)

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

4 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 425 °F. Crumble and cook sausage in medium skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain.

Line bottom of greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish with crescent roll dough, firmly pressing perforations to seal. Sprinkle with sausage and cheese.

Combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl until blended; pour over sausage.

Bake 15 minutes or until set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into squares; serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers.

* I also cooked a pound of bacon and added that as well. I cooked my sausage and bacon the night before and then just put it in the fridge until I was ready to put the casserole together the next morning*

I am not kidding when I said they loved it, my guest were kind of hanging out at the island in my kitchen hovering around the casseroles...LOL

Now for the sweet!!

Pinned Image

(I didn't get a picture of mine. This picture is from Pinterest)

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole


1/4 cup melted butter

2 cans (12.4 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

5 eggs

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

3/4 cup maple syrup


Icing from cinnamon rolls

Powdered sugar

Maple syrup, if desired


Melt butter and pour into an ungreased 13×9 inch glass dish. Separate cans of dough into 16 rolls reserving the icing for later use. Cut each roll into 8 pieces and add to buttered baking dish.

Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add cream, cinnamon and vanilla and beat until well blended. Pour over cut pieces of cinnamon roll pieces.

Sprinkle with pecans and drizzle 3/4 cup syrup over the top. Bake at 375 for 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.

(I only put pecans on one half because I have a daughter who doesn't like nuts)

Remove the covers from icing and microwave on medium or 50% power for 10 to 15 seconds. (Should be thin enough to drizzle.) Drizzle icing over the top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup if desired. Yum!

I will be linking up with Between Naps On The Porch.

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  1. Cricket had us all hooked at first bite with these. I had to make one of them for Christmas morning, and the other on New Years morning. Now my family wants one of them for Sunday morning every week. Thank you Cricket for the great recipes.

  2. It was super yummy. But then again, I've never had anything Cricket made that I didn't like. :-)

  3. Both of those casseroles sound so good, I've seen them around but I am pinning yours now, you've convinced me to try them! Keep up your Treat Exchange, I have been in a "Goodie Swap" group for over 30 years and I can't tell you how special it is to all of us and how much fun we have!