Yay! Day three and more fabulous brunch treats to share. Thanks again to Terri and Susan for getting all of us together for this wonderful week and lining-up so many great prizes for you to win.
Today I’ve got my favourite part of any meal-the cheese course. I would gladly have a cheese course as part of every meal and brunch is the sort of relaxed meal that deserves this very special addition.
I’ve used two of our sponsors products in my treatie; California Walnuts and Bonne Maman Jam.
You’re going to have to trust me with this combo. It’s weird, sort of weird like yesterday but even a bit odder. Trust me-it’s really good.
Hold onto your hats; Savory Truffles. Do you ever make something just so good that instead of being really happy with yourself you are cross that you didn’t think of it before? That’s this recipe.
My FIL asked if I had snuck truffles into the recipe but I explained that I called them truffles because Nut Crusted Balls would likely not market quite as well. What can I say? There might have been wine involved in that convo.
This is less cooking and more a smushing sort of recipe. Very good to get out any frustrations you might have and get you ready to truly enjoy brunch time.
I’ve got a bizarre mix of sweet, salty, spicy and fresh. Dill, chevre, chilli sauce, bacon and jam.
When everything is mixed, chop, toasted walnuts to 1/4 cm chunks and drop 1 teaspoon balls of the chevre into them.
Now the fun part, get a pretty board out and add in sausage, crackers, mustards, fruits…whatever you love the best.
- 250 grams chevre
- 1 T each raspberry jam and chopped, fresh dill
- ¼ cup parmesan
- 1 tsp chilli paste
- 2 T chopped bacon
- 1½ cup chopped, toasted walnuts
- Mix all ingredients together, form into 1 tsp balls and roll in toasted walnut pieces.
Brunch Egg Dishes:
- Spinach Bell Pepper Frittata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Corn Souffle from Hungry Couple
- Croque Madame Muffins from Cooking in Stilettos
- Fajita Vegetable Quesadillas with Eggs and Avocado Hollandaise from Sarcastic Cooking
- Bacon, Cheddar, Zucchini Quiche from The Kitchen Prep
- Tortilla Espanola from Savvy Eats
Brunch Breads and Grains:
- Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Busy Bee’s Granola from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Chocolate Dipped Banana Hazelnut Pancake Kebabs from Food Faith Fitness
- Springtime Sweet Rolls from Eat Your Heart Out
- 10 Minute English Muffin Cream Cheese Danish from Neighborfood
- Lemon Poppyseed Scones from Real Housemoms
- Apple Croissants from Hip Foodie Mom
- Fig and Oatmeal Breakfast Bar from My Catholic Kitchen
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Brunch Fruits, Vegetables, Sides:
- Roasted Beet Salad with Pistachios and Blue Cheese from Healthy. Delicious.
- Caramelized Onion, Apple and Gruyere Bites from Take a Bite out of Boca
- Savory Truffles from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Orange Marmalade Pound Cake from Love and Confections
- Hazelnut-Blackberry Cottage Pudding from The Vintage Cook
- Surprise Inside Orange Pound Cake from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
- Strawberry Hazelnut Crumble with Coconut Whipped Cream from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Corn Fritter Shortcakes with Maple Whipped Cream from The Spiffy Cookie
Special thanks to our amazing sponsors:
Bob’s Red Mill is giving one lucky winner a variety of flours, baking mixes, grains, a cookbook, Bob’s Red Mill tote bag, whisk, spatula, scale and Bob’s Red Mill gift card.
About Bob’s Red Mill: Trust, honesty and integrity. The three principles their business is built on. Their packaging is a great example of this commitment: clear bags that let you see the high quality of every one of their products. By producing the very best in whole grain foods, they are able to fulfill their commitment to help look after more and more people through better nutrition.
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OXO is giving one lucky winner a prize pack containing the following OXO tools to host a successful brunch, Egg Beater, Flip & FoldOmelet Turner, 3-in-1Egg Separator, BatterDispenser, MiniSilicone Flexible Pancake Turner, Batter Bowl, Medium SiliconeSpatula, 4 pieceMini Measuring Beaker Set, Muddler, AngledMeasuring Jigger.
About OXO: OXO’s mission is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier.
California Walnuts is giving one lucky winner a 14 cup Cuisinart Food Processor.
About California Walnuts: The California Walnut Board was established in 1948 to represent the walnut growers and handlers of California. The board is funded by mandatory assessment of the handers and the California Walnut Commission, established in 1987 is funded by mandatory assessments of the growers.
Grimmway Farms is giving one lucky winner a 5-speed, 5 attachment Kitchenaid Immersion Blender. Perfect to chop and shred fresh carrots, whip up a smoothie or blend a carrot soup. Some fresh carrots will be included to practice with.
About Grimmway Farms: The story of Grimmway began in 1968, when brothers Rod and Bob Grimm set up a roadside produce stand and planted that would blossom into today’s Grimmway Farms. Grimmway has become one of the largest growers, producers and shippers of fresh and processed carrots in the world. They are the leading supplier of organic produce with 75+ organic product offerings.
Baloian Farms is giving one lucky winner a Calphalon Unison Sear Nonstick 13” Wok, plus some fresh veggies to practice with.
About Baloian Farms: Since, 1917, Baloian Farms, a family operated business which includes 4 generations of Baloian leadership, has been growing premium fresh fruit and vegetables. Today, Baloian Farms has become one of the largest growers, producers and shippers of fresh bell peppers on the West coast.
Woot Froot is giving one lucky winner a Nostalgia Electrics Margarita Maker. Perfect for brunch drinks or slushies during the summer. They will also be sending some freshly sliced, peaches and nectarines to practice with.
About Woot Froot: The story of Woot Froot begins 25 years ago, when owner Kim & Eric Gaarde began their careers in the peach and nectarine business working for farmers. They learned the business and were content, but one day a simple question changed it all. “Why isn’t anybody doing fresh-cut peaches and nectarines?” People told Kim it was impossible and she didn’t accept the answer, so she left her job and started her own R&D company to find out. After many years of research and, trial and error Woot Froot freshly cut peaches and nectarines were created!
Dixie Crystals| Pure Cane Sugar is giving one lucky winner an assortment of sugar and a branded apron to wear while cooking their brunch week recipes.
About Dixie Crystals: Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.
WholeFoods Orlando is giving two lucky winners gifts baskets. The first Morning Mimosa Basket contains: Authentic French Brioche, 365 Everyday Value™ Maple Syrup, 365 Everyday Value™ Organic Cinnamon, a Whisk. Allegro® Breakfast Blend Coffee, a bottle of Prosecco, 365 Everyday Value™ Orange Mango Juice. Whole Foods Market Champagne flutes (2). Micro Plane and a Medium Mixing Bowl. The second Breakfast-in-Bed Basket contains: 365 Everyday Value™ Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, 365 Everyday Value™ Pancake Mix, 365 Everyday Value™ Organic Fruit & Nut Granola, a French Press, Allegro® Breakfast Blend Coffee, Friordifrutta™ Wild Lingonberry & Rose Hip Fruit Spread, Allegro® Organic Breakfast Blend Tea, Allegro® Organic Northwest Minty Green Tea, Allegro® Coffee Cup, a Mixing Bowl and a Whisk.
Bonne Maman is giving five lucky winners a jams and jellies prize pack.
About Bonne Maman: Bonne Maman Preserves and Jellies, produced in France, are all-natural, with no artificial coloring, no high fructose corn syrup or no preservatives added. Everything in Bonne Maman Preserves and Jellies could easily be found in your Grandmother’s kitchen cabinet.
Wait! There is still more to giveaway! Join us Thursday, May 8th from 7pm to 8pm EST for our twitter chat where you will have a chance to win 3 additional jam and jelly packs from Bonne Maman, 1 pack of premium Washington apples from StemiltGrowers and this gorgeous mandolin from Vidalia Onions.
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This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, age 18 & older. The #Brunchweek 2014 giveaway runs from Monday, May 5, 2014 7:00a EDT through Saturday May 10, 2014 at 11:59p EDT. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on May 11th. Winners will also be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If a winner does not respond in that time a new winner will be chosen. For more information, see the full terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter widget.
Disclaimer: California Walnuts, Bob’s Red Mill, Oxo, Dixie Crystals, Whole Foods Market Doctor Phillips, Grimmway Farms, Woot Froot, Vidalia Onion, Baloian Farms, Stemilt and Bonne Maman are providing the prizes free of charge. I have received product related to these brands to use for #Brunchweek. All opinions stated are my own.