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Made From Scratch: March/April 2021 Recipes

This time last year, the advent of COVID chaos sent egg prices soaring, to a record $3.09 a dozen in some parts of the country. Hard to believe the virus hysteria drags on, but at least the cost of eggs in Alabama this spring shouldn’t put your Easter family dinner, egg hunt or annual springtime brunch of reach.

For your special after-church Easter meal, make it a breeze with a specially seasoned oven-roasted turkey breast and simple deviled eggs, both recipes from Katrina Adams of “In the Kitchen with K Marie.” Or, if you’re looking for easy brunch dishes, try widely known Alabama recipe blogger Stacey Little’s quick quiche, and for breakfast — or anytime — his fun waffle sandwiches. Little, who creates his dishes in his Prattville kitchen, hosts the blog “Southern Bite,” which he said “is my way of helping preserve my family’s food for generations to come.”

Best Deviled Eggs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 24 deviled eggs

• 12 large eggs

• ½ cup prepared sandwich spread

• 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

• Salt, pepper and sugar

Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Set pan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Drain, rinse eggs under cold water and peel.

Halve eggs lengthwise and scoop yolks out into a medium bowl. Mash with the back of a fork until smooth and blend in sandwich spread and relish. Season with a dash of salt, pepper, and sugar, and spoon mixture into eggs. Garnish with chives or paprika if desired.

Ham, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Wafflewiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 8

• 1 (16.3-ounce) can large flaky-layer refrigerated biscuits refrigerated biscuits*

• 6 eggs, soft scrambled

• 8 slices cheddar cheese

• 8 pieces thinly sliced smoked ham

Preheat a waffle iron to medium heat and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

Open the biscuits and separate each biscuit into two pieces using the existing layers. Stretch the layers thin, about 5- to 6-inches in diameter. Top half of each biscuit with a piece of cheese, a slice of ham and a generous heaping tablespoon of scrambled eggs. Top with other half of biscuit and pinch to seal edges closed. Place in the waffle iron and close, pressing firmly. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the biscuit is golden brown and cooked through. Store the prepared wafflewiches in a warm oven until the others are finished. Serve warm.

*Stacey uses Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits.

Quick and Easy Quiche

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Serves: 6-8

• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

• 1 cup chopped cooked ham or bacon

• 1 (9-inch) regular frozen prepared pie crust, thawed

• 4 eggs

• 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle cheese and bacon or ham in the bottom of the pie crust. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture into crust. Place pie on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until quiche is just set. Allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Serves: 4-5

• 1 (2- to 4-pound) split turkey breast

• 2 teaspoons lemon juice

• 3 tablespoons olive oil

• 1-2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning mix*

• 2 teaspoons spice-blend mixture**

• 1-2 teaspoons everything-bagel seasoning blend

• 1 teaspoon brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place turkey in a large glass baking dish. Combine oil, lemon juice and seasoning together. Rub the seasoning mixture all over the turkey well. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 F.

*Katrina uses Mrs. Dash.

**Katrina uses Badia Complete Seasoning mix.

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