Breadcrumbs – Seasoned or Not

Make breadcrumbs, fresh or toasted, breadcrumb topping for casseroles, plus panko and progressive copycats. Worth a read!

Breadcrumbs can be complimented – didja know that? I didn’t until I started writing this post and realized just how much there is to know and how much I’ve picked up over the years as I’ve made breadcrumbs here and there.

Fresh Bread Crumbs

Fresh Bread Crumbs

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home-made croutons, bread, olive oil, cheese, herbs

Home Made Croutons

I bought a box of croutons and after tasting them, never repeated that action – but I have since been subjected to store-bought croutons over and over at the homes of family and friends. Sorry guys, it had to be said! I have to admit, it’s nice to have that little crunch in the salad but it can be so much better!

home-made croutons, bread, olive oil, cheese, herbs

Home-made Croutons from real bread. Crispy, chewy deliciousness!

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Apple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

Apple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

The slightly sweet, slightly tart apple brings out the best in pork, and in the Midwest, applesauce with pork chops is kind of a thing. At home, sometimes we had stuffing with our pork chops (raise your hand if your Mom jumped on the Stove Top Stuffing when it was introduced in 1972.) It’s safe to say, though, we never had a gorgeous dinner like these Apple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops that combine the best of both worlds!

Apple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

Apple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops

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Tyler Florences Upside Down Caramel Apple French Toast

Upside Down Caramel Apple French Toast

How about Brunch this week, maybe over the weekend or for dinner? You just can’t go wrong with this Upside Down Caramel Apple French Toast, adapted originally from Tyler Florence. It’s a decadent and rich French Toast and full of caramelly apples punctuated by a few dried cranberries and a handful of pecans for a little crunch.

Tyler Florences Upside Down Caramel Apple French Toast

Tyler Florences Upside Down Caramel Apple French Toast

 
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