The Freshman Cook: Spring Brunch and a Giveaway!

I love a nice, civilized  Brunch, don’t you? It’s so nice to have the extra time to sit with friends and family enjoying delicious food and wonderful conversation. A while ago I hosted a Sunday Spring Brunch at my house. It was such a great time, and the food was so enjoyable.

Brunch Menu

Bacon Topped Deviled Eggs

Mini Mexi Bites

Mini Blueberry Muffins

Homemade Baked Doughnuts

Peanut Butter Cookies

Fresh Scrambled Eggs

Toasted Wheat Thin Bread

Fresh Fruit

Orange Juice

Fresh Milk


One of my very favorite foods I served at brunch were these

Mini Mexi Bites. They were so delicious and creamy, with a bit of a bite

that everyone loved. They were easy to make, and the recipe 

was courtesy of  Land O’Lakes! There are so many incredible recipes

on their web site, so here is a teaser to give you a hint of the

recipes Land O’Lakes has to offer!

Mini Mexi Bites

2 Land O’Lakes All Natural Eggs

1/4 cup Milk

2 tablespoons chopped, roasted Red Pepper

2 tablespoons sliced Green Onions

2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Cilantro

1/4 teaspoon Salt

6 ounces shredded, Hot Pepper Jack Cheese

1 box refrigerated Pie Crusts, at room temperature

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 

Spray 24 mini muffin pan cups with no stick cooking spray.

I started off by roasting my own red pepper. 

 I usually do this on the grill, but this works too. 

It actually works quite well. I used my tongs to heat the

pepper over the flame. I kept turning it until it was roasted

all over.

I put the pepper in a bowl 

and covered the bowl with plastic wrap. The moisture

created from the heat of the just roasted pepper covered 

with plastic helps the skin lift up and it makes it easy to remove it.

I peeled the skin off of the pepper….

and it soon looked like this.

Then I chopped it up into small pieces.

Combine all your ingredients except for the 

cheese and the pie crust.

Add the cheese and set aside.

Cut each pie crust into 12 rounds using a 2 1/2″ 

round cookie cutter. 

Gently press 1 pie crust round into each muffin cup.

Evenly pour egg mixture into crust lined muffin cups.

Bake for 23-33 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

I know you will love this recipe! Land O’Lakes offers lots of 

delicious, simple to make, bite sized recipes like this one. 

The deviled egg recipe I used for my spring brunch is also 

from the Land O’Lakes recipe site. 

You can find the deviled eggs and so many others

by going to the Land O’Lakes website.

Because of my participation in this fun Spring Brunch post

I received a prize pack consisting of these great items:

Land O’Lakes also has a prize pack for

 1 lucky reader of The Freshman Cook.

Here is how you can enter the giveaway:

1. Go to and check out 

all the great bite sized recipes. 

Then come back here and leave

 a comment  letting us know which recipe

from “Bite-Sized Brunch” you 

would like to try.

2. Go to the Land O’Lakes Facebook page

and “like” Land O’Lakes, then return here

and leave a comment that you did.

Each comment is good for 1 entry in the giveaway.

The giveaway will run for 1 week, and will end 

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at midnight PST.

I will send an email to the lucky winner on 

Sunday, April 29, 2012!

“Disclosure: The gift pack, coupons, information, and additional

gift pack have been provided by Land O’Lakes through


Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!

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