Sunday, April 22, 2012

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!


  1. Teri, what a marvelous lunch menu! I think I'd go for the Mini Mexi Bites first...YUM! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  2. I'd like the cheesy bites.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  3. Like Land o lakes on fb.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  4. Scrambled egg tortilla cups look good to try
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  5. "like" Land O'Lakes
    Jessie C

  6. Teri, looks like you had a busy and fun weekend.

  7. It HAS to be the Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Bites. It's all in the name! Also, they take just long enough for me to avoid finishing my University dissertation!

  8. Just "Liked" Land O'Lakes on FB

  9. I would like to try the Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake Bites! They look scrumptious!

  10. the cheesy bites sound so good!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  11. I like the Land O'Lakes Facebook page