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Norco Ranch: Saint Nick’s Classic Cooked Eggnog by Incrediblegg.com

Nothing ushers in the holiday spirit quite like eggnog. For families throughout the Southern California region, Norco Ranch eggs have been an integral part of homemade eggnog recipes for over 40 years. Nutritious and full of flavor, Norco Ranch eggs are the ideal foundation for one of our favorite holiday eggnog recipes from incredibleegg.com: Saint Nick’s Cooked Eggnog.

Ingredients

6 large Norco Ranch eggs

¼ cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

4 cups whole milk, divided into two 2-cup portions

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ground nutmeg for garnishing

12 cinnamon sticks for garnishing

Directions

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, beat together the eggs, sugar and salt until thoroughly blended. Gently stir in 2 cups of the milk.
  2. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring gently but constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. The temperature of the mixture should reach 160 degrees F. Be sure to keep the mixture from boiling. Remove pan from heat once temperature/thickness is reached.
  3. Gently stir in the remaining 2 cups of milk and the vanilla extract. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. If added thickness is desired, substitute heavy cream or half-and-half for some of the milk in the recipe. 

Festive Tips 

  • If desired, you may add brandy, rum, or your favorite liqueur to the eggnog before serving. 
  • To garnish, pour into serving glasses, then add ground nutmeg to the top of each. Place a cinnamon stick into each glass for the final festive garnish. 
  • For a perfectly smooth eggnog, strain the finished mixture through a sieve just before chilling. 
  • If you have leftover eggnog, add it to pancake or French toast batter for a delicious holiday flavor. 

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School Success Begins with a Healthy Breakfast

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Most of us have heard the expression, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” For school-age children, eating a healthy breakfast is of the utmost importance, setting the stage for improved performance in school and establishing a foundation for a lifetime of success. Not all morning meals are created equally, however. What our children eat for breakfast can influence memory, mood, and overall health. Eggs are a critical part of a healthy breakfast, delivering nutrients and protein that fuels young bodies and minds all morning and into the day. Norco Ranch loved these ideas from Incrediblegg, and decided to share with you 🙂

Breakfast Food Choices

All too often, breakfast foods for children have included items that are high in carbohydrates and sugars. These foods can include waffles, cereals, or muffins. When eaten, the bloodstream gets a fast burst of energy from glucose, but those effects do not last long. Ultimately, eating high-carbohydrate and high-sugar foods can lead to low blood sugar levels, and scientific studies have shown that leads to poor performance in school. Children need more sustainable food-fuel choices, and eggs may be the perfect solution.

Eggs for a Healthy Breakfast

Unlike sugary or starchy breakfast foods, eggs provide long-lasting energy that can help improve many aspects of the school performance landscape. With six grams of high-quality protein, all nine of the essential amino acids, and a range of micro-nutrients, eggs deliver powerful benefits when eaten for breakfast.

Remember that healthy breakfasts can improve fact retention, memory, and moods. With eggs and their protein, children tend to feel fuller for longer periods of time than they would if they had eaten high-sugar foods for breakfast. This alone is a significant performance boost; well-being and satiation are essential factors that build confidence in school activities.

Among the many nutrients found in eggs, two stand out for their benefits in improving cognition and memory: lutein and choline. Numerous scientific studies have shown that these chemical compounds are closely related to optimal brain function. A single large egg contains up to 145 milligrams of choline, which gives children the foundational elements they need to perform at ideal levels of brain activity during the school day.

Versatility and Affordability: A Win-Win for Eggs

For a breakfast food choice that really delivers, it is hard to beat eggs. Eggs are one of the most affordable breakfast protein choices available, and their versatility makes breakfast a treat. Eggs can be served in myriad ways from simple scrambled or fried eggs to more complex foods like omelets, frittatas, breakfast burritos, and so much more. Eggs can even be incorporated into other foods, or combined with items like vegetables for an extra nutritional kick in the morning. Eggs are a great way to get your children started off right, giving them the energy and the nutrition they need to perform throughout the school day.

How to prepare a sumptuous by-the-slice egg and mushroom pizza

Hereunder is a fresh take on preparing an egg and mushroom pizza, by the slice. This IncredibleEgg.com recipe is an excellent source of vitamin A, protein, and choline. Devote about 35 minutes preparing and 45 minutes to cook six delectable servings, which are best with farm-fresh Norco Ranch eggs.

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For six healthy servings, you’d need six large eggs, one 13.8-oz refrigerated pizza, one minced garlic clove, one tablespoon of olive oil, two cups of fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup of crumbled Cotija cheese, ½ cup sliced mushrooms, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, ½ cup arugula, and one tablespoon of chopped chives.

While preheating your oven to 400°F, spray a 15 X 10 baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Stretch the pizza dough so that it fills the entire baking sheet. Then bake the pizza crust for six minutes to set the dough. Remove from the oven and let the pizza cool for about five minutes.

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Brush the crust with olive oil even as you sprinkle it with minced garlic. Add the Cotija cheese and mushroom. Crack the Norco Ranch eggs onto the crust, about one inch apart from one another. Then season with black pepper and bake until the crust turns golden brown, the egg whites are set, and the yolks have thickened. This will take about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for two minutes. Top your egg and mushroom pizza with the chives and arugula then serve immediately.

Norco Ranch eggs are produced with quality and nutrition in mind. The eggs are processed and inspected through a comprehensive set of quality assurance and food safety programs, making them safe even when consumed raw. More Norco Ranch updates here.

Who’s up for some folded egg and chorizo tacos?

On hot summer nights, it’s heaven to have friends over and crack open a couple of cold ones. But those are the drinks. What about the grub? One of the perfect matches we’ve come across to cold beverages is the folded egg and chorizo tacos.

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Here are the ingredients to prepare this dish (as seen in IncredibleEgg.org).

4 large Norco Ranch eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cups russet potatoes, chopped
1/3 cup beef chorizo
1/4 tsp. Salt
8 corn tortillas, warmed
1/2 cup sour cream
2 oz. Cilantro

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Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet (medium heat). Put in the chopped potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Next up, add the chorizo and continue stirring. The chorizo may be hard at first, but it can be broken up through heat and large spoon. While stirring, add salt. Continue stirring until both the chorizo and potatoes are cooked. Remove everything form the heat and throw away the extra grease.

Take the remaining olive oil and heat it in a separate pan (medium heat). Pour the beaten Norco Ranch eggs into the pan. Slowly and carefully stir the eggs around the pan until no visible liquid egg is left, before taking the pan out of the heat.

Put the eggs together with the chorizo and potato mix in each tortilla. If preferred, top each taco with sour cream and cilantro.

Norco Ranch eggs are produced with quality and nutrition in mind. The company focuses on providing hens with quality feed, which lets them lay eggs with the best nutritive and dietary content possible. For more recipes from Norco Ranch, subscribe to this blog.

Why you should put more eggs into your diet

Eggs are almost always synonymous with breakfast. But did you know that eggs are more than just the yellow scrambled goodness we eat in the morning? First off, eggs aren’t exclusively for breakfast. In fact, you should put more eggs into your diet thanks to their many benefits.

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According to local Southern California egg provider Norco Ranch Eggs, you’d be surprised to know how eggs can affect your health and your lifestyle. Here are just some reasons you should put more eggs into your diet.

First off, there’s a reason eggs are often served in the morning. Eggs have an awesome blend of Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, B vitamins, and iodide. These combinations are known to boost your mood and help you get a good start on your day.

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If you are currently working on increasing muscle mass through workouts, increasing your egg intake can help you achieve those gains. Eggs are some of the most protein-efficient food in terms of serving sizes. Plus they have very little calories. Eggs also contain vitamin B12 which helps improve muscle contraction, great to have before a vigorous workout.

Another reason to get more eggs into your system is their ability to ward off cancer. Research has shown that thanks to eggs’ high amount of choline, people who eat eggs regularly are 24% less likely to develop breast cancer. One large egg contains roughly 30% of your daily recommended dietary allowance for choline.

According to Norco Ranch Eggs, knowing all the benefits of eggs is a good way of introducing it more often to your daily diet. Another great way of doing so is by learning the many ways it can be prepared.

Norco Ranch Eggs are produced with quality and nutrition in mind. The company focuses on providing hens with quality feed, which lets them lay eggs with the best nutritive and dietary content possible. For more information on the company, visit this website.

Delicious and healthy: Stuffed peppers and quinoa eggs

Egg-based dishes are nutritious enough, but when eggs from Norco Ranch are used, the whole meal is taken to an entirely different level.

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On that note, here’s a recipe that’s sure to satisfy and provide the needed nutrition to health-conscious eaters out there. Here’s how to make stuffed peppers and quinoa eggs.

To prepare four servings, gather the ingredients below as seen in incredibleegg.com.

 

1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 cup chopped eggplant
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. each paprika and dried oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
Pinch pepper
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided
2 large red bell peppers, halved
4 EGGS
1/4 cup finely crumbled fat-free feta cheese

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Once all the ingredients are gathered, preheat the oven to 400 F.

Take a large skillet and pour oil. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Put the onions, eggplant, garlic, oregano, paprika, and salt and pepper in the skillet and stir fry for five minutes, by which time the eggplant should have softened.

Pour in the tomato paste and stir for a minute before adding tomatoes. Cook for another five minutes. Once done, the tomatoes (and eggplant) should be tender. Remove the skillet.

Put in the quinoa and ½ of the parsley. Spoon the quinoa and veggie mixture into the red pepper halves, and do so evenly. Put the red peppers in a baking dish (greased) and cover with a foil. Put the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Once the peppers are crisp, take the Norco Ranch eggs and crack one into each stuffed pepper before sprinkling it with feta. Bake again for around 12 minutes. Take it out and sprinkle with parsley.

Norco Ranch eggs are produced with quality and nutrition in mind. Norco Ranch today is one of the premier producers of eggs in Southern California, with over 40 years of family-owned production and expertise. For quick updates, follow this Norco Ranch Twitter page.

Mini-orange maple French toast, anyone?

One of the favorite pairings of the folks at Norco Ranch is eggs with French toast. It’s a meal that everyone truly enjoys no matter the time of day. There have been several variations of this classic combination, but we think the mini-orange maple French toast might just become your favorite. Here’s how to make it.

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First, gather the ingredients listed below, taken from incredibleegg.com.

4 oz. mascarpone cheese OR cream cheese, room temperature
4 EGGS
2/3 cup Milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
3 cups day-old bread cubes (1 inch) (about 4 slices)

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All these will be enough to make four small servings.

Next up, heat the oven to 350 F. Stir the cheese in a bowl, until it becomes rather smooth. Put in one egg first. Stir the mixture until it becomes smooth before adding a second egg. Add the milk, orange juice, orange peel, and syrup. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth.

Grease four 10oz ramekins (or custard cups). Take the bread cubes and put them equally into each cup before slowly adding a half-cup of the egg mixture. Apply pressure on the bread to make it sink into the mixture before putting the cups in the baking pan and into the oven.

The meal is done if the custards are puffed. To test it further, insert a knife in the middle of the puff and slowly pull it out. If the knife comes out clean, it’s cooked.

Of course, this recipe is best with farm fresh Norco Ranch eggs.

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Five egg recipes for the health enthusiast

For many, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, some health enthusiasts who follow diets such as intermittent fasting and the likes, choose to skip the meal. Good thing eggs are great for all-day breakfast recipes.

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The Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a delight to have especially for those who prefer to follow a low-carb, high protein diet. This grain-based all-day breakfast recipe is easy to prepare, with a total of 30 minutes of cook time. A serving is topped with fried eggs, avocado, and salmon, preferably divided evenly. For extra zest, drizzle with lemon juice and top with chopped scallions.

Asparagus and Soft Eggs on Toast are for those who want their eggs runny. With a 20-minute total cook time, health enthusiasts can have this healthy dish before heading to work or to the gym. Seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and parmesan, the recipe beams with much flavor. The Turkish Pizza meanwhile is great for a quick weeknight meal. Arrange spinach, eggs, and feta cheese over pita bread halves, then bake until the eggs are ready.

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Not all fried recipes are bad. The Easy Fried Rice is made with brown rice, eggs, chicken, and vegetables. Fried using coconut oil, this Asian dish packs one healthy punch. For a sure protein boost in the morning, try the Skinny Pepper, Tomato, and Ham Omelet. One can opt to use fewer yolks to lessen cholesterol. Topped with spring onion and chopped tomatoes and served with wholemeal toast, one can never go wrong with this dish.

Norco Ranch eggs are produced with quality and nutrition in mind. The company focuses on providing hens with quality feed, which lets them lay eggs with the best nutritive and dietary content possible. Visit this blog for more egg recipes.

Egg recipes that will wake you up on Christmas morning

The holiday cheer doesn’t end on Christmas Eve. Children look forward to waking up to presents from loved ones, and there’s nothing that will beat the aroma of breakfast on a fine Christmas morning. Here are a few egg recipes that are sure to jumpstart your Christmas day.

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Christmas brunch scrambled eggs are for those who rise quite late in the morning. The recipe might sound lazy, but it’s not mediocre at all. Beat eight eggs together with green onion tops, milk, salt, and pepper. Prepare butter to heat to sizzling in a large, lightly oiled skillet, then let flow the egg mixture. Run a spatula underneath the eggs as they start to set to allow the uncooked egg to flow to the bottom of the skillet. Drizzle cheese while cooking in a basic manner for scrambled eggs. Serve immediately on a plate; garnish with parsley.

Ultimate hash browns are easy to make and are loved by vegetarians. With a total cook time of 30 minutes, plus freezing, this holiday breakfast is perfect for slow weekends. Hash browns can either be ready-to-cook or homemade, as long as they’re cooked (fried or baked) to golden brown. Be sure to top the recipe off with a fried or poached egg with a runny yolk for extra flavor.

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Breakfast recipes are made special with a little personal taste. From dishes to drinks, eggs are a huge part of the Christmas food tradition. Experiment on traditional recipes by adding eggs and other ingredients to the dish for a new kick.

Norco Ranch eggs are produced with quality and nutrition in mind. The company focuses on providing hens with quality feed, which lets them lay eggs with the best nutritive and dietary content possible. Visit this blog for more articles like this.

Easy egg-based holiday dinner ideas

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The holiday season is just around the corner, and this means that numerous dinners and gatherings are coming soon. Making dishes to bring to dinner parties or to feed your guests and staying creative with your dishes can be a challenge. Try putting eggs in the spotlight: they’re tasty, everyone loves them, and they’re easy to cook and incorporate into dishes. Here are some quick and easy egg-based holiday dinner ideas.

 

Christmas egg in a hole. Whisk 6 eggs, cheese, milk, parsley, and chives, and season with salt and pepper. Use a Christmas cookie cutter to cut out holes on sliced bread. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on a large skillet over medium heat. Put in as many bread slices that will fit in the skillet, and then flip to turn both sides brown. Pour egg mixture into the cutout shapes. Cover the skillet and cook until egg is set. Serve with ham, turkey, meat loaf, or cold cuts on the side.

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Norco Ranch eggs are produced with superb nutritional content and quality in mind. The company’s farms nourish the hens with excellent quality feed. These hens then lay eggs with a better nutritional makeup. Production is reviewed throughout by means of a multifaceted set of quality assurance and food safety programs. For more egg-based recipes, visit this page.