Spice up Your Meals! 3 Recipes That’ll Make Your Mouth Water

January 24, 2018

If you’re looking for fun recipes, look no further! Here are three creative treats from Mercy students themselves to spice up a  regular meal.

The first recipe is Analisa Gusmano’s Cinammon Roll Casserole recipe. “This recipe is a really fun one to either make on your own or with your family,” Analisa says.

Analisa’s Cinnamon Roll Casserole Recipe


* 2 cans of. Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
* ½ cup milk
* 4 eggs
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* ¼ cup pure maple syrup

1. Grease a 9×13 pan with vegetable oil.

2. Cut up the rolls into small pieces and lay in the pan.

3. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and cinnamon.

4. Pour over rolls making sure they are all well coated.

5. Drizzle on the maple syrup.

6. Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes or until puffed up and golden.

7. Microwave the icing that came with the 2 cinnamon roll packs in a microwave safe bowl for no longer than 30 seconds

8. Pour on top and serve warm.

Blen Mulugeta ‘20 Ethiopian Himbasha recipe is one that has been passed down her family for years.

Blen’s Ethiopian Himbasha

* 1
x 7 g sachet dried yeast
* 55 g
(¼ cup) caster sugar
* 600 g
 (4 cups) plain flour
* 2 tsp
black sesame seeds
* 2 tsp
ground cardamom
* 80 ml
  (⅓ cup) vegetable oil, plus extra, to grease and brush
* melted butter, to serve

1. Dissolve yeast in 250 ml lukewarm water. Stir in sugar and set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes or until mixture bubbles.

2. Combine flour, 1 tsp salt, sesame seeds, and cardamom in a large bowl. Add oil and yeast mixture and mix to form a dough.

3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.

4. Set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size.

5. Preheat oven to 356°F. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll out to form 2 x 30 cm rounds. Place into 2 x 30 cm greased skillet pans. Using a sharp knife, carve out 3 circles in each round, working from the middle out, then make 4 shallow cuts intersecting through the center to form a wheel pattern.

5. Brush with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through and golden. Brush with butter and serve with hummus, if desired.

Sara Matvey ‘20’s Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole Recipe is a perfect breakfast dish. Every Christmas morning, my family and I prepare and eat this French toast casserole. It’s become a tradition,” Sara says.

Sara’s French Toast Casserole



*2 whole eggs
*2 egg whites
*1 1/2 cups 1% milk, (almond or soy will also work)
*2 tablespoon honey
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
*9 slices of whole grain bread

For the filling:

*3 cups finely diced uncooked apple pieces (Honey Crisp or Gala work best)
*3 tablespoon honey
*1 teaspoon lemon juice
*1/3 cup diced raw pecans
*1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1. Add the first 6 ingredients to a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine. Lightly spray the inside of the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Add all the filling ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir to coat apple pieces. Then, set aside.

3. Cut bread slices into triangles (that’s in half, just triangle shaped). Place one layer of bread (6 triangles) on the bottom of the slow cooker, and add ¼ of the filling and repeat until there are 3 layers of bread. Add the remaining filling to the top.

4. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and cook on high 2 to 2-1/2 or low 4 hours, or until bread has soaked up the liquid.

Enjoy these three recipes!

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