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The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach

I love Eggs Benedict and order it at brunch all the time. I never, ever made it at home. To me, it was stuffy and labor intensive. Not to mention I had to poach eggs, which is the equivalent of retaking the SAT’s (they were hard for me). And whisking up a Hollandaise Sauce can be on the complicated side. Two products have made this seemingly elaborate brunch staple easy, easy, easy. Our new Egg Cooker will poach eggs to perfection while you toast the english muffins. No boiling water, adding vinegar, swirling or stirring needed. As for the sauce, our Single Serve Blender allows you to put in all the ingredients, pulse a few times and have the creamy, buttery decadence that IS Hollandaise sauce. We served it with fruit-infused sparkling water (made, of course, with our handheld SodaStation™) and roasted asparagus, which is just as easy to prepare as the Eggs Benedict. Trust me, try it at home (maybe for Mother’s Day?) and you will be amazed by the simplicity.

The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach

 

The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach


Eggs Benedict with Ham and Roasted Asparagus
SERVES: 1

Ingredients
2 large eggs
1 English muffin, split, toasted
4 slices baked ham
6 spears asparagus, roasted
Fresh dill
Instructions
Poach eggs to desired doneness in egg cooker.
Place English muffins, split-side up on a plate.
Top each muffin with 2 slices of ham, 3 spears of asparagus trimmed to fit muffins and 1 poached egg.
Garnish with fresh dill.
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The best Mother's Day Brunch (or any brunch!) includes Eggs Benedict with homemade Hollondaise sauce. Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach


Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce
SERVES: 2

Ingredients
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
2 large egg yolks
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Microwave butter in a microwave safe container on HIGH for 1 minute.
Place egg yolks and lemon juice in blender jar.
Cover and blend on pulse a few times, then blend on HIGH for 1 minute, gradually adding melted butter until mixture is thickened and smooth.
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Hamilton Beach Egg CookerSingle Serve Blenders make smoothies, sauces and dressings quickly and easily everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

We used the Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker to perfectly poach the eggs. The Egg Cooker also prepares soft, medium or hard-boiled eggs. Along with making smoothies to go, the SingleServe Blender is perfect for mixing sauces or dressings. The Hollandaise sauce in this recipe can be drizzled over the eggs right from the jar.

 

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We’ve got the perfect side dish for your Easter or Passover dinner, and it’s one even the staunchest asparagus detractors will enjoy (or at least try.) Roasted Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette | Everyday Good Thinking - the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

The first thing you’ll need to prep is the vinaigrette – the single serve blender is perfect for making dressing. In fact, I have one jar reserved for smoothies and one exclusively for mixing dressings.

We find roasting the asparagus in olive oil and sea salt dramatically enhances the flavor, but since springtime is finally here, you’re probably itching to take your meal prep outside. Asparagus tastes great grilled or roasted in foil packets. Either way, the blue cheese vinaigrette is what really makes this salad sing.Roasted Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette | Everyday Good Thinking - the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Once the asparagus starts to become tender, place about a dozen spears on individual plates and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Add the finishing touches of walnuts, fresh dill and some of the extra blue cheese you have leftover. And don’t forget to bring the blender jar with extra dressing to the table – believe me, people will want seconds and the travel lid makes it easy to serve. Or you can put it into a dressing decanter, as in the photo below.Blue Cheese Vinaigrette | Everyday Good Thinking - the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

This salad is a nice accompaniment to ham, steak or lamb, or you could enjoy it as a standalone lunch. Leftovers are equally delicious served cold, and the blue cheese vinaigrette can be used on a garden salad or as veggie dip.

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette | Everyday Good Thinking - the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Asparagus Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
SERVES: 8

Ingredients
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup fresh dill
3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
Olive oil
Sea salt
Thin blue cheese slices
Toasted chopped walnuts
Fresh dill
Instructions
Place vinegar, dill, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in blender jar.
Cover and pulse a few times, then blend on HIGH for 1 minute, gradually adding oil until mixture is slightly thickened.
Stir blue cheese into the oil mixture until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place asparagus in a single layer in a 13x9-inch baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roll pan both and forth until asparagus are coated with oil. Bake 20 minutes or until tender-crisp.
Drizzle asparagus with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing, top with blue cheese slices, toasted walnuts and fresh dill.
Notes
Test Kitchen Tip: Save time by roasting asparagus ahead and refrigerating. They taste great served cold with dressing. Use any leftover dressing on a garden salad.
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How to Make Flavored Mayonnaise from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Mayonnaise is not just a popular sandwich spread, it’s also a base for many dips, spreads and sauces. It’s easy to make a customized mayo for a burger or sandwich or to serve as a special dip with french fries. All you need to do is mix your mayonnaise with whatever additions you like in a bowl, food processor or single-serve blender. A food processor or blender is great for adding herbs or other coarse ingredients that will benefit from a light chop.

Here are some of our favorite mayonnaise add-ins:

  • Cilantro, parsley and lime (pictured)
  • Chive and garlic
  • Lemon and dill
  • Rosemary and cracked black pepper
  • Curry powder
  • Sriracha
  • Lemon and capers
  • Wasabi
  • Tarragon and mustard
  • Cumin and chile powder
  • Balsamic and basil
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Jamaican jerk seasoning

What are your favorite mayonnaise combinations?

 



Summer Salad Dressing Recipes

It’s summer and we are constantly craving salads here at Hamilton Beach. Leafy greens are all over the farmers markets and grocery stores and they are calling our names! We eat salads with kale, Bibb lettuce, romaine, and arugula. A great way to keep salads interesting is to change them up every time, so we add toppings like chicken, toasted nuts, fresh tomatoes, sliced onions, strawberries, and goat cheese. Of course, a traditional Caesar salad or a simple salad with blue cheese can be equally delightful, and we know there is one stand-out way to ramp up your salads at home (and it’s really easy!): make your own salad dressing.

That’s right, salad dressing doesn’t just come from the grocery store. Dressings are deceptively easy to make at home, can store easily in the fridge, and will boost the flavor of your salads instantly. We love to use our Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender to make salad dressings in under a minute. Simply add the ingredients, pulse, and pour over your salad. You can even serve it and store it in the blender jar! If you don’t have a single-serve blender, you can add the ingredients to a Mason jar, seal, and shake, or just mix in a bowl with a fork or whisk. You get much more flavor than store-bought dressings that have been sitting on shelves for days or weeks, and you can avoid the processed ingredients and additives typically found in many factory-made dressings. It’s too easy not to make your own dressing at home, and you will probably find it’s a lot cheaper, too.

Today, we are focusing on creamy dressings – these are some of the most popular dressings people buy, particularly Caesar and blue cheese. These easy homemade versions will make your fresh veggies sing and soon you’ll be bringing salad to the table every day.

 


Creamy Caesar Dressing

To add creaminess to this recipe, we use mayonnaise instead of raw or coddled eggs; it should keep in the fridge for a week. It is easiest to make in the Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender.
Ingredients
3 anchovies
1 clove garlic
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
​1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions
For dressing, place anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and black pepper in blender.
Blend until mixture is creamy.
Add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and oil to blender. Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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Test Kitchen Tip: For thinner dressing, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.



 


Blue Cheese Dressing
YIELDS: 3 servings

The tanginess of blue cheese works with the creaminess of mayonnaise, milk and sour cream to create the perfect blue cheese dressing. It tastes great over a simple salad or as a side to spicy Buffalo wings. Make a smaller batch by cutting the recipe in half and mixing the dressing in our Single-Serve blender.
Ingredients
1 clove garlic
8 ounces blue cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
Place garlic in blender jar.
Process on HIGH until chopped.
Add remaining ingredients to blender jar.
Process on HIGH until blended and still chunky.
Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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