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Autumn Breakfast Casserole

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Welcome friend! Come on in, cozy up, and make yourself at home.

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Autumn mornings are heavenly. The flickering glow and homey fragrance of a coffee scented candle warm our home as we move into the kitchen at the start of a new day.


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This “Perfect Morning” candle from 1803 Candles is hand poured with pure soy wax, premium fragrance, and essential oils. 

Cocooned in a cozy home on a blustery day is delicious. All is right with the world.

What better way to start the day than by enjoying a savory breakfast casserole with the ones you love. The flavors of apple and maple in this recipe meld together perfectly for a unique flavor that will make your heart happy and your soul content.

Autumn Breakfast Casserole

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Serves 12
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Serve Hot
The apple juice and maple sausage create a wonderful blend of flavors for a breakfast dish that's truly a comfort food.


  • 1lb maple-flavored ground sausage
  • 1 Large onion (chopped)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple juice (or cider)
  • 12 slices bread
  • 6 Large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9"x13" baking pan.
Cook and crumble sausage in a skillet over medium-hight heat. Drain.
Add chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and apple juice to sausage in skillet. Stir and cook over medium-high heat until the apple juice completely evaporates.
While apple juice simmers away, cut bread into cubes. Spread over bottom of 9"x13" pan.
Whisk eggs. Add milk, mustard, and hot sauce. Whisk together until well blended.
Spoon sausage mixture evenly over bread.
Pour egg mixture over bread and sausage.
Place all cheese on top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.

After breakfast, comes the ritual of grabbing books and loading into the car. I relish the stolen moments on the drive to school with my son – just the two of us. Talk is slow . . . sparse . . . but time spent in his breathing space in these waning years of his youth is precious.

Misty, foggy mornings steal our breath. We pause. We notice. We talk about how God’s goodness is so evident in the mysterious beauty of the landscape. (I love my neighborhood!)

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Leaves swirling in the cool air drift in lazy circles to their resting place on the ground. Piles of them stir up, their jeweled colors flying, as we drive the roads to school.

We snap photos on our phones.

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Yes. God is good. His love is displayed in my children,

in warm comfort food,

in the splendor of fall,

in cozy homes where love abounds,

and in family.

And I am thankful.

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever, His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5

What are you thankful for today?





  1. Liana says:

    Thank you for a wonderful, ‘warm the heart’ post … Just posted this 🙂 http://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/sweet-notes-of-thankfulness-again/ … He is an awesome God. Blessings …

  2. Donna Hoover says:

    Lisa–Enjoyed this. Recipe sounds yummy. Donna

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