Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One Dish Blackberry French Toast & Cascade 24 hour Challenge


I recently received a package in the mail provided by P&G through MyBlogSpark, which is a product I really love! I‘m usually really good at rinsing off my dishes before loading the dishwasher, but when I have a party sometimes they get left in the sink half rinsed and then food gets stuck so bad I almost want to throw the dishes away. (If only they weren’t so expensive!) Well, P&G has an awesome product out. These cute little packets clean your dishes and almost make you want to be more lazy when it comes to doing the dishes.

I’ve already given away a few sample packets to some people I know and they rave about how well it works too. Want to try Cascade Complete All-in-1 Action Pacs? Leave your email in the comment section letting me know so and I’ll contact you for your address and mail you some. I have 3 left so act fast!

I like dishes I can make ahead of time so I wanted to try this breakfast dish out. It’s actually really good. I used half of the cream cheese in the recipe and it was just fine. Just be sure to cut them in small pieces unless you want a big bite of cream cheese. Super easy to make ahead and freeze for the holidays when you don’t have time to cook for house guest. I also liked that I used up one of the 20 jars of jelly I have in the fridge. Can’t wait to try it using strawberry jam next time!

One Dish Blackberry French Toast
(Adpated from Southern Living)

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1 cup blackberry jam
1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Toppings: maple syrup, whipped cream

Cook jam in a small saucepan over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once.


Place half of bread cubes in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.


Top with cream cheese cubes, and drizzle with melted jam.


Top with remaining bread cubes.


Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients.


Pour over bread mixture.


Sprinkle with brown sugar.


Cover tightly, and chill 8 to 24 hours.


Preheat oven to 325°. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 to 15 minutes or until bread is golden brown and mixture is set. Serve with desired toppings.


So here’s what I left out overnight for my 24 hour challenge:

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Best part is my dishes look brand new again!


*Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs kit and the trial packs of Cascade Complete All-in-1 Action Pacs, to give away were provided by P&G through MyBlogSpark.


  1. Sounds like a good new product.

    My husband would luv that BB French Toast

  2. I would love to try it!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com