Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Breakfast Goodies

by Lisa on August 9, 2010

Tempt my Tummy TuesdayWelcome to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I am so glad you are joining us today.  I co-host TMTT with my twin, Lana.  This blog carnival is all about sharing recipes, cooking tips, and wonderful   kitchen and cooking finds.   This is a very talented community of cooks.  I know you will find something to tempt you.

This Thursday is my last summer meeting for our Ladies Book Club at church. (I LOVE these ladies!)  During the school year this group is a bible study.  This summer we did something different.  We have been reading Beth Moore’s book So Long Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us.  I highly recommend this book!  Anyway, since Thursday is our last meeting, we are having a little something extra – lots of tempting breakfast treats.   I have already shared my favorite breakfast casserole with the ladies, so I thought I would bring something different.   I am going to make Sausage Balls and Lemon Poppy Seed  muffins. 

I know I have shared the sausage ball recipe before.  But I thought I would share it again.  This recipe is easy and the pre-cooked balls will freeze well -making them a great idea for quick cooking when getting those kiddos off to school, this fall. The muffins will freeze well, also.  I am looking forward to what the other ladies will bring, as well.

Sausage Balls

1 lb hot sausage
1 lb mild sausage
12 oz Sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
12 oz Mild Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
4 cup Bisquick

Mix all ingredients together. (You have to use your hands and just get messy with it!) Roll in small balls. Place on cookie sheets. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Best served warm.

This Lemon Poppy Seed recipe is great, as well.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (recipe from AllRecipes.com)


  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup nonfat lemon yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease the bottoms only of 12 muffin cups.
  2. Beat the milk, oil, lemon yogurt and egg together. Stir in the flour, white sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, lemon oil, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). For 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with glaze immediately and let cool on rocks.
  4. To Make Glaze: Stir the confectioners’ sugar with the lemon juice and mix until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Add drops of milk if thinning is necessary.

I hope you enjoy these recipes and thank you for lining to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

I have linked this post to No Whine Wednesday and It’s a Blog Party.

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The Paper Princess August 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

These sound delicious Lisa! I love your new blog design and I love coming here each week to see what new creations the ladies have to share!



Christi at A Southern Life August 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Congrats on your own domain and new look! Love it. Of course sausage balls are an all time favorite. Love them.

Christi @ A Southern Life


Alea August 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Both recipes sound great! What a lovely way to finish up your study!


Mary Beth August 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I love your new digs! What a lovely site. Thanks for hosting another week of Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!


Jerri August 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Lisa, I just love your blog’s new look! Pink & green is my favorite color combo. (In case you couldn’t tell that from looking at my blog. lol.)

Great recipes this week! Thanks for hosting again!


Liz@HoosierHomemade August 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Those sausage balls are my oldest son’s favorite. I serve them when we have appetizers for dinner.
I’ll have to say…again…I just love your new blog! It’s so nice to leave a comment on WP! Yay!!
Thanks for hosting another yummy TMTT!


Brenda August 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Both of these recipes look delicious but I am partial to those sausage balls. So delicious!

I love your new blog! Very clean and nice. I was unable to grab your button however. Sometimes blogger has that problem.


Lisa August 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Thank you, Brenda. Sorry the button was giving you problems. 🙁 Thanks for trying, though.


Michelle August 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Whoo, welcome to the new digs. I know… I didn’t visit at all last week. They look great!

Those lemon poppyseed creations look divine. I may have to try them out. I love those muffins but somehow… I’ve never made them before. Yum!


Lisa August 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Thanks, Michelle. We actually did not get up and running until Friday. So, you haven’t missed much. 🙂


Linda August 9, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I love the new look! I used to make sausage balls before going gluten-free. I might have to come up with a gf version.


Lisa August 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

That’s a good idea, Linda. I bet if anyone can figure out a gluten free version – YOU CAN! 🙂


Kristen August 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I love the new look of your blog.

Sausage balls are one of my favorite easy company dishes. They are so tasty!


Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet August 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for the carnival. Your new site looks great.


Dorothy August 10, 2010 at 2:11 am

Thanks again for the party this week Lisa.


Phoebe @ GettingFreedom August 9, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Both of your recipes sounds fantastic! The sausage balls would be perfect this school-season!


Jane August 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Those sausage balls sound yummy! I bet they’d be great with some marinara sauce for dipping.

Thanks for hosting Tempt my Tummy Tuesday.



Kara @ Home With Purpose August 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm

LOVE the new blog design, and the recipes look fantastic! Thanks, as always, for hosting!


Taylor August 9, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Both look great- thanks for the chance to link up 🙂


NancyC August 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm

I love your new site! And the recipe sounds great, too!


Nancy's Daily Dish August 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Yum, those sausage balls sound great…and are making me hungry right now!


Domestic Nerd August 10, 2010 at 12:04 am

Those muffins look wonderful! I love lemon, I will definitely be bookmarking these to make soon!


gnee August 10, 2010 at 12:36 am


Love your new look! Also, sausage balls sounds yummy…thanks for having all of us over again.


Alison August 10, 2010 at 1:00 am

Thanks for hosting, Lisa!


April @ 21st Century Housewife August 10, 2010 at 3:08 am

Both your recipes sound absolutely delicious Lisa. I loved Beth Moore’s ‘So Long Insecurity’ as well – so much I reviewed it on my blog! Thanks for hosting Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


Jen August 10, 2010 at 5:30 am

The lemon poppyseed muffins sound great! Thanks for hosting!


Melissa August 10, 2010 at 6:02 am

The new site looks great! Thanks for hosting TMTT!


TidyMom August 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

LOVE the new look Lisa!! I just LOVE it!!!…….sorry I didn’t link up this week, it’s just been crazy with my move/makeover….I didn’t do a recipe post this week!!


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 7:30 am

Cheryl, no worries. I completely understand about the business. I hope you move/makeover goes smoothly. Sharon really did a great job for me! I could not have done it myself.


Felicia August 10, 2010 at 7:16 am

Check out your adorable new site!! Love it!


Tanya August 10, 2010 at 7:55 am

I loooove Sausage Balls! They are delicious!

Thanks for hosting. I like your new blog look!


Michelle August 10, 2010 at 7:57 am

First Time I’m here. You ave great recipes. Can’t wait to try a few!


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

Hi Michelle. Thanks for joining us at TMTT. Glad you came by. 🙂


lani August 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

Sounds interesting! Happy Tuesdays!


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 8:15 am

Hi Michelle. Thanks for joining us at TMTT. 🙂


Kathie August 10, 2010 at 8:38 am

great recipe, it’s one I have to try!


Queen of the House August 10, 2010 at 9:09 am

Sausage balls…I have never heard of such a thing, but they do sound good! By the way, I love your new blog design! It looks like the transition went smoothly! 🙂


Wendy August 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

I love the sausage ball recipe. It is perfect for freezing and for taking to potlucks!

I would like to invite you over to my carnival Tip Day Thursday at my blog. Hope you stop by.


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

Thanks for the invite, Wendy. 🙂


Julie@comehaveapeace August 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

Love the sausage balls recipe, and I’m going to go back and see your casserole I missed. I feel like I need a new, fresh one. Cooking for gatherings of gals is perfect motivation to find great recipes. Sounds like your group time has been sweet!


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 9:46 am

Julie, you have to try the casserole. You can make easy variations on this recipe if you don’t want the “southwest” flair. It is great for a ladies brunch, or any special breakfast.
Also, the book study has been wonderful. Learning to deal with my insecurities and see myself through God’s eyes has been so good for me. 🙂


Inspired2cook August 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

Love the new site! Have a great day!!!


Cheryl B. August 10, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hi Lisa 🙂
The recipe you used for your breakfast sausage balls, reminds me of / is similar to, the one I have for them that came in an article about foods to serve at the Kentucky Derby Parties 😉 Mine recommends that you serve Whiskey with them … probably not a good idea for the church Bible Study group, huh? chuckle, chuckle ….. (I never serve it with them either …. even though some have said it would be a good idea…)


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

Hee hee. That is so funny. Yes, I better stay away from the whiskey for the ladies bible study group. Boy, that would make for a pretty interesting and lively study!!! 🙂


Alexis AKA MOM August 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

OMGosh sounds so yummy I’ll have to try for the boys. Thanks for the link up again, love all the new recipes.

Ok I’m a dork and tried to do the new button but kept getting an error msg 🙁


Lisa August 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I’ll check on the button. I had someone else tell me that, too. Thanks for always stopping by and joining TMTT. I appreciate your faithfulness. 🙂


Evan @swEEts August 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm

My mom makes those sausage balls every year at Christmas.. they’re my absolute FAVE! and who doesn’t love lemon poppy seed muffins?


alex@amoderatelife August 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Hi Lisa, those sausage balls look right up my alley! My recipe this week is for healthy sloppy joes and cutting the sweetness with wilted southern greens. It was simply delicious! 🙂 Alex@amoderatelife


Chrystal August 10, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Everything looks so good!


Sharon@KeenInspirations August 10, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I love poppyseed muffins, so I can’t wait to try out this recipe. My family eats those sausage balls for breakfast on Christmas morning! 🙂
Thank you for the opportunity to share my apple pie filling!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!


Elisabeth August 11, 2010 at 7:40 am

YUM YUM YUMMY!!! Awesome cookin’!


Shannon August 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I’m new to Tempt my tummy Tuesdays! Thanks for hosting. I’ve been looking for a recipe party to link up to!


Lisa August 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Shannon, I am so glad you found us and joined the tempting fun! There are so many great recipes shared each week by wonderful bloggers. I hope you keep coming back. 🙂


FoodontheTable August 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

I have tried Necessities and Temptations breakfast casserole and it is great! These sausage balls will be a really good dish for the brunch. Everyone raves about them.


Lisa August 11, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I love the Nec.and Temptations cookbook! Love it and all the great recipes in it. That breakfast casserole is definitely a great one!


Brittany August 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

You know, I’m not crazy about sausage…but my hubby is 🙂


Debbie September 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Love the look of the new blog design. Crock Pot Wednesday will be starting up again in November. I’d love for you to join me for that.


Polish Mama on the Prairie March 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Thank you so much for the opportunity!


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