Showing posts from October, 2012

Eggy Muffins - Part 2

Must haves...
   Eggs (use the # eggs as the # of muffins you are making -- a serving is 2 muffins)
   Cooking Spray (I use good ol' fashioned Pam)
   Pepper to taste
   Reduced fat cheddar cheese slices (one per serving)
   Ham slices (one slice per egg)    Whole wheat toast (one slice per serving)

   Muffin tin

Preheat oven to 350

Spray muffin tin liberally with cooking spray.  Place a slice of ham into each muffin tin. Crack one egg into "ham cup" that has bee created. Sprinkle top with black pepper.

Place muffin tin on top of baking sheet (to catch the mess that may or may not poof over the side) - bake for 20-25 minutes.

If you are eating immediately, eat 'em while they're hot!!(with cheddar cheese and over a piece of whole wheat toast)
If you are storing for future, let 'em cool, and store in plastic baggies (I just put 2x in each baggie to grab and go for breakfast) 
Recipe courtesy of Pinterest ~ If you search "…

And she called it... Squash

Ingredients: 3-4 zucchini squash 1-2 white onion 5 cloves garlic 2-3 potatoes 4 carrots (peeled, chopped) 4 celery stalks (chopped) 1 cup water Spices to be used liberally: S&P, garlic powder Directions: Combine all ingredients in large soup pot. (I use a big, cast iron dutch oven like this one from Martha Stewart). Cook on med-high heat for 30-45 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Note: all veggie numbers are approximate. Really, you can use as much as will fit in the pot! Regardless of number, all veggies should be peeled and chopped. Not too small, this cooks down and gets mushy pretty fast if the veggies are cut too small. Recipe courtesy of ~ TT (care of Mrs. T) Double recipe post today?! Sha-ZAM. Now that is the way to do it. And let me tell you, this little concoction can only be described as magic. TT grew up eating it (and admittedly  never liked it until his adult life) and when I asked what his mother called it, he said "I think she just called it squash.." It is probably…

"Spaghetti" w Spicy Meat Sauce

For the sauce...
   1 lb ground turkey (I like 93/7)
   1 jar tomato sauce (ideally "fra diavolo" - I use Simply Enjoy brand)
   Spices used liberally: garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, thyme, and nutmeg.
   You can use S&P but I don't typically in this recipe.
   Reduced-fat parmesan cheese

For the "spaghetti"...
   Spaghetti squash -OR-
   Whole wheat angel hair pasta

Boil the water and cook the pasta as directed. -OR-
Prepare the spaghetti squash...

Microwave full squash for 45 seconds to soften the skin. Cut squash into quarters and remove seeds. Place into large microwave-safe dish cut side down, with 1/4 cup of water. Cover dish with plastic wrap and microwave for 7-10 minutes. Cool for a minute or two, then scrape the flesh of the squash with a fork, forming strands (like spaghetti!). Squash can be cooked in the oven (at 375 for 40ish mins) but the microwave is way faster, clearly.

For the sauce...
In a large/deep saute pan, br…

Ten Min Honey Snaps

Are you even kidding me right now?
10 minute, 4 ingredient cookies?!!


~Thanks to the ever.FAB. FatMumSlim ~* Love her blog, photo a day challenges, and inspiration !!*~

Miss Coleen's Cheater Turkey Chili

2 tbl vegetable oil
1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
1 turkey kielbasa (or Polska kielbasa)
1 medium white onion, coarsly chopped
2 peppers, coarsely chopped (I always use 1 red, 1 green)
1 jalepeno, chopped (optional)
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 beer (the darker, the better)
1 can light kidney beans
1 can dark kidney beans
1 can diced tomatoes OR 1 can tomato paste
Spices: cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, bay leaves, oregano, thyme - to taste
Liberal amounts of both liquid smoke and Frank's Red Hot (to taste- I like it hot and smokey!)

In dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil and add onion. Cook appx 5 mins. Add peppers and garlic, cook until softened (not browned).

Increase heat to high, add meat and cook. Add spices and hot sauce. Deglaze with beer and liquid smoke.

When meat is browned, add beans and tomatoes with most of the liquid of both. Reduce heat and simmer for 1+ hours. This "cheater chili" can be eaten within 30-45 mins, but the longer it …