Yesterday my fiance' was feeling really icky still and I know that there is nothing better than a filling breakfast! So I went a bit crazy! Thanks to Pam from For The Love of Cooking, I have developed a sudden love for making muffins. I had several vanilla yogurts left over so I decided to make some muffins! Pam's recipe really was delicious! I made a cranberry orange muffin and a banana walnut muffin. Both equally delicious and moist!
I also made some nice spicy breakfast potatos to clear up his sinuses! I added 2 fried eggs on top and he was thrilled!
As for the 2 dozen muffins...I put them in a platic bag and gave them to my in-laws.
Spicy Breakfast Potatos
4 Large Red Potatos, Diced 1/2 Green Pepper, Diced 1/2 Spanish Onion, Diced 1/2 Jalapeno, Diced 1/4 Pound Canadian Bacon or Ham, Diced 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced 2 Tsp Garlic Powder 2 Tsp Onion Powder 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Pepper 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper (Use less if you want it mild or you can leave it out) 2 Tsp Smoky Paprika 4 Eggs 1/4 Cup of Parmesan Olive Oil
1. Place onions, peppers, Canadian bacon or ham and garlic into a pan with olive oil. Saute on medium high until everything begins to caramalize. 2. Add potatos and all the spices. Cook for about 15 minutes until potatos are tender. 3. In the meantime, prepare 4 eggs and cook them to your liking. 4. Sprinkle the parmesan over the veggies and top with eggs!
Cranberry Orange Muffins *This is based on Pam's recipe..please check out her blog as it is one of my favorites!*
1 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1 cup of low fat yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp Orange zest 1 Dried cranberries
1. Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl with the cranberries. 2. Combine all the wet ingredients in another bowl. 3. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just to combine. 4. Spray down a muffin pan with oil spray and bake muffins at 325-degrees for 22-25 minutes!
*I used Pam's exact recipe for my banana walnut muffins, except I subbed out a cup of walnuts instead of chocolate chips.*
Years ago, I followed my dreams and went to culinary school. I went to culinary school to continue the dream that my mother and I always shared: to open up a deli or cafe somewhere and call it our own. Whether that cafe will ever open is still up in the air...but my cooking and my love for food I owe to my mother...and in a way this blog is dedicated to her...I only hope that I can inspire other women with this blog the way my mother inspired me...With her love for food passed onto me, I quickly became a food snob after culinary school. Today, a house, a husband' (and his stomach),and an up and coming business keeps me busy enough without all my gourmet concoctions! But, no matter how busy I am, I still go to my kitchen and cook to retain my sanity. Prehaps this is a way I connect to my mother...but cooking is the only thing that truely soothes my soul. My recent transformation has led me to belive that sometimes you just have to Keep It Simple Stupid...and Cook!
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead. ~Woody Allen
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Mark Twain
Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want. ~Gael Greene
Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
And, of course, the funniest food of all, kumquats. ~George Carlin
Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat. ~Jim Davis
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~George Miller
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian. ~Anonymous
But those aren't the flavors. That'd make too much sense. Apple and pear, according to Dr. Phil, are body types the bars are made for. Hey, I've got some advice. If you look like an apple or a pear, eat an apple or a pear! [On Dr. Phil's energy bars. ~Lewis Black