Monday, June 11, 2012

Filled Crescent Rolls

Here's another idea i picked up on Pinterest.  I made 3 variations of filled crescent rolls.  All were tasty and given a "thumbs up" by my kids for lunch.  All use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls to make, adding a filling before rolling it up to bake as directed

Variation 1 - cheese filled
Variation 2 - cheese & hot dog
Variation 3 -peanut butter and chocolate chip

I think the possibilities here are endless.

Baked Eggs - easy, tasty breakfast!

I've been seeing variations of this idea on Pinterest recently and decided to try it out for myself.  It was worth it!  Yum!  I made these eggs 2 ways, one that appealed to me and one that appealed to my kids.  My kids liked it too.  This was very easy, you really just need the time for baking.

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray.  Line the cups with turkey bacon.  I cut the turkey bacon slices in half and used 3 halves to make the cup. Crack an egg into the cup.  Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes.  For my kids, I whisked their eggs first before adding to the cup so they resembled scrambled eggs.  I can also see doing this with eggs whites, or, adding egg fillings such as cheese, peppers, onions...

There you go, easy breakfast.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Pinterest Promise

I've spent a lot of time pinning over the past 6 months.  If you are anything like me you've also seen these beautifully photographed recipes, inspiring your home kitchen.  I've tried a number of these now and have found that the picture does not tell the whole story.  While I've had my fair share of successes, there have been more disappointments.  So this is my promise to you.  I promise that I have cooked and tasted every recipe on my own personal recipe blog.  If it sucks, I will tell you.  If it's delicious, it becomes a staple around here.  I am in no way a professional photographer.  I have a fairly decent camera that I don't know how to use to its full power.  The pictures may not be pretty, but the food tastes good.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

 These muffins are a variation of Jean Pare's  Banana Oatmeal Muffins.  I have one very picky eater in my house.  He does not like eating any sort of fruit or vegetable.  It is actually painful to see him choke them down.  Whenever possible I use recipes like this to my advantage.  It's weird, but he loves them and will eat more than anyone else.  These muffins are tasty and fairly simple to make.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup milk
3 medium mashed bananas

1 cup frozen blueberries

In a large bowl, measure the first 6 ingredients.  Stir to mix.  Make a well in the centre.
In a small bowl, beat eggs until frothy, mix in the rest of the wet ingredients.  Pour into well.  Stir just to moisten.  Stir in the blueberries.  Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake in 400* oven for 20-25 minutes.

My picky 5 year old chowing down on these muffins for breakfast.