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Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

6 Aug


I found this recipe in the Stop and Shop August magazine.

Just a couple of changes.

I did not use anything organic and added more blueberries because I had them.

1 cup milk

1 frozen banana

3/4 cup blueberries

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 heaping tablespoons quick oats

Mix everything together in your blender till it is smooth.

This is a great smoothie.

The banana has to be frozen.

The original recipe called for cashews but I didn’t add them.

Next time I will try this with any other fruit I have on hand.

The recipe recommends putting a handful of spinach I didn’t do that either.

I did love it the way I made it.


Fried Garlic and Eggs

6 Jun


I just read an article on how good garlic is for you.

So, I am now on a garlic craze and if I say so myself I smell fabulous.

One teaspoon butter

One large clove of thin sliced garlic

3 eggs

Melt the butter

Add the garlic and cook till soft

Crack the eggs on top and cook whatever way you like.

I had over easy because I like yolk.

Place on a bun with a little salt and pepper.


Oatmeal with blueberry sauce

21 Mar


Shaws had the blueberries for .99 cents

So I bought a ton.

They are really delicious.

I made a quick blueberry sauce to put on oatmeal.

1 1/2 cups blueberries

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

One cup dried oats, cooked

Put everything except the oats in a pan

Bring to a boil

Stir till it thickens just a little

Pour over the cooked oatmeal

This can be made with any fruit.

I put some leftover blackberries in the sauce so don’t be afraid to mix and match any fruit.

This makes enough for two portions maybe three but not in my house.



Scallion Cream Cheese Bombs

2 Jan


This is the perfect New Years Day  breakfast food.

Half my crowd is hungover and the other half is starving.

These little balls of filled dough taste like a everything bagel and you can eat it with your eyes closed.

Mix one eight ounce package of cream cheese with 4 finely chopped scallions.

Add 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Mix well and roll into 16 little balls

Freeze for at least one hour.

Divide one pound of pizza dough into 16 pieces and roll each out flat.

Place the frozen cream cheese in the center of each piece of dough and fold up to conceal the cream cheese

Place seam side down on a greased baking pan.

Beat one egg with one tablespoon water and set aside.

Mix one teaspoon each of onion flakes, garlic flakes, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and kosher salt.

Paint each ball with the egg wash and then dip in the herb mixture

Place back on the baking sheet

You can freeze these now and just take out how many you need or

Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 14 to 18 minutes till they are nice and light brown.

They may ooze some filling but thats more for the cook to eat.

These can be served at room temperature but are unbelievable right out of the oven.

Next time I am going to serve them with smoked salmon, cucumbers, onion, capers and arugula.

A big plate of scrambled eggs is a must.

You can even make them sweet and omit the topping and fill with strawberry cream cheese.

Serve with a big bowl of berries.

Good bye bagels.

Pizza dough forever.


Lucky New Years Day Lentils

1 Jan


Okay I admit it, my mind is filled with old wives tales and mumbo jumbo.

“Don’t walk on a crack”, “Go out the same door you came in” etc.

I can go on forever but eating lentils on new year for good luck is a annual crazy.

I hate to admit it but I have all my kids doing it too.

All six of them have lentils cooking on their stoves as I am writing this.

My husband disliked them so he would eat only one lentil every year to make me happy.

I cooked the Lemon Lentil recipe from the blog last night and put it in the refrigerator.

Lentils have a tendency to thicken up quit a bit.

So this morning I decided to make a Lucky Lentil Bowl.

OMG talk about delicious clean eating.

One big handful of fresh spinach

One handful of leftover pulled pork

Three big scoops of lentils

2 fried eggs

3 forkfuls of caramelized onions

Just put everything on a microwave plate except for the eggs and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes till hot.

Add the eggs and whatever hot sauce you like.

OMG… Now this is the start of a new year.

Lucky Me and now Lucky You.


Zucchini, Egg and Cheese Rollup

1 Dec

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This is another leftover treat.

One cup cooked zucchini

3 eggs

2 slices of American cheese

One slice of flat bread

Heat a skillet with just a little butter

Heat the zucchini in the microwave till hot. Drain any liquid off.

Pour the whipped eggs into the hot pan and swirl the pan so the eggs cook evenly.

Add the cheese and zucchini.

Cook for another minute or to the doneness you like.

Place on the flatbread and roll up.

This was pretty good.



Onions and Eggs

27 Oct

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My Mom used to make this all the time when I was young.

She would cook the eggs and put it all in a fresh loaf of Italian bread.

Instead of napkins she would give us a cloth dish towel because we had to wipe our mouths so much.

3 tablespoons olive oil, butter or canola oil

3 jumbo eggs

1/2 diced large onion

2 slices American cheese

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat a non stick pan with the oil.

Add the onions and cook till they are soft but not brown

Season with salt and pepper

Beat the eggs and add it to the pan and swirl around, scrapping the edges to make a fluffy egg.

Cook to the consistency you like.

I like my eggs fully cooked.

Slide them onto a microwave dish and place two slices of American cheese on top.

Microwave for 20 seconds to melt the cheese.

I use ketchup and Franks hot sauce on the side but this is so good plain.

I am watching my carb intake so I did not have bread.  I will keep this in mind for my cheat day.

It is not the prettiest meal but it is so very delicious.