Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Scramble Egg Muffins

The holidays are always a crazy time, especially when you're hosting. Thankfully we get to go away to my uncles for Thanksgiving, so my only task is to get the baking done- easy peasy. But when it comes to Christmas it's usually pure chaos in my household.  Mainly because by the time my sister jumps on the bed to wake us up at 8 am and we all get our butts downstairs to open presents, then play with the new things we got for the next two hours..yeah there's still nothing done.  And then of course I want to cook breakfast for the family and Linda's there screaming "you guys are just sitting around, no ones helping clean the house, cut the vegetables, someone put the turkey in, THIS HOUSE IS NEVER GOING TO BE READY!"  And it's at about 245pm when we're fighting over the shower before the family comes at 3pm. OH is that just my house?!
We'll anyway, I'm sure some of your houses are that hectic on Thanksgiving, but it's always nice to make a breakfast treat for the family without creating a total mess.  And I have the answer!

These quick, easy and delicious egg muffins are sure to be a hit without destroying the kitchen!

Egg Muffins
12 eggs, scrambled
handful of spinach
1/2 cup chopped peppers
1/4 cup cheddar cheese (or more to taste)
additional mix-ins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the inside of a cupcake tin with Pam.  Scramble 12 eggs in a large bowl.  Add spinach, peppers, cheese, or other fillings as desired and mix.
Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop the mixture into the cupcake tins. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes until the knife comes out clean.  Remove from the tin and serve!

Makes 12 muffins.

additional mix-in suggestions: Tomatoes, Onions, Sausage, Bacon..anything your heart desires! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cookies and Cream Krispie Treats

STOP! Whatever you’re doing isn't nearly as important as making these, and that’s a fact.  These are so beyond delicious, sometimes I think I really am a born genius.  And by born genius I mean good at taking two really really good flavors and putting them together.  Why don’t people always make these?! 
Side note: these were for Halloween, hence the orange filling!
So I think I've said time and time again that rice krispies are my absolute favorite. As in eat-a-whole-tray addicted. And that the pot of melted marshmallow has to be what heaven looks like (below).  Well to add to that, these have to be what heaven taste like.
Seriously the Oreo cookies with a touch of the cream making it melt in your mouth is by far the best thing that ever happened to those rice crispies.  And yes its proven fact.. I've actually broken the rules of Paleo to do some quality testing for you, and I’d do it a thousand times over. They were worth every bite (or 10).
In my world Christmas comes directly after Halloween, and I have no shame in saying so. If I had a choice, my Christmas tree would be up already, but my mom is holding it hostage until the day after Thanksgiving. Rude if you ask me. Maybe it's because last year she let me have control of my own tree and I left it up until March. Yeah you can all start to hate me now. But when the snow was still falling and we were stuck inside, I bet you wished you still had your tree up to stare at and buttered rum candles burning while you drank your red wine. Yup be jealous! 
So anyway I've started to stock up on many bags of festive M&Ms and a few containers of these Winter Oreos before they fly off the shelves come December and then I wont be able to find them.  So maybe you should go get a few packs so you can make these delicious treats for the holidays! You're family will love you I promise.

But in the mean time, go make a test batch of these right now- I’m not messing around!  

Cookies and Cream Krispie Treats
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal*
1 bag Jet Puff Marshmallows
3 Tbs butter
1 Pkg Oreos

Spray brownie tray with Pam. In a medium pot, melt the butter.  Add in marshmallows and continue to stir constantly until fully melted.  Remove from heat.

Add cereal a little bit at a time and continue to stir until desired consistency is achieved* {I don't usually measure my cereal, just pour until it looks perfectly gooey}. Crush about a half pkg of Oreos (or more if you'd like) in your hands directly over the pot, but be sure not to smash them too much so you have some good chunks in there! Gently fold in the Oreos until completely incorporated. Spread mixture into the prepared baking sheet and let settle about 15 minutes.

Cut into desired squares and DEVOUR!