Breakfast Food Prep

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Hey Everyone! I am the worst at breakfast. I always eat something…. it’s just not always the healthiest. You know, toaster waffles, english muffins and half a pot of coffee. The coffee will be staying, but I figured I need to put more of an effort into making a healthy breakfast.

I have seen this idea on Pinterest a few times, and I finally decided to give it a go! It only took me 30minutes, and now I have 6 mornings of a healthy breakfast! You can put whatever you want into your muffin tin. I had tomatoes, spinach and turkey. I also used whole eggs, instead of just egg whites. I am not for sure the calories in these, but I know its healthier than my waffle and syrup.

Prep Time. 10 min

Cook time. 20 min

Spray the oven tin with non stick spray and filled with the ingredients I wanted. There are so many different ways you can make these. Let me know what ingredients you decide to use!

Enjoy!

Sugar Cookies!

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I loved making sugar cookies as a kid. I am not a patient person, so my cookies were never pretty. I was always the first one done, with the ugliest frosting job. The goal for me was to get done, so I could eat it. Not much has changed.

These cookies were great for my lack of patients. They only took 30 minutes! I also didn’t have to chill this recipe or roll them out. The taste of these cookies are so good! This sugar cookie recipe is soft and chewy and mmm good.

What You Need:

3/4 cup softened butter

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

3 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

2 1/4 cups flour

Frosting

2 1/2 powdered sugar

3 tbs of softened butter

1/2 vanilla extract

3tbs of milk

1 tsp lemon juice ( optional) my frosting was a little sweet so I added lemon.

Preheat to 350 degrees. Bake for 10min, check at 8min you want light golden brown bottoms. Over done sugar cookies are dry sugar cookies.

Mix together in large mixing bowl butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla.

In separate bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking powder.

Gradually add your dry mixture to the wet mixture.

 

Scoop and roll into balls, keep amounts of cookie dough the same. I used about tablespoon portions. Place on  non stick baking sheet and or silicone mat ( don’t spray or grease baking sheet)

After cookie dough ball is placed on the baking sheet, press ( lightly)  flat with bottom of a glass.  I sprayed the bottom of the glass so it would remove easier.

I hope you enjoy these cookies! Oh, these would make great neighbor gifts!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

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Once again, I didn’t eat the bananas I bought, in their healthy form.  I hate throwing food away, so why not make cake? This banana cake turned out great! Super soft, and the chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting bring it to a new level. I love no fuss cooking, and this cake falls into that category.

What you need. 

1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas

3 cups of flour ( I used wheat flour)

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 salt

3/4 butter softened

2 cups and 1 tbs sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup whole milk

Frosting

1/2 cup soft butter

1 (8oz) cream cheese

3 1/2 powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cook 30 min. Toothpick test until comes out clean. Butter or grease 9×13 pan.

Ok, so first you want to mash the bananas. Add vanilla,sugar, butter and eggs. Mix together with hand mixer until combined.

In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Wish or stir together.

Add milk to banana mixture bowl, and gradually add in flour mixture. Mix until everything is combined and you have a smooth batter.

Add chocolate chips, fold in with spoon.

Let cake cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

Mix butter and cream cheese, gradually add powder sugar ( if not it will go everywhere)

Enjoy!

Kitchen Appliances You Need!

Living in a small space, we have to be picky about kitchen gadgets. These four kitchen appliances are gold in my tiny kitchen. I like to have appliances that do more and cook more than one thing. All these past the test!

  1. Instant Pot  This is my newest appliance so I am still learning recipes. So far it’s a pretty magical little pot. Cooked Spaghetti Squash in 15 minutes!
  2. Grill Press or Panini Press they call it. I have cooked everything on this guy. Chicken is my Favorite. I am the worst at drying our chicken when I bake it, this press fixes that problem!
  3. Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer I love my hand mixer. I wish I had more counter space for a stand mixer, but I don’t. If you have a small kitchen or you don’t want to spend the money on a stand mixer, this had mixer does a great job.
  4. Ninja Coffee Bar  Worth every penny. You can make half pot, whole pot or single cups. I have been really impressed with this coffee brewer.

Let me know what your favorite appliances are! I geek out about kitchen stuff a bit, so I would love to see what you have going on in your kitchen!