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Cranberry Pecan Struessel Muffins

Cranberry Pecan Struessel Muffins
Sunday mornings are the most relaxing for me.  I’ve done my grocery shopping, I may have some laundry to do, but I like knowing I don’t have to be anywhere most Sundays. Hannah had to work in the early afternoon, so she and I had a diner breakfast at home – bacon, sauteed apples, eggs/egg white scramble and hash browns.  With some fresh coffee, this...
January 30, 2012

Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles
I love my waffle maker.  The only thing I don’t like about it is cleaning it, but after eating these waffles, I’ll never complain. What I love about these is that they aren’t too sweet – the pancake syrup is sweet enough. Pumpkin Waffles (made 16 pancakes – each one: 110 calories, .9 fat, 20 carbs, 4.9 protein and 1.1 fiber = 3 WW points...
January 16, 2012

Breakfast Tostadas

Breakfast Tostadas
When I was at Sam’s Club last week for work, I saw this giant package of corn tostadas – 24 for only $1.88!  One is 2 points, two are 5 points. Another score?  Four containers of egg whites for $5.88!  I decided to make a spinach egg white tostada – with a 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole pack – they defrost in the microwave in just...
January 15, 2012

Orange Pecan Granola Bars

Orange Pecan Granola Bars
Thanks to everyone who shared their worst date stories yesterday – so fun to read! 😀 Yep, our balmy January has been replaced with snow.  It’s just so weird that on Wednesday I was running outside with just a t-shirt (well, and pants too!) and today the high is going to be 20 degrees and we have 6  inches of snow on the ground? I had...
January 13, 2012

Ham, Spinach Egg Tarts

Ham, Spinach Egg Tarts
I was flipping through the Jan/Feb issue of Cooking Light, I came across a recipe for Mini Bacon Egg Tarts (page 169) in their budget cooking section. I have the Heatlhy Life 35 calorie bread so I made my own version – perfect to make up a batch of these on a Sunday for a quick reheat in the toaster oven for later in the...
January 9, 2012

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash
It still amazes me that up until about 8 years ago, the only vegetables I ate were cucumbers and carrots.  No joke.  Just the thought of spinach, butternut squash, and zucchini occupying space in my fridge would have made me thow up in my mouth. Now I love so many veggies!  The latest one being sweet potato.  Here’s the deal with me and sweet potatoes...
January 5, 2012

Blueberry Waffles – 7 Points for Two

Blueberry Waffles – 7 Points for Two
The only thing worse than having to set my alarm yesterday was getting out of my toasty bed and discovering that its 9 degrees outside, and with the windchill it was -1!  Definitely the coldest we’ve been in a long time. I made these waffles over the weekend, had every intention of making another batch for my breakfast, but just simply ran out of time...
January 4, 2012

Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausage

Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausage
I forgot to buy coffee the day before yesterday, but then remembered that my brother had given me pumpkin spice coffee – yum!  Thanks for all my Christmas loot Charlie and Laura! 😀  (BTW, click on Charlie’s name – he’s leaving the blog world for a while 🙁 ) No matter what time of year it is, I almost always have an iced coffee when...
January 3, 2012

Classic Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Classic Sausage Breakfast Casserole
I love making Jimmy Dean’s sausage breakfast casserole – its so easy and delicious.  I don’t let mine sit overnight, but you certainly can.  It was funny because Hannah’s bedroom is right off the kitchen.  She said she could hear me start to brown the sausage and had a thought to get up and help me, but then decided if she fell back asleep when...
December 26, 2011

Winners! Super Crunchy Granola

Winners!  Super Crunchy Granola
Hope everyone is set for Christmas by now!  This year is a weird one for me – no one is coming over, Tony is still eating bland food and its weird not to be spending most of the day in my kitchen making a big feast!  Pretty sure I am not going to be making a crown roast for one, so I may just have...
December 24, 2011