Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

Campfire Breakfasts: Smoky Peaches & Prosciutto

One of my most vivid memories of learning the Italian language was trying a dish I’d never heard of called “prosciutto e melone.” Basically – it was a piece of cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto, commonly served cold or room temperature as an appetizer. The sweet & salty notes of two foods I had never considered combining were incredible! That experience was one of two inspirations for this unique campfire breakfast idea! ………The other inspiration? BEARS. I don’t know about you, but when I wake up after sleeping in a tent, worrying about bears, deer, bugs, etc., (haha – just kidding) I am AS HUNGRY AS A BEAR. Sometimes I can hold out a little longer, but sometimes I gotta eat fast! This particular breakfast...

Campfire Quiche

Campfire Quiche

All you need are some non mutant peppers & some omelete-like ingredients. You probably think it’s an oximoron, but Campfire Quiche is classy AND rustic. (And not processed….) This has become one of the favorite breakfast item around the campfire.  It’s come in handy a few times, because it’s packed with nutrients you need for a hike or an active day around the camp site! Added bonus: It’s gluten-free. I served it with slices of watermelon & it really hit the spot. And……. you can do this at home in your oven if camping isn’t your thing!!!! What you need: ~Bell Peppers that can sit up in your grocery cart/buggy (it’s important they are level & not mutant situations) ~1-2 eggs per pepper ~hashbrowns...

Bullets Make Good Smoothies: Pumpkin Spice

Bullets Make Good Smoothies:  Pumpkin Spice

If you don’t know what a Magic Bullet is, you’re missing out!  I hate cleaning a big ‘ol blender every time I wanna do something…. and I hate having to mess up more than one dish if I can help it. The Magic Bullet will mix your smoothie & let you drink it straight from the container – and it’s not as big as a blender! Pumpkin Spice Smoothie 1/2 a banana 2 heaping tablespoons of greek yogurt (plain or vanilla) 3 heaping spoonfuls of pumpkin pie filling (baking aisle) or your own mixture of pumpkin puree/spice orange juice and/or  almond milk (or real milk) – (See picture/caption below!)   SHOOT!  (just kidding – I guess it’s just “mix,” but I was still going with the bullet...

It’s Getting Cooler Outside! Hot Brown Sugar Oatmeal & Bacon

It’s Getting Cooler Outside! Hot Brown Sugar Oatmeal & Bacon

Breakfast was an event at my house growing up.  I always ate breakfast at the table, and Momma always found a way to make it interesting – even if it was cereal.  This is one of the breakfasts we always ate when the weather was cool or downright freezing!  The sweet of the brown sugar & the salt of the bacon made a delicious meal that “sticks to your bones.”  Serve pipin’ hot with juice and a hot tea like Earl Grey or Irish Breakfast Tea….. comfort food! It’s flavorful, not too heavy and fatty, and fills you up! This is with instant plain oatmeal – 1.5 min. or so in the microwave with a tab of butter – & water.  Oatmeal is good for your heart – & fat free.  We used about 1 tbs brown sugar per...

Cinnamon Roll Waffle Experiment

Cinnamon Roll Waffle Experiment

I recently had little visitors in my home & wanted to do something new for breakfast.  You’ve probably seen this recipe on pinterest, but haven’t gotten around to trying it.  It looked fool-proof, kid-friendly, and delicious.   I decided to try it recently & I am here to  report back on the experience!   What you need: ~Cinnamon Rolls:  They come in 5 or 8 count tubes from the refrigerator section.  I would suggest the JUMBO rolls – unless you want “mini-waffles”. ~Waffle Iron ~Syrup   Steps: 1. Heat the iron. 2. Grease your waffle iron.  GREASE IT! (Don’t skimp here!) 3. Place one jumbo cinnamon roll per section on your waffle iron. 4. Close the iron  & wait around 3-5 min – - – or...

Valentine’s Day Oatmeal is Pink Hot!

Valentine’s Day Oatmeal is Pink Hot!

Valentine’s Day is next week, and the world will be covered in various shades of red & pink with hearts of all sizes adorning everything everywhere you go.  Right now, every website is recommending recipes and breakfast-in-bed ideas to treat your valentine with heart-shaped food  – cinnamon rolls, eggs, cupcakes, …….. With all the reminders of the HEART, it’s funny everything is either covered in chocolate or loaded with sugar during this holiday. Today, I made PINK HOT OATMEAL for a tasty treat that is quick, cheap, festive, and  contributes to my health! The red hots turn the oatmeal a beautiful pink color, and a few of them added a sweet ‘n’ spicy crunch in every other bite! Oatmeal is good for you, because it is low in fat & calories,...