Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baked Cheese Sticks

Ok. I've been wanting to try baked cheese sticks for awhile now but never just actually made them. Today, that all changed. 
When I say these things are revolutionary, I mean it. I dare you to just eat 2..(the equivalent of one cheese stick).
Virtually impossible...kinda..
These are gooey. They have the crisp crust. Full of flavor. Absolutely best dipped in ranch. these may or may not have been kinda the main course tonight...

Baked Cheese Sticks

7 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut in half
1 egg, beat well
2 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Roll cheese stick halved in flour, dip in beaten egg, and coat with bread crumbs mixed with salt and pepper. Place on lightly spritzed with oil, foil lined, cookie sheet. Put in freezer for a couple hours. Bake on 400 for 5 mins. Turn, and bake for another 5. Let set one minute before serving.

I'd type more but I kinda want another one...tata! 


Saturday, March 10, 2012


Quite obviously this isn't an exact recipe, just a fabulous breakfast that I've had only like 3 days in a row now with enough peppers to make it a morning tradition.  I'm eating them right now as I type. A couple of these and a coffee and I'm set clear into the afternoon. Protein and veg! I did flip the eggs as I'm not into having raw yolk. Just cut your peppers thin, put on griddle, break an egg in the center. sprinkle some slat and pepper on, and cook like a normal egg! Delish and easy...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

GrapeNut Breakfast "bars"

I honestly wasn't expecting much from this recipe as far as flavor goes. It looked pretty bland but after adding a few seasonings, it turns out it wasn't that bad a recipe after all! I really didn't care if they weren't that great, I just wanted a quick breakfast I could grab on the run. They are a mix between a bar and a cake/bread texture. A bar with some peanut butter with a cup of coffee is actually pretty good. I was pleased! Even the kiddos liked them...

GrapeNut Breakfast Bars

6 cups Grape Nuts cereal
2 cups whole milk
2 cups applesauce
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup cranberries
1 cup finely chopped dates
1 tablespoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together well. Line a 9x13 in wax paper. Dump mix into pan evenly. Bake on 350 for 35 minutes. Cool completely. Invert on cutting board and peel off wax paper. Cut into squares and store in refrigerator. 

Romaine Chicken (or tuna) wraps

A friend inspired me to make these and wow.. amazing! There's no way these ingredients won't be staple in my refrigerator! After assembling the mix, I have lunch or a snack in about 2 minutes. Perfect! By substituting yogurt for mayo you save calories without sacrificing taste a bit! I actually love the tang of the yog. 

Chicken (or tuna) Wraps

3 chicken breasts, shredded or 2 cans tuna, drained and shredded
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard
2-3 minced garlic cloves
1 cucumber, peeled and cubed small
1/3 cup finely shredded cheese
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Romaine leaves, rinsed and dried

Mix all ingredients together. Add more yogurt if mixture is too dry. Serve in romaine "boats". 

Stacked Apples

Apple, peanut butter, granola, and just a hint of chocolate. So delicious together!! These stacked apples are super easy to make and the kids love them. Who am I kidding...I love them, too! 

Stacked Apple

1 apple
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon melted chocolate chips

Thinly slice apple and cut out core. Later with filling ingredients. 
That's it!