How to Order Eggs Do you like your eggs fried, boiled, poached or scrambled? Or maybe you like omelets. Knowing how to order eggs is harder than it should be. The next time you go out for breakfast, for instance, order fried eggs other than the typical four ways – sunny side up, over easy, over medium, and over hard. See what happens when you order over-medium-well fried eggs.Read More →

 A Summer Breakfast Swiss Chard Colorful swiss chard at the farmers market looks so beautiful! How can a food that looks that pretty be edible as well as nutritious? When I looked up this vegetable to learn about the nutrition, The World’s Healthiest Foods website suggests that only the white stems are good to eat. However, I stir fry the colored stems, too, and they are excellent cooked that way. I discovered other recipes of Swiss chard with a variety of ways to cook the stems as well as the leaves and colored stems such as these websites: – I love Poor and Gluten Free’sRead More →

Having trouble losing weight? If you have tried to lose weight and the scales say the same thing they always say or even creep up a little, don’t give up trying. For months, I’ve been stuck on the same thing and really wanted to drop some pounds off. A couple months ago, I visited my daughter and her family. When I’m there, I like to cook for them and make special things for my little granddaughters. Well, I guess I indulged too much on the goodies (and I wasn’t even baking on that visit). My clothes started to fit uncomfortably. By the time I cameRead More →

This morning I had eggs, bacon, and grits. It’s a Susannah Mushatt Jones type of breakfast. And since she lived to 116, it must be a good way to start out every day. Do you like grits with butter, salt, and pepper or with sugar? If I’m going to eat a hot cereal, Cream of Wheat and sugar sounds better to me. However, I remember eating rice as cereal (with sugar and milk) when I was little. Then my family moved to the Gulf Coast where people eat rice for just about every meal except breakfast. They serve the rice with gravy. I got usedRead More →

  When I heard that the oldest woman in the world died yesterday, the first thing I wanted to know was what did she eat. It didn’t take long to find out. First I heard it on the radio, then I read in that Susannah Mushatt Jones ate eggs, bacon, and grits. Did that bit of information sink in yet? E-G-G-S! If you’ve followed my blog at any length, you surely know by now that I love eggs. This morning I ate two eggs and a half of a pan pork sausage. It filled me up for hours. I still am amazed at how eggsRead More →

Chili Vegetable Omelet Breakfast began today with protein plus. A day that begins with protein makes me feel less hungry. Do you eat eggs and vegetables for breakfast, or do you opt for oatmeal and fruit? Which is best? Opinions vary about whether or not carbohydrates should be included in breakfast. Friends joke about the eggs that I eat. You can browse this blog and see that I love to eat eggs. But they’re nutritious. It seems that I’m not the only one with this opinion. Ines Subashka, a certified personal trainer at favors eating eggs early in the day – seven to eight eggs.Read More →

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Eat a two-egg omelet for breakfast, and you have about 12 grams of protein. Add pork sausage, onion, and herbs to that, and your protein increases to about 18-20 grams. Protein and exercise together can boost muscle mass and metabolism. Grow an herb garden close to your kitchen. When you’re cooking, then you can quickly go outside and grab the herbs you want. Organic herbs add so much flavor to dishes. Dill, oregano, and cilantro from my kitchen herb garden were included in this omelet recipe. First, I chopped up the already-cooked pork sausage and part of an onion. SinceRead More →

This week I’ve challenged myself to prepare meals by using four different kitchen appliances. Crockpot, microwave, and griddle meals are doable. Pop-up toaster meals require a bit more creativity. I shared my griddle and pop-up toaster French Vanilla French Toast meal previously. It turned out successful, so much that I’ve made it twice already. The crockpot meal, Crockpot Pork Chops, turned out great. I’ll make that one again for sure. The recipe is for four pork chops, servings for up to four people. I also made a crockpot chocolate pudding brownie dessert. While that was cooking (1-1/2 hours), I cooked the chocolate frosting in the microwave.Read More →

Happy New Year, food lovers! I started off January 1, 2016 with a fancy breakfast and a hot frothy vanilla latte. What made it extra special was spending time with my daughter and baby granddaughter. The ideal thing for a food blogger to do on January 1st is to blog. Makes sense, right? Well, I had another idea to start the year off. You know how some of us must have that cup of coffee the first thing in the morning? I had my cup of coffee to start off the first day of the year. Now that yesterday was a day of relaxing, I’mRead More →