A Holiday French Fried Onion Breakfast Recipe You know the holiday season is around the corner when you start thinking of a green bean casserole topped with French’s Crispy Fried Onions. But those crispy onions make good toppings on breakfasts, too. Celebrate Labor Day weekend with French Fried Onion Spinach and Eggs. Great recipe. Easy.Read 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 usatoday.com 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 inspiredfitstrong.com 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 →

Toddlers get bored easily with the same food all the time. So do adults. Imagine if you had to eat chicken nuggets and fries for dinner every day. You’d get tired of it pretty fast, too. Help your toddler’s day start off with a hearty breakfast. One way to do this is to create fun ways to prepare eggs like these: Scramble an egg and sprinkle grated cheese on top Bake in a quiche Make an Egg-in-the-Hole – See the perfect recipe at pepperbowl.com. Make a scrambled egg and cheese sandwich, mayo on bread, sandwich cut into triangles Cook an omelet and add vegetables that yourRead More →

When I started out as a newlywed cook 35 years ago, I wondered at my maternal grandmother’s advice to add a little of this and a little of that. Craving her chocolate meringue pie one day, I called and asked her how to make it. She estimated the measurements for me the best she could. Her expertise in how much of each ingredient went into each recipe gave her an ability that I had not yet accomplished. Things have changed – at least with vegetables. When deciding on which vegetables to stir fry, I open the refrigerator and grab whatever I have on hand. IfRead More →