Well, hello there!

Well, hello there!
Matt & I in Costa Rica over Christmas...So beautiful there!
It's simple. Really. We're a young married couple that loves cooking together. We always try to eat healthy and, if it's simple and doesn't break the bank, we're into that, too! We hope you'll visit often and tell us what you think about what we're cooking! We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note, a suggestion or a recipe!

Friday, February 12, 2010


On clothes? Not lately. On a car? No. On a meal out? Rarely. On dinner "in" tonight. Big time. Worth it? Completely.

We had my parents over for a "breakfast" dinner, which has been dubbed "brenner".
We eat breakfast for dinner a lot, see our first blog entry!

What was on the menu?

Puddin' Place Eggs, Wisconsin Apple Cheese Bake & Bacon

Without further adue, here's what you need:

Puddin' Place Eggs (courtesy of Southern Living & Michele)

(4) 6 inch ramekins
Cooking spray
4 whole eggs
1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese, divided
2 pieces low-sodium, no-sugar-added bacon, pan fried and halved (the recipe actually calls for Canadian bacon, but I alwasy use real bacon)
8 tbs. heavy whipping cream, divided four ways
Sprinkles of salt, pepper & paprika

Preheat oven to 350*spray bottom of ramekins
Place bacon in bottom of ramekins
Pour 1/4 cup cheese into each ramekin, push up towards side to form a hole in the middle
Crack one whole egg into each
Sprinkle each with salt & pepper
Pour 2 tbs. heavy whipping cream into each
Sprinkle tops with paprika
Bake for 25 mins!

Wisconsin Apple Cheese Bake (Courtesy of Michele)

6 large Granny Smith apples, cored & sliced
2 cups baking mix (such as Pioneer or Bisquick)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Velveeta
1 1/2 cups sugar, OR 3/4 cup sugar & 3/4 cup Splenda
2 sticks melted butter

Preheat oven to 350*
Place apples into a 9X13 glass baking dish
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, pour over apples
Cover with tin foil & bake for 40 mins
Remove tin foil after 40 mins and bake for additional 10 mins to brown


Just pan fry the bacon and you're done!

The verdict? RIDICULOUS.
"This could get habbit forming really quick" my dad said "it's unbelievable." "I'm full" Matt said, "this is too good to be true every time we have it."

Splurge? OH YEAH. It's good to do that every once in a while.

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