October 30, 2012

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring


With help from The Grocery Game I was able to make this quick and easy Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring from The Jones Way and All Things Delicious for two dollars! I made two of these this week, one for a group play date and another for an impromptu Frankenstorm brunch. Two dollars and twenty minutes...need I say more?

We don't eat a lot of prepackaged foods so I'm eager to try this recipe using my Aunt Nita's famous Bakewell Cream biscuits.

Hey DC friends, this is a great time to give The Grocery Game a try because livingsocial is offering 52 weeks of Sunday home delivery of the Washington Post for $26 (that's $70 off)!


October 24, 2012

Egg in the Nest


I found this seemingly fanciful presentation idea on pinterest from the Fifteen Spatulas blog. Make this for your next brunch and your guests will think Martha Stewart and her team must have dropped in your kitchen during twilight hours to put these together. Truth is, these are so quick and easy to make that you can whip them up on a weekday morning for an everyday breakfast. Ok, I know some of you are saying "yeah right," but I promise it's true.

My mom taught me a trick for cooking perfect bacon a few years ago that will significantly cut down on your cooking time.

The Best Cooking Method for Bacon


My husband Scott loves his bacon extra crispy. His preference lies ever so delicately between the line of crispy and burnt. And unfortunately I have crossed that line too many times while trying to fry my way to this perfection. Also if you are serving a crowd, frying small batches of bacon can be time consuming... and let's not forget messy.

A few years ago my mom taught me a new trick that not only guarantees perfectly cooked bacon, it is time efficient, and you don't have to worry about bacon grease splattering all of your stove. Rather than frying your bacon, preheat your oven to 350 and bake it on lined baking sheet for 20-30 minutes (depending on how crispy you like it).

For a huge timesaver, partially bake a large batch for 15 minutes, take out of the oven to cool, and then freeze individual servings for future use. When ready to use, bake bacon on a lined cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes at 350. Having partially cooked bacon in the freezer makes it wicked easy for me to whip up my egg in the nest breakfast on a busy weekday morning.