breakfast, High Protein, Traditions, Vegetarian

Protein Packed Blueberry Griddle cakes

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This is a great versatile pancake that is packed with protein, fiber, low fat and no refined sugar.  Its made with Cottage cheese and egg whites. So gives a healthy kick for the day or great meal for after that big workout. I like to have a bit of honey or sugar free syrup to dip.  They are also yummy just as a grab and snack finger food when you just want a nibble.

  • 1 cup Fat free cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 2egg whites
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • tsp cinnamon
  • tsp vanilla
  • Optional 1 tsp splenda
  • fresh berries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, nuts be creative

Blend all ingredients to a smooth batter texture.  Drop Fruit or nuts on top of each griddle cake.

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Cook on hot skillet with light nonstick spray. Serve with side of syrup.  Make two servings of approximately 12 small cakes.

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breakfast, Desserts, Uncategorized

Sunday Morning Banana nut bread pudding.

So easy and so delicious. An easy fast replacement for french toast that pleases many.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk
  • Tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 loaf bread slices. French or white best.
  • 1 banana diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans – optional
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar for top

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Beat eggs the add milk and all spices.

Cube bread and mix into egg batter not to break up cubs but soak up badder.

Fold in banana sprinkle top w nuts and brown sugar.

Bake in8x8 glass dish 30 minutes

Serve hot w maple syrup.

Creative dish you can add all types of fruits. Blueberry is really good in place of banana nut.,

breakfast, Entrees

Monte Cristo Nite!

Simple dinner night that feels so decadent. This is a dinner that takes me to a fine brunch on the east coast with sweet tea and big hats! Easy grilled sandwich with a touch of sweetness.

  • French bread
  • Honey ham
  • Smoked turkey
  • Swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Eggs
  • Powdered sugar
  • Warm jam (strawberry or raspberry)

Build sandwich with three slices of bread mayo, layering turkey, ham and swiss cheese to make two layers.

Build you sandwiches for grilling. Set aside.

Warm jam in small pan on stove.

Side bowl beat 1 egg per sandwich your making. So 2 sandwiches 2 eggs. 3-3 so on. Beat to and egg for batter.

Prep hot griddle to 300 degrees and oil with butter.

Soak entire sandwich on all sides with egg batter place on grille -bake til all layers are warm and melted. Not to hot.

Cut in fourths and sprinkle with powder sugar.

Serve with warm jam on side.

So satisfying. 🙂

Breads, breakfast

Grandma’s Elizabeth Angel Biscuits (baking powder biscuit)

I loved our visits to see my grandparents in Florida. I think I started my foodie mindset at a young age because all special memories have a flavor. Mine for these Florida visits were fresh squeezed orange juice from just picked oranges from PopPops back yard. Grandmas angel biscuits hot from the oven and amazing neon pink sea grape jam. My mouth waters for this again! One of the three I can share.

So Elizabeth never formally shared the recipe but my curiosity watching her in the kitchen. Ive gotten my version to them really close! I did replace the crisco with butter. Enjoy my memory.

Bisquick baking mix version

  • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick (sifted)
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Flour for rolling/ kneading

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees

Sift bisquick and baking powder into bowl and pastry cut butter in to fine blend.

Add milk to just incorporate to a thick dough that is sticky.

Dont over mix- this will make biscuits tough.

Pour out onto floured surface fold kneading five or six times the created layers.

Roll out to inch thickness and biscuit cut rounds with cutter, glass or do squares with a knife. Place in buttered glass baking dish.

Let rest 10 min to rise – bake in hot oven 12-15 minutes based on thickness.

Enjoy hot! With butter, jam, ham, honey, … tum!

  • ( if not bisquick- replace with 2 1/2 cups flour, 1/4 stick more butter and 1/2 tsp salt)