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Homemade McMuffin

Hey foodies,

I’m trying to get back in the swing of things after an AWESOME spring break, and one of the ways I like to help myself get through a long day is by having a great breakfast. So, for our kegs and eggs week, I am bringing you a homemade egg mcmuffin recipe. Things you will need:

  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Kraft singles American cheese
  • mayonnaise

The first thing you need to do is spray some Pam in a small skillet and fry the egg over medium heat. I usually crack the yolk so it is cooked all the way, but if you like your sandwich runny, go for it. Then slice and toast the English muffin. Put the cheese on one side of the muffin and heat in the microwave for 5-10 seconds or until slightly melted. Then put a little mayo (or I use miracle whip for less calories) on the other side of the muffin. Put the egg between the two sides and enjoy! I’m telling you, this takes maybe 5 minutes and is a great way to start your morning off right. Have a great week foodies!


Easy Mozzarella Sticks


Check out the site linked above for a simple recipe. YUM!


Fresh Fruit

Do you have a sweet tooth?

Fresh fruit is a healthy and easy way to satisfy the craving for sweets.

I bought a pineapple and a package of strawberries to eat for breakfast over spring break.  It is extremely easy to prepare.  Once you cup up the fruit make sure to refrigerate it!  It will last you at least a week.

The left overs could even be put into a fruity cocktail or frozen drink!  Enjoy this beautiful weather!

I was so excited to eat the fruit that this picture was taken mid meal.  Usually the bowl is a bit more full, oops! You can see my fork about to dig in.


Parmesan Tilapia

This week for Spring Break, I am on a cruise in the Caribbean. In honor of the sea surrounding me, I am bringing you a slender spring break fish recipe, which happens to be one of my family’s favorites.
You will need:
2-4 tilapia filets (1 per person you are serving)
1 cup bread crumbs or panko
½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tbs. butter
First you need to melt the butter in a wide bowl, so you can dip the fish in it later. I actually used butter flavored Pam instead to reduce calories and it worked just as well, but is a little more expensive. Then in a second bowl, mix the bread crumbs and parmesan. Rinse and dry the fish and coat it in the butter. Then cover in the bread crumb parmesan mixture. Lay the filets in a baking dish and bake on 350⁰ for 15 minutes. Then turn the oven on broil and broil the fish for about 5 minutes (watching carefully) to crisp the coating. This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser and is great if you want a figure flattering meal to prepare your spring break beach bod.

Sloppy Seconds- Southwest Chicken Omelet

I found it quite appropriate that during our “Sloppy Seconds” leftover week I literally have no food in my apartment.  Well its dinner time once again and I knew for a fact that I didn’t have anything in my fridge to make, naturally I looked anyway.  All I could find is some leftover chicken I had from the other night, half an onion, eggs and one lonely bell pepper I felt I had to help out. I knew these few items, considering they are the only things left in my fridge, would be the basis for my meal.

If you are like me breakfast food is an anytime of the day food so I decided to make an omelet. Below is the list of ingredients and how to make my Sloppy Seconds Southwest Chicken Omelet. (Prep time: 5 min, Cook time: 5 min, Total time: 10 min)

What you will need:

1/2 cup of diced bell pepper (about half of a bell pepper)

1/2 cup of diced onions

1/2 cup of cooked chicken (chopped)

1/4 cup of shredded cheese

3 eggs

Salsa (to top omelet)

1. Dice the bell pepper, onion and chicken and make sure they are measured out properly.

2. After you chopped and diced the pepper, onion and chicken add them into a bowl with the shredded cheese and stir them together so that when you add the ingredients to the omelet they are blended evenly.  Set this bowl of ingredients aside for a few moments.

3. Crack the 3 eggs into a bowl and whisk them together so that it has a consistent look.  Pour the eggs into a heated stovetop pan and let them cook for about 2.5 minutes.

4. After the eggs are halfway cooked add the chicken and vegetable blend to the cooking eggs.

5.  Use a spatula to fold the omelet in half so that the contents of the omelet are covered.

6.  Carefully flip the omelet to its other side so that the contents don’t spill out and let that side cook for a few moments.

7. Remove the omelet from the pan and top it will Salsa to give it that “Southwest Kick.”

8. Enjoy.

I hope this guide is helpful and everyone enjoys the meal.  I made some for my roommates and they loved them. Leave comments let me know what you think and anyway you think we can improve the dish.

Thanks for reading,


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