January 3, 2012

Egg, Bacon, Hashbrown Muffins

These "muffins" are yummy fresh out of the oven or leftover! We like them for dinner with pancakes when we are craving breakfast for dinner. They are pretty easy to make. From start to finish, you are looking at about an hour. I hope you enjoy!

-4 to 5 small red potatoes, cut into small squares
-4 pieces of bacon, cooked (or bacon bits, as long as it's real bacon)
-1/2 cup of bell pepper, chopped
-1/2 cup of onion, chopped (we have been out of town and I did not have fresh onion so I used 1T of dried minced onion)
-6 Eggs
-2T Butter
-Shredded Cheese
-Salt & Pepper to taste

First, chop your bell pepper and onion and cut your potatoes into small cubes as seen below.

In a large non stick skillet place your 2T of butter. When the butter is melted, put the potatoes in with the heat on medium-medium/high. Let them cook for 5-10 minutes before you add in the bell pepper and onion. Once you add in the peppers and onions, season it all with salt and pepper to your liking. I normally give the pan a good twice over with each. Let these things cook until they are done.

Once the potatoes, peppers and onions are done, liberally spray 6 muffin tins with non stick spray. Fill each cup about half full, definitely no more than that. Sprinkle a little bit of cooked bacon in each cup and then top with a raw egg.

Place muffin tin in a pre-heated 350 degree oven and let bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted.

Please note: Jalapenos and Hot Sauce are optional... This is how my hubby likes them!!

Softest, Silkiest Legs

I know I normally post recipes and helpful gluten free living tips on my blog, but today, I discovered the trick to getting the softest and silkiest legs.

It all started yesterday when Clint and I were out shopping. We weren't shopping for anything specific but recently I have been "shopping" for some sugar body scrub. Let me just tell you, sugar body scrub is NOT cheap, even at Walmart. I finally just decided to do some research and found a recipe for sugar scrub that I could make with things I had on hand at home. When all said and done, this scrub probably cost me $3 to make and it made a lot!!! This sugar scrub is not the key to the soft and silky legs tho, this is just one of the steps!!! Below is the recipe for this at home sugar scrub and the steps to the silkiest legs I have ever had!!! Seriously, I was shocked enough that I'm posting it to a recipe blog!!!

-2 1/2 Cups of Sugar (Yes, just normal sugar)
-1 Cup of oil (I used Olive Oil and of course, I smell a little like Olive Oil. You can also use Canola, Vegetable, Avocado, Coconut or any fragranced body oil you have).
-5 Tablespoons of a citrus juice. Preferably fresh squeezed. (I used Key Lime)

Bath Time:
-Draw you a warm/hot bath.
-Soak for about five minutes.
-Shave one leg.
-Take a palm full of your homemade sugar scrub and scrub that leg and then rinse off.
-Shave your leg again. Yes, again.
-Take a palm full of sugar scrub and scrub your leg again.
-Repeat on your other leg.
-After your bath, dry off and then lotion your legs.

When you shave your leg the first time, obviously, it's going to remove the hair. When you scrub after you shave, it removes any dead skin. By shaving your leg again after you use the sugar scrub, you are getting all of that dead skin off of your leg. You will need to rinse your razor frequently (you will see why).