My favorite place in the world is in my kitchen with my children. The laughter and memories made while cooking and baking together are irreplaceable. This blog lists some of our favorite recipes & experiments in the kitchen. Check back regularly for new posts, and be sure to check each week to get the recipes featured on our Cooking with Mommy online radio show!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Breakfast Foods

Hey guys! We had so much fun getting ready for this show. We hope you enjoy these three recipes as much as we do! Have fun getting in the kitchen, getting messy, and making memories!

First up - Mexican Breakfast Pizzas!!! =)

Mexican Breakfast Pizzas
1 pkg. chorizo sausage, sliced
6 eggs
1 to 1 1/2 c. Mexican blend shredded cheese
4 flour tortillas, soft taco size
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)

In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Meanwhile, heat an 8 to 10 inch non-stick pan over medium-low to medium heat. Place 10 to 12 slices of chorizo in hot pan. Pour 1/3 c. egg mixture over chorizo. Before egg completely sets, sprinkle cheese over egg and chorizo. Place tortilla over top of eggs. Press down lightly, and let set for approximately 2 minutes. Flip pizza over in pan, allowing tortilla to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top. Remove pizza from pan and let cool for 5 minutes. (Repeat process 3 more times.) Recipe yields 4 servings. Try with sour cream, salsa, etc. on the side!

Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 c. milk
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 c. peeled, shredded apples (about 1 lg. apple)

Streusel Topping
1/4 c. flour
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 c. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray. Mix first 5 muffin ingredients in bowl. In a separate bowl, mix last five muffin ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture until fully incorporated. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix all streusel topping ingredients.

Pour approximately 3 tablespoons muffin batter in each muffin tin. Sprinkle streusel topping over each muffin. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean. Trust me! They are delicious!!!
Egg Bites

1 doz. eggs
1/2 c. milk
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
1 c. shredded cheese (your choice)
****Other toppings of your choice****

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle shredded cheese in each mini-muffin tin. (You may also sprinkle additional toppings, such as bacon, ham, spinach, chicken, sausage, peppers, onion, etc.) Fill each tin approximately 1/2 full with toppings. Pour egg mixture over each tin, filling to rim. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until egg has set. Egg Bites will puff up higher than the muffin tins, but will settle once out of the oven. Let cool 5 minutes. Enjoy!

(My favorite variation of these Egg Bites is spinach and swiss. Kaiya's favorite is plain cheddar. Juke loves his with cheddar and bacon or ham. As I said, the possibilities are endless with this one, and it is a great breakfast when you are on the go! No utensils needed!!!)
Hope you all enjoyed this week's show! Tune in next week to hear great snack recipes!

1 comment:

Estep Family said...

Just curious, how many egg bites will this recipe make? I only have one mini muffin pan & I would think that one pan-full should make plenty for our family (there's 4 of us, but one doesn't like eggs), but I don't want to have a lot of eggs leftover if it makes more than that. Know what I mean?