Baked Eggs in Avacodo


Hubby was gone for the day and he hates Avacodo.  I love them and had one getting a bit soft.

I also have some cilantro in my herb bed making an appearance.  I don’t know why it is coming back after such a cold winter. Not from seed either because it is in a row. When it comes back from seed it usually comes up in patches.

Anyway on with the eggs.

I saw this idea on another blog and hate to say I don’t remember which one. It seemed so easy I didn’t think to bookmark.

It really wasn’t all that easy.

You need to remember to use very small eggs. You also should scoop a bit of the Avacodo out to make your hole a bit bigger. Don’t forget your salt and pepper.

The pan I baked them in is a mess from egg overflowing.


I baked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

They must have been good because I devoured both halves.

I am sharing this with  Whats Cooking Wednesday at

Which is a great link party with wonderful ideas like these cute little pretzel chicks at


White Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup

This soup reminds me of the bean and bacon soup mom use to feed us as kids.


I just threw it together and it surprised me with memories.
Funny when a food triggers nostalgic moments.


White Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup

3 cup dry Great Northern beans, presoaked overnight and rinsed
7 ounces smoked sausage sliced
8 cup water
2 tablespoon granular chicken bouillon
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, I used Luzianne Cajun
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced green pepper
1/4 cup sliced carrot

Put all ingredients in a covered pressure cooker and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 5 to 6 hours.

#soup #beans #sausage

Oat Flour and Pancakes to boot

I wanted to try my hand at making my own flour and oat flour is the easiest. let’s try!


I put one cup oats in my food processor and processed away.
Here is the result.


So I figured let’s make pancakes.


1 cup oat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons applesauce
1 large egg or  substitute
1 cup soy milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients. Using a 1/3 cup measure pour , and fry on a hot greased griddle.  Serve warm with maple syrup.
Makes about 6 pancakes at 97 calories each.

This post was submitted to the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck and Mix it up Monday Linky

Blackening Season for Pork or Fish

I love this easy blackening seasoning when we grill boneless pork chops.


I just smother each chop with about a tablespoon of this both sides and let them sit in the refrigerator until we grill.


Blackening Season for Pork or Fish

2 teaspoon ground paprika
4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoon onion power
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon pure cane sugar
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Mix all and store in a tight covered container. Use about one tablespoon per chop or piece of fish, at least a half hour before grilling. I am sharing this seasoning with

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Overnight Oatmeal


Cold oatmeal? I wasn’t too sure about the subject.

What the heck. Why not try and if you hate it just heat the things up.


After a night in the refrigerator, they seemed a little drab. I threw in some chocolate shavings and a dollop of my homemade blackberry jelly.

Still not my favorite breakfast but good for a healthy snack. You could top it with a variety of ingredients. Coconut or bananas would be nice.

Orange and Vanilla Overnight Oatmeal

1/2 c oats
1/2 c milk
1/4 c orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stir into a covered container and refrigerate overnight. I am sharing this withReal Food Fridays

BLT Pasta Salad


Lovely pasta salad adapted from A Bird and a Bean


I used Farfalle Pasta and left out the yogurt.  I also used iceburg lettuce instead of romaine and left out the milk.


Just mix the pasta with the mayo and sour cream. Salt and pepper to taste and then layer with the other ingredients. I also added black olive and grape tomato.

Farfalle shaped pasta
12 ounces lean bacon
4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon chopped
fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup mayo
¼ cup sour cream
4 tablespoons chopped chives
5 cups chopped romaine hearts

Since chives are in season around here…


It turned out very tasty. .yum.
Sharing this with Fiesta Friday and co hosts and

Cake from a Jar


My sister’s birthday is coming up. Home made mixes are a great alternative to store bought. I think she will like the sprinkles because of Flo on the Progressive Insurance commercial.  ”

Sprinkles are for winners.

” (Inside joke)

To Make 1 Jar of Mix:
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening

Mix together on a food processor and store in a tightly covered container.

To make a White Cake use
3 egg whites
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Jar Mix (see above!)

Bake in a 350 degree oven about 15 minutes for cupcakes or 20 minutes for 8 inch pans. Let cool completely before icing.

Cream Cheese Stromboli


I love pizza and another form of pizza is rolled into Stromboli
This one went off the wall with cream cheese


You will need

Pizza dough for one pie
8 oz cooked sausage, drained well
1cup pizza sauce
8 oz mozzarella
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup large dice bell peppers
1/2 cup large dice onions

Divide your dough in half and working on a large surface roll one half into a large rectangle
Layer 1/2  of all ingredients on top of dough and then roll into  log
Pinch ends closed and transfer to a sprayed cooking sheet. Repeat with second half of dough.
Slash the dough down the tops and bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 35 minutes
Slice and serve warm with marinara sauce

Happy St Patty and Corned Beef


Wishing everyone a happy Saints Patrick Day. We will be celebrating with our usual Corned Beef and Cabbage cooked in the slow cooker. There is nothing easier than layering potato, onion, carrot, cabbage wedges and corned beef brisket in a slow cooker. I then add three cups of water and one beer over the top along with the spice packet that comes with the corned beef. Put the lid on and cook on high for 7 hours.


Yummy, we will be chowing down this Saint Patricks Day.