Sunday, November 23, 2014

Easy Flank Steak Fajitas

 Here is the second recipe I promised to make for Reynold's this month. It was a no-brainer.  I always use all their foils, the slow cooker bags and turkey bags.  Accept no substitutes! The heavy duty foil is great for the grill and in a campfire.  I adore the non-stick but I said that in my last post already.  Check out this recipe and my extra notes at the end of the recipe too!

Easy Flank Steak Fajitas
Allrecipes.com recipe by  


1 pound beef flank steak, trimmed of fat
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 red, yellow or green sweet peppers (or combination), thinly sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 (6- to 7-inch) flour tortillas
Guacamole, salsa, and/or sour cream (optional)

1. Place steak in a large resealable plastic bag. Add lime juice, vegetable oil, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper to the steak in bag. Seal bag; turn to coat steak.
 
2. Marinate in the refrigerator 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
 
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain meat; discard marinade. Center meat on a sheet (12x18 inches) of Reynolds Wrap(R) Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Center sweet peppers, onion, and garlic on another sheet (12x18 inches) of heavy duty aluminum foil. Repeat steps above to make another foil packet. 
 
4. Wrap tortillas tightly in heavy duty aluminum foil. 
 
5. Bake meat and vegetable foil packets 30 to 35 minutes or until meat is desired doneness (145 degrees F for medium rare) and vegetables are tender, adding tortillas to the oven for the last 10 minutes of baking or until heated through. 
 
6. Open packets carefully by cutting along top fold with a sharp knife, allowing steam to escape; then open top of foil packet. Thinly slice the meat. 
 
7. Fill warm tortillas with meat and pepper mixture to serve. If desired, top with guacamole, salsa, and/or sour cream.


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 #MealMagic.
 K-man wanted his contribution in all this....

 Cook's Notes:
1. The cooking of the pepper's and onions is great if you need some time to do other things but I like a 'char' on my veggies.
2.  Cooking meat in a foil pack in the oven is not the way I cook a flank steak.  30 minutes was way too long when I cook it for less on a grill and I get the smoky char on it too.
3.  Corn tortillas break up too much for this, flour is better.  I tried one of each. The corn fell away immediately when the flour tortilla stretched with the ingredients with each bite.
4.  Next time I would see how different this would be using the Reynold's foil but on the grill.

Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Homemade Spinach Pizza Roll

If I asked what is the ONE dinner that you eat at least once a week, regardless of work night, school night or weekend....what would your answer be?

Fast Food? (please don't say McDonald's) Soup? Sandwiches? Spaghetti? Pizza? PB and J? Cereal?

Ours is PIZZA! First of all, we rarely call out for pizza if we do I am, knocked out, dragged out too tired from work to even walk into the kitchen and we have this little hole in the wall pizza place we call, no Domino's or Pizza hut (yuck) However, when I want an easy night to make dinner, it's Pizza Night! We like a thin crust, no sauce, one meat and lots of veggies!

For November, the Allrecipes.com Allstar Ambassadors could choose Reynolds this month to cook, blog and share about. I jumped on that!  I am a huge fan and use the Reynold's Non-stick Foil practically everyday. I have a roll in the drawer and always a spare in the cabinet for when you finish the "roll in the drawer." Nothing is more infuriating than to pull out the foil to cover a long pan and BOOP!- you get a 3 inch strip and naked cardboard roll! Dammit, you say because you have no more.  Not me.  As soon as I open the new roll, I am shopping for the back up roll next week.  So yeah I am THAT devoted and it really is totally different that regular foil.  I especially love using it when I bake my bacon.  I do not fry it on the stove anymore.  350ยบ for 20 minutes on the non stick foil....so much easier. 

Ok, back to pizza.  One of the recipes I choose was the Homemade Spinach Pizza Roll.  I love variations on a popular favorite!  Some people would call this a stromboli but whatever, my mouth and stomach don't care what it's called.  It was delish! Take a look at some of my notes after the recipe.

Homemade Spinach Pizza Roll
from Allrecipes.com, recipe by

1 tablespoon cornmeal
8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
1 (13.8 ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 (8 ounce) can pizza sauce, warmed

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Aluminum Foil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Set aside.
2. Brown sausage in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain and set aside.
3. Unroll pizza dough onto prepared baking sheet. Carefully stretch or roll dough into a 13x10-inch rectangle. Arrange sausage on dough to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Layer spinach on cheese. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and the Parmesan. Starting from a long side, roll up dough to make a 13-inch-long loaf. Pinch seam and ends to seal.
4. Place loaf, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg. Using a sharp knife, cut four 2-inch slits in top for steam to escape.
5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, cover the last 5 minutes of baking to prevent over browning. Remove from oven and slice into rounds to serve with pizza sauce.
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Cook's Notes:
1. Don't ask why my photos were taken at an angle.  I viewed them now and in the cropping process I was like WTH, was I thinking?  Stupid but oh well. I am NOT one of those photogs that take too many pictures.  I click for what is needed and CHOW DOWN, no time to mess around.
2.  This was actually my second attempt, the sausage went in that version.  It stuffed it too much and although it was ok....the internal picture wasn't as nice. So when I made TAKE 2.  I had only meatballs on hand.  Chopped up and sauteed olive oil.  They worked just fine.
3.  My first attempt was using a store brand canned pizza dough, I also rolled it out too thin, don't do that.  The second one I used Pillsbury and didn't push my luck on the thinness, I stretched it out just about 2 inches more than it's original size.  You can see the breading around holds the ingredients well. 
4.  i REALLY liked the spinach on this.  I hate how you can pile on tons of fresh spinach and it reduces down to nothing.
5.  Even though the Non-Stick foil really sticks less, the cornmeal really helps make this virtually non sitck.  I use cornmeal on my fresh pizza dough nights too.
6.  What I adore mostly about making pizza or pizza rolls/strombolis is that they are so versatile.  Whatever ingredients you have on hand will work and you will never get tired of Pizza Night each week.


Bite it!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Applesauce Energy Bars

I couldn't resist making another recipe using applesauce this week.  K-man loves oatmeal stuff and I am on a "healthy' bender with my 7th grade classes.
I kept getting compliments all day when I baked these in school twice today.  So the 'smells' I was putting out in the halls was driving kids and teachers insane.
It was driving me insane.
Look to my notes after the recipe for my slight tweak that I did after making this two times in a row.  You know, I had to make a batch before class to ensure that "TV magic" of pulling out the ready bars after I slipped the ones I demonstrated into the oven!!! LOL
  
Applesauce Energy Bars
Allrecipes.com sponsored by Mott's

1 cup Mott's Natural Applesauce
3 cups quick oats
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. sweetened coconut flakes
1 c. dried fruit bits
2/3 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c (1 stick) melted butter, cooled
1 egg



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine oats, flour, coconut, fruit bits, cinnamon and baking soda in large mixing bowl.
 
2. In separate bowl, mix together, melted butter, brown sugar, applesauce, and egg. Stir applesauce mixture into dry ingredients until just combined. Spread mixture into lightly greased 9X13 pan.
 
3. Bake 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and cool before cutting into squares or bars.


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Baker's Notes:
1.  When I did the first batch, the cookie baker in me did not like how the brown sugar was NOT incorporated with the butter.  I mashed and mashed and stirred the flour mixture and those brown sugar lumps were impossible to break up.  I think those unincorporated sugar blobs encouraged the bars to break apart easier because they were not able to melt and 'glue' itself to the grains in the bar.
2.  I happened to have some pumpkin spice caramel dip left over and did a little drizzle on them to 'jazz' them up.  The kids love any additional sugar!  HA!  I didn't do it for that!  lol
3.  Compared to the tasty Apple Squares I did last time, these were not overly moist or "wet" as the squares were. The whole grain oats really helped absorb the 1 c. applesauce. 
4.  Next time I would add some nuts (almonds are my fave).  The coconut was not overwhelming however I wanted some crunchy bit like from a whole almond.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Golden Apple Raisin Squares

Halloween is over. Sniff sniff. We are now enduring the "otherwise known as sugar high or sugar crash time." It's a roller coaster ride for the next week. 

As a teacher, the day after Halloween is the WORST, luckily we had the weekend to buffer  all the candy intake however they were still 'hummin' on today.  So the kids are buzzing on sugar and crashing....up and down, up and down- all week.  I am finding candy wrappers everywhere. 

Here is some 'eye candy for you' of our All Hallow's Eve.... Above, is one picture from our yard, we are leaning to a skeleton/graveyard theme more and more it seems.
We love Halloween here not for the candy....but the added bonus it brings....


We are cool cuz we pass out the regular sized candy, I hot glued some roaches on each one.  All 60 of them. We like to think that somewhere in our town, teens are screaming thinking they have a roach in their bag.  Mwhahahahahahha. We give less terror inducing fruit snacks to the little ones....in case you think we are absolutely horrible.  Hey, we notice the kids who pass on by our house, no biggie. 


Witchy-poo, was what they saw first when I opened the door.  So I don't jump and scream at the kids.  I let the visuals do the work.  We also can't understand what she says other than "beware"....


Breakfast anyone? It was time for some spider eggs (doughnut holes) when I served my TA on Halloween morning.  I can't believe those 8th graders really asked if they were spider eggs.  REALLY? Is gullible still NOT in the dictionary?


Mr Skelton and his hot Skelly wife.  Yes, we are crazy like this....


Next up, is a little video Mr Skelly took of our new bay window dressing....

video

Ok, now that you are up to date on things....

Let's get down to business...I had an assignment to make something from Mott's the month of November. The Allrecipes Allstar Ambassadors teamed up with Mott's to use their applesauce in some of their suggested recipes.
 
I had K-man choose the recipe since he would be eating it (JennyMac being on Nutri System can only have a bite). Look to the bottom of the recipe for my little tweaks! 
 
Golden Apple Raisin Squares

Ingredients:
1 (3.9 ounce) container Mott's® Healthy Harvest Blueberry Delight Applesauce
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/3 cup golden raisins
 
Directions:

1.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or coat an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cloves in a large bowl.
2.
Combine the eggs, applesauce, sugar, oil, and apple in a separate bowl, and whisk until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Stir in the raisins. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Smooth with a rubber scraper.
3.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Baker's Notes :

1. The store I went to didn't have the Harvest Blueberry, I used a kid's Mott's Mixed Berry instead.
2.  I don't understand the use of oil, when I have other recipes that use no oil and only applesauce as an oil replacement.  Is that why this recipe is overly wet?
3.  I double the recipe and cooked it in a 9X13 pan with no problem.  I checked it at 25 minutes and the toothpick test came out clean.
4.  I used Honeycrisp apple (my fave), I think Golden apples can get mushy.  Would a tart Granny Smith do well here, I think it could!
5. These were extremely moist, maybe too moist, almost wet and they tasted heavenly.  An apple spice cake thing but they put raisins in the title and it uses golden raisins hence why you can't see them.  These squares will serve well for K-man for dessert and breakfast this week because I doubled the batch!

 Bring on the Fall Harvest!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Fudgy Blossoms

Hey! Search no more...

I know you are looking for a quick and easy, last minute Halloween treat to whip up before Friday.

*SCREECH* Stop looking it's HERE!

Here is a very quick, insanely easy and intensely fudgy treat.  Suitable for Halloween or any holiday depending how you top it
PROMISE!

Easy Fudgy Blossoms
or Evil Witch's Hats
created by JennyMac's Lipsmack
published on Allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1 box of chocolate cake mix (I used a dark chocolate variety-use what you prefer)
1-15 oz can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses or any variety you prefer or nuts or BOTH


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Place chocolate cake mix in a bowl. Add pumpkin puree and mini chips. 
3. Mix well. Rubbing the mixture on the sides of the bowl to ensure there are no 'pockets' of dry mix. 
4. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
5. Using a small cookie scooper put 12 scoops on parchment. You will fill two sheets and can still fit a couple of extra in between each scoop, they won't spread much. 
6. Bake for 15 minutes. 
7. Place sheets on cooling rack and place either a kiss or nut of choice on center and gently push. When cool, the cookie will hold the centered treat just fine.
Baker's Notes:
1.  I call these Evil Witch's Hat, because they are so moist and fudgy, you will think that they gotta be bad for you.  Nope, no oil, no egg.  They are dark so let everyone else think they are evil so that leaves more for you.
2.  ADDED BONUS!!! Kids can eat these and they will be getting some squash or veggies into their little tummies. *rubbing hands*  BWAHAHAHAHAHA! So now YOU are Evil but in a good way.

3.  You can store these in a tin because they have so much moisture you won't worry about them drying out. You can use the orange candy corn kisses to amp up the Halloween factor if you want. Or one of those new MEGA M&M's in the center....maybe for Christmas?

4. Published on Allrecipes.com!!!

Enjoy! I did!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Cheesy Beef Lasagna

Hi Everyone!
Clearly, I have been spending WAAAYYY too much time with my new breakfast sandwich maker.   It is the bomb but I need to get back to some blogging, right?  Well, if I can be honest I stopped blogging mainly because I was doing (still am) Nutri System.  Kinda difficult to be making all these luscious recipes AND trying to lose weight.  So far lost 45 pounds, yet it is still is a struggle only because my husband is NOT needing to lose weight that I have to prepare dinner for him and/or us. It's very complicated...regardless onto what I made this weekend.

For this month of October, I tried a recipe provided by Allrecipes.com sponsored by PAM®.  I was glad to take this on because I use PAM® A LOT.  When you are on a diet plan that wants you to eat virtually no FAT, then I use PAM® every time I cook.  I always used it whether on a diet or not. The Allrecipe Ambassador Allstars had a nice long list of recipes to choose from and since I had many of the ingredients for Lasagna and the weather is starting to turn cold, this was an ideal choice.

Lasagna recipes are funny....some people have the only ONE family recipe they use and none other and others try different ones all the time.  Other than a white lasagna or veggie one.  Are they really THAT different?  Phhffftt.... I think that a basic meat lasagna and it's prep is pretty standard.

HOWEVER-

This one was particularly attractive because you DON'T BOIL THE NOODLES!  Yay!!!!  Just so you know....whether you use the regular noodle to boil or the special noodles that say NO BOIL....it's all the same.  You never have to boil them.  I find a lot of people don't know this.

Use what you got, it doesn't matter.  However fresh pasta (if you can find lasagna noodles in your freezer section of the grocery) are THE BOMB!  The following is the recipe I used and for your entertainment at the bottom of the recipe I will add all the little tips and tricks I do to make my lasagna making easier (I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher in case you forgot, so I have a plethora of fun tips and tricks!)

Cheesy Beef Lasagna
-recipe from Allrecipes.com
JennyMac's Lipsmack adapted changes below

PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
1/3 cup water, divided
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck beef (80% lean)
3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Hunt's® Petite Diced Tomatoes, undrained
2 1/2 cups Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
9 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
2 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese

 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with PAM® cooking spray. Combine ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons water, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in small bowl; set aside.

 2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 7 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Drain. Add undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, remaining water, vinegar and red pepper flakes to skillet. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 3. Assemble lasagna by spreading about 1 cup meat sauce over bottom of dish. Place 3 dry noodles over sauce, top with 2 cups meat sauce, half of ricotta mixture, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of noodles topped with remaining sauce and remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

 4. Spray underside of aluminum foil with PAM® cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:
1. First, are you going to eat this today, tomorrow or next month.  Crucial information.  Making today, spray your favorite (suggested deep dish) 9X13 pan.  Making tomorrow, spray.  BUT, if you are making for later to FREEZE, then line your favorite pan with foil, then spray with PAM.  Make your lasagna and FREEZE.  After two days of it finally being rock hard remove the lasagna from the pan with the foil so you can reuse your favorite 9X13 pan.  Why would you hold a pan hostage in the freezer like that?  Use foil and pop it out when it's frozen. Easy peasy!

2.  Ricotta cheese- 3 types, Nonfat, part skim and whole fat.  Use what you need.  If on a dietary restriction or trying to cut the fat in your diet....do whatever you NEED, don't be a slave to what a recipe dictates!  Make it so it works for YOU!  I choose part skim and I didn't use water because I used a beaten egg to help firm it up a bit.  I used a 1/4 cup liquid egg stuff it has no fat to help on the calorie content as well. As for parsley, use what you have...either dried or fresh.  I still had some from the garden this summer but use dried if that is all you have got.

3.  Beef and onion.  I used 1 pound 95% fat beef and 3 hot italian sausages and one whole onion.  GEEZ, it's a one pan meal here!  I am gonna use one whole onion....I don't have to time to peel, chop and MEASURE out 3/4 cup of onion.  I felt crazy enough to throw in the last poblano pepper from our garden too.  No crime in adding more veggies!  What is your SPICE/HEAT capacity?  As for the 3 hot italian sausages, one poblano that 1/4 tsp. hot pepper flakes did not ZING up the lasagna enough for my husband.  His only complaint was that this needed more ZIP.  I am the one with the higher tolerance for spicy foods so coming from HIM that means something.  So add more hot pepper flakes if you need to...I was trying to keep it calm for K-man and he said it was lacking so punch it up if you want.  Just taste it...you will know.

4.  Assembling the lasagna- I felt weird putting 1 cup of sauce down first but it needs it....you are using DRY noodles....so do it.  Those DRY puppies need something to slurp up and make them soft, so don't be stingy. However I did not put 3 noodles but 4!!!  It was too much exposed lasagna layers to do it that way even though I know they will expand...but they won't expand straight across perfectly separating my layers!!!  So I had plenty to spare so I went rogue and did 4 per layer.  I also wet them.  Start the absorption please!  As for the cheese I used 3 cheeses.  The recipe said CHEESY Beef Lasagna.  Two cheeses weren't cheesy enough for me.  I like the meltability of Monterey Jack cheese as opposed to the stringy-ness of the Mozzarella and the potent tang of the Parmesan.  I wanted to make my own blend.  I added an additional cup of Monterey Jack to the Mozzarella and parmesan.

5.  I sprayed the foil and covered and put it in the fridge for the next day.  I never make a lasagna and eat it the same day.  I think my lasagna tastes better this way.  Of course the cooking time will be twice as long heating it up stone cold as opposed to warm from the preparation.  All the seasonings, and herbs and garlic all just co-mingle and be better the first day....rather as leftovers when everything had time to 'sit'.  The next day, preheat your oven bake for 1 and 1/2 until bubble with foil and NO CHEESE.  Remove foil and add remaining cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes until all melted and bubbly.  Put in your garlic bread to toast.....and let it stand for another 15 minutes (this is a must!) I don't care how hungry you are and if the kids are chanting and banging their forks on the table.  The lasagna needs to set or you will not get a piece like this...

See?  No sauce running all over or cheese oozing out.  It's a must!  Just a simple spinach salad on the side.  And look at how swollen these noodles get?!

The noodle were swelling practically over the handle on the glass dish.  SO use a deep dish pan if you have one.  If not....put a cookie sheet under the dish just in case.  We will have it again tonight for dinner then the rest must go wrapped up as individual servings in the freezer.  Yes, the husband K-man has a two day limit to all leftovers.  Back when I was single, this was my lunch and dinner for a WEEK!
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Enjoy, we did!

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Toy

I have a new toy and a confession....

My name is Jenny Saunders and I am addict.  

I am addicted to utensils, gadgets, gizmos and other fun unique appliances. Other than your usual electric mixer, blender and food processor....I own immersion blender, 2 crock pots, mini chopper, 2 waffle makers, George Forman 5 in 1, toaster oven, air popper, Chop Wizard, 12 pc. Genius Nicer Dicer, tortilla maker, Jack LeLann's Juiceman, Cotton Candy Maker, Sno-cone maker, S'more maker (so many more I can't remember what is in the drawer) and my latest acquisition....


Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker.  Found it on Amazon.com for only 16.99.  Don't know why they are $19-$33 now.  It came in a plain brown box not like the ones you see all pretty with their product on the outside.  Perhaps that is why.  It was sent in this box from HB for Amazon.  I guess the pretty pictured box cost $4-$16 depending on who you get it from.  I do make a lot of breakfast sandwiches for K-man.  Since I have received it last week I have made 5 sandwiches.  4 for K-man, one for me.  It's very petite and I really like it!!!


When you heat up the maker, you get out your needed items, english muffin, meat/sausage/bacon, cheese slice, egg/egg beaters, toothpick and non-stick spray.

When the green light come on you spray the surfaces with Pam.
1.  Place the bottom muffin on the lower area and on top of the muffin your meat of choice and cheese. 
2.  Lower the upper section and place your whole egg (pierce the egg yolk with toothpick), scrambled egg or egg beater product. Season as you like, top with remaining muffin and close maker. 
3.  In 4-5 minutes it's done.  Slide the hinged middle plate out to the for the egg to drop below to the bottom layer.
4.  Lift bottom ring to reveal your stacked Breakfast sandwich, remove with a non-metal turner.

The above pictured is our "snow day breakfast" of bacon with provolone and whole egg.  Last weekend, since I am doing Nutri System currently I made for lunch with Arnold Sandwich Thins (100 cal), Morningstar Farms Sausage (64 cal), slice FF cheese (31 cal), 1/4c egg beaters (30 cal) and Mrs. Dash.  Not too bad for 225 cal when most NS products are 250 cal.  You do have to trim away some of the bread since these "thins" are wider to get it to fit.  It was pretty good for a lower fat/calorie sandwich. 
You can also make these with deli meats and the cooked egg for a sandwich for lunch.
This little product does help in some areas when it comes to dishes.  No toaster or oven, no bowl or whisk (using the egg product), we always have cooked bacon that I bake on weekends to use during the week for K-man (you can use the pre-cooked bacon from the grocery or deli meat).  The rings totally lift out for easy cleaning, wipe off the cooking surfaces on the maker and ZING....all done.  My new addition to the family will fit nicely in my cabinet between the air popper and blender. 

HEY! Be proud that I did not purchase the breakfast sandwich maker cookbook that Amazon suggested I buy with this maker.  That is another addiction that I am trying to wean off of.....

This was not an assignment from any program or website, no company sent me this for free to endorse.  It was just me, JennyMac who found something new and fun and wanted to share it with you!

PLEASE! Feel free to comment and tell me the gadgets and gizmos you have like this or JUST ask me what other products I didn't list that I have or kicked to the curb.....I have no shame....


Sammich Anyone?