Sunday, March 11, 2012


Ahh...Sunday. For several of us, it's our favorite day of the week. If you are like me, there is nothing better than Sunday Brunch in Kansas City with the family. (This author likes to make it HERSELF as opposed to going out!) But the same ole' veggie omelet gets a bit tiresome after a while. So we found some ways for you to SPICE up Brunch at home!

Take a look at these fun recipes! Let us know what you think.


Mold eggs by frying them inside vegetable cross-sections with this lovely recipe for onion-ring eggs: just half-cook rings of sliced onion, turn over, and crack in an egg. Add some water to the pan and cook covered over low heat. Fantastic!


There’s no recipe, really, just three steps: 1) Cut bell peppers into 1/2 inch rings; 2) Place in a non-stick lightly oiled skillet; and 3) Crack an egg in the middle of each ring and cover and cook over low heat until done. If you like your yolks runny, just cook over low heat until whites are done. If you like your yolks firm, break the yolks and then cook over low heat until both whites and yolks are firm. SO FUN!


Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Recipe by For the Love of Cooking

1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal -- I used old-fashioned and it came out fine.

3/4 cups boiling water

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2/3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

1/4 cup of shortening -- We used butter.

Mix the oatmeal with the boiling water, stir and cover. Mix the remaining ingredients then stir in the oatmeal mixture. Grease and flour a 9x9 pan. I used small ramekins. I split up the batter in 5 small ramekins. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes. I baked the ramekins for 20 minutes.

The cakes fresh from the oven; they are ready to be topped with the frosting. Don't you just love individual desserts?


•4 large eggs

•2 Tablespoons milk

•1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

•1/4 teaspoon black pepper

•1/4 Cup crumbled feta cheese

•1 can refrigerated biscuits, 10 count

•6 strips cooked Smithfield bacon, crumbled

•1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place eggs into mixing bowl and add milk, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine then stir in feta cheese. Press each biscuit round into 10 regular size muffin cups that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 6 minutes, remove from oven and with the end of a wooden spoon press centers of dough to make room for egg mixture. Pour in egg mixture into each partially baked biscuit, top evenly with crumbled bacon and shredded cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove and enjoy. 10 individual servings - JUST YUM!
4 large flour tortillas

4 eggs, lightly beaten with a pinch of salt

1 cup raw baby spinach

2 chicken, pork or soy sausage patties (I used Morningstar Farms), cooked and roughly chopped

1 tbsp butter, divided

1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles

1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

hot sauce to taste


Scramble the eggs in a small skillet with half of the butter. Once scrambled, scoop eggs into a small bowl and set aside.

Heat up a large skillet and drop the rest of the butter in. Lay a tortilla flat down then sprinkle with half of the eggs, sausage bits, goat cheese, spinach, mozzarella cheese and a drizzle of hot sauce. Lay other tortilla on top and press down. Cook quesadillas until golden brown on both sides. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Slice into quarters and serve.

I'm hungry - Let's eat!