Friday, August 5, 2011

bell pepper egg-in-a-hole

simple and fantastic! this is my new breakfast item to replace a good ol' fried egg.

i saw the idea from a picture on pinterest: 
cook til whites are white

so i cooked up an egg inside a big slice of green pepper last night. it might have overflowed a little but was still  tasty. served on a slice of whole wheat toast.

smores brownies

smores brownies
idea from a martha stewart recipe, i think. i have the printout in the kitchen.

preheat oven at 325. line 8x8 or 9x9 pan with heavy duty foil leaving enough on the edges to lift brownies out after baked. spray with non-sticking baking spray.

graham cracker base
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 T butter, melted
pinch of salt
2 T sugar

bake 325 for 18 minutes

brownie layer
brownies from a box, made following directions on box for cake-like brownies

pour 2/3 of mix on graham cracker crust. bake 25 minutes (or until crispy on top and 'done' based on the toothpick method). i used the remaining 1/3 of the mix to make some brownie bites in my mini cupcake pan

marshmallow tops
~4 cups small marshmallows

put broiler on low. adjust level in oven to lower portion of the oven so the marshmallows are about 5 or 6 inches from the broiler. bake for about 2 minutes or until toasty. stare at these puppies while they bake and brown! take them out if they are getting too toasted and/or bubbly. 

remove brownies from pan and place on cooling rack using the foil 'handles'. peel the foil away from the marshmallows to make for easier cutting after completely cool.