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One Skillet Breakfast


Only 1 pan to wash with this breakfast!

This will serve 2

1 pint skillet fried potatoes
4 eggs scrambled
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup bacon bits or any other meat or veggie you have on hand

In a large skillet, fry potatoes

When potatoes are finished, slide them to the edge of the pan

Add scrambled eggs and cook until almost done

Add bacon bits and cheese

Quickly mix everything together


Mystic Scramble


I used to work in a hotel restaurant. This was my favorite breakfast.  The chef would make it for me often.  He was the greatest!

Mystic Scramble

This will serve 2


1/2 cup chopped onions

4 eggs scrambled

2 slices American cheese

1/4 cup cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons cream cheese


Sauté the onions until tender

Add scrambled eggs and cook until almost set

Stir in all the cheese and mix well

Serve with home fries and toast

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Cannoli French Toast


Cannoli French Toast

1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar plus more for dusting
1 cup ricotta cheese

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

12 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
2 Tablespoons olive oil

In a small bowl, sift confectioners’ sugar then stir in ricotta cheese.

In a larger bowl, beat together 2 eggs and 1/2 cup milk.

Trim the crusts off 12 slices of sandwich bread and using a rolling pin, roll out the bread to flatten.

Add 1 Tablespoon of the sweetened ricotta cheese to each slice, fold over and pinch the edges together.

In a large skillet, heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.

Dip the stuffed bread slices in the egg mixture and transfer to the skillet.

Cook for about 2 minutes each side.

Dust with more confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Eat with or without topping. We had ours with cherry topping and it was perfect!
This is not hard to make! Get the stuff and make it!!!

Fastnacht Donuts


Today is Fasnacht Day in my area.  Fasnacht Day is an annual Pennsylvania Dutch celebration that falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

It’s not to late to make your donuts.


Fastnacht (Fat Tuesday) Donuts
Makes about 60

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon white sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups milk

3 eggs beaten
1/4 cup melted margarine
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 – 4 cups flour

Oil for frying
2 cups confectioners sugar
6 tablespoons milk


In a small bowl, proof the yeast by adding it to warm water. Let it stand 10 minutes

Warm the milk in a saucepan until it bubbles. Remove from heat and let it cool until warm

In a large bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon sugar and 3 cups of flour.

Stir in milk until smooth

Add proofed yeast and mix well

Cover and let rise until it has doubled in size. About 40 minutes


Stir in eggs, margarine, 1 cup of sugar, salt and flour. Start with 3 cups and add more until the dough gets stiff.

Cover and let rise again until it has doubled in size. About 40 minutes


Punch down the dough and divide in half.

Working with half at a time, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut the dough with a pizza wheel into approximately 2 inch donuts.

Cover and let rise for the final time until doubled in size


Preheat oil to 350 degrees

Cut a slit in the center of each donut, I used kitchen scissors, and shape before placing in oil

Fry 2-3 minutes per side. I used wooden skewers to easily flip donuts

When they are a golden color, cool on racks over paper towels


Mix confectioners sugar with milk until smooth

Using a basting brush, coat donuts with glaze and cool




What does Fasnacht Day mean?

Fasnacht Day is an annual Pennsylvania Dutch celebration that falls on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.

The word translates to “Fasting Night” in English.

The tradition is to eat the very best foods, which are part of the German tradition, and lots of it, before the Lenten fast.

Skillet Fried Potatoes


Makes about 4 servings

1 quart of potatoes

Half a stick of butter or margarine




Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium high heat

Add potatoes and season with paprika and Adobo

Scrap potatoes from the bottom and stir often to evenly brown

After about 10 minutes or when crispy, add a tablespoon of brown sugar



Mix well and pull potatoes to one side of skillet


Add eggs


Add any other toppings


Remove from heat so the cheese can melt and eggs wont burn



Ham and Broccoli Quiche


This recipe serves about 6

1 refrigerated pie crust room temperature

1 1/2 cups cubed cooked ham

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

1 cup broccoli

4 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place pie crust in 9-inch pie pan.

Mix together ham, cheese and broccoli, dump into pan.

In same bowl, beat eggs and milk. Stir in dry mustard, salt and pepper.

Pour into pan over ham, cheese and broccoli mixture.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.



Creamed Eggs


Recipe makes 3 servings

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup flour

1 1/2 cup milk

Salt, pepper and paprika to taste

6 slices toast

Chop the eggs into small pieces and set aside.

Melt the butter in a saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth.

Very slowly mix in the milk so that no lumps form.

Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil.

Mix in the eggs. Serve over toast and season with salt, pepper and paprika.