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Eggies in a Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

I am not much of a breakfast person. Now brunch, I can really enjoy a good brunch. However, Nick really loves breakfast. It is not that I do not like breakfast food, because I love breakfast food. As a result, we sometimes have breakfast for dinner. But on the weekends, that’s a no go. We are typically up very early on the weekends but I am never running to the kitchen to make anything. Well, Nick took the reins and cooked up something pretty amazing.

He is pretty good about coming up with fun creations and I tend to come up with fun names. He learned how to make this breakfast long ago. And because we ate later in the morning yesterday we decided to make his old creation into a new dish to honor Grilled Cheese Month. Are you ready? Well, we made Eggies in a Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich! It is like an egg and cheese sandwich, but instead the eggs are fried in a hole and then cheese is melted on two pieces of fried toast. It is pretty amazing. I was a little skeptical, but YUMMO!

Let’s get down to it. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 2 pieces of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 slices of cheese – 2 Cheddar; 2 American         
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Butter


  • Over medium heat, heat a large skillet
  • With a cookie cutter, cut a whole into the middle of each slice of bread, being careful not to break the bread on the sides
  • Butter both sides of each bread slice
  • Crack each egg in its own individual dish
  • Once skillet it hot, add each slice of bread to the skillet
  • Immediately add one egg to each hole

We got a double bubble egg!!!

  • Season with salt, pepper and garlic to taste
  • Let it cook until egg is completely fried/set on the bottom and the bottom of the bread is a golden color [like grilled cheese]
  • Carefully flip each piece of bread over, ensuring that the egg does not break and repeat the frying process

  • Re-season if you desire
  • Once flipped, add cheese to each slice of bread and cook until melted [which should coincide with the egg being fully cooked and the bottom part of the bread being golden]
  • Stack the bread together like a sandwich, so that the cheesy sides are together like a grilled cheese sandwich!

This was so good. Like I said, I was very skeptical with this but I gave him the keys to the kitchen and he went to town. I don’t want you all to think this guy cannot cook, because he can. Long before I ever had an inkling or desire to cook, he was whipping things up for us in no time. He actually loves to cook. Hopefully with our move coming up we can both get down and dirty in the kitchen. It would be great if our kitchen is bigger because that is a big impediment to have more than one person in the kitchen!

The best part about this grilled cheese breakfast sandwich is you can add your favorite breakfast meat to it. How awesome is that? The list is endless – bacon, sausage patties, Canadian bacon, ham, etc. Go to town with it if you want – use them all! J

I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday. We certainly are having a great time this weekend!!!

Until Next Time,

Happy Breakfast Creations!


Potato Pancake Breakfast Sandwich

Can you believe I have never had a potato pancake? This morning was the first time eating them and making them. We had some left over mashed potatoes from dinner the other night and I did not want them to go to waste. Therefore, potato pancakes seemed like the best option!

Making these little breakfast cakes was incredibly simple and paired with some eggs and ham made a great breakfast sandwich.
potato pancake breakfast sandwiches
  • mashed potatoes
  • bread crumbs
  • eggs
  • sliced deli ham
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder


  • For potato pancakes:
    •  combine mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, pinch of salt, pepper, chili powder and garlic powder together in a large bowl [also, you could add an egg as a binding element - I didn't and they turned out well, but they were kind of fragile]
    • make mixture into a pancake shape, cook in skillet until golden on each side

potato pancakes

potato pancakes







sliced deli ham
  • In another pan, fry [or scramble] eggs, then warm up ham slices
  • Place potato pancakes on plate, layer with an egg and a slice of ham and top with another potato pancake
  • If you wanted, you could melt some cheese on top. We didn't because the mashed potatoes were cheddar and gave the entire dish a nice cheesy flavor. 



potato pancake breakfast sandwiches
This was a great new breakfast! It was an easy way to use up left over mashed potatoes and it was a cool twist on a classic ham and egg breakfast sandwich! I hope you all enjoy!

Until next time, happy eating! :)

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Homemade Tortilla -Tomato Soup and Grilled Sandwiches with a blueberry desert


This was the first time making homemade tomato soup and it turned out wonderful!




  • 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans no salt added diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 to 3 oz Gorgonzola cheese
  • If you like spice, add some hot sauce or some other spicy seasoning to taste!!
Now, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  •  Brush both sides of each tortilla with oil, using 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cut the tortillas in half, then cut each half into 1/4-inch wide strips. Arrange the strips on a baking sheet, sprinkle with the salt, and bake until crisp and golden, about 12 minutes. 
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the garlic, jalapeno, cumin, and oregano and cook for 1 minute more, stirring frequently. Add the broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, stir in the lime juice and simmer for about 45 - 60 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and puree with an immersion blender or in 2 batches in a regular blender until the soup lightens in color but chunks of tomato remain, about 30 seconds. 
  • I added the gorgonzola cheese after I pureed the soup, but next time I think I may puree it with the rest of the ingredients - it may give it a more creamy texture and flavor. 
  • Serve the soup topped with the tortilla strips, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkle of cilantro.


 Adding a sandwich to this soup is the perfect dinner on a chilly evening. So, that's exactly what we did tonight, particularly because it's getting chilly here in the evenings now! You can make your sandwich any way you want and with whatever ingredients you have in the house! It's that easy.
We happened to have bourbon chicken breast, turkey breast and a variety of cheeses. So on a ciabatta roll add your choice of meat and cheese (as much or as little as you want), two pieces of bacon, some mustard and a few banana peppers (or not). Grill the sandwiches up on the George Foreman and voila, you've added a fabulous sandwich to a great soup!




Finally, for a sweet desert I decided to jazz up the blueberry streusel muffins that I made earlier. I added some ice cream and a blueberry syrup that is to die for.



  • 1 pint blueberries (approximately 2 1/3 cups). If you cannot find fresh blueberries, just use frozen.
  • I cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Rinse the blueberries with cold water and set aside
  • In a medium sized pot, combine the apple juice, honey and brown sugar. Bring these ingredients to a boil and let cook for approximately 3 minutes
  • Add the blueberries to the pot and bring the mixture to a boil again
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for about 15 minutes or until the mixture becomes syrupy 
  • Remove the pot from the heat and cool to room temperature





I know this is a lot of information and food to deal with, but I assure you it's worth the effort! 
As an old proverb once said: Worries go down better with soup.  

Happy eating!! :)