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Meal Plans For Busy Moms:Easy Breakfast Burritos

Posted on 16 January 2011 by noelskitchen

If you’re always looking for yummy, filling, nutritious and quick breakfasts ideas, then you’ve come to the right place. These Easy Breakfast Burritos make Meal Plans For Busy Moms a cinch.

Easy Breakfast Burritos

Makes 10 Burritos


2 teaspoons garlic olice oil
12 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon Dill seasoning
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1-2 teaspoons hot sauce

10 flour tortillas
cooking spray


Heat garlic olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Crack eggs into large mixing bowl.  Whisk in salt, pepper, and Dill seasoning.  When skillet is hot, add egg mixture to pan.  Using a silicone spatula, gently scrape bottom of pan and fold eggs over to scramble.  Remove from heat when slightly undercooked.  Add cheese, green pepper, green onions, cheese and hot sauce to taste.  Gently fold to combine.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave to ease rolling process.  Working with a few tortillas at a time, place approximately 1/4  cup egg mixture into the center of each one and roll up. (To make it easier, I use my medium-sized scoop.)


Once rolled, place in a ziploc freezer bag and freeze until ready to use.

To Serve:

Place rolled tortillas on prepared baking sheet, seam-side down, so they are not touching each other. Lightly brush with olive oil.  Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes at or until edges are golden brown and crisp. Serve with salsa, sour cream or dipping sauce.

Make Ahead Prep:  The egg mixture can be made a day ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to two days until ready to use.  You can also prepare the burritos, cover tightly in plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight.

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Mini Eggsters:A Fun Breakfast For Kids!

Posted on 05 October 2010 by noelskitchen

Over the weekend, I saw one of those cooking infomercials on a cooking device that can make meals in a matter of 5-7 minutes for just 3 easy payments of $19.95. One of them was a fun breakfast dish for kids, Eggsters….I saw this and just shook my head. Why buy a cooking device that will cost more than the items used to make the dishes? I can make those in my Pampered Chef Deluxe Mini-MuffinPan for  a lot less and  it makes 24 cute little Eggsters. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make delicious meals for your family.

Mini Eggsters

Makes: 24


  • 24 Tator Tots
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a single tator tot into each mini muffin cup.

In a small mixing bowl or batter bowl, whisk eggs together with salt and pepper. Pour over tator tots.

Bake for 5-7 minutes or until eggs are cooked. Oven temperatures do vary.

Recipe Note: Can add diced bell pepper, onion, cheese or ham.

Your kids will definitely enjoy!

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A Busy Mom’s Favorite Quick and Easy Waffle Recipe

Posted on 03 October 2010 by noelskitchen

Having a family breakfast is a great way for families to unwind after a long busy week. Starting the day off with waffles made from a slightly sweet and creamy batter topped with fresh blueberries, honey or maple syrup just doesn’t get any better.

This is one of my favorite, quick and easy recipes for making waffles. * To make this recipe even healthier, try substituting whole wheat flour in place of  regular flour. I’ve  tested the recipe a few times and 1/3 cup batter works perfect and does not run over the waffle maker.  They come out light and delicious!

Favorite Waffle Recipe


1 3/4 cup flour*

2Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

2 eggs

1 3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon honey

Non-stick cooking spray for waffle maker

Toppings: Powdered Sugar, Fresh Blueberries, Whipping Cream, Maple Syrup, Your Favorite Jams or Chopped Nuts


Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat wet ingredients. Add to dry ingredients. Whisk until batter is moist and combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy.

Lightly spray waffle maker with baking spray. Pour 1/3 cup batter onto each side of pre-heated waffle maker. Cook until waffles are lightly brown. If your like me, and multi-task in the kitchen, set a timer so you don’t forget to take the waffles off in time! Serve with your favorite toppings. (see above)

Recipe Note: Tips For Freezing Waffles~Cook waffles until they are lightly browned. Let cool and store in an air-tight container or freezer zip-loc bag. When you are ready to use them, pop in toaster or oven to warm. My recommondation would be to not re-heat them in the microwave. They tend to come out chewy.



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Sunrise Sandwich

Posted on 25 September 2010 by noelskitchen

Start the day off right with a hearty bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Today I am up early preparing for another family trip to Reno, Nevada for Street Vibrations. Street Vibrations is Reno’s  coolest celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. (We go fo the motorcycles.) Our family tries to attend the event every year. This year we may even stop in to check out the Tattoo Expo. It should be a lot of fun!

Before we head out for the day, I decided to make these easy breakfast sandwiches. They are quick and easy and can be made any day of the week.

Sunrise Sandwich



1 16-ounce can Jumbo flaky biscuits

8 slices (6 ounces) hickory smoked, fully cooked Canadian bacon

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

8 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

8 slices American cheese or your favorite cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool enough to slice through the middle.

Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, add eggs, salt and pepper; whisk well . Add to pre-heated skillet. Cook until egg mixture is almost set, stirring occasionally.

To serve, slice biscuits in half. Spoon egg mixture on top of bottom half of biscuit. Top with cheese, bacon and top half of biscuit.

Recipe Note: You can individualize these sandwiches to fit your family. Add dill, cumin, ham, regular bacon, turkey bacon or turkey sausage, diced onion, green pepper or tomato to the egg mixture.

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Down Home Cooking With A Busy Mom:Apples and Oatmeal

Posted on 22 September 2010 by noelskitchen

Know what the first day of Fall brings to our house?

It’s time for all our favorite comfort foods. What better way to wake up and celebrate the first day of Fall than with a nice bowl of Apples and Oatmeal. Mmmmmmm, smells so good. 

Down Home Cooking  with this busy mom could only get better. This busy mom makes oatmeal at least once a week and especially in the Fall and Winter months where our tummies need some extra warmth. Get out your crockpot everyone, because you are in for a real treat with this easy recipe.  I have found that cooking oatmeal in the crockpot is such an easy way to make oatmeal that I don’t think I’ll go back to the stove top. You simply just toss all the ingredients into your crocpot the night before and you wake up to a delicious smell.

This recipe is one of the basic ones I make and of course you could alter it to add different ingredients like blueberries, pears, apple slices, almonds, raisins or yummy pecans.

Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal


3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups chunky apple sauce (I like to make my own. Recipe to be featured soon.)

2 Tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 Tablespoons butter

2 1/2 cups apple juice

2 1/2 cups water


Combine dry ingredients in the crockpot.  Cover & cook on Low 8-9 hours or overnight. (or if you want a quick brealfast on the weekend on High for 2-3 hours, if you get up at 6am like I do.

 Depending on the size of your crockpot, you can double the recipe like I did or you can cut it in half. Leftovers can be placed in the fridge for 1-2 days and re-heated in the microwave with a little butter and milk.

A great  budget-friendly and healthy way to start off your first day of Fall or any day.

Recipe Note: In the morning, give it a good stir and scoop oatmeal into bowls.  Again, you can serve with milk or cream if you like it that way to make it a little creamier.  Another yummy addition (after it’s cooked) to this oatmeal recipe is a drizzle of maple syrup. Yummmm.

What are some of your favorite oatmeal recipes?

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen

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