Ham and Egg Cups of Greatness

You know those days where you don’t really feel like cooking dinner, but cooking breakfast (brinner, if you will) doesn’t seem as daunting? Well that was last night for me. I headed over to pinterest, found this guy I had pinned a while back and gave it a shot. Best risk ever.

The recipe is so simple:

– Slices of ham
– Eggs
– Cheese and other toppings of choice

The steps:

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray (I always do this, regardless of non-stick cookware, because scraping burnt stuff off a pan does not seem enjoyable).
3. Place a slice of ham in each hole (as many as you want to make, obviously)
4. Add egg to each little ham cup.
5. Cook for 12 minutes.
6. Take out, put cheese (and whatever else) on top and enjoy!

Oh my gosh these were so good!!! This is going in the ‘A+’ box of recipes! The picture speaks for itself.

Don’t judge me – I ate three.


Stove-top Mac & Cheese: A+

The ever-so-fancy lifestyle of a grad student: Instagramed

Everyone loves a good mac & cheese recipe, but for the longest time I just could not find one that lived up to my Wisconsin, cheese-loving standards. Until now! (I should also point out that I do not have wonderful photography skills, so my iPhone shots are what you get!)

On pinterest (but of course) I spotted a seemingly easy recipe for stove-top mac & cheese (found here). I thought it was completely bizarre that the noodles were boiled in milk, but I thought I’d give it a try. Let me tell you, it was absolutely fantastic! It makes a lot, so if you’re someone that typically cooks for one (like myself) the leftovers make a great next-day lunch, and you get to enjoy the ooey-gooeyness twice! I’ve made this dish over and over and over again, and I will keep making it until I get sick of cheese (note: this will never happen).

A couple tips:
– I had to use more milk than the recipe called for. It tends to evaporate pretty quickly and you want to make sure your noodles are at a good consistency.
– Don’t add too much nutmeg. Seriously, don’t. That was my first mistake.
– Try different cheeses! If you find a good combo, let me know! I’ve always been a cheddar girl, but I’m open to try more!

This recipe gets a definite A+ in my book!