Baked Grapefruit – A Delicious Dessert or Breakfast

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Whenever I talk about baking a grapefruit, most people look at me like I’m crazy, but trust me, this is SO EASY and absolutely DELICIOUS. Whether your looking for a light dessert as we head into spring or something new for breakfast, you’re going to want to try this!

What you’ll need:

  • Large Grapefruit
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • Your choice of toppings: Whipped Cream, Vanilla Ice-Cream, Granola and Greek Yogurt are some of my favorites!

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What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Cut the grapefruit in half against the grain
  • Use a knife to section the grapefruit
  • Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar on each half of the grapefruit. (You can use less or more depending on taste)
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the grapefruit is warm and juicy
  • Top with your desired topping. For dessert, I love a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. For breakfast, a scoop of greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola is great!

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A Healthy Cure to the Winter Blues

Can winter just be over already? Yesterday I was wearing shorts, and today it’s snowing. Something is seriously wrong here. If, like me, you’re needing a little pick me up this Monday morning, you should a) day dream about Lupita’s stunning Prada gown from last night, then b) try this Vitamin C & D rich smoothie recipe.

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This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart Living Christmas Vol. 5 2001.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple Juice (should make about 4 ice cubes in an ice cube tray)

1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple Chunks

1/2 Cup Frozen Orange Juice

1/4  Cup Fresh Pineapple Juice

1/4 Cup Fresh Orange Juice

1/2 Cup Non-Fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1 Banana, peeled

1 Tablespoon Honey

1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Fill ice cube trays with pineapple juice and orange juice ahead of time and freeze overnight.

2. Blend frozen pineapple juice cubes, frozen pineapple chunks, frozen orange juice cubes, fresh pineapple juice, and fresh orange juice in blender until smooth. Transfer to container and set aside.

3. Blend yogurt, banana, honey, and cinnamon until smooth.

4. Layer pineapple-orange slushy and yogurt mixture in glass, alternating until all ingredients have been utilized. Garnish with an orange slice and cinnamon.

Editor’s Note: I like to make a full ice cube tray of both the pineapple juice and the orange juice all at once, so that when I’m ready to make a smoothie in the morning, the frozen ingredients are already prepared for the whole week.  The yogurt mixture is also delicious on its own for breakfast or a snack.

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Easy Mexican Frittata

These individual frittatas are not only delicious, but also pretty as well. When I saw these “As Seen on TV” pans I definitely thought they were silly, but they make the perfect form for these frittatas. I served them individually and topped each with a dollop of sour cream and salsa and drizzled with the same cilantro lime dressing from the chorizo corn muffin recipe from last week. Enjoy!

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What You’ll Need

  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup instant pancake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped country ham
  • 4 oz can of diced green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce of choice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray pans with non-stick spray.

In medium size bowl, using a fork, blend together eggs, pancake mix, cheese, pepper, and salt. Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium high heat. Add butter to pan and melt. Add bell peppers, ham and chilies to pan and saute for about 5 minutes. Let cool. Pour into egg mixture into and stir with rubber spatula. Pour into pans, filling about 3/4 of the way full. Of course, if you do not own these pans, muffin tins work great as well. Just adjust the bake time to around 15 minutes.

Place pan into oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned and fluffy. Remove from pans and let cool for about 10 minutes. Flip over onto serving dishes and top with sour cream, salsa of your choice and the cilantro lime drizzle. Feel free to add hot sauce to taste. These also taste great with a warm tortilla on the side. Enjoy!

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The Friday Report

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Hi Loves! I treated myself to a delicious (and fabulously easy) breakfast this morning to kick off the festivities of the upcoming weekend. Since I was in a rush (like usual), I grabbed a frozen waffle and popped it in the toaster (you can use a multi-grain waffle if you’re feeling healthy) and just topped it with some goat cheese, fresh blackberries, and a drizzle of honey. You can substitute jam or preserves for the fresh berries when they aren’t in season. Waffles are also a great compliment to savory flavors (bacon, egg, and cheese, plz?).

If you have a bit more time, top with another waffle and throw it on a griddle for a breakfast grilled cheese.

But if you prefer eggs benedict for breakfast, try this recipe.

We’ve found our favorite bag for fall.

We love the posters and purpose behind the Joy of Ex Foundation. Especially, this particular poster.

Show this guide to your man, so he can “understand” you better. (Remind me to never fess up to reading Glamour because apparently that makes me mean, I’ll stick with InStyle.)

Hurry up and grab this free month of Hulu Plus from Gilt City to catch up on all your favorite shows. (Or just head to Netflix and give in to Orange is the New Black already.)

Favorite Instagrammer: @eatsleepwear

Best Sale: Barney’s Warehouse

Favorite Fashion Blogger: Late Afternoon

Need to know: How to cure your shopping problem

Best Useless Information: Cutest Animals on Instagram

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The Friday Report

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Sometimes life gets really hectic and you have to take just a few minutes to step back and clear your head. Although I see some overtime in my future this weekend (bleh), I’ll be spending Sunday picking figs and making jam with the beau and his gram. I feel soooo southern. Living here has taught me that I don’t always need to have fifty things going on at once, sometimes you have to learn how to relax. How will you relax this weekend?

 

These genetics photos are fascinating.

 

Finally, a course we can get excited about: this watercolors class, taught by a former classmate of ours, combines our passion for fashion and art. For more inspiration, see her website Paperfashion.

 

Grilled Cheese for breakfast? As long as it’s this glorified version.

 

Hollywood’s biggest secrets, circa 1927.

 

We always knew we were a bit leery of Craigslist for a reason.

 

Oh look, another app to consume hours of my time.

 

This story is heartwarming no matter which side of the aisle you’re aligned with.

 

Helicopter parenting has taken on a whole new form. And we’re totally on board.

 

Favorite Instagrammer: @Blaireadiebee

Best Sale: Rent the Runway

Favorite Fashion Blogger: Luella & June

Need to know: The Weiner jokes that will never end

Best Useless Information: “Ice Ice Baby” sung by the movies

 

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