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Tartelette. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!


Whether you have a special somebody in your life, today is the day to celebrate all lovers out there. We don't do outrageous things on that day Mr.Tartelette and I, but we do get caught up in all the cutsie cards out there and exchange a couple over the course of the day. We live down the street from a Krispy Kreme and a Dunkin Donut (I love America!)

And when we were driving home from taking mom to the airport yesterday, he turned to me and said "You know that Krispy Kreme came out with a heart donut for Thursday? " Me "Well, that's nice... " Well, given the events of last night, I had plenty of time to make one more batch of donuts for our "Time To Make The Doughnuts" round up tomorrow. Please, think good thoughts and send good vibes that she gets on that plane this afternoon with all her stuff. See, Valentine's day is not only about lovers, it's about fuzzy feelings, families and just good all around feelings. Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts: The Tidy Nest: Freezer Smoothies. We have been enjoying smoothies for breakfast this summer.

The Tidy Nest: Freezer Smoothies

Smoothies are a quick way to eat a healthy breakfast using fresh ingredients. We still have a lot of blueberries in our freezer from our trip to the blueberry patch and quite a few strawberries from various summer sales. To make these smoothies go together even faster, I divide the fruit and yogurt into serving size baggies and store them in the freezer. I usually put several of these packets together at the beginning of the month to stock my freezer for the following month. The fruit is already washed and chopped and I freeze the yogurt in ice cube trays to divide it into the appropriate serving size.

For a smoothie that serves two, I use about 1 1/2 cups fruit and 3-4 yogurt cubes (approx. one tablespoon each). I throw all of the packets into a large freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Freezer smoothies make breakfast quick and easy! Beautiful Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wreath & The Inspiration Behind It All Steelmom. While watching videos for the new Kraft Cooking Creme, at the Real Women of Philadelphia, I came across this recipe I found so intriguing.

Beautiful Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Wreath & The Inspiration Behind It All Steelmom

The RWoPer that inspired me to make this wreath is known as "Steelmom". For me, her nickname has always been perfect for her, since she is someone I admire for being a hard working mother inside and outside of the home. She must be made of steel to do all that she does, working full time as a sales representative for a steel mill, raising a family, and not to mention creating the most beautiful hand painted ornaments. Her wonderful recipe and how to video for her Santa Fe Breakfast Ring can be found at the link below. You can also check out some pics found on her profile, of her beautiful hand painted ornaments. Recently I have been on a mission to clean out my pantry and avoid buying new ingredients. Ingredients: 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent dough 8 count (we use reduced fat but regular is fine too) This post is linked to:

Breakfast Pockets. These are just awesome.

Breakfast Pockets

They are one of my favorite make ahead breakfast ideas. Not only do they have an entire meal stuffed into a portable pouch but they also made me a bread maker. Not a “bread maker” but a maker of bread. A bread maker just makes me think of the appliance. Which I need to buy, by the way. I don’t do bread. I can turn any bread recipe, supposedly “easy” or not, into a recipe for cardboard. Oven where they add some secret ingredient to my bread that makes it unfit for human consumption. Except for these make ahead breakfast pockets. So if you have sneaky, little, secret ingredient adding elves in your oven you too can make these! I promise I didn’t mean to make that sound like an infomercial sell. ”But wait, there’s more!” Ingredients Dough 1 1/2 tablespoon yeast 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees) 3/4 cup evaporated milk (110 degrees) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 cups flour Filling Instructions Dough: Filling: Assembling the pockets:

Pancakes & Waffles:)

Rolls:) Egg Bakes:) Muffins:) 10 Healthy Breakfasts in 10 minutes or Less « Keep Your Diet Real. These breakfasts can be made in 10 minutes or less.

10 Healthy Breakfasts in 10 minutes or Less « Keep Your Diet Real

There are tons of research studies showing why breakfast is important, but I would like to leave you with what I believe are the top 10 reasons. What is your favorite breakfast? 10 Healthy Breakfasts in 10 Minutes or Less.