Monday, February 24, 2014

Avocado Egg Breakfast

I've been away for a few days while
the stomach flu has ravaged my house. Ugh! 

But now back from the dead and after lots of Pinterest time, 
I have a few recipes I can't wait to share this week!  

A few weeks ago I started a Fuel Your Body Pinterest page 
focused on filling your body with the right foods to help it operate at its finest. 
You can check it out HERE

This little Pin-spired recipe is easy to make and the perfect little breakfast 
loaded with healthy fats and omega-3s to jump start your metabolism. 
Oh, and did I mention it's super tasty?!

Avocado Egg Breakfast

Avocado Egg Breakfast
Shopping List:

1 Avocado

2 Eggs

Salt and Pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop out about another tbsp of avocado to make room for egg.
3. Crack egg into each half of avocado.
4. Place in a small baking dish. Bake for 15-20 mins or until egg white is set.
5. Top with a pinch of salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Your body will thank you!

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Orange Blueberry Smoothie

I have really been getting into using my juicer and my Vitamix blender lately. 

When trying to eat healthy, I try to think of it as adding the good things 
into my diet instead of refusing the bad things. 
I have a serious sweet tooth. Serious. 
So telling me not to eat sweets goes over like a lead balloon. 
But if I can think of it as trying to pack as many foods into my diet 
that fuel my body to operate at its best, I can get more excited about that. 

And two of the best small appliances to do this is... 

...and my Vitamix Blender

You can pack so many fruits and vegetables into one little juice or smoothie! 

I whipped up this Orange Blueberry Smoothie this morning for breakfast.
 I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it was! 
I'll definitely be making this more often!

Orange Blueberry Smoothie

Shopping List:

1 Orange, peeled and quartered

1/4 C Orange Juice
(I used Simply Orange, No Pulp)

1/4 C Frozen Blueberries
(When fruits are out of season, 
frozen fruits are a less-expensive alternative. 
Plus, it keeps the smoothie nice and cold.)

1 serving Blueberry Yogurt
indiviual yogurt pack.)

1/4 C Frozen Strawberries

1 pinch Chia Seeds

1/2 C Ice Cubes


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (If using a Vitamix, blend for 1 minute on high).
2. Enjoy!

In case you missed my other Smoothie recipe...

Click HERE.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Don't forget to become of fan of our new Facebook page!

Teach Me How to Cookie Blog

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Check out these awesome Valentine's Recipes!

Valentine's Recipes

Click HERE for the original Recipes.

And in case you still need a Valentine's Dinner Menu...

Click HERE for the recipes!

Have a LOVE-ly Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

1 Yr Blogiversary!!

It's Teach Me How to Cookie's 
1 Yr Blogiversary!!!

One year ago today, we posted our first recipe... Meatball and Veggie Strombolis.
Click HERE for the recipe.

I started TMHTC on a whim, hoping to find a little hobby I could enjoy.
I had no idea how much I would love blogging,
sharing recipes, creating recipes, and connecting with people.

I'm also excited to announce that today
we are launching our official Facebook page!

Teach Me How to Cookie Facebook Banner
Make sure you click HERE to like the page
to keep up with all of the latest recipes and posts!

I have to take a second and thank all of the
guest bloggers who have guest posted for me!
I have loooved having these wonderful women
share their talents through TMHTC!

Thank you Hannah, Sue (Mom), Mandy, Katie, 
Melissa, Julie, Tessa, and Carly! 
I hope you will continue to share your recipes on here!

Teach Me How to Cookie Guest Bloggers

And to anyone else interested in guest posting, please contact me and let me know!

And now the Top 5 Recipes from the year...

Teach Me How to Cookie Top Recipes of Year 1

Chicken Asparagus and Parmesan Spaghetti Recipe

Click HERE for the recipe.

Irish Car Bomb Cupcake Recipe St. Patrick's Day

Click HERE to see the recipe.

Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Click HERE for the recipe.

Cabbage and Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe

Click HERE to see recipe.

Taco Pie Recipe

Click HERE for the recipe.

Your favorite Pumpkin Fall Friday...

Easy Pumpkin Dip Recipe

Click HERE for recipe.

Your favorite Christmas Cookie...

Sugar Cookie Cut outs with Royal Icing Recipe

Click HERE for recipe.

My Favorite Recipe from the year...

Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcake Recipe

Click HERE for recipe.

And now....

The WINNER of the Red Keurig Mini Brewer is...

Tiffany Roberts!!

Congratulations Tiffany! I will be emailing you with 
instructions on how to claim your prize.

In case you missed yesterday, here is 
Chocolate in EVERY. COURSE!

Valentine's Dinner Menu for You and Your Sweetie Chocolate

Click HERE for the recipe.

Here's to another great year of cooking, baking, blogging, 
creating, sharing, connecting, and tasting!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu for you and Your Sweetie

Valentine's Day is almost here!!

I hope you are busy making plans to celebrate
with you and your loved one - whether thats a significant other
or just a group of girlfriends you truly love!

I know how nice it can be to go out to a fancy restaurant,
but sometimes its nice to stay in and cook a delicious dinner.
If that's you this weekend, than look no further for the perfect menu!

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu for you and your sweetie

Why is this the perfect Valentine's Day Menu, you ask?
Well let me say one word.

Chocolate. Yes, Chocolate.

Every recipe in the menu contains chocolate.

I'll give you a moment to soak that in.

Well let's not delay!
I present your perfect Valentine's Day Menu FULL of Chocolate!

Berry Spinach Salad with Chocolate Dressing

I've never been so excited to eat a salad in my life!

Berry Spinach Salad with Chocolate Dressing

Shopping List:

1 bg Baby Spinach

1 container Fresh Strawberries, quartered

1 container Blackberries

1 C Honey Roasted Almonds


1 oz square Dark Chocolate, melted

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1 tsp Honey

Salt and Pepper, to taste

1. Assemble salad
2. Mix together ingredients in dressing. Dress salad. Enjoy!

Chocolate Rub Top Sirloin

Chocolate Rub Top Sirloin Steak
Shopping List:

2 Top Sirloin Steaks
(Or steak of choice)

1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

Salt and Pepper, to taste


1. Mix steak rub.
2. Coat Steak.
3. Grill steaks or sear in pan with 1 Tbsp Olive Oil over medium heat until cooked to desired wellness. Enjoy!

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

These are my absolute favorite.
You won't believe how delicious these puppies are!!
And since we are using a box mix, they are super easy to make!.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pie with Chocolate Chip Recipe
Shopping List:

1 box Betty Crocker Devil's Food Cake Mix

1/2 C (one stick) Butter, softened

2 Eggs, beaten

1 bottle Red Food Dye

1 container Cream Cheese Frosting

1 C Mini Chocolate Chips


1. Preheat oven to 350. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Beat together cake mix, butter, eggs, and food dye. Drop 1 inch scoops of dough 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely (at least 15 minutes).
4. Spread cream cheese frosting on bottom of one cookie and sandwich together with another.
5. Place mini chocolate chips in a bowl and roll whoopee pie so that frosting becomes coated in chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Recipe from Betty Crocker

Tomorrow we is our 1 Yr Blogiversary and celebrate we will! 
I can hardly believe it!

And we will announce the winner of the 
Red Keurig Mini Brewer 
Only a few hours left to enter if you haven't already!

Click HERE to enter!

See ya tomorrow!