Make Ahead Egg Muffins

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It’s no secret I am an early bird and love being up before the rest of the house!   I TRY to make my mornings as relaxed and organized as possible…. BUT (and I’m sure anyone else with kids can agree) things don’t always go as planned and more often than not mornings end up chaotic in my house!   

Here is an easy make ahead recipe I like to have on hand for busy weekday mornings!

You will need:

  • Wilton Mini Pie Pan This is 11.99 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and truly is the perfect size (IF you don’t want another pan you can always use a non-stick cupcake tin, but the muffins end up a lot smaller than your English muffin)
  • Eggs
  • Pre-cooked bacon (1 slice per egg)
  • Seasoning salt & Pepper 
  • Cheese
  • English Muffins or Bagel Thins

Make sure to spray your pan with non stick spray. Cook your bacon for about 30 seconds, cut each slice in half, and then line the bottom of your pie time with each slice.  Crack an egg in each and break the yolk with a fork. Top with your favorite seasonings (I use a little pepper and seasoning salt).  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the yolks are firm.

I like to store mine in the fridge, but you could easily freeze them.  I’d suggest pulling them out the night before to defrost before you eat them.

During the morning time microwave each muffin for 30 seconds, top with a piece of cheese, and serve on top of your bread of choice (English muffins or bagel thins work best!)

Perfect on the go breakfast for you or your babes! Enjoy!!

Art By Brandis. A must have.

If you haven’t already read my About Me post, I suggest you start there.  That tells a lot about me as a person, a mother, and what I hold near and dear.  One of the things that I really value are handmade items; the sweat, the work, and most important the love that goes into making something.  I am always on the hunt for handmade items for my home and for my children. They are so meaningful to me and I can’t get enough. When I first stumbled upon Art By Brandis on instagram, I fell in love with her work. Instantly I knew she was the perfect lady to create a family portrait for us.   I mean look at how awesome these pictures are!

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  I quickly emailed her and couldn’t wait to get started!  All she needed was 4 pictures of our family showing our personality and style.  I gave her a few instructions for my vision of the portrait, but I left the creative process up to her!  In a matter of 3 emails going back and forth and a week later this arrived on my door.

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I just about died when I saw it.  It was perfect in every way and is something that I know I will cherish in the years to come when my babes aren’t small enough to hold on my hip anymore.

If seeing the portrait for the first time wasn’t enough to make me cry, I was on the phone with a cousin this past week and she mentioned to me how much she loved our portrait.  She went on and on about how realistic it looked and how Brandis truly captured our family.  Then she said something that really hit me.

One day your kids are going to fight over who gets that“. 

Cue the tears. It’s true.  Having something like this is truly priceless.

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…Later that day I started thinking of all the possibilities. I was hooked and now I plan to get more as gifts!  Here are some of my ideas:

  • Recreate a wedding photo for a couple’s anniversary (parent, grandparents, maybe a friend’s one year anniversary?)
  • Group photo of grandkids for a grandparent (even if they physically aren’t in the same place at the same time) with a few photos of each, Brandis could draw them together
  • Photo of pets that aren’t with us anymore
  • Old photo of you and your best friend as a birthday gift

Honestly there are SO many different things you could do.  All you need are a few photos, an imagination, and Brandis can make it happen.  This is her and her beautiful family!!!

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 OK now that ALL of you are ready to flood her email and order a portrait immediately, here is the BEST PART!!!  Brandis is offering my readers an additional 15% OFF their own custom portrait.  Head over to her site to see how to get it! 

ADDITIONALLY we are giving away a FREE PORTRAIT on Instagram!

Head over to @bestdressedbabes for details!

Thank you Brandis.  This portrait means the world to me.