Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to make the ULTIMATE personalized schedule for kids!













You know you're losing your mind when...

You look in the passenger seat and see the bank deposit canister.


I returned it to the bank within 10 minutes.  I really wish that I had a picture of the nasty look the teller gave me when he saw me at his window with the above face.  
He did NOT think I find me entertaining. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Best EVER french toast!

stuffed french toastIt is a pleasure to guest post for Tickles and Timeouts.  The start of the school year is fast approaching and the first day is always so special...

Let's face it, there are days when we don't always give our kids a good breakfast (you know the days when we throw the kids a granola bar as they are running out the door) but the first day of school is always special and deserves a YUMMY breakfast!

This is always a hit for my family! We like to try variations with the stuffing. Peach is really good. It would also be great with cherry, apple, banana or chocolate chips. Why not pull up a chair and let the kids help you make it. They do great sprinkling the blueberries in and helping to seal the slices.stuffed french toastIngredients: thick sliced bread (I used Pepperidge Farm’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread) 1 (8 oz. pkg) cream cheese 4 egg ¼ cup half and half or heavy cream 1 pint of blueberries 1 cup powdered sugar 4 T. butter 1 T. maple syrup Serve with fresh blueberries, maple syrup and confectioner’s sugar.stuffed french toastPreheat a cast iron pan to medium.stuffed french toastNext beat the cream cheese with a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup. Set aside. Wash fresh blueberries. Drain well. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Gradually add in the cream. Set aside.stuffed french toastTake one slice of bread, generously spread the cream cheese mixture on one side. Add a handful of blueberries. stuffed french toastBe sure to leave a border around the outside to seal the slices. Carefully, press another slice of bread on top. The cream cheese acts like glue to hold everything together. Press all sides closed. Prep the rest of the stuffed french toast and place on a plate.stuffed french toaststuffed french toastAdd butter to pan. When butter is melted, begin by dipping each stuffed french toast into the egg mixture. Allow each piece to soak for at least 10 seconds. Then cook for about 4 minutes on each side. 2014-06-02_0013stuffed french toaststuffed french toastHappy Cooking! Kate All images taken by Kate Mazzi Photography

Stuffed French Toast with cream cheese and blueberries
Recipe Typedinner, breakfast
Author: Kate Mazzi
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Serves: 3.5
Delicious french toast with a sweet creamy cheese and blueberry filling that just melts in you mouth
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf of thick sliced bread (I used Pepperidge Farm’s Cinnamon Swirl Bread)
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg) cream cheese
  • 4 egg
  • ¼ cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1 T. maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat a cast iron pan to medium.
  2. Next beat the cream cheese with a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Add a teaspoon of maple syrup. Set aside.
  3. Wash fresh blueberries. Drain well.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. Gradually add in the cream. Set aside.
  5. Take one slice of bread, generously spread the cream cheese mixture on one side. Add a handful of blueberries.
  6. Be sure to leave a border around the outside to seal the slices. Carefully, press another slice of bread on top. The cream cheese acts like glue to hold everything together. Press all sides closed.
  7. Prep the rest of the stuffed french toast and place on a plate.
  8. Add butter to pan. When butter is melted, begin by dipping each stuffed french toast into the egg mixture. Allow each piece to soak for at least 10 seconds. Then cook for about 4 minutes on each side.