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Let’s Talk Breakfast Eggs

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Breakfast Eggs)

Some things are considered breakfast staples, like pancakes and waffles, toast, bagels, hash browns, bacon or sausage, and oatmeal. My favorite is the egg. It’s such a versatile food and I love it in so many different ways: egg salad, deviled eggs, quiche, or just plain fried, boiled, poached, you name it.

Eggs are an easy breakfast choice, but for all their versatility, it’s also easy to get into a rut and make the same thing over and over again. So this is where you come in! Tell us:

What are some of your favorite ways to prepare eggs for breakfast?

My go-to has usually been a fried egg (runny yolk please!) on a bed of fried rice. I vary the flavor of the fried rice so it always tastes like a different meal. But I’ve been wanting to make those Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce you see above, so maybe this weekend, I’ll finally crack. (Ha.)

How about you? Do you have a favorite egg dish you like to make for breakfast? Maybe a killer frittata or quiche? A family favorite omelet? We want to hear how you enjoy eggs for breakfast. Come share below!

 

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Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Rebecca of Foodie with Family.

Fresh ingredients make fresher tasting dishes, and the same goes for spices! How long have you had that bottle of lemon pepper seasoning hanging out in the back of your cupboard? Mine had been there for 6 years. Yikes! And don’t even ask me how old the spices in my in-laws’ cupboard are. My husband says he remembers some of the same bottles from when he was a kid!

But it got me thinking: the bottles of spices and seasonings from the store are so big, you can’t possibly use them before they start to lose their kick. When I stumbled on Rebecca’s recipe for Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning, I knew I could adios that ancient bottle I had languishing in the back of the cupboard and never buy a bottle at the store again.

Best of all, it makes just the right amount, so there is no way it will go bad or get stale in your cupboard. Fresh is always best, don’t you agree?

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Rebecca of Foodie with Family.

This combination is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and lemony for all taste buds. Gather up your kosher salt (not to be confused with table salt), sugar, cracked pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, celery seed, and a lemon.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Rebecca of Foodie with Family.

Using a zester or micro-plane, zest your lemon into a bowl. Make sure you only zest the yellow part. The white pith has a bitter taste, and no one wants to add bitter to their lemon pepper.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Rebecca of Foodie with Family.

Into the bowl, add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Guest post by Megan Keno of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver, recipe submitted by TK member Rebecca of Foodie with Family.

Lemon pepper is great on just about everything, especially grilled steaks. Give this blend a try, or use other ingredients to come up with your own. The possibilities are endless.

Be sure to check out Rebecca’s TK recipe box and her site, Foodie with Family, for more home cooked comfort food. Next on my must-make list is her Fried Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomato Burger. Drool!

What are your favorite seasonings and do you make your own seasoning blends?

Leave a comment or link below to inspire your Tasty Kitchen friends!

 
 

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Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning

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Add a punch of flavour to grilled fish, chicken, pork, popcorn, dips, salads and whatever else your heart desires with this perfect blend of salt, lemon zest, cracked black pepper rounded out with hints of onion, garlic and celery seed. You’ll never want to be without it again!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Salt (click On The Related Blog Link) Or Substitute Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Raw Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 whole Lemon, Zest Only (Use Only The Yellow Part, Avoid The Bitter White Pith.)
  • ½ teaspoons (heaping) Granulated Onion
  • ¼ teaspoons Granulated Garlic
  • ¼ teaspoons Celery Seed

Preparation Instructions

Stir together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight jar at room temperature. This can be refrigerated if desired. Because there are no funky preservatives or anti-caking chemicals added to the mixture, you may find that it has a tendency to clump slightly. Just break it up with your fingers or a fork before using if this occurs.

Replace using commercial lemon pepper seasoning by substituting an equal measure of homemade lemon pepper seasoning.

 
 
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Megan Keno is the writer and photographer of Country Cleaver, a food blog fueled by Nutella and images of June Cleaver—if June wore cowboy boots and flannel, that is. A self-proclaimed country bum, Megan creates from-scratch recipes that range from simple to sublime and how-to’s to build your cooking repertoire. But she couldn’t do it without the help of her trusty—and furry—sous chef, Huckleberry. He’s a world class floor cleaner.

 
 

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Happy Halloween and Creepy Crawler Spiders

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Looks Delicious! (Halloween Creepy Crawler Spiders, submitted by Nancy of Coupon Clipping Cook)

 
Tomorrow’s the big day! Are we ready for some costumes, candy and scary fun? Are you heading to a Halloween party or hosting your own? These Creepy Crawler Spiders from TK member Nancy would be a perfect spooky treat. With just a few easy steps, they’d be fun to make with the kids, too. You’re just a couple bags of melted chocolate chips and some candy eyeballs away from these tasty creatures.

We hope you have a safe, fun and delicious Halloween whether you’re trick-or-treating, screaming your way through a haunted house, or staying cozy inside with some cider and a basket of candy by the door.

 

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Kitchen Talk: Game Day Food

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (World Series 2014)

I have one question for you: Kansas City Royals, or San Francisco Giants?

Tonight, they play for the World Series title, and though I haven’t had time to follow baseball closely all season, I love that the matchup has been even enough to require all seven games to determine the winner. That means we get to squeeze every bit out of the series, and we have an excuse to indulge in game day food on a Wednesday.

Because it’s a weekday, some of us won’t have much time to spend in the kitchen before the game comes on. But we won’t let that stop us, right? So tell us:

Do you have any ideas for quick and easy game day food?

If I could, I’d put out some BBQ (go KC Royals!) and clam chowder in sourdough bowls (go SF Giants!). Not just as a nod to the teams, but because I really do love BBQ. And clam chowder. And I’m trying to be neutral because I have a brother who lives in Kansas City, and my mom is in San Francisco right now.

Sadly, BBQ and clam chowder really don’t usually fall under the “quick and easy” category. But we have a few others here that do, like the Cheese Crisps you see in the photo above. Here are a few others:

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (World Series 2014)

Bacon and Blue Cheeseburger Potato Skins. Meat? Good. Cheese? Good. Bacon? Bring it on.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (World Series 2014)

Chicken Alfredo Garlic Bread Pizza. Your favorite pasta, on garlic bread.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (World Series 2014)

Speaking of bread, how about this Cheddar Tailgating Bread? Look at all that cheese. Heavenly.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (World Series 2014)

Garlic and Mushroom Queso Fundido. Whip this up, serve it with a bowl of chips, and watch it disappear.

 
Now it’s your turn! Have any ideas for a Game 7 feast tonight? Are you watching the game? If you are, which team are you rooting for? Show your team colors below!

 

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Maple and Onion Jam

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I have to admit that canning is one of my biggest cooking fears. I’m probably the world’s biggest canning baby. The thought of putting food in a pot that builds pressure that could potentially blow slightly terrifies me. I know this is highly unlikely, but the complication of the process also scares me. While I […]

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Kitchen Talk: Home Remedies

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They say there's no real cure for the common cold, but I prefer to be more optimistic. I prefer to believe there are some ways to ward it off, or at least alleviate its symptoms. So before we get too deep into cold and flu season, let's prepare as best we can! Tell us:

Do you have any home remedies to help fight off the common cold?

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

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Whether you are tail-gating, hosting a party or planning an easy weeknight dinner, you can never go wrong with Buffalo chicken. This recipe for Grilled Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas by Tasty Kitchen member

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Looks Delicious! Hot Kale and Artichoke Dip

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This Hot Kale and Artichoke Dip is packed with flavor, and it's topped with crushed potato chips, so it's almost like a twofer! Warm, creamy, cheesy and slightly spicy, it's also vegetarian.