Healthy Baked Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

We LOVE Baked Oatmeal around here. In fact, it’s one of the most popular recipes on this website. We eat it at least once a week…..sometimes more if we’re lucky. I like to make it in advance sometimes, especially if it’s going to be a hectic morning and I know I won’t have 30 minutes to wait for something to bake. We also have to eat on the run occasionally and it would be nice to be able to take Baked Oatmealwith us on those days. It’s pretty easy to eat in its original state, but I thought I could make it even easier……so when I knew I needed a meal on the go, I decided to try muffin cups for the oatmeal. It worked GREAT!!! I’ll be doing it more often. It is very easy to eat in the car.I used the same recipe, I just poured it into 8 muffin cups instead of the 8 inch pan. The recipe makes 4 servings, so each person could have two…..or like Annie, just one. Actually, I could eat them all myself. I might regret it later though.I used cup liners for ease of toting, but you wouldn’t have to do that if you didn’t have any.Continue reading

How to Make an Omelet

It’s so easy to make an omelet. I make them regularly for Barry…..especially when I have stuff in the refrigerator that I want to get rid of. You can put ANYTHING in an omelet – cheese, salsa, taco meat, bacon, ham, peppers, onions, steak, hot dogs, chicken nuggets. I’d say most people who don’t make omelets don’t do it because they think it’s hard. I’m here to shed light on the subject! If I can do it, you can do it! Now, this omelet turns out a little rough because I got in a hurry… split open. Guess what? It still tastes delicious. Did you know that they make a special pan just for making omelets? Good grief! What normal person has room in their cabinets for all these contraptions? I had to get rid of my dishwasher in order to store more cake pans, so I really don’t have room for a special omelet pan. Good thing we don’t need it. So, let’s clean out the fridge and make an omelet!
All you need to make an omelet are eggs, water, salt, pepper, and cooking spray. Of course you need your fillings, but that will vary each time you’re making one. The omelet I make the most is just salsa and cheese for a filling. We like to keep things simple in the Myers household.Continue reading

Insurance: What Do You Really Need? (Part 1)

Insurance: What Do You Really Need? (Part 1)

I feel like standing on a bit of a soap box today (and I’m even continuing it next Saturday!!!) – why? I will be “yelled at” by overzealous insurance agents. I will be told I am wrong by people who have had their 1-in-a-million situation cost them their life savings. I will be dismissed because I am not a licensed insurance broker. My real reason: I want to bring a good dose of reality to a discussion so filled with hype, emotion and confusion so those of you who are trying to figure this mess out will have a place to start. I also want to have this discussion so others can chime in. Since there are literally volumes that could be written about each of the various insurance types, I will simply list out several of the more common ones and give you my BASIC take on each’s validity and utility. You’re welcome to agree or disagree based on what’s going on in your life. If you have something to add to the conversation (not just rhetoric), comments are open and welcome. Help us to all learn something!

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MyPoints and Inbox Dollars

I love referring you guys to programs that help you make a little extra cash here and there. MyPoints and Inbox Dollars are two of those types of programs. I realize there are tons of companies out there trying to sell you on something, saying they will pay you to do yadda-yadda…..and it turns out that yadda-yadda is something illegal or you have to spend fifty zillion dollars in order to qualify. I wouldn’t refer you to something I wasn’t doing myself. I think there are tons of programs like this that you can join, but these two are my favorites and the easiest to do. And trust me, these days I need easy. I don’t have tons of extra time to jump through hoops……I’m not very talented with hoops – hula or basketball (my sister says AMEN!).Continue reading

10 Things I Don’t Do

I realize that I’m always posting about things that I DO around here. I tell you cool tips and give you awesome recipes……but I never post about those things I don’t do – or those recipes that totally flop. Some of you get the impression that I’m Super Mom and that I can do it all. I actually get questions saying, “Stacy, how do you get it all done?” And so here is the simple answer…….I don’t. Yep. I don’t. So, today I’m going to give you a little glimpse into the things that I don’t do around here. This should be interesting.Continue reading