Posted in December 2012

Top 12 Recipes of 2012

Considering today is New Year’s Eve,  I thought I’d share the top 12 recipes of 2012 from Hungry Gator Gal in order of popularity. But first, I want to thank you for making this year, which was my first in the blogging world, truly wonderful. Your comments are inspirational and bring smiles and laughter to my life every day. I think it’s … Continue reading

Spinach-Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Raise your hand if you’re a kid at heart. Me, me, me! I think the photo is from Camp Wai Lani summer session 2003? I can’t remember exactly, but I must have been about 10 years old. Grilled cheese was one of my all-time favorite meals as a kid, along with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, cheese hot dogs, scrambled eggs, chicken nuggets, … Continue reading

Easy, Cheesy Whole-Wheat Drop Biscuits

Bisquick has met its match. Introducing . . . Whole-Wheat Cheese and Herb Drop Biscuits I made these dense-but-fluffy biscuits for my family’s Christmas dinner, and they were a huge hit. I think my brother wolfed down seven at dinner alone! In fact, only one little biscuit remained the next morning, which I quickly patted with … Continue reading

Pizza, Healthified

What do I cook when I crave pizza but am too lazy to order in? This . . . Bubbly, cheesy goodness filled with eggs and veggies and topped with meatballs Pizza Frittata Recipe slightly adapted from Minimalist Baker Serves Four Difficulty: Easy Total Preparation and Cook Time: 30 to 40 minutes Ingredients: 7 eggs + two splashes of milk … Continue reading

Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying food, fun and festivities with your loved ones. 🙂 Sprinkled Cinnamon Roll Cookies (recipe courtesy of Krusteaz)

Double Chocolate Gingerbread Nut Bars

Happy Christmas Eve! I just wanted to pop in quickly to share a recipe for an awesome holiday treat I made Saturday night. As I mentioned earlier,  I had an itch to bake because Saturday was quite chilly by Florida standards. I concocted the following Christmas treat as I snuggled up in a blanket to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation by a warm, crackling fire. The following … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Banana French Toast

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .” This morning was a little chilly on Florida’s west coast, which triggered my craving for a warm and comforting breakfast. I was going to make a batch of peanut butter banana custard oats, but digging my fork into a pile of egg-battered bread covered in maple syrup and topped … Continue reading

WIAW #9: Pretty Eggtastic

I apologize for posting a bit later than usual on this wonderful Wednesday before Christmas. My mom woke me up around 6 a.m. to see if I was interested in substitute teaching for the day, and I said yes. Thus, I didn’t have time to write and post my Tuesday eats for WIAW until now. Holiday graphics courtesy of Ashley … Continue reading

For Newtown: Apple Cider Crisp

Although I enjoyed the weekend with my semi-dysfunctional family, many in Newtown, Connecticut cannot say the same, and this thought deeply saddens me. Despite my seemingly large and frightening problems, nothing compares to the pain of the families who are mourning the loss of loved ones in Newtown. Words cannot express how sorry I am for the tragedy that occurred … Continue reading

Whole-Wheat Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

Weekend baking is becoming somewhat of a tradition around here, and this morning was no exception. I woke up Sunday morning around 9:30 with an itch to experiment and finally try some of the recipes that have been patiently waiting for me on my Pinterest boards. After scrolling through endless pictures of baked goods, I settled on muffins because … Continue reading