Eggcellent Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

hardboiled eggs

If you’re a Pinterest addict like I am, then you’ve seen the Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven and thought hmm is that for real? Well, I’m a hardboiled egg freak. I eat two for breakfast almost every single day, but I hate actually hard boiling them. I decided to give them in a muffin tin in the oven for a whirl. It was AWESOME. 12 at a time, perfectly cooked and ready for me everyday that week. This also an Easter egg game changer since you can do them 12 at a time for dyeing!! This is the recipe I used. But I figured I’d repost it here.

What You’ll Need:


  • A Dozen Large Eggs
  • A Large Muffin Tin
  • An Ice Water Bath

What to Do:


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and place one egg in each slot. Don’t worry they won’t really move around.
  2. Put them in the oven for 25-30 minutes. I did 25 because my oven is really hot.
  3. Pull them out and let them stand for 1 minute. They will have little brown spots on them, but they will go away in the water or after rinsing.
  4. Remove each one and place it in the ice bath for 10 minutes.
  5. Your eggs are now ready to enjoy or put in the fridge or DYED!!! YAY :)! How eggciting!
    DSC02603xx – Dan

Prosciutto Basil Crostini


When Christmas rolls around there’s always at least a few parties or pot lucks and I know I always feel obligated to bring something with me. For this past weekend, it was a staff Christmas dinner potluck and I signed up for an appetizer and dessert. I wanted to make something quick, but would still be popular for everyone. Enter the simple Martha Stewart Prosciutto Basil Crostini. I doubled the recipe suggested because I had to serve 15 people. These were a huge hit and they only took me about 20 minutes altogether, so they’re an easy fast holiday party appetizer. Plus they’re so Christmas colorful and pretty to look at too!

Prosciutto Basil Crostini (makes 18 crostinis)

1 French Baguette

2 TBS EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1 TBS Coarse Salt

Freshly Ground Pepper

36 Fresh Basil Leaves (2 for each crostini)

9 oz of Prosciutto thinly sliced

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the baguette diagonally into 1-1.5 inch thick slices. Brush each side of each crostini with EVOO and place them on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Toast crostinis in the oven for 5-6 minutes on each side until light golden. Remove from sheet and place on cooling rack.
  3. Place one or two basil leaves on each crostini. Take one thin slice of prosciutto and gently  fold and place on each one. Finish by drizzling EVOO across the crostinis and season with salt and pepper again. Serve immediately or place in air tight container.




xx – Dan

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone! I’m feeling super festive today with the orange bow I made this morning. This will be a super quick post, but I just wanted to share a few cute little Halloween/fall fun things!!

Freaking adorable “pumpkin” caramel apples that I made last week for all of my co-workers! These were a serious hit and really easy to make. Recipe and how to found here!

Mine and Grimsby’s Halloween day costumes (Mario & Princess Peach)! Me and my two baby brothers are matching from Mario Kart obviously. Picture to come on Weekly Instagram Round Up next week!

Me and my HUGE pumpkin before I decorated it!!

One side of my pumpkin monogrammed and polka dotted in blue with a matching bow!

The other side of my pumpkin: Gator Bait!!! 

Spooky chic nails with Revlon Scandalous!

I hope y’all have a super safe and fun Halloween night and check back tomorrow for a really delish fall treat to make!

xx – Dan

Brownie Mugs

I’ve seen lots of cute desserts and what not made in mugs, but never really believed it could actually work and taste good. The other day I was planning a delish dinner for two (Porkchops & Mashed Potatoes, anyone?) and I just was not too thrilled about also making dessert. I mean after you cook a full meal, who really wants to go all out on a dessert? I pulled up Pinterest, found a recipe, grabbed the few ingredients, and pulled out two mugs.

What You’ll Need for One Brownie Mug:

– One Mug

– One Spoon

– 1/4 Cup of Sugar 

– 1/4 Cup of Flour

– 2 TBS of Cocoa

– 2 TBS of Vegetable Oil

– 3 TBS of Water

– Pinch of Salt

1. Add your dry ingredients to the mug.

2. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients.

3. Stir, stir, stir till it’s smooth and well incorporated.

4. Microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds. 

5. Add ice cream if you wish and enjoy a quick, easy, and delicious Brownie Mug!

Fancy Pants enjoying his brownie mug :)

xx – Dan