Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Egg Muffin Cups – Ready Player One – The Pull and Kick Murder


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Good morning everyone! I’m excited to share a new breakfast recipe and two new books that I’m reading this week. Last week my health took a little turn on me and I’m sort of catching up this week with posts, tags, and awards. I hope you’ll be pleased with this week’s post!

I decided to make something fairly easy this morning. I ended up with a ton of eggs and thought this recipe would help use them up. Let’s get started!

Egg Muffin Cups

Ingredients to make 24 muffin cups – Easy to cut the recipe down to half if this is too many. 

1 Pound of bulk sausage of your choice (I like farmland sausage because it’s MSG free)


24 Eggs

Roughly 2 1/2 cups of finely chopped onion and bell pepper (I used green & red)

1/2 tsp of salt – less if your sausage is heavily salted

3/4 tsp pepper

1 heaping cup of shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. I used convection because I’m cooking two trays and want them to be evenly cooked. Grease your pans or add liners.


Cook your sausage in a skillet. Break up the sausage into small little chunks. While the sausage is cooking you can chop up your onion and pepper and prepare the cheese and spices. Drain the sausage.


Beat all the eggs in a bowl and then add everything else in.


Measure out into the muffin cups. I used a ladle and left about a half inch space from the top of the pan.



Bake for 22-25 minutes in the oven, or until solid and can be removed whole.


Take them out and let them cool just for a few minutes. Remove and serve.


I would recommend using liners with a square pan as a few of mine were difficult to remove, even after spraying.

What I love about these is that you can add what you want to. I was thinking next time I might add in some tomato. You can omit the sausage and add something else. Experiment with the ingredients you like.


Garnish if preferred. I used some chopped green onion and fresh cracked pepper.


Super simple and yummy!



Books This Week

I’m starting two new books today after I finish Marcel Malone. Be sure to check back for my review on Marcel Malone later on this week.

The Pull and Kick Murder: Competition can be deadly by David R. Dowdy


Blurb: Woodward High’s annual contest to determine the captain of the swimming team has come again. When a star swimmer is found murdered in the pool, an unlikely pair are thrown together to find the killer. Follow the story as a shady Detective Lieutenant and a highbrow philosophy teacher try to solve the case. How far will the detective go? What drives the teacher to work with the detective?

The author was so kind and sent me a copy of this in the mail awhile back. I’m looking forward to starting it. It sounds like a very unique story. Check back next week for my review and a Q&A with the author David R. Dowdy.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

12600138.jpg Blurb: It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune — and remarkable power — to whoever can unlock them.

For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved — that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt — among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life — and love — in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?

I’ve had this on my TBR for what seems like forever. I finally picked it up from Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago and now I’m hearing all about the movie! Check back next week for my review on this one as well. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Please feel free to comment with thoughts or suggestions below.

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29 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book – Egg Muffin Cups – Ready Player One – The Pull and Kick Murder

  1. Nel

    I didn’t even know muffin pans could be square. You’ve just blew my mind!
    I need to read Ready Player One as well. It’s been on the rage on my Twitter feed thanks to SDCC. I watched the trailer and I have no idea what’s going on so I think book reading is in order. Thanks for sharing your morning Mischenko! 🙂

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    1. Hey, Nel! Haha, my mom gave me the pan and I was surprised as well. It’s super cool but you really need liners to keep the food from sticking. It doesn’t stick horribly, but some.

      Yeah, Ready Player One has been on my TBR forever. I’m not waiting any longer, lol. I’m super excited! I hope you enjoy it and I’ll watch for your review.

      Thanks for stopping by! ❤

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        1. Haha… hmmm… it’s a flour like powder we use to make biscuits or pancakes or waffles. You add other ingredients to change the texture and flavor of the dough or pastry. Please!!! My favorite show is the great British baking show!

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        2. Wow! 😲 I’m fascinated with American foods. I used to get a friend ship me over boxes of the Kraft Mac n Cheese cos it was just the best and nothing over here tastes anything like it. I have never watched that show!

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        3. oh you are killing me. just twisting the knife, round and round, until portions of my once thriving heart are left shattered on the wooden floor next to Ryder’s floating fur balls. (I desperately need to sweep). Mac and Cheese is OK, but I like to make it from scratch.

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        4. Haha! Yes, this was a younger much less sensible me! I now make it from scratch actually I make aost everything from scratch now! I have discovered cooking is amazing in my old age! 😉

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  2. Jennifer C

    I hope you are feeling better, my sweet friend! I LOVE to make egg muffin cups. I like to add quinoa to them and have experimented a little with different things. Your books sound great as always. I have had Ready Player One waiting for me on my Kindle for quite some time. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on it!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. ❤ I think we need to get together to share some recipes! I’m looking for ways to use more quinoa. I haven’t really enjoyed it just cooked in a pan. 😉 I’m looking forward to starting the book tonight. 💗💗💗 Thanks for stopping by! I’m always so happy to hear from you. Have a great day!


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