Tasty Ham and Cheese Pancake Recipe

Just about everybody likes pancakes and they now come in many variations. This simple ham and cheese pancake recipe will add a nice twist to any meal time. Your entire family will enjoy this alternative. And do not think that you have to wait for the morning to try it out! Pancakes can be enjoyed whenever you wish to!

Before trying your hand at this ham and cheese pancake recipe you will need a mixing bowl, large spatula, wooden spoon, and a good skillet. If you haven't got a wooden spoon though, any spoon will suffice really.A homemade batter is really simple, here is what you need to gather: 135g of self-rising flour, sift it first, 125ml of milk, which should be cold, 1 egg, a pinch of salt, 1 cup of coarsely chopped ham and half a cup, (or more!), of shredded cheese of your choice.

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Dill can also be added which is nice.To achieve the best results, your needs to be warmed up before you can cook on it. Make sure to let it reach and stay at a temperature of 375F for at least ten minutes before cooking. If the skillet does not have a non-stick surface, spray it lightly with some flavorless cooking spray, or give it a little vegetable oil rub.

Tasty Ham and Cheese Pancake Recipe

Be sure you possess everything you need; then get started. Place the flour, milk, egg and salt in your bowl. Combine all of those nicely, until your batter has a smooth texture to it. You can then incorporate the ham and the cheese and fold everything in nicely.It is best if you let the batter rest for about 5 minutes before cooking it. Pour into even amounts, separated by enough space to let them rise properly. When you start noticing little bubbles popping at the surface, and the sides are cooked, you are ready for the flip.

Quickly flip the pancakes. When they have achieved the desired color, they are ready to be served! If you cannot serve them right away for any reason, all you have to do is line up some paper towel on a plate and lay your pancakes on it. Just be sure not to cover them.This ham and cheese pancake recipe offers a nice alternative for anybody in need of a change. If you like to eat with a little more twist, a pinch of cayenne pepper should do it for you. A healthy meal or snack for everyone to enjoy!

Tasty Ham and Cheese Pancake Recipe

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Two Great Breakfast Recipes for Diabetics

Sometimes you may think that a diabetic has more benefits when it comes to nutrition because they have to be healthy. They don't have a choice. A conventional diet that is filled with sugary and starch-based substances that most Americans are used to and does not do much for the body.

When people hear they have diabetes it is often difficult finding recipes for type 2 diabetes and how to adapt to the new plan. There are lots of recipes for diabetes, even cake and dessert recipes for diabetes. It is not a death sentence!

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You often feel so much better after you have had a nutritious meal with fresh fruit and vegetables that would give you a lot more lasting energy throughout the day than a bag of french fries and a coke ever would. Breakfast is a great place to start.

Two Great Breakfast Recipes for Diabetics

Here are some breakfast recipes for diabetics:

Pancakes with fried banana

2 bananas

100g self raising wholemeal flour

2 eggs, beaten

pinch of cinnamon

300ml buttermilk

  • Slice the banana in half and fry with a little olive oil in the pan
  • Whisk the flour and buttermilk together. If you would like it thinner then you can add a little milk at the end.
  • Whisk in the eggs and add cinnamon
  • Heat the pan and when it is hot you can start to make the pancakes.
  • Serve with the bananas and sprinkle some diabetic sugar on top.

Fruit Salad and berry compote with yogurt

100g raspberries

Fruit of your choice ( oranges, blueberries, peaches- nothing too sugary)

Natural yogurt


  • Mash up the raspberries or liquidize them so that you have a little sauce
  • Put all of your fruit in a bowl with a scoop of yogurt and the berry sauce on top with a few almonds

Two Great Breakfast Recipes for Diabetics

Recipes for Diabetics

Diabetic cake recipes

Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Basic Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Homemade chocolate frosting tastes so much better than that ready made kind you buy in a can, although that is good when you don't have time, but really, it's pretty easy to whip up some frosting of your own with this recipe.

1/4 cup butter, melted


1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Basic Chocolate Frosting Recipe

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups confectioners' sugar


In a large bowl, combine butter and cocoa; beat until well mixed. Add in the milk, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until frosting is smooth and creamy. Add more milk if you want a thinner consistency.

=> Chocolate Cake Frosting Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Frosting Recipe

Here's a good chocolate fudge icing recipe that goes great with chocolate cake.

3 squares baking chocolate

5 tablespoons butter

3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

7 tablespoons milk

Dash of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla


In a saucepan, combine the chocolate and the butter; cook on low heat until both are melted. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, add the sugar and stir in the milk, salt and vanilla. Slowly stir in the chocolate mixture and beat until frosting is smooth and easy to spread.

=> Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe: Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Here's an easy frosting recipe that spreads creamy and smooth on your homemade cake.

2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

6 tablespoons butter

5-6 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla


In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cocoa. In another small bowl, add 1/2 cup of cocoa mixture and the butter; beat well. Alternately add in the remaining cocoa mixture and the milk; beat until mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla.

=> Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe: Chocolate Chip Frosting

If you're a chocolate chip lover, this is quick way to make some homemade chocolate frosting.

1/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla


In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar and milk; bring to a boil. Stir in chocolate chips and the vanilla. Remove from heat. Beat frosting until cool and is a spreading consistency.

=> Easy Chocolate Frosting Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

The wonderful flavors of chocolate and peanut butter make a nice frosting to use on cupcakes.

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

2-2/3 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup cream or evaporated milk

In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and cocoa; stir until well blended. Stir in the sugar, salt and vanilla. Add in the cream until the desired consistency is reached.

=> German Chocolate Frosting Recipe: German Chocolate Cake Frosting Recipe

Here's a great German chocolate frosting recipe that features coconut and pecans.

1 cup sugar

3 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 stick butter

1 can condensed milk

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 can coconut


In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and cook over low heat; stir constantly until frosting reaches a thick consistency (about 12 minutes). Stir in the pecans and coconut.

=> Chocolate Cream Frosting Recipe: Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This makes a rich chocolate frosting that goes great on brownies and cupcakes.

4 squares unsweetened chocolate

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese (room temperature)

4 cups confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons evaporated milk


In a saucepan or double boiler, melt chocolate over low heat.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it has a fluffy consistency. Stir in the melted chocolate; with an electric mixer, mix on medium speed until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and salt. Slowly blend in the sugar.

Increase mixer speed to medium high. Gradually add in the milk and beat until the frosting is a smooth consistency.

Homemade Chocolate Frosting Recipe - Basic Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Brownies, Cheesecake, Fudge and more


Healthy Fitness Breakfast - Get Toned, Fit & Strong With a Healthy Fitness Breakfast

A healthy breakfast is one of the keys to a great body, good health - and energy for the rest of the day. But what most people don't understand is that you do not have to eat breakfast first thing in the morning. Here's a simple and healthy breakfast recipe that you can pre-make, ahead of time - and enjoy in the mid to late morning as part of a 'meal shifting' fitness/weight loss plan.

While the muscle-heads reading this article will scream out in fear of not getting enough protein - I will calmly note that since I've cut my protein intake in half, a few years ago (it was way too high) - I have not lost a single ounce of muscle, but I do look better - and I feel much better.

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Healthy Fitness Breakfast - Get Toned, Fit & Strong With a Healthy Fitness Breakfast

Yeah some people may say "Oh, that too late to be eating breakfast!" - but if you are already hip to the 'meal shifting' tactic - then you know how this works. If not - here's a quick summary:

Instead of eating first thing in the morning - you wait until mid to late morning to get your first meal in. Naturally all of your meals get pushed/shifted back a few hours - giving you less opportunity to overeat and consume unnecessary calories.

Here's the recipe:

- 1/3 cup whole oats - cooked on low heat (stove) for 10 minutes in...
- 3/4 cup water

...When cooked - drop on top of...

- 1/2 small/medium banana
- 1 tablespoon dried berry mix (I used Newman's Own Organic)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
- 1 heaping tablespoon of (organic) ground flax seed (this is vital to my daily nutrition)
- 1 strong pinch of stevia extract powder (for all natural, zero calorie sweetness)

Stir it up...

Add some water to tweak the consistency to your preference...


I eat this about five times per week.

If scheduling this type of breakfast for your self is a challenge - try this...

On Sunday, follow the same recipe as above. Just multiply it by 5. When it is done - divide it up into 5 storage containers - and put them into the refrigerator.

Now you have one for each day of the week.


No excuses!

Healthy Fitness Breakfast - Get Toned, Fit & Strong With a Healthy Fitness Breakfast

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A Typical Filipino Breakfast

Filipinos love to eat. An average Filipino eats around six times a day. We eat breakfast usually around 6-7 am, we have some snacks usually around 10am, lunch, more snacks at 3pm and finally dinner.

A typical Filipino breakfast is usually eggs, sunny side up; fried rice and any or all of the favorite Filipino breakfast staples: tocino or sweetened pork strips; tapa, a kind of beef jerky or tuyo, dried salted fish.


These dishes are fairly easy to cook. They require only minimal cooking skills. Fried rice is usually recycled rice from the night before. It is just rice that has cooled, then fried in a little oil with lots of garlic. Tocino and tapa, require a little boiling, when they are soft, the water is usually drained and a little cooking oil is added to fry the meat. Once it has started to caramelize, it is removed from the heat and served hot. Tuyo is usually washed to remove the excess salt and then fried in hot oil.

A Typical Filipino Breakfast

Filipinos are talkative in nature and even early in the morning the mood in the breakfast table is usually festive. Breakfast is usually a time for mom to remind her family to be good in school, to come home on time and for dad to take it easy at work. Although most Filipino mothers work, they still find time to cook these simple fares for breakfast with the family.

Breakfast is a good time for the children to touch base with their parents too. Since both parents usually work and come home late when the children are about to go to bed, kids usually remind their parents of upcoming projects for school or ball games and parent teacher conferences during breakfast.

Other favorite Filipino breakfast dishes are: hotdogs, pork and beans, sardines usually in tomato sauce and corned beef. Since children's classes start early in the Philippines, usually around 7-7:30 in the morning, breakfast food is usually easy to prepare. And rice is usually eaten with whatever viand there is.

Though it is not uncommon to find Filipinos eating cereals, oatmeal, toast or pancakes for breakfast, the tuyo, tapa and tocino will always be all time Filipino breakfast favorites. In some tables, a combination of a cooked and cold breakfast is even common. Mom may prefer oatmeal and fruit to her kids milk and cereal, and dad might opt for the cooked breakfast. It is also a frequent practice in most Filipino homes to eat pan de sal or bread while waiting for a cooked breakfast.

Filipinos definitely believe to eat like kings during breakfast because this gives us more time to chat with each other and enjoy each other's company. It is a time to relax before starting a long day.

A Typical Filipino Breakfast

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Rainbow Trout Recipes

Below you will find three wonderful recipes for rainbow trout. Trout are delicious, when cooked properly. These recipes turn out very well, and Rainbows cooked using any of them are delicious. Enjoy.

Baked Rainbow Trout


2-3 trout

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2 tablespoons chopped parsley

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1½ teaspoons seasoned salt

6 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion-thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic

1 large tomato, thinly sliced

4 teaspoons white wine

Spray 13x9 inch pan with liquid shortening. Arrange fish in pan and sprinkle with parsley, lemon juice and salt. Heat oil in small skillet: fry onion and garlic till limp. Pour over fish. Place tomato on fish and pour wine over fish. Bake 350 degrees 30-45 minutes. Serves 2-3.

Grilled Trout

6 small trout

Salt or seasoning for fish

Prepare trout: rub with oil and sprinkle with salt or seasoning. Place in fish basket if available or place on preheated grill rack and cook for about 15 minutes, turning as needed. Option: Rinse trout under cold water and stuff with lemon wedges and onions. Wrap in foil and cook on hot charcoal or gas grill for 6 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Open foil and, with back of fish facing you, remove skin. There is a line
down the middle dividing the back meat and the belly meat. With fork,
Pull the back meat toward you and belly meat away from you and remove bone.
Squeeze on fresh lemon. Salt and pepper as needed.

Rainbow Trout with Artichoke Heart

6 Rainbow Trout fillets

1/2 cup butter

4 tbsp. green onion, chopped

2 tbsp. parsley, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. lemon juice

8 oz. can of sliced mushrooms, drained

14 oz can artichoke hearts, sliced, and drained

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Pat rainbow trout fillets with a paper towel and place in flat baking dish. Melt butter in sauce pan and sauté the green onions, parsley and garlic until tender. Add lemon juice, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until heated thoroughly. Pour sauce over the filets and bake in 325 degree F oven for about 18 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serves 4.

Rainbow Trout Recipes

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3 Easy to Make Meatloaf Recipes

Here are 3 different, easy to make, recipes for meatloaf.

Meatloaf Recipe 1



3 Easy to Make Meatloaf Recipes

2 Eggs

1/2 cup water

Two tablespoons of soy sauce

1 small onion diced

2 Lbs. ground beef

8oz package of pre-made stuffing, (such as Stove Top)

salt & pepper to taste


Preheat Oven to 350°F

Beat eggs, water, and approximately two tablespoons of soy sauce together in a separate bowl and set aside.

Get a large bowl and mix the ground beef and stuffing together. Make sure to use your hands and combine the mixture well, as this is the most important step.

Slowly work the egg mixture into the meat and stuffing, once again making sure to combine all ingredients well.

Pick up big ball of meat and pack in hands until you have formed a loaf.

Place in ungreased loaf pan and place on center rack in oven for 45-55 minutes uncovered until center of meatloaf is browned. Drain excess grease off side of pan and let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Meatloaf Recipe 2


1 onion, chopped

1-2 celery stalks, chopped

1 cup cracker crumbs

1 clove garlic, diced

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon allspice

sprinkle of curry powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 eggs

2 lbs. ground beef

1-2 cans of mushroom soup

Makes 1 bread pan of meat loaf


Mix meat, eggs, and spices

Mix in vegetables and crackers

Bake at 400°F

Drain off grease when brown 10-20 minutes

Add 1-2 cans of mushroom soup on top

Bake until done

Total baking time 1.5-2 hours

Meatloaf Recipe 3


1 1/2 pounds of ground beef

1 cup Ritz crackers

2 beaten eggs

8 ounces Del Monte tomato sauce

1/2 cup fine onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pound the Ritz crackers until fine like bread crumbs.

Mince the onion until fine.

In a separate bowl, add the meat and the other ingredients and mix with your hands until the ingredients are all mixed together and the mixture is smooth.

Grease a glass baking pan with vegetable shortening.

Put the meat mixture in the pan and shape like a football.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour.

Take out the meat loaf and serve warm.

3 Easy to Make Meatloaf Recipes

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Diabetic Breakfast Ideas: Deliciously Simple Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics

Breakfast is the mot important meal of the day. How many times have we heard that? Well it's true, and especially for diabetics. If you're tired of having the same thing every day, you can switch up your morning food routine with some great diabetic breakfast ideas.

A recent study done in the UK suggests that what we eat for breakfast has a bearing on how our bodies react to lunch. According to the study, eating soon after waking up in the morning may help stabilize blood glucose levels later during the day. The small-scale study investigated metabolic changes in eight obese adults with type 2 diabetes.


The subjects were divided into two groups--one group had breakfast soon after waking up in the morning and the other group skipped breakfast altogether. The researchers noted how blood glucose levels differed between the groups, and found that those who had breakfast showed a much lower spike in blood glucose after lunch, compared to those who didn't have breakfast. The two groups had similar levels of insulin.

Diabetic Breakfast Ideas: Deliciously Simple Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics

What this means for diabetics is, starting the day with a proper meal composed of healthy diabetic breakfast foods can help steady blood glucose levels. Clearly, eating healthy meals in moderate portions and at scheduled times is the best way to manage diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends having a similar amount of carbohydrates for breakfast every day. Consistent carbohydrate intake for each meal helps keep your blood sugar levels within range. The recommended amount is between 45 and 60g of carbohydrate for each meal.

With this in mind, let's take a look at some healthy breakfast foods for diabetics.


Foods that contain carbohydrates, such as starches, milk, fruits and yogurt can raise blood-sugar levels. If you can control your carbohydrate intake, you will be better able to manage your diabetes. A healthy breakfast, especially during the colder months, is hot cereal. You can prepare a healthy diabetes breakfast by adding fruit and a half-cup of milk to a cup of any hot cereal. A staple in diabetic breakfast ideas is a cup of cooked hot oatmeal, two tablespoons of raisins and a half-cup of skim milk.

Cold cereal is also a healthy diabetes breakfast option for diabetics. You should choose unsweetened cereals that have 2.5g of fiber per serving, at the very least. To prepare a healthy breakfast with 45 to 60g of carbohydrate, add three-quarters of a cup of whole-grain cold cereal to a cup of skim milk. Add one slice of whole-wheat toast with one tablespoon of margarine and you will have a great breakfast to start the day.

French toast

Another healthy option for diabetic breakfast ideas is French toast made with whole-wheat bread, egg whites and skim milk. To stay within your 45 to 60g carbohydrate limit, have two slices of French toast made from whole-wheat bread, with two tablespoons of light pancake syrup and a cup of skim milk.


If you're pressed for time or don't feel like eating anything soon after you wake up, having a smoothie may be a good option. A delicious smoothie, packed with essential nutrients, is one of the most fulfilling diabetic breakfast foods. To prepare a healthy breakfast smoothie, add two servings of your favorite fruits, such as a cup of whole strawberries and a small banana, to a cup of skim milk. Add a teaspoon of peanut butter or wheat germ, and blend with ice. You can also substitute the skim milk with nonfat yogurt.

Egg sandwich

Eggs are rich in proteins and can be incorporated into several diabetic breakfast ideas. Eggs help you feel sated, and can make you feel full until the next meal. You can prepare an egg sandwich to start the day off with a healthy breakfast.

To prepare a delicious egg sandwich for breakfast, cook one egg into an omelet and add a slice of fat-free cheese and a slice of Canadian bacon to a whole-wheat toasted English muffin. Top off with a medium-sized banana for a healthy breakfast that'll keep you full for hours. You can also choose to have a bagel instead of an English muffin. Be sure to have a 2oz bagel to control the carbs. Remember, if you have high cholesterol, you should never have more than two egg yolks in a week. You can instead opt for egg whites or egg substitutes.

There are tons of great diabetic breakfast ideas for all palates. If you like fresh fruits, you can add more of that in your meals by having breakfast shakes or smoothies. Or if you like whole-grains, substitute it for fruits or breakfast meats.

Diabetic Breakfast Ideas: Deliciously Simple Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics

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Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe - A Free Recipe Inside

If you're looking for a quality Cracker Barrel meatloaf recipe, then this article was written for you. Specifically, I'm going to show you the ingredients you'll need, then I'm going to show you how to prepare this meal. By the time you've finished reading, you'll be ready to get cooking your own "replica" recipe!

Many families want to serve good food inside their homes, this is why the Cracker Barrel meatloaf recipe is one of the most popular "copycat" recipes around. Of course, it is already a given that you're not going to have the original recipe - because it's a trade secret - but you can improvise your own version of it without too much hassle.


In fact, I'm going to share with you my favorite version of this recipe right here. It has taken many months of testing, tweaking and refinement to develop this recipe - and while it's not completely identical to the original, I'm sure you'll agree that it's just as delicious if you decide to prepare it for you and your family.

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf Recipe - A Free Recipe Inside

So, without any further introduction - here's the recipe you're looking for.

The ingredients needed in making a clone of the Cracker Barrel meatloaf recipe are: 2 pounds of lean ground beef; ¾ cup of raw, chopped onions; ½ cup of chopped green peppers; 2 fresh eggs; 1 tablespoon of salt; ¾ teaspoon of black pepper; 1 can of diced tomatoes; 2 ¼ cups of bread crumbs; and ½ cup of catsup. When all of these have already been gathered, they should be combined with each other very well and must be pressed into a loaf pan after.

You should then bake it in an oven at 350° for an hour so that it will cook evenly. After an hour is over, you should take out the fat that accumulated in the process and add catsup at the top meatloaf. When the catsup has been added, you should bake the meatloaf for another 30 minutes. When the baking is done, cut it into portions according to the preferences of your family members.

Even though this is not the original recipe, seeing the family enjoy what you've prepared for them will make it all the more special.

To summarize, this article has given you a little background on this recipe, the "secret" ingredients you'll need, and what you need to do to prepare this meal. Now you should be ready to get cooking!

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Wedding Breakfast - What Is The Wedding Breakfast?

Even though the name tends to imply a morning meal, a wedding breakfast is far from what the word 'breakfast' is generally used for. The breakfast is, nonetheless, the most important occasion that follows a wedding. As the name suggests, it is a form of "breaking of a fast". In this case, it follows the period of fasting for the bride and the groom before the wedding. The breakfast is the first meal that breaks this fast following the wedding ceremony.

The reason why the Wedding Breakfast should be given paramount importance is quite evident from this. It is the most important meal for the bride and the groom in the sense that it is their first meal together as a lawfully wedded couple. Considering the significance of this part of a wedding ceremony, it is also quite understandable that the breakfast follows certain protocols of etiquette and traditional conventions.


Another important aspect of the Wedding Breakfast is that it is a family occasion in its truest sense. It is one occasion, where every member of the family, who has had at least some role in the wedding, is present. Moreover, the families of the bride and the groom also dine together for the first time, after the marital alliance has been established between them. It is, therefore an important that the Wedding Breakfast be organized properly so that everybody enjoys the breakfast with the sense of being together, rather than making it uncomfortable for the bridal party.

Wedding Breakfast - What Is The Wedding Breakfast?

The occasion of the breakfast ideally follows a number of rules. The seats are ideally divided into the "top table" and the "receiving line". The top table, facing the guests sitting along the receiving line, primarily consists of the families of the bride and the groom. The groom is ideally made to sit on the right side of the bride. Their respective families sit adjacent to each of them, the general layout being that the father sits on the right side of the mother. The chief bridesmaid and the best man sit in the corners.

An important aspect of the breakfast is the announcement of the three traditional toasts. The response to these toasts is normally done by the groom on the behalf of the bride, and then by the best man on behalf of the accompanying bridesmaids. The Toastmaster ensures that etiquette is followed properly during the Wedding Breakfast.

The Wedding Breakfast, in short, is the opening meal for a happily married life.

Wedding Breakfast - What Is The Wedding Breakfast?

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Jello Pie Recipe: Classic Jello Pie

Here is the classic Jello pie recipe that makes a lovely presentation for any occasion. You can use practically any flavor of gelatin and fruit to create a rainbow of fruity goodness.

2/3 cup boiling water


1 package Jell-O brand gelatin (any flavor)

Jello Pie Recipe: Classic Jello Pie

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 cup ice cubes

2 containers Cool Whip

1 ready made pie crust


Pour gelatin mix into a large bowl. Bring water to a boil. Pour hot water over gelatin until completely dissolved. In a separate bowl, mix together the cold water and the ice cubes to make one cup. Combine cold water with the gelatin mixture and stir until all the ice melts.

Stir in one container of the whipped topping and beat with a wire whisk until mixture is nice and smooth. Refrigerate the gelatin for 15 to 20 minutes or until gelatin thickens. Spoon the gelatin mixture into the pie crust.

Refrigerate pie for 4 hours or overnight.

=> Jello Pie Recipe: Jello Strawberry Pie

When strawberry season hits, this is a wonderful way to display those red beauties and enjoy their sweet freshness surrounded by a beautiful red shimmer. Oh, and there's a tasty surprise on the bottom, which doubles your enjoyment.

1 package strawberry gelatin

1 pint strawberries

1/2 pint whipping cream

1 cup sugar

1 cup hot water

1 (9-inch) ready made pie shell


In a bowl, dissolve the gelatin in hot water. Wash and hull the strawberries; place strawberries in a separate large bowl and pour the sugar over them; toss lightly until well coated. After the gelatin has cooled (but not set), add gelatin mixture to strawberries. Let mixture chill in the refrigerator until it has congealed.

With a wire whisk, beat the whipped cream, adding 4 tablespoons of the gelatin mixture as you go. Spoon the cream mixture into the bottom of the pie crust.

Pull out the strawberries from the cooled gelatin mixture and lay them on top of the cream mixture. Pour the congealed gelatin into the pie crust. Refrigerate pie for 4 hours or until completely set.

=> Jello Pie Recipe: Cherry Jello Pie

Cherry fans everywhere will enjoy this quick-to-make dessert pie. This pie is literally bursting with cherry flavor.

2 1/2 cups canned red cherries, drained

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 package Cherry gelatin

2 1/4 cups warm cherry juice and water

1 (9-inch) ready made pie shell


In a large bowl, combine the cherries and the sugar. In a separate bowl, dissolve gelatin in the hot water. Add the cherries, cherry juice and the salt to the gelatin mixture. Refrigerate until gelatin thickens. Pour cooled gelatin mixture into the pie shell. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until gelatin is set. Serve with whipped topping

=> Jello Pudding Pie Recipe: Jello Chocolate Ice Cream Pudding Pie

How can something so delicious be so easy to make? This is a perfect dessert to serve on a hot summer night, or any time you are in the mood for ice cream. For a different flavor of pudding pie, just change the flavor of the pudding mix and the ice cream: i.e. Pistachio pudding and Pistachio ice cream.

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup chocolate ice cream

1 large package instant Jello chocolate pudding mix

1 ready made graham cracker crust pie shell


In a large bowl, mix milk and ice cream together; stirring until well blended. Add pudding mix and stir until mixture is creamy and smooth (note: DO NOT use electric mixer).

Pour chocolate mixture into pie shell. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

Jello Pie Recipe: Classic Jello Pie

Easy to make – fun to drink


Why Breakfast is Good for You

Ok... If you are reading this is because you do want to hear the "why breakfast is good for you" sermon.

Well, you may have read it in the paper, or maybe you've heard it on the radio on your way to work. It's almost a cliche! Almost everybody knows that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day".


If it's so good... how come many people skip breakfast?

Why Breakfast is Good for You

People do. There are lots of excuses for not having breakfast, including (but not limited to):

Lack of time

not being a morning person

trying to lose weight

Not finding anything good for breakfast, and

having forgotten to have it

A while ago I used to skip breakfast too.

Later on I would have "whatever", and then a very heavy lunch (depending on how hungry I would be by lunch time).

But when I started paying attention to what I ate (and how and how much), I realised the damage I was causing to my body by skipping the most important meal of the day.

What happens to our bodies when we skip breakfast?

Understanding this question will help you realise "why breakfast is good for you", and hopefully, you'll reconsider making breakfast a must in your everyday life.

For starters, if you skip breakfast you're making it harder for your body to lose weight, and your energy levels will tend to be lower than those of a person who looks after herself.


Think about it. By the time breakfast is due, your body has not received any food for about 8 hours (a third of your day). Compare this with your "day" hours, when you have 3 (if not more) meals.

It is amazing how, if you are used to skipping breakfast, you condition yourself to feel "ok", but a close examination of your "fasting" mood would reveal that your levels of energy are low. What happens is that your body is rested at the end of a good sleep, but you still need the energy after you wake up.

Your body does not stop just because you go to sleep. It goes on breathing, digesting, pumping up blood everywhere in your body, and moving (amongst many other physiological processes).

It constantly needs fuel (ie food), and even if you're not hungry early in the morning, your body will still need the extra energy contained in a breakfast meal. It makes sense, doesn't it?

But breakfast is more than an energy source. Breakfast is good for you because it:

provides glucose to your brain, making you mentally efficient and alert. You get "the edge" by having breakie (Australian for "breakfast"); ;-)
reduces your cholesterol levels (depending on what you eat for breakie, of course!);

gives you vital nutrients and vitamins;

makes you slimmer, by jump-starting your metabolism (how quickly your body burns energy), which is slow after relative inactivity at night.
makes you "Mr or Ms Happy". An energized and balanced meal may alter your mode and make you feel better during the day.

What to have for breakfast?

The opposite of skipping breakfast is having the wrong things for breakfast (and possibly too much of it too!).

Every meal is capable of giving you energy. The question is "how long will that energy last for?". This is important to know because that will determine whether you still feel "charged up" till lunch time, or whether you're starving by 10 AM.

Avoid things like chocolate chip muffins and other high sugar meals. The energy levels are high (and they taste deliciuos, I know!) but short-lived, and the residual makes you bigger and heavier. So, these foods are a no-no.

Fresh fruits and cereals, are a healthier choice, but you have to be mindful of the sugar contained in cereals. Some of them can have enough sugar a whole family in one single serving!

But what if you're not "a breakfast person?"

There is no such a thing as a "breakfast person".

If you need to do something for your health, you do it, and you can condition yourself to make having breakfast part of your life and take pleasure on it.

But I've got a couple of tips that can help you in your transition to having breakfast:

Know "why" breakfast is important. Reading this article was a good start; ;-)

Buy fruits and cereal (but mind the amount of sugar that some cereals contain);

Check out my (ahem... )delicious low fat breakfast recipes and try some (you'll like them, I promise);

plan your meals. Planning ahead to have interesting and tasty meals for breakfast will help you enjoy it;

If you don't have the time to prepare breakie (you don't have 5 minutes for yourself!?), you may choose a good low fat fast food outlet and be good and have a low-fat-low-sugar-meal.

But whatever you do... do have breakfast!

... it's good for you! ;-)

Have a great day!

Why Breakfast is Good for You

Jeff Rosales is "The Skinny Chef", the editor of http://www.Delicious-Low-Fat-Recipes.Com: a growing collection of delicious low fat recipes, weight loss and healthy eating articles, interviews and product reviews. Jeff's recipes are so delicious... you won't believe they're good for you!