Men Cook Too Omelette in Muffin Pan

Vegetable Omelette in Muffin Pan Recipe

Each day when we search through Facebook, we see a half dozen recipes shared by friends that look amazing. Some of them are more complicated than others, but one that recently stood out to me was making eggs in a muffin pan. As someone who spends entirely too much money on breakfast each week, this was a remarkably easy way for me to prepare a full week worth of breakfast in 25 minutes. I tried the recipe I found online and it was good, but it was lacking something. This was my first attempt…

Men Cook Too Omelette in Muffin Pan I decided earlier this morning to try again, but instead of using the same recipe from before, I tried my own.

Here is a simple, but delicious recipe for Vegetable Omelettes in Muffin Pan.

Vegetable Omelette in Muffin Pan

Servings: 12 miniature omelettes

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In small saute pan, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and cook onions and peppers for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. While onions and peppers are cooking, beat eggs and milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray. Use a ladle to add egg to muffin pan. Don’t fill to the top as eggs will expand while baking.

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5. Add spinach, peppers, and onion to each slot on muffin pan. I add a touch of salt, pepper, and Men Cook Too Caribbean Jerk Seasoning to each slot.

6. Bake for 15 minutes on middle rack of oven.

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Now you can enjoy this dish as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Eat on its own or enjoy with cheese in the bagel of your choice. Refrigerate the leftovers and microwave for each meal.

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The New Men Cook Too

Hey All,

Sorry it has been so long since things have been updated around here, but it has been a busy couple of weeks. As you can tell, this website has been redone and I think it is for the better. There is more structure and it is easier for you to navigate.

One of the things you might notice is that the old “Store” section is now titled “Spices and More.” When you click this link, you will be able to buy the Men Cook Too cookbook, accessories, and spices. We have been developed several spices in the past several months and there are big plans in the coming months that will see Men Cook Too’s signature spices reach new heights. In the meantime, there are three spices, Cajun Blackened Seasoning, Dry Rub, and Taco Seasoning that are available, but keep an eye out for a Caribbean Jerk Spice and a Dry Jerk Spice Rub. We are always working on new spices and don’t distribute them until the recipe is perfected.

Another thing you may notice within that page is there is a “Men Cook Too Holiday Package.” This package is a great deal for anyone that loves cooking. You will get one autographed copy of Men Cook Too, three 2 oz. spices (one each of the three currently in the store), one Men Cook Too corkscrew, and 2 Men Cook Too beer glasses. These glasses are out of this world and are not the typical glass you see at your local bar. You won’t be disappointed! This package would normally retail for $64.95, but will be available for just $44.95 plus shipping. Any orders placed before December 14, 2014 are guaranteed to be delivered by Christmas.

Another new menu item you’ll notice is “Shop.” This is an external page that I set up to offer my readers all my Men Cook Too items. As a small business, it’s difficult for us to keep stock of cell phones cases and shirts, so Spreadshirt has been a major help in allowing our fans a chance to support Men Cook Too in public with one of the more than a dozen items available.

Hopefully you all enjoy the new layout and keep an eye out for this page as we will be posting anywhere from one to three recipes each week. Some of these recipes may be easier than the others, but they will all end up satisfying your hungry family each night.

Hobson

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Men Cook Too Officially Available

This adventure has been one of the most challenging, yet exciting journeys I have ever been a part of. The idea for putting together a cookbook began last spring and I am proud to say that as of this past weekend, “Men Cook Too” is officially available online, in bookstores and for those who backed my project on Kickstarter, in the mail waiting to be delivered. Some of you have already began tor receive your books and I look forward to seeing pictures of you with your books and hearing about how your recipes turned out.

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For those of you that haven’t ordered a book directly from me yet, or pledged on Kickstarter, here is how you can get your hands on a copy of “Men Cook Too.”

You can purchase the book directly from the Men Cook Too store. Until this coming Sunday at 11:59 p.m.(March 16), you will be able to order a copy of the book, wine glass or corkscrew and get 20 percent your entire order by using the code RELEASED. This coupon can’t be used for the combination package in the store, but can be used for purchasing items individually. Each book ordered during this time will be signed with a message from the heart or if you need it personalized for someone else, please let me know.

Secondly, you can purchase the E-Book of Men Cook Too on Amazon by clicking the link in the widget to the right. The E-book can be purchased for yourself or as a gift.

Thirdly, for those of you that are located in Connecticut, “Men Cook Too” can be found on the bookshelves of the Bank Street Book Nook in New Milford. The book can be found in the cookbook section and in their local author’s section. The Bank Street Book Nook can be visited at 50 Bank Street in New Milford and can be reached via telephone at (860) 354-3865.

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Preparing for the Super Bowl Recipes + Cookbook Proof Ready

Hey everyone!

I’ve got a big announcement to make tonight on Men Cook Too. The first thing I want to say is I apologize for the lack of updates, posts and recipes, but I have been preparing for what will be a busy week for Men Cook Too next week. As You all know, the Super Bowl will be held on Feb. 2 and in the build up to that big day (and national holiday if you ask me), I will be posting five unique and amazing recipes that can easily be completed on Super Bowl Sunday. These aren’t your conventional chips and salsa recipes, but they will be easy to do and have great flavor.

Alright, the big announcement we have here on Men Cook Too tonight is that the first proof for the cookbook was shipped out to me this morning… This was the header of the message I had waiting for me when I woke up today.

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This is great news and means that we are this much closer to getting the cookbook in your kitchen, in your local bookstores and more. This has been such an exciting process and one that I am so glad to have been given the opportunity to complete (Thanks again to all my Kickstarter backers. I couldn’t have done this without your support). Also, to all my backers who check in to this website, those of you who weren’t getting physical copies of the book, but were still getting recipe cards, you should have gotten these in the mail. These were sent out last week and if they haven’t gotten to you yet, should be soon.

Back to the proof, I am fully anticipating the book needing some revisions done, but I will take care of that the first night I get it and will send it back to my publishing company. From there, it should be about another week for the proof and assuming everything was done, the book will be published and everyone will be getting their books soon.

Another thing I want to show all my loyal readers is what the book cover is going to look like. We are still going through the final steps in refining the cover to accommodate the 116 page full color cookbook, but this is close to what you will see in stores and online. My good friend Kristen, or Kristalyn, who is a terrific graphic designer helped with the cover and is very talented at what she does. If you know anyone looking for a new logo, design or any other work, click the cover below and reach out to Kristen to see what she can do for you.

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I also want to let my backers know that if any of you want extra copies of the book, wine glasses or corkscrews, you can make an order through the Men Cook Too store and I will ship everything to you with your reward. Initially, you will have to pay for shipping (the system I use doesn’t allow for customer changes in the cart), but once I get your email saying you were a backer, I will refund whatever was charged for shipping.

That’s all for now, but please check back next week when my Super Bowl recipe extravaganza begins!

Hobson

Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Kickstarter Update + Spinach, Feta and Quinoa Cakes Recipe + Giveaway

Update for Men Cook Too Kickstarter Backers

We are getting closer to the completion of the layout process of Men Cook Too. I’d say we are about two weeks away from the final proof being completed and there will likely be another week on top of that for edits. Once edits are made, it’ll be another week and then the book will be published. As soon as the book is published, it should be less than another week to get the first-run stock of books and I will send out rewards for all the pledges made through Kickstarter. I have been working on the thank you notes and have been slowly piecing together all the rewards for my backers. Those who are set to receive e-book copies will have to wait probably around another week to get their files for them to be transferred into the proper format.

I’m getting excited about the finish and hope everyone enjoys their book.

Spinach, Feta and Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Servings: 8 Cakes
Ingredients:
2 cups Water
1 cup Uncooked Quinoa
1 cup Spinach, chopped
1/3 cup Olives, diced
1/3 cup Feta Cheese
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
2 tsp dried Parsley

Instructions:
In medium-sized sauce pan, add water and quinoa. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. The quinoa should absorb most of the water in that time. While quinoa is cooking, mix spinach, feta cheese, olives, eggs and bread crumbs in large bowl. When quinoa is finished cooking, add to bowl and mix together with other ingredients. Add salt, pepper and parsley roll mixture into patties. I make them about the size of a hamburger, but you can adjust them to be smaller or larger depending on what you’re craving.

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In a large frying pan, add oil and set heat to medium. Place patties on pan and cook for eight minutes or until brown. Flip and cook for additional eight minutes. Serve with a side spinach salad with olives and feta cheese, with a glass of red wine.

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Giveaway

One quick note before I go. I partnered with Elyssa at The Wellness Doer to offer a giveaway to her readers. For those that have already pledged to receive a copy of Men Cook Too, this is your chance to get another copy to give as a gift. The contest is open to residents of the United States and offers those that have something to advertise online a chance to also win ad space on two websites. To enter, head over to The Wellness Doer by clicking the link banner below and following the instructions listed within that page. Also, while you’re there, you will have the chance to check out a recipe from Men Cook Too for Chicken Meatloaf. 

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Enjoy and have a great night!

Hobson

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Men Cook Too Giveaway

Hey everyone,

Sorry to have neglected you all a bit in the past couple of days, but they were a busy one in my house. Between starting and finishing a 9,000 word book on my favorite baseball team, rearranging my apartment and working on a guest post for The Wellness Doer, I haven’t been cooking anything. I promise you all though that by the end of Sunday, at least two new recipes will be posted here, so please continue to check back.

Now back to business. As I mentioned briefly above, I wrote a guest post at The Wellness Doer. Elyssa was kind enough to let me send a message to her audience and included in that post, was a recipe from Men Cook Too. For all of you that are looking to make a healthy chicken meatloaf dish before the cookbook is officially released, head on over Elyssa’s site. You can easily access that site by clicking the banner below.

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Another great thing I have joined together with Elyssa for was a giveaway. There are many different things you can do to earn entries for the giveaway which will run for one week. At the end of the week, two winners will randomly be selected. The first prize will be a free copy of Men Cook Too and three months of ad space here on MenCookToo.com and the second prize will be three months of ad space on TheWellnessDoer.com. These ad spaces are perfect for anyone looking to start their own blog and are hoping to get some extra traffic.

Well that is all for now. Time for me to go to my full-time job. Until next time (it’ll be soon), have a great day and head over to The Wellness Doer today for a chance to win Men Cook Too.

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Cookbook Officially Ready to be Formatted – Update to Kickstarter Backers

It seems like months have gone by since the end of the Kickstarter campaign for Men Cook Too, but it has been just two and a half weeks. These 17 days have been filled with plenty of work that needed to be done to complete the entire book process and as of last night, the book has been edited, as have the pictures and everything has been put together to be formatted professionally. The formatting process will take an estimated three weeks and from that point, as long as everything looks on par, the book will be published, printed and released about a week later. For everyone that pledged through Kickstarter to get the cookbook, this puts on directly on schedule to have the book in hand by the end of January.

It wasn’t just the book that I needed to get ready for all my backers, as I also needed to take care of ordering the recipe postcards, wine glasses and corkscrews. The wine glasses are already in hand and can be found in the Men Cook Too store (and with orders made by the end of the day on Sunday, Christmas Eve delivery is guaranteed). The corkscrews have been a bit more difficult as the company I am using for them reached out to me today to let me know the planned color was out of stock. This shouldn’t be a problem when it comes to the estimated delivery dates.

As an added bonus to the Men Cook Too Kickstarter backers, you can purchase wine glasses or corkscrews and not pay shipping. The store I use here won’t allow me to let customers adjust the value of the payment, so I will simply refund the shipping amount charged at checkout.

Another reward included with pledges during the Kickstarter campaign was being thanked here on Men Cook Too and that reward has been live for about a week.

That’s about all for now. I just wanted to update you all on where we stood on rewards and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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Update on ‘Men Cook Too’ Process after Kickstarter

I just wanted to check in with everyone on where we stand in the Men Cook Too process. I am currently going through and editing the book for the final time. The final count for the number of dishes in the cookbook is 41, 43 or 44 total recipes so our book will be between 65 and 80 pages in full color with incredible photographs from our Safaris and Sunsets partner, Sarah. Once the photos are ready and the book is completely edited and proofed, I will be sending it to my publishing company to be formatted and structured. Once they have the book, it will be about three or four weeks until I get a proof to look at and everything looks the way I envision it, we will be good to print and all the backers from my Kickstarter campaign will be getting their books soon after.

Another important process for the book is getting the cover designed and completed courtesy of Kristen Brassard. She is extremely talented and one of the best graphic designers I know, so I am 100 confident that she will come up with something that looks better than I ever could have imagined myself.

I’ve also recently ordered the Men Cook Too stemless wine glasses (will be available for purchase next week, along with pre-orders of the book and custom corkscrews), which will be completed and in hand on Tuesday. Next up is ordering recipe postcards for the backers of the book, as well as creating a graphic for this website showcasing all the supporters I got through Kickstarter and those that I know personally.

One more thing before I go, I had joined together with Safaris and Sunsets to host a giveaway for a copy of Men Cook Too  and earlier this week, that winner was chosen. Amanda Rose of Sew Much 2 Say was the winner and will get her book in January and will also get ad space here on Men Cook Too for three months. Everyone click the link in the “Men Cook Too Partners” section to the right and check out her great site.

Have a great day everyone!

Hobson

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Hectic, But Fun Times at Men Cook Too

If you are a follower of the Men Cook Too Facebook page, followed the Kickstarter funding campaign for the Men Cook Too cookbook or followed me at Twitter, you would know by now that the crowd-funding campaign to get the cookbook published was successful. The campaign ended Sunday night with a roaring final two days that saw 23 more people back the book to help reach the $3,000 needed to become published.

Just because the Kickstarter is complete doesn’t mean the work is over. I now need to finish the final few recipes of the cookbook, let my incredibly talented girlfriend, Sarah, (from Safaris and Sunsets) finished editing the pictures and send the entire book off to be formatted and structured. While the book is getting professionally worked on, I still need to take care of ordering the other rewards for my amazing backers including recipe postcards and custom wine glasses and corkscrews.

I am excited that so many people believed in the book enough to pledge their hard-earned money on it and am excited for what is next. When the book is finally out of my hands and into the hands of the professionals that will organize it for me, I will have more time to do what I’ve been wanting to do, including making a Smoky Paprika Chipotle and other fun things.

As I continue the next steps in the Men Cook Too adventure, I will keep you all informed and continue to let you all in on the fun stuff we here at Men Cook Too have planned. Have a great night!

Hobson

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Thanksgiving

My Own Thanksgiving Feast

Some of my greatest memories as a youth was waking up on Thanksgiving morning and smelling all the amazing food being prepared by my mother. Anyone with a Portuguese mother can attest to the fact that there was a lot of appetizers, sides and desserts being prepared along with the turkey. Those were great memories.

In the final stretch run to complete Men Cook Too and get the cookbook funded on Kickstarter, last night was my like our own Thanksgiving Feast… Well, aside from the turkey. I checked off two appetizers, one cocktail and on dessert off the to-do list and ended up feeling like I just ate a big Thanksgiving meal. That is one of the best things about the cookbook. While there are dishes that require more effort to complete, there are also a large amount of recipes that take less than 15 minutes of prep time, allowing you to have a feast whenever you want.

With that, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and hope that everyone has a chance to check out the Kickstarter for Men Cook Too.

Hobson

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Officially at Seven Days for Men Cook Too on Kickstarter

Hello again everyone!

We are down to the final seven days for the Kickstarter campaign for my new cookbook, Men Cook Too. This cookbook is something I have put a lot of time and effort into putting together and something I know will be enjoyed by men and women alike. I still need your support. I have gotten nearly $1,600 of the requested $3,000 needed to get the book formatted, published and shipped out.

I want to reiterate the fact that you aren’t giving money for nothing. In return for your pledges of support, you can get copies of the book in paperback or ebook form and other goodies including recipe cards, wine glasses, corkscrews and more. The latest pledge level added to the campaign is for $125. In return, you will get a couple copies of the book, as well as a 1-hour Skype session with me as I work with you on making recipes from the book. If you or someone you know would love the chance to learn how to cook, this level is perfect to make that happen.

Continue to spread the word about Men Cook Too on Kickstarter and I look forward to getting a copy of the book to your door!

Hobson
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Kickstarter Going Great for Men Cook Too

Good morning everyone! Welcome again to Men Cook Too. I am happy today we are $5 short of reaching the 50 percent mark for the Kickstarter campaign for the cookbook, Men Cook Too. The past 12 hours have been wonderful with new pledgers, of people I know and don’t know. The support I continue to receive is incredible and to go with recent trends sweeping Facebook is I am going to talk about what I am thankful for.

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I am thankful for many things in my life, both personally and professionally. I am thankful for everyone who pledges for my cookbook, whether it is $1 or $100. Every bit counts and I appreciate it all. I am thankful for all those people who have supported me, especially in the past year. Without the support of my family and my girlfriend, Sarah, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. That’s what I am thankful for.

Enough of the sappy stuff. Let me tell you about what I did thus far this week for recipes in Men Cook Too. Without giving too much info, I added some flavor to the traditional breaded chicken dish and brought the taste of New Orleans to Connecticut. Tonight will be a night off from adding more recipes to the book, but there will be at least five new additions between tomorrow and Sunday. Keep tuned here for more info on all these dishes and remember to check out A Caffeinated Brunette for a delicious stuffed shells recipe.