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Simplifying Spring {Recipe: Decadent Scrambled Eggs}

 

I’m partnering with KRAFT on this wonderful brunch recipe, and chatting about my current obsession… farmhouse living. 

Decadent Scrambled Eggs from www.dineanddish.netFriends, if you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know I’ve been doing a lot of dreaming lately… some may call it obsessing, but I’ll stick with dreaming.

You see, a house we have loved for the past 12 years recently went on the market. It’s a gorgeous little 1936 farmhouse with land and character and all kinds of wonderful features. The best part is, it’s still in town…just a few short blocks from where we live now. It’s one of those rare, best of both world scenarios. An old, charming house with land, still within just a short drive to Target and Starbucks and still with neighbors nearby. That’s my kind of living!

The thing is, the house is old… it has small bedrooms, a smaller kitchen, tiny closets… like you’d expect a 1936 farmhouse to have. But, we live in a very spacious 6 year old house right now. Moving to something like this would be a HUGE adjustment in lifestyle for our family. It would mean downsizing on stuff… simplifying our lives and getting rid of all the excess. The benefit though is what we’d lose for space on the inside, we’d gain 10xs on the outside, and something about that truly appeals to me. Gardens and outdoor movies on the lawn and pickup football games… tree houses and hide and seek and outdoor entertaining with white lights and long covered tables… it’s such a dream of ours. Would we be able to live smaller? Could we do it? 

farmhouseWe’re still just in the dreaming phase of things… who knows if this will ever happen.The house is a charmer and will probably get snapped up before we even make up our minds if we want to go for it, but it’s fun to dream.

In the meantime, I’m taking advantage of the time of year and am spring cleaning like never before. The excess of stuff in our house is starting to really get to me, so I’m boxing up, digging through, and donating as much as I can. I’m also trying to avoid trips to the grocery store when our pantry and fridge already has ingredients I can play with to make something new.

In fact, I was looking in my fridge and pantry trying to come up with a good brunch recipe. I had all kinds of things, but really wanted to use up the excessive amount of cream cheese I happened to have. (Since becoming a cheesecake making fool, I have gone a little overboard on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese!) I took to my facebook page and asked you all…”Aside from cheesecake, what’s your favorite thing to make with cream cheese?” The answers I got surprised me… everything from dill pickle dip to birthday carrot cake…but the one thing that I couldn’t believe people put cream cheese in was scrambled eggs. Really? Amber and Erin had me convinced it was the greatest thing ever…so I decided to give it a try for brunch.

decadent scrambled eggs

I am here to tell you that Amber and Erin did not lead me wrong. Adding cream cheese to your scrambled eggs produces the fluffiest, most flavorful eggs. I also have heard of people adding Miracle Whip to scrambled eggs as well. I decided to go big or go home and included both cream cheese and Miracle Whip in this scrambled egg recipe. Oh my… cleaning out the fridge never created such decadent results.

You can serve these eggs alone for brunch or do what I did and add them to a softened tortilla with some spring mix greens and gorgonzola cheese. Either way, I am convinced you should try it. You won’t be sorry you did!

Check out the Kraft recipe database for more brunch recipes!

Decadent Scrambled Eggs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Decadent Scrambled Eggs

These decadent scrambled eggs have a surprise ingredient or two... give it a try, I know you'll love it! Thanks to Amber and Erin for the inspiration!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, beat eggs, cream cheese and Miracle Whip with wire whisk until well blended. Add to skillet.
  2. Cook until eggs begin to set, stirring occasionally. Top with Kosher salt and pepper.
  3. For a brunch wrap, top a flour tortilla with spring mix, 1/4 cup scrambled eggs and gorgonzola cheese (or cheese of your choice). Serve warm.
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Disclosure: I am proud to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemakers blogger ambassador team. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

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Comments

  1. Well, I guessed the cream cheese (probably because I’m old) but not the mayonaise. I will have to try this next time — great idea. You are a great dreamer ~ go with your heart (and gut) on the home..

  2. Victoria says:

    That house is gorgeous! My mom moved to a small town and into a house that was built in 1922. It’s so beautiful and I think everyone loves how old and charming it is.

    I honestly feel that as I get older, the more country living seems appealing. I don’t know if it’s because both of my parents grew up on farms and I have some kind of “farm gene” as my husband and I call it, but I could possibly see ourselves doing the same thing somewhere down the line. Ah, to dream! ;)

  3. My grandma used to add cream cheese to eggs when she made them for me, so this recipe is full of happy memories. Keep on dreaming, girlie!! Hoping that house just might be yours someday :)

  4. The recipe looks great. The farmhouse dream sounds wonderful. Love the house.

  5. I totally need to try adding cream cheese to my scrambled eggs! I used to be a scrambled egg hater (there are just so many egg styles I prefer!), but lately I’ve been craving them for some reason. These look like perfection!

    And the house sounds like a dream! Definitely a life change, but a happy one! :)

  6. I love adding cream cheese to eggs!

  7. That is a beautiful home :) This recipe sounds delicious!

  8. I used to look at that house every day–we lived in the house next to it!

  9. Charming, indeed! I saw your photos on Instagram :)
    I learned years ago about the mayo in eggs tip… I’ve been doing it ever since….and whipping cream. Now I have to try cream cheese!

  10. I have never heard of cream cheese in eggs before, but I am going to have to try it – I am all about creamy!! What a cute little house, hope you get to live out your dream, whatever it may be!

  11. Ooo,, now I want to do this, it sounds delicious!

  12. I love scrambled eggs with cream cheese ~ or with feta added just as the eggs begin to set.

    I understand your dream of wanting to live in the farmhouse ~ I had the dream, too but it was quickly squelched by an independent inspector’s report on the electrical, the plumbing (including the sewer), the foundation, the porch, the roof…. add that you’ll probably have to pay to have service run to the house for internet and cable or satellite tv if you want it. Are there enough bedrooms for each child to have their own? If not, think about the teenage years of them having to share such a small room unless you can add on. I don’t mean to be negative, but unless you can afford entirely new pipes, new electrical, new walls, floors, roof, etc. ~ preferably while you stayed in your current house, maybe you can let someone else purchase it now, make the improvements and have the opportunity to buy it in good condition a few years down the road. Nothing wrong with dreaming though.

  13. The house sounds dreamy. Have you heard of the book ‘7?’ It’s about simplifying your life and living with only what you truly need. At the end, you could surely fit into a 1936 house! Go for it :)

  14. Please, please don’t give up on the dream. What do we need all of that extra space for anyway, only to fill it with STUFF. Stuff you never use. I have cupboards full of books I’ll never read again, office supplies I never use and bins of old clothes begging to be given away. Yard sale is on the docket this spring and I’m clearing it out. Check out my friend Courtney’s blog, http://www.bemorewithless.com, she’s always inspiring me to downsize and simplify. Then the small space is all you’ll need!

  15. I LOVE scrambled eggs; one of my favorite meals and I love adding them to burritos and making wraps out of them.

  16. Follow your heart! That house is beautiful and you dont need the extra space, downsizing is a good thing!!!
    Putting cream cheese is eggs is maybe the best idea ever. U am so making these in the morning!

  17. Love the cream cheese trick! And good luck on your dream house :)

  18. I’m all for downsizing if it means I get extra land, and Ben and I get a big garden. Don’t give up on the dream. I’m in the spring cleaning mood – and have been donating everything I possibly can. It’s very cathartic. I hope that you and the fam find your dream home and have the means to, go for it!! You’ll never regret going for your dreams. Even the quirks and fixing up that old farmhouses need – means you’re having an adventure. :)

  19. What a great dream, definitely don’t give up on it! Outdoor space beats indoor space any day. I live in a super tiny NYC studio apartment. I often wish I had more space, but at the end of the day it would only end up getting filled with clutter & things I don’t really need.

  20. The house sounds dreamy, Kristen!

    Nothing like a plate of comforting scrambled eggs!

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