Breakfast Egg Muffins!

Prep and Cool time
Cook time
Total time
Yield: 14 egg muffins
  • Nonstick olive oil spray
  • 12 large eggs
  • ½ cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
  • ½ cup chopped green onions (green part)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place 14 silicone muffin cups on the foil and spray the cups with nonstick spray. It’s important to use silicone cups in this recipe – the eggs tend to stick to a metal muffin tin and even to paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper and coconut flour.
  3. With a fork, mix in the cheese and onions.
  4. Fill the prepared muffin cups, almost to the edge.
  5. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until muffins are set, puffed and lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the egg muffins to cool for 5 minutes until easier to handle, then remove to a wire rack.

These Boots are Made for Walkin…..

It kills me to know that by the end of the work day, I might be suffering in these boots, ONLY because I have to walk so much from my desk to our warehouse, at least 2 plus miles daily. But I have a feeling that will not stop me from buying these amazing boots, and wearing them to work. I love this whole look. I will suffer because I love them that much!  They are off the chart for anyone!!! Even my soon to be 87 year old Mom would be a fashion icon in these! But that’s how she rolls!

Have I mentioned I not only love Fall, but boots! Prepare…. 😉

Love, Hugs, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen


Fall Decor with a New Color Flair!

As you know I love Fall and all of it’s awesome colors! However, this year I have decided to decorate with all of the traditional colors and and add one of my next favorite colors, turquoise. This weekend I went and bought some floral items to pull this all together for my mantle. I will post that once I get that in place. But for now I thought I would post this pic of a table with those colors. I love these colors together!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

turquoise and autumn colors

Grilled Cheese with a Bonus!

Avacodo Sandwich

Next weekends lunch at the Lion Den! 

You’ll Need:

– Your favorite bread
– 1 avocado, sliced
– 2 slices of mozzarella (There are so many great cheeses out there, I will definitely change this up)
– 1 tomato, sliced
– Olive oil
– Salt
– Butter

To Make

  1. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Butter both slices of bread, each on one side only. Place one of the slices in the skillet, butter side down.
  3. Top the bread with the avocado, mozzarella cheese and tomato. Drizzle with olive oil and salt to taste.
  4. Top the sandwich with the second piece of bread, butter side up.
  5. Grill until the bread is golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the sandwich and grill the opposite side
  6. Then, ENJOY!!!

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

We Really Do Become Our Parents

Sleeping parent
On a more somber but true note as a parent & grandparent.
To hear those sirens, you realize your brother is still out , then the phone rings. You answer the phone, and they ask to speak to your parent. You go to the hospital, and then, you come home without your sibling.
You then grow up. Suddenly, the sound of keys in the door lock after you’ve heard the sirens right before, or even no sirens, is the most beautiful sound in the entire world. Your child has come home for the night. THAT’s when you rollover and go to sleep.
Until one becomes a parent, we have no clue how much our own parents did not sleep, and constantly worried. Behind every scolding we got for coming in late or any other situation, was a parent full of pure happiness that we were sitting there, in front of them, for them to be mad at us.
Then one day, we became that parent , and the ones sitting in front of us who are getting in trouble, will some day, become us.
Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,
Lion Queen

Traditonal School Days…


School party

Watching the news  and seeing schools already  tomorrow is just kind of sad. It’s not even the middle of August. Summer is still going strong, well in my eyes anyway for at least 2-3 more weeks. I guess that’s the price school kids have to pay these days for all of the days they take off during the year. Between holidays, Fall break, Winter break,Spring break, teacher conferences, snow days, not using snow days, teacher work days and any other reason they can find to take off, this seems to be the final result. School is out late May, and resumes mid August. How sad. I remember in school we ended right before Memorial Day, and resumed usually after Labor Day. We had a full blown Summer! Now this mind you is in the state Oklahoma. Some will be started tomorrow and it will continue until through  around August 24th or 25th.

I have to say I am elated that my grandson lives in a place where he does not start school until the day after Labor Day. My son and his family live in a  college town in the UP of Michigan. It still has a hometown atmosphere to it. They  have “Christmas” parties, “Valentine’s Day” parties, “Halloween” parties etc.  I love that Lucas is getting to experience all of the childhood things I experienced in elementary school. I know they will be moving again in the next year or so as my son is in the Army, and they do not stay in one place forever. I miss them terribly, but in the same breath, I am thrilled Lucas is getting to experience the feel of living in a place with “hometown” values. I am pretty sure there are more of us who believe in the “traditional” ways of schooling vs the “modern” version. My opinion, MODERN SUCKS! The fun thing is, I can say that because I am in my middle fifty’s and I don’t care what anyone else thinks.  I am pretty sure most everyone else who enjoys the thoughts of women after fifty will agree.

I actually started writing this on my FaceBook page as just a small opinion, and then realized I had much more to say about it. I told the Lion King, “Actually I am going to expand this and use it for my blog”. It’s not going to change the lives of students, it’s not going to congress, and it’s not going to change the opinions of those who lead our educational world. This is just a small blog on a grandmothers opinion on how she feels about  how school life was, how school life is, and how school should be.

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

Fifties and only Beginning