Thursday, February 4, 2010


My son, Jonathan, and his wife, Mandy, gave me a neat cookbook for Christmas. It is the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Ree Drummond (the Pioneer woman) says, "Sometimes it's the simplest things that taste the best." I agree with that statement. So I chose one of her very simple recipes and said to myself, "Why didn't I think of that?"

As many of you know, my husband and I are caregivers for his 97 year old mom. Every morning she wants egg and toast for breakfast so I decided to give it a little twist and serve her Ree Drummond's Egg-In-The-Hole (I call it Egg-In-A-Hole).
Well, Mom loved it. I toasted the piece of bread from the hole and put strawberry jelly on it. She loved that too. I think the round shape confused her because she wanted to know what it was because it was so good (Mom has a sweet tooth!). I had a lot of fun preparing this for her. Can't wait to make it for my grandkids. I think they'll love it too.
It really is the simple things that taste the best!

With a biscuit cutter or a glass, cut a hole in the center of a piece of bread.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Put bread in skillet and let it soak up the butter for about 1 minute. Crack a large egg into the hole. Hence the name "Egg-In-A-Hole". Sprinkle salt and pepper on the egg and cook for another minute.
With a spatula, flip to the other side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if you'd like. Cook until egg is desired doneness.


  1. Al Roker made this same thing with some kids in the White House kitchen Wednesday on the Today Show. One of the White House cooks helped him.

  2. Nancee,
    What a fun blog. I can't wait to try some recipes.


  3. I love the Pioneer Woman blog! So great. I'm sure her book is fab.

    I knew a guy in college who made these Hole-in-one eggs. I've only ever made them once and that was before I had kids. I bet the kids would love it though. Thanks for reminding me of them. :)

  4. I think I'll make these for breakfast this week, Mom! How fun...thanks for the idea!

    I love the Pioneer Woman as well...I read the photography and homeschool sections of her blog. I haven't tried any of her recipes, but I bet they're fantastic...because SHE's fantastic!