Eggs in Pepper Rings + How-To Video

I grew up eating the classic Egg in Bread, or Egg in a Hole, Egg in a Window, whatever-the-heck you prefer to call it. Such a simple little meal, but so darn delicious all the same. As is the case with most classics, you start to wonder if there’s a way to revamp or reinvent the tried and true dishes you love so much. Bread’s a great vehicle for little eggs, but what other kind of vessels are out there?

Pretty little pepper rings make the perfect carriage for an egg in these Eggs in Pepper Rings. They add a pop of color, plus bold and fresh flavor. These cute little guys will wake you right up with their pepper power. Plus, all that protein in the tender, filling eggs gives you the energy you need to get your butt in action in the morning (and to make it to lunch without eating your arm).

Don’t feel limited to breakfast though; make this colorful meal any time of day. Delectable and vibrant, they’re a great snack, lunch, or even dinner. Break(fast) the rules!

Check out my video for a step-by-step breakdown for making these beautifully easy eggs. It’s eggcellent!

A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:

  1. Although these eggs are great as is, you can dress them up with cheese, fresh herbs, or slap ’em on a sandwich. Also feel free to serve with sausage or bacon.
  2. If you don’t like a runny egg, then you’ll have to flip the eggs & cook on both sides to get it thoroughly cooked through.
  3. Fresh herbs make all the difference here.
  4. Any cheese would be tasty on here: parmesan, cheddar, or mozzarella.
  5. Serve over hashbrowns for an extra special treat.
  6. Letting the peppers cook for a few minutes before adding the eggs gets them nice and hot so they act as a wall when you add the egg and keep it from spreading.

Eggs in Pepper Rings
By The Smart Cookie Cook

Yield: 4 eggs


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or butter
  • 1 red pepper, sliced into 2 1-inch thick rings
  • 1 green pepper, sliced into 2 1-inch thick rings
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped basil


  1. Bring a large skillet to medium heat. Drizzle with olive oil. Lay a ring down on the hot pan and let cook for 2-5 minutes, or until nice and hot.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low. Crack an egg directly in the center of the egg. Let cook for 5-10 minutes, or until set. You can set a lid over top to steam it and cook it through quicker. If you like your eggs less runny, flip the egg halfway through.
  3. Garnish with salt, pepper, and basil. Plate and serve.

Egg in a Waffle Window

Are you familiar with an Egg in a Window? You may also know it as an Egg in Bread or an Egg in a Basket. The classic Egg in a Window is the most basic yet beloved of breakfast treats. I grew up on those things, and I’d be willing to bet most of you did too. My mother would whip one up for me in the morning, and I would devour the tasty little sucker with pleasure. In case you just moved here from Mars and you don’t know what an Egg in a Window is (or perhaps you’re reading this from Mars; in which case, greetings from Earth!), a classic Egg in Bread is a simple but delicious breakfast dish. It’s comprised of a slice of bread, with a little circle gone from the center into which an egg is cracked. The whole thing is fried in butter and typically seasoned with salt and pepper. Sometimes, it’s topped with melted cheese. What you wind up with is a fried egg fused into a slice of bread, creating some kind of buttery, golden brown breakfast hybrid. You can almost say the egg and the bread become one.

It’s definitely an occasion in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. How else could you describe something so tasty that results from such minimal time, effort, and ingredients? Treats like these don’t come around often; for something to be so good but so quick and easy is rare. Perhaps that is why the Egg in a Window is so widely loved by all.

I, of course, am a fan of these egg-stuffed slices of bread myself. One day, I found myself staring into the freezer with my usual conundrum: what on Earth should I eat? My eyes fell on a box of Eggo Waffles, and suddenly, my Smart Cookie gears began to turn. If an egg cooked inside of bread is delicious, then how impossibly good would it be to cook the egg inside of a waffle?

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Healthy Cookie: Cheesy Broccoli & Potato Scramble

Eggs are awesome. Know why?

  1. They’re so versatile. You can scramble ’em, fry ’em, bake ’em into a quiche or frittata, slap ’em on a breakfast sandwich, or even drink ’em raw from a cup.
  2. The add-ins are endless: veggies, cheese, potatoes, meat, fresh herbs, and more!
  3. You can cook up an egg in mere minutes.
  4. They’re packed with protein and therefore great for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.
  5. They’re good for you. They help your eyesight, they’ve got choline for your brain (which means they keeps you smart cookies smart!), and they’re low in calories and fat.
  6. You can eat them any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all eggcellent opportunities!
  7. They’re delicious!

If that doesn’t make you want to chow down on some eggs, then I don’t know what will. Keep in mind, you don’t always have to have the same old scramble. Eating the same thing over and over again gets boring no matter what the food. So spiffy up your scramble with this cheesy, broccoli & potato twist!

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Judgement Time: IHOP’s Holiday Hotcakes

I. Love. Pancakes.

Doesn’t everybody? I know there has been an ongoing waffles vs. pancakes debate, but for me, pancakes will always take the cake. They’re fluffy, floppy, fun, and delicious. Nothing gives me such child-like glee as to inundate a stack of these golden cakes in rich maple syrup then stick my fork straight through the fluffy interior. Pancakes and syrup may be a simple thing, but MAN, are they good!

You can imagine how a place like IHOP might just be heaven for me. True, I have often contemplated moving in and spending the rest of my life in a pancake utopia where all of my maple syrup-covered dreams come true. I decided to go to college instead, but if the whole “higher education” thing doesn’t work out, at least I’ve got that as a back up plan.

When I heard IHOP had released a line of new Holiday Hotcakes, I HOPPED right on over (I’m sorry, I had to). It was once of those situations that, from the moment I learned of the Holiday Hotcakes’ existence, it consumed my every waking thought. I counted down the hours until I may go to IHOP and try some for myself.

Now, The Holiday Hotcakes come in three flavors: Pumpkin Praline (which consists of pumpkin pancakes topped with caramel sauce and candied pecans), Eggnog (regular pancakes layered with an eggnog-flavored cream and topped with butter rum sauce), and White Chocolate Chip Mint (regular pancakes with white chocolate chips and topped with peppermint pieces). I tried the first two, as I’m not a huge fan of mint (sorry mint-lovers).

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Seriously Cereal: Lucky Charms is Magically Delicious For All Ages

The frazzled cry of, “They’re after me lucky charms!” still rings in the ears of many American adults. As children, we grew up watching Lucky the Leprechaun endlessly fleeting from greedy children with no sense of boundaries. They were, indeed, ALWAYS after his lucky charms. Poor Lucky never caught a break. Even today, he is still on the run. The children are as determined as ever, in hot pursuit of that colorful, marshmallow-studded cereal. But really, who can blame them?

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