Baked Eggs ‘n ‘Bellas – and a Giveaway!

Did you get a chance to read about the Eggland’s Best dinner for bloggers I attended a couple weeks ago? Did you get a tad bit jealous of all that yummy food I got to taste and the freebies I got to take home? Well, good news! The folks at Eggland’s Best are offering a prize pack for one of my lucky readers this week. I’ll tell  you how you can win it in just a little bit, but first, another new egg recipe!

It’s no secret that I’ve been all about eggs lately.  Lately I am craving eggs for dinner, probably because they’re so simple, versatile, and healthy. My latest egg inspiration came from a burger I love at a local “upscale” burger joint: it’s a burger topped with a fried egg, caramelized onion, brie cheese and truffle mayo. And believe me, it’s good. To create a vegetarian spin-off with some of the same flavors, I decided to cook an egg inside a big beefy portabella cap and top it with caramelized onions and brie. It was going to be a burger, until the last minute, when I decided it was substantial enough on it’s own and would probably overwhelm the sandwich thin I had intended to use as my bun.

I had hoped I’d be able to share this with you as a fun new idea for summer grilling – but my first attempt didn’t go so well and turned into an overflowing egg-y mess behind the cover. Needless to say I wasn’t too happy when I opened the grill. I had been so excited for this to work! (Don’t worry. Dinner was rescued – I just took the bellas off the grill, sliced them up and sauteed them with another egg and the brie cheese. So I still got the flavors I wanted – just not the presentation!) The next attempt took place in the oven, with much better results. So that’s what I am going to share with you. And if you attempt to make this on the grill and have better results, do let me know!

Eggs Baked in ‘Bellas
Printable Recipe

Ingredients
2 large portabella mushroom caps
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon herbs de provence
dash of steak seasoning

2 large eggs
2 oz brie cheese, thinly sliced

1 small onion, thinly sliced (75gm)
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions
Begin by caramelizing the onions. Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook for about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, and reducing heat if they seem to be browning too much. Cook until onions are very soft and golden brown.*

Cut the stems from the mushrooms and use a spoon to gently scrape out the gills. Wipe clean with a damp paper towel. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and seasonings.  Brush a little bit over the top of each mushroom, then place them stem side up on a place or baking sheet and pour the rest of the marinade over them. Let sit for about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet, stem side down, and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and flip over. Gently crack an egg into each mushroom. Return to oven for 5-10 minutes (closer to 5 if you want the yolk to still be a little runny in the end). Top with the caramelized onions and brie cheese, and return to oven for about 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.

*Confession: I can’t caramelize onion to save my life. Maybe more fat would help, but I don’t want to go there. One trick I’ve learned is to add a splash of water very so often and cover the pan. This prevents the onions from sticking, but they still get to that nice soft golden state.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 345.4
Total Fat: 26.5 g
Cholesterol: 240.9 mg
Sodium: 269.9 mg
Total Carbs: 8.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 16.2 g

So, about that giveaway! As I said, one of you is going to win a wonderful prize from Eggland’s Best! What’s in it? How about a couple coupons for free Eggland’s Best eggs, a super cute stuffed egg, a spatula (who doesn’t need an extra one of those?) and an egg-friendly cookbook!

There are 6 ways to enter! Leave separate comments for each of the following entries:

1. Tell me about your favorite egg dish.
2. Follow Cara’s Cravings on Twitter.
3. Follow Eggland’s Best on Twitter.
4. Become a fan of Eggland’s Best on Facebook.
4. Re-tweet this giveaway with a link to this post.
5. Visit Eggland’s Best and find a fun fact about eggs or a tidbit about the company that I did not mention in my post about the event. Share it here!
6. Subscribe to the Eggland’s Best Newsletter.

Make sure to get your entries in by midnight on Sunday, May 23. One winner will be chosen at random! Good luck!

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83 Responses to “Baked Eggs ‘n ‘Bellas – and a Giveaway!”

  1. 1

    TJ — May 20, 2010 @ 2:16 pm Reply

    YUM that recipe sounds delicious! Cool giveaway! FOLLOW on TWITTER – DONE!

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    TJ — May 20, 2010 @ 2:16 pm Reply

    FAN of EB on Facebook!

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    TJ — May 20, 2010 @ 2:17 pm Reply

    Favorite egg dish- my Mom & I make a Saucy Baked Egg dish that I love. Total comfort food. :)

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    EJacks — May 20, 2010 @ 2:17 pm Reply

    I just love a good fried egg over medium. :)

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    TJ — May 20, 2010 @ 2:17 pm Reply

    I am following EB on twitter :)

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    Ashlee — May 20, 2010 @ 2:20 pm Reply

    what a great idea! i just saw a recipe for a portabella burger in cooking light i wanted to try. i'll have to star this one though and try it!

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    TJ — May 20, 2010 @ 2:20 pm Reply

    Tweeted about the giveaway- wheeww! Im done… lol That's all from me. hehe :)

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    EJacks — May 20, 2010 @ 2:21 pm Reply

    I am following you on Twitter!

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    EJacks — May 20, 2010 @ 2:21 pm Reply

    I'm following Eggland's Best on Twitter!

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    EJacks — May 20, 2010 @ 2:22 pm Reply

    I'm a fan of EB on FB.

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    Sarah — May 20, 2010 @ 2:22 pm Reply

    My favorite way to cook eggs is with marinara and onions and then put it on a piece of bread. I saw it and was skeptical, but I like you love eggs so I tried it. OMG so good.

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    EJacks — May 20, 2010 @ 2:22 pm Reply

    I subscribed to the newsletter.

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    Sarah — May 20, 2010 @ 2:23 pm Reply

    Following EB on twitter.

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    EJacks — May 20, 2010 @ 2:23 pm Reply

    EB eggs have at least 10 times more Vit E than an ordinary egg!

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    Robyn — May 20, 2010 @ 2:41 pm Reply

    Quiche is defiantly my favorite egg dish.

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    Taste of Beirut — May 20, 2010 @ 2:46 pm Reply

    This recipe is a great way to eat these mushrooms; I wanted to suggest adding a teaspoon (or two) of brown sugar to the skillet when you are caramelizing onions; I have been doing this for a long time and it does help.

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    mysocalledhealthlife — May 20, 2010 @ 2:48 pm Reply

    OMG this dish looks good!! I just recently had an asian soup with a poached egg (my first try on this type of preparation) and it was soooo good!!

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    mysocalledhealthlife — May 20, 2010 @ 2:48 pm Reply

    And I followed you on twitter (jilljub310)

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    beeskneeslife — May 20, 2010 @ 3:08 pm Reply

    Yum! Of course I follow you on twitter :)My favorite egg dish to date has to be huevos rancheros. Regular old poached are right up there too!

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    yumventures — May 20, 2010 @ 3:19 pm Reply

    This is an AWESOME idea Cara!!! You are so creative :)

  21. 21

    Amy — May 20, 2010 @ 3:25 pm Reply

    Bread Pudding is my favorite dish with eggs! :)

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    Amy — May 20, 2010 @ 3:25 pm Reply

    I follow you on Twitter. :)

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    Dawn — May 20, 2010 @ 3:42 pm Reply

    Great recipe Cara! Hmm…my FAVORITE egg recipe is tough. Lately I've really been enjoying an omelet with salad/salsa on top so I'll go with that.

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    sunflowerramos — May 20, 2010 @ 3:53 pm Reply

    My favorite egg dish is always breakfast burritos.FYI-to caramelize onions, I add a little beer to it. Makes them just a bit better.

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    Jennifer — May 20, 2010 @ 4:02 pm Reply

    I LOVE this idea in the mushroom!!! genius, cant wait to make! Great giveaway! My fav way currently to eat eggs: poached with sharp cheddar over crusty spouted bread

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    Amy — May 20, 2010 @ 4:15 pm Reply

    My favorite egg dish isn't a typical egg dish, but Pasta Carbonara can't be beat — with bacon, eggs and pasta, what's not to love?

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    Nece — May 20, 2010 @ 4:59 pm Reply

    I retweeted the giveaway!Janece@gourmetmama

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    Nece — May 20, 2010 @ 5:00 pm Reply

    Following you on Twitter now! LOVED this recipe today, btw! =)Janece@Gourmetmama

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    Nece — May 20, 2010 @ 5:01 pm Reply

    Following Eggland's Best on Twitter too. More recipes, thank you! lolJanece@gourmetmama

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    Nece — May 20, 2010 @ 5:02 pm Reply

    Became a fan of Eggland's Best on Facebook, too. =) Janece@gourmetmama

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    b*schus — May 20, 2010 @ 5:03 pm Reply

    Just wanted to say that I caramelize onions the same way! My husband actually came up with the method, and now even when I try the hour+ on low heat I can't get them to caramelize. Stick with what works!

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    Nece — May 20, 2010 @ 5:05 pm Reply

    My kids and I seriously love "Nest Eggs". I cut the middle out of 2 pieces of low cal, low carb, multigrain bread. Then I lightly whip an egg with some chopped asparagus and low fat cheese. I use a biscuit cutter to cut holes in the bread and put it in a hot pan, then pour half the egg mixture in each "hole". I turn them so the egg cooks through, but it only takes about a minute on each side. So yummy! I have pics in my Twitter pictures! =) Janece@gourmetmama

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    Nece — May 20, 2010 @ 5:06 pm Reply

    Okay, joined the Eggland's Best newsletter! That's all for me, too! Also thanks, Tracey for retwittering this!! Janece@gourmetmama

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    KMAYS — May 20, 2010 @ 6:28 pm Reply

    I follow you on Twitter. (@kmays)

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    KMAYS — May 20, 2010 @ 6:29 pm Reply

    It's so hard to choose a favorite egg dish, but I do love quiches!

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    Lara @ GoodCookDoris — May 20, 2010 @ 7:44 pm Reply

    Love eggs for every meal! I love to make frittatas for dinner, or even just egg & cheese sandwiches.

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    Lara @ GoodCookDoris — May 20, 2010 @ 7:44 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter :)

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    Lauren (Healthy Delicious) — May 20, 2010 @ 8:56 pm Reply

    Baked eggs with fresh thyme. So simple, so delicious.

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    JuLo — May 20, 2010 @ 9:19 pm Reply

    I love eggs baked with spinach, onions, and mushrooms. Yum! A little tomato always adds some yumminess too.

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    Debi — May 21, 2010 @ 1:14 am Reply

    Definitely retweeted this one! Yum. But my favorite egg dish of all times…are you sitting??Fried egg (maybe leaky, maybe not) on toast, with peanut butter and lots of black pepper. Wheat toast usually. Or rye. Now I'm craving it. thanks!

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    Meghan — May 21, 2010 @ 1:29 am Reply

    I love custard!!!!!!! that's a pretty eggy dish!

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    About Mrs. G — May 21, 2010 @ 2:59 am Reply

    Brie and bellas!! My two favorite ingredients!

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    Cornelius — May 21, 2010 @ 1:33 pm Reply

    We followed egglands best on twitter…

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    Cornelius — May 21, 2010 @ 1:35 pm Reply

    and retweeted your link! If we win, we'll take pics with the Egg, Cal, and I :)

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    Maria — May 21, 2010 @ 3:47 pm Reply

    I love the added protein the egg adds. Great meal idea! And great giveaway too!

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    laurasrecipecollection.com — May 21, 2010 @ 5:38 pm Reply

    My favorite egg dish is the traditional scrambled eggs. They're so simple and delicious, not to mention quick to make.

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    laurasrecipecollection.com — May 21, 2010 @ 5:38 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter

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    laurasrecipecollection.com — May 21, 2010 @ 5:39 pm Reply

    I follow eggland's best on twitter

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    Christine — May 21, 2010 @ 5:50 pm Reply

    my favorite way to eat eggs are egg, ham and cheese on a croissant!

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    Christine — May 21, 2010 @ 5:51 pm Reply

    following Cara's Cravings on Twitter

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    Christine — May 21, 2010 @ 5:52 pm Reply

    folling egglands best on twitter

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    KV — May 21, 2010 @ 7:48 pm Reply

    Fun fact: Eggland's Best was named Men's health "best egg"

  53. 53

    KV — May 21, 2010 @ 7:49 pm Reply

    My favorite recipe is a family "egg bake" recipe – eggs, sausage, cheese, bread, milk baked together in a casserole

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    Elina — May 21, 2010 @ 8:20 pm Reply

    Is it really 26 grams of fat? Sounds healthier than that!You had a chance to check out my cookware giveaway already, right? :)

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    Cara — May 21, 2010 @ 8:24 pm Reply

    Elina, Sounds about right to me, half of it is coming from the 2 tbsp olive oil in the recipe. That could be reduced if you used less in the marinade. Oh, and you'd be skipping the caramelized onions altogether, I know you!And yes, I did enter yours too :)

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    Tasha — May 21, 2010 @ 11:33 pm Reply

    This sounds so yummy! So many delicious things in one recipe! If I had to pick a favorite egg dish, I guess I'd say a strata or frittata filled with veggies. I also have a weakness for a good deviled egg.

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    Raina — May 22, 2010 @ 1:16 am Reply

    I think your dish looks amazing. It must have tasted awesome. My favorite egg dish is a dish my grandmother used to make, potatoes and eggs.

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    katiehealthforthewholeself — May 22, 2010 @ 9:19 pm Reply

    Awesome recipe and great giveaway! I love making egg sandwiches for breakfast or egg and veggie frittatas for dinner – yum!

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    hoosier — May 23, 2010 @ 12:17 am Reply

    That looks delicious! My favorite dishes to make with eggs are quiches- esp. with spinach, feta, and mushroom.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — May 23, 2010 @ 6:35 am Reply

    dont want eggs, just wanted to say hi :)

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    Bridget — May 24, 2010 @ 12:22 am Reply

    Favorite egg dish is corned beef and hash. Or any kind of hash, really. Wait, no, it's green chile huevos rancheros.Okay, it's any combination of eggs, protein, and carbs apparently.

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    Thinspired — May 24, 2010 @ 1:35 am Reply

    My favorite egg dish is a fritatta with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese :) Fun giveaway, Cara!

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    Thinspired — May 24, 2010 @ 1:36 am Reply

    I follow you on Twitter! :)

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    Josie — May 24, 2010 @ 11:21 pm Reply

    wow, this looks really really (like really) good!!

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    Brianne — June 28, 2010 @ 2:19 pm Reply

    I made this for my husband and I last week and he had a great idea I wanted to share. One of our mushrooms was already broken when I bought it. I held it together w/ a toothpick but was worried when it came time to crack the egg in it. He pulled out one of our 16oz corningware dishes and it fit the mushroom perfectly and kept the egg right on top! After it was all cooked it just slid right out!

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    Cara — June 28, 2010 @ 2:38 pm Reply

    Thanks Brianne – that is a great idea!

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    Josie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    wow, this looks really really (like really) good!!

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    Thinspired — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    My favorite egg dish is a fritatta with apple, bacon, and cheddar cheese :) Fun giveaway, Cara!

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    Bridget — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Favorite egg dish is corned beef and hash. Or any kind of hash, really. Wait, no, it's green chile huevos rancheros.Okay, it's any combination of eggs, protein, and carbs apparently.

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    Tasha — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    This sounds so yummy! So many delicious things in one recipe! If I had to pick a favorite egg dish, I guess I'd say a strata or frittata filled with veggies. I also have a weakness for a good deviled egg.

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    KMAYS — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    I follow you on Twitter. (@kmays)

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    Cara — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Elina, Sounds about right to me, half of it is coming from the 2 tbsp olive oil in the recipe. That could be reduced if you used less in the marinade. Oh, and you'd be skipping the caramelized onions altogether, I know you!And yes, I did enter yours too :)

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    Nece — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Following Eggland's Best on Twitter too. More recipes, thank you! lolJanece@gourmetmama

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    Amy — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    My favorite egg dish isn't a typical egg dish, but Pasta Carbonara can't be beat — with bacon, eggs and pasta, what's not to love?

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    sunflowerramos — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    My favorite egg dish is always breakfast burritos.FYI-to caramelize onions, I add a little beer to it. Makes them just a bit better.

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    Amy — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Bread Pudding is my favorite dish with eggs! :)

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    mysocalledhealthlife — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    And I followed you on twitter (jilljub310)

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    Taste of Beirut — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    This recipe is a great way to eat these mushrooms; I wanted to suggest adding a teaspoon (or two) of brown sugar to the skillet when you are caramelizing onions; I have been doing this for a long time and it does help.

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    Sarah — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Following EB on twitter.

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    Sarah — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    My favorite way to cook eggs is with marinara and onions and then put it on a piece of bread. I saw it and was skeptical, but I like you love eggs so I tried it. OMG so good.

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    EJacks — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    I am following you on Twitter!

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    TJ — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    Tweeted about the giveaway- wheeww! Im done… lol That's all from me. hehe :)

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    TJ — April 5, 2011 @ 1:22 am Reply

    FAN of EB on Facebook!

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