I currently live in Charlotte, NC and after spending 7 years as a personal chef and caterer, I am now happy to share my love of cooking with friends and family. My heart is in the kitchen, but my soul is in the stars!

The rest of your life

It's the time of year when an endless stream of young adults march across the stage to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance. Unbeknownst to their young and naive selves, the easy part is behind them and they are now facing the rest of their complicated life.

Job. Bills. Marriage. Kids. Bills. More bills.

If I were giving the commencement speech to the Class of 2010, my sage words of wisdom would include:

(1) Call your mother. And not just when you need money. Those days are over ~you're on your own now.

(2) Don't marry the first person who catches your eye. There are plenty of other fish in the sea. And think twice about marrying the second person who catches your eye, too.

(3) Eat breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day and will give you the energy needed for the long hard hours at the office earning a salary to pay bills, feed the kids and not have to call your mom for money.

Preparing a healthy breakfast at the office can be tricky when you're limited to a microwave and toaster so don't fall victim to eating petrified Poptarts or skipping the meal all together. I've been around the office kitchenette a few times before, so believe me when I say a really good breakfast does not have to be complicated.

Be at the top of your class with this oh-so-easy way to prepare breakfast at the office and go forth and be an adult!

Eggs Kitchenette

1 egg
generous pinch of shredded cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
non-stick cooking spray
1/2 English muffin, toasted

Lightly spray a microwave safe ramekin with cooking spray. Break the egg into the ramekin and using a fork, break the yolk. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the ramekin with a paper towel and heat in the microwave for approximately 45 seconds. Sprinkle shredded cheese over egg, cover and heat for another 20-30 seconds or until egg is done. Turn the egg onto the toasted English muffin and enjoy!

*If you get ambitious enough, you can pre-cook some bacon at home and reheat it in the toaster oven as well. Beware! Preparing a breakfast like this at work can cause a stampede as your coworkers rush you as you head back to your desk.

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