Cooking In The Clarkson Home


{Today's article is from my almost-daughter-in-law, Rachael! Nathan and Rachael will be married in less than a month now!}

Getting away from busy Los Angeles where I live and visiting the beautiful Clarkson home in Colorado is always a refreshing escape that I so look forward to. Nathan and I often joke about there being some sort of magic there--as food is constantly just appearing before our eyes!

Living as an adult in Hollywood, it is such a treat to visit such a wonderful home...a place where the aroma of freshly baked cookies fills each room, where I wake up to Kelsey the golden retriever barking, where tea time is a daily necessity, and my soul is filled with laughter and great conversation.

The photo above is one of my favorite memories and moments in time.  Last summer while I was visiting the Clarksons, I was 90% excited and 10% nervous when Miss Sally asked me if I would like to make breakfast for the family in their home. Me? Make breakfast? In your home? Miss Sally's meals are so delicious, I swear they don't just go into your stomach but straight into your soul (I'm not exaggerating-just taste her homemade cinnamon rolls)! While I was absolutely honored, I felt I had a lot to live up to!

Cooking is one of my favorite things to do, and now this 22 year old girl who prepares meals in tiny Hollywood apartments had the opportunity to cook in a big, beautiful, home kitchen. Very quickly, my anxiety disappeared as I was overcome by joy. I also came to realize that Miss Sally and I have very similar cooking styles. We both share a love of whipping up healthy, hearty, home cooked meals. I often tell my fiance, Nathan, that cooking for others is truly one of my love languages. It brings me so much joy to prepare something delicious and beautiful for the people in my life.

Today, I am going to share one of my all-time favorite breakfast recipes with you. It is Clarkson family approved, and Nathan requests that I make this for him often. It has definitely become one of my classic dishes, as I usually make it along with cinnamon rolls for holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. One of my favorite things to do is to find meals that are pleasing to the eye, scrumptious to the taste buds, filling for the tummy, but not time consuming. This recipe is not only delicious, but it cooks quickly and only requires a few ingredients!


Breakfast Cups

Ingredients: 12 eggs 12 thick slices of uncooked turkey bacon 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions: -Preheat oven to 375 degrees. -Lightly grease a 12-cup cupcake tin. -Cut each slice of bacon in half. Each cupcake tin will have two halves of bacon crisscrossed into an X to hold the rest of your breakfast cup. Place your crisscrossed bacon into every cup. -Evenly distribute your shredded cheese on top of the bacon in each cup, sprinkling lightly. -Crack one egg into each cup. -Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. {Optional: if you do not like runny, over-easy eggs, simply swap the egg and the cheese by putting the cheese on TOP. This will make a fully cooked egg.} -Bake in the oven about 15-20 minutes, or until your eggs are cooked to your liking.

This is a super easy, fun recipe that is perfect for busy Saturday mornings when you just want to feed everyone in your home, if you have guests, holidays, or any occasion!


Nathan, my Clarkson connection, and I can't wait to start our history together on March 1! We would cherish your prayers for us as we seek to follow Him in our lives and through the story we live together!


I am so excited and honored to have the opportunity to speak this weekend at the Mom Heart conference in Irvine, CA and am really looking forward to meeting some of you! My passion is to inspire young women to create an identity based on who God says we are! I can't wait to share some of my Hollywood stories and what God has placed on my heart. I will also be sharing about my newest book, Identity Girls. 

Identity Girls is a 30 day devotional to teach each of us how to define ourselves as the young women we were so uniquely designed to be. This is not just a devotional for the insecure, for the hurting, for the flawed...but if it were, this would still be a devotional for each and every one of us. As women, we need to be encouraged, inspired, and reminded of who we were created by God to be...women of influence. Each day of Identity Girls has a notes section where you can journal your thoughts, jot down your new goals, and personalize your own prayers.

If there is a young woman in your life who is embarking on her own unique journey, be a source of encouragement in her life today. Surprise her with her very own copy of Identity Girls, and inspire her to fully understand who she was designed to be.

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Add to Cart XOXO, Rachael Lee {almost Clarkson}