Breakfast and Brunch

apple oat muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012

I love baking with apples!  And I must say, this is one of the tastiest muffin recipes I've tried in quite awhile.  The combination of apples, oats…

Continue Reading

baked oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Nov 15th, 2009

My kids and I love this oatmeal.  My husband has an aversion to oatmeal going back to childhood, so he is missing out.  This bake version is so…

Continue Reading


Baked Pumpkin French Toast with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Posted on Nov 7th, 2012

There's nothing better than a delicious breakfast that's ready to pop in the oven when you wake up in the morning.  I was worried that this would be…

Continue Reading

tomato pie

BLT Brunch Pie

Posted on Jul 7th, 2011

When I have an abundance of tomatoes from my garden, this is one of my favorite things to make.  Because BLT anything is pretty much a guaranteed…

Continue Reading


Blueberry Coffeecake Muffins

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2014

Two of my favorite breakfast treats--coffeecake and blueberry muffins--come together in this fabulous recipe. Really, these muffins are like little…

Continue Reading

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Posted on May 27th, 2010

This blueberry crumb cake is unbelievably good, considering the simple ingredient list. It's not too sweet and has a fabulous texture.…

Continue Reading


Breakfast After Dark: Huevos Rancheros

Posted on May 8th, 2013

These huevos rancheros are great for breakfast, but we enjoy them most often as a hearty, satisfying evening meal.  Topped with beans, cheese,…

Continue Reading


Chili Cheese Frito Frittata

Posted on Jan 4th, 2014

Any time I can come up with an excuse to serve Chili Cheese Fritos for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner), I'm in! Frittatas are also one of my family's…

Continue Reading

cinnamon bisconesa

Cinnamon Biscones

Posted on Apr 15th, 2013

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this recipe!  I have never had much luck with scones--mine always turn out way too dry and…

Continue Reading


Cranberry Dark Chocolate Muffins

Posted on Dec 10th, 2013

The minute fresh cranberries appear in stores, I buy bags of them to keep in my freezer. Some might call it hoarding. I prefer to call it "being…

Continue Reading


Cranberry Pecan Bran Muffins

Posted on Feb 15th, 2011

I love having healthy, on-the-go options handy for breakfast, and this is one of my favorites.  The cranberries and pecans can easily be substituted…

Continue Reading

banana pecan buns

Easy Banana Pecan Buns

Posted on Jan 19th, 2010

This is a really easy breakfast treat to put together on a weekend morning.  I've made it with and without nuts, and I definitely prefer it with. …

Continue Reading


Fresh Strawberry Sweet Rolls

Posted on Aug 28th, 2013

You may remember the Orange Creamsicle Rolls I posted awhile back. I thought it might be fun to experiment with a strawberry version. The result was…

Continue Reading

green chili frittata

Green Chile Frittata

Posted on Apr 11th, 2011

This is one of my favorite egg dishes.  It's easy to prepare, has great flavor, and even my picky eaters enjoy it.  It's great for breakfast and…

Continue Reading


Herbed Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Posted on Dec 31st, 2013

I'm sorry, I won't be helping anyone out with their New Year's resolutions here. But we had these biscuits and gravy for Christmas morning breakfast…

Continue Reading


Homemade Pancake Mix

Posted on Feb 28th, 2011

These are so much better than pancakes from a store-bought pancake mix.  Just keep the mix stored in an air-tight container and you can whip up…

Continue Reading

make ahead quichea

Make Ahead Quiche

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013

This is absolutely, hands-down, my favorite freezer meal ever!  Every time I bake a ham and have leftovers, I put together 2 or 3 of these quiches…

Continue Reading

Potato Chard FrittataA

Market Monday: Potato and Rainbow Chard Frittata

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

Let me tell you why I love frittatas.  First, they are a great way to use up all the  leftover veggies, meats and cheeses that might be hanging out…

Continue Reading

mediterranean strata

Mediterranean Breakfast Strata

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2011

This is one of the best overnight breakfast casserole dishes I've tried.  Don't be put-off by the long list of ingredients.  It's really quite…

Continue Reading

crumb cake

New York Crumb Cake

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2012

I love crumb cake!  Maybe because I feel good about eating it for breakfast (with a big glass of milk) or dessert.  And pretty much any time in…

Continue Reading


No-Bake Honey Oat Granola Bars with Post Honey Bunches of Oats

Posted on Feb 17th, 2014

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own.…

Continue Reading


Orange Creamsicle Rolls & a Giveaway

Posted on May 2nd, 2013

When I heard about Pillsbury's new Summer Seasonals Key Lime and Orangesicle cake mixes, cookie mixes and frostings, to say I was excited would be an…

Continue Reading


Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2012

I have been looking high and low for and easy, healthy breakfast bar recipe that my kids would actually eat.  I think I've found it!  My kids loved…

Continue Reading

idaho potato tomato, herb & goat cheese frittataa

Potato, Herb & Goat Cheese Frittata with Tomatoes

Posted on May 17th, 2013

This delicious frittata features potatoes and fresh herbs.  It's a quick and easy meal that's perfect for breakfast or dinner. I tried this recipe…

Continue Reading


Raspberry Cream Muffins

Posted on Oct 7th, 2011

I dare say this is one of the best muffin recipes I've ever tried.  They're moist but fluffy, and bake up beautifully.  And raspberry and white…

Continue Reading

Raspberry Pecan SconesA

Raspberry Pecan Scones

Posted on Jan 14th, 2012

Normally, I'm not a big fan of scones.  I just don't know what all the hype is about.  I find them dry and crumbly.  And I've never been very good…

Continue Reading


Skillet Granola

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2012

I've tried a lot of homemade granola recipes and this one is by far my favorite.  First, I love the sesame seeds.  Why did I never think of adding…

Continue Reading

snickerdoodle muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Posted on May 10th, 2010

Viewed from the top, these look just like snickerdoodles.  But they're even better, because there is a whole yummy snickerdoodle flavored…

Continue Reading

Strawberries & Cream MuffinsA

Strawberries and Cream Muffins with Almond Streusel

Posted on Sep 19th, 2013

These gorgeous muffins have become one of my favorites, with their combination of fresh strawberries and sweetened cream cheese. Not to mention the…

Continue Reading

swedish pancakes

Swedish Pancakes

Posted on Feb 16th, 2010

The cookbook I adapted this recipe from calls these "crepe-like" pancakes.  I'm not sure what the difference is, or if there even is one, but my…

Continue Reading

banana pancakes

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes

Posted on Feb 15th, 2012

These are the best pancakes I've had in a long, long time.  I might even go so far as to say they're the best pancakes I've had, ever!  My family…

Continue Reading


Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013

Muffins are a popular grab and go breakfast at our house, and these were a big hit with my family.  They aren't overly sweet, and my kids didn't…

Continue Reading