Tag: breakfast

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udon noodle breakfast bowl

I’m sure you’ve tasted an udon noodle and they’re the star in this udon noodle breakfast bowl! Yes, they are sooooooooooo good! And, the prepackaged ones are sooooooooooooo convenient! I mean, isn’t that part of what we’re looking for when cooking? Taking some shortcuts and having some conveniences that save […]

one minute omelet

one minute omelet

It’s a fact that the younger generations, like Millennials and GenX’ers, are spending less and less time in the kitchen cooking. Why? Well, because there’s just ‘no time’ to do so. With careers, demands, social media, friends, family and everything else that consumes ‘life’, there’s just not a priority on […]

lentil walnut cranberry museli with honey & fresh thyme

lentil walnut cranberry museli with honey & fresh thyme

This is the kind of stick-to-your-ribs meal that you could eat for breakfast or pack and take to work/school for lunch! A simple quick microwaving and adding some milk, and you have a lunch that’s healthy and hearty! As you savor each bite, you just know your infusing your body […]

malaysian mango food art

malaysian mango food art

Malaysian Mango Food Art. Did you know that there are over 400 varieties of mango according to the USDA! One variety is even named ‘alice’ mango. Malaysian Mango is a new taste for me. Unlike the mangoes I’m used to seeing and buying with the large seed in the center […]

french almond cinnamon pastry puffs

french almond cinnamon pastry puffs

Some things in cooking that are so simple are so wonderfully epic. Such is the case with these french almond cinnamon pastry puffs. Thanks to the magic of puff pastry, which I love almost as much as I love parchment paper, I can look like I’m a French pastry chef […]

breakfast spinach pizza

breakfast spinach pizza

Pizza. Yes, a staple in the American diet. Who doesn’t love love love pizza! And, worldwide, pizza is a hit with variations of it depending upon where you travel. This breakfast spinach pizza, so easy to make and sure to be gobbled up by hungry food seekers, is quick and […]

lime cilantro cantaloupe

lime cilantro cantaloupe

How can you make Mother Nature’s sweet delicious cantaloupe better? Well, maybe not ‘better’ but different. You’re still going to get all the outstanding benefits of the cantaloupe, but with a facelift of flavor! We’re going to be changing it up. Creating a new twist on it. Here’s how I’ve […]

mandarin mango chili lime chicken n' biscuits

mandarin mango chili lime chicken n’ biscuits

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! All the opinions and creativity are solely my own. For a full disclosure, click here! There are sooooooo many things I’m loving about this new product, Fruit n’ Spice Chili Lime Mango Chunks,  from Dole Sunshine! First of all, […]

pineapple rosemary scone cakes

pineapple rosemary scones

When these pineapple rosemary scone cakes were eaten by five food bloggers, they got great reviews. Fluffy. Not too sweet. Tender. Moist. A great combination with the rosemary and pineapple. Yes, they’re scones. But, they’re also like a small cake. There’s a tad bit of crunch on the exterior. And, […]

breakfast cheese tray

breakfast nibbles

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. I love eating. And, I love eating even more when I’ve got an empty stomach. For me, breakfast can happen anytime between when I awake, usually around 7 (sometimes earlier upon demand), and 11 a.m. I suppose that would technically be […]

orange marmalade oatmeal & almonds

citrus marmalade oatmeal & almonds

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! All the opinions and creativity are solely my own. For a full disclosure, click here! Food evokes strong memories for me. Most all of them are really good. I reckon one that I remember happening probably when I was […]

~za’tar grilled sausage apple potato & onion skewers & a sunnyside egg~

za’atar sausage skewers & a sunnyside egg

For me being a foodie means discovering new and exciting ways to gussy up the flavors and ingredients we love~~those things that have been around for eons, those things we grew up with, and those things that probably our mamas made for us~~yep, those childhood eats that probably seared huge […]

pearl sugar waffles

pearl sugar waffles

Pearl sugar waffles. Oh, what a new treat for your palate. Of course, we love waffles. And, the goddess of waffles is the Leige waffle or the Belgian Waffle. The only problem is that they take more time to make that regular waffles. And, sometimes we’re just not willing to […]

the perfect skillet steamed egg

the perfect skillet steamed egg

OK, this is not so much a recipe as it is a technique. It’s my way of getting the perfectly steamed sunnyside egg in a cast iron skillet. Yes, you can use a non-stick skillet, too. Of course, you can do soft boiled eggs, which I love, and which I […]

cashew chicken meatballs & orange ginger sauce

cashew chicken meatballs & orange ginger sauce

So who says meatballs are only for dinner dishes or sandwiches! I decided it was time to have meatballs for breakfast. And, that’s why I created this cashew chicken meatballs and orange ginger sauce. We had house guests, actually my son and his very significant other, for several days. Now […]

spouts n’ eggs

sprouts n’ eggs

The only drawback to this dish is cleaning the skillet. Well, if you use a cast iron skillet like I did. And, trust me, mine is pretty well-seasoned and has decades of use. But, it’s worth all the scrubbing because cast iron is the way to go. Of course, if […]

big boy apple pie cupcakes

big boy apple pie cupcakes

It’s an apple pie. It’s an apple cupcake. It’s both! Yes, these big boy apple pie cupcake cuties can be made ahead then popped in the oven then ready when dinner’s over and you want an impressive dessert! Now, you can serve right side up or upside down as you […]

fresh orange cranberry scones

fresh orange cranberry scones

Sometimes things can ‘look’ and ‘seem’ more complicated than they really are. Take for instance, ‘scones’, I mean it’s a cool word and, for me, it conjures up images of being prim and proper and British. Maybe afternoon tea where you have your pinky finger posied and you’re sipping from […]

skillet cinnamon rolls

skillet cinnamon rolls

One of the most special days of the week for me growing up was Thursday. No it was anything like #tbt. In my wild wonderful West Virginia small town nestled in the mountains, after walking home from school I’d run to my Grandma’s house because that was the day she […]

farfalle bean breakfast pasta

farfalle bean breakfast pasta

The Italian word for butterfly is farfalla, and that’s why this pasta, which is shaped like a butterfly or ‘bow tie’, has its name. While you can use farfalle like any pasta, it’s best with a creamy sauce or tomatoes. And, you won’t go wrong with this farfalle bean breakfast […]

s'mores coconut pancakes

s’mores coconut pancakes

Besides my Ben, you know who I LOVE cooking for most in my world? My grandkids!  Yep, all six of them and soon to be seven! The grown up grands have developed some pretty darn sophisticated palates because they’ve been ‘adventurous’ in their tasting and eating since they were knee […]

blueberry ramekin pancakes

blueberry spooncakes

This is the kind of recipe that’s like a chameleon. Drizzle on some maple syrup and put some bacon with it and you can call it breakfast. Dollop on a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you can smile because you’re eating dessert! Perfect for packing with […]

citrus honey nut oatmeal with cream & fresh fruit

citrus honey nut oatmeal with cream & fresh fruit

Oatmeal is one of those down home, good feel, warm your tummy dishes that get your revved up and going for the day! And, this citrus honey nut oatmeal with cream & fresh fruit is packed with even more healthiness because of adding ruby red grapefruit juice when cooking it. […]

strawberry biscones

strawberry biscones

Hybrids sometimes make the most beautiful new creations. Yes, a hybrid is an offspring of a cross-breeding. Cross pollination is creating a different genetic constitution. Mixtures… combining two or more ‘substances’ where the identities are preserved and there’s a new ‘mix’. on which the identities are retained and are mixed […]

coconut crème pancakes

coconut crème pancakes

Weekends are probably the highlight of most people’s week. And, why not make each morning special, especially when it’s a long weekend like Labor Day, maybe a special weekend like Mother’s or Father’s Day. Now you don’t even need a special weekend to makes these coconut crème pancakes! They’re special […]

carrot cake pineapple date nut waffles

carrot cake pineapple date nut waffles

A carrot cake won the 2013 World Food Championships~~the winner took home $50,000 that day for his family’s recipe. Not too shabby, huh? It’s just incredible how comfort food, like carrot cake, warms the soul. That’s why I wanted to stretch carrot cake to another venue~~that of breakfast or brunch […]

blackberry ricotta muffins

Just putting ricotta with anything is good. But, ricotta with blackerries and then turning them into muffins, well, you just have to taste it! When you can’t find fresh berries in season, then most definitely head to the freezer section at your market and get it frozen!  I find it’s […]

brussels sprouts & eggs

brussels sprouts & eggs

I believe that eggs are purt near close to a perfect food. I mean they’re just so versatile and can be made into so many things. Nothing’s better for me than soft-boiled eggs or sunnyside up eggs. Of course, I’ll never turn down a plate of creamy scrambled eggs, a […]

one-half dozen artisan holiday eggs

one-half dozen + 2 artisan holiday eggs

Holidays when family and friends get together~~there’s always room for late-morning eating~~and, this is the time to travel around the globe exploring your artisan side of eggs~~eggs are such a glorious food, and making them the show piece of a bowl, plate or the skillet in which they’re prepared becomes […]

mediterranean eggs with olives & mozzarella

mediterranean eggs with olives & mozzarella

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and why not make it a dining experience! Of course, that’s my mantra whenever I cook~~it’s far beyond just a recipe~~it becomes a dining experience. Now that doesn’t mean it has to be all fancy schmancy! It doesn’t mean you’ve […]

mexican-inspired shakshuka

mexican-inspired shakshuka

When visiting Jerusalem one of my most memorable experiences was eating the street food~~shakshuka! OMG, it was soooooooooooooo good~~no utensils needed, just lots of crusty tender bread to sop up the tasty tomato sauce and creamy eggs on top. If you want to see 10 seconds of my very first […]

eggo granola apple frittata

eggo granola apple frittata

This recipe is perfect for a weekend morning treat! It’s easy, quick and boholicious. Since Eggo is running their annual contest, I thought I’d throw my eggo into the ring and see what happens~~last year I submitted, I think three or four recipes and none caught the eyes of the […]

Sweet Dark Cherry Buttermilk Pancakes

sweet dark cherry buttermilk pancakes

If you want to feel like it’s summertime year-round, especially with fruit, then look not further than the frozen fruits and Dole’s fabulous selection. Always perfect, sweet and versatile, they open up new frontiers for cooking particularly in those long dark winter months. These pancakes have dollops of whole cherries […]

Breakfast Salad Eggs

breakfast ssalad eggs

Pretty eggs. Healthy eggs. Easy eggs.  Have your salad with your eggs!  This is one of those breakfast dishes that just makes you happy because it’s so dang gorgeous!  Rather than making the dish look like ‘breakfast’ I wanted to make the breakfast look like a celebration, you know, a […]

buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers

buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers

If you’ve never used a popover pan, then jump on the bandwagon because they’re so much fun. And, these buttermilk pumpkin walnut spiced popovers are just one example. You can change up regular recipes making them whimsical and happy. I mean popover pans are not just for ‘popovers’…although I’ve a […]

Sweet Potato Cardamom Dessert Waffles

I call these ‘dessert’ waffles because I’ve decided that waffles, a beautifully elegant-looking food, have been pigeon-holed into the breakfast brunch category for way too long! They deserve to be not only desserts but entrees, too.  While I made these in my small round waffle maker, and heads up, watch […]

dark red cherry biscuit scones

dark red cherry biscuit scones

Thanks to Dole Sunshine for partnering with me for this post! I am the creator of this recipe and for the description and information that follows. For a full disclosure, click here! When you have a real down-to-goodness born and bred dear French girlfriend and you serve her a pastry, you know you’re […]

healthy fruit french toast

healthy fruit french toast

I love making my own healthy bread. You know the peasant earthy artisan kind that’s full of great grains like ground flax, whole wheat, oats, and more. There’s something connective with the earth and my spirit when I make bread. Stick with me, no, I’m not getting whacked out.  Any […]

~mozzarella zucchini egg tortilla skillet pie~

mozzarella zucchini egg tortilla skillet pie

You just can’t go wrong with eggs!  Eggs are versatile, healthy and can do magical things~~like be hard boiled, soft boiled with a runny yolk, be scrambled, fried from sunny side to over easy, medium, or hand, made into an omelette or poof up this skillet pie.  Actually I wanted […]

~fresh herb arugula penne pasta & Parmesan~

fresh herb arugula penne pasta & parmesan

This is one of those easy quick recipes that you can serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner~~it can be a side or add the sunnyside up egg and you have an full meal. Grill a piece of chicken or salmon and it’s yet another meal. The pasta is laden with […]

Grana Padano Caprese Eggs

Grana Padano Caprese Eggs

I love entering contests, and when I came upon the “Legends from Europe Contest” I knew I wanted to give it whirl!   What is Legends from Europe?  They’re makers of hams and cheeses, and here’s what they say~~’These world-class hams and cheeses look and taste different, yet have a […]

~date & chia grilled bread with bacon & chives~

date & chia grilled bread with bacon & chives

This is a fabulous recipe from my gal, Alice Lau, from Sydney, Australia~~it’s a slight adaptation and version of her Shanghai Spring Onion Pancakes—a popular street food in China! Alice is one of the most creative and talented foodies out there—we met on Google+, never in person—I was basically drawn […]

~broccoli slaw tomato garlic & chives egg skillet pie~

broccoli slaw tomato garlic & chives egg skillet pie

If you’ve got eggs, you’ve got a meal!  This skillet pie made kind of like a frittata or an omelette is full of veggies, melted cheese, and savory flavors!  I love making skillet egg pies because you just throw whatever it is you have into the skillet then cover with […]

Jerusalem Eggs with Black Forbidden Rice & Quinoa

nomad eggs with black forbidden rice & quinoa

Inspiration for new dishes comes from random events and places for me like when I’m brushing my teeth or gargling and then from some pretty predictable places like cookbooks, but I must say not many cookbooks and/or recipes truly inspire me, like make my heart skip a beat or two~~like […]

Vintage Buttermilk Sugar Waffles

vintage buttermilk sugar waffles

Mom was the best cook ever. Gosh, I learned so much from her as she worked in our postage stamp size kitchen. Like most home cooks living in the hollers of WV in the 1950s and 1960s, our kitchens were basic, not a lot of gadgets and gizmoes. It was […]

Spicy Fresh Herb Egg Pizza

Spicy Fresh Herb Egg Pizza

Having company for breakfast just makes my heart sing!  Since I’m full of vim, vigor and energy first thing in the morning, my kitchen usually rocks.  And, having hungry food-seekers to chow down means that all this good stuff gets eaten!  This morning we had two couples, great friends, staying […]

Buttermilk Blueberry Scookies

buttermilk blueberry scookies

You may wonder—what’s a ‘scookie’?  It’s a new word I’ve created for this recipe because I started it out thinking I was making scones, but they ended up looking like a big fat yummy cookie, so they’ve become a ‘scookie’! These scookies are moist with a little touch of crunch—a […]

Grilled Fruit Sourdough French Toast

grilled sourdough french toast

Sometimes I just go to my kitchen and play ‘I spy!’  I’ll scan the kitchen counters for what looks good and what I might be in the mood for.  Today I spied some fresh peaches on the counter and a loaf of sliced homemade (well, homemade from Whole Foods) sourdough […]

Crispy French Toast & Grilled Brown Sugar Apple Slices

I make a lot of what I call, ‘rustic peasant bread’…now these breads are really easy, you’ll find many on my website by just putting in the search box the word ‘bread’!  Since it’s all natural, as in no preservatives to make it last until my youngest child graduates from […]

Cinnamon Almond Rolls

Cinnamon Almond Rolls

These are what I call ‘hearty’ cinnamon rolls…they’re not like ‘Cinnab0n’ cinnamon rolls~~yeasty and soft.  These are like cowboy cinnamon biscuit rolls!  A texture that has some dense mass, some bite and chew…don’t expect them ‘melt in your mouth’ like marshmallows~~you’ll need to bite then chew the love and feel […]

Gluten Free Banana Bread

gluten free banana bread

***Tap Tap Tap***  This is a test, only a test!  I decided to use the rice flour in my pantry in this morning’s banana bread, which, by the way, was not planned, like a lot of little chillins in families!  The four black bananas on my kitchen counter were either […]