Tag: brunch

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

goat cheese spinach tart

goat cheese spinach tart

Goat cheese spinach tart. It’s such an easy healthy dish that’s great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. If we were going the French way, we’d call this ‘chevre’ instead of goat cheese. for those who have some intolerance towards milk based cheeses, the goat cheese is a wonderful alternative. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

french onion beef sliders

french onion beef sliders

When I make a beef roast, like what we call ‘stringy beef’ because it’s a less expensive cut of beef, usually chuck, that’s full of flavor, but must cook really slowly, we usually always have leftover meat. In fact, sometimes I get a large roast just to have these leftovers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

~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 […]

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 […]

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 […]