While making this recipe the other day I was reminded that winter is essentially here and found myself scrambling to snap photos of the final product with the last little sliver of dusk light. I’m not 100% happy with the photos I managed to get, but I am over the moon with how the recipe turned out! It’s loaded up with eggs, whole grain bread, butternut squash, apples, fresh sage,… Keep Reading
Yesterday I shared how to make Simple Homemade Pumpkin Puree, so today I thought I would share a round up of some of my favorite recipes using pumpkin. Some of these posts are from my first year of blogging, which means cringe-worthy lighting, angles, and composition with the photos, but the recipe itself is something I wouldn’t change at all. They’re tried and true recipes that I use often, especially… Keep Reading
In the years that I’ve been food blogging I’ve found that being able to adapt, and quickly, is a skill much needed. I had an idea to make a wild berry syrup with the raspberries and mulberries we have growing around the property, but when I went to go collect them, they were shriveled up and dried out from the heat. Not to be discouraged, I decided on a strawberry… Keep Reading
Biscuits and gravy will always remind me of home and waking up on the weekends to the most enticing and delicious smells coming from the kitchen where my mom was preparing a huge breakfast for us. I was craving a batch of her famous biscuits and gravy, but with her being 1800 miles away, it makes it a wee bit difficult! Since I don’t workout regularly I try to watch… Keep Reading
King Arthur Flour must have been reading my mind because the other day I woke up to make biscuits and gravy and outside my door was a lovely care package from them! I quickly put the ingredients to use to make some scrumptious whole wheat biscuits for my healthy version of biscuits and gravy.. don’t worry that recipe will be going up tomorrow, but you can catch a sneak peek… Keep Reading
Do you ever have those days where you just don’t want to be bothered to put pants on and go to the store? Is that day every day? You’re in good company! On one such occassion I was craving a smoothie and decided to work with what I had on hand for the sake of staying pants and makeup free. I had just baked pumpkin bread and still had plenty… Keep Reading
During fall I love incorporating as many seasonal vegetables into my meals that I can and squash is definitely my favorite to use. After coming across Cooking Light’s Acorn Squash Egg-in-the-Hole recipe I knew I had to recreate it for myself. I loaded mine up with fresh vegetables, bacon, and of course a healthy dose of Sriracha for some heat. Not only do they look beautiful once plated, but they’re… Keep Reading
Breakfast is typically something I’m scarfing down on the way to work or a meal I skip entirely, so to break that habit I put together some scrumptious French Toast and Sausage Muffins that can actually be prepped the night before! French toast and breakfast sausage is one of my favorite combos because the flavors work together perfectly to satisfy that sweet and savory craving. The muffin size makes portion… Keep Reading
If I’m being completely honest these aren’t just breakfast burritos.. these are I-would-gladly-eat-these-for-every-meal burritos, but I initially sought out to make a savory new breakfast dish and these were the result. Red quinoa, black beans, and roasted sweet potato seasoned with a blend of spices make for a satisfyingly filling breakfast without leaving you feeling bloated afterward. Top it all off with my zesty Avocado Cilantro Lime Yogurt Sauce and… Keep Reading
I’ve never been much of a morning person, but I can say that spiking my pancakes with rum sure did help the morning become more enjoyable! The notes of vanilla from the rum, fresh bananas, and the melted chocolate all come together to make the perfect dessert-like breakfast.. And in case you were wondering.. no, you won’t catch a buzz from consuming mass quantities of rum spiked pancakes. Most of… Keep Reading
Last Saturday we had some friends staying with us before we all went to Mt. Hood for a wedding. I knew we would need some good fuel to start the day and since they’re both gluten-free I decided on these simple Greek frittatas.. in miniature form! Fluffy baked eggs, fresh vegetables, and crumbled feta make these a healthy and balanced breakfast for everyone to enjoy!
A few months ago I made a French Toast and Sausage Breakfast Bake that I adapted into a two layer cake, complete with a layer of candied bacon and whipped cream frosting! This delicious breakfast-meets-dessert concoction makes for a one of a kind dessert!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and instead of taking dear old mum out to a brunch of greasy hash browns and bad coffee, cook for her yourself! A few months ago I posted my Salmon, Bacon, & Potato Hash recipe, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter or vegetarian, this Sweet Potato Hash is just as delicious! It’s simple to make, feeds the whole family, and shows your… Keep Reading
As an adult, I haven’t been very big on celebrating Easter. Somehow taking your picture with a man inside of a terrifying bunny suit and searching for plastic eggs outside just doesn’t really have the same allure it did when I was five. Instead I’ve found a very adult way to enjoy this holiday… Spiked carrot cake doughnuts! I decided to make them with whole wheat flour and bake instead… Keep Reading
I hit a point last week where I thought I might throw up if I had to eat apple cinnamon oatmeal again. I know what you’re thinking, ‘You cook all the time! Just make yourself something different for breakfast!’ This is very true, but when you know you’re spending a full day in the kitchen cooking 3-4 posts for the week ahead, the LAST thing you want to do is… Keep Reading
At first glance I thought this recipe looked like a lot of work.. at least for someone that can’t function until 4 cups of coffee have slowly worked themselves into the veins. I decided to give it a shot and was able to adapt the recipe by simplifying a few of the steps without compromising the flavor. Not only did it make enough for us to have breakfast a few… Keep Reading
My mom’s birthday was last Thursday, but since I didn’t get into town until late the night before and she declined cake, I made her a belated birthday breakfast instead! They’re fluffy, decadent, and loaded with sprinkles to make this the perfect birthday breakfast!
I couldn’t really remember the last time I made a breakfast that didn’t consist of just 4 cups of coffee, so I went in search of something new. I came across these delicious looking sausage and egg French toast cups, but decided to simplify it by making a huge breakfast bake that would be perfect to serve when having multiple guests over for the holidays or brunch. Not a morning… Keep Reading
Bacon, eggs, and toast are always a classic breakfast combination, so what happens when you throw them all together? Muffin sized deliciousness that the whole family will love! They’re surprisingly filling and simple to make! Try them out for brunch this weekend and see what you think!
A few weeks ago when I went berry picking with friends, I went a little overboard! We already had a huge carton of blueberries we had picked up from the store and then I brought home 4 more full pints from the farms! I don’t like seeing food go to waste so I decided to make a sweet and tart blueberry sauce to top a stack of warm fluffy buttermilk… Keep Reading
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated about my 2nd Pinterest Challenge, so I thought I would show you one of the items I tried out! I went with Egg Stuffed Tomatoes from Give Recipe, but sadly mine didn’t turn out quite as wonderful. The recipe didn’t specify what size of tomatoes I should use, so the ones I picked were way too big! I would recommend a medium-sized vine ripe tomato. I also wanted… Keep Reading
Last week when I made Carrot Cake Cupcakes I had placed the extras in the refrigerator. I can’t eat cupcakes cold so I tossed one in the microwave for 10 seconds. The result was heavenly! The cream cheese frosting melted down and glazed the entire cupcake in creamy sugary deliciousness! This sparked today’s creation of carrot cake pancakes with a cream cheese glaze!
Mini Brownie Pancakes Sometimes you just want dessert for breakfast and these little brownie pancakes are perfect for just that!
Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Here’s a crunchy and delicious twist on a breakfast classic!