Tag Archives: breakfast

Farmer’s Market Scramble

The Olympics does this to you. You’ll be sitting on your butt eating Cheetos and then… blammo. You realize you’ve been eating nothing but complete crap your entire life and, DUH, if you just ate organic free-range celery, you would totally be (and look like) that beach volleyball player. Enter: the farmer’s market trip on […]

Banana Bread and Cream Cheese

The slightly sweet bread combined with the tangy soft cheese is heavenly, with a cup of tea or coffee. My children love it, too. From the original site: This pairing seems obvious to me, but often enough when I mention it to people, they have never heard of spreading cream cheese on banana bread and […]

Croissants you can conquer

This recipe stems from Julia Child’s traditional Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but you realise that’s because each step is really detailed out, to help walk you through the entire process. It makes something so complicated and challenging quite a cakewalk. And you’re sure to feel […]

Snowman Pancakes

It rarely snows in southern California, so we have to get our wintery groove on some other way. Snowman Pancakes seem like a great way! These would be wonderful as Christmas breakfast, or any day. From the original site: Snowman Pancakes are charming, whimsical and perfect for wintery days or Christmas breakfast. Who can resist?

Moist & Tender Rice Pancake

About a month ago, I was on a month of detox diet to reduce Candida (a type of yeast) symptoms. The first 3 days following this diet almost drives me nuts because it’s crucial to eliminate sugar and refined foods to reduce Candida growth. Sugar (even honey and fruits) and gluten filled grains is a haven for the […]

Orange Muffins

Thank you to my mom for this gorgeous, cheerful muffin recipe. She made them when my brothers and I were kids, usually with oriental stir fry, or potato soup. Why is it that the flavor Orange is so good in so many things? It certainly is in these delicate muffins. From the original site: …and […]

Pumpkin Crepes with Gingered Pears and Spiced Mascarpone

Over at Perry’s Plate.. .Check out this tasty looking –and fancy!–breakfast or dessert!  Even though thanksgiving is over, I’m sure we still have uses for a few pumpkin dishes this fall! Go read: Pumpkin Crepes with Gingered Pears and Spiced Mascarpone

A Waffled Croque Madame

The Novice Chef  is one of my fave food blogs!  Check out this idea: What is the difference between a Croque Madame and a Croque Monsieur? Eggs. It’s how I always tell them apart…and the easiest way to remember. A Croque Monsieur is basically a type of bread, a type of swiss cheese, and ham. […]

Tres Leches Pancakes

My awesomely cool friend Rachel pointed out these on her Facebook, and I had to link them here.  We’ve featured Tres Leches Cake here before (yay, Niki!)  but I know some of you won’t go bake a cake.  But everyone makes pancakes, right?  They aren’t scary.  So check out these Tres Leches Pancakes from Giver’s […]

No-cook Strawberry Jam

What do you do when you come across the first strawberries of the season at your local farmer’s market? Make strawberry jam, of course. Here is a recipe for no-cook Strawberry Jam, a quick was to make a delicious treat.

Waffled Monte Cristo Sandwich

The Monte Cristo is a legendary artery-clogging treat: it’s a breaded and deep-fried ham sandwich served with a side of raspberry jam and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Sounds amazing, but it’s not something I want to serve to my toddlers. Enter the waffle iron: I can make the sandwich fun and kid-friendly by making it […]

How to Make French Toast

French toast is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts.  It’s quite easy to make, requires few ingredients, and is infinitely customizable.  Following is a basic technique for making your french toast, which is quite good with just some maple syrup or powdered sugar.  But once you have the basics down, you can start making it […]

Milk Toast

Milk Toast was something my mom always made for me on weekends.  Similar to a Fondue or Welsh Rarebit, Milk Toast is a cheese sauce served over stale toasted (or just toasted) bread.  Unlike Fondue or Rarebit, which are a bit more “gourmet”, Milk Toast is a simple combination of Sliced American Cheese, Milk and […]

Irish Soda Bread

I rarely seem to make the same recipe twice.  Boredom mostly. But with corned beef, comes cabbage.  And with corned beef & cabbage comes Irish soda bread. This recipe is not the true Irish soda bread I remember from my youth.  There is no buttermilk or seeds in this recipe, and it is definitely more […]

Ginger & White Chocolate Granola Bars

My husband and son eat a granola bar for breakfast almost daily, and while I’m always stocked on the store bought ones, sometimes I like to make them from scratch. It’s an easy process — very kid-helping-friendly, too. And it takes an hour at most from start to finish (including 25 minutes bake time) The […]

Spotlight: S’moreffles!

Today’s inspiration from around the web comes from the daring site, Waffleizer (the blog that answers the question “Will it Waffle?”… When we saw this example of Waffle-y goodness, the S’moreffle, it was just too good not to share. According to the good folks at Waffleizer: For s’mores, you need marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. […]